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Kurt Sutter’s “Mayans Mc” series has cast Edward James Olmos in a lead role, TheWrap has confirmed. Olmos will play Felipe Reyes, the family’s formerly strong patriarch who after years of being crushed by bullets and labor, struggles to keep his past buried and lead his own sons down a lawful and righteous path. Olmos is a film and television veteran with a career stretching back over forty years. He is best known for his roles as Commander William Adama in “Battlestar Galactica,” Lieutenant Martin Castillo on “Miami Vice,” and Mexican Mafia leader Montoya Santana in “American Me. »
- Joe Otterson
The Oscar-nominated actress has joined the Hurricane Katrina-focused Season 2 of FX’s American Crime Story, TVLine has learned. She will play Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led the state during and after the devastating 2005 storm.
It’s the most coveted honor in all of Hollywood: the Egot.
Representing the top awards in television (Emmy), music (Grammy), film (Oscar), and theater (Tony), it’s considered the grand slam of show business — a four of a kind sweep that only the rarest of stars have been able to achieve.
The term was coined by Miami Vice actor Philip Michael Thomas, who first told it to the Associated Press in 1984 at the height of the NBC action show’s success. “That stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony,” he said. “Hopefully in the next five years I will win all those awards. »
- Dave Quinn
The matriarch of one of Hollywood’s most enduring royal families, Tippi Hedren, turned 87 this week surrounded by her famous offspring.
Melanie Griffith, Hedren’s daughter, posted a picture of her mother’s birthday dinner, showing the Birds actress moments before blowing out her birthday candles.
“My beautiful mother Tippi at 87! Dinner with her grandchildren,” Griffith captioned, along with the hashtags #MyMamaRocks, #MyKidsAreMyLife and #WeAreBlessed.
Although not visible in the photograph, Hedren’s grandchildren include Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, Griffith’s daughter with Miami Vice star Don Johnson; Stella Banderas, her daughter with ex-husband Antonio Banderas, and Alexander Bauer, »
Miguel Ferrer lost a battle with cancer today. He was 61.
Ferrer's first credited role was on an episode of Magnum, Pi in 1981 as Ensign Robert 'Bobby' Wickes, Usn.
Various television and film roles followed, but nothing has yet compared to Dr. Garrett Macy, a character he played opposite of Jill Hennessey on Crossing Jordan »
- Carissa Pavlica
The listless, shoddy sort of remake where it feels like all of the characters have already seen the movie they’re in, “Sleepless” reduces one of the best action films of the 21st century into one of the most benign. Released in 2011, Frederic Jardin’s severely under-seen “Sleepless Night” is a French-language brawler with universal appeal — bruising, relentless, and blissfully frenetic, it remains a masterclass in how to layer cinematic mayhem so that every new punch lands where the last one left off.
Needless to say, a lot has been lost in translation. Directed by Baran bo Odar (“The Silence”) and designed to swindle money from starry-eyed January theatergoers who’ve been shut out of “Hidden Figures” or “La La Land” but might as well see something because they’ve already trekked to the multiplex and paid the babysitter for the night, this lifeless photocopy proves that American exceptionalism is »
- David Ehrlich
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