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See Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis in a trailer for 'Wolf Hall'

30 December 2014 1:43 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall and its sequel, the Man Booker Prize-winning Bring Up the Bodies, are going to have a big 2015. Now you can watch the trailer for the novels' television adaptation. The six-part series is set to air on BBC Two in January and will come to American televisions on PBS in April. Wolf Hall follows Thomas Cromwell, who is portrayed here by acclaimed actor Mark Rylance. Rylance has won multiple Tony Awards, most recently for playing Olivia in Twelfth Night. Per Vanity Fair, Rylance is "routinely described, at 53, as the greatest English theater actor of his generation. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Marcia Strassman, ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ Actress, Dies at 66

26 October 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Marcia Strassman, known for her roles in such hits as “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Mash,” died Friday after a long fight with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed. She was 66.

Along with her many TV credits, Strassman co-starred opposite Rick Moranis in the 1989 Disney live-action hit “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and 1992 sequel “Honey I Blew Up the Kid.” She was also a longstanding member of the national board of the Screen Actors Guild.

The news of her death broke online when her friend, director Bob Weide, sent a tweet about her passing. Strassman died at her home in Sherman Oaks.

So sad that a sweet friend, kind person & wonderful actress Marcia Strassman lost her brave battle with cancer today.

Bob Weide (@BobWeide) October 26, 2014

Strassman’s first major TV role came in 1964, when she appeared in “The Patty Duke Show.” She would go »

- Alex Stedman

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2014 NAACP Image Awads: Full winners list

22 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The 45th NAACP Image Awards were presented Saturday night (Feb. 22), with names like Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong'o being honored.

The Image Awards pay tribute to the best in film, TV, writing, music and literature. Take a look at the full list of winners below.

Winners are in bold.

Entertainer of the Year

Kevin Hart


Outstanding Motion Picture

"12 Years A Slave" "Fruitvale Station""Lee Daniels' The Butler""Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom""The Best Man Holiday

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Forest Whitaker - "Lee Daniels' The Butler"Chadwick Boseman - "42"Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"Michael B. Jordan - "Fruitvale Station"

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett - "Black Nativity"Halle Berry - "The Call"Jennifer Hudson - "Winnie Mandela"Kerry Washington - "Tyler Perry Presents Peeples"Nicole Beharie »


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’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Butler’ Score Big in NAACP Nominations

9 January 2014 1:55 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to “The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for “12 Years a Slave.”

Bet and CBS lead TV nominees, with 19 and 16, respectively, followed by ABC (15) and HBO (13). RCA leads the recording category with 10 noms, followed by Atlantic Records (eight) and Columbia Pictures (seven).

Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and some will be announced Feb. 21 during an awards ceremony for non-televised categories. The remaining categories will be announced during a two-hour TV One telecast Feb. 22.

The nominees were announced during a press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena. NAACP Image Awards committee chairman is Leonard James and TV One prez-ceo is Alfred Liggins. Roslyn M. Brock is chairman of the NAACP. »

- Tim Gray

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2014 NAACP Image Awards nominees list

9 January 2014 1:15 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The 2014 NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Television Critics Association press tour by David Oyelowo ("The Butler"), Joe Morton ("Scandal"), Keke Palmer ("CrazySexyCool"), Bresha Webb ("Love That Girl!") and Gina Torres ("Suits").

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards airs live Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on TVOne.

The list of nominees:


Outstanding Comedy Series

·         "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         "Modern Family" (ABC)

·         "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

·         "The Game" (Bet)

·         "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

·         Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

·         Cedric The Entertainer - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

·         Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA Network)

·         Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

·         Aisha Tyler - "Archer" (FX Networks)

·         Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" (Fox)

·         Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land »


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Two "22 Jump Street" Cameos Revealed

7 January 2014 9:14 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Some of the best bits of 2012's "21 Jump Street" movie were the cameos of the original TV series cast members Johnny Depp, Holly Robinson and Peter DeLuise.

The surprise appearances were also an unexpected continuity nod, the actors reprising their characters of Tom Hanson, Judy Hoffs and Doug Penhall from the show.

Now, the upcoming sequel "22 Jump Street" is expected to include two more juicy cameos according to Film Drunk. Richard Greico and Brad Pitt are both set to make appearances in the film, but in what context is a mystery for now.

Greico is expected to reprise the role of Detective Dennis Booker. Pitt will likely play Peter, a guest character he played in a season two episode. »

- Garth Franklin

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Quickies & Whispers: The Rock as Gl? Gibson in ‘Iron Man’? Pitt in 22 Jump Street?

3 January 2014 8:22 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Before I take my personal break for the weekend, I thought I’d hit you all with a couple of little morsels that are making the rounds that you might not have heard. Enjoy!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as John Stewart/Green Lantern?

As I reported earlier, Dwayne Johnson took to Twitter to announce that he was in talks to work with DC this year. As of now, the only known DC film in production is Batman vs Superman. Naturally, the rumor mill has been churning since he made the announcement a few days ago. Peter Georgiou over at ThinkMcFlyThink is reporting that he’s heard rumors that the secret DC role Johnson is up for is that of John Stewart, aka Green Lantern, in BvS.


Rdj Wants Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster To Be In An ‘Iron Man’ Movie

Anyone that’s followed Robert Downey Jr’s personal life »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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'22 Jump Street': Richard Grieco making cameo appearance?

3 January 2014 1:30 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

With production on "22 Jump Street" complete, it should come as no surprise there will be at least one cameo from the original "21 Jump Street" TV series. After all, the first movie has appearances by Johnny Depp, Peter DeLuise and Holly Robinson Peete.

Radar Online reports Richard Grieco will reprise his role as Detective Dennis Booker from the series after secretly filming a cameo. "It was so cool to see Richard back in action," a source says. "He even cut his hair for the role and brought back some of his iconic swag items, which you'll see when the movie comes out."

Grieco isn't the only cameo lined up for the movie, as Radar also claims Brad Pitt with make an appearance as a school librarian. "22 Jump Street" is scheduled for a June 13 release, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill returning as stars. »


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