15 items from 2011
Leslie Knope is about to face her biggest test yet as Pawnee’s fearless parks leader: Armageddon!
Leslie takes the news in relative stride, although she does express concern over the toll the imminent apocalypse will take on, um… push play below and see for yourself.
- Michael Ausiello
With a giant cast that already includes Meg Foster, Barbara Crampton, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davidson, Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso and Ken Foree, Rob Zombie is adding a little more childhood nostalgia to The Lords Of Salem, which is currently shooting. "Pork chops and applesauce head to Salem! What the fuck does that mean? Of course it means Christopher Knight has joined our group. Chris plays Keith Williams aka Lobster Joe the host of Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show a staple of local Salem television. Chris has appeared in everything from Happy Days and Gunsmoke to The Bionic Woman and Chips. But we all know Chris best as Peter Brady from the legendary show The Brady Bunch." »
Some clarification has come in with regard to Bruce Davison's part in Rob Zombie's upcoming The Lords of Salem, and along with that we have a bit of new casting news that's sure to get the hearts of those of you who grew up in the late 60's/early 70's pumping overtime. Yes, that is indeed Peter Brady whom you see in the latest picture posted by Rob on his Facebook page!
But first things first. Here's what Zombie had to say about Bruce joining the film:
I got some good news and I got some bad news. The bad news is that Bruce Dern has fallen out of The Lords Of Salem due to a scheduling conflict. But fear not! We have some great news.. Bruce Davidson [sic] has jumped in to save the day and we all couldn't be more thrilled!
Bruce is known to movie goers »
- The Woman In Black
Did you ever there would be a day when a former Brady Bunch member would co-star in a Rob Zombie film? Me neither. But hell has frozen over. Pigs are flying. And today has yielded some interesting The Lords of Salem casting news. Rob Zombie writes, via his Facebook: "Pork chops and applesauce head to Salem! What the fuck does that mean? Of course it means Christopher Knight has joined our group. Chris plays Keith Williams aka Lobster Joe the host of Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show a staple of local Salem television. Chris has appeared in everything from Happy Days and Gunsmoke to The Bionic Woman and Chips. But we all know Chris best as Peter Brady from the legendary show The Brady Bunch." Zombie began filming his project last week. The growing cast also »
The unlikely, but infinitely appealing combination of Darren Criss, Susan Sarandon, and Laura Linney are the new faces of clothing giant Uniqlo. Previously, all I knew about Uniqlo was that Russell Tovey slept in their boxer shorts. Not I know they design clothes with boobs in mind.
Just when I thought that Locke & Key was dead, there's news that MTV may have an interest in the show if they can afford production. From what I know of the series, it could make an interesting companion for Teen Wolf. Put some of that Jersey Shore money to work!
Job application, or Grindr ad?
Reese Witherspoon is recovering at home after being struck by a car while jogging. I knew exercise was going to kill someone eventually.
A huge Nasa satellite is going to make an uncontrolled reentry into the atmosphere, and it's likely that at least a dozen pieces will impact the surface at unknown locations. »
- Ed Kennedy
Parks and Recreation has tapped the veteran actor to guest star as Herb, the current leader of the cult that ran Pawnee in the ’70s, TVLine has learned exclusively.
In this season’s fifth episode, Herb alerts Leslie that the world will be coming to an end within 24 hours and, to mark the occasion, he plans to hold an all-night vigil in the park.
- Michael Ausiello
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I was really rooting for 'Cowboys & Aliens.' I have no financial investment in the film and, frankly, I didn't even think it was that great (though I did seem to enjoy it more than most). If I'm honest, I guess I was ultimately rooting for Harrison Ford -- an actor for whom I and many of my fellow children born in the '70s feel an unnatural bond.
Ford was my first introduction to what it means to be a Movie Star. I could turn on the television for free and watch Erik Estrada on 'CHiPs,' but to see Ford I had to persuade my parents to drive me somewhere and pony up some hard-earned cash. Even at a young age, I knew the difference: It was special treat to see Ford as Han Solo or Indiana Jones on the big screen and, »
- Mike Ryan
When TNT released the trailer for next summer's sequel to the classic TV soap Dallas, it put us in a nostalgic mood.
Okay, some of us are always in a nostalgic mood, which is why it was a no-brainer for me to come up with a list of other classic shows we'd love to see continued.
Join us as we jump in the Wayback Machine, and bring some of our faves into the present!
Man From Atlantis was a short-lived show on NBC back in the late 70's, remembered primarily because it featured a pre-Dallas Patrick Duffy as Mark Harris. Harris was an amnesiac believed to be the last remaining survivor of the undersea city Atlantis. Naturally, he worked for a government research facility, and had webbed toes and could swim at top speeds in the water (although you don't want to know what he used »
Creator of TV sitcoms such as Only Fools and Horses and Citizen Smith that became national institutions
According to various polls, Only Fools and Horses is the most popular UK sitcom of all time. Its author, John Sullivan, who has died aged 64, after a bout of viral pneumonia, once said "I'll never kill off Del Boy while the public still loves him," and even after the series officially ended in 1991, he kept writing further episodes and "specials" for 20 years.
The history of British broadcasting is rich with Dickensian television comedy writing rooted in lower-middle and working-class lives. Johnny Speight created the loudmouthed bigot Alf Garnett; Galton and Simpson came up with Steptoe and Son, the warring rag-and-bone merchants; and Sullivan gave us the Peckham wheeler-dealer Derek "Del Boy" Trotter. Del Boy, with ludicrous aspirations of amassing great wealth, and as played by David Jason, was Sullivan's favourite creation.
As the son of an Irish plumber, »
- Michael Coveney
Timothy Olyphant is a master of the clenched jaw. That and his glare, which would stop most men in their tracks (and ladies, too, but for entirely different reasons), are what make him such a natural for playing lawmen. Perhaps best known for wearing the sheriff's badge in "Deadwood", he's also played a cop in "Damages" and tonight reprises his role as Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens in the second season of "Justified". His roles in shows about law and order and mayhem and justice are due in part to his working relationship with David Milch, the man who created Sheriff Seth Bullock of "Deadwood". Milch is no stranger to the inner workings of American justice. He co-created acclaimed cop show "NYPD Blue" and is now working with Michael Mann to create "Luck", about life on a horse racing track. Michael Mann, of course, is the man who brought us one »
- Melissa Locker
Ponch would not be happy. ChiPs star Larry Wilcox, who played Jonathan "Jon" Baker alongside Erik Estrada's Frank "Ponch" Poncherello character on the iconic 1970s TV series, was sentenced in a Ft. Lauderdale courtroom Friday to three years' probation for conspiring to commit securities fraud. In sentencing Wilcox, 63, U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn said, "I think we got an individual who is truly remorseful. He should not be punished because of his celebrity status." Wilcox had faced a maximum five years in prison. He was also ordered to pay a $100-fine and given 500 hours of community service. »
- Sara Hammel
The former TV cop, who starred alongside Erik Estrada in the 1970s U.S. TV series, pleaded guilty to securities fraud conspiracy back in November.
The Securities and Exchange Commission accused the actor of being involved in a bogus company created to generate fake stock sales.
The organisers of the scheme were caught in a sting operation conducted by America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Wilcox, 63, was handed his punishment during a court hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday, when federal judge ordered him to complete 500 hours of community service.
He faced a maximum of five years in prison for the crime. »
Larry Wilcox – star of the '80s show “ CHiPs ” -- was spared a jail sentence for his role in a financial scheme ... partly because he fought in the Vietnam War. Wilcox -- had recently pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and was facing up to five years in federal prison. Instead, Wilcox was sentenced to 3 years probation and 500 hours of community service. After Wilcox shed a few tears inside the courtroom, »
- TMZ Staff
Maybe playing an officer of the law on TV isn't such a bad thing if you've committed a real-life crime. Larry Wilcox, who busted bad guys as Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker along with Erik Estrada's Ponch on NBC's CHiPs, will avoid the inside of a jail cell after he was sentenced to three years probation for his alleged involvement in a securities fraud ring. Guess they let him off with a warning... Per the South Florida Business Journal, Wilcox pleaded guilty in November to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud for cooking up what authorities say was an illicit kickback scheme with at least a dozen others. The group, which included pension fund managers and »
Before you get too upset, keep in mind that Erik Estrada is A-ok.
But his former "CHiPs" co-star Larry Wilcox has seen better days. The 63-year-old actor was sentenced to serve three years probation in a Florida court, on Jan. 27, for conspiring to commit securities fraud.
The AP reports that Wilcox, who famously played Officer Jonathan "Jon" Baker to Estrada's "Ponch", was involved in a kickback operation run by small company stock promoters -- something he seemed very repentant about in court.
"I spent 63 years putting my signature on my life," Wilcox said. "I betrayed my core values with what I did. I am deeply sorry,"
Wilcox will also have to perform 500 hours of community service as a part of his sentence, but it certainly beats the maximum prison term of five years he was facing.
15 items from 2011
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