Why millions of fans have felt a great disturbance in the Force.
Even with the cold wind, Texas country music fans still headed out to enjoy the 18th annual Texas Music Revolution. This festival, featuring more than a dozen acts on the bill, was to take place at the famous Southfork Ranch in Parker. My friend and I picked up our tickets at will call. We then ha ... More >>
Editor's note: Please scroll down to the bottom of this post and hit "play" before reading for best results. Repeat as necessary. In honor of the third season of the hit TV show Dallas, Southfork Bottling Co. is teaming up with Warner Bros. to launch a new whiskey. J.R. Ewing Bourbon, inspired by t ... More >>
You might not expect the granddaughter of H.L. Hunt, the oil magnate who inspired Larry Hagman's character on Dallas, to be particularly fond of public radio. But as it turns out, Lyda Hill is very fond indeed of her local NPR affiliate, KERA. The station announced today that Hill's foundation is w ... More >>
From video by Jeremy McKaneSomething about the Omni ribbon-cutting photo below, featuring Larry Hagman and Linda Gray and Not-Mayor Tom, gnawed at Friend of Unfair Park Ed D. all weekend. Then, last night, it hit him: In October 2010, at the topping-out ceremony for The People's Hotel, Leppert sa ... More >>
Ro Kim's original painting of Jim Davis as Jock Ewing can now be yours.TNT's still in and around town shooting that next-gen Dallas pilot; Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and the kids are due to wrap this week, after which network execs will decide whether to move ahead with a full series ... More >>
On Christmas Eve afternoon, radio-radio's Julia Barton stopped by the offices to interview Schutze and me for an episode of Public Radio International's Studio 360, which is hosted by Kurt Andersen. Barton had been tasked with doing a piece on Dallas as part of the show's "American Icons" series, ... More >>
Over the weekend, a local TV-bizzer sent to Unfair Park this TV Guide piece about the future of TNT's Dallas reboot and whether or not it'll include one J.R. Ewing. Late last week, there was a report that Larry Hagman was out on the Cynthia Cidre-penned relaunch -- something to do with lack of su ... More >>
We're probably a long ways off from finding out if TNT and Warner Bros. TV plan on shooting their small-screen Dallas remake in Dallas. Which hasn't stopped me from leaving messages all morning for Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, to see if she knows what's what on the heels of ... More >>
The Ninth Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held last night on the site of the old Austin airport, was quite the damp, frigid shindig -- part all-star love-in, part call to arms. Amidst the inducting -- and feted this year were the likes of Powers Booth (SMU's own), Twilight directo ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
Patrick Michels This was how you got Ken Kerchival's Cliff Barnes: bug him during a smoke break Not two hours after we made mention of the chaos in Parker Saturday night, during the Dallas reunion that more or less turned into a barbecue-scented Star Trek convention, the Associated Press returns wi ... More >>
Drag treatment turns Legends' saggy script into knockout comedy; Doubt leaves suspicions in the air
John Travolta is still the only cast member in The Movie That Will Not Go Away. Say it ain't so: Dallas -- the movie that will not die -- is still alive, despite the best efforts of several screenwriters and two now-former directors (Robert Luketic and Gurinder Chadha) who couldn't get the corpse ou ... More >>
So, Jennifer Gale, who probably had to get a ride, showed to the final mayoral forum, but Don Hill, Ed Oakley and Max Wells couldn't be bothered. That's nice. More than two months ago, I attended a mayoral forum hosted by the Dallas Police Association and left thoroughly confused about how the top s ... More >>
Have you heard? Tom Leppert is a businessman. There is the glamourous and consequential side of journalism: Covering a presidential race, writing about a war, detailing the side effects of a new cancer drug, profiling Maggie Gyllenhaal. And there is this: Attending a debate for Dallas mayor at 7:30 ... More >>
Exactly a week ago, we mentioned a fundraiser taking place tomorrow night at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie featuring Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson performing gospel songs with the Fort Worth Symphony, a performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theater and an emcee duties provided by Kinky Frie ... More >>
Dallas gets thrown under the bus in this morning's Los Angeles Times. In a story about how the Fox series The O.C. -- which went from beloved to...uh...beloathed (?) in record time -- is likely to get the ax, there's also some question about how the show affected the image of Orange County. Well, na ... More >>
Comic fans rejoice in Plano
Morgan Fairchild, being honored by Woman in Film next week, was the Jessica Simpson of her day. But smarter. And prettier. And more talented. For what it's worth, Patrick Duffy--the guy who played Bobby Ewing and, even better, the Man from Atlantis--is against the remake of Dallas, which is on hold ... More >>
I've always wanted to write a book. Maybe there's one in the making--or, rather, the unmaking--of the movie version of Dallas. God knows it'll be better than the film. When it happens. If it happens. Please, sweet baby James, don't ever let it happen. The not happening is so much better. In case you ... More >>
A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.
It's been a good long while since we've had any news about the big-screen version of Dallas; I know, sucks, doesn't it? Well, the issue of Entertainment Weekly arriving at subscribers' doorsteps tomorrow has a short item about the movie, which seems to be moving along at a dead snail's pace. Because ... More >>
I have no idea how serious a mayoral candidate Zac Crain will be come next year's elections; Lord knows he's swimming in a crowded pool that will likely include not only Mayor Laura Miller, but also attorney and perennial candidate Darrell Jordan, council members Don Hill and Bill Blaydes (and, just ... More >>
My favorite thing about this item are the first two words: "Movie star." I just like the fact someone felt the need to remind people who Luke Wilson is, 'cause God forbid they confuse him with pastry chef Luke Wilson or flamenco instructor Luke Wilson or gas-station attendant Luke Wilson. Everything ... More >>
To quote Groucho Marx: Whatever it is, I'm against it. Certainly that's the God's honest when it comes to this big-screen version of Dallas, which will star Robert Davi as J.R. Ewing, Costas Mandylor as his younger brother Bobby, Shannon Tweed as Sue Ellen and Katey Segal as Pam. (What, that's not r ... More >>
According to this just-posted piece from the Dallas Business Journal, a location scout for the big-screen version of Dallas has extended his/her stay from three days to two weeks, giving the Dallas Film Commission folks the impression the movie might get shot here after all. According to the story, ... More >>
Well, it is an improvement: Variety's reporting that producers for the movie version of Dallas, which I feel like I've already seen and walked out on at this point, have chosen a replacement for departing director Robert Luketic. Her name is Gurinder Chadha, and she's best known for Bend it Like Bec ... More >>
He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.
Wuh-oh. Don't think the mayor's gonna like this bit o' bad news. Seems John Travolta, tapped to star as J.R. Ewing in the oddly anticipated big-screen version of Dallas, wants to film the movie near his home. In Florida. "John Travolta loves his adopted hometown of Ocala so much he hopes to film s ... More >>
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