Posts by Joe Reid

  • Picking the 20: A Statistics-Based Argument for Who Should Make the Upcoming ‘Survivor’ Second-Chance All-Stars Season

    We came up with a proprietary, highly scientific system for choosing next season’s all-star cast. These are the indisputable results.

  • Is Matt Lauer the Next Alex Trebek?

    Frankly, this information is a lot to process for a population that is currently nowhere near ready to accept the reality that Alex Trebek will likely step down as Jeopardy! host when his contract expires in 2016. But if the New York Post is to be believed, standing at the front of the line to […]

  • Jurassic Park 4: The Sundancening

    With its 20th anniversary fast approaching, the motivation is on to get another Jurassic Park movie made. Talk surrounding Jurassic Park 4 has been around pretty much since the third movie came and went in 2001. In recent weeks, the rumor mill has begun to suggest that Steven Spielberg himself would step in and return […]

  • Veronica Mars Made Its $2 Million Goal in One Day; How Was YOUR Wednesday?

    That Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign was no joke. Within 10 hours, fans of plucky-blonde sleuthing and crowd-funded entertainment had met the $2 million goal of the campaign, some 29-plus days earlier than the imposed deadline. Which leaves just that many days to raise even more money, presumably to the point where series creator Rob Thomas […]

  • Why You’re Hearing a Lot of Crazy Talk About a Kickstarter-Funded Veronica Mars Movie

    Veronica Mars, the teen-noir show that first made Kristen Bell a thing and basically defined “Best Show You’re Not Watching,” stopped being a television program when the CW put it down in 2007. But much like the Keyser Söze that Veronica surely must have referenced at some point, it’s lived on as a rumor ever […]

  • James Spader

    James Spader, Tom Berenger Nail Down Pilot Roles at NBC, Fox

    Pilot season comes for us all, and today, it’s come for the stars of the 1980s. James Spader. The former stopgap solution at The Office has been cast in NBC’s spy drama The Blacklist. The pilot will be written by Jon Bokenkamp, who wrote the Bruce Willis/Halle Berry thriller Perfect Stranger. If the show gets […]

  • Melissa McCarthy Takeover Proceeds Ahead of Schedule

    As her hit comedy Identity Thief continues to hold strong as the no. 1 movie of the year so far, and with The Heat, her buddy-cop movie with Sandra Bullock, poised to make her doubly powerful at the box office when it hits this summer, Melissa McCarthy is basically owning Hollywood in 2013. And she’s […]

  • The Bachelorette

    Meet Your New Bachelorette: Desiree

    The white smoke is rising from Chris Harrison’s Santa Monica bungalow, which can mean only one thing: We have a new Bachelorette. In keeping with the traditional Bachelor/ette continuity of succession, next season’s Bachelorette was one of this season’s also-rans: Desiree Hartsock.

  • Marc Maron’s Show About Marc Maron Gets Premiere Date, Guest Stars Who Aren’t Marc Maron

    Fans of comedian Marc Maron and his WTF podcast now have a date with IFC on May 3. That’s when Maron’s TV show — titled Maron — will debut. So it’s Maron on Maron about Maron. The good thing is, you know right off the bat if this show is for you. The comedian and […]

  • Oz Crashes Weekend Box Office, Kills Box Office’s Wicked Sister

    With an $80 million weekend, Oz the Great and Powerful scored easily the best opening weekend of the year so far. Which means GET READY for more character-specific Oz offerings. Cowardly Lion: Witch Hunter? You’re next. This is good news for all sorts of people: Sam Raimi, who has yet another blockbuster success with franchise […]

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