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How Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky Became Mike Nichols: A Timeline

24 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the Dec. 5 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. 1939: Berlin's Mikhail Igorevitch Peschkowsky, 7, steps off the boat in New York two weeks before the U.S. starts turning refugee boats away. Asked in 1996 if he thinks about this day, he replies: "Always. I feel like this is all borrowed time." See more Mike Nichols' Life and Career in Pictures 1950: He directs University of Chicago classmate Ed Asner in W.B. Yeats' Purgatory. "Bright guy," says Asner. "I don't remember any of his direction, but I don't remember the direction

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Frozen in Time DVD Review

12 November 2014 1:36 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Frozen in Time Arc Entertainment Director: Alex Leung Writer: Melissa Rundle Cast: Ed Asner, Drake Bell, Mira Sorvino, Valin Shinyei, Alyssya Swales Running time: 45minutes, Rated G Special Features: None Available November 11 Siblings Eric, Patty and Brody are not looking forward to visiting Grandpa for Christmas. The parents are stressed and the younger kids can’t even bring their dog Arnie, although they manage to sneak him into the car anyway. After a driving mishap, they make it to Grandpa’s house where they are bombarded with all of the spry oldtimer’s inventions. After disobeying their parents yet again, the kids are stuck to hanging out around the house where  [ Read More ]

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Joel Rosenzweig, TV Director, Brother of Producer Barney Rosenzweig, Dies at 66

3 November 2014 1:47 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joel Rosenzweig, who directed television series including “Cagney & Lacey,” “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill,” “Christy,” “Buck James” and “Falcon Crest,” died of post-operative heart failure at his home in Richardson, Texas, on October 29. He was 66.

At USC in 1970, Rosenzweig, guided by Oscar winner and acting mentor Nina Foch, was deemed “able to do character breakdown better than anyone on the planet.” His master’s thesis at USC was the world premiere staging of The Who’s rock opera “Tommy.”

A year later, when he was 22, Rosenzweig staged the rock opera again, this time with a professional cast at the Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood. Ted Neeley played the title role. “Creative differences” with the producers were to follow, but all subsequent productions of the iconic rock album (both on stage and screen) adhered closely to that original libretto by the onetime USC drama student.

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Cast of Spider-Man: The Animated Series reunite for War Of The Rocketmen

3 November 2014 12:48 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fans of the 1990s’ Spider-Man: The Animated Series, rejoice - the stellar voice cast are teaming up for new show War Of The Rocketmen…

For children of the 1990s, and presumably those who parented children in the 1990s, and anyone who just loves a good superhero animation, Spider-Man: The Animated Series is swathed in good will and nostalgia.

The show, which serialised Spidey’s legacy in 30-minute chunks, was undeniably excellent. We recall a particularly brilliant arc about Morbius The Vampire.

The cast reunited for a panel at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo over the weekend to discuss the show’s twentieth anniversary, and announce their new project.

"You are the current avatar of this Marvel deity. This is our Iliad. This is our Odyssey," recalled Spidey-voicing actor Christopher Daniel Barnes, speaking of the responsibility of the role. "It touches something universal in us. When you get the chance to »

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Spider-man: The Animated Series Voice Cast Reunites; Plus Character Designs & Storyboards

2 November 2014 8:00 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Yesterday, at the Comikaze Expo, the cast of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, arguably the best animated adaptation of Spider-Man ever, reunited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the hit '90s show. Check out the group shot directly below and read on further for more details about the reunion!    (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Spider-Man: The Animated Series. Producer and head writer John Semper Jr. assembled the cast for the event, bringing together Christopher Daniel Barnes (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Saratoga Ballantine (Mary Jane), Jennifer Hale (Felicia Hardy), Gary Imhoff (Harry Osborn), Rodney Saulsberry (Robbie Robertson), Gregg Berger (Mysterio/Kraven The Hunter), and Patrick Labyorteaux (Flash Thompson). Also, in a special pre-taped video message, »

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Jim Parsons to Lead NBC’s Animated Elf: Buddy’S Musical Christmas TV Special

24 October 2014 3:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Who’s ready for a little extra hugging, smiling, singing, candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup this year?  Once we hit December, 2003’s Elf will likely be airing on TV nonstop, but this year, in addition to the Will Ferrell live-action comedy we’ll also get a Buddy the Elf animated special as well. NBC will air Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas on Tuesday, December 16th at 8pm with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons voicing the title character.  Hit the jump to find out who will be joining him. As reported by THR, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas will also feature the voices of Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.  The story will be a retelling of the narrative from the feature film and chronicle what happens after Buddy passes »

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NBC Turns Will Ferrell's 'Elf' Into an Animated Christmas Special

24 October 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

NBC is bringing in the holiday spirit with the stop-motion hourlong animated special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, set to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Based on the popular film Elf and the hit Broadway show Elf: The Musical, the special will star four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as Buddy.

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas combines the humor and spirit of both the beloved 2003 holiday film, which drew glowing reviews and earned $173 million at the domestic box office, and the hit Broadway production. The special is an all-new retelling of Buddy's delightfully absurd yet heartwarming story and blends the look and feel of the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the past with the sharp sensibility of the modern-day classic holiday film.

Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the »

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"Elf" Gets A Stop-Motion Holiday Special

24 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

2003's "Elf" starring Will Ferrell is getting a strange follow-up. "The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons is set to take over the role for NBC's "Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas," stop-motion animated holiday special to air next month.

The hourlong special will include nine musical numbers and will be based on both the original movie and the hit Broadway show it inspired. It's not a sequel so much as a remake, with Buddy discovering he is human and traveling to New York City to meet his long-lost father.

Papa Elf narrated the story of the film, whereas Santa will narrate the special. Also in the voice cast are the likes of Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins

"Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas" is slated to air on December 16th.

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Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons leads voice cast for Elf animated special

24 October 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons will lead the voice cast for an all-new Elf animated special on NBC.

Parsons will be taking over from Will Ferrell to voice Buddy the Elf in a story about the character's travels to New York in search of his father,.

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas is based on both the original feature film and the Broadway stage production, which launched in 2010.

This new NBC special will also include original film star Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Mark Hamill, Gilbert Gottfried and Kate Micucci.

NBC on-air personalities - including Jay Leno, Matt Lauer and Tonight Show announcer Steve Higgins - are being featured as well.

Elf made more than $220 million worldwide following its release in 2003, and was named by Digital Spy as one of the top holiday films of all time.

NBC will air Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas on December 16 at 8pm Et. »

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TVLine Items: Jim Parsons Voicing Elf, Haven's WWE Reunion and More

24 October 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jim Parsons is breathing new life into a (relatively young) holiday classic: The Big Bang Theory star will voice Buddy the Elf — yes, Will Ferrell’s character from 2003’s Elf — in a new holiday special for NBC.

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Premiering Dec. 16 at 8/7c, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas retells the story of Buddy’s journey to New York City, combining aspects of both the original film and the Broadway stage production.

Additional voices include Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins. »

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Jim Parsons leads voice cast for NBC's 'Elf' stop-motion animated special

24 October 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

As if there aren't quite enough reruns of Jon Favreau and Will Ferrell's 2003 holiday hit Elf on television for fans this holiday season, NBC is debuting a new take on the modern Christmas classic. NBC announced today that Jim Parsons will voice Buddy the Elf in a stop-motion animated special, Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas. Based on the film and Broadway musical, the one-hour special will follow Buddy's exploits as he travels to New York City in search of the father he never knew. Santa, played by Ed Asner in the original film and who will be part of the new special's voice cast, »

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Jim Parsons To Star in NBC’s ‘Elf’ Animated Holiday Special

24 October 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jim Parsons will bring holiday cheer this winter, starring in NBC’s special “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.”  Parsons will voice Buddy, made famous by the 2003 film “Elf” starring Will Ferrell and Broadway production “Elf: The Musical.”

The hourlong, stop-motion animated special is set to air at 8 p.m. on Dec. 16, and will blend the look and feel of classic Christmas specials with the sensibility of a modern-day holiday film.

In the special, Santa narrates the story of Buddy’s travels to New York City to meet his father.  Along the way, his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father’s eyes to the magic of the holiday.  Nine songs will be featured, including “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”

Voice cast also includes Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, »

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Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's 'Elf' Animated Special

24 October 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is animating Elf for the holidays and bringing The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons on to lead the voice cast. Parsons, star of CBS' hit sitcom and a four-time Emmy winner, will star as Buddy in the one-hour animated special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, NBC announced Friday. It is scheduled to air Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. See more Broadway Musicals That Have Sung Their Way to the Big Screen Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins round out the

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Daniel Adams Sets Actioner ‘Panama’ as His First Post-Prison Project (Exclusive)

10 September 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Daniel Adams is seeking redemption and resumption of his Hollywood career — a year after being released from Massachusetts state prison for inflating expenses to obtain production tax credits.

“Directing is what I know how to do,” he told Variety. “I had a lot of time to think about that in jail.”

He’s attached to direct “Panama,” an action-thriller he co-wrote with William Barber about an ex-Marine hired in 1989 by a defense contractor to travel to Panama to complete an arms deal. In the process he becomes involved with the Nicaraguan Contras and the U.S. invasion of Panama, and learns an important lesson about the true nature of political power.

Barber is the producer and financer with Harris Tulchin as executive producer of the project. According to Adams, plans are for a budget in the $10 million-plus range with shooting tentatively set for early summer 2015 in Miami.

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Show Business History In The Making

8 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Norman Lloyd will turn 100 on November 8 but he shows no signs of slowing down. On Sunday he starred in a production of George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House staged by Cart, the California Artists Radio Theatre and directed by its founder, the indomitable Peggy Webber. He brought his customary vigor and booming voice to the acid-tongued character of Captain Shotover–who is supposed to be a mere 88 years old—and wowed an audience packed with friends, fans, and colleagues. Appearing with Norman were Ed Asner, Samantha Eggar, Paul Keith, Monte Markham, Diane Mercer, Phil Proctor, Charlotte Rae, Charles Shaughnessy, and Jane Windsor, with John Harlan announcing and Tony Palermo doing...

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Hollywood Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers: ‘One of a Kind’

4 September 2014 12:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, and Hollywood quickly took to social media to pay their condolences.

“She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends,” her daughter, Melissa, said in a statement. “My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Several, like Ryan Seacrest and Amy Poehler, released statements in her memory.

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Seacrest: “Joan was a trailblazer in so many ways, and I greatly admired her talent and humor. She was a colleague and friend, as we worked together on E!, and she was also a treasured guest on my radio show many times. Regardless of the forum, Joan was full of funny, »

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Big Bang Theory Premiere Pics: Sheldon Returns — But Where Are His Pants?

3 September 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

What’s Sheldon doing at a police station? Why isn’t he wearing pants? And where did all of Penny’s hair go?

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites, Including The Big Bang Theory!

These are just a few of the questions you might ask yourself while perusing our gallery of first-look photos from The Big Bang Theory‘s Sept. 22 season premiere (CBS, 8/7c).

And while we can’t answer all of them — Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting got a haircut over the hiatus, so that solves that mystery — we can offer scoop about the state of Sheldon »

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Soaps Sneak Peek: Shemar Moore Is Young and Restless Once Again

3 September 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Baby girl, CBS has released perhaps more episodic photos of Shemar Moore‘s imminent two-day return to The Young and the Restless than they did during his original nine-year run.

Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites, Including Criminal Minds

Having left the sudser in 2005 to join CBS’ Criminal Minds, Moore will resurface on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 11, when Malcolm visits his Genoa City family to make amends for his hasty exit and to find out what’s been going on (headwriter changes and all?!) since the last time he was in town.

Related General Hospital »

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TVLine Items: Juicy Good Wife Promo, CHiPS Movie Casting and More

3 September 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Good Wife fans, prepare for the seven most game-changing words you’ll hear all day: “We are now Florrick, Agos and Lockhart.”

Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites!

The first official promo for the upcoming sixth season of CBS’ legal drama has hit the web, and it promises major power struggles — you know, for a change — as Diane joins Alicia and Cary’s new firm and Eli continues to pressure Alicia about running for State’s Attorney. (Spoiler alert: She’s still not interested.)

The Good Wife returns Sunday, Sept. 21, at 9/8c. Check out the »

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Mom Casts Sara Rue as [Spoiler]'s Girlfriend, Ed Asner as New Neighbor

2 September 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mom‘s newest addition has Less Than Perfect taste in men.

Sara Rue will recur in Season 2 of the CBS comedy as the girlfriend of Matt Jones’ Baxter, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Related Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 42 Returning Favorites

While Baxter lives in a van, Rue’s Candace is smart, successful and has her life very together.

Additionally, Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) will appear in Rue’s first episode as Jack, a tenant in the new apartment building that Bonnie (Allison Janney) and Christy (Anna Faris) move into.

Related Marion Ross and Ed Asner »

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