Ron Howard says Andy Griffith lived a ‘great rich life’

 Ron Howard spoke briefly to Deadline about the passing of Andy Griffith as the prominent director and producer knew that Griffith “has not been well for some time.” About Griffith, who played Howard’s father on The Andy Griffith Show from 1960-1968, Howard told Deadline: His love of creating, the joy he took in it whether it was drama More...

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By deskofbrian On Monday, June 18th, 2012

The Real Bs of Metropolis by Rants and Raves

There is an explosion of reality tv shows based around the lives of the rich and notorious of the world. There are the famous for being famous ones, like the Kardashians. There are the ones that claim to be ‘real’ More...

By Mika Oehling On Monday, June 18th, 2012

Art Lesson by Rants and Raves

There has been an outpouring of shock and rage over the burning of a $100,000 Birkin bag for the sake of ‘art’ by Tyler Shields and his girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood. If that last name sounds familiar, More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, June 8th, 2012

‘Arrow’ trailer easter egg teaser Deathstroke, Slade appearance

The CW will be airing a new Green Arrow TV series this fall, titled “Arrow,” starring Stephen Amell as the lead character. With the latest extended preview, Screen Crush posted Friday an interesting More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, June 7th, 2012

‘Star Trek 2’ villain Benedict Cumberbatch nominated by Critics Choice Award

“Sherlock Holmes” actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his co-star Lara Pulver have been nominated in the 2012 Critics Choice TV Awards for their roles in BBC One’s modern take on Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle’s classic More...

By deskofbrian On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Jerry O’Connell cast as Herman in ‘Munsters’ reboot

Deadline: Jerry O’Connell is set to star opposite Eddie Izzard and Charity Wakefield in NBC’s Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane. The pilot, written by Bryan Fuller and to be directed by Bryan Singer, is described More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 4th, 2012

New ‘Thor’ villain Mads Mikkelsen set to play Hannibal Lector in TV series

Mads Mikkelsen is no stranger to playing the ‘Bad Buy’ after his role as Le Chiffre in “Casino Royale,” but now the Danish actor can add another iconic villain to his resume: Hannibal Lecter. Deadline More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, June 4th, 2012

Tuning Out by Rants and Raves

People don’t tune in weekly to shows anymore. It’s the simple reality. As the networks reveal which shows are getting the axe and continue to spin more tried and trite reworks of past successes and spinoffs, More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, June 4th, 2012

Madonna shocks UAE audience with profanity filled show

Madonna was uncensored for the 20,000 plus fans at Yas Island (in the UAE) to see the diva in action last night got all that they had bargained for, and quite more in spades as racy content and profanity peppered More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Stephen Amell says ‘Arrow’ is searching for humanity in Green Arrow, Oliver Queen

IGN spoke with “Arrow” star Stephen Amell about the upcoming CW drama based on “Green Arrow,” divulged that DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns had visited the set and expounded about “Arrow’s” More...