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11 items from 2015


This week in tv news: Kurt Sutter returns to FX with a new show

23 May 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lee Jones in FX’s new series, The Bastard Executioner

Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself.  The AmericansMatthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.

The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Herbie Hancock Remembers Blue Note’s Bruce Lundvall

21 May 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

 Record executive Bruce Lundvall, who revived Blue Note Records label in the mid-1980s and turned it into a major influence on the contemporary jazz scene during his 25 years as president, has died at age 79. Last year, Bruce Lundvall received the Jazz Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his enormous contribution to the history and discography of jazz and popular music. In a career spanning 48 years, Mr. Lundvall was responsible for signing and/or nurturing the careers of a wide array of artists, including Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Chucho Valdes, Paquito D’Rivera, Ruben Blades, […] »

- April Neale

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Fear The Walking Dead Adds Rubén Blades to the Cast

18 May 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With production now underway on AMC's Fear The Walking Dead, a new cast member for The Walking Dead companion series has been revealed.

According to Broadway World, actor/singer Rubén Blades (Predator 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) has joined the cast of Fear The Walking Dead. Blades will portray the series regular role of Daniel, the dad of Mercedes Mason’s character. Earlier this month, Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal, 666 Park Avenue) joined the series in a regular role that's yet to be detailed.

Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black »

- Derek Anderson

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Ruben Blades Joins ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ On AMC

18 May 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ruben Blades has closed a deal for a series regular role on AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, which has a two-season pickup. Blades will play Daniel, the father of Mercedes Mason’s character. Set in Los Angeles (and shot in Vancouver and La), Fear The Walking Dead focuses on new characters and storylines. In addition to Mason, Blades joins previously announced cast Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey… »

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Cannes: Robert De Niro Boxing Movie ‘Hands of Stone’ Bought by Weinstein Co.

14 May 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has picked up U.S. distribution rights to “Hands of Stone,” the drama starring Edgar Ramirez as iconic boxer Robert Duran and Robert De Niro as his trainer, Ray Arcel.

Both Relativity and TWC were bidding for the film. TWC has committed to 2,000 U.S. screens. The studio had already bought foreign rights to the pic a few months back.

Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the movie is based on the true story of legendary boxer Duran, who rose from the slums of Panama to become one of the great fighter of his time. His rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard (portrayed by Usher in the film) is considered one of the fiercest in boxing history. He was nicknamed “hands of stone” because his hard hits led to 103 wins in 119 fights.

Ellen Barkin, Ruben Blades and Ana de Armas also star.

Hands of Stone” is produced by Jay Weisleder, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Edgar Ramirez-Robert De Niro Boxing Pic ‘Hands Of Stone’ Won By Weinstein Company – Cannes

13 May 2015 11:23 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: After an all-nighter in the ring, The Weinstein Company closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to Hands Of Stone, the Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed drama that stars Edgar Ramirez as iconic fighter Robert Duran, Robert De Niro as his mentor and trainer Ray Arcel, and Usher as his ring nemesis Sugar Ray Leonard. Ellen Barkin, Ruben Blades and Ana de Armas also star. The picture will likely open sometime next winter. The important part of this deal is a… »

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Twd Spinoff Adds 666 Park Alum

7 May 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

AMC has added one more person who’ll Fear the Walking Dead: 666 Park Avenue actress Mercedes Mason.

Like the forthcoming series’ already announced castings, not much is known about Mason’s character. Our sister site Deadline, which broke the news, reports that Ruben Blades is in negotiations to play her alter ego’s dad.

Related Hulu to Exclusively Host Walking Dead Spinoff

The companion series stars Cliff Curtis (Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Deadwood), Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam Carey (The 100) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange Is the New Black) as Los Angeles residents in the early days of the walker takeover. »

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Mercedes Mason Joins AMC’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

7 May 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mercedes Mason (666 Park Avenue) is set as new regular on AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, which has a two-season pickup. I hear Ruben Blades is in talks to play her father. Set in Los Angeles (and shot in Vancouver and La), Fear The Walking Dead focuses on new characters and storylines. The pilot co-stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert… »

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Here Are This Year's Grammy Winners

8 February 2015 7:50 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Grammy Awards took place this week, crowning a new group of artists winners. Sam Smith was the big winner of the night, taking home several awards, including song of the year, record of the year, and best new artist. Many awards were also announced prior to the ceremony, so you'll want to check out this list even if you tuned in to the broadcast. See what artists like Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Eminem won for! Album Of The Year Morning Phase by Beck Record Of The Year "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith Best Pop Solo Performance "Happy" by Pharrell Best Pop Vocal Album In the Lonely Hour by Sam Smith Best Urban Contemporary Album Girl by Pharrell Best Country Album Platinum by Miranda Lambert Best Rock Song "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore Best New Artist Sam Smith Song Of The Year "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith Best Music »

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Grammy Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List (So Far)

8 February 2015 5:52 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards winners have been chosen, and we have the full list of those musicians taking home statues this Sunday, Feb. 8.

Did you favorite artists and/or songs win?

Check out the Full list of winners, below.

Record of the Year: Sam Smith, Stay With Me

Song of the Year: "Stay With Me," Sam Smith

Album of the Year: Beck, Morning Phase

Best Country Album: Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Best R&B Performance: "Drunk in Love," Beyonce feat. Jay Z

Best Rock Album: Beck, Morning Phase

Best Pop Vocal Album: Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Happy,” Pharrell Williams

Best New Artist: Sam Smith

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Max Martin for “Bang Bang,” “Break Free,” “Dark Horse,” “Problem,” “Shake It Off,” “Unconditionally”

Best Folk Album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy

Best Americana Album: Rosanne Cash, The River and the Thread

Best American Roots Song: “A Feather’s Not a Bird »

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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list

8 February 2015 2:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark »

- Donna Dickens

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