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The Biggest Reason You Recognize Fp on Riverdale

12 May 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: The CW Riverdale is loaded with the best young talent Hollywood has to offer, but the parental figures are nothing to sneeze at, either. Of course they're all wildly attractive, but they're also all veteran actors. Luke Perry, aka Fred Andrews, is a TV legend thanks to Beverly Hills, 90210. Mädchen Amick, aka Alice Cooper, got her start on Twin Peaks. But what about Fp Jones? You know that face from somewhere. Of course you do - he's played by the forever sexy Skeet Ulrich. Ulrich broke onto the scene in the late '90s with roles in teen hits like The Craft and Boys. It was his portrayal of Billy Loomis in the original Scream, however, that solidified his place in pop culture history. Image Source: Miramax After his breakout role, he appeared in films like As Good as It Gets and The Newton Boys. He starred in the 2003 series Miracle, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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A Christmas Story Is Becoming a Live Musical at Fox

12 May 2017 3:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have partnered with award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (Grease: Live, La La Land) on the live musical event A Christmas Story, inspired by the holiday classic feature A Christmas Story and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production A Christmas Story: The Musical. The three-hour live television production of A Christmas Story will air this December on Fox.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, recent Tony Award nominees for the musical Dear Evan Hansen, and lyricists of La La Land's Academy Award-winning song, "City of Stars," also scored A Christmas Story: The Musical, and will compose several new songs for the Live television event, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (Grease: Live) adapting the book. Here's what David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, had to say in his statement.

"A Christmas Story is one of the most beloved »

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9 Movies to Remind You How Bad Us Health Care Used to Be – And Might Be Again (Photos)

3 May 2017 5:37 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Donald Trump and the Republican party are taking a second stab at “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. But the old health care system was so bad, many are fighting tooth and nail to prevent the Gop from scrapping the Aca. In fact, people hated American health care so much before 2010, Hollywood made plenty of movies, TV shows and documentaries about it. Here’s a list of films that are a helpful reminder of how American health care used to be in the pre-2010 world. As Good As It Gets (1997) Everyone remembers Jack Nicholson’s obsessive-compulsive. »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Helen Hunt Was Mad About Rick Springfield as a Teen: ‘He Wouldn’t Date Me But I Was So in Love’

7 April 2017 8:19 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rick Springfield may have wished he had Jessie’s girl, but Helen Hunt wished she had him!

During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Thursday night, the 53-year-old actress opened up about her teenage crush on the music icon — and her failed attempt to start a romance with him.

“He wouldn’t date me but I was madly in love with Rick Springfield,” Hunt confessed.

As she explained, the two were studio lot neighbors while she was a working on the short-lived sitcom It Takes Two and he was breaking hearts as the dreamy Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. »

- Dave Quinn

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Groundlings Founder Gary Austin Dies at 75

1 April 2017 9:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gary Austin, the founder of the influential improvisational theater troupe The Groundlings, died on Saturday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles following a long illness. He was 75.

Austin had been battling cancer for several years, but remained active teaching and performing. His daughter, Audrey Moore, told Variety the Austin was surrounded by family members and friends who were serenading him.

Austin was a widely admired improvisational teacher of thousands of students, along with being a writer, director, and musical performer. His improvisational teaching technique involved creating scenes based on arbitrary suggestions with performers then committing to agreement on the premise of the story — no matter how far-fetched — and then performing to reflect the truth of the scene and characters.

His students included “Saturday Night Live” cast members Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman and Chris Kattan, Mindy Sterling, Helen Hunt, Paul Reubens, Jennifer Gray, Paul Feig and Helen Slater. Hunt, acknowledged Austin during her acceptance speech after winning the best »

- Dave McNary

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Edge Of Seventeen Blu-ray

15 February 2017 8:01 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I don’t wanna take up a ton of your time, but I’m gonna kill myself. I just thought an adult should know.”

The Edge Of Seventeen could be the teen movie we’ve been waiting for”, said Vanity Fair. The coming-of-age dramedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as a high schooler who has to cope when her best friend falls for her brother is currently available on Blu-ray from Universal.

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).

All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

The film also »

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Oscars 2017: How Does This Year’s Crop of Female Producers Fit in With the Best Picture Category’s History?

11 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Oscar statue (Courtesy: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

There was always a chance for the best picture category at the 2017 Academy Awards to feature solid representation for female producers and, with the nominations official, the numbers are in. Turns out there are five of the nine films in this year’s top category with women behind it — but how does that stand up to the rest of Oscar history?

As mentioned above, there are five out of the total nine films in the best picture category this year that took some girl power to get made. There’s Hell or High Water (Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn), Hidden Figures (Donna Gigliotti and Jenno Topping), Lion (Angie Fielder), Manchester by the Sea (Kimberly Steward and Lauren Beck), and finally Moonlight (Adele Romanski and Dede Gardner). This leaves out Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, and La La Land as »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Jack Nicholson to Co-Star With Kristen Wiig in First Film Since 2010: Report

8 February 2017 4:27 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Heeee’s back! Jack Nicholson is coming out to retirement for his first film role since 2010. The seasoned actor, 79, will star in the English-language remake of the German film Toni Erdmann, sources tell Variety.

Watch: Exclusive: Melissa McCarthy Teases Kristen Wiig Guest Appearance for Her New Series, 'Nobodies'

Toni Erdmann is currently nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It follows the story of a practical joker father trying to reconnect with his hard-working daughter.

In the remake, Kristen Wiig is set to play Nicholson’s daughter. Paramont Pictures has not commented on the casting rumors.

Sources told Variety that Nicholson loved the German film and quickly worked with the team at Paramont to secure the rights.

The legendary actor, who has been involved in the business since the ‘50s, last appeared in 2010’s How Do You Know.

He’s best known for his roles in Chinatown, One Flew Over »

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James L. Brooks on How Long He'll Stick With 'The Simpsons' and Seeing Spielberg at the Supermarket

27 January 2017 6:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi and The Simpsons, as well as write and direct the films Broadcast News, As Good as It Gets and Spanglish. On Jan. 28, the multiple Emmy Award winner and three-time Oscar winner (for Terms of Endearment) will receive the Producers Guild of America's 2017 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. The divorced father of four spoke with THR about »

- Stephen Galloway

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Jack Nicholson ‘Basically Retired,’ According to Good Friend Peter Fonda

19 January 2017 7:09 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jack Nicholson will turn 80 this spring, and though the last movie he did came out in 2010, he has never officially retired. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t retired, according to Peter Fonda, with whom Nicholson has been close since the two made “Easy Rider.”

“I think he is ­basically retired,” Fonda told Page Six at this month’s BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party, held annually in Los Angeles. “I don’t want to speak for him, but he has done a lot of work and he has done very well as a person financially.”

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Four years ago, rumors circulated that the actor was slowing down due to memory loss, but those claims were swiftly denied by his representatives. “Sometimes ­people have a reason that you don’t know, and it’s not for me to ask,” said Fonda. »

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Has Jack Nicholson Officially Retired After 60 Years in Hollywood?

18 January 2017 3:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in 2010, three-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson starred in two movies, playing himself in the faux documentary I'm Still Here, and the failing businessman and father Charles Madison in How Do You Know. Unfortunately for fans of the legendary icon, those were his last two movies, and there have been rumors in the past that he was retired from acting, with one report from 2013 claiming the actor was suffering from memory loss, although the actor's reps shot down that report, claiming that he is looking at scripts and trying to figure out what his next project may be. It's been more than three years since that report surfaced, and we haven't heard about any new Jack Nicholson project. But now one of the actor's closest friends believes he has actually retired.

The Sun caught up with Peter Fonda, who starred alongside Jack Nicholson in the 1969 classic Easy Rider, and has »

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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

1 January 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link »

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