By Sharon Eberson / Friday, Oct. 31
Happy treating, with no tricks.
What does David Tennant's departure mean for the "Doctor Who" series? The most recent incarnation of the Time Lord says he will leave Who-ville after filming four TV specials. Tennant (seen in AP photo) announced his departure on Wednesday night during the National TV Awards in London.
Appearing via video link, Tennant said: "I'm very excited because in January I go back to Cardiff to do four new specials which will see me through to 2009 - but when it returns in 2010 [in the UK] it won't be with me. . . . "It's been the most brilliant, mad, amazing, life-changing time over the last three and a half years. There is a whole 2009 before I leave. Thank you for watching it, loving it, and being so enthusiastic."
I was a big fan of Christopher Eccleston, who helped revive the franchise, too, so I hope there's a next regeneration.
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After Scott Mervis complained in his PG blog Pop Noise! that Bruce Springsteen hadn't produced a Halloween song, the slick music video "A Night With the Jersey Devil" magically appeared on the boss' Web site. Coincidence?
Earlier this week, Bruce and his family were forced to announce that they would not hold their annual elaborate Halloween display at their Rumson, N.J. mansion. The couple said they were worried about people's safety because the event attracted too many visitors.
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"Project Runway" may be headed to Lifetime network, but that doesn't mean Bravo won't walk the runway walk anymore.
While the channels battle in court over "Project Runway's" future, Bravo said on Thursday that it has ordered a design-competition series called "The Fashion Show," in which viewers pick the winner and the prize includes a retail deal. Casting calls will be held starting next month and are set for Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and New York, with potential contestants required to bring examples of their work, The Associated Press reported. The series' air date was not announced.
"The Fashion Show" is designed to complement another "Runway"-related show, "Tim Gunn's Guide to Style." Bravo also is developing "Celebrity Sew-Off," which would give the famous a chance to display their design skills.
"Project Runway" has been caught in a struggle involving NBC Universal, which owns Bravo, the Weinstein Co. and the Lifetime channel. NBC Universal sued Weinstein after the production company made a reported $150 million deal with Lifetime for the series that features model Heidi Klum as host.
The sixth season of "Project Runway" was expected to start airing in January on Lifetime, depending on the outcome of the suit. As Heidi would say, "In fashion, one day you're in and the next day you're out."