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The Glass Castle – Review

With just a few weeks left in the big Summer season, Hollywood hopes to get a slight jump on the serious Fall/Winter awards time with an adaptation of an acclaimed biographical novel. Oh, and it’s a “heart-tugger’ about an offbeat family. Now, such movies can be heartwarming like Meet Me In St. Louis and I Remember Mama, or countless other syrupy-sweet homages to home and hearth. And then there’s the opposite, the tough profiles of hard lives with difficult heads of the household like The Great Santini or (gasp) Mommie Dearest. Really, this new flick could almost be “Daddy Dearest”, as its main focus is a man who made life difficult for his offspring, due partly to his boozing, but mainly because he could never really realize his dreams, particularly his elaborate, unmade plans for The Glass Castle.

Those blueprints are a long ago memory for successful
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Empire Finale Recap: Was It an Unforgettable End to Season 3?

Roughly 15 minutes into Empire‘s Season 3 finale on Wednesday it’s revealed that Andre and Shyne are planning to murder Lucious not with a bullet but with a bomb. What’s more, the I.E.D. is slated to be detonated outside of an event space (in this case a casino) following a musical performance. The eerie and, of course, unintended parallel to this week’s horrific terror attack in Manchester was impossible to ignore, and it remained so as the episode built to the inevitable, explosive climax. Should Fox have pulled — or at the very least tweaked — the episode in light of recent events?
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Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Dead at Age 90

Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Dead at Age 90
Legendary insult comic Don Rickles, known to his fans as “Mr. Warmth,” has died at the age of 90.

Rickles died of kidney failure in his Los Angeles home on Thursday, our sister site Variety reports. The news was confirmed by his publicist Paul Schrifin.

The comedian is perhaps best known for his frequent appearances on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, which ran on NBC throughout the 1970s and ’80s, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He was also the star of the sitcom Cpo Sharkey, which ran from 1976-78, and the short-lived Don Rickles Show in 1972. Additional TV credits included Daddy Dearest and Foul-Ups,
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90
Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his
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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases
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Empire Recap: That's the Way Our Cookie Crumbled

Empire Recap: That's the Way Our Cookie Crumbled
This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no Cosby Show, either. This is Emmmm-pire.

RelatedFox’s Star to Rise in December Behind Empire Fall Finale

Oh yes, Phylicia Rashad (the artist formerly known as Clair Huxtable) casts an imposing shadow across Cookie Lyon’s living room this week — bringing enough shade to make Al Roker wonder about the sudden and unexpected appearance of a solar eclipse.

But despite all the not-so-subtle hints of acidity brought by Rashad’s formidable Diana Dubois, there’s no escaping the scent of raw onions being chopped in the kitchen at the end of
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Once Upon a Time Photo Preview: Spinning Gold

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Looks like Rumple is back to spinning straw into gold!

On Once Upon a Time Season 6 Episode 8, everyone's favorite bad guy, Rumplestiltskin is behind the wheel, and he also has something big that Zelena and Belle want. 

Elsewhere in the hour, it looks like Henry and Violet are headed to their first dance together, so obviously the night will go smoothly, right? 

Not if the Evil Queen has anything to say about it!

The official episode description for "I'll Be Your Mirror" from ABC reads as follows:

"Emma and Regina formulate a plan to trap the Evil Queen in a prison of their own making, while Snow and David adjust to life without each other.

As Henry nervously prepares to take Violet to the school dance, the Evil Queen impersonates Regina to give him some advice that could lead him down a dark path.

Meanwhile, Zelena agrees to help Belle,
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Comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm Alum Richard Lewis Is Selling His L.A. Home for $1.5 Million

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Comedian and Curb Your Enthusiasm Alum Richard Lewis Is Selling His L.A. Home for $1.5 Million
Comedian, actor and writer Richard Lewis is letting go of a stylish Los Angeles home for a relatively modest $1.559 million.

The two-bedroom, two-bath home was built in 1926, the same year the nearby Chateau Marmont and Sunset Tower first opened their doors, the listing points out. But it’s not just the neighborhood that has Old Hollywood ties: the property was previously owned by screen legend Eddie Albert, who starred in Roman Holiday and The Heartbreak Kid among others.

Prospective residents will find an open-air living room with a wet bar well-suited for a Hollywood lifestyle, old or new. Multiple terraces
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Lucifer: Who is the Devil’s Mother?

The first season of Lucifer ended on a rather shocking note. Our favorite Devil gets to stay on Earth after making a deal with Daddy Dearest and is tasked with finding his mother. First of all, since when did the Devil have a mother? He was created, not you know. I haven’t read the comic that the show is based on so I’m not sure if the latter is staying faithful to the source material. In my season finale review, I had said that I have come across a theory as to who might be Lucifer’s mom and at the

Lucifer: Who is the Devil’s Mother?
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Scandal Came Back Swinging and Packing Girl Power

She’s Baaack! On the heels of (yet another) “First Breakup” and Olivia’s controversial choice to terminate her pregnancy, Scandal’s midseason premiere , “It’s Hard Out Here For A General” reminded us once again that the world Olivia Pope choses to live in, is one driven by power and fed by deceit. The episode opens with Sally Langston delivering one of her masterful monologues about power, while Olivia is having dinner with Daddy Dearest, who, after noticing how other women present at the restaurant, admire Liv, floods with pride. Papa Pope, whose ego has always been Texas-sized, continues to take credit

Scandal Came Back Swinging and Packing Girl Power
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Arrow Season 4 Episode 12 Review – ‘Unchained’

Jessie Robertson reviews the twelfth episode of Arrow season 4…

You don’t have to be the Demon’s Head to know stuff – just put your ear to the door!

Wow, what a wild episode; so much happening here, let’s begin with everyone’s favorite CEO, Felicity Smoak. After last week’s impassioned speech she fights prejudice in the workplace….and she’s the CEO of the company. Felicity also had to duel wits with Calculator (the villains really shouldn’t name themselves) who is a very famous villain in DC comics who’s like the hiring agency for villains looking for work. Here he’s played by the psychologist from Parenthood (Damn, I miss that show.) Calculator is hellbent on destroying a whole city, or at least throwing it into chaos so he plugs contact lenses into former heroes and hires mercenaries to do his bidding; none of which
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Wife, Nashville, Big Bang, Gilmore Girls, Madam Secretary, NCIS and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Wife, Nashville, Big Bang, Gilmore Girls, Madam Secretary, NCIS and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any Good Wife scoop on Cary? —Mohammad

Ausiello: I finally have an answer to the burning “Does he bat for Team Gay?” question. Remember a few months ago when Cary seemed to doth protest too much when his underling hit on him? Well, Ep Robert King reveals that the odd, seemingly out of nowhere exchange was neither a seed being planted for a bigger storyline nor a non sequitur. “We liked how Cary was out of step
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Elementary season 4 episode 1 review: The Past Is Parent

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Elementary is back in fine fettle in emotionally satisfying, tantalising season four opener, The Past Is Parent…

This review contains spoilers.

4.1 The Past Is Parent

There’s a certain joy to be had from a season four premiere. It’s far enough along a show’s lifespan that it feels like welcoming back an old friend, but not so far along that it feels like the old friend in question has hung around too long after a party, drunk the house dry, bored everyone with the nth repetition of its one good anecdote, and forced you to fake a please-leave-now yawn so loud you’ve woken the kids up.

Pleasant though it was to go back to the Brownstone, The Past Is Parent had a great deal more to offer than the comfort of familiarity. It was comfortably the show's best episode since The One That Got Away,
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120 Essential Horror Scenes Part 7: Meltdowns

If the transformation is a character’s external change then the meltdown is the internal equivalent. Sometimes the most terrifying part of a horror film isn’t when the monster pops out, but when a character loses his or her grip on reality. The psychosis can begin gradually, exacerbated by stress, sickness, or an outside tormentor. Often the character begins a film in complete control of his or her mental faculties. But control is a relative term, and in a horror film, the illusion of control can be just as powerful as actual agency. The options: denial or embracement. The psychological break will come soon enough. The only question is, how broken will the person be once it does?

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Alien (1979) – Ash malfunctions

The crew of the cargo ship Nostromo has just about had it. Awakened from a cozy hypersleep to answer the worst wrong number in interstellar history, they then
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Dad Supports Young Son's Wish to Be Queen Elsa for Halloween, Agrees to Be His Princess Anna

Daddy dearest! A dad from Virginia is becoming Internet-famous this week after he shared a cute photo of his 3-year-old son dressed up in a Queen Elsa costume on Sunday, Oct. 4. In the adorable snapshot, young Caiden makes a face at his dad, Paul, while wearing a blue Frozen-inspired ball gown and tiny green sneakers. (Paul can be seen snapping the photo with his phone through the reflection in a mirror behind Caiden.) “Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to [...]
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'Six Feet Under': The Oral History of HBO's Beloved Landmark Series

'Six Feet Under': The Oral History of HBO's Beloved Landmark Series
It's easy to imagine that, 15 years from now, television audiences will take for granted the existence of groundbreaking series like Orange Is the New Black and Transparent. But it's impossible to look at the currently lush television landscape without acknowledging the debt that most popular shows owe to HBO at the turn of the new millennium.

While network television continued raking in the advertising dollars with surefire bets and lowest-common denominators, the premium cable channel was kickstarting its own quiet revolution, finding success in a variety of genres from pop-cultural
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Slideshow: Comedian Richard Lewis on His New Book ‘Reflections From Hell’

Previous | Image 1 of 4 | NextThe new book from Richard Lewis is ‘Reflections From Hell.’

Chicago – The “Prince of Pain” was in Chicago recently. Richard Lewis, the overtly introspective and hilarious stand up comedian, has written a new book – “Reflections From Hell” – and appeared at Chicago’s City Winery, plus sold out two shows at the legendary Zanies comedy club.

The Brooklyn-born Lewis began performing stand-up comedy in late 1970s. After making numerous appearances on David Letterman in the 1980s, he landed on the sitcom “Anything But Love” in 1989, which ran for four seasons. Other TV projects include “Daddy Dearest,” Showtime’s “Rude Awakening,” and a recurring role (as himself) on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Films include “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Once Upon a Crime” and “Leaving Las Vegas.” He popularized the phrase “The _____ from hell,” which contributed to the title of his new book, “Reflections from Hell.”

Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.
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Empire Season 1 Finale Recap: Arrested Developments

Throughout Empire‘s Season 1 finale, Lucious Lyon seems hellbent on reinforcing the damning assessment of his life — and in particular, his parenting skills — made last week by his ex-wife Cookie: “Everything you touch, you destroy. Look what you did to my sons.“

PhotosEmpire‘s 15 Biggest Season 1 Shockers

He punches his youngest, Hakeem, right in the face. He attempts to corrupt his troubled eldest son Andre’s spiritual adviser — just to prove he’s “more powerful” than God. And as for his middle child, Jamal, the one he’s repeatedly beaten and scorned just for being gay? Well, good ole Lucious
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Empire Recap: Break a Legacy

Empire Recap: Break a Legacy
My fellow Americans, we received some devastating news this week, courtesy of Fox’s Empire: We are all just Boo-Boo Kitties, chasing our tails and kidding ourselves that we’ll ever keep it as real — or as tight — as Cookie Lyon.

I mean, try this one on for size: Ex-con Cookie walks into a celebrity soirée, spies her barely-legal rapper son with the fortysomething girlfriend he refers to as “Mama,” and begins throwing shade like a bamboo umbrella.

RelatedEmpire Post Mortem: Ep Talks Lucious’ Confession, Andre’s Collapse and That Omg End-of-Episode Hook-Up

“I’m not one of your jailbird mates,
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‘I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard’ Theater Review: Halley Feiffer Writes Her Daddy Dearest Play

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‘I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard’ Theater Review: Halley Feiffer Writes Her Daddy Dearest Play
The drama can be described as “Whiplash” meets “The Heiress,” as the writer goes straight for the jugular through the heart

jugularAside from the fact that Halley Feiffer could be writing about herself and her famous father, Jules Feiffer, the new play “I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard,” is funny, scary, and completely over the top in its own right.

“I’m Gonna Pray,” which opened Tuesday at Atlantic Stage 2 in New York, doesn’t need the Feiffer backstory to be enjoyed, although it is a pleasure in the play’s first few minutes to eavesdrop on what
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