February 2011

Monday, February 21 at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Directed by Julian Schnabel, this film captures Lou Reed’s 2006 live concert performance of his 1973 concept album “Berlin”, filmed over five nights at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, February 21 at 8pm ET/PT (7CT, 9MT) on Citytv

The stakes are high for Brad as he leaves on an exciting, emotionally charged trip across the country to visit the final four women’s hometowns. His first stop is Seattle, the home of Chantal, the feisty bachelorette who has taken him on an emotional roller coaster ride. Next Brad flies across the country to Madawaska, Maine, where Ashley H. couldn’t be more thrilled to show off where she’s from. The spookiest hometown date awaits Brad in Chico, California, where he meets up with Shawntel at the mortuary where she works. Brad’s final hometown date is with Emily in Charlotte, North Carolina. When Brad and the women meet in New York for a dramatic rose ceremony, the Bachelor has a difficult goodbye for one heartbroken bachelorette. With three women remaining, the group heads off for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa.

Monday, February 21 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

House shares explicit medical stories with students at a school’s career day. Meanwhile, two fifth-graders try to help House understand how his selfish antics prevent him from showing Cuddy how he feels.

8 p.m. Monday, February 21 on E!

The Kardashians take a look at never before seen footage and their favorite moments from their hit reality show, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS.

Piers Morgan has managed to secure former talkshow host Larry King for this new CNN show.

Morgan, who took over from King on the late night slot last year, will converse with his predecessor this week.

“I’m sure people will be fascinated by the dynamic between us, for obvious reasons,” Morgan said.

The interview will take place on Wednesday 23 February.

Source: Digital Spy

Weeknights – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

Next week, ET Canada counts down to the Academy Awards� with pre-ceremony scoops before Hollywood’s biggest night.

Weeknights – 7pm ET/PT on Global

This week, Entertainment Tonight has an exclusive interview with Kobe Bryant prior to his historic hand and footprint ceremony. Also, Dave Salmoni stops by the studio to talk about his new mini-series World’s Deadliest Towns. Plus, Entertainment Tonight goes behind-the-scenes at Ocean Drive Magazine’s photo shoot with the cast of the Real Housewives of Miami.

Robots that kill. In the movies, this scenario is presented as a future in which things have gone terribly wrong. But, as revealed in the new Zoot Pictures documentary REMOTE CONTROL WAR (CBC Television Doc Zone, Thursday, February 24 at 9 pm), such robots are no longer science fiction. 

From today’s CIA drone strikes to the next generation of armed autonomous robot swarms, killer robots are about to change our world. The question chillingly posed in REMOTE CONTROL WAR is how this shift will affect not only warfare….but mankind.

Robotic war is already here. Every evening in Indian Springs, Nevada, an hour outside of Las Vegas, a group of ordinary-looking men and women say goodbye to their families and go to war. They fight insurgents in Afghanistan and on the mountainous borders of Pakistan. They watch, they bomb, and they kill. Sometimes their vehicles crash, but the pilots always go home to their families in the morning. They are remote control warriors.

REMOTE CONTROL WAR illustrates how warfare is being revolutionized in a monumental shift unlike anything in our human history. The current campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan exemplify the world’s first Robotic War.  The American robotic fleet, almost non-existent when the US and its allies invaded Iraq in 2003, has today grown to number 7,000 robots in the air and 12,000 others on the ground.  Some 43 other countries, including Canada, are now using robots in combat.

Military robots are appealing: they save soldiers’ lives – avoiding the negative publicity of planes repeatedly returning home with flag-shrouded coffins.

But, as REMOTE CONTROL WAR shows us, today’s drones and robot tanks are like “the first horseless carriage” compared to new generations of robots already being developed. Robot warriors will soon move beyond taking directions – they will become autonomous, acting independently. Surveillance and other non-lethal tools will be turned into attack weapons, as the military reconfigures today’s R2-D2 and C-3PO into RoboCop and Terminator. We see in the film how this is already happening.

REMOTE CONTROL WAR producers Leif Kaldor and Leslea Mair of Regina-based Zoot Pictures hunt down the most up-to-date information on military robotics. They travel to Europe, Israel and across North America, gaining entry to the Pentagon, robotic production facilities and cutting-edge research laboratories. While discovering the latest technology, they pose the serious ethical questions we need to ask: When robots are used to kill human beings, what are the new rules of engagement?

Robots only have the ethics with which they are programmed, and human/robot wars raise many ethical questions.  Does the ability to kill anyone, anywhere, using a robot, amount to lawlessness?  What happens when future robots can decide, on their own, whom to kill?  Would the military send out an autonomous swarm of micro-robots to kill an enemy?  Will having no casualties on your own side make going to war too easy a decision?

The development and deployment of militarized robots also opens a Pandora’s Box. Currently, the West has the upper hand, but very soon, all sides will have access to remote control weapons.  In that frightening scenario, will robots become the future’s suicide bombers?

To contribute to our understanding of what is going on right now in the world of military robotics, and the implications of these developments, Kaldor and Mair talk to such knowledgeable experts and insiders as:

·    Lt. General David Deptula, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

·    Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner

·    Peter W. Singer, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the definitive book, Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

·    Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine

·    David Rohde, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter

·    United Nations Special Rapporteur Philip Alston

·    Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Sheffield.

“This started as a documentary about military robots and ended up more like a science fiction film,” says REMOTE CONTROL WAR director Leif Kaldor. “The technology is almost unbelievable, yet very few people know there are thousands of robots on the battlefield right now, let alone what the next generation of lethal, autonomous robots will be capable of.”

Kaldor adds:  “When a leading roboticist tells you he wouldn’t be worried if we had Terminators because he’s far more concerned with the lethal, autonomous flying robot ‘swarms’ that are being developed and tested right now, you know this is something we’d better be aware of and talking about….soon!”

Following the CBC TV Main Network premiere on Thursday, February 24 at 9 pm, REMOTE CONTROL WAR will get two additional showings on CBC sister network, CBC News Network, on Friday, February 25 at 10 pm ET/PT, and on Sunday, February 27 at 5 pm ET and 8 pm ET.

Justin Bieber’s second stint on CSI has come to an abrupt end.

The Canadian singer/actor’s character Jason McCann was gunned down by police officers in a stand-off on a highway, spelling the end of Bieber’s first foray into acting.

Bieber returned to the crime series following a guest stint late last year where his vengeful teenage character dabbled in bomb plotting.

Check out the video of Bieber’s demise after the jump.

 

10:30 p.m. Sunday, February 20 on E!

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