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Ken Howard Seeks Re-Election as SAG-AFTRA President

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard will seek re-election with endorsements coming from George Clooney, Bryan Cranston, Betty White, Rita Moreno, Octavia Spencer, Ron Perlman, Clark Gregg and Josh Gad.

SAG-aftra Los Angeles VP Jenny O’Hara will join Howard as she runs for secretary-treasurer as part of the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates. Election ballots will be mailed to members on July 21 and tabulated on August 20.

Current secretary-treasurer Amy Aquino is not part of the slates.

Rhea Perlman, S. Epatha Merkerson, Chris MessinaStephen Wallem and Tom Bergeron also endorsed Howard and O’Hara, along with union officers executive vice president Gabrielle Carteris, Los Angeles president Clyde Kusatsu, New York president Mike Hodge and national vice president for recording artists Dan Navarro.

“I love my work — both as an actor and as SAG-aftra president,” said the Emmy and Tony Award-winning Howard. “But while entertainment and media have always been tough businesses, »

- Dave McNary

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Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

24 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85.

No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the AP said Jerry Stiller was Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” The statement added, “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

Stiller and Meara were a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 36 times. The two were members of the improv group the Compass Players, which later became Second City.

Although Meara had converted to Judaism when the couple got married, Stiller & Meara’s material centered on the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their signature “Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle” routines.

In 2010 the couple had their own Yahoo comedy series, “Stiller & Meara, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Actress and Comedian Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies at 85

24 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anne Meara, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated comedian long paired personally and professionally with Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor-director Ben Stiller, died Saturday, her husband and son told the Associated Press. She was 85.

No further details have been revealed. A statement released to the AP said Jerry Stiller was Meara’s “husband and partner in life.” The statement added, “The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.”

Stiller and Meara were a top comedy act in the 1960s, appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 36 times. The two were members of the improv group the Compass Players, which later became Second City.

Although Meara had converted to Judaism when the couple got married, Stiller & Meara’s material centered on the differences in their ethnic backgrounds, epitomized by their signature “Hershey Horowitz/Mary Elizabeth Doyle” routines.

In 2010 the couple had their own Yahoo comedy series, “Stiller & Meara, »

- Carmel Dagan

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“We Can Be Heroes”: On Jane The Virgin and Invisibility in Media

11 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I grew up with telenovelas. I lived in Mexico during my formative years, and telenovelas were appointment viewing, with my friends and I faithfully gathering after school to watch the latest episodes. They had wonderful and outlandish names and dealt with cheating spouses, long-lost siblings, lucrative business deals, and a whole lot of evening gowns worn inside the house. Through those telenovelas, we saw that we could be anything we wanted to be when we grew up: rancheras who had to keep our land away from dastardly uncles; evil stepmothers with heavy, gaudy earrings; romantic heroes with two, three, even four different love interests; nuns and time travelers and high school women. We were inspired, and our imaginations ran wild with possibilities for our future lives. Telenovelas, in all their hyper-stylized dramatic storytelling, taught me that, as a young Latina, I could be anything I wanted.

When I moved back to the United States, »

- Elena Rivera

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Tonys: Carey Mulligan, Helen Mirren on Why Broadway Beats Hollywood and NYC's Audiences Trump London's

8 May 2015 7:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the May 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. One of them is a grande dame of British theater most famous for portraying a queen. Another is a Puerto Rican singer and dancer who brought Anita to life onstage in West Side Story in 1957, years before Rita Moreno won an Oscar for the part. Still another is an Oklahoma-born actress who landed her first Tony 16 years ago for playing Charlie Brown's little sister (and later turned Wicked). But the six women in this photograph

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- Scott Feinberg

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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »

- Gary Susman

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Bill Smitrovich Joins ‘Happy Life’ Pilot; Tim Guinee Upped To Regular In ‘Hell On Wheels’

20 March 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Bill Smitrovich (Ted) has booked a series regular role on CBS' multi-cam comedy pilot Happy Life (fka Joe Time). It centers on Joe (Steven Weber), a family man who struggles with the fact that all the people around him are pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Smitrovich, repped by The Kohner Agency and Frontline Management, will play Mitch, Judy’s (Rita Moreno) husband. He’s retired and quite happy about it, after handing over the family… »

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Stars Sing Broadway Tunes for Alzheimer’s at Sardi’s Benefit

19 March 2015 2:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“We’re very happy to be here tonight,” said “The Big Bang Theory’s” Johnny Galecki, sandwiched on the Beverly Hilton stage between co-stars Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg, Jim Parsons, Melissa Rauch and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting at Wednesday’s A Night at Sardi’s benefit, an annual ode to Broadway for the Alzheimer’s Association — where the actors were honored for their unwavering support last year. “And we’re happy that we’re not singing,” added Nayyar.

“I thought you liked singing,” Helberg bantered back, to which Nayyar responded, “I mean, yeah, I like singing, except it gives me months and months of anxiety.”

“I’m sad that we’re not singing,” Cuoco-Sweeting attested. “It’s the one chance we get to work in complete unison. I think we make beautiful music together, guys.” And they weren’t alone.

“My friend Jason Alexander’s opening the show,” noted Lea Thompson in »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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Rita Moreno Joins CBS Pilot ‘Joe Time'; ABC’s ‘The Kingmakers’, ‘Delores & Jermaine’ Add To Cast

18 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Rita Moreno has booked a series regular role in CBS' multi-cam comedy pilot Joe Time. It centers on Joe (Steven Weber), a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Moreno will play Judy, Joe’s (Weber) mom. She’s in love with her husband Mitch, and also preoccupied with physical fitness and her amazing personal trainer. Also cast in regular roles are Alli Kinzel and Noland Ammon (Awesom… »

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Post Mortem: Jane the Virgin's Justin Baldoni on Rafael's Post-Proposal 'Vulnerability and Pain'

9 March 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Monday’s episode of Jane the Virgin.

“If there were ever two people who were just destined to be together, it’s us. Jane, will you marry me?”

Rafael’s incredibly romantic proposal on Monday night’s Jane the Virgin didn’t exactly get him the answer that he wanted.

Related Jane the Virgin‘s Justin Baldoni on the Big Proposal, Losing to Team Michael

After only six months of dating, the titular heroine wasn’t sure if she was ready to get hitched to her soon-to-be baby daddy. “I love you, and I want to get to marriage. »

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Jane the Virgin's Justin Baldoni on the Big Proposal, Losing to Team Michael

6 March 2015 1:27 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Forget living together. On Monday’s Jane the Virgin (The CW, 9/8c), Rafael decides to one-up himself and pop the question to his pregnant girlfriend. But will the pragmatic heroine accept after only six months of dating?

RelatedJane the Virgin Casts Rita Moreno as Rogelio’s Glam Mother

While the hotel owner’s proposal is “very inventive,” his portrayer Justin Baldoni tells TVLine, there are issues that arise just from the idea of cohabiting. So it “doesn’t matter what answer it is, it’ll send a ripple through the telenovela universe.”

Not to mention, her ex Michael is »

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13 Stars One Win Away From an Egot

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Oh, the elusive Egot. It takes a very special performer to nail down an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony. The enviable club is a relatively small one, with impressive members like Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks. But there are a few entertainers that are almost there! Find out who is just one coveted statue away from reaching Egot status. Some of the contenders surprise you...

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- Alana Altmann

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14 Stars One Win Away From an Egot

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Oh, the elusive Egot. It takes a very special performer to nail down an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony. The enviable club is a relatively small one, with impressive members like Whoopi Goldberg, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks. But there are a few entertainers that are almost there! Find out who is just one coveted statue away from reaching Egot status. Some of the contenders surprise you...

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- Alana Altmann

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7 Reasons You Should Catch Up With 'Jane the Virgin'

16 February 2015 9:13 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Believe the hype, everyone: "Jane the Virgin" is all kinds of fabulous. The title's a bit embarrassing to say in public and the premise sounds (and is) absurd -- but that doesn't mean you're not going to fall head-over-heels in love with it at first watch. From the superlatively awesome ensemble cast, to the innovative, telenovela-inspired plotting, there's just no way around it: You're going to love it, and here are seven reasons why. 1. The ActingGina Rodriguez really is every bit as good as everyone says she is (and then some) -- and she's not the only ultra-talented person on the show. Hopefully without sounding too sickly sweet, the main cast is each perfect in their own way, and there are some pretty kick-ass guest stars as well (Rita Moreno's set to cameo as Rogelio's mother in "Chapter 18," so buckle your seatbelts). 2. The SatireThe tightrope this show walks between satire, »

- Rosie Narasaki

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Brackett and Wilder Screenwriting Efforts: From Garbo to Swanson

10 February 2015 11:45 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett movies (See previous post: "The Charles Brackett Diaries: Billy Wilder and Hollywood in the '30s and '40s.") Below is a list of movies on which Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder worked together as screenwriters, including efforts for which they did not receive screen credit. The Wilder-Brackett screenwriting partnership lasted from 1938 to 1949. During that time, they shared two Academy Awards for their work on The Lost Weekend (1945) and, with D.M. Marshman Jr., Sunset Blvd. (1950). Billy Wilder would later join forces with screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond in movies such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, and One, Two, Three. However well-received, Wilder's later films generally lacked the sophistication and subtlety found in his earlier work with Brackett. Charles Brackett, for his part, became associated with 20th Century-Fox, working as a producer-screenwriter. His Fox films, though frequently popular and at times applauded by critics, were decidedly made-to-order, »

- Andre Soares

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‘Jane the Virgin’ Adds ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Star Nia Vardalos (Exclusive)

9 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jane the Virgin” has cast Nia Vardalos in an upcoming episode this season, Variety has learned exclusively.

The “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” actress will guest star as Barbara, a woman who plays a critical role in the relationship between Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) as it reaches a crossroads.

Vardalos will appear in episode 19 of season one.

Previously announced, the CW comedy has cast Rita Moreno as the mother of Rogelio De La Vega (Jaime Camil) and Jane’s paternal grandmother. She’s set to make her debut in episode 18.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Post Mortem: Jane the Virgin Boss on Sin Rostro Reveal, Rogelio's Next Gig and Another 'Shocking' Ender

3 February 2015 12:32 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jane the Virgin, watch your back: Sin Rostro is lurking in plain sight.

Related Jane the Virgin Casts Rita Moreno as Rogelio’s Glam Mother

Monday night’s episode finally exposed Rose as the woman behind The Man With No Face, and she had no qualms about burying hubby Emilio alive in cement to protect her secret. Looking forward, could other characters be in danger of losing their lives to the criminal maven?

“You should always be worried once Sin Rostro’s in the room, because she’s unexpected and she plays by her own rules,” executive producer Jennie Urman warns. »

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Rita Moreno To Appear On 'Jane The Virgin'

28 January 2015 8:28 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Jane Villanueva's family keeps growing on "Jane the Virgin."

Legendary actress Rita Moreno has joined the cast as Jane's paternal grandmother, or rather Glam-ma, as she'll be called, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

Jane (played by Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez) was raised by her single mom (Andrea Navedo) and maternal grandmother (Ivone Coll).

Watch: Will 'Jane The Virgin' Finally Get Some?

Earlier in the season, Jane learned her biological father is telenovela star Rogelio De La Vega (Jaime Camil).

Rita will portray Rogelio's fiercely protective mom in the hit series. She's set to appear in ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Post Mortem: The 100 Ep, Stars on Bellamy & Lincoln's 'Conflict' — Plus: Who Won't Make It to the City of Light?

28 January 2015 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Wednesday’s The 100 threw a series of monkey (pun intended!) wrenches into the Sky People’s plans, dividing them as a group like never before.

Below, executive producer Jason Rothenberg, along with Ricky Whittle (Lincoln) and Isaiah Washington (Jaha), discuss some of this week’s biggest twists — including Bellamy and Lincoln’s uncertain futures — and offer a sneak peek at what’s to come in the later half of Season 2.

Bellamy & Lincoln | Let’s begin at Mount Weather, where Bellamy and Lincoln are both in dire straits. Bellamy will find himself “in a bad way,” notes Rothenberg, and he »

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Arrow Recap: Black-and-Blue Canary

28 January 2015 6:42 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you were among those caterwauling about it being too soon for Arrow‘s Laurel to ably assume the Canary persona, boy oh boy, this episode was for you.

At the top of this week’s episode, Laurel-as-Canary goes to save a damsel in distress, and though she gets a few licks in, she soon enough is on the losing end of the fight, her bacon only saved by Roy/Arsenal, who says: “I think we need to talk.” Uh, yeah!

The thing is, Danny “Brick” Brickwell is tearing through Starling City, kidnapping Aldermen in the name of leveraging madame »

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