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'The Love Boat' Returns to the Open Sea as Cast Reunites

6 November 2014 5:48 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

We are with the cast of The Love Boat in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as they reunite for the first time in nearly 10 years.

News: The Love Boat Cast Preps for Reunion

The cast met up to celebrate Princess Cruises' 50th anniversary by christening a new ship. The original six cast members -- Gavin MacLeod (Captain Stubing), Fred Grandy (Gopher, the chief purser), Ted Lange (Isaac, the bartender), Bernie Kopell (Doc, the ship's doctor), Lauren Tewes (cruise director Julie) and Jill Whelan (Vicki, the captain's daughter) -- as well as guest stars like Florence Henderson, Doris Roberts and Loni Anderson were on hand for The Regal Princess' naming ceremony, which was hosted by Tori Spelling, daughter of series creator Aaron Spelling.

During the show's run, anybody who was anybody in the acting world found themselves guest starring on the program.

"It was a world of Academy Award winners," says Bernie Kopell. "We had [link »

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She Works Hard for the Money: The Top 10 “Loose” Women in Film

22 June 2014 4:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Feminine roles in cinema vary as there are different types of female empowerment displayed on the big screen. The same can be said for the showcasing the vulnerability of women in the movies as well. From motherhood to savvy businesswomen women have been either represented with integrity or misrepresented with exploitative intent.

One of the most explosive roles for women in motion pictures have been in the titillating realm of prostitution. Whether considered controversial, inspirational or observational the concept of women selling sex and demonstrating sensuality poses may ethical questions in cinema. Are movies that stress moral dilemmas with femininity and flesh-pedaling philosophies a challenging venture or easy pickings for sensational themes in films?

Whatever the case the prospect of fast females in film presents somewhat of a sociological/psychological experimentation. May it be through the lens of declaration, discovery or despair She Works Hard for the Money: The Top »

- Frank Ochieng

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DVD Review: "Beyond The Poseidon Adventure" (1979) Starring Michael Caine, Sally Field And Telly Savalas

26 May 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Seven years after his blockbuster success producing the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure, Irwin Allen revisited the same story for a sequel, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure. The 1979 film represents all the reasons that sequels to most hit films are generally disdained. Yes, there was The Godfather trilogy to buck the trend, but there were also those God-awful sequels to Jaws. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure opens the morning after the capsizing of the cruise ship. Michael Caine is Mike Turner, the financially destitute captain of a small vessel who is facing bankruptcy after losing his cargo in the same violent storm that destroyed The Poseidon. On board his boat are his first mate Wilbur (Karl Malden) and Celeste Whitman (Sally Field), a perky but klutzy young drifter the men have befriended. They stumble upon the capsized wreck of the Poseidon and Turner immediately smells financial opportunity in the tragedy. »

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NBC plans live version of 'The Music Man'

12 May 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

NBC says it’s planning to air a live production of The Music Man.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Monday the network has acquired rights for a TV version of the 1957 Meredith Willson musical.

The network had success with a live production of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, and is following that with a live version of Peter Pan in December.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers for The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, did a 2003 TV version of The Music Man with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth.

Greenblatt did not say if Zadan and »

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NBC Adds 'The Music Man' to Its Roster of Live TV Musicals

12 May 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Looks like the peacock has song and dance fever: NBC will stage a live adaptation of "The Music Man" in 2015.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt made the announcement Monday during the network's upfronts presentation, confirming the latest in what will most likely be an open-ended series of live musical broadcasts. "The Music Man" is the third such production for NBC, following last year's ratings hit "The Sound of Music," and the upcoming staging of "Peter Pan."

"The Music Man," a Tony award-winning 1957 musical, follows Harold Hill, a con man who poses as a band leader, selling instruments and uniforms to naive members of a small town. The townsfolk get swept up with excitement, thinking Hill will teach them how to play.

The stage version of the show was a hit, and spawned a popular film version in 1962, starring Shirley Jones and Robert Preston. Following a successful Broadway revival in 2000, a 2003 film adaptation aired on ABC, »

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NBC Adds 'The Music Man' to Its Roster of Live TV Musicals

12 May 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Looks like the peacock has song and dance fever: NBC will stage a live adaptation of "The Music Man" in 2015.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt made the announcement Monday during the network's upfronts presentation, confirming the latest in what will most likely be an open-ended series of live musical broadcasts. "The Music Man" is the third such production for NBC, following last year's ratings hit "The Sound of Music," and the upcoming staging of "Peter Pan."

"The Music Man," a Tony award-winning 1957 musical, follows Harold Hill, a con man who poses as a band leader, selling instruments and uniforms to naive members of a small town. The townsfolk get swept up with excitement, thinking Hill will teach them how to play.

The stage version of the show was a hit, and spawned a popular film version in 1962, starring Shirley Jones and Robert Preston. Following a successful Broadway revival in 2000, a 2003 film adaptation aired on ABC, »

- Katie Roberts

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Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

9 May 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She was 78.

Shortly after producing her first TV movie, “Winner Take All,” starring Shirley Jones, for NBC, Malone joined 20th Century Fox’s TV department as director of TV development. Soon she was named vice president of television, becoming the first woman VP at a major studio. During her time at Fox, Malone co-founded Women in Film.

Malone was an actress for decades, appearing extensively on TV and on stage, before moving behind the camera and into the executive suite and continued acting even after doing so, including a supporting role in the 1973 Burt Reynolds starrer “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing.”

She joined Tomorrow Entertainment as a story analyst in 1971 and »

- Carmel Dagan

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Blu-ray Release: Two Rode Together

21 April 2014 3:14 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: May 13, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

Richard Widmark (l.) and James Stewart in Two Rode Together

The 1961 Western Two Rode Together directed by John Ford (Drums Along the Mohawk) and starring James Stewart (Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation) and Richard Widmark (Twilight’s Last Gleaming) makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time next month!

Two Rode Together offers the great Stewart’s first appearance in a film from the legendary Ford (the pair would later go on to the likes of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance). The result is a tough revisionist Western about a cynical frontier marshal (Stewart) who teams with a cavalry officer (Widmark) to rescue a group of long-held white captives from a band of redoubtable Comanche.

Featuring a score by George Duning, the movie also stars Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal and Andy Devine.

As Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, »

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Shirley Jones Revisits 'Oklahoma!' and a Spectacular Career

14 April 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

As the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival comes to a close today, I want to share my interview with the belle of its opening night ball -- last Thursday's kickoff screening of the 1955 film Oklahoma! at the Tcl Chinese Theatre -- the great actress-singer Shirley Jones. I met up with Jones and her entourage -- Marty Ingels, her irrepressible second husband, to whom she has been married since 1977, plus her manager and publicist -- across the street from the theater at The Grill restaurant shortly after she introduced the screening of the beloved musical that she shot 60 years ago. Can

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TCM's Opening Night Red Carpet: Jones, O'Hara, Novak, O'Brien

12 April 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Diana reporting from TCM Film Festival's Opening Night Red Carpet. The classic stars came out and Anne Marie and I talked to them.

Oscar winner Shirley Jones with her husband and the Oklahoma! premiere. [Photo: David Buchan/Getty Images]

4 P.M. Hollywood Blvd.

The red carpet is rolled out in front of Grauman’s, but crewmembers are still finagling with the Oklahoma! stop-and-turns as the press begins to descend on the barricades. Within a few moments, we chosen not-so-few (journalists, cameramen, bloggers) swarm to our allocated spaces along the carpet, with The Film Experience smack dab in front of the Grauman’s entrance. Tip sheet in hand and audio recorder on standby, we stand and wait.

5 P.M. The Red Carpet Opens

We are told that Shirley Jones has arrived. In the distance and with some squinting, you can see the Oklahoma! songbird looking bubbly yet elegant in a dark pantsuit with Marty Ingels, her »

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Shirley Jones Talks Frank Sinatra, Gordon MacRae at TCM Opening Night Gala

11 April 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Old Hollywood glamour was in the air on Thursday as Shirley Jones, Maureen O’Hara and Kim Novak turned out for opening night of the TCM Classic Movie Festival.

The fifth annual fest kicked off with the world premiere of the restoration of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” at the Tcl Chinese Theatre.

Prior to the screening, TCM host Robert Osborne invited Jones, who made her film debut in “Oklahoma!” at age 18, onstage for a Q&A.

Jones said she had not planned to go into show business at all when was asked to participate in an open audition for the lead.

“I was in New York and I was on my way to college to become a veterinarian,” Jones explained. “I went and auditioned for the casting director, and he in turn called Mr. Rodgers in to hear me personally and he called Oscar Hammerstein to hear me personally, »

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TCM Film Festival: Oklahoma! is better than Ok

11 April 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

“So it’s a film festival, but for old films? Why?”

When I told folks how excited I was to finally go to the 5th annual TCM Film Festival this year in Hollywood, I got this question a few times. This isn’t just about the old adage “see a film on the big screen, like it was meant to be seen.” This is about celebrating the old and new: old films for new audiences, new restorations for old classics, old audiences sharing the new experience, and at the center of it all, Turner Classic Movies, which turns 20 this year, thereby becoming something of an old classic itself.

Last night, TCM rolled out the red carpet and opened Tcmff with a brand new restoration of Oklahoma!(1955) starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae. Diana and I were able to nab (literally) front row seats to the screening at the Tcl Chinese Theater, »

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2014 TCM Classic Film Festival Adds Tribute to Mickey Rooney With Screening Of National Velvet Sunday, April 13

9 April 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the fifth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers (and Geeks) from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival beginning this Thursday, April 10 and running through Sunday, April 13.

Coinciding with TCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.

TCM recently announced the tribute to Mickey Rooney, who passed away last weekend, will be Sunday, April 13 at 9am with a screening of National Velvet at the Tcl Chinese Multiplex 4. Eddie Muller will speak with Margaret O’Brien and read a poem written by Mickey Rooney, titled “Flesh and Bones” to close the tribute.

Fans of Rooney can watch a full day of his films this Sunday on TCM beginning at 6Am with Broadway To Hollywood. The »

- Melissa Thompson

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Mindy Newell: Reading Is Fundamental

7 April 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Dorothy: What kind of a horse is that? I’ve never seen a horse like that before!

Guardian of the Emerald City Gates:  And never will again, I fancy. There’s only one of him and he’s it. He’s the Horse of a Different Color you’ve heard tell about.

The Wizard of Oz, 1939

I love to read.  I read every chance I get, including always bringing a book with me to read on my lunch hour.

I don’t get people who don’t read.

They make me crazed.

The other day when I came into the lounge, I noticed that someone had left three books in the lounge; a couple of bodice rippers, and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, whose first book was The Kite Runner.  Both of Hosseini’s books reflect his Afghani childhood and heritage, and both are equally brilliant, though I »

- Mindy Newell

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Briefs: A College Football Player Comes Out, The “Drag Race” Controversy Grows, And Why Are There No Gay Men On “The Walking Dead?”

31 March 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Ewan McGregor (above), who is 43, Richard Chamberlain is 80, Shirley Jones is 80, and Christopher Walken is 71.

This Movie Is Rated PG-13 for Tasteless Gay Jokes. The movie in question is Escape From Planet Earth. Has anyone seen it, and what did you think?

Congrats to Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry, who got married over the weekend.

The Drag Race Fiasco: A Battle For GLAAD’s Soul?

Why are there no gay men on The Walking Dead?

What moms say to gay sons.

Idina Menzel and Darren Criss attend the opening night party for If/Then on Broadway.

Big congrats to college football defensive end Mitch Eby, who has come out to his teammates and to Outsports.

Here he is reporting on a basketball game.

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. »

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'Hot in Cleveland' Season 5 live premiere: Valerie Bertinelli thinks Betty White is a 'freak of nature'

26 March 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

TV Land's first big success in original sitcoms is aiming to stay hot by starting a season live.

"Hot in Cleveland" begins its fifth round the same way it came back in the middle of its fourth, with stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Betty White performing the episode as viewers see it (in the Eastern half of the country) Wednesday, March 26. Immediately after, Season 3 of the "Cleveland" spinoff "The Soul Man" will debut the same way, with Cedric the Entertainer and his cast also going live.

Linking the halves of the event, White and Cedric will appear in both series, to be shown on tape on the West Coast but with no modifications. "Hot in Cleveland" normally is done in front of a studio audience, as was the comedy that made Bertinelli famous, "One Day at a Time" ... but she confirms the live-telecast aspect doesn't mean less nerves. »

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The Definitive Religious Movies: 50-41

24 March 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As we are full-on in the Lent season, our definitive list will focus on films about religion or some aspect of it. The #1 qualification to be on this list is to deliberately focus on religion, a religious figure, or have the presence of a religion/faith as an integral plot point. For example, most of Luis Bunuel’s films can be viewed as attacks on the church, but they aren’t literally about Christianity; therefore, they won’t be included. So, on this list, we’ll look at as many different faiths  as possible (though, there are obviously a lot more movies about Christianity than any other religion). We’ll even dabble into cults and sects that don’t really exist. Final rule: no documentaries. We’re keeping this fictional.

courtesy of salon.com

50. Sound of My Voice (2011)

Directed by Zal Batmanglij

Sound of My Voice stars Brit Marling (also co-writer) as Maggie, »

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Sheila MacRae, Star of The Honeymooners, Dies at 92

8 March 2014 6:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sheila MacRae starred on the Broadway stage and in films, yet it was her small-screen role as the tolerant and brassy wife of a Brooklyn bus driver for which she is most remembered. MacRae, best known for playing Alice Kramden to Jackie Gleason's Ralph in the 1960s recreation of The Honeymooners, died Thursday. She was 92. The actress died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J., MacRae's granddaughter Allison Mullavey told the Associated Press on Friday. In the 1950s version of The Honeymooners, Audrey Meadows starred with Gleason as the lovebirds and sparring partners Ralph and Alice. »

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Shirley Jones Celebrates Her Big-Screen High Notes in a Cafe Carlyle Cabaret: Concert Review

5 March 2014 9:01 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Shirley Jones is enough of a show business pro to know where her bread is buttered. Her show at New York’s Cafe Carlyle leans heavily on the classic film musicals that made her a star, featuring extensive material from The Music Man, Oklahoma and Carousel. It’s a heartwarming evening of musical nostalgia from a performer who still exudes an image of chirpy, wide-eyed optimism. Photos: Top 10 Movie Songs of All Time Turning 80 in a few weeks, the veteran actress/singer has inevitably lost some of the range of her lustrous soprano voice. But she still manages to hit

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- Frank Scheck

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Zombie Night (2013) Review

15 February 2014 9:12 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Zombie Night (2013)

Director: John Gulager

Writers: Richard Schenkman, Keith Allan, Delondra Williams

Cast: Anthony Michael Hall (Patrick), Daryl Hannah (Birdy), Alan Ruck (Joseph), Rachel G. Fox (Tracie), Shirley Jones (Nana)

If you’ve read the cast, you might think that it’s 1986 again. It’s not, but Zombie Night could be right at home on a video store shelf represented by one of those weird videocassette boxes with no bottom. What I really love about the Asylum is that they are really comfortable about the films they make. Say what you will, but I’m still convinced that somewhere some brilliant, hyperactive kid is taking all these movies in, and in twenty years, he or she is going to direct some grindhouse and horror masterpieces of their own.

The Asylum’s films could be the muse for the next Tarantino or Rodriguez. You just never know. »

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