Shortly after former Senator Rick Santorum took the reins as CEO of Dallas' EchoLight Studios, he began pimping "The Christmas Candle," a holiday parable about the residents of a quaint English village protecting traditional values (a miracle-producing candle) against the forces of modernity (electr ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Movie violence has never been better — or more reckless
If you missed season one of Most Eligible Dallas, Bravo's glimpse at what life is like for those Dallasites who are young, rich and telegenic enough to star in a Bravo reality show, never fear. Mixmaster can fill you in on all the juicy details, episode-by-episode. Start reading now if you want to ... More >>
Mavs owner Mark Cuban is making sure conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart will continue to provoke some five months after his death. Big Hollywood, a site Breitbart founded, reported yesterday that Cuban's company, Magnet, plans to release "Occupy Unmasked" in theaters. "This film is controver ... More >>
Back in February, it was semi-big news when a group called One Million Moms called for a boycott of Dallas-based J.C. Penney. The reason was the company's new spokeswoman, Ellen DeGeneres, who you will be shocked to learn is gay, and thus obviously unfit to sell pleated Dockers and window treatments ... More >>
Ben RussellFriday afternoon Uncle Barky noted that KXAS-Channel 5's made a new hire: reporter Ben Russell, fresh off a five-year stint at a CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, PA. His first day's today. But if reports out of New York today are true, Russell won't be the last hire made at the NBC owned-a ... More >>
Well, at least this one isn't about wealthy singles who like to mingle.A&E Network has just announced that coming to a small screen this fall is the local spin-off of its what's-behind-door-No.-1 hit series in which treasure hunters risk small fortunes in the hopes of digging up big rewards h ... More >>
Apparently, Charlie Sheen's not going anywhere. Matter of fact, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he's coming to Dallas on April 27 at part of his Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour -- tickets for which go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m., says Ticketmaster. And w ... More >>
Oh, right-- Leslie Bibb was in the Iron Man movies.Actually, according to an e-mail ABC-TV publicist Erin Felentzer sent to Unfair Park a few days back, Sex and the City creator Darren Star's adaptation of Kim Gatlin's book about a divorced mother of two moving back to the Park Cities is no longe ... More >>
Courtesy NBC UniversalCole Hauser and Kelli Giddish on a West End rooftop in last week's episode of ChaseBack in October, NBC made the rather surprising announcement that it was picking up the locally shot Chase for an entire season -- 22 episodes, boom. It was surprising given that ratings for t ... More >>
A few very random notes while trying to wash the Magic Time Machine out of my clothes after last night ...Saw first thing this morning that Barry Kooda is admin-ing a brand-new Facebook page: "Please Keep Oak Cliff Dry." Left and sent the Nervebreaker a few messages to discuss and will follow wit ... 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 >>
Couple of weeks back we broke the news that Fox TV Studios had decided to shoot Jack and Dan -- a new hour-long buddy-cop action-comedy starring Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks -- in Dallas. Pre-production's well under way, with shooting set to begin in January. Don't know how we missed this Hol ... More >>
Bradley WhitfordJanis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, breaks the big news: "We have landed the Fox TV Studios production Jack and Dan." Which, for those who don't read The Hollywood Reporter, is the latest series from Burn Notice creator and exec producer Matt Nix. And it's set to s ... More >>
At long last -- which is to say, close to 20 years since Joyce Ann Brown was freed from prison for a robbery and murder she did not commit -- the South Dallas woman's story will become a movie. So reports The Hollywood Reporter, which makes special note of the announced film as it marks the featu ... More >>
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