Jimmie Walker, that DY-NO-MITE actor from Good Times says Caitlyn Jenner was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for “ratings,” and agrees she was basically pimped out by ESPN to get those ratings for the network’s ESPY Award show. When asked why Jenner would be awarded the Arthur Ashe Award of Courage for transitioning to … Read more
ABC is bringing back the ’80s as it tries to revive some of the popular films and television shows of the neon decade.
A pilot of the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick is already on order and word is they’re also considering “an ’80s version of The Wonder Years…described as Fast Times at Ridgemont High meets The Ice Storm.”
Blindie is most excited about ABC’s recent order of a pilot for the 1983 alien miniseries V. Written by Scott Peters (The 4400), the remake will center around a female Homeland Security agent and will no doubt try to recapture the popularity of the original series with an advertising blitz, and some lizard babies.
As for the cast, we suggest Jason Momoa of the recently cancelled Stargate Atlantis and the mother of his two children Lisa Bonet who is already familiar a member of Science Fiction club with her role in Life on Mars.
Oprah Winfrey’s production company Harpo Films has signed an exclusive deal to develop and produce movies and miniseries for premium cable channel HBO.
The new three-year deal which begins in 2009 ends the long standing relationship Harpo Films has had with ABC that produced the Emmy-award winning films Tuesdays with Morrie and Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Kate Forte, president of Harpo Films said, “it just seemed like a natural progression to move to HBO.”
“Over the last year, every time that I was bringing up projects to Oprah, every time she’d say ‘this is perfect for HBO,” Forte added.
Winfrey’s own channel, aptly named OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, is debuting next year but is expected to focus on non-scripted programming.
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Barbara Walters named President-elect Barack Obama as 2008’s No.1 “Most Fascinating” person on her ABC special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008, on Thursday.
Making history as the first African American to be elected as president, Obama was probably the most expected choice.
“This was almost the easiest year that we’ve ever had, because we had so many naturals,” said Walters.
The $100 million dollar box office man Will Smith brings up the rear in the 10th position.
And sandwiched in between America’s most beloved black men are Tom Cruise in the No. 2 spot, followed by former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, actor Frank Langella, the pregnant man Thomas Beatie, conservative republican radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, Saturday Night Live veteran and 30 Rock star Tina Fey (yes, this sort of balances out Palin’s presence on the list!), teen actress and rock star Miley Cyrus, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.
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