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Frankie Muniz Relives Secret Health Battle During Dancing with the Stars Most Memorable Year Week

Frankie Muniz Relives Secret Health Battle During Dancing with the Stars Most Memorable Year Week
Frankie Muniz, who left Hollywood in 2006 to become a professional race-car driver, channeled his health issues into Most Memorable Year Week on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night.

In 2009, Muniz had a serious accident on the race track.

“My car flipped a bunch and I crashed into a wall,” he told People last month. “In the end, I broke my back, ankle, four ribs and my hand. My thumb was dangling by the skin.”

During his recuperation, Muniz began drumming in the band Kingsfoil and found a new passion for music.

“I loved the band, I loved the guys,
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Frankie Muniz's Secret Health Battle: How He Survived a Racing Accident and Is Fighting Mysterious Mini Strokes

Frankie Muniz's Secret Health Battle: How He Survived a Racing Accident and Is Fighting Mysterious Mini Strokes
He’s proving himself to be a solid competitor on Dancing with the Stars, but Frankie Muniz is still adjusting to the occupational hazards of his new gig.

“I’m using muscles that I’ve never used before,” says Muniz, 31. “The backs of my knees are sore! Every day there are new pains, but I can’t stop.”

And for the former star of TV’s Malcolm in the Middle, some physical aches and ailments are nothing new. The actor, who left Hollywood in 2006 to become a professional race-car driver, admits that he can be somewhat injury-prone.

“Since 2006, I’ve broken 38 bones,
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9 Industry Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Disney’s live-action “Lion King” gets a Simba and Mufasa. Donald Glover (creator and star of FX’s “Atlanta”) will play the titular king, and James Earl Jones will reprise the role he originated with his voice as Mufasa. (La Times) The first vice president of Actors’ Equity is stepping down.After almost 11 years, Paige Price announced that she’ll resign as the first vice president of Actors’ Equity Association. A “fierce advocate for actors and stage managers across the country,” Price is taking on the role of producing artistic director at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. (Actors’ Equity) Sterling K. Brown continues his incredible year.The actor, whose starring roles in “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “This is Us” earned him NAACP Image Award and SAG Award nominations (as well as a Golden Globe nom for the former), has officially signed on to Shane Black
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9 Industry Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Disney’s live-action “Lion King” gets a Simba and Mufasa. Donald Glover (creator and star of FX’s “Atlanta”) will play the titular king, and James Earl Jones will reprise the role he originated with his voice as Mufasa. (La Times) The first vice president of Actors’ Equity is stepping down.After almost 11 years, Paige Price announced that she’ll resign as the first vice president of Actors’ Equity Association. A “fierce advocate for actors and stage managers across the country,” Price is taking on the role of producing artistic director at the Philadelphia Theatre Company. (Actors’ Equity) Sterling K. Brown continues his incredible year.The actor, whose starring roles in “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “This is Us” earned him NAACP Image Award and SAG Award nominations (as well as a Golden Globe nom for the former), has officially signed on to Shane Black
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Video Violence (1987) Review

Review by Chris Wright, MoreHorror.com

Video Violence” (1987)

Directed By: Gary P. Cohen

Written By: Gary P. Cohen & Paul Kaye

Starring: Art Neill (Steven Emory), Jackie Neill (Rachel Emory), Gary Schwartz (1st Store Owner), Chick Kaplan (2nd Store Owner), Bart Sumner (Howard), Uke (Eli), Paige Price (1st Victim), Robin Leeds (Customer), Kevin Haver (Rick Carlson), Bill Biach (1st Yokel), Joseph Kordos (Reggie Hobbs), Chris Williams (Desk Sergeant), William Toddie (Chief of Police), Ricky Kotch (Young Boy), Jennifer Biach (Dog)

Some horror fans are immediately turned off by direct to video films. Moreover, some are turned off as soon as they hear a film was shot on video as well as low budget. I find this film perseveres above the pack compared to many like those described above which I have seen in the past. I naturally have a soft spot for low budget flicks but I will vilify the film
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Actors' Equity Election Results Announced

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Actors' Equity Association has announced the results of its elections for eight offices and 17 National Council seats. Union members elected Nick Wyman for President, Paige Price as First Vice President, Rebecca Kim Jordan as Second Vice President, Ira Mont as Third Vice President, and Sandra Karas as Secretary-Treasurer. Each of these candidates ran uncontested for their respective offices and will serve three-year terms.Dev Kennedy was reelected as the Central Regional Vice President and Doug Carfrae was reelected Western Regional Vice President. Melissa Robinette has been elected the Eastern Regional Vice President. The above regional officers have all been elected to serve three-year terms.In addition to the officers, 17 Council seats were filled. In the Eastern Region, Christine Toy Johnson, David Sitler, Ira Denmark, Margot Moreland, and James Moye have been elected to five-year term Principal seats, and Kristen Beth Williams has been elected to a one-year term Principal seat.
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Pirates! Superheroes! Krekorians!

Here's a look back at Back Stage's top 10 memories:10. Undead DAYTIMEBack in 2009—when the daytime-drama format looked to be going the way of the wild polar bear—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists New York local president Holter Graham sounded a mournful note about the format's future. "The writing was on the wall about daytime and that it was a changing market a long time ago," Graham said. "The economic crisis given to us by the Bush administration sped up that process and made that writing on the wall bright yellow highlighter."That highlighter ink didn't wash away in 2010, but it faded a little. In 2009, CBS announced that its long-running soaps "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" would come to an end. This year no such similar announcement came, the networks instead making multiyear commitments to dramas such as "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives.
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X17 Xclusive - Charlie Sheen to Theatre Aspen Director: Thanks For Trying

Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Charlie Sheen will not be doing his community service work at Theatre Aspen ... at least not yet. Earlier this week, the Aspen, Colorado judge didn't accept the plea agreement presented by Sheen's attorney. Under the "Useful Public Service Program", Sheen's agreement would have allowed him to leave jail for up to 12 hours every day to work at the theater. As for why it fell through, we're told "undisclosed specific stipulations" caused the plan to temporarily derail. Paige Price, Theatre Aspen's artistic director, tells X17online exclusively: "It seemed like it was on the right track. I'm kind of surprised at the outcome, but stay tuned. Charlie was going to teach, but to what capacity wasn't worked out. Some of the professional actors were excited to learn some new techniques from him." Price says that while in the courtroom, she and Sheen spoke briefly. She tells X17online,
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Sheen's Theatre Boss Plans To Find Him A Place To Smoke

Sheen's Theatre Boss Plans To Find Him A Place To Smoke
Charlie Sheen's TV co-star is making sure his pal has a place to smoke during his work-release program at an Aspen, Colorado theatre - by detailing the actor's nicotine habit in a letter to the venue's boss.

Sheen will spend part of his jail sentence working at Theatre Aspen, where he will help coach actors and aid the fundraising department, among other tasks.

And his Two And A Half Men co-star Jon Cryer has written to theatre director Paige Price asking her to make sure his friend has a place to smoke.

Price says, "(He told us) to make sure we had a place for him to smoke. He's (Cryer) never seen someone smoke that much in his life, so we'll have some smoking stations."

Sheen was expected to start his jail term and work-release program - for his Christmas Day attack on his wife Brooke Mueller - on Monday, but the case has been continued to 12 July.

Sheen was back in court in Aspen for sentencing on Monday.

Charlie Sheen’s community service? Local Aspen Theatre

Hollywoodnews.com: Charlie Sheen will be serving his community service stint with Theatre Aspen in Colorado as part of his punishment for his dust-up with wife Brooke Mueller.

“We’ve often been in a position of helping people fulfill their community service, but he would be our highest profile intern,” said Paige Price, the theater’s artistic director.

News comes via Showbiz Spy.

Sheen will be working on the theater’s summer line-up of plays: “The Wonderettes,” “Three Little Pigs” and “Same Time Next Year.”

However, the judge needs to recommend Sheen for a day release. Sheen will also assist Theatere Aspen with fundraising efforts.

Sheen is expected to be given a 30-day sentence for his assault of Mueller at the onset of the year. He could only serve 17 days and be released on good behavior.

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Charlie Sheen Preps to Take the Stage—During Stint in Slammer

Charlie Sheen Preps to Take the Stage—During Stint in Slammer
Charlie Sheen's impending bout behind bars has taken a turn for the theatrical. Ever the thespian, Two and a Half Men's star (still!) is thisclose to finalizing the work-release portion of his plea agreement, which according to The Aspen Times will include some "public service" at Theatre Aspen. Anyone call for an impromptu performance by Sheen and a few of Colorado's finest? To be blunt—no... If said deal goes through as expected on Monday, Theatre Aspen's director Paige Price says the actor will work with the company's education programs, as well as assist in preparations for three upcoming summer shows. "I certainly think he has the career credentials,"...
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Nick Wyman elected AEA president

Actors' Equity Association has elected Nick Wyman as its new president, the union announced Monday. A longtime member of Equity's national council, Wyman succeeds Paige Price, who, as first vice president of the union, has fulfilled the president's duties since December, when Mark Zimmerman stepped down as president.

In addition to serving for more than 20 years on the national council, Wyman has also sat on several of the union's Production Contract negotiating teams, as well as the House Affairs and National Public Policy committees. He is currently the chair of Equity's Alien committee and has been a trustee of the union's pension and health funds for 10 years.

More than 6,500 votes were cast in an election that also saw 18 members win seats on Equity's national council.

In the Eastern region, Dana Ivey, Maureen Moore, Judy Rice, Wally Dunn, Scott Evans, Kristine Nevins, Craig A. Meyer and Joe Zaloom were elected in
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Equity Elects Wyman President

Actors Equity Association has elected Nick Wyman as its new president, the union announced today. A longtime member of Equity's national council, Wyman succeeds Paige Price, who, as 1st vice president of the union, has fulfilled the president's duties since December, when president Mark Zimmerman stepped down.In addition to serving more than 20 years on the national council, Wyman has also sat on several of the union's production-contract negotiating teams, as well as the House Affairs and National Public Policy committees. He is currently the chair of Equity's Alien committee and has been a trustee of the union's pension and health fund for 10 years.More than 6,500 votes were cast in an election that also saw 18 members win seats on Equity's national council. In the eastern region, Dana Ivey, Maureen Moore, Judy Rice, Wally Dunn, Scott Evans, Kristine Nevins, Craig A. Meyer, and Joe Zaloom were elected in the principal category to five-year terms.
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'Minding the Store' at Equity

Mark Zimmerman and John Connolly spent the last few years carrying on the work of their late friend Patrick Quinn. When Quinn stepped down as president of Actors' Equity Association in 2006 to become executive director of the union, Zimmerman, then Equity's 1st vice president, stepped into the vacated position. After Quinn died of a heart attack that year before he could assume his new role, Zimmerman helped recruit Connolly, a former president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, to take the directorship. Quinn, Zimmerman, and Connolly had been close, going back to their days as young actors on the Philadelphia stage. For a grieving organization, it felt appropriate to place Quinn's legacy in the hands of his trusted friends.The torch-bearing came to an abrupt end late last year. On Nov. 30, Equity announced that Connolly had decided not to seek a second term and would step down immediately.
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And You Thought 2008 Was Tough

In many ways, 2009 was a yearlong echo of 2008. The recession that began last year may have ended, but unless you work for Goldman Sachs, you probably didn't notice. Meanwhile, so-called "new media"—a moniker that as time passes sounds more and more like it was invented by somebody's grandpa—continued to imitate a fast-moving glacier carving a canyon across the old-media landscape. Nearly every major story of 2009 sprang from these two reservoirs, already well tapped in 2008. But at the very least, this year was no less interesting than the one it followed. Here are 10 reasons why.10. Equity's swinging doorMaybe former Actors' Equity Association executive director John P. Connolly, who resigned Nov. 30, and former Equity president Mark S. Zimmerman, who resigned Dec. 12, really did decide within two weeks of each other to leave their union posts to focus on their respective acting careers and personal lives. Maybe not. But for Equity,
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Equity President Steps Down

Mark S. Zimmerman, president of Actors' Equity Association, has resigned from position, according to the union, effective immediately. Zimmerman, an actor currently performing in the Broadway company of "West Side Story," explained in a statement that the decision stemmed from his desires to further his acting career and spend more time with his partner. "I didn't go into this business to be a president of a union," he said. "I did it to be an actor. I miss that, and I want to devote my time to doing what I love."First vice president Paige Price will take on Zimmerman's duties until a new president is elected, though she will not take the title of prexy. Zimmerman became president in 2006, after then-president Patrick Quinn resigned to become Equity's executive director. Zimmerman then led the search for a new executive director following Quinn's sudden passing, leading to John Connelly's appointment to
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