Thursday’s slightly greyer news

Doctor Who

Audio plays

  • Lots of Big Finish stuff is happening, including a third season of Sapphire and Steel

Film

  • Commit mental suicide: watch the trailer for Rush Hour 3
  • A picture of the final Iron Man suit
  • Michael Mann’s going to direct a film noir starring Leonardo DiCaprio

(Media) journalism

  • The Daily Mail wants to change its brand association from ‘Middle England’ to ‘Modern Mid Britain’. Good luck on that one, you frothing at the mouth loons [free registration required]
  • John Pilger is giving a talk about Freedom Next Time on 31st May. Includes a screening of Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror

Theatre

  • The cast of The Importance of Being Earnest are going walkabout tomorrow, starting in Trafalgar Square at 4.30pm

British TV

  • Sky has 340,000 new subscribers and 25% of its subscribers use Sky+ [free registration required]
  • Timewatch is 25
  • A new Abigail’s Party is being planned by the Beeb [subscription required]

US TV

  • Ruin the ending of this season of CSI for yourself (at least I didn’t put it in the headline, unlike a certain site and newspaper. Grrr…) [spoilers!]
  • HBO does Sex and the City again, except in Africa this time
  • Killing off all your cast limits you, apparently, says 24 co-exec producer David Fury
  • Thomas Dekker didn’t have a problem being gay on Heroes, he says
  • Masters of Science Fiction finally emerges into the schedules
  • Because television really is weird, how about a pirate reality TV show. No, really. Sixteen people are going to compete on CBS to become the Pirate Master

More day-off news

Film/Comics

  • A new trailer for The Fantastic Four
  • Mandrake The Magician finally has a director. Seriously? They think we want an adaptation of that?
  • Robert Downey Jr explains the politics of Iron Man.
  • Hugh Laurie and the other Chris Evans join the cast of Night Watch
  • Mel Gibson’s planning a sequel to Maverick?
  • It’s all go on The Mummy 3: 26-year-old Luke Ford will play Brendan Fraser’s son, Michelle Yeoh will play the wizard and they’re recasting Rachel Weisz

US TV

Wednesday 18th’s news

Doctor Who

Film/Books

Commercials

  • ‘Smith’ (Jason Lewis) from Sex and the City is to entice women to chocolate for the new Aero ads

Radio

British TV

US TV

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Doctor Who's coming back with a bang

It’s Friday!

Doctor Who

  • David Tennant promotes Red Nose Day sweets

Film

  • Goran Visnjic may be the villain in the next Bond film. Meanwhile, the Daily Express reckons there’s going to be less Craigy nudity next round
  • Sex and the City movie back on?
  • Shooting on Anthony Minghella’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency begins in May
  • Three Men Seeking Monsters might get adapted with John, Doug and Dan Heder
  • Star Trek XI is going to be a ‘re-imagining’, not a prequel
  • 2010 for Toy Story 3
  • Rorschach from The Watchmen hiding in 300 trailer?
  • Jeff Bridges will be Obidiah Stane in the Iron Man movie
  • Eddie Murphy to star in a remake of Fantasy Island?

British TV

  • John Inman has died
  • ‘Allo, ‘Allo is coming back for a one-off special. Allegedly
  • It’s got Sting. It’s got Hywel Bennet. It’s got Daniel Day Lewis. It must be Artemis ’81, out on DVD on April 23rd
  • The Thick of It is out on DVD April 2nd
  • Five’s suspended its premium rate phone numbers, as well

US TV

  • Future events in Jericho discussed
  • A great big article on Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
  • A Prison Break star is in the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off with a former co-waiter
  • So much pilot-casting, including Jeffrey Tambor, Kal Penn, Mia Maestro, Adam Goldberg, Michelle Trachtenberg and Hector Elizondo
  • Kristin talks to Dexter‘s cast and crew
  • Former Heroes stars get pilots
  • Grande Heroes spoilers

Tues news

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Art

Commercials



Film

British TV

US TV

  • Fox has a trio of new pilots: Canterbury’s Law, about a rebellious female defence attorney; Supreme Courtships, which is about the personal and professional lives of six Supreme Court clerks; and an untitled comedy drama about the lives and loves of nurses.
  • NBC has greenlit two pilots as well: one is a “light-hearted drama about a female police office”; the other is based on Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle, so there’s the hint of Sex and the City about it, apparently.
  • There’s an interesting interview with Thomas Schlamme, exec producer of Studio 60, in a magazine. It’s a Christian magazine, incidentally.
  • Erik Estrada got annoyed when someone called him Emilio Estevez.
  • There’s a long interview on EW.com with Kiefer Sutherland about season six of 24
  • From E!’s Kristin:
    • Six Degrees should be back in the next two months.
    • One of The Class‘s cast is leaving.
    • Some juicy Prison Break spoilers.