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Stanley Tucci Shows Off ‘501 Blues’ in ’80s Commercial

Before “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Winchell” and his Academy Award-nominated turn in “The Lovely Bones,” Stanley Tucci was a working actor like any other in New York City. Probably around the time he appeared in his Broadway debut in 1982, “The Queen and the Rebels,” Tucci filmed this quick TV commercial for Levi’s jeans. The ad doesn’t take much in terms of acting talent—all he does is walk toward the camera—but his natural charisma and seductive smile make those jeans look very appealing indeed. Male models, take note: a little confidence goes a long way when shooting a commercial. So does a little muscle, for that matter; nothing fits Tucci better than his 501 blues. Watch below! Inspired by this post? Check out our commercial audition listings!
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Paul Mazursky, Director of ‘Unmarried Woman,’ Dies at 84

Paul Mazursky, Director of ‘Unmarried Woman,’ Dies at 84
Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

While his most significant films as a director came several decades ago, he returned to acting on TV in later years, playing Norm on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and appearing on “The Sopranos” and on ABC drama “Once and Again” as Sela Ward’s father.

Mazursky at his best captured the spirit of the late ’60s and the ’70s, when the American moral climate was turned on its head. His films entertainingly explored such weighty issues as marital fidelity, the merits of psychological therapy and modern divorce: “Bob and Ted,” starring Robert Culp and Natalie Wood as a “liberated” married couple; “Blume in Love,” starring George Segal and Susan Anspach
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First Full Teaser For Rosemary's Baby

NBC’s four-hour miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” is an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Zoe Saldana will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child. Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa, Europa) and an Emmy Award (Treme), will direct. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) and James Wong (American Horror Story) wrote the screenplay. Production is underway in Paris, where the story is now set.
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Zoe Saldana Is In For A Devil Of A Time On First Rosemary's Baby Poster

NBC’s four-hour miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” is an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Zoe Saldana will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child. Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa, Europa) and an Emmy Award (Treme), will direct. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) and James Wong (American Horror Story) wrote the screenplay. Production is underway in Paris, where the story is now set.
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First Look At Gotg's Zoe Saldana In NBC's Rosemary's Baby Miniseries

NBC’s four-hour miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” is an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Zoe Saldana will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child. Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa, Europa) and an Emmy Award (Treme), will direct. Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) and James Wong (American Horror Story) wrote the screenplay. Production is underway in Paris, where the story is now set.
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Zoe Saldana to Star in Rosemary’s Baby Miniseries

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*Updated* We knew that NBC was prepping a new Rosemary’s Baby miniseries and now they have their leading actress. It has been officially announced that Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) will star as Rosemary in the four-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin’s 1967 novel. Here’s the official press release:

Zoe Saldana has been cast in NBC’s four-hour miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.

Saldana will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

Saldana has a lengthy film career, including a co-starring turn in the biggest box-office hit of all time, “Avatar.” She has been nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.
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Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland Will Direct NBC's 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries

Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland Will Direct NBC's 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries
NBC announced that it's giving the greenlight to a four-hour "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries, an adaptation of Ira Levin's bestselling novel turned motion picture by Roman Polanski. The project was first announced in July at the TCA Summer Press Tour. This new "Rosemary's Baby" is set to be shot in Paris this January. It will be produced by Lionsgate Television, headed by executive producers Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin, and David Stern. Scott Abbott ("Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," "Winchell") and James Wong ("American Horror Story") will write the screenplay, while Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland ("In Darkness," "The Wire"), will direct. Casting has yet to be announced. "Ira Levin's mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be," said NBC's Quinn Taylor. "We're looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers."
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NBC Gives Creepy Green Light to Rosemary’S Baby Miniseries

Head’s up, horror fans. NBC has announced that it has given a green light to production of a miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby. This could be really great, as the script is to be co-written by James Wong, who not only wrote the Final Destination movies but several of our favorite episodes of American Horror Story from all three seasons, including the seasonally appropriate and particularly gruesome “Unholy Night”.

They’ve chosen to set this version in Paris, guaranteeing that at least one major Parisian building will get even more visits by irritating American tourists. They must be so pleased.

Here are all the details:

NBC Greenlights Miniseries ‘Rosemary’S Baby’ Four-Hour Project Serves as Adaptation of Author Ira Levin’s Classic 1967 Horror Novel

Universal City, Calif. — Dec. 10, 2013 — NBC has greenlit the four-hour miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby,” an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.

Production
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Rosemary's Baby Mini-Series Is Coming to NBC

Rosemary's Baby Mini-Series Is Coming to NBC
NBC has greenlit the four-hour miniseries Rosemary's Baby, an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin.

Production is set to begin in January in Paris.

The project will be produced by Lionsgate Television, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers.

Scott Abbott (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Winchell) and James Wong (American Horror Story) will write the screenplay. Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa Europa) and an Emmy Award (Treme), will direct. Casting will begin immediately.

Here's what NBC Entertainment's Quinn Taylor had to say about the mini-series in a statement.

"Ira Levin's mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be. We're looking forward to adapting his incredible work and bringing those indelible characters to a new generation of viewers."

Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, also added her own statement.
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NBC Greenlights Rosemary's Baby Miniseries; Production Begins in January

We told you back in July that NBC was developing a "Rosemary's Baby" miniseries, and now the network has greenlit it with production set to begin next month. Read on for the details.

From the Press Release:

NBC has greenlit the four-hour miniseries "Rosemary’s Baby," an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin, which was previously adapted into a feature film directed by Roman Polanski. Production is set to begin in January in Paris.

The project will be produced by Lionsgate Television with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin, and David Stern serving as executive producers. Scott Abbott (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” “Winchell”) and James Wong (“American Horror Story”) will write the screenplay. Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar (Europa, Europa) and an Emmy Award (“Treme”), will direct. Casting will begin immediately.

Ira Levin’s mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could be,
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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries Gets Greenlight From NBC

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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries Gets Greenlight From NBC
NBC will air a four-hour miniseries based on the 1967 Ira Levin novel “Rosemary’s Baby,” which was subsequently adapted into a Roman Polanski film starring Mia Farrow (pictured). Scott Abbott (“Winchell”) and James Wong (“American Horror Story”) will write the new adaptation, with “Europa, Europa” and “Treme” director Agnieszka Holland handling directing duties. Also read: NBC Slates New Musical in 2014 On Heels of ‘Sound of Music Live’ Casting for the project will begin immediately. The NBC version of the story will revolve around a young married couple who move into a Paris apartment that has a haunted past. After getting pregnant,
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NBC Greenlights Miniseries Rosemary's Baby

NBC has greenlit the four-hour miniseries "Rosemary's Baby," an adaptation of the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin. Production is set to begin in January in Paris. The project will be produced by Lionsgate Television, with Joshua Maurer, Alix Witlin and David Stern serving as executive producers. Scott Abbott ("Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," "Winchell") and James Wong ("American Horror Story") will write the screenplay. Agnieszka Holland, who has been nominated for both an Oscar ("Europa, Europa") and an Emmy Award ("Treme"), will direct. Casting will begin immediately. "Ira Levin's mesmerizing book was a groundbreaking reflection on how effective and influential a psychological thriller could...
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NBC Announces Rosemary’S Baby and Stephen King’S Tommyknockers

In a continuation of what is (for TV fans) one of the most wonderful times of the year, we have moved straight from Comic-Con season to TCA season. Twice a year the networks make presentations to the members of the Television Critics Association, and that’s one of the key times when we learn about what might be in our viewing futures.

NBC had their day on Saturday, and out of that came the announcement of the development of a limited-series adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby, and of Stephen King‘s Tommyknockers. Here are the details:

“Rosemary’s Baby” is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new version, the couple lives in Paris where this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds. Lionsgate is the production company.
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NBC Announces Rosemary’s Baby Miniseries and Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers

During the Television Critics Association press tour earlier today, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt announced a number of new projects, including a Rosemary’s Baby miniseries and a project based on Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers.

Rosemary’s Baby will be released as a four-hour miniseries and is said to be an updated retelling, where the married couple at the center of the story live in Paris. There were less details provided about The Tommyknockers adaptation, but it was said that the success of Under the Dome was one of the big reasons for this project moving forward. We’re not sure if it’s going to be a miniseries or a limited series with the possibility of additional seasons, but will let readers know when more details become available. Here are the official details provided by NBC [via Deadline]:

“Rosemary’s Baby is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling
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TCA Summer 2013 Press Tour: NBC Rebooting Stephen King's Tommyknockers and Rosemary's Baby

The Television Critics Association's Summer 2013 Press Tour is in full swing, and today it's NBC's turn to share some news. With the recent success of "Hannibal" and "Bates Motel," is it any wonder they're talking more short-form series based on popular horror titles?

The network is in early development on a handful of new projects, including a “Rosemary’s Baby” miniseries along with “Stephen King’s Tommyknockers.” (They also announced a behind-the-scenes look at Hillary Rodham Clinton and “Plymouth,” based on the epic story of the Mayflower’s landing in America.)

Excerpts from the Press Release:

“Rosemary’s Baby” is a four-hour updated retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the complex relationship between a young husband and wife. In the new version the couple lives in Paris, where this edge-of-your-seat thriller unfolds. Lionsgate is the production company.
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The 'A' List

Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci share more in common than critical accolades and impressive resumes. Both actors enjoyed professional breakthroughs somewhat later in life, after struggling through their 20s and early 30s. Each credits the Steven Bochco series "Murder One" as a major turning point in their careers. And both share similar perspectives on their craft and the business -- not to mention a wicked sense of humor.Clarkson and Tucci have teamed up before in projects Tucci has co-written and directed, beginning with the 2000 film "Joe Gould's Secret." In 2007, the pair played a married couple estranged by tragedy who repeatedly pretend to meet for the first time in "Blind Date," inspired by a film from the late Dutch director Theo van Gogh. This month, the duo will reteam as a far more lighthearted couple in "Easy A," a smart new comedy from director Will Gluck and writer Bert V. Royal.
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SAG Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Matt Damon, 'Invictus'Holding your own opposite Morgan Freeman is no mean feat. Holding your own opposite Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela—well, that's an accomplishment that should probably be classified as Olympian, at the very least. Yet Matt Damon manages the seemingly impossible task of going toe-to-toe with one of our greatest living thespians.The two share an instantly believable rapport, a bond that seems to strengthen as the film progresses. As apolitical South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar, Damon captures a certain kind of quiet grace. When he rallies his team, when he experiences a moment of triumph out on the field, we can't help but cheer.And yet Damon doesn't make Pienaar a one-dimensional sports hero; he also gives the character a rich inner life. There's a scene in which Pienaar visits Mandela's old cell and takes a minute to close himself in behind bars,
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16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) for both film and television categories were announced this morning. Michelle Monaghan and Chris O'Donnell announced the nominees at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt, 7 p.m. Ct, and 6 p.m. Mt from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.TV and TBS.Com live pre-show webcasts.

If you want to predict the acting categories for the Oscars, look no further than the results of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Voted by actors' peers, the SAG award has closely resembled the winners of the Oscars in the past few years.

For example, the SAG
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Can Saorise Ronan become the youngest best actress Oscar winner?

Can Saorise Ronan become the youngest best actress Oscar winner?
A spy tells us that Saorise Ronan is in virtually every scene of "The Lovely Bones" as the central character of this compelling story of a murdered girl, her grieving family, and her killer. And we hear that Ronan steals the picture from everyone including Oscar champ Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener") and nominee Mark Wahlberg ("The Departed") as her parents, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon ("Dead Man Walking") as her grandmother and two-time Emmy victor Stanley Tucci ("Winchell," "Monk") as the murdering neighbor. All of them will compete in the supporting slots, leaving Ronan the only "Bones" star in a lofty lead Oscar race. While her first name may be pronounced "sir-sha" to rhyme with...
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