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Posts Tagged ‘Steven Spielberg’s’

Universal Wants To Be Universal On New Year’s Eve

unicitiwalk.jpgUniversal CitiWalk, calling itself “Southern California’s favorite New Year’s destination, is throwing its own local bash for the pending 2009 festivities.

The parties (at each end so of the CitiWalk) will include big-time fireworks explosions and a slew of local DJs spinning discs (what are those?).

Most interesting element is, bowing to NYC’s midnight ball-drop in Times Square, CitiWalk will start the bash at 9 p.m. complete with
outdoor big screens.

And they say they’re not the second city.

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spielberg.jpet.jpgSpielberg’s Talisman on Hold at TNT
THR talks about Steven Spielberg’s The Talisman in today’s paper, telling its readers that the adaptation of the Stephen King, Peter Straub novel has hit a snag. Apparently, the TNT six-hour project “has been put on hold because of budgetary issues,” a source tells THR. Talisman was set for a summer 2008 premiere.

Gervais To Tell the Truth
On the heels of four Emmy nominations for his Extras series, Ricky Gervais has committed to co-direct and star in This Side of the Truth for Media Rights Capital. Gervais will share the director’s chair with Matt Robinson on the pic, which is set in a contemporary world where no one has ever lied. Imagine that!

Party On, Emmy
Variety TV guru Joe Adalian gives the deets on Emmy night, breaking down the post-show party circuit. He writes that the real battle is between Entertainment Tonight/People and “feisty newcomer” TV Guide. Both bashes have big-name talent on board to entertain. Read the rest here.

Quarterlife Finds MySpaceTV.com
Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, well known for their work on My So-Called Life and thirtysomething are taking their accomplished TV act to the Internet: the duo has set up their series Quarterlife to debut on MySpaceTV.com. It’s a rather interesting – if not unprecendented – move for such TV heavyweights. Find out when and why here.

- CHRIS GARDNER