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Watch Christine Lahti Hilariously Recall Being in the Bathroom When She Won a Golden Globe

Watch Christine Lahti Hilariously Recall Being in the Bathroom When She Won a Golden Globe
Everyone’s worst nightmare came true for Christine Lahti at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards.

Lahti won Best Actress by an Actress in Television Series (Drama) for her performance in Chicago Hope that year — but was in the bathroom when her name was called. Almost 20 years later, Lahti is reliving the moment for the Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special set to air next week — and People has an exclusive look above.

“Everyone felt so embarrassed for me, maybe they could relate in a way,” the actress says.

The moment became one of the most memorable in pop culture history as the
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You Might Not Know David E. Kelley's Name, but You've Definitely Watched His TV Shows

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Big Little Lies won, well, big at the Emmy Awards this year, and one of the brains behind the project is legendary TV writer and producer David E. Kelley. Along with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, Kelley took home an award for outstanding limited series and was joined at the event by his wife of 24 years, Michelle Pfeiffer.The HBO miniseries may be Kelley's most recent project, but it certainly isn't his first . . . or even his 10th. He's been in the business for over 30 years and has created some of the most iconic TV shows of the '80s and '90s - including medical dramas like Doogie Howser, MD and Chicago Hope and the law series Ally McBeal and The Practice. Keep reading: some of these may surprise you!
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Best TV to Watch in August: Whitney Doc, 'What Would Diplo Do?' and More

Best TV to Watch in August: Whitney Doc, 'What Would Diplo Do?' and More
Viceland gets in the scripted TV game with the world's first Edm sitcom. IFC imports a sketch show already beloved in Canada. Discovery goes on the hunt for the Unabbomber. A Stephen King detective series. A veteran documentarian takes a sympathetic look at Whitney Houston. If your TV choices in the pre-Fall trenches seem eclectic, that's because they are. Elsewhere, Tiffany Haddish gets a well-deserved time to shine and NBC goes all in on SNL's "Weekend Update." Here's what you'll be tuning into/setting the DVR for in the next month.
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Emmy episode analysis: Mandy Patinkin’s (‘Homeland’) Saul Berenson is arrested in ‘America First’

Emmy episode analysis: Mandy Patinkin’s (‘Homeland’) Saul Berenson is arrested in ‘America First’
Mandy Patinkin has this year garnered his third Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for portraying CIA operative Saul Berenson on Showtime’s “Homeland.” This marks the actor’s sixth career nomination, having previously been recognized for “Chicago Hope” in 1995 and 1999, winning on the first occasion, and “The Larry Sanders Show” in 1992. Patinkin, also […]
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Win Homeland Season 6 on DVD

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To mark the release of Homeland Season 6 on 3rd July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

After thwarting a terrorist attack at Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof Station during the climactic finale of Season Five, Season Six picks up several months later following the recent election of the new President of the United States.

Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes: Romeo + Juliet, My So Called Life, Stardust) is back on American soil, living in Brooklyn, NY, and working at a foundation that provides aid to the Muslim community living in the United States. As her estranged mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin: Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds, Smurfs: The Lost Village) and Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham: The Good Wife, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) begin preparations for the new President-elect, Quinn (Rupert Friend: Pride & Prejudice, The Young Victoria, Starred Up) left clinging
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Jerry O’Connell, Sydney Poitier Partner on Police Procedural for Sony Pictures TV Networks

Sony Pictures Television Networks has ordered “Carter,” a police-procedural series starring Jerry O’Connell and Sydney Poitier. The drama will air on Sptn’s international networks, including Axn.

“Carter” features O’Connell as a detective on a hit American TV show who is forced to return to his hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Once back, Carter taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with long-time friend and no-nonsense veteran of the force, Sam St. Clair (Poitier).

Garry Campbell (“MADtv”) created the series and developed it with writer John Tinker (“Chicago Hope”). Amaze Film + Television is producing the series, which is getting a 10-episode initial order, with Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther executive producing for the company. Scott Smith is directing the pilot.

“Our channels are hungry for easy to watch, easy to program procedurals, and ‘Carter’ more than fills that void. It delivers both star power and self-contained crime stories
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‘Animal House’ Actor Stephen Furst Dies at Age 62

‘Animal House’ Actor Stephen Furst Dies at Age 62
Actor and comedian Stephen Furst, best known for his roles in Animal House and Babylon 5, died from complications related to diabetes on Friday. He was 62.

His sons, Nathan and Griff Furst, confirmed the news on their father's Facebook page on Saturday.

Related: ‘Rocky’ Director John G. Avildsen Dies at 81, Sylvester Stallone Pays Tribute

"Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments," the actor's sons wrote. "He was known to the world as an brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing."

"To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment," the message continued. "He intensely believed that laughter is the best therapy, and he would
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Party Of Five: revisiting a 90s teen favourite

Carley Tauchert Aug 9, 2017

Now that Party Of Five is on Netflix UK in full, we revisit the 90s teen drama that followed in Thirtysomething's footsteps...

In each generation, there will be one. One of those shows that mixes drama, tragedy and humour. That can make you chuckle one minute and break your heart the next.

See related Richard Marquand interview: Return Of The Jedi, Star Wars

Starting in the 80s with Thirtysomething, later in the 00s with Parenthood and now with the juggernaut that is This Is Us winning praise, it seems the genre is firmly here to stay, but there is another show that quietly made its way onto the screen in the 90s that not only built on the foundations laid by Thirtysomething, but has been a quiet and steadfast influence ever since.

When Party Of Five hit the airwaves in 1994, it was a bit of a filler show.
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The Wonder Woman They Didn’t Want You To See

This week Neil Calloway looks at the 2011 Wonder Woman pilot…

This week sees the return of Wonder Woman to the big screen, the first time she’s appeared in her own live action project since the Lynda Carter fronted TV show ended in 1979. It wasn’t meant to be that way, though. Like other big name superhero projects, there have been other attempts to get Diana Prince on the screen.

One of those came in 2011, when NBC created a pilot TV show for Wonder Woman that, as happens with these things, was never picked up for a series or screened anywhere. Adrianne Palicki, who had appeared in an unsuccessful Aquaman pilot in 2007 and an episode of Smallville in 2004, but was probably best known for starring as Tyra Collette in the series Friday Night Lights, was cast in the lead role.

Pilots are greenlit, produced and scrapped without a second thought
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10 Iconic Women Who Changed Cinema

10 Iconic Women Who Changed Cinema
Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with FilmStruck. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection. FilmStruck features the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films as well as extensive bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage. Learn more here. Agnes Varda

At age 88, the indomitable and highly influential Varda shows zero sign of slowing down when it comes to churning out art told through continually experimental means (she’s also remained committed to supporting her work in person, recently popping up at both the French Institute Alliance Française for a career-spanning chat and this year’s Rendezvous With French Cinema series with a brand new exhibit; we should all be so lucky to be as vital and involved when we’re half Varda’s age). Varda’s contributions to cinema and feminism have been
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Lucifer Bets on NCIS Vet Lauren Holly for Season 3 Guest Spot

Lucifer Bets on NCIS Vet Lauren Holly for Season 3 Guest Spot
In what may be the first guest casting news* for the 2017-18 TV season, NCIS alum Lauren Holly is set to pay Fox’s Lucifer a visit.

RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Lucifer/Chloe Tension and More

News of Holly’s casting first trickled out via social media on Wednesday; TVLine has since heard that she is playing a character named Roxie — and based on a backstage Instagram “story” shared by a cast member, Holly’s storyline appears to involve a Las Vegas casino.

Lucifer resumes its sophomore run on Monday, May 1, with five more episodes. As previously reported,
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March 21st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Robocop Sequels, Teen Witch, Wolf Creek Season 1

March 21st is a big day for cult film fans, not to mention all you RoboCop enthusiasts out there, as Tuesday has a variety of horror and sci-fi offerings that you’ll undoubtedly want to add to your home entertainment collections. Scream Factory is releasing a pair of amazing Collector's Edition Blu-rays for RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, and Kino Lorber is keeping busy with a trio of HD releases, too: Chamber of Horrors, Invisible Ghost, and A Game of Death.

Other notable titles making their way home on March 21st include Wolf Creek: Season One, Eloise, John WatersMultiple Maniacs, and Frankenstein Created Bikers.

Chamber of Horrors (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

Newly Mastered in HD! Chamber of Horrors was based on the classic novel, The Door with Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace (King Kong, The Terror) - it was the second Wallace adaptation brought to the States by Monogram Pictures.
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ABC’s Shondaland Legal Pilot Casts Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall & Regé-Jean Page

Hope Davis (Allegiance), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Chicago Hope) and Regé-Jean Page (Roots) have joined the series-regular cast of ABC's untitled legal drama pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers' Shondaland and ABC Studios. Written by Scandal's Paul William Davies and directed by Tom Verica, the legal drama, set in the Southern District of New York (Sdny) Federal Court, aka "The Mother Court," follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution as…
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‘Teen Witch’ comes to Blu-ray?!

We don’t normally do Blu-ray release announcements here on Nerdly, but when one of my favourite 80s teen movies (I mean that sincerely, despite how much the film is derided) is set for feature-packed release, I can’t help but shout it from the rooftops!

What film could possibly get me this excited you might ask? Well probably not if you’ve read the title of this post… I digress… but yes, Teen Witch - that pantheon of 80s chic and the butt of numerous “bad movie” jokes – is set for a Blu-ray release in the Us next year from Kino Lorber/Scorpion Releasing. Just check out that cover art:

From the press release:

Romance is the most powerful spell of all…or so one teenager learns in this fun teen fantasy starring Robyn Lively (Chicago Hope), Zelda Rubinstein (the Poltergeist trilogy), Dan Gauthier (Beverly Hills, 90210) and Dick Sargent
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Chicago Cubs & The World Series: A History of Pop Culture References, Foreshadowing and Predictions

Chicago Cubs & The World Series: A History of Pop Culture References, Foreshadowing and Predictions
A punchline for more than 100 years, the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series drought has made its way into a number of iconic small screen moments. Frankly, we’re all hoping the jokes come to a definitive end in 2016 (Go Cubs Go!), and just in case that happens, we’ve compiled a list of the most memorable pop culture references and predictions from the last century. Enjoy the jokes while you can — hopefully, just a few more days.

Read More: God Bless The Chicago Cubs, But Watching The World Series Is Pure Hell

The Simpsons

If you’re on the air for nearly three decades and feature as many pop culture references as “The Simpsons,” the Cubs are bound to come up a few times. And they have, both as a four-word joke and a more elaborate unveiling of the only way the Cubs could actually win. Yet the most pertinent
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Chicago Cubs & The World Series: A History of Pop Culture References, Foreshadowing and Predictions

Chicago Cubs & The World Series: A History of Pop Culture References, Foreshadowing and Predictions
A punchline for more than 100 years, the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series drought has made its way into a number of iconic small screen moments. Frankly, we’re all hoping the jokes come to a definitive end in 2016 (Go Cubs Go!), and just in case that happens, we’ve compiled a list of the most memorable pop culture references and predictions from the last century. Enjoy the jokes while you can — hopefully, just a few more days.

Read More: God Bless The Chicago Cubs, But Watching The World Series Is Pure Hell

The Simpsons

If you’re on the air for nearly three decades and feature as many pop culture references as “The Simpsons,” the Cubs are bound to come up a few times. And they have, both as a four-word joke and a more elaborate unveiling of the only way the Cubs could actually win. Yet the most pertinent
See full article at Indiewire Television »

David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’

David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’
David E. Kelley is preparing another comeback – and this time, he’s leaving the traditional networks behind.

Kelley’s next series, the Billy Bob Thornton legal drama “Goliath,” debuts Oct. 14 on Amazon. Early next year, he’ll premiere HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, and after that, DirecTV’s serial killer thriller “Mr. Mercedes.”

Read More: ‘Goliath’ Trailer: Billy Bob Thornton is a Lawyer With Nothing to Lose in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama

But here’s what’s not on Kelley’s docket: Anything in broadcast, where he once upon a time he was king.

“I don’t see a reason to, at this point,” Kelley told IndieWire. “If broadcast TV evolves and really cares about product more than exalting ratings over product, I might. If they got rid of commercials, I might. It’s just hard to succeed with good,
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David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’

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David E. Kelley Has Given Up on the Broadcast Networks, Partly Because His Last Show ‘Wasn’t Very Good’
David E. Kelley is preparing another comeback – and this time, he’s leaving the traditional networks behind.

Kelley’s next series, the Billy Bob Thornton legal drama “Goliath,” debuts Oct. 14 on Amazon. Early next year, he’ll premiere HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, and after that, DirecTV’s serial killer thriller “Mr. Mercedes.”

Read More: ‘Goliath’ Trailer: Billy Bob Thornton is a Lawyer With Nothing to Lose in David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama

But here’s what’s not on Kelley’s docket: Anything in broadcast, where he once upon a time he was king.

“I don’t see a reason to, at this point,” Kelley told IndieWire. “If broadcast TV evolves and really cares about product more than exalting ratings over product, I might. If they got rid of commercials, I might. It’s just hard to succeed with good,
See full article at Indiewire »

Days of Our Lives Recast: Melrose Place Alum Takes Over Groundbreaking Role

Days of Our Lives Recast: Melrose Place Alum Takes Over Groundbreaking Role
Dr. Valerie Grant is — after a decades-long absence — back in.

NBC’s Days of Our Lives has cast Melrose Place and Soul Food actress Vanessa Williams as Dr. Grant, a role that originated in the 1970s and was controversial at the time, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedSusan Lucci: All My Children Creator Agnes Nixon ‘Was All I Hoped to Be’

In the late ’70s, Valerie (then played by Tina Andrews) and David Banning were daytime’s first interracial couple. They planned to marry, though that endeavor went south after he had an affair. Diane Sommerfield later took
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Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Tops Disastrous Weekend

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Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Tops Disastrous Weekend
Thank God for Clint Eastwood. “Sully” is the sole bright spot during this disastrous fall 2016 box office decline.

This weekend three new studio wide releases —”Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (20th Century Fox), “Deepwater Horizon” (Lionsgate) and “Masterminds” (Relativity) — grossed a total of $56 million! Compare that to the $54 million that “The Martian” grossed by itself exactly one year ago.

With “Queen of Katwe” (Disney) drawing little interest, “The Magnificent Seven” diving 55% on its second weekend and other films not holding well, the weakness is widespread. Only “Sully” is thriving among fall openers.

This is distressing news for theaters. The 27 days of the season show a drop of 9% from last year. That’s $50 million. During the fall season a strong film or two (“The Girl on the Train” and “The Birth of a Nation” take their chances next week) can quickly change the direction, so it’s not fatal.
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