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How Screaming Beatlemania Comes Alive in Ron Howard’s ‘Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years’

20 June 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Beatlemania is back again, thanks to Ron Howard’s acclaimed doc about the Fab Four’s touring years, “Eight Days a Week,” and the chart-topping “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” 50th anniversary remix. In both cases, Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, served as music producer, supplying the 5.1 mix for “Eight Days a Week.”

There’s Emmy consideration for the vital sound work of Cameron Frankley (supervising sound editor ) and Jon Michaels (co-supervising sound editor). They were tasked with making all of the archival and fan-sourced footage sound good — but not too good.

Recreating the ’60s Soundscapes

“Eight Days a Week” not only documents the surreal hysteria of Beatlemania during the touring years of 1962-1966, but also how much John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr enjoyed playing together. That is, until Beatlemania drowned out the music and burst their bubble. Touring just wasn’t fun anymore

But the challenge was keeping the soundscapes as natural to the period as possible. “When we were in the environment of the early 1960s, the key to it was making the sounds of the cars going by and everything else appropriately good,” said Michaels. “So we would often take contemporary recordings of old cars, and then degraded them so that they sounded like they were recorded in the ’60s.

Although director Howard didn’t provide a lot of notes about sound, he usually asked to turn up the volume on the occasional song. “He was more concerned that you hear the thing,” Michaels said.

The Screaming Girls Dilemma

But when it came to legendary concert footage, which was recorded in mono (from the Hollywood Bowl to Shea Stadium), Martin developed a technique of digitally separating the instruments and vocals and remixing them in 5.1 stereo. This included separating the sounds of screaming girls.

“The initial thought was to cut the screaming girls and replace the track with less piercing crowd noise,” Michaels said. “But that wasn’t what a Beatles concert sounded like. But because we had it extracted, we were able to find that balance between the actual song, remixed in 5.1, a bit of the 5.1 version of screaming girls, and then just a natural concert crowd that we built ourselves to give it depth and make it feel not quite as harsh.”

The Shock of Spotting Sigourney Weaver

The biggest shock for Michaels and others was spotting footage of “Alien” star Sigourney Weaver, who attended the Hollywood Bowl concert as a teen in the mid-’60s. “There was that moment where they got the talking heads saying what the Beatles meant to them, and there’s Sigourney Weaver as a teen getting ready to see the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl,” said Michaels.

The Weaver footage was part of a treasure trove of fan-sourced material accessed by editor Paul Crowder. Weaver was also glimpsed outside a hotel where the Beatles were staying. “When Paul went through all this footage, he mentioned [spotting] a handful of [famous] people, and everyone denied it except for Sigourney Weaver,” said Michaels.

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- Bill Desowitz

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Designing Neil Patrick Harris’ Tour-de-Force Transformation Into Count Olaf

19 June 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Barry Sonnenfeld’s re-imagining of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” took dark and creepy and turned it into a vaudevillian tour de force for Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. And production designer Bo Welch and special effects makeup designer Bill Terezakis brought an imaginative and spirited charm to the proceedings.

“It may look dreary and creepy on the surface, but charmingly idealistic and cheerful when filtered through the eyes of the Baudelaire orphans,” said four-time Oscar nominee Welch, who also directed the final two episodes. “They maintain this attitude that only young people have where they persevere, they use their smarts, and they survive onto the next horrible adventure in the midst of a bunch of moronic adults.”

How the Sets Expressed the Moronic Adults

From Olaf’s decrepit mansion to the bright reptile house of Uncle Monty (Aasif Mandvi) to Aunt Josephine (Alfre Woodard) and her tilted old house atop a cliff, »

- Bill Desowitz

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Starship Troopers: 15 facts you never knew

19 June 2017 12:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Starship Troopers has now been in the world for twenty years. The film, which stars Casper Van DienDina MeyerDenise Richards and Neil Patrick Harris, is somewhat of a cult classic. Set in a future where mankind is at war with a race of giant bugs, and the only way to do pretty much anything is by becoming a citizen, it follows the tribulations of Johnny Rico (Van Dien), a young man who joins the Mobile Infantry. Ever wondered how the film was made? Who was first in line to play Johnny Rico? We have all this and more, just read below if you would like to know more. Check out our 15 Starship Troopers facts below.

Starship Troopers facts

 

1. Originally released in UK cinemas as a 15 certificate, the movie was upgraded to an 18 for the home entertainment release. The BBFC thought that upon further viewing, the film was far »

- Kat Hughes

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11 Celeb Dads Who Look Smoking Hot While Doing Very Ordinary Things

16 June 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you thought your favorite celeb men smoldered in their chosen professions, just wait until you see them doing ordinary, everyday tasks. Trust us, mundane never looked this good.

David Beckham

Oh, you know, just David Beckham making pancakes for his kids. Sigh.

Chris Hemsworth

Fact: it is impossible to look cute while sweating it out on the treadmill. Unless you’re Chris Hemsworth, of course, and then you look fantastic (even while carrying your kid mid-workout.)

Justin Timberlake

Yes, the singer makes us swoon even when he ties his shoes.

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt’s French-braiding skills are nothing to laugh at. »

- Maggie Malach

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Great Job, Internet!: This recut trailer gives Starship Troopers the gravitas it deserves

15 June 2017 11:29 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Starship Troopers has an interesting legacy. For most, it was just a forgettable sci-fi action movie featuring a bunch of CGI bugs and Neil Patrick Harris in a supporting role. But some people—mostly young men who were raised in the 1990s—absolutely love Starship Troopers. The film’s bizarre tone and excessive use of bug guts have imprinted themselves on the psyches of these fans and ensured that the movie will live on in memes for years to come. Now, to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, one such fan has cut together a trailer that gives Starship Troopers the gravitas it so richly deserves.

According to director Paul Verhoeven, the film was meant as a satire of the militarism and fascism promoted in the Robert Heinlein novel it’s loosely based on, despite the fact that Verhoeven stopped reading the book after two chapters because “it was so »

- Dan Neilan

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How I Met Your Mother: What Does Alyson Hannigan Think of the Last Episode?

14 June 2017 7:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

We know Neil Patrick Harris likes the finale of How I Met Your Mother, but what about his co-stars? Recently, Alyson Hannigan spoke with news.com.au about the controversial last episode of the CBS TV show.Hannigan played Lily Aldrin on the ensemble sitcom, which ran from 2005 to 2014. The cast also included Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, and Jason Segel.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Ryan Seacrest Shares the Veteran Advice Regis Philbin Gave Him About Hosting Live

14 June 2017 4:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ryan Seacrest is no rookie at hosting, but he gladly welcomed a key piece of advice from veteran Regis Philbin for his new role on Live.

Following months of speculation, Kelly Ripa announced on May 1 that Seacrest would be taking on the role as her co-host on the ABC morning show, Live with Kelly & Ryan.

After being announced as Ripa’s right hand man on the popular program, Philbin, who served as co-host for 28 years and retired in 2011, passed on some helpful information in a phone call that Seacrest has taken to heart.

“He said to me, ‘Ryan, I was »

- Natalie Stone

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: TV Vets Join Season Two

13 June 2017 6:42 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events has some new company. Deadline reports Nathan Fillion (pictured, left), Sara Rue (pictured, right), Lucy Punch, and Roger Bart have joined season two of the Netflix TV show.Based on the popular book series by Snicket, the dark comedy follows three orphans as they are put under the guardianship of their evil relative, Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris). The cast also includes Patrick Warburton, Catherine O’Hara, Aasif Mandvi, Alfre Woodard, Joan Cusack, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Adds Nathan Fillion

12 June 2017 11:30 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The first book of the popular series, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, hit the shelves in September of 1999. Five years later, Paramount Pictures released the film A Series of Unfortunate Events. This film starred Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken, Emily Browning, Kara/Shelby Hoffman and Jude Law. Fast forward to 2017 when Netflix released the series starring Neil Patrick Harris as the vile Count Olaf, Malina Weissman as Violet Baudelaire, Louis Hynes as Klaus Baudelaire and Presley Smith as Sunny Baudelaire. The show did well enough to be renewed for a second season.

With that news, we knew that new actors/actresses would be added to the show. Thanks to The Wrap, we know that the latest star to join the show is Nathan Fillion.  He is set to play Lemony Snicket's brother. Along with Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart have »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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The 71st Tony Awards Review: Charles Isherwood on Why the Awards Ceremony That Celebrates Great Theater Was So Off-Key

12 June 2017 7:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Shut that crap off!” snapped a feisty Bette Midler as the orchestra attempted to play her offstage. She had gone well beyond her allotted time in giving her acceptance speech for her surefire win at the 71st annual Tony Awards. Since Midler didn’t sing — disappointing to all — who could begrudge her a record-breaking acceptance speech?

Midler’s ebullient phone-book-length list of thanks was, indeed, a highlight of the Tony telecast on CBS. Considering what a wonderful season it was in terms of quality and even quantity on Broadway, the telecast can only be regarded as a dutiful but hardly dazzling, and often dull, celebration of a season that deserved a more vibrant tribute.

True, a signal attraction of any awards show – the possibility of a shock or even a surprise or two – was for once in evidence at this year’s awards. The top categories, best musical and best »

- Charles Isherwood

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Tony Awards 2017: Key Moments, Interesting Stats, Winners List

12 June 2017 5:36 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Nathaniel R

Last night the American theater community, and a boat load of adjacent stars (hello Tina Fey & Scarlett Johansson) celebrated Broadway triumphs at the 71st Annual Tony Awards. As expected the revival of Hello Dolly and Dear Evan Hansen owned the evening with 4 and 6 wins respectively. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are now halfway to the Egot in less than half a year having picked up the Oscar for Best Original song for La La Land back in February. But the peak of the evening was Bette Midler's very funny, quite enthusiastic and extremely long acceptance for Best Actress in a Musical (the biggest lock of the evening going in). It's the first time I can recall a performer ignoring the orchestra trying to play her off so insistently that they finally gave up. Her speech had a whole and even better second act as if »

- NATHANIEL R

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Nathan Fillion and more join season 2 of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

11 June 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart have all signed on to appear in the second season of Netflix’s hit series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket, a.k.a. Daniel Handler, A Series of Unfortunate Events tells the story of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil uncle Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The first season adapted the first four books in the series, with season two expected to adapt books five through to nine, and the already announced third season covering the remaining chapters of the thirteen-book series.

The first season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is available to stream now on Netflix and stars Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf), Patrick Warburton »

- Gary Collinson

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Nathan Fillion & More Join Season 2 of 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' -- Find Out Who They're Playing

10 June 2017 8:52 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The cast of A Series of Unfortunate Events is expanding for season two.

Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart are joining the second season of the Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Related: Neil Patrick Harris Gets His First Tattoo in Honor of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Season 2 Renewal

Executive producer and director Barry Sonnenfeld made the announcement during Netflix's FYSee event in Los Angeles on Friday. Harris, Alfre Woodard and K. Todd Freeman were also in attendance.

Fillion will play Jacques Snicket, Lemony's (Patrick Warburton) brother, and Hale will portray Jerome Squalor, who is married to Esmé Squalor, portrayed by Punch. Sonnenfeld revealed during the panel that Esmé might be a potential love interest for Count Olaf (Harris). "We don't know for sure," he said in the clip below.

Rue will also have a season-long arc and play the role of a librarian who goes "on to better things." Meanwhile »

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Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Others Join A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2

9 June 2017 8:03 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Castle alum Nathan Fillion and Veep‘s Tony Hale are among the cast additions for Season 2 of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

RelatedA Series of Unfortunate Events Renewal Extended Through Season 3

Additionally, Sara Rue (Impastor), Lucy Punch (Ben & Kate) and Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives) are on board for the Netflix series’ sophomore run, our sister site Variety reports.

No character details were revealed as producers announced the castings at a Friday night Fyc event, though The Wrap is reporting that Fillion will play the brother of Patrick Warburton’s title character.

RelatedStana Katic’s FBI »

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Season 2: Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, and More Join the Cast on Netflix

9 June 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The first season of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” held its fair share of surprises — even for those who’d read Lemony Snicket’s Daniel Handler’s books — and one of the most pleasant of those secrets was discovering Will Arnett and Cobie Smulders as Father and Mother. These unexpected talents joined a cast already stacked with the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, K. Todd Freeman, Alfre Woodward, Joan Cusack, and Don Johnson.

And Season 2 just threw in a few more high-profile stars.

Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch, and Roger Bart have all joined the cast for Season 2. The next entry is already in production, but series mastermind Barry Sonnenfeld and stars Harris, Woodard, and Freeman all made the announcement during an event in Los Angeles at the Netflix FYSee space.

Read More: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Neil Patrick Harris on »

- Ben Travers

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Nathan Fillion and Tony Hale Join 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'

9 June 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Netflix is adding to its A Series of Unfortunate Events cast.

Nathan Fillion and Tony Hale have joined the drama's second season. The news was announced during an Emmy panel for the show held at the streamer’s FYSee space in Beverly Hills.

In addition to the Castle alum and Veep star, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart will join other returning castmembers from season one, such as series stars Neil Patrick HarrisAlfre Woodard, K. Todd Freeman, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes and Presley Smith.

Two months after the eight-episode series, executive produced »

- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Season 2: Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, and More Join the Cast on Netflix

9 June 2017 7:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The first season of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” held its fair share of surprises — even for those who’d read Lemony Snicket’s Daniel Handler’s books — and one of the most pleasant of those secrets was discovering Will Arnett and Cobie Smulders as Father and Mother. These unexpected talents joined a cast already stacked with the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, K. Todd Freeman, Alfre Woodward, Joan Cusack, and Don Johnson.

And Season 2 just threw in a few more high-profile stars.

Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch, and Roger Bart have all joined the cast for Season 2. The next entry is already in production, but series mastermind Barry Sonnenfeld and stars Harris, Woodard, and Freeman all made the announcement during an event in Los Angeles at the Netflix FYSee space.

Read More: ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’: Neil Patrick Harris on »

- Ben Travers

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Netflix’s ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Casts Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale for Season 2

9 June 2017 7:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has added five new cast members to the second season of “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” Variety has learned.

Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Sara Rue, Lucy Punch and Roger Bart will all join the upcoming season, though no details on their characters have been revealed.

The five actors will join returning cast members Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith and K Todd Freeman.

The cast announcement was made Friday event at Netflix’s FYSee space in Los Angeles, during a panel discussion for “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket, a.k.a. Daniel Handler, “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil uncle Count Olaf (played by Harris) will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Neil Patrick Harris's Family Snaps Just Keep Getting Cuter

8 June 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka often share adorable snapshots of twins Harper and Gideon, and they haven't slowed down this year. The sweet moments shouldn't come as a surprise to Neil's followers, though - of all the picture-perfect celebrity families out there, Neil and David's is one of the most active on social media. The couple, who secretly got married in September 2014 after 10 years of dating, constantly shares heart-meltingly cute photos of the twins, ranging from their elaborate Halloween costumes to their nights on the town at the Plaza Hotel, eating oysters, and watching jazz shows. (Yes, they're sophisticated NYC tots.) Keep reading to see what we're talking about! Related52 Celebrity Families You Should Follow on Instagram »

- Nick Maslow

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George and Amal Clooney Join Twins Club! Jennifer Lopez, Chris Hemsworth and More Stars With Double the Joy

7 June 2017 | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

George and Amal Clooney have officially joined the celebrities-with-twins club!

The adorable duo, who tied the knot in September 2014, welcomed their first children, a boy, Alexander, and a girl, Ella, on Tuesday. "I don't know how you fully digest [having two], but I'm excited," the first-time father told Et back in March. "It will be fun."

The next A-lister set to give birth to twins is Beyoncé. Her and husband Jay Z announced via Instagram in February that Blue Ivy would soon be a big sister to not one, but two bundles of joy. "We have been blessed two times over," the "Formation" singer said at the time.

In honor of these summer births, Et's looking back at other celebrities who've welcomed twins!

Watch: Tina Knowles Says Beyonce Is 'Ready to See Her Babies,' Spills Details on Her Baby Shower!

Denzel Washington

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The Fences star is the father of 26-year-old twins Olivia and Malcom with wife »

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