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10 items from 2016


Hollywood Reacts to Donald Trump’s Presidential Nomination

19 July 2016 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Republican National Convention continued Tuesday in Cleveland, where the Gop officially nominated Donald Trump for President of the United States, and his running mate Mike Pence for vice president.

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their support and fears over the nominations.

One of Trump’s most vocal supporters was Antonio Sabato Jr., who spoke on the opening night.

The soap star congratulated Trump on securing the nomination, tweeting, “Just passed 1600 votes. And they all said he wouldn’t break 1237?”

Congratulations @realDonaldTrump

Just passed 1600 votes

And they all said he wouldn't break 1237?

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- Lawrence Yee

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It Came From The Tube: The Initiation Of Sarah (1978)

5 June 2016 11:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Brian DePalma’s Carrie (1976) has cast a very wide shadow since it hit theatres. Many horror films have used the trope of telekinesis for the greater bad following its release, including Jennifer, The Fury, Patrick, The Medusa Touch (all ’78), Scanners (’81), and several more. (You can’t make me mention  Friday the 13th Part VII. Oh. Dammit.) Of course, television is anything if not inclusive, and the networks scrambled to come up with their own takes on teenage angst. However, ABC’s The Initiation of Sarah (1978) took a slightly different tact and sent the girl off to college – and ended up serving a strong dose of female empowerment.

First broadcast on Monday, February 6th, Sarah had her work cut out, not so much from NBC, who provided their own Monday Night at the Movies, but from CBS’ juggernaut of M*A*S*H/One Day at a Time. Regardless of ratings, »

- Scott Drebit

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57 SAG-aftra L.A. Members Seek to Fire Exec Director David White

7 March 2016 4:29 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fifty-seven Los Angeles SAG-aftra members are seeking to dismiss David White, the union’s national executive director since 2009.

The action, approved Sunday in a 57-40 vote at the SAG-aftra Local annual meeting, means that the question will go to the union’s national board — where it is highly unlikely to receive any traction. The board gave White a four-year extension to his contract in late 2014.

SAG-aftra president Ken Howard, a longtime ally of White, brushed off the vote and said the supporters were “out of sync” with the membership.

The vote, which took place during the members-only portion of the meeting, reflects the longstanding divisions between the moderate Unite for Strength faction, which supports White, and the self-styled progressives in the Membership First faction, which has only a dozen of the 80 seats on the board.

The Sunday vote was not presented as being sponsored or tied to Membership First, however. »

- Dave McNary

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'Last Week Tonight' goes back to the Donald Trump well

7 March 2016 8:18 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last week on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver went after Donald Trump in a segment that you either loved or loved and also wondered if perhaps Oliver had become a "brilliant and hilarious schoolmarm to the world." (Or thought was just okay and would prefer that Oliver ease off on the holier-and-smarter-than-thou lecture/aggregationfests that are becoming his show's bread and butter.) Oliver went back to Trump briefly last night because, well, after a week that saw two potential presidential candidates discussing penis size on a national stage, he pretty much had to. We got some good digs in at Trump's appearance ("Trump does resemble a kidney dropped on the floor at a Supercuts") and basically an outtake from last week's show: Morgan Fairchild narrating Ivana Trump's book For Love Alone, a "barely fictionalized account" of the Trumps' marriage. Warning: it will leave you with a mental image you »

- Sara Morrison

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SAG-aftra Honors Anne-Marie Johnson and Morgan Fairchild in Echo of Past Battles

6 March 2016 4:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

SAG-aftra’s Los Angeles local awarded its highest honor Sunday to two former board members whose devoted service to SAG and AFTRA put them on opposite sides of the fights that wracked the actors’ unions until their merger in 2012. The honorees, Anne-Marie Johnson and Morgan Fairchild, received this year’s Ralph Morgan Award in front of a standing-room-only crowd estimated at more than 400 Los Angeles members, staff and invited guests. The award was established in 1981 and is named for SAG’s first president. Johnson, who served more than 15 years as a SAG national board member

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- Jonathan Handel

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Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson Honored by SAG-AFTRA

6 March 2016 2:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson received the Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-aftra Los Angeles Local’s highest honor, in an emotional ceremony Sunday.

The awards evoked several standing ovations by the more than 500 union members attending at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. Former SAG VP Mike Farrell presented Fairchild with her award and former SAG president Alan Rosenberg made the presentation to Johnson.

Johnson, who was a key figure in pushing for diversity in show business during the past two decades, noted in her acceptance that she is the first African-American recipient of the honor. “I will continue to talk about diversity, no matter how uncomfortable those conversations may be,” she added.

“She’s ensured that diversity has become an integral part of our industry,” Rosenberg noted.

Johnson recalled a key moment during the six-month 2000 commercials strike when the union »

- Dave McNary

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Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson Win 2016 Ralph Morgan Award

23 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

SAG-aftra announced performers Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson as recipients of the 2016 Ralph Morgan Award. The honor is presented to SAG-aftra members who devote time to serving their fellow members within the community. “Both of these accomplished women embody the award’s spirit of self-sacrifice through their countless hours of committee and board service for both SAG and AFTRA,” said Jane Austin, SAG-aftra Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President. “Additionally, these women have made significant contributions outside the boardroom for the betterment of all performers and have worked tirelessly on numerous social issues.” Fairchild served nine years on the National Board of Screen Actors Guild and seven years on AFTRA’s Hollywood board. She was one of the original members of the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee and helped found the Environmental Communications Office. Fairchild is also an AIDS activist, leads pro-choice marches and rallies, and participates in events saving California deserts. »

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Anne-Marie Johnson Named a 2016 SAG-aftra Ralph Morgan Award Recipient (Highest Honor)

22 February 2016 9:16 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

SAG-aftra has named performers Anne-Marie Johnson and Morgan Fairchild as the recipients of the 2016 Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-aftra Los Angeles Local’s highest honor. Established in 1981 and named in honor of the first president of Screen Actors Guild, the Ralph Morgan Award salutes SAG-aftra members and/or union staff for their devotion to serving members.  The award will be presented on Sunday, March 6, at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. “I am delighted with the Honors and Tributes Committee’s recognition of both Anne-Marie Johnson and Morgan Fairchild as recipients of the 2016 Ralph Morgan Award,” said »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson to Be Honored by SAG-aftra

22 February 2016 8:43 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

SAG-aftra has named Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson as the recipients of its Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-aftra Los Angeles Local’s highest honor.

The awards will be presented on March 6 at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

“Both of these accomplished women embody the award’s spirit of self-sacrifice through their countless hours of committee and board service for both SAG and AFTRA,” said Jane Austin, president of the local. “Additionally, these women have made significant contributions outside the boardroom for the betterment of all performers and have worked tirelessly on numerous social issues.”

Fairchild served nine years on the Screen Actors Guild’s national board and sat on AFTRA’s Hollywood board for another seven years. She was one of the original members of the Hollywood women’s political committee. As the first celebrity AIDS activist, she starred in »

- Dave McNary

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Morgan Fairchild, Anne-Marie Johnson to Be Honored by SAG-aftra

22 February 2016 8:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-aftra has named Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson as the recipients of its Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-aftra Los Angeles Local’s highest honor.

The awards will be presented on March 6 at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

“Both of these accomplished women embody the award’s spirit of self-sacrifice through their countless hours of committee and board service for both SAG and AFTRA,” said Jane Austin, president of the local. “Additionally, these women have made significant contributions outside the boardroom for the betterment of all performers and have worked tirelessly on numerous social issues.”

Fairchild served nine years on the Screen Actors Guild’s national board and sat on AFTRA’s Hollywood board for another seven years. She was one of the original members of the Hollywood women’s political committee. As the first celebrity AIDS activist, she starred in »

- Dave McNary

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