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13 items from 2015

The Weekend Read: Autism in entertainment from 'Rain Man' to 'Community'

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Weekend Read: Our Saturday essay on the great topics in entertainment and culture today. Last weekend, as Toshi was cruising the Blu-ray shelves for new movies to start asking about, he pulled "Rain Man" on a shelf and considered the cover for a moment before he turned to me, excited. "You didn't tell me Tom Cruise made a superhero movie!" I can only assume his eventual disappointment might be tempered by the fact that "Rain Man" is a pretty good movie. It had been a while since I'd seen it, though, and after they went back to their mom's house, I put it in to watch it. I remember when it came out being right in the midst of my first time watching a lot of classic filmographies, and more than anything, I enjoyed the film as a match-up between Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Looking at the film, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Television that Home Video Forgot: The Knights of Prosperity (2007)

28 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Knights of Prosperity

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Created by Rob Burnett, David Letterman, Jon Beckerman

Produced by B & B Productions, Worldwide Pants Incorporated, ABC Studios

Aired on ABC for 1 season (13 episodes, 2 Unaired) from January 3 – August 23, 2007


Donal Logue as Eugene Gurkin

Sofia Vergara as Esperanza Villalobos

Lenny Venito as Francis “Sasquatch” Squacieri

Kevin Michael Richardson as Rockefeller Butts

Maz Jobrani as Gourishankar Subramaniam

Josh Grisetti as Louis Plunk

Show Premise

After reflecting on the life of his recently deceased plumber coworker, Eugene Gurkin realizes that he wants to get more out of life, and decides to steal from the rich and famous in order to get it. He enlists his plumbing colleague, a cab driver, a security guard, and a waitress to achieve the goal. Together they decide on a target, Mick Jagger, which begins a series of foolishly constructed schemes to break into the rock star’s NYC high rise apartment. »

- Jean Pierre Diez

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Glee Recap: Friday, I’m in Love

28 February 2015 8:47 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Last night's Glee suffered from a touch of the Ruby Problem, a syndrome I invented while watching a particularly unfortunate story line unfold in the final season of Parenthood. Like Glee, Parenthood had a short final season with (presumably) a reduced budget. To compensate, Parenthood gave one of its secondary characters a troubled teenage daughter and a beleaguered ex-wife, and then spent an awful lot of the season exploring their story. It's not that Ruby's story was bad or that the performers involved in it weren't talented (on the contrary, Ray Romano and Jeanne Tripplehorn were both incredible). It's just not what Parenthood's viewers had tuned in to its final season hoping or expecting to see.I'd imagine that's how Glee fans felt about last night's newbie-centric episode — although as soon as I typed that sentence, I clicked over to Twitter and found at least three "Yay! Newbie stories! »

- Lauren Hoffman

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Top Ten Pro Poker Actors

6 February 2015 8:03 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With casino gaming on the up across the world, games such as poker, blackjack and roulette are more popular than ever, with millions enjoying a game or two each week. The casino craze hasn’t been a newfound discovery for the celebrity community however; with all that cash, you can afford to gamble, after all; and there has been a long history of celebrities turning to and becoming pretty good at the king of the casino games, poker!

Jason Alexander

Known for his hilarious performance as Seinfeld’s George Costanza, Jason Alexander is also well known for his off-screen poker exploits. Although supposedly only a hobbyist, the comedy actor has featured at events including the World Series of Poker Main Event, and although he hasn’t won any titles enjoys having a laid back style.

Shannon Elizabeth

You saw her in American Pie, and now you know she plays poker »

- David Agnew

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John Corbett Returns, Sarah Gets Roasted and Hank Gets Style Tips in Parenthood Finale Deleted Scenes

30 January 2015 3:20 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Thursday night's series finale of Parenthood left many fans with tears streaming down their face. Between Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) death and Hank (Ray Romano) and Sarah's (Lauren Graham) wedding, the finale made it hard to say goodbye. Good news, we have more Bravermans for you! Check out these deleted scenes that didn't make it into the very last episode. In this first clip, Seth (John Corbett) returns to meet his new grandson. "I want to be in his life. I want to be a better grandpa to him than I was to you and Drew if you give me that chance, »

- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow

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‘Parenthood’ Finale: Watch Deleted Scenes from the Final Episode

30 January 2015 1:47 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Viewers bid “Parenthood” a tearful farewell last night (leading the beloved drama to its best demo ratings in three seasons), but you can spend a little extra time with the Braverman clan thanks to three deleted scenes NBC just released from the series finale.

Perhaps the most satisfying clip for longtime fans comes as an extension of a scene in Amber’s (Mae Whitman) apartment, in which her father Seth (John Corbett) pays a surprise visit to meet his grandson, Zeek.

In a second deleted scene, the Braverman siblings share a family dinner with their parents before Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) wedding, and the family takes the opportunity to roast the bride-to-be over her long list of exes.

In the final clip, Hank (Ray Romano) struggles to dress for the big day, sharing a sweet moment with his daughter.

While it’s hard to say goodbye, creator Jason Katims didn »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Parenthood’ Farewell: Series Finale Welcomes Back Old Faces, Surprising Guests

30 January 2015 10:31 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Parenthood took its final bow Thursday night with the series finale, “May God Bless And Keep You Always,” and viewers said goodbye to the Bravermans. Parenthood Finale Recap The series finale of Parenthood focused on Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) wedding to Hank (Ray Romano). To ensure that the Braverman patriarch, Zeek (Craig T Nelson), could walk […]

The post ‘Parenthood’ Farewell: Series Finale Welcomes Back Old Faces, Surprising Guests appeared first on uInterview. »

- Olivia Truffaut

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Parenthood Series Finale: The Bravermans Say Goodbye

29 January 2015 10:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Admit it, everyone has wanted to be part of the Braverman clan at some point. Not because they had it all together - because they definitely didn't. They were far from perfect and didn't always see eye to eye, but the love they shared with one another was genuinely beautiful. There wasn't a school play or family dinner that a Braverman missed. So, of course, everyone had to come together for Hank and Sarah's wedding on Thursday's series finale - even Haddie (Sarah Ramos), who hadn't been in an episode since coming out to her parents in season 5. Before the wedding, »

- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow

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'Parenthood' Series Finale Postmortem: Jason Katims Talks Bringing the Family Drama Full Circle

29 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the series finale of NBC's Parenthood.] The Bravermans' journey has come to an end. NBC on Thursday said farewell to one of primetime television's most beloved families when Jason Katims drama Parenthood wrapped up its six-season run. The series finale — which featured a wedding, a heartbreaking death and a momentous send-off, as well as a three-year time jump — delivered emotional moments for every member of the Bravermans. Sarah (Lauren Graham) rushed her wedding to Hank (Ray Romano) so her father, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson), could walk her down

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Wme-img Acquires Boutique Agency That Reps Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel

28 January 2015 4:34 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wme-Img has acquired Dixon Talent, the boutique agency that specializes in comedy stars and is the longtime home of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

Dixon Talent, launched in 2001 by James Dixon, will run as an autonomous entity within Wme-Img and remain based in New York.

“James has built his business on two core philosophies that are intrinsic to Wme-Img: a belief in great talent and applying an entrepreneurial approach to representation,” said Wme-Img co-ceo Patrick Whitesell. “We look forward to extending his business even further through the resources Wme-Img has to offer across each of its divisions,” said Wme-Img co-ceo Ari Emanuel.

Dixon is known for his close relationships with the clients that he helped launch to stardom, including the latenight trio of Stewart, Colbert and Kimmel. Other notables on Dixon’s current roster include Carson Daly and Espn’s Bill Simmons. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Louis Ck Releases New $5 Special, Defends Msg Show Cancellation in Email to Fans

27 January 2015 11:39 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The comedian also urges readers to go see “Boyhood” and “Into the Woods”

Louis Ck dropped new $5 stand-up special “Live at the Comedy Store” — his sixth (video below) — on Tuesday, and celebrated with a very lengthy, occasionally rambling email blast to fans.

Plugging his independent project, the comedian’s note discussed his history with the industry, lamented having to cancel the last of four Madison Square Garden concerts for underwhelming Winter Storm Juno and even pushed his followers to see “Boyhood” and “Into the Woods.”

Ck’s personal rep told TheWrap that there are no plans to reschedule the Msg date at the moment. »

- Tony Maglio

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This Zeek Scene From the Parenthood Series Finale Will Make You Cry Your Eyes Out

23 January 2015 10:35 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Oh, this one's going to hurt. After six seasons, the Braverman family is leaving our lives for good when Parenthood airs its series finale on Thursday. No, we're not ready. Yes, we're emotional wrecks.  Not helping us in our impossible mission to let go of this gem of a show? This exclusive sneak peek from the series finale, titled "May God Bless and Keep You Always," which finds Hank (Ray Romano) asking Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) for his blessing to marry Sarah (Lauren Graham). Break out the tissues because you will cry. A lot. In the video above, Hank goes to Zeek to lay "all the cards" on the table, including that he probably has Asperger's, something »

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100 Episodes of 'Parenthood': The Cast Reveals Their Favorite Braverman Moments!

8 January 2015 1:30 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Before we cry ourselves to sleep because Parenthood is ending on Jan. 29, the cast is celebrating a much happier occasion: the series 100th episode, airing tonight on NBC.

After five and a half seasons of emotional highs and gut-wrenching lows, the beloved TV drama has only four new episodes before we bid farewell to the series that tugged on our heartstrings more than any other. ETonline caught up with cast to talk about the series' landmark episodes and what they'll miss most about being a Braverman.

Pics: The 10 Most-Watched TV Series Finales Ever!

"Time flies, man," star Erika Christensen (Julia) said. Her on-screen husband Sam Jaeger (Joel, who made his move in a last ditch effort to win Julia back at the end of the winter finale-- Seriously, are they or aren't they?!) shared the sentiment: "It feels like just yesterday we were getting cast and I was meeting Erika for the first time."

Christensen added, "But »

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