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ICM Partners Signs Director Gregory Hoblit

Exclusive: Veteran director Gregory Hoblit has signed with ICM Partners. Hoblit was the go-to director of Steven Bochco in the 1980s and 1990s. He helmed the pilots and multiple episodes of Bochco’s dramas La Law and NYPD Blue and comedies Hooperman and Cop Rock. He received Emmy nomination for his directing work on all four pilots, winning for La Law and Hooperman. (As a producer, Hoblit also shared in Hill Street Blues‘ four best drama Emmy awards.) On NYPD Blue, Hoblit, who was at Wme, pioneered the “loose camera” look that is used today. His feature credits include Hart’s War and Frequency.
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'L.A. Law's' Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry still asked about the 'Venus Butterfly'

Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker continue to prove the adage "The couple that plays together stays together."

The married performers who starred as attorneys and spouses Ann Kelsey and Stuart Markowitz on the 1986-94 NBC series "L.A. Law" often keep their work intertwined, as they demonstrated again Saturday (April 28) at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, N.Y. They recorded short-story readings for the National Public Radio program "Selected Shorts," and they'll act together again in the new play "Brace Yourself" in August at the Berkshire (Mass.) Theatre Festival.

"It's been a very nice career, and we've had a great time," Tucker tells Zap2it. "And we've been involved with some great people. 'Arthur' (in which Eikenberry played Dudley Moore's high-society fiancee) is a classic, and so is 'Diner.'" The latter movie -- which featured Tucker -- was directed by fellow Baltimore native Barry Levinson,
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Actor John Ritter Dies Unexpectedly

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Emmy Award-winning actor John Ritter, who shot to instant fame as the wily and wacky Jack Tripper in '70s TV hit Three's Company, died unexpectedly Thursday after collapsing on the set of his ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter; he was 54. Ritter apparently suffered a tear in the aorta, which was the result of an unrecognized flaw in his heart, according to his publicist, Lisa Kasteler. Rushed to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, across from the studio where he had been working, Ritter died shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. The son of film star and singer Tex Ritter, the actor became an immediately recognizable star in Three's Company alongside Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt. The sitcom, which ran from 1977 to 1984, relied heavily on wacky scenarios and innocent misunderstandings, and easily showcased his gift for physical comedy and engaging screen presence; after that hit show, Ritter later starred in both Hooperman and Hearts Afire. An incredibly prolific actor, he also appeared in 1996's Sling Blade, made an acclaimed appearance on Broadway in Neil Simon's The Dinner Party, and also voiced the lead character of TV cartoon Clifford the Big Red Dog. After making notable appearances on Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Felicity, Ritter recently enjoyed a career resurgence with the sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was a hit for beleaguered network ABC last year and was currently entering its second season. Ritter is survived by his wife, actress Amy Yasbeck, his son Jason Ritter, and three other children. --Prepared by IMDb staff

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