By Jenny Priestley
★ The nominees for this year's Grammy Awards have been announced with Jay-Z leading the list with nine. Justin Timberlake follows eith seven nods. Other nominees include Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Michael Buble, David Bowie and Billy Crystal. The Grammys include 'visual media' categories including Best Score Soundtrack, nominees include Argo, The Great Gatsby, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall. In the Best Song written for Visual Media this year's nominees include Regina Spektor's You've Got Time from Orange is the New Black, Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey from The Great Gatsby, We Both Know by Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw from Safe Haven, Jessie J's Silver Lining from Silver Linings Playbook, Oscar-winner Skyfall by Adele and Coldplay's Atlas from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Winners are revealed on January 26.
★ Looks like Indiana Jones is headed back to the big screen after Disney bought the rights to any new movies from Paramount. This follows Disney's buy-out of LucasFilm. I doubt they'd have struck a deal if they weren't planning on more Indy movies so will we see Harrison Ford back in his fedora anytime soon? All remains to be seen...
★ Meanwhile, Paramount is planning to move forward with Top Gun 2 and a reboot of Beverly Hills Cop after it struck a deal with mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Both of these have been long rumoured whilst Bruckheimer was working with Disney. Tom Cruise is expected to return if they can get Top Gun 2 off the ground (see what I did there?).
★ The Terminator is headed to TV. It's being developed by the companies behind the planned film reboot. The idea is the new movie will be in cinemas in 2015 and the TV series will run in conjunction – a bit like Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and The Avengers. No word yet on casting.
★ Great news for fans of the BBC's award-winning mockumentary Twenty Twelve – it's coming back, sort of. The original series followed the Olympic Deliverance Commission in the run-up to London 2012. The new series, called W1A, will follow characters Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) and Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) as Ian takes on the role of Head of Values at the BBC. Apparently the new series is not a sequel to Twenty Twelve but shares 'some DNA' with its predecessor. Filming of four new episodes begins in January with the show due on BBC2 later next year.
★ News for fans of TV drama Scandal: US TV network ABC has announced its cutting its order of episodes for season three which is currently airing in the US. ABC has cut the series from 22 episodes to 18. Now before you panic, it's probably due to the fact star Kerry Washington is reportedly pregnant rather than any other reason.
★ If, like me, you can't wait for the return of Sherlock on New Year's Day the BBC are giving us a lovely Christmas present. A new mini episode called Many Happy Returns will be available on the Beeb's Red Button service from Christmas Day. We don't know if Benedict or Martin will be in the mini-ep.
★ Meanwhile the BBC have unveiled some of their festive idents. So far we've seen Tom Jones and Huw Edwards performing I'll Be Home for Christmas together, Ms (June) Brown and Mrs Brown writing their Christmas to-do list and, my favourite so far, Will.I.Am giving a masterclass on how to (w)rap. You can watch them here.
★ Mary Poppins star Julie Andrews is to star the UK next year for a series of chat shows. An Evening with Julie Andrews are expected to give a rare insight intp the life of the Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy Award-winner. The shows kick-off in Birmingham on May 24 and wrap up at London's Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on May 31. Tickets are on sale now.
★ Finally it's another big week in awards season with the nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards announced on Thursday. No one film has dominated the awards announced so far so this may give us an indication of which films are going to be in the running for the major awards this year. The annual ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, is on January 12.