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After the Hollywood Romances, Sex and Dugs — What Happened to the Brat Pack?

  • PEOPLE.com
With a multi-generational reunion of sorts between Brat Pack alum Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy’s son in the works, we’re taking the opportunity to catch up with all of the former ’80s teen phenoms — and their offspring — over 30 years after they first earned their iconic nickname.

During a recent appearance on The Moms, McCarthy revealed that his 15-year-old son, Sam, will appear in an upcoming movie called All These Small Moments alongside the famous red-head.

“She emailed me on the first day and she said, ‘Your son just did a scene and when he walked away, it was
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TV Hall of Fame: David E. Kelley on Which Series He'd Like to Bring Back and Transitioning to Half-Hour TV (Q&A)

TV Hall of Fame: David E. Kelley on Which Series He'd Like to Bring Back and Transitioning to Half-Hour TV (Q&A)
This story first appeared in the March 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. You famously quit your career as a young lawyer in Boston to write for L.A. Law during the mid-1980s. How did you get your writing in front of series creator Steven Bochco? I had an idea that I thought would make for a good movie but didn't know anybody in L.A., so I went about writing the film -- which would become From the Hip -- on my own. At some point I thought, "Ok, I'm going to have to show it to somebody."

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Big Brother 14 Predictions From The Hip - The First Three Evictions and Why

Big Brother 14 Predictions From The Hip - The First Three Evictions and Why

With Big Brother 14 finally premiering tonight, we here at Tvo are feeling a bit clairvoyant in guessing who could be the first three House Guests to be evicted from the Big Brother House. While tonight's premiere episode is guaranteed to be epic in scope, the first three Eviction Nights will set the stage for this game-changing season of Big Brother by weeding out the weak players, while place popular personalities center stage. Before we go on to reveal who we think will bite the dust early, we want to state that this is all fun speculation in excitement for tonight's premiere.

So who do we think will be the first three HGs leaving the Big Brother house? Ian, Jenn, and JoJo. Why these three? Blame it on the Returning Mentors/House Guests twist. With Janelle, Britney, Dan,
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'A Christmas Story': 11 things you may not know about the holiday classic

TBS is in the midst of its annual 24-hour marathon of "A Christmas Story," the 1983 movie about a young boy's (Peter Billingsley) quest for a Bb gun that has become as much a part of the season as "It's a Wonderful Life."

But did you know that Jack Nicholson was considered for the role of Ralphie's father? So says TBS, which says Nicholson was offered the role and he was interested. The movie's producers became concerned about what they might have to pay Nicholson, however, and went with Darren McGavin instead.

Here are some other little- to well-known facts about "A Christmas Story."

- Author Jean Shepherd, who narrates the movie and whose book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" is the basis for the film, also has a cameo. He's the annoyed man in the department store who tells Ralphie and Randy the line to see Santa starts back there.
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Tsr Exclusive: ‘Franklin & Bash’ interview with actors Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“Franklin & Bash” is the newest serving of TV justice from TNT, starring Breckin Meyer (Rat Race, “Robot Chicken”) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who to many has been immortalized as character Zach Morris on 90′s show “Saved by the Bell.” On the new show premiering June 1st at 9/8c, the duo star as two lawyers who employ unusual tactics to win difficult cases that include a party-hardy airline pilot and a dominatrix who falls in love with one of her clients. Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) plays their unusual boss, and the show features cameos from actors like Danny Trejo, Jason Alexander, James Van Der Beek, and others.

The Scorecard Review sat down with the two TV stars to discuss their new show, plus the cinematic idols of their characters, what Malcolm McDowell is really like, and more. And please – don’t spoil The Book of Eli for Mark-Paul Gosselaar, or he
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To Prepare For 'Hold It Against Me,' Check Out Britney Spears' Best Video Dance Moves

By Nuzhat Naoreen, with additional reporting by Kimberly Reynolds

From the hip gyrations in "I'm a Slave 4 U" to the high-speed spins in "… Baby One More Time," Britney Spears has had no shortage of epic dance videos. Now, with the upcoming release of her video for "Hold It Against Me," the speculation surrounding what she's going to bring to the table this time around is causing quite a buzz.

To get an idea of what we've got to look forward to in the "Hold It Against Me" video (which is being choreographed by Brian Friedman), we decided to take a look back at some of Brit's best dance videos throughout the years and polled fans on Facebook to find out which ones they loved best. Check out the list below and then check out our video mash-up of Brit's best dance moves, set to the pulsating beat of "Hold It Against Me.
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Haskell Wexler: The Hollywood Interview

Filmmaker and cinematographer Haskell Wexler.

Haskell Wexler Shoots From The Hip

By

Alex Simon

Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976). He also shot much of Days of Heaven (1978), for which credited director of photography Nestor Almendros -- who was losing his eye-sight, won a Best Cinematography Oscar. In 1993, Wexler was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by the cinematographer's guild, the American Society of Cinematographers. He has received five Oscar nominations for his cinematography, in total, plus one Emmy Award in a career that has spanned six decades.

Born in Chicago to a wealthy family on February 6, 1922, Wexler cut his teeth shooting industrial films, TV commercials and documentaries. He
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The autumn hot list 2010

From the hip-hop artist who scares Kanye West to the funniest teens on the telly and the launch of Tom Ford's must-have womenswear label, here are 20 highlights for the next season

1. Celebrity offspring

It's easy to be envious of second-generation celebrities. Not only do their genes mean that without even trying they look vaguely famous, but they also get an unfair leg-up when it comes to money and contacts. While most of them squander their good luck, there's a batch of famous names who are annoyingly impressive. Though both Julia and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, children of French Vogue editor Carine, have done the obligatory modelling stint, they've both now struck out on their own. Vladimir, 28, has launched Feedback, a company that stages pop-up art shows, big sister Julia, meanwhile, works as a consultant art director. Elsewhere, Holly Branson has dropped out of medical school to work as publisher on entertainment magazine Maverick for dad,
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L.A. Readers' Choice: Casting Directors

Here are the 2010 Los Angeles Reader's Choice results for categories dealing with casting directors. To look at all of the categories, be sure to visit the main page.Favorite Casting Director Workshop: Talent to GoSix years ago, accomplished actors Patricia Tallman and Judy Kain found that work had slowed for each of them. They decided it was time to create a casting director workshop that would help experienced actors further their careers in a way that showcased the actors' strengths."When I get a piece of copy, I get coached and I'm familiar with that copy," says Kain. "We were not going to do one of those cold-reading workshops—not that there's anything wrong with them—but we wanted to do something where the actor could really put their best foot forward. Where it was advantageous for the actor. Where they could really show what they do best, so that
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Mag 1.03 Patch Brings Big Changes Tomorrow

  • GameRant
When Mag launched, many people, including us, found it to be a pretty solid online shooter. Though impressions of the game were generally positive at launch, it did have a number of flaws, which is what the 1.03 patch is looking to fix. According to Zipper Interactive Community Manager Jeremy Dunham, this is “without a doubt, our biggest and most important patch yet.”

There patch includes a multitude of tweaks, including: improvements to the feel of weapons, quicker weapon/gear swapping, balancing maps, and much more.

Here’s the “much more” part:

Gameplay

Overhauled tuning of multiple weapons of all types (see “Weapon” section below) Improved speed of weapon and gear swapping by approximately 500 milliseconds. Fixed bug in Sver’s Aralkum Mechanical Acquisition map and Absheron Refinery Domination map that allowed players to defuse a charge planted on a repaired gate or door. Added a “solid tone” sound effect near the
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'A Christmas Story' Director Killed in Car Crash

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Director Bob Clark, who helmed the modern holiday classic A Christmas Story and was the writer-director-producer of the Porky's films, died in a car crash with his son on the Pacific Coast Highway early Wednesday morning; he was 67. According to police reports, Clark's car was hit head-on around 2:30am by an SUV that swerved into Clark's southbound lane; Clark and his 22 year-old son, Ariel, were pronounced dead at the scene. The SUV driver, who was driving without a license, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and is to be booked for gross vehicular manslaughter. The director of the 1974 cult horror film Black Christmas as well as the 1980 Jack Lemmon drama Tribute (which nabbed Lemmon a Best Actor Oscar nomination), Clark scored a major box office success in the early '80s with the teen sex comedy Porky's, a surprise hit that he wrote, directed and produced which became the highest-grossing film of 1982 and one of the highest-grossing films ever in Canada. Clark went on to helm the sequel, Porky's II: The Next Day, a year later, but it was another 1983 film that would become his most memorable. Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's short story collection In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, A Christmas Story was the nostalgic and humorous tale of a young boy named Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) growing up in the 1940s who yearned for the ultimate Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB gun. Also starring Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon, the comedy (which Clark directed, co-wrote and produced) was a modest success in its initial box office run but gained a strong and steady following through the next two decades, becoming a TV staple during the holiday season and a consistent seller on DVD. Clark's other films included the Dolly Parton-Sylvester Stallone comedy Rhinestone, Turk 182!, From the Hip, and the two Baby Geniuses movies. Recently, there had been talk of Howard Stern producing a remake of Porky's, and Clark had begun development on a remake of one of his first films, the horror movie Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff

'A Christmas Story' Director Bob Clark Killed in Car Crash

  • WENN
Director Bob Clark, who helmed the modern holiday classic A Christmas Story and was the writer-director-producer of the Porky's films, died in a car crash with his son on the Pacific Coast Highway early Wednesday morning; he was 67. According to police reports, Clark's car was hit head-on around 2:30am by an SUV that swerved into Clark's southbound lane; Clark and his 22 year-old son, Ariel, were pronounced dead at the scene. The SUV driver, who was driving without a license, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and is to be booked for gross vehicular manslaughter. The director of the 1974 cult horror film Black Christmas as well as the 1980 Jack Lemmon drama Tribute (which nabbed Lemmon a Best Actor Oscar nomination), Clark scored a major box office success in the early '80s with the teen sex comedy Porky's, a surprise hit that he wrote, directed and produced which became the highest-grossing film of 1982 and one of the highest-grossing films ever in Canada. Clark went on to helm the sequel, Porky's II: The Next Day, a year later, but it was another 1983 film that would become his most memorable. Based on humorist Jean Shepherd's short story collection In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, A Christmas Story was the nostalgic and humorous tale of a young boy named Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) growing up in the 1940s who yearned for the ultimate Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB gun. Also starring Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon, the comedy (which Clark directed, co-wrote and produced) was a modest success in its initial box office run but gained a strong and steady following through the next two decades, becoming a TV staple during the holiday season and a consistent seller on DVD. Clark's other films included the Dolly Parton-Sylvester Stallone comedy Rhinestone, Turk 182!, From the Hip, and the two Baby Geniuses movies. Recently, there had been talk of Howard Stern producing a remake of Porky's, and Clark had begun development on a remake of one of his first films, the horror movie Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things. --Mark Englehart, IMDb staff

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