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20 items from 2011


Mary Tyler Moore To Receive SAG Life Achievement Award From Dick Van Dyke

13 December 2011 7:10 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

It’ll happen during the Screen Actors Guild Awards telecast on January 29. Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke became TV icons on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Moore went on to form her own production company Mtm with Grant Tinker and headined The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which spawned several character spinoffs including Lou Grant. Other Mtm shows included The Bob Newhart Show, Wkrp in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues, The White Shadow and St. Elsewhere. Nominations for SAG Awards will be announced tomorrow at 9 Am on TNT. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Paltrow Shares Emmy Experience In Blog Journal

22 September 2011 9:11 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Gwyneth Paltrow has documented her 2011 Emmy Awards experience in a new photo "scrapbook" for her Goop.com blog.

The actress describes her delight at winning a Creative Arts Emmy for her guest role as substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee, admitting her late father Bruce Paltrow would have been thrilled by her success.

She writes, "This was especially meaningful, as my father (who made great TV shows back in the day - The White Shadow, St. Elsewhere) had been nominated and lost the Emmys nine times. So I'm pretty chuffed about the whole thing. And my dad would have been over the moon."

Paltrow then details her trip to the Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles on Sunday, and gives away her personal hairstylist and make-up artists' top tips for recreating her red-carpet look.

The Shakespeare in Love star also admits there were a few behind-the-scenes mishaps at the glitzy ceremony - she was forced to ad-lib while presenting an award onstage after the teleprompter malfunctioned, and her second-row seat was also left soaking by an overheated guest. She explains, "The seat filler before me was sweaty... so my chair was wet. Gross!" »

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Mary Tyler Moore: 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

8 September 2011 2:09 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore has been named the recipient of the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the "finest ideals of the acting profession." The star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Best Actress Academy Award nominee for Ordinary People will be presented the SAG Life Achievement Award at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt. Previous SAG Life Achievement Award winners include Stan Laurel, Pearl Bailey, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Martha Raye, Danny Kaye, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Ricardo Montalban, James Garner, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Eddie Cantor, Julie Andrews, Shirley Temple, and last year's recipient Ernest Borgnine. Additionally, two Mary Tyler Moore Show alumni have already taken »

- Steve Montgomery

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Mary Tyler Moore Honored With 2011 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

8 September 2011 12:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Art Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur

48th Annual Accolade to be Presented

During the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Los Angeles (September 8, 2011) – Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade - the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1 diabetes.

Moore will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p. »

- Michelle McCue

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Mary Tyler Moore feted with SAG lifetime achievement award

8 September 2011 5:45 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Two years after her one-time castmate Betty White stole the show when she was honored by the actors union, it is now Mary Tyler Moore's turn in the spotlight. The seven-time Emmy champ will receive the lifetime achievement award at the SAG Awards on Jan. 29.  -Inserts:25- SAG President Ken Howard, who worked for Moore's production company when he starred in "The White Shadow," made the announcement Thursday. In doing so, he said, "Mary Tyler Moore won our hearts as Laura Petrie and Mary Richards, our respect as her production company became synonymous with quality television, our awe as she tackled difficult subject matter in film and on Broadway, and our admiration she turned her public recognition into a catalyst to draw attention to critical and deeply personal health and social issues. She truly embodies the spirit behind SAG’s Life Achievement Award, and we are honored to proclaim her as its 48th recipient. »

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The Lady Behind The Most Shocking 'Mad Men' Moment Opens Up

23 August 2011 7:09 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

On the three time reigning Emmy-winning drama, in a season that features the downward alcoholic spiral of TV's most dashing leading man, the rising specter of the Vietnam War, and the continued fight for women's rights, it was perhaps the semi-comic death of a newly introduced bit character that generated the most shocking and talked about moment in the last season of "Mad Men."

Only on television can there be so much love for a cranky, racist, octogenarian.

Working as comic relief on such a serious show, Mrs. Blankenship, the elderly secretary assigned to Don Draper, was a season four sensation, delighting fans with her quick wit and wisecracks toward her boss and the rest of the office. Newly introduced for the season, the character's quirks and preposterous lines came just as much a surprise to Randee Heller, the actress who put on pounds of makeup and prosthetics to play her, »

- Jordan Zakarin

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A Hitch in time: save the Hitchcock 9

18 August 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Nine of the 10 films Hitchcock directed in the 1920s are getting a full restoration. Henry K Miller enters the dusty world of the archivists and learns about the race to save the silents

The audience at the Capitol cinema in London during the middle week of April 1926 witnessed an unusually bold declaration of authorship. The opening moments of The Pleasure Garden, touted in the fan magazines as the debut of "the youngest director in the world", contained, under the "directed by" credit, the slanted and underlined signature of the 26-year-old Alfred J Hitchcock. What followed was also – as it would become clear over the decades – signature Hitchcock film-making. The film's first scene gives us a voyeur's-eye-view of a dancer's legs; and then makes us share the voyeur's unease as the look is returned. The Spectator's influential critic Iris Barry scented the "new blood" desperately needed by the ailing British film industry, »

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News Shorts: August 5th 2011

5 August 2011 2:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Posters for A Dangerous Method, Dark Horse, Terra Nova, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Tower Heist, and the first photo of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

"Bubba Smith, a former All-Pro football player turned actor and "Police Academy" regular cast member, was found dead Wednesday at his Los Angeles home. He was 66…" (full details)

"Alfred Hitchcock’s first film, “The White Shadow,” thought to have been lost, has been found languishing at the New Zealand Film Archives. The first three rolls of the 1923 melodrama have been discovered in the Wellington, New Zealand…" (full details)

"Alexandre Aja ("Mirrors," "Piranha 3D") is the top choice to direct the newest adaptation of Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" with Paramount actively trying to get him to sign…" (full details)

"The deal hasn't been made yet but the upcoming fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad" could be extended »

- Garth Franklin

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Jackie Cooper obituary

5 May 2011 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A reluctant Hollywood child star, he returned to the spotlight in the Superman movies

Jackie Cooper, who has died aged 88, was the first child star of the talkies, paving the way for Freddie Bartholomew, Shirley Temple and Mickey Rooney. While they could turn on the waterworks when called for, Cooper beat them all easily at the crying game. Little Jackie, from the age of eight until his early teens, blubbed his way effectively through a number of tearjerkers. Sometimes he would try to suppress his tears, pouting and saying, "Ah, shucks! Ah, shucks!" As a critic wrote in 1934: "Jackie Cooper's tear ducts, having been more or less in abeyance for the past few months, have been opened up to provide an autumn freshet in Peck's Bad Boy."

Cooper had started off in the movies billed as "the little tough guy" in eight of Hal Roach's Our Gang comedy shorts. »

- Ronald Bergan

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Former Child Star/Director Jackie Cooper Passes Away

5 May 2011 8:27 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Jackie Cooper, a child star in the 1950s who later became an award-winning director, died Tuesday at the age of 88.

Cooper, who started acting at the age of three, was behind and in front of the screen for more than 60 years, retiring in 1989.

Though he appeared in dozens of movies throughout his career, audiences today probably best remember Cooper as the Daily Planet Editor Perry White from the Christopher Reeve Superman series.

Cooper earned Emmys for directing episodes of M*A*S*H* and The White Shadow. He became the first child actor to be nominated for an Oscar when he was nominated for his role in 1931's Skippy. Cooper's other notable movies include When a Feller Needs a Friend, Boy of the Streets, Gangster's Boys and Streets of New York.

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Jackie Cooper | Superman | Skippy | Boy of the Streets | Gangster's Boy | When a Feller »

- Chris Ortiz

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Superman Star Cooper Dead At 88

4 May 2011 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Jackie Cooper, the man who played Clark Kent's newspaper boss in the first four Superman films, has died. He was 88.

A former child star, Cooper was one of only two young stars to win a Best Actor/Actress Oscar nomination before his 18th birthday for his role in 1931's Skippy. He was nine.

He also appeared in Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins and 1940's The Return of Frank James before turning his attention to TV as a regular and, in his later years, directing dramas like M*A*S*H* and The White Shadow.

But he's best known by movie fans as Perry White, the editor of the Daily Planet, where Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent worked in 1978's Superman and its three sequels.

He was also a true American hero - Cooper served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific towards the end of World War Two and became a leading naval recruitment officer in the Naval Reserve.

In the mid-1970s, just before he took on the role in the Superman film, he was promoted to a Captain.

According to IMDb.com, the Navy proposed a period of active duty at the Pentagon for Cooper in 1980, which would have resulted in a promotion to Rear Admiral - but he declined the offer so he could concentrate on his directing dreams.

Only one other celebrity, James Stewart, has held a higher military rank.

Flowers were placed on Cooper's Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Wednesday afternoon. »

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'America's Boy' Jackie Cooper Dies at 88

4 May 2011 5:37 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Jackie Cooper is now running the great Daily Planet up in the sky.

Cooper, a former child actor and star of the four Christopher Reeve "Superman" movies, died at a convalescent home in Santa Monica this Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 88.

It would appear that Cooper died of natural causes. "He just kinda died of old age,” said his attorney, Roger Licht. "He wore out."

Jackie Cooper was a huge child star in the '30s, appearing in 15 of Hal Roach's popular "Our Gang" short comedies and earning the nickname of "America's Boy." He holds the record for the youngest actor to ever receive an Oscar nomination for a lead role, having been nominated at the age of nine for his performance in "Skippy" (1931), which was based on a comic strip.

Speaking of comics, one of Cooper's most popular roles came much later in his career »

- Bryan Enk

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'Our Gang,' 'Superman' actor Jackie Cooper dies. A love letter to the late Rascal.

4 May 2011 4:26 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Most audiences might know Jackie Cooper as Perry White in four Superman movies. Or for his role in 1931′s The Champ. Or for his appearance in Skippy, which made him the first child actor to ever be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. But, to me, the actor — who passed away Tuesday at the age of 88 after a brief illness — will always be known as Our Gang’s Jackie.

Perhaps it was because I was an old soul, or both my parents enjoyed catching re-runs of the series when they were youths, but I grew up on Our Gang, »

- Kate Ward

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Superman Star Cooper Dead At 88

4 May 2011 3:41 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Jackie Cooper, the man who played Clark Kent's newspaper boss in the first four Superman films, has died. He was 88.

A former child star, Cooper was one of only two young stars to win a Best Actor/Actress Oscar nomination before his 18th birthday for his role in 1931's Skippy. He was nine.

He also appeared in Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins and 1940's The Return of Frank James before turning his attention to TV as a regular and, in his later years, directing dramas like M*A*S*H* and The White Shadow.

But he's best known by movie fans as Perry White, the editor of the Daily Sentinel, where Superman's alter-ego Clark Kent worked in 1978's Superman and its three sequels.

He was also a true American hero - Cooper served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific towards the end of World War Two and became a leading naval recruitment officer in the Naval Reserve.

In the mid-1970s, just before he took on the role in the Superman film, he was promoted to a Captain.

According to IMDb.com, the Navy proposed a period of active duty at the Pentagon for Cooper in 1980, which would have resulted in a promotion to Rear Admiral - but he declined the offer so he could concentrate on his directing dreams.

Only one other celebrity, James Stewart, has held a higher military rank.

Flowers were placed on Cooper's Hollywood Walk of Fame star on Wednesday afternoon. »

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Jackie Cooper Passes Away at 88

4 May 2011 3:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor Jackie Cooper passed away in Beverly Hills, California yesterday at the age of 88. The cause of death isn't known yet, although it is said he had a, "sudden bout with illness."

Jackie Cooper was born on September 15, 1922 in Los Angeles and broke into show business at a very young age. He became the youngest actor to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the title character in Skippy at just nine years of age in 1931. Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was nominated for Best Actress at the age of 13 for Whale Rider in 2003, is the only other actor or actress to be nominated for a Best Actor or Best Actress Oscar while under the age of 18.

As an adult, Jackie Cooper is best known for his role as Daily Planet editor Perry White in Superman, Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. He also »

- MovieWeb

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'Superman' Actor Jackie Cooper -- Dead At 88

4 May 2011 1:41 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Academy Award nominated actor Jackie Cooper has died ... TMZ has learned. Cooper -- who was nominated for an Oscar when he was 9-years-old -- passed away yesterday at a hospital in Beverly Hills after a sudden bout with illness. Cooper was a highly respected director in his adult years -- winning Emmy awards for his work on " M*A*S*H* " and " The White Shadow ." Cooper famously played the role of The Daily Planet newspaper editor in the 1978 "Superman" film. »

- TMZ Staff

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Michael Rapaport Developing “The White Shadow” Reboot For Cable TV

10 March 2011 12:31 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Tucked away in This announcement that Sony Pictures Classics has picked up distribution rights to Michael Rapaport’s Tribe Called Quest documentary, Beats, Rhymes And Life, (news Sergio already posted on this site a couple of days ago, before today’s official announcement), is a mention that Rapaport is developing a cable TV series version of the late 1970s/early 80s CBS prime-time drama series, The White Shadow, which centered on a white professional basketball player who retires from the NBA after a knee injury, and takes a job as a basketball coach at an inner-city, a mostly black and Hispanic high school in South Central La.

I’ve actually never watched a single episode of The White Shadow, a title that’s too literal, given the subject matter of the series, which ran from 1978 to 1981; although, I just searched Netflix to learn that season 1 and season 2 are available on DVD for rental. »

- Tambay

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Beats Rhymes & Life Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

10 March 2011 8:12 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. Rival Pictures and State Street Pictures produced the film, which was in Documentary Competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Sony Pictures Classics brokered the deal with The Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group and Steven C. Beer at Greenberg Traurig.

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest documents the inner workings and behind-the-scenes drama that follow the band, A Tribe Called Quest, even today and explores what's next for a group many claim are the pioneers of alternative rap. Having helped to pave the way for innovative hip hop artists, A Tribe Called Quest has kept a generation hungry for more of its groundbreaking music since the group's much-publicized breakup in 1998. A Tribe Called Quest has three platinum albums - Midnight Marauders, »

- MovieWeb

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Michael Rapaport's Sundance Documentary 'Beats, Rhymes & Life' Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

10 March 2011 7:07 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Sony Pictures Classics closed a deal for domestic rights to Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. The film was in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It marks the feature directorial debut of actor Michael Rapaport and documents the progression of the seminal alternative hip-hop group. A Tribe Called Quest released three platinum albums -- Midnight Marauders, The Low End Theory and Beats, Rhymes & Life -- but its members went through a tumultuous breakup 1998. The film covers their attempt to reunite and capture their old magic. Rival Pictures and State Street Pictures produced the film. Paradigm reps Rapaport, and the Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group brokered the deal. Rapaport is developing a cable TV series version of The White Shadow with producer John Davis. "Michael Rapaport proves himself a major new director and in doing so gives the audience an inside look at one »

- MIKE FLEMING

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'Lone Star's James Wolk moves to 'Georgetown'; Tim Allen returns to ABC

18 February 2011 4:24 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

James Wolk, the star of Fox's short-lived "Lone Star," is moving to Washington.

Wolk has landed a lead role in "Georgetown," an ABC drama pilot from executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage ("Gossip Girl," "The O.C."). He'll play a presidential speechwriter who's starting to become disillusioned with his job, Deadline reports.

"Georgetown" will also focus on the friends and colleagues of Wolk's character. Will Fetters ("Remember Me") wrote the script and is a co-exec producer.

Wolk's "Lone Star" co-star, Eloise Mumford, has also joined an ABC pilot: "The River," a drama about a group of people who go searching for a famed adventurer who has disappeared in the Amazon basin. She'll play a helicopter pilot who's also searching for her dad, a TV cameraman who went missing along with the adventurer.

Other casting news:

More than a decade after "Home Improvement" ended, Tim Allen is returning to ABC in »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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