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In celebration of the theatrical release of Boondock Saints 2 three lucky Shockya.com readers will win a very cool poster from the film! All you have to do is click the ‘Retweet’ button and tweet this post and your entered to win. “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” by director Troy Duffy (The Boondock Saints) and starring Julie Benz (Dexter, Saw V, Rambo), Clifton Collins Jr. (Extract, Star Trek), Sean Patrick Flanery (To Live and Die), Judd Nelson (The I Scream Man) and Peter Fonda (3:10 to Yuma). Boondock Saints II: All Saints day has opened nationwide! Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to see the [...] »
- Brian Corder
ABC has How the Grinch Stole Christmas and repeats of The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town CBS is new with A Home for the Holidays With Faith Hill, and has repeats of Criminal Minds and CSI:ny Fox has repeats of Glee NBC has repeats of Mercy The CW has repeats of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl ABC Family has Miracle on 34th Street and The Polar Express Bravo is new with Launch My Line Comedy Central is new with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report E! is new with Jonas Brothers FX has Deck the Halls MTV has repeats of South Park and is new with Real World/Road Rules Challenge, The Ruins: The S#@! They Shoulda Shown! TNT has A Christmas Carol VH1 has 40 Greatest Pranks 2 and Footloose Late-night highlights include the Dan Band on The Jay Leno Show on NBC; Alec Baldwin »
Earlier today, we brought you an early edition of Twitter-Wood packed chock-full of celebrity praise for James Cameron's sci-fi epic, "Avatar." It's a much more tragic set of circumstances that brings me back to you with another Twitter-Wood early edition.
"Clueless" star Brittany Murphy left us suddenly over the weekend, the victim of a heart attack at the too-young age of 32. The breaking news resulted in an outpouring of grief and sympathy for Murphy's family from around the celebrity Twittersphere. I'll let the people who knew her take it from here...
@ParisHilton So sad to hear about Brittany Murphy, such a tragedy. She was such a beautiful, funny and sweet girl. My heart goes out to her family.
@peterfacinelli Brittany Murphy... U were Bold, Brave, and Beautiful. Thank you 4 being the free spirit u were, and always »
- Adam Rosenberg
It's not just any basic cable show that can take a clip of a woman who's just killed herself in a bathtub, her infant crying on the blood-soaked floor, and spin it into comedy gold. But with deft laughmaster Joel McHale at the helm and a drop-in from Julie Benz, there's no stopping the yuks. But now that lovely, talented, whiskey-swilling Benz is free from her Dexter character Rita and available for work, will McHale be out of a job? Get the answer and so much more on tonight's fresh Soup at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. »
Apparently actress Julie Benz has not even watched the "Dexter" finale in its entirety. She was watching the broadcast with friends but as the ending neared, she made a few jokes and excused herself. We can totally understand.
The most interesting part of the interview for us was when Benz was asked if she would return as a sort-of ghost, the way Dexter's father does. She responded:
I wouldn't want to do anything that seemed cheesy or hokey or that took away from the impact that Rita's death had. However, we have the most amazing writers on Dexter and they never deliver anything cheesy or hokey, so if there was a discussion about it and they wanted »
Welcome to your Friday morning television briefing. Another cast member has been secured for J.J. Abram's NBC espionage drama pilot Undercovers. Boris Kodjoe (Surrogates, Soul Food) has been cast as the male lead, Steven Bloom. Steven and his wife Samantha (as yet uncast) work together as spies. Abrams, who co-wrote the pilot script with Josh Reims, may still come aboard the project as the pilot's director. (Hollywood Reporter) Spoiler! TV Guide Magazine's Will Keck has the scoop on the departure of one of the cast members from HBO's drama series Big Love, which returns with its fourth season on January 10th. [Editor: I am not even going to put the name of the actor here as the article is extremely spoilery (though has at least one piece of misinformation), so read at your own risk.] (TV Guide Magazine) Showtime is developing a series adaptation of feature film Sunshine Cleaning, about a pair of sisters who work as crime scene cleaners. The pay cabler has hired the film's writer, Megan Holley, to adapt it as a drama series and is developing the project in-house. »
· Yes, that's her real name. And she acts, sings, dances and is the daughter of rapper-turned-actor Master P and the sister of pint-size rapper-turned-actor Romeo. Nickelodeon has snatched up the 13-year-old multi-talent with a substantial deal to add to her existing projects and possibly create a show for her. So start saving for those Cymphonique alter-ego concert tickets. [THR]
Everyone had a lot to say about Rita's shocking death, but fans have been waiting all week to hear from Julie Benz herself. How did she react when told of her character's demise? Will Rita turn into a ghost?
E! News asked these questions, and many more, of the actress. Her candid replies are below...
On any kind of return: "There has been no talk of me coming back to the series in any way. A lot of people have been begging me to tell them that I'm going to come back, and I'm like, 'Rita's dead!' Rita is dead and Trinity killed her... I don't think it could get any more obvious that Trinity killed Rita. Rita is dead."
On reaction to her »
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Apparition and Sony Pictures sent us the official movie trailer for the film “Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day” by director Troy Duffy (The Boondock Saints) and starring Julie Benz (Dexter, Saw V, Rambo), Clifton Collins Jr. (Extract, Star Trek), Sean Patrick Flanery (To Live and Die), Judd Nelson (The I Scream Man) and Peter Fonda (3:10 to Yuma). Boondock Saints II: All Saints day has opened nationwide! Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to see the sequel to the cult classic. Synopsis: Boondock Saints, the 2000 crime picture renowned for the unique story of the fast rise and fall of its egomaniacal filmmaker, Troy Duffy, as well as [...] »
- Brian Corder
Anna Kendrick has really struck the gold with her Natalie Keener role in "Up in the Air". Having won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and been nominated at the 67th Annual Golden Globes, the actress who plays Jessica Stanley in the "Twilight Saga" series is nominated for another prestigious awards, the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
On Thursday morning, December 17, the 24-year-old has been named among the nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. For the title, she will be competing against fellow "Up in the Air" star Vera Farmiga as well as other
Beside Anna Kendrick, the Screen Actors Guild also put her co-star and leading
man of the drama movie George Clooney for the Best Actor category. »
Still reeling from the way things went down in the Season Four finale of "Dexter"? Showtime wants to help by providing a couple of video interviews with both Dexter and the Trinity Killer themselves. Once you're done watching, read on for a chat with Julie Benz.
Next is an almost 50-minute video of John Lithgow chatting with fans of the show, which streamed live from NYC and La on Monday, December 14th, 2009.
Now that Julie Benz is finally able to discuss the outcome of the season as it relates to her character, Rita, we have a few highlights below from her "five stages of grief" interview with E! Online. Be sure to read the whole thing, but beware -- it's tough to get through without reliving the »
- Uncle Creepy
Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow have gathered for an extended version of their post-finale conversation which followed Dexter: S04E12: The Getaway, the season four ender, on December 13th. The two actors discuss working together this past season, the events leading up to the ending, and the final jaw-dropping scene that has sparked immense fan discussion online. To watch the conversation right now, click on the clip below:Dexter: A Sit Down with Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow As the noose tightens, Arthur warns Dexter to back off. But Dexter will do anything to stop Trinity from eluding him, even if that means putting himself on the wrong side of the law. Rita acknowledges the rocky relationship she and Dexter share, but reaffirms her support. Batista and Laguerta face the consequences of their actions. Debra unearths a deeply-hidden truth, but not one she expected to find. »
Would you think less of me if I told you I just got off the phone with Julie Benz and tears are streaming down my face? If so, I'm clearly joking as I am the consummate professional journalist, thankyouverymuch. (Hiccup.) Many Dexter fans are still struggling to come to terms with what was possibly the most shocking death we've ever seen on television last Sunday. As Jennifer Carpenter (Deb) advised, you will need therapy after this finale, and really, who better to get it from than Julie Benz herself? Especially when she hints that—stop the presses—one option for next season may be to jump forward in time? Hmmmm...! Read on for a scoopy little one-on-one »
The morning the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 16th annual SAG awards. The actual ceremony will be held Saturday, January 23rd. There are a lot of gay-faves on the list of nominees.
For starters, Colin Firth picked up a nomination for A Single Man,and Sigourney Weaver is in the running for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries thanks to Prayers for Bobby.
And surprisingly (at least for me) the cast of True Blood is up for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
You can check out the full list of nominess after the break!
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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) for both film and television categories were announced this morning. Michelle Monaghan and Chris O'Donnell announced the nominees at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.
The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt, 7 p.m. Ct, and 6 p.m. Mt from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.TV and TBS.Com live pre-show webcasts.
If you want to predict the acting categories for the Oscars, look no further than the results of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Voted by actors' peers, the SAG award has closely resembled the winners of the Oscars in the past few years.
For example, the SAG »
Even though I missed a good chunk of the season, the finale of Dexter has come and gone and it seems some folks can't keep a good spoiler in the bag. So if you haven't seen the finale, do not read on . Julie Benz, whose character Rita was killed off at the end of Dexter season four, talked to PopWrap recently and speculated as to whether her character will return as one of Dexter's visions (similar to how his father appeaers) in season five. "It would depend on how they want to utilize her and in what manned," she said. "I would return for the fans but only if it made sense and had impact. I wouldn't want to cheapen what happened. I think her death was so poetic in so many ways. As shocking as it was, there was poetry in the imagery and I wouldn't want »
Following up on this past weekend's video chat with Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow on the Dexter season four finale (see that here ), Lithgow also took part in a separate hour long live-streaming interview session, which Showtime has posted in it's entirety. We advice you to avoid it if you haven't seen the season finale yet as it is Spoiler Heavy. (If you've seen it - please spare other readers from the conclusion while talking about it in our comments section below!) If you're a fan of the show, then this is definitely worth investing an hour to watch. Dexter stars Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julie Benz, James Remar, David Zayas, Lauren Vélez, C.S. Lee, Desmond Harrington, Courtney Ford and John Lithgow. Note: Showtime's videos might not be »
Long time Dexter fans have watched Michael C. Hall's character Dexter go through growth stages, two steps forward, one back for the last four years.The finale of season four was a circling back to where it began for our favorite Showtime anti-hero, and it was a gut punch. The twist ending of .The Getaway. served up Dexter's seasonal foe The Trinity Killer's (John Lithogw) revenge, he got to him in the most personal and wounding way. Dexter has lost the woman who redeemed him and gave him the slightest chance for normalcy amid a pathological double-life: Rita (Julie Benz). Lithgow did Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning work as the pious and imperious Arthur Mitchell, charity home building organizer »
- April MacIntyre
Michael C. Hall has revealed that he is proud of the Dexter season four finale. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hall acknowledges that he believes Rita (Julie Benz)'s death leaves the show with endless possibilities. "I knew what was going to happen probably three or four weeks before it happened. As far as the how, that was much closer to the day of. I thought it was brilliant," Hall said. He added: "I was really proud of the writers, and the network, for not backing away from so bold a step. It really propels us forward in a way that we wouldn’t have enjoyed otherwise. And what it could mean for the character is really wide open." As for Julie Benz's reported "sadness" over her departure, the two castmates talked it over and concluded that it was ultimately better for the story going forward. Hall explained: »
- By Aaron Broverman
Tiger talks family in his last prescandal interview -E! Online It looks like his people had successfully covered up earlier trysts - TMZ Chris Brown quits Twitter after a rampage against Wal-Mart - PopEater Drew Lachey and his wife expecting a second child - Us Weekly Dexter's Julie Benz is a lovely lady of the day - Hot Clicks Taylor Swift donated $250,000 on her birthday - Celebitchy Sienna says she prefers plus-size models - Icydk Michael Lohan arrested for violating restraining order - Fox 411 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces new inductees - Lifeline Live Hugh Grant explains a legendary art purchase - Wonderwall Joey McIntyre and his wife welcome a second son - I'm Not Obsessed Courtney Love loses custody of Frances Bean Cobain - The Blemish »
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