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Herschell Gordon Lewis, the 'Godfather of Gore,' has died

4 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the so-called "Godfather of Gore" who is widely credited with inventing the "splatter" sub-genre, has died. He was 87. During his brief career as a writer, director and producer of low-budget exploitation films, Lewis achieved infamy with titles like Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs! and The Wizard of Gore, the first of which is generally considered the first "splatter" film and was so reviled by critics on release in 1963 that Variety deemed it "an insult even to the most puerile and salacious of audiences." Nonetheless, the film's boundary-pushing nature made it a huge hit with audiences, leading to a new acceptance of onscreen gore and paving the way for more artful filmmakers like Tobe Hooper, Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson. Born June 15, 1929 in Pittsburgh, Lewis earned a master's degree in Journalism at Northwestern University and had a varied early career, working alternately as a college professor, TV commercial director and voiceover artist. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Links: Separating Artists from Art, Studying Jake Gyllenhaal, Letting the Seven Samurai Go

24 September 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Playlist on the complicated issues of "separate the art from the artist" in today's social media court of public opinion and 24/7 news cycles and Birth of a Nation's release

Gold Derby titles their article "Official" and then claims to have inside intel on "hints" that Silence is actually opening this year despite no poster, trailer, release date, etcetera. This is not what the word "official" means. It will only be official when Paramount makes a statement. I'm hopeful, as the film has been in post forever, but it's definitely not official yet.

Mnpp Jason offers to teach a course on "The Nudity of Jake Gyllenhaal 101" and we would like to audit the course -- Jake is always having nude breakdowns in showers.

The New Yorker has an interesting take on Bridget Jones's Baby's refusal to engage with some of the elements of the genre it helped define

Variety Carey Mulligan »

- NATHANIEL R

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Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 1 Review: Freefall

11 September 2016 10:05 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson have a long and complicated relationship. After finally hitting rock bottom, has Bill finally learned to let go?

Even though he appeared to find some clarity in Masters of Sex Season 4 Episode 1, I'm not betting on Bill's revelation lasting too long.

The world is quickly changing around them, but Bill and Virginia always seem to find their way back to one another.

We caught up with the estranged duo several weeks after the events of Masters of Sex Season 3 Episode 12. Bill was trying out an overgrown beard and drinking himself into a stupor, while Virginia rambled on about her husband Dan and slept with a bartender.

It's unclear what happened with Dan and Virginia after they boarded that plane, but he was nowhere to be found. It's possible they never got married or they did get hitched and Dan turned out to not be the man Virginia thought he was. »

- Amanda Steinmetz

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Masters of Sex Season 4 Premiere Recap: Was It Good For You, Too?

11 September 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

That was almost good enough to make us forget about the gorilla. Almost. Not only did Sunday’s Season 4 premiere of Masters of Sex reunite Bill and Virginia, at least professionally, it also strongly suggested that the Showtime drama was, following that wobbly third season, once again on solid footing. Was it good for you, too? Let’s review the hour’s salient points, then you can grade the episode and hit the comments with your critique.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

Well-hungover | Picking up shortly after Season 3 left off, »

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The 'Masters of Sex' premiere tried to fix many of its problems. Is it too late?

11 September 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of the Masters of Sex season 4 premiere coming up just as soon as I want to make love to a shoe... Once one of TV's best shows, Masters of Sex pretty much lost me last season — not even for the ridiculous gorilla-fluffing episode, but through its inability to break the pattern of making Bill into a cold, domineering, perpetually wrong jackass, and Virginia the victim who inexplicably (other than to hew somewhat close to the historical record) won't walk away from him. "Freefall" seemed designed as an explicit corrective to that problem, stripping away everything that Bill used to define himself as a man — his wife, his mistress, his practice of medicine, his ability to drive, even his suits and bow ties — until he has to admit to his new AA sponsor (Niecy Nash, who proved on Getting On that she can be a terrific dramatic actress) that he's basically nothing. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Lowe Blows: 25 Sickest 'Rob Lowe Roast' Burns

6 September 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

He's made friends, enemies, some memorable Eighties movies, loads of Tiger Beat covers, a didn't-see-that-coming comedic comeback and a few notorious sex tapes — and now, Rob Lowe can say that he's truly arrived, because Comedy Central has roasted him. Joining the ranks of Hugh Hefner, Justin Bieber, Flavor Flav and this guy, the former Brat Pack heartthrob willingly stepped up on the dais with a bullseye on his back, as everyone from roastmaster Jeffrey Ross (dressed as Purple Rain-era Prince) to Jewel (?!?) laid into him with the most offensive zingers imaginable. »

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Playboy Mansion -- Big Bash All a Dream to Hef (Photo Gallery)

28 August 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Hugh Hefner made a rare appearance at the Midsummer Night's Dream party at the soon-to-be-sold Playboy Mansion. Truth be told ... the event was celeb light -- only a handful showed up.  Kris Humphries, Too Short, Alan Thicke and a few others mingled.  But lots of hot chicks. This is Hef's last stand as the owner of the Mansion.  It sold to 32-year-old businessman Daren Metropoulos.  Hef has a right to live out his life there »

- TMZ Staff

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Playboy Mansion Sells for $100 Million

16 August 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Party in the grotto — the Playboy Mansion has a new owner. The iconic property, located in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles, has been sold to Daren Metropoulos for $100 million, a spokesperson for the businessman said Tuesday. As part of the deal, Playboy honcho Hugh Hefner, 90, will be allowed to live in the mansion for the remainder of his life. Also Read: Playboy Lays Off Digital Staffers, Including Cco (Exclusive) “For the last 45 years, Mr. Hefner has imbued the estate with a rich and storied legacy,” Metropoulos said in a statement. “The property’s heritage is not only that of. »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story’ Announced: Amazon Unveils Docuseries Chronicling The Millionaire’s Empire

11 August 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While you may not have access to go inside the famous Playboy Mansion, Amazon will take you on a tour of Hugh Hefner’s playmate-filled palace in a new docuseries, “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.”

The 13-episode TV event will draw from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner’s personal archives, chronicling the life of the American icon and the history of the brand he created. Everything you ever wanted to know and see about the life of this playboy will be made available via Amazon’s original series.

“It has been a long road in finding the right partners to tell the full story of Playboy as it has unfolded over these past 63 years, and I believe we have found them in the collaborative team of Stephen David Entertainment and Amazon,” said Hefner in a statement. “I’m pleased that this »

- Liz Calvario

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‘American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story’ Announced: Amazon Unveils Docuseries Chronicling The Millionaire’s Empire

11 August 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While you may not have access to go inside the famous Playboy Mansion, Amazon will take you on a tour of Hugh Hefner’s playmate-filled palace in a new docuseries, “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.”

The 13-episode TV event will draw from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner’s personal archives, chronicling the life of the American icon and the history of the brand he created. Everything you ever wanted to know and see about the life of this playboy will be made available via Amazon’s original series.

“It has been a long road in finding the right partners to tell the full story of Playboy as it has unfolded over these past 63 years, and I believe we have found them in the collaborative team of Stephen David Entertainment and Amazon,” said Hefner in a statement. “I’m pleased that this »

- Liz Calvario

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TVLine Items: Banshee Vet Visits Bull, Katie Cassidy on Whose Line and More

11 August 2016 3:18 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Trieste Kelly Dunn, who played Deputy Siobhan Kelly on Cinemax’s Banshee (and more recently recurred on Blindspot), will be getting some help from Michael Weatherly’s Bull.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: CBS’ Bull

On the freshman CBS drama (premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c), Dunn will guest-star as a commercial airline pilot. After a plane crash, Bull and his trial consultation team aim to overcome subconscious gender bias jurors may have to female pilots they wouldn’t have to male pilots.

Dunn’s previous TV credits also include Believe and Golden Boy.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? »

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Amazon greenlights 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story'

11 August 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Today, Amazon announced its newest original series: "American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story."  A docuseries about the founder of Playboy, American Playboy tells the story of Hugh Hefner ("and his impact on global culture and history") through everything from archival footage to reenactments.  American Playboy will consist of 13 episodes that will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Here are more details from the press release: Produced by Stephen David Entertainment and Alta Loma Entertainment,American Playboy begins in post-war America and takes us through the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953 and the next six decades of Hefner’s life and career. As he built his empire, Hefner became both a social justice advocate and a target of the conservative movement, battling with the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover while becoming an outspoken defender of civil rights. With unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of never-before-seen footage from the Playboy archives »

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Amazon Orders Hugh Hefner Docuseries

11 August 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amazon has greenlit Hugh Hefner docuseries, “American Playboy.” The 13-episode season will combine archival footage, interviews and cinematic reenactments to tell the tale of the “Playboy” magazine founder and his impact on global culture and history. It will premiere next year in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan. “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story” begins in post-war America, taking viewers through the 1953 launch of “Playboy” magazine. It will cover the next six decades of Hef’s life and career, as the target of the conservative movement spoke out for social justice and civil rights, battling along the »

- Tony Maglio

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Amazon Unzips Docuseries ‘American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story’

11 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Amazon is adding an original docuseries for its Prime Video service — and it won’t arrive in a plain brown wrapper. The company has greenlighted the 13-episode docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, which will draw from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and 2,600-plus scrapbooks from Hef's personal archives. Chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created, the series will premiere next year in the U.S.… »

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Playboy Mansion Going Back on the Market After Sale Falls Through

5 August 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

If you were cursing the real estate Gods for not being able to score the Playboy Mansion, it's your lucky day, because assuming you're ridiculously rich, the chance has presented itself yet again. E! News has learned that although a buyer came forward to snag the $118 million property, the sale actually fell through, and now Hugh Hefner's famous digs are going back on the market come Monday. While the details regarding what went wrong with the sale have not been confirmed, reports claim that the issue came from an issue with timing. Part of the deal was that Hefner would live out the rest of his years at the mansion, which became a bit of a speed bump for buyer Daren Metropoulos, who wanted to do »

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The Playboy Mansion Is Back On The Market!

5 August 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

There’s still hope for those looking to get their hands on the Playboy Mansion. According to TMZ, a deal between 32-year-old buyer Daren Metropoulos, the “son a billionaire businessman,” has fallen through because Hugh Hefner wanted more privacy. Metropoulos, who is known for reviving lacklustre brands such as Ghirardelli and Bumble Bee Tuna, demanded access […] »

- Sylvia Ogweng

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Playboy Mansion -- Deal Falls Apart ... Hef Wants His Privacy

5 August 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The Playboy Mansion can still be yours, because TMZ has learned the impending sale has fallen through ... because the buyer demanded access that would disrupt Hugh Hefner's life. The buyer was 32-year-old Daren Metropoulos, the son of a billionaire businessman, who has become a master at re-branding tired products, including Ghirardelli Chocolate and Bumble Bee tuna. We're told the purchase price was around $110 million. The sticking point ... according to the deal, Hefner had the »

- TMZ Staff

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Was a Non-Nude Future What Playboy Needed? Here Are the Magazine's Current Stats

21 July 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nine months after Playboy announced the end of its nude pictorials, the magazine has seen more milestone changes in the last few years than most ever expected to see from the decades-old brand. In addition to a far more clothed future and the sale of the Playboy Mansion, Hugh Hefner's youngest son has also just walked back into the family business just a few months after a very public falling out.  Cooper Hefner, the company's former domestic and international brand ambassador, walked away from the infamous bunny brand in February after the company had announced the end of nakedness on its pages. "Playboy will continue to publish sexy, seductive pictorials of the world's most »

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Crystal Hefner Shares Photo After Having Her Breast Implants Removed: ''The New Me''

20 July 2016 1:01 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Crystal Hefner is finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel.  This has been a challenging year for the 30-year-old's health. Hugh Hefner's wife revealed on social media in March that she was battling Lyme disease and toxic mold, but after a few months, the model and DJ began to realize that her symptoms aligned with something else—a condition called Breast Implant Illness.  Hefner took to her Facebook account to explain her unfortunate situation. "Over time, implants (both silicone and saline) break down and wreak havoc on your body," she explained. "The shell on silicone and saline implants is comprised of silicone and over 40 other toxic chemicals: tin, zinc, »

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Crystal Hefner Removes Her Breast Implants Because They 'Slowly Poisoned Me'

20 July 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Crystal Hefner has removed her breast implants because they were "slowly poisoning her" and causing debilitating illnesses, she says. The 30-year-old wife of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner revealed in a lengthy Facebook post that she underwent explant surgery in June and has been keeping up her social media pages with old photos while she recovers. What started as aches, bladder pain, brain fog and fatigue several years ago developed into life-altering illness, she says. She became allergic to many foods, experienced problems with her thyroid and had intolerable pain. According to the model and DJ, there were days when her »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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