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Batman vs Two-Face Could Have Featured Poison Ivy

Mike Cecchini Oct 17, 2017

The Batman vs. Two-Face animated movie nearly invited Poison Ivy to the special guest batvillain party.

Warner Bros. has been fulfilling longtime Batman fan dreams for the last year. After first reuniting Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar for Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders, they immediately revealed the news that they'd be bringing one of the greatest Batman villains to never appear on the original TV series to the screen, with this year's Batman vs. Two-Face. Not only that, they got the legendary William Shatner to voice the dual role of Harvey Dent and Two-Face.

There are a handful of iconic Batman villains of the era who never joined the ranks of Joker, Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, or Mr. Freeze on TV. Scarecrow, Two-Face, and Poison Ivy were all around during the era of the Batman TV series, but never made the jump to live action as "special guest batvillains.
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The 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao Screening at Schlafly Bottleworks September 6th

“This is the circus of Dr. Lao. We show you things that you don’t know. Oh we spare no pains and we spare no dough, oh we want to give you one hell of a show. And youth may come and age may go, but no more circuses like this show.”

The 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao (1964) screens Wednesday, September 6th at 8pm at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series. Admission is $5

When I was two, I saw a movie at the theater with my parents. I had no idea what it was and for years I could remember nothing about it save a scene where a small lizard grows into a big dragon all in one shot. A decade or two later, I caught up with The 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao on TV,
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National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench

National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench
It’s National Bikini Day on July 5, celebrating Louis Reard’s 1946 invention of the swimwear (of course it would be in France!). The swimsuit wasn’t an immediate hit, though, due to 1940s standards of modesty. But pop culture helped bring it to the masses, thanks to such early-1960s icons as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, and Raquel Welch.

In 1960, the novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sung by Brian Hyland, became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the record company said bikini sales boomed as a result. And in 1962, Andress emerged from the water in the James Bond “Dr. No,” while Bardot appeared in “A Very Private Affair,” both in small white two-piece suits. And nothing was the same after that.

In 1964, American International Pictures released “Bikini Beach,” the third of its “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. “Bikini Beach” featured surfers, bikers,
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National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench

National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench
It’s National Bikini Day on July 5, celebrating Louis Reard’s 1946 invention of the swimwear (of course it would be in France!). The swimsuit wasn’t an immediate hit, though, due to 1940s standards of modesty. But pop culture helped bring it to the masses, thanks to such early-1960s icons as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, and Raquel Welch.

In 1960, the novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sung by Brian Hyland, became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the record company said bikini sales boomed as a result. And in 1962, Andress emerged from the water in the James Bond “Dr. No,” while Bardot appeared in “A Very Private Affair,” both in small white two-piece suits. And nothing was the same after that.

In 1964, American International Pictures released “Bikini Beach,” the third of its “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. “Bikini Beach” featured surfers, bikers
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More Gay Stars and Directors and Screenwriters on TCM: From psychos and psychiatrists to surfers and stage mamas

On the day a U.S. appeals court lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi “religious freedom” law – i.e., giving Christian extremists the right to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, etc. – not to mention the publication of a Republican-backed health care bill targeting the poor, the sick, the elderly, and those with “pre-existing conditions” – which would include HIV-infected people, a large chunk of whom are gay and bisexual men, so the wealthy in the U.S. can get a massive tax cut, Turner Classic Movies' 2017 Gay Pride or Lgbt Month celebration continues (into tomorrow morning, Thursday & Friday, June 22–23) with the presentation of movies by or featuring an eclectic – though seemingly all male – group: Montgomery Clift, Anthony Perkins, Tab Hunter, Dirk Bogarde, John Schlesinger, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Arthur Laurents, and Jerome Robbins. After all, one assumes that, rumors or no, the presence of Mercedes McCambridge in one
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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius

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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius
Earlier today, we reportedly the sad news that Hollywood has lost another legend, with comedian Don Rickles passing away at the age of 90. His publicist confirmed that the iconic insult comic passed in his Los Angeles home, from kidney failure. As word of his passing spread, Hollywood icons left and right paid tribute to the late comedian through social media, to honor this late legend.

While most sent out their tributes through Twitter, others released lengthier tributes elsewhere. Rolling Stone caught up with Gilbert Gottfried, who summed up the the late comedian's legacy with a heartfelt statement that explained why Rickles will go down in history as one of the best comedians ever. Here's what Gilbert Gottfried had to say.

"Don Rickles was never politically correct, and he would never apologize for any of it. He was totally unapologetic about his comedy. So I admired that and looked at him
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In Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter Robert Mitchum murders Shelly Winters and terrorizes her children. What is his chosen profession?

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Based on Erskine Caldwell’s steamy Southern yarn and starring Robert Ryan, God’s Little Acre features
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Andy Cohen, Barbara Eden and More Stars Pay Tribute to Zsa Zsa Gabor

Andy Cohen, Barbara Eden and More Stars Pay Tribute to Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor, one of the brightest stars of Hollywood's golden age, died on Sunday, Et can confirm. She was 99.

Her husband, Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt, tells Et that Gabor was home with him by her side, and "her heart just stopped."

Related: Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99

After news of Gabor’s death broke, stars like Andy Cohen, Barbara Eden and Antonio Banderas took to social media to share their memories of and tributes to the late actress and socialite.

Cohen tweeted simply Gabor’s name and an “#Rip” hashtag, alongside a slew of crying emoji.

I Dream of Jeannie star Eden shared her memories of the Green Acres actress, tweeting, “Rest in peace Zsa Zsa Gabor. She and her sisters were lovely ladies who were always fun and delightful to be around.”

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese remembered Gabor as “one of the wittiest beauties of all time!”

“I love all
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Hollywood Remembers Zsa Zsa Gabor: “She Was Such Fun,” Says Joan Collins

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Hollywood Remembers Zsa Zsa Gabor: “She Was Such Fun,” Says Joan Collins
Hollywood remembered one of its legends today, with the passing of the iconic socialite, actress and wit Zsa Zsa Gabor. From old friends like Larry King and Barbara Eden to fans and admirers such as Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, Gabor was recalled less for for her acting career than the style she brought to Hollywood and life. Sorry to hear that Zsa Zsa Gabor has died. Here with Porfirio Rubirosa & Nick Hilton. She was such fun. pic.twitter.com/LXyliIBqMn — Joan…
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Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition: New Season Coming in September

Which celebrity do you think is the worst at cooking? Food Network has announced a new season of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition will premiere this September.Hosted by Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray, the competition series pits teams of celebrities against each other in an "intense culinary boot camp." The new season will feature Mindy Cohn, Matt Dallas, Tommy Davidson, Barbara Eden, John Henson, Loni Love, Kenya Moore, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Nicole Sullivan.Read More…
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Worst Cooks In America Celebrity Edition Returns Sept. 14th

The world of reality television obviously makes for some strange combinations, but admitting to being a horrible cook, and being a celebrity, makes for one of the more interesting ones to watch.

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray are taking a shot at teaching some celebrities to avoid poisoning people, and it’s all for charity.

The Worst Cooks format is strange enough, as the franchise has thus far managed some bizarre concoctions, and with questionable overall results, but when you throw in a group of celebrities, it’s actually a lot more interesting than the standard version of the show. You not only have to agree to be on the show to admit that you are truly awful as a cook, but you also have to be a celebrity willing to show up.

Having some money for charity up for grabs gives the celebrities some motivation, and Burrell and Ray
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Oprah: Where Are They Now?: I Dream of Jeannie Features in Season Premiere

No need to fold your arms and blink. Oprah Winfrey has powers of her own and in the new season premiere of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, she uses them to summon Jeannie herself, Barbara Eden. A fantasy sitcom that ran for five years before being cancelled by NBC, I Dream of Jeannie also starred Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, and Hayden Rorke.Own says: "I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden opens up about her painful personal loss, recalls her time on the show that continues to run nearly 50 years later, and why she decided to put on the 'Jeannie' costume one more time, for a very special event." Watch a preview, below. The new season of
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The Brass Bottle

This inconsequential comic fantasy from 1964 remains a rainy day favorite thanks to the peerless Tony Randall who stars as an agitated architect getting some unwanted assistance from a very persistent genie played by the always affable Burl Ives. A lighter-than-air mix of magic spells and harem girls, it almost certainly pointed the way to co-star Barbara Eden’s long-running series, I Dream of Jeannie.
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From the Terrace

This is as sexy as Hollywood pix got in 1960. John O'Hara's novel about class snobbery and the drive for success posits Paul Newman as a moody go-getter. In glossy soap opera fashion, his silver spoon-fed bride Joanne Woodward morphs into an unfaithful monster. Some adulterous relationships are excused and others not in this glossy, morally rigged melodrama. In other words, it's prime entertainment material. From the Terrace Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1960 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 144 min. / Ship Date January 19, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin, Leon Ames, Elizabeth Allen, Barbara Eden, George Grizzard, Patrick O'Neal, Felix Aylmer. Cinematography Leo Tover Art Direction Maurice Ransford, Howard Richmond, Lyle R. Wheeler Film Editor Dorothy Spencer Original Music Elmer Bernstein Written by Ernest Lehman from the novel by John O'Hara Produced and directed by Mark Robson

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

1960 saw the release of
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Actor Douglas Dick in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope Dead at 95

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Actor Douglas Dick in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope Dead at 95
The actor Douglas Dick has died at the age of 95. His family announced the news in an obituary in The Los Angeles Times. Dick. who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Rope, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 2015. As well as an esteemed actor, Dick's family noted that Dr. Douglas M. Dick was also a naval officer, writer and psychologist. In 1960 he starred alongside Elvis Presley and Barbara Eden in Flaming Star. He was described by his family as "an honest, intelligent, charitable and principled man, was an active member of the Academy
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Actor Douglas Dick in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope Dead at 95

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Actor Douglas Dick in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope Dead at 95
The actor Douglas Dick has died at the age of 95. His family announced the news in an obituary in The Los Angeles Times. Dick. who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Rope, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 2015. As well as an esteemed actor, Dick's family noted that Dr. Douglas M. Dick was also a naval officer, writer and psychologist. In 1960 he starred alongside Elvis Presley and Barbara Eden in Flaming Star. He was described by his family as "an honest, intelligent, charitable and principled man, was an active member of the Academy
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Randall Sensational in Pal Fantasy That Won Early Special Academy Award for Make-Up

'7 Faces of Dr. Lao' with Tony Randall. '7 Faces of Dr. Lao' movie: 'Things are not as they seem' Director George Pal's 7 Faces of Dr. Lao surprises on multiple levels: its witty screenplay by Twilight Zone writer Charles Beaumont, an odd assortment of well-defined characters, a bravura performance by Tony Randall, and some of the best special effects of that time. In the film, a strange traveling magician drifts into a small western American town, announcing that he is bringing with him a “Magic Circus.” Calling himself Dr. Lao, the eccentric Chinese character places an ad in the local newspaper and makes friends with the editor. But things are not as they seem. When the Magic Circus magically appears, Dr. Lao changes appearances and personalities, interfering in the lives of everyone in the community. Love with the properly repressed widow John Ericson plays the handsome newspaperman who rebels
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Celebrating TV's evil twins and oddball doubles

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Evil goatees, facial ticks and eyepatches… Remember these classic takes on TV’s ‘evil twin’ trope?

Warning: contains spoilers for Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who series 6, Knightrider, and a 1969 episode of Star Trek.

When it comes to shenanigans and shock value, it’s hard to go past the trope of the evil twin on television. It’s so much fun seeing old-school split-screen on the small screen, where the same actor plays two (or more) parts. It ramps up the fun and fantasy, or delivers a fabulous freak-out moment.

Science fiction feels like the natural habitat of doubles. The audience is already suspending their disbelief, so what’s one more?

Hands-down one of the best uses of twins (or multiples) is from the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica. Cylon hybrids were flawless versions of humans who looked, sounded, acted and believed they were just like you and me. It
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Be Careful What You Wish For: When Djinns Go Bad

Djinn are quite the formidable creatures. They truly are the one supernatural beings that can be depicted as good, bad or evil. Based on Islamic mythology Djinn, Jinn or Genies can just as easily give with one hand and take away with the other. So be careful what you wish for! Long gone are the days of Barbara Eden in classic fantasy sitcom 'I Dream of Jeannie' or the zany shenanigans of the famous blue genie, voiced by the late Robin Williams, that featured in Disney's 1992 'Aladdin'. Over the past 15 years the horror genre has been busy making sure audiences know of the more malevolent side of these spiritual creatures....
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Mindy Newell: I Owe It All To Television

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“When television is good, nothing – not the theater, not the magazines or newspapers – nothing is better. But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your own television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a magazine, without a newspaper, without a profit and loss sheet or a rating book to distract you. Keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure you that what you will observe is a vast wasteland. You will see a procession of game shows, formula comedies about totally unbelievable families, blood and thunder, mayhem, violence, sadism, murder, western bad men, western good men, private eyes, gangsters, more violence, and cartoons. And endlessly commercials – many screaming, cajoling, and offending. And most of all, boredom. True, you’ll see
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