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If you were surprised to see Sarah Newlin pop up at a guru retreat on Sunday’s True Blood — as a brunette, no less! — you’re not alone. Even Sarah’s portrayer, Anna Camp, says she was taken aback by the twist.
“It’s not what I expected at all,” Anna tells TVLine of her character’s Season 7 whereabouts. “She’s definitely on the run; she’s got Pam and Eric after her now, and the Yakuza. … This season is about Sarah trying to survive. »
Nothing breaks a heart quite like a bullet to the forehead. Unfortunately the gun-wielding Grim Reaper struck more than once this week.
Did your favorites make it out alive? Or did they end up saying goodbye to their better halves? Find out in this installment of TVLine’s ‘Ship Shape, a recurring feature that tracks the latest developments for series’ hottest duos — and then offers our forecast for each pairing.
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It’s a shame that more viewers aren’t able to focus on the weirdness of The Leftovers instead of its melancholy. If they could, the show — which, by the way, is pretty fantastic — might not already be known as the biggest bummer on television. In this week’s episode — only the series’ second — beleaguered police chief Garvey fears that his bagel has vanished into thin air, making it the first breakfast food to join the departed. And it only gets stranger from there…
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Major spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Sunday’s True Blood, avert your eyes. Everyone else, read on…
It was the shot no one was saw coming — certainly not Alcide, anyway. Sookie’s werewolf boyfriend took a bullet to the forehead on Sunday’s True Blood, adding another name to Season 7′s rapidly growing list of casualties.
Below, Joe Mangeniello walks TVLine through Alcide’s death, reflects on his character’s best and worst moments, then laments the same-sex hookup that could have been.
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The world of cinema certainly has had its share of sympathetic bumbling and stumbling characters rich in both comedic and tragic layers and anything else in between. Some of these movie misfits are misunderstood and actually more aware then they appear. The combination of being slow-witted, clumsy, awkward, inept, unstable–it all has its entertaining points in the hapless scheme of things. Importantly, these bumbling and stumbling film figureheads generate a kind of loose-minded and in some cases underlying poignancy that resonates so soundly for global moviegoers to observe with embraced enthusiasm.
So let us take a look at a selection of klutzy candidates (both in seriousness and silliness) that inspire us to chuckle and root for in the column Whoops…Did I Do That?: Top 10 Film Bumblers and Stumblers (Note: the listing of the choices below are not in any particular order of preference):
1.) Forrest Gump from »
- Frank Ochieng
A chameleon by nature, Peter Sellers had been turning in inspired comic performances since the early fifties – but it took the role of the habitually hapless Inspector Clouseau (originally intended for Peter Ustinov) in this first of seven The Pink Panther comedies to catapult him to superstar status. Though director Blake Edwards’ screenplay placed the bumbling detective at the center of a comic ensemble that included David Niven (who signed on expecting his role to be the lead), Capucine and Robert Wagner, Sellers would have free reign over the film’s even funnier sequel, A Shot in the Dark. Henry Mancini contributed the ultra-lounge score along with the memorable theme song. A lamentable animated cartoon series helped kill off theatrical cartoons.
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MGM has revealed it's developing a feature-length "Pink Panther" reboot, which will be a hybrid of animation and live-action. Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the original “Pink Panther” films and television series will serve as the producer of the new film and animator David Silverman (“The Simpsons Movie,” “Monsters, Inc”) will direct. The timing is pointed, as the production marks the 50th anniversary of the inept French cop, Inspector Clouseau, immortalized by master of slapstick comedy Peter Sellers (and later, Steve Martin). Julie Andrews is also serving as producer for the new project; her late husband, Blake Edwards, helmed the hilarious 1963 original and its sequel "A Shot in the Dark," which focused less on stealing jewels and more on the bumbling detective, and many of the sequels. This time around the focus will be on the Panther itself, as opposed to Clouseau, harkening back to the look of the Fritz »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
Here's new contributor Diana D. Drumm to with a trip back to a film that opened today in 1964...
We open at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, with all of its bubbles and laughter and cinema. A jury, including the likes of Fritz Lang and Charles Boyer, peer at a roster featuring now-classics The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Pumpkin Eater alongside cult favorite The World of Henry Orient... Oh, you haven’t heard of The World of Henry Orient?
Well, that isn’t so surprising, even considering its headliner, the late great Peter Sellers, it’s been lost to TCM and cult nostalgists. In terms of Sellers’s filmography, it’s sandwiched between two biggies -- Dr. Strangelove and A Shot in the Dark (this loaded schedule along with a marriage to Swedish bombshell Britt Ekland would lead to his first major heart attack in 1964).
Sellers stars at the eponymous “Henry »
- Diana D Drumm
8 items from 2014
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