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Marcia Strassman Dead At 66
Strassman battled breast cancer for seven years up to her death. She is survived by Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Collector, her daughter, her sister Julie Strassman, and her brother Steven Strassman.
“She was the funniest, smartest person I ever met – and talented. She knew everything. Now I won’t be able to call her and ask her questions,” said Julie Strassman.
Ferociously entertaining sci-fi shenanigan with Ben Kingsley as a scientist whose efforts to splice alien genetic matter with human DNA bring him a hybrid 'daughter' called Sil. Alas, it's bad news for mankind when Sil evolves into the seductive form of Natasha Henstridge, a sexually voracious being with the reproductive instincts of a female praying mantis. Professional exterminator Michael Madsen hooks up with scientists Marg Helgenberger and Alfred Molina to stop the carnal carnage. »
Funny man Steve Carell, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, Foo Fighters‘ front man Dave Grohl, and other famous faces are joining in the fight against cancer. On September 5th, the Entertainment Industry Foundation will be holding their fourth biennial telethon, Stand Up To Cancer.
This one-hour event will air across 32 broadcast and cable networks as well as stream on Hulu and Yahoo. Instead of the traditional phone banks where viewers can call in and donate, SU2C will feature a “digital lounge” hosted by news anchor, Katie Couric. All the stars who have signed up to be part of the initiative will be dialing out to supporters through a new campaign called “We’re Calling You.”
For information on how to sign up to be on the call list, see the full list of channels broadcasting the event, and to get the names of all the stars who have signed up to take cancer down, »
- Ali Read
The old adage claims that laughter is the best medicine, and Sept. 5's “Stand Up to Cancer” telecast will have that in spades. It also contains tremendous star power, as first wave of participating entertainers proves. Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe are just a handful of the stars joining host Katie Couric in the digital lounge next month. Also involved are Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Danny McBride, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Dane Cook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Passmore, Rob Riggle, Italia Ricci and. »
- Tony Maglio
Stand Up to Cancer is back and bigger than ever. The charitable event, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, returns for its fourth biennial fundraising telecast. Sept. 5. Participants will include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan, Dane Cook, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, Mark Harmon, Marg Helgenberger, Rob Lowe, Danny McBride, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Passmore, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Ben Stiller, Eric Stonestreet, Kiefer Sutherland, Bree Turner and Reese Witherspoon. Ariana Grande, Lupe Fiasco and Common, Jennifer Hudson, Dave Matthews and The Who will perform. Additional celebrities and performers will be announced in the coming »
CSI: Channel 5, 9pm
It's the 300th episode of the crime drama tonight, which sees the team investigation a homicide that has ties to a cold case from 2000.
Former CSI member Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) makes a special reappearance, as the murder of Gwen Onetta gives the team a second chance to investigate the wealthy son of a movie mogul. Flashbacks also recall the team's original investigation 13 years ago.
New Girl: E4, 9pm
Meanwhile Furguson the cat needs to be neutered, and Winston (Lamorne Morris) is determined to give him a final night of glory, with the help of another cat, Fatty.
Penny Dreadful: Sky Atlantic, 9pm
Tonight is the penultimate episode of the psychological thriller, which takes place over the course of a month.
Sir Malcolm »
Episodes: 13 (hour)
TV show dates: January 7, 2014 -- March 31, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
In this dramatic thriller, Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) is a high-tech intelligence operative who's been enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. He's the first human ever to be connected directly into the global information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone, and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intelligence in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies.
Leading the elite government cyber-security agency that was created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger). She's »
On Intelligence, Gabriel Vaughn (Holloway) is a high-tech intelligence operative who's been enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. It allows him to be connected directly into the global information grid. Other castmembers include Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady, John Billingsley, P. J. Byrne, Tomas Arana, Lance Reddick, and Peter Coyote.
After the failure of Hostages, the network was hoping for Intelligence to be a ratings hit to fill their Mondays at 10pm timeslot. It wasn't to be. Despite some impressive star talent and special effects, the show couldn't draw enough viewers.
The network debuted it after NCIS on a Tuesday night and the show drew decent »
The chip allows Vaughn to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum, giving him the ability to tap into electronic databases, manipulate computer systems and more.
Ory plays his partner Riley Neal, while CSI veteran Helgenberger is the pair's boss Lillian Strand.
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky1 HD, said: "I'm delighted to be bringing this high-tech, breathlessly paced, exciting thriller to Sky1 HD exclusively in the UK."
Intelligence airs on CBS in the Us. The series premiered to 16.5m viewers in January, but its 13th episode and first season finale pulled in just 5.6m in March.
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 2 Apr 2014 - 06:07
An all-star cast hunt down a female alien in 1995's Species. Here are 10 remarkable things about this very strange film...
Nb: this article contains some saucy language and imagery that may be considered not safe for work.
Director Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin took a B-movie concept - that of the female alien seductress - and turned it into an arthouse masterpiece starring Scarlett Johansson. 1995's Species, on the other hand, positively revels in its trashiness, with a mutating lady monster (played by Natasha Henstridge) scurrying around Los Angeles and attempting to copulate with its populace.
At the time of release, your humble writer went to a local cinema to watch Species with a group of friends, purely on the basis that it featured some creature designs by Swiss artist Hr Giger - most commonly noted for his work on the classic Alien. »
CBS kept Hostages on the air even though it became obvious that it was doomed to be cancelled after one season. How has Intelligence fared? Will it suffer the same fate or will it be renewed for a second season instead?
On Intelligence, Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) is a high-tech intelligence operative who's been enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. It allows him to be connected directly into the global information grid. Other castmembers include Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Rady, John Billingsley, P. J. Byrne, Tomas Arana, Lance Reddick, and Peter Coyote.
Debuting on a Tuesday night in January, sandwiched between NCIS and Person of Interest, Intelligence's first episode drew a very healthy 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 16.49 million viewers.
Unfortunately, most of those viewers didn't return for the second episode the following Monday. That »
Guilfoyle has played series regular Captain Jim Brass in all 14 seasons of the crime series and will make his final appearance during the season finale on May 7. He reportedly found out last week that he would not be returning to the series.
“Paul made Captain Brass a standout character,” said “CSI” exec producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill. “He is not just an original cast member, he is an original. In a show about forensics, fans always looked forward to the handcuffs coming out, and Captain Brass putting his spin on the crime of the week, just as Paul Guilfoyle put his indelible stamp on the character and the show. He will be missed.”
The actor joins other stars who have previously left the show, »
- Andrea Seikaly
CSI will lose one of its original stars, Paul Guilfoyle, by the end of the current season, EW has confirmed. The actor, who has played Captain Jim Brass since the CBS show debuted in 2000, is only one of two original stars left on the show; George Eads, who plays Nick Stokes, will be the lone remaining original actor when season 15 kicks off in the fall.
“Paul made Capt. Brass a standout character,” CSI exec producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news. “He is not just an original cast member, »
- Katie Atkinson
Like many people who love technology driven action shows, I was psyched when I watched the previews for CBS's new show Intelligence. Besides the really cool concept of a man with a computer chip in his brain, I was excited to see two of my favorite actresses Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and Megan Ory (Once Upon a Time) back in action. I tuned into the premiere and, like many premieres, it was less than perfect but promising nonetheless. I was willing to tune into the next episode.
Now that we're five episodes in, I'm starting to lose faith in that this show will see a second season at the rate it's going. Here are five things we'd like to see happen this season that just might save itself from cancellation. »
Intelligence Postmortem: Is Gabriel's wife really dead?
When Gabriel (Josh Holloway) and Riley (Meghan Ory) go in search for the kidnapped daughter of a senator in Mexico, a Mexican cartel demands he end the sale of a U.S. spy satellite in exchange for her safety. But things will become hazy for the team when...
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- Natalie Abrams
NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” continues to look pretty good, but otherwise it’s been a rough start for new series on the broadcast networks in 2014, with Fox’s “Rake” joining the list of lackluster performers with its premiere bow last week.
Fox also hasn’t been able to get many to sign up for Friday comedy “Enlisted” on that challenging night, and CBS’ “Intelligence” hasn’t looked all that bright on Monday. ABC, meanwhile, cancelled one show after just two airings, “The Assets,” and is holding on to another (“Killer Women”) that’s not faring much better.
The mostly disappointing perfs by the hourlongs to start the year come following a 2013 that produced more drama hits than usual, including NBC’s “The Blacklist,” CBS’ “Under the Dome,” Fox’s “The Following” and “Sleepy Hollow” and, though it hasn’t quite lived up to its pre-season hype, ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of Shield. »
- Rick Kissell
CBS comedies “How I Met Your Mother” and “2 Broke Girls” were the top draws among young adults on Monday, a night that saw a rising “Sleepy Hollow” finish its season with solid numbers. It remains slow going, meanwhile, for the Eye’s “Intelligence,” which dipped from last week and again placed well behind dramas on NBC and ABC.
According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Sleepy Hollow” averaged a 2.3 rating/6 share in adults 18-49 and 6.9 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m. — up a tick from last week for its best score since Nov. 18. In its regular 9 p.m. hour, “Sleepy” averaged a 2.4 demo rating. The first-year drama, which will return later this year, fared best among the top 10 markets in Washington, D.C. (3.6/9 in 18-49) and New York (3.1/8).
Beginning next week, “The Following” takes over the 9 p.m. hour for Fox.
Elsewhere, ABC’s “The Bachelor” (2.3/6 in 18-49, 7.8 million »
- Rick Kissell
The new CBS dramatic thriller Intelligence tells the story of Gabriel (Josh Holloway), a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. As the first human ever to be connected directly into the global information grid, he can hack into any data center and access key intel. With an elite team, headed by Director Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), Gabriel and his partner, Secret Service agent Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), fight to protect the United States from its enemies. To promote the show, executive producers Michael Seitzman, Barry Schindel and Tripp Vinson spoke to a small group of six online writers on the L.A. based set about the dangers of having a microchip like this inside of a human being, what Gabriel’s abilities and limitations are, whether the chip can be used to make him physically stronger, how they’re setting up the series for the long-term, »
- Christina Radish
It's the number one new show on TV! Or it was for, like, five whole days. CBS' Intelligence, starring Lost star Josh Holloway and CSI star Marg Helgenberger, dipped significantly in the ratings on Monday (a whopping 63 percent), up against The Blacklist and Castle, but CBS boss Nina Tassler insisted it's too soon to tell what will happen with the series. "Creatively the show is great," Tassler told us at the TCA Press Tour Wednesday inPasadena. "Certainly that time period is a tougher time period now. We want to see what the lift is in the ratings. We're just waiting a moment to see how many people actually watch. Then we'll decide where we »
Should Intelligence be worried? The rookie spy drama, starring Josh Holloway and Marg Helgenberger, premiered to a big 16.5 million viewers and a 2.4 rating on Jan. 7 following NCIS. But days later, when Intelligence launched in its regular Monday time slot Jan. 13, the series nabbed just 6.2 million viewers and sank 50 percent to a 1.2 rating. Executive producer Michael Seitzman was candid about the steep ratings drop-off Wednesday morning during CBS' Television Critics Association. "That sucked -- there's no other way to put it," Seitzman admitted, though he did cite happiness with
- Philiana Ng
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