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By Brie Strohmeyer
Mix well-dressed celebrities, a little dog hair and some heart-warming tales of mans best friend and you have the American Humane Association’s second annual Hero Dog Awards presented by the Hallmark Channel.
A slightly different breed of Hollywood award shows, the Hero Dog Awards recognize dogs for their loyalty, bravery and enrichment of our lives. This year’s distinguished pack of honorees includes canines in the areas of service, military, therapy, law enforcement and search and rescue. Thousands of deserving dogs were submitted for consideration and nearly 3 million online votes were cast to narrow the field down to eight finalist. A panel of celebrity judges including Whoopi Goldberg, Miranda Lambert, Megyn Price and dog expert Victoria Stillwell selected Gabe, a military dog with 200 combat missions under his collar, as this year’s overall Hero Dog. Legendary actor, animal lover and »
- Brie Strohmeyer
Next Tuesday’s episode of Go On (NBC, 9/8c) finds Matthew Perry‘s Ryan looking to join NHL star Jeremy Roenick’s pick-up hockey game. Unfortunately, the now-grieving sportscaster has been too big a jerk over the years to earn an invite.
Press Play below to watch the former Friend enjoy a playful diva moment — the guy thinks he’s a hockey pro! — while his pal Steven (John Cho) shamelessly (and secretly) plays the “dead wife” card to get him a spot on the team.
- Megan Masters
The Boston native (born in 1964) had turned 48 a mere three days earlier. Among his other television appearances were those in the series Oh, Grow Up, The Chronicle, D.O.T.S. Last year, he guested in the popular Hot in Cleveland. Dunham movies In addition to his TV work, the actor was featured in about a dozen films, almost invariably in minor supporting roles. Those include The Mummy (1999), with Brendan Fraser; Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed Traffic (2000), with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio Del Toro, and Michael Douglas; Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002), with Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Walken; and the comedy Monster-in-Law, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, »
- Andre Soares
From Anchor Bay Films, Sneak Peek a restricted Red Band trailer supporting director John Stalberg Jr.'s 2010 'stoner' comedy "High School", now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
"...the day after soon-to-be valedictorian 'Henry Burke' (Bush) takes a hit of the 'chronic' for the first time, his school principal (Chiklis) institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students. Henry has two options: fail and lose his college scholarship, or team up with his stoner friend 'Breaux' (Marquette) to beat the system.
"They steal a high powered 'ganja' from law student-turned-drug-dealer 'Psycho Ed' (Brody) and spike the school’s bake sale brownies, getting the whole school—faculty included—completely stoned out of their minds. But with the student »
- M. Stevens
By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements, and gossip!
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• Jimmy Kimmel is moving up to the big leagues: Come January 2013, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, which currently airs at 12:35 p.m., will begin airing at 11:35 p.m., head-to-head with NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman.
• And the job for producing ABC’s 85th annual Academy Awards show on February 24, 2013 goes to… Chicago exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. (The duo, who have never before worked on an Oscars show, can probably be counted on to bring back the big musical numbers with which the show was long associated.)
• The 70th »
- Rachel Bennett
Go On has just added Michael Vartan and Bob Costas to its list of guest stars for its pilot season. According to Eonline.com, Vartan, who is best known for playing Michael Vaughn on the action series Alias, is set to grace the episode that will feature NHL star Jeremy Roenick. The French-American actor will appear as himself and has already started filming his scenes. »
From executive producer Scott Silveri (Friends, Perfect Couples), the NBC comedy stars the former Friend as a sports-talk radio host who, while coping with a major loss, (eventually) finds solace in his mandatory group-therapy sessions.
- Megan Masters
Don't look now, but Chandler Bing and Agent Vaughn are totally knocking sticks. NBC confirms that Alias star Michael Vartan will be guest starring on Matthew Perry's new NBC comedy Go On, and the two will be playing hockey together. Wait. What did you think when we said knocking sticks? You didn't...Oh, you naughty little bird you. Vartan will appear in one episode opposite NHL star Jeremy Roenick and Perry. He shot scenes for the series Wednesday and the Alias heartthrob will be playing himself Bob Costas also will be guest starring as himself in an episode, presenting a new career opportunity for Perry's character. (EW first reported the Costas casting.) Go On stars »
Melissa George made quite an impression on Alias fans (and Sydney Bristow's face) when she joined the show in season three as an adversary for Michael Vaughn's heart. Now, almost a decade later, "Lauren Reed" is getting back in the spy game with Cinemax's new series, Hunted -- but this time, Melissa's playing the good guy!
In the 8-episode series, Melissa plays Sam, an espionage operative for a private intelligence agency (shades of Sd-6 abound) who goes on the defensive after it appears her own people tried to kill her! But Sam's working with a dual purpose as well since she using the agency's resources to try and track down the man who murdered her mother years earlier.
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"...'Rodney' (Michael Vartan) and 'Mike' (Sean Astin) are a pair of irresponsible, hard-partying corporate tire salesmen. But when their beloved boss dies after a wild night at a strip club, the dweeb colleague (David Cross) they’ve been tormenting for years gets promoted to the top position. And for his first order of business, he’ll demote Rodney and Mike to the female secretarial pool.
"Can two chauvinist pranksters now find a way to become 'one of the girls' as well as sensitive guys, while plotting the ultimate revenge against a nerd-turned-tyrant?..."
Click the image to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Demoted"...
- M. Stevens
Title: Demoted Directed by: J.B. Rogers Starring: Sean Astin, David Cross and Michael Vartan Running time: 94 minutes, Rated R, Available on DVD Special Features: None A couple of prankster tire salesmen who happen to be in tight with the boss have a rude awakening when the boss suddenly dies; and the one guy they picked on incessantly, becomes their boss. Their punishment? Demoted to secretaries. Rodney (Michael Vartan) has a wedding to plan with his fiance, and is under constant scrutiny from his future father-in-law. Mike (Sean Astin) still lives at home, and is under pressure to finally move out and not be such a loser in his father’s [ Read More ] »
Demoted undeniably walks down a familiar lane. Tragically, any work-based comedy will be compared against the gold standard, Office Space. It’s hard to do better and Demoted surely doesn’t. But that said, it’s not a miss either.
Mike (Sean Astin) and Rodney (Michael Vartan) are hot-shot tire salesmen with frat-boy minds. While they share a party-loving kinship with their boss, everyone else in the office is fixed squarely as the butt of their jokes, none worse than Ken Castro (David Cross). But when a night of rampant debauchery leaves the boss on the slab, Castro takes over the business and the duo of pranksters find themselves Demoted to secretaries. With the aptly named Castro diabolically at the helm and budget cuts on the horizon, it’s up to Mike and Rodney to learn a couple lessons, stop the bad guy, save the company, and get married.
Read more. »
- Kyle North
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, here are some queries we’re going to lob at you, from shows including So You Think You Can Dance, Today, True Blood and Falling Skies!
1 | Say what you will about Ann Curry, but doesn’t the exiting Today co-host deserves props for having the moral fiber to show up for work on Thursday and Friday? (But could you blame her if she didn’t, after a “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” graphic flashed on-screen during one of her segments?!)
2 | Did Fairly Legal make »
- Team TVLine
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The celebration isn't quite over for fans of the newly named Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings. During the annual NHL Awards, broadcasting live starting at 4 p.m. Pt from the Wynn in Las Vegas, the Kings will be honored along with a wide range of league players. Doling out the awards are a few of Hollywood's biggest hockey fans, including actors Kevin Connolly, Colin Hanks, Joshua Jackson, Ray Liotta, Cory Monteith, Adam Pally, Eric Stonestreet, Matthew Perry, Vince Vaughn and Michael Vartan; Dancing With the Stars professional Cheryl Burke; hockey legends Ted Lindsay and Mark Messier; and
- Sophie A. Schillaci
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment will release the office comedy Demoted on Blu-ray and DVD June 12, which stars Michael Vartan, Sean Astin, and David Cross. We have a contest lined up where our readers can take home the Blu-ray for their own collection. These prizes will go fast, so enter this giveaway today.
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Fusing the corporate shenanigans of Nine to Five with Office Space, and in the same vein as Horrible Bosses, Demoted boasts a star-studded ensemble cast including Michael Vartan (Hawthorne, Alias), Oscar nominated actor Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Celia Weston (Observe and Report), Sara Foster (90210, The Big Bounce), Cleo King (Pineapple Express, »
Join us this week for another contest as we give away a Blu-Ray copy of Anchor Bay’s upcoming release Demoted. Starring Sean Astin, Michael Vartan and David Cross, the upcoming comedy promises to “fuse the corporate shenanigans of 9 To 5 with Office Space” and give us something in the vein of Horrible Bosses.
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Fusing the corporate shenanigans of 9 To 5 with Office Space, and in the same vein as Horrible Bosses,Demoted boasts a star-studded ensemble cast including Michael Vartan (“Hawthorne,” “Alias”), Oscar® nominated actor Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Celia Weston (Observe and Report), Sara Foster (“90210,” The Big Bounce), Cleo King (Pineapple Express, “Mike and Molly,”), Ron White (Horrible Bosses, Blue Collar Comedy Tour), Robert Klein (Reign Over Me) and Emmy® award winner David Cross (“Arrested Development,” “Modern Family”).
For Mike (Astin) and Rodney (Vartan), life is good at the Treadline Tire Company. »
- Matt Joseph
A seemingly pregnant Drew Barrymore is supposedly on her way to walking down the aisle this Saturday. Yes, that is a lot of possibilities and not a definite confirmation but it looks like Drew really is ready to say "I do" to fiance Will Kopelman in just a few hours. The two announced their engagement in January 2012 and weeks later drew in even more buzz when the actress seemed to be carrying a sonogram after a doctor visit.
Drew was recently spotted with best friend Cameron Diaz attending her final wedding dress fitting at the Chanel store in Beverly Hills and its been rumored that she wants to wed before the baby is born.
Drew is extremely talented and a favorite when it comes to actors in Hollywood. We've seen her grow up since her E.T. days and have seen the transition from actor to executive producer. Some of her »
- Stephanie Webber
We have an exclusive clip from the upcoming Anchor Bay comedy Demoted, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 12. David Cross plays Kenny Castro, a timid tire salesman who is constantly picked on by Mike (Sean Astin) and Rodney (Michael Vartan). Take a look at this scene where Kenny is rattled in front of his boss and peers.
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Fusing the corporate shenanigans of Nine to Five with Office Space, and in the same vein as Horrible Bosses, Demoted boasts a star-studded ensemble cast including Michael Vartan (Hawthorne, Alias), Oscar nominated actor Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Celia Weston (Observe and Report), Sara Foster (90210, The Big Bounce), Cleo King (Pineapple Express, Mike & Molly), Ron White (Horrible Bosses, Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie), Robert Klein (Reign Over Me) and Emmy award winner David Cross (Arrested Development, Modern Family).
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“High School,” which opens in Chicago on June 1, 2012, also stars Matt Bush (“Adventureland,” “Piranha 3Dd”), Michael Chiklis, Colin Hanks, Sean Marquette, Adhir Kalyan, Cody Longo, Mykelti Williamson, Yeardley Smith, Michael Vartan, Curtis Armstrong, Luis Chávez, Alicia Sixtos, Max Van Ville and Mary Birdsong from writer and director John Stalberg and writer Erik Linthorst.
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This bonkers coming-of-age comedy High School has a brand new red-band trailer. The film, directed by newcomer John Stahlberg, is still awaiting a release date here in the UK but the outlandish plot will make it one to look out for. Matt Bush stars as Henry, a straight-a student whose first experience with ‘pot’ just happens to coincide with his school’s compulsory drug testing. Afraid he may get kicked out and lose his prestigious scholarship, Henry concocts a plan along with best friend Travis, to get the whole school…high. Take a look!
- Craig Hunter
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