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The star of the TV movie adaptation of hit 1980s series Knight Rider has been injured on the set. Actor Justin Bruening is recovering after getting hurt in a fight scene on Friday. Bruening injured his knee so badly he was hospitalized. The young actor will play the son of the original Knight Rider, played by David Hasselhoff, who has a cameo in the two-hour TV film. »
Actor David Hasselhoff has finally settled his bitter divorce battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach - almost two years after filing for legal separation. The former Baywatch star, 55, announced his marriage split from his wife of 16 years in January 2006. He was awarded full and physical custody of the former couple's two teenage children, Taylor-Ann, 17, and Hayley, 15, in June, but under the terms of their new agreement, Hasselhoff and Bach will share joint custody. According to Tmz.com, the pair reached a deal on their financial issues, including spousal and child support, on Friday, after a lengthy discussion on the division of assets. The details of their settlement have not been disclosed, but it is understood they will sell their home in Encino, California. »
Troubled TV star David Hasselhoff was taken to hospital suffering alcohol poisoning twice in three days, according to reports. The 55-year-old former Baywatch star, who has battled alcoholism for years, checked himself into Los Angeles' Cedars Sinai Medical Center on December 3 and again on December 5, following drinking binges - his fourth hospitalization in two months. The National Enquirer claims he was diagnosed with severe alcohol poisoning on both occasions. The tabloid claims Hasselhoff's two daughters with ex-wife Pamela Bach were devastated by his "slip," and even more so when he refused to let them visit him in hospital. The actor has full custody of both girls. Just six months ago, a video his eldest daughter shot of him drunk in a Las Vegas hotel room was leaked on the Internet. Now they fear his addiction will kill him. A source tells the Enquirer, "David was a total mess. He'd urinated on himself. He was drooling and slurring so badly you couldn't understand a word he said. He goes into the hospital with alcohol poisoning, comes out and says he's cured, then does it again. Taylor and Hayley fear their nightmare will end with a call from cops saying: 'We've found your father dead.'" »
In September, we reported that NBC is planning to reboot the popular 1980s series Knight Rider about a modern-day crusader who drives a high-tech auto. A two-hour movie is expected to air sometime this season and, if it does well enough in the ratings, will spawn a regular series for the Fall. Plans are moving forward and producers have found a new driver.
Actor Justin Bruening has been cast as the son of Michael Knight, the title character played by David Hasselhoff in the original series. Like Hasselhoff before him, Bruening comes directly from a soap opera. He's best known for having taken over the role of All My Children's hunky James "Jamie" Martin in 2003. Bruening last appeared on the ABC soap on August 24, 2007.
2 November 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Meet the new Knight Rider.
All My Children hunk Justin Bruening is set as the lead in NBC's two-hour backdoor pilot Knight Rider, a Transformers-inspired sequel to the 1980s series, which is slated to air as a movie later in the season.
Bruening will play the son of Michael Knight, the character played by David Hasselhoff in the original series. And like father, like son, the choice of Bruening closely resembles Hasselhoff's casting a quarter-century ago.
Like Bruening, Hasselhoff was a soap star (The Young & the Restless) with few other credits when he landed Knight Rider. He was almost the same age as Bruening, who is 28.
22 October 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Doug Liman, who is executive producing the project, had been eyed to direct it subject to availability. His feature schedule prevented him from helming the pilot, which is expected to air as a two-hour movie on NBC later this season.
Dave Andron penned the pilot script and will serve as supervising producer on "Rider". Liman and Dave Bartis are executive producing for Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Prods.
Shill most recently directed and co-executive produced Spike TV's well-received limited series "Kill Point".
Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has returned home after being hospitalized for a relapse from sobriety. The 55-year-old, who is currently embroiled in a custody battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach, considers himself fortunate to have been hospitalized before slipping back into alcoholism. He says, "It's one of those things, it's one day at a time. I was doing great, and it just happened, and it took me 24 hours, and I just said, 'You know what? Wrong, wrong, wrong!' The little brain says that it's okay, but it's not okay, and that's what it's all about."
David Hasselhoff has checked out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering a relapse in his bid to kick alcoholism over the weekend. The Baywatch creator reportedly checked into Cedars-Sinai on Tuesday morning and left the hospital later the same day. New reports suggest Hasselhoff was admitted to the hospital for alcohol poisoning - after a booze bender. Hasselhoff's representative Judy Katz says, "He went home last night and is doing fine." Before his release, Katz explained, "David had a brief relapse and immediately recognized the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors." Hasselhoff decided to address his alcohol abuse issues earlier this year after his teenage daughter caught him on camera slurring his words while eating a hamburger during a drunken episode on the floor of Las Vegas hotel suite. Meanwhile, Hasselhoff's ex-wife Pamela Bach has offered her support to her troubled former husband. Bach says, "I wish David the best. I just hope he gets better." »
Recovering alcoholic David Hasselhoff has been hospitalized after suffering a relapse in his battle with alcoholism. The Baywatch star checked himself into an unnamed clinic. He is expected to be released on Wednesday. Hasselhoff's representative Judy Katz tells website Tmz.com, "David had a brief relapse and immediately recognized the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors. He is doing fine and will be back home in the morning." Hasselhoff won full and physical custody of his two teenage daughters following a bitter court battle with his ex-wife Pamela Bach in June. It is currently unclear what affect, if any, his hospitalization will have on this custody arrangement. He decided to address his alcohol abuse issues earlier this year after his teenage daughter caught him on camera slurring his words while eating pizza during a drunken episode in a Las Vegas hotel. »
9 October 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Pusan International Film Festival
BUSAN, South Korea -- Director Kim Hee-Sun's graduate project plays out just like that. Neither narratively innovative nor thematically cutting edge, Drawing Paper is a competent but ultimately forgettable drama in the vein of the superior Swing Girls or Take Care of My Cat. Kim's girl-focused film is more a missed opportunity than a complete feature.
Drawing Paper looks and feels like a debut feature. The HD photography is functional and straightforward, and the performances are respectable given the character sketches the actors must work with. But neither of those is likely to earn the film a theatrical release outside of Korea, if even there. There is limited festival potential here, and relying on the musical aspect of the film would also be misguided, as there isn't enough of it to register, and what's there is weak.
Song-Won (Kang Eun-Bi) is a high school senior who wants to join a band. She and her best friend So-Yi (So Yi) sign up for Magnolia, the school's version of the Go-Gos, with an eye toward entering a college band competition. Also in the band is Soo-Ah (Lee Seol-A), the reserved bassist with a secretive outside life. For a poorly explained reason, they have to work with an all-boy band that includes singer is Dong-Yoon (Kim Dong-Youn), who takes a shine to Song-Won, and bassist Joon-Ki (Kim Jun-Gi), who becomes enamored with Soo-Ah. From here, the story goes exactly where one would expect it to, replete with love triangle, secrets, shame and band disintegration. The film's most notable aspect is the glimpse of what appears to be a David Hasselhoff record cover in the background.
"Drawing Paper's" biggest fault is its lack of illumination: Nothing is ever explained or left for interpretation or inference. What little rationalization there is comes in the form of short speeches that sound as though they are the result of years of personal introspection. Girl power as a relatively new concept in Korea could do with some cinematic exposure, and that's Kim's initial thrust. Sadly, the film devolves into rote trials and tribulations that wind up saying very little about the choices young Korean women are forced to make right now.
A Happy Pictures production
Director-screenwriter: Kim Sun-Hee
Producers: Kim Jae-Joong, Kim Kyung-Jun
\Director of photography: Lee Yong-Hoon
Production designer: Lee Hye-Jin
Music: Bang Jun-Seok
Editors: You Seong-Yup, Min Tae-Young
Song-Won: Kang Eun-Bi
So-Yi: So Yi
Soo-Ah: Lee Seol-A
Eun-Sup: Woo Seung-Min
Joon-Ki: Kim Jun-Gi
Dong-Yoon: Kim Dong-Youn
Ji-Min: Han Su-Yeon
No MPAA rating
Running time -- 93 minutes
David Hasselhoff's classic '80s TV show Knight Rider is set to return to the small screen. The series, about an agent and his talking super-powered car, is being reworked and produced by The Bourne Identity filmmaker Doug Liman for NBC. Liman is considering directing the new show's two-hour pilot, which could hit screens in autumn 2008, reports Daily Variety. If successful, a full series will follow. According to the trade paper, the new Knight Rider project is inspired by summer blockbuster Transformers. »
In light of their success with the reboot versions of Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman, NBC-Universal is overhauling yet another 1980s action-adventure series. Knight Rider is coming back to the peacock network, though it won't feature the same old Kitt.
Knight Rider premiered back on September 26, 1982 and ran for four seasons. The series starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a former police officer who has been given a new face and identity by the Foundation for Law And Government (Flag). Acting like a chivalrous knight, Michael helps those in need with the assistance of Kitt (Knight Industries Two Thousand), a super computer running inside a high-tech black Trans Am. Kitt is so advanced that it has artificial intelligence and frequently banters with Michael via the voice of actor William Daniels. Creator Glen A. Larson once said, "I wanted to do The Lone Ranger with a car -- kind of a sci-fi thing, »
David Hasselhoff's ex-wife has been booked on hit and run charges in a Los Angeles County Jail. Actress/singer Pamela Bach turned herself in to authorities at the Van Nuys Jail. She was officially entered into the system at 3:10 PM, according to TMZ.com. Bach is accused of crashing her Mercedes into a parked car and fleeing the scene back in January . She is due in court on Tuesday . »
Ventriloquist Terry Fator has won U.S. reality TV show America's Got Talent and a prize of $1 million. The 42-year-old from Mesquite, Texas was voted best act on the program's final, which aired on network NBC on Tuesday night, beating out competition from runner-up, singer Cas Haley, from Arlington, Texas. Fator wowed judges Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff and Piers Morgan and American TV viewers by performing with his dummy, who sang with Kermit The Frog. He said, "Thank you, America!" »
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TalentWorks has appointed Joel Dean and Hank Hedland vps.
Dean has been upped from senior agent to vp talent, while Hedland has been promoted from operations manager to vp operations.
Dean will develop and package projects for such TalentWorks clients as Peter Coyote, Peter Reigert, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, Larry Hagman and George Hamilton. Dean joined TalentWorks two years ago from APA.
Meanwhile, Hedland will oversee management and day-to-day operations at the talent agency. His duties also will include managing the company's brand and image and leading recruitment efforts to supplement the agency's recently formed reality division.
TalentWorks founder and president Harry Gold said Dean and Hedland have played a "vital role" in growing the agency. "Both have been exceptional colleagues, and I look forward to sharing much success with them in the future," he said.
The duo join 17-year TalentWorks veteran Suzanne Wohl, vp talent, as vps at the agency. The promotions come on the heels of TalentWorks' decision to exit the younger kids market and focus its efforts on its young-adult and adult theatrical divisions as well as its reality division (HR 6/29). »
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly checked into rehab in Utah. The actress, who disappeared from the limelight following her second drunk-driving arrest in three months in July, has entered the Cirque Lodge alcohol rehab in Sundance, Utah, according to U.S. sources. The facility is the same intense rehabilitation program both David Hasselhoff and Mary-Kate Olsen used to help them battle abuse issues. The Lodge was recently named one of the best rehabs in America by Town & Country magazine. This is the third rehab facility Lohan has checked into this year after stints at Wonderland and Promises in California. The 21-year-old star is facing two misdemeanor charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license as well as two felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and bringing contraband into a custody facility. Lohan was arrested in Santa Monica, California on July 24 after the mother of her former assistant alerted police to the fact the frantic actress was chasing her through the streets. A breath test was conducted at the scene and Lohan's blood alcohol level is said to have been well over the legal driving limit. »
Talent agency TalentWorks is heading in a new direction, with a revamped focus on young-adult and adult divisions as well as on its emerging reality business.
TalentWorks will no longer focus on the younger kids market but instead help develop and package reality and scripted projects for clients. In the reality arena, TalentWorks packaged Scott Baio in the upcoming VH1 series "Scott Baio Is 45 ... and Single" and has placed several clients in unscripted shows, including Scott Hamilton (Fox's "Skating With Celebrities"), David Hasselhoff (NBC's "America's Got Talent"), Brett Butler (CBS' "Moochers"), Tracey Gold (TV Guide Network's "Trapped in TV Guide") and William Shatner (various projects).
"With more and more opportunities becoming available in the young-adult and adult areas, it was natural that we made this the core area of our business," said president and owner Harry Gold, who started the agency 25 years ago. »
David Hasselhoff has threatened legal action against British newspaper The Sun after a report claimed he celebrated winning custody of his teenage daughters by getting drunk. The former Baywatch star won full and physical custody of Hayley Amber, 14, and Taylor Ann, 17, last Friday after a long court battle with his ex-wife Pamela Bach. Earlier this week, The Sun reported Hasselhoff celebrated at Hollywood nightclub Les Deux by "getting completed plastered" with a mystery blonde. The actor's publicist Judy Katz has issued a statement to Tmz.com, saying, "David wants a prominent apology from The Sun tabloid over an article titled 'David's Back on the Sway'. Mr Hasselhoff emphatically denies the allegations." Katz added that if the publication fails to apologize, then "proceedings will begin next week in London's High Court for defamation of character, and there will be a Jury Trial in 2008, at which time he looks forward to clearing his name." »
David Hasselhoff has won sole custody of his teenage daughters after a lengthy battle with his ex-wife Pamela Bach. The actor/singer celebrated the news with reporters and cameramen after leaving Los Angeles County Superior court on Friday. He revealed he has been granted "sole physical custody" of his kids, despite recent efforts to soil his name. These included the leaking of a home movie featuring a topless, drunk Hasselhoff on the floor of a Las Vegas hotel room, slurring his promises to stop drinking to his eldest daughter, Taylor, who was holding the camera. According to website Tmz.com, Hasselhoff's ex was spotted moments after the actor emerged victorious, sobbing in a courthouse corridor. She was overheard telling her lawyer Debra Opri, "I just lost my kids." While Bach was attempting to prove her husband was a desperate alcoholic and an unfit father, Hasselhoff claimed his ex had a history of drug abuse. Their bitter divorce and custody battle began in 2005. They were divorced last year. »
California police were called to the home of David Hasselhoff's ex-wife Pamela Bach on Monday following an alleged altercation between the warring pair. Hasselhoff and Bach are currently embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their two daughters Hayley Amber, 14, and Taylor Ann, 17, and attended a private court hearing in Los Angeles on Monday. However, website Tmz.com reports the couple had an argument before their court appearance on Monday. One source claims the former Baywatch star was "abusive" to Bach when he arrived at her Encino, California home to bring Hayley a pair of shoes, so she called police. Another source insists Bach was the angry participant and shouted at Hasselhoff when he refused to speak to her as he picked up some of Hayley's clothes. A source from the Los Angeles Police Department confirms police were called to house and the incident was reported. »
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