Posts tagged "hbo"

We See Chick Flicks: “Gloria: In Her Own Words”

Gloria Steinem became famous in 1963 when she published an article called "A Bunny's Tale" in which she went undercover at a Playboy Club to expose the treatment of its waitresses. In the decade-plus to follow, Gloria became one of the most public faces of the burgeoning "second wave" feminist movement. She…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2011

Oprah Headed To Broadway, HBO

What will Oprah do with her days once her talk show ends? She divulged to The Chicago Tribune that, in addition to running her own network, she is planning to head to Broadway. As in, for real deal you'll be able to see her on the stage soon. "I have a stack of…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 11, 2011

First Look: Julianne Moore As Sarah Palin!

Watch your back, Tina Fey, there's a new Sarah Palin in town! The first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin for the HBO film, "Game Change," which began production today, is out. Damn, Julianne looks exactly like the pitbull in lipstick: the lady-politician red jacket, the wireless glasses, the squinty gri…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2011

Will You Be Watching Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball” Concert On HBO?

Some of us haven't been lucky enough to see Lady Gaga in concert (ahem, Amelia). But fret not! Those of us who fork over the moolah each month for HBO can watch a concert video of Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball" show on Saturday, May 7. Sigh. Minus the sweat of 10,000 screaming fa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2011

Unlikely Style Inspiration: “Mildred Pierce”

Everyone's talking about the HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce," based on the 1941 novel by James Cain, which ended its five-part run last night. Things really revved up when Evan Rachel Wood entered the scene, playing Mildred's grown-up and ungrateful daughter Veda. We're really feeling her '30s-inspired feminine suits and tailored looks. After the…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 11, 2011

Chloe Sevigny To Play Lizzie Borden

Don't be surprised if you see Chloe Sevigny walking around with a hatchet. The word on the street is that she is getting very method over her newest role, playing accused murderess Lizzie Borden in an upcoming HBO mini-series. In 1892, Borden screamed for her maid, hysterical that she had found her father's chopped-u…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin in HBO Movie

Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin in an HBO film adaptation of Game Change, a book about the 2008 election by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Julianne as Sarah? Make a joyful noise! [Oh No They Didn't!] Not surprisingly, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor found it quite annoying that so many news outlet…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2011

HBO Making A Male “Sex And The City”?

When "Entourage" first came out, many labeled it a male "Sex and the City." But now, HBO is working on a series that sounds even more like "SATC For Dudes." The show, called "40," is about four male friends in New York who are doing great in their careers and all of the sudde…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 3, 2011

“Tiny Furniture” Takes An Honest Look At Post-College Freak-Outs

The netherworld between college and actual adulthood can be one of the most confusing times of life. Not yet fully formed, not truly who you're going to be, you crawl clumsily through jobs, apartments and relationships. Lena Dunham, the writer and director of the new film "Tiny Furniture," knows exactly what we're talking about. She…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 1, 2010

Kate Winslet And Evan Rachel Wood Remake 1945 Flick “Mildred Pierce” For HBO

All right, who is the Frisky reader with HBO who will have me over for the five-night series of "Mildred Pierce"? Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood star as a mother and daughter in a remake of an old black-and-white Hollywood film about spoiled children, indulgent parenting, sex, resentment and redemption. I've see…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 14, 2010

HBO Creating A Series About The Porn Industry

Being the n'er-do-well pervert that I am, I love a good show about sex. And while Showtime seemed to beat other networks to the punch with my no-babysitter favorite "Red Shoe Diaries" and then "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," HBO has recently brought out the big guns with "Hung." Now they're working o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2010

HBO Developing Comedy About One Woman’s Quest For An Orgasm

Oh, joy: HBO is developing a comedy about a young woman's quest for an orgasm, based on the memoir Thanks For Coming: One Young Woman's Quest For An Orgasm, by Mara Altman. To be completely honest with you, I didn't get very far into Thanks For Coming because I have a queasy stomach…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2010

HBO’s “How To Make It In America” Apparel Is Definitely Not Vintage

Been watching "How to Make it in America"? In this week's episode, the adorable Ben Epstein (Note—no relation, tee hee) and his friend Cam finally got one of their fashion schemes off the ground, completing an order of screenprinted vintage tees. The design, which Ben came up with in high school, reads "New York…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 7, 2010

“Hung” Like A Billboard?

This is way too much of a bulging good thing, but it's sure to get viewers to notice the premiere of HBO's "Hung" in New Zealand. [Copyranter]…
By: Annika Harris / February 19, 2010

Someone Got “Carrie”-d Away With Xmas

I like "Sex and the City" as much as any other girl, but with these new holiday ornaments, I think some people's obsession might have gone a little bit too far. They retail for $12.99 and HBO's created an entire assortment -- including a martini, mini purse, Eiffel Tower, and high heel. Over the…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 25, 2009

WTF? Oprah Teams Up With The “Secretary” Screenwriter

Poor Oprah. Girlfriend is having a total midlife crisis! First she quits her cash cow of a TV show; now she's hiring the screenwriter who wrote sadomasochism spectacular "Secretary" to work on a project together. Yep, you read that right: Oprah's Harpo Films has teamed up with Erin Cressida Wilson — who wrote…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2009

Jemaine Clement: Please, Please Don’t Quit “Flight Of The Conchords”

Dear Jemaine, We heard that you're not sure you want to do another season of "Flight of the Conchords" because it's too much work. We totally sympathize but must beg you, please oh pleeease, don't stop! If we're forced to go without you and Bret's sugar lumps, your hilariously witty lyrics, your awesome dance…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 8, 2009

Ellen Page Mocks Hipsters In HBO’s “Stich N’ Bitch”

Brooklyn hipsters need more positive encouragement like I need a hole in the head. But I'm still thrilled my girl Ellen Page is writing a comedy for HBO about mankind's most poser-ific social group. The "Juno" star, along with Alia Shawkat from "Arrested Development" and Sean Tillmann (aka musician Har…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2009

“Savage Love” Sex Column Might Become A Show On HBO

Dan Savage, sex advice columnist extraordinaire, recently blogged that he is shooting a pilot this Thursday for a possible HBO show based on his column, "Savage Love." The idea of the show is to examine current events and cultural trends through the lens of sex, he explained. Guess HBO just doesn't feel…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2009