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Lost Wowed Viewers, but Behind the Scenes Was Turmoil

'Toxic' culture overtook ABC's hit drama, per a new book excerpt by Maureen Ryan in 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - In the early days of Lost, the hit ABC series directed by co-creator JJ Abrams about plane crash survivors stranded on a mysterious tropical island, the writer's room was an electric creative space that one show veteran recalls as "heaven." From an actor's view, the possibilities...

Now Playing Everywhere: These Mountains

Kualoa Ranch is a Hollywood favorite

(Newser) - Kualoa Ranch is one of those places that few have visited but many have seen—currently a 100-foot-tall beast is rampaging through it as Kong: Skull Island pays across the big screen, notes Radio Times . A privately owned nature reserve on Hawaii's island of Oahu about 25 miles outside...

6 Celebs Who Didn't Watch Their Own TV Shows

Naveen Andrews has no idea what 'Lost' was about, either

(Newser) - If you're still wondering what, exactly, Lost was about … don't bother asking Naveen Andrews, otherwise known as Sayid. Andrews revealed this week that he never actually watched an episode of the show in which he starred. (So, according to Jezebel's Lindy West , "as far as...

Hurley's Lost Numbers Turn Lucky for Lottery Players

Nearly 10,000 win $150 by playing them

(Newser) - Hurley’s lucky/unlucky number sequence from Lost was pretty lucky last night for the nearly 10,000 people who played it in the lottery. The winning sequence (4 8 15 25 47 42) included four of those infamous Lost numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42), and in the right...

12 Lost Theories That Are Better Than Lost

Not that it takes much to top disappointing finale

(Newser) - It’s not much of a spoiler to say that the Lost finale didn’t exactly go over well with critics . Except Entertainment Weekly ’s Jeff “Doc” Jensen, who loved it…even though he had been advancing “theories that were cooler than the real answers” the entire...

Naveen Andrews, Barbara Hershey Split Up

After 11 on-and-off years, 'Beaches' and 'Lost' stars go separate ways

(Newser) - Lost star Naveen Andrews and Beaches star Barbara Hershey, who first got together in 1998, quietly broke up late last year, People reports . Andrews, now 41, and Hershey, 62, overcame not just their age difference and their careers' radically different trajectories but also the revelation in 2005 that he had...

Cool Cats Explain Lost Finale
 Cool Cats Explain Lost Finale 

Cool Cats Explain Lost Finale

Entire tail in 60 seconds

(Newser) - The Lost finale wasn't that confusing. In fact a few cool cats pretending to be Lost characters explain the whole kitten kaboodle in 60 seconds. The video by Tremendous News also squeezes in a recap of the entire season's highlights. It's catnip to fans, notes the Los Angeles Times.

Lost Finale Earns Raves—for Target Ads

Keyboard, smoke detector, barbecue sauce spots tickle viewers

(Newser) - Last night's Lost series finale left a lot of critics unhappy , but one thing most viewers agreed on was the cleverness of the Target ads that incorporated the show's mythology. "Can we have more of these, please?" asks New York's Vulture blog . "How about one for Dramamine showing...

Lost Finale: Whaaaaa?
 Lost Finale: Whaaaaa? 


Lost Finale: Whaaaaa?

Critics lash 'gauzy' cop-out

(Newser) - Watching the grand Lost finale was nearly as frustrating as watching Lost (at least it's over, so there will be no more mind-bending cliff-hangers!). While some critics were satiated, most were infuriated with a weak-ass ending that left far too many loose ends. Here's a sampling (spoiler alert!):...

Fans Count Down to Lost Finale

You want lists? These folks have lists!

(Newser) - In case you haven't heard, Lost ends its run tonight with a 2½-hour episode that carries six seasons' worth of speculation and the anticipation of pretty much the whole internet. "We feel like Lost deserved a real resolution, not a 'snow globe, waking up in bed, it’s...

7 Bizarre TV Finales

 7 Bizarre TV 
live up to these, 'lost'

7 Bizarre TV Finales

Was it all a dream? For some of these shows, yes

(Newser) - Warning: Spoilers ahead. In anticipation of Sunday’s sure-to-be-baffling Lost finale, the BBC remembers seven of the most bizarrely memorable series enders:
  • The Colbys: In this Dynasty spin-off, main character Fallon is abducted by aliens.
  • Roseanne: We found out that most of the stuff that happened was really just the

Hurley Bids Lost Farewell

 Hurley Bids Lost 
and more finale news

Hurley Bids Lost Farewell

Last episode looms worldwide

(Newser) - The world is preparing for the end of Lost—and we’ll (almost) all be watching it at the same time. In an effort to prevent internet downloading, broadcasters in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Turkey, and Canada will air the finale simultaneously with the US West Coast broadcast—...

Mad Men Gets End Date
 Mad Men Gets End Date  

Mad Men Gets End Date

Creator doesn't see series, now shooting Season 4, lasting past Season 6

(Newser) - Season 4 of Mad Men is still shooting, but its creator already knows when the hit series will end, reports the Weekly Blend blog . It won't go past Season 6, Matthew Weiner said at an industry convention last week. That seems to be a sweet spot for 1-hour dramas, notes...

Robert Pattinson's New Film Ends With ...
 Robert Pattinson's 
 New Film Ends With ... 
spoiler alert

Robert Pattinson's New Film Ends With ...

'Twilight' star's latest, 'Remember Me,' concludes with a twist

(Newser) - Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson has a movie coming out Friday, and the twist ending is already leaking out of theaters and onto the Internet. Don't keep reading if you don't want to know! Or continue to learn the secret of what Gawker blogger Richard Lawson calls "the film's exploitative...

Stripper: I Slept With Matthew Fox

Stefani Talbott claims affair with Lost star, married 18 years

(Newser) - Matthew Fox has done a pretty good job staying out of the tabloids, but with Lost in its last season, he finally has a scandal all his own: A stripper claims an affair with the married father of two. “He didn’t tell me to keep it a secret...

Twilight Hottie Proves He Can Actually Act
 Twilight Hottie 
 Proves He Can 
 Actually Act 
no vamping vampires

Twilight Hottie Proves He Can Actually Act

Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin talk about 'Remember Me'

(Newser) - Filming Remember Me “was the most ridiculous experience,” recalls Robert Pattinson, thanks to the fans and paparazzi constantly swarming the Twilight hottie. But the movie was a refreshing change for both him and co-star Emilie de Ravin of Lost: They both showed they could actually act, writes John...

State of the Union Set for Jan. 27

President Obama schedules speech with health reform still up in the air

(Newser) - President Obama has scheduled his first State of the Union address for Wednesday, Jan. 27. The White House had hoped health care reform would be passed before the speech, but the tight timeline makes that unlikely, CBS News reports. The date confirms White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' assurances that the...

State of the Union Won't Preempt Lost: Gibbs
 State of the Union 
 Won't Preempt 
 Lost: Gibbs 
the world can exhale

State of the Union Won't Preempt Lost: Gibbs

Date for speech not set, but it's not Feb. 2: Gibbs

(Newser) - The date isn't set yet, but couch potatoes can relax: President Obama's State of the Union address will not muscle out the 3-hour premiere of the final season of Lost on Feb. 2. "I don't foresee a scenario in which the millions of people who hope to see a...

Quit Bitching About Lost vs. State of the Union

You're a citizen before you're a couch potato, Roston writes

(Newser) - There is perhaps no “greater sign of our civilization’s decline” than the uproar about President Obama’s State of the Union address possibly preempting the season premiere of Lost or an episode of American Idol, Michael Roston writes. “Before we are couch potatoes, we are citizens,”...

Obama May Bump Lost Premiere

Fans aren't happy about possible State of the Union switch

(Newser) - Here’s the surest sign yet that Barack Obama is an evil foreign-born socialist: He might delay the Lost premiere. ABC’s been feverishly promoting the Feb. 2 premiere since November, so when word broke yesterday that Barack Obama might push the State of the Union address back to Feb....

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