If you are going to talk to an Olympian and have nothing to ask, you might as well embarrass yourself in front of the greatest one alive. Yes, yours truly recently had a chance to catch up with Olympic great Michael Phelps and his golfing coach Hank Haney – he only helped a little known golfer named Tiger Woods. Not content to just relax and enjoy a well-earned break from swimming, Phelps has decided that what he really wants to do with his life is fix his Golf Game.
Well, that was different. Seth MacFarlane brought some attitude to the Oscars® but was only intermittently successful. None of the alleged frontrunners dominated – other than the Best Picture award, Argo only nabbed two technical awards.
For those counting, the most awards any film got was four, by Life of Pi (Director, three technical awards) – Argo and Les Miserables (Supporting Actress, two technical awards) had three each. Django Unchained (Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay), Lincoln (Actor, Production Design) and Skyfall (Song, Sound Editing) each had two. Nine films had one each. That makes for a grand total of twenty-five – there was a rare tie: Skyfall and Zero Dark Thirty received Oscars for Sound Editing.
For a brief commentary on the actual awards and a few thoughts on MacFarlane as host, follow the jump.
Someone’s babies got big! HBO’s ambitious and complex Game of Thrones returns March 31st.
If you still haven’t discovered the best animated series on TV, check this out: celebuchef Anthony Bourdain guests in the nest week’s ep – and questions Sterling Archer’s career choice!
Check out the Live and Let Dine spot following the jump. Archer runs on FX, Thursdays at 10/9C.
The 8th annual Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars special airs live on ABC Sunday, February 24th with guests including Academy Award®-Winner Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum and "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts – and if you loved Jimmy Kimmel’s everything-and-the-kitchen-sink faux trailer, Move: The Movie, you won’t want to miss the even bigger Movie: The Movie 2V starring Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Samuel L. Jackson and many more. Check out the teaser…
The Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series reintroduced the characters of the hit video game, and two prior movies, to a huge audience (60 million views). That was more than enough to earn a second season – the trailer for which premiered online during the Streamy Awards.
To its already high-powered cast – Michael Jai White (Jax), Jeri Ryan (Sonya Blade), Tahmoh Penikett (Lt. Kurtis Stryker) – Mortal Kombat: Legacy II adds Marc Decascos (Kung Lao), Cary Hiroyiki-Tagawa (as Shang Tsung, reprising his role in the movies), Casper Van Diem (as Johnny Cage) and more.
As for a release date, all the trailer says is that Mortal Kombat: Legacy II is ‘Koming Soon.’
This week’ Django Unchained’s Oscar®-nominee Christoph Waltz hosts NBC’s SNL. What could possibly go wrong?
History’s miniseries, Vikings, premiere’s on Sunday, March 3rd. The new trailer (above) looks intriguing, as do the video profiles of three of Vikings cast of characters (following the jump): Rollo (Clive Standen), Athelstan (George Blagden) and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard).
Ray Donovan can fix anyone’s problems – from picking up a transsexual hooker to murder – except his own.
Ray Donovan premieres on Showtime following Dexter on Sunday, June 30, 2103.
Spider-Man must lead his team of teen heroes against the greatest assembly of super villains the world has ever seen—The Sinister Six! Season Two of the hit series, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, continues as Spidey helps White Tiger come to terms with her powers as she’s being tracked by a villain from her past – KRAVEN THE HUNTER!
Most mystery/crime dramas are primarily concerned with whodunnit, but this summer ABC will give Motive – a Canadian series that explores why the crime was committed – a place on its schedule. Motive stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing, Judging Amy), Louis Ferreira (Stargate Universe, Breaking Bad), Roger Cross (Continuum, Arrow, 24), Lauren Holly (NCIS, Alphas), Brendan Penny (Stargate: Atlantis) and Cameron Bright (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2).
The series will premiere in the coveted post-Super bowl slot in Canada.
For more details, follow the jump.