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While the world outside continues to get disgustingly scarier, this week I’m choosing to look inward for peace. Piece of mind. Peace of soul. Reese’s Pieces.
Not long after my wife and I purchased our home (and I guess for the sake of being optimistic, I’ll dub this our first home) I also purchased a new iMac desktop computer. Given the amount of freelance design work I was picking up, having a home system ready to earn me money sure made a lot of sense. And it also helped that the horsepower allowed Unshaven Comics to complete issue after issue, and even record and post 169 episodes of our award-losing podcast. The iMarc, as I’d dubbed it, has been the centerpiece of my digital life now for over five years. It’s been an amazing companion, muse, and canvas to me. But it’s started to show its age. »
- Marc Alan Fishman
The SAG-aftra Foundation hosted its seventh annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday morning, where Kerry Washington was presented with the actors inspiration award and celebrity golfers, including Tim Allen, Ioan Gruffudd and Joe Mantegna, gathered to raise funds for the nonprofit’s emergency assistance and healthcare programs.
Washington, who stars in ABC’s “Scandal” and recently portrayed Anita Hill in the HBO film “Confirmation,” was recognized for both her philanthropic efforts and her support of the acting community at large.
“I was terrified to be an actor. I didn’t think that I had what it takes to compete with Hollywood,” she shared with Variety before the fundraiser, citing SAG-aftra’s role in her pursuit of an acting career. “In my career in the arts, like anybody else, there have been lots of ups and downs. I’ve certainly been one of those actors who has faced unemployment. The foundation has always been there; I feel indebted.”
Washington was presented with the honor by SAG-aftra president JoBeth Williams, who preceded her award presentation speech by initiating moments of silence for the Orlando nightclub shooting and the recent passing of former SAG-aftra president Ken Howard.
“Kerry’s known for playing these strong female characters who stand up for what they believe in, which is not unlike Kerry herself. Her work and her influence stretches far beyond her big and small-screen successes,” Williams said of the actress.
Washington is an advocate for civil rights and public service, earning her an appointment to the president’s committee on the arts and humanities by President Barack Obama in 2009. Her humanitarian achievements have also been acknowledged by an NAACP president’s award and GLAAD Media vanguard award, among other honors.
- Alyssa Sage
Jason from Mnpp here - it's time for another "Beauty vs Beast" y'all! Today's we're talking Pixar because of two reasons -- first off their sequel Finding Dory is out this weekend, prepped to splash magic across the summer box office. And next off it's the 63rd birthday of Tim Allen today, whose greatest role (give or take a Galaxy Quest) came divorced from his physical being, his essence siphoned into Pixar's patented pixels and then tossed into the greatest toy box there ever was with 1995's Toy Story. Can you imagine a world with Buzz Lightyear or Woody the well-meaning cotton-stuffed cowpoke? I thought not. But try to remember that once upon a time they were more at each other's throats than anything else, and then take your sides...
Previously Last week we stormed onto the primary-color-coated set of the soap opera satire Soapdish, maneuvered ourselves between the divas and dimbulbs, and asked you to choose between the Queen Bee and the Crazy Bitch - well with 60% of the vote once again Celeste Talbert (Sally Field) has made her way to that podium. Said Sawyer:
"'What am I, 70, David? Why don't you just put me in a walker? Buy a goddamn walker and put me in it!' #celesteforever"
Kerry Washington is about to add another honor to her already impressive resume. The SAG-aftra Foundation will honor the Scandal star with its Actors Inspiration Award, People has learned. It will be presented June 13 at the foundation's 7th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic. Washington, 39, is being honored for giving back to her fellow actors as well as the community at large. She has been a proponent of civil rights and was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2009. She received the NAACP President's Award in 2013 for her commitment to public service and civil rights. »
- Aaron Couch
The Television Academy held a star-studded gala Thursday night to unveil its redesigned North Hollywood campus and celebrate its 70th anniversary.
TV execs, stars and industry legends swarmed around the Academy’s new media center — named after Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl — and then piled into the state-of-the-art Wolf Theatre — titled after Dick and Noelle Wolf — as TV Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum broke the seal of its cutting-edge Dolby audio and visual systems with a highlight reel of memorable TV moments that drew applause and laughs from the audience.
“This is one of the most technologically advanced theaters in the world, and as a part of their sponsorship, Dolby will update the theater’s technology for the next 10 years, guaranteeing us the ultimate entertainment experience,” Rosenblum revealed.
- Mannie Holmes
Growing up is all about expanding your horizons. You open your mind to everything from different foods to traveling the world, but one of the things that truly marks the transition from young whippersnapper to full-fledged adult is your taste in television. More specifically, you start enjoying home improvement shows.
With your newfound love of these shows, you've probably binge-watched "House Hunters" or "House Hunters International" whenever they're on television, which is all the time. It's time to expand your horizons. Not all Hgtv/Diy Network TV shows are created equal, and you need to watch all of them to prepare. Prepare for what? The part of adulthood that involves buying your own house, and then decorating it.
'Tiny House Hunters' (2014 - present)
Watching this show can make you question your own living situation and may convince you that you could absolutely live in a tiny house ... right? Probably, »
- Chelsea Perrotty
The Television Academy has announced additional guests for its 70th Anniversary gala, taking place on June 2.
Tim Allen, Carly Chaikin, Ted Danson, Portia Doubleday, Florence Henderson, Derek Hough, Felicity Huffman, Cloris Leachman, Phylicia Rashad, Marion Ross and Suzanne Somers are among the stars confirmed to attend the opening event for the new Saban Media Center at the Academy’s North Hollywood campus.
The event will also feature a class photo to commemorate the new campus, which will gather television personalities representing many of TV’s memorable moments, renowned television legends responsible for the medium’s most iconic programming and the stars of today’s hottest series for a unique photographic tribute.
The gala will present the Hall of Fame Cornerstone Award to ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC in recognition of the networks’ historic vision, »
- Variety Staff
[caption id="attachment_48971" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Last Man Standing TV show on ABC. (L-r) Molly Ephraim, Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Jay Leno, Kaitlyn Dever, and Jonathan Adams. (ABC/Ron Tom).[/caption]
Will the Last Man Standing TV show on ABC be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season? Star Tim Allen thinks season six is on its way and is not keeping it under wraps. Overnight, the actor and comic tweeted, "ABC wants a year six and we are all excited to make it happen." Later, he tweeted to co-star Kaitlyn Dever, who plays his character Mike Baxter's daughter, Eve, "Rest up Eve we are back for season six...Dad."
The Last Man Standing season five finale episode, "The Shortcut," aired April 22, 2016. ABC issued a slew of renewals and cancellations, yesterday. The network is reportedly in talks with 20th Century Fox Television, regarding season six of the Friday »
In the wake of last night's massacre of "on the bubble" series, the fate of only a handful of network shows remain in question - with many of them being decided today.
Fox has renewed its supernatural drama "Sleepy Hollow" for a fourth season despite the departure of female lead Nicole Beharie at the end of last season. The show wrapped its most recent run with a 1.4 rating and 4.8 million total viewers.
NBC has been doing the axe-swinging today, cancelling five series including "Undateable" after three seasons along with much of its freshman class including Eva Longoria's "Telenovela," multi-camera family comedy "Crowded," medical drama "Heartbeat" and mystery thriller "Game of Silence".
The network is set to replace them with several new shows including supernatural thriller "Midnight, Texas," Dan Fogleman's "This Is Us" and the Dick Wolf-produced "Chicago Justice". Three other shows - "Timeless," "Cruel Intentions" and "The Blacklist" are still undecided. »
- Garth Franklin
ABC has renewed the Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing” for a sixth season. The Disney broadcaster has also picked up the Minnie Driver pilot “Speechless” (pictured) to series. “Friends” alum Scott Silveri will write and executive produce the new 20th Century Fox TV and ABC Studios show, alongside Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. “Speechless” follows Maya Dimeo (Driver) — a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband, Jimmy, and her kids — Ray, Dylan and Jj, her eldest son with special needs — per ABC. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to »
- Tony Maglio
Allen stars as Mike Baxter in “Last Man Standing,” which is created by Jack Burditt and executive produced by Allen, Matt Berry, Martin Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Kevin Abbott, Kevin Hench and Michael Shipley. Hailing from Twentieth Century Fox Television, Season 6 of “Last Man Standing” will see new challenges greet Mike as he continues to be surrounded by forces seeking to test his ideas on just about everything in which he strongly believes in.
“Last Man Standing” also stars Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Jordan Masterson as Ryan Vogelson, Christophe Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison ad Boyd Baxter, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate. »
- Laura Prudom
Last Man Standing has cheated death once again.
After another year of down-to-the-wire license-fee talks with studio 20th Century, ABC has renewed the Tim Allen comedy for a sixth season, TVLine has learned.
Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Last Man Standing‘s reprieve comes on the heels of ABC’s massive Thursday house-cleaning that claimed seven series, including Castle, Nashville, Agent Carter and The Family. However, Last Man Standing‘s Friday-night companion, rookie sitcom Dr. Ken, was spared.
In TVLine’s annual “Keep or Cut” poll, 33 percent of respondents urged ABC to renew Lms, »
Meet the films sequels that might not be dead, but are certainly stuck in some kind of limbo...
Every now and then, a sequel that appears to have been in the cooker for a while – Zoolander 2, Dumb And Dumber To, Anchorman 2 – finally escapes into the wild. But the journey to the screen can be a very lengthy one, and this little lot are still trying to find their way to your local multiplex…
Disney gambled hard on bringing Dick Tracy to the screen in the summer of 1990, backing the vision of director and star Warren Beatty, and hoping to ape the success that Warner Bros had enjoyed the summer before with Batman. Yet whilst Dick Tracy hit, it didn’t hit too hard. The studio adjusted its-then blockbuster strategy accordingly, and it wouldn’t really be until it got to the likes of »
During an interview with Nerdist, Sam Rockwell has revealed that Amazon was developing a sequel to the cult sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, only for the plans to fall apart following the passing of Alan Rickman in February.
“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon,” states Rockwell, who starred alongside Rickman, Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver in the 1999 film. “We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has a show – and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill.”
A parody of TV shows such as Star Trek, Galaxy Quest followed the cast of a once popular sci-fi series who get caught up in their own intergalactic adventure. It was only a moderate success upon release, »
- Gary Collinson
Amazon’s Galaxy Quest revival has been put on hold.
“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon,” Rockwell said. “We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has [Last Man Standing] – and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill. »
We did not need another example of how the entire galaxy is worse off without the great Alan Rickman but, lucky us, here's a fresh one: Sam Rockwell told Nerdist the band was going to get back together this year for a "Galaxy Quest" sequel, and then Alan Rickman died in January. So they lost their Alexander Dane and the whole thing fell apart.
As Rockwell explained (via Entertainment Weekly):
"They were going to do a sequel on Amazon. We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn't available – he has a show – and everybody's schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That's a hard void to fill."
It's impossible to fill, but by Grabthar's Hammer they should avenge his untimely death and do it anyway! Tim Allen »
- Gina Carbone
Affectionate, smart and very, very funny, sci-fi spoof Galaxy Quest has become a much-loved cult item. Sadly, it didn't garner the mainstream success at the box office which might have hastened an immediate sequel.
“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon,” Rockwell told Nerdist. “We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has a show – and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill.”
This certainly »
The last we heard about a sequel to Galaxy Quest, one of the best sci-fi comedies of all time, Paramount Television was in the early stages of putting together a TV series based on the original movie. That news made no mention of who from the original's cast would be returning, but it was at least confirmation that something was happening. It was nice news, especially after years of Tim Allen saying a sequel had been written but was never able to get off the ground. Sadly it looks like that sequel may never happen, but apparently it got even closer than any of us realized. According to Galaxy Quest co-star Sam Rockwell, Amazon had stepped in to back the sequel. Everyone was working on the paperwork when Alan Rickman died, which then threw the whole project back into limbo. He...
- Peter Hall
Before Alan Rickman passed away earlier this year, Amazon had plans to reunite the cast of Galaxy Quest for a sequel. Talk of a potential follow-up to the 1999 cult flick is, of course, nothing new. Rumors have been circulating for years, fuelled by fans eager to see another tale featuring the crew of the Protector. It turns out that Galaxy Quest 2 wasn’t just a pipe dream though – it was a real possibility.
Here’s what star Sam Rockwell revealed on a recent Nerdist podcast:
“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon. We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has a show – and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill.”
He’s not wrong. »
- Gem Seddon
Talk of a sequel to the beloved 1999 sci-fi comedy spoof "Galaxy Quest" has run around for years, so when it kicked up a little last year - not much attention was paid to it.
Turns out that talk was more than just internet whispers though. Appearing on the Nerdist Podcast this week, Sam Rockwell revealed that Amazon Studios was actively working on putting a sequel together that would've seen all the original cast reuniting.
Sadly though, a combination of scheduling conflicts and Alan Rickman's untimely passing meant the project never ultimately came together. Had things been worked out though, they would've been filming it around this time says Rockwell:
- Garth Franklin
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