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Paul Williams on His ‘Baby Driver’ Cameo, Being Ascap President and Having a Song Covered by Elvis

Paul Williams on His ‘Baby Driver’ Cameo, Being Ascap President and Having a Song Covered by Elvis
Over the course of a unique career that stretches back to the 1960s, Paul Williams has been and is a songwriter, singer, actor, a recovering alcoholic and recovery advocate, and not least the president/chairman of Ascap, a role he’s held since 2009 and for which he was recently elected to a fifth term.

He’s also enjoyed, as he puts it, a truly remarkable “third act” in his career, which includes winning a Grammy in 2014 for his work on Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” and, most recently, a brief and memorable cameo as a corrupt cop/illegal arms dealer (Spoiler Alert: who is quickly shot by Jamie Foxx’s character) in “Baby Driver.” The role is startling to anyone who knows him and doesn’t know it’s coming, not only because the diminutive Williams is apparently portraying the most well-dressed, erudite and loquacious corrupt cop/illegal arms dealer in history, but
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Michael Mann to Direct Vietnam War Limited Series ‘Hue 1968’ for FX

Michael Mann to Direct Vietnam War Limited Series ‘Hue 1968’ for FX
Filmmaker Michael Mann is looking to return to the small screen in a big way. While Mann got his start as a writer/producer on shows like Starsky and Hutch and Miami Vice, his directorial efforts on TV have been limited to a single episode each of 1977’s Police Woman and 1987’s Crime Story, and then the pilot for HBO’s short-lived drama series Luck in 2011. Now, however, the Heat and Collateral director is aiming to enter the popular fray of “limited series” efforts on TV with a Vietnam War-centric effort for FX. Per Deadline, …
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Decoy aka Policewoman Decoy

Unsung actress Beverly Garland becomes TV’s first lady cop, in what’s claimed to be the first TV show filmed on the streets of New York City. This one-season wonder from 1957 has vintage locations, fairly tough-minded storylines and solid performances, from Bev and a vast gallery of stage and TV actors on the way up.

Decoy

(Policewoman Decoy)

TV Series

DVD

Film Chest Media

1957-’58 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame (TV) / 39 x 30 min. / Street Date May 30, 2017 / 19.98

Starring: Beverly Garland

Art Direction (some episodes): Mel Bourne

Original Music: Wladimir Selinsky

Written by Lillian Andrews, Nicholas E. Baehr, Cy Chermak, Jerome Coopersmith, Don Ettlinger, Frances Frankel, Steven Gardner, Abram S. Ginnes, Mel Goldberg, Saul Levitt, Leon Tokatyan

Produced by Arthur H. Singer, David Alexander, Stuart Rosenberg, Everett Rosenthal

Directed by Teddy Sills, Stuart Rosenberg, David Alexander, Michael Gordon, Don Medford, Arthur H. Singer, Marc Daniels

How did I experience
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Slideshow: The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland on Mar. 24-26, 2017

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Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition is coming up – March 24th-26th, 2017 – at the Hyatt Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. Among the TV and film stars scheduled to appear is Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Stefanie Powers (“Hart to Hart”), Angie Dickinson (“Police Woman,” original “Ocean’s 11’), Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”), Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”) and Richard Chamberlain (“Dr. Kildare,” “Slipper and the Rose”). Detail link below the Slideshow.

To give you an example of the celebrities that appear at The Hollywood Show, photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com took Exclusive Portraits at last year’s Fall show in September. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below.
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Hot Pursuit (2015) – The Review

The superheroes started the Summer with a bang (and a pow and lotsa’ crashes) last Friday, so it’s now time for what is turning out to be another warm weather cinema staple: the female-driven, often raunchy comedy, which can probably be traced back to the surprise smash of 2011, Bridesmaids. Its breakout star, Melissa McCarthy, then became the unofficial queen of Summer R-rated gagfests with The Heat and Tammy. So, is this the 2015 model Mm comedy? Nope, we’ve got a few weeks to go before she reteams with director Paul Feig for Spy (also to premiere shortly is the feature film debut of cable TV firebrand Amy Schumer). This is an attempted funny flick that riffs on one of her previous hits. It’s an action-cop-buddy-comedy which pairs an Oscar-winning actress (like Sandra Bullock in The Heat) with funny lady mostly known for her broadcast TV work (Melissa still
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Big E's “Bad” Movies That Hurt So Good: “Curse Of The Black Widow” (1977, TV Movie)

  • CinemaRetro
“If a movie makes you happy, for whatever reason, then it’s a good movie.”

—Big E

*******Warning: Review Contains Spoilers*******

By Ernie Magnotta

If there’s one thing I love, it’s 1970s made-for-tv horror films. I remember sitting in front of the television as a kid and watching a plethora of films such as Gargoyles, Bad Ronald, Satan’s School for Girls, Horror at 37,000 Feet, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Scream Pretty Peggy, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Moon of the Wolf and The Initiation of Sarah just to name a few. Some of those are better than others, but all were fun.

When I think back, there have been some legendary names associated with small screen horrors. Genre masters John Carpenter (Halloween), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Joseph Stefano (Psycho) all took shots at television
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Ed Nelson, ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85

Ed Nelson, ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85
Ed Nelson, a star of the 1960s primetime soap “Peyton Place” and an actor with almost 200 credits, mostly in television, died on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85.

Nelson had most recently appeared in the 2003 courtroom thriller “Runaway Jury,” starring Gene Hackman. He had a more significant role as General Sherman in the 1998 Jackie Chan vehicle “Who Am I.”

On “Peyton Place,” he played Dr. Michael Rossi during the entire five-year run of the series — 436 episodes. He returned in 1985 for reunion telepic “Peyton Place: The Next Generation.”

But Nelson was already a TV veteran by the time he was cast on “Peyton Place” in 1964. After a string of small parts in Roger Corman B movies during the mid to late ’50s, he began guesting on Westerns such as “Zane Grey Theater,” “Have Gun — Will Travel,” “The Rifleman,” “Maverick,” “Rawhide” and “Gunsmoke” plus other series such as “Twilight Zone,” “The Untouchables,
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Ruby Dee, actress, writer and civil rights activist, dies at 91

Ruby Dee, actress, writer and civil rights activist, dies at 91
Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91.

Dee - an actress, writer and poet and civil rights activist - passed away on Wednesday (June 11) at her home in New Rochelle, New York, with family members at her side.

Ruby Dee dies aged 91 - tributes to the actress and campaigner

Born in Ohio and raised in New York, Dee's acting career began on Broadway.

She starred in movies such as The Jackie Robinson Story, A Raisin in the Sun, St Louis Blues, Do the Right Thing and American Gangster - for which she received an Oscar nomination.

Her TV credits include The Golden Girls, CSI, Peyton Place and Police Woman.

Dee won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, SAG and Drama Desk awards during a career which spanned eight decades, and was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild in the year 2000 along with her second husband Ossie Davis.
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Ruby Dee, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Actress, Dead at 91

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Ruby Dee, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Actress, Dead at 91
Ruby Dee, who co-starred in the 1961 film “A Raisin in the Sun” and earned an Oscar nomination for her work in 2007's “American Gangster,” died Wednesday night, her representative told TheWrap on Thursday. She was 91. Dee died in New Rochelle, N.Y. According to her representative, she died peacefully of age-related causes. Born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Dee was raised in Harlem, New York and made a number of appearances on Broadway before co-starring in the 1950 biopic “The Jackie Robinson Story.” See photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Dee's television work included appearances on “Police Woman,” “The Golden Girls”...
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Ruby Dee, Actress & Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies At 91

Actress and pioneer of the civil rights movement Ruby Dee died on Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.

Ruby Dee Dies

Dee began her lengthy career on the stage, working steadily on Broadway during the 40s. She appeared in 12 shows during the decade, including South Pacific (1943), Walk Hard (1944), Arsenic and Old Lace (1946) and John Loves Mary (1946).

The Jackie Robinson Story in 1950 was Dee’s breakout film, in which she played Rae Robinson. She went on to play Ruth Younger in the A Raisin in the Sun movie, and appear in a number of other films, including Edge of the City, Gone Are the Days , The Incident and Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. She received an Oscar nomination for her work in 2007’s American Gangster alongside Denzel Washington.

Dee was also a constant presence on the small screen, making appearances on a number of TV series.
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Line of Duty: the gripping police drama that makes women a real force

Halfway through its compelling run, BBC2's Line of Duty is smashing gender stereotypes and giving the celebrated Scandi-noir dramas a run for their money

Three police officers murdered in a lethal ambush; a fourth spectacularly defenestrated; a seriously injured individual in witness protection finished off in hospital – and the only survivor of the carnage, Di Lindsay Denton, who may or may not be personally implicated in all or some or none of the above carnage, has her head violently stuck down the lavatory by her colleagues as punishment for dispatching her three colleagues with "no firearms, no backup".

Welcome to the gripping world of BBC2's Line of Duty, halfway through its second series and, without so much as a Nordic woolly jumper or sub-title in sight, possibly on its way to becoming as addictive as The Bridge, The Killing and Borgen. If there is any justice in the world,
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Interview: Loni Anderson on Her Career at ‘The Hollywood Show’

Chicago – To answer the musical question, “Baby, if you ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me?” there is the sublime Loni Anderson, who portrayed Jennifer Marlowe on the popular 1970s sitcom, “Wkrp in Cincinnati.” Anderson was an attendee of “The Hollywood Show,” which comes to Chicago again on September 7th and 8th, 2013.

Loni Anderson is much like her character on Wkrp – luminous, intelligent and with a unique perspective. She climbed the show business ladder herself, after having a first marriage and a child in her teens. After that marriage ended before her 21st birthday, she finished college at the University of Minnesota and started an acting career, taking roles on stage and in local and national commercials. After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, she dyed her jet black hair to blonde, and began a series of high profile appearances on familiar dramas and comedies of the era, including “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Police Woman.
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‘Mad Men,’ ‘Big Bang,’ ‘Modern Family’ Honored at Made in Hollywood Awards

‘Mad Men,’ ‘Big Bang,’ ‘Modern Family’ Honored at Made in Hollywood Awards
As part of an effort to honor Emmy-nominated shows made locally in the Los Angeles area, the Made in Hollywood Awards presented 15 kudos Thursday to such programs as “Mad Men” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Presentations were made by Angie Dickinson and Los Angeles city councilman Tom Labonge at a ceremony at 1600 Vine’s Heart of Hollywood Terrace, on the site of the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant. Penelope Ann Miller was also among the speakers.

“Mad Men” was named outstanding drama series, while “Big Bang” and “Modern” were honored in comedy. Miniseries “American Horror Story: Asylum” and telepic “Behind the Candelabra” also earned awards.

In reality competition, honorees were “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “The Voice,” as was “Shark Tank” in reality program. In variety series, prizes went to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Real Time with Bill Maher,” with “Mel Brooks Strikes Back!” grabbing variety special honors.
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Beck to perform 'Song Reader' sheet-music album with Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand

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Beck to perform 'Song Reader' sheet-music album with Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand
Contrary to what you might think, Beck Has recently released new music. You just haven't been able to hear him perform it. Until now. The rock songwriter released "Beck Hansen’s Song Reader" last year, as sheet music-only; however, he and special guests like Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Franz Ferdinand, Joan as Police Woman, Villagers' Conor J O'Brien, Michael Kiwanuka, the Staves, James Yorkston and more will play the 20 songs written for the collection. Ed Harcourt and David Coulter "will provide musical direction," with Beck's house band consisting of drummer Seb Rochford, bassist Tom Herbert and guitarist Dave Okumu....
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"American Horror Story: Asylum" Recap: Judy Judy Bo-Booty

Well hello there, fellow inmates! I hope that you all enjoyed the break and have entered 2013 with a renewed spirit and appetite for the crazy - because American Horror Story: Asylum is back and dishing out extra helpings.

To recap where we left off: Alien babies, demonic nuns, killer Santa, Dr. Pepper. I think that about covers it.

We begin this week's episode with an advertisement for the new Kit Walker Blow-Up Doll:

Finally, Doctor Arden has produced something worthwhile in that lab of his!

No, seriously - Arden (James Cromwell) makes good on his word to bring Kit (Evan Peters) back from his medically-induced death. He stabs Kit in the heart with adrenaline, then slaps him back to life. Or as we call it in our house, "the Saturday Morning Special". Kit asks if the aliens came like they had hoped, and Arden lies, telling him that they didn't.
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"Rizzoli & Isles" Subtext Recap (3.13): Will you be my Viking warlord mistress?

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Someone is pulling a Walter White and cooking meth. Look, everyone has to make a living somehow. No, wait. That doesn’t look like meth. That looks like, grains? Are they making cereal? Oh, well, too late, because the cooker gets cooked when an unknown assailant runs him through with a spear.

Speaking of spears, Det. Jane Rizzoli feels one through her brain as she sees her mother primping in the café to attract male attention. Jane calls it weird watching her mother try to rebound and Dr. Maura Isles’ eyes wander down, secure in the thought that she doesn’t have to rebound from anything. All she wants is right in front of her.

Maura unleashes one of her legendary fun facts and tells Jane the average woman ingests seven pounds of lip stick in her lifetime. Now, is that the average lipstick lesbian or the average tomboy homicide detective?
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Deadfall – The Review

Tightly paced direction and a stellar cast can’t salvage the lame new crime thriller Deadfall. Though it functions as a diverting 95-minute machine, it’s got a half-baked script and a story that vanishes from your mind 10 minutes after the credits roll. Eric Bana is Addison, a mad dog killer on the lam with his sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) after a Michigan casino heist leads to a car crash that kills their third partner. Addison murders a state trooper and, with a deadly blizzard swirling around them, the two split up in the snowy woods and make a run for the Canadian border. Addison kills an Indian and steals his snowmobile. Liza flags down Jay (Charlie Hunnam) who’s on the lam himself, and a love affair immediately blooms. Police woman Hanna (Katey Mara) is the only one on their tails and all parties wind up at a Thanksgiving
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R.I.P. Dann Cahn

Dann Cahn, a pioneer of the three-camera method of filming and editing TV sitcoms, has died. Cahn also was the last surviving member of the original creative team behind the landmark series I Love Lucy. He was 89 and died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in west Los Angeles. Cahn worked on Lucy‘s entire six-season run from 1951 to 1957. Unlike series that preceded it, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s show used three motion picture cameras instead of one. The multicamera technique allowed for a show to be filmed continuously and in sequence, like a stage play. The amount of footage overwhelmed editors at the time, according to the La Times, and they located a cutting-edge device that had been created for the quiz show Truth Or Consequences. When it was delivered to Desilu, Cahn called it a “monster” because it wouldn’t fit into the editing room so
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David Selby Relocates from Collinsport to Gotham City

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Having made his mark as a villain for many of his 45 years in the entertainment industry, David Selby is only too happy to provide the heroic voice of Commissioner James Gordon for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1.

Selby is best known for his long-running roles as Quentin Collins, the werewolf brother to vampire Barnabus Collins on the original series Dark Shadows, and as the ruthless, vengeful Richard Channing on the 1980s primetime soap opera Falcon Crest. Between those two series alone, Selby logged more than 500 episodes as an antagonist.

Finally, Selby gets a beloved protagonist turn as the everyman hero James Gordon, a straight-shooting, intelligent lawman bent on doing what’s right … with the help of his old pal, Bruce Wayne (and his alter ego, Batman).

Selby will be in attendance on both coasts for the World and West Coast Premieres of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1. Selby
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Celebrity Biography: Mark Harmon

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It would have been impossible for Mark Harmon to have been born anything less than gorgeous. His father was University of Michigan football All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon. His mother, Elyse Knox, was an actress and artist. With this combination of looks, beauty and brains, he couldn't miss. Thomas Mark Harmon was born September 2, 1951 in Burbank, California. He has two older sisters, actress and painter Kristin Nelson, formerly married to singer Ricky Nelson, and Kelly Harmon, actress-model who was once married to auto magnate John DeLorean. Mark attended Los Angeles Pierce College, then transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles where he became the starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team in 1972 and 1973. He received the National Football Foundation Award for All-Round Excellence in 1973. In his two years as quarterback in coach Pepper Rodger's wishbone offense, UCLA won 17 games and lost only 5. He graduated from UCLA with a B.
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