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Psych star James Roday says that the show is planning to remake an episode from an early season, something that no show has done before. I have to admit, it’s an unusual idea (are they retelling the story from a different perspective? is it a Gus Van Sant-style remake meant to cause meltdowns?
The BBC has ordered an eighth season of Doctor Who. In case you thought there was a chance they wouldn’t.
Looking at the disastrous ratings for American Idol‘s finale (down 40% from the previous finale) The Hollywood Reporter asks where things went wrong. One problem was that Idol‘s finale came a week earlier this year, making it compete against the season finales of The Big Bang Theory and Grey’s Anatomy as well as The Office‘s swan song. However, elements like The X-Factor-prompted exhaustion, the chemistry among this season’s judges »
- Lyle Masaki
Oscar winners Olivia de Havilland and Luise Rainer among movie stars of the 1930s still alive With the passing of Deanna Durbin this past April, only a handful of movie stars of the 1930s remain on Planet Earth. Below is a (I believe) full list of surviving Hollywood "movie stars of the 1930s," in addition to a handful of secondary players, chiefly those who achieved stardom in the ensuing decade. Note: There’s only one male performer on the list — and curiously, four of the five child actresses listed below were born in April. (Please scroll down to check out the list of Oscar winners at the 75th Academy Awards, held on March 23, 2003, as seen in the picture above. Click on the photo to enlarge it. © A.M.P.A.S.) Two-time Oscar winner and London resident Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth, The Great Waltz), 103 last January »
- Andre Soares
When "Warehouse 13" returns Monday night (April 29) for Season 4.5, the ten-episode run will begin with the agents racing to save the world from the deadly "Sweating Sickness" that Artie (Saul Rubinek), having gone mad, unleashed using the Black Orchid Artifact. But, as executive producer Jack Kenny teased at NBC Universal's Summer Press Day on April 22, the season quickly turns very personal for Myka (Joanne Kelly).
"Myka goes through a very big, life-changing event in Episode 7," Kenny told reporters. "She and Pete (Eddie McClintock) have to deal with that. It's very emotional. They keep it to themselves, and that also explodes into the finale, and it drives that a lot."
While Kenny kept mum on details surrounding the event, he took the time to praise the work Kelly and McClintock do this season. "And honestly, these two, the relationship that is growing and changing," he said. "They did some work in »
The world of Warehouse 13 just became a little more awesome. Known for being on a network that celebrates science fiction and nerd culture in general, Warehouse 13 naturally attracts various actors well known to the various fandoms. One fandom in particular, the one belonging to Joss Whedon, will be pleased to hear a former Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast member will guest star in a big way on Warehouse. Due to the many hints that have been left for fans to pick up on, it shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out who it will be. Still, I’ll go ahead and just say it: Anthony Head is our special guest star!
You should immediately recognize him as Rupert Giles, but he obviously won’t be known as that going into his role on Warehouse. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Head will have a major recurring part in »
- Brody Gibson
"Warehouse 13" has cast "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Anthony Head as a villain called Paracelsus. Head's role on the Syfy series will begin with the final three episodes of Season 4.5 this spring and summer.
The casting news was first announced by The Hollywood Reporter, but no details about the character -- other than the fact that he will be a bad guy -- made available. Head is but one of several guest stars already announced for the upcoming episodes, including Joel Grey, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle, Polly Walker, Nora Zehetner, Kelly Hu and Steve Valentine.
While we don't know anything for sure about Head's future character, the name -- Paracelsus -- might give some clues. If you're an avid "Harry Potter" fan, you may recognize the name from a Chocolate Frog card in the series' first book. For you medieval history buffs out there, the actual Paracelsus was a »
With Warehouse 13 scheduled to return Monday, April 29, it’s about time we started hearing what we can expect from the Syfy series as it finishes out the final episodes of its fourth season. What kind of weird happenings can we hope the team will encounter? I’m not sure how it relates to mysterious artifacts, but one episode will feature a magician whose act causes his volunteers to fly into the air and disappear, never to be seen again. Whenever you’re dealing with magician characters, you want someone who can embody that profession and can make you forget it’s just an act. One such person is Joel Grey.
The former Cabaret star will, according to TV Guide, take on the role of Monty the Magnificent. He’s an aging performer, once headlining Las Vegas. But now he’s a relic of the past, doing shows in small, »
- Brody Gibson
I don't know what to say about the explosions in Boston. Information is changing so fast anything I write will be out of date. What we know as I'm writing this is that two bombs went off, most likely set in trash cans. Three people are dead, including an eight-year-old boy, and 141 people are injured. The FBI has taken over the investigation. On the bright side, people rushed to help rather than running away, and NBC has reported that some marathon runners kept running after the race straight to the hospital to give blood. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by what is officially being called an act of terrorism.
Mary Lynn Rajskub has booked a trip to Californication.
The former 24 fave will guest-star in the comedy’s seventh season, Showtime announced Monday, playing a neurotic writer.
Related | Californication Season 7 Cast — Michael Imperioli as TV Producer
Hangover vixen Heather Graham, meanwhile, is also Californication-bound as a woman from Hank’s past whose sudden reappearance turns his life upside down.
The 12-episode season is slated to bow in 2014.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• The Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign has officially come to a close — and man, did you Marshmallows come through! The fundraiser far surpassed its original $2 million goal, »
- Megan Masters
Warehouse 13 has cast Cabaret star Joel Grey in the role of a magician. The 81-year-old Oscar and Golden Globe winner will pop up in the Syfy series' May 20 episode as Monty the Magnificent, an aging performer who once headlined in Las Vegas, but in recent years has been relegated to those small smoky lounges off the casino floors.
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- William Keck
NHL Announces Groundbreaking Support For Gay Rights. Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage. I'd love to hear from our South American readers. Was this a surprise? In ratings news, Modern Family was down a bit this week. See what happens when Lily only gets one line? "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" Rockets Up The UK Music Chart In The Wake Of Margaret Thatcher’s Death.Facts About Queers The 40 dirtiest jokes from Rocko's Modern Life
Kellan Lutz eating watermelon.
Introducing our new feature - The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we're going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We'll be showcasing the big names, »
The 85th Academy Awards are at last upon us, and unfortunately we only have a few more days to think about the eternal hotness of some of the men they honor. As a companion piece to our Hottest Best Actor countdown, I present to you an important follow-up: The 10 Hottest Best Supporting Actor performances. Heath Ledger, Javier Bardem, and Christian Bale were too inhumanely grotesque to warrant inclusion, I'm sort of sorry to say. But who wasn't? Check 'em out below.
Get this: Syriana is the one movie on this list I haven't seen. Should I feel bad about that? George's win always struck me as compensation for the fact that he wasn't going to win the directing Oscar for Good Night and Good Luck (which he noted in his awful speech), but maybe it's a great performance. Also: I am not attracted to him in any way, »
With Tom Hooper touting his live sung approach on "Les Miserables" as a game changer for the genre, now's a better time than ever to revisit "Cabaret," Bob Fosse's Academy Award-winning sensation that truly revolutionized the film musical by dealing with taboo themes like homosexuality, abortion and promiscuity in a frank and thoughtful manner. Remastered for the first time in over 20 years, "Cabaret" arrived on Blu-ray last week, in honor of its 41st anniversay (more on that number below). Prior to a special screening of the remastered film at New York's legendary Ziegfeld Theatre, Indiewire sat down with three of the film's cast members (Oscar-winner Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson) and the team behind the restoration to discuss the making of the classic. Below are five of the most surprising facts gleamed from the chat. #1. Joel Grey Smelled Like "Fifty People" While Rehearsing "Money" Opposite »
- Nigel M Smith
New York — They were hooked: The moment singer-songwriter Jim James and his bandmates from My Morning Jacket first wandered into the immersive, genre-bending show "Sleep No More," there was no turning back.
The five guys spent hours wandering around the 100,000-square-foot warehouse space in Chelsea, visiting dozens of carefully designed rooms, following mysterious actors and generally having their minds blown.
"I've never experienced a piece of art like that before," James says by phone from Louisville, Ky. "The thing is just so overwhelming. And you get a sense that you created your experience."
James was so excited that he and some of the band returned the next night and he also came back a few months later. So it comes as no surprise that he picked "Sleep No More" as one of the stops on his new tour promoting "Regions of Light and Sound of God," his first full-length solo album. »
Cabaret is probably best remembered as the other great movie from 1972… the one that wasn’t The Godfather. Comparisons become inevitable, especially since both films went head-to-head at the Oscars and ended up stealing each other’s thunder. (More on that later.) The film’s release on Blu-ray gives us another chance to ruminate on its legacy, and remind us what a fantastic movie it remains. Hit the jump for my full review. Above all Cabaret is a musical for people who hate musicals. Director Bob Fosses never breaks the atmosphere for singing and dancing: almost all of the numbers occur onstage in Berlin’s Kit-Kat nightclub, where the city’s residents merrily fiddle while their world burns down around them. The Weimer Republic falters and the Nazis are on the rise, but the cabaret and its sinister Mc (Joel Grey) continue on as if everything is marvelous. They carry a seductive, »
- Rob Vaux
There are plenty of musicals that stand out as among the upper tier of the genre, but few are as easily recognized as both defining and reinventing it at the same time. Cabaret, winner of 8 Oscars, and only missing Best Picture on the technicality of releasing in 1972, pushed the boundaries of the possible abilities and sensibilities available to a musical feature film, and the effects of the new stage it built can be felt all the way to last year’s Les Miserables, which brings forward the surprising power inherent in a showcase of song that is not only not happy, but delivers a variety of emotion based on a solid exposition of the singer’s circumstance. The following of Jean Valjean’s musical efforts closely resembles the now iconic shift in the performance of Cabaret‘s theme song as we work our way to the end of the film. »
- Marc Eastman
Chicago – It’s easy to see why “Cabaret” was such a phenomenon when it was released in 1972. The film not only tackles issues of sexuality that the musical genre had largely ignored up to that point, it features the kind of evocative visual compositions and performances not often seen in the genre. It is a “serious musical.” And audiences and critics embraced it by bringing respect to a genre not known to have much, awarding the film eight Oscars, more than any movie that did not win Best Picture (“The Godfather” happened to come out the same year). Recently released in a restored WB digibook edition, it’s a great film for the musical collector to own on Blu-ray.
With that praise out of the way, let me say something kind of blasphemous, and this is coming from a gigantic fan of the musical genre, I don’t think »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
"Beedle dee, dee dee dee,
Beedle dee, dee dee dee,
And I'm the only man,
It's time to announce the winners of the Cabaret contest, pulled randomly from your entries which were doubled if you sent along a Cabaret inspired photo along with your note about your favorite moment in the 1972 masterpiece.
I had fun reading all of your opinions and even more fun watching the film again... though the strangest thing about seeing it on the big screen for the first time after a lifetime spent watching it on various sizes of screens at home was that it suddenly seemed to have less musical numbers. Minnelli's peak razzle dazzle and Joel Grey's indeligible emcee suck up all the oxygen in terms of memories of the movie but there is so much more to the movie which is a really brilliant and disturbing drama about a world(s) about to collapse, »
- NATHANIEL R
At the time of its 1972 release, “Cabaret” shattered the saccharine reputation of the movie musical with its edgy take on anti-Semitism, Nazism, abortion and even repressed homosexuality.
At a press event before a star-studded reunion screening at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater (where “Cabaret” had its original premiere), York recalled, “People did say to me afterward, 'Didn’t you think twice about what [playing a bisexual man] would do to your career?'”
Pointing to the fact that both the stage and film versions of “Cabaret” used gay author Christopher Isherwood’s 1945 book Goodbye To Berlin as their original source material, York added, “The whole reason, of course, that Isherwood was in Berlin was for the sex, which was pretty available … our »
- Curtis M. Wong
Cabaret is the greatest movie musical of all time. I’ll be more specific. Cabaret is the single greatest film adaptation of a stage musical. I’ll start with what it has in common with the other great classics of the genre. There’s the music, of course. John Kander and Fred Ebb’s songs are more than just catchy night club tunes, but rather stealthily build an energy that practically vibrates against the surrounding sexual and political tension. Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey give performances of grand charisma and ironic depth, inhabiting two of the best roles of the 1970s. And, alongside 1965’s The Sound of Music, this is another great musical with Nazis. Yet Cabaret doesn’t come out on top through direct comparisons to the performances in West...
- Daniel Walber
Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the Cabaret. on Blu-ray. Bob Fosse.s award winning anti-musical finally makes its high definition debut and the results are spectacular. It.s a show you don.t want to miss. So come to the Cabaret!! 1931 . Willkommen! English academic Brian (Michael York) is a new arrival in Germany and finds a cheap boarding house. He makes fast friends with an American named Sally (Liza Minnelli) who is a singer at the Kit Kat Klub, where the show is hosted by the ghoulish Master of Ceremonies (Joel Grey). Brian eventually takes on students Fritz (Fritz Wepper) and Natalia (Marisa Berenson), who want to learn English, to make ends meet. Fritz falls »
- Jeff Swindoll
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