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Faith Hill, last seen on the big screen in 2004's remake of Stepford Wives, is starring in Dixieland, described by Deadline.com as an indie crime drama.
Related: Tim McGraw Talks Confusing Clooney Movie
Hill will star as the mother of a young man, played by Chris Zylka (The Leftovers), who is newly released from prison and falls for the troubled girl next door, played by Riley Keough, whose previous films include Magic Mike and Runaways. Keough is the daughter of singer Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter of Elvis Presley. »
Exclusive: Ahead of her stop at the 48th Annual Country Music Awards tonight in Nashville, country music superstar Faith Hill has completed filming on indie crime drama Dixieland. This marks the “Breathe” singer’s second film after 2004’s Stepford Wives, in which she made her big screen debut opposite Nicole Kidman.
The Leftovers‘ Chris Zylka stars in the Mississippi-set Dixieland as a young man, newly released from prison, who falls for the troubled girl next door and takes a big risk to give them a shot at a better life. Hill plays the mother he moves back home with, starring alongside Riley Keough, the Magic Mike and Runaways actress whose grandfather was the legendary Elvis Presley. Breaking Bad‘s Rj Mitte, Spencer Lofranco (Jamesy Boy), Brad Carter (True Detective), Steve Earle (Treme), and WWE wrestling icon Mick Foley round out the cast.
Hollywood’s been trying to turn the multi-Grammy »
- Jen Yamato
It was the best of mentors, it was the worst of injustices for The Voice‘s final set of Season 7 Knockout Rounds.
On one hand: Can we get a “hip-hip hurrah!” to celebrate the keen insight and serious commitment displayed by megastar Taylor Swift as the Knockouts mentor for all four teams? You might want to shake, shake, shake the sound of her latest, crazy-ubiquitous hit single from your eardrums, but you’ve got to admit a future Voice cycle anchored by her and Pharrell Williams might be the only way Blake Shelton will ever get to take a season off. »
Lifetime has ordered two-hour special “The Women of The Bible” from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Downey (“Touched by an Angel”) will narrate the December special, which will also serve as the lead-in in for miniseries “The Red Tent.” “Women of The Bible” will tell the stories of Eve, Sara, Rahab, Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary, and feature interviews from women in the faith community, including Christine Caine, Priscilla Shirer, Victoria Osteen, Eva Rodriguez, Kay Warren and Joyce Meyer. See video: Bill Maher Mocks Jesus Christ and Stephen Colbert in ‘Funny Or Die’ Skit “The Bible is an inspiring source of some of the most. »
- Tony Maglio
Hallmark Channel is making an unusual move. They've decided to change their Signed, Sealed, Delivered series from a regular weekly series to a series of two-hour movies on sister channel Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
The first new movie -- Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas -- will air on November 23rd. Three more films are expected for 2015.
Here are the details:
Franchise to Include Multiple 2-Hour Original Movies; First Film, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered For Christmas," Premieres November 23
Crown Media Family Networks announced today that Hallmark Channel original weekly scripted series, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," executive produced and written by Martha Williamson (Executive Producer of "Touched by an »
Polly Bergen: 'Desperate Housewives' Emmy nominee; winner for 'The Helen Morgan Story' (photo: Felicity Huffman, Doug Savant, and Polly Bergen in 'Desperate Housewives') (See previous article: "Polly Bergen: Actress on Richard Nixon 'Enemies List'.") Polly Bergen began her lengthy — and to some extent prestigious — television career in 1950, making sporadic appearances in anthology series. She won an Emmy for Best Actress in a Single Performance – Lead or Supporting — beating Julie Andrews, Helen Hayes, Teresa Wright, and Piper Laurie — for playing troubled torch singer Helen Morgan (Show Boat) in the 1957 Playhouse 90 episode "The Helen Morgan Story," featuring veteran Sylvia Sidney as Morgan's mother. Curiously, Bergen's retelling of Helen Morgan's story was broadcast the same year that Ann Blyth starred in Michael Curtiz's Morgan biopic. Also titled The Helen Morgan Story, the film focused on the relationship between the singer and a »
- Andre Soares
Twenty years has passed since we were first introduced to the characters of My So-Called Life, twenty years! Where has the time gone? And more importantly when did I get so old?
While most of you won’t really care too much what I’ve been up to since the show finished, let’s take a look at what the actors have been up to in the years since the cancellation of what is frankly the greatest teen TV drama ever.
Claire Danes (Angela Chase)
After breaking out in My So-Called Life, Danes focused on her film career first with a leading role in 1995’s Little Women and then supporting roles in smaller but interesting films like Home For The Holidays, How to Make An American Quilt and »
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are bringing their latest faith-based television program to NBC, a network representative told TheWrap. The project was written by John J. Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart (“Boston Public”). The drama revolves around a group of guardian angels whose job is to intervene when people are in crisis. It's currently titled “Unveiled.” Also read: Editors Strike Against Mark Burnett's ‘Survivor’ For Union Contract Downey, who starred on CBS's “Touched by an Angel” from 1993 to 2004, should feel comfortable around the subject matter. The project is being developed by NBC, Universal TV and Burnett and Downey's Lightworks Media. »
- Jethro Nededog
The major networks are hoping to get religion, or at least a big dose of spirituality, on the air next year. Medical procedural shows are in demand, too, along with female-lead dramas and workplace comedies. Family dramas, period pieces, conspiracy thrillers and heavy-duty sci-fi concepts — not so much.
These are among the takeaways from the annual rite of summer in which talent agents and other reps for creatives make the rounds with TV development executives. The goal is for percenters to gain insight into the themes, concepts and settings most intriguing to network execs, in order to advise clients on how to shape pitches that are likely to strike a chord.
As ever, the subjects discussed in agency meetings deal only with the broadest themes, not hard-and-fast rules. One message that was consistent across the major networks was the push for writers to bring in passion projects, even things they »
- Cynthia Littleton
London – CBS Corp. is broadening the reach of its networks in Britain via a new carriage deal with telecom company TalkTalk. The firm, which competes with other U.K. pay TV providers, will start offering CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1 and the Horror Channel. Financial terms weren't disclosed. CBS Drama shows include Judge Judy, Flashpoint, Touched by an Angel and the original Dallas. CBS Reality airs such favorites as 48 Hours, Cops and Hoarders. CBS Action fare includes CSI, NCIS, Cheers and Bonanza. The CBS portfolio of U.K. channels is also available via BSkyB, in
- Georg Szalai
Sky McCole Bartusiak Dies
An official cause of death for Bartusiak has yet to be revealed. However, her mother, Helen McCole Bartusiak, has said she’d been suffering from epileptic seizures. "We lost our girl," her mother told CNN. "She was a kind and really beautiful girl."
“We think she had a seizure and choked and nobody was there,” her mother added. “[Paramedics] were working on her for 45 minutes and could not get a heartbeat. I’ve done CPR on that kid more than one time and it just didn’t work this time.”
In 2000’s The Patriot, Bartusiak played the youngest daughter of Mel Gibson’s character, Revolutionary War militia hero Benjamin Martin. She also appeared on the big screen in Don’t Say a Word, Riding in Cars with Boys, and Boogeyman. »
Skye McCole Bartusiak, who was best known for her role portraying Mel Gibson‘s youngest daughter in The Patriot, died today at the age of 21. No cause of death was given. Bartusiak was a stage, screen and TV actress. She had a recurring role as Megan Matheson in the show 24 and did guest star appearances in CSI, Lost, Touched by An Angel and George Lopez television shows. She started acting in 1999 with the ABC mini-series Storm of the Century. When she was 8 years old, she was in the movie Riding in Cars with Boys. She died in […] »
Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She was 78.
Shortly after producing her first TV movie, “Winner Take All,” starring Shirley Jones, for NBC, Malone joined 20th Century Fox’s TV department as director of TV development. Soon she was named vice president of television, becoming the first woman VP at a major studio. During her time at Fox, Malone co-founded Women in Film.
Malone was an actress for decades, appearing extensively on TV and on stage, before moving behind the camera and into the executive suite and continued acting even after doing so, including a supporting role in the 1973 Burt Reynolds starrer “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing.”
She joined Tomorrow Entertainment as a story analyst in 1971 and »
- Carmel Dagan
Written by Jenna Lamia
Directed by Jay Karas
Airs Tuesdays at 10 Pm on MTV
Jenna’s forced silence in last week’s episode showed the importance of having someone who listens. This importance was driven home by the reveal of Matty’s adoption, and that his quietness had nothing to do with Jenna, as she had feared. The revelation emphasized to Jenna how self-centred her thinking had become. This week’s episode sees her try to willingly be there for others in need, including Matty, in an entertaining episode that highlights the difference in how Tamara and Jenna handle similar situations.
Jenna seeking self-respect while trying to expand her viewpoint to include others is an interesting conflict. Over the course of the show’s run, it has been clear that, while Jenna has kept herself as the centre of focus, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Breaking: After scoring huge ratings with the miniseries The Bible and carving out a second theatrical hit with the same footage in Son Of God, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur. Deadline has long been telling you about this ambitious new adaptation of the Lew Wallace 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of Christ, with script by Keith Clarke and Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave scribe John Ridley, and Timur Bekmambetov directing. Related: Sweet Chariot! MGM is Rebooting ‘Ben-Hur’ MGM In Talks With Timur Bekmambetov For ‘Ben-Hur’ Reboot Paramount signed on to co-produce and distribute, and after the rocky time the studio had with the Darren Aronofsky-directed Noah convincing the faithful that the Biblical epic didn’t blaspheme the Old Testament tale and having the film banned in Muslim territories, it’s not surprising that they would add Burnett and his wife, the »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy-nominated* History Channel miniseries The Bible, visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the most important chapter of the greatest story ever told - Son of God - on Blu-ray and DVD June 3 and Digital HD May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. After grossing more than $60 million in box office sales and earning a coveted "A" Cinemascore opening weekend, Son of God comes home to entertain and inspire millions of families and communities across the globe.
"What an honor it has been to bring the story of the life of Jesus Christ to so many people. Now families can bring the »
Ugly Betty alum Eric Mabius stars in Hallmark Channel’s delightfully endearing new drama series Signed Sealed Delivered, which premieres Sunday, April 20 at 8pm Et/Pt. The series follows a group of postal detectives who are dedicated to delivering undeliverable mail from the past, an act that often transforms the recipient and/or sender’s life. The series is written by Martha Williamson (creator of Touched by an Angel), who has a gift for writing appealing programming for a broad age range. “Anyone from 8 to 80 can sit around and watch because there are aspects from each of these characters that everyone … Continue reading →
- Barb Oates
Carol Burnett will guest star on the Season One finale of Hallmark’s new original primetime series, Signed, Sealed, Delivered. The new series from Executive Producer Martha Williamson (Touched By An Angel) premieres on April 20 (8pmET/Pt) and stars stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), Kristin Booth (The Kennedys), Crystal Lowe (Smallville) and Geoff Gustafson (Primeval: New World) as a quartet of Postal Detectives who track down the rightful owners of undeliverable mail. These redirected letters and packages can save lives, solve crimes, reunite old loves and change futures by arriving late but somehow on time. Season One will include 10 one-hour … Continue reading →
The post Carol Burnett To Guest Star On “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” Season Finale appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Kellie Freeze
Review Frances Roberts 11 Apr 2014 - 16:45
Holmes grieves as he and Watson track down an Anthrax threat in Elementary’s latest episode…
This review contains spoilers.
2.20 No Lack Of Void
Just last week I tutted at Elementary’s short memory when it came to introducing and then ignoring promising supporting characters, only for one of the first season’s more intriguing bit-players to reappear this week.
That Roger Rees’ Allistair turned up posthumously didn’t deprive us from seeing more of Holmes’ childhood thesp pal thanks to Elementary’s first experiment with magic realism. Holmes’ hallucinations were unexpected in a drama that’s so far existed on the bonkers side of real life, but not a jarring departure; it was more Six Feet Under than Ghost.
That said, it does change things. Opening a door into Holmes’ largely unreachable inner life introduces the possibility of more narrative tricks in Elementary »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, Sinister Six, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine and more...
It's been a bumper week for superhero news, so we'll get things underway with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is set to open here in the UK in just eleven days time (we'll have our review up this coming week). Naturally we've been treated to a wealth of promotional material for the Phase Two sequel this week, including propaganda-style posters for Cap (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan »
- Gary Collinson
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