8 items from 2016
Margaret Whitton, best known for her role as Rachel Phelps in the “Major League” films, died peacefully in her Palm Beach, Fla., home on Sunday after a short battle with cancer. She was 67.
Born in Philadelphia, Whitton’s first gigs included her off-Broadway debut in 1973 in “Baba Goya,” followed by her Broadway introduction in Nell Dunn’s “Steaming” in 1983. Her first major screen role came in 1986, portraying Molly in “9 1/2 Weeks,” alongside Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. She then landed lead roles in films such as “The Secret of My Success” and “Ironweed,” before starring in the critically-acclaimed “Major League” and its sequel, “Major League II,” as Rachel Phelps, a former showgirl who inherits the Cleveland Indians following her husband’s death.
On the small screen, Whitton appeared »
- Arya Roshanian
Jackson Hurst has landed his fare share of roles in various films and television shows, but did you know he up and quit his corporate job in order to pursue acting? Hurst recently opened up to People about his new role in the movie Vanished | Left Behind: Next Generation (in theaters Wed., Sept. 28) and revealed just how far he's come from taking on guest roles on Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, to portraying Grayson Kent on the Lifetime comedy series Drop Dead Diva. Here are five things to know about the 37-year-old actor. 1. He quit his job working in finance to become an actor. »
- Brittany King, @brrriitttnnii
NCIS: Los Angeles is moving to Sundays for its eighth season, and it's kicking things off with a two-hour premiere, "High-Value Target" and "Belly of the Beast." The mole is still out there, the team's heading overseas and someone's about to get hurt.
In these first two episodes, after the agency fails to locate the mole, Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan (guest star Jackson Hurst) insists on new leadership and takes over the La unit from Hetty and Granger. Also, the team travels to Syria to apprehend a High Value Target, but one of them is severely injured when the mission goes awry.
The NCIS: Los Angeles agents will christen their new Sunday home sooner than expected.
RelatedNCIS Boss Answers Burning Question: Where Will All the New Arrivals Sit?!
With CBS’ The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey docuseries being trimmed from six to four total hours (now premiering Sunday, Sept. 18 and concluding Monday, Sept. 19), NCIS: La will open Season 8 a week earlier than originally scheduled — on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 8:30/7:30c (leading out of a football doubleheader).
What’s more, NCIS: La will return with two fresh episodes: “High-Value Target, »
We recently visited the set of Epic Pictures’ latest monster movie (because Epic Pictures monster movie), Day of Reckoning, and we came back with exclusive interviews with stars Jackson Hurst and Nick Gomez as well as director Joel Novoa. Dread… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
A bunch of new stills are out from "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn's latest feature "The Neon Demon" which premieres during the Cannes Film Festival next summer. Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves all star in the horror tale about an aspiring L.A. model who finds her youth and beauty the envy of the beauty-obsessed women around her. [Source: The Film Stage]
Disney Pictures has announced a June 7th Blu-ray, DVD and VOD release date for "Zootopia," their animated feature that has proven a smash with both audiences and critics - taking in $910 million at the global box office to date along with a stunning 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Garth Franklin
Epic Pictures Group has set Jackson Hurst (pictured in Drop Dead Diva) and Heather McComb (Ray Donovan) for its latest action fantasy film Day of Reckoning, Deadline reports. Joel Novoa (God’s Slave) is directing from a script by Gregory Gieras, who also penned Epic’s sci-fi film Big Ass Spider. “The story is set in Los Angeles 15 years after the world suffered […] »
Exclusive: Epic Pictures Group has set Jackson Hurst (Drop Dead Diva) and Heather McComb (Ray Donovan) for its latest action fantasy film Day Of Reckoning. Joel Novoa (God's Slave) is directing from a script by Gregory Gieras, who also penned Epic’s sci-fi film Big Ass Spider. The story is set in Los Angeles 15 years after the world suffered a horrendous disaster when demon-like-creatures invaded Earth and nearly destroyed mankind. Hurst plays mediocre husband and father… »
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