Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fox's 25th Anniversary Special



"The Tracey Ullman Show" is expected to be part of FOX's 25th Anniversary Special, airing April 22, 2012 in the US.  The "Married... with Children" cast is expected to reunite, along with the casts of "The X-Files" and "Beverley Hills 90210".

The Tracey Ullman Show cast

The network was born on April 5, 1987, the same night "The Tracey Ullman Show" premiered.  That's right, "The Tracey Ullman Show" was premiered the very same night that FOX was launched, along with "Married... with Children"!  "The Tracey Ullman Show" spun off "The Simpsons".  You don't get more significant than that!

"The Tracey Ullman Show" celebrates its 25th Anniversary next month!!!


Tune in for the special!


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Tracey Roundup: The Hunger Games, Spark, And A Former Husband

Tracey was looked at for the role of Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games"

Tracey supports Spark


Candid video of Tracey joined by former "I Love You To Death" husband, Kevin Klein on the red carpet at "The Extra Man" New York premiere back in 2010:

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hulu Updates Itself Again... With Seasons 3 and 4 of "Tracey Takes On"


As previously reported, "Tracey Takes On" moved from Amazon.com's "Amazon Instant Video" and iTunes late last year, to Hulu.

45 episodes are now available.  47 original episodes were produced.  There is one episode missing from season 3 and 4.  These are most likely to be added in the next couple of days.

What we forgot to point out in the last post, is that the Hulu episodes are completely unedited.  As many are aware, the Season 3 and 4 DVD set that was released back in 2009, was heavily edited.  Some episodes were even chopped down to 10 minutes!  Amazon and iTunes also had edited episodes.  Some were even combined with an additional episode to make up for lost time due to deleted material.  These deletions were due to copyright issues.  The DVD sets (seasons 1 and 2) that HBO put out back in 2005 and 2006, while complete, removed the opening and closing title/credits sequences for season 2, (which is the season that started the "Tracey and the characters singing 'They Don't Know'" opening and closing), due to copyright problems with the theme song.  Hulu seems totally complete, with the original opening title and closing sequences restored!  


We'll see if Tracey's additional two HBO specials will also be added.  "Tracey Ullman: A Class Act" had been available on iTunes and Amazon.com.  "A Class Act" was edited on those services, with the character "Trevor" completely edited out.  Trevor has a closing music number, which must have been a problem legal wise.

Check Hulu out now!
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Friday, March 16, 2012

TRACEY TAKES ON Added To Hulu!



Tracey Takes On... was deleted from both Amazon.com and iTunes' streaming services late last year. Now, it all makes sense. Like with "State of the Union", "Tracey Takes On" has been added to the Hulu service. The message from Amazon.com was that the contract to provide the series had expired. Tracey has been doing promos for Hulu promoting her shows since last year. We expected a full on Hulu move was upon us. How lovely! Seasons 1 and 2 are now up for viewing. Obviously, seasons 3 and 4 are next.

 Check it out!
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Tracey Attended The Women In The World Summit

Women in the World Summit gathers heavy hitters like Angelina Jolie, Chelsea Clinton to honor activists 


Young women are looking beyond Snooki and Kim Kardashian at the real world - and solving its problems 


Here's hope.

Young women are looking beyond Snooki and Kim Kardashian and their own shoe closets out at the real world and its problems — and solving them. That was the high-energy conclusion of the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center Saturday, organized by Newsweek/Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown with a list of guests she alone could gather. 

From Angelina Jolie, who opened the three-day event, to U.S. Secretary of State Clinton, who closed, 2,000 attendees met speakers like International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Israeli opposition leader Tsipi Livni, Meryl Streep, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Madeleine Albright, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga, Diane von Furstenberg, Christy (Every Mother Counts) Turlington, Chelsea Clinton, Jenna and Barbara Bush (Global Health Corps) and their cousin, Lauren Bush Lauren (FEED). But it was the courage of women and girl activists from all over the world who blew even these top leaders and philanthropists away. 

Women such as Zin Mar Aung, jailed in solitary confinement in Burma for 11 years just for carrying political flyers about Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — then, the minute she got out, she started organizing again. And Suma, who was sold in Nepal by her parents at 6 into indentured servitude for six years until an organization called Room to Read helped liberated her. Now, she helps liberate the 20,000 other girls who remain enslaved.

Suma's story will be told as part of a film called '10x10,' scheduled for release early next year.

Or Dalia Ziada, who like other Egyptian women walked first into Tahrir Square in front of the men because they thought soldiers wouldn’t touch them — only to be blocked by men from winning office now. She told the room, "There is no spring without flowers; there is no Arab spring without women."

And other activists fighting forced marriage in Pakistan and India, sex slavery in Mexico and even the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. Six months ago, Brown set up the Women in the World Foundation to connect and fund nonprofits helping girls and women around the globe. "What's exciting about this event is that these women come here and get energized by the freedoms that we have here," said Brown, who became a U.S. citizen in 2005. "I think that by showing these women that we care about them, that we support them, either financially or with time, it fortifies them in their struggle."

What these girls are doing could energize a nation. Look at 17-year-old Talia Leman, who is linking companies with kids to raise money for their favorite causes, after raising $10 million for Katrina relief at her website RandomKid.com.

Jessica Matthews and fellow 23-year-old Julia Silverman invented Soccett, a soccer ball which, when kicked, recharges a battery inside to provide two hours of electricity for use in Third World places where there is none.

Lauren Bush Lauren sells bags at her FEED nonprofit that each feed two children in Kenya for a year. Columbia student Julie Zeilinger, 18, raises feminist consciousness on her blog at thefbomb.org. And anti-bullying activist Emily-Anne Rigal, 18, was praised by Lady Gaga for her WeStopHate.org site.

There's Chelsea Clinton, who has helped stop the passage of the HIV virus to newborns in partnership with Mothers2Mothers.org. And another First Daughter, Barbara Bush, whose Global Health Corps sends volunteers to clinics around the world based on the Teach for America model. "Our friends don't care what Kim Kardashian tweets," Jenna Bush, who co-founded Global Health Partners with her sister Barbara, told the Daily News.

"It's a choice," brilliant comedian Tracey Ullman told The News. "You can watch reality shows, or not. I mean, have fun. I heard all the women over there at the charity boutique shopping and saying, 'Aren’t these African bracelets gorgeous?' We love to shop. As Diane von Furstenberg said yesterday, 'Girls will be girls.' Have fun. But then get serious."
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