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From Silent Film Icon and His Women to Nazi Era's Frightening 'Common Folk': Lgbt Pride Movie Series (Final)

From Silent Film Icon and His Women to Nazi Era's Frightening 'Common Folk': Lgbt Pride Movie Series (Final)
(See previous post: “Gay Pride Movie Series Comes to a Close: From Heterosexual Angst to Indonesian Coup.”) Ken Russell's Valentino (1977) is notable for starring ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev as silent era icon Rudolph Valentino, whose sexual orientation, despite countless gay rumors, seems to have been, according to the available evidence, heterosexual. (Valentino's supposed affair with fellow “Latin LoverRamon Novarro has no basis in reality.) The female cast is also impressive: Veteran Leslie Caron (Lili, Gigi) as stage and screen star Alla Nazimova, ex-The Mamas & the Papas singer Michelle Phillips as Valentino wife and Nazimova protégée Natacha Rambova, Felicity Kendal as screenwriter/producer June Mathis (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), and Carol Kane – lately of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame. Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972) is notable as one of the greatest musicals ever made. As a 1930s Cabaret presenter – and the Spirit of Germany – Joel Grey was the year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner. Liza Minnelli
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Dysfunctional Heterosexual Couples and Oscar-Winning Cross-Gender Performance: TCM's Gay Pride Comes to an End

Dysfunctional Heterosexual Couples and Oscar-Winning Cross-Gender Performance: TCM's Gay Pride Comes to an End
Turner Classic Movies' 2017 Gay Pride film series comes to a close this evening and tomorrow morning, Thursday–Friday, June 29–30, with the presentation of seven movies, hosted by TV interviewer Dave Karger and author William J. Mann, whose books include Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines and Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969. Among tonight's movies' Lgbt connections: Edward Albee, Tony Richardson, Evelyn Waugh, Tab Hunter, John Gielgud, Roddy McDowall, Linda Hunt, Harvey Fierstein, Rudolf Nureyev, Christopher Isherwood, Joel Grey, and Tommy Kirk. Update: Coincidentally, TCM's final 2017 Gay Pride celebration turned out to be held the evening before a couple of international events – and one non-event – demonstrated that despite noticeable progress in the last three decades, gay rights, even in the so-called “West,” still have a long way to go. In Texas, the state's – all-Republican – Supreme Court decided that married gays should be treated as separate and unequal. In
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Thanks for Noticing, Golden Guy: Top Ten Oscar-Nominated Actor Acknowledgements

The 87th Academy Award nominations for 2015 were recently released on January 15, 2015 representing the excellence in film for the previous year. Naturally there was the standard controversy regarding those films and performances that got unfairly overlooked. Unfortunately, the perceived snubs do happen from year to year so this goes along with the territory. Nevertheless, the lucky selections that do manage to grab Oscar’s attention are understandably grateful and psyched to see if the golden statuette will in fact go home with them on the film industry’s biggest and most elegant evening.

With the obvious crankiness of Oscar omissions aside and the injustices that go with these “reel” deals has anyone ever considered the Academy Award nominees that are surprisingly recognized that could have gone unnoticed for whatever reasoning? After all there are films and exceptional performances that get lost in the shuffle but manage to get the accolades it
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Hindsight: Will You Travel Back in Time With VH1's New Drama?

Hindsight: Will You Travel Back in Time With VH1's New Drama?
The premiere of VH1’s new original series Hindsight on Wednesday took viewers on a time-traveling journey – but did you enjoy the trip down ’90s memory lane?

Before you chime in with your thoughts, a recap of the pilot: Becca (White Collar‘s Laura Ramsey) is about to get married for the second time to quintessential nice guy Andy (Super Fun Night’s Nick Clifford). He’s sweet, responsible and thoughtful. “But did he set me on fire? Well, I was warm,” Becca’s voiceover reveals. She finds herself reminiscing about the past, including her hunky, unpredictable ex-husband Sean (Legend of the Seeker
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A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch as he has entertained generations of TV and film audiences throughout the ages. Upon the death of this immensely likable leading man on both the small and big screen many are probably wondering about their mortality at this point. After all, you either grew up with James Garner as a peer or spent your childhood watching him in your living rooms on the boob tube or at the local movie theater.

Although the majority of folks associate Garner with television from his first western series Maverick in the 1950′s to his landmark role as ex-con Pi Jim Rockford in the 1970′s The Rockford Files (some teens and young adults may recall his brief stint as grandfather Jim
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Love Always: Brooke Shields

Presenting “Love Always,” a recurring feature in which we pay tribute to the women who helped shape our views on pop culture.

This time we pay a 49th birthday tribute to one of the great child stars of all time, who overcame the pitfalls of Hollywood to carve out a successful adult career.

Here are ten reasons why I will Love Always … Brooke Shields.

She Introduced Us To Christopher Atkins And Martin Hewitt

In Blue Lagoon, Brooke and her breast merkin introduced us to the natural wonders of Christopher Atkins, and the two would learn the ways of sex by watching giant sea turtles copulating. The following year, in Endless Love, she would once again come through for us by giving us one of the most underrated bits of 80′s beefcake, Martin Hewitt.

She Gave Catherine O’Hara One Of Her Greatest Roles

Wet Gold

Brooke was at her most luscious in this 1984 TV movie,
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10 remarkable things about King Kong Lives

Top 10 Ryan Lambie 12 Nov 2013 - 07:05

The 1986 monster sequel King Kong Lives was a flop for producer Dino De Laurentiis, but a source of remarkable details for us...

Producer Dino De Laurentiis assembled an all-star cast and gathered a colossal budget for his 1976 remake of King Kong. Once again a story about a giant ape transported to New York and running amok, the 1976 King Kong overcame its production difficulties - including a malfunctioning 40ft tall mechanical ape designed by Carlo Rambaldi - and became a sizeable hit.

A decade later, De Laurentiis decided that it was finally time to make a sequel to King Kong, and brought back director John Guillermin (not to mention a much smaller budget of $10m) to make King Kong Lives. Unfortunately, by the middle of the 80s, nobody seemed to be particularly keen on seeing another giant ape movie - especially one full of countryside
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Oprah Helps to Lift Butler to the Top of the North American Box Office?

Oprah Winfrey to help ‘The Butler’ top the domestic box office? (Photo: Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard in ‘The Butler’) About a week ago, Oprah Winfrey was in the news for being told that a $38,000 crocodile-skin purse at a store in Zurich wasn’t really for her. The uproar was related to racism: possibly, supposedly, maybe the saleswoman-for-the-filthy-rich felt that a black woman wouldn’t be able to afford a $38,000 crocodile-skin purse, even though those stores for the disgustingly megarich — I mean, $38,000 for a goddamned purse? Crocodile skin? — surely cater to the wives and mistresses and aunts of megarich African entrepreneurs and dictators alike. Fast forward a week or so and … Oprah Winfrey is back in the news as a result of another "incident" related to ethnic issues: the weekend debut of Lee Daniels’ The Weinstein Company-distributed The Butler, about a black butler in the appropriately named White House. The Butler
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What to Watch Friday: Banshee's Finale, Stymied Blue Bloods, Disney's Wizards Return and More

What to Watch Friday: Banshee's Finale, Stymied Blue Bloods, Disney's Wizards Return and More
On TV this Friday: Banshee goes out with a bang, Blue Bloods search for a terrible common denominator, Selena Gomez plays naughty and nice Wizards, snow proves problematic for Spartacus (and not just because of his skimpy attire) and will sex sell on Fashion Star? As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (Disney Channel) | One-hour TV movie: The Russo family travels to Italy to meet distant relatives… and Alex inadvertently casts a spell that splits her into Good Alex and Evil Alex.
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What to Watch Thursday: Glee Is Born to Hand Jive, Burn Notice Is Back, Last Resort and More

What to Watch Thursday: Glee Is Born to Hand Jive, Burn Notice Is Back, Last Resort and More
On TV this Thursday: The Burn Notice team is back (and still stuck in Panama), Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks seeks out a little Recreation, The Big Bang Theory engages two sci-fi faves and Last Resort gets trippy. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Stefan and Klaus form an uneasy alliance to try to contain Connor, but it’s not enough to stop the vampire hunter from taking hostages. And of course, Elena gets caught between the brothers when Stefan and
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Lea DeLaria, America Olivo et al. Lead Frank Christopher's Flutter By, 2/8

Sunday, January 8 at 4pm Smoke Jazz Club will presents a reading of Frank Christophers play Flutter Bys, a play that pushes the suspension of disbelief envelope. The comedy is set in turbulent New York circa 2001 and examines the lives of the ONeil family and the lives of their son Anthonys childhood friends. The show will star Michael Cunio, America Olivo, Christian Campbell, Lou Liberatore, Ann Dowd, Brian Kerwin, Lea DeLaria, Annette Hunt, Gerardo Gudino, Eric Michael Gillett and Cindy Cheung.
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Disney Will Look Smart with “The Help”

HollywoodNews.com: You may have wondered, if you are in the film business, why did Disney want Dreamworks? The answer is “The Help,” which opens August 10th and is astonishingly good. I mean, it’s so good that Disney will be going to awards shows this winter with actual people instead of just animated characters. “The Help,” of course, comes from tbe best seller, and that doesn’t always guarantee a good outcome. In this case, boy oh boy, everyone got what they paid for and then some.

Right off the bat: Bryce Dallas Howard, the actress/producer and Ron Howard‘s talented daughter, finally breaks through with this film. She is just mesmerizing as the nastiest piece of work you could hope to find a film. Her Hilly hasn’t got one redeeming feature. She is a racist and truly awful. But despite being a villainess extraordinaire, Bryce is never once campy or stereotypical.
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We Love Soaps TV 2.88 One Life To Live at the Daytime Emmys

On Episode 2.88, We Love Soaps TV travels to the Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas to speak with the cast of One Life To Live including Kassie DePaiva, James DePaiva, Brian Kerwin, Terri Conn, Austin Peck and Melissa Archer.

Related:

- Opinion: The Good and Mostly Bad of the Daytime Emmy Telecast

- Photos: Daytime Emmy Awards Red Carpet

- Photos: Daytime Emmy Awards Press Room

- Winners: 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

- Photos: Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards

- Winners: 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards

- We Love Soaps TV 2.73 Caroll Spinney & Oscar the Grouch

- We Love Soaps TV 2.74 Crystal Chappell & Kim Turrisi

- We Love Soaps TV 2.75 Martha Byrne & Lisa Brown

- We Love Soaps TV 2.76 General Hospital at the Creative Emmys

- We Love Soaps TV 2.77 Judi Evans & Steve Wilkos

- We Love Soaps TV 2.78 The Young And The Restless at
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Daytime Emmys: Who should win! Who will win!

Daytime Emmys: Who should win! Who will win!
It’s Emmy time this Sunday, soap fans! Though the TV Academy also uses the annual ceremony (airing live on CBS at 8 p.m. Et) to honor game and talk shows, the real competition lies in the drama categories. Will James Franco’s much-ballyhooed appearance on General Hospital help the ABC soap take the top prize? Will the soon-to-canceled All My Children earn a sympathy trophy?

We asked some on the industry’s top soap experts — Editorial Director Stephanie Sloane and Managing Editor Editor Gabrielle Winkel of Soap Opera Digest/Soap Opera Weekly, and Soap Opera Network Co-founder Xavier Toups
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'Ellen,' 'General Hospital' Lead 2011 Daytime Emmy Noms

'Ellen,' 'General Hospital' Lead 2011 Daytime Emmy Noms
The 38th annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations were announced Wednesday, with soap opera "General Hospital" garnering 21 nods and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" honored with 12.

"The Young and the Restless" received 20 nominations, while recently-canceled soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" received 13 and 12 nominations, respectively, but none for Susan Lucci.

Here is a list of nominees in the major categories:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

"The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

"The Young and the Restless
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Nominations: 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast from Las Vegas for the second year in a row on June 19th, 2011 over the CBS Television Network, hosted by Wayne Brady, the Emmy® Award winning actor, singer, and comedian and host of the CBS game show, Let's Make A Deal.

“It is with great pleasure that the Daytime Emmy® Awards returns to the CBS Network again,” said Darryl Cohen, Chairman, NATAS. “The Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the cornerstones of our business and this year’s Las Vegas-based celebration, produced with our broadcast partner, Associated Television International, and hosted by Wayne Brady promises to be an exciting evening of entertainment.”

The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to game show hosts Pat Sajak of
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Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jonathan Jackson, as Lucky Spencer

General Hospital                                                                                   ABC

Jason Thompson, as Patrick Drake

General Hospital                                                                                   ABC

Brian Kerwin, as Charlie Banks

One Life To Live                                                                                    ABC

Doug Davidson, as Paul Williams

The Young and the Restless                                                           CBS

Billy Miller, as Billy Abbott

The Young and the Restless                                                           CBS

Click here for a full list of nominations.
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Cancelled Soaps Land Top Daytime Emmy Nominations

Cancelled Soaps Land Top Daytime Emmy Nominations
Axed U.S. soaps All My Children and One Life To Live are set to go out with a bang after scoring a combined total of 25 nominations for the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Earlier this year, ABC network bosses announced All My Children will come to an end in September after 41 years on air, while One Life To Live will also be scrapped following a 43-year run.

But the shows look set to dominate the 38th annual Daytime Emmys - All My Children, which has 13 nominations, is up for Outstanding Drama Series, competing against The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, while its stars Alicia Minshew, Debbi Morgan and Ricky Paull Goldin will all do battle in the Leading Drama Actor categories.

All My Children's Melissa Claire Egan will go up against One Life To Live actress Bree Williamson for Best Supporting Drama Actress title, alongside the likes of Julie Pinson (As The World Turns), Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Tricia Cast (The Young and the Restless), while Williamson's co-star Brian Kerwin will fight for Best Supporting Drama Actor, a category which includes Jonathan Jackson and Jason Thompson from General Hospital.

Medical drama series General Hospital leads the nominations with 21, while The Young and The Restless garnered 20 and children's show Sesame Street earned 16.

Comedienne-turned-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is also set for a big night after taking 12 nods, including Outstanding Talk Show - pitting The Ellen DeGeneres Show against The View, Regis & Kelly and Rachael Ray.

DeGeneres' hit programme also gained recognition for direction, set design and make-up, although the star herself failed to land a nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host - a title she has won four times before. Instead, The View's star-studded line-up - consisting of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters - will battle against the presenters of Regis & Kelly, Rachael Ray, The Doctors and Dr. Oz for the top TV category.

The nominees for the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, which celebrate the best in U.S. TV production, were announced early on Wednesday.

The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony in Las Vegas on 19 June. Actor/comedian Wayne Brady will host.

2011 Daytime Emmy Award nominations: 'General Hospital' leads with 21

The 38th annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations were announced Wednesday (May 11). Long-running soap opera "General Hospital" leads all nominated shows with 21, followed closely by "The Young and the Restless" with 20.

The recently-canceled soaps "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" received 13 and 12 nominations, respectively. The most nominated non-soap opera was long-time children's program "Sesame Street" with 16, followed by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with 12. PBS led all networks with 57 nominations, though ABC was right on its heels with 56.

The awards show, hosted by "Let's Make a Deal" host Wayne Brady, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on June 19, 2011. Game show hosts Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak will both receive lifetime achievement awards.

Here is a list of the major categories:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

    * "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

    * "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

    * "All My Children" (ABC)

    * "General Hospital" (ABC)

 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

    * Susan Flannery,
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Daytime Emmy Awards: Ellen, General Hospital Lead Nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards: Ellen, General Hospital Lead Nominations
Nominations for the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, to air June 19 on CBS, were announced on Wednesday, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show came away as the most acknowledged talker, while General Hospital edged out The Young and the Restless as far as soap opera nods go.

Who exactly got nominated for what? Well….

All told, Gh collected 21 nominations, including bids for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor/2003 winner Maurice Benard (“Sonny”) and Lead Actress Laura Wright (“Carly”).

Representing Gh in the supporting races are Jonathan Jackson (“Lucky,” a three-time winner in the Young Actor category), Jason Thompson (“Patrick”) and Nancy Lee Grahn (“Alexis,
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