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Kristin Chenoweth Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

24 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

These days, Kristin Chenoweth is everywhere — on film and TV, in concert and on the Broadway stage for eight shows a week as the Tony-nominated romantic lead Lily Garland/Mildred Plotka in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “On the Twentieth Century.”

“This is a commitment, what I’m doing and (what) all of my fellow Broadway artists (are doing),” says the petite Oklahoman (she’s all of 4 feet, 11 inches tall) of her role as the ugly duckling piano accompanist who transforms into a swan movie star. “It’s a marathon, like being an Olympic athlete. It’s also a gift.”

And Chenoweth’s fans know it. The second she appears onstage, the audience thunderously applauds. And then comes that unmistakable voice: bigger than she is — perfect in pitch, tone and breath — from ballad to belt.

“Kristin is enormously bright and kind,” says Matthew Broderick, who starred opposite Chenoweth in »

- Thelma Adams

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BBC Culture curates 100 best American films, courtesy of 62 international film critics

22 July 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

BBC Culture has this week unveiled a new list of the top 100 American films, as voted for by a pool of international film critics from across the globe. The format of the poll was that any film that would make the list had to have recieved funding from a Us source, and the directors of the films did not need to be from the USA, nor did the films voted for need to be filmed in the Us.

Critics were asked to submit their top 10 lists, which would try to find the top 100 American films that while “not necessarily the most important, but the greatest on an emotional level”. The list, as you may have guessed, is very different to the lists curated by say the BFI or AFI over the years, so there are certainly a few surprises on here, with Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (2013), Terrence Malick »

- Scott J. Davis

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Scratching our heads at the BBC's top 100 American Movies of All-Time

21 July 2015 5:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

First off, let's make one thing clear.  We're not scratching our heads at Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" making the BBC's 100 greatest American films.  That movie, of which an image accompanies this post, not only made the list, but ranked appropriately at no. 25.  It's the rest of the selections that have us scratching and, yes, shaking our heads in disbelief. A wonderful page view driver, these sorts of lists make great fodder for passionate movie fans no matter what their age or part of the world they hail from.  There is nothing more entertaining than watching two critics from opposite ends of the globe try to debate whether "The Dark Knight" should have been nominated for best picture or make a list like this.  Even in this age of short form content where Vines, Shapchats and Instagram videos have captured viewers attention, movies will continue to inspire because »

- Gregory Ellwood

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'Citizen Kane' Tops BBC's List of "100 Greatest American Films", Where Does Your Favorite Landc

21 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Leave it to the Brits to compile a list of the best American films of all-time. BBC Culture has published a list of what it calls "The 100 Greatest American Films", as selected by 62 international film critics in order to "get a global perspective on American film." As BBC Culture notes, the critics polled represent a combination of broadcasters, book authors and reviewers at various newspapers and magazines across the world. As for what makes an American filmc "Any movie that received funding from a U.S. source," BBC Culture's publication states, which is to say the terminology was quite loose, but the list contains a majority of the staples you'd expect to see. Citizen Kane -- what elsec -- comes in at #1, and in typical fashion The Godfather follows at #2. Vertigo, which in 2012 topped Sight & Sound's list of the greatest films of all-time, comes in at #3 on BBC Culture's list. »

- Jordan Benesh

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Carol Burnett to Receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

21 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedy pioneer Carol Burnett is set to receive SAG-aftra's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award. The eponymous star of "The Carol Burnett Show" is the 52nd recipient of the prestigious award, which honors those who embody the “finest ideals of the acting profession.” Burnett's landmark television series, which Variety cited as one of the 25 shows that changed television, was a critical and commercial success. The variety show won 25 Emmy awards and aired for 11 years, averaging 30 million viewers. Burnett's notable film credits include "Annie," "A Wedding" and "Four Seasons." She has also appeared on Broadway, most recently in 2014's "Love Letters," about a relationship between two childhood friends who eventually become lovers. An inductee to the Television Hall of Fame, Burnett already has a Peabody Award, five Golden Globe Awards, Crystal and Lucy Awards from Women in Film and many other trophies...

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- Laura Berger

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BBC Names 100 Greatest U.S. Films

21 July 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Every now and then a major publication or news organisation comes up with a top fifty or one hundred films of all time list - a list which always stirs up debate, discussion and often interesting arguments about the justifications of the list's inclusions, ordering and notable exclusions.

Today it's the turn of BBC Culture who consulted sixty-two international film critics including print reviews, bloggers, broadcasters and film academics to come up with what they consider the one-hundred greatest American films of all time. To qualify, the film had to be made by a U.S. studio or mostly funded by American money.

Usually when a list of this type is done it is by institutes or publications within the United States asking American critics their favourites. This time it's non-American critics born outside the culture what they think are the best representations of that culture. Specifically they were asked »

- Garth Franklin

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SAG-aftra Announces Carol Burnett As The 52nd Recipient Of The Life Achievement Award

20 July 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-aftra’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Burnett will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Burnett’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes multiple Emmys, a special Tony, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

In making today’s announcement, SAG-aftra President Ken Howard said, “Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius. »

- Michelle McCue

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News Nuggets: Carol Burnett to receive SAG life achievement award

20 July 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Comedian and actress Carol Burnett will be the next recipient of the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award. The special tribute will be seen on the SAG Awards next January. Burnett is best known for her long-running CBS variety program "The Carol Burnett Show." Films have included "Annie," "The Four Seasons," "Noises Off," and "A Wedding." She has won six Emmy Awards in her career and received the Kennedy Center Honors and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor. She was inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 1985. Other recent recipients have included Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore. Variety -Break- The Television Academy is throwing branch bashes for Emmy nominees throughout the next few weeks. The costume designers kicked things off this weekend. Performers will get together on August 24, followed by executives, animators, stunt nominees, choreographers, and all of the othe...' »

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Carol Burnett to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

20 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ear tugs all around!

SAG-aftra is so glad it had this time together with Carol Burnett that it is honoring the comedian and TV legend with the 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award.

The award, which will be handed out in January at the SAG Awards, is routinely given to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.” It will join Burnett’s already crowded resume of multiple Emmys, a special Tony, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius,” said SAG-aftra president Ken Howard. “She embodies the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating enduring and memorable characters. From her heartbreakingly hilarious Starlet O’Hara to the adorably inept Eunice and alarmingly funny Miss Hannigan, Carol has delighted and inspired millions of viewers and thousands of comedic actors. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Amanda Peterson: a career in clips

7 July 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Can’t Buy Me Love star died over the weekend at the age of 43. Relive her Hollywood glory days by watching some of her work

Fans of actor Amanda Peterson today are mourning the sudden loss of the former Hollywood star, best known for her energetic turn as an Arizona cheerleader in the hit 1987 romantic comedy Can’t Buy Me Love, in which she co-starred opposite future Grey’s Anatomy heartthrob Patrick Dempsey. She was found alone at her home in Greeley, Colorado, on 5 July. So far, there is no official cause of death.

While best remembered for Can’t Buy Me Love, Peterson got her start long before that at age nine in the musical Annie, directed by Academy award-winner John Huston. It marked her debut film credit. Watch her belt it out in the clip below from the film, beginning at the 15-second mark, as one of Annie’s orphan friends. »

- Nigel M Smith

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Amanda Peterson, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Star, Dies at 43

6 July 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the romantic comedy “Can't Buy Me Love” opposite Patrick Dempsey in 1987, died Sunday in Greeley, Colo. She was 43. According to the Associated Press, she was found alone at an apartment complex.

In the film, Peterson played cheerleader Cindy Mancini, whom Dempsey’s character pays to pose as his girlfriend so he can make social inroads at their Arizona high school. The movie, directed by Steve Rash and with a title taken from the Beatles song, is among a set of teen angst classics of the period along with the John Hughes oeuvre.

She also appeared in films including Joe Dante’s 1985 effort “Explorers,” “The Lawless Land” (1988) and “Listen to Me” (1989); her final screen credit was for the 1994 feature “Windrunner.”

Peterson also had TV credits, including the 1986 NBC miniseries “A Year in the Life,” which paved the way for a series of »

- Variety Staff

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Amanda Peterson, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ Star, Dies at 43

6 July 2015 4:20 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the romantic comedy “Can’t Buy Me Love” opposite Patrick Dempsey in 1987, died Sunday in Greeley, Colo. She was 43. According to the Associated Press, she was found alone at an apartment complex.

In the film, Peterson played cheerleader Cindy Mancini, whom Dempsey’s character pays to pose as his girlfriend so he can make social inroads at their Arizona high school. The movie, directed by Steve Rash and with a title taken from the Beatles song, is among a set of teen angst classics of the period along with the John Hughes oeuvre.

She also appeared in films including Joe Dante’s 1985 effort “Explorers,” “The Lawless Land” (1988) and “Listen to Me” (1989); her final screen credit was for the 1994 feature “Windrunner.”

Peterson also had TV credits, including the 1986 NBC miniseries “A Year in the Life,” which paved the way for a series of »

- Variety Staff

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Woody Allen’s Producer Jack Rollins Dies at 100

18 June 2015 5:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Longtime comedy producer-manager Jack Rollins, who handled Woody Allen, David Letterman, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams and Lenny Bruce, died Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 100.

Rollins, a native of Brooklyn, was a co-producer with the late Charles H. Joffe on many of Allen’s films. The duo managed many of the industry’s top comedy acts starting in the 1960s.

Rollins appeared briefly in Allen’s 1984 film, “Broadway Danny Rose,” in which Allen played a manager of a variety of strange acts — a character he loosely modeled on Rollins.

Rollins and Joffe had producing credits on all of Allen’s films between 1969 and 1993, including “Take the Money and Run,” “Annie Hall,” “Manhattan,” “Bananas,” Sleeper,” “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Zelig,” “Radio Days” and “Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Born as Jacob Rabinowitz in Brooklyn, he broke into the business after World War II as a Broadway producer, then founded a talent »

- Dave McNary

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'Annie' Star Aileen Quinn Reunites with Costar Tim Curry 33 Years Later

9 June 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Little orphan Annie is all grown up!  There was a touching "Annie" reunion at the Actors Fund's 19th Annual Tony Awards Viewing party on Sunday in Los Angeles. Aileen Quinn (Annie) joined her costar Tim Curry (the evil Rooster Hannigan) at the event, where he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. It's been 33 years since the beloved 1982 musical hit the big screen -- and it's been that long since these two have seen each other. "He was so caring and nurturing. I know he's known for these crazy, wild, evil characters, but offscreen, he was so kind to me," Aileen told MovieFone on the red carpet. "He would protect me and hold my hand real tight during stunt work. He would ask, 'Are you nervous?' He was so sweet. I can't wait to give him a big hug." Tim suffered a stroke two years ago, and while his speech has slowed, »

- tooFab Staff

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Tim Curry to the 'It' Remake's Pennywise: 'Good Luck'

8 June 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Congrats to Tim Curry, who made a rare public appearance Sunday night in Los Angeles to accept an award. It was one of the first times the beloved "Rocky Horror Picture Show" star has been in the public eye since a 2012 stroke left him in a wheelchair.

The 69-year-old star may not be the same energetic force we remember as "sweet transvestite" Frank-n-Furter, but he told Moviefone he's "very lucky" to be honored by his peers. "It feels amazing. I feel very lucky," he said of accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Actors Fund.

He also wished "good luck" to Will Poulter ("We're the Millers"), who's been cast as the new Pennywise the clown in the upcoming remake of Stephen King's "It," a role Curry played to perfection in the 1990 mini-series. "It's a wonderful part," Curry said of Stephen King's unforgettable evil clown, who terrorizes a group of children. »

- Sharon Knolle

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Hanks and Ryan Take Forever to Realize That Men are from Seattle and Women from Baltimore

24 May 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Sleepless in Seattle': Meg Ryan 'Sleepless in Seattle' review: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in an affair to forget In Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Red, the last installment of his "Three Colors" trilogy, the word "magic" is never bandied about. No need to. Magic is just about everywhere in that lyrical tale about love and fate. On the other hand, the word "magic" seems to crop up every other minute in writer-director Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle. Ephron and fellow Oscar-nominated screenwriters Jeff Arch and David S. Ward (plus an uncredited Delia Ephron) were apparently trying to create screen magic through the power of suggestion. If you repeat it often enough... Following in the footsteps of Claude Lelouch's 1974 hit And Now My Love, with added touches borrowed from Leo McCarey's 1957 romance classic An Affair to Remember (itself a remake of McCarey's own 1939 Love Affair), Nora Ephron »

- Andre Soares

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Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh to star in Elf stage musical

13 February 2015 2:44 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Former Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has joined the cast of the stage musical adaptation of Elf.

The singer joins Ben Forster, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin in the adaptation of the Will Ferrell Christmas movie, the Daily Mail reports.

Following its seasonal stints in Dublin and Plymouth, the play will have a ten-week run at London's Dominion Theatre.

Previews begin on October 24 before the official opening on November 5.

Written by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), the musical has songs penned by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.

The original 2003 film tells the tale of Buddy, an orphan who was raised as an elf in the North Pole. Now a man, the childlike Buddy arrives in New York in search of his father, before falling in love with an employee at a Santa's grotto.

The musical version opened on Broadway back in 2010, returning for another run two years later. »

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Will Ferrell's Elf to become West End musical

10 February 2015 2:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A stage musical version of Will Ferrell's 2003 comedy Elf will arrive in London this winter.

The production, which was previously staged in Plymouth and Dublin last year, will begin previews on October 24, before officially opening on November 5.

It will run for 10 weeks in total at the Dominion Theatre in the West End.

Written by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), the musical has songs penned by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin.

The original film tells the tale of Buddy, an orphan who was raised as an elf in the North Pole. Now a man, the childlike Buddy arrives in New York in search of his father, before falling in love with an employee at a Santa's grotto.

The musical version opened on Broadway back in 2010, returning for another run two years later.

Casting for the new London production will be announced in the coming weeks. »

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Editors Guild Selects 75 Best Edited Films of All Time

4 February 2015 8:26 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Now this is a list that could result in a lot of fascinating dissection and thanks to HitFix it comes to our attention almost three years after it was originally released back in 2012, celebrating the Motion Picture Editors Guild's 75th anniversary. Over at HitFix, Kris Tapley asks, "Is this news to anyone elsec" Um, yes, I find it immensely interesting and a perfect starting point for anyone looking to further explore the art of film editing. In an accompanying article we get the particulars concerning what films were eligible and how films were to be considered: In our Jan-feb 12 issue, we asked Guild members to vote on what they consider to be the Best Edited Films of all time. Any feature-length film from any country in the world was eligible. And by "Best Edited," we explained, we didn't just mean picture; sound, music and mixing were to be considered as well. »

- Brad Brevet

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Film Feature: The Top 10 Celebrity Photos of 2014, By Joe Arce

20 January 2015 1:41 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In a year where shoots with perpetual photo fashionistas like Cindy Crawford and Sarah Jessica Parker still failed to crack the Top Ten list of biggest celebrity photo-ops, you know 2014 was a very good year for HollywoodChicago.com and myself, Joe Arce, as Senior Staff Photographer.

Narrowing down the 182 celebrity subjects that posed for my lens last year to a mere ten favorite portraits is not an easy task. Nonetheless, here are my Top Ten picks for biggest celebrity shoots of 2014. I based this on a combination of star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the degree of difficulty in landing the quarry – for those iPhone carrying budding celebrity stalkers who may wish to play along at home.

10. Anjelica Huston

Backstage at the Chicago Humanities Festival, November 14th, 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Not only an Oscar winner, but the daughter »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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