3 items from 2014
This story first appeared in the Nov. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Five decades before Kim Kardashian's eye-popping Paper magazine cover, Angie Dickinson set the standard in butt-baring. In 1966, Dickinson, then 35, was an up-and-coming actress who'd had a long-term relationship with Frank Sinatra (she played his wife in the original Ocean's Eleven, a role reprised by Julia Roberts in the Soderbergh reboot); starred in Arthur Penn's The Chase as Marlon Brando's wife (THR's review said she "is very nice with what she has to do"); and had a daughter with composer
- Bill Higgins
TMZ says that The View is actively negotiating with Rosie O’Donnell to return as a host. Negotiations are far along enough that O’Donnell’s new job could be announced today.
Sam Waterston has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix series Grace and Frankie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comedy stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as rivals who find themselves pulled together when their husbands reveal that they’ve fallen in love with each other. Waterson will play Tomlin’s husband, pairing him with Martin Sheen.
Vulture argues that True Blood should kill off everyone by the series finale. “…my wish for everyone else to die too isn’t about piling on. I want »
- Lyle Masaki
Almost six months after I originally taped my episode of Gsn’s trivia bowl The Chase, I can now divulge what’s crossed my mind at least once a day since that dank August afternoon: I won $38,000 and sneered like Tallulah Bankhead‘s spoiled barista nephew as I did it! It was a thrilling day of questions, answers, nervous energy, and salty badinage. (The show’s resident trivia god Mark Labbett — a.k.a. The Beast — and I exchanged a few quips during the game). Precisely what I wanted out of my game show experience. You’ll be able to catch reruns on Gsn for quite awhile.
It’s been a long time coming, my game show debut. Ever since I was a toddler watching reruns of Split Second, Name That Tune, and Tic Tac Dough on the USA Network, I’ve wanted to be a game show contestant. Competitive people like to show off, »
- Louis Virtel
3 items from 2014