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How Prison Time Sparked Hip Hop Mogul T.I.’s Aha! Moment, Video

5 hours ago | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

In an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” multi-platinum hip hop artist T.I. reveals his ‘aha’ moment in prison, and it was not what you think; plus, at home updates with MTV’s Downtown Julie Brown, and “Family Ties” favorite mom Meredith Baxter, airing this Sunday, November 23 at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt on Own: Oprah Winfrey Network.Actress Meredith Baxter played longtime favorite TV mom Elyse Keaton on the hit show “Family Ties.” In a 2011 appearance on the “Oprah” show Meredith opened up about coming out as a lesbian. Now, at home, she talks candidly about […] »

- April Neale

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Other Stuff You Didn’t Know The Cougar Town Cast Has Been In

10 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

With Cougar Town‘s sixth and final season set to air early next year on TBS, we thought it would be fun to look back at the Cougar Town cast and trace their paths in television to America’s favorite wine-soaked comedy – and along the way, unearthed some hilarious and/or obscure projects they previously worked on. Here are some of the gems: Courteney CoxMisfits of Science Back in 1985, NBC got really excited about a new superhero show from The Six Million Dollar Man and The Incredible Hulk writer James D. Parriott called Misfits of Science – so excited, they commissioned a double-length pilot to air in the fall of 1985. After debuting, it subsequently tanked, leaving the air after airing only 15 episodes. Fortunately, NBC remained a fan of Courteney Cox (who had previously appeared in an episode of the network’s failed series Code Name: Foxfire, leading her to »

- Randy Dankievitch

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Big E's “Bad” Movies That Hurt So Good: “Curse Of The Black Widow” (1977, TV Movie)

9 November 2014 10:44 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

“If a movie makes you happy, for whatever reason, then it’s a good movie.”

—Big E

*******Warning: Review Contains Spoilers*******

By Ernie Magnotta  

If there’s one thing I love, it’s 1970s made-for-tv horror films. I remember sitting in front of the television as a kid and watching a plethora of films such as Gargoyles, Bad Ronald, Satan’s School for Girls, Horror at 37,000 Feet, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell, Scream Pretty Peggy, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Moon of the Wolf and The Initiation of Sarah just to name a few. Some of those are better than others, but all were fun.

When I think back, there have been some legendary names associated with small screen horrors. Genre masters John Carpenter (Halloween), Steven Spielberg (Jaws), Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Joseph Stefano (Psycho) all took shots at television »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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From Self-Taped Audition to Network Sitcom

31 October 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Meera Rohit Kumbhani got a series lead on Fox’s upcoming “Weird Loners” after submitting a self-taped audition.  The New York-based actor had been working in indie film, off-Broadway theater and in regional play productions like “The Who & the What” at southern California’s La Jolla Playhouse. “We weren’t specifically looking for stage experience,” Michael Weithorn, the show’s creator, told Backstage. In fact, they considered casting Priyanka Chopra, a Bollywood actor and former Miss World for the role of Zara. Instead they chose Kumbhani on the strength of an audition that looked like “she taped it in her agent’s office,” said Weithorn, who has a history of handing actor’s a break.  He gave comedian Patton Oswalt his network debut on “King of Queens,” a series he co-created with David Litt, and was also a writer on “Family Ties,” which was Michael J. Fox’s debut as a network series lead. »

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The 13 Worst Halloween Movies of All Time

31 October 2014 9:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Halloween is finally upon us, and a lot of you have been holding down your own horror movie marathons. We're sure you've included the classics, but not many of them actually take place on All Hallow's Eve. And the ones that do? Well, quite a few are not very good. John Carpenter's 1978 Halloween is of course a classic. 2009's Trick 'r Treat is a new perennial favorite that grows its cult base every year. And you simply can't go wrong with The Nightmare Before Christmas between now and New Year's Eve. But you may want to seek out new and interesting films that revolve around this terrifying treat-filled holiday. The following list of movies is not for you! This is a warning: Do not invite your friends over for the following 13 fright flicks, as they are the worst Halloween movies of all-time. That said, they are not without their merits. »

- MovieWeb

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Jon Cryer on 'Two and a Half Men' gay wedding controversy: It 'surprised us'

30 October 2014 6:37 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jon Cryer on “Two and a Half Men” gay marriage controversy: "Hopefully we haven't done something too terrible in taste” "For us it was just a fun, silly idea that some people were taking kind of seriously, so that sort of surprised us,” says Cryer of the plan for Alan to marry Ashton Kutcher’s character. "But at the same time I understand. This is a time when our nation is changing so much. And let's remember, same-sex adoption is still illegal in some states so I can see why people would be nervous about it. And as long as the fight is still being fought they have a right to be sensitive about it.” Plus: Jon Cryer recalls when Charlie Sheen began going crazy on “Men,” Sheen says "I just think it makes sense” for him to return to “Men,” Cryer recalls being labeled “The Show Killer,” and Conchata Ferrell recalls auditioning for Berta. »

- Norman Weiss

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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 4 recap: Family Ties

24 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

I have been waiting all week for this episode of The Vampire Diaries to see whether or not Elena and Stefan were going to rekindle the flame and get married. While I love Damon too, let’s face it he’s bad news for her. Tonight’s episode “Black Hole Sun” started off with Kai trying to pry out information from Damon. He asked exactly why they were stuck on a loop of May 10, 1994 thinking it had something to do with Damon’s past. It seems like Kai’s right because Damon doesn’t want to talk about what happened trapping him in this … Continue reading →

The post The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 4 recap: Family Ties appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Amanda Watter

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First Look at 'Tremors 5'!

16 October 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The fifth heart-pounding installment in the action-packed sci-fi comedy-adventure franchise, Tremors 5 began principal photography in South Africa on September 22, 2014. With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films' hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, explosive action and tongue-in-cheek humor. Michael Gross returns for his fifth appearance in the Tremors films alongside new cast member, Scream film series star Jamie Kennedy in this original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Tremors 5 will be released on Blu-Ray Hi-Def, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.

The theatrical release of the original Tremors in 1990 combined suspense-filled action, sci-fi imagination and witty humor in the tale of a tiny Nevada town terrorized by giant man-eating worms known as Graboids. The Graboids eventually morphed into even more deadly creatures known as Ass Blasters. In this all-new adventure that travels halfway around the world to South Africa, the Graboids and »

- MovieWeb

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Filming Underway on Tremors 5, First Photo Revealed

16 October 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The giant worms known as Graboids are back to snack on unlucky surface dwellers in Tremors 5, but standing in their way as always is the indomitable Burt Gummer (Michael Gross). Filming on the latest installment in Universal’s horror franchise that began in 1990 is now underway in South Africa, with Jamie “Randy Meeks” Kennedy starring opposite Gross and Don Michael Paul in the director’s chair:

Written by Tremors 3: Back to Perfection scribe John Whelpley, Tremors 5 will come out on home media in 2016. We have the official press release with full details:

“Universal City, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The fifth heart-pounding installment in the action-packed sci-fi comedy-adventure franchise, Tremors 5 began principal photography in South Africa on September 22, 2014. With even more deadly creatures on the loose, Tremors 5 continues the films’ hallmark combination of adrenaline-laced suspense, explosive action and tongue-in-cheek humor. Michael Gross returns for his fifth appearance in the Tremors films alongside new cast member, »

- Derek Anderson

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Goldbergs Sneak Peek: Murray Cribs His Wedding Vows From a TV Classic

7 October 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“What would we do baby without us?”

On this Wednesday’s The Goldbergs (ABC, 8:30/7:30c), Beverly — inspired by Prince Charles and Princess Di’s nuptials — ropes Murray into renewing their wedding vows. But as TVLine’s exclusive preview video shows, when her hubby can’t speak from the heart, he draws inspiration from a classic TV show theme song to express his feelings.

Related The Goldbergs Prepping ‘Very Expensive’ John Hughes Homage

Will Bev recognize the Family Ties tune doubling as Murray’s vows? (He even includes the final “Sha la la la” line!)

Press Play to find out, »

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'The Goldbergs' season 2 premiere react: Same love, new mixtape

24 September 2014 6:01 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Some comedies attempt to launch their second season with some grandiose celebrity cameo or high-concept hook, but that’s not the Mo of The Goldbergs, which returned for a sophomore cycle in its cushy new Wednesday time slot. To be completely fair, EW’s fall TV preview suggests that the show will still have its grabby zeitgeisty episodes this season, and on the celebrity cameo front, David Spade does guest star in a throwaway role in the premiere, but that’s far from the reason why Wednesday’s premiere marked a triumphant return for the ’80s-set sitcom.

The premiere of »

- Marc Snetiker

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The Architects of NBC’s Classic Must-See Lineup Reveal How Friends and ER Became Legends

4 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Welcome to day three of our survey of the hugely influential 1994–95 network-television season, which found Friends, ER, and My So-Called Life hobnobbing on the same schedule with Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and The X-Files. So far, we’ve counted down the season’s 100 best episodes, checked back in on the bonkers fifth season of Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210, presented an oral history of the first season of Party of Five, went down a rabbit hole to locate the theme songs of that year’s rookie class; and heard crazy tales from the season-three writers' room of Melrose Place. Up next: We kick off our Thursday coverage in appropriate fashion with an exhaustive conversation between Vulture’s Josef Adalian and former NBC executives behind the unbeatable 1994–95 Thursday night Must-See TV lineup.NBC’s storied “Must-See TV” Thursday lineup has seen various iterations over the decades. While the network’s marketing execs didn »

- Josef Adalian

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Stephen Lee, Character Actor in ‘Burlesque,’ ‘The Negotiator,’ Dies at 58

27 August 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Lee, a talented character actor who spent more than three decades in the business, died of a heart attack on August 14. He was 58.

Some of his more notable credits include the films “Burlesque” (2010), with Cher and Christina Aguilera; “The Negotiator” (1998), with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey; and, much earlier, 1983’s “WarGames” with Matthew Broderick.

Lee also did a great deal of TV work, with credits dating back to “Hart to Hart” in 1981 and “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Who’s the Boss?” in 1984.

The actor’s more recent TV credits include “NCIS,” “Numbers,” “Bones” and “Ghost Whisperer,” and he worked last in 2010.

On the way he appeared on such TV shows as “thirtysomething,” soap “Santa Barbara,” “Family Ties,” “Night Court,” “Roseanne,” “Quantum Leap,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Babylon 5,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Seinfeld.”

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- Carmel Dagan

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Stephen Lee, Character Actor in ‘Burlesque,’ ‘The Negotiator,’ Dies at 58

27 August 2014 2:39 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Lee, a talented character actor who spent more than three decades in the business, died of a heart attack on August 14. He was 58.

Some of his more notable credits include the films “Burlesque” (2010), with Cher and Christina Aguilera; “The Negotiator” (1998), with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey; and, much earlier, 1983’s “WarGames” with Matthew Broderick.

Lee also did a great deal of TV work, with credits dating back to “Hart to Hart” in 1981 and “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Who’s the Boss?” in 1984.

The actor’s more recent TV credits include “NCIS,” “Numbers,” “Bones” and “Ghost Whisperer,” and he worked last in 2010.

On the way he appeared on such TV shows as “thirtysomething,” soap “Santa Barbara,” “Family Ties,” “Night Court,” “Roseanne,” “Quantum Leap,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Babylon 5,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Seinfeld.”

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- Carmel Dagan

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Jim Parsons ties all-time Emmy record with fourth win as Best Comedy Actor

25 August 2014 5:39 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jim Parsons joined an elite club at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. With his fourth victory as Best Comedy Actor for "The Big Bang Theory," he is now tied for the all-time record in that category with Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), and Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties" and "Spin City"). -Break- Parsons previously won this category in 2010, 2011, and 2013. He lost in 2009 to Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and 2012 to Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men"). On the CBS laffer, he plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper. For the race this year, he submitted the episode "The Relationship Diremption" to the Emmy judging panel. In this show, Sheldon is distraught over his efforts with "string theory" as part of his job. He gets drunk and wakes up in bed with his biggest fear: a geology book. The final segment features his drunk phone calls to the legen...' »

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Emmy Telecast Prepping Tribute to Robin Williams

13 August 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Less than a year after Robin Williams appeared on the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast to salute his mentor, Jonathan Winters, producers of the Aug. 25 ceremony are preparing an on-air tribute to the actor-comedian whose suicide on Monday sent shockwaves through the showbiz community.

Details are sparse as the effort is just being pulled together by exec producer Don Mischer and others in the wake of the news that surfaced Monday afternoon.

“Plans for the In Memoriam segment are in discussion. While we are all still coming to terms with this week’s tragic news, we are working to give Robin Williams the proper and meaningful remembrance he so well deserves,” Mischer said in a statement.

The 66th annual Emmycast will air live on NBC.

Williams was part of an extended Emmycast tribute last year to five prominent TV personalities who died during the 2012-13 Emmy cycle. Williams paid homage to one of his greatest influences, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Q&A: Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart on Actor Chemistry and the State of Sitcoms

7 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On “The Big Bang Theory,” Dr. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) idolizes his childhood hero, Professor Proton (Bob Newhart), much to the professor’s dismay. In real life, though, the admiration is a bit more mutual — and that was clearly evident when the two Emmy-nominated actors (Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Normal Heart”; Newhart for “Big Bang”) met at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills for a conversation with Variety. As it turns out, the pair have more in common than brilliant comic timing: Parsons grew up in Houston, where Newhart recorded the 1960 album that launched his career, “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart.” And on stage, both played the role of Elwood P. Dowd, a sweet man who befriends an invisible 6-foot rabbit in “Harvey.”

Variety: How did you two first meet?

Parsons: At the table read.

Newhart: Actually, we met at the Emmy Awards before that. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Partners Review – FX Tries For Legal Odd Couple Throwback Sit-Com

5 August 2014 11:22 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Partners Review

FX is rolling the dice with a new sit-com that pulls Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer out of the past, and puts them in a new show that seems tailored to wedge into TV Land‘s schedule. Not that this describes a bad show on its own, but it doesn’t exactly feel like something that the network’s fans are clearly going to flock to. On the other hand, if FX is hoping to broaden its horizons, I hope it works out for them.

The show follows two attorneys, Allen Braddock (Grammer) and Marcus Jackson (Lawrence), as they find themselves thrown together by circumstance, and become partners. Braddock worked in his father’s prestigious law firm, but has managed to create such a horrible reputation for himself, that even his father fired him. Jackson is quite the opposite. Judges love him, he wants to help people whenever he can, »

- Marc Eastman

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‘Family Ties’ Star Meredith Baxter Joins ‘Young and the Restless’

4 August 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Meredith Baxter is coming to Genoa City — and hopefully she's bringing a designated driver along. “Family Ties” alum Baxter has signed on for the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless,” an individual with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap. Also read: Shemar Moore Returning to ‘Young and the Restless’ This Fall Baxter will play Maureen, the new drinking buddy of socialite Nikki Newman (played by Melody Thomas Scott). Described as charming, intelligent and middle-class, Maureen aspires to a more privileged life and, despite appearing to be kind and sympathetic, she manipulates people by getting them to do what she. »

- Tim Kenneally

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TVLine Items: South Park's Return Date, Soul Man Renewed, Sharknado 2 & More

4 August 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Comedy Central on Monday unveiled its fall premiere schedule, which includes the launch of South Park‘s 18th season and the return of Tosh.0.

Related Amy Schumer Talks Newsroom Parody, ‘Responsibility’ to Women and Her Funniest Guest Star

Here’s the full rundown of the network’s premiere dates and times:

* Tosh.0 Season 6B premieres Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 10 pm

Adam DeVine’s House Party Season 2 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 pm (and will move to its regular time slot, Thursdays at 12:30 am, beginning Sept. 11)

* Brickleberry Season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 pm

South Park Season 18 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 24, at »

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