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Update: Li Bingbing (The Forbidden Kingdom), Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) and Sophia Myles (Thunderbirds) are the three women co-stars of Transformers 4, the first Transformers movie to not revolve around Sam Witwicky (Shia Labeouf).
Bingbing's casting marks the union of Transformers 4 and China Movie Channel, the first agreement of its kind where China will work hand-in-hand with the American production. Paramount says Transformers helmer Michael Bay is one of the favorite directors of Chinese audiences.
May 1: Voicing bad guy Stinky Pete in Toy Story 2 was a turning point for Kelsey Grammer. Known previously as Dr. Frasier Crane for more than a decade on TV, Grammer changed everything with his villainous turn. He went on to play corrupt Mayor Kane in "Boss" and now he'll play an on-camera villain in the movies. »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Exclusive: Frasier and Desperate Housewives alum Bob Daily has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, he will join the studio’s new CBS single-camera comedy series We Are Men as an executive producer. The project, created/executive produced by Rob Greenberg, stars Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Chris Smith as four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who unexpectedly find camaraderie over their many missteps in love. (Check out the trailer here.) We Are Men is assembling a very strong group of writer-producers. In addition to Daily, Tad Quill was just signed on as a consulting producer. Daily, repped by Wme, most recently executive produced/ran NBC’s Robert Padnick comedy pilot. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Cinedigm and Magnet Media Prods. are partnering on distribution of five feature films over the next three years using Cinedigm’s digital distribution and marketing capabilities.
Other recent Magnet titles include “13,” starring Sam Riley, 50 Cent and Mickey Rourke; “The Experiment” starring Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker; and “Dark Tide,” starring Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez (pictured).
“In Cinedigm, we have found a partner who can help us bring our films to the best possible audiences and to guide the marketing efforts behind those releases,” said Magnet CEO Michele Ohayon. »
- Dave McNary
Joyce Brothers, television psychologist and longtime newspaper advice columnist died today in New York City. She was 85. Her publicist tells media outlets she passed away after a long illness. The New York City native became famous in 1955 after winning The $64,000 Question game show on which she appeared as an expert on boxing. Her success on the show led her to become a color commentator for CBS during the boxing match between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson. In 1958 she was given her own advice show about relationships on a New York station and she went on to a succession of syndicated advice shows on both TV and radio over a four-decade long broadcasting career. She had a monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine and began writing a syndicated newspaper column in the 1970s that, at its peak, was printed in more than 300 newspapers. Her TV credits include Saturday Night Live, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The ventriloquist daughter of Tom Conti is in the running for a Bafta – just as her latest show premieres in the Us
Sunday night is a big night for Nina Conti. The actor and comedian is up for a Bafta for her documentary Her Master's Voice, while her new sitcom Family Tree premieres on Us television, before its arrival on BBC2 later this year.
Yet Conti is not alone in hoping for plaudits this evening. Poised to share the glory will be Monkey, the ventriloquist's dummy that has helped her become a star in the space of a few years.
"I do laugh when I hear myself saying I am a ventriloquist," said Conti this weekend. "I am definitely suited to it though. I took it and ran with it quite hungrily. It is not for everyone, but it is just the chance to write for a character."
The daughter of the actor Tom Conti, »
- Vanessa Thorpe
Another one gone! Kelsey Grammer has found a buyer for his Beverly Hills home. The former Frasier actor has sold the mega mansion for $6.7 million. He purchased the 6,000 square feet pad, build in 1926, just over a year ago with wife Kayte Walsh and originally tried to rent out the property. The two level Spanish style house has five bedrooms, 6.5 baths and a detached three car garage. Also outside is a large pool, gardens, wood burning and a separate guest house. News: Camile talks trouble with Kelsey Recently the actor unloaded other mansions he owned with ex-wife Camille Grammer. With the success of this deal, we bet he'll be picking up another property soon enough. »
Christopher Durang has enjoyed great success off Broadway with long-running hits like "Sister Mary Ignatius" but found little love on Broadway till now. However, that could well change as 10 of our experts expect his hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" to take home the top Tony for Best Play. This wry comedy stars Durang's longtime muse Sigourney Weaver who was snubbed by the Tonys for her bravura performance as the prodigal daughter who returns home to wreak havoc. The other three players of the title roles -- four-time Emmy champ David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier"), theater vet Kristine Nielsen and Broadway newcomer Billy Magnussen -- all contend for Tonys as does scene stealer Shalita Grant. Those backing Durang's bid are: Martin Denton (NY Theatre), Andy Humm (Gay USA), Brian Lipton (Theatermania), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), Paul »
By Beckett Mufson
Zach Braff, famous for his role as J.D. in the sitcom "Scrubs," has raid just under $2.5 million dollars in donations for his new movie, "Wish I Was Here," with crowdfunding site Kickstarter—but not everyone on the Internet is as enthusiastic as his 35,000 donors.
Ten days after it hit the web, TV writer/blogger Ken Levine ("Mash," "Frasier," "The Simpsons") published a condemnation of Braff's Kickstarter, along with the "Veronica Mars" campaign launched in March, that went viral, gaining 600,000 views. Levine said, "Zach Braff is a good actor and a fine filmmaker. But I wouldn't give him a dime."
He goes on to say that Kickstarter is a site that should be supporting filmmakers with no other prospects the same way Sundance Film Festival did in the 1990s. "[Sundance] showcased modest little movies by unknown filmmakers. Kevin Smith made Clerks (1994)— a grimy black and white film starring all unknowns. »
- MTV Movies Team
Kelsey Grammer has sold his Beverly Hills mansion for $6.7 million. The former 'Frasier' star made a $200,000 profit on the Spanish Colonial home, selling the property just over a year after he and wife Kayte Walsh purchased it for $6.5 million. Realtor Keller Williams Hollywood Hills says the building - built in 1926 - boasts a 'dramatic two-storey entry' which 'blends perfectly proportioned galleria and step down living room' as well as six bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. In the garden, the new owners can enjoy an 'enchanting pool', a large separate guest house for entertaining visitors and a three car garage to house vehicles, which can be used on the on-site motor court. The main level of the home »
Deadline has reported that Kelsey Grammer (TV’s Frasier, X-Men: The Last Stand) has been cast as the lead human villain in Transformers 4. He will play a character named Harold Attinger who works in counter intelligence and joins a very high profile cast that includes Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci. Here’s the scoop: Forget the [...]
- Andrew Flynn
The Autobots have gone up against Megatron. They've gone up against The Fallen (and Megatron), and they've gone up against Sentinel Prime (and Megatron). Now they're set to face their gravest threat yet, with Deadline revealing that director Michael Bay has found his baddie for the fourth instalment in the Transformers franchise. No, it's not Unicron (not yet, at least) - it's Frasier and X-Men: The Last Stand star Kelsey Grammer, who has signed on to play Harold Attinger, a human villain described as "a counter intelligence guy." Based on past form, he's probably in league with Megatron.
Transformers 4 is set to take place four years after the events of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and is intended as a "revamp" of the blockbuster movie franchise. Bay has jettisoned the entire cast of the original Transformers trilogy, with his Pain & Gain star Mark Wahlberg set to lead a new »
- Flickering Myth
The Decepticons are getting some competition in the bad guy category: Kelsey Grammer has signed on to play a villain in the next installment of the “Transformers” franchise. Grammer will appear in “Transformers 4” as a character named Harold Attinger, described as a counter intelligence agent and the main (human) antagonist in the movie. That's a bit of a role reversal for Grammer, who's known for playing affable characters like Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier,” and Dr. Hank McCoy (a.k.a. Beast) in 2006's “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Grammer joins fellow new cast members Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci in the film, which takes place four years after “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” Director Michael Bay says the film will “start off smaller” than its predecessors. “To freshen the franchise we've redesigned everything from top to bottom,” Bay said. “The history of the first three movies is still »
- Katie Roberts
A "Transformers" movie will always feature the good robots, the Autobots, fighting some kind of evil machine, typically the villainous Decepticons, but, as is tradition in the Michael Bay films, there also has to be a human threat for the main characters to manage.
For "Transformers 4," Bay has enlisted the most dastardly bad guy from "The Simpsons" universe, Sideshow Bob himself, Kelsey Grammer. The "Frasier" and "Boss" star will play a man by the name of Harold Attinger, who according to the initial report from Deadline is a "counter intelligence guy."
Casting for the fourth installment in the ever-popular action series is now underway, and Grammer is the fifth actor cast in the last few months. The first official word on casting came when Bay revealed that he would be reteaming with his "Pain & Gain" star, Mark Wahlberg, for the start of a new "Transformers" trilogy.
- Kevin P. Sullivan
Though the "Transformers" movies generally boil down to good robots battling bad robots, it can't be forgotten that there is usually at least one human villain in the mix. For the upcoming "Transformers 4," that role will be played by Kelsey Grammer.
Deadline reports that Grammer will play the key antagonist role of Harold Attinger, a "counter intelligence guy." Though Grammer's best known for his years spent playing Frasier Crane, he's not unfamiliar with playing evil. Not only did he spend two years playing the deeply flawed Mayor Tom Kane in Starz's "Boss," he's also lent his voice to rogue's gallery that includes Sideshow Bob from "The Simpsons" and Stinky Pete from "Toy Story 2."
Appearing alongside Grammer in the film, which director Michael Bay has said is the start of a new trilogy, will be Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, "Bates Motel" star Nicola Peltz, and newcomer Jack Reynor.
News Simon Brew 2 May 2013 - 06:24
Now that Pain & Gain is finished and out in the world (well, it's not in the UK yet, but that'd ruin the intro if we pointed that out. Oops), director Michael Bay can turn his attention to his fourth Transformers movie.
That's because it's being reported that Frasier Crane himself, Kelsey Grammer, is taking on the role of Harold Attinger in the film, described as "a counter intelligence guy". He'll be the human antagonist in the movie, although which robots in disguise he'll be working alongside remains to be seen.
More on Transformers 4 when we get it. »
Grammer will play counter intelligence officer Harold Attinger, reports Deadline.
It was recently announced that Transformers 4 will cast some of its roles through a Chinese reality television show.
Two winners will be chosen from contestants with professional acting experience, while another two roles will go to amateurs.
Transformers 4 is scheduled for release on June 27, 2014.
Kelsey Grammer wants to show the world that he's still so much more than just some reality TV tart and rag mag headline-maker. In fact, he's totes ready to become the bad guy ... even outside of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" circle.
Quick, everyone, hide your daughters! Just kidding ... but kinda not.
Grammer comes into the fold as villainous human named Harold Attinger, a character described oh-so-eloquently as some "counter intelligence guy" per Deadline.
Of course, that doesn't solve all his problems. There's still this ...
Still, as the good Dr. Frasier Crane might observe, it's progress!
Meanwhile, Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain" muscle »
- Amanda Bell
Transformers: Dark of the Moon used the real-life historical moment of the Apollo 11 moon landing to tie it into the events surrounding the Cybertronian aliens making their way to Earth. In next summer’s Transformers 4, Michael Bay intends to continue the story in a world where now the world knows of the Autobots and Decepticons.
Deadline has the scoop which indicates that Grammer, most well-known for his long-time role as Frasier Crane in Cheers and his own self-titled series Frasier, will be playing the human antagonist of Transformers 4. His character’s name is Harold Attinger and he’s described as a “counter-intelligence” ...
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- Rob Keyes
Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain is currently top of the Us box-office chart with the director arguably receiving some of the best plaudits of his career which, for a change, aren’t coming from teenage boys. He’ll reunite with that film’s lead, Mark Wahlberg, for big-budget action sequel Transformers 4 and we can now give you a brand new casting update regarding the major villain.
Television favourite Kelsey Grammer, best known for Cheers, Frasier and Boss, has signed on for the role of Harold Attinger, a corrupt counter intelligence agent who is said to pose the biggest threat to the otherworldly alien race of perfectly-formed robots. No, Megan Fox isn’t in this one. However, Grammer will appear opposite the already cast Stanley Tucci, Jack Raylor and Bay’s up-skirt model this time around, Nicola Peltz.
Grammer’s biggest effort on the silver-screen was Brett Ratner’s comic-book sequel, »
- Craig Hunter
I know that you have all been longing for some Transformers 4 news. I can see it in your eyes. Well, here it is: Kelsey Grammer has been cast as the villain in the Michael Bay robotic extravaganza. Touche, Mr. Bay. Touche.
Yes, Sideshow Bob himself will join a cast that includes Marky Mark, Julia Childs’ husband, and … some guy named Jack Reynor. He was apparently in Chasing Leprechauns, which we all loved and remember well.
Anyways, Kelsey Grammer is all set to play Harold Attinger, a counter-intelligence agent who does many villainous things with explosions and robots and stuff. I so cannot wait.
I jest, of course, but Transformers 4 really is shaping up to one weird ride. With the bizarre combination of pretty good actors like Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci (and Kelsey Grammer, while we’re at it) with Chinese reality show winners and big mean robots »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
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