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On TV this Tuesday: Taylor Swift is the New Girl at Cece’s season-ending wedding; tons of hopeful hoofers think they can Dance; NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Mindy Project come to a close and nothing Golden can stay. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm NCIS (CBS) | Season finale: Now that the manhunt for Bodnar has turned into a witch hunt targeting Gibbs, it’s time to bring in Chegwidden! John M. Jackson reprises his Jag role, while Muse Watson “reappears” as Mike Franks. (Check out some preview photos and get some scoop.) (Yep, renewed.)
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- Kimberly Roots
Leonardo DiCaprio plays "The Great Gatsby" this weekend ... and, like his onscreen counterpart, Leo comes from some pretty humble beginnings.Before he garnered critical acclaim in movies like "This Boy's Life," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "Romeo & Juliet" and, the biggest break of them all, "Titanic," Leo worked the small screen.The actor was added to the cast of "Growing Pains" in the show's final season, playing wayward teen Luke.The role quickly made him a staple of magazines like Bop and Tiger Beat and his appeal would only grow as he got older.Pretty crazy how successful he's been since!Check out the gallery above to see how he and the rest of the show's cast have aged since "Growing Pains" went off the air in 1992."The Great Gatsby" is in theaters now. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Featuring what could be one of Leonardo DiCaprio's most memorable roles to date, “The Great Gatsby” tells the tale of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby, whom everyone seems to know, but whom no one really knows much about. With that in mind, we've gathered up 18 lesser-known facts about the film's Oscar-nominated leading man. After a little digging, it turns out that DiCaprio may be as mysterious as the enigmatic Gatsby. 1. Leonardo DiCaprio was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. 2. He was born November 11, 1974. He's a Scorpio and was born in the Year of the Tiger. 3. His mother, Irmelin, is German. His father, George DiCaprio, is Italian. 4. His father was a comic-book artist. 5. His is an only child. 6. His middle name is Wilhelm, which is awesome. 7. He was named for the other famous Leonardo: Leonardo DaVinci. Before he was born, the story goes, DiCaprio's mother felt her baby kick for »
- Natasha Young
From playing a homeless teen on Growing Pains to becoming late nineties' definitive heartthrob to starring in the Oscar-winning Django Unchanined, Leonardo DiCaprio has had one heck of a career. This week, a 3D movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby opens in theaters with DiCaprio taking on the role of the hottest host in West Egg, Mr. Jay Gatsby himself. We decided now would be the perfect time to rate the top ten movies starring the three-time Oscar nominee, so head over to the list and vote for your favorite Leonardo DiCaprio flicks.
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Link | Posted 5/7/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
Jack Shea, a director who was president of the Directors Guild of America at one time, has passed away at the age of 84. A family spokesman says it was due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Shea's biggest credits included over 100 episodes of "The Jeffersons" and nearly as many episodes of "Silver Spoons." He also directed episodes of "Designing Women," "Growing Pains" and "Sanford and Son," plus several Bob Hope Christmas specials from U.S. military posts around the world.
Shea was elected as president of the Directors Guild of America in 1997 and was known for advocating diversity in hiring and local production during his tenure.
Shea is survived by wife Patt, daughter Shawn and sons Bill, Michael and John Francis III, »
Shea died on Sunday at a Los Angeles care facility, according to the Los Angeles Times. A family spokesperson said his death was due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
He is best known for his directorial work on "The Jeffersons" and "Silver Spoons," but his credits also include "The Waltons," "Punky Brewster," "The Royal Family," "The Golden Girls," "Growing Pains," "Full House" and "Sister, Sister."
Along with his television work, Shea was president of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) from 1997 to 2002. Shea addressed issues such as runaway production and diversity in hiring during his time in the position, Deadline.com notes.
- The Huffington Post
TV director Jack Shea, who served three terms as Directors Guild of America president, died Sunday in Tarzana from complication from Alzheimer’s. He was 84.
Shea, the reicipient of the DGA’s 1992 Robert Aldrich Award, worked for 40 years in television directing and producing, mostly in sitcoms including 110 episodes of “The Jeffersons” and 91 episodes of “Silver Spoons.” He also worked on “The Ropers,” “Sanford & Son,” “Designing Women” (earning an Emmy nomination), “The Charmings,” “Growing Pains” and “The Waltons.”
Shea also directed multiple Bob Hope holiday and comedy specials from 1956-66, including many specials taped overseas. He also was a co-founder with his wife Patt Shea of the Hollywood-based Catholics in Media Associates.
Shea served in a variety of DGA posts for 35 years and as president from 1997-2002.
Shea was a native of New York City and began as a stage manager at NBC in New York in 1950, working on “Philco Playhouse, »
- Dave McNary
Director, producer, writer and former DGA president Jack Shea, died yesterday of complications from Alzheimer’s in Tarzana, according to his wife Patt Shea. He was 84. Shea, a New York City native, served three terms as Directors Guild of America president from 1997 to 2002. Under his watch, the DGA addressed runaway production, encouraged diversity in hiring, formed an Independent Directors Committee and negotiated landmark deals, including the historic “blended contract.” One of the original organizers and a past president of the Radio and Television Directors Guild (Rtdg), the precursor to the DGA, Shea encouraged the merger of the Rtdg with the Screen Directors Guild in 1960 to form the DGA. In 1992, Shea was awarded the DGA’s Robert Aldrich Award for “40 years of extraordinary service.” His 40-year television directing and producing career included episodes of The Jeffersons, Silver Spoons, The Ropers, Sanford & Son and Designing Women for which he received an Emmy nomination. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
by Brett White
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has slowly built out its world through a series of short films (called "Marvel One-Shots") found on the Blu-rays and DVDs of its feature-length films. Films like "Item 47" and "The Consultant" have expanded the mythos of Phil Coulson and showed the fallout of New York City's Chitauri invasion. Now it appears as if supporting characters from those feature films, like "Captain America: The First Avenger's" Peggy Carter, will be the focus of Phase Two's "One-Shots."
This information comes from actress Hayley Atwell, who revealed that there was more Peggy Carter in store outside of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Marvel Studios co-president Louis D'Esposito seemingly confirmed the rumor, meaning that future one-shots could feature characters other than Jasper Sitwell and Phil Coulson. Any McU character is up for grabs! With that in mind, here are a few Marvel Cinematic Universe Characters that »
- Splash Page Team
Is it that time already? Time for the last Duck Dynasty recap of the season? Afraid so, friends. But hey, look here, Jack, the Robertsons are getting an early start on their hiatus, spending the one-hour finale taking a family trip to Hawaii. It follows in the tradition of other fine sitcoms — can we all agree at this point that Duck Dynasty is a sitcom? — that have had Hawaii episodes, such as The Brady Bunch, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, Growing Pains, Full House and Saved by the Bell. But while this episode ends up in Hawaii, it [...]
The post Duck Dynasty recap: “Aloha, Robertsons!” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Stacey Harrison
Growing Pains: Lund’s Debut a Gem of Behavioral Regression
The long hard road to growing up and accepting responsibility takes the center stage in Martin Lund’s simply and astutely observed tale about one thirty five year-old man’s coming of age episode, The Almost Man. While certainly not unfamiliar in scope, Lund delivers a charmingly realistic portrait of the dogged, insistent clamp many of us try to retain on those carefree days of young adulthood with a film unhampered by requisite hypersexualization and stylized vulgar antics to meet the entertainment quota of the lowest common denominator.
Goofy, playful, and seemingly never serious, Henrik (Henrik Rafelson) currently enjoys a carefree life alongside his live-in girlfriend, Tone (Janne Heltberg Haarseth). They have just moved into a new apartment meant to foster the next, more adult chapter of their life together, and Henrik has landed a new marketing position. While everything seems peachy, »
- Nicholas Bell
There's nothing to really do when waiting for a train in a subway station. There isn't any cell phone service, and even if you're with friends, the odds that they are ten-minutes-of-straight-conversation-level interesting are sadly low. You might say that being on a subway platform makes for our only real, actual chance to take a break from staring at glowing rectangles all day and "Disconnect." So you people-watch, and sometimes, you notice the ads on the wall — some of which don't even have impromptu sharpie penises drawn on them.
For the last six months, almost every New York City subway station has been graced with an ad for Remy Martin champagne that features actress Paula Patton and her husband, k.d. lang hilarious comedic actor Alan Thicke's significantly less talented child singer Robin Thicke. They are on the roof of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles and drinking Remy Martin champagne, »
- Nick Blake
For its upcoming miniseries The 80s: The Decade that Made Us, Nat Geo Channel commissioned a pop culture survey asking participants important questions like, “Which of the following songs would you have made out to in the ’80s?” and “Which of the following ’80s TV family would you most want to be adopted by?” EW.com has an exclusive sneak peek at those results…
The Cosby Show’s Huxtables are the family of choice, with 38 percent of the vote. Family Ties’ Keatons and Dallas’s Ewings tied for second, with 17 percent each. Growing Pains’ Seavers finished next with 16 percent, and »
- Mandi Bierly
Annette Funicello has passed away at the age of 70. The former Mouseketeer's family confirms to "Extra" that Funicello died after being in a coma in a Bakersfield hospital. The family says the coma was a complication of multiple sclerosis.
It is unclear how long Funicello was in a coma. She announced her Ms diagnosis in 1992 at the age of 50. Over the years, the disease took away Funicello's ability to walk, putting her on a walking cane and eventually confining her to a wheelchair. She eventually lost the ability to talk as well.
Funicello joined the original "Mickey Mouse Club" at the age of twelve and quickly became one of the most well known Mouseketeers. She translated her popularity into a pop music and film career, eventually starring alongside Frankie Avalon in many mid-1960's era "Beach Party" genre films, including "Beach Blanket Bingo, "Pajama Party," and "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini. »
Annette Funicello, who first gained fame as a 12-year-old Mousekeeter on Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s and then starred opposite Frankie Avalon in a series of musical beach party films of the early 1960s, has died. She was 70.
Funicello was taken off life support on Monday morning at a hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. She’d battled multiple sclerosis since 1987, first going public with the diagnosis in 1992.
“Annette was and always will be a cherished member of the Disney family, synonymous with the word Mousketeer, and a true Disney Legend,” said Disney chairman-ceo Robert Iger. “She will forever hold a place in our hearts as one of Walt Disney’s brightest stars, delighting an entire generation of baby boomers with her jubilant personality and endless talent. Annette was well known for being as beautiful inside as she was on the outside, and she faced her physical challenges with dignity, »
- Carmel Dagan
Annette Funicello, who first gained fame as a 12-year-old Mouseketeer on Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s and then starred opposite Frankie Avalon in a series of musical beach party films of the early 1960s, has died. She was 70.
According to a report by TV newsmag Extra, Funicello was taken off of life support on Monday morning. She’d battled multiple sclerosis since 1987, first going public with the diagnosis in 1992.
In addition to “Beach Party,” “Muscle Beach Party,” “Bikini Beach,” “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini” (the last without Avalon), all directed by William Asher, Funicello starred in the related pic “Pajama Party.” She also starred with Avalon and Fabian in action comedy “Fireball 500” and with Fabian in the more dramatic but similarly stock car-filled “Thunder Alley.” All these films were made at American Intl. Pictures.
Despite the word “bikini” in the »
- Carmel Dagan
Remember how a waitress in a single shot of The Avengers looked awfully familiar, and then we discovered she played Chrissy on Growing Pains as a child? We then wondered why she had wound up in the film in such a small part, only to hear that she'd had a bigger role before getting edited down in the final cut. Now, thanks to the wonders of deleted scenes and the new Marvel Phase One box set, we can see how her character's arc would have gone had it made the final cut. In fact, that scene is just one of the many brand-new ones revealed on the box set, which has also given us our first look behind the scenes of Thor: The Dark World and shown off some concept art from even more future Marvel films. Thanks to MTV you can watch more of the deleted scenes below, all »
Pilots! It's that time of year again, when we gaze into the crystal ball — and the massive pile of scripts — and theorize about what will make it to air in the 2013–14 season. Today, we're focusing on comedies (dramas tomorrow, and our top picks on Thursday), and we've broken them down into four major trends that define this year's potential shows. Love is in the air! Well, love, nineties stars, and writers with past hits.I Love the NinetiesPerhaps network executives are hoping to recapture the ratings of the nineties, because TV stars from that decade are all over this year's comedy pilots. The biggest, by a mile, is Michael J. Fox (Spin City), who's starring in a still-untitled NBC series based loosely on his own life. Mr. Seaver, a.k.a. Alan Thicke of Growing Pains, is onboard to play the boss on ABC's office-set Bad Management, which also stars »
- Josef Adalian,Margaret Lyons,Denise Martin
An evangelical university famous for its conservative ideology is partnering up with a similarly controversial activist to create a new religious film.
Liberty University, founded in 1971 by televangelist Jerry Falwell, will team with former child star-turned-Christian activist Kirk Cameron to produce the 90-minute film, slated for release later this year. Cameron said the film will answer questions about why God lets bad things happen. The partnership was announced last week during Christin television program "Praise the Lord,” which airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Liberty's Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. said on the program that Cameron is the "example of the type of graduate that Liberty is trying to turn out" and praised Cameron for "using your profession to impact the culture, and that’s what we’re trying to do in every profession.”
“So that’s why we decided to partner with you on your newest project," Falwell Jr. went on to explain. »
- The Huffington Post
This week's gonzo teen nightmare Spring Breakers is trumpeting the fact that two of its leads - Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez - traditionally play "good girls". But the whole "teen idol gone bad" strategy is a longstanding Hollywood tradition aimed to help transition pigeonholed teen stars into "serious" actors.
Here are a few fellas who tried the tactic, to varying degrees of success.
The squeaky-clean kid from Home Improvement took a step toward tarnishing his image by playing an evil, bisexual hooker in this gritty drama, giving a whole new meaning to "Tool Time"!
Jgl also went the hustler route for his breakout from small-screen teen stardom - only the 3rd Rock star went "the full gay" in this unsettling and excellent indie drama.
Yet another teen heartthrob caught a case of gay hustleritis »
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