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Welcome back to The Stack. We are finishing up our look at Scream Factory 2014 releases in yet another episode of what has been a mammoth gift giving guide. Lake Placid (1999) is one of those films that reminds me of Lewis Teague's 1980 film Alligator which was written by none other than John Sayles. I like Teagues film better and would sure like to see Scream Factory release an Se of it. But Lake Placid is awfully fun and has an amazing cast featuring Betty White, Oliver Platt, Bill Pullman, and Bridget Fonda. The alligator effects have stood the test of time pretty well too. This slipcased blu-ray has a ton of special features. Finally hitting blu-ray is Ginger Snaps (2000) a movie that really...
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Craig Ferguson said goodbye to The Late Late Show with a little help from guest Jay Leno and a few dozen other stars. Watch more 'Colbert Report' Gets All-Star Sendoff The opening featured a star-filled video of Ferguson singing "Bang Your Drum" by Dead Man Falls, with a little help from Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Daniels, Steve Carell, Quentin Tarantino, Lisa Kudrow, Marion Cotillard, Betty White, Regis Philbin and many more. But what will likely be talked about was what happened when the horse Secretariat took off his mask for the first time, revealing Bob Newhart was underneath. That led to a meta moment
- Aaron Couch
Princess Madeleine of Sweden is expecting her second child - People George Clooney woos Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern on set - Us Weekly Azealia Banks reveals why she has such a beef with Iggy - HuffPost Celebrity Tim Burton is not a fan of modern-day superhero movies - Lainey Gossip Betty White gets hilariously wacky with Craig Ferguson - Dlisted Owen Wilson shares an adorable video of his son - Et Find out who Kylie Jenner had a date with - JustJared Wait, Bella Thorne was spotted working where?! - Hollywood Tuna You've never seen Nicki Minaj look this glamorous - Pink Is the New Blog See Charli Xcx's crazy Jingle Ball outfit - The Superficial Christina Hendricks moves on to her next big project - popbytes »
There's nothing like getting into the holiday spirit with the help of Betty White and a purple hippo. The former Golden Girl visited The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, where she was surprised by a choir, her favorite Christmas song, and giant dancing animals. The longer the clip goes, the more surreal it all becomes. But White's face is that of pure, unadulterated joy, and that's what's most important. (N.B.: Ferguson's run as host ends this week. Jay Leno will be his final guest, on Friday.) »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
No one would accuse the Hollywood Foreign Press Association of being a refined institution, but when you think about the kinds of movies, TV shows, actors, and actresses who've ended up with Golden Globes, it's actually staggering how the HFPA has gotten away with maintaining its image as a must-see event. Drunk people at the dais is, I guess, still a sufficient enough reason to tune in. Let's celebrate today's nominations with a fond look back at some silly things that have won Golden Globes. 1. "Green Card" (Best Motion Picture -- Comedy) What a classic. Nothing says "comedic wonderful good times" like Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell mixing it up in an immigration romcom. Fun fact: My aunt saw this movie in Germany, noticed the reaction of the crowd, and was embarrassed on America's behalf. 2. Twiggy (Best Newcomer of the Year, Actress) I love Twiggy! She was great as a »
- Louis Virtel
You're always going to snub someone during awards season. It's inevitable. Happily, however, the 2015 SAG Awards nominations didn't include as many of the head scratching nominations as we've seen in previous years. Sure, Naomi Watts' nomination for "St. Vincent" is quizzical, at best, but we've moved on from Helen Mirren getting a lead actress nod for "Hitchcock" or Betty White's illustrious "Hot in Cleveland" run (and we love us some Betty White). This year there were some well deserved nominees who might have been overlooked in the past ("The Grand Budapest Hotel," Tatiana Maslany), some who are finishing up well-deserved runs ("True Detective's" Matthew McConaughey) and others whose awards run of glory is just beginning (Julianne Moore). There are also questions on whether the SAGs voting system is unfairly skewed towards films and TV shows that send screeners (not always possible) and the continuing issue of ethnic diversity among the nominees. »
- Gregory Ellwood, Kristopher Tapley, Daniel Fienberg, Matt Patches
The media chief told an investor-heavy crowd at Monday’s Ubs Global Media & Communications Conference that Viacom has been overhauling its schedule on cable networks such as TV Land, Spike TV and MTV, while also investing in digital programming geared at viewers who prefer to watch shows on mobile devices.
“We have a lot of real estate that we can build beautiful new homes on,” said Dauman.
Some of that new construction will include programs such as “Younger” on TV Land with Hilary Duff and “The Gaffigan Show” with stand-up comic Jim Gaffigan. It’s a departure from the network’s previous shows such as “Hot in Cleveland,” which starred Betty White,” and is evidence that the channel is trying to appeal to a different and more youth-centric demographic. Dauman »
- Brent Lang
The ratings for this staple of TV Land have been falling for years. They're a far cry from the first season's 3.12 million average. Will they start to recover this year? Could this be the final season for Hot in Cleveland? Cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned.
Hot in Cleveland continues to follow the lives of three middle-age ladies from Los Angeles -- writer Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), beautician Joy Scoggs (Jane Leeves), and actress Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick). When their flight to Paris makes an emergency landing in Cleveland, Ohio, they discover a community that's less shallow and youth-obsessed. They move there and lease a home with a sassy caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White).
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart »
TNT and TBS will air the announcement live at 9am Et (6am Pt), with a webcast also airing on both networks' websites.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Debbie Reynolds will receive the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given annually to those who demonstrate the "finest ideals of the acting profession".
The 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 25. »
This story first appeared in a special Awards Watch issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. September 1985 saw the birth of some of America's most treasured pop-cultural heroes (Super Mario Bros., MacGyver), but arguably no one was more beloved than the four irrepressible stars of The Golden Girls. The sitcom, created by Susan Harris and starring Bea Arthur, then 63, Rue McClanahan, then 51, Betty White, then 63, and Estelle Getty, then 62, followed the antics of four older women living together in Miami. Critically acclaimed right out of the gate (THR called it "the funniest new show of
- Meena Jang
TV Land, the network that let’s us relive our past by airing our favorite old shows, announced some startling news earlier this week. The network will be ending its popular sitcom Hot in Cleveland at the conclusion of the sixth season, which is currently in production. The series premiered on June 16, 2010 and became the first scripted show for the network. Since then, TV Land has produced other comedies including The Exes, Happily Divorced, and The Soul Man. Hot in Cleveland was a success for the network and revitalized the careers of its four leading ladies: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendy Malick, and of course Betty White. The show has made over 100 episodes and has featured many famous fcelebrities including Tim Daly, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Craig Ferguson. But who has guest-starred the most? TV Overmind did some research to find out which of your favorite actors and actresses has appeared the most times… »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Stars Like Hilary Swank, Jane Lynch, Miranda Lambert and Betty White are set to promote dog adoption during Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, airing Thanksgiving night at 8 Et/Pt. Now, we’re giving you a chance to win the same gift bag the stars will take home from the feel-good dog rescue event.
The bag, courtesy of Backstage Creations and valued at $541, contains everything from a stay at a doggie hotel to spring water bottled just for dogs!
The fun products include a 2-night boarding stay at The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa in Westlake Village, Calif., a Paw Patrol talking stuffed dog, a Wisdom Panel Canine DNA test, a $50 Petco gift card, Febreze, Toilet Water bottled water for dogs by Popstar Beverages, and much more.
"I've always been an animal lover," says Swank of the event. "To me this is a great opportunity to celebrate dogs and the immense joy that they bring »
You can’t believe everything you hear on TV — not even (or perhaps especially) when it’s packaged in flannel-shirt wrapping paper, a folksy Oklahoma-accent and a corporate edict to keep the 18-49 demo rating above 3 million.
Which is why I didn’t let myself get angry or dismayed by Blake Shelton’s ridiculous exaggeration during The Voice‘s Top 10 performance episode on Monday: “This is the best live show I have ever seen in seven seasons.”
I don’t believe for a second that the country coach believes such ridiculousness — not after an evening marked by incredibly insipid song selection, »
Dr. Sue Downing -- who cares for a bunch of dogs owned by celebs including Betty White, Katherine McPhee, Mark Harmon and Benicio del Toro -- has very personal dog problems of her own. Her home was hit by burglars Friday and her seriously-ill dogs are now gone.It's a weird burglary ... nothing was missing except 2 of her 3 dogs ... a 13-year-old pom named Penny and a 3-year-old terrier named Spice. She's not positive if the thieves took the dogs, »
- TMZ Staff
Hot in Cleveland is a show about older women, for older women. Both of these things are such a rarity in Hollywood that its no wonder the TV Land sitcom has made it through five seasons and getting renewed for a sixth--there is not much else out there aimed at that demographic, and something needs to fill the void. The show chronicles the misadventures of three longtime residents of Hollywood after they relocate to Cleveland and move in with a cantankerous elderly caretaker named Elka, played in a scene-stealing turn by the legendary Betty White. Hot in Cleveland does not attempt to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the art of the sitcom. Rather, it thrives on its old fashionedness, and packs each episode with kooky double entendres, menopause jokes, and a (loud) live studio audience.
- Lee Jutton
Are you aware of this thing called "Cinderella"? Here's what it is: a movie, basically, but a thing where Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, and -- for some reason -- other actors are invited to dress up in costumes and be great together. I don't know why people named "Lily James" and "Richard Madden" get to be in this, but apparently they play Cinderella and the prince. Cate (pronounced Cate) plays the Wicked Stepmother (!) and Helena Bonham Carter plays the Fairy Godmother (!!). I wonder if they were supposed to play opposite roles originally but made a Betty White-Rue McClanahan-type switch in pre-production. Anyway, the trailer is decadent. Watch. There are seven important images in this. Here they are. Here is Cate. Wicked as hell. Check out that damn bone structure, mortals. I wouldn't be surprised if Cate's parents were Glenn Close and a swan. Um, we're only »
- Louis Virtel
I kid, I kid, but I’m also kind of serious. When someone mentions Tyler Perry, it’s only fair to think of him dressing up in old lady drag, bible thumping, and moralizing about how women shouldn’t open their legs for any good looking dude like they are a 24-hour Golden Corral. (Seriously, did you see Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor? Way to send a message to women that if they are not faithful, they’re going to get AIDS and everyone will hate them. Ugh!)
But here’s the thing: Ty Ty isn’t the owner of these kinds of movie tropes, so it’s about time we stop acting like it and recognize other movies that rely on these storytelling motifs. For example:
The Hooker With a Heart of Gold
[Photo: Lionsgate, Buena Vista Pictures]
When your job is being the personification of a sneeze guard at »
Henrik Pabst is to take sole charge at international TV sales and financing company Red Arrow Intl., whose slate is led by The Weinstein Co./BBC show “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench, Netflix’s “Lilyhammer,” Amazon’s “Bosch,” and ABC’s “The Taste.”
Joint chief Irina Ignatiew-Lemke will step down at the end of the month. Ignatiew-Lemke has been with the company since 2012, most recently leading the company’s scripted distribution business.
Red Arrow Intl. has launched a raft of shows in the past year, including “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” “Bosch,” a crime series based on Michael Connelly’s novels, and starring Titus Welliver, “100 Code,” which was created by Bobby Moresco, and stars Michael Nyqvist and Dominic Monaghan, “Married at First Sight” and “Video Game High School.”
Red Arrow Intl. has co-produced and provided production financing to an array of scripted and non-scripted projects, »
- Leo Barraclough
A long-running show will be ending soon.
"It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White," TV Land President Larry W. Jones said in a statement. "The passion and talent they brought to the set each and every week over the past 5 years has put TV Land on the map as a network dedicated to quality original programming. We will continue to celebrate the show ...
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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
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A bunch of new cast photos have gone online featuring the stars of Syfy's upcoming small screen reinterpretation of Terry Gilliam's 1996 sci-fi feature "12 Monkeys". The network is slated to premiere the new show in January. [Source: io9]
Mike and Molly
With CBS having cancelled "The Millers," the network is slotting in the fifth season of its Melissa McCarthy comedy "Mike and Molly" to fill the void. 'Molly' will take over the 8:30pm Monday timeslot with all new episodes starting December 8th.
Prior to that, CBS will run a four-episode marathon of repeat episodes on December 1st, followed by a rebroadcast of the network's newest procedural hit "Scorpion". [Source: The Live Feed]
The Bastard Executioner
Sagal confirmed the news during a 'Sons' conference call, saying »
- Garth Franklin
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