<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Entertainment Today]]> <![CDATA['The Hobbit' Filmmakers in Deep Talks With Warner Bros. to Make Third Movie]]> Peter Jackson is looking to return to Middle Earth yet again. Sources close to the production of The Hobbit say the filmmaker has concluded that he wants to turn his upcoming two-film adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien epic into a trilogy. That would require additional shooting that sources say could take place next summer for about two months in New Zealand.]]> <![CDATA[Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion]]> Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty in a New Jersey courtroom on Friday to evading federal taxes on $1.8 million earned between 2005 and 2007, the Associated Press reports. The singer faces a maximum one-year sentence for each of the three counts.]]> <![CDATA[Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's Coachella Set: Hits, Guests and a Tupac Resurrection ]]> Sure, Jay-Z brought out Beyonce at Coachella in 2010, and Kanye West gave festival goers his ballerina-assisted best with Bon Iver last year. But how many hip-hop headliners could resurrect Tupac Shakur from the dead? Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, the G-funk maestros who provided Weekend 1 of Coachella with a thrilling outro on Sunday night (Apr. 15), took their joint performance to a new level when they were joined by Tupac -- their fellow West Coast rapper who was killed in 1996 -- in hologram form, sharing the stage with the digitally recreated rapper and letting his likeness rattle off "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted" and "Gangsta Party" in the middle of their set.]]> <![CDATA[Howard Stern on His 'Leap of Faith' to 'America's Got Talent']]> Though his judging experience is limited to decades of radio commentary on breast size and shape, Howard Stern is promising substance over shtick when he joins fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel for Monday night's season seven premiere of NBC's America's Got Talent. Already, groups like the Parents Television Council have condemned Stern's addition to the lineup.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Shakespeare 'monitoring weather']]> Boulder is currently facing a flashflood warning expected to last through later on Wednesday, July 30, with at least 1-2 inches of rain expected. Since Colorado Shakespeare Festival performs some o]]> <![CDATA[Full lineup and schedule for BIFF announced]]>  The Boulder International Film Festival has released its full lineup and schedule. One standout film on the lineup is The Rocket, which follows the adventures of a Laotian misfit trying to fi]]> <![CDATA[‘American Idol’s’ offstage rivals]]> Something about TV singing shows tends to bring out the worst in human nature: put-downs, feuds and back-stabbing. But enough about the producers. At least the contestants are usually polite to each other.]]> <![CDATA[Miss Universe organization will change policy to allow transgender contestants]]> GLAAD and the Miss Universe Organization announced Tuesday that the pageant will change its overall policy to allow transgender women to compete. The larger change comes after the Miss Universe Organization, which is owned by Donald Trump, said it would allow Miss Canada Universe contestant, Jenna Talackova, to participate, “provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions.” Talackova had threatened legal action against the organization when they initially denied her entry.]]> <![CDATA[Is the time right for rap's Odd Future?]]> Too bad Michelle Obama didn't invite Tyler, the Creator and his California hip-hop collective Odd Future to the White House. Conservative pundits would have had bona fide controversial rappers to rail against instead of Common, the nonthreatening Chicago rhymer who appeared at last week's White House poetry slam.]]> <![CDATA[Australia pushes for locally made TV, but producers cry foul]]> The Australian government has put new incentives in place to urge TV networks to broadcast Australian programs. But for some producers, it's not enough.]]> <![CDATA[Red Fang releases free acoustic EP]]> Portland stoner-metal act Red Fang released a new EP to Bandcamp today. And in a double-twist of pleasantly unexpected, it's both free, and acoustic.]]> <![CDATA[Trent Reznor knows it all]]> It looked like he was going to laptop jockey the show, filling the stage only with the size of his legacy, the closest NIN could get to playing an “unplugged” show. But Reznor had something grander in store. ]]> <![CDATA[Campbell Brown's exit illustrates CNN's struggles as it turns 30]]> Campbell Brown felt a mounting sense of futility as average viewership for her prime-time CNN show sank to around 500,000 this year. "I was watching the ratings in conjunction with trying to balance my family life, and I was really struggling to do it successfully," the anchor, who has two young sons, said last week.]]> <![CDATA[Ozzy Osbourne and Family Headed Back to Primetime TV]]> Ozzy Osbourne and his family are returning to primetime TV, thanks to Canadian animation house Cuppa Coffee Studios and its upcoming animated series The F'n Osbournes. ]]> <![CDATA[Four or more for Music Director]]> Rumors have been swirling around Chautauqua all summer. When the Colorado Music Festival announced its summer season, it was stated that three of the guest conductors were candidates to replace ]]> <![CDATA[Maura Tierney bounces back after fighting cancer]]> <![CDATA[Liam McIntyre replaces the late Andy Whitfield in ‘Spartacus’]]> You could never tell by looking at him now but Liam McIntyre, who plays the sinewy hero in “Spartacus: Vengeance,” suffered from severe asthma when he was a kid.]]> <![CDATA[A reanimated Gorillaz is back , this time with real-life musicians]]> When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw.]]> <![CDATA[Fox renews 'Fringe' but cancels 'Chicago Code,' 'Human Target' and more]]> <![CDATA[Conan O’Brien comes to Boulder]]> Embattled former Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien is embarking on a comedy variety tour and will stop in Boulder’s Mackey Auditorium on May 9. O’Brien will tour with the former Tonight Show band and longtime sidekick Andy Richter. The tour, called “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television,” kicks off in Eugene, Ore. on April 12.]]>