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6 items from 2013


Martha Stewart Dresses Up as Glinda the Good Witch for Hub Halloween Bash—See the Pic!

21 October 2013 7:04 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

For Martha Stewart, there's no place like Oz. The domestic doyenne wore flowing, pink chiffon gown and accompany pink bodysuit as she went as Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz for Hub Network's 1st annual Halloween Bash in Santa Monica, Calif. Instead of the yellow brick road, the 72-year-old Stewart walked the red purple carpet with her magic wand, and while she didn't send anyone off to see the Wizard, she did serve as a guest judge deciding which kids' Halloween costumes were tops at the inaugural event along with actor Hal Sparks, and singer and dancer Coco Jones. The kitchen maven also offered a host of "spooktacular" All Hallow's Eve ideas on Hub and Stewart's »

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Briefs: “Dorothy Must Die,” Madonna’s Secret Project Is Here, And 12 Months Of Naked Men In The Alps

25 September 2013 2:03 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Should-have-been-winners Sarah Paulson and Zachary Quinto at the Fox Emmy party.

Birthday shoutouts go to Heather Locklear, who is 52, Hal Sparks is 44, Will Smith is 45, Michael Douglas is 69, Catherine Zeta Jones is 44 and Barbara Walters is 84.

Daniel Radcliffe Shoots Down Freddie Mercury Rumours. “Everyone who’s saying I’m completely wrong for that part is correct.”

HarperCollins has announced a new book series about Oz, that will start with Dorothy Must Die. “In this re-imagining, a twister rips through Kansas and transports Amy Gumm — most likely inspired by Judy Garland’s birth name Frances Gumm — into Oz, which has been transformed under Dorothy’s tyrannical misrule. In a complete twist from the original, Amy must steal the Scarecrow’s brain, remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, and take the Lion’s courage. And ultimately — destroy Dorothy.” Seriously?

Abercrombie & Fitch presents “The Fox.” Maybe it’s just me, but none of them seem that into it. »

- snicks

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When Did Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner Take Over TV?

19 September 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

This story first appeared in the Sept. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.  Sean Hayes was playing flamboyant sidekick Jack McFarland on NBC's iconic sitcom Will & Grace when he got a call from his college pal Todd Milliner. Could Hayes help him get an audition to fill the host slot left vacant when Hal Sparks departed Talk Soup? Milliner, a teacher with Chicago sketch comedy theater Second City at the time, had made a tape in which he stood naked on the street with a sign that read, "Will Talk for Soup." But the gig ultimately

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Meme: Bishop Desmond Tutu Rejects a Homophobic Heaven, Gays Headed To “Once,” “Kick Ass 2″ Does “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Homage

27 July 2013 8:48 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Hal Sparks jokes without a net, Anthony Weiner finds conflict on the campaign, NBC hedges on gay propaganda laws during Olympics

Bishop Desmond Tutu is committed to the fight against homophobia, and he doesn’t think any God he worships is homophobic. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this. I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place.”

NBC has stated that they support equal rights in Russia, but as far as covering the gay propaganda laws in the Olympic broadcast, they say plans haven’t been finalized. At the TCA, they took that a step further into weasel territory, with NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus saying “The Ioc has addressed it with the Russian government and has assured athletes, fans and »

- Ed Kennedy

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Emily S. Whitten: Phil Lamarr at Awesome Con DC!

30 April 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

So, ComicMix readers, as per my previous column, Awesome Con DC happened April 20 and 21…and, I say this unironically, it was awesome. I had a blast. I spent time with good friends; I met new friends; I walked the con floor and met comics legends (great chat, Larry Hama!) and witty and charming award-winning artists (hello, Ben Templesmith!); and was delighted with the strong turnout of talented local comics folks. I went to a couple of panels (amazing, for me, since I usually plan to go to tons and then don’t go to…any); and wore my Girl Jayne Firefly costume. And yes, naturally, I bought some stuff (surprise!). I also pretended to be Nick Galifianakis for awhile (don’t tell!) and did three fantaaaastic interviews: with Nick, and with the amazingly talented Phil Lamarr and Billy West. (More convention pictures here, and oh by the way, next year »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Reminder: Rob Hall's Lightning Bug Lights Up on Blu-ray This Month

7 January 2013 12:49 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of our favorite coming of age horror flicks, Lightning Bug (review here), is getting set to make its high definition debut, and we have all the info on the release right here for you to chew on. Check it out!

From the Press Release

After wowing genre and mainstream audiences and fans during its initial DVD release, Image Entertainment will release Lightning Bug for the very first time on Blu-ray January 15th, which will also include an all-new, never-before-seen Extended Cut. The award-winning independent film stars Bret Harrison (“Reaper,” “Grounded For Life,” “The O.C.”), Laura Prepon (“That 70’s Show”) and a skillful supporting cast in a coming-of-age story set against an ultra-conservative and often bizarre hamlet in the rural South. Lightning Bug will be available for the Srp of $17.97.

The screenwriting and directorial debut of award-winning special makeup effects wizard Robert Hall (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, »

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