Robin Williams Solo Set for HBO
Robin Williams will return to HBO this summer for a live comedy event, marking his first solo TV special in more than 15 years.
His last one, “Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met,” premiered on HBO in 1986.
“Robin Williams: Live on Broadway” will be presented at 9 p.m. July 14 from the Broadway Theater in Gotham, one of the stops on his national comedy tour.
Williams appeared on HBO during the pay cable network’s 1977 “Young Comedians” special and went on to star in three solo specials for the network, in 1978, 1983 and 1986.
In addition to performing on a variety of other HBO comedy specs, he also was one of the hosts of all eight “Comic Relief” benefits.
Robin Williams Solo Set for HBO
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Cathy Moriarty-Gentile is reteaming with her “Raging Bull” costar Robert De Niro in “Analyze That.” It’s director Harold Ramis’ sequel to the hit Warner Bros. movie “Analyze This.” Moriarty-Gentile will play a Mob widow.
‘Spider-Man’ Heads Toward Error Record
Comic book hero “Spider-Man,” the Columbia Pictures film which is breaking box office records in the United States, seems heading toward a new record — but this one is for mistakes.
Fans have so far spotted 77 continuity errors, the most flaws identified in an opening weekend, according to Web site www.movie-mistakes.com.
The mistakes, cataloged in full on the Internet site, include disappearing rucksacks, clothes that are dirty one minute and clean the next and smashed windows that self-repair.
Jon Sandys, who runs the Web site, said the number of mistakes could be a symptom of the movie’s popularity.
“It’s obviously possible that it’s got a higher than average number of errors, but huge numbers of people are going to see it and that makes for lots of pairs of eyes checking every inch of the screen,” he told the Independent newspaper on Wednesday.
The current number of errors puts “Spider-Man,” which took $114 million in its opening weekend, at number nine in www.movie-mistake.com’s top 10 of error-ridden films.
“The Matrix” is the current record holder with 146 errors, followed by “Titanic” with 135 and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” with 113.
NBC Dominates Ratings Week
NBC celebrated its 75th anniversary with a dominating week in the Nielsen Media Research ratings, taking the lead during the important May “sweeps” period.
The network’s three-hour anniversary gala Sunday night from Rockefeller Center was watched by 20.4 million people, the fourth most-watched program for the week.
Bob Hope also proved his enduring appeal on television, drawing 13.1 million people for an outtakes special Monday. Hope’s show outdrew Jay Leno’s prime-time “Tonight” special, which had just under 12 million viewers.
For all the nostalgia, NBC’s most popular shows were regular airings of “ER” and “Friends” as they neared big events: Anthony Edwards’ exit from “ER” and the birth of Rachel’s baby on “Friends.”
CBS came in second for the week, as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” narrowly edged “ER” as the most-watched show of the week. The “ER” ratings were slightly higher, an indication more people were watching the show while alone.
ABC’s movie on a late “Saturday Night Live” star, “Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something,” drew just over 9 million viewers ó more than a million less than a one-hour special of highlights from the real Radner’s work.
Struggling ABC finished fourth, behind NBC, CBS and Fox, among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic craved by advertisers.
For the week, NBC averaged 15 million viewers (9.7 rating, 16 share), CBS had 12.1 million viewers (8.0, 13), ABC had 8.3 million (5.6, 9), Fox had 7.5 million (4.7, 8), the WB had 4.2 million (2.8, 5), UPN 3.7 million (2.4, 4) and Pax TV 1.1 million (0.8, 1).
ABC’s “World News Tonight” narrowly beat NBC’s “Nightly News,” 9.49 million viewers to 9.41 million (both 6.7 ratings, 14 shares). The “CBS Evening News” had 7.9 million viewers (5.6, 12).
A ratings point represents 1,055,000 households, or 1 percent of the nation’s estimated 105.5 million TV homes. The share is the percentage of in-use televisions tuned to a given show.
For the week of April 29-May 5, the top 10 shows, their networks and ratings were “ER,” NBC, 16.6; “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 15.9; “Friends,” NBC, 15.4; “Friends” special, NBC, 13.1; “NBC 75th Anniversary,” NBC, 12.7; “Law and Order,” NBC, 12.5; “The West Wing,” NBC, 11.4; “Survivor: Marquesas,” CBS, 11.3; “Everybody Loves Raymond,” CBS, 11.2; “Law and Order: SVU,” NBC, 11.2; “Will & Grace,” NBC, 11.2.
‘Spider’ Sequel Set for May 2004
A “Spider-Man” sequel is already in the works, after the film broke box office records in its $114 million opening weekend.
“Spider-Man 2” will hit theaters in exactly two years: May 7, 2004. Stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst will reprise their roles as Spider-Man and girlfriend Mary Jane in the sequel, and filming is scheduled to begin early next year.
“Spider-Man,” based on the popular comic book series created by Stan Lee, has broken several box office records since its release Friday.
On Saturday, “Spider-Man” posted the best single day gross in history, with more than $43.5 million. The film took only three days to hit the magic $100 million mark, also a record. And with a take of more than $31,500 dollars per screen, it boasts the biggest per-screen average in history for a movie in wide release.
Willis Buys Cookies For Troops
Nine-year-old Girl Scout Tallulah Belle Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and cousins Katie and Hayley Rogers wanted to bring a taste of home to Operation Enduring Freedom troops overseas and Girl Scout cookies seemed to be the best way.
Willis bought 12,000 boxes of the cookies and Girl Scout Troop 231’s mission was accomplished.
“The story is absolutely true. His daughter came up with the idea, along with her two cousins, and the cookies were sent,” Willis publicist Paul Bloch said Tuesday.
The Sun Valley, Idaho, troop’s gift is on the way, troop leader Sue Dumke said, adding Willis and Moore have always been enthusiastic supporters of the Girl Scouts.
The troop’s share of the cookie-sale proceeds will be donated to Animal Shelter and Canine Companions, Dumke said.
Rolling Stones Announce World Tour
The Rolling Stones announced yet another world tour in grandiose fashion Tuesday, circling New York’s sprawling Van Cortlandt Park in a yellow blimp emblazoned with their red tongue trademark.
“Either we stay at home and become pillars of the community, or we go out and tour. We couldn’t really find any communities that still needed pillars,” joked Mick Jagger after he emerged from the blimp.
The Stones intend to celebrate their 40th anniversary with not only the tour but also a greatest hits disc that will feature new songs. The tour will kick off Sept. 5 in Boston. It will be the band’s first since 1999, which was that year’s top-grossing tour.
This time around, the band will play clubs as well as stadiums and arenas.
Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood looked as if they were having plenty of fun even before the news conference began. The foursome boarded the blimp at the park and circled the area for about 15 minutes before landing.
They had even more fun at the news conference, cracking jokes as reporters asked questions.
When one asked if they would do any songs from the past, Richards said: “The set list is a bit down the road. It just depends if we can remember them.”
About 300 fans turned out for a chance to see the legendary band, which formed in 1962.
“I wanted to be able to say that I saw their blimp come down,” said Kathleen Wieblack, who came from suburban Long Island to the Bronx.
“I’ve seen the last three tours,” said Richard Bell, who traveled from upstate New York. “Hopefully I will get tickets to see them.”
Tour promoter Michael Cohl said tickets for the first few dates will go on sale this week.
Among the opening acts: Sheryl Crow, No Doubt, Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang.
The group has not released an album since 1998’s “No Security.” Jagger put out his own solo disc last year, “Goddess in the Doorway,” which was a commercial flop.
Jagger said they’re just beginning to work on the new material for the upcoming disc.
“It’s a minor problem,” joked Richards.
Thoughts From Someone I Trust
Even though I have yet to see “Star Wars- Episode II: Attack Of The Clones” I have read the book. A friend of mine has actually seen the movie and this is what he had to say:
“I hated it.
Bored the living fuck right out of me.
The romance was shit. Lucas stole from The Fifth Element, The Matrix,
Gladiator and even the fucking Sound of Music.
It had one – count them, ONE! – good scene.
Damnit, I watched 10 minutes of the original Star Wars on tv last night and,
while I know nostalgia is a big part of it, that 10 minutes was more
enjoyable than this new piece of shit.
Crapola my friend, crapola.”
Wow, that’s harsh! But I still can’t wait to see it
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