Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Harry Potter, Emmy Nominations, TV on DVD - July 21, 2009

Sorry everyone. Busy week and I haven't gotten to do much with the website. Here is a little bit of stuff. Hoping to have my thoughts on week one of Big Brother up tonight. Got a lot of it typed up but just need to add to it. Week one sure was.....interesting to say the least. More on that later.

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince PremiereThe Harry Potter box office numbers are starting to come in. The movie has raked in $159.7 million in five days of release. It had the second highest box office ever for a movie debuting on Wednesday which trailed only Transformers ($62 million) from a few weeks ago. The movie made $58.4 million on Wednesday which includes $22.2 million in just midnight showings.

Movie box office numbers for July 10 -12. 1. Bruno - $30.6 million. 2. Ice Age - $27.6 million. 3. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen - $24.2 million. 4. Public Enemies - $13.7 million. 5. The Proposal - $10.6 million. 6. The Hangover - $9.9 million. 7. I Love You, Beth Cooper - $4.9 million. 8. Up - $4.7 million. 9. My Sister’s Keeper - $4.2 million. 10. The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 - $1.5 million.

It is time for Comic-Con. The event is this week in San Diego. Wow, I would love to go to that!! I can’t even imagine how much fun that would be but I also wonder how possible that it would be to attend what you want to attend.

Sad to hear of the passing of news anchor Walter Cronkite. He really was the face of news and it has been amazing to watch all of the old news footage of him reporting the big happenings in the world over the years.

It appears that we are about to get a Survivor reunion soon. There was news last week that Richard Hatch, who won the first season, had asked to be granted permission to participate in it from a judge but it was denied.

The Emmy nominations were announced late last week. 30 Rock made news by getting a record twenty two nominations which has never been done before in a single year. Farrah Fawcett got a nomination for her documentary, Farrah’s Story. It was nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction special. Jim Parsons got a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for the role of Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory. Very deserving for sure. The show was left off of any other nominations and I have to say….what about Kaley Cuoco? I think she is fantastic on that show and deserves a nomination. How I Met Your Mother was nominated for Outstanding Comedy and Neil Patrick Harris got a nomination for Supporting Comedy Actor. Lost was nominated for Best Drama. Michael Emerson from Lost was nominated for Supporting Drama Actor. Does he ever deserve a nomination? He is incredible playing the role of Ben. That is one of the best characters that I have seen on TV.

Wow, Ryan Seacrest is getting a nice raise. Three year deal worth $45 million keeping him on American Idol.

TV on DVD releases for Tuesday, July 21. Charlie’s Angels (Season Four), The Donna Reed Show (Season Two), Hotel (Season One), Jon & Kate Plus Ei8ht (Season Four – Volume Two), The Lucy Show (Season One), Monk (Season Seven), Prison Break (The Final Break), Psych (Season Three), Pushing Daisies (Season Two), Robot Chicken (Star Wars 2), Route 66 (Season Three – Volume One), This American Life (Season Two).

Twitter Update Of The Week:
@JewelStaite: "Okay, Brock Lesner needs a valium. Or a mommy. Or both. Great fight night."

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