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Jamie Kennedy Reveals Decades-Long Struggle with Heart Condition: 'When I Was 14 I Got a Pace Maker'

28 April 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Comedian Jamie Kennedy's latest revelation is no joking matter. The actor appeared on The Doctors on Wednesday to promote his new NBC show Heartbeat, and he broke some 35-year-old news. "Ever since I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with congenital heart block," he said. "Then when I was 14 I got a pace maker put in."The news shocked Dr. Kathy Magliato, whose life inspired Heartbeat: "I had no idea," she told Kennedy, 45. "You can't even see it." "You thought I had breast implants," Kennedy joked. Kennedy stars alongside Melissa George and Dave Annable in the medical drama »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Jamie Kennedy Reveals Secret Heart Problem He's Faced Since He Was 10

27 April 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jamie Kennedy may be quite the funny guy, but he got pretty serious while chatting with the hosts of The Doctors on Wednesday. The 45-year-old comedian revealed a secret health problem he's been facing for 35 years: congenital heart block. Kennedy explained, "Ever since I was 10-years-old I was diagnosed with congenital heart block, and then when I was 14, I got a pacemaker put it." The host of doctors couldn't help but gasp in surprise over the revealed secret, admitting they never noticed his pacemaker before. "You thought I had nice...You thought I had breast implants?" he joked, making the conversation a little more lighthearted. Interestingly enough, Kennedy »

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DVD Review – The Sand (2015)

25 April 2016 4:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Sand, 2015.

Directed by Isaac Gabaeff.

Starring Brooke Butler, Jamie Kennedy, Mitchel Musso, Dean Geyer, Meagan Holder and Cleo Berry.


A group of partygoers get trapped on a beach after an all-night party as the sand devours anybody who touches it.

Anybody who has seen the 1987 anthology movie Creepshow 2 will be familiar with The Raft, the best segment of the film and one that tells a simple story of four young adults trapped on a lake by an oil slick-type thing that consumes anybody who gets in the water. It’s not very long and uses minimal effects but it is a compact and tight little story told well. The Sand tells pretty much the same story but is stretched out to 81 minutes and is filled with the most thinly written stereotypes that teen horror movies have to offer, along with some awful dialogue and Asylum-level CGI effects »

- Amie Cranswick

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Heartbeat: Season One Ratings

21 April 2016 1:19 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

NBC already has one medical TV show on the schedule with Chicago Med and another one, The Night Shift, is expected to return this summer. Does the peacock network need a third? Will Heartbeat be a ratings success or Doa? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.



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‘Heartbeat’ Star Jamie Kennedy Says It’s ‘Easier’ for Comedians to Go Dark (Video)

20 April 2016 12:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Heartbeat” star Jamie Kennedy thinks that comedians are perfectly capable of taking on more serious roles. “I would say it’s easier for us to be deeper and darker,” Kennedy told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell during a new installment of “Drinking With the Stars.” “It’s simpler, because I always tell people comedians don’t really want to be funny. They’re just funny to make you feel more comfortable. If not they would be always spouting off some crazy shit.” Kennedy said questions have arisen about his own dramatic chops, including an incident in a grocery store when a »

- Joe Otterson

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Heartbeat: Cancel or Keep the New NBC Medical Drama?

13 April 2016 8:59 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

[caption id="attachment_47412" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Photo: Colleen Hayes/NBC[/caption]Viewers who like medical dramas can find them on NBC. Chicago Med has already been renewed for a season two and The Night Shift is returning for its third season in June. But, how is their newest medical drama Heartbeat doing? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

Set at the fictional St. Matthew's Hospital, Heartbeat follows a cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George), as she tries to juggle her personal and professional lives. She eagerly fights authority, particularly when it comes to her patients' health and well-being. The rest of the cast includes Dave Annable, Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine, and J. Louis Mills.



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Chris Gorham Gets Temperatures Rising on NBC's Heartbeat — Video

6 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Tonight on Heartbeat (NBC, 8/7c), Covert Affairs favorite Chris Gorham plays a sculptor — though it’s his form that the hospital COO may have designs on, as seen in this sneak peek.

RelatedHeartbeat: Did NBC’s Medical Drama Get Your Pulse Racing?

Gorham guest-stars as Wyatt, a sculptor commissioned to install his art at the hospital. When Millicent Silvano (Terra Nova‘s Shelley Conn) shows up at the site of his installation to carp about the commotion, she soon enough is distracted by his… way with words.

RelatedNBC’s The Night Shift Gets Season 3 Premiere Date

Elsewhere in the episode, »

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Heartbeat Review: [Insert Your Own 'Dead on Arrival' Zinger Here]

21 March 2016 9:21 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Like a mom blasting Iggy Azalea from her Kia Sedona in the middle-school pickup lane, NBC’s new medical drama Heartbeat is so desperate to be cool, it’ll make you reflexively wince, then pretend you can’t see it.

Melissa George (The Slap, Alias) stars as Dr. Alex Panttiere, a woman who requests a fire-department escort to a routine biopsy just so she can test the ability of her convertible to go from zero to 80, then drops groan-inducing one-liners like, “I love the smell of lung burning first thing in the morning!”

RelatedJustified‘s Joelle Carter Joins NBC »

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TV Review: ‘Heartbeat’

20 March 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Melissa George’s pregnancy prompted NBC to reschedule “Heartbeat” from the fall to midseason, but the intervening months haven’t helped this medical drama find much of a pulse. Although derived from a book by a real-life heart surgeon, the series plays like a rather pallid “Grey’s Anatomy” knockoff, featuring another doctor who cares desperately about her patients, runs roughshod over subordinates and bosses alike, and walks and talks very, very fast.

If Kathy Magliato’s book was built, in part, around how cardiac surgery remains a largely male bastion, there are enough brilliant female doctors patrolling the halls of TV to make George’s Dr. Alexandra Panttiere feel a little less special. The day-to-day pressures of the hospital, meanwhile, share time with a sort-of romantic triangle, involving Alex’s relationship with her dreamy doc boyfriend (Dave Annable) and the surgical mentor (Don Hany) who suddenly shows up, unleashing »

- Brian Lowry

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Heartbeat Season 1 Review

17 March 2016 7:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Three episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

It’s easy to see why NBC made Heartbeat, the network’s newest stab at the hyper-tense world of surgeries and sexual workplace politics – a world which it made popular with ER and subsequently lost ground to with ABC’s similarly unending Grey’s Anatomy. Heartbeat, like those shows, mixes an over-the-top medical emergency each week into the personal drama of its diverse cast. It’s a formula that the network has proved can work for a few seasons, even when the show surrounding it can be middling at best, like The Night Shift.

With Heartbeat, the stories are now (somewhat) real, thanks to the show’s source material, “Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon” by Dr. Kathy Magliato. The intrigue of that is quickly negated though by the network TV need to shock and drop bombs every five minutes »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Silver Scream Fest: An all-star tribute to Wes Craven

4 March 2016 9:15 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and producer Marianne Maddalena graced the stage of our Silver Scream Fest in Santa Rosa, Calif., to pay tribute to Wes Craven, the filmmaker who changed all their lives and the face of horror cinema. The three had a comfortable rapport, having known each other for decades at this point.

When asked by moderator Neil Pearlmutter who the real Craven was, Englund graciously deferred to Maddalena, because, while he and Langenkamp had worked with him as actors on several projects, Maddalena had been his right-hand man for years. Maddalena said that when she interviewed to be his assistant, “I told him I wanted to be a producer. He did everything he could and two years later, I was a producer on a film called Shocker.”

She then related an anecdote that illustrated his sense of humor. He loaned her a screener of What’S Eating Gilbert Grape? »

- Harker Jones

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Jamie Kennedy Joins Boxer Biopic ‘Heart Baby!’

7 January 2016 5:51 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jamie Kennedy has joined the cast of Angela Shelton’s indie Heart Baby!, a biopic of convict and boxer George Lee Martin. Gbenga Akinnagbe is already set to play Martin, who became infamous in the Tennessee prison system as an unbeatable boxer. When he is offered an opportunity at freedom in exchange for fighting for Team USA in the 1984 Olympic Games, he shocks everyone by saying no. Kennedy will play Tj, a hard-edged member of a motorcycle gang who takes… »

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