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Fay Kanin, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning screenwriter and former President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, died today at the age of 95. A New York native, Kanin began her showbiz career in the early 1940s. One of her earliest works was the MGM film Sunday Punch, about boxers living in a boarding house, which she co-wrote with her husband Michael Kanin. The duo went on to become one of the most successful husband and wife writing teams in Hollywood history. The couple also penned 1952′s My Pal Gus, 1954′s Rhapsody and 1956′s The Opposite Sex and they shared an Oscar nomination for the 1958 Clark Gable-starrer Teacher’s Pet. Fay Kanin also went to Broadway with Goodbye My Fancy (1949), about a female congressional representative renewing past loves, which her husband produced. When her husband’s interest in writing waned in the late 1960s, Fay Kanin went solo mainly writing TV movies, »
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Let no one say Lily Rabe isn't one hell of an actress. Literally. As Sister Mary Eunice in the second season of "American Horror Story," she played an innocent nun who is taken over by the devil. At PaleyFest, she talked to HitFix about getting into character and why she wants to play an action hero. The actress, who's the daughter of actress Jill Clayburgh and playwright David Rabe, has heady credentials -- including a Tony nod for her portrayal of Portia in "The Merchant of Venice." Thus, it's no surprise she was a gripping and convincing nun-turned-devil on "Ahs." She »
- Liane Bonin Starr
I had a ball with a 10 Greatest Best Actress Victories list, and now it's time to reveal my dark side: Here are my five least favorite wins for Best Actress, and you'll notice they're all pretty fabulous actresses doing subpar work in subpar fare. Maybe I'm just mad at them for getting rewarded for the wrong work. Maybe I'm contrarian. T'any rate, here are the five offenders:
This is not my way of damning Jodie for that cryptic, near-Dada speech she gave at the Golden Globes. This is my way of acknowledging that The Accused is unimportant Oscar bait full of teary monologues that just don't work. Jodie Foster is a commanding actress, and I consider her work in The Silence of the Lambs one of the most justified wins of the '90s. (Love the '91 Oscars so, so much. Thelma, Louise, Rambling Rose, Mercedes Ruehl, »
There’s magic to do on Broadway — Pippin is coming back.
Producers of the revival that is currently playing at the American Repertory Theater outside Boston said late Thursday that Pippin will transfer to the Music Box Theatre this spring. Performances begin March 23 with an official opening on April 25.
A whimsical coming-of-age story about the son of the first Holy Roman Emperor, Pippin boasts pop-rock music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Schwartz’s other hits include Wicked and Godspell.
This Pippin is being directed by Diane Paulus, who leads the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, »
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Well hello there, fellow inmates! I hope that you all enjoyed the break and have entered 2013 with a renewed spirit and appetite for the crazy - because American Horror Story: Asylum is back and dishing out extra helpings.
To recap where we left off: Alien babies, demonic nuns, killer Santa, Dr. Pepper. I think that about covers it.
We begin this week's episode with an advertisement for the new Kit Walker Blow-Up Doll:
Finally, Doctor Arden has produced something worthwhile in that lab of his!
No, seriously - Arden (James Cromwell) makes good on his word to bring Kit (Evan Peters) back from his medically-induced death. He stabs Kit in the heart with adrenaline, then slaps him back to life. Or as we call it in our house, "the Saturday Morning Special". Kit asks if the aliens came like they had hoped, and Arden lies, telling him that they didn't. »
5 items from 2013
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