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Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.
The actor: This year not only marks the 20th anniversary of D.B. Woodside’s first TV appearance (Steven Bochco’s Murder One) but also finds him with a starring role on a prime-time series. Over the course of the past two decades, Woodside has popped up in films as diverse as Romeo Must Die and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, but if his face looks familiar, it’s probably due to his regular or recurring roles on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Hellcats, Parenthood, Suits, and 24, not to mention a number of one-off appearances on other series. Currently, Woodside can be seen playing the big brother of the titular character on Fox’s Lucifer, now in its ...
- Will Harris
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Metallica is going all out with its new album, ‘Hardwired…to Self-Destruct,” out Friday, by releasing music videos for all 13 songs. The first video, for the track “Dream No More,” hit the web at noon on Wednesday. The band then released one more video every two hours. The video for “Dream No More,” directed by Tom Kirk, features live performance shots, computer-generated images and projected videos of the band.
Some of the directors that shot the videos include “Spun” filmmaker Jonas Åkerlund and renowned international fashion photographers Dimitri Scheblanov and Jesper Carlsen. All the videos can be found on Metallica’s YouTube page. Here’s the full list.
“Hard Wired” – Director: Colin Hakes & The Artist
“Atlas Rise – Director: Clark Eddy
“Moth Into Flame” – Director Tom Kirk
“Dream No More” – Director: Tom Kirk
“Confusion” – Director: Claire Marie Vogel
“ManUNkind” – Director: »
- Graham Winfrey
Lemmy Kilmister is gone, but not forgotten. Least of all by Metallica, who pay tribute to the deceased Motorhead bassist in their new video “Murder One.” The animated video, directed by Robert Valley, follows Kilmister’s career trajectory, from getting his mind blown by Jimi Hendrix to his ouster from space-rock band Hawkwind to his quest to form a band that would be the “dirtiest in the world.” “I still hear your thunder/the man in black/born to lose, no excuse/till the end/been living to win,” the lyrics declare, before the video closes with an image of »
- Tim Kenneally
Massee’s death was reportedly first announced by actor Anthony Delon — who recently costarred with Massee on the French TV series Interventions — and later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. The details of his death were not disclosed.
While acting in just his second feature film, the cult-classic The Crow, Massee fired a faulty prop revolver at the film’s star, Brandon Lee, the son world-famous actor and martial artist Bruce Lee. Unbeknownst to Massee, the gun fired a live round, »
TNT drama “Murder in the First” has been canceled, Variety has confirmed.
Created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, the series aired on TNT for three seasons. Set in San Francisco, it starred Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson as San Francisco homicide detectives. Each season focused on the solving of a different case. Bochco and Lodal served as executive producers alongside Thomas Schlamme, who directed the season-one pilot.
“Murder in the First” drew from a premise reminiscent of Bochco’s earlier attempt at a serialized crime drama, “Murder One,” which aired on ABC from 1995 to 1997. Reviewing the pilot for Variety in 2014, Brian Lowry compared the two shows.
“The previewed hours establish the series as crisp and watchable, while perhaps shrewdly shifting and expanding the earlier show’s lens from defense attorneys to the detectives assigned the case,” he wrote.
The third season of “Murder in the First,” which ended Sept. 4, averaged »
- Daniel Holloway
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.
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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