Nashville - The honors will not be handed out until April 7 in Las Vegas, but some of the Academy of Country Music Awards were announced today (March 22). In the Media by Tim O'Brien
Joe's Bar wins an ACM Award...By Tim O'Brien for Examiner, Chicago Celebrity....
'The Croods' look to derail 'Oz' while 'Olympus' may fall Welcome to the weekend of "The Croods." If theater counts are any indication, it should win the weekend, but just what is "The Croods"? In the Media by Tim O'Brien ......Can 'The Croods' catch 'Oz'? Just confirmed 3.23.13...I have just confirmed that Gov. Quinn from Illinois was in Hollywood Friday night seeking to reach out for more productions for the state...fresh with its tax incentive...he met with, according to Reel Chicago, Jane Lynch, Jim Belushi, Joe Mantegna, Roland Mesa, Chaz Ebert, Billy Zane and Bill Zwecker (Chicago Sun-Times)...it was titled "An Evening with Pat Quinn"....while much of the state is in shambles and bill cannot be paid, plus plenty of pension problems, the lure of Hollywood is never far from the governor's mind. On that note, summer in the city will be burning with the business of show. There is “Transformers 4." With its huge budget and production staff it is to to bring with it spending power. Also, “Divergent" is ready to go into production April 9 through June 30. That film stars Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet. Look for a May 2014 release date for that one. “Jupiter Ascending.” Filming reportedly starts June 24 for four-to-five weeks. Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. "Transformers 4" also shoots in Michigan...flush with tax incentives, too.
CONCERTS: It is confirmed that Jimmy Buffett will play a Chicago show. Here's the twist ... the show will be at the newly expanded Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island, formerly Meigs Field. He's expected to play on Saturday, June 29. No word on ticket sales at this point. Stay tuned...Tim's Take: ..I hear rumblings of Elizabeth Hasselback leaving "The View" on her own terms..again, her OWN terms and may end up on CNN...hate the idea of a Jimmy Fallon "Tonight Show" and worse, back in New York..I can't get through three minutes of his show now - - wait for 90 minutes...the true winner of all this is JIMMY KIMMEL...he's on fire now, after 10 years of consistently being good...."CSI gets season 14 after being on the bubble...Aubrey Clelandis the winner of the "Idol" spot on tour this summer...O.J Simpson series being tossed about...MORE: Late night wars heat up...Jimmy Fallon moves to Jay Leno's spot and Jay opts for a 10 p.m. CT show on FOX; then Howard Stern gets thrown into the mix as he takes over Fallon's show...Do not laugh at Stern. He is already on an NBC show...CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive second round coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV on Thursday, March 21, averaged an overnight household rating/share of 5.8/14, the highest rating for the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament in 22 years. The 5.8/14 is up 4% compared with a 5.6/13 in 2012....TV Land announced today that the ladies of “Hot In Cleveland” will soon be getting some special visitors in town as Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman reunite with their co-star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Betty White. In the episode, Elka (Betty White) and Mamie Sue (Georgia Engel) decide to get their bowling team back together, aptly named GLOB: the Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling.
Foreign box office breaks record, too Not only did the North American box office break a record in 2012, so did the overseas market. Show business magazine... in New Movies, From Hollywood to Indie by Tim O'Brien
People were still off to see the Wizard as 'Oz' wins again People were still off to see the Wizard this weekend as "Oz The Great and Powerful" wins again, easily. But, how powerful is it really? In the Media by Tim O'Brien
CVS Orders Workers To Reveal Weight, Health Info Or Lose Coverage... Ben Carson on 2016: If Called, I’d Run I knew it was coming but if you noticed one spot empty on the Timber Lake Playhouse season it was because they could not officially announce this - BUT "Spamalot" is coming to Timber Lake Playhouse...it can be let out of the bag...it is a coup for the playhouse...this play is not available all over...