Watch the Trailer for Joss Whedon's Shakespeare Adaptation, Much Ado About Nothing

Maggie Lange · 03/07/13 03:27PM

While "the course of true love never did run smooth," Joss Whedon's jazzy, sparkly foray into Shakespeare adaptations looks velvety. His take on Much Ado About Nothing is shot mostly in black and white, with restrained splashes of color. Underscored by St. Germain's Rose Rouge, the swingy sampling of Marlena Shaw crooning "I want you to get together" repeatedly, it sets up what seems more like a self-aware battle of wits rather than a maudlin romance.

Here's the First Scene from the Firefly Reunion on Tonight's Castle

Matt Toder · 04/17/12 12:45AM

Tonight, the Nathan Fillion vehicle Castle welcomed guest star Adam Baldwin, who also co-starred with Fillion on the quickly cancelled but still beloved Joss Whedon space western Firelfy. Back then, the two had an easy chemistry that often belied the contentious relationship between their characters. Clearly, the chemistry hasn't gone anywhere as the two spent the majority of the episode sparring. Here's the first scene from their reunion.

The Avengers: Don't Fuck This Up

Brian Moylan · 02/29/12 02:18PM

There's a bigger, better, badder trailer for Marvel's summer tentpole The Avengers. It looks good. It looks so good that every comic book nerd out there (myself included) is popping a tentpole. But the real questions is, will they fuck it up?

Joss Whedon's Secret Movie

Richard Lawson · 10/24/11 05:15PM

Everyone's favorite fantasist has gone and made a stealth film. Also today: Melanie Griffith gets a new gig, so does Jenna Elfman, and E! embarks on a terrible new journey.

The Continued Employment of Jesse L. Martin

Richard Lawson · 07/21/11 05:15PM

One of television's most likable workhorses may still be in this race. Also today: a long lost Joss Whedon movie sees the light of day, the VMA nominations then cast all that light away, but then Annette Bening brings it all back.

James Franco's Monkey Mania

Richard Lawson · 05/21/10 11:19AM

It's true. He did it. Or he will do it. Also today: a nerd documentary to end all nerd documentaries, Scream 4 will feature a vampire, a link to a picture, and a Peter Scolari joke.

Glee: Dream Until Your Dream Comes True

Brian Moylan · 05/19/10 12:15PM

The band of lovable losers in the McKinley High glee club sure has lots of aspirations and they were all called into question. But how do they get their dreams back on track? With song! Duh.

cityfile · 11/11/09 04:01PM

• Lou Dobbs is leaving CNN! Tonight's his last show! Happy Wednesday! [NYT]
• Condé Nast magazines have lost a collective 8,359 pages of advertising in 2009, which represents a 31 percent decline from a year earlier. [NYT]
• One thing that Hearst has going for it: lots of cash in the bank. [NYP]
• Banker-turned-media investor Jimmy Finklestein is reportedly buying the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek, and a few other Nielsen titles. [Wrap]
• Current TV is keeping current with the times and laying off 80 staffers. [LAT]
• TV: Joss Whedon's Dollhouse has been canceled by Fox; meanwhile, ABC has decided that Kelsey Grammer comedy series Hank will exist no longer.
• Détente? President Obama has agreed to give Fox News an interview. [HP]
The New Yorker sure has lots of writers and editors! [NYO]
• Reality TV is slowly killing us. So says Vanity Fair's James Wolcott. [VF]

Death Comes for Shrek: The Musical

Richard Rushfield · 10/22/09 12:27PM

Some goodbyes go on for a very long time. But the day does come when the train pulls out of the station. Live singing Shrek, memory-erased Eliza Dushku and Michael Jackson, it's time to take your seats.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 06/23/09 06:30AM

Selma Blair turns 37 today. Frances McDormand is turning 52. Famed conductor (and Met artistic director) James Levine is 66. Real estate tycoon Jerry Speyer turns 69. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 61. Dermatologist Nicholas Perricone is also turning 61 today. Jason Mraz is 32. American Idol's Randy Jackson is turning 53. Musician KT Tunstall is 34. The singer Duffy is turning 25. Writer/director Joss Whedon turns 45. Retired soccer star Zinedine Zidane is 37. And Vint Serf, the computer scientist you have to credit for the Internet, turns 66 today.

Joss Whedon's 'Dollhouse' Consigned to Friday Death Slot That Doomed 'Firefly'

Kyle Buchanan · 11/06/08 08:35PM

Back when Fox bought Joss Whedon's series pitch Dollhouse, the network bypassed the pilot stage and granted an immediate episode order in an attempt to speed the show onto the air with a minimum of speedbumps. Since then, though, the Eliza Dushku starrer has undergone cast shuffles, vicious network notes, episode reshoots, a set shutdown, and then, finally, a completely thrown-out premiere episode. Now, Fox has announced the latest, biggest setback, and it's one that even the former Faith may not be able to fight her way out of: