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Hollywood Christmas Parade To Air On Hallmark Channel Dec. 10th

20 November 2012 10:37 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade will air on the Hallmark Channel on December 10 at 6 Pm Et. This year’s Grand Marshal is Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds, The Rat Pack). He’ll be joined by Lou Ferrigno, Louis Gossett Jr., along with cast members from Glee, Criminal Minds and Days Of Our Lives, among others. Erik Estrada (World’s Funniest Moments, CHiPS) and Laura McKenzie (World’s Funniest Moments, Laura McKenzie’s Traveler) will host. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Bryan Cranston: 'I had to take my character from Mr Chips to Scarface'

29 October 2012 7:39 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bryan Cranston was a jobbing actor for years… then came the role of a lifetime in Breaking Bad and three successive Emmy wins. Here he tells us how being TV's chemistry teacher/drug baron Walter White changed his life

There are some actors' names – Errol Flynn, Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp – which, even if they were not famous, would still evoke images of romance, danger, drama. Then there is Bryan Cranston. It's hard to conceive of a more prosaic appellation. It's almost perfectly anonymous. Authentic but dully inconspicuous, it's a background kind of name. A solid name for a solid character actor.

Which is what Cranston was for almost three decades. On film and on television, he was repeatedly to be found in supporting roles, slowly building a reputation as a reliable and flexible performer who was equally adept in comedy and drama. Always in employment, he would crop up in shows such as Baywatch, »

- Andrew Anthony

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Bryan Cranston: 'I had to take my character from Mr Chips to Scarface'

29 October 2012 7:39 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Bryan Cranston was a jobbing actor for years… then came the role of a lifetime in Breaking Bad and three successive Emmy wins. Here he tells us how being TV's chemistry teacher/drug baron Walter White changed his life

There are some actors' names – Errol Flynn, Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp – which, even if they were not famous, would still evoke images of romance, danger, drama. Then there is Bryan Cranston. It's hard to conceive of a more prosaic appellation. It's almost perfectly anonymous. Authentic but dully inconspicuous, it's a background kind of name. A solid name for a solid character actor.

Which is what Cranston was for almost three decades. On film and on television, he was repeatedly to be found in supporting roles, slowly building a reputation as a reliable and flexible performer who was equally adept in comedy and drama. Always in employment, he would crop up in shows such as Baywatch, »

- Andrew Anthony

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LatinoBuzz: Interview with Gina Rodriguez, Star of Filly Brown

17 October 2012 7:30 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Gina Rodriguez has a giving spirit and smiling soul that instantly makes everyone sit up and notice. After her breakout role in 'Filly Brown' which recently opened the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival (directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos and co-starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips and a slew of underground rappers from Cali), Gina has seen a meteoric dream like rise in her star potential.

LatinoBuzz: Do you recall the exact moment you realized, "Yeah, this is what I want to do!"

Gina Rodriguez: “The exact moment is hard to pinpoint because with each accomplishment, each role, my love for acting grows deeper.  It reaffirms that this is what I was put on this earth to do, to be a voice for those that need one. With each dream accomplished, bigger ones are put in their place.  I started performing very young as a salsa dancer and every time I was on that stage dancing all I knew was that I wanted to speak. I wanted the music to stop and I wanted to speak. Then in high school I tried out for harlequins and landed the role of Diana Morales in ‘A Chorus Line’, whether or not I was the only Puerto Rican in the school is neither here nor there regardless I Booked It.  Opening night came and I was on that stage belting my heart out (I can't sing by the by) and I felt this sense of calm.  Looked out onto the many faces, contorted, smiling, half asleep, it didn't matter because I knew that was my heaven.  That was where I belonged”. 

LatinoBuzz: A book you will never forget is…

Gina Rodriguez: “The Bible”.

LatinoBuzz: Five people you would like to have fine wine with and just listen to them talk? 

Gina Rodriguez: "Jesus and the Virgin Mary because come on, who doesn't want to meet her really, let me holler at Gandhi, Frida Kahlo and Albizu Campo the Puerto Rican activist that gets my grandma all worked up!  Oh, can I just have a 6th? My French great grandfather, I would like to have a chat with him too".

LatinoBuzz: Tell us a crazy on set or audition story.

Gina Rodriguez: "I've learned a lot about what kind of actor I want or do not want to be while being on set.  I sit back and observe how other actors treat the totem pole of set politics. And truthfully growing up in the hood, mad broke and the youngest of three I was my siblings slave, I had to learn to share, help, accept leftovers and hand me downs with a smile oookaaayyyy…so this one time, there was this one time ya hear, I was on set with name escapes me of course and I watched this person just be straight nasty to the people on set.  Being the lead that just makes for an uncomfortable environment.  I finally had the opportunity to go and talk to said actor and they straight put their hand up (like Talk To The Hand steez) and said “No, I'm working on a scene!”  No you weren't, 'you nasty, you’s a nasty.  Well from that moment on I knew one, I didn't want to work with them no more and the image of them I had in my head was quickly destroyed and all in all it put me in check.  So ‘Filly Brown’ being my first lead I kept reminding myself, you can set the tone on set, you can make it amazing or atrocious.  Why not make it amazing for everyone, right? Seems pretty simple to me. Being a good person seems pretty basic to me. Sad story but true". 

LatinoBuzz: What would you like to see more (or less) from in Latino film?

Gina Rodriguez: “Wow, okay, I mean this is a never ending conversation that can be taken in many different ways.  I love Latino films, there are some amazing Latino films ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’, ‘Grindhouse’ (what it do Robert Rodriguez), hey I say ‘Fast Five’ was a Latino film there were so many in it, ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’, ‘A Better Life’ (Wepa Demian Bichir), ‘Stand and Deliver’, ‘American Me’ (get it Ejo, the legend!) etc.  But to me its not what I want to see more or less of its a conversation of why are there not more Latino films?? Why are there not more mainstream commercial films being produced, directed and starred by Latinos that get seen by absolutely everyone because they are well made, well shot, well written etc?? The problem lies in that Hollywood clumps us in one category, we are Latino, not Puerto Rican or Mexican etc but we as Latinos do not do that we see ourselves as Puerto Rican or Mexican.  So when a Mexican flick comes out the other Latinos say “oh well that’s a Mexican film.” Not “hey lets go support that Latino film because if we do and it does well in the box office then maybe the Guatemalan film will come out next or the Dominican film.”  If Hollywood is going to put us under one umbrella then we need to unite and support that umbrella whether it be Mexican, Cuban, Venezuelan and so on.  We are 50 million plus and make up the highest amount of movie goers. If we work together under the umbrella they have placed us under we will see our box office sales sky rocket and then Hollywood can't deny the money. More money more movies with our beautiful brown faces all over them billboards. I want to See more Unity!”

LatinoBuzz: Who’s hotter, Lou Diamond Philips as ‘Richie Valens’ in La Bamba or Lou Diamond Philips as ‘Chavez Y Chavez’ from Young Guns? Or Can Erik Estrada as ‘Ponch’ from CHiPs have ‘em both beat? - (Random we know).

Gina Rodriguez: “Have you seen Lou?! The man gets more and more handsome with age. No denying Hot in ‘La Bamba’, Banging in Young Guns’ but wait till you see him in ‘Filly Brown’.  And his gorgeous wife Yvonne, oh she knows. Sorry Erik but you ain’t got nothing on Lou!”

LatinoBuzz: Filly Brown is feisty! have you ever wanted to set fire to a guys possessions ala Angela Basset in 'Waiting to Exhale'? And what did he do?  

Gina Rodriguez: "Hahahaha now I know the good stuff is the juice but the truth is Filly Brown is feisty, Gina Rodriguez is a flower.  I'm pretty gentle and when it comes to another person I just could never get that angry, especially if I loved that person". 

LatinoBuzz: What have you learnt the most about the industry since the debut of Filly Brown at Sundance?

Gina Rodriguez: "This industry is all about work and just because Sundance exposed me to the world it is my job to stay deserving in that world. The work never ends, the hustle just get harder and you get stronger!"    LatinoBuzz: Dialogue from a film that made you fall in love?   Gina Rodriguez: "Just recently Beasts of the Southern Wild.  The poetry in that script made me fall in love with film all over again!"   LatinoBuzz: Who's the person that kept you going on this path?   Gina Rodriguez: "My big sister Ivelisse. She has been my sister, best friend and role model.  By her following her dreams she has given me permission to follow mine.  Calling me her super star since I was a child she instilled in me that belief in myself".   LatinoBuzz: If there was a montage to your life, full of jump cuts; what's the song? And it has to be cheesy. It can't be poignant.   Gina Rodriguez: "'It's raining men'! 'These boots were walking'!"

LatinoBuzz: “5 years from now I will…”

Gina Rodriguez:  “…be in a position to use my voice in order to make a difference in the way minorities are viewed in the media.  To take what Tyler Perry did for the black community to a whole other level for the Latino community.  Distributing good non stereotypical stories from immigrants, first, second, third generation and beyond.  Putting our stories on the mainstream screen so that little brown babies everywhere know they can do it to, know that they see their faces as doctors and lawyers. I will fight the good fight so its not so easy to count Latino stars on two hands”. 

  You can catch up with Gina at her website: www.hereisgina.com and find out the latest on ‘Filly Brown’ at http://twitter.com/fillybrown and https://www.facebook.com/FillyBrown  »

- Juan Caceres

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The Rise and Rise of Bryan Cranston: Exclusive Clip from Breaking Bad Season 4 and Gallery

1 October 2012 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Bryan Cranston’s first acting job was on the 80s cops with bikes series CHiPS in an episode called Return to Death’s Door, an odd foreshadowing of what would become his defining role as Walter White in AMC’s small screen sensation Breaking Bad.

As this is the internet you can, of course, watch his small screen debut on YouTube here and here’s a picture of the actor as he is arrested by the California Highway’s finest after speeding through with his girlfried in a car with an inflatable giraffe in the back.

I know.

Even if you watch the whole episode it still makes no sense.

You only need to look at this comment from MrXBob posted to our recent post revealing on a new character poster from Argo which featured the actor to see the high regard he is held in,

Didn’t care about »

- Jon Lyus

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TV Review: Breaking Bad – 5×06 “Buyout”

20 August 2012 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Breaking Bad 5×05 “Buyout”

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Rj Mitte | Written by Vince Gilligan, Gennifer Hutchison | Directed by Colin Bucksey

**Spoilers Lie Beyond Here**

I previously discussed very briefly that Vince Gilligan mentioned that the log line of the series was taking Walter White from Mister Chips to Scarface. While I cannot deny that this is a plain and simple truth, I think that in the midst of this slow-burn transition, Walter White is slowly gliding past another phase: The Daniel Plainview phase. I was instantly reminded of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 classic film, “There Will Be Blood.” Of course, that was a film about an oilman driven by greed and slowly goes insane because he doesn’t want anyone to succeed. He was a creature who learned to stop crawling about in the muck and rise up. The thing about Walter White is, he’s »

- Nathan Smith

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Ron Palillo of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' dies of heart attack

14 August 2012 9:59 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ron Palillo, whose nasally delivery made him one of the most memorable Sweathogs on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died last night in Palm Beach, Fla., suffering a heart attack in his sleep. He was 63.

Beginning in 1975, Palillo was one of the oddball students who tested Mr. Kotter for four seasons on the popular ABC show that also featured Gabe Kaplan and a young John Travolta. His character Arnold Dingfelder Horshack was always the first to raise his hand in class  — “Ooo-ooo-oooooh!!” — and his wheezing staccato laugh was a punch line in itself.

In the 1980s, Palillo guested on several popular programs, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Robert Hegyes Dies - Welcome Back Carter's Juan Epstein

28 January 2012 7:21 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Welcome Back Carter star Robert Hegyes has died at the age of 60. The star suffered an apparent heart attack at his home in New Jersey on Thursday and was transported by ambulance to the nearby JFK Medical Center, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. Hegyes was well known for his role as wiseguy Juan Epstein in hit U.S. sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, which featured Gabe Kaplan and a young John Travolta during the 1970's. He also appeared on crime series Cagney & Lacey in the late 1980s and landed small TV roles on CHiPs, L.A. Heat and Diagnosis Murder. © WENN »

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Actor Hegyes Dies

26 January 2012 5:41 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Welcome Back, Kotter actor Robert Hegyes has died at the age of 60.

The star suffered an apparent heart attack at his home in New Jersey on Thursday and was transported by ambulance to the nearby JFK Medical Center, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Hegyes was well known for his role as wiseguy Juan Epstein in hit U.S. sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, which featured Gabe Kaplan and a young John Travolta during the 1970's.

He also appeared on crime series Cagney & Lacey in the late 1980s and landed small TV roles on CHiPs, L.A. Heat and Diagnosis Murder. »

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