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The Bold and the Beautiful: 2016-17 Season Ratings (updated 9/26/17)

CBS has two soap operas on the air. The Young and the Restless has the highest ratings of any of the broadcast soaps. The Bold and the Beautiful is in a distant second place. Are the ratings high enough for it to be renewed for the 2017-18 season or, could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.Premiering on CBS on March 23rd in 1987, The Bold and the Beautiful revolves around the Forrester family and their fashion house in Los Angeles. Castmembers include Ashleigh Brewer, Darin Brooks, Dick Christie, Scott Clifton, Felisha Cooper, Don Diamont, Pierson Fodé, Linsey Godfrey, Reign Edwards, Rome Flynn, Sean Kanan, Thorsten Kaye, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Alley Mills, Karla Mosley, Lawrence Saint-Victor, Rena Sofer, Aaron D. Spears, Heather Tom, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, and Jacob Young.Read More…
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The Bold and the Beautiful: 2016-17 Season Ratings (updated 9/1/17)

CBS has two soap operas on the air. The Young and the Restless has the highest ratings of any of the broadcast soaps. The Bold and the Beautiful is in a distant second place. Are the ratings high enough for it to be renewed for the 2017-18 season or, could it be cancelled? Stay tuned.Premiering on CBS on March 23rd in 1987, The Bold and the Beautiful revolves around the Forrester family and their fashion house in Los Angeles. Castmembers include Ashleigh Brewer, Darin Brooks, Dick Christie, Scott Clifton, Felisha Cooper, Don Diamont, Pierson Fodé, Linsey Godfrey, Reign Edwards, Rome Flynn, Sean Kanan, Thorsten Kaye, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Alley Mills, Karla Mosley, Lawrence Saint-Victor, Rena Sofer, Aaron D. Spears, Heather Tom, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, and Jacob Young.Read More…
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Literary Agent Lew Weitzman Dies at 76

Literary agent Lew Weitzman, who founded Preferred Artists Agency and worked with numerous Hollywood clients, died June 30. He was 76.

Among his clients were Leonard Katzman, producer of “Dallas,” James Lee Barrett, writer of “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Green Berets,” western writer Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin and Roger Shullman, Jay Moriarity and Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, Paul Cooper, and Dick Christie.

Raised in Los Angeles, Weitzman graduated UCLA and joined McA after serving in the military. In 1966, he began a seven-year agency relationship with the William Morris Agency, specializing in writers and producers.

In 1973, Weitzman formed his own agency, Lew Weitzman and Associates, which he supervised for the next ten years.

In 1983, Weitzman sold the agency to the Sy Fisher Company, a division of Taft Entertainment. He became head of the agency unit, and remained there until the 1988 Writers Guild strike.

He then founded Preferred Artists Agency,
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Literary Agent Lew Weitzman Dies at 76

Literary agent Lew Weitzman, who founded Preferred Artists Agency and worked with numerous Hollywood clients, died June 30. He was 76.

Among his clients were Leonard Katzman, producer of “Dallas,” James Lee Barrett, writer of “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Green Berets,” western writer Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin and Roger Shullman, Jay Moriarity and Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, Paul Cooper, and Dick Christie.

Raised in Los Angeles, Weitzman graduated UCLA and joined McA after serving in the military. In 1966, he began a seven-year agency relationship with the William Morris Agency, specializing in writers and producers.

In 1973, Weitzman formed his own agency, Lew Weitzman and Associates, which he supervised for the next ten years.

In 1983, Weitzman sold the agency to the Sy Fisher Company, a division of Taft Entertainment. He became head of the agency unit, and remained there until the 1988 Writers Guild strike.

He then founded Preferred Artists Agency,
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Lew Weitzman, 1937-2013

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A memorial service in honour of literary agent Lew Weitzman, who died on Jun 30 aged 76, has been set for Jul 24 in Los Angeles.

Weitzman specialised in International Relations at UCLA and following military service joined McA, then the world’s largest talent agency.

In 1966 he moved to William Morris Agency for seven years, specialising in writers and producers, before going on to found Lew Weitzman and Associates, which he supervised for the next ten years.

In 1983 Weitzman sold the agency to the Sy Fisher Company and became head of the agency unit. He remained there until 1988, when the Writers Guild strike forced him to establish Preferred Artists Agency, which endures to this day.

His career clients included Dallas producer Leonard Katzman, Smokey And The Bandit and The Green Berets writer James Lee Barrett, as well as Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin and Roger Shullman, Jay Moriarity and Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, [link
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R.I.P. Lew Weitzman

Longtime literary agent Lew Weitzman died June 30 at the age of 75. During his 40-plus year career Weitzman represented dozens of TV and film writers including Dallas producer/writer Leonard Katzman, Smokey And The Bandit and The Green Berets scribe James Lee Barrett, Jim Byrnes, John McGreevey, John Baskin, Roger Shulman, Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan, Ann Beckett, Paul Cooper, and Dick Christie. Weitzman started out at McA then in 1966 moved on to the William Morris Agency where he spent the next seven years specializing in writers and producers. Weitzman formed his own agency, Lew Weitzman and Associates which he sold in 1983 to the Sy Fisher Company, a division of Taft Entertainment. He became head of the agency unit, and remained there until the Writers Guild strike in 1988. He later formed Preferred Artists Agency, where his son Paul Weitzman currently is a literary agent. His other son, TV writer Matt Weitzman is a co-creator of American Dad!
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Homeland: season one, episode eight

What a twist! A brilliant ending to the episode leaves us reconsidering our verdicts on characters once more

Spoiler Alert: This blog is for people watching Homeland on Channel 4. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode eight – and if you've seen further in the series, please do not leave spoilers

Rebecca Nicholson's episode seven blog

"Achilles Heel"

This week events followed the formula we're getting used to – a slow build of drama and tension, then an enormous, game-changing twist in the last five minutes. And what a twist this was. I felt cross with myself for falling for Brody's act, and yet it's now so difficult to work out who is "good" and who is "bad" – the distinctions are crumbling by the episode – that I don't even know that I believe the story laid out in front of me. And that's what makes it more and more exciting each week.
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Homeland Episode 10: Brody Makes His Decision

Homeland Episode 10: Brody Makes His Decision

Homeland reintroduced good old Dick Johnson, whose name brought Jessica to fits of giggles last week, now brought Brody one step closer to carrying out a terrorist act against the United States. Vice President Walden paid an overly anxious Brody a visit and asked him to run for Johnson’s seat.

When Brody wanted to see Carrie, I had hopes that maybe he would want to share with the CIA what plans Nazir has for the United States. Yes, I am that naive. Instead he took the opportunity to ensure there’s nochance the media can find out about them. Carrie sure as hell isn't going to tell anybody in the CIA,and she ensures him Jessica will never know. Since he knows fully well she already knows he and Carrie had sex, what does that mean? He said goodbye to Carrie, and she said good night.
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Gay Girl's Goggles: "Homeland" SnapCap (1.08)

Just when you thought you could relax and enjoy Homeland, another revelation chills us to the bone. Sure, we knew that what happened last week didn't mean Brody was in the clear. But I was still thrown by this episode's twists.

Afterellen Bait

We know better than to expect much in the way of girl/girl action from Homeland, but we did get a teeny bit of eye candy this week in the form of Helen Walker and her arms. I call this screencap, "Helen, yeah!"

Feelings, Feelings, Feelings!

Most of the feelings this week whirled around love and loss. Saul's wife Mira leaves and despite the tension between them in the days before, we finally see Mira break down on her way to the airport. She does love Saul — she just can't live with the fact that he will always choose duty over her.

Carrie is confronted with real
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Homeland, Ep. 1.08: “Achilles Heel” explores love in marriage and huge twists

Homeland, Season 1, Episode 8: “Achilles Heel”

Written by Chip Johannessen

Directed by Tucker Gates

Airs Sundays at 10pm Et on Showtime

Homeland has dabbled in thematically structured episodes already, but “Achilles Heel” took that to another level and by doing so brought to mind a lot of what made the best episodes of the failed AMC show, Rubicon, so great. You take a theme and you let it seep into all the ongoing storylines, and by doing so you add extra weight and character even when not much is actually happening story-wise. Except that in this case, a lot did happen outside of the central theme of love in marriage.

The episode worked in that theme on multiple fronts in what was actually something of a Carrie-light episode. Brody and Jessica have begun to clear the air and air starting to resemble a happily married couple. They get invited to
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New On Blu-ray and DVD This Week

With President’s Day weekend behind us it’s now time to think about some late Valentine’s Day presents. In case you want to pick up something extra for your valentine or you completely forgot to get something at all, a great movie on Blu-ray or DVD makes a perfect gift. Fortunately, there’s some new ones coming out this week just in time.

Among this week’s selection we’re interested in are new to Blu-ray movies such as Law Abiding Citizen, Halo Legends, the Dirty Harry Collection, Contempt, Akira Kurosawa’s Ran and debut of TV series Barnaby Jones and the latest installment of Cannon. Also, Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas (pictured above with Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro) gets the 20th Anniversary treatment with a new Blu-ray release.

Movies

Black Dynamite ~ Michael Jai White (Blu-ray and DVD)

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever ~ Michael Bowen,
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Small Wonder The Complete First Season On DVD February

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Small Wonder The Complete First Season On DVD February
Small Wonder confirmed the age-old adage: If it looks like a ten-year-old girl and talks like a robot… it’s a Robot! When genius cybernetics engineer Ted Lawson (Dick Christie) brings home his top secret invention, a Voice Input Child Identicant or V.I.C.I. (Tiffany Brissette), life becomes anything but mechanic for the Lawson family. With Ted’s boss and nosy neighbors (the Brindles) next door, his family must pass off Vickie as a real child. It’s easy for his wife Joan (Marla Pennington) who can’t help dotting on her like a real daughter, but harder for his precocious son Jamie (Jerry Supiran) who uses Vickie to do his homework and ward off [...]
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