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13 items from 2016


Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help make the Jerry Orbach Memorial Art Car a reality

21 September 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

For nearly a dozen years now, the world has been cruelly deprived of Jerry Orbach, the Bronx-born character actor who made a name for himself through numerous Broadway and off-Broadway roles before conquering film and television. But, even though the man himself is gone, that doesn’t mean that the world should be denied a flashy car emblazoned with his familiar, hangdog likeness. This, at least, is the extravagant dream of Los Angeles-based artist Brandon Bird.

Internet denizens may recognize Bird as the man behind that Law & Order coloring book as well as the Nicolas Cage Adventure Set and an oil painting called Lazy Sunday Afternoon, in which Christopher Walken is shown to have created Optimus Prime. Bird’s latest endeavor, however, will require some help from the public. The artist has set up a Kickstarter campaign for what he is dubbing the Jerry Orbach Memorial Art Car. The ...

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- Joe Blevins

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Newswire: Lumiere and Cogsworth are lookin’ kinda creepy in the live-action Beauty And The Beast

27 August 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Cartoons—and especially Disney and its Pixar cronies—have taught us that there’s nothing more delightful than inanimate objects coming to life and singing catchy, Oscar-winning songs. But—outside Woody’s “Play nice” monologue at the end of Toy Story—they rarely cover how unsettling it would actually be to be constantly watched by the objects in your life.

Never have we felt that unease more keenly than today, when we came across some concept art for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Beauty And The Beast, posted by producer Jack Morrissey, and featuring “close but not final” renderings of the beloved clock-and-candle duo Cogsworth and Lumiere. Played by David Ogden Stiers and Jerry Orbach in the original, the pair were the lively Odd Couple at the heart of the enchanted castle’s domestic staff, trading banter and whimsy in equal parts. And now they look like this:

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- William Hughes

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Disney re-releasing Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas this October

6 August 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney’s epic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast continues with the re-release Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas this October, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the original animated classic.

The Enchanted Christmas tells a tale set within the story of the original feature, about Belle spreading Christmas cheer within the confines of Beast’s castle during her time there. The film’s all-star voice cast features Robby Benson as Beast and Paige O’Hara as Belle, along with the castle’s enchanted staff including Jerry Orbach as Lumiere, David Ogden Stiers as Cogsworth, Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Potts, Haley Joel Osment as Chip, Bernadette Peters as Angelique and Tim Curry as a grumpy pipe organ who threatens to ruin the holiday festivities.

Special features for the Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere release include:

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- Gary Collinson

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Class of 1986: Six Horror & Sci-Fi Movies Released in 1986 That Deserve More Love

10 July 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

When it comes to horror and sci-fi movies from 1986, there are several milestone titles that always come to mind first: Aliens, The Fly, Blue Velvet, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, Manhunter, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, or even Psycho III, just to name a few. But like any great year of cinema, there are always a few underrated gems that get overshadowed along the way and should receive a little extra love. Here are six films from 1986 that I think deserve to be on every genre fan’s radar:

F/X: A movie about a special effects artist who gets mixed up in a government conspiracy, at a time when practical effects were in their heyday? Yes, please. F/X isn’t a film I hear a ton of folks talk about, but it has been on cable a lot lately, which means I’ve spent a few nights revisiting it, »

- Heather Wixson

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Watch: Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil Steps into Richard Gere's Shoes as Billy Flynn in Chicago: The Musical

5 June 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It may not be the Las Vegas residency his Jane the Virgin character would love to rub in Britney Spears' face, but Jaime Camil is feeling pretty good about joining the cast of the Broadway revival of Chicago: The Musical. "I love theater. That's what I did in Mexico City," Camil says of his acting career before being cast as Gina Rodriguez's father in the CW dramedy. "I did a lot of musical theater and it's where my heart is." Camil has joined the Broadway production as Billy Flynn, the slick lawyer famously portrayed by Richard Gere in »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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Watch: Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil Steps into Richard Gere's Shoes as Billy Flynn in Chicago: The Musical

5 June 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It may not be the Las Vegas residency his Jane the Virgin character would love to rub in Britney Spears' face, but Jaime Camil is feeling pretty good about joining the cast of the Broadway revival of Chicago: The Musical. "I love theater. That's what I did in Mexico City," Camil says of his acting career before being cast as Gina Rodriguez's father in the CW dramedy. "I did a lot of musical theater and it's where my heart is." Camil has joined the Broadway production as Billy Flynn, the slick lawyer famously portrayed by Richard Gere in »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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'Dirty Dancing' TV Remake Brings in Katey Sagal

4 April 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The cast of ABC's Dirty Dancing, a three-hour TV remake, is starting to come together, now that Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes have been set as the two leads. Deadline reports today that Katey Sagal has signed on to join the cast, with production set to begin this week in North Carolina. The actress is playing Vivian Pressman, a role originally portrayed by Miranda Garrison in the 1987 hit movie.

Vivian Pressman is described as a "bungalow bunny," a former beauty queen who spends her free time trying to seduce the younger male workers at the Kellerman resort, such as Colt Prattes' Johnny Castle. Vivian is also said to be "fabulously wealthy" and recently divorced, who takes matters into her own hands when Johnny leaves her for Baby (Abigail Breslin). Vivian also introduces Marjorie Houseman, Baby's mother, played by Debra Messing, to the resort, and Vivian's single lifestyle causes her »

- MovieWeb

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Ken Howard, ‘White Shadow’ Star, SAG-aftra President, Dies at 71

23 March 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-aftra, died Wednesday. He was 71.

SAG-aftra announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. “Ken was an inspirational leader and it is an incredible loss for SAG-aftra, for his family and for everyone who knew him. He was a light that never dimmed and was completely devoted to the membership. He led us through tumultuous times and set our union on a steady course of excellence. We will be forever in his debt. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Ken Howard, ‘White Shadow’ Star, SAG-AFTRA President, Dies at 71

23 March 2016 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-AFTRA, died Wednesday. He was 71.

SAG-AFTRA announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement “He was an exceptional person and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He had a remarkable career and he never forgot what it was like to be a working performer. The merger of SAG and AFTRA was something of a ‘North Star’ for him and, once he fixed upon it, he never wavered from that goal. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Dirty Dancing: Bruce Greenwood Joins ABC’s Remake as Dr. Jake Houseman

22 March 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The Houseman family is now complete on ABC’s Dirty Dancing. Bruce Greenwood has joined the cast of the network’s three-hour remake and will take on the role of Dr. Jake Houseman, who was originally played by the late Jerry Orbach in the 1987 film. Houseman is the husband of Debra Messing’s Marjorie and the father of Baby (played by Scream QueensAbigail Breslin) and her older sister, Lisa (Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland). Greenwood is currently starring in FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. His other recent TV credits include John From Cincinnati,  The River, and Mad Men. In addition to Messing, Breslin, Hyland, and now

Dirty Dancing: Bruce Greenwood Joins ABC’s Remake as Dr. Jake Houseman »

- Chris King

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Dirty Dancing: Bruce Greenwood Cast as Dr. Jake Houseman in ABC Remake

22 March 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

And the recasting of the Houseman clan is now complete.

Bruce Greenwood, who’s currently co-starring in FX’s American Crime Story, The People vs. Oj Simpson, has been tapped to play Houseman patriarch Jake opposite Debra Messing’s Marjorie in ABC’s three-hour Dirty Dancing remake, TVLine has learned.

The role of Dr. Houseman was played in the original film by the late Jerry Orbach.

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As previously reported, Scream QueensAbigail Breslin is set to play their daughter Baby, with Modern Family‘s »

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8 Things from Dirty Dancing That'll Have to Be Changed for the Reboot

2 March 2016 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While we're excited about the Dirty Dancing reboot that's coming down the pike, there's no getting around the fact that the original is a little dated at this point. (Not the presence of Jerry Orbach, though. Jerry Orbach is eternal.) So here are eight plot elements that they might want to alter for the reboot. 1. Make Baby 18.Just do it, please. You can be 18 and still vacation with your family. It's weird enough that everyone calls her "Baby" (her character's real name was Frances), and the whole creepy aspect of her being underage (17) really hasn't aged well for us. 2. Johnny »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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'Dirty Dancing' TV Remake Gets Dancer Colt Prattes in Patrick Swayze Role

23 February 2016 4:08 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Abigail Breslin already locked in to play Baby, ABC's Dirty Dancing has finally found its Johnny Castle. The Wrap reports that actor/dancer Colt Prattes has landed the iconic role in the Dirty Dancing TV special. The site also reports that Debra Messing has come aboard to portray Marjorie Housman, Baby's mother.

ABC's Dirty Dancing is said to be a three-hour musical special, but it won't be airing live like popular specials such as NBC's The Wiz Live! and Fox's Grease: Live. Instead, it will be filmed prior to broadcast, much like Fox's upcoming The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event. Our report from last month revealed that ABC will likely give this special the green light once Johnny Castle was cast, so we may get an official announcement soon, now that Colt Prattes has come aboard.

The original movie was set in the 1960s in a Catskill Mountain resort, »

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