'Lost' going out with 2 1/4-hour finale
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"Lost" has found an added half-hour to expand its big series conclusion.
ABC says the May 23 finale originally scheduled for two hours is now set to air from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Hawai'i time.
Preceding the finale will be a retrospective special, "Lost: The Final Journey," airing from 6 to 8 p.m. It will look back at the past six seasons of this mystical thriller.
And to finish out the big night, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel bids the series farewell on a special edition of his show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to 'Lost.' "
'SUPER 8' COLLABORATORS OFFER SNEAK PEEK
Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are collaborating on a hush-hush project — and "Iron Man 2" audiences are getting the first look at it.
A Paramount spokeswoman says a teaser trailer for "Super 8" will debut today before midnight screenings of "Iron Man 2."
Abrams, whose films include "Star Trek," wrote the screenplay for "Super 8" and will direct. Spielberg is producing.
Like "Cloverfield," the 2008 hit produced by Abrams, details about "Super 8" are being kept secret. Paramount spokeswoman Katie Martin Kelley would only say that "Super 8" is not a sequel to "Cloverfield" and that the movie is inspired by films Abrams "loved and admired as a teenager."
"Super 8" is due in theaters in summer 2011.
'CSI,' GORE HONORED FOR CONSCIENTIOUS TV
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the group behind the annual Emmy awards, paid tribute to what it called "television with a conscience" at its third-annual Television Academy Honors in Beverly Hills.
"I sort of call it, 'The night where we see that television chooses its power to do good versus evil,' " said event host Dana Delany ("Desperate Housewives"). "We've seen a lot of crap on TV and this (event honors) shows that really enlighten the world."
Among honorees at the Wednesday night ceremony: individual episodes of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Private Practice" and "Glee." Former Vice President Al Gore accepted a statuette for his Current TV network's "Vanguard" series, which documented effects of prescription-drug abuse.
JUDGE'S ORDER MAKES SEX CHANGE OFFICIAL
Chaz Bono is officially a man and has his new name.
A judge yesterday granted a request to change the name and gender of the 41-year-old writer, activist and reality TV star. Chaz Bono was born a girl to Sonny Bono and Cher and underwent a gender-change operation last year.
Bono was represented in court by attorney Kristina Wertz of the Transgender Law Center. Wertz said the judge's order is an important step in Chaz Bono's transition and will allow him to reflect his new identity on a variety of official documents.
Wertz said in a statement, "Chaz couldn't be happier."
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