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Big kudos to the fine folks at MGM Limited Edition DVD-r! They’ve dug deep in the vaults for a true oddity in the world of cinema and television ( sitcoms, to be more precise ) ! I will tell anyone who asks that my absolute favorite TV situation comedy of all time is that early sixties gem ” The Dick Van Dyke Show” ( desert island, only one TV comedy, no hesitation! ). Well one of the few people with even more admiration and affection for this bit of comic perfection is comedy writer and pop culture master Mark Evanier. One of the sites I’ve bookmarked ( and if you love entertainment you should too ) is his website/ blog newsfromme.com . In 2007 he alerted his readers to Don”T Worry We’LL Think Of A Title was airing on the Turner Classic Movie cable channel. He had seen it with his family while they were »
- Jim Batts
The pair played the Petries on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Moore will be honoured for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.
Past recipients of SAG's Life Achievement Award include Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood and Moore's Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner.
The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place on 29 January. »
I liked it better when The Person of The Year was me. Yes, I was surprised, too, but it had my face on it!Happy 65th Birthday to Patty Duke! Below you can see Patty talk about briefly working with Judy Garland on the set of Valley Of The Dolls, and her feelings toward the movie's director, "The meanest son-of-a-bitch I ever met in my life."
In ratings news, Glee finally held steady week-to-week.The SAG Award nominations were announced this morning, with the usual suspects (Modern Family, 30 Rock) scoring big, as well as a few surprises.Speaking of, this year's SAG Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented by Dick Van Dyke to Mary Tyler Moore. When they do her retrospective, I'm going to be pissed if they don't include my favorite Mary moment, her infamous 1976 biblical TV special Mary's Incredible Dream, which was aired once, and never again. It features Ben Vereen as Lucifer, »
Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons will take a stab at guest co-hosting Live! with Kelly on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Also joining the Regis-less Kelly Ripa during the first week of the new year are hubby-of-the-host Mark Consuelos, Californication‘s David Duchovny and Parks and Recreation‘s Rob Lowe.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Nick Zano (2 Broke Girls) has landed a multi-ep arc on 90210, E! Online reports. »
- Megan Masters
Ohhh, Rob! Multiple Emmy winner, and Oscar nominee, Mary Tyler Moore is the recipient of the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award, and her former TV husband, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" star Dick Van Dyke, will present her with the award during the SAG Awards telecast on Jan. 29. The "Mary Tyler Moore Show" icon will receive SAG's 18th Life Achievement Award, which honors celebs for their career and humanitarian efforts. She and Van Dyke played marrieds Laura and Rob Petrie on the classic 1961-66 CBS comedy "The Dick Van Dyke »
- Kimberly Potts
George Clooney , Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, traditionally an accurate prognosticator for the Academy Awards. Clooney, DiCaprio and Pitt, three of Hollywood's biggest stars, will square off against two relative unknowns, Demian Bichir and Jean Dujardin, in the category of best actor. Williams is joined by Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Tilda Swinton in the race for best actress. The five movies nominated for best cast ensemble are The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Help and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. Fresh from her Emmy win, »
- Tim Nudd
Time for Glee's 2011 Christmas episode. I hated a few things about it – gratuitous religion-shoving-down-throats; lauding the anti-gay, anti-trans Salvation Army; too much Rory – but that awesome 50s holiday special they did? Kurt and Blaine as "best friends and holiday roommates" in Gstaad? Heather Morris' world-class thighs and her rendition of "Christmas Wrapping"? The show-stopping voice of Amber Riley in "All I Want For Christmas Is You"?
That's a whole lotta holiday cheer.
No, other than the three things I didn't like, the only thing wrong with last night's Glee was what wasn't in it: Naya Rivera performing "Santa Baby," and the scene they showed us in the official promo shots where Blaine gives Kurt a gift. Both cut.
The Klaine and Brittana fandoms wept. I mean, Tumblr is still damp.
The episode opened with Mercedes singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You" as the Glee Club decorated the choir room, »
Mary Tyler Moore is to be recognised with the Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) Life Achievement Award. SAG confirmed on Tuesday evening (December 13) that Moore is to be presented with the award in recognition of "her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment". Moore's former co-star Dick Van Dyke will present her with the accolade at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards next month. The actress's breakthrough role - for which she won two Emmy Awards - was as Van Dyke's on-screen wife Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show. She soon progressed to her own sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which won 29 Emmys during its seven-year run. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1980 for her role as Beth Jarrett in Robert Redford's directorial debut Ordinary People. In (more) »
- By Kate Goodacre
Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur
Dick Van Dyke will present Screen Actors Guild.s 48th Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.
Screen Actors Guild is honoring Mary Tyler Moore for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Past recipients of SAG.s Life Achievement Award include Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Charles Durning, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple Black, James Garner, Karl Malden, Clint Eastwood, Edward Asner, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Robert Redford and George Burns.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, one of the awards season.s premier events, will be simulcast live coast-to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. An encore primetime telecast will begin immediately following on TNT at 10 p. »
- Michelle McCue
Dick Van Dyke will reunited with his former TV wife Mary Tyler Moore at the 18th annual SAG Awards in January. The actor will present his Dick Van Dyke Show co-star with the group's life achievement award, which honors her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments. Photos: THR's Emmy Icon Covers Van Dyke and Moore played husband and wife Rob and Laura Petrie on the CBS sitcom, which was based on the experiences of Carl Reiner. They later appeared together on the variety special Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman, an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, PBS'
- Sofia M. Fernandez
It’ll happen during the Screen Actors Guild Awards telecast on January 29. Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke became TV icons on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Moore went on to form her own production company Mtm with Grant Tinker and headined The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which spawned several character spinoffs including Lou Grant. Other Mtm shows included The Bob Newhart Show, Wkrp in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues, The White Shadow and St. Elsewhere. Nominations for SAG Awards will be announced tomorrow at 9 Am on TNT. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Fitzwilly is an underrated, oft-ignored Delbert Mann film from 1967. It might be a cult classic if slightly more people knew about it! I first heard about the comedy through a family friend eight or nine years ago, and I loved it at first viewing. The movie can be watched year-round, but I prefer to wait until December.
Dick Van Dyke plays butler Fitzwilly to Miss Vicki (Edith Evans), a generous benefactress who has no idea of her true financial standing (she's almost broke). He leads her doting staff, compiled of fantastic character actors (John McGiver as Albert is a particular favorite of mine) and soon-to-be-big-names (Sam Waterston plays the chauffeur in one of his first film roles). To keep Miss Vicki in the style to which she is accustomed, Fitzwilly is running several con games. One thing may throw a wrench in his plans -- Miss Vicki decides to write »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
Warner Bros. did a fantastic job transplanting New Year’s Eve elements onto the black carpet at Monday’s Hollywood celebrity-laden premiere of Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve — even if the holiday celebration was a little early. The celebrity component was a glut of stars that rivaled the Valentine’s Day or He’s Just Not That Into You premieres, and a seriously giant silver disco ball with glittery letters spelling out New Year’s Eve that was the centerpiece of the carpet.
Ashton Kutcher came solo and was shy with the press, often tucking his hair behind »
- Nicholas White
Directed by Martin Scorsese.
A young orphaned boy becomes wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Hugo is one of those strange movies. One of those movies that you know probably deserves a couple of those little gold statues, but at the same time you can wander out of the cinema and not remember anything specific about it. It’s a love letter to older cinema, older films that deserves to stay in the memories of film lovers the world over, but at the same time Hugo is forgettable. The older films that it pays obvious platitudes to are cheaper, worse looking affairs. But they also have a lot more magic.
One of the most commonly accepted clichés of American television is the family sitcom with the schlubby husband and gorgeous wife. It’s so pervasive that a quick Google search brings up this entry on the topic from TvTropes.org, which features 3,700+ words devoted to live action TV examples alone. Most TV fans look down on this conceit and series that use it, and yes, this sitcom stereotype has a basis in truth, but when did the trend start, and just how common is it? More interestingly, is there a connection between this aspect of a show and its quality or cultural significance? Here are 12 of the best and most influential American network sitcoms, along with a look at how each series plays into, subverts, or ignores the regular Joe/hot wife cliché.
I Love Lucy centers on main couple Lucy and Ricky (Lucille Ball »
- Kate Kulzick
This Sunday, fantasy writer Neil Gaiman will be the latest celebrity to make a guest appearance on The Simpsons. He is perhaps best known for writing the comic book "The Sandman," the compilation of which was one of the only graphic novels ever to appear on the New York Times Best Seller list and Entertainment Weekly's "100 Best Reads." He also wrote "Coraline," an endearing and cautionary novella that was turned into an animated film.
Gaiman wrote about the episode on Facebook, stating, "the script called for a bad American accent. I’m still not sure I hit the Dick Van Dyke doing Cockney levels that were called for."
The Simpsons is often rich with literary references, with episodes titled "The Bart of Darkness" and "Much Apu About Nothing." Author cameos are more rare, but have included Stephen King, Jk Rowling, John Updike, Thomas Pynchon and fellow graphic novelist, Alan Moore, »
- Madeleine Crum
Is author Neil Gaiman a fan of The Simpsons? He must be, because he is about to get animated for the long running Fox series. Hey, it isn’t even Halloween! And as if a Gaiman appearance wasn’t a big enough treat, his Facebook page is offering another goody. There’s a video snippet from his very funny guest appearance.
You can log on to Facebook and like The King of Fantasy on his page, or just give a click to watch the video clip. You’ll hear Gaiman feign an American accent. What I also find interesting is this chapter of The Simpsons seems to unfold as Homer and Bart join a Fantasy writing club. That’s awesome!
Check out our issue-by-issue journey and analysis through Gaiman’s Sandman Run.
Gaiman’s appearance will come to a TV near you on November 20th. »
- Sasha Nova
This month is Movember. Not November, but Movember. The month when blokes grow some outstanding facial hair to raise awareness and a few quid for men’s health charities. The key messages of Movember are such things as check your nuts for lumps. I am myself growing my Mo and raising some dough for a good cause so have a read of my top 10 moustaches on TV and whether you agree or not please give generously to charity by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
In at number 10 is the terrible tash sported by Garthe Knight off of Knight Rider. It’s complicated as to how and why Garthe Knight came about, but the jist is that the guy who ran the team that created Michael Knight had an estranged son who became a villain. Michael Knight’s face was reconstructed »
- D.J. Haza
Let's start the weekly round-up with Grimm.
Grimm's ratings dropped a little this week, but the show still won the 18-49 demo in its timeslot, finishing ahead of CSI: NY, Fringe and Supernatural, and rising by a full frakking ratings point (1.8) after Chuck (0.8). Wake up, Chuck.
Hitfix visited the set in Portland recently and posted a lengthy report. Here is a snippet:
Sasha Roiz on how his character will develop later in the series: "I’m not a Grimm descendent, but I'm a descendent of a long line that dates back just as Grimm does and we have a bit of a history and a past, so my line is a royal line and that will slowly unfold throughout the series."Collider has a longer interview with Sasha and Reggie Lee (more at the link):
It’s nice to see your character – like the main character – has the duality. »
It’s that time of year again- Halloween; ‘tis the season for ghouls and ghasts and spooks galore. There have been few true horror series, such as Tales from the Crypt and Masters of Horror, and for this admitted scaredy-cat, finding TV episodes to watch can be tough. Here are seven fun and spooky episodes to celebrate the holiday with, marathon-style. As a rule, Halloween-set episodes are excluded, as that’s a list for a different day, however, no Halloween TV marathon would be complete without It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” (the first incarnation is a favorite, with the gang moving into a haunted house, the introduction of Kang and Kodos as The Simpsons does “To Serve Man”, and finally their fantastic rendition of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven); consider adding them to the ordered list below.
1. The Dick van Dyke Show, »
- Kate Kulzick
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