The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" lead the movie nominations with seven bids each. The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be Jan. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The homes of NBC viewers will come alive with the sound of a musical once again.
Robert Greenblatt, the network's chairman of the entertainment division, said that Storyline Entertainment partners Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will be at the helm of another live musical production next year, following "The Sound of Music" success last Thursday. The live event garnered 18.6 million viewers.FULL ENTRY
So, apparently people are really passionate about "The Sound of Music" and Carrie Underwood. Who knew?
The on-again-off-again relationship between George Costanza and Susan Ross was certainly one of its strongest storylines in all of its impeccable nine seasons on NBC.
Now, Seinfeld2000, one of several Twitter accounts dedicated to envisioning the would-be exploits of George, Jerry, Elaine, and Kramer in the present day, has released a music video capturing scenes from George's disastrous relationship -- from Susan's unceremonious firing at NBC (because of George), to her brief foray into lesbianism (almost certainly because of George), to her fatal poisoning from cheap envelope glue (definitely because of George) -- set to Arcade Fire's new single, "Here Comes the Night Time."
So Justin Timberlake can fit a "Saturday Night Live" performance into his schedule, but has to postpone his Boston concert from November to July?
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"Boston's Finest" look out, Donnie Wahlberg is stepping out of the producer's seat and in front of the camera for a new A&E reality series alongside his brothers, Mark and Paul.
October marked the 20th anniversary of Conan O'Brien on air bouncing his hips to the rhythms of pantomimed string and tongue-in-cheek appeals to "keep cool my babies." Coco has been a constant source of refreshing satire since he first paired up with sidekick Andy Richter on Letterman's old "Late Night" stage in 1993. To celebrate this milestone, TBS and Conan's Team Coco website have partnered with NBC to unveil some of the best clips in his career.FULL ENTRY
The 47th CMA Awards took place in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 6 and although the night was full of memorable moments, we've narrowed it down to our top 7.
David Ortiz is making his victory press rounds, and yesterday the World Series MVP stopped by the "Late Show with David Letterman," where he talked about everything from the World Series and Boston Marathon bombings, to his childhood idol, Michael Jordan.
By now, you've probably heard the Norwegian smash hit "The Fox" by Ylvis, but what you may have missed if you were in a sleep stupor after celebrating the Red Sox parade on Saturday was the "Saturday Night Live" parody of the viral track.
The "SNL" take on the song features host Kerry Washington as a jealous girlfriend of cast member Jay Pharoah. Washington's character nags, Pharoah's character asks, "what does my girl say?" and a pretty hilarious rendition ensues.
What do you think of the parody? Like it better than the original? Let us know in the comments.
Like former contestants C.J. Jacobsen and Stefan Richter before her, Stephanie Cmar has gotten a chance at redemption. Eliminated in the qualifying round of "Top Chef: Seattle," the No. 9 Park sous chef was invited back this year to right her early exit. For Season 11, Tom Colicchio and Padma Laksmhi have headed to the swamp where "Top Chef" hopefuls have already experimented with Louisiana delicacies like frog, alligator, and turtle meat; prepared heritage gumbo; and recreated iconic dishes at New Orleans' most famous restaurant, Commander's Palace. We caught up with Cmar to find out her favorite foodie spots in Boston and to ask how she prepared for her second go-round on Bravo's hit show.
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Note: An earlier version of this post reported that "Glee" would air an episode on Thursday, Oct. 17. The show will return Nov. 7 following the Major League Baseball playoffs.
When actor Cory Monteith died of a heroin and alcohol overdose in a Vancouver hotel room in July, one of many questions which arose was how could "Glee" continue without its star.
Although the show has managed to go on, creator Ryan Murphy said on Wednesday that the musical dramedy would end its run after six seasons, according to TV Line.FULL ENTRY
If you're a fan of "Boston's Finest," today is your lucky day.
The folks at TNT are giving Boston.com readers a 2-hour window to check out a trailer for the upcoming season of the show before the rest of the world.
Watch the 29-second clip below.
The reality series produced by Donnie Wahlberg, chronicling the lives of a dozen police officers around the Hub, returns to the network Nov. 26 at 10 p.m.FULL ENTRY
Beware: Spoilers included!
Rick, Hershel, Michonne, Daryl, Glenn, Carl, and the rest of the gang are back to life in the prison with more semblance of community than ever before -- complete with healthy-looking pigs living on the premises. The first scene opens with Rick strolling out to the prison yard with gardening shovel in hand, but we quickly see that life there is not exactly all green grass and sunshine. Instead of produce, Rick digs up a gun while dozens of zombies continue their reign outside the prison gates, leering at Rick's every move. The prison may be more of a home, but the survivors are still mostly captive within its walls.
Catch up on fall TV with Globe critic Matthew Gilbert. Replay the transcript below.
If you haven't seen "Simpsons Already Did It" from season 6 of "South Park," you're missing out. "The Simpsons" have been on so long (25 seasons and over 500 episodes) that they've become Butters' Professor Chaos, stymied by the originality of the show's earlier years. And you can imagine how difficult it is to not step on Matt Groening's hallowed yellow feet when "The Simpsons" have even resorted to regurgitating their own plots, leaning more and more on the star power of their guest stars to generate enough viewer interest--minus Ted Nugent, of course.
One of the last real reasons to tune in is the rotating "couch gag" in the opening credits and the annual "Treehouse of Horrors" episode. Thanks to director, Guillermo del Toro, we can indulge in both trivialities and avoid Homer the hipster or a walk-on by Julian Assange. The famed fantasy aficionado has created a 2-minute-45-second homage to all things frightening, including appearances by Zippy the Pinhead from "Freaks," Dewey Largo dressed as the Phantom of Paradise, and Chief Wiggum devouring Lard Lad as the Harryhausen cyclops from "7th Voyage of Sinbad."FULL ENTRY
Dun dun dun...
One of the characters we've known and grown to love over the past 24 seasons of "The Simpsons" will meet their maker during the 25th, according to executive producer Al Jean who talked to The Toronto Sun during a phone press conference earlier this week.
He added one hint:
"I'll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won't say who it is."
The newest season kicked off on Sunday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Which character do you think it will be? Could Sideshow Bob finally bite it? Will it be a more vital character? Let us know in the comments.
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Michael Brodeur is the assistant arts editor for the Boston Globe, covering pop music, TV, and nightlife.