Camelot Producers Arrrrr Going For Pirates Next

... If you tuned into Starz's Camelot this weekend and thought it could use a few more pirates, you're in luck. The production house behind the series, GK-tv, is partnering with Valhalla Entertainment for Port Royal, a period piece set in late-17th century Jamaica, mon. The drama, which has yet to find a home, will feature smuggling pirates, sketchy politicians, and shady merchants all trying to get slice of the pie in a morally corrupt port town. And if it's anything like Camelot, it'll have its fair share of bare-chested wenches as well. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Simon Cowell's The X Factor has found another judge, according to another judge. Music insider L.A. Reid, who was recently named a judge for the new Fox talent show, says that Cheryl Cole will sit beside him on the judge's panel. Cole is famous in her native England for being a member of the girl group Girls Aloud, and for looking hot. File this one under "rumor and not fact" for now. [The Sun]

... Milo Ventimiglia and Adrian Pasdar, the Petrelli Brothers from Heroes, will both be lending their voices to a few Marvel animated series. Pasdar will voice Iron Man in the American translation of Marvel Anime: Iron Man, and Ventimiglia will provide the speech for Wolverine in Marvel Anime: Wolverine. Both shows will debut later this year on G4. [ScreenRant]

... Ladies, you too can be a television star if you marry someone famous! That's the message that's perpetuated by TV's many Real Housewives series, and the concept might just expand thanks to Wrestlers Wives. The show is reportedly in production, with the wives of Booker T, Jerry Lawler, and Charlie Haas at the forefront of the series. [TMZ]

... Ricky Gervais has cast So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley in a leading role for his new sitcom Life's Too Short. The comedy, which is being set up at HBO, follows a dwarf who runs a talent agency for other people who can't reach the cookie jar. [The Sun]

... Katie Couric is reportedly leaving her gig as anchor for CBS Evening News and eyeing a job in daytime television. [Associated Press]

... NBC is still trying to rip off other reality shows, praying for a hit to come from the sincerest form of flattery. The network is developing Fashion Star, from former NBC boss Ben Silverman. The new series is a knockoff of Project Runway, with contestants looking to break into the fashion industry by trying to outdo each other their clothing designs each week. [NY Times]


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Apr 09, 2011
oh great... more eng dubbed anime.. yaay... -_- (this should be read sarcastically) first thing first. what the hell was marvel thinking doing x-men and iron man anime i have no clue. wolverine not that big of a stretch, but proffesor x and stark? umm.. have they been smoking too much of the good stuff? they do know it kills brain cells, don't they? second. why the hell do you people keep dubbing anime. i can understand translating manga and making subs for anime, but why dubbing? sure i'll give you that some anime sound better in english, like DBZ and Saber Rider, or even Saint Seiya (heck Saint Seiya sounds better even in italian :P), but seriously these are just exceptions. not all anime sound good in english. take for instance bleach or one piece. they sound like friggin' Saturday morning toddler cartoons. sheesh :P
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Apr 06, 2011
I love Cat Deely so i'm really hoping she'll turn out to be a surprisingly good actress.
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Apr 06, 2011
I love Cat Deely so i'm really hoping she'll turn out to be a surprisingly good actress.
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Apr 06, 2011
This will be different. Cant think of any pirate shows to date and pirates do interest me (the serious ones). So looking forward to this.
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Apr 06, 2011
This will be different. Cant think of any pirate shows to date and pirates do interest me (the serious ones). So looking forward to this.
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Apr 05, 2011
arrrr, a pirate show be just fine
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Apr 05, 2011
i like cat deeley on sytycd but i can't imagine her acting in a scripted series that will be umm interesting, pirate series? eh dunno about that.. x-factor just another lame show wasting time and space.
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Apr 05, 2011
Port Royal sounds interesting! Other than that - blah.
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Apr 05, 2011
Port Royal sounds fun!
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Apr 05, 2011
Wow. Those new Marvel Anime shows are going to S.U.C.K. Hard. First off, the voices should be switched. Has anyone heard how Logan sounds? Not at all like someone whose name is Milo. Also, I saw a pic of the new Wolverine. SMH. That is the first time I ever Shake'd My Head on the internet. Why do americans have to believe everything is better Anime-ized?
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Apr 05, 2011
Uh... weren't the wives from Wrestling Wives already... like... on TV /before/ they married their husbands? Well, Sharmell... maybe not. But they've all been on television before.

Silly Tim.
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