18 items from 2015
Ice T lent his voice to a number of popular children’s cartoons on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday. The gangster rapper and star of “Law and Order: Svu” told Fallon that he has been voicing cartoon characters for years, you just have to “listen hard.” Also Read: From Steve Allen to Jay Leno – All of ‘Tonight Show’s’ Hosts and Sidekicks Before Jimmy Fallon (Photos) Fallon played clips of Ice providing the voices of Doc from “G.I. Joe,” Shaggy from “Scooby Doo,” and Dora from “Dora the Explorer,” which are all a bit more hardcore than most fans will. »
- Joe Otterson
Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters are the latest stars to step into a cop drama in Battle Creek, only this one promises to be a bit quirkier than your usual network TV procedural. The pair chatted with ETonline about what sets their new CBS series apart.
"What I loved about the script is that it felt like the shows I grew up watching," Duhamel said. "It differs from what's out there in that it's a little bit more tongue and cheek. The crimes that you see on this show you won’t see on other shows. They're just a little bit abstract."
In his return to TV, Duhamel plays Special Agent Milton Chamberlain, a handsome and charming fella who opens an FBI field office in the down-and-out city of Battle Creek, Mich. Chamberlain partners with local detective Russ Agnew (Winters), who has complete opposite views of the »
It's not every day one gets a call about being in TV's longest-running drama, Law and Order: Svu, but when that call comes, you answer. Especially when that means you'll be shouting things you'd never imagine saying at Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross and Curb Your Enthusiasm Mvp Susie Essman in the freezing cold outside a luxurious New York City townhouse. I answered the call and mounted my first "public performance" since elementary school, playing the far-reaching role of "Reporter No. 1." To be honest, I rehearsed my two lines for basically a week. I have never related to The Comeback and this scene more in my entire life. I practiced hitting words differently, saying »
She recently voiced the character 'Juliana Calderon' for 4 episodes of the animated spy series "Archer".
Cohan also recently worked on the series "Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories", in the episode titled "The Bathroom Boys" as the character 'Stephanie'.
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- Michael Stevens
J.K. Simmons has won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as an abusive orchestra conductor in “Whiplash,” fulfilling the widespread expectation that the veteran actor was a lock to take the trophy.
The 60-year-old Simmons has already prevailed at the Golden Globes, SAG, Critics’ Choice, BAFTA and Spirit awards.
“Whiplash,” shot in 19 days, centers on Simmons’ pushing Miles Teller’s drummer character to the breaking point at a fictional New York City music academy. Simmons, a 60-year-old character actor, has been the frontrunner all the way back to the world premiere of “Whiplash” at Sundance more than a year ago.
Until that point, Simmons had been best known for his TV work in “Law and Order” and “Oz” along with portraying J. Jonah »
- Dave McNary
Throwback Thursday: Console wars begin and players take sides
From 1985 to 1990, Nintendo basked in the spotlight. Video games were thriving thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System (Nes) and Nintendo controlled 90% of the video game industry in the United States. Of course this could not last forever… read the full article.
5 Years Later: A Careful Re-examination of ‘Metroid: Other M’
There are few titles in established series’ that evoke so much ire as Metroid: Other M. As a member of Nintendo’s Big 3, along with Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, Metroid had a long and treasured history behind it long before Other M came around and mucked with its legacy, taking the series to a full stop in the process… read the full article.
Open Source #16: Gamergate
At long last, Open Source finally discusses the story that’s been dominating the headlines for the last few months – Gamergate. »
Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Nashville, Nurse Jackie, The Playboy Club, Law And Order: Svu) has been cast as Supergirl's Mom, Alura, in the pilot for Greg Berlanti's small-screen take on the DC Comics superhero. Deadline describe the character as "a strong noblewoman", who's "wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl." The only other cast members so far are Glee's Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Danvers (Supergirl) and Desperate Housewives' Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen, with the first villain rumored to be The Lumberjack. What do you guys think of this casting? »
At long last, Open Source finally discusses the story that’s been dominating the headlines for the last few months – Gamergate. What is it, who’s affected by it, is there a point to it, and does the recent Law and Order help or hurt the cause?
Also this episode, Nintendo gives Youtubers a raw deal, GTA V hits a major milestone, Tariq looks at the New 3Ds, The Last of Us trundles further up the Hollywood path, and completely unverified Sony propaganda claims victory over Microsoft in January.
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- Tariq Ashkanani
When Kelli Giddish joined Law and Order: Svu as Detective Amanda Rollins in 2011 she knew there was something bubbling under the character's surface. She wasn't exactly sure what, just that there was something mysterious to her new detective. "We knew about the gambling [problem] and there was—[executive producer Warren Leight] knew something had happened, that she was damaged," Giddish said on set of Svu. "...[W]e didn't ever have to talk about it, really, Warren and I both just kind of knew that she was damaged goods because you just don't up and leave for no reason…unless you're Kelli Giddish." Viewers learned Detective Rollins left her Atlanta home after being raped »
Doink doink. Fans of Law and Order, are you sitting down? (Why wouldn't you be, unless you're at a standing desk or walking while reading this on your phone, in that case, look up you're about to walk into a pole). According to reports, NBC is looking at bringing back the mothership, Law and Order original flavor. Everything old is new again! Deadline reports talks about bringing Law and Order back for a limited series are starting, but nothing is in development just yet. It could be 10 episodes with members of the original cast, including Chris Noth and Sam Waterston, returning to the fold. NBC did not immediately respond to request for comment. Revivals of popular brands are all the rage these »
The world's biggest stars still have their fangirl moments. On Sunday, the Super Bowl brought together two of Taylor Swift's favorite TV idols, Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo, reports Huffington Post. The pair of talented ladies were an inspiration to Swift, 25, when she was searching for the perfect cat names. Meredith, the singer's first feline, is a tribute to Pompeo's Grey's Anatomy character Meredith Grey, while new kitty/arm candy Olivia is named after Hargitay's Law and Order: Svu detective Olivia Benson. So when the women behind the Swift felines spotted each other at the Super Bowl, they »
- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc
Who needs football? Well, NBC for starters — and also Fox and CBS, albeit to somewhat lesser degrees.
TheWrap re-ran network TV ratings to include primetime scripted series only — so, omitting sports, specials and reality series — to see who owns the written word on the small screen. As it turns out, the pared-down way of looking at most current (where available) Nielsen numbers jumps ABC from third to first place among the Big 4 networks.
Both originals and repeats were included in this report, which accounted for data from the 2014-2015 season shows through Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
Also Read: 15 Outrageous Shonda Rhimes Moments: »
- Tony Maglio
It’s a busy weekend for awards-watchers, with the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, followed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. Both guild kudos are considered heavy indicators of who will take home the top prizes at the Academy Awards; last year, all four actors who won SAG film awards went on to land Oscars. Perhaps it’s because the SAG Awards voting body is made up of 111,228 eligible SAG-aftra members, and actors represent the largest percentage of Oscar voters.
So here are my fearless predictions for this year’s SAG Award winners.
Actor in a Supporting Role
A remarkable group of actors, but this race really comes down to 20-year-overnight-success J.K. Simmons and Greatest Actor of His Generation™ Edward Norton. Both are brilliant as arrogant, blustery performers but Simmons »
- Jenelle Riley
Last night, NBC released the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu," and it serves up new looks at some very emotional and dramatic stuff as a young girl is spotted, crying rape and then appearing sort of unsure of the culprit later on , and more! The episode is titled, "Decaying Morality." In the new, 13th episode official description: Two families will be left to pick up the pieces of their lives when a rape case goes terribly wrong. Description number 2: Benson and Rollins will find a teenaged girl crying in the street, her clothes torn. Jenna Davis says she was raped in a pizzeria bathroom by Jerome Jones. Jones has a criminal record as well as a pending lawsuit against the NYPD, but with little evidence to go on, the Svu will release him until an arrest can be made. With emotions running high, »
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Laika's latest stop-motion film is about a kiddo named Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright) who is raised by a gaggle of trolls under the streets of Cheesebridge. It got pretty good reviews, as well as an Oscar nomination, and while it hasn't snatched up as many eyes and hearts as "Coraline" or "ParaNorman," it's still a solid kid's movie. The Blu-ray includes audio commentary from directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, as well as a few other extra goodies.
Scarlett Johansson's actioner has been available digitally, but now you can snag it on Blu-ray.
Guy Maddin's wonderfully weird ode to his hometown is finally on Criterion. In addition to your typical Criterion updates -- a high-def digital video transfer, »
- Jenni Miller
We’re back with another round-up of news, this time focusing on the return of David Lynch’s seminal series, Twin Peaks, the upcoming Game of Thrones IMAX screenings, and when you can expect to see The Babadook haunt home media.
With Twin Peaks returning to television in nine all-new episodes in 2016 (25 years after it last aired), fans have been wondering which actors will come back. Series co-writer/director David Lynch and Showtime answered one big question by revealing that Kyle MacLachlan will once again step into the shoes of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. Lynch even tweeted a new photo of MacLachlan as Agent Cooper holding a “damn fine” cup of coffee. Here’s the official press release (via Collider) and photo (via David Lynch):
Press Release – “Golden Globe winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan will reprise his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper when the critically-acclaimed, »
- Derek Anderson
As Oscar nominations loom, where is the Supporting Actor race? Take a look at a solid--and frozen--five contenders. These Are the final five. 1. Jk Simmons ("Whiplash") Why is Simmons so obvious? Well, ever since Damien Chazelle's jazz drumming drama opened the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was instantly scooped up by Sony Pictures Classics, the movie has been slowly building a strong base of support, even though it never quite took off at the box office. Word-of-mouth has been great: once people sit down and watch the edge-of-your-seat movie, they love it, partly because it goes out with such a bang. It leaves the audience on an emotional high. Simmons, 59, is a classic case of a familiar and respected workhorse film and TV regular ("The Closer," "Law and Order") who finally has landed the perfect role. In this case, the genial everyman in a series of comedies (Jason Reitman's »
- Anne Thompson
New Law And Order Svu season 16,episode 10 official spoilers,plotline revealed by NBC. Recently, NBC finally served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu" episode 10 of season 16. The episode is entitled, "Forgiving Rollins," and it turns out that things will get quite interesting after a detective is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom as it leads to a rape claim, and more. In the new, 10th episode press release: "Rollins' old boss from Atlanta will visit New York City along with his newest detective, who is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom. The rookie detective is going to make a rape claim, but then she will recant it, leading Rollins to face a dark part of her own past." Guest stars feature: Dreama Walker as Reese Taymor, Delaney Williams as Counselor John Buchanan, Harry Hamlin as Deputy Chief Charles Patton, Jenna Stern as Judge »
18 items from 2015
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