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Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60

23 March 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Alberta Watson, the Canadian actress who starred in USA Network’s “La Femme Nikita” as Madeline, the ruthless, Machiavellian second-in-command of secret agency Section One, recurred on the CW’s reboot series “Nikita” as Senator Madeline Pierce and memorably appeared as the mother in David O. Russell’s first film, “Spanking the Monkey,” died Saturday at a Toronto hospice. She was 60 and had fought a long battle with cancer.

La Femme Nikita” ran on USA from 1997-2001. Watson was also a series regular as director of CTU Los Angeles Erin Driscoll during season four of Fox’s “24.” Earlier she was a season regular on the brief 1987 ABC drama “Buck James.”

The actress also had a long career in films, especially in her native Canada. In Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey,” she played the bedridden mother to Jeremy Davies’ sullen, priapic teen; the two eventually have a sexual encounter. She won »

- Carmel Dagan

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Alberta Watson, Star of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ’24,’ Dies at 60

23 March 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alberta Watson, the Canadian actress who starred in USA Network’s “La Femme Nikita” as Madeline, the ruthless, Machiavellian second-in-command of secret agency Section One, recurred on the CW’s reboot series “Nikita” as Senator Madeline Pierce and memorably appeared as the mother in David O. Russell’s first film, “Spanking the Monkey,” died Saturday at a Toronto hospice. She was 60 and had fought a long battle with cancer.

La Femme Nikita” ran on USA from 1997-2001. Watson was also a series regular as director of CTU Los Angeles Erin Driscoll during season four of Fox’s “24.” Earlier she was a season regular on the brief 1987 ABC drama “Buck James.”

The actress also had a long career in films, especially in her native Canada. In Russell’s “Spanking the Monkey,” she played the bedridden mother to Jeremy Davies’ sullen, priapic teen; the two eventually have a sexual encounter. She won »

- Carmel Dagan

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Lucy Liu Reveals an 'Intimate' Side Project and the 'Unhealthy' Path Ahead on Elementary

11 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As an actress, Lucy Liu is accustomed to baring her soul before millions every week - but the Elementary star has been moonlighting on a passion project that even she considers incredibly "intimate," and she's also finally ready to reveal what's been going on behind the scenes for the last few years. On Wednesday, Liu unveils decades of her art - which she has been curating for more than two years - on lucyliu.net. The collection has inspirations as wide-ranging as 9/11 and modern-day slang, and Liu tells People, "Ultimately I think it is about sharing - it's about being in an experience. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Elementary season 3 episode 16 review: For All You Know

6 March 2015 6:56 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sherlock Holmes becomes a suspect in Elementary’s latest murder mystery. Can Watson clear his name?

This review contains spoilers.

3.16 For All You Know

This week’s Elementary tapped into a practically unmined seam of dramatic potential in the history of this particular Sherlock Holmes: events during the worst excesses of his addiction. During this period of blackouts, paranoia and hallucinations, what did Holmes miss, and more importantly, whom did he hurt?

It was a great hour, one that put Jonny Lee Miller centre stage not as an amusing motor-mouth eccentric, but as a man tortured by his past. What it lacked in Elementary’s enjoyably offbeat sense of humour, it more than made up for in strong performances and thoughtful character drama. This sombre episode probed Sherlock’s guilt, shame and self-hatred, and opened a window onto a period of his history previously closed to the show.

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- louisamellor

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'Mr. Holmes' Trailer: Ian McKellen Gives Sherlock One Last Hurrah

4 March 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Sherlock Holmes is seemingly everywhere these days. Robert Downey Jr. plays him as an action hero on the big screen. Benedict Cumberbatch plays him on the small screen over on the British side of the pond; on the American he's played by Jonny Lee Miller. He's in goofy straight-to-video movies. People still write new books with the character. He's in comic books. He's basically all around us. So how do you tell a story with Sherlock Holmes that's going to stand out in a sea of other Sherlock Holmes? Apparently you cast Ian McKellen and make it about an elderly Holmes toward the end of his life. Directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls), Mr. Holmes tells the story of the eponymous crime solver teaming up with a neighboring boy to investigate the...

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Watch the first trailer for Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen

4 March 2015 12:07 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sir Ian McKellen has played Magneto, Gandalf and now he’s portraying the world’s greatest detective (no, not Batman) Sherlock Holmes. Check out the first official trailer for Mr. Holmes below…

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective.1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

McKellen joins the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, »

- Gavin Logan

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Elementary season 3 episode 15 review: When Your Number’s Up

20 February 2015 5:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Elementary serves up a whydunit this week, which takes some of the fun out of things for the viewer…

This review contains spoilers.

3.15 When Your Number’s Up

This week’s whydunit made a change from Elementary’s usual whodunit mysteries, though not necessarily a welcome one. Spending the episode steps ahead of the Great Detective and waiting for him to catch up rather spoils the point of a Sherlock Holmes story, wouldn’t you say?

We’re here to marvel at Holmes’ deductive genius and be stunned by his final revelation, not to drum our fingertips while he laboriously inches towards the same knowledge we’ve had since the opening scene. Arguably, the most satisfying part of any Sherlock story is the point at which he swoops on the culprit, police ready and waiting, and simultaneously explains the game to Watson and the readers.

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- louisamellor

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Doctor Who and Eastenders: a history of soap and space

12 February 2015 8:42 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From the Queen Vic to the Tardis. As Eastenders prepares to mark its 30th anniversary, we look back at its encounters with Doctor Who...

Back in the mid-eighties an actor who played "Third Assistant" in a Doctor Who story called The Savages (1966) and the director of another Doctor Who adventure, The Underwater Menace (1967), came together to create one of the BBC’s most successful television shows.

And when they got together, it was murder. Well, not quite. (Though the first episode did feature a victim who would later die, fact fans.) But what they did create was Eastenders.

Broadcast on February the 19th 1985 (in between episodes one and two of The Two Doctors), this creation of Who alumni would go on to share numerous links with the long-running science-fiction for years to come. Even its time-slot owes much to the adventures of everyone’s favourite Gallifreyan.

In an interview in »

- louisamellor

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You Won't Believe These Celebrity Duos Were Once Married

4 February 2015 4:05 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

There are plenty of celebrity couples that have managed to make their relationships last in Hollywood, but for every duo that stands the test of time, others just couldn't keep it together - even after getting married. There are some surprising celebrities that have headed to the altar together over the years. Remember Angelina Jolie's first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, or Jennifer Garner's onscreen romance-turned-marriage to Scott Foley? Take a look at the shocking nuptials and then see all the stars who married young. »

- Ivana-Dukanovic

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Performer of the Week: Kerry Washington

31 January 2015 11:41 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A weekly feature in which we spotlight shining stars

The Performer | Kerry Washington

The Show | Scandal

The Episode | “Run

The Airdate | January 29, 2015

The Performance | Even when grabbed from her home and (seemingly) whisked off to a dingy destination unknown, Olivia Pope has it handled. On-screen for nearly the entirety of the midseason premiere’s 43 minutes, Washington walked the fine line between fierce fixer and Marvel-caliber hero, as Liv slowly took stock of her environs and abductors, never acting too hastily and, for better or worse, never superhumanly seeing too many steps ahead.

Even when Olivia taunted Otto about his obvious No. »

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Elementary season 3 episode 13 review: The One That Got Away

30 January 2015 4:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Elementary delivers its best episode of the season, a fitting pay-off to the arrival of Ophelia Lovibond’s Kitty Winter…

This review contains spoilers.

3.13 The One That Got Away

If those ‘previously on’ scenes alone didn’t have you leaning forward and gripping your seat cushion in giddy anticipation, then fair warning that this may not be the review for you. I'm about to gush.

The heroin! The nutmeg! London flashbacks! Finally! The opening minutes of The One That Got Away were catnip to Elementary fans, as if we weren’t already looking forward to the conclusion of last week’s Kitty-centric story.

The Kitty arc has arguably been Elementary’s strongest treatment of its character source material. Yes, we immediately loved Sherlock, quickly came around to Watson, enjoyed Moriarty (before Game Of Thrones snaffled her away at least), and thought Mycroft was a blast, but those characters all came ready stuffed with dramatic potential. »

- louisamellor

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Colin Farrell Says ‘Well-Hung’ Ewan McGregor 'Should Be Proud'

29 January 2015 8:32 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Colin Farrell isn't ashamed to talk about his co-star Ewan McGregor's private parts.

In a new interview with Nylon Guys, the 38-year-old True Detective star -- who worked with Ewan in 2007's Cassandra's Dream -- is making it clear that the Scottish actor's not lacking down there.

"I don't think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well-hung would -- or should -- or could be," Farrell jokes to the magazine. "I think that's the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn't wear it like a badge of honor."

Photos: Stars In Their Underwear

Ewan, 43, is looking as handsome as ever on the cover of Nylon Guys, in which he also opens up about hanging with A-listers Angelina Jolie and Jude Law in the late '90s in London, when the actors were all on the brink of hitting the big time.

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16 late-arrival female TV characters we can't live without

22 January 2015 9:51 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paige in Charmed, Anya in Buffy, Fred in Angel… They weren’t there from the start, but these women were indispensable by the end...

Arriving fashionably late to the party is the speciality of these female TV characters. They’re not the Cousin Olivers or the Scrappy Doos of the television world, but the regulars and recurring roles who enter a show once it’s established and help it on its way to greatness. Their respective shows may not have known they needed them right at the start, but they soon proved themselves indispensable and much-loved parts of their TV universes.

From Paige Matthews to Winifred Burkle, Ro Laren and more then, let’s celebrate the women whose appearance in our favourite shows were better late than never...

Kitty Winter – Elementary

When she arrived: season three episode one, Enough Nemesis To Go Around.

Now that the initial overcrowding issue has »

- louisamellor

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"Trainspotting 2" In The Works

20 January 2015 11:38 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, a sequel to "Trainspotting" is on track for development, with a new screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer John Hodge

Boyle intends to reunite the first film's original cast of Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald.

"This has been a long time coming," said Boyle. "There’s always been this long term plan for Trainspotting 2', if John can produce a decent enough script. I don’t think there will be any barriers to Ewan or any of the cast coming back. 

"I think they’ll want to know that the parts are good so they don’t feel like they are letting anyone down. The reason for doing it again is that people cherish the original, people remember it or have caught up with it if they never saw because they were younger. So you want to »

- Michael Stevens

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Elementary season 3 episode 10 review: Seed Money

16 January 2015 3:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Elementary’s Kitty-related cliff-hanger this week was an expected, but no-less welcome development…

This review contains spoilers.

3.10 Seed Money

While we were all being kept entertained by a gruesome series of botanical genetic engineering murders, Elementary was busily rearranging its furniture in preparation for Seed Money’s inevitable but no-less thrilling cliff-hanger: Kitty’s torturer is in New York.

This means that Sherlock’s new partner is in danger, a development which in turn has to signal the return of vengeful season one Sherlock, the man who took a scalpel to Vinnie Jones for the love of poor, murdered Irene. We love vengeful season one Sherlock, he’s almost as good as upside-down shirtless Sherlock.

(Not to be outdone by the Point Break-meets-Magic Mike corpse Watson was perving over, Jonny Lee Miller whipped off his top this week to strap himself into that inverted thinking machine, another welcome nod to continuity from season three. »

- louisamellor

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Awfully Good: Hackers + Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (Video)

14 January 2015 1:51 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Michael Mann's techno-thriller Blackhat is getting dumped in January, which means it probably doesn't hold a candle to… Hackers (1995) Director: Iain Softley Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Matthew Lillard Crash Override, Acid Burn, Phantom Phreak, Cereal Killer, and Lord Nikon must stop The Plague from unleashing the Da Vinci virus and framing them for the crime. That should all make sense if you watch the movie. To be honest, »

- Jason Adams

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31 Great '90s Movies on Netflix Streaming

6 January 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You've probably seen all the '90s movies, like "Pulp Fiction," "Clueless" and "Wayne's World" that Netflix has to offer, but there are also plenty of lesser-known gems available to stream. Sit down and enjoy these indies, first films by famous directors and some other great '90s movies you might have missed.

1. "Big Night" (1996) R

A great movie (co-directed by stars Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott) about two Italian brothers in 1950s running an unsuccessful restaurant who go all out when a celebrity's visit promises to save their business.

2. "Boys Don't Cry" (1999) R

Hilary Swank won her first Best Actress Oscar for her searing portrayal of a woman who lives life as a man, until her secret is found out by her redneck friends.

3. "Clueless" (1995) PG-13

How many times have you seen Alicia Silverstone make over her friends and try to play matchmaker? Not enough!

4. "Croupier" (1998) Nr

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- Sharon Knolle

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Syfy Developing Documentary Series Hackers

5 January 2015 12:42 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Syfy has announced that it will be developing a documentary series, Hackers, with Relativity Television (Catfish: The TV Series), to add to its ever-expanding slate of reality programming.  Using "sophisticated digital graphics," the show will look to do something that AMC's Halt and Catch Fire couldn't quite manage: to make someone working on a computer look exciting.  Hit the jump for how things have changed since Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie were Hackers in 1995.  Syfy is a channel that has never been afraid to throw things at the wall and see what sticks.  Some of its scripted programming is terrible (Dominion) while other series show promise (Helix, Ascension).  Its reality programming follows a similar dichotomy, although just within two categories: the paranormal (Ghost HuntersHaunted Highway) and the super nerdy (Heroes of Cosplay, Wizard Wars). The Hackers TV show will most likely fall into the latter.  According to a press release for the show, »

- Allison Keene

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt should have married sooner

4 January 2015 9:46 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Perhaps Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt should have married sooner as Jolie says being married to Pitt is an ''extraordinary feeling''. The 39-year-old star tied the knot with the 'Fury' actor earlier this year after nearly ten years together and admits the ceremony was so special because it was shared with their children - Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox. She shared: ''As soon as it was all over, we all just changed clothes and hung out. It was just a very happy time. It wasn't this monumental change - we were just very happy and sure, and it's quite an extraordinary feeling to be so sure. It gives you peace.'' The 'Unbroken' director - who was previously married to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton - insists she and Brad, 51, who split from wife Jennifer Aniston after meeting Angelina on the set of their 2005 film 'Mr. »

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Sherlock rides again… and again

4 January 2015 9:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Robert Downey Jr., Jonny Lee Miller, Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch have all played Sherlock Holmes in either film or television during the last four years. Now I know that people say that Hollywood reproduces the same shlock year on year, but when it is literally the same character stories recreated, within the time it takes to light a pipe, surely a sense of creativity is missing? As an interesting aside, the two TV Sherlock’s (Miller in Elementary and Cumberbatch in Sherlock) both swapped roles in 2011 throughout a production of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle, at the National Theatre.  Who’d have thought that a deformed and manufactured creature would turn into a monster? And I’m not talking about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The strange thing is the enviable success of each interpretation. Sherlock has run intermittently since 2010, while Elementary is now due to start its third season. »

- Simon Columb

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