Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
Bieber bumped in onstage scuffle in Dubai Megastar singer Justin Bieber is known for his slick dance moves onstage. But spinning away from a mash-up between security guards and a rogue fan has become the hit of his concert in Dubai. Mobile phone video popped up across the Web on Monday showing a male fan rushing toward the 19-year-old performer, who was sitting at a piano on the edge of the stage. More
YouTube Claims Victory Over TV - Battle Won With One Billion Visitors Per Month With more than one billion unique visitors every month, YouTube asserted last night that the battle between television and the online video giant is over. YouTube claimed victory with six billion views per month. According to the Wall Street Journal, which cited Mark Mahaney's estimates, a stock analyst at RBC Capital Markets, that YouTube generated about $4 billion in revenue in 2012, up from $2.5 billion in 2011. More
Grazer was crucial to the film - Augusta Chronicle ... winning director Ron Howard (Opie on The Andy Griffith Show ) founded ... 1986. Grazer’s films and TV shows ... person we revere as an ... 07/24/2014 - 12:28 pm | View Link
Television icon Andy Griffith laid to rest on North Carolina family farm hours after death, aged 86 Television legend Andy Griffith has been buried on his family farm in North Carolina. The actor, who passed away today at his coastal home in Manteo, aged 86, was laid to rest at approximately 11:30am - just hours after his death, it has been reported. 07/4/2012 - 3:57 am | View Link
TV icon Andy Griffith dies at 86 Before most of America knew its favorite sheriff was dead, Andy Griffith had already been buried. Griffith, whose portrayal of Mayberry’s folksy top cop in the self-titled 1960s series “The Andy Griffith Show” turned him into a television icon, died ... 07/3/2012 - 10:12 pm | View Link
RIP, Andy Griffith: Ron Howard "Forever Grateful" to TV Icon, Fellow Celebs Remember Matlock Star Andy Griffith passed away Tuesday morning, but the 86-year-old actor will always be remembered for his contributions to film, television and American culture. "RIP Andy Griffith," Nathan Followill tweeted. "One of my favorite tv actors of all time. 07/3/2012 - 6:23 am | View Link
Southern icon Andy Griffith (1926-2012) has died The avuncular TV icon Andy Griffith has died, according to WITN News. Mayberry’s favorite son was 86. For eight years, Griffith played the warm and gentle sheriff of the fictional small town of Mayberry, N.C., raising his son Opie (Ron Howard) and coping ... 07/3/2012 - 5:48 am | View Link
Andy Griffith dies; TV icon best known as sheriff on ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Andy Griffith rarely arrested anyone in the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina when he was sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show, but he made the audience laugh. Using more of a common sense approach, the character Andy Griffith played ... 07/3/2012 - 5:04 am | View Link
Andy Griffith : A TV Icon From Mayberry To 'Matlock' : NPR Actor Andy Griffith was best known for his role as the gentle, small-town sheriff of Mayberry on the 1960s sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. He died Tuesday ... 08/21/2014 - 2:13 am | View Website
The Andy Griffith Show How is it that The Andy Griffith Show has endured on television for 50 years now? And what is it about the notion of a community like ... 08/21/2014 - 12:11 am | View Website
The Andy Griffith Show TV Show The Andy Griffith Show is a 1960s American television series humorously depicting life in a fictional community in the southern United States. 08/20/2014 - 10:31 pm | View Website
Andy Griffith Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Grammy Award -winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He was a ... 08/19/2014 - 10:32 pm | View Website
Andy Griffith's cause of death revealed as Ron Howard ... According to his death certificate, TV icon Andy Griffith's cause of death was a heart attack that he suffered 24 hours before he passed away. 08/16/2014 - 4:20 am | View Website
It’s been nearly a decade since Robert Rodriguez unveiled his highly-stylized and obsessively faithful to the source material take on Frank Miller’s comic series Sin City. The impact that the director’s aggressive use of green screen had on cinema at large has been oft-discussed, and rightly so. There can be no doubt that Sin City - and a handful of other films released during the same time period - opened up doors in terms of the potential that the technology presented to create expansive, entirely imagined, digitally rendered environments.
The combination of the unique aesthetic and the cadence of the neo-noir dialogue captivated audiences.
The expansion of the Harry Potter universe into a new film series will begin with someone very familiar to Potter fans - director David Yates. Variety is reporting that Yates, who directed the fifth through eighth films in the Potter series -- The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2 -- will be returning to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.
According to Variety, the deal is not finalized, but Yates has agreed to direct the film and is in negotiations with Warner Bros.