There’s no business like show biz! This week was a big week for TV and film starting with the premiere of Showtime’s hit show “Weeds” and the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. While those two topics made the ScreenCrave scroll-page, the ones that follow did not (for whatever reason). We’ve got updates on “The Voice,” Comic-Con and a Barrymore. Also, today someone/something celebrates a big birthday, so check out who you’ll be singing Happy Birthday to below.
- NBC’s “The Voice” came to an end Wednesday night, after naming their first winner, Javier Colon. According to Variety, all four “Voice” judges are set to return for a second season. The singing-talent show is set to return in January.
- Seeing as Comic-Con is just a few weeks away, it’s a perfect time to announce that Francis Ford Coppola is joining the party in San Diego. Firstshowing reports that the legendary filmmaker will be presenting portions of his new horror film Twixt at a panel on Saturday, July 23 in Hall H.
- THR has announced Drew Barrymore’s third directorial project, Heist Society. She will be rejoined with Whip It! screenwriter Shauna Cross. Heist Society is a young adult thriller about a girl who leaves her own criminal life behind only to be forced back to hep her family of burglars and master thieves. Honestly, the plot sounds intriguing and with Barrymore at the helm, it might just work out really well. Whip It! was a good ‘girl power’ chick flick.
- July really is an all-American month. I’m not referring to independence but good old television. 70 years ago today, commercial television was launched in the U.S. Happy Birthday TV and keep making us happy! [via Variety]
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