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It looks like a fourth Transformers movie is in the works, there's been a new House of Payne agreement, an upcoming Absolutely Fabulous special, John Astin from The Addams Family is honored, Dawn Wells from Gilligan's Island remains busy, a casting pro has died, and dates in TV history.
A veteran casting director, who helped define the contemporary role of her profession, has died at the age of 88. Marion Dougherty passed away on December 4th in Manhattan of natural causes and had been ailing from heart disease. In her long career, she was the head of casting at Paramount for three years and then at Warner Bros. for nearly 30 years. Dougherty provided the first breaks to numerous actors -- including Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Anne Bancroft, Glenn Close, Danny Glover, Debra Winger, Matthew McConaughey, »
Animation Magazine digs into the Oscar race for Best Animated Film
But he's been pretty much yellow
And I've been cryin' blue
But all I can see is
Red, red, red, red, red now
What am I to do
Ugh, I miss Fiona Apple so much some times. What happened to her? »
- NATHANIEL R
Ever since The Descendants hit the film festival circuit this summer, people have been talking about the breakout performance of Shailene Woodley and how she’ll likely be a Supporting Actress Oscar contender this year. Fans of ABC Family’s Secret Life of the American Teenager were way ahead of the game in recognizing the 20-year-old actress’ talent. But after seeing her portray George Clooney‘s daughter as they prepare to take her mother off of life support and search for said mother’s boyfriend on the side, the rest of us will be getting onboard. Believe the hype, people.
“I saw a couple hundred girls for that part and she’s the only one who came close, in my opinion,” Descendants director Alexander Payne told TheFABlife. “I didn’t have an also ran. … She just came in and knocked my socks off. My mental model had been a young Debra Winger — that look, »
- Sabrina Rojas Weiss
@MaximoTV has posted the red carpet arrival list for the big premiere tomorrow night for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Not only will be get to see our main cast for Part 1, but we’ll also be seeing the new vampires (along with Miss Mackenzie Foy – Renesmee) on the red carpet that we’ll be seeing next year in Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Remember, Ta will be bringing you live streams from the premiere from both Yahoo and MTV! Check out the arrivals below:
Who: The cast of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1:, including Kristen Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward), Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Bill Condon (Director), Billy Burke (Charlie), Ashley Greene (Alice), Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Kellan Lutz (Emmett), Peter Facinelli (Carlisle), Jackson Rathbone (Jasper), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Casey Labow (Kate), Christian Camargo (Eleazar), Mia Maestro (Carmen), Christian Serratos (Angela), Justin Chon (Eric), Michael Welch (Mike), Sarah Clarke (Reneè), Ty Olsson (Phil), Cameron Bright (Alec), Charlie Bewley (Demetri), Christopher Heyerdahl (Marcus), Daniel Cudmore (Felix), Alex Meraz (Paul), Boo Boo Stewart (Seth), Bronson Pelletier (Jared), Chaske Spencer (Sam), Gil Birmingham (Billy), Julia Jones (Leah), Kiowa Gordon (Embry), Tyson Houseman (Quil), Alex Rice (Sue), Tinsel Korey (Emily), Melissa Rosenberg (Screenwriter) and more…
And introducing the new cast members of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2:, Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee), Lee Pace (Garrett), Andrea Gabriel (Kebi), Angela Sarafyan (Tia), Omar Metwally (Amun), Rami Malek (Benjamin), Jd Pardo (Nahuel),Marisa Quintanilla (Huilen), Lisa Howard (Siobhan), Marlane Barnes (Maggie), Patrick Brennan (Liam), Bill Tangradi (Randall), Erik Odom (Peter), Joe Anderson (Alistair), Toni Trucks (Mary), Valorie Curry (Charlotte), Amadou Ly (Henri), Janelle Froehlich (Yvette), Carolina Virguez (Kaure), Judi Shekoni (Zafrina), Sebastiao Lemos (Gustavo), Tracey Heggins (Senna), Guri Weinberg (Stefan), Noel Fisher (Vladimir), Andrea Powell (Sasha).
Additional guests include: Lance Bass (*Nsync), Mark Salling (Glee), Lauren Alaina (American Idol), Paul McDonald (American Idol), Dianna Agron (Glee), Kyle Richards (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Maria Menounos (Extra), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer), Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey), Heather Locklear (Melrose Place), George Parros (Anaheim Ducks), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Seth Green (Robot Chicken), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place), Kylie Jenner (Keeping Up w/Kardashians), Kendall Jenner (Keeping Up w/Kardashians), Danica Patrick (Auto Racing Driver), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Model), Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid), Taylor Spreitler (Melissa & Joey), Slash (Guns & Roses), Ron Artest (Lakers), Megan Park (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Cody Simpson (Singer), Kent Boyd (So You Think You Can Dance), Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4), Kevin Westgarth (Los Angeles Kings), Dee Wallace (E.T.), Bella Thorne (Shake It Up!), Leon Thomas III (Victorious), Dania Ramirez (Entourage), Peyton List (Mad Men), Jared Kusnitz (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Sterling Knight (Sonny With a Chance), Matt Lanter (90210), Chelsea Rendon (A Better Life), Scott Krinsky (Chuck), Ryan McPartlin (Chuck), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Jacqueline Emerson (The Hunger Games), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Devin Harris (Utah Jazz), Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings), Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings), Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings), Bobby Ryan (Anaheim Ducks), Kelsey Chow (One Tree Hill), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Christa B. Allen (Revenge), Ashton Holmes (Revenge), Amber Valletta (Revenge), Garrett Backstrom (Brothers & Sisters), Jonathan Bernier (Los Angeles Kings), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron: Legacy), David Bromstad (Hgtv Design Star), Agnes Bruckner (Private Practice), Madeline Carroll (Machine Gun Preacher), Cedric The Entertainer (Kings of Comedy), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Gary Dourdan (CSI), Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite), Hilary Duff (Gossip Girl), Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me), Jadin Gould (Battle Los Angeles), Marcia Gay Harden (Damages), Savannah Jade (Big Tim Rush), Nick Weschler (Revenge), Gabriel Mann (Revenge), Henry Czerny (Revenge), Ashley Madekwe (Revenge), Wayne Brady (Wayne Brady Show), Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family), Matt Dallas (Eastwick), Trevor Donovan (90210), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets), Ariana Grande (Victorious), Stefano Langone (American Idol), Vanessa Lengies (Glee), Leona Lewis (Singer), Bruno Mars (Singer), Kathryn McCormick (So You Think You Can Dance), Melanie Moore (So You Think You Can Dance), Chord Overstreet (Glee), Christina Perri (Singer), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Mike Richards (Los Angeles Kings), Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State), Luc Robitaille (Los Angeles Kings), Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It), Adam Shankman (Hairspray), Amandla Stenberg (Colombiana), Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Marlon Wayans (White Chicks), Justin Williams (Los Angeles Kings), and more…
(Via Robsten Dreams)
Who are you most excited to see? »
Concept art of what Bradley Cooper would've looked like in The Crow reboot, the first photo of Jeremy Irvine as Pip in Great Expectations, the Batwing on an NYC skyscraper rooftop on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, and the first photo from the new "Toy Story" short Small Fry.
Posters for Underworld: Awakening, Carnage, Goon, The Flowers of War, Coriolanus, Beauty and the Beast 3D, Think Like a Man, Red Tails, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Texas Killing Fields, Contraband, and four character posters for Snow White and the Huntsman.
"Activision has announced that "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" has set the record for the biggest entertainment launch of all time in any medium with 6.5 million copies sold and more than $400 million in revenue garnered from North America and the United Kingdom alone in the first 24 hours of release…" (The Guardian)
"Lionsgate has announced that the trailer for »
- Garth Franklin
#37. Lola Versus - Daryl Wein This might be the year where writer-director David Wein gets to showcase his skillset in January instead of March. A SXSW regular (2008's Sex Positive and 2009's Breaking Upwards), Wein has parlayed a rising indie career with co-consiprator Zoe Lister-Jones into a Fox Searchlight backed production -- the distributor bought the project at the script phase and set him up with old school thesps Bill Pullman and Debra Winger and the next gen in Hamish Linklater and Greta Gerwig. With the film currently in post, we think there is a good chance for Lola Versus to show up in Park City. Gist: Scripted by Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, this tells the story of Lola (Gerwig), a 29-year-old woman dumped by her longtime boyfriend Luke (Kinnaman) just three weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Linklater) and Alice (Lister-Jones), Lola »
With "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" arriving so close to Halloween, I imagine we'll be seeing plenty of "Twilight" costumes again this year. A popular one for couples with a young daughter -- or, you know, one of those sons who looks like a daughter -- should be Edward, Bella and Renesmee.
What about on the other side of the looking glass though? Just because the "The Twilight Saga" characters live in a world of vampires and werewolves doesn't mean they don't still like to get their dress-up on for Halloween. In fact, I imagine the Cullens make a point to go all out with costumes as way to fit in as your typical (irrationally beautiful) American family. After all, they have lots of extra time to fashion perfect outfits -- not having to sleep and being immortal and all.
If the "Twilight" characters lived amongst us, here's how I imagine they'd be dressing this year. »
- Ryan McKee
Amanda Harrison has been announced as the lead role in a new musical version of An Officer and a Gentleman. The Australian actress and singer, who previously played Elphaba in the touring musical Wicked to great acclaim, has accepted the role of factory worker Paula Pokrifki made famous by Debra Winger in the original 1982 movie, the Herald Sun reports. Ben Mingay - who is currently playing Tommy in a Sydney production of Jersey Boys - has been cast as Zack Mayo, the part originally played by Richard Gere. Kate Kendall and Alex Rathgeber have also been confirmed as cast members. The musical is scheduled to debut at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney next May and is being directed by Simon Phillips (more) »
- By Rebecca Davies
Gus Vant Sant screened his latest drama "Restless" in New York on Wednesday night with producer Bryce Dallas Howard in tow. The night, hosted by The Cinema Society with Dior Homme and GQ, kicked off with the movie and followed with a party at Nur Khan's Electric Room at Dream Downtown. Among the guests: Usher, Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Debra Winger, Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Matthew Settle, Sophia Bush, Marsha Mason, »
After working with both Mark Shostrom and Sonny Burman on Evil Dead II, I had ended up back at Stan Winston’s studio. Stan and his permanent crew of John Rosengrant, Shane Mahan, Tom Woodruff, Jr., and Richard Landon were back in the shop from England and Aliens, and had just completed the Robert Zemekis episode of Amazing Stories, “Go to the Head of the Class.” The next assignment was a mechanical boar for the Debra Winger/Theresa Russell vehicle Black Widow. No, you didn’t miss anything. The sequence was cut just as we finished the puppet. Alec Gillis returned to the studio in time for the next Amazing Stories episode “Miss Stardust” for which we created three intergalactic beauty contestants. Ironically, it was during the shooting at Universal Studios, that Stan told us what the next assignment was going to be: A cross between The Goonies and Ghostbusters entitled The Monster Squad. Okay »
- Shannon Shea
The roller coaster that is Mel Gibson just got thrown for another loop.
The director of "The Passion of the Christ" and the writer of "Basic Instinct," Joe Eszterhas, are collaborating on bringing the story of Jewish hero Judah Maccabee to the big screen, according to Deadline.
Yes, we said Mel Gibson is doing a movie about a Jewish hero. A Jewish one.
For those of you with short-term memory loss, the controversial actor-director was accused of anti-Semitism following the release of "The Passion of the Christ" in 2004. After two years of defending his film, Gibson was picked up for driving under the influence and proceeded to go on a drunk tirade against his arresting officer, blaming him and Jews in general for "all the wars in the world."
Needless to say, all this lends an element of surprise -- and inevitable debate -- to the news that Gibson's next project is about Judah Maccabee. »
- Bryan Enk
We told you about Zachary Quinto's next producing gig for his Before The Door Pictures production company, the elevated horror film The Banshee Chapter, a couple of weeks ago; and already some nifty casting news has rolled on in!
From the Press Release
Ted Levine (Shutter Island, American Gangster, The Silence Of The Lambs), Katia Winter (Arena, Level Playing Field, Barry Brown), and Michael McMillian (The Hills Have Eyes 2) will star in the elevated horror feature The Banshee Chapter. Interactive and transmedia director Blair Erickson wrote the screenplay and will make his feature directorial debut on the project.
Zachary Quinto's (Star Trek) production company, Before The Door Pictures (Btd), has partnered with Sunchaser Entertainment and German producer Christian Arnold-Beutel (The Ledge, Flypaper) to produce. Sunchaser’s Stephanie Riggs and Btd’s Corey Moosa are serving as producers while Arnold-Beutel and Btd’s Quinto, Neal Dodson, and Sean Akers are executive producing. »
- Uncle Creepy
Albuquerque, Nm (August 25, 2011) – Ted Levine (Shutter Island, American Gangster, The Silence Of The Lambs), Katia Winter (Arena, Level Playing Field, Barry Brown), and Michael McMillian (The Hills Have Eyes 2) will star in the elevated horror feature The Banshee Chapter. Interactive and transmedia director Blair Erickson wrote the screenplay and will make his feature directorial debut on the project.
Zachary Quinto’s (Star Trek) production company, Before The Door Pictures (Btd) has partnered with Sunchaser Entertainment and German producer Christian Arnold-Beutel (The Ledge, Flypaper) to produce. Sunchaser.s Stephanie Riggs and Btd.s Corey Moosa are serving as producers while Arnold-Beutel and Btd.s Quinto (Twitter: @ZacharyQuinto) , Neal Dodson and Sean Akers are executive producing. The project commences principal photography this week in New Mexico.
The Banshee Chapter centers on a young, female journalist (Winter) who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend (McMillian) that had been experimenting with »
- Michelle McCue
An Officer and a Gentleman is scheduled to premiere in a Sydney theatre next year. The stage version of the 1982 movie, which launched Richard Gere and Debra Winger's careers, will debut at the Lyric Theatre from May 24, following in the feet of Dr Zhivago and Strictly Ballroom: The Musical before it. After the producers managed to secure the show over London's West End and New York's Broadway, New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell told Aap: "This again cements Sydney's place as the leading city for musical theatre across Australia. "It of course also assists with our endeavours to attract tourism and major events to Sydney because of their economic importance." Heading up the show will be Priscilla Queen of the Desert director Simon Phillips, who has reportedly found 80% of his all-Australian (more) »
- By Rebecca Davies
People enjoy the occasional good cry, especially in a movie theater. How else to explain the 1,300 reader responses to Kate Ward’s PopWatch post last week after the Smithsonian brought attention to a 1988 study that scientifically proved that the weepy scene at the end of The Champ is the saddest of all-time? What was apparent from the comments, though, was that some of our teariest scenes were also from our favorite movies, like Toy Story 3, Field of Dreams, and Casablanca. It might get dusty whenever Sam picks up Mr. Frodo on the lip of Mount Doom, but The Return of the King »
- Jeff Labrecque
"Cowboys & Aliens" rode to the top of the box office this past weekend (tying with "The Smurfs"), so "Extra" is highlighting those sexy men of the West - be they old or new! Yee haw!
30 Sexy CowboysDaniel Craig in 'Cowboys & Aliens'
As Jake Lonergan, Craig is the latest Hollywood star to play a ruggedly handsome cowboy from the Old West.
Role: The famed lawman Wyatt Earp Best line: "I »
Over the past couple of months we've been holding "Best Character" polls for Oscar's Best Actress category history. We asked not who should win the Oscar but which characters own real estate in your memory. Previously you selected Miranda Priestley, Clarice Starling and other iconic bitches as your favorites from the Nineties and the Aughts.
But what of the 1980s? Here are the results. *asterisks indicate Oscar winning performances.
Three unarguably iconic characters: Sophie, Celie and Aurora
*Sophie Zawistowski (Meryl Streep) from Sophie's Choice Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) from The Color Purple *Aurora Greenway (Shirley Maclaine) from Terms of Endearment Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep) from Silkwood Victoria Grant (Julie Andrews) from Victor/Victoria
Diane Keaton's wondrous performance in Reds (1981) has not been forgotten.Runners Up: To complete the top ten you'd need (in descending order) a third Streep with Karen Blixen from Out of Africa, Debra Winger's Emma Greenway from Terms. »
- NATHANIEL R
Coming to your screen this week: Two big finales — one in which humanity’s fate is at stake, the other concerning Ashley’s love life — a long-lost NBC comedy series, and the truth behind Torchwood‘s “miracle.” As but a supplement to the fresh features and reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 36 programs to keep on your radar.
Monday, August 1
9 pm The Closer (TNT) | Raydor has a startling suggestion for Brenda. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Chicago – Before getting too deep into what the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences did wrong this year, they deserve a few moments of high praise. First-time Best Series nominations for “Boardwalk Empire,” “Game of Thrones,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Parks and Recreation” — those were stellar choices to fill those slots. And some of their acting choices were inspired with special shout-outs to recognizing the incredible talents of Louis C.K.(“Louie”), four actors from “Justified” (Timothy Olyphant, Margo Martindale, Walton Goggins, Jeremy Davies), the notable ensemble of “The Good Wife,” and even the mega-talented Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”). The cast of “Modern Family,” all six of which were nominated, may have been deserving but those were obvious choices. I was more pleasantly surprised to see the Academy make a few calls that weren’t as obvious.
But they didn’t always make the right ones. As we do every year, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Coming to your TV this week: Captain Jack tries to save the world (or die trying?!), Big Brother “double trouble,” and more Enthusiasm from Larry David. As a supplement to the fresh features and reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 31 programs to keep on your radar.
Monday, July 4
8/7c A Capitol Fourth (PBS) | “Oooooooh….”
9 pm Macy*s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (NBC) | “Ahhhhhh….”
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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