Movie Lovers Will Miss Roger Ebert

By |April 4th, 2013|

"No good film is too long," he once wrote, a sentiment he felt strongly enough about to have engraved on pens. "No bad movie is short enough." - Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer Publicity shot, 2004 AFTER READING what turned out to be his very last post he happened [...]

Page Six: “GIRLS” Loses Charlie

By |April 4th, 2013|

Christopher Abbott "“ who plays Allison Williams' boyfriend Charlie on Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" "“ has abruptly left the show, we've exclusively learned. [...] But sources told Page Six that Abbott and Dunham began butting heads as the critical-darling series entered production again. [Page Six] THINGS WERE just getting interesting with Charlie at the [...]

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Showbiz Beat: Jon Stewart Taking 12-Week Summer Hiatus to Direct Political Feature Film

By |March 5th, 2013|

THE REPORT is an exclusive from Deadline. Stewart has written the script, and will direct Rosewater, an adaptation of the book Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival. Published in 2011 by Random House, the book is Maziar Bahari's harrowing ordeal of leaving London in June 2009 to cover [...]

Feature — “Downton Abbey”: If Lady Sybil’s Death Didn’t Kill You, You’ll Survive This, Too [Spoiler Alert – Video]

By |February 18th, 2013|

The makers of Downton Abbey have already moved to console devastated viewers about the "untimely and tragic death" of character Matthew Crawley, after an outpouring of furious complaints about the Christmas special. Viewers complained it was "travasty", a "tragedy" and an "outrage", with some saying the ending had "ruined their Christmas". The makers of the [...]

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Tarantino’s Epic “Django Unchained” and the Culture Nags [Spoiler Alert]

By |January 4th, 2013|

... 75 percent of everyone polled said it isn't Congress' or the president's role to pressure Hollywood to make less-violent movies and TV shows. [...] Meanwhile, 68 percent of liberals say the NRA bears more blame than Hollywood, but 74 percent of conservatives blame Hollywood more than gun-ownership advocates. However, 60 percent of all respondents [...]

Showbiz Beat: Bring on Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno [Video]

By |December 18th, 2012|

Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy THE FIRST story out on the subject surfaced yesterday. As one of the millions of Jimmy Fallon fans, all I can say is that he's the obvious choice for "The Tonight Show" post Jay Leno. Fallon is easy on the eyes, hilarious, very mainstream in his [...]

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Showbiz Beat: SAG Awards 2013 List is Out

By |December 12th, 2012|

THE LIST of SAG Awards 2013 nominations is out.  As a member of SAG for years (as well as AFTRA before it merged with SAG, AGVA and Actors' Equity), the Screen Actors Guild nominations interest me more than any other, despite the Hollywood hoopla of the Oscars. SAG has a terrific pictorial listing of the [...]

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Showbiz Beat: Larry Hagman Passes, Made “J.R.” an ’80s Icon

By |November 24th, 2012|

In his memoir, Hello Darlin', Mr. Hagman said, "Ronald Reagan was campaigning against Jimmy Carter, American hostages were being held in Iran, Polish shipyard workers were on strike, and all anyone wanted to know was, who shot J.R.?" [Dallas News] NO ONE represented the good old excess of the 1980s better than "J.R. Ewing" in [...]

Showbiz Beat: GQ’s Movie Star of the Year

By |November 19th, 2012|

HIS NAME is Channing Tatum. The last film I saw him in was "Magic Mike" and it was fun. From December GQ: Channing Tatum is an indefatigable dude. He's relentlessly energetic and positive and upbeat. He is just happy to be here. He is grateful to be here. But right now, Channing actually looks like [...]

Showbiz Beat: Louis CK Emails Fans His Love Letter for Storm Ravaged New York Before Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’

By |November 5th, 2012|

Louis CK Emails Fans His Love Letter for Storm Ravaged New York Before Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ (via NewsLook) Louis CK is known for the wonderful way he treats his fans. So his heartfelt email to them is really no surprise. Just before the comedian took the stage to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time, he made time to express his love and gratitude to the show, his fans, and a hurricane-stricken… […]

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