The renewal comes on the heels of a record-breaking fourth season premiere April 6, with the series garnering 6.6 million viewers. That made the premiere episode HBO’s most-watched program since The Sopranos’ series finale in 2007. Two replays of the Thrones episode propelled the full-night tally up to 8.2 million viewers.
For a night, at least, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” and “This is the End” got to be awards show darlings. Commercial hits, particularly those geared at audiences too young to legally drive or drink, were the big winners at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards. Let “12 Years a Slave” savor its Best Picture Oscar and “American Hustle” monopolize those critics best lists, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was the big winner at this year’s honors. The blockbuster sequel nabbed three major awards, scoring Golden Popcorns for Best Movie as well as Best Female and Male Performances.
Seth Rogen returned to host “Saturday Night Live" for the third time and, as you’d expect, there were a bunch of cameos. Rogen’s good buddy and frequent co-star James Franco came on to try and make light of his recent Instagram/teenage girl “scandal.” Zooey Deschanel brought her banjo. And, Taylor Swift? Well, we’re 99% sure she isn’t actually good friends with Rogen and his crew (but then again?). Still, she did have a reason which worked in context. Trust us.
The men of “Entourage” will publicly reunite for the first time since the series ended when they present Mark Wahlberg, the HBO show’s muse and one of its executive producers, with the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
The mystery has been solved — the untitled Marvel Studios tentpole that Warner Bros.' Batman-Superman movie will go up against on May 6, 2016, is Captain America 3, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. That’s the plan, anyway, creating the biggest superhero box office showdown in history (Marvel Studios and parent company Disney staked out the date first).
The Academy seemed to be leaning toward “Gravity" for much of the evening Sunday, ultimately handing the film six Oscars, including the expected Best Director victory for Alfonso Cuarón. But while the Academy was busy throwing wins like Best Original Score, Best Film Editing and more the film’s way, it was saving up the evening’s top prize for “12 Years a Slave,” making it the first film to win Best Picture that was directed by a black filmmaker.
USA will be bidding farewell to long-running dramedy “Psych,” as the cabler has announced that the detective series’ current season will be its last.
Final episode will air March 26 and will be followed by an hourlong aftershow featuring a Q&A with the cast and show creatives.
In the latest of a string of bizarre behaviors, Shia Labeouf donned a paper bag on his head to the premiere of Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac: Part 1″ at the Berlin Film Festival Sunday night while walking the red carpet.
While the rest of his wardrobe — a black tuxedo and bow tie — suited the event, the message written in black paint over the paper bag is in line with his ongoing Twitter stunt. It read “I Am Not Famous Anymore,” which the 27-year-old thesp has been repeatedly posting on his Twitter account since Jan. 13.
Hugh Jackman will be the 2014 Tony Awards host, producers announced today.
This will be Jackman’s fourth time hosting the telecast, which will air live Sunday, June 8. He previously hosted from 2003-2005, winning an Emmy for the 2004 telecast. Jackman also won a Tony himself in 2004, for his role in The Boy from Oz. Jackman was last on stage in 2011, with his show Hugh Jackman — Back on Broadway; he’ll return to Broadway in 2015 in the play The River.
Seeing as how The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug laid the holiday movie season to waste, it’s safe to assume we’re going to be seeing a lot more dragon-centric films in the next few years. To whit, Universal has hired Jay Basu to adapt Julie Kagawa's fantasy book Talon. The Ya novel follows the…