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Heather Menzies Urich, Sound of Music Star, Passes Away at 68

Heather Menzies Urich, Sound of Music Star, Passes Away at 68
With just a few days left in 2017, another beloved performer has left us as the Hollywood community is in mourning once again. The Sound of Music star Heather Menzies-Urich passed away. Her son, Ryan Urich, confirmed that his mother died from brain cancer, and that the actress was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme last month, with her health rapidly deteriorating since then. Here's what Ryan Urich had to say about his late mother.

"The most important thing was my mom was an actress, talented dancer (and) really avid in arts and theater. She had this unbelievable network of friends."

Ryan Urich also confirmed his mother passed away on Sunday, at a family home in Canada, surrounded by loved ones. Heather was born December 3, 1949 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, although she moved to the United States with her family at the age of 11. The late actress graduated from Hollywood High School and then
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How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV

How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV
Movie producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are pinching themselves. They know that you don’t usually jump into television for the first time and emerge with 22 Emmy nominations. Not to mention an ongoing anthology series—they’re developing more seasons of “American Crime Story” on FX.

What did they do right? Well, for one thing they didn’t know the rules—which made the ten-part “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” series impossibly tough to execute in 110 days. They had the sense to make a television deal with FX, optioned New Yorker scribe Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 non-fiction book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” hired A-list screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (“The People vs. Larry Flynt”) as lead writers, and eventually partnered with television veteran Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) who taught them what they needed to know.

When I arrived at
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How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV

How ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Producers Made the Switch from Film to Anthology TV
Movie producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are pinching themselves. They know that you don’t usually jump into television for the first time and emerge with 22 Emmy nominations. Not to mention an ongoing anthology series—they’re developing more seasons of “American Crime Story” on FX.

What did they do right? Well, for one thing they didn’t know the rules—which made the ten-part “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” series impossibly tough to execute in 110 days. They had the sense to make a television deal with FX, optioned New Yorker scribe Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 non-fiction book, “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” hired A-list screenwriters Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (“The People vs. Larry Flynt”) as lead writers, and eventually partnered with television veteran Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”) who taught them what they needed to know.

When I arrived at
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G.D. Spradlin, Senator Geary in The Godfather Part II, Dies at 90

G.D. Spradlin, Senator Geary in The Godfather Part II, Dies at 90
More sad news to pass along from Old Hollywood: veteran character actor G.D. Spradlin died in his San Luis Obispo cattle ranch on Sunday from natural causes. He was 90. Spradlin -- who was such a successful independent oil producer in Oklahoma during the 1950s that he retired in 1960 -- began acting in the late '60s with roles on television series like Gomer Pyle, I Spy and Dragnet, and broke out following his appearance as slimy senator Pat Geary in The Godfather Part II. Ahead, remember Spradlin by watching his best Godfather moment.
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This Week on DVD: Inception, Shrek Forever After, Hunter Prey

There's no question that the biggest DVD and Blu-ray release this week is Christopher Nolan's Inception (with Shrek Forever After also likely to sell a ton of copies), but if you're looking to get some last-minute Christmas gift ideas, you might find a few other odds and ends hitting stores this week as well. Sandy Collora, director of popular fan films Batman: Dead End and World's Finest, has his first feature film Hunter Prey finally out on DVD today, plus the indie comedy Barry Munday starring Patrick Wilson and The Year of Getting to Know Us starring Jimmy Fallon. Some interesting non-fiction releases include Restrepo, Big River Man and Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, plus the first volume of the Espn 30 for 30 series. All this plus Criterion Bd releases for Cronos and Videodrome, and for Reed Farrington, it's Trek Stars Go West! What will you be buying or renting this week?
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Weekend Shopping Guide 7/9/10: Last Chance To See

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

(Please support Fred by using the links below to make any impulse purchases - it helps to keep us going…)

Picking up where Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine left off 20 years prior, Stephen Fry steps in for his good friend as he and Carwardine revisit species on the verge of extinction in Last Chance To See (Bfs, Not Rated, Blu-Ray-$39.98 Srp), 6 brilliant hours of exploration, education, conservation, and entertainment.

Everyone needs a good spork - and to have it be heat-resistant and made of a touch polycarbonate material?
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This Week on DVD: Brooklyn’s Finest, A Single Man, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I'm not gonna lie, it's a pretty uninteresting week for new releases on DVD and Blu-ray. The only really high profile flick in stores today is Antoine Fuqua's Brooklyn's Finest starring Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes. Also out this week is Tom Ford's critically acclaimed drama A Single Man, the Swedish thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the vampire comedy Bitten starring Jason Mewes. Yep, getting to the bottom of the barrel pretty quickly here. There is also a new special edition re-release of the Buster Keaton classic Steamboat Bill, Jr., and just in time for the World Cup semi-finals, it's Ladybugs on Blu-ray! Will you be buying or renting anything this week? Brooklyn's Finest [1] (+ Blu-ray [2]) A Single Man [3] (+ Blu-ray [4]) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [5] (+ Blu-ray [6]) Bitten [7] Eyeborgs [8] (+ Blu-ray [9]) Lost Keaton: Sixteen Comedy Shorts 1934-1937 [10] Steamboat Bill, Jr.: Ultimate Edition [11] (+ Blu-ray
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Out this week on Blu-Ray and DVD 7.6.10

 

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th! I went and saw Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and I Loved it! Can't wait for it to come out on DVD. Anywho let's move on to this week's releases. Here are the highlights of the week.

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and rebellious computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) team up to investigate the unsolved disappearance of wealthy Henrik Vanger's (Sven-Bertil Taube) teen niece (Ewa Fröling), only to uncover dark secrets about Vanger's powerful family. Niels Arden Oplev directs this Swedish thriller based on the first novel from Stieg Larsson's best-selling trilogy.

Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

Director: Niels Arden Oplev

*You can play this in English as well*

From what I have heard this movie is amazing! I can't wait to watch it. I had it on my
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TV on DVD: July 6, 2010

It's around this time that TV DVD releases really start to get amped up. After all, it's the build-up to the fall season, and that means that studios are pushing out their shows on DVD to not only attract new viewers, but to remind old viewers that their show still exists after a long hiatus. It's an effective marketing strategy, though the sudden dump of DVDs might make it hard on fans' wallets.

July is really only the beginning; the major releases won't really start hitting until August. Right now, we're just seeing a smattering of odds and ends hitting the shelves. Here's a look at what shows will be released on DVD come July 6.

Project Runway, Season 7 – I know several people who watch this show, and on occasion, I've given it a view. Its seventh season was not well-received by critics, but the series managed to maintain a solid
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Contest Round-Up: 2010-07-01

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Welcome to our weekly round-up of featured giveaways here at Fred. Every week, we’ll present a new clutch of DVDs, books, and other cool stuff you can take a shot at winning. All you have to do is click on the graphics below to be taken to their respective contest pages. And good luck!

In conjunction with Cartoon Network Home Video, we’re giving away three (3) copies of Squidbillies: Volume 3 on DVD.

In conjunction with Cartoon Network Home Video, we’re giving away three (3) copies of Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Chapter 2 on DVD.

In conjunction with Shout Factory Home Video, we’re giving away a copy of Dragnet 1968: Season 2 on DVD.

In conjunction with Scholastic Press, we’re giving away a one (1) grand prize featuring a copy of The Hunger Games and a $25 Visa gift card. Four (4) runners-up will receive a copy of The Hunger Games.
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Win Dragnet 1968: Season 2 on DVD!

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In conjunction with Shout Factory Home Video, we’re giving away a copy of Dragnet 1968: Season 2 on DVD.

Contest ends at 11:59pm Est on Wednesday, July 14th.

Enter the contest! Email: First name: Last name: Street Address: Address Line 2 (if needed): City: State/Province/Whatever: Zip Code/Postal Code: Country: Birth Month: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember Birth Day: 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 Birth Year:

Official Rules

No member of Fred Entertainment or their immediate families may enter.

No Purchase necessary to win.

Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

One entry per day, per person.

All submitted entries must be received by 11:59pm Est on Wednesday, July 14th.

The winner must allow 4-6 weeks after notification of win to receive the product.
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Party Favors: Feeling Junger

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Gloucester - The night Sebastian Junger arrived in town, it was a rather mild and cloudless day. There would be need to use the phrase “The Perfect Storm” to hype the writer’s talk and signing at Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books. It was The Perfect Mild.

This appears to be a rarity in today’s journalism. Anything that happens now gets blamed on “A Perfect Storm” of calamities after Junger’s book about the doomed fishermen. Wall Street meltdown, Bp well disaster and McRib are all given The Perfect Storm treatment. Sadly enough, he does not get a nickel every time it’s said on TV.

This appearance didn’t include tales of the people who put seafood on your table or George Clooney’s pranks. Junger spoke of the men who fight for America in Afghanistan. The Second Platoon, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment of the
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TV yesteryear treasure: Dragnet 1968: Season 2 arrives July 6

The year: 1968. The scene: Los Angeles. American television featured "Dragnet," the distinctive cop show that took us all to the streets of La. Shout! Factory has released season two of the series: Featuring 28 original episodes beautifully remastered and extensive bonus content in a collectible 6-dvd Set. Premise Sergeant Joe Friday and his hard-nosed partner Bill Gannon from the classic crime drama Dragnet, starring master storyteller Jack Webb and Emmy®-winner Harry Morgan (M*A*S*H*) hit the streets of Los Angeles in the name of law and order, to protect and to serve when Dragnet 1968: Season 2 arrives on DVD. Brimming with all 28 memorable episodes from this groundbreaking police drama, the 6-dvd box set is packed with
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Dragnet 1968: Season 2 to arrive on DVD in July

HollywoodNews.com: Sergeant Joe Friday and his hard-nosed partner Bill Gannon from the classic crime drama Dragnet, starring master storyteller Jack Webb and Emmy(r)-winner Harry Morgan (M*A*S*H*) hit the streets of Los Angeles in the name of law and order, to protect and to serve when Dragnet 1968: Season 2 arrives on DVD for the first time July 6, 2010 from Shout! Factory and the NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. Brimming with all 28 memorable episodes from this groundbreaking police drama, the 6-dvd box set is packed with special bonus content that includes Dragnet 1966 pilot movie, vintage Dragnet 1969 trailer, featurette Jack Webb – The Man Behind Badge 714, plus a commemorative booklet. A must-have for aficionados of crime, mystery classics and TV-dvd collectors, Dragnet 1968: Season 2 DVD set is priced to own at $44.99 Srp.

The community landscape is littered daily by juvenile delinquency,
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