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Interview: Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to ‘Birdman’

16 October 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like most actors, Michael Keaton claims he doesn’t enjoy watching himself in his own movies. But when it comes to his buzzy starring role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman,” which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release Friday, he can’t stop watching himself — as if in disbelief that it’s really him up there onscreen. “I like this movie so much, I just can’t get enough of it,” he says over a recent lunch at Santa Monica’s Miramar Hotel, the day after he’d seen “Birdman” for the third time, at an Academy screening attended by his old “Batman” sparring partner, Jack Nicholson. “I’m watching this movie and I’m thinking, God, I love this movie. And then I realized: Wait a minute, I’m in this movie!”

Coming from most people, a statement like that would sound like false modesty at best and willful self-delusion at worst, »

- Scott Foundas

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Jane Lynch's 'Hollywood Game Night' renewed

4 October 2014 10:50 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Game on! NBC's “Hollywood Game Night” has been renewed for a 10-episode third season with Emmy winner and "Glee" star Jane Lynch returning as host. NBC's President of Alternative and Late Night Programming Paul Telegdy made the announcement earlier this week.  On “Hollywood Game Night," notable celebrities help contestants compete in silly games for the chance to win up to $25,000. Among the many starry guests of season 2 were Don Cheadle, Julie Bowen, Allison Janney, Martin Short, Rosie O’Donnell, Olivia Wilde, Christina Applegate, John Legend, Lauren Graham, Henry Winkler, Adam Scott, Jason Sudeikis, Martha Stewart, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Joe Manganiello, Rita Wilson, Cobie Smulders and Ray Romano. “I am so excited to get back to the gaming and to more crazy antics from America’s favorite celebrated persons!," Lynch said in a press release.  “We’re thrilled to be making more ‘Hollywood Game Night,’” added Telegdy. “Jane is an amazing host and ringmaster. »

- Dave Lewis

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Flickering Myth’s Visit to the 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo

23 September 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jessie Robertson reports from the 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo…

The Cincinnati Comic Expo was held at downtown Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center and featured an array of celebrity guests, comic book legends, writers and artists and tons of activities to get involved in. I was there this weekend (with my lovely wife and daughter dressed as Captain America’s Daughter) to take in the sights and sounds of a geek’s utopia.

I attended last year’s Expo and the attendance this year dwarfed last years. People were jam-packed everywhere and you could barely move. Right off the bat, we saw several familiar vehicles parked on the sides (I tried to hitch a ride in the jeep but got sprayed with some foul green slime, so I stopped into the van for a quick snack)

Tons of celebrities filled the back half of the hall from Paul McGann, John Rhys-Davies, and »

- Jessie Robertson

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TV Review: ‘Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special’

8 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

PBS isn’t always particularly nimble, which makes its speed in throwing together “Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special” something of an occasion. Not surprisingly, the resulting hour is warm and heartfelt, drawing extensively on an interview conducted with Williams as well as recollections about the comedian and actor (shot, appropriately, at the Comedy Store) taped after his death. Coming nearly a month after the outpouring of affection unleashed by Williams’ suicide, it’s a fitting tribute that touches on most of his career highlights, presented under an umbrella that otherwise has generally under-delivered.

Producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein race pretty quickly through the biographical material, getting to the point where Williams discovered improvisational comedy in college, before earning a spot at Julliard alongside Christopher Reeve. (Their teachers included John Houseman, who pushed them toward the higher calling of theater while, as Williams notes wryly, earning a »

- Brian Lowry

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Michael Keaton Facts: 29 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Actor

5 September 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Twenty-five years after he first donned the cape as Batman, Michael Keaton is back and exploring his superhero past.

Keaton got his start on "Mister Rogers," though, most of his work was surprisingly behind the scenes. It really wouldn't be until 1982 that the actor would break out in Ron Howard's "Night Shift," and a few years later, his career went into overdrive. After collaborating with Tim Burton on "Beetlejuice" (1988), the director cast him as the legendary Bruce Wayne in "Batman" (1989). This fall, he revisits his superhero past in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman," and the acclaim is already rolling in.

From his connection to "Lost" to his history with Larry David, here are 29 things you probably don't know about Michael Keaton.

1. Michael Keaton was born September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania to Leona Loftus and George A. Douglas.

2. His father worked as a civil engineer and surveyor, while his mother was a homemaker. »

- Jonny Black

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'Fonzie Fetus' Ultrasound Video Goes Viral

2 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

An ultrasound photo featuring a baby giving what appears to be a thumbs up from the womb has gone viral, and the baby has become known as the ‘Fonzie Fetus.’

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The ultrasound photo first gained attention when it was posted by the father, Brandon Hopkins, to his Facebook profile. Hopkins’ brother then shared the funny sonogram on Reddit, where users named the baby ‘Fonzie Fetus’ after the Happy Days character. On Happy Days, the forever-cool Fonzie was known for his signature move, the thumbs up.

“My brother called me and said, ‘Your babies are famous,’” Hopkins told Hln, revealing that mom is actually expecting twins.

The Fonzie Fetus has earned its own legion of fans, inspiring one to create a Twitter account for the famous unborn child.

Living life like Fonzie #fonziefetus

— Fonzie Fetus (@FetusFonzie) September 2, 2014

Henry Winkler, the Fonz himself, re-tweeted a »

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Robin Williams Tribute Special to Air on PBS

2 September 2014 3:38 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stars and friends of Robin Williams will share memories of the late comedian in “Robin Williams Remembered — A Pioneers of Television Special.”

The one-hour special will feature Williams’ last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage and Williams’ stories from his early days as a stand-up comedian, his desire to be a dramatic actor and his efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas.

It will also feature tributes and interviews with Williams’ friends Henry Winkler, Yakov Smirnoff, Louie Anderson, Paul Rodriguez, Rick Overton, Blake Clark, Pauly Shore and George Schlatter, as well as Penny Marshall, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Stiller, Jimmie Walker and Williams’ “Mork & Mindy” co-stars Pam Dawber and the late Jonathan Winters.

The special is set to air at 9 p.m., Sept. 9 on PBS SoCaL.  Other PBS stations’ air dates can be found in local listings.

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- Shelli Weinstein

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Barry Norman: 'Robin Williams was addicted to saccharine sentimentality'

19 August 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Film critic Barry Norman has spoken about Robin Williams's career, saying that he had an "addiction" to "saccharine, tooth-rotting sentimentality".

The 80-year-old added that this would have an impact on the late actor's career legacy.

Writing in the Radio Times, Norman said that Williams's talent "could sometimes be spread so thinly".

The columnist also stated that Williams's CV featured a "plenitude" of bad films.

"It's hard to know what to make of Robin Williams," wrote Norman. "Admiration is called for, but also sadness, not just for his tragic death but for an enormous talent which, if not exactly unfulfilled, could sometimes be spread so thinly as to be almost invisible."

On Williams's "bad" movies, Norman added: "Every actor makes bad films occasionally but what was remarkable about Williams was not that he was so good in the good ones but that he was so very bad in the bad ones. »

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This week's cover: A tribute to Robin Williams, plus our Fall Movie Preview

13 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

A sparkplug performer at the microphone and a chameleonic talent on screen, Robin Williams improvised his way into Hollywood fame. In this week’s issue, Entertainment Weekly looks back at the career highlights and personal lows of the Oscar-winning actor. Williams, who died in an apparent suicide on Monday at age 63, struggled for much of his life with both substance abuse and depression.

But on camera, things seemed to go much easier. We recount a remarkable career that kicked off with a scene-stealing appearance on the ABC sitcom Happy Days in 1978 as an alien named Mork. “This unknown actor walked on our soundstage, »

- EW staff

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Henry Winkler Remembers Robin Williams on Happy Days: "You Knew You Were in the Presence of Greatness"

13 August 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Robin Williams was always a star, even before he became famous. Henry Winkler felt it all the way back in 1978, when the then-unknown comic actor, 26 at the time, got his big break as the alien Mork on a season five episode of Happy Days, "My Favorite Orkan."  On Wednesday, Aug. 13 — two days after Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide at age 63 — Winkler, 68, appeared via satellite on the Today show, where he talked about his first meeting with the [...] »

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Robin Williams Dies at 63: Steve Martin, Mara Wilson, Steve Carell and More React

12 August 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hollywood mourns the loss of a comedic genius.

It is truly a devastating day for Hollywood.

Immediately after news broke that Robin Williams was found dead in his home at the age of 63 of an apparent suicide, colleagues, friends and admirers took to Twitter to share their memories of the talented Oscar winner.

The actor and comedian's career spanned from the classic TV spinoff Mork & Mindy to the unforgettable Mrs. Doubtfire to an award-winning role in Good Will Hunting to the animated voice work of everyone's favorite genie in Aladdin. In one way or another, his work touched the life of just about everybody. The below tweets are just a few of those expressing sadness, shock and admiration.

Photos: Remembering Robin Williams Through the Years

Joan Rivers: "I'm terribly saddened. He was an amazing talent and a very kind and giving man. Everyone remembers him as a brilliant comedian but he was much more than that »

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From 'Mork & Mindy' to 'The Crazy Ones': The TV legacy of the late, great Robin Williams

11 August 2014 6:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last summer, at a press conference to promote what would turn out to be the final TV series of his career, CBS' "The Crazy Ones," Robin Williams was asked what it was like to spend decades walking into rooms where everyone expected him to be instantly, wickedly funny. "I think the pressure to be funny all the time, it’s like, 'Dance funny man, you know?'" he admitted. "I think sometimes there’s that pressure." In a too-short life that was often wildly successful and at times — up until his apparent suicide at age 63 — deeply troubled, Williams coped with that pressure to be funny at a moment's notice with remarkable grace, energy and talent. Even if we leave out his brilliant, Oscar-winning film career and focus solely on his TV work, so many scenes and jokes come instantly to mind: his star-making turn as daffy alien Mork from Ork, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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President Obama and more release statements on Robin Williams' death

11 August 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Following Robin Williams’ death Monday, family, friends, colleagues, and those who respected him have responded, releasing statements about the the late actor.

President Obama

He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/kbEq7OwPOf

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) agosto 12, 2014

Susan Schneider, Wife

This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Robin Williams Remembered: Stars Mourn the Loss of a Genius

11 August 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In truly sad news today, beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63. He is believed to have died from a suicide by asphyxiation, which has left many people across the world stunned and saddened by this tragic loss. A stand-up comedian who parlayed his talents into a long-lasting acting career, the man is remembered by peers from all different spectrums of the entertainment world. Mourning Robin Williams, fellow comedians, past co-stars and long time friends all gathered to share their memoris on Twitter this afternoon.

I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014

So sad so funny http://t.co/YF9UH5BOYb

Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 11, 2014

I’m merely the millionth voice chiming in on how sad and serious chemical dependency and depression are. Rip Robin Williams

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- MovieWeb

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Robin Williams found dead, aged 63: Hollywood expresses shock and sadness

11 August 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The acting world has expressed shock and sadness at the death of legendary star Robin Williams.

The actor and comedian was found dead in his Tiburon, CA home on Monday (August 11) following a suspected suicide.

His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.

"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."

Here are some of the first remembrances from the acting world to hit the web:

I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014

We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY »

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Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, more react to death of Robin Williams

11 August 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian:

http://t.co/UEtjQ1f2zS— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014

I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014

I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop »

- Jake Perlman

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Comic-Con 2014 Interviews with the Cast & Crew of Sharknado 2: The Second One

30 July 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Get ready, horror fans- there’s a storm brewing this week in New York City that’s wielding killer sharks and all kinds of wonderfully over-the-top chaos in Anthony C. Ferrante’s Sharknado 2: The Second One, which makes its debut tonight on SyFy.

During the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, Daily Dead chatted with director Ferrante, the sequel’s star Ian Ziering, and co-stars Vivica A. Fox and Judah Friedlander about their experiences making the film in New York City and their thoughts on the pop culture frenzy surrounding the Sharknado films.

Ian Ziering on the phenomena of Sharknado: The experience itself has been overwhelming. I never expected these movies to become what they’ve become. This is a low-budget science fiction movie and you never know when you initially come on board a project like this what the final product is going to be. And I originally never thought »

- Heather Wixson

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You're not making it through 'Sharknado 2' without our drinking game

30 July 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Sci-fi schlock movies like Sharknado (and, presumably, its sequel) are best enjoyed in the company of friends, Twitter, and a large amount of the hard stuff. And if you think you can survive a freak weather event plus shark attack without some sort of social lubricant, then you’re as wrong as… well, somebody who thinks two Sharknados could never hit one major metropolitan area.

So, in order to cover all your Sharknado 2 drinking needs, here’s a drinking game.

Take a sip…

– Every time someone says the word “Sharknado.”

– Whenever you see a chainsaw.

– Every time you’re »

- Jackson McHenry

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Henry Winkler -- Thanks, Urban Dictionary ... Now I Have to Change My Name

3 July 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Henry Winkler -- nicest guy in Hollywood – just learned something shocking about his own very famous last name ... that it's a euphemism for a lewd sex act ... and he ain't happy. The Fonz was cruising through Bev Hills when we hit him with the news that "Winkler” is now in the Urban Dictionary and the definition is hilarious: "The winkler consists of unzipping one's pants and waving one's penis at women until one of the »

- TMZ Staff

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Padma Lakshmi Visits Royal Pains—Get a First Look!

17 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Padma Lakshmi is heading to the Hamptons. The Top Chef host will appear as herself in the Tuesday, June 24 episode of Royal Pains and E! News has the exclusive first look at her cameo. Check out Lakshmi with Divya (Reshma Shetty) and Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) greeting the Emmy nominated star in the photo above. In "A Bridge Not Quite Far Enough," Hank, Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D'Orsay) try and help Eddie (Henry Winkler) develop a relationship with Emma (Willa Fitzgerald). Meanwhile, Hank treats a private eye who puts work above her health and Divya finds an amazing nanny. Other guest stars in the episode include Diane Farr and Martha Higareda. In addition to Top Chef, Lakshmi's »

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