14 items from 2015
Dakota Johnson isn't afraid to poke fun at herself ... or her famous family! The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star is set to make her hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live" this week, so, of course, she mocked her racy role in the new promos. In the clip, the 25-year-old actress does her best Anastasia Steele, getting her now-famous lip bite on with Taran Killam as Christian Grey. She also jokes about the title of the movie by saying, "It's about this young woman who is trying to decide what color grey to paint her bedroom." Don't worry, she clarifies it by admitting that she "gets her tushy spanked." The brunette beauty also targets dad Don Johnson's "Miami Vice" role, which required a quick wardrobe change for the comedian. Sporting a pale pink 80's jacket and a mint T-shirt, Killam pays tribute to Johnson's infamous role in the hit series. »
- tooFab Staff
Wesley Snipes is poised to tackle his first series regular TV role in 25 years, having boarded the NBC thriller pilot Endgame.
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Penned by Leverage‘s John Rogers and from the producers of The Blacklist, Endgame is set in the high stakes world of Las Vegas, where a former sniper turned security expert (played by Strike Back‘s Philip Winchester) is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives.
Snipes will play Johnson, »
Mother and daughter hit the Oscars red carpet together on Sunday, both looking gorgeous in dazzling floor-length gowns. Melanie, 57, showed off her super-slim waist in a black, long-sleeved creation, while her 25-year-old daughter sizzled in a bright red Saint Laurent design.
Photos: Dazzling 2015 Oscars Arrivals!
Dakota, whose father is Miami Vice star Don Johnson, is currently riding high thanks to the amazing box-office success of Fifty Shades of Grey. Although Melanie is undoubtedly proud of her daughter's almost universally well-received performance, Dakota understandably has no desire for her mother to see her in the sexually explicit film.
"I have not seen Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't think I'm going to see it," Griffith admitted to Indiewire last August, adding that Dakota »
Nothing cuter than a doting dad! On the heels of Dakota Johnson's debut in "Fifty Shades of Grey," proud mom Melanie Griffith shared an adorable throwback photo of the actress as a child with her famous father, Don Johnson. "Dakota and her Daddy!!! Love them so much!! 1993," Griffith captioned the Instagram pic of the the actor nibbling on his little girl's toes. "Daddy's girrrrrrl." Griffith and Johnson split back in 1976, just six months after getting hitched. The veteran actress married and divorced actor Steven Bauer before remarrying the "Miami Vice" star in 1989. The couple welcomed Dakota later that year ... and then divorced again in 1996. Despite a recent split from husband Antonio Banderas, Melanie says she's in a great place. "I'm going to do a lot of things," she told IndieWire. "It's not about my career now. It's just about finding great work and having a good time. My kids are almost grown. »
- tooFab Staff
Black Swan writer Mark Heyman has bagged scripting duties on upcoming adaptation, How To Catch A Russian Spy. The movie will be adapted from the forthcoming novel, How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent by Naveed Jamali and Ellis Henican, which is slated to hit store shelves this June.
The true story book follows Jamali’s three-year experience as a double agent. During that period, he spied on America for the Russians and traded sensitive intel for great financial rewards, or so the Russians believed. In actual fact, Jamali was a covert double agent working with the FBI. It’s a gripping story that could have been yanked from a Robert Ludlum novel.
Fox procured the rights to the novel some time ago with a 2014 release initially on the calendar. (500) Days Of Summer‘s Marc Webb was – and still is – attached to direct. »
- Gem Seddon
A few thoughts on tonight's "Shameless" coming up just as soon as I write the music for a video game called Ham Scramble... This was the last of the episodes Showtime sent out in advance of the season, and may be the last episode I do a post on for a few weeks (as I've said before, "Shameless" is a show I tend to enjoy more when I'm not covering every episode). A large chunk of the episode is taken up with a Frank Gallagher version of "The Hangover," which has its moments (Frank fighting a little girl amputee over her artificial leg) but is more prolonged comedy than I think the character can sustain. (The "Shameless" writers have always found Frank much funnier than I do; he tends to work the best for me as a malevolent force dragging down the kids.) Fortunately, there's plenty of interesting stuff happening »
- Alan Sepinwall
Director Rob Cohen is an old hand at straightforward genre product, with a career that stretches from “Miami Vice” to “The Fast and the Furious,” and he helms the Jennifer Lopez starrer “The Boy Next Door” with the passionless precision of a filmmaker who knows the territory. That might not sound like a fatal flaw, but frankly, a hack might almost have been preferable here, injecting this silly, somnambulant thriller script about a schoolteacher who falls for a psychotic teenager with some sort of panache, distinction or perversion, or even some kind of memorable incompetence to liven up its assembly-line paces. January releases don’t get much more January than this, but given its reported $4 million budget, “The Boy Next Door” shouldn’t have too much trouble finding its way into the black.
Lopez stars as Claire Peterson, a San Fernando Valley high-school teacher who has recently separated from her »
- Andrew Barker
This weekend, Rob Cohen’s psycho-sexy thriller, The Boy Next Door, arrives in theaters. It stars Jennifer Lopez as a middle-aged woman who gets entangled in a dangerous affair with her younger neighbor (Ryan Guzman) as she struggles to make her marriage work with her philandering husband (John Corbett). As you may expect, things take a dark and deadly turn once Lopez’s character realizes that escaping into the arms of a younger man isn’t going to solve any problems- it just ends up creating more.
During the recent press day for The Boy Next Door, we heard from Lopez, Cohen, Guzman and Corbett about their experiences working together on the project (which was also co-produced by Blumhouse Productions), the challenges they faced during their tight shooting schedule, how they dealt with the film’s climatic sex scene and more.
Look for The Boy Next Door in theaters on »
- Heather Wixson
According to Karukoski, Dickerson died Jan. 10 after battling a long illness. He was living in New York.
Dickerson, who was also known for a recurring role as Police Commander Swanson on the first season of NBC’s “Hill Street Blues,” starred alongside Kyle MacLachlan in “Blue Velvet.” MacLachlan played a college student who brought a severed ear to Dickerson’s character. Laura Dern played Detective John Williams’ daughter in the crime drama.
Before acting, Dickerson has a versatile writing career, working as a poet, magazine writer, playwright and editor. He also served as a speechwriter for U.S. Congressman Robert Steele, and as a United Nations diplomat in Lebanon.
After a bout of writers block, Dickerson turned to acting, first having roles in off-Broadway plays. »
- Alex Stedman
Dickerson's son - film writer and director Dome Karukoski - confirmed that he passed away on January 10 after a long illness.
Before becoming an actor, Dickerson worked as a magazine writer, poet, editor and playwright.
He was also a speechwriter for Us congressman Robert Steele and a United Nations diplomat in Lebanon. »
From humble Irish beginnings to full-fledged Hollywood stardom, Liam Neeson has had a whirlwind career.
Heck, he even reinvented the action hero.
Coming up in the '80s, Neeson enjoyed moderate success on stage and screen. It was his star turn in a 1992 production of "Anna Christie," however, that inadvertently catapulted him to fame. After seeing a performance of the Broadway play, Steven Spielberg cast Neeson in his now acclaimed "Schindler's List" (1993) and made the Irishman a Hollywood leading man. This winter, Neeson is back as another noble ass-kicker in the action movie "Taken 3."
From his early influences to his own fighting prowess, here are 30 things you probably don't know about Liam Neeson.
1. Liam John Neeson was born June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
2. His mother was a cook, while his father was a caretaker at a local primary school.
3. Neeson was one of four children, and the only boy. »
- Jonny Black
Edward James Olmos is poised to frak up Agent Coulson’s world.
As first reported by Marvel.com, the Battlestar Galactica admiral is boarding ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the role of Robert Gonzales, a mysterious character whose arrival promises to have “massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. resumes its sophomore season on March 3; Olmos will debut sometime that month.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has just added another new face for its March return to ABC with Edward James Olmos! Olmos will play Robert Gonzales, whose debut this spring in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team. Here's what Executive Producer and Marvel's Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, had to say about the casting in a statement.
"Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales. When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice--including our favorite Agents."
Best known for roles in Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner and Miami Vice, Olmos twice earned the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV with his work on Miami Vice and The Burning Season. In addition, »
Marvel have announced that Edward James Olmos has joined the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as "Robert Gonzales". I've checked, and there doesn't appear to be any comic book characters of that name, but his debut when the series returns in March will apparently have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team. "Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales," said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb in a statement released today. "When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice--including our favorite Agents." Intriguing, eh? Olmos is best known for roles in Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner, and Miami Vice, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role with Stand and Deliver. »
14 items from 2015
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