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Hey All,

Here are the news items for today:

TELEVISON

The major networks are announcing their fall schedules this week with much of the news breaking last week. The following were some of the news items that hit late on Friday and over the weekend:

CBS has ordered five new dramas: Battle Creek, Madame Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion and Stalker. CBS has given a 7th season renewal to The Mentalist and has official dropped Hostages and announced the cancellation of Intelligence.  [More on these on Wednesday when the official announcements are made.]

ABC has picked up another new series: Secrets and Lies. [More on these tomorrow when the official announcements are made.]

Dracula has been officially canceled by NBC. [Please see my separate pieces on the official announcements made by NBC that was posted on Sunday.]

(TV Line, Twitter and Cynthia Littleton at Variety)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Here are the top 10 box office movies from this past weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

1. Neighbors – 51.1 million
2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 37.2 million
3. The Other Woman – 9.3 million
4. Heaven is for Real – 7 million
5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 5.6 million
6. Rio 2 – 5.1 million
7. Mom’s Night Out – 4.2 million
8. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – 3.7 million
9. Divergent – 1.7 million
10. Brick Mansions – 1.5 million

Q&A SECTION (with Leanne Aguilera from E! Online)

Question: I’ve been watching the Once Upon a Time finale over and over! Anything you tell us about season four? – Rachel

Leanne: From what we’ve heard, next season the rivalry between Regina and Emma is back on, and more FIERCE than ever. Regina won’t take it lying down that Emma destroyed her one chance at true happiness by bringing back Maid Marian.

Question: Orphan Black is so so so good! Please spill on what’s coming up for next week—I can’t wait! – Tyra

Leanne: It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! This week’s episode features a character pairing that we’ve wanted ever since we first heard the words “seestra” and “sharesies.” That’s right, Clone Clubbers! On Saturday, Felix and Helena are finally coming face-to-face and it’s even more incredible than we could have ever hoped for. (There may or may not be hissing involved…) Oh and brace yourselves for a very special treat: naked Hot Paul!

Question: That Revenge finale was INSANITY! Is the show really going to be Victoria as the revenge-seeker now? – Lorna

Leanne: From what we know, yes. Emily will be living in Grayson Manor and Victoria will be the one narrating the show and out for revenge, wanting to take down Emily/Amanda and make her pay for everything she lost. Pretty big game-changer! And by the way, we hear another main character will be written out next season. Perhaps the biggest cast departure yet.

Question: You guys are only talking about Emison and Ezria in all your Pretty Little Liars Scoop, but what about Haleb?! – Trisha

Leanne: We’ve got to warn you, our Hanna is going to be going through quite a bit of changes in this upcoming season. We’ll let executive producer Joseph Dougherty explain it all to you: “Hanna’s look is going to be adjusted, Hanna’s attitude is going to be adjusted. Caleb and Hanna have both changed, and they’ve both had experiences that the other one is un-privy to,” the showrunner said. “And in both cases for their experiences, they really aren’t at liberty to discuss it, and they’re both personally under a lot of stress inside. So I think both of them are kind of looking to the other to kind of say, ‘Take me back to that safe place where I once was before.'”

That’s it. Enjoy!

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Supernatural The Anime Series

For the first-time ever, a live-action series – Supernatural – is being re-imagined in Japanese – anime style. This all-new, 22-episode animated series will be available on Blu-ray™ ($54.97) and DVD ($49.98) on July 26 courtesy of Warner Home Video. It will also be available as On Demand and for Download.

Supernatural: The Anime Series revisits the Winchester brothers’ journey down the backroads of America as they search for clues to their father’s disappearance, hunt down the supernatural in all its unearthly forms, and enter into the unexpected mystery of their destinies. The Supernatural anime episodes mirror the story arc of the series’ first two seasons, providing supplemental stories ranging from prequels and spin-offs to untold tales that fit within the show’s mythology.

To maintain continuity with the live-action series, the characters of Sam and Dean Winchester in reflect the look of the show’s actors – in vibrant, exciting anime; and enhancing the connection to the live-action series, Jared Padalecki reprises his role as Sam Winchester for all 22 episodes while Jensen Ackles provides the voice of Dean Winchester in select episodes.

Both actors are also ever-present in the enhanced content, providing a video introduction to each of the 22 episodes, and are featured in a series of interviews that include conversations with TV series creator Eric Kripke, and Supernatural: The Anime Series directors Shigeyuki Miya and Atsuko Ishizuka.

Other special features on the Blu-ray™ and DVD include a two-part featurette, “The Making of Supernatural: The Anime Series,” an intriguing behind-the-scenes revelation of how the live-action series was actually re-imagined into its new art form.

To generate buzz and excitement, select episodes will be screened to fans at anime and entertainment conventions leading up to the July release date. In addition, the release will be supported with an online and print media campaign, targeting both Supernatural fans and fans of the anime genre.

Be on the lookout for this as the time draws closer!

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Letters to Juliet on DVD

Letters to Juliet

Tomorrow the wonderful romantic comedy Letters to Juliet will be released on DVD. The movie stars Amanda Seyfried as Sophie Hall, a fact checker at The New Yorker magazine who dreams of becoming a writer, but her boss, Bobby, does not share her wishes.

She and her fiancé, Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal) – who is about to open an Italian restaurant in downtown New York – take a “pre-honeymoon” trip to Verona, Italy; but instead of being enthusiastic about spending time together Victor is more busy with wine cheeses for his restaurant than spending time with Sophie.

While out sightseeing alone, Sophie comes across the house where Juliet Capulet supposedly lived and watches as countless people leave letters on “Juliet’s Wall,” which are retrieved by a young Italian woman for whom Sophie follows back to the offices of “Juliet’s secretaries”. The next day, while helping the secretaries collect more letters, Sophie finds a letter at the wall from 1957.

Sophie feels compelled to write to Claire (Vanessa Redgrave), the author of the 1957 letter, and a few days later a young English man named Charlie Wyman (Chris Egan) arrives, revealing his grandmother is Claire and she has accompanied him to track down her lost love. This visit sets off a wonderful cross-country trip to track down Claire’s one true love.

If you would like to learn more about Letters to Juliet or if you’d like to relive the romance contained in this wonderful film, get your DVD when it goes on sale tomorrow. You can also learn more about Letters to Juliet via the film’s official website.

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Browncoats: Redemption Cast (c) BrownscoatsRedemption.com

Are you a Browncoat?

If you know what that word means, then you are a fan of the short-lived, Joss Whedon created series Firefly, which eventually spawned the theatrical release Serenity.

A Browncoat was the nickname for the “soldiers” who fought on the side of the Independent Faction in the fictionalized war between the inhabitants of the Outer Planets and the Alliance, the trained fighters from within the colonized planets in the world depicted in the Firefly TV series. The Independents wore simple, brown dusters as their uniforms in comparison to the purple-tinted body armor worn by the members of the Alliance.

In a show of support, the fans of the series took on the moniker of Browncoats to declare their dedication and allegiance to all things Firefly. With that devotion firmly implanted, a group of fans, with the blessing of Joss Whedon himself (and with assistance from FOX, Universal Studios, and Mary Parent from MGM, who was instrumental to the making of the film Serenity), a new fan-made movie, continuing the story as depicted in the motion picture Serenity, was born.

Original Firefly-Serenity Cast

Browncoats: Redemption – wholly funded by fans, for fans – with all proceeds from the sale of the DVD’s going to worthy charities – takes place three months after the events on Miranda, the fictional planet featured in Serenity (the movie). Captain Laura Matthews (actress Heather Fagan) and the crew of the ship Redemption are unintentionally thrown into a situation that some view as the potential catalyst for the second unified rise of the Independents against the Alliance. The Alliance is looking for a scape goat for Miranda while those unhappy with the Alliance are looking for a rallying cry to take action.

The crew of the ship Redemption includes Lux Lucre (actor Kevin Troy), Cameron Alan (actor Guy Wellman), James Banks (actor John Patrick Barry), Jack Haddington (actor P. J. Megaw), Brett Gray (actor Michael Levy) and Petra Jo Chen (actress Miriam Pultro).

The grand unveiling of the movie will be made during this weekend’s Dragon Con, which is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia; but if you cannot be there for the con, you can still watch the global online premiere via your home computer. There are several choices for your viewing pleasure: you can watch the film at Facebook by searching Browncoats: Redemption, visiting the movie’s official website or on the movie’s sponsors’ direct page for the premiere.

Mark your calendars for tomorrow, Saturday, September 4 at 7 PM Eastern Time to tune in for the global premiere. While you’re watching the film, you can also head over to Twitter to interact with other fans at twitter.com/browncoatsmovie or be a part of the conversation there, using the hashtag #browncoatsmovie.

Don’t be left out and go Browncoats! Remember the movie’s slogan: A new crew. A new ship. A new adventure. Charity has never been this exciting.

PS: This movie is 100% non-profit with all money raised from sales going to the following charities: Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, Dyslexia Foundation, The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center and The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation.

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Are you a fan of the CW hit series The Vampire Diaries?  If so, Who Would You Take Home – Damon or Stefan

C’mon?  You know you’ve thought about it, dreamt about it, even fantasized about it…now, you get to share it.

Check out the official Vampire Diaries DVD site, located here for your chance to vote and let everyone know if you would take Stefan or Damon home

Also you can get access to an exclusive email with a special message from the cast, sneak-peaks, wallpapers, cell phone backgrounds and the opportunity to pre-order The Complete First Season before it comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on August 31, 2010.

Repeats of season one can currently be seen on the CW at 8 PM on Thrusday nights.  And remember The Vampire Diaires will return this fall; same time, same date.

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