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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017: Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Honored During Touching In Memoriam

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Mary Tyler Moore were just a few of the famous faces that were honored during the in memoriam at Sunday evening’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Hosted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Moore — who passed away Wednesday — and the mother-daughter duo — who died one day apart in December — were some of the many late actors and actresses that were recognized on-screen at the annual awards show for their contribution to the world of film and television.

In a touching tribute, the SAG Awards honored the men — Ken Howard, William Schallert, Jack Riley,
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Insights: Will Christina Grimmie’s Murder Ruin The Fan Bond That Built the Creator Community?

In 1982, an actress named Theresa Saldana nearly died when an obsessed fan attacked her with a knife outside her apartment. She survived but took four months to recover. Seven years later, Rebecca Schaeffer wasn’t as fortunate. Another obsessive fan shot her to death in the doorway of her apartment complex.

Those two West Hollywood tragedies pushed the California Legislature to enact the nation’s first anti-stalking laws. They also forced film and TV performers and their handlers to reconsider how they interacted with the public. The result for many stars: though they were safer, they also were more insulated from fans, reclusive, and walled off.

Now, in the wake of Christina Grimmie’s June 11 murder, online stars who weren’t even alive when Schaeffer died face an almost existential question. How can they protect themselves while still maintaining and building their most valuable resource: a direct relationship with their ardent fans?
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The Commish: Theresa Saldana Dies at 61

[caption id="attachment_50443" align="aligncenter" width="253"] Theresa Saldana. Photo credit: Jim Accordino./caption]

Actress, author and victim advocate, Theresa Saldana, died on June 6, 2016, at the age of 61. Saldana was perhaps best known for playing Rachel Scali, wife of police commissioner Tony Scali (Michael Chiklis), on The Commish TV show, which ran from 1991 to 1996 before being cancelled by ABC.

After The Commish ended, Saldana played Christina Vargas (aka Diana Martinez) on ABC's now-cancelled soap opera, All My Children. A decade prior to that, she played Carlotta Quivar on NBC's cancelled daytime drama series, Santa Barbara. She also voiced the character, Rosa, in the 1990 animated New Kids on the Block TV series, which was cancelled by ABC after one season of 16 episodes.

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Theresa Saldana, ‘The Commish’ and ‘Raging Bull’ Star, Dies At 61

Theresa Saldana, the actress who appeared in The Commish and Raging Bull, died on Monday. Two friends of the actress took to Facebook to share the news this week. Saldana, 61, had been hospitalized in Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, but no cause of death was given. The Brooklyn-born actress’s career gained traction from her role in Robert […]

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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and The Commish Actress, Dies at 61

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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and  The Commish Actress, Dies at 61
Actress Theresa Saldana, known for her roles in Raging Bull and The Commish, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 61. According to Reuters, Saldana had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai, but the cause of death has yet to be disclosed. While Saldana was famous for her work on screen, the actress was perhaps best known for her advocacy of victims' rights after she survived a near-fatal attack by a stalker in 1982. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that was dedicated to fighting for anti-stalking laws. She then played herself in a film about her attack and advocacy work. Painful to
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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and The Commish Actress, Dies at 61

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Theresa Saldana, Raging Bull and  The Commish Actress, Dies at 61
Actress Theresa Saldana, known for her roles in Raging Bull and The Commish, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 61. According to Reuters, Saldana had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai, but the cause of death has yet to be disclosed. While Saldana was famous for her work on screen, the actress was perhaps best known for her advocacy of victims' rights after she survived a near-fatal attack by a stalker in 1982. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that was dedicated to fighting for anti-stalking laws. She then played herself in a film about her attack and advocacy work. Painful to
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Theresa Saldana, Star of ‘The Commish’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ Dies at 61

Theresa Saldana, Star of ‘The Commish’ and ‘Raging Bull,’ Dies at 61
Theresa Saldana, known for her role on the early Michael Chiklis series “The Commish” and the Scorsese-De Niro film “Raging Bull,” has died at age 61, Chiklis confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday. “Painful to hear the news of Theresa’s passing. My family & I extend our love, condolences & support to her family in their time of grieving,” Chiklis wrote. Saldana began her onscreen career in the 1978 Robert Zemeckis film “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” which was a fictional comedy about the impact of Beatlemania. Two years later, Saldana was cast in “Raging Bull” as Lenore Lamotta, the wife of Joe Pesci‘s.
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Commish's Theresa Saldana Dead at 61

Commish's Theresa Saldana Dead at 61
Theresa Saldana, best known for her role as Rachel Scali on the ’90s crime series The Commish, has died, our sister site Deadline reports.

The actress reportedly died at the age of 61 of undisclosed causes following a Los Angeles hospital stay.

Saldana received a 1994 supporting actress Golden Globe nomination for her work as the wife of small town police commissioner Tony Scali, played by Michael Chiklis. She also appeared on many popular TV series such as All My Children, Law & Order and T.J. Hooker. Her final guest appearance was on The Bernie Mac Show.

Saldana also dedicated her life
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Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61

Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61
Theresa Saldana, who starred on “The Commish” and in “Raging Bull” alongside Joe Pesci, died Monday in Los Angeles. She had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai but no cause of death has been given. She was 61.

Saldana was best known for having survived a knifing attack by a stalker in 1982. She later went on to do victim advocacy work after her near-death attack. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that fought for anti-stalking laws, then played herself in the 1984 TV movie “Victims for Victims: The Teresa Saldana Story.” Her death was first reported by TMZ.

Saldana starred in multiple films in the ’70s but gained traction when she starred in Robert Zemeckis’ 1978 film “I Wanna Hold your Hand.” She then appeared in “Raging Bull” as the wife of Joey Lamotta, played by Joe Pesci.

Saldana also appeared in TV shows including “T.J. Hooker,” “Cagney & Lacey” and “Simon & Simon.” However, her
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Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61

Theresa Saldana, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘The Commish’ Star, Dies at 61
Theresa Saldana, who starred on “The Commish” and in “Raging Bull” alongside Joe Pesci, died Monday in Los Angeles. She had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai but no cause of death has been given. She was 61.

Saldana was best known for having survived a knifing attack by a stalker in 1982. She later went on to do victim advocacy work after her near-death attack. She founded the Victims for Victims organization that fought for anti-stalking laws, then played herself in the 1984 TV movie “Victims for Victims: The Teresa Saldana Story.” Her death was first reported by TMZ.

Saldana starred in multiple films in the ’70s but gained traction when she starred in Robert Zemeckis’ 1978 film “I Wanna Hold your Hand.” She then appeared in “Raging Bull” as the wife of Joey Lamotta, played by Joe Pesci.

Saldana also appeared in TV shows including “T.J. Hooker,” “Cagney & Lacey” and “Simon & Simon.” However, her
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Theresa Saldana Dies: ‘Commish’ & ‘Raging Bull’ Actress Who Survived Stalker Knife Attack Was 61

Theresa Saldana, who co-starred on The Commish and in Raging Bull but whose most lasting legacy might be the victims’ advocacy work she undertook following a near-fatal stalking incident in 1982, has died. She was 61. Two friends confirmed her death in Facebook posts Monday. She had been hospitalized in Los Angeles, but no cause of death was given. A memorial service is anticipated, but details have not been set. Brooklyn native Saldana had appeared in a number of films…
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Theresa Saldana Dies: ‘Commish’ & ‘Raging Bull’ Actress Who Survived Stalker Knife Attack Was 61

Theresa Saldana Dies: ‘Commish’ & ‘Raging Bull’ Actress Who Survived Stalker Knife Attack Was 61
Theresa Saldana, who co-starred on The Commish and in Raging Bull but whose most lasting legacy might be the victims’ advocacy work she undertook following a near-fatal stalking incident in 1982, has died. She was 61. Two friends confirmed her death in Facebook posts Monday. She had been hospitalized in Los Angeles, but no cause of death was given. A memorial service is anticipated, but details have not been set. Brooklyn native Saldana had appeared in a number of films…
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'Commish' Star Theresa Saldana -- Dead at 61

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Actress Theresa Saldana who played the commissioner's wife on '90s cop drama "The Commish" and was the victim in a highly-publicized stabbing has died ... TMZ has learned.  Saldana had been hospitalized with an unknown illness and died Monday at Cedars-Sinai ... according to a member of her family.  The actress made headlines in 1982 after being stabbed by a deranged fan outside her L.A. home. A delivery man who happened to be driving by saw
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More MGM Limited Edition Movies Released

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Given the success of Warner’s Archive program, we’re thrilled to see other studios scouring their vaults for content aimed at the discerning cinephile. Here’s a release showcasing the latest coming from MGM via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Los Angeles (April 14, 2011) – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is bringing even more classics to DVD in April through its unique “manufacturing on demand” (“Mod”). The newest group of films will be part of the MGM Limited Edition Collection and available through online retailers. The vast catalog ranges from 1980’s Defiance to 1965’s four-time Academy Award® nominated A Thousand Clowns.

Enjoy your favorite movies from across the decades including:

1950′s

● Davey Crockett, Scout (1950): A U.S. military scout is assigned to stop Indian attacks on a defenseless group of wagon trains making their way West. Stars George Montgomery, Ellen Drew, Noah Beery Jr. Directed by Lew Landers.

Cloudburst
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Blu-Ray Review: Raging Bull 30th Anniversary Edition – What Classics Should Aspire To

Hard to believe that it has been 30 years since Robert De Niro pulled the original Christian Bale method-acting-insanity trick and hung the health consequences to balloon in weight for the role of Jake ‘The Bronx Bull’ La Motta. But blu-ray boxes don’t lie (pffft!), and this week’s 30th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-Ray is pretty firm evidence.

But, can we start with the cover? The film features some of the most iconic images in cinematic history- one of which the Special Edition DVD cover took advantage of to such success- and yet this celebratory edition features a bloated close-up image that looks more like a bad wax-work of Sylvester Stallone. Bad decision.

For anyone who doesn’t know the story, Raging Bull is effectively the filmic counter-point to films like The Wrestler and The Fighter. While they purport to be about complex humanist stories of redemption, they simply cannot
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The Commish: Win The First Season of the Michael Chiklis Series on DVD

Years before we knew Michael Chiklis as tough-as-nails Vic Mackey on The Shield, he starred in a very different cop series for ABC.

The Commish revolves around a no-nonsense police commissioner named Tony Scali (Chiklis). A former Brooklyn cop, he's respected by his officers and the small-town community of Eastbridge for his unorthodox methods. Even more important than his job though is his family at home. The series also features Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, John Cygan, Melinda McGraw, Geoffrey Nauffts, Nicholas Lea, Gina Belafonte, and David Paymer.

The ABC drama ran for five seasons and 94 episodes, from 1991 until 1996. Interestingly, the show spent its run between Thursday and Saturday nights -- the most-watched and least-watched nights of television today.

The Commish: The Complete First Season has just been released on DVD and the set includes all 21 episodes as
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Tales from the Darkside Season Three Haunting DVD in a Couple of Weeks

"Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality. But ... there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit ... a Darkside." *hits spooky music stinger*

That's right, kids! Season Three of one of the best damned Eighties horror anthology shows is getting set to hit DVD on April 27th, and it's our duty as purveyors of all that is badass to let you know!

This season's guest haunters include Chad Allen, Brian Benben, Robert Forster, William Hickey, Mabel King, Jerry Orbach, Theresa Saldana, Alison Sweeney, Renee Taylor, and Jenna von Oÿ.

Sadly there won't be any special features to speak of, but damnit, we're getting three DVDs that add up to a whopping 476 minutes of horror entertainment, and that's worth the price of admission right there!

Check out the cover art and pre-order yourself a copy below.
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