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Watch: Jimmy Smits Shares a New Video and Explains Why He Advocates for Cancer Research

20 October 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In his lifetime, actor Jimmy Smits has been profoundly affected by cancer.

“My dad passed away a couple of years ago from a blood cancer,” he tells People. “Because of his age, he wasn’t able to have a bone marrow transplant at that time. He fought a valiant fight, but he’s a statistic now. I’ve always been very dedicated to raising awareness and knowledge about the disease, because I still have hope that we can someday beat it. Cancer affects us all, and it has affected my family.”

To do his part, Smits, 62, has been working with »

- Steve Helling

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Geostorm review

20 October 2017 1:32 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gerard Butler. Weather satellites. Reshoots. A camel. We take a look at Geostorm...

Your relationship with Geostorm may be best measured by where you stand on 1994’s Charlie Sheen skydiving movie, Terminal VelocityTerminal Velocity, by many, was dismissed as a trashy, throwaway action movie. But I always thought it was an absolute hoot. It was never going to challenge the awards season, but as a piece of filmed entertainment, it’s become the kind of film that Hollywood’s all-but-forgotten how to make. The joyously daft action and/or effects movie that the 90s at one stage thrived on.

What a pleasure, then, to report that Geostorm captures that spirit. I'm not sure if that's by luck or design, either. Still, I happily confess it had me early on, with the idea that a raging weather movie was being crossed with a presidential assassination thriller. As it turns out »

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Sidse Babett Knudsen on Her Conversion to TV Drama

19 October 2017 4:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Compared to the composed frosted figure of Denmark’s prime minister which her character Birgitte Nyborg occasionally achieves when in “Borgen,” at least when signing papers behind a sober desk, Sidse Babett Knudsen, probably Denmark’s most famous actress, comes across in person, sitting on a sofa at a Cannes beachside restaurant, as younger, livelier, enthusiastic — “Yes!” “Yes!,” she exclaims, leaning forward in the seat, in hearty agreement at the interviewer’s flailing questions — and with a far larger sense of humor.

She also seemed thrilled to have just been announced as the official patron of the first CanneSeries TV festival, which will unspool next April 4-11.

In serving as its patron, it could be argued that she is giving back to TV something of what TV has given to her.

“I’m a film person,” Babett Nielsen says of career that takes in Susanne Bier’s 2006 Oscar-nominated “After the Wedding” and Peter Strickland’s “[link »

- John Hopewell

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When good TV goes bad: how House of Cards came tumbling down

16 October 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The machiavellian manoeuvring that took Frank Underwood from chief whip to president was thrilling to watch, but it left the show with nowhere to go

When House of Cards first premiered on Netflix in 2013, the biggest story in American politics was that nothing was happening – that Congress, gridlocked over the budget of President Obama, was stuck in a frustrating state of paralysis. By comparison, the show was a parallel universe in which Washington, so mundane in reality, became the domain of snakes and raptors, of machiavellian masterminds epitomised by Democratic congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), the house majority whip with ambitions of absolute power. Moodily lit and beautifully shot, it was still always considerably trashier than it looked, but none the worse for it, full of ridiculous dialogue and knowing hyperbole. But not since The West Wing had politics looked so possible, politicians so impressively full of agency. In the words of Obama himself: “Man, »

- Stephen Kelly

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When Fandom Goes Wrong: Destructive ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans Must Relocate Their Chill

13 October 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

For years, Vince Gilligan has had a simple message for fans of “Breaking Bad”: Please stop throwing pizzas on Walter White’s roof.

Unfortunately, fans have refused to listen to the show’s creator when playing tourist in Albuquerque, visiting key locations like the suburban house used as an exterior for the White family home. Instead, they’ve chosen to pay tribute to the Season 3 episode “Caballo Sin Nombre,” when a frustrated Walter (Bryan Cranston), attempting to make peace with his estranged family, tosses the large pizza he’s brought for dinner on the roof before storming off.

The “Breaking Bad” diehards are bringing their own pizzas to the house and hurling them up, much to the chagrin of current home owner Joanne Quintana. The Albuquerque resident is currently building a six-foot-high metal fence to keep fans out and keep her home safe. “We don’t want to gate ourselves in, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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When Fandom Goes Wrong: Destructive ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans Must Relocate Their Chill

13 October 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For years, Vince Gilligan has had a simple message for fans of “Breaking Bad”: Please stop throwing pizzas on Walter White’s roof.

Unfortunately, fans have refused to listen to the show’s creator when playing tourist in Albuquerque, visiting key locations like the suburban house used as an exterior for the White family home. Instead, they’ve chosen to pay tribute to the Season 3 episode “Caballo Sin Nombre,” when a frustrated Walter (Bryan Cranston), attempting to make peace with his estranged family, tosses the large pizza he’s brought for dinner on the roof before storming off.

The “Breaking Bad” diehards are bringing their own pizzas to the house and hurling them up, much to the chagrin of current home owner Joanne Quintana. The Albuquerque resident is currently building a six-foot-high metal fence to keep fans out and keep her home safe. “We don’t want to gate ourselves in, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TVLine Items: Shonda Rhimes Is Fame-ous, Black Lightning Casts Sis and More

12 October 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The queen of Shondaland and the indigenous Not Ready for Primetime Players are among the Television Academy’s latest Hall of Fame inductees.

Shonda Rhimes and the original cast of Saturday Night Live — including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, and John Belushi and Gilda Radner (posthumously) — will be inducted during a non-televised ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Saban Media Center in Hollywood, Calif.

Additional 2017 honorees include TV producer John Wells (Shameless, The West Wing, ER), the late Joan Rivers and art director/production designer Roy Christopher (Frasier).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? »

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Shonda Rhimes, Original ‘SNL’ Cast Among TV Hall Of Fame Inductees

12 October 2017 6:24 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Shonda Rhimes, the original cast of Saturday Night Live and Joan Rivers will be inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame, the hall’s selection committee announced today. Other inductees include writer/producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing), and art director/production designer Roy Christopher (Frasier, Wings). "All of these individuals are innovators who have shaped television and left an indelible mark on the medium and our culture," said Hayma Washington… »

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TVLine Items: Chenoweth Is ABC's Fairy Godmother, Freakish Trailer and More

11 October 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Kristin Chenoweth is about to discover she’s The Real Fairy Godmother. (Where do we sign up to be one of her charges?)

The actress will star in the ABC single-camera comedy from her Hairspray Live! collaborators/executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPushing DaisiesKristin Chenoweth Recalls a Spectacular, On-Set Pie Fail

In the project — which has received a put-pilot commitment from the network — Chenoweth plays a self-absorbed “real housewife” who learns that she’s descended from a secret order of fairy godmothers, and must use her magical abilities to help those in need. »

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Your Mind Might Be Blown by How Long Martin Sheen Has Been Married

6 October 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

I've been watching The West Wing on Netflix because it soothes my soul during these trying times, and because I can't simply watch TV, I've been listening to a brilliant podcast called The West Wing Weekly at the same time. The podcast recaps each episode, and the hosts celebrated the start of season four by inviting Martin Sheen on as a guest. And you know what Martin Sheen, our nation's greatest fictional president, casually mentioned during the interview? He's been married since 1961. The actor and beloved star of Grace and Frankie has been married to Janet Estevez for almost 56 years. That's right - he's been married for more than two thirds of his life. Martin was 21 and Janet was 17 when they made things official, and together they have four children - sons Emilio, Ramón, and Charlie and daughter Renée. There are a lot of long-term couples in Hollywood, but most »

- Maggie Pehanick

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‘Scandal’ And Escapism: Why It’s Hard to Watch This Fictional White House In Today’s Unreal World

6 October 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers for the seventh season premiere of ABC’s “Scandal.”]

In the opening sequence of “Watch Me,” the “Scandal” Season 7 premiere, Olivia Pope marches through the halls of the West Wing to the beat of Tone-Loc’s “Funky Cold Medina.” Her stride communicates without words what Olivia will, in the episode’s final moments, vocalize without hesitation: She is the boss, and she is always right.

Scandal,” created by Shonda Rhimes, has only been off the air for a few months following the Season 6 finale, in which Olivia not only secured her position as President Mellie Grant’s (Bellamy Young) chief-of-staff but became the head of spy organization B613.

To be clear, she was not being held up as a role model by the premiere; instead, while she manages to avoid doing anything completely evil, Olivia’s storyline seems focused on how her newfound power will affect her on every level. Indeed, in “Watch Me” she becomes legitimately terrifying. The »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Scandal’ And Escapism: Why It’s Hard to Watch This Fictional White House In Today’s Unreal World

6 October 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers for the seventh season premiere of ABC’s “Scandal.”]

In the opening sequence of “Watch Me,” the “Scandal” Season 7 premiere, Olivia Pope marches through the halls of the West Wing to the beat of Tone-Loc’s “Funky Cold Medina.” Her stride communicates without words what Olivia will, in the episode’s final moments, vocalize without hesitation: She is the boss, and she is always right.

Scandal,” created by Shonda Rhimes, has only been off the air for a few months following the Season 6 finale, in which Olivia not only secured her position as President Mellie Grant’s (Bellamy Young) chief-of-staff but became the head of spy organization B613.

To be clear, she was not being held up as a role model by the premiere; instead, while she manages to avoid doing anything completely evil, Olivia’s storyline seems focused on how her newfound power will affect her on every level. Indeed, in “Watch Me” she becomes legitimately terrifying. The »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Mark Feuerstein

6 October 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Mark Feuerstein is an actor who was born in New York City on June 8, 1971. His first television breakthrough was ‘Loving’, a series in which he had a recurring role between 1995 and 1996. Since then, he has had many acting roles, predominantly in television. These include the TV series ‘Caroline in the City’, ‘Once and Again’, and ‘The West Wing’. However, he is now probably best-known for playing Dr. HenryHank’ Lawson on ‘Royal Pains’, a television series aired on USA Network. He is also known for playing Jacob Ness in Fox’s reboot of ‘Prison Break’. Here are

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Mark Feuerstein »

- Nat Berman

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Ratings: Designated Survivor Ties Lows, Modern Family Catches Empire in a First

5 October 2017 8:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Designated Survivor this Wednesday drew 4.8 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating as the conspiracy storyline came to a close, slipping 13 percent and two tenths from its Season 2 premiere to match series lows.

RelatedDesignated Survivor Season 2 Review: The West Wing Minus 24 Equals…?

On ABC’s sitcom front, The Goldbergs (5.7 mil/1.6), Modern Family (6.4 mil/1.9) and American Housewife (4.9 mil/1.4) each slipped two tenths from their season openers, while Speechless (4.6 mil/1.3) dipped one tenth.

Of note, Modern Family for the first time ever caught up to Fox’s Empire, tying for the nightly demo win.

Over on CBS, Survivor (8 mil/1.6) and Seal Team »

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The ‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer Bets It All On Jessica Chastain’s Incredible Performance

5 October 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Aaron Sorkin, master of rapid-fire dialogue and idealist characters who like to walk and talk, writer of films like The Social Network and Steve Jobs and the TV series The West Wing, makes his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, based on the true story of “poker princess” Molly Bloom. A new fast-paced trailer for Molly’s Game has arrived to […]

The post The ‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer Bets It All On Jessica Chastain’s Incredible Performance appeared first on /Film. »

- Chris Evangelista

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11 New and Returning Podcasts and Audio Series We Can’t Wait to Listen to This Fall

29 September 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

With more podcasts to choose from than TV shows these days, it can be tough to figure out which one are worth a listen, especially when more and more keep debuting. Luckily, there are some fan favorites and newcomers creating their own unique, fun spaces this fall, and they’re definitely worth a listen.

Here are some of the pop culture podcasts we’re queueing our iTunes up for.

2017 Fall Preview: Et's Look at Film, Music, TV and More! 

Queery With Cameron Esposito

Feral Audio

Premiered Aug. 5

Photo: Getty Images

Technically, this show was a summer return, but it’s still on our radar as a must-listen as new episodes continue to roll out. Comedian Cameron Esposito is a mainstay on the L.A. comedy scene, running a longtime show called Put Your Hands Together -- which is, naturally, also recorded for a podcast -- and she starred with her wife, Rhea Butcher, on the »

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Spotlight: Lily Tomlin's Charity Work

29 September 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Throughout her extraordinary career, Lily Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys and a recent nomination for her narration on “An Apology to Elephants”; a Tony for each of her one-woman Broadway shows, Appearing Nitely and Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a Grammy for her comedy album, This is a Recording; and two Peabody Awards. In 2003, she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan, and rose to national prominence in December 1969 in the cast of the top-rated Laugh-In. Tomlin went on to co-write, with Jane Wagner, and star in six comedy television specials, and has guest starred on numerous television shows, such as Homicide, X-Files, Will and Grace, Murphy Brown, The West Wing, NCIS, and the acclaimed FX series, Damages. She is also heard as the voice of the science teacher Ms. »

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Ratings: Seal Team Has Solid Debut; Star, Blacklist Rise in New Time Slots

28 September 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ Seal Team premiere targeted 9.9 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating (per finals), delivering Wednesday’s largest audience and improving on time slot predecessor Criminal Minds’ previous average (7.5 mil/1.4).

The David Boreanaz-led drama, which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B,” outdrew Criminal Minds‘ year-ago premiere (8.9 mil/1.9) yet was down in the demo with a significantly softer Survivor lead-in.

RelatedCBS’ Seal Team Premiere: Grade It!

Survivor (8.3 mil/1.8) ticked up from its spring opener but was down 13 and 22 percent from its year-ago premiere. Now airing an hour later, Criminal Minds (7 mil/1.3, average grade “B+”) slipped from its May »

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Scandal Recruits Dean Norris for Secret Season 7 Role

28 September 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Dean Norris is getting mixed up in another small-screen Scandal.

The Breaking Bad alum will recur on the ABC drama in its upcoming seventh (and final) season, TVLine has confirmed. Though details about Norris’ role are being kept under wraps, the above photo of his character — seen chatting up Cyrus at President Mellie Grant’s first official state dinner — may hold a clue or two.

Norris joins a growing list of actors appearing in unspecified roles this season, one which already includes Jay Hernandez (Nashville) and Shaun Toub (Homeland).

In addition to his work on Breaking Bad — which earned him »

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Designated Survivor Season 2 Review: The West Wing Minus 24 Equals...?

27 September 2017 7:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Season 2 of ABC’s Designated Survivor, TVLine reported in August, will fade out the freshman hit’s conspiracy storyline, leaving unlikely Potus Tom Kirkman at the center of a more West Wing-like drama. But how does that actually look, in the first two episodes made available for critics?

RelatedDesignated Survivor Season 2: As the Conspiracy Reaches ‘Thrilling’ Conclusion, New Journeys Begin

Wednesday night’s premiere was perhaps the more extreme example of the “straight” Season 2, whereas next week’s episode highlights — if only to wrap up — the 24-like hunt for Patrick Lloyd, the mastermind behind the tragic Capitol bombing »

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