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Stars: Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers, Nick Dennis, Vince Edwards, Val Avery, Marilyn Clark, James Joyce, Rupert Crosse | Written by John Cassavetes, Richard Carr | Directed by John Cassavetes
Ghost (Darin), is an idealistic musician who would rather play in the park to the birds and at other small time gigs than compromise himself by going big time. For his band mates however, a little bit of fame wouldn’t go a miss. But when Ghost falls for a girl called Jess who he meets at a party (Stevens), she comes between him and his band members. Splitting off from the group and abandoning the life he once knew, he sets off on a search for fame and leaves his dreams behind.
- Richard Axtell
As season finale season kicks into high gear, Entertainment Weekly reached out to some of your favorite shows for some unconventional teases. Check out the latest installment of our Season Finale Survey below:
Airdate: May 11
Finale Title: “Execution”
Number of deaths: Do you mean physical, spiritual, or tactical? Because they’re all running neck and neck.
One-word tease, presented in any language other than English: As Takeda would have said, “Totetsumonai”
Song I jammed to while writing the episode: Bobby Darin’s “Softly, As I Leave You” — you’ll see why… »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Apparently, even the White House wasn’t enough. Hot off his acclaimed turn as dastardly politician Frank Underwood on the second season of Netflix’s hit drama House of Cards, Kevin Spacey has signed on to play former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a biopic titled Captain of the Gate.
The biopic, which hails from Sierra/Affinity (Oculus, the upcoming Kill the Messenger), will focus on Churchill’s rise to power as he heroically took a stand against Parliament in order to protect England from Adolf Hitler’s powerful Third Reich. The script was penned by Ben Kaplan, who recently worked on the History Channel’s documentary Reagan. Kaplan also wrote episodes of historical documentary series Vietnam in HD and WWII in HD, both also for the History Channel, but Captain of the Gate will mark his feature debut.
Churchill has understandably been the subject of countless biopics, including »
- Isaac Feldberg
"Dancing with the Stars" Season 18 has begun!
Note: Votes tonight will -- when combined with the judges' scores tonight only -- will determine next week's elimination. The first couple cut will just not know about their elimination until the end of next Monday night.
Dancing the cha-cha-cha to "Give It 2 U" by Robin Thicke
Attitude? Check. Basic dance moves? Check. Really a good start for the season.
Len: "NeNe, I tell you what -- that's the way to get the party started!"
Bruno: "Sister Sassy -- that's my kind of girl!"
Carrie Ann: "You have this incredibly larger-than-life personality, and that shows in the dancing."
Scores: 7+7+7 = 21
Dancing the foxtrot »
Television and film writer-director S. Lee Pogostin died following a long illness on March 7, one day before his 87th birthday.
Pogostin won a Writers Guild Award and was nominated for an Emmy for his original teleplay “The Game,” for the anthology series “Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre.” Though Pogostin lost, director Sydney Pollack and actor Cliff Robertson won Emmys in 1966 for “The Game,” and actress Simone Signoret also won that year for another Pogostin-scripted Chrysler segment, “A Small Rebellion.”
Pogostin’s other feature credits as a writer were “Pressure Point” (based on his teleplay “Destiny’s Tot”), starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin; “Synanon”; “Nightmare Honeymoon”; “Golden Needles”; and “High Road to China.” He also wrote telepics, including the acclaimed “The UFO Incident, »
- Variety Staff
Kevin Spacey directs and stars as multi-talented 1950s singer Bobby Darin in this ambitious life and times biopic. A labour of love for Spacey, it's an eye-catching chronicle that takes in Darin's lifelong health problems, his marriage to fellow performer Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth), and of course his music, including his greatest hits Splish Splash, Mack The Knife and the song of the title. »
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