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60 Minutes: Morley Safer Dies at 84; Retired Last Week

19 May 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_49406" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Morley Safer, image via CBS News.[/caption]

Veteran CBS newsman and longtime 60 Minutes TV show correspondent Morley Safer has died at the age of 84. Mr. Safer's retirement from 60 Minutes was announced one week ago. Reportedly, he was in declining health at that time, but a cause of death has not been reported.

This past Sunday, May 15, after 60 Minutes, CBS aired a special: Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life. It included his profiles of Jackie Gleason, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Wintour. The special also featured interviews with Tom Brokaw, David McCullough, and retired U.S. Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham.

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10 Things We Learned About Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes Movie

18 May 2016 9:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warren Beatty‘s Howard Hughes movie has been a long-gestating passion project. And curiosity about it reached a fever pitch once news got out that the 79-year-old was using the latest in movie technology to make himself look younger in his depiction of the late business magnate, who was famous for his romances with screen sirens such as Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Set in 1950s Hollywood, “Rules Don’t Apply” follows the relationship between a young actress (Lily Collins) and her driver (Alden Ehrenreich), as they encounter Hughes (Beatty). After it had been shrouded in mystery for months, Beatty »

- Meriah Doty

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60 Minutes: CBS News Series Correspondent Morley Safer Retires

12 May 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_48865" align="aligncenter" width="522"] Morley Safer retires from 60 Minutes. Image courtesy of CBS.[/caption]

And the clock winds down. Morley Safer is retiring from the 60 Minutes TV show on CBS, after 46 years. The veteran news correspondent, who has been with the CBS News division for more than 50 years, will not be with 60 Minutes for season 49.

Immediately following Safer's last 60 Minutes broadcast, CBS will air Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 8:00pm. The special will include Safer's profiles of Jackie Gleason, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Wintour. Also to be featured are interviews with former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, historian David McCullough, and retired U.S. Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham.

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Luise Rainer as O-Lan in The Good Earth This Weekend at Webster University

8 May 2016 7:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Hunger makes men mad.”

The Good Earth (1937) screen this Friday through Sunday (May 13th-15th) at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo 63119). The film begins each evening at 8:00. 

They just don’t cast enough Caucasian actresses in yellow-face drag anymore! Katherine Hepburn in Dragon Seed, Myrna Loy in The Mask Of Fu Manchu, and (my favorite) French Hammer starlet Yvonne Monlaur in The Terror Of The Tongs all proved that a little scotch tape behind the eyes is all it takes to change one’s ethnicity! German-born actress Luise Rainer won her second consecutive Oscar (her first was for The Great Ziegfeld) in 1937 for playing O-Lan in The Good Earth opposite Paul Muni as her husband Wang Lung. Producer Irving Thalberg had originally planned on casting Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong as O-Lan but once Muni was hired, he knew the Hays Office would not »

- Tom Stockman

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A. Martin Zweiback, ‘Grace Quigley’ Screenwriter, Dies at 85

27 April 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Screenwriter A. Martin Zweiback died last Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 85.

Zweiback got his first big break in Hollywood with the 1984 film “Grace Quigley,” starring Katharine Hepburn and Nick Nolte. Hepburn was visiting the home of George Cukor when Zweiback threw the film’s script over Cukor’s fence. By the time he made it home, he had a call from Hepburn waiting on his answering machine.

Directed by Tom Harvey, “Grace Quigley” was the first film where a director and writer edited a release of the finished film.

Zweiback’s other works include “Cactus in the Snow” (1971), which he directed, and “Gorp” (1980). He wrote screenplays for multiple TV series in the ’70s such as “Kung Fu,” “James at 16” and “The Paper Chase.”

He also wrote “Me Natalie,” Al Pacino’s first film, starring Patty Duke, who received a Golden Globe for the role.

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- Lamarco McClendon

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A. Martin Zweiback, Screenwriter on Katharine Hepburn's 'Grace Quigley,' Dies at 85

27 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A. Martin Zweiback, who wrote the screenplay for the 1984 black comedy Grace Quigley, which starred Katharine Hepburn in her final leading role, has died. He was 85. Zweiback died Saturday at his home in Santa Monica of cancer, his friend Joan Dykman told The Hollywood Reporter. Dykman is serving as trustee and executor of his literary estate. Zweiback received a WGA nomination for writing Me, Natalie (1969), which starred Patty Duke and James Farentino and featured Al Pacino in his first big-screen appearance. He also wrote and directed the anti-war melodrama Cactus in the Snow (1971), starring

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- Mike Barnes

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Why Rita Wilson Always Has Whiskey On-Hand When She Performs (Hint: It's for Her Voice)

22 April 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

With the release of her self-titled second album, an upcoming tour with the band Chicago, and a recent performance on The Kate, Rita Wilson is really enjoying the second act in her career that pursuing music has given her. "Once I really dug [into music], I thought, I'm here to stay," Wilson, 59, tells People exclusively. "I'm not going anywhere. And, I love it so much. I really do." In March, actress and producer released Rita Wilson, an album that consists entirely of songs she co-wrote. Now, she's taking her music on the road with a tour, which she says he has always been a dream of hers. »

- Chancellor Agard and Jeff Nelson

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James Bond director Guy Hamilton dies, aged 93

21 April 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Guy Hamilton, who transformed James Bond, dies at the age of 93.

Guy Hamilton, best known for the his work on the James Bond movies, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun, has died at the Hospital Juaneda Miramar in the city of Palma de Mallorca on the Spanish island of Mallorca. He was 93.

Hamilton raised the profile of the James Bond movies through his work with original film 007 actor Sean Connery and Roger Moore, who played the spy starting with Live and Let Die and in 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun, which Hamilton directed.

"Incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid," Moore wrote on Twitter.

Hamilton worked with Michael Caine on Battle of Britain and Harrison Ford on the 1978 adaptation of Force 10 from Navarone. »

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Meryl Streep Reveals 1 of Her Least Favorite Acting Performances

19 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Meryl Streep expressed regret about one of her most lauded performances. The revered three-time Oscar winner played coy before eventually revealing dissatisfaction with her performance in 1981’s “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” “I’m giving myself an out, but part of it was the structure of it,” Streep told titular host Graham Norton on his U.K.–based show. “It was sort of artificial because I was the actress playing ‘The French Lieutenant's Woman.’ At the same time, I was an American actress playing a British woman.” Streep starred opposite Jeremy Irons as an actor in a movie within a movie. Streep may not have been a fan of her own performance, but she still won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for her dual performances as Sarah and Anna. She eventually lost the Oscar to Katharine Hepburn’s turn in “On Golden Pond. »

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[Tribeca Review] Don’t Think Twice

19 April 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For his first feature Sleepwalk with Me, comedian-turned-director Mike Birbiglia adapted his semi-autobiographical one-man show, picking apart his anxieties and fears when it comes to the most personal aspects of his life. His follow-up, Don’t Think Twice, presents a perhaps even more insular world, that of the New York improv comedy scene and more specifically, the shifting dynamics of a single group.

Made up of founding member Miles (Birbiglia), Jack (Keegan-Michael Key), Samantha (Gillian Jacobs), Allison (Kate Micucci), Lindsay (Tami Sagher), and Bill (Chris Gethard), the tight-knit troupe goes by the name of The Commune. Whether they succeed or fall flat on any given night, they don’t break any of their rules: always say “yes,” it’s all about the group, and don’t think. They may hold jobs as a delivery man, a hostess or a hummus sample provider, but they live and breathe for that small »

- Jordan Raup

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Suddenly Last Summer

17 April 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Katharine Hepburn wants niece Elizabeth Taylor to get a lobotomy to protect the reputation of her dead son. A troubled production denounced by screenwriter Gore Vidal and author of the original one-act play Tennessee Williams, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's baroque Southern Gothic was a surprisingly potent boxoffice attraction due to the stars and a somewhat salacious ad campaign. Given the restrictions of the production code, the Catholic Church gave a surprising pass to the intimations of homosexuality interwoven throughout the film’s two hour running time. »

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Pee-wee’S Big Holiday

16 April 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

A lot of water, legal and otherwise, has passed under the bridge since Paul Reubens last donned the signature crisply tailored gray suit and red bow tie of his indisputably great comic creation, Pee-wee Herman, for a feature-length comedy. His previous Pee-wee feature, Big Top Pee-wee, debuted during the summer of 1988, 28 years ago, and that picture was hardly anyone’s idea of a worthy follow-up to the delirious and hilarious Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)-- it certainly wasn’t one I held too dear. When I saw Pwba the night it opened, I was actually admonished by fellow audience members and even the management of a Medford, Oregon movie theater for my hysterics. But though I approached the Big Top three years later with much eagerness, I left it feeling that Pee-wee had somehow ended up getting twisted into a formula that traded that gray suit in for something more akin to a straitjacket. »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Ann Wilson Says Marriage Opened Her Up to a New 'Feeling About Life'

8 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's about to celebrate a year of marriage later this month, and Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson is reflecting on the impact the union's made on her. "I feel better and better," she tells new national music series The Kate. "I got married, which opened me up to a whole new way of feeling about life, which in turn reflected on the way I do my art, you know." The star feels "really positive and powerful about the way things are going," she told the program, which pays homage to Katharine Hepburn in six one-hour episodes featuring performances and interviews with musical artists. »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Ann Wilson Says Marriage Opened Her Up to a New 'Feeling About Life'

8 April 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's about to celebrate a year of marriage later this month, and Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson is reflecting on the impact the union's made on her. "I feel better and better," she tells new national music series The Kate. "I got married, which opened me up to a whole new way of feeling about life, which in turn reflected on the way I do my art, you know." The star feels "really positive and powerful about the way things are going," she told the program, which pays homage to Katharine Hepburn in six one-hour episodes featuring performances and interviews with musical artists. »

- Melody Chiu, @chiumelo

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Jane Fonda Reveals Katharine Hepburn Once Told Her: 'You Never Could've Made it Back Then'

25 March 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who knew Katharine Hepburn could be so blunt? In a Thursday interview on Sandra Bernhard's Sandyland, airing on SiriusXM's Radio Andy, Jane Fonda revealed the candid comments she once received from her late co-star. "I remember Katharine Hepburn saying to me on the set of On Golden Pond, 'You never could've made it back then,'" Fonda, 78, told the radio host. "She was a prickly one. I just wasn't glamorous. She hated the fact that I didn't put enough attention to how I presented myself." Asked if Hepburn was a stickler for details, Fonda simply responded that "she had a look, »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Jane Fonda Reveals Katherine Hepburn Once Told Her: 'You Never Could've Made it Back Then'

25 March 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who knew Katherine Hepburn could be so blunt? In a Thursday interview on Sandra Bernhard's Sandyland, airing on SiriusXM's Radio Andy, Jane Fonda revealed the candid comments she once received from her late co-star. "I remember Katherine Hepburn saying to me on the set of On Golden Pond, 'You never could've made it back then,'" Fonda, 78, told the radio host. "She was a prickly one. I just wasn't glamorous. She hated the fact that I didn't put enough attention to how I presented myself." Asked if Hepburn was a stickler for details, Fonda simply responded that "she had a look, »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Jane Fonda Reveals Katherine Hepburn Once Told Her: 'You Never Could've Made it Back Then'

25 March 2016 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who knew Katherine Hepburn could be so blunt? In a Thursday interview on Sandra Bernhard's Sandyland, airing on SiriusXM's Radio Andy, Jane Fonda revealed the candid comments she once received from her late co-star. "I remember Katherine Hepburn saying to me on the set of On Golden Pond, 'You never could've made it back then,'" Fonda, 78, told the radio host. "She was a prickly one. I just wasn't glamorous. She hated the fact that I didn't put enough attention to how I presented myself." Asked if Hepburn was a stickler for details, Fonda simply responded that "she had a look, »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Review: 'Pee-Wee's Big Holiday' is a gentle delight, both new and familiar

22 March 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A quick note: my computer finally gave up the ghost last week, and I’ve spent the past five or so days scrambling to get back up and running. I’ve never gone this long without posting at HitFix, not since we began the site, and it’s a disconcerting feeling to just watch pop culture flow by without having the tools be part of the conversation. It’s amazing how ingrained it is at this point, and even when I’m working as hard as I can, I still always feel like there’s more that I’d like to write and publish than I’m able to actually accomplish. Case in point: I was hoping to publish this review last Friday night after my sons joined me and my girlfriend for an evening built around the Netflix premiere of Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, directed by John Lee. One »

- Drew McWeeny

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Academy Awards Film Series: Scorsese's Spielbergian Biopic Comes Crashing Down Each Time After Take-Off

19 March 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Aviator' movie with Leonardo DiCaprio as bizarre billionaire Howard Hughes: Bloated biopic. 'The Aviator' movie review: What's not good for the Spruce Goose… Imagine Citizen Kane directed by the Steven Spielberg of The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. The final result would look something like a Barry Levinson film – for instance, the superficial and phony Bugsy. Or, an even more appropriate example, the superficial, phony, and bloated The Aviator. Except, of course, that Levinson is not the man responsible for the 2004 mega-production starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the eccentric, billionaire ladies' man Howard Hughes. Strangely enough, that man is Martin Scorsese, the director of hard-hitting films such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Gangs of New York. Scorsese, a fan of Old Hollywood, apparently wanted to have some fun with the reported $110 million budget (approx. $138 million in 2016) made available to him. The director no doubt had a ball while making The Aviator, »

- Andre Soares

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Oberon on TCM: Actress with Mystery Past Wears Men's Clothes, Fights Nazis

18 March 2016 9:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Merle Oberon movies: Mysterious star of British and American cinema. Merle Oberon on TCM: Donning men's clothes in 'A Song to Remember,' fighting hiccups in 'That Uncertain Feeling' Merle Oberon is Turner Classic Movies' Star of the Month of March 2016. The good news: the exquisite (and mysterious) Oberon, whose ancestry has been a matter of conjecture for decades, makes any movie worth a look. The bad news: TCM isn't offering any Oberon premieres despite the fact that a number of the actress' films – e.g., Temptation, Night in Paradise, Pardon My French, Interval – can be tough to find. This evening, March 18, TCM will be showing six Merle Oberon movies released during the first half of the 1940s. Never a top box office draw in the United States, Oberon was an important international star all the same, having worked with many of the top actors and filmmakers of the studio era. »

- Andre Soares

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