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TVLine Items: Astronaut Wife to Fox, Miss America Adds Co-Host & More

28 August 2015 11:26 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

John Stamos is (literally) about to charm the pants off JoAnna Garcia Swisher.

The Astronaut Wives Club actress will guest-star on Fox’s freshman fall comedy Grandfathered, which stars Stamos as a lifelong bachelor who discovers he’s got a son and granddaughter.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Alum Patrick Fischler Finds Family on Fox’s Grandfathered

Per, Swisher will play Sloan, a cute and bubbly admissions officer at a prestigious preschool where Stamos’ Jimmy hopes to enroll his granddaughter, Edie. After Jimmy hooks up with Sloan, it causes complications with Edie’s admission prospects.

Grandfathered bows Tuesday, Sept. »

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‘Urban Cowboy’ Fox Pilot Casts ‘The Voice’s Bryana Salaz As Series Regular

27 August 2015 6:54 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Bryana Salaz, a contestant on last fall’s Season 7 of The Voice, has landed a series regular role opposite Alfonso Herrera and Jim Belushi in Fox's drama pilot Urban Cowboy, a modern, Latin music-fueled reimagining of the 1980 Paramount movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. The project follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle aka Juan Miguel (Herrera) and Gaby as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line dancing in honky tonks, the grime of… »

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‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series Takes Flight at Amazon

27 August 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

By Grabthar’s hammer, Amazon Studios has signed on to develop a TV series based on “Galaxy Quest.”

The 1999 sci-fi movie starred Tim AllenSigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman as actors who once appeared on a “Star Trek”-like TV series — so convincingly, in fact, that the aliens who later abduct these costars don’t know the show is fake.

While it’s unclear if the original cast will be utilized, original director Dean Parisot, co-writer Robert Gordon and executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein are on board.

The deal is also de jour, given how nostalgia is fueling so many other properties. Variety reported in April that Paramount, which produced the “Galaxy Quest” movie and has put increased energy into mining its vault for TV adaptations, had been shopping the project. Paramount is also a co-producer with 20th Century Fox TV on the Fox drama “Minority Report” and »

- Whitney Friedlander

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8 movie burgers to get your mouth watering for National Burger Day

26 August 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Start salivating. Prepare for meat sweats. Dab uselessly at that pesky blob of ketchup on your shirt. Yes, today marks National Burger Day, 24 hours in which to celebrate that magical combo of juicy meat pattie and toasted sliced bun.

Burgers have been gracing the silver screen for decades, from quotable Tarantino scenes to deadly weapons in Jim Carrey comedies. So let's serve up eight iconic burger scenes to watch with relish. Fries with that?

1. Pulp Fiction's Big Kahuna

The undisputed king of movie burger moments, Samuel L Jackson's Jules tucks into a Big Kahuna seconds before laying his vengeance upon a quivering Frank Whaley. See also: the Royale with Cheese scene and its painfully awkward homage in John Travolta's From Paris with Love.

2. American Beauty's Mr Smiley's

Kevin Spacey's Lester Burnham hits peak mid-life crisis when he takes a job behind the counter at Mr Smiley's in American Beauty. »

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Jim Belushi Cast in Fox’s ‘Urban Cowboy’ Pilot

26 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jim Belushi has been cast in Fox’s “Urban Cowboy” pilot, the television adaptation of John Travolta’s 1980s feature film, Variety has learned.

Belushi will co-star as Marshall, a series regular role, should the project go to series. The character is described as a spirited long haul truck driver-turned-honky tonk bar owner. In town, Marshall is as much of a Houston institution as is his bar, named Gilley’s.

Belushi joins Alfonso Herrera, who landed the male lead in the pilot, playing a version of the character made famous by Travolta in the original film.

Herrera’s character, Kyle, is described as a popular rodeo circuit rider who is a puppet for the drug cartel and is forced to leave flee Mexico after messing with the wrong people. A relative newcomer in Hollywood, the popular Mexican actor and singer stars in Netflix’s “Sense8.”

The modernized “Urban Cowboy” will heavily feature music, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Jim Belushi Joins Fox's Urban Cowboy

26 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jim Belushi, who can currently be seen on HBO’s Show Me a Hero miniseries, already has his next TV project lined up — in the pilot for Fox’s adaptation of the 1980 John Travolta film Urban Cowboy.

RelatedFox’s Urban Cowboy Pilot Casts Sense8 Actor as Male Lead

Written and exec-produced by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Fox’s “modern reimagining” of the original film will, per the official logline, follow on-the-run rodeo-circuit rider Kyle (played by Sense8‘s Alfonso Herrera) and Gaby, “two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, »

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‘Urban Cowboy’: Jim Belushi In Fox Pilot

26 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jim Belushi has been cast opposite Alfonso Herrera in Fox's drama pilot Urban Cowboy, a modern reimagining of the 1980 Paramount movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. Like the country-music-fueled original movie, in the TV adaptation, written/directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Footloose), music will have a strong presence, this time with a Latin flavor. The project follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle aka Juan Miguel (Herrera) and Gaby as they pursue… »

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17 actors impersonating other actors: Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Nicholson impression is crazy good

24 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

You might think you can do a decent Christopher Walken, but really, you can't touch the professionals. Here, from Kevin Spacey to Steve Coogan, are the very finest impersonators in the business (of other people in the business).

1. Kevin Spacey

Actors impersonated: Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken

To know Kevin Spacey is to know his impersonations. Willing to bust out a Brando at the drop of a hat, the former Old Vic head honcho was more than willing to obey James Lipton's commands during his appearance on Inside The Actors Studio.

Ps - there are Kevin Spacey impressions, then there are Kevin Spacey impressions in front of the people he's impersonating. Ladies and gentlemen, Al Pacino and "Al Pacino".

2. Bradley Cooper

Actors impersonated: Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken, Christian Bale

Everyone can do a Christopher Walken - even if it's a terrible Christopher Walken »

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Lady Gaga Hangs Out With John Travolta and Barbra Streisand Like It's Nbd

24 August 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Who knew Barbra Streisand's house was the place to be on a Saturday night? The singer took to Twitter on Aug. 23 to share a cute (and random!) photo of a small get-together at her home this weekend. In the snapshot, Barbra poses with husband James Brolin, Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, and John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston. "A wonderful evening at home," Barbra captioned the photo. Lady Gaga also took to Instagram to share a few candid shots from the night, including one of her and Barbra doing the infamous Funny Girl pose, writing, "Barbra and me. what a completely amazing woman. #Funnygirls." Keep reading to see more of the group's fun night, and then check out Lady Gaga's recent party for the American Horror Story: Hotel cast, which included a pool of blood! »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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Barbra Streisand Hosted an A-List Party With Lady Gaga, John Travolta, Ryan Murphy and More—See the Pics!

24 August 2015 6:42 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Barbra Streisand's Saturday night is better than yours. The Funny Girl star and husband James Brolin hosted quite the low-key night in this past weekend, which was made complete by some serious A-list attendees. Streisand hosted Ryan Murphy, Lady Gaga, John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston for a relaxing night in. "A wonderful evening at home. (L-r) Ryan Murphy, @ladygaga John Travolta, @BarbraStreisand Kelly Preston & Jim Brolin," Babs tweeted. The evening seemed to be an ode to Murphy and his work, as it brought together stars from two of his upcoming shows, American Horror Story: Hotel and American Crime Story. No, Streisand isn't participating in either of this (that we know) but his »

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Barbra Streisand Hosts Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, John Travolta at Home: See the Ultimate Dinner Party!

24 August 2015 5:14 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Talk about a fantasy dinner party! Barbra Streisand hosted a gathering at her home on Saturday, Aug. 22, and just like Us, she took to Instagram to document the very special occasion. Of course, our casual fetes don't boast a guest list like this one! The Egot-winning diva, 73, and her husband, James Brolin, shared the evening with Lady Gaga, John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston, and Scream Queens creator Ryan Murphy. "A wonderful evening at home," Streisand captioned the shot. Gaga, 29, for one, seemed just as [...] »

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WWE SummerSlam Live Coverage – Updated All Night

23 August 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Live from the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, it’s SummerSlam 2015!

Lilian Garcia introduces host Jon Stewart and we’re under way! He drops a Beastie Boys reference and hypes up the show. ‘I’ve spent sixteen years talking about politics, it’s nice to be back in reality’. WWE? Reality? This is clearly a WWE-scripted intro, then. Huge boos for Cena’s name. This crowd is going to eat him alive. Mick Foley is brought out- cheap pops imminent…yup, there it is. They riff with each other for a while and it doesn’t really go anywhere. Still, nice to see Foley and Stewart looks up for this.

After the customary video package, it’s time for our first match…

Sheamus Vs. Randy Orton 

Good choice for an opener. Orton went for an Rko early, but Sheamus bailed and cut a ringside promo and fans looking stupid. »

- Lewis Howse

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Strange Magic review

23 August 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

George Lucas produces the Ilm animated fantasy, Strange Magic. Here's Mark's review of a curious genre mash-up...

Since George Lucas got out of the Star Wars business, he's been lending his Hollywood heft to some long-gestating passion projects that might be difficult to produce independently elsewhere. He started developing Red Tails, a war movie about the Tuskegee airmen, back in 1988 and eventually served as producer and an uncredited co-director on the 2012 movie.

Lucasfilm's latest, Strange Magic, is directed by Oscar-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom, but it's also been around for much longer than you'd think. 15 years ago, while working on that pesky prequel trilogy, Lucas started thinking about making a film for his daughters. “Just like Star Wars was designed for 12-year-old boys,” Lucas told Wired upon the film's Us release in January, “Strange Magic was designed for 12-year-old girls.”

If that sounds a little reminiscent of when John Travolta »

- simonbrew

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Watch Owen Wilson As An All-Action Family Man In New Trailer & Clip For ‘No Escape’

21 August 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ever since the surprise success of 2009’s “Taken,” other actors of Liam Neeson’s stature have taken their stabs at action movie heroics: Kevin Costner, John Travolta and Sean Penn, to name a few. In a couple of weeks, Owen Wilson will get his shot at B-movie glory with “No Escape,” alongside Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. A pair of new clips and posters, as well as another trailer, have been released ahead of its Labor Day weekend premiere. The film stars Wilson as an American patriarch who moves his family to Southeast Asia, only to end up in the middle of a violent coup. First up, from Collider, is a short clip showing that even though it’s been thirteen years since his last outing as James Bond, Brosnan still has his action movie chops as he tries buy some time for Wilson and Bell to flee with children in tow. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys quest: Can he dethrone Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert?'

19 August 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Despite his best efforts, Jimmy Kimmel's ABC late-night talker "Jimmy Kimmel Live" has never claimed the Emmy for Best Variety Series. He was bested by Jon Stewart on his first nomination in 2012 and then by Stephen Colbert for the past two years running. Could all that change this year thanks to Kimmel's savvy Emmy episode submission? -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Kimmel entered his "After the Oscars" special for viewing by Emmy voters. This fun hour featured a sit-down with guest John Travolta and taped appearances by Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Eddie Redmayne, Lupita Nyong'o, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges and Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris. This year's Best Variety Talk Series race is one for the record books, as Kimmel faces off against three shows no longer on the air that have all won this award multiple »

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Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel on 'Crash Test' and the tyranny of @Fatjew

18 August 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel have plenty in common: endless improv chops, an appreciation for terrible cinema (Scheer hosts the podcast "How Did This Get Made?" about lame movies; Huebel hosts the La Upright Citizens Brigade revue "The Shit Show" where guests discuss their worst performances and gigs), and now, the experience of performing together on a giant glass bus. Their new special "Crash Test" sees the comics entertaining an audience on a large party bus as it travels through Los Angeles. On their journey, they meet fellow comics Aziz Ansari, Andy Daly, Rob Corddry, Aubrey Plaza, Natasha Leggero, Jack McBrayer, Thomas Lennon, Ian Karmel, and more. It's a wild ensemble held together by Scheer and Huebel's vaudevillian stamina. We caught up with Scheer and Huebel to discuss friendship in the comedy community, the greatness of bad movies, and what to think of the plagiarism scandal surrounding Twitter star Josh Ostrovsky, »

- Louis Virtel

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First Look at Ethan Hawke in Ti West's In A Valley Of Violence

17 August 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Ti West (House of the Devil, Innkeepers) recently wrapped his next film, a western titled In a Valley of Violence. The revenge tale starring Ethan Hawke, John Travolta and Karen Gillan was produced by Blumhouse Productions and will distribute through Universal Pictures.

As we're big fans of Wests' films and like to keep an eyes on what's coming from the director we thought we'd share the first image of Ethan Hawke riding tall in the saddle from the film. Seems he's got a little dog with him. Awe.


A revenge Western film set in the 1890s, where a man arrives in a small town seeking vengeance for his murdered friend.

After the premier of Tarantino's Hateful Eight trailer last week, West tweeted that he also shot his film on 35mm film stock.

The imag [Continued ...] »

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Honesty (No Lie!) About The Movies Of 2015… So Far!

13 August 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

So here we are, smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer (and if you don’t get that little saying, try lying out on the sidewalk in 100-degree heat for 15 minutes or so, like Fido does, and see if a light bulb doesn’t go off). The dogs are often howling in movie theaters too—at times it seems as though August has replaced January in the hearts of moviegoers as the dumping ground for pictures not really worthy of our attention (or a serious investment in the marketing department). Movies like Pixels and Fantastic Four have their perverse fascination—just how bad can they possibly be? Both were greeted with reviews so scathing and unyielding in their acidity that studio heads can only pray nothing in October, November or December will be perceived as worse, and I have to admit a certain curiosity. But that »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Venice Film Festival to Pay Tribute to Brian De Palma

13 August 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Venice Film Festival Unveils Lineup: Includes 'Equals' and 'The Danish Girl' World Premieres, New Noah Baumbach Documentary Brian De Palma's career is full of culturally important works, including the John Travolta classic "Blow Out" and the cocaine dusted remake of "Scarface." At this year's Venice Film Festival, De Palma will be honored for his filmmaking prowess, receiving the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award. The award will be given on September 9 in the Sala Grande, followed by the world premiere of the Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow directed documentary "De Palma," screening out of competition.  "The child of an artistic era (the '70's) full of innovative ferment, Brian De Palma has made a name for himself as one of the most skillful directors in constructing perfect narrative mechanics with great creative freedom, experimenting with new technical solutions, rejecting the classic rules of the language, »

- Ethan Sapienza

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Brian De Palma to receive Venice honour

13 August 2015 6:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow to screen out of competition.

Brian De Palma, the Us director of Scarface, Carrie and Carlito’s Way, is to receive the Venice International Film Festival’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award, dedicated to those who have made significantly original contributions to contemporary cinema.

The award will be given to De Palma on Sept 9 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) and will be followed by the world premiere of documentary De Palma, directed by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow. The film is billed as an intimate conversation between filmmakers, chronicling De Palma’s 55-year career, his life, and his filmmaking process.

De Palma has previously presented seven films at Venice, the first being crime thriller Blood Sisters in 1975.

In 1981, De Palma screened Blow Out in the section Mezzogiorno/Mezzanotte; in 1987, The Untouchables, out-of-competition; in 1992, Raising Cain, the closing film in competition; in 2006, The Black Dahlia, the opening »

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