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TV News Roundup: Heather Graham Joins Cast of ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

17 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Heather Graham gets a part in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” and HBO Films releases a first look at Peter Dinklage in “My Dinner with Hervé.”

Casting

Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, and Larry Cedar have been cast in “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.” Graham will play Judalon Smyth, a sexy, emotionally fragile woman who is having an affair with Dr. Oziel. Reaser will play Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich, who is assigned to the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. Cedar will play Milton Andersen, Kitty’s older brother. The series, which depicts the infamous murder trial of the infamous siblings, will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on NBC starting Sept. 26. Edie Falco, Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, and Sam Jaeger have been previously cast in the show.

Emily Rudd is set to play the title role in “Olive Forever,” a pilot from Universal Cable Productions. Rudd »

- Rebecca Rubin

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HBO Reveals First Look of Peter Dinklage as Hervé Villechaize (Photo)

21 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO Films released the first photo from the set of “My Dinner with Hervé,” starring Peter Dinklage as one of the most famous dwarf actors in Hollywood history. The movie, which has been in the works since 2011, also stars Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”) as Danny Tate, a struggling journalist. The character is based in part on Sacha Gervasi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sean Macaulay and is also directing. Gervasi was a journalist who met up with Hervé Villechaize, an actor best known for “Fantasy Island” and the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun,” in »

- Carli Velocci

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TV Feature: HollywoodChicago.com on Three Parts of Adam West

15 June 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – As they say about Adam West’s interpretation of Batman, “he hit so hard, that words describing the impact appeared out of thin air.” But there was more to him than just the superhero tights, as Patrick McDonald, Spike Walters and Jon Espino of HollywoodChicago.com remember the three main characters in the career of Adam West, who passed away last week.

West, Adam West: Early Publicity Shot of the Man Who Would be Batman

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His career had three acts; first as a movie/TV contract performer, then as the title character on “Batman” in 1966, and then – after a struggle to go beyond that hero role – he embraced the comic side as “Lookwell,” which led into his work as a notable voice actor… most famous as Mayor Adam West on the animated series “Family Guy.” As his career blossomed again, and The Batman took off in movies, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film News: Adam West, the 1960s TV Batman, Dies at 88

10 June 2017 10:48 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – When Adam West had a voice role on “The Simpsons,” portraying the Batman – as he had in the iconic TV series from 1966 through 1968 – he remarked, in reference to the rubber muscle costume that the movie actors wore, that his Batman was “All Pure West.” West died on June 9th, 2017, at the age of 88.

His career had three acts – first as a movie/TV contract performer, then as the title character on “Batman” in 1966, and then, after a struggle to go beyond that hero role, as a notable voice actor… most famous as Mayor Adam West on the animated series “Family Guy.” For years, as he was struggling with the inability to get jobs because of his brilliantly weird and cartoonish portrayal of The Dark Knight, he tried to shake the character. But as his career blossomed again, and The Batman took off in movies, he re-engaged with his superhero self, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Adam West, TV's Batman, Dead at 88

10 June 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Adam West, TV’s original Batman, has died. He was 88.

West passed away after a short battle with leukemia, his family confirmed on Facebook.

 

West rose to fame in 1966 as the star of ABC’s Batman, which produced a total of 120 episodes over three seasons before it ended in 1968. Burt Ward, who played Robin, issued the following statement to our sister site Variety:

I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends. Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together. Our families »

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Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Are Ultimate #CoupleGoals In ‘Speak To A Girl’ Music Video

6 June 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Country king and queen Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have dropped a hot new music video for their latest single “Speak to a Girl”. The couple, who’ve been together for 21 years, prove to us their love is as strong as ever. Related: Architectural Digest’s Deep Dive Into Tim McGraw And Faith Hill’s Fantasy Island In […] »

- Aynslee Darmon

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Quotes of the Week: The Bachelorette, Dirty Dancing, Arrow, Lucifer and More

28 May 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In addition to the barbecues and trips to the beach, TVLine’s Quotes of the Week are an essential part of any good Memorial Day Weekend.

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: Fargo‘s Ewan McGregor

This time around, we’ve got a major makeover on Lucifer, difficult dancing lessons on 12 Monkeys, a nod to Fantasy Island on Arrow and a small (but noticeable!) tweak to the original Dirty Dancing script. 

Also featured in this week’s round-up: double doses of Great News, The Bachelorette and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

RelatedSummer TV Calendar: 90+ Premiere and Finale Dates to Save for June/July »

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How the Brutal Murder of a Playboy Centerfold Sent Shock Waves Through Hollywood

13 May 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. »

- Steve Helling

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Movie News: Peter Dinklage to Star in 'My Dinner With Hervé'; Watch New 'Thor: Ragnarok' Trailer

10 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

My Dinner With Hervé: Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Days of Future Past, above left) will star as Hervé Villechaize, best known for his roles in The Man With the Golden Gun and TV's Fantasy Island (above right), in the biographical drama My Dinner With Hervé. The movie will take place during one wild night shared by the actor and a journalist (Jamie Dornan). Sacha Gervasi (Hitchcock) will direct. [Deadline]   Tupac Shakur: Director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, above left) will make a fully-authorized, feature-length documentary on the late music star, poet and actor Tupac Shakur (Poetic Justice, above right). McQueen attended Nyu film school in 1993 and says that he "can remember the unfolding hip-hop world and mine overlapping with...

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- Peter Martin

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Peter Dinklage & Jamie Dornan To Star In Biopic About ‘Fantasy Island’ Star Herve Villechaize

10 May 2017 12:42 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan are set to star in an HBO biopic about 80s actor Herve Villechaize. Peter Dinklage & Jamie Dornan In Herve Villechaize Biopic Villechaize is best known for his roles as Tattoo in Fantasy Island and Knick-Knack in The Man with the Golden Gun. The actor struggled with proportionate dwarfism and committed suicide in 1993 at 50 […]

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The post Peter Dinklage & Jamie Dornan To Star In Biopic About ‘Fantasy Island’ Star Herve Villechaize appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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Peter Dinklage will play Hervé Villechaize in new HBO film

10 May 2017 1:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Peter Dinklage is set to play The Man With The Golden Gun and Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize in a new film for U.S. cable channel HBO. The film will team the Game Of Thrones star with actor Jamie Dornan for My Dinner with Herve, which will be directed by British filmmaker Sacha Gervasi (Hitchcock).

Deadline reports that the film centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between a struggling journalist, Danny Tate (Dornan), and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinkage), the world’s most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

Gervasi, who will pen the screenplay for the film was also is a journalist, and conducted the last interview with Villechaize before the actor committed suicide in 1993.

“Hervé wasn’t just a pop culture icon; he was one of the most charming, cultured and dangerous people I’ve ever met, »

- Paul Heath

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News Briefs: Peter Dinklage to Star in 'My Dinner with Hervé'

9 May 2017 8:28 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

My Dinner with Hervé: Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Days of Future Past, above left) will star as Hervé Villechaize, best known for his roles in The Man with the Golden Gun and TV's Fantasy Island (above right), in the biographical drama My Dinner with Hervé. The movie will take place during one wild night shared by the actor and a journalist (Jamie Dornan). Sacha Gervasi (Hitchcock) will direct. [Deadline]   Tupac Shakur: Director Steve McQueen (12 Years a...

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Newswire: Peter Dinklage to play Fantasy Island’s Hervé Villechaize in HBO film

9 May 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Variety, Peter Dinklage from Game Of Thrones and Jamie Dornan from Fifty Shades Of Grey are set to star in an HBO original movie called My Dinner With Hervé. The movie is about an unlikely friendship between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize—best known as Tattoo from Fantasy Island—with the two of them bonding during a “wild night” in Los Angeles. The film seems to be (at least somewhat) based on real-life interviews that Villechaize gave with writer Sacha Gervasi, who will write and direct My Dinner With Hervé for HBO.

Also, the wild night My Dinner With Hervé centers around will apparently have “life-changing consequences” for both men, and though the Variety story doesn’t spoil what those consequences are, a basic knowledge of Villechaize’s life suggests that this movie might actually be about something other than a wild night in Los Angeles »

- Sam Barsanti

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Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan Starring in Hervé Villechaize Film That’s Finally Happening

9 May 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Peter Dinklage will get to play one of his dream roles — as one of the most famous dwarf actors in Hollywood history, Hervé Villechaize, in a new film called “My Dinner with Hervé.” “Fifty Shades of Grey” actor Jamie Dornan is set to costar as Danny Tate, a struggling journalist based on Sacha Gervasi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Sean Macaulay and is also directing. The film, which is part autobiography, will follow the two, who form a friendship over a wild night in Los Angeles. The story is based on a famous interview Gervasi conducted with the “Fantasy Island” actor a week. »

- Carli Velocci

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Robert D. Marta Dies: Camera Operator On ‘The Jerk’, ‘Hart To Hart’ Was 73

4 May 2017 6:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Robert D. Marta, a camera operator who worked on such films as The Jerk and Oh, God! and series including Hart to Hart and Fantasy Island, died today at his home in Bozeman, Mt. He was 73 and had been battling health issues for years, his family said. Born on October 5, 1943 in Pasadena, Marta was a founding member and the first president of the Society of Operating Cameramen — now Society of Camera Operators — from 1981-85 and was one of the early champions of the… »

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A+E Networks Showcases Brands, Culture and Storytelling at Upfront

21 March 2017 6:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A+E Networks took a big departure from the traditional upfront hard sell to emphasize the distinct culture and storytelling styles at its core networks.

The cable powerhouse’s dinner presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center Tuesday night offered heartfelt testimonials from company staffers about the influence that TV has had on their lives.

There were a few brand-image pitch reels and plugs for upcoming shows — including “The Breach” scripted anthology series for History that will bow with the story of the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, and “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History” — but the primary message to the roomful of media buyers was the intense focus on storytelling and emotional engagement.

A+E Networks president-ceo Nancy Dubuc kicked it off by sharing memories of watching “General Hospital” with her grandmother after school, which nurtured her love of TV.

“The holy grail was Saturday night — ‘The Love Boat,’ ‘Fantasy Island’ and ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ” Dubuc »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Dancing With the Stars Adds Charo for Season 24

27 February 2017 8:34 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Everyone say it with us now: Cuchi-cuchi! Charo will compete on Dancing With the Stars, E! News has learned. The famous flamenco guitarist, 65, is no stranger to reality TV. She appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap, Hell's Kitchen and The Surreal Life. She's even been a guest on Dancing With the Stars before. Her other TV credits include Chico and the Man, RuPaul's Drag Race, Jane the Virgin and Fantasy Island. Additionally, E! News has learned that NFL player Rashad Jennings has joined the cast as well. Currently a free agent, Jennings spent the last two seasons as a running back for the New York Giants. The cast of Dancing With the Stars season 24 is also set to include Heather Morris from Glee, »

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Publicist and Actress Patty Freedman Dies at 64

24 February 2017 5:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patty Freedman, an actress who became a publicist, died in her New York home on Feb. 17. The 64-year-old had been battling breast cancer.

Born in Detroit but raised in Southfield, Mich., Freedman started performing early at Cass Tech, Detroit’s performing arts high school, before attending Interlochen Arts Camp and University of Michigan, from which she graduated with honors and musical theater degree.

As Patty Dworkin, Freedman went onto perform on stage in Ohio with the Kenley Players before moving onto Broadway, where she worked on “See Saw,” “Shenandoah” and “Sly Fox.” After working with Jackie Gleason on “Sly Fox,” impressed ABC casting executives put her under contract and relocated her to Los Angeles. The ABC contract brought her roles on shows including “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “Dynasty,” “Happy Days,” “Delta House,” “One Day at a Time,” “Eight is Enough,” and “Shirley.”

In film, Freedman was featured in “Ghostbusters, »

- Dani Levy

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Battlestar Galactica star Richard Hatch dies aged 71

7 February 2017 8:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica, succumbs to pancreatic cancer.

Richard Hatch, who starred as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and as Tom Zarek in the 2003 Syfy Channel remake, died on Tuesday February 7th, at age 71.

Hatch, who was battling pancreatic cancer, was reportedly in hospice care.

The death was announced on social media by composer Bear McCreary, who tweeted “I share tragic news with a heavy heart. “Richard Hatch is no longer with us. Goodbye Tom Zarek/Apollo.”

The actor’s friends and colleagues shared their thoughts on social media too.

Richard Hatch was a good man, a gracious man, and a consummate professional,” Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore tweeted. “His passing is a heavy blow to the entire BSG family.”

Richard Hatch, you made our universe a better place,” Edward James Olmos, who starred in the Battlestar Galactica reboot, »

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Richard Hatch, First Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica, Dead at 71

7 February 2017 4:48 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Richard Hatch, best known for his role as Captain Apollo on the original Battlestar Galactica, has passed away from cancer.

His friend, composer Bear McReary broke the news on Twitter today. 

Hatch had been in hospice care after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old.

Hatch began his long career in theater before catching his first television break on All My Children in 1971.

His theater credits include runs in the Los Angeles Resperatory Theater as well as in Chicago and off-Broadway roles.

He got his first big break with a role on The Streets of San Francisco in its final season as Inspector Dan Robbins.

It was on Battlestar Galactica in 1978 where Richard Hatch became a household name.

As Captain Apollo, Hatch starred alongside Dirk Benedict and Lorne Greene for one season.

Yes, the original series of Battlestar Galactica was on the air for only one season, »

- Carissa Pavlica

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