Really? ABC calls Eastwick a “quiet success”

Out of the blue we came across a note over on the Hollywood gossip blog Deadline.com that the ABC series Eastwick has been successful for ABC, which means it will probably not be one of this year’s canceled shows. Now, we don’t have anything against the series; we were just kind of shocked to hear that it was considered a success, since, honestly, we haven’t heard anything at all about it. Here’s what they’re saying, though:
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Sexy Stargate Universe women pose for Steppin’ Out

Stargate Universe babes Alaina Huffman and Elyse Levesque are the cover girls on this week’s issue of the New York and New Jersey entertainment magazine Steppin’ Out.

The actresses can also be found on the inside of the magazine, in a six-page photo feature that includes an interview—for those who can tear themselves away from the pictures.

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How wild is Wild Things? Very. But not like you’d think.

Spike Jonze clearly had a different interpretation of Where the Wild Things Are than I did, but I like his better. I just thought it was a short book for kids to learn how to read, and some pictures they’d like of monsters prancing around. I mean, the plot was Max yells at his mom, gets punished, imagines a fantasy land, then goes home and finds out his mom forgives him.

Jonze’s version is about the lessons kids have to learn about their angry instincts. There is a tone of melancholy to even the most wonderful fantasy scenes. And this isn’t like saying Harry Potter is dark because people are trying to kill him but really it’s happy magic. This is really heavy. Playing rough not only leads to others getting hurt, it makes even the wildest anarchist feel bad.

Dr. Horrible will star in a Batman musical

It seems there’s nothing Neil Patrick Harris can’t do: He was the title character in Joss Whedon’s Emmy-winning, all-singing, all-emoting Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog; he wowed us at the Emmys; and now he’ll be voicing and singing a new character in an upcoming musical episode of Batman: The Brave and Bold, the animated TV series, next week.

Sam Raimi admits Spidey 3 mistakes, what he plans for 4

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is now admitting what the rest of us have known for a while: That the third movie wasn’t that terrific and that he needs to get back to basics for the upcoming Spider-Man 4. Oh, Raimi doesn’t say outright that 3 sucked, but he does acknowledge that “I think having so […]

Green Lantern moves out of Oz. Does that mean a delay?

Aside from Batman, it doesn’t seem like any film version of DC Comics heroes can catch a break: While Marvel’s Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and other franchises zoom ahead, DC’s various projects remain stalled or stillborn. The latest is Green Lantern, which is now having to rethink a decision to shoot in Australia because of costs.