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Donald Sutherland and Sons' Hollywood Legacy: Letting Kids "Find Their Own Way"

Film legend Donald Sutherland and three of his five children, Kiefer (born to actress Shirley Douglas), Roeg (born to actress Francine Racette) and Rossif (also born to Racette), joined The Hollywood Reporter to pose for the Hollywood Legacies issue and discuss their relationship to the entertainment industry.

Donald is best known for his iconic roles in Oscar-winning films such M*A*S*H and Ordinary People. Recently he gave a sinister performance in the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, and stars in this year's The Leisure Seeker alongside Helen Mirren.

Kiefer is best known for his leading role as Jack Bauer on 24, a performance...
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Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio’s 102-Year History

Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio’s 102-Year History
Movies weren’t yet talkies and the headquarters were located in New Jersey when Fox Film was founded in 1915. William Fox couldn’t have imagined that his modest film company would get bulked up by merging with 20th Century, produce some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, and become a global empire. Here’s a look back at Fox’s long history as it prepares to merge with Disney.

Fox Studios’ East Lot on Western Avenue at Sunset in Hollywood

1915 Fox Film Corp. created by William Fox. A key element was the Fox Theatres, which went into bankruptcy in 1933 and sold to National Theatres. The company moved from New Jersey to Echo Park and then Hollywood before settling in its present location west of Beverly Hills in 1926.

1935 On May 31, Fox merges with 20th Century, created by Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck, and becomes the last of the “big six” studios to be established (though film historians
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Playback: Honorary Oscar Recipient Donald Sutherland Reflects on His Career

Playback: Honorary Oscar Recipient Donald Sutherland Reflects on His Career
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

The film Academy’s Governors Awards ceremony is set for this weekend, honoring filmmakers Charles Burnett and Agnes Varda, cinematographer Owen Roizman and actor Donald Sutherland. Sutherland’s name in particular was a heavy favorite in advance of this year’s honorees announcement, as Oscar recognition for the esteemed star has been elusive. So it’s a perfect time to dive into one of the legendary screen careers.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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Sutherland is currently filming James Gray’s “Ad Astra” and Danny Boyle’s “Trust” (in which he plays oil tycoon J. Paul Getty). So while these kinds of things can have a “lifetime achievement” vibe for some, the actor is still very much at the top of his
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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for
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'Mash' Star William Christopher Death Certificate (Document)

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"Mash" star William Christopher -- who played Father John Mulcahy -- died from cardiorespiratory arrest ... this according to his death certificate obtained by TMZ. The document also lists small cell carcinoma as a contributing factor, something we're told was non-lung related. Christopher died on New Year's Eve in his Pasadena home at 7:12 Am. The death certificate also notes he was in the entertainment industry for 60 years. Christopher was 84, and the final celebrity death in
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Alan Alda Pens Sweet Tribute to Late M*A*S*H Costar William Christopher

Alan Alda Pens Sweet Tribute to Late M*A*S*H Costar William Christopher
Alan Alda remembered his pal and M*A*S*H costar William Christopher in a Twitter post on Sunday, just one day after the actor died from cancer.

“His pals from #Mash miss Bill powerfully. His kind strength, his grace and gentle humor weren’t acted. They were Bill. #WilliamChristopher,” Alda, 80, tweeted.

Christopher died at 5:10 a.m. Pt on Saturday morning with his wife, Barbara, at his side. He was 84. A rep for the star told People that he died “peacefully” and was “not in pain.”

Christopher’s son, John, told ABC that the actor died from a non-small cell lung carcinoma at his home in Pasadena, California.
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'Mash' Star William Christopher Dead at 84

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"Mash" star William Christopher -- who played Father John Mulcahy on the iconic show -- is the latest celebrity to die in 2016. Christopher was part of one of the most spectacular ensembles ever on TV ... a cast which included Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Harry Morgan. Christopher, who played a Catholic priest but was actually Methodist in real life, auditioned for the role but went off script with a rambling ad lib.
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Mash: Jamie Farr Shares His Favorite Episodes

What are your favorite episodes of Mash? Starting Monday, star Jamie Farr will share his favorite episodes of the iconic CBS series on MeTV.Farr played Max Klinger on the long-running dramedy alongside fellow cast members Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, and Loretta Swit. The series, which chronicled the staff of a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War, ran for 11 seasons before ending in 1983.Read More…
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'Rugrats' & 'Newhart' Star Jack Riley -- Dead at 80 (Photos + Video)

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Jack Riley -- the voice of "Rugrats" fave, Stu Pickles, and co-star of "The Bob Newhart Show" -- has died of pneumonia. Jack famously played Elliot Carlin, one Newhart's super neurotic patients, during all 6 seasons of the classic '70s TV sitcom. More recently he was the father of Tommy and Dil Pickles in the "Rugrats" cartoon series and movies. Jack also starred in several Mel Brooks movies and had tons of guest roles
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'M*A*S*H' Star Wayne Rogers -- Alleged Baby Mama Hits Up Estate for $3.4 Million

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'M*A*S*H' Star Wayne Rogers -- Alleged Baby Mama Hits Up Estate for $3.4 Million
The woman who says late "M*A*S*H" star Wayne Rogers fathered her son is now going after his estate to get the huge sum she says she's owed ... a whopping $3.4 million.  Melinda Naud filed a creditors claim this week against Rogers' estate ... a follow-up to the civil suit she filed back in 2013. Naud claims Rogers begged her to keep it quiet after she gave birth to their kid, Luigi Calabrese, back in 1985.  Naud
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Wayne Rogers, Played M*A*S*H's Trapper John, Dead at 82

Wayne Rogers, Played M*A*S*H's Trapper John, Dead at 82
Wayne Rogers, best known to TV audiences for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, died on Thursday after suffering complications from pneumonia, his family told Entertainment Tonight. He was 82.

Rogers’ first major acting role was on the ABC Western Stagecoach West, which debuted in October 1960 and ran for 38 episodes. A little over a decade (and numerous gigs) later, he was cast as Trapper John on CBS’ TV adaptation of M*A*S*H, assuming the role played by Elliott Gould in the 1970 film.

Bidding M*A*S*H adieu after three seasons, Rogers went on to
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Wayne Rogers Dies: ‘M.A.S.H.’s Trapper John Was 82

Wayne Rogers Dies: ‘M.A.S.H.’s Trapper John Was 82
Actor and entrepreneur Wayne Rogers, best known for playing Captain “Trapper” John McIntyre from 1972-1975 on the long-running CBS dramedy "M.A.S.H." has died today following complications from pneumonia. His publicist confirmed the news to Deadline: he was 82. Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1933, he was a graduate of The Webb School in Tennessee and earned a history degree from Princeton, then served in the U.S. Navy before embarking on his career as an actor. Acting on both…
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The X Factor Final 2015: as it happened

Reggie N Bollie v Louisa Johnson. Only one could be crowned X Factor champion 2015, but who?

10.03pm GMT

Anyway, that’s it. Louisa Johnson has won X Factor 2015, which means this is probably the last X Factor liveblog I’ll ever write. I might change my mind, or be coerced into returning next year, but right now this really feels like the end of something. I realise this means I’ll miss Louisa’s triumphant return to X Factor next year, which will be her first of three televised appearances before she disappears forever, but I’m sure we’ll all survive.

In which case, thanks again for all the support, everyone. You guys have been great. Now, please do the decent thing and turn your televisions off.

10.02pm GMT

Unfortunately Harry Styles didn’t run onstage and tell Louisa about all the pussy she’ll get now, but I’m sure he wanted to.
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‘The Martian’: Ridley Scott May Buck Losing Trend at Oscars

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The Martian, which remained in the top three at the box office over the weekend in its sixth week at theaters, is a bonafide hit for legendary director Ridley Scott and will almost certainly earn multiple nominations from the Academy.

Scott is no stranger to nominations, having earned three best directing nods in his career, but the award itself still eludes the English director. 2000’s Gladiator may have earned a best actor Oscar for Russell Crowe and best picture, but Scott lost best director to Steven Soderbergh for Traffic. The very next year saw the same outcome for Scott as his directing nomination for Black Hawk Down lost out to Crowe-starring A Beautiful Mind‘s director, Ron Howard.

This year is shaping up to be different for Scott, however, as The Martian continues to rack up at the box office and resound with critics. A
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The X Factor 2015: week two – as it happened

It was Reinvention Week, and nobody was good. But who went home? Stuart Heritage found out.

8.59pm GMT

And with that, we say goodbye to Kiera and Seann with sincere gratitude, because their departure means that X Factor will only be one hour and 45 minutes long next week. But Oh No Sad News: I won’t be here for it. I’m away next Saturday, which means that this liveblog will be handled by someone equally capable. I think the plan is for me to retake the reigns for Sunday’s results show, but I’ve forgotten to check with anyone. Oh well, you’ll cope either way.

Thanks for reading if you read it, thanks for commenting if you commented. I’m off to surround myself with creepy cult members who’ll sit around me in silence as I play awful songs on the ukulele. Blardigan!

8.58pm GMT

Oh.
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Mitchum Stars in TCM Movie Premiere Set Among Japanese Gangsters Directed by Future Oscar Winner

Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is one of the disappointingly few TCM premieres this month. (See TCM's Robert Mitchum movie schedule further below.) Despite his film noir background, Robert Mitchum was a somewhat unusual choice to star in The Yakuza (1975), a crime thriller set in the Japanese underworld. Ryan's Daughter or no, Mitchum hadn't been a box office draw in quite some time; in the mid-'70s, one would have expected a Warner Bros. release directed by Sydney Pollack – who had recently handled the likes of Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Redford – to star someone like Jack Nicholson or Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman.
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Cinema at 33 1/3 Rpm

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Jazz music has long expressed its capacity to borrow from various, sometimes contradictory sources in order to create something which in every sense transcends the original elements. Since the earliest days of jazz as a musical form, it has been inspired by military and funeral marches; has stylishly interpreted popular songs; and even brought the classical intricacies of Wagner into the domain of swinging brasses and reeds. This multiculturalism and eclecticism of jazz likens it to cinema which, in turn, has transformed pop culture motifs into something close to the sublime and mixed ‘high’ and ‘low’ artistic gestures to remarkable effect.In the history of jazz, the evolution from ragtime or traditional tunes, to discovering the treasure trove of Broadway songs was fast and smooth. The latter influence was shared by cinema, as the history of film production quickly marched on. The emergence of ‘talkies’ in the United States meant rediscovering Broadway,
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Motion Poster For Hannibal Season 3 Will Give You The Heebie Jeebies

With season 3 of Hannibal right around the corner, a brand new motion poster has landed to further whet your appetite for the show’s return. Seeing as it’s been a good long while since that first trailer arrived, this delightful animated artwork (via Mashable) is a perfect palate cleanser until the next one arrives.

Decked out in his motorcycle leathers, the titular cannibal is front and center of this newest tease, which only requires a tiny amount of ‘motion’ to truly unnerve. Played by Mads Mikkelsen, who was last spotted quickly exiting a house full of dying people lying around groaning in pools of blood, the murderous Dr. Lecter will also be at the fore of the upcoming season. Albeit on a new continent.

Exclusive: The new poster for @NBCHannibal Season 3 is deliciously sinister http://t.co/lO0EwYBpwL pic.twitter.com/WMTia5c1wu

Mash Entertainment (@mashentertain) April
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'The Longest Ride' (2015) Movie Review

There are two types of Nicholas Sparks adaptations. The first is much more common, being the boring, sappy romances where love is the most powerful force in the world and people cry and die (i.e. The Notebook). The second is the stupid, cuckoo bananas romance, terribly pulling in other genre elements to make a hodgepodge bit of nonsense (i.e. Safe Haven). The second is so much more fun to watch, and anytime I start a Sparks film I am hoping for that film. Unfortunately, The Longest Ride, the most recent Sparks adaptation, falls into the first category, and it made me fall in love... with my watch (nailed it!). In the ancient past of 2007, Britt Robertson, whose character's name escapes me (an IMDb search reveals it's Sophia Danko) and it was all I could to do remember she was "not Jennifer Lawrence", is studying art at Wake Forest.
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Stewart 'in Talks' to Be Featured in Subversive Iraq War Homefront Satire

Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award.
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