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Robert Redford has been selected as the recipient of the International Documentary Association’s career achievement award.
The honor will be presented at the 30th Annual Ida Documentary Awards on Dec. 5 at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.
The Ida cited Redford as founder of the Sundance Institute and its Documentary Film Program and recognized his work on docs including “The Solar Film,” “Yosemite: Fate of Heaven,” “Incident at Oglala” and “The Unforeseen.”
He formed Sundance Productions in 2012 and the company has since produced “All The President’s Men Revisited,” “Chicagoland” and “Death Row Stories” for CNN and the 3D “Cathedrals of Culture” with executive producer Wim Wenders.
- Dave McNary
Hosted by Rebecca Romijn and featuring judges RuPaul and experts Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina, the series searches for the most-talented body painters in the country through a series of competitive challenges.
“Skin Wars,” which is executive produced by Michael Levitt (“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”), Jill Goularte and Romijn, wrapped its freshman run on Sept. 24 with the highest-rated finale in the network’s history. (Tracy and Slonina also serve as producers). The series also has a digital aftershow, “Skin Wars: The Naked Truth,” that is aimed at younger audiences and hosted by YouTube star and makeup expert Kandee Johnson.
“We are thrilled that young audiences tuned in to witness the astonishing work of these contestants,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vice president of programming at Gsn. “‘Skin Wars’ represents Gsn’s commitment to celebrate artistry through skill-based »
- Shelli Weinstein
Jimmy Fallon will do a post-Super Bowl “Tonight Show” in Phoenix, followed by a week of shows in L.A. Fallon’s post-Super Bowl show will air after a special episode of “The Blacklist.” After the game, he’ll bring “The Tonight Show” back to Los Angeles from Feb. 2-5 for a week of shows from Universal Studios Hollywood. “How to Get Away with Murder’s” premiere now has more than 20 million viewers — after setting a DVR playback record A record 6 million watched the ShondaLand drama on DVR. Dominic Cooper officially joins “Agent Carter” His role as Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark, will become a regular one on the ABC series. Click Read Full Post For More A mathematician has created a statistical model predicting who will die on “Game of Thrones” Richard Vale from the University of Canterbury’s statistics department uses previous chapters to predict which character »
- Norman Weiss
Gsn's weekly celebration of the art of body paint has earned a second season. The network has picked up “Skin Wars” for 10 new episodes. Host Rebecca Romijn with judges RuPaul and body paint experts Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina will all return as well. Also read: ‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter on Guest Judging ‘Skin Wars': RuPaul Is a Good Time (Guest Blog) “We are thrilled that young audiences tuned in to witness the astonishing work of these contestants,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Gsn's executive vice president, programming. “‘Skin Wars’ represents Gsn's commitment to celebrate artistry through skill-based »
- Jason Hughes
RuPaul Charles, Supermodel of the World and the mad genius behind the reality TV phenomenon RuPaul's Drag Race, took some time away from myriad hosting/singing/writing/producing commitments to host an Ama ("Ask Me Anything") on Reddit, with predictably delightful results.
Along with discussing his career and favorite works of art, RuPaul also dispensed words of advice on fashion, confidence, and battling personal demons. Here are some of the best parts:
Why did you decide to go by your real name, RuPaul, instead of taking on a drag name?
Because I was stupid. It's important to use a stage name so that your real name doesn't appear on public records.
What's the fondest childhood memory you have?
The time my sister Renetta took me to the Canyon with a paper bag of cookies and a blanket, and told me "Ru-ru- this is a pic-nic." I was 5 years old. That's »
- Margaret de Larios
Not every Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session can be great, but RuPaul -- the fiercest and funniest queen in the game -- just connected with fans in a major way during his candid chat. The host of "RuPaul's Drag Race" answered questions about drag queen culture, style, self-motivation, and comedy icons. His answers were flawless. Here's the best bits of wisdom from the fab talk. 1. On how drag culture is everywhere "You're born naked, and the rest is drag! Everybody is in drag. Whether you're a man or a woman. It just depends on how extreme you wanna go." 2. On the stuff that makes a gay icon "What makes a gay icon is someone who possesses both masculine and feminine qualities simultaneously. Someone with the power of Judy Garland and the vulnerability of Judy Garland is a shoe-in. The world we live in is made up of polar opposites, black/white, »
- Louis Virtel
Lynda Carter will be lassoing contestants as a guest judge on the Game Show Network's new body painting competition, “Skin Wars.” The show is hosted by actress Rebecca Romjin, and the judging panel includes transformation star Ru Paul along with body artists Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina. During our lighthearted telephone interview, I asked the iconic Wonder Woman actress the obvious question: how did she get involved with a body-painting show? “I get asked quite often to do these things and I say no to about 95 percent of them. I had heard of ‘Skin Wars’ and the amazing work these. »
- Suzette Valle
And, this Wednesday's episode, airing at 9 Pm on Gsn, even pays homage to Lynda's past as TV's "Wonder Woman."
Photos: Sexy Superheroes
Lynda spoke with AccessHollywood.com on Tuesday about saying yes to the show, what to expect in the episode, and, of course, Wonder Woman coming to the big screen.
Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Lynda Carter is known for wearing one of the most famous costumes in television history -- but this week, she's returning to the tube to judge a group of people wearing almost nothing at all.Wonder Woman herself is the guest judge for a superhero-themed challenge this week on "Skin Wars," Gsn's new reality show pitting the best body artists in the country against each other for a $100,000 prize.toofab's Brian Particelli talked to the legendary actress about her experience on the show and Wonder Woman's makeover in the upcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice."So Lynda, what brings you to "Skin Wars"? Is it safe to assume superheroes are involved? They asked me if it was O.K. [to have her judge a comic-themed challenge] and I said that's fine. I would have done it without that! It was really about the talent of these people. And [show judge] RuPaul is such a cool guy, I've »
- tooFab Staff
Gsn’s new hit show Skin Wars offers an inside look at the up-and-coming art form of body painting. Thirteen of the country’s top artists battle it out each week in intense challenges that push them to their limits. With the grand prize including $100,000, these artists will have to give it their all each week when facing elimination. Hosted by the X-Men trilogy’s own Mystique, Rebecca Romijn, and a table full of talented judges including the chameleon himself, RuPaul, and super-talented body painters Robin Slonina and Craig Tracy, owner of The Craig Tracy Gallery in New Orleans. • Related: Our … Continue reading →
- Amanda Watter
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Masters of Sex, True Blood, Teen Wolf and Chasing Life!
1 | From The Killing Episode 3: Wouldn’t Linden have seen Skinner’s wife’s car outside the cabin, when she went to lob the cell phone into the lake?
2 | Between that scene in Outlander (above photo) and that scene in Masters of Sex, wasn’t it a great week to be a female TV character?
3 | Speaking of Masters of Sex, anyone else dreading »
Gsn brings a new trending art form to television in their new body painting competition show Skin Wars. This series features the intensity of a competition show while bringing the creativity like no other thanks to 13 of the country’s top and up-and-coming body painters. The show is hosted by Rebecca Romijn, famously known for playing the body painted Mystique in the X-Men films. Judges include master of transformation RuPaul and internationally known body painters Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina, owner of Skin City Body Painting in Las Vegas. I had the pleasure of talking with Robin about her role in Skin … Continue reading →
- Amanda Watter
The human body might just make for the best canvas!Tonight "Skin Wars" premieres on Gsn, pitting the best body painters in the country against each other as they transform regular people into works of art."X-Men" star Rebecca Romijn -- who knows a thing or two about being covered in paint -- hosts the new series, while the one and only RuPaul and body painting "icons" Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina serve as judges.The winner of the eight-episode competition will go home with a year supply of paint, be featured at a Big industry trade show and nab $100,000 in cash. Not too shabby!While future episodes will feature guest judges like original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" star Carson Kressley, we've got your sneak peek at tonight's premiere above.Check out the clip to see what these contestants are able to pull off in just 5 hours, »
- tooFab Staff
On Saturday, the 30th annual TCA Awards named Breaking Bad program of the year for the second year in a row. However, Bad did not face off against True Detective—its biggest rival in the upcoming Emmy race—which instead took home the award for outstanding miniseries. Matthew McConaughey was also honored for his work in True Detective.
Other winners included Saturday Night Live, »
- Samantha Highfill
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
For the second year in a row, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was named program of the year by the Television Critics Assn. at the 30th annual TCA Awards, held on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton.
Its main rival in the Emmy race for best drama, HBO’s “True Detective” took home the prize for outstanding miniseries (the TCA members don’t have to follow Emmy category rules), while Matthew McConaughey was honored for his acting work.
The night’s other winners included Fox and Nat Geo’s »
- Debra Birnbaum
A poor dog was abandoned at Glastonbury, found in a tent during cleanup. She was nicknamed Dolly after the festival’s most notable performer, Dolly Parton. The pup is currently in a shelter waiting to be claimed by an owner, but if she’s not, Dolly herself has vowed to take the dog home to America with her. She’s even called the shelter to check on her care.
What bestselling books are bought, but never finished?
Joan Rivers has issued a statement concerning the CNN interview she walked out of. “The CNN interviewer was a news reporter and not an entertainment reporter. She did not seem to understand we were talking about a comedy book and not the transcripts from the Nuremburg Trial. Every question was an accusatory one »
- Ed Kennedy
Zendaya has quit the Lifetime movie where she was set to play Aaliyah. Without its lead, the movie is on hold.
In news that’s already displeasing fans of the character, John Constantine won’t be smoking on Constantine. I’ll be honest, I understand why fans think that’s a character-defining trait but I’m more worried about the show getting his roguish qualities right.
Lighters are okay, though.
Vulture lists all of the patterns that Zoey (Merritt Weaver) has worn on Nurse Jackie. It’s been ages since I’ve worked at the kind of place that gets uniform catalogues, has anyone sensible come out with the Zoey Barkow line, yet?
Following its Supreme Court defeat last week, Aereo has suspended its service, but added that it is not shutting down.
TheAtlantic praises Penny Dreadful for doing a solid job of the sensational reading material its named »
- Lyle Masaki
Happy 39th birthday to one of the funniest reality TV contestants of all time, "RuPaul's Drag Race" season six champ Bianca Del Rio. The queen has the no-nonsense attitude of Judge Judy, the stank side-eye of Marla Gibbs, and enough lightning-quick wit to zap the bourbon out of Dorothy Parker's hand. With the possible exception of Bianca's runner-up Adore Delano, it's safe to say Bianca is the funniest queen in the show's history. While season four standout Willam was extremely clever, he lacked a certain empathy with his fellow players. Season two Carol Channing idolator Pandora Boxx was a pure joy, but her kookiness was more quaint than exhilarating. And season five winner Jinkx Monsoon had the comic chops, but her talents were reserved mostly for character roles. Bianca is all of the above, and she manages to be both savage and sympathetic with everything she says. A true »
- Louis Virtel
The first major awards ceremony honoring this past year’s accomplishments on the small screen took place last night as Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards from the Beverly Hilton. I’ve always preferred the Critics’ Choice Awards to the Emmys, just because my views tend to line up more with the members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. This year was no different, as a number of highly deserving actors, actresses and shows were honored.
Allison Janney was the clear winner last night, taking home two Critics’ Choice TV Awards. The actress won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her devastating work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and also tied with Orange is the New Black actress Kate Mulgrew for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as the title character on CBS’s Mom.
FX’s Fargo also had a great night, »
- Isaac Feldberg
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