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James Farentino Dead at 73: Dynasty, Sandra Dee/Patty Duke Leading Man

James Farentino, best remembered for his roles in the television series The Bold Ones: The Lawyers and Dynasty, died of heart failure earlier today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 73. A Brooklyn native (born on Feb. 24, 1938), Farentino made his Broadway debut in the 1961 production of Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana, starring Bette Davis, Margaret Leighton, and Patrick O'Neal. The following year, he began guesting on various television series, among them The Defenders, Route 66, and 77 Sunset Strip. Despite a Golden Globe as Most Promising Newcomer – Male for Brian G. Hutton's 1967 comedy The Pad and How to Use It, Farentino's film career was a minor one. He did, however, play one of the leads in a more important comedy that same year, David Lowell Rich's Rosie!, based on a play co-written by Ruth Gordon, and starring Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee, and Brian Aherne. Additionally,
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Abbie Cornish Has Heard Whisperings And Lies

Another day, another biopic, although this film is likely to be of a decidedly different type to the one threatened by Elton John (below), and one about a decidedly different order of musician.

Sergei Rachmaninoff was among the pre-eminent composers of the early twentieth century- among the last of the great romantics. Rachmaninoff was renowned for the beauty of his melodies, his thunderous rolling harmonies and lavish virtuoso piano arrangements. It is frequently asserted that his Piano Concerto No 3- written, initially, for a lucrative concert tour of America- is among the most technically challenging pieces ever composed.

Given his extra-ordinary accomplishments in art, and his association and tutelage under some of the greatest musicians to have lived, not to mention the struggles he endured as a consequence of the Russian revolution, it is with some reservation that the news that a film about the great man’s life is
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Porizkova takes Twiggy's 'Top Model' spot

America's Next Top Model viewers will see a new face on the judging panel for the reality competition's next installment.

Supermodel Paulina Porizkova has joined the CW series as a judge for Cycle 10, replacing Twiggy, who is departing the series because of scheduling conflicts. On the judging panel, Porizkova joins Tyra Banks, the show's creator/executive producer/star, runway expert J. Alexander and fashion photographer Nigel Barker along with special guest judges. Cycle 10 is targeted to premiere in late February or early March.

Porizkova, who began modeling at age 15 and has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines over the span of two decades, recently competed on ABC's Dancing With the Stars and wrote the novel A Model Summer for Hyperion books. She also has appeared in several films, including Her Alibi.

"The show and participants will benefit a great deal from (Porizkova's) vast modeling knowledge and expertise," executive producer Ken Mok said.

Twiggy, meanwhile, has been with Top Model since Cycle 5. She replaced Janice Dickinson, who had been with the show from the start.

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