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These Guys Were Almost Han Solo in Star Wars, Not Harrison Ford

12 August 2017 12:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Lucasfilm announced plans for a standalone Han Solo prequel, there didn't seem to be an actor in Hollywood who didn't want a crack at playing the younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and the film's original directing team looked at a slew of actors between the ages of 17 and 34. At one point, the short list reportedly included Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Raynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner, before the role was ultimately given to Alden Aron-Reich. But the search for the original Han Solo was just as wide searching, and possibly a little more difficult to nail down, with quit a few Hollywood icons targeted for the role.

Since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977, a slew of names have surfaced as prospective would-be Millennium Falcon piloting smugglers who were nearly cast »

- MovieWeb

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It’s Official! Donald Trump is Now a National Joke as President (video)

11 August 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Donald Trump was the star attraction once again on the new “Saturday Night Live” spinoff, “Weekend Update,” officially solidifying the President as a national joke He eclipses former presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. Ain’t America great! Since taking office in January, Trump has single handedly upended late night television and other comedy shows simply by being himself. ...Read More »

- Keith Girard

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Why Bob Newhart Wanted to ‘Intentionally’ Break Boundaries in Television

9 August 2017 11:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On Sept. 16, 1972, CBS premiered the beloved sitcom “The Bob Newhart Show,” starring the popular comic as Chicago psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley.

The funny and whip smart sitcom only received four Emmy nominations during its six seasons. But Tuesday evening at the Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood, the TV Academy paid homage to the show —which is celebrating its 45th anniversary — with a sparkling and hilarious conversation between 88-year-old Bob Newhart and Conan O’Brien.

“I’m so glad about tonight,” proclaimed Newhart on the academy’s recognition of the series’ milestone anniversary.

O’Brien, who had worked with Newhart on a comedy bit at the 2006 Emmy Awards, said he grew up watching “The Bob Newhart Show” on Saturday nights after “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and before “The Carol Burnett Show” with his brothers and father.

Peter Bonerz joined Newhart and O’Brien about an hour into the 90-minute tribute. “You »

- Susan King

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Jurassic Park: 10 things you might have missed

1 August 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Paul Bullock Aug 3, 2017

You may have seen Jurassic Park a dozen times, but there loads of details that are easy to miss. Details like these...

Last week, visual effects artist Todd Vaziri took to Twitter to shatter the illusions of Jurassic Park fans everywhere. "When people watch this 24-year old mega-blockbuster," he tweeted, "they point and laugh at the totally obvious disappearing raptor on each viewing, ya?"

See related  James Bond 007: revisiting Never Say Never Again

What, Todd? The what!?

Alongside this tweet, Vaziri also posted a slowed down Gif of the moment in question and - yep - there it is. During the final set piece, in which the T-Rex (somehow silently) stomps into the Visitor's Centre and gobbles up the Velociraptors, one of the Raptors disappears. Not eaten by the Rex, just gone. One frame, she's there, the next she's not, the following one she's there again. »

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Watch Live: President Trump Speaks at Commissioning Ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford

22 July 2017 5:53 AM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

President Donald Trump is delivering remarks in Norfolk, Virginia at the commissioning ceremony of the USS Gerald R. Ford. The U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier is billed as "the most advanced in the world" and boasts the ability to carry more aircraft and weapons than any ship before. »

- Mediaite Staff

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Watergate 45 Years Later: A Burglary That Led to Nixon’s Resignation & an Oscar-Winning Film

17 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

June 17 marks the 45th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, a seemingly low-profile incident that quickly ballooned into an international incident and exposed a huge web of deceit. Among the many results was the eventual resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.

Five men were arrested while breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex in 1972. The Carl Bernstein-Bob Woodward book, “All the President’s Men,” came out only two years later, and in 1976, Warner Bros. released the acclaimed film from director Alan Pakula, writer William Goldman, and starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

Redford was a driving force behind the film, which is remarkable for the speed of its completion. Most ripped-from-the-headlines projects end up as quickie TV movies, or else they languish in studio development for years.


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The Watergate events electrified the world and people became addicted to the TV coverage, »

- Tim Gray

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NY Daily News Cover Trolls Trump With Ford’s Infamous ‘Drop Dead’ Quote

1 June 2017 11:04 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The New York Daily News didn’t hold back on its thoughts about President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Change Accord. The front cover of Friday morning’s paper — which was posted on Twitter Thursday night — is a smart throwback to infamous quote from Gerald R. Ford in a speech denying federal assistance to spare New York from bankruptcy. “Trump to World: Drop Dead,” is the headline, with a close up photo of the Potus, inspired by a Daily News Cover from Oct. 30, 1975 that read: “Ford To City: Drop Dead.” Also Read: Trump Pulls Out of Paris Climate. »

- Debbie Emery

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From the People Archives: How Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs Was Made — and the Real Serial Killers That Inspired It

26 April 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Director Jonathan Demme, known for his hit movie The Silence of the Lambs, died Wednesday due to complications from esophageal cancer at the age of 73. Here, People takes a look back at a 1991 story on the making of Lambs and the real-life serial killers and FBI agents that inspired its unforgettable — and horrific — characters.

The cell door opens. Into a dank asylum basement steps Clarice Starling, the FBI trainee dispatched by her driven boss to interview the mad doctor. Clang! The door slams shut behind her. Simultaneously fearful and determined, she makes her way down the dark corridor to confront psychiatrist Dr. »

- People Staff

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Rachel Maddow Analyzes President Donald Trump's 2005 Tax Returnzzz (Was the Report Over-Hyped?)

14 March 2017 6:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It was the moment that set the Twitterverse ablaze (see ya, #blizzard2017!) on Tuesday: Rachel Maddow announced that MSNBC had obtained President Donald Trump‘s tax returns, suggesting that all would be revealed live on The Rachel Maddow Show.

Breaking: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm Et. MSNBC.


Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017

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Maddow then followed that tweet with another, clarifying which documents her show actually obtained:

What we've got is from 2005… the President's 1040 form… details to come tonight 9Pm Et, MSNBC.

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Chevy Chase Praises Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy's 'SNL' Impressions

10 February 2017 9:09 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Comedy veteran Chevy Chase praised Alec Baldwin's impression of President Trump in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Baldwin's sneering caricature of the President was spot-on, he said. "[Trump]'s an ass ... and he is looking like an ass and hurting our country." 

Chase, who identifies as "a very liberal Democrat," became famous in the Seventies for his own impression of then-president Gerald Ford. But he acknowledged that his approach to Ford was very different from Baldwin's take on Trump. 

"I am not trying to compare Alec and myself – there is no comparison, »

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Chevy Chase Agrees With Trump: Alec Baldwin’s 'SNL' Impression Is Rough — And He Loves It

10 February 2017 6:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Chevy Chase knows what it takes to turn a president into a laughing stock, and he thinks Alec Baldwin is doing a marvelous job with his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

Chase, 73, became a household name thanks to both "Weekend Update" and for playing a bumbling President Gerald Ford during the first season of SNL.

Now, he takes delight in watching Baldwin skewer Trump on air weekly, and the president's claim that the show is nothing more than a hit job is accurate, Chase told The Hollywood Reporter. 

"That is exactly what Lorne [Michaels] is trying to do, make him look »

- Ryan Parker

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Get a First Look at the Palm Springs Home Where the Obamas Are Vacationing Right Now

24 January 2017 8:08 AM, PST | | See recent news »

After handing over the keys to the White House to President Trump on Friday, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama retreated to this stunning 11,000-square-foot stucco home in the Palm Springs area of Southern California for a little time off.

Built in the early 1970s by architect Howard Lapham, the home (nicknamed Icha Mayapan, or “exclusive estate”) is a standout example of Mayan Revival design, a popular midcentury style influenced by several Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes from the 1920s, including the Hollyhock and Ennis houses in Los Angeles. Its current owners, James Costos, ambassador to Spain and Angora under President Obama, »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Divorce Is Finalized, Finally

13 January 2017 4:58 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After proceedings that seemed to drag on almost as long as their marriage did, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce was finalized on Friday, with a judge bringing an end to the proceedings, People reports. Heard’s attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, confirmed the finalization to People with a post-Watergate quote. “It is a great day. All Amber wanted was a divorce and now she has it. In the words of Gerald Ford, ‘Our long national nightmare is over,'” O’Donnell said. Also Read: Johnny Depp's Lawyer Accuses Amber Heard of 'Desperate and Misguided Attempt to Maintain »

- Tim Kenneally

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