Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada starred in the original series.
CHIPS, the once-popular crime show about the California Interstate Highway Patrol, may be the latest vintage TV series to get new life. Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that aggressive plans are underway to revive the series, which ran between 1977-1983. This would be yet another sign of the creative drought in Hollywood, as studios look to their vaults to dust off older concepts. Hawaii 5-0 is being revived later this year. For more click here
Disney is re-issuing their classic Oscar-nominated film Beauty and the Beast in 3-D to cash in on the latest technology craze. One critic who thinks it's a mistake is James Sims, who outlines why this strategy is an insult to the last great era of original Disney animation. Click here to read
This won't mean much to international readers but please bear with us. With former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in the news again, having gotten a mistrial on 23 of the 24 federal indictments against him yesterday, it's time we pointed out a significant fact that we ran some time ago. Blago, as he is known to one and all, is quite possibly the most embarrassing and goofy American politician of our time (and that's saying something!). He fails to realize that his trademark tidal wave-style haircut has made him a national laughing stock. However, we did notice the similarity to the "do" worn by actor William Devane. The only difference is that Devane won't have to worry about how to maintain the style inside a federal prison, as Blago was still convicted on one count.