The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens as the Class of 2014. The ceremony will be held April 10 in New York City at the Barclays Center and televised in May on HBO. An act is eligible to be on the ballot 25 years after its first release, so Nirvana makes the cut on its first try. The other five artists have waited for years to be inducted. Also being honored are The E Street Band with the Award for Musical Excellence, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham with the Ahmet Ertegun Award for non-performers. Rolling Stone.
Lifetime is developing a TV movie about the behind-the-scenes drama of “Today” surrounding the ouster of Ann Curry. Liz Gateley and Tony DiSantos will produce the project, based on the Brian Stelter book “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.” No word yet on who will play Curry, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and others. TV Line.
Keith Simanton exclusively interviews “American Hustle” Oscar contenders and Golden Globe nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and director David O. Russell. The special video chat also includes clips from the movie. IMDB.
Harvey and Bob Weinstein are returning to their roots by striking a production and distribution deal with Miramax, the company they founded in 1979. During their first two decades, the brothers were responsible for many acclaimed movies, like “sex, lies and videotape,” “Reservoir Dogs,” and “Shakespeare in Love,” as well as fierce awards campaigning. They sold the company to Disney in 1993 and left in a bitter dispute over creative control in 2005. Named after their parents Miriam and Max, the return will be a true homecoming involving new content and mining the library of over 750 titles. L.A. Times.
The Yahoo movies staff offers up their top 25 films of 2013. The overall favorite is “12 Years a Slave,” and it is followed (in order) by “Gravity,” “American Hustle,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Her,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Short Term 12,” and “Frozen.” Yahoo.
What were the most notable Hollywood deaths in 2013? A new photo gallery pays tribute to Tom Clancy, Jeanne Cooper, Roger Ebert, Annette Funicello, James Gandolfini, George Jones, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, and many others. The Wrap.
The annual two-week PaleyFest is headed to its new home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood March 13-28. The event will kick off with a “Veronica Mars” cast reunion timed for a new movie release the following day. The other two TV casts confirmed so far are “American Horror Story: Coven” and “Pretty Little Liars.” Several other shows will be announced on January 8. Variety.
Robert Redford will be honored with the prestigious American Riviera Award on February 9 at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Calling his work in “All is Lost” as one of the best performances of the year,” the tribute is also for his 50-year career as an actor, director, and producer. Previous recipients have included Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, Tommy Lee Jones, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino. Awards Daily.