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  • Connie Sawyer Dies: Hollywood’s Oldest Working Actress Was 105

    01/23/2018 11:03:25 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Deadline Holywood ^ | January 22, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    Actress Connie Sawyer died peacefully at the age of 105 at her home at in Woodland Hills, CA. With more than 140 TV and film credits to her name, Sawyer was known as Hollywood’s oldest working actress who worked through late 2017. Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912, in Pueblo, CO. Her career in entertainment began at the age of 8 when she won a talent contest in Oakland. At 18 years old, she landed her first vaudeville show in Santa Cruz. Legendary singer, comedian, and actress Sophie Tucker became Sawyer’s mentor before she went on to Broadway where...
  • 2018 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Shape of Water’ Leads the Race (Only for those interested)

    01/23/2018 10:18:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/23/2018 | Brooks Barnes
    “The Shape of Water” received 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning. The 90th Academy Awards will be held on March 4. • “Dunkirk,” which got eight nominations, and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which received seven, also emerged as strong contenders. • Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Saoirse Ronan and Daniel Kaluuya were among the acting nominees. • Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) were each nominated for best director and best original screenplay. Oscar voters tilted toward a new Hollywood era on Tuesday, giving first-time nominations to at least 35 people, inviting Netflix into the club, recognizing...
  • Not Today: Megyn Kelly OFF the air one day after Jane Fonda attack as NBC [tr]

    01/23/2018 10:08:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Megyn Kelly was off the air on Tuesday, one day after she went after Jane Fonda in a headline-grabbing attack. NBC chose to run a taped episode of Kelly's hour of Today, despite the fact that she had managed to grab much public interest on Monday with her criticism of the Oscar-winning actress, who has repeatedly taken the host to task for asking about her plastic surgery in September.
  • The Shape Of Water sweeps the board with 13 Academy Award nominations...[tr]

    01/23/2018 7:45:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2018 | Becky Freeth
    The Shape Of Water, Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received the most nods as the announcements for the Academy Awards nominations 2018 were made in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. Christopher Plummer, 88, the actor who replaced disgraced Kevin Spacey at the very last minute, has received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his part in All The Money In The World. Other shock names included, musician Mary J. Blige who received her first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, and Octavia Spencer who became the first black actress to receive multiple-nominations at the 90th annual...
  • ‘The Alienist’ Review: Nothing Alienating About TNT’s Deft 19th Century Drama

    01/23/2018 6:08:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 22, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    It is a long way from the uneven streets of 1896 New York City to the well-heeled slopes of Park City, but TNT’s The Alienist will feel right at home at this year’s Sundance Film Festival among the top-notch films premiering over the next week. With a preview screening set for January 19 at the festival ahead of its January 22 premiere, the limited series starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans based on Caleb Carr’s 1994 bestseller is a great yarn that has been deftly translated into a fine drama.
  • Suzanne Somers I'll Say It, I'm Happy with Trump ... 'Now My Career is Over!!!'

    01/22/2018 7:20:58 PM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 22, 2018
    Suzanne Somers is saying it loud and proud ... she's a huge fan of President Trump, and she also believes she's committing career suicide by saying that. We got Suzanne leaving WeHo hot spot Madeo over the weekend and asked about the government shutdown. She says politicians need to get their crap together, but she praises the Prez ... particularly for the economy. For the record, Trump's GDP stats in his first year mirror almost exactly Obama's in his second term. Suzanne -- whose last big TV gig was on the '90s sitcom "Step by Step" -- can't help but...
  • ‘Breaking Bad’ fans flock to Los Pollos Hermanos to commemorate show

    01/22/2018 2:53:33 PM PST · by CedarDave · 73 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 20, 2018 | Maddy Hayden
    A decade after its 2008 premiere, “Breaking Bad” still has plenty of fans. Hundreds showed up at the Twisters on Isleta Boulevard on Saturday, which was briefly transformed into “Los Pollos Hermanos,” the fictional fast food eatery in the show, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the show’s debut. “This was all for the fans,” said Marq Smith, one of the founders of the Better Call Saul Three Strikes fan club, which organized the event. Smith and club co-founder Edward Candelaria were dressed as the mascots of the fictional business, the Chicken Brothers, and a long line of fans waited...
  • Opinion: The Problem With Kung Fu and Apu

    01/22/2018 1:52:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | January 22, 2018 | Bill Mah
    There are not only a lack of Asians featured in popular culture, but the ones there are, are usually racist stereotypes like Long Duk Dong in 16 Candles and Apu from The Simpsons. Popular culture plays a huge role in shaping not only how we see ourselves but in how others see us. It’s a really big deal for people of colour. If people who look like you are represented on TV and in the movies in a certain way, for the rest of society you look like that character, you are that character.H
  • Razzies: Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Cruise, Emma Watson Among 2018 Nominees

    01/22/2018 9:56:15 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Variety ^ | January 22, 2018 | Dave McNary
    “Baywatch,” “The Emoji Movie,” “Fifty Shades Darker,” “The Mummy,” and “Transformers: The Last Knight” have been nominated as “worst picture” for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards. The nominees for the mock awards show were unveiled on Monday, a day before the Academy Awards nominations, with a video called “how to protect humanity from toxic waste.” Winners will be announced on March 3, the day before the Oscars ceremony. “Welcome to the 38th Razzie Nominees,” the announcement said. “Simply defined, Razzie hazardous waste is material with properties that make it dangerous or capable of having a harmful effect on human...
  • VIDEO: Bird vs Fish - Blue Planet II (Fish Leap Out of Water to Snatch Birds)

    01/21/2018 10:04:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    BBC Earth ^ | Oct 26, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    VIDEO Watch what happens when a Giant Trevally versus an Tern in this amazing fish eats bird clip from Blue Planet II. Usually Giant trevally are solitary hunters but they have come in numbers to try their luck at catching potential prey. Fledgling Tern are wary to spend too much time on the water but even flying close to the surface puts them in grave danger.
  • 'It had never been done on television before': The oral history of "Breaking Bad"

    01/20/2018 8:13:06 AM PST · by Drew68 · 159 replies
    Esquire ^ | 16 Jan 2018 | Emma Dibdin
    Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: Breaking Bad, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school teacher so desperate for cash that he starts cooking crystal meth, would come to define a golden era of television. But nobody knew that on the night the show premiered. In fact, there was every reason to assume the show, debuting on a then-nascent network with no track record in original programming, wouldn’t last past its first season. Breaking Bad was not a ratings hit, not a household name, not a show that earned a spot in the zeitgeist...
  • Helen Mirren says men used to expose themselves to her once a week: ‘It’s horror!’

    01/19/2018 8:26:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, January 19, 2018 | NICOLE BITETTE
    Helen Mirren has a message for the Times Up movement: “Time's up? I would say it’s about time.” The 72-year-old star said she couldn’t directly relate to the countless women abused in Hollywood because by the time she came to Hollywood she was already in her 30s — but she did admit being victim to sexual harassment when she was younger. “I had never experienced that in Hollywood because I came to Hollywood I was in my 30s, I was too old,” she recalled to Willie Geist in a “Sunday Today” airing this weekend. “It doesn’t happen to you unless...
  • CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Eyed By Disney For Top ESPN Job

    01/19/2018 5:56:25 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: A month after John Skipper’s abrupt resignation as president of ESPN and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks, a surprising name has entered the field of potential successors: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. Reps at Disney could not be reached for comment, but multiple sources close to Zucker confirmed to Deadline that he has had conversations for the top job at the sports giant. Following Skipper’s shocking December 18 announcement that he was resigning to deal with a substance abuse problem, George Bodenheimer — ESPN’s president from 1998-2011 and its executive chairman until May 2014 — took over as...
  • "Looking into You" by Jackson Browne for the Star Trek Enterprise

    01/19/2018 2:11:48 PM PST · by mairdie · 8 replies
    And if you're into sci-fi, I have a song for Blakes 7's Liberator, "Long May You Run", and for Farscape's Moya, "Freight Train".
  • Legends of Tomorrow Eyeing Episode About Young Barack Obama

    01/19/2018 2:01:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    TV Line ^ | January 18, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Legends of Tomorrow is rewinding the clock to the very early Obama years. TVLine has learned exclusively that the time-tripping CW drama is revolving an upcoming Season 3 episode around a teenage version of President Barack Obama. Set in the late ’70s when the future No. 44 was a student at Occidental College, the hour is being penned by Keto Shimizu and James Eagan. Casting is currently underway for an actor to play Young Obama. The episode starts shooting in early February and is slated to air in April. This isn’t Legends‘ first time putting the spotlight on a U.S....
  • Steven Spielberg Eyes Indiana Jones & ‘West Side Story’ Atop Next Directing Vehicles

    01/19/2018 12:06:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Hot off directing back to back pictures in the Oscar contender The Post and the upcoming Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg is now figuring out his next two directorial vehicles. There are several percolating, but sources say he is eyeing Indiana Jones, and then would either precede or follow quickly with another pic. I’m hearing that one might be his dream project, a new version of West Side Story. Spielberg’s camp had no comment on his plans. Deadline revealed back in 2015 that Spielberg had his eye on his Jurassic World star Chris Pratt to be a central part of...
  • Megyn Kelly Today staffer is FIRED after claiming show is 'toxic and demeaning', [tr]

    01/19/2018 5:48:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Louise Boyle
    Megyn Kelly's Today show is facing claims it is a 'completely toxic' environment where staff including young female assistants are 'abused and harassed' by executives who 'scapegoat' and launch f-word tirades, a bombshell email obtained by DailyMail.com reveals. The email was sent by the show's head writer to colleagues after he was fired this week following complaints he made to NBC News president Noah Oppenheim and to NBC HR.
  • Is David Letterman Getting a Pass Despite Past Sexual Misconduct?

    01/18/2018 8:49:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | January 8, 2018 | Lizzie Manno
    David Letterman has been in the news recently for his forthcoming Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, which will premiere on Jan. 12 and feature former president Barack Obama. However, in light of the #MeToo movement that became Time’s 2017 Person of the Year and was highlighted in last night’s Golden Globes, why does David Letterman get a pass for repeated allegations of sexual misconduct? In 2009, Letterman revealed during a live broadcast of his late-night talk show that he had engaged in sexual relationships with several female employees of his show, all while being...
  • Hamilton's Thomas Kail to Direct Oliver! Movie Remake Starring Ice Cube

    01/18/2018 4:07:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies
    Broadway.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Broadway.com Staff
    It's a fine life, indeed! Hamilton's Tony-winning director Thomas Kail has signed on to direct a new film remake of Oliver! produced by Disney, Deadline reports. Rapper Ice Cube is slated to play the villainous Fagin in the movie musical that will feature a screenplay by Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change). Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and based on Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist, Oliver! follows a young orphan who escapes a workhouse and lands among a group of thieves headed up by Fagin. The show's beloved tunes include "Food, Glorious Food," "You've...
  • "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers for NCIS's Jethro & Mike - VERY pro Marine

    01/18/2018 1:10:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    I think Mike must be almost my favorite NCIS character. I lost interest in the show as it went off the liberal deep end, but this was from the days when it still made you proud.