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The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show will reunite on the upcoming NBC special Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl. The Peacock Network will toast White in a gala celebration in January, which is to feature live musical performances and celebrity cameos. White will be joined on the special by Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin McLeod in a rare reunion of the classic 1970s sitcom. Jay Leno, Amy Poehler, Joel McHale, Carol Burnett and William Shatner will send birthday greetings to White (more) »
- By Justin Harp
The all-star line-up for NBC's televised birthday bash for Betty White will include a mini-reunion of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." Moore, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin McLeod are on the guest list for "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl," the 90-minute special that will air on Jan. 16. The birthday celebration will be followed by a preview of White's upcoming hidden camera reality series, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers." Also read: NBC Greenlights 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers' Back to the soiree, Hugh Jackman, Amy Poehler, Joel McHale, »
- Kimberly Potts
Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur
Dick Van Dyke will present Screen Actors Guild.s 48th Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.
Screen Actors Guild is honoring Mary Tyler Moore for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Past recipients of SAG.s Life Achievement Award include Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, one of the awards season.s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p. »
- Michelle McCue
Producer, Robert Weinbach is excited to announce that his feature film production of "Shiver" directed by multi film festival award winner, Julian Richards has completed post production. The picture was produced by Bandersnatch FilmCo LLC on location in Portland, Oregon under the Oregon film incentive program. The film stars Danielle Harris, John Jarratt and Casper Van Dien and features Rae Dawn Chong, Brad Harris and new screen sensation, Nikita Esco. Emmy winner, Valerie Harper guest stars as Danielle's mother. Renowned cinematographer, Zoran Popovic created the dynamic visual tapestry for the film. Weinbach, a two time film fest screenplay award winner, wrote the screenplay based on the acclaimed novel by Brian Harper which he says is the most compelling and terrifying »
Producer Robert Weinbach reached out to Shock this afternoon to inform us Shiver , directed by Julian Richards, has wrapped post-production. He also shared with us some new artwork: A teaser piece that's being used for the American Film Market, and artwork for a future tie-in novel. The film stars Danielle Harris, John Jarratt and Casper Van Dien and features Rae Dawn Chong, Brad Harris and new screen sensation, Nikita Esco. Emmy winner Valerie Harper guest stars as Danielle's mother. Weinbach penned the script for the film based on a novel by Brian Harper. Harris stars as Wendy Alden, a young secretary terrorized by a savage killer who finally finds the resources of courage to confront the monster of her living nightmare. Jarratt co-stars as the psychotic killer, »
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore has been named the recipient of the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession." The star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Best Actress Academy Award nominee for Ordinary People will be presented the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt. Previous SAG Life Achievement Award winners include Stan Laurel, Pearl Bailey, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Martha Raye, Danny Kaye, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Ricardo Montalban, James Garner, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Eddie Cantor, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple, and last year's recipient Ernest Borgnine. Additionally, two Mary Tyler Moore Show alumni have already taken »
- Steve Montgomery
Art Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur
48th Annual Accolade to be Presented
During the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012
Los Angeles (September 8, 2011) – Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade - the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1 diabetes.
Moore will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p. »
- Michelle McCue
He's the breakout star of Horrible Bosses, fighting off Jennifer Aniston's advances - and getting a little out of it during a certain vacuum scene. Still, fans of FX's raunchy hit, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, already know actor Charlie Day, 35, as the show's lovable (but oh-so-weird) Charlie, whose character has a penchant for killing rats in the basement of Paddy's Pub and dressing up in a neon green leotard as the unofficial mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, Green Man. But there's so much more to Day, and here's your chance to get to know the scene-stealer before It's Always Sunny »
- Cara Lynn Shultz
Remember The Hogan Family? Me neither. Once Sandy Duncan got a hold of Valerie Harper.s lovable family I gave up. Remember Silver Spoons? We all wished we had a train that choo chooed around our living room until we turned 9 and realized that train went 4 miles an hour and it would be faster to walk to the fridge to get your dad his beer. The point of all this is that Jason Bateman has a new movie opening called The Change-Up. Bateman has been around longer than whatever that is that hangs down under Barbara Walters. neck. He used to jump from TV show to TV show like Lindsay Lohan from bottle to bottle. He eventually »
- Rob Dixter
Two comedic titans are heading for a big clash that’s sure to draw laughs on the August 14 episode of Lifetime’s dramedy Drop Dead Diva. Kathy Griffin pops up as Jenna Kaswell-Bailey — the sister to the oft-reviled Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering) — and goes head-to-head with Teri Lee (Margaret Cho), who plays star Brooke Elliot’s sassy assistant.
Griffin’s Jenna figures into the storyline by having her sister Kim represent her in her divorce proceedings, which — and we don’t know much more than this — center around the fight for the possession of a clock. Yes, a clock. Of »
- Tanner Stransky
Oh boy, the first episode of Two and A Half Men could be a doozy. After rumors swirled online that creator Chuck Lorre could kill off Charlie Sheen’s character to make way for Ashton Kutcher, Deadline is now reporting that a funeral is, indeed, in the works for the comedy’s ninth season premiere on Sept. 19. The not-so dearly departed? Sheen’s Charlie Harper, of course.
Apparently, the episode will reportedly open with a memorial service attended by many of Charlie’s girlfriends and that his beachfront property will subsequently go up for sale. Potential buyers will include real-life »
- Lynette Rice
Like most law-centric shows, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva features an always-interesting line-up of guest judges that has included everyone from Paula Abdul to Rosie O’Donnell during the series’ three-season run. Comedienne Wanda Sykes joins that esteemed group in Diva’s next new episode, “The Prom,” which airs this Sunday, July 24, at 9 p.m., and EW has an exclusive clip of one of her best scenes.
Skyes’ judge is a bit surly, as you might imagine. “Why are you wasting the time of a very important judge?” she asks Jane (Brooke Elliott), who’s defending a teenage woman being »
- Tanner Stransky
Hen’s Tooth will release the popular 1994 television movie Death of a Cheerleader based on the real life murder of a California teen in the early ‘90s, on DVD on Aug. 30.
The DVD will carry a list price of $19.95.
One of these gals is gonna have a really bad day in Death of a Cheerleader.
One of the most popular television movies of its day and today a cult favorite of sorts that continues to pop up on a bunch of cable networks (Hello Lifetime!), Death of a Cheerleader stars Kellie Martin (TV’s Life Goes On) as Angela Delvecchio, an obsessive high school sophomore driven to be the best at whatever she does. Determined to break into the most exclusive girls’ clique at Santa Mira High, Angela tries out for the cheerleading squad. But after a failed attempt at befriending the school’s most popular girl, Stacy Lockwood (Tori Spelling, »
True Blood‘s shirtless wonder Joe Manganiello has landed a guest-starring spot on Collar as a just-released former conman who “brings trouble to the Burke neighborhood when he moves in across the street from Peter and Elizabeth,” EW.com reports. The actor’s episode will air in the second half of the season, which launches in January.
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- Megan Masters
Season 3 of Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, which premiered June 19, has already featured guest spots from the likes of Paula Abdul, Wendy Williams, and LeAnn Rimes. But it’s about to get even starrier: EW has exclusively learned that Mary Tyler Moore star Valerie Harper is on the dramedy’s Atlanta set today, shooting a guest spot for an episode that will air Sept. 11.
Like many guest stars before her, Harper will play a judge on the show. Specifically, she’s Leslie Singer, a smart, no-nonsense judge who’s presiding over Jane (Brooke Elliott) in the courtroom. The case finds »
- Tanner Stransky
Regrettably, the studio behind Two and a Half Men had no comment about a report suggesting that Charlie Harper — a.k.a. the hedonistic character played by Charlie Sheen — will be killed off in the premiere episode of the CBS comedy this fall to make way for the introduction of Ashton Kutcher. (Specifically, Charlie may drive his car off of a cliff.)
Though TMZ hedges that the “first script isn’t locked” and that creator Chuck Lorre “often makes changes until close to taping,” it’s entirely possible that Men will want to wipe the slate clean. Nothing says good »
- Lynette Rice
Mary Alice: (Brenda Strong) "Gaby's (Eva Longoria) biological daughter was erased and she struggled to cope. Tom (Doug Savant) had a 20 year old secret...he once slept with his wife's best friend, it no longer mattered to him but his wife felt differently. That's why she had decided to punish him and torture him and humiliate him...have her revenge before she told him she knew." Tom rips his pants. Renee (Vanessa Williams) thinks she made a mistake telling Lynette (Felicity Huffman) about them, well then she shouldn't have but it's too late now. Lynette thinks what she's doing to him is better than smashing his head and she's not ready to get over it yet. Since when he apologizes, she'll cry and then forgive him. Besides no one's getting hurt and he slips on some peanut butter strategically placed on the stairs. What if one of the children had stepped on it. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Mila Hasan)
The Film Experience has always loved talking up theater, the true 3D experience. So let's do it weekly, even if it's brief. We'll make it movie adjacent: films adapted from stage, movies hitting the boards in a new form or worthy crossovers of any sort... that sort of thing. The lines in entertainment are much blurrier these days, aren't they? Many actors now do all three (tv, film, theater) with increasing regularity, don'cha know, no longer defining themselves as one medium actors.
I recently had the opportunity to see one of my all time favorite actresses on stage again: Kathleen Turner. Her major film career dwindled in the 90s but she's become a regular on Broadway and she's now starring as a foul-mouthed nun in Matthew Lombardo's drama "High". But not for much longer. It was announced yesterday »
- NATHANIEL R
Matthew Lombardo's new play "High" opened on Broadway Tuesday to a range of reviews and producers posted a closing notice Wednesday. The drama centers on a tough-talking nun (Kathleen Turner) working as a counselor at an addiction center. Last season, Lombardo's "Looped" depicted a dark day in the troubled life of Tallulah Bankhead. While that work also met with middling notices, star Valerie Harper did contend for the Best Play Actress Tony, losing to Viola Davis for the first rialto revival of 1987 Best Play champ "Fences." Recently, Turner has toured the country in another play about Bankhead titled "Tallulah." Her most recent Broadway appearance was in the 2005 revival of Edward Albee's 1963 Best Play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Turner contended for the Best Play Actress award, losing to Cherry Jones who won her second Tony for her work in that year's Best Play "Doubt." This time around »
Do you think that Charlie Sheen's condition as he rants against Warner Bros. TV and producer Chuck Lorre over radio, TV and Internet makes the $100 million wrongful termination lawsuits his attorneys a lost cause?Think again. Leading entertainment litigator Mitchell Langberg notes that there is more to Sheen's case than may be apparent at first blush. "In my experience, the studios in these employment things are at least mostly wrong. You have artists who are artists, and studios that are businesses. When something happens to make it personal on the business side, then it devolves into all kinds of issues," he says. Langberg's firm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, has represented stars and companies through the years, so he's well versed in both sides of cases involving high-profile entertainment firings. The company represented Aaron Spelling back when Farrah Fawcett quit "Charlie's Angels" -- as well as Valerie Harper, back when »
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