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TV Spotlight: 'Fringe' Creator JJ Abrams

September 8th, 2008 9:39am EDT
Felicity
Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams is a man of many talents. He's a writer, actor, director, producer, composer, and creator. He was raised in Los Angeles by his father Gerald, another television producer, and got his first job when he was only 15 writing music for a movie titled "Nightbeast."

As a senior in college, he wrote a film script with a friend of his which eventually turned into a full length featured titled "Taking Care of Business." He had a hand in writing "Regarding Henry" with Harrison Ford, "Forever Young" with Mel Gibson, and big movie blockbuster "Armageddon." He produced ...
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DOA: Fall TV Most Likely To Be Canceled

September 4th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Kath & Kim
It's often difficult during a show's first season. Characters come and go, storylines are tweaked, and main players sometimes get replaced. Remember the Aunt Vivs of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" or the husband swap on "Bewitched?"

If a show hasn't proven itself early on, it's an uphill battle. After last season's writers' strike, this may be the first time viewers come to their TVs with welcomed anticipation instead of judgment for new shows. Maybe. But there are some shows that will struggle more than others:

"Kath & Kim," NBC, premieres Thursday, Oct. 9

The Australian com...
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Fall TV Preview

August 22nd, 2008 9:00am EDT
Grey
Summer's almost over, which means cooler weather and time to hit the books for school. But it also marks the return of our favorite shows and the beginning of a few fresh new series. Old favorites will be back and some new shows are hoping to hit it big with viewers and make it to a second season.

With the presidential election coming up, most of the shows will not air until after all of the presidential debates. So expect to see many of your favorite series hitting the airwaves in mid to late September. To hold you over until then, here's a sneak peek at the fall 2008 TV lineup and s...
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Fall TV Preview: 'Fringe' & 'Dollhouse'

August 1st, 2008 8:58am EDT
Fringe
Two of the most hyped up new shows on the FOX network were previewed on Saturday, July 26, the third day of the San Diego Comic Con, and there was a slow flagging sense of energy by the time "Fringe" began its panel. It was one of the later panels of the day, preempted by the overwhelming enthusiasm for "Dollhouse," "Chuck," and "Battlestar Galactica."

It could have been exhaustion setting in which made the audience thinner for "Fringe," or the lukewarm reports coming from early viewing of the pilot. In attendance was J.J. Abrams, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Bryan Burke, Je...
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Must-See Hockey Movies

June 18th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Slap Shot
Hockey, the sport of kings, or whatever it is they have in Canada, Pharaoh perhaps? The sport that makes professional wrestling look like a rose filled romp through Holland has been immortalized several times on the big screen. For every man who has sat through Disney's Ice Princess hoping for a bit of checking on the ice, Starpulse presents our list of must-see hockey movies of all time. Some are good, some are bad, all deserve a place next to your goalie mask.

The Cutting Edge (1992)

Oh D. B. Sweeney, if only you didn't suffer that eye-injury. The Cutting Edge could have been about...
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Fox Announces Primetime Slate For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 12:52pm EDT
Joshua Jackson
Fox Broadcasting Company today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2008-2009 television season. The new event drama premiering this fall is "Fringe," a fantastical thriller from acclaimed writer/producer J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Joshua Jackson, John Noble and newcomer Anna Torv star as an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

The new comedy slated for fall is "Do Not Disturb" (working t...
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Earth 911: Green Celebs Intervene To Save The Planet

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... Leonardo DiCaprio? Earthlings, take note: April 22 marks Earth Day, a day of national environmental recognition. In the last decade, environmental awareness has grown by leaps and bounds, and many celebrities have visibly thrown their support behind the planet.

Though it may currently be trendy, Kermit the Frog said it best: It ain't easy being green. Committing to be more conscious environmentally takes sacrifice, dedication and consistency. We should all stop a moment - April 22 is as good a day as any - and examine our lifestyles and what changes, ...
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Starpulse's 2008-09 TV Pilot Forecast

April 9th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku
The time and financial constraints of the writers' strike are being felt this TV pilot season. The broadcast networks are developing half the number of pilots they usually do, ordering presentations in lieu of pilots for some and giving others the straight to series order.

Aside from NBC, which announced its schedule ahead of the pack last week, the networks have kept their plans for fall shrouded in mystery. We'll learn more during the networks' May upfronts. While we can't make any guarantees about which series will get the vote of confidence, here are some promising players to keep...
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Opening March 21: Shutter

March 18th, 2008 3:35pm EDT
Shutter
Infection director Masayuki Ochiai takes the helm for this remake of the 2004 horror hit from Thailand concerning a photographer and his girlfriend who are involved in a tragic auto accident, and subsequently begin to notice ghostly figures in the backgrounds of their pictures. Joshua Jackson and Rachael Taylor star in this supernatural frightener.

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The Future Seems Bright For '27 Dresses' Star James Marsden

February 1st, 2008 10:52am EST
James Marsden
Chances are you've come across James Marsden's dimples on the big screen and been charmed by the man behind them. There's a boyish quality to Marsden, but there's also strong leading man potential, which Marsden is finally beginning to enjoy.

After playing a string of good boys who can't quite hold onto the girl in films such as X-Men, Superman Returns and The Notebook, Marsden joked to Entertainment Weekly that his action figure line would be called, "'The Other Guy Series'-the guy-that-doesn't-get-the-girl action figures."

Marsden isn't destined to be "The Other Guy" much long...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 11

June 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Hugh Laurie
Happy Birthday To actor Shia LaBeouf (1986), Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (1978), Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd (1969), Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago (1965), "House" star Hugh Laurie (1959), San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana (1956), ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard (1949), "Swamp Thing" actress Adrienne Barbeau, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" actor Chad Everett (1936), "Young Frankenstein" star Gene Wilder (1933), film composer Carmine Coppola (1910; d. 1991), legendary German actor Max Schreck (1879; d. 1936), and German composer Richard Strauss (1864; d. 1949).
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'Aurora Borealis' Lights Up The Skies On DVD April 3

April 3rd, 2007 3:00pm EDT
Aurora Borealis
Regent Releasing and Liberation Entertainment announce Aurora Borealis, a funny and touching family drama from director James Burke. With a soundtrack featuring music by Minnesota natives Bob Dylan and Paul Westerberg, Aurora Borealis has a message for audiences of all ages. The DVD streets on April 3.

Aurora Borealis is a heartwarming story about a young man who finds romance when he helps his defiant grandfather cope with Parkinson's Disease. Ever since the premature death of his father, 25-year-old Minneapolis slacker Duncan Shorter (Dawson's Creek's Joshua Jackson) is content with ...
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Acuvue & Fox TV Give Teens A Sneak Peak Into Their Favorite Celebs' Defining Moments

December 7th, 2006 11:24am EST
JoJo
Vistakon®, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., makers of Acuvue® Brand Contact Lenses, has teamed up with some of today’s most popular young stars to bring teens an exclusive peak at their most meaningful moments and the experiences that have paved their paths to celebrity. The two part series will air nationally on Fox television on Saturday, December 23 and Saturday, December 30 at 11:30 AM. Check your local newspaper for listings.

Acuvue Presents Celebrity Moments will feature personal stories and insights from well-known artists like multi-platinum teen songster JoJo...
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Catch 'Dawson's Creek' Monday on The N

August 13th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Dawson
The N, nighttime network for teens, continues to sizzle this summer with the premiere of its newly acquired one-hour drama Dawson’s Creek. The first 12 episodes of season one will premiere back-to-back tomorrow during a 12-hour marathon from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET).

The remainder of the six-season library (128 episodes) will continue to roll out weeknights starting Tuesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (ET).

Viewers were introduced to Dawson (James Van Der Beek) and Joey (Katie Holmes), life-long friends and soul mates. This wholesome friendship, beginning with years of Joey...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 11

June 11th, 2006 3:03am EDT
Hugh Laurie
Happy Birthday To actor Shia LaBeouf (1986), Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (1978), Flaming Lips drummer Steven Drozd (1969), Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago (1965), "House" star Hugh Laurie (1959), San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana (1956), ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard (1949), "Swamp Thing" actress Adrienne Barbeau, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" actor Chad Everett (1936), "Young Frankenstein" star Gene Wilder (1933), film composer Carmine Coppola (1910; d. 1991), legendary German actor Max Schreck (1879; d. 1936), and German composer Richard Strauss (1864; d. 1949).
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The N Network Adds 'Summerland,' 'Dawson's Creek' To Schedule

March 2nd, 2006 11:58am EST
The N, the nighttime network for teens, has acquired the broadcast rights to two of the hottest teen dramas that launched the careers of Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson, James Van Der Beek, and Jesse McCartney.

The N will premiere all 26 hour-long episodes of Summerland beginning Monday, May, 1 at 7:00 p.m. and will follow in the fall with the entire library (128 episodes) of the groundbreaking teen drama Dawson’s Creek, on Friday, September 1.

“We are proud to bring Dawson’s Creek, the provocative, breakthrough drama that helped define TV for teens, to a new audi...
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Leslie Bibb Becomes Fulltime 'Crossing Jordan' Cast Member

December 13th, 2005 9:00am EST
Leslie Bibb
Leslie Bibb has upped her status to series regular on NBC's Crossing Jordan. Bibb joined the cast in the recurring role of Detective Tallulah 'Lu' Simmons this year at the start of the drama's fifth season. Her character, who is the department psychologist for the Boston Police Department, has provided therapy and romance for Detective Woody Hoyt (Jerry O'Connell).

Teen filmgoers will recognize Bibb from the 2000 thriller Skulls (also starring Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker), but her most memorable role was as teen princess Brook McQueen on Popular.

Bibb's other television credi...
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