MTV has been slowly expanding into scripted programming, as evidenced by last summer’s hit The Hard Times of R.J. Berger. This winter, the network will debut perhaps its most eagerly anticipated new series, Skins, an adaptation of the hit British series. Premiering Jan. 2011, Skins is a realistic look at life as a teenager and its hardships (think sex, drugs, eating disorders, parent issues, etc.). MTV enlisted the original series’ father-and-son creators, Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, to bring this provocative and controversial series to U.S. audiences. EW has the Exclusive First Look at the trailer for Skins, which will also play during tonight’s Jersey Shore season finale. WARNING: This trailer is for mature viewers. READ FULL STORY
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ControlTV, the new online reality series from Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, stars a former IT recruiter named Tristan Couvares (pictured, left). Like most reality shows, Tristan will be constantly followed around Los Angeles by cameras, and like the voyeuristic experiment If I Can Dream, it’ll all be streamed live on the show’s official site. But with ControlTV, there’s one key difference: You get to decide what Tristan does.The argument regarding predetermined fate versus free will may never be settled, but starting Oct. 6, at least one 25-year-old guy will know who’s calling the shots.
At least a dozen times throughout each day, a poll will appear allowing viewers to vote on whether Tristan should wear boxers or briefs, date a blonde or brunette, buy a ticket for The Social Network or Case 39, that kind of thing. So for six weeks this poor young man will not only give up every ounce of privacy, but he’ll also become the Internet’s human puppet — an interactive lab mouse that may or may not reach the cheese at the end of the labyrinth. It all depends on how wisely (or poorly) y’all guide Mr. Couvares along.
EW.com recently talked to Tristan about handing his life over to the Web and becoming a digital Truman Burbank. His responses, plus the show’s trailer, just ahead: READ FULL STORY
Perry’s “Hot N Cold” duet with Elmo is too hot for TV, The Simpsons is rolling out the yellow carpet for the pop star. EW.com has learned that Perry will guest in a Christmas-themed episode of the animated comedy—and in an unusual way: She appears as herself in a live-action segment that features Simpsons characters as puppets. “In the wake of Elmo’s terrible betrayal, the Simpsons puppets wish to announce they stand felt-shoulder-to-shoulder with Katy Perry,” quipped series executive producer Al Jean in a statement to EW.com. Not only does the singer wind up leading Homer & co. in a rendition of “The 39 Days of Christmas,” she plays the unlikely role of… Moe’s girlfriend! Yes, from Elmo to Moe she goes. (And her sartorial choice—adorned with Simpsons characters, not visible in the photo above—probably wouldn’t have been Street-approved either: The PBS show announced on Sept. 23 that it wouldn’t air Perry’s performance after previewing it on YouTube and receiving complaints about her cleavage-revealing outfit. By the way, her Simpsons bit was shot in mid-September, prior to the fuss.) Perry, the musical guest on Saturday Night Live tonight, won’t be the only celebrity gracing this episode; Martha Stewart also pops up, but in cartoon form. “The Fight Before Christmas” airs Dec. 5 on Fox.It looks like Katy Perry will get to sing with a puppet on TV after all. Although Sesame Street has decided that
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'Bunraku': Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, and Josh Hartnett's mustache star in a martial arts-western-noir-fantasy
We’ve seen it all by now. A heist movie about bank robbers doing one last job, a romantic comedy about successful women who need to find a man, a samurai-western-noir-fantasy based on a centuries-old Japanese puppet theater tradition starring Woody Harrelson…wait, that last one sounds new! Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Bunraku, a film which (to judge by these photos) looks a little bit like A Fistful of Dollars and Kung Fu Hustle shot like Sin City with a curiously familiar cast: Josh Hartnett plays the Eastwood-ish protagonist, Woody Harrelson plays a bartender, and Demi Moore, Kevin McKidd, and the great Ron Perlman are also in the mix. The film doesn’t currently have a U.S. release date, though it’ll be playing at the Toronto International Film Festival. Check out some more intriguing photos after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Lisa Wu out—Cynthia and Phaedra in! EW has exclusively learned that Bravo will officially add two new housewives to the cast for its third season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, which is set to premiere on Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET. The network will make the announcement this afternoon. As you can see from the first-look cast photo above, NFL wife Lisa Wu Hartwell went the way that DeShawn Snow did after season one—she’s no longer a full-fleged cast member. However, sources tell us that Hartwell will indeed make occasional appearances on the show, much like Dina Manzo did after she departed The Real Housewives of New Jersey earlier this season. Atlanta‘s season three cast is, from left to right: Phaedra Parks, NeNe Leakes, Shereé Whitfield, Cynthia Bailey, Kim Zolciak, and Kandi Burruss. Pretty glam cast, eh? As for new adds Cynthia and Phaedra, here’s what you need to know:
It seems like just yesterday that he crowned Bret Michaels the champ of Celebrity Apprentice, but the Donald is back with the show that started it all, The Apprentice, and by the looks of things, the show is getting a warm and fuzzy makeover for its new season.
Embedded after the jump, check out our exclusive first look at the promo for the new Apprentice, jam-packed with contestants who were affected by the recession and are hungry to win. Is it wrong that we’re crying already? READ FULL STORY
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