Wednesday Call Sheet: Stewart & Colbert’s Humiliating Ratings, ‘Hobbit’ Flop, Bane Now Understood

CABLE RATINGS TO BREAK HEARTS OF STEWART/COLBERT FANS

'Pawn Stars' -- #1 with 5.6 million viewers

'Basketball Wives 4' -- #8 with 1.874 milion viewers

'La La's Full Court Life' -- #12 with 1.648 million viewers

'Daily Show' -- #23 with 1.54 million viewers

'Colbert Report'  -- #36 with 1.217 million viewers

EW CONTINUES TO HYPE ONE OF THE LOWEST-RATED SHOWS ON TELEVISION

"A peek at the sets for 30 Rock‘s upcoming live show inspires great confidence that the show’s sophomore live performance will prove to be a memorable one."

IF  'THE AVENGERS' WERE 10 TIMES MANLIER

"The Avengers are Earth's mightiest heroes: a viking god, a bipolar nerd, an alcoholic weapons dealer and the living symbol of a country that has to borrow numbers from China in order to measure its obesity rate. This month, Man Comics is retelling the Avengers' incredible origin story -- a tale so filled with virility that it would be impolite to start reading it without warning your woman's entry points."

CHRISTIANS VS. TEA PARTY ON TV'S MUST-CARRY RULE

"The must-carry rules, regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, give broadcast TV stations the right to have their signals carried on the cable systems in their local markets.  

"Eliminating the rules would allow cable operators to refuse to carry the signals, likely tossing off many religious, smaller independent and foreign-language stations."

BANE VOICE CLEARED UP IN NEW 'DARK KNIGHT RISES' 

"I have some terrific news: I understood every word that Bane said. It should be noted that the theater I was in featured some of the most advanced technology in the projection industry, so I don’t know if they changed the audio or if it was just the presentation, but it did raise my confidence in that aspect of the film."

---Three New Promo Images for The Dark Knight Rises

---'Dark Knight Rises’ CinemaCon Footage Recap: A Truly Epic Batman Finale

DIRECTOR SHANE BLACK DROPS HINTS ON 'IRON MAN 3'

"Black dubbed the movie a "technological thriller" and a "crisis movie" set in the world of "international war, arms and terror" saying that they will "put Tony Stark through the wringer" as they explore the trials of being Tony Stark. Although no villain has been revealed for the film, he said the villain will be one that will "frighten in today's world.""

WRITER OF 'STAR TREK'S TNG'S' FINEST HOUR TALKS SEQUEL

"Now, over a decade later, Gendel has turned back to the story of Picard and the lost civilization of Kataan with “The Outer Light” – a webcomic being released over the next few weeks that continues Picard’s story."

'HOBBIT' FOOTAGE FLOPS  

"One industry observer next to me said afterwards, “It was like seeing Live From The Met at IMAX. Kinda cold.”  Another three-time Oscar winner in attendance who has worked on innumerable classic films told me later, “I think we should let him finish it and see what it’s like then, but it seems a little like the look of a soap opera”. Still another media member thought it looked “extraordinary” but felt the high-defness of it all would deeply divide moviegoers, especially those who like the grain of film."

---'The Hobbit' debuted some footage in 48 fps and everyone hated it

MORE PROOF WILL.I.AM HAS NO SENSE OF HUMOR

"The 37 year old star was informed by a fan that his page on the encyclopedia site had been altered, with his birthdate changed to 997988 Bc and his job titles listed as "DJ, producer and oldest living man ever".

LEFT-WING MUPPETS SET FOR SEQUEL

"Director James Bobin and writer Nicholas Stoller are set to return behind the camera, though Jason Segel will not be back as the star."

AL GREEN PREPARES TO TOUR

"Chewing gum and wearing sunglasses, the Rev. Al Green dropped into a large white-leather chair here at his office adjacent to the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, where he has ministered for the past 36 years. The soul singer and songwriter recently made news when President Barack Obama crooned the opening line of his 1971 hit "Let's Stay Together" during a fund-raiser at New York's Apollo Theater."

21 NEW PICTURES FROM RIDLEY SCOTT'S 'PROMETHEUS'

"Fox has released 21 new images from Ridley Scott's Prometheus, revealing just as much as it still hides from the film that will hopefully rock our cinematic worlds once it arrives in theaters on June 8."

 

PIXAR MAKING FILM ABOUT MEXICAN HOLIDAY, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

PIXAR’S ‘THE GOOD DINOSAUR’ GETS TITLED, RELEASE DATE

 SONY IS WASTING NO TIME PREPPING FOR 'THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2'

NEW TRAILER FOR THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ARRIVES WITH THE AVENGERS

 

'KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS' RENEWED FOR 3 MORE SEASONS

JACK BLACK VISITED MURDERER 'BERNIE' IN PRISON

JUDGE DREDD GETS ITS PROMISED R-RATING

'GLEE' STARS DELIVER EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON

LOUIS C.K.'S CBS SITCOM WILL NOW STAR ASHLEY TISDALE

 

BEATLES DOCUMENTARY TO INCLUDE FULL-LENGTH, LONG-LOST FIRST U.S. CONCERT

 

STEPHEN KING'S 'EYES OF THE DRAGON' BEING ADAPTED

 

'PRETTY WOMAN' ICONIC SCENE ALMOST SCRAPPED

JOHN CUSACK RECEIVES HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

ALAN CUMMING TO BE HONORED AT GAY CHARITY GALA

JASON SEGEL FORCED TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR NEW ROMANCE

'SCARY MOVIE 5' DIGS UP A NEW DIRECTOR

HAPPY 70TH, BARBRA STREISAND 

SCOTTDS' EPIC LINKTACULAR

QUESTIONABLE TREK - VOL. 11 - ANDREW PRICE AND SCOTTDS DISCUSS 'STAR TREK: INSURRECTION'

HOW ‘THE GODFATHER’ WAS DIMINISHED BY ITS STATE-OF-THE-ART RESTORATION

'BORAT' BOOSTED TOURISM TO KAZAKHSTAN, OFFICIAL SAYS

VINCE VAUGHN AND TONY DANZA TEAM FOR ABC COMEDY PROJECT

5 THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SEASON OF 'ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT'

R.I.P. FILM COMPOSER ROBERT O. RAGLAND ('10 TO MIDNIGHT,' 'THE THING WITH TWO HEADS,' 'GRIZZLY')

10 MOVIES THAT PROMISED SEQUELS THAT NEVER HAPPENED

8 WEIRD CREATURES THAT NEED THEIR OWN SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE

 A LOOK BACK AT THE FILMS OF ROBERT BRESSON

24 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE 'TOTAL RECALL' COMMENTARY

ORSON WELLES: AN OBJECT OF FUN

WATCH: A SYNCHRONIZED COLLAGE OF EVERY ZOOM IN 'THE SHINING'

THE STORY BEHIND THE 'FRASIER' THEME SONG

FOR YOU SCREENWRITERS: THE SECRET TO A GREAT FIRST 10 PAGES

NEW TO HOME VIDEO

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