“Bones” 5th Season Coming On DVD, Blu-Ray. As the sixth season of “Bones” begins this month, fans can relive last season’s passion and intrigue as the Fox hit series arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 5th. The fifth season also guest starred Buckcherry front man Josh Todd in an episode. ”Bones” stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz as forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to solve crimes and catch criminals. The 4-disc Blu-ray and 6-disc DVD includes all 22 episodes plus special features, including extended episodes of “The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken” and “The X in the Files.” They also include the features “The 100th Episode with Director David Boreanaz,” “The Bodies of Bones,” and “The Nunchuck Way,” as well as commentaries, deleted scenes, and gag reel. Buckcherry fans can also see frontman Todd in action in the 19th episode “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle.” As special treat to the fans, Buckcherry.com will host a contest with Fox Home Entertainment, where viewers can win a roundtrip ticket to Las Vegas to see the band perform at the MGM Grand. Everyone who watches a special “Bones” s.5 video clip at the band’s official website can win. The 5th season of “Bones” will be released in DVD and Blu-ray on October 5th
Cirque Du Soleil To Produce New Michael Jackson Show. Michael Jackson is joining the ranks of The Beatles and Elvis Presley with the debut of his own Cirque du Soleil show. In association with the Michael Jackson Estate, a Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show is set to debut next year. Beginning with a national tour in late Fall of 2011, a live show based on the music and songs of Michael Jackson will hit arenas around the country and later overseas. In late 2012, the Michael Jackson show will receive a permanent home in one of the twelve MGM Mirage properties in Las Vegas.Along with its permanent home in Las Vegas, a Michael Jackson-themed nightclub is expected to open alongside the production. Guy Laliberté, the Founder of Cirque du Soleil, said, “Michael Jackson is the King of Pop and an all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary. As a creative challenge, this project is the ultimate. Through the use of cutting edge technology, we will produce a Cirque du Soleil experience not only worthy of Michael but unlike any other we have created before.” “This will not just be a tribute to Michael’s musical genius, but a live entertainment experience that uses the most advanced technology to push every creative boundary as Michael always did,” said John Branca, co-executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson. “Having attended Cirque du Soleil performances with Michael, I know he was a huge fan. We are excited to be partners with Cirque du Soleil to give Michael’s fans a truly unique way to hear, see and feel Michael’s music.” The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil will each own 50 percent of the project, which includes the cost of development and production, as well as sharing profits from the show and other specialty projects surrounding it, like the nightclub venue. The Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show is likely to feature new versions of classic Michael Jackson songs remixed and re-interpreted for the show, like the current Beatles and Elvis tributes performing in Las Vegas. Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson said, “Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way.”
It didn’t take long for Hollywood’s newest movie studio, Summit Entertainment, to reach a crossroads. The 2 1/2 -year-old company, riding high on the teen vampire phenomenon “Twilight,” is hoping to leverage that success and avoid a premature demise that has befallen many mini-studios. While market pressures are forcing rivals to retrench by slashing overhead and reducing the number of films they make, Summit wants to go the other way: expand and increase its output of content. Start-ups are difficult even in flush times. But Summit’s planscome at a perilous juncture for Hollywood’s majors, roiled by declining DVD sales that have undercut movie profits and monumental changes in technology that are reshaping how people watch entertainment. Other independents, such as MGM and Weinstein Co., are scrambling to stay in business, while several studio-owned specialty film labels have ceased operating.
Numerous myths and legends have sprouted over the last seven decades regarding MGM’s production No. 1060 — better known as the beloved musical fantasy “The Wizard of Oz” — like the tall tale that the studio wanted to cast Shirley Temple, not Judy Garland, as Dorothy. “That’s one of those legends that have gotten so blown up,” says “Oz” historian John Fricke (“The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to a Timeless Movie Classic”). “The Temple thing . . . never entered the ‘maybe’ stage.’ ” “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the L. Frank Baum children’s classic, is celebrating its 70th birthday. Warner Bros. has done a beautiful new digital restoration that will be screened tonight in theaters around the country. On Tuesday, Continue reading →
The original film, which at the time was named by the Guinness Book of Records as the most violent film ever made, helped launch the Hollywood careers of its stars Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen. Connor Cruise, 14, will join fellow new recruits Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas and Edwin Hodge in the MGM/UA project. Cruise, who was adopted by Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, will play the youngest of the group, Daryl, the mayor’s son and best friend of tech geek Robert, who will be played by Hutcherson. He will join cast members Chris Hemsworth, who has acted in the Australian soap, Home and Away, as the group’s leader, Jed Eckert, originally played by Swayze, as well as Lucas, who starred in the box office hit, Transformers 2, who is Continue reading →
EnjoyNo.8 – Audrina Patridge
Although reality soap The Hills is the most successful show in MTV’s history, many have questioned how “real” the show actually is. The situations seem fabricated, the dialogue is often robotic and the lighting is just too perfect, too often. But after popular cast member and all-American ditz Audrina Patridge appeared in a bikini on the net, we quickly realized that the most fake thing about The Hills is, in fact, Audrina.