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In the News (Sun 17 Feb 19)

  ABC Inks Deal with Sex & the City Creator Darren Star
According to Variety, ABC is hopping into bed with "Sex And The City" creator Darren Star, inking a rich two-for-one pilot commitment with the Sony-based producer.
Alphabet will develop two projects with Star's shingle, committing to greenlight at least one project to pilot early next year.
Star is partnering on the show with Full Picture's Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha, who exec produce the Bravo reality hit "Project Runway."
www.movieweb.com /tv/news/97/10297.php   (432 words)

  Darren Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darren Star (born 1961) is an American television and film producer and screenwriter best known for the hugely successful television series Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place (both of which were co-produced with Aaron Spelling), and Sex and the City.
Star was raised in Potomac, Maryland and attended Winston Churchill High School.
Star has residences in New York and Los Angeles, and is openly gay.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Darren_Star   (125 words)

 What Critics are saying!
Funnier than creator Darren Star's inadvertently funny new Wall Street drama ''The Street,'' ''Pointe'' takes the air out of the gassy nighttime youth soap opera by way of dexterous acting -- the way the performers execute both their characters and the characters they play on the show within the show is remarkably adroit.
Star has already taken heat from Spelling's famous pop, producer Aaron Spelling, a mentor and producing colleague on "90210" and "Melrose Place." Spelling complained to WB executives about the character's similarities to his daughter, who originally got her job on "90210" through Daddykins.
Darren Star, the creator of HBO's very mature comedy Sex and the City, is still best known as the man behind Beverly Hills, 90210, the teen drama that made stars of Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and, to a lesser degree, Tori Spelling, daughter of megaproducer Aaron Spelling.
www.geocities.com /grossepointewb/critic.html   (757 words)

 'Grosse Pointe' a satirical look at TV
Star said he never set out to hurt anyone's feelings, but he "thought what was going on behind the camera was in some ways more interesting than what was happening in front of the camera on all the series that I produced."
Star said Doherty was going to have a cameo in the "Grosse Pointe" pilot but was unable to participate due to a scheduling conflict.
Star also pokes fun of himself in "Grosse Pointe," not only in the form of the show's young executive producer, but also in the dialogue for the characters on the teen drama.
www.postgazette.com /tv/20000917tvowen1.asp   (869 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Screens: Lucky (Darren) Star
Darren Star could have been a one-hit wonder.
Darren Star could have just rested on his laurels -- and royalty checks -- but then, the Austin Film Festival's Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference doesn't give out awards to one-hit wonders.
Star -- who will receive this year's AFF Outstanding Television Writer Award and headline two panels at this weekend's conference -- is busy developing a pilot for NBC and penning two screenplays (Star's first foray into film in a decade), as well as keeping a watchful eye on Sex and the City.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2002-10-11/screens_string10.html   (1118 words)

 FilmStew.com • Kitchen Twinkles in Star's Eye
Darren Star, creator of HBO's hit Emmy-winning sitcom Sex and the City, has something brewing in the Kitchen.
Star has signed a deal with the Fox Broadcasting Co., which carries a six-figure penalty, to develop a new series based on the Anthony Bourdain book Kitchen Confidential, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most high-class restaurants in New York.
Star will executive produce the pilot episode, and he is currently attached to direct.
www.filmstew.com /Content/Article.asp?ContentID=9799&Pg=1   (303 words)

 Darren's Star Island Page
STAR ISLAND is one of 7 small islands (the Isles Of Shoals - see picture) about 10 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
They are known as Pelicans and are a tight-knit group who work for next-to-nothing and the pleasure of being on Star all summer long.
Star Island is akin to a camp for all ages and is affectionately known as "Our Spirit Home".
www.pelicansarepelicans.com /vols/darren   (174 words)

 CNN.com - 'Sex and City' creator spills some beans - July 17, 2002
The show's creator, Darren Star, checked in with CNN anchor Leon Harris from New York on Wednesday to reveal a few secrets from the fresh crop of episodes.
STAR: I'm actually amazed that a woman didn't get to this first, but I think there's something about being a guy, and maybe having the perspective on women's lives that maybe women don't have themselves.
STAR: I think certainly that looking for love is a big part of the show, but I think that if there's one thing that is different about "Sex and the City" and the message that I think has resonated with viewers, especially women.
archives.cnn.com /2002/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/17/star.cnna   (747 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Big Brother's Darren quits Aids trip
He said Darren was one of several people due to address Friday night's meeting and they were "disappointed" he did not make it.
He said the Big Brother star, the third last member of the TV house to be evicted, had worked for them on four previous occasions.
On Friday, Darren had spoken of the distress he felt confronting the effect of HIV/ Aids on people in Jamaica, a country with one of the world's highest rates of the disease.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/1051061.stm   (593 words)

 The Star Trek MIDI page
James Darren, a film actor, TV star, singer, director, was born James William Ercolani on 8 June 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Darren played rich-kid surfer Moondoggie and returned to star in two of the sequels before going on to other projects.
Darren continued to make films and in 1966 starred as Dr. Tony Newman in "The Time Tunnel", his first TV series.
www.vic-fontaine.com /vic.php   (727 words)

 Darren Star close to signing three-year deal with Sony TV | News | Advocate.com
Darren Star close to signing three-year deal with Sony TV Darren Star is poised to set up shop in a big way at Sony Pictures Television.
The Star deal is a surprising move for Sony, which significantly scaled back its spending on TV writer-producer deals more than two years ago as part of a major strategic shift in its approach to the prime-time series business.
Industry sources said Sony's top TV brass view the chance to be in business with Star as a good opportunistic move to jump-start its prime-time development efforts, but sources also cautioned that the courtship of Star doesn't mean that the studio is looking to further beef up its writer roster anytime soon.
www.advocate.com /news_detail.asp?id=2753   (197 words)

 Variety.com - Reviews - Kitchen Confidential
Darren Star has whipped up a crew of intriguing characters and in just 22 minutes, the cast makes them not only real but familiar.
He has a star in Bradley Cooper who is eminently watchable and as his life intersects with others, those supporting characters leave a residue that will make viewers want them revisited.
Star has swapped the name of Jack for Anthony for his head chef and made him, initially, less caustic and even lovable.
www.variety.com /review/VE1117928217?categoryId=32   (703 words)

 Extratv.com : Darren Star
At the time, Star revealed there were casting considerations that could have changed the course of TV history.
And they worked out for Darren again when he went to HBO with the idea that would become his latest success.
Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon say Star is a visionary writer and producer who has got his finger on pop culture's pulse.
extratv.warnerbros.com /dailynews/extra/04_02/04_29c.html   (219 words)

 Sound Space: Science Fiction Audio Reviews
Darren's smooth voice is blended with a silky bass on the opening number, "The Best is Yet to Come," which, like many of the disc's tracks, was performed on the show by the entertainer.
During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Darren was an exuberant though relatively innocent teen heartthrob, and his trademark effervescence clearly remains evident on This One's From the Heart.
Darren adopts a distinctively husky voice on "Here's to the Losers," which marvelously evokes a lonely late-night atmosphere.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue141/sound.html   (466 words)

 Dan's Papers - Neighbor
Darren Star hit it big as a young writer with Beverly Hills 91210, in 1990, when he was just 29 years old.
Most recently, in 2003, Star created Miss Match starring Alicia Silverstone as a Los Angeles divorce attorney who moonlights as a high-end matchmaker although her own love life isn’t exactly a bed of roses.
Star has given many of us hours and hours of entertainment as well as an excuse to stay home during primetime.
www.danspapers.com /paper/neighbor2.html   (997 words)

 USLFans.com -- For the Fans, By the Fans
Darren Tilley has been one of the A-League's most dominant players and ranks second in A-League all-time scoring, with 158 points in regular season and playoffs combined.
A two-time A-League All-Star, Tilley was the league's top scorer in the 1998 season with the Rochester Raging Rhinos (playoffs included).
Darren Tilley (6'3" 188 lbs; 191cm, 85kg) was born in Keynsham, England on March 15, 1967.
www.a-league.com /news/2001/news,2001,0066.shtml   (673 words)

 Amazon.com: This One's from the Heart: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Darren's character enjoyed some development over the two seasons of his involvement, and I took great enjoyment in his role AND his crooning.
Darren was quoted in the liner notes as saying that the Vic Fontaine character "...inspired my return to singing".
Darren's voice is expressive and has a great range of dynamics and intensity.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000JZ0Z?v=glance   (1741 words)

 TIME.com Print Page: Arts & Entertainment -- TELEVISION: Pointe, Counterpoint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In the early '90s producers Aaron Spelling and Darren Star were the Obi-Wan and Luke of empty-calorie entertainment.
Her pitch-perfect analogue is Marcy Sternfeld (Lindsay Sloane), a dramatically challenged actress who's had career help from various surgical upgrades and a big-shot "uncle" in the TV biz.
Star is the more innovative producer, who mines glitter gulches for gems, but also one for whom every sincere emotion is likely to set up a knowing punch line.
www.time.com /time/arts/printout/0,8816,54890,00.html   (858 words)

 FilmStew.com • New Basketball Star
Darren Star, creator of Sex and the City, is developing a show for Fox TV about rich, very tall men and the women who love them, sometimes.
Daily Variety reports Star and writer Ayanna Floyd are developing a script for a one-hour soap called Basketball Wives set in Atlanta and exploring the lives of women romantically involved with pro hoops players.
Star is staying busy in his new digs at Sony.
www.filmstew.com /Content/Article.asp?ContentID=12603   (243 words)

 Darren Hayes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Darren's new CD, "The Tension and the Spark" has been released in Australia and several other countries, and will be released in the US in the coming months (exact release dates are sketchy).
Darren is set to appear at the All-Star Party at this years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, to be held on March 5.
Darren is a Star Wars fan and his favourite childhood Christmas memory was when, even though they could barely afford food, his mother saved all year to buy Darren some Star Wars action figures.
felbartlett.org /beautiful_hayes.html   (493 words)

 Variety.com - O'Neal, Star 'Match' wits in Peacock pilot
In addition, Star has now committed to direct the pilot from Imagine, 20th Century Fox TV and Darren Star Prods.
In addition to Star and Rake, David Nevins and Brian Grazer are exec producers.
Star said he decided to direct the "Miss/Match" pilot because of his desire "to be more intimately involved in" the project.
www.variety.com /index.asp?layout=print_story&articleid=VR1117881969&categoryid=14   (451 words)

 The Jewish Journal Of Greater Los Angeles
Darren Star doesn’t want you to know that he spent a portion of his bar mitzvah money to buy himself a subscription to Variety, the entertainment industry’s bible.
Darren Star: It’s easy to fall into a stereotypical depiction of a Jewish person.
Living in large cities, I think we’re under the assumption or misconception that these stereotypes are a joke, but in fact I think in areas where people don’t know Jewish people, their ideas of who Jewish people are often formed by the media.
www.jewishjournal.com /home/preview.php?id=11050   (986 words)

 Live Music Gig, Evening Star, Brighton - Darren Poyzer
DARREN POYZER is a highly acclaimed, entertaining and enlightening singer songwriter from Manchester, England.
A true independent, he is one of a new generation who have scorned the traditional route of working with corporate record labels and took to his own road.
The Evening Star is a modest and very friendly venue, specialising also in real ales, situated in the centre of Brighton.
www.poyzer.com /brighton   (276 words)

 Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones Biographies!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Ever since he was young, he wanted to be a singer (pop star).
As soon as Darren walked in, they clicked and Darren was hired.
Darren's favorite songs from "Affirmation" are: "Lover After Me", "I Don't Know You Anymore", and "Affirmation" (which happen to be MY favorite songs, as well!) Darren is also OBSESSED with STAR WARS.
www.angelfire.com /pa2/Gem/biographies.html   (237 words)

 STARTREK.COM : Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
That song in particular holds special significance in relation to Star Trek, Darren noted, as it's the song he sang for Kira and Odo, noting "I was always a good matchmaker!"
Darren truly worked up the crowd, with several couples literally dancing in the aisles, and drew excited applause as he announced that his next CD should be out in July.
Next up was Voyager guest-star Scarlett Pomers ("Naomi Wildman"), who sang a trio of songs, including one accompanied by a pair of her young friends, and finishing with a medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and John Lennon's "Imagine," a medley she dedicated to the fans.
www.startrek.com /startrek/view/news/article/119388.html   (616 words)

 Darren Star cooks up Kitchen Confidential for Fox | News | Advocate.com
After turning New York restaurants into a chic setting for Sex and the City, Darren Star, the out creator of the hit HBO comedy, is taking a closer behind-the-scenes look at posh eateries in Kitchen Confidential.
Star will supervise the writing of the pilot script and will executive-produce; he also is attached to direct.
Star won a Best Comedy Series Emmy in 2001 as part of the producing team of Sex.
www.advocate.com /news_detail.asp?id=5080   (237 words)

 Kitchen Confidential   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
That means an energetic blend of sex, sophistication, outlandishness and rat-a-tat-tat dialogue spilling from the mouths of effortlessly attractive characters in a sleek setting.
Say what you will about the overdone gloss and slickness of the Star style, but the man makes shows for adults in a broadcast primetime universe that's too often hopelessly watered-down so as to appeal to everyone.
The opener, directed by Star from a taut teleplay penned by fellow creator and exec producer David Hemingson, hits the ground not just running but racing like an Indy car.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001138669   (645 words)

 Darren Star at Hollywood.com
Credited by some with energizing the Fox Network and with reviving the Spelling TV empire, Darren Star was a driven 28-year old from Potomac, MD, when the series he created, "Beverly Hills 90210" premiered on Fox in 1990 and launched his career.
Star was enticed by CBS to leave the Spelling empire in 1995 to create, write and executive produce "Central Park West", another ongoing primetime sudser, based and shot in New York amidst the backdrop of a publishing empire.
Rather than use this freedom simply to titillate, Star drew characters who were refreshingly more realistic than his previous creations, and audiences responded well despite the fact that these affluent, sexually adventurous socialites live a life quite foreign to the average viewer.
www.hollywood.com /celebrity/Darren_Star/197470   (1117 words)

 Fun Money Blog: Darren Rowse Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Darren - The ProBlogger crowd is by far the most loyal and interactive.
Darren - Digital Photography Blog is definitely the most profitable on a daily basis at present.
Darren - My only formally stated ‘goal’ is to post at least 25 posts per day on average over a week (I usually exceed this).
funmoneyblog.com /archives/2005/04/darren_rowse_in.html   (2223 words)

 Darren Star and Candace Bushnell are not speaking
Darren Star and Candace Bushnell are not speaking
Darren Star and Candace Bushnell are not speaking after 13 years of friendship and huge success from their partnership on "Sex and the City".
1: Darren Star and Candace Bushnell are not speaking
www.sootle.com /1447.html   (152 words)

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