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Remember when Sting got everybody talking about his alleged marathon sex sessions? Well, even if you don’t, the man himself is here to give the details on what he thinks of "tantric sex." The former Police frontman/ringtone master is set to appear on Thursday's episode of Inside the Actors Studio with host James Lipton, and Billboard has an exclusive early peek at their conversation. See more THR's Star-Studded Broadway Portraits With Glenn Close, Ewan McGregor and Matthew Broderick "If we had seven hours I would demonstrate," Sting jokes, before admitting that period would also include dinner and a
- Chris Payne, Billboard
Since breaking out over 20 years ago in "Thelma & Louise," Brad Pitt has been difficult to miss.
After landing his place in cinematic history as a hunky (and shirtless) criminal, Pitt's career blossomed with starring roles in critical and box office hits alike, such as "A River Runs Through It" (1992), "Seven" (1995), and "12 Monkeys" (1995) -- just to name a few. In the past two decades, Pitt has become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but his role has expanded beyond just acting. In only the past few years, he's produced two Best Picture nominated films, "Moneyball" (2011) and "12 Years a Slave" (2013). This fall, he's back in front of the camera leading his battle-hardened platoon into Nazi Germany in "Fury."
From his early days in Missouri to his unlikely romances, here are 35 things you probably don't know about Brad Pitt.
1. Brad Pitt was born December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Jane Hillhouse and William Pitt.
2. His mother was a school counselor, »
- Jonny Black
Sting's new Broadway musical The Last Ship, featuring music from the latest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee's 2013 album of the same name, is set to open on October 26th, but before the Police singer makes his debut as a Great White Way composer, he'll sit down with James Lipton for an interview on Inside the Actors Studio. Sting doesn't just talk about his cinematic turns, however: In this exclusive clip from the episode, the singer discusses how his musical has allowed him to say things he wished he »
It was a good run, Liam Neeson. The 62-year-old who was Oskar Schindler and Alfred Kinsey spent the last seven years kicking the crap out of much younger bad guys in bone-crushing B-movies, best epitomized by the Taken films. But as of this past weekend, there's a new sheriff in town. Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington, one of the biggest movie stars of the past 25 years, and almost always, the coolest guy in the room, delivered his 12th No. 1 film, The Equalizer. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), The Equalizer is a Neeson-ized adaptation of the 1980s CBS detective drama series that starred Edward Woodward. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Mariska Hargitay has spent 16 years as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Svu. To celebrate the start of the landmark 16th season, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner took the hotseat opposite James Lipton for Inside the Actors Studio. No topics were off the table, naturally, and Hargitay opened up about everything from her former partner Christopher Meloni and how she got into Benson's skin all those years ago. To prepare for the role of Benson, Hargitay shadowed cops. She learned how to shoot a gun—she's a good aim too—and said she's not adept at spotting pickpockets. So really, don't try anything. Viewers will recall for 12 years she shared the screen with Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler. »
For the last decade, Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio” has offered fascinating glimpses into how some of our greatest actors approach their craft. Here are 17 pieces of acting advice James Lipton has coaxed out of his fabulously talented guests. Laurence Olivier on why actors act.When Dustin Hoffman worked with the great Laurence Olivier on the film “Marathon Man,” an infamous story circulated that Olivier had asked the younger actor if he had ever tried acting. After setting the record straight, Hoffman chokes up describing one of his last memories of Olivier, who gave him an extraordinary explanation for the point of acting. Dustin Hoffman on failure.“There’s nothing wrong with failing. You’re going to fail. I fail,” says Hoffman. The actor's passion for his work comes through while discussing the value of failure and the sin of playing it safe. Meryl Streep on the importance of listening. »
Mariska Hargitay is taking a seat Inside the Actors Studio. The Law & Order: Svu star will appear on Bravo's James Lipton-hosted show on Monday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. In the episode, Hargitay describes what it was like to grow up as the daughter of Hollywood couple Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay and how this affected her when she auditioned for acting roles. She also talks about working with George Clooney and Anthony Edwards on ER, why she was drawn to her current role as Olivia Benson, and how her character has impacted her own life, including
- Kimberly Nordyke
It’s Al Pacino day here on the Lido. The actor is in town for two very different films, Barry Levinson’s out-of-competition The Humbling and David Gordon Green’s competition entry Manglehorn. Pacino stars in the former as an aging theater actor at a crossroads who has an affair with Greta Gerwig’s younger woman. It’s based on the Philip Roth novel and adapted by Buck Henry. In Manglehorn, Green revisits his beloved Texas with the story of a disenchanted locksmith who pines for a lost love and ultimately breaks out of his self-imposed prison. Both have received some mixed notices here thus far. Never mind, the faithful were out in droves for packed back-to-back press conferences this afternoon to hear the venerable Pacino wax on a wide array of subjects.
Pacino said The Humbling, to which he acquired the rights, attracted him because of the juxtaposition of »
- Nancy Tartaglione
The 2014 Emmys took a moment on Monday night to remember the late Robin Williams, who passed away Aug. 11.
Following the traditional In Memoriam segment (which was accompanied by a sublime “Smile” cover from Sara Bareilles), Williams’ longtime friend and colleague Billy Crystal took the stage to eulogize the actor-comedian.
“He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him,” Crystal remembered. “The brilliance was astounding, the relentless energy was kind of thrilling.”
After recounting a few anecdotes of their friendship — including Williams’ hilarious tendency to sit with Crystal’s »
So the big Emmys don't air until next Sunday night and at Moviefone we will have, of course, full coverage. But last night the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, for the people that are largely responsible for making these shows that you absolutely love -- you know, the behind-the-scenes talent tasked with conceptualizing and realizing your favorite programs. Oh -- and some guest actor and actresses awards were handed out, so there's that too!
In the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category Uzo Aduba took home the prize for "Orange is the New Black." Since we are, very shamefully, one of a handful of Americans who hasn't seen a single second of "Orange in the New Black," this doesn't mean a whole lot to us, but we are very happy for her! (We promise, we'll watch soon.) For the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, the »
- Drew Taylor
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles last night (August 16).
HBO scooped the highest number of awards, with Game of Thrones and True Detective among the winners.
Digital Spy presents a full list of all the winners and nominees below:
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Programme
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Programme
Deadliest Catch - Winner
Million Dollar »
The first round of 2014 Emmy Awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday (August 16) night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony, which precedes the Monday, August 25 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, offered signs of hope for a number of drama and comedy hopefuls. Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," for example, won Emmys for editing, series casting and for Uzo Aduba, who is considered a guest actress for the purposes of these awards. No other comedy series was able to build any other momentum going into next week's show, with "The Big Bang Bang Theory," "Nurse Jackie," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" grabbing isolated tech prizes and Jimmy Fallon winning the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award for the second time in three years for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting duties. The two guest acting awards on the drama side »
- Daniel Fienberg
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist
(Winner) “Downton Abbey”
Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist
Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist
Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist
Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist
Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist
Gary Machin, Hairstylist
Nicola Mount, Hairstylist
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist
Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist
Ai Nakata, Hairstylist
Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, »
- Variety Staff
Fifteen years ago, America was asked a very important question: Who wants to be a millionaire? Turns out lots of people were interested in getting an extra seven figures, and so a game show was born. Originally hosted by Regis Philbin, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? premiered on Aug. 16, 1999. Through the years, the program made some tweaks, but the basic principles have stayed the same. If a hot-seat contestant uses their lifelines wisely and answers all 15 questions correctly, they are going home with at least $1,000,000. Many have come close to the feat, but only 13 folks have reached the big prize so far. »
- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc
In case you weren't counting, "Inside the Actors Studio" turns twenty this week.
To celebrate the anniversary, we thought of bringing you the funniest moments from the show or even the most profound thoughts from stars such as Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and the late, great Paul Newman, but instead we decided to change it up a bit.
Here's a slideshow compilation of the actors's favorite curse words, from motherf**ker to d**khead to jamph (we still figuring out what that last one is...). For those of you unfamiliar with the show, the host of "Inside the Actors Studio," James Lipton, asks the stars their favorite curse word at the end of the interview. »
- Jonny Black
There are so many amazing videos of the great Robin Williams that fans can watch to be reminded why he is being so intensely mourned after his tragic death. There are comedy routines that will leave you with an ache in your stomach like you just did a hundred sit-ups because you were laughing so hard. There are monologues from his great dramatic roles that are a master class in finding the perfect balance between comedic timing and dramatic delivery, a feat that Robin Williams could do better than anyone. But the video that hit us hardest wasn't a standup act, or bits from his character roles, or even the astounding uncut version of Williams on Inside the Actors Studio. It was this video of Robin and his daughter, Zelda, »
Part of Inside the Actors Studio is a questionnaire in which host James Lipton asks his guest the following question: "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?" During Robin Williams's legendary appearance on the show (January 29, 2001 - more on that later), he used the question as an opportunity to do what he did best: Riff. "There's seating at the front," is his immediate answer. "The concert begins at five. It'll be Mozart, Elvis and one of your choosing." But then he lapses into sincerity. "If heaven exists, to know that there's laughter, »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
This is a clip from a 2001 episode of Inside the Actors Studio featuring Robin Williams discussing the possibility of an afterlife. It's been resurfaced with a new poignancy since news of his death broke yesterday. In it, host James Lipton asks one of his trademark parlor questions, "If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?" "There's seating near the front!" Robin Williams cracks. "The concert begins at 5, it will be Mozart, Elvis and anyone of your choosing." Even when he got serious, he never took himself too seriously. You can turn this into a discussion on religion and morality, or whatever hot button debate you want, or you can »
Robin Williams never just relegated himself to his official film and television work and, especially recently, spoiled audiences with his delightful, exuberant charisma in a variety of venues. Whether it was a talk show appearance, an official comedy special, a Richard Pryor roast, a Uso tour, a Reddit Ama, or a heartfelt interview with James Lipton or Marc Maron, Williams gave his all to each occasion.
Below are 16 essential moments. Be warned, there’s some salty language—but if you love Williams, you already knew that.
In his greatest and least hinged stand-up special, the »
- Lindsey Bahr
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
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