Thursday’s pick-up news

Doctor Who

Film

Art

British TV

  • ITV1 to co-produce second series of Single Handed?
  • Pauline Quirke’s Missing gets a second series
  • Stargate Universe gets good ratings, while The Fixer is down to 2.82m
  • iPlayer to go global – for a fee?

US TV

Wednesday’s deadliest news

Film

Art

British TV

  • STV drops The Bill and other shows, but ITV3 to show catch-up episodes
  • Report says Beeb should lose licence fee, BBC1 and BBC3

US TV

Random Acts

Random Acts of Ali Larter: Supporting modern art

Ali Larter at the Whitney Museum

This week, Ali Larter has been supporting modern art, which is jolly nice of her, if a bit random. Still, she does it a lot, since she’s a bit of a collector, particularly of photography by Lillian Bassman. But this week she’s been to the Whitney Museum’s annual art party and auction.

I think the Whitney is amazing. It has an incredible collection of American art, and I think it’s important, especially in these times, to come out and support, to get the attention back to the museums. I think that art inspires people during difficult times and I hope that there is always funding, especially to keep the programs alive in the schools.

The Whitney houses one of the world’s foremost collections of contemporary American art and programmes provocative special exhibitions by the most promising and influential American artists of the 20th and 21st century.

Look, here’s a BLT at the Whitney. Giant BLTs – now that’s random.

Have you seen Ali Larter acting randomly? If so, let us know and we’ll tell everyone about it in “Random Acts of Ali Larter

News

Tuesday’s desperately romantic news

Robert Downey, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes

Film

Art

Radio

  • Mark Heap to star as an alien, with Maxine Peake, Paul Ritter and Susan Jameson, in Radio 4 sci-fi play

British TV

  • Channel 4 freezes pay and bonuses
  • Rafe Spall and Tom Hollander join Aidan Turner, Zoe Tapper and Samuel Barnett in Desperate Romantics
  • Prepare for lots of dramas about Africa

US TV

Friday’s “I have the power!” news

Doctor Who

Film

Art

Theatre

British TV

US TV

  • Lauren Graham pilot gets a green light
  • CBS greenlights three new drama pilots
  • Promo for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles promises fresh start
  • Life on Mars‘ ratings not good