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Willie Nelson Is ‘Perfectly Fine’ Despite Reports Claiming He Is Deathly Ill

23 March 2017 11:56 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Recent reports of Willie Nelson’s ill health are untrue, the musician’s publicist confirmed on Thursday. Elaine Schock told The Associated Press that Nelson is “perfectly fine” despite a March 13 report by Radar Online citing an anonymous source who claimed he was “deathly ill,” extremely weak, and unable to breathe. The Radar report has since […] »

- Sylvia Ogweng

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Swan Songs: 8 Great Albums from Artists Who Died Shortly After (or Before) Release

21 March 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chuck Berry’s Chuck, his first album in 38 years, will come out this year. It’s hard to say whether Berry recorded it — with his longtime backing band — knowing that his remaining time was limited, but he did include a dedication to his wife Themetta in the album’s release statement: “My darlin’, I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”

However the record turns out, it will be impossible to listen to it without Berry’s death coloring how we enjoy the music. Given that the »

- Alex Heigl

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Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Updates

21 March 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Updated March 21, 2017:  Spring has sprung — and with the new season comes new Kylie Cosmetics news: a range of matte, pressed powder blushes to give your cheeks a pop of color this season. The star announced Monday night that — surprise! — she has five new shades of blush on the horizon, and you can get your hands on them as early as Friday, March 24, at 3pm on

And in true Kylie fashion, the shades — which range from peach to fuchsia — have clever names. You can choose from “X Rated” (bright peach), “Barely Legal” (bubblegum pink), “Virginity” (bright fuchsia), “Hot »

- Jillian Ruffo

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Review: "The Electric Horseman" (1979) Starring Robert Redford And Jane Fonda; UK DVD Release

15 March 2017 6:06 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Diane A. Rodgers

A wonderfully understated comedy-drama, The Electric Horseman follows the story of Sonny Steele (Robert Redford), a five-time champion rodeo cowboy now turned brand spokesman for AMPco, a giant corporate firm selling 'Ranch' breakfast cereal.  Steele's life has become essentially a series of advertising appearances, at which he is required to brandish a box of cereal with his face adorning it whilst wearing a garish cowboy outfit festooned with electric fairy lights. The forced smiles, autographs and constant touring are starting to crack Steele; when we meet him, he is a disillusioned, unreliable drunk, stumbling from one engagement to the next.

The film centres around a big Las Vegas convention where Steele is booked for a ride-on appearance with AMPco's prize mascot, a 12-million-dollar racehorse. Horse and rider are strapped up in purple paisley silk and electric lights, the ridiculous spectacle of which, in the capital of sensational fakery and money-worship, »

- (Cinema Retro)

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Willie Nelson Smokes the Diaz Bros! (Photo)

14 March 2017 6:58 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Willie Nelson can take Both Diaz brothers at the same time ... at least when it comes to smoking weed. The country music legend (and pot icon) was proudly displaying his new boxes of the new Nick and Nate Diaz line of marijuana cigarettes. The company behind the pot products say "Nate's Energy" weed is a pre-workout blend and "Nick's Recovery" is to help athletes post-training. Or, if you're Willie Nelson ... pre-show, post-show? [[tmz:video id="0_dxq9q9pe"]] Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Ufc's Roy Nelson Breaks Down Faizon Love Airport Fight (Video)

9 March 2017 10:48 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_5gg3yaio"]] This is great ... some Faizon Love Post-Airport Fight Analysis ... with a real Ufc star.  We spoke with Roy "Big Country" Nelson about the throwdown in Ohio -- and he told us the heavyweight actor showed real fighting skills ... almost like he's done it before.  But, what woulda happened if Love picked on someone his own size? Nelson has some thoughts.   [[tmz:video id="0_z1flikwv"]] Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Craig T. Nelson Joins ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Raised By Wolves’

6 March 2017 4:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Craig T. Nelson will star in ABC’s comedy pilot “Raised By Wolves,” Variety has learned.

Raised By Wolves” is about Sheila Gabel, one tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town.

Sheila will be played by the previously announced Star Georgia King. Nelson will star as the male lead, Sheila’s father, Paul “Grampy” Kosinski, a cheerfully entitled baby boomer with limited resources who often takes advantage of his daughter, but also provides an odd comfort to the family.

Other cast members are Cooper Friedman and Lulu Wilson, who will play two of the five children.

For Nelson, the pilot marks a return to ABC, the network that was home to his Emmy-winning comedy series “Coach,” which ran for nine seasons. In 2015, NBC greenlit a modern-day reboot of “Coach,” which picked up 18 years after the original sitcom went off the air, but »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Craig T. Nelson Joins Cast of ABC's Comedy Pilot "Raised by Wolves"

6 March 2017 4:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Zeek Braverman is alive and kickin’: Craig T. Nelson has signed on to star in the ABC comedy pilot Raised by Wolves, TVLine has learned.

The Parenthood star will play the male lead of Paul “Grampy” Kosinski, the baby-boomer dad of Sheila (Vice Principals' Georgia King), who’s raising five kids on a tiny budget in the Midwest. Described as “cheerfully entitled,” Grampy often takes advantage of his daughter’s kind heart, but he “also provides an odd comfort to the family.”

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Quantum Leap: 10 greatest guest performances

5 March 2017 5:36 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Juliette Harrisson Mar 24, 2017

Remember this lot popping up in Quantum Leap? They're our pick of the best guest performances in the time travel show...

Once again, we’re celebrating great guest performances in one of our favourite shows. We’re defining a guest appearance as an actor who plays a particular character no more than twice over the run of the show. There’s a bit more competition for the list for this show than most – since Quantum Leap only had two regular cast members and nearly every other actor on the show appeared only once!

See related  Howard The Duck DVD review 10. Bruce McGill as Al the Bartender in Mirror Image

Al the Bartender is far from the only mysterious, enigmatic, highly knowledgeable bartender in science fiction and fantasy (Nelson the barman in Life On Mars springs to mind, for one). However, he is a key part of what »

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Alison Krauss Puts a New Spin on the Willie Nelson Classic ‘I Never Cared for You’

24 February 2017 1:25 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Alison Krauss knows all about making a classic tune feel new.

In a video shared exclusively with People, the 27-time Grammy Award-winning singer performs a jazzy rendition of Willie Nelson’s old favorite “I Never Cared for You” off of her new album Windy City for Cracker Barrel’s Warehouse Sessions.

“We made music with the folks from Cracker Barrel many years ago, and it was great to be back alongside them again,” said Krauss, 45, of the experience.

In the clip, Krauss is joined by Union Station band members Ron Block on acoustic guitar and Barry Bales on bass, Matt Rollings »

- Brianne Tracy

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New Ways to See Non-Fiction: How MoMA Doc Fortnight Brings a Fresh Perspective to Documentary Films

15 February 2017 11:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) kicks off its 16th annual Doc Fortnight on Thursday, a 10-day festival that includes 20 feature-length non-fiction films and 10 documentary shorts. This year’s lineup includes four world premieres and a number of North American and U.S. premieres.

Read More: 2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More

The festival is far from the only major North American showcase for non-fiction cinema. Festivals ranging from Hot Docs to True/False have played key roles in the expanding documentary festival circuit. However, Doc Fortnight has maintained its own niche on the scene, by aiming to expose undiscovered stories and filmmakers, screening a range of documentaries from around the world and capturing the ways in which artists are pushing the boundaries of non-fiction filmmaking.

“It’s not an industry festival, there aren’t awards, and distributors aren’t all coming looking to buy, »

- Chris O'Falt and Graham Winfrey

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Announcing the 2017 Grammy Winners!

12 February 2017 9:00 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

We've known since the nominees were announced that this year's Grammy Awards wouldn't be an ordinary show. Beyoncé and Adele competed against each other in several key categories, and though Adele may have won the top honors, Beyoncé also took home important statues (and Adele's trophies, probably). Chance the Rapper, Drake, and even the late David Bowie also won big. See the full list below! Best New Artist Chance the Rapper Record Of The Year "Hello" by Adele Album Of The Year 25 by Adele Song Of The Year "Hello" by Adele Best Pop Vocal Album 25 by Adele Best Pop Solo Performance "Hello" by Adele Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots Best Rock Song "Blackstar" by David Bowie Best Rock Album Tell Me I'm Pretty by Cage the Elephant Best Rock Performance "Blackstar" by David Bowie Best Rap Album Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper Best »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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Richard Linklater, Sam Rockwell and More Join Ethan Hawke’s Music Biopic ‘Blaze’

10 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ethan Hawke’s upcoming film, “Blaze,” has just added a number of actors to its already impressive lineup, including “Boyhood” director himself Richard Linklater. Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke will be joining Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Sybil Rosen, Charlie Sexton, and Josh Hamilton in the music biopic based on singer and songwriter Blaze Foley.

Co-written, produced and directed by Hawke, the film is based on Sybil Rosen’s memoir ‘Living in the Woods in a Tree.’ It follows the life of the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Dickey will star as the musician, Shawkat plays Rosen and Rosen portrays her own mother.

Rosen, who co-wrote the film with Hawke, was Blaze’s real, life-long love and their passionate affair is said to form the narrative spine of the film.


- Liz Calvario

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Sam Rockwell, Richard Linklater join Ethan Hawke directing debut

10 February 2017 2:21 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Additional cast of the country & western drama Blaze include Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke himself.

The previously announced line-up on Blaze includes newcomer Ben Dickey in the title role alongside Alia Shawkat, Sybil Rosen, Charlie Sexton and Josh Hamilton.

Hawke co-wrote, produced and recently wrapped principal photography in Louisiana and Mississippi on the feature.

Blaze is based on Sybil Rosen’s memoir Living In The Woods In A Tree about Blaze Foley, a song-writing legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.

Hawke and his wife Ryan produce via their Under The Influence label with Jake Seal and John Sloss for‎Cinetic Media. »

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Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn & Others Join Ethan Hawke’s ‘Blaze’

10 February 2017 12:23 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Richard Linklater are in Ethan Hawke’s drama Blaze. Hawke, who also co-stars, produced and directed and even co-wrote the story based on Sybil Rosen's memoir Living In The Woods In A Tree, about Rosen’s real, life-long love Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. Newcomer Ben Dickey, an accomplished songwriter and… »

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Willie Nelson Cancels Three California Shows Due To Undisclosed Illness

7 February 2017 3:52 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Country singer Willie Nelson has canceled three upcoming shows scheduled for Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California due to illness. Willie Nelson Cancels Three California Shows Nelson’s publicist Elaine Schock gave no details as to the specifics of the illness, but says the 83-year-old singer plans to be back on the road for his Feb. 16 […]

  Source: uInterview

The post Willie Nelson Cancels Three California Shows Due To Undisclosed Illness appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Berlin: Sellers Hit the Festival and Market With Mixed Expectations

3 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sellers are heading to Berlin with realistic expectations about the state of the marketplace and the hurdles facing them.

“Consistently delivering great movies has always been the challenge, but you need the rigor required for that even more so now,” says Sierra/Affinity CEO Nick Meyer, who’ll be repping the Wwi-era drama “The Promise,” starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, in Berlin. “The demand for excellence in filmmaking from independent distributors around the world is higher than ever.”

While Meyer is pragmatic about the global economy (“There are always going to be currency fluctuations and markets that are up and down — that’s the rule,” he says), others see a more ominous landscape.

“The fundamental issue right now is that every single territory in the world has problems that are very challenging, not just for the cinema market, but politically and economically,” says FilmNation Entertainment senior VP of international sales Tara Erer, »

- Gregg Goldstein

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Scandal Season 6 Episode 2 Review: Hardball

3 February 2017 12:25 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Cyrus Beene is in a lot of trouble.

That much was revealed on Scandal Season 6 Episode 2, and I can't wait to see what comes next. Murdering the President of the United States is definitely something Cyrus would do. 

That dude really wants power, and he's willing to go to any lengths in order to get it. Huck finding the incriminating video was up there as one of the best moments of the hour. 

Cyrus offering Mellie a role as Vice President just seemed too far out of the left field to ever come to fruition. On one hand, he wants her close so that he can keep tabs on her. 

On the other, he could probably use her as part of his team, but there would be constant rivalry between them. I can't be the only one who laughed out loud when Fitz forced them to talk to each other. »

- Paul Dailly

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Scandal Recap: Field of Schemes

2 February 2017 7:27 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Olivia’s mission to expose Cyrus took a sharp left turn onto Bonkers Boulevard during Thursday’s Scandal, somehow resulting in Olivia setting Fitz up with a hot new lady friend.

RelatedScandal‘s Killer Peotus Twist: ABC Boss Stresses, ‘It’s a Fictional Story’

To be fair, that “lady friend” is actually Angela Webster, the director of the FBI. And Liv only took her out to lunch to distract her while Quinn and Huck did some digging behind her back. Still, it was an unexpected turn of events — kind of like when Nelson McClintock, the man arrested for killing Frankie, »

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Movie Review – Wheeler (2017)

1 February 2017 1:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wheeler, 2017.

Directed by Ryan Ross.

Starring Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, Audrey Spillman, Bobby Tomberlin, Bart Herbison, Jim Ed Norman, Travis Meadows, and Anastasia Munoz.



Wheeler is an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music City and takes his character on an authentic singer / songwriter journey. With the help of key allies on the ground, “Wheeler” converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live. The line between reality and fiction blurs as Wheeler chases his dream in this touching tribute to old school country legends.

As an avid film buff, sometimes it’s nice when a film comes out of the blue and takes you pleasantly by surprise. In the age of the internet it doesn’t happen too often. »

- Amie Cranswick

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