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The Today Show has apologized for a segment about the imposter sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial. While discussing the incident, a producer appeared miming his own fake sign language but was quickly shut down by hosts Natalie Morales and Al Roker.
Guy Pearce. Sigh.
Julie Chen threw some shade in the direction of The View during an interview with Howard Stern and a follow-up interview with Extra. “The show has lost its way is my feeling because they don’t really talk about politics anymore and when they do, no one is really trying to hear what Jenny (McCarthy) is saying.” Every time I’ve tried to watch The View this season, the show has just been a mess. The compelling moments happen by accident.
Revenge has »
- Lyle Masaki
On tomorrow’s episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie," airing Thursday, December 12, it’s a “Katie” exclusive with “Murphy Brown” stars Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud, along with creator Diane English. The all-star cast reunite to share behind-the-scenes stories and favorite memories in celebration for the show’s 25th Anniversary. Find out what happened at Candice Bergen’s audition and who was originally considered for the role of Murphy. Casting Candice Bergen as Murphy Candice Bergen on Dan Quayle Comments Casting Candice Bergen as Murphy Candice Bergen on Dan Quayle Comments »
- April Neale
Glenn here. I watched a lovely documentary last night called Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love. And oh, what did he did! The film screened this last weekend in New York (I admitted got my weekends wrong and thought it was this coming weekend), but screens on PBS at the end of the month. Hamlisch died last year at the age of 68 and, if you remember, Barbra Streisand performed a lovely memorial to him at this year's Oscar ceremony. I believe his last piece of original film work was the score for Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra. Since we're fans of lists and Marvin Hamlisch, let's take a look at his top ten movie moments.
Barbra and Liza (in gif form!), James Bond, Candice Bergen and more! »
- Glenn Dunks
The following is an essay featured in the anthology George Cukor - On/Off Hollywood (Capricci, Paris, 2013), for sale at www.capricci.fr.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be running a complete retrospective on the director, "The Discreet Charm of George Cukor," in New York December 13, 2013 - January 7, 2014. Many thanks to David Phelps, Fernando Ganzo, and Camille Pollas for their generous permission.
The Second-hand Illusion:
Notes on Cukor
“There’s always something about them that you don’t know that you’d like to know. Spencer Tracy had that. In fact, they do all have that – all the big ones have it. You feel very close to them but there is the ultimate thing withheld from you – and you want to find out.” —George Cukor1
“Can you tell what a woman’s like by just looking at her?” —The Chapman Report »
- David Phelps
The Murphy Brown crew is reporting for duty once more.
Katie Couric’s daytime talker Katie will stage a reunion for the cast of the beloved sitcom on Dec. 12, bringing together Candice Bergen, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud, as well as creator Diane English, to celebrate Brown‘s 25th anniversary.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Sarah Palin is joining the Sportsman Channel as host of Amazing America With Sarah Palin. Bowing in April 2014, the series is described as “an anthology of stories that explore some of the most original, interesting — and sometimes inspiring — people, »
- Megan Masters
Michael J. Fox has new television "parents," and they probably look pretty familiar.
Almost 40 years after they starred in the movie "11 Harrowhouse," Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin reunited as Beth and Steve Henry in "Thanksgiving," Thursday's (Nov. 21) seasonal episode of NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show." And the couple's presence made things ... well, interesting for Mike (Fox) and others.
His sister Leigh (Katie Finneran) is especially on edge, feeling she's the target of her mother's constant criticism. To save humiliation, she never revealed she didn't go to Portland with a boyfriend as planned, since they'd broken up before the move -- and she decides to fly to Atlanta before her parents arrive.
Oops: The parents show up six hours earlier than scheduled. The bear hug Mike gets from his overenthusiastic dad is offset by his more reserved mom's dry greeting to Leigh, who doesn't quite make it as she tries »
Guess who's coming to Thanksgiving dinner?
Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin, at least in terms of "The Michael J. Fox Show." The veteran performers reunite -- long after being teamed in the 1974 crime-caper movie "11 Harrowhouse" -- as Mike's (Fox) parents in Thursday's (Nov. 21) episode of the NBC sitcom, appropriately titled "Thanksgiving."
The holiday visit doesn't exactly run smoothly: While TV newsman Mike is trying to make the sort of connection he's never had with his dad, sister Leigh (Katie Finneran) has ongoing issues with Mom, who's something of a control freak.
"I think that's a tactful way of putting it," Bergen tells Zap2it. Famous for playing a TV journalist herself on "Murphy Brown," she had fun portraying Mike's mother "after I kind of found my way, but she's the mother from hell, basically. No one stands a chance next to her.
"It was a very nice set to be on, »
On TV this Thursday: Election Day on Parenthood, Thanksgiving on Grey’s, Michael J. Fox Show and Big Bang Theory, the Indianapolis Colts visit Parks & Rec, Covert Affairs spies a finale and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
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8 pm Parks & Recreation (NBC) | In back-to-back episodes, Leslie tries to complete some of her city council goals (before she gets ousted from office, sad face), including hosting an event with the Indianapolis Colts, and then »
- Misha Solomon
Producers of the CBS hit show "Person of Interest" reveal how they got away with a shocking murder of a major cast member. **Spoilers Ahead -- Although previews suggested the character of Det. Fusco (Kevin Chapman) might be ending his run on the program this week, it actually turned out to be his partner Det. Carter (former Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson). Her character was killed saving the life of Reese (Jim Caviezel). Henson indicates that she has known for over three years that she would be leaving the series at some point to focus on her film work. TV Guide. In a special SAG preview, 35 actors give their thoughts about other actors contending for this year's Oscars. The project includes Whoopi Goldberg on Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), Candice Bergen on Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Diane Lane on Bruce Dern ("Nebraska"), Jessica Chastain on Robert Redford ("All is Lost"), Jeff Bridges on Christian Bale ("Out. »
In Variety's new SAG preview, 35 different actors discuss this year's likely Oscar contenders: Ralph Fiennes talks Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave," Candice Bergen talks Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," Julia Roberts talks James Gandolfini in "Enough Said" and much more. Quote highlights below. Whoopi Goldberg on Lupita Nyong'o in "12 Years a Slave":When you watch “12 Years a Slave,” you are seeing some of the best art has to offer. Some actors you will know, and some you won't and one, Lupita Nyong'o, makes you want to go grab folks off the street and say, “Watch this young woman!”She is fresh from Yale and this is her first film gig. In her art, the gamut is run. She finds so much in this script, and somehow in her youth and newness you see the invisible dust of ages and strength beyond her age and reason. She does what we are »
- Beth Hanna
On Nov. 14. 1988, viewers met a different kind of television reporter ... snarky, edgy and just out of Betty Ford Center rehab.
The sitcom "Murphy Brown," now exactly 25 years old, earned title star Candice Bergen five Emmy Awards over its decade-long CBS run. The show will make a weeknight comeback when the premium-cable channel Encore Love is converted into Encore Classic on Monday, Dec. 2, and Bergen couldn't be more pleased about it.
"Finally!" she tells Zap2it. "I have no idea why it's taken so long. I was always told it was because the music rights were so expensive, because every episode opened with a Motown song. I'm thrilled it's going back on -- and without commercials, which is lovely. I barely watched the show in its last five years, so I haven't seen it in a long time."
Famously raising the ire of then-Vice President Dan Quayle over Murphy's single parenthood, »
By: CBS News
Simpsons executive producer Al Jean said in a statement Saturday, Oct. 26, that her death is a terrible loss. He said Wallace's "irreplaceable character," the fourth-grade teacher who has to deal with Bart Simpson's constant antics, would be retired from the show.
"Earlier we had discussed a potential storyline in which a character passed away; this was not Marcia's Edna Krabappel," Jean said.
Jean said Wallace was "beloved by all at The Simpsons." »
Ever since news spread about Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin getting cast on The Michael J. Fox Show as Mike's mom and dad, it got us thinking about the many unforgettable parents who have graced the small screen throughout the years. From the lovable Bradys to the loud-mouthed Conners, these one-of-a-kind characters make us wish they actually existed in real life. Call us nostalgic, but with folks like these around, family was never too far away. Bergen and Grodin sure have big shoes to fill. »
"Enough Said" is the latest film from writer/director Nicole Holofcener, telling the tale of a massage therapist who finds herself in a precarious situation, inadvertently falling for the ex-husband of a friend of hers.
Moviefone Canada attended a series of interviews during the Toronto International Film Festival where Collette, Keener, Louis-Dreyfus and Holofcener shared their thoughts on the film and their late co-star.
Moviefone: After his untimely passing, James Gandolfini has already achieved a kind of mythic status. As those that worked closely with him, can you tell us a bit about how he really was?
Ck: Myths come from humanity and he was a very humane person. If someone should have someone blow him up that way, he's very deserving of it. It was good to be in his presence. »
- Jason Gorber
The team behind Scandal has been pretty good at keeping story details secret but TV Guide has found out that Cyrus kisses James to distract him from a story. I’m all for more of Cyrus and James.
Oh, Scandal, just don’t let this be the ghost sex season.
Days of Our Lives vets Charles Shaughnessy and Patsy Pease are returning to the soap in November. I’m sure some longtime fans will be excited, but for me Days is going to have to work to get me to watch the non-WilSon shows once Eileen Davidson‘s last day passes.
There’s another pilot inspired by The Wizard of Oz in the works, according to Deadline. The CW is developing a drama based on the upcoming novel Dorothy Must Die, which sees a modern-day girl from Kansas arrive in an Oz, which is now a totalitarian state ruled by Dorothy Gale. »
- Lyle Masaki
Lorna Luft and Liza Minelli will perform together for the first time since the 1993 Tony Awards October 14 & 21 in a fundraiser for breast cancer. You can’t help but think Judy is looking down smiling.
Tokyo has won the bid to host the 2020 Olympics, beating out Madrid and Instanbul for the honor. I’m fine with Tokyo hosting (although I was rooting for Madrid). While they don’t have great gay rights at this point, they don’t seem poised to drag us down into human rights abuses like Russia has.
In what some find to be a shocking overreach, D.C. is considering regulations that would require a 24-hour waiting period in order to get a tattoo. Admittedly, if there had been a waiting period I probably wouldn’t have my three tats, but it does seem a little bit much to have to wait longer to get a tattoo »
- Ed Kennedy
The five-time Emmy winner returns to series work when NBC launches "The Michael J. Fox Show" Thursday, Sept. 26. Though they aren't in the debut, his new on-screen parents will turn up soon enough: Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin will guest-star as the parents of New York TV newscaster Mike Henry (Fox), with the potential for the characters to become recurring.
It won't be the first time the two actors have worked together, though it certainly has been a while. In the 1974 caper movie "11 Harrowhouse," they played a romantically involved couple entangled in a scheme to steal all the gems stored at England's Diamond Exchange -- check out the picture below for a blast from the past. Grodin and Bergen also have "Saturday Night Live" hosting gigs in common.
Of course, Bergen has »
If you weren’t already interested enough in Michael J. Fox’s return to television, this might help: Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin have been cast to play his parents on NBC’s upcoming The Michael J. Fox Show, EW has confirmed.
Bergen, of course, is famous for her turns in Murphy Brown and, more recently, Boston Legal and House; Grodin starred as the father in the Beethoven movies and guest-starred on Law & Order: Svu last year. The pair will join Fox on the show in a guest/recurring-role capacity. »
- Ray Rahman
Michael J. Fox has landed himself another set of standout TV parents.
Murphy Brown vet Candice Bergen and Beethoven patriarch Charles Grodin have boarded NBC’s new fall comedy The Michael J. Fox, Deadline reports. They’ll guest-star (and potentially recur) as the titular character’s mom and dad, respectively.
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Inspired by the leading man’s real life, The Michael J. Fox Show centers on a New York-based »
- Megan Masters
Meet Michael J. Fox’s new TV parents: Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin, have been tapped for guest/potential recurring roles on Fox’s new NBC comedy series. He stars in The Michael J. Fox Show as popular New York news anchor Mike Henry, who returns to work after years as a stay-at-home dad following a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. On Fox’s previous NBC series, Family Ties (1982-89), his parents were played by Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross. Grodin next will film the feature While We’re Young, playing Naomi Watts’ father. Christina Chang (CSI: Miami) has been cast in a recurring role on the ABC drama series Nashville. She will play Deacon’s (Charles Esten) lawyer (and maybe something more). She is managed by Silver Lining. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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