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D23 Expo: Disney Releases Mind-Bending Teaser for A Wrinkle in Time!

‘Your father has accomplished something extraordinary… and dangerous!’ intones Mrs. Which near the beginning of the teaser trailer for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time.

She’s talking to Meg (Storm Reid) and is one of three mysterious beings who send Meg, her brother and a friend to save him.

The new teaser, released at D23 Expo today, is every bit as intriguing a Madeline L’Engle’s classic novel.

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PBS Honors Mary Tyler Moore with Encore Broadcast of Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration!

In honor of Mary Tyler Moore, PBS will present an encore broadcast of the 2015 documentary Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration.

Featuring interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Betty White and more, Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration looks at her more than fifty year career in the entertainment industry – on television, in the movies, on stage – and its lasting impact in shaping the world we live in today.

Follow the jump for a trailer and a clip featuring Oprah Winfrey.

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CBS To Air Mary Tyler Moore Special!

CBS, home to the iconic The Mary Tyler Moore Show, will air Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around – hosted by Gayle King – on Thursday, January 26th (9/8C).

The CBS New special will include interviews with ‘Oprah Winfrey, newsmakers, admirers and others expressing their thoughts about Moore’s profound impact on acting and how women were portrayed in the media, as well as her work outside of entertainment.’

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O Girls – Oprah’s Girls Reach New Milestone!

O Girls, a documentary showing the power of a single opportunity to change the lives of five young women, will premiere on Fusion on Sunday, January 15th (8/7C).

The five girls featured in the film are with the first graduating class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls – the film finds them on the cusp of their next milestone: college graduation.

Check out the trailer following the jump.

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PBS Honors Mary Tyler Moore October 13th!

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On the eve of the 45th anniversary of the premiere of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” PBS has announced a new documentary about the TV legend.

From The Dick Van Dyke Show to Robert Redford’s Ordinary People and beyond, Mary Tyler Moore has shown herself to be a gifted and versatile actor. But it was with The Mary Tyler Moore Show (which 45 years ago) that Moore had her greatest influence – showing the world that a woman could have a successful career and a rewarding life on both personal and professional levels.

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration features a look at her life and 50-year career and will present interviews with notable fans (like Oprah Winfrey) and professional colleagues (Dick Van Dyke, Ed Asner, Carl Reiner).

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration airs on PBS on Tuesday, October 13th (8/7C). For further details, follow the jump.

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Delicious Featurette: The Hundred-Foot Journey!

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Can a talented newcomer teach a seasoned chef new gastronomic tricks? Can two wildly different cultures learn from each other? These are two of the questions posed by DreamWorks Pictures’ The Hundred-Foot Journey.

A new featurette features producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey discussing these ideas accompanied by new footage from the film. Check it out following the jump. The Hundred-Foot Journey reserves theater space beginning August 8th.

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Selma Opens Christmas Day; Oprah Joins Cast!

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Selma, the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle to secure voting rights for all people, will open in limited release on Christmas Day. The film’s release will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the passing of The Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Oprah Winfrey has joined the film’s stellar cast, which includes David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson and Giovanni Ribisi as Lee White. She will play Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman who is a highly visible leader amongst the civil rights protesters in Selma who tried to vote but were not allowed. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.

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Television: Huge TV News, Oprah Calls it a Day!

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Say it ain’t so. Oprah calls it quits.  She’s ending her show in 2011, she will make the announcement on her show tomorrow (Friday). Twitter is all atwitter over the news and has had over 8,000 tweets an hour since the announcement. I’ll admit it, I don’t like Oprah and never liked her – the only episode I ever watched in it’s entirety was the one where she had Prince on when he released Emancipation, but I admire the heck of what she’s accomplished. To come from nothing to where she is today is astonishing. Maybe her meeting earlier this week with the babbling idiot Sarah Palin finally did her in.

TELEVISION NEWS: Oprah Breaks, Kentucky Fried Chicken

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I used to love Kentucky Friend Chicken but the quality of the chicken has gone completely in the crapper in the last few years. Sometimes you’ll get a round that is slap your mother good, but 6 out of ten times it’s completely unedible. When I heard about the free chicken deal, I was ready to give it a try. But the entire thing was totally ill conceived from the beginning. The first problem was it required the installation of software just to print the coupons, this was done I’m sure to include some sort of DRM so people don’t print up 1,000s of passes. The problem was KFC’s coupon scanner only works with color printers even though a large majority of people use black and white, then of course they also didn’t plan on having a lot of folks show up because they ran out of Chicken.  So this entire marketing campaign has been a giant failure. But is that really the case? I mean look at all the buzz (bad buzz, sure) they have gotten from this. And I’m ashamed to say it, but I’m even more curious now to try their stupid grilled chicken.

TELEVISION NEWS: Ladies Making Their Move On Televison

This past week was a big week for some of Hollywood’s ladies of televison with several lovely and big name stars scoring guest roles on hit primetime television series and moving into producing new new shows slated for the 2008 Fall TV season. Announcements were made this week about new roles and new projects for Oprah Winfrey, Cybill Sheppard, Jada Pinket-Smith and Danneel Harris.

Cybill Sheppard, well known for her role as Maddie in the hit series Moonlighting, is making a return to television with a guest appearance in the ABC comedy Samantha Who, which stars Christina Applegate. Sheppard along with “Dancing with the Stars’’ professional dancer, Mark Ballas, will be playing a ruthless dance team out to beat Samantha and her mother in an upcoming dance competition.

Jada Pinkett-Smith will be coming to TNT for a new drama pilot titled ‘Time Heal’s. Pinket-Smith, who will also be executive producer, is set to play a nurse and single mother who always puts the pain and issues of others first causing conflict for her family and those around her.

NBC’s ’30 Rock’ has scored a guest appearance by the queen of Daytime TV herself, Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey will guest-star in an episode of NBC’s “30 Rock.” The episode, which will air on November 6th, will be just in time for sweeps week.

And speaking of sweeps week, the hit CBS series How I Met Your Mother has announced that they have recast the guest character of Stella’s sister Nora, who will be appearing in an episode set to air in November.  Summerland actress Sara Paxton had originally been announced for the role however series showrunners Craig Thomas and Carter Bays felt that the part called for someone older and tapped actress/Maxim model Danneel Harris to take on the role.  Harris, who is known best for her former role as troublemaker Rachel Gatina on One Tree Hill, will also be reuniting with fellow Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay actor Neil Patrick Harris.

 

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