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The 7 Best Dances From the First Night of 'DWTS' Season 19 Finals

24 November 2014 8:50 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The first night of Dancing With the Stars' season 19 finals began Monday night, and the competition was the toughest it has ever been. With four couples who all know their way around a dance floor like nobody's business, it was clear from the first moment that no matter who went home, it was going to be disappointing.

The stars got the chance to show off their skills with two different dances. The first was a routine that they performed earlier in the season, but didn't necessarily get perfect. Each star also had one of the four judges to advise them on how to improve their routine. It was really a night of dancing redemption.

Photos: The Complete (Until Tuesday Night) List of Dancing with the Stars Winners

The second dance would be a freestyle, which allowed the couples to choreograph any type of dance they wanted, and each of the stars brought their very best to »

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Better Program Your DVR: 'Better Call Saul' Gets Two-Night Premiere Date

20 November 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

AMC is pulling out all the stops for its "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul," and that includes its premiere: The highly-anticipated drama will get a two-night series debut early next year.

"Better Call Saul" will make its series premiere on Sunday, February 8 at 10 p.m., with its second episode airing the following night, Monday, February 9, at 10 p.m. The show will then move into its permanent timeslot, Mondays at 10 p.m., the following week.

"This February, during AMC's first ever two-night series premiere event, we're going to introduce Jimmy McGill to the world. Known to 'Breaking Bad' fans as Saul Goodman, viewers will soon discover Saul wasn't always Albuquerque's top criminal (criminal) lawyer," said AMC President Charlie Collier in a press release. "Huge thanks to Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Bob Odenkirk, our partners at Sony, and the entire team. We're thrilled to be cooking together again. »

- Katie Roberts

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Crowdfund This: Doc 'The Lady Who Swings The Band' on Jazz Pioneer Mary Lou Williams (1 Day Left)

28 October 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Note: Documentary filmmaker Carol Bash is in the final day of fundraising with roughly 40% of the goal raised and just 8 hours left in the campaign at the time of this writing.  From filmmaker Carol Bash comes a feature length documentary on Mary Lou Williams, noted jazz pianist, composer and arranger, whose story has been largely unknown until now. From the film's site:  "In a time when women were expected to stay at home and raise children, Mary Lou Williams forged her own path and created some of the most sophisticated big band hits for Andy Kirk, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and many other popular orchestras in the 1930s." The documentary is years in »

- Jai Tiggett

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Toronto: Reese Witherspoon’s Peggy Lee Project Draws Todd Haynes

8 September 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director Todd Haynes has come on board to develop Reese Witherspoon’s Peggy Lee biopic.

The actress disclosed Haynes’ attachment at the Toronto Film Festival, where two of her films — “Wild” and “The Good Lie” — are screening.

Witherspoon became involved with the Lee project in 2010 when it was set up at Fox 2000 with Nora Ephron writing and attached to direct. The project was put on hold after Ephron’s death in 2012.

Lee passed away in 2002 after a long career as a singer, songwriter, composer and actress. She’s best known for recording “Why Don’t You Do Right?” with Benny Goodman, “Fever” and “Is That All There Is?”

Witherspoon won an Oscar for portraying singer June Carter Cash in 2005’s “Walk the Line.”

Marc Platt, who teamed with Witherspoon on her “Legally Blonde” films, is producing. Ephron’s script was re-written by Doug Wright.

Haynes, whose credits include “Far From Heaven »

- Dave McNary

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Todd Haynes Directing Peggy Lee Biopic

8 September 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For several years now – at least since 2010, in fact – Reese Witherspoon has harboured a desire to portray iconic singer Peggy Lee. Nora Ephron was attached at one point to write and direct the biopic, but her death stymied the project. Now the film has a new director aboard, with Far From Heaven’s Todd Haynes set to call the shots.Peggy Lee might not be quite as well known as, say, June Carter, who Witherspoon played to Oscar-winning effect in Walk The Line, but she had quite a career, and had her most enduring hit with the classic Fever.She got her start working with Benny Goodman’s band before recording albums and film soundtracks. She then stepped in front of the camera for movies including 1953’s The Jazz Singer and 1955’s Pete Kelly’s Blues. She also provided songs and her vocal talents to Disney's Lady & The Tramp, though »

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Press tour: 'Better Call Saul' live-blog with Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould

11 July 2014 5:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Until about 10 minutes ago, there has been so much conflicting information, if not outright misinformation, about what exactly "Better Call Saul" will be: A straight "Breaking Bad" prequel? A time-bending journey that includes adventures during the reign of Heisenberg? A comedy? A drama with occasional laughs? Huell's story? AMC's press release about the full cast and basic premise and setting fill in some of the details — including that it begins six years before Saul (then known as Jimmy McGill) meets Walter White — and now co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will hopefully bring more of the show (not due to premiere until early 2015) into sharper clarity, without actually giving too much of the fun away. I'll be live-blogging all of Gilligan's charming Virginian self-deprecation, all of Gould's jokes, and whatever nuggets we actually get about the new show. (Note: all times will be Pacific.) 5:10 p.m.: Gould and »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Eileen Ford, Founder of Ford Models, Is Dead at 92

10 July 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Eileen Ford, who co-founded Ford Models with her husband Jerry in 1946 - essentially inventing the modern modeling business, and exerting enormous influence on the world's views of human beauty - has died at 92. She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a fall at her New York apartment. In a statement to People about her mother, Katie Ford said: "Eileen loved Jerry and her family and her friends, as well as Le Cirque, football, ballet, bellini's, Benny Goodman, “21”, books on history, the New York Post and The New York Times, Seinfeld, The Stork Club, her flower garden, The Ritz in Paris, »

- Tim Nudd

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Marvel Changes Movies Part 1: The Rise of Marvel

23 June 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Marvel began life as a small-time comic book publisher called Timely Publications and released their first comic book in October of 1939 featuring the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner.  For over sixty years, they dealt with a rollercoaster of popularity and public interest, at times reveling in great success with properties such as Spider-Man and at other times barely making it by.  In 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy when the industry slumped, but now, in 2014, Marvel is an absolute powerhouse and is leading not only the comics industry, but the film industry as well.  Today we’ll look at the history of Marvel and the events that led them to a point where they could become a movie-making behemoth.

Movies are changing, and Marvel is at the helm.  Join us for part 1 of a four part special event as we explore where Marvel came from, how they rose to silver screen prominence, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Nick Vollmer)

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Lannisters, Ewings or Sopranos: Who is TV's most dysfunctional family?

20 June 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4's fantastically funny farce Friday Night Dinner returns for a third series tonight at 10pm - and rest assured, the latest exploits of the Goodman clan are every bit as outrageous as we've come to expect.

But compared to some of TV's more dysfunctional families, Jackie, Martin, Adam and Jonny actually seem rather well-adjusted. Here are five television households you wouldn't want to spent Friday night (or any night!) with...

1. The Lannisters - from Game of Thrones

Murder, incest, shared sexual partners - when it comes to messy family set-ups, there's no beating the Lannisters. With the Starks all but eradicated, this lot are not only the Seven Kingdoms' most powerful clan, but also its most maladjusted.

Most Dysfunctional Moment - Tyrion murdering his father after finding him in bed with his treacherous ex-lover scores pretty high, but it's nowhere near as horrific as Jaime raping sister Cersei »

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Q&A: Nigel Lythgoe and Tom Bergeron on the State of Reality TV

16 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nigel Lythgoe and Tom Bergeron have never worked together before, but they joke they keep bumping into each other in the hallways at work — both dance shows record at the same studio. We caught up with the British judge of “So You Think You Can Dance” and charming host of “Dancing With the Stars” at the “DWTS” rehearsal studio — and their rapport was instantaneous. Before long, plans were hatched for a spinoff “So You Think You Can Dance With the Stars.” “It’s like Batman and Superman in the same movie!,” joked Bergeron.

Variety: What makes for a good reality show?

Lythgoe: Honesty.

Bergeron: I agree. In the case of “Dancing” being a live show, the camera is very unforgiving. If there’s a dishonest emotion attempting to pass itself as sincerity, you’ll be found out. Honesty is what will endear you to and connect you to the viewer. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Breaking Bad’ The Complete Series on DVD and Blu-ray June 3

19 May 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

On June 3, there will be a new, less expensive Breaking Bad Box Set available. It will feature hours of bonus content, including the two-hour documentary “No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad.” Now is your chance to watch, and rewatch one of the greatest TV series ever made.

Here is the news release from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:

The chemistry continues on June 3 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning shows of all time, Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, available on Blu-ray™ with newly created packaging, and, for the first time ever, as a complete series set on DVD. Just in time for Father’s Day and graduation gift giving, the explosive saga of high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White is available in its entirety, including all 62 uncut, uncensored episodes. The 16-disc Blu-ray set features more than 55 hours of bonus content, »

- Jeff Bayer

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Surprise Elimination in Semi-Finals

12 May 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American icons night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars brought Kenny Ortega to the judges' table, Jackson family music to the ballroom - and heavy drama for two competitors. The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, only to result in a bitter departure. Read on for more. After a beautiful night of dancing by the five remaining couples it was between ice skating partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis. White, who had a very high scoring night last week, was the one who bid adieu to the ballroom. »

- Dahvi Shira

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: Surprise Elimination in Semi-Finals

12 May 2014 7:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American icons night on Monday's Dancing with the Stars brought Kenny Ortega to the judges' table, Jackson family music to the ballroom - and heavy drama for two competitors. The semi-finals came down to a pair of couples who easily could have vied for the mirror ball against each other, only to result in a bitter departure. Read on for more. After a beautiful night of dancing by the five remaining couples it was between ice skating partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis. White, who had a very high scoring night last week, was the one who bid adieu to the ballroom. »

- Dahvi Shira

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Casting Net: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel lead untitled thriller; Plus, Octavia Spencer, more

8 May 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Patrick Wilson (Jack Strong), Jessica Biel (The Truth About Emanuel), Imogen Poots (Need for Speed), and Toby Jones (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) have joined the cast of Andy Goddard’s (Set Fire to the Stars) upcoming untitled Patricia Highsmith film. The upcoming thriller is based off Highslith’s novel The Blunderer. Set in 1960s New York, the novel follows Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), a successful architect who lives the perfect life with his wife, Clara (Biel). Stackhouse’s life slips into chaos, however, when he becomes fascinated with an unsolved murder that forces him into contact with a killer (Jones) and an ambitious detective. »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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Michael McKean Joins Better Call Saul

1 May 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Most days, casting announcements come thick and fast. At best, they are occasionally intriguing. At worst, they are like inevitable and unavoidable train wrecks that you simply can’t turn away from. Every once in a while, however, a casting announcement comes along that is so steeped in perfection, it emits its own glowing and radiant sunshine, in which we can all bask. On these rare and hallowed days, we can breathe a deep sigh of satisfaction and contentment – safe in the knowledge that somewhere, somehow, someone has our best interests at heart. Today is one of those days. Today is the day we learn that Michael McKean has joined the cast of Better Call Saul.

The world was somehow a darker place when Walter White exited our lives – with the broadcast of the final episode of Breaking Bad, on September 30, 2013. Here was a show crafted with exquisite talent and »

- Sarah Myles

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Michael McKean Joins Breaking Bad Prequel Series Better Call Saul

30 April 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The "Breaking Bad" prequel spinoff "Better Call Saul" has added Michael McKean to its cast, Deadline reports. He'll play an attorney named Dr. Thurber opposite Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman and Jonathan Banks' Mike Ehrmantraut. From AMC and Sony Pictures, "Better Call Saul" focuses on the evolution of the popular Goodman character before he became Walter White's lawyer. Details are few on what overall role Thurber will play, but the outlet notes that the character is "now restricted by an unusual affliction." McKean is no stranger to working with "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" creator Vince Gilligan. He guest-starred in a Gilligan-penned two-part episode of "The X-Files" in 1998 and reprised the same »

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Bryan Cranston Shares Grossest 'Breaking Bad' Scene

24 April 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Over five seasons of Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston was privy to — and, as Walter White, responsible for — numerous unsightly things, including Gus Fring's blown-up face, Jane's overdose and Saul Goodman's shirt-and-tie combos. But during a Tribeca Talks panel at the Tribeca Film Festival (aptly titled "Psychos We Love") the actor singled out a heinous moment from Season One, episode two as his choice for the show's grossest scene, Indiewire reports.

Check Out Our Countdown of 'Breaking Bad"s 10 Most Memorable Murders

"Early on, there was a scene where »

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Pre-order "Breaking Bad: The Complete Series" From Sony, Coming In June

7 April 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Sony:

For Immediate Release

“…one of the great shows of television's Golden Age…”

-- The Huffington Post, Maureen Ryan

The Addictive, Emmy Award®-Winning TV Drama

Starring Emmy Award® Winners Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul

Breaking Bad:

The Complete Series

Newly Created 16-Disc Blu-ray™ Box Set Available June 3

Featuring Hours of Bonus Content, Including the Two-Hour Documentary

No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad

Also Available for the First Time Ever as a 21-Disc Complete Series DVD Set

Culver City, Calif. (April 7, 2014) – The chemistry continues on June 3 when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases one of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning shows of all time, Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, available on Blu-ray™ with newly created packaging, and, for the first time ever, as a complete series set on DVD. Just in time for Father’s Day and graduation gift giving, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Engrossing Teenage Shows Why They are Who They Are

11 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Today it's hard for us to fathom why preachers used to rail so vehemently against jitterbugging. Even with cultural context — black music infiltrating white America; the revolution of rhythm over melody — the athletic whirligig swing-time boogie craze of the '30s and '40s now looks as wholesome as the ice-cream socials of the century before, just a lot sweatier.

The engrossing, sometimes frustrating cine-essay Teenage offers occasional moments of thrilling revelation, chief among them this: Here was the first mass-media pop craze that truly anticipated the world we live in today, one where the tastes of the teens began to shape the culture for the rest of us. Can't find anything fit for a grown-up mind at your cineplex? Blame Benny Goodman.

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Eulogy For Sid Caesar By Cinema Retro's Eddy Friedfeld

22 February 2014 8:52 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Eddy and Sid after a Master Class at Nyu, 2003. (Photo: Michael Doft)

Sid Caesar’s funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon, February 16 at a private ceremony in Los Angeles.   Among the family and friends paying tribute was Sid’s biographer and friend, Cinema Retro’s Eddy Friedfeld, who co-authored Sid’s creative biography, Caesar’s Hours, published by Public Affairs in 2003.

What follows is the eulogy Eddy delivered before Sid's family, friends and colleagues.

Sid said that, like Isaac Newton, he stood on the shoulders of giants, his inspirations- Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and W.C. Fields, who helped him develop his career and craft.  Today, Sid, we stand on your shoulders- and celebrate your life, your art, your warmth, character, and friendship. You did things no one else could do and you inspired many others, including people in this room, to take the same artistic risks. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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