Last night, Paramount and director J.J. Abrams presented a 20-minute sneak peek at two scenes from Super 8 to a small audience in New York. They were centered around moments we’ve all seen in the trailer: A group of 14-year-olds (including Elle Fanning and newcomer Joel Courtney, pictured) shooting their own Super 8 movie by the railroad tracks when a train derails and an unseen “thing” escapes, and that “thing” starts terrorizing a gas station attendant. Abrams asked writers not to spoil anything, so we won’t talk specifics. But I think it’s fair to discuss the conversations being had as we all filed out of the theater. READ FULL STORY
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With Katie Couric’s contract with CBS Evening News due to expire June 4, rumors are again circulating that Couric may choose to leave the anchor desk. And David Letterman is having none of it. During a Late Show appearance Tuesday night, Couric told Letterman she is still figuring out what she wants to do. ”Once you take the anchor chair, that’s what you do,” Letterman said. “Is that a CBS law?” Couric laughed. “No, but it’s not like it’s a temp gig.” Evoking names like Walter Cronkite and Peter Jennings, he said anchors, “get in it, they saddle up and they ride into the sunset. Into the sunset!” He told her flat-out she should not leave. ”There’s a period of adjustment to get accustomed to the trust and build up faith in the character of the person presenting the news. And then you can’t just pull the rug out from under the viewers.”
“Okay,” Couric said sheepishly. “Okay, Dave.” Then they both laughed.
A rep for CBS Evening News had no comment on when the network expects a decision from Couric. Couric’s personal rep tells EW, “As Katie said, she is proud of the award-winning accomplishments of her team at CBS, but has not made a decision on her future.” When rumors circulated last October that Couric may leave CBS, 24 percent of readers responding to a PopWatch poll on her next move said she should stay with CBS Evening News, 19 percent suggested she return to Today, and 57 percent said she should do something entirely different. READ FULL STORY
Get ready, viewers of TNT who do not fast-forward through commercials: Tomorrow, the network begins airing promos for Franklin & Bash, its new “buddy lawyer series” starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer premiering June 1. Judging from the first round of spots (watch a few below, catch more at weretotallylawyers.com), Gosselaar and Meyer have solid chemistry. We particularly enjoy when Gosselaar giggles after Meyer says “stipulated.” Also, it appears producers took our advice to keep Gosselaar’s hair short, even if he and Meyer begin the show as fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers (who join a button-down law firm with an eccentric patriarch played by Malcolm McDowell). Gosselaar’s character, Peter Bash, is said to have a knack for connecting with jury and judge, so we assume he’s the heart of the show. Meyer’s character, Jared Franklin, meanwhile, loves sticking it to authority every chance he gets and apparently makes a killer margarita.
It’ll be interesting to see how much comedy there actually is in the series, which started out as a TBS pilot, and, if it goes the way of the returning Rizzoli & Isles or the canceled Trust Me. Because of our history with Gosselaar here at PopWatch HQ, we hope it’s the former. After watching this behind-the-scenes video and discovering their man cave not only has a bar but also a “shot station,” we are optimistic. READ FULL STORY
Maybe it’s because most of my regular shows are in repeats this month or there’s new scoop about season 4 of True Blood, but I’m starting to look forward to summer TV. Lifetime is, too, with a new promo for Drop Dead Diva‘s third season, which premieres in June. Watch it here. There’s no new footage, it’s just a nice recap of season 2 for those who missed it and a reminder of how much blood Grayson (Jackson Hurst) lost at the end of the season 2 finale for those who were too busy screaming at their TVs to fully notice. READ FULL STORY
In two very different situations, both Jack and Liz had their relationships put to the ultimate test. Could they both survive the double-edged sword of dating versions of themselves? Keep reading to find out!
Jack and Avery headed off to Canada for one last rendezvous before their baby arrived. Unfortunately, Baby D had other plans, and decided to make her debut early. READ FULL STORY
The Good Wife, but now that the promo for the Feb. 15 episode has shown him encouraging her to talk to Will about her feelings (and that second voicemail he left her), he’s my new best friend. I was already on a good TV-induced high from Will and Diane’s low-five last night after they tricked Derrick into firing some of his people, but when the promo embedded below started — “for this wife the waiting is finally over” — I almost passed out. How do you think that conversation, pictured, will play out? READ FULL STORYIt’s taken me awhile to warm to Alicia’s brother on
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