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Coery Feldman Talks Life, Angeles, and 6 Degrees of Hell, on Blu-ray and DVD this week
It's been awhile since we chatted with Corey Feldman. Way back in May of 2011, the very busy actor revealed his part in the death of Osama Bin Laden*, as seen in the popular documentary Operation Belvis Bash. And then he literally disappeared. He fell of the map...
Well, Sort of.
After shooting five movies under the radar, Corey left Hollywood for the UK, where he trained to become a world class figure skater, competing in the popular British TV series Dancing on Ice.
He's back on our shores now, though, still living the life of a blue collar actor, despite being a national treasure. There is no rest for the wicked, and it seems Feldman has been burning plenty of midnight oil. This Tuesday finds the cult idol mainstay taking on a (sorta) lead role in 6 Degrees of Hell, »
Gasping for breath after running up a steep San Francisco hill, Robby Benson began to faint. He grabbed for a parking meter to break his fall. Then he became violently sick to his stomach. It all happened on location during the filming of Die Laughing, in which he starred, co-wrote and was a producer. He was in his early 20s, a onetime teen idol now transitioning into bigger challenges with the promise of a long, successful career in Hollywood. He didn't want to tell the truth: doctors had found a heart murmur when he was a teenager and for years he'd suffered similar symptoms. »
- Mike Fleeman
Marvin Hamlisch, one of the single most accomplished musicians of the 20th century, died Monday at the age of 68 after a brief illness. This is one of the more grueling celebrity deaths for me. Titans shouldn't ever leave us, you know? Particularly the unbelievably productive ones. Fortunately, I've created a fact sheet featuring Hamlisch's most noteworthy (and conversation-worthy) trivia bits and accomplishments. Now he'll definitely be with us forever.
1. His first job was as a rehearsal pianist for Barbra Streisand
If you know anything about Hamlisch, you know his thriving partnership with Barbra Streisand is part of his career's backbone. Their collaboration began unceremoniously during the Broadway production of Funny Girl when Hamlisch acted as Streisand's rehearsal pianist, but the two connected, and they'd stay bonded through work on The Way We Were, Streisand's 1994 concert tour, The Mirror Has Two Faces, a number of TV specials. He even performed at her 1998 wedding. »
A moment of silence seems inappropriate for the great film composer Marvin Hamlisch, who passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 68. The three-time Oscar winner contributed so many memorable scores to such beloved Hollywood features as Ice Castles, The Sting, The Way We Were and A Chorus Line that it seems more appropriate to play one of his soundtracks in honor of his dominant spirit. Very few details were made available regarding Hamlisch.s death, which was reported on People.com early Tuesday morning. The site confirms that the composer suffered .a brief illness. but didn.t confirm the cause of Hamlisch.s death. So instead, let.s celebrate his life. Known by many as .the people.s composer,. Hamlisch wrote more than 40 film scores and contributed theme songs for countless television programs, including Beacon Hill and Hot L Baltimore. Hamlisch penned the score for the 1977 Bond thriller »
He was something of a pop culture figure in the ’70s, appearing on talk shows and such. Marvin Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globes. He made movie history in 1974 when he became the first individual ever to win three Academy Awards in one night in all three music categories (for The Way We Were and The Sting). He apparently collapsed in his home yesterday after a brief illness and is dead at 68. We’ll update here with details as they come in.
From The Los Angeles Times:
Family spokesman Jason Lee said Hamlisch died Monday after a brief illness, but he did not provide additional details, according to the Associated Press.
Hamlisch was a prolific composer. »
- Tom Stockman
Walt Disney's 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast is back in theaters for a limited 3D release to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. Already a box office hit its first week back on screens, we now celebrate this timeless tale's second weekend out with a chat from its leading Beast, Robby Benson.
We are longtime fans of Robby, so it was a great honor to speak with the man behind the voice of Beauty and the Beast's title character, an arrogant Prince turned into a frightful monster, who must earn the love and respect of another before breaking the spell.
A voice actor since childhood, and star of such live-action classics as Ice Castles and Ode to Billy Joe, we chatted with Robby Benson about the legacy of Beauty and the Beast, his work looping Godzilla, King of the Monsters! »
6 items from 2012
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