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Film Review: ‘Baywatch’

23 May 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Baywatch,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, is a stupidly entertaining trash folly, the kind that could only be made today: an obscenity-and-insult-laced, aggressively “competent” adaptation of a 25-year-old TV show that manages to repackage every aspect of the series except, perhaps, the reason it was popular in the first place. And what was that reason? If Rodney Dangerfield were around, he might say, “There were two reasons!” But actually there’s a bit more to it.

Baywatch,” which premiered at the tail-end of the 1980s (and stumbled out of the gate, becoming a hit in syndication the way “Star Trek” did), was a muscle-beach soap opera that anticipated the sexy-youth-kitsch-for-adults appeal of “Beverly Hills 90210.” It was also an L.A. crime series where the law enforcers wore spandex swimwear; a cheeseball star vehicle that revamped the camp-stud Ken-doll mystique of the former “Knight Rider” hero David Hasselhoff; and, yes, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Why Former 'Baywatch' Star David Hasselhoff Is Big in Germany

22 May 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The love affair between David Hasselhoff and the Germanic people has, for three decades now, been one of the great riddles of global pop culture.

Why, of all American entertainers, does the 64-year-old Baywatch and Knight Rider star so entrance the citizens of Deutschland? And not so much as an actor but as a singer? There’s even a joke about it in the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie: Chris Pratt’s character remembers how as a child he used to fantasize that his father was David Hasselhoff, but he never saw him because he was always — cue rimshot — »

- Christian Blauvelt

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Scores ‘The Hoff’ and Another Soundtrack Hit in ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 2’

8 May 2017 4:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The mixtape-as-movie concept has proven a hitmaker for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which vaulted to the top of the box office with a $145 million domestic weekend haul based largely on the power of classic rock. The plot hinges on a Walkman-wearing intergalactic superhero, fond of his mom’s circa 1970s era classic rock.

Writer-director James Gunn makes no secret of the fact that he crafts the pacing of the story around songs he’s selected for his soundtracks, and uses music on the set to help the actors get their saving-the-universe-old-school groove on. “He films to score,” says the film’s composer Tyler Bates. “The cast wears earbuds that are digitally removed later, so they’re moving to the cadence of the music.”

Derived from the Marvel comic book series, 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” made $733 million worldwide, earning Gunn quite a bit more coin for Vol. 2’s sync licensing. »

- Paula Parisi

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Psych Revival: USA Network Orders Holiday Reunion Movie — First Look

8 May 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A round of Pineapple Razzmatazzies on the house!

USA Network is reviving its late, great private eye dramedy Psych via a two-hour holiday movie — and all the usual suspects will be back. Psych: The Movie — which is slated to air in December — will find James Roday‘s Shawn and Dulé Hill‘s Gus reteaming three years after the show’s 2014 series finale.

Joining Roday and Hill in Psych: The Movie will be franchise vets Timothy Omundson (Lassiter), Maggie Lawson (Juliet), Corbin Bernsen (Henry) and Kirsten Nelson (Chief Vick). Additional casting will be announced in the coming months.

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The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked

26 April 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s difficult enough for an actor to be tasked with transforming into a new person — in aspect, personality, movement and spirit — from role to role. But when double duty (or more) is required within the same project, that’s when the real challenge kicks in, because the viewer must be convinced that the same actor is distinctly different when they’re playing both parts in rapid succession, sometimes even side-by side or interacting with each other.

Dating back to shows like “The Patty Duke Show,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” the dual role usually allowed for storylines involving twins, cousins or other lookalikes. Even “Knight Rider” stuck a mustache and goatee on David Hasselhoff to give him an evil twin. Over time though, these performances became less campy and more convincing, going beyond the fake hair, goofy costuming or “evil” shortcut trappings. These days, dual roles can be »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked

26 April 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s difficult enough for an actor to be tasked with transforming into a new person — in aspect, personality, movement and spirit — from role to role. But when double duty (or more) is required within the same project, that’s when the real challenge kicks in, because the viewer must be convinced that the same actor is distinctly different when they’re playing both parts in rapid succession, sometimes even side-by side or interacting with each other.

Dating back to shows like “The Patty Duke Show,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” the dual role usually allowed for storylines involving twins, cousins or other lookalikes. Even “Knight Rider” stuck a mustache and goatee on David Hasselhoff to give him an evil twin. Over time though, these performances became less campy and more convincing, going beyond the fake hair, goofy costuming or “evil” shortcut trappings. These days, dual roles can be »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Miley Cyrus Has a Role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' -- Find Out Who She Voices!

21 April 2017 2:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Miley Cyrus paid a little visit to the Galaxy without anyone ever knowing -- until now.

The 24-year-old singer has a secret role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Disney confirmed to Et on Friday. Cyrus will voice Mainframe, an evolved technology that's an alternate version of Vision in the comics. 

Related: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Confirmed by Director James Gunn: 'I Can't Fricking Wait'

News of Cyrus' surprise role was first reported by bloggers at a press junket for the Marvel movie on Thursday.

Related: Inside Marvel Studios: Secrets About 'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel,' 'Thor: Ragnarok' & More!

While the world is just learning of Cyrus' cameo, the Guardians of the Galaxy team has known about her role for a while.

"I heard that she’s uncredited and a voice somewhere," Dave Bautista, who portrays Drax, said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post, while »

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Newswire: David Hasselhoff releases totally bitchin’ Guardians Vol. 2 rap

21 April 2017 6:18 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

After Marvel released the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 set list earlier this week, fans set about compiling these tunes into their very own awesome mixtape/playlist, as if they needed another reason to listen to “Surrender.” But there was one song that eluded them—“Guardians Inferno,” an original track written by director James Gunn and the film’s composer Tyler Bates, featuring David Hasselhoff. Luckily for the avid collectors out there, the song has just been released in all its cheesy disco-rap glory.

Gunn tells Rolling Stone the song was intended to be a “Guardians take on Meco’s disco Star Wars theme.” In addition to rhyming the binomial name for raccoon with “motors,” the song has Hasselhoff deftly playing “planet” off “damn it” with his backing band, The Sneepers, before reminding us “We are all Groot.” The Baywatch and Knight Rider star was asked to do the »

- Danette Chavez

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Exclusive: David Hasselhoff Dishes on Singing 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Track: 'It's More Like a Rap'

19 April 2017 10:34 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

David Hasselhoff is officially in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 -- well, on the soundtrack, at least.

The former Baywatch star and '80s pop sensation provided the vocals for the only original track of the movie's Awesome Mix Vol. 2, and he opened up to Et about how the song, "Guardian's Inferno," came about.

"You know, I asked [director] James Gunn why he chose me. He said, 'When I was 8 years old, I saw a show called Knight Rider [and] since that day I've always wanted to meet you and to kind of live by the laws of the Knight Rider," Hasselhoff told Et's Cameron Mathison at the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Wednesday.

Watch: 4 Things to Know About 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

"I'm telling you man, that this show is so much like the Knight Rider. But also more »

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‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Boy Meets World’ Actor William Daniels on His Early Career

17 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

You might not know the name William Daniels, but you probably know his face — and if not his face, certainly his voice. The actor made a name for himself in the 1960 Off Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story.” He hit the big screen in “The Graduate” and “Two for the Road” and spent the 1980s in iconic TV shows, “St. Elsewhere” and “Knight Rider” (in which he memorably voiced the car). A seven-season run in “Boy Meets World” kept him on TV throughout the 1990s. Now 89, he has written a memoir, “There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt, & Many Others.”

Daniels began performing as a child, appearing with his sister as a song-and-dance act in the 1930s. His first mention in Variety was for “Seagulls Over Sorrento,” a play that ran in Westport, Conn., before flopping on Broadway. »

- Gordon Cox

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‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Boy Meets World’ Actor William Daniels on His Early Career

17 March 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

You might not know the name William Daniels, but you probably know his face — and if not his face, certainly his voice. The actor made a name for himself in the 1960 Off Broadway premiere of Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story.” He hit the big screen in “The Graduate” and “Two for the Road” and spent the 1980s in iconic TV shows, “St. Elsewhere” and “Knight Rider” (in which he memorably voiced the car). A seven-season run in “Boy Meets World” kept him on TV throughout the 1990s. Now 89, he has written a memoir, “There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt, & Many Others.”

Daniels began performing as a child, appearing with his sister as a song-and-dance act in the 1930s. His first mention in Variety was for “Seagulls Over Sorrento,” a play that ran in Westport, Conn., before flopping on Broadway. The »

- Gordon Cox

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‘Boy Meets World’ Star William Daniels Writes Memoir, Reveals: ‘I Was An Abused Child’

7 March 2017 7:00 PM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

William Daniels is known to TV viewers for his work on Emmy-winning medical drama “St Elsewhere”, providing the voice of Kitt the talking car in “Knight Rider” and, for young viewers who came of age during the 2000s, as schoolteacher Mr. Feeny on “Boy Meets World”. Daniels, now 89, sat down with People to reveal that he […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Boy Meets World’s William Daniels Opens Up About Suffering Abuse as a Child Actor: ‘I Had No Idea’

7 March 2017 1:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It wasn’t until William Daniels was an adult that he realized he was abused as a child actor.

The Emmy-winning actor,who starred in Boy Meets World, Knight Rider and St. Elsewhere, shares in his new memoir the painful memories of being forced into performing as a child by his mother.

Daniels, 89, was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1927 — two years before the Great Depression hit in 1929 — to his bricklayer father, Charles, and his telephone operator mother, Irene.

Daniels recalls in There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, Kitt & Many Others »

- Natalie Stone

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Catch the new Baywatch Super Bowl Spot

6 February 2017 5:09 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The forthcoming, eye-raising antics of the newly formed Baywatch team joined the ranks of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers: The Last Knight and more to preview a slightly amended Big Game TV Spot during the Superbowl, which saw the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34 to 28.

Related: Baywatch Movie Motion Posters

Along with the silliness and downright rudeness of some of the motion posters released last week, the TV spot followed in the same fashion, With Dwayne Johnson as Mitch taking the young Zac Efron under his wings with almighty frustration, the big game TV Spot included a scene of Zac Efron in a pair of budgie smugglers. According to Dwayne Johnson, he couldn’t wear as it was a desecration of the Us flag. Also, included was Johnson as the big hero as he carried someone out of the »

- Zehra Phelan

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L.A. Law Reboot Delayed

4 February 2017 6:24 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Those eagerly anticipating the return of L.A. Law will have to get their legal drama fix elsewhere — at least for the foreseeable future.

RelatedBlair Underwood Recalls L.A. Law Ep’s Prediction on His First Day on the Job

A reboot of the acclaimed 1980s procedural has been delayed, our sister site Deadline reports. The script, which was pitched to broadcast networks, will now be redeveloped to potentially appeal to a cable or streaming network.

Co-creator Steven Bochco revealed that an L.A. Law revival was in the works during an Aug. 1 interview on The Rich Eisen Show. At the time, »

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Summer is coming in revealing Baywatch movie motion posters

27 January 2017 2:41 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

What’s better than the multitude of posters released for the Baywatch movie released last week……? That’s right….. the same posters in motion form! Yesterday we had the same treat for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast but today it’s the turn of The Rock, Zac Efron and their co-stars to strut their funky stuff in their Baywatch getup!

The tone of this new movie seems to be very similar to what we’ve seen in the likes of similar reboots of 21 Jump Street with a theme mocking the original for its faults but equally embracing what made the shows so successful.

Related: Watch the Baywatch movie trailer here

Late 80s / 90s TV show Baywatch is show like no other – at the time was the most watched across the globe and making household names the likes of David Hasselhoff (who admittedly was already a star »

- David Sztypuljak

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Save yourselves from the new Baywatch Movie Character Posters

23 January 2017 10:08 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

The 80s are back – didn’t you hear? As well as fueling a certain website’s origin it was also the decade that gave us some of the most shameless Saturday TV entertainment. And while we wait for the big screen reboots of Airwolf and Knight Rider (CHiPS is already coming – don’t worry…) we can console ourselves with Baywatch – the movie!

The Seth Gordon directed enterprise has wisely enlisted the services of Dwayne Johnson to front their balls out, foul-mouthed reboot for the series. The tone of the new film is, as expected, a very knowing one. The series, starring David Hasselhoff and the puberty-stirring Pamela Anderson, was fairly tame compared to what’s coming up here. The new character posters for the film were released today and are as subtle as the over the top first trailer we recently enjoyed.

Related: The up coming reboots »

- Jon Lyus

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Blair Underwood Recalls L.A. Law Ep's Prediction on His First Day on the Job

19 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

These days he may play a spy mastermind on Quantico, but when Blair Underwood first set foot on the L.A. Law soundstage in 1987, “I was a baby,” he tells TVLine.

The 21-year-old had filmed guest spots on series like Scarecrow & Mrs. King and The Cosby Show and was a cast member on the short-lived crime drama Downtown (opposite future Svu queen Mariska Hargitay). But when he arrived at the legal offices of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, “I was a baby,” Underwood recalls, laughing.

RelatedSaved By the Bell Star: Jessie’s Pill-Freakout Scene Hid a Sweet Secret

And as a highly impressionable showbiz newbie, »

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