“Family Guy” spin-off “The Cleveland Show” hasn’t premiered yet, but it’s already been given the green light for a second season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s new 13-episode pickup means the show is on tap for a total of 35 episodes so far.
Due to debut in fall 2009, the animated comedy will revolve around the “Family Guy” character Cleveland Brown, voiced by Mike Henry (also an executive producer on the show).
“Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman is set to star in another comic-book movie, this time a big-screen adaptation of the upcoming graphic novel “Ghostopolis.”
According to The Hollywood Producer, Jackman will both star in and co-produce the film through his company, Seed Productions.
Written and illustrated by Doug TenNapel, “Ghostopolis” revolves around a man who works for the Supernatural Immigration Task Force, a fictional government agency that specializes in sending ghosts who have escaped into our world back to Ghostopolis.
The Black Eyed Peas, Simple Plan, New Kids on the Block and Hedley are among the performers for the first-ever Virgin Festival in Montreal this summer.
The event, which will be staged at Parc Jean-Drapeau on June 19 and 20, will also feature the New Cities, “Canadian Idol” winner Eva Avila, Akon, Live, LIGHTS and Divine Brown. More acts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
One organizer described the city as the perfect place to bring the event. “Montréal is a natural host for Virgin Festival,” said Jacques Aube, vice president and general manager of Gillett Entertainment Group, in a statement. “The city has an eclectic, thriving music scene, and tons of festival-loving fans.”
Kylie Minogue has toured all over the world during her multi-platinum, two-decade career, but never in the U.S. and Canada. That’s about to change.
The Australian pop icon has announced she will embark on her first North American tour this fall, hitting six cities including New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.
“I’ve wanted to tour in America and Canada for years, and know that fans have been waiting a long time for this,” said the Grammy Award winner in a statement. “I’m thrilled that the opportunity has finally arrived.”
Stewie Griffin, the potty-mouthed baby from Fox’s animated hit “Family Guy,” is about to show up in an unexpected place – the network’s live-action series “Bones.”
The rom-com/forensic procedural will feature the toddler (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) in a special guest appearance on this week’s episode, which airs 8 p.m. Thursday on Fox and 9 p.m. Wednesday on Global in Canada.
Look for Stewie to pop up in a hallucination that FBI Agent Seely Booth (David Boreanaz) has after his forensic pathologist partner, Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), makes an unusual request of him.
The 13th annual Webby Awards unveiled their list of winners Tuesday, and Jimmy Fallon, Trent Reznor and Twitter are among those receiving special achievement honours.
“Late Night” host Fallon was named Internet’s “Person of the Year,” a title given to fellow comedian Stephen Colbert last year. Fallon prepared for his talk-show debut with a series of “webisodes” and regularly uses Twitter to keep in touch with fans.
Twitter itself picked up a top award, Breakout of the Year. The three-year-old micro-messaging service has seen its usage grow by 900 per cent in the past year and follows in the footsteps of such other Breakout winners as YouTube, MySpace and Flickr.
After a stint co-hosting the celebrity news show “Extra,” Mark McGrath is back full-time as the frontman of Sugar Ray as the band preps for the release of their first full album of new material in six years.
“Music for Cougars,” the follow-up to 2003′s “In Pursuit of Leisure,” comes out July 21 and will be supported by a summer tour of clubs and festivals.
In an interview with Billboard, McGrath said the group – which still has all of its original members after 21 years – jumped at the chance to record a new album.
It’s Sutherland times two for “Love Child.”
Donald Sutherland and fellow thespian son Rossif Sutherland have been cast in the upcoming romantic comedy, which is currently in production in Toronto.
The movie, which also stars Rebecca Romijn (“Ugly Betty”) and Sarah Roemer, revolves around an ex-con on parole whose attempts to stay out of trouble go awry when a loan shark comes calling to collect on a debt.
Risa Bramon Garcia, who helmed 1999′s “200 Cigarettes,” is directing the movie, which wraps up shooting in May.
Young Jeezy was forced to pull a gig at the University of Delaware last week after four students tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, or swine flu.
The show was supposed to take place Thursday but was postponed “in light of the recent incidents of influenza,” according to a statement posted on the university’s website.
Ticketmaster said officials were working on rescheduling the gig and refunds will not be offered until a new date is announced.
Young Jeezy’s show isn’t the only one that has been affected by the swine flu – several concerts have also been pulled in Mexico, where the outbreak was first reported.
It looks like the cops of “Southland” will be back on the mean streets of L.A. in the fall.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has picked up the midseason drama for 13 episodes, likely for the network’s fall lineup.
The show is expected to move from its 10 p.m. Thursday timeslot to 9 p.m. – thought not necessarily on Thursday – in order to make room for “The Jay Leno Show,” which is slated to air at 10 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
“Star Trek” icon Leonard Nimoy will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Saturn Awards.
The 78-year-old, who played Spock in the popular sci-fi series, is being recognized for his work as an actor and director.
According to the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, which presents the annual awards, Nimoy has “established himself as one of the great film and television stars with his performances in such television series as Mission Impossible and the original science fiction series, STAR TREK, in the 60s.”
Former “American Idol” contestant Chris Daughtry is returning to the show that gave him his big break.
The singer announced Friday that his band Daughtry will perform their new single, “No Surprise,” for the reality competition series’ Rock Week on May 6.
The song is taken from Daughtry’s upcoming sophomore album, which is scheduled for release on July 14. The as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled debut, which sold more than 4.4 million copies according to Nielsen SoundScan and was the top-selling album of 2007.
Coldplay will come bearing gifts for their fans during their upcoming “Viva La Vida” summer tour.
The British band has announced they will give away a live CD, “LeftRightLeftRightLeft,” to every person attending a show, starting May 15 when they kick off their North American tour in West Palm Beach, Florida. The giveaway will continue for the rest of the band’s live shows in 2009, with the exception of festival appearances.
The free CD is described as a “recession-busting mark of gratitude” for the support the band has received. “Playing live is what we love,” Coldplay said in a statement. “This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen.”
Young love isn’t going to get any easier for “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson – at least, not in his next movie.
The 22-year-old actor has been cast in Summit Entertainment’s “Remember Me,” a romantic drama about a young couple who must overcome a succession of family tragedies that complicate their relationship.
Not much else is known about the plot, but Summit co-chairman and CEO Patrick Wachsberger has described the film as this generation’s “Love Story,” reports ScreenDaily.com. “Love Story,” of course, is the classic 1970 romance starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal that featured the famous line “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
Country superstar Keith Urban is asking fans to name his weekly webisode series, which debuted earlier this month.
The weekly installments, which air every Thursday, give fans a peek into Urban’s music career, including behind-the-scenes footage from his “Defying Gravity” promotional campaign and video from his recent six-city Verizon VIP Tour.
This week’s episode will focus on rehearsals for Urban’s “Escape Together World Tour,” which launches on May 7 in Connecticut. Each show on the 58-city trek will feature a huge supporting act: Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Glen Campbell, Little Big Town or the Zac Brown Band.
Avril Lavigne has been chosen to represent Canada as an ambassador at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.
The Napanee, Ont., native announced her new gig in a MySpace blog entry Monday. “It’s really exciting as it’s the first time China has ever hosted World Expo and the theme is ‘Better City, Better Life,’” she wrote.
“I’ve played 2 shows in Shanghai. It’s a great city and i look forward to visiting again next year.”
Ashanti is off to see the Wizard.
The R&B singer has scored the lead role of Dorothy in this summer’s revival of “The Wiz” in New York City. The role marks Ashanti’s stage debut, though she played the character in the 2005 made-for-TV movie “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz.”
No other casting has been announced for the musical, which will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler with music direction by Alex Lacamoire. The three collaborated previously on “In the Heights,” which won the Tony Award for best musical last year.
The stars of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” brought a little Hollywood glitz and glamour to Tempe, Arizona as they attended the world premiere screening of the movie on Monday.
The city won the right to host the world premiere via an online voting contest sponsored by Twentieth Century Fox.
According to the Arizona Republic, thousands of people – many of whom camped out the night before – showed up for the event at the Harkins Tempe Marketplace theatre.
Jackman arrived at the premiere in style, riding in on a Harley Davidson motorbike in a nod to his mutant counterpart. He was also presented with a “Wolverine Parking Only” placard from the mayor of Tempe, Hugh Hallman, who proclaimed the day “X-Men Day.”
Bob Dylan will be joined by two very special guests when he embarks on an extensive tour of minor-league baseball parks this summer.
The rock icon has enlisted Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp for the 23-date U.S. trek, marking just the second time in 24 years that the three musicians have performed together.
The tour, which will forego major cities for smaller locales, kicks off in Sauget, IL on July 2 and wraps up in Stockton, California on Aug. 15.
“The Wrestler” actress Evan Rachel Wood has signed on for a pivotal role in the upcoming second season of HBO’s “True Blood.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Wood will play Sophie Anne, a 500-year-old vampire queen from France who “is charming, wily, ruthless and wise. She’s a consummate diplomat who has (or had) many of history’s most famous people on speed dial.”
The character is set to appear in the last two episodes of the season, which premieres on June 14. Wood may also continue the role in a potential third season, which the popular show is expected to receive.