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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Badlands

20 December 2012 6:25 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 19, 2013

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Martin Sheen brings murder to the Dakotas in Badlands.

The 1973 crime drama Badlands announced the arrival of a major talent: filmmaker Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven, The Tree of Life).

Malick’s impressionistic take on the notorious Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate killing spree of the late 1950s uses a serial-killer narrative as a springboard for an oblique teenage romance, lovingly and idiosyncratically enacted by Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) and Sissy Spacek (3 Women). Badlands also introduced many of the elements that would earn Malick his passionate following: the enigmatic approach to narrative and character, the unusual use of voice-over, the juxtaposition of human violence with natural beauty, the poetic investigation of American dreams and nightmares. This debut has spawned countless imitations, but none have equaled its strange sublimity.

Criterion’s DVD and Blu-ray editions of Badlands include the following features:

• New 4K digital restoration, »

- Laurence

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TVLine Items: General Hospital Star to Exit, The Office Scores NBA Legend and More!

13 December 2012 1:26 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

General Hospital will be short one Webber in the new year.

Suds vet Scott Reeves took to Twitter late Wednesday to announce his impending departure from the ABC soap.

“Hey guys, u know how much u mean 2 me and I wanted u 2 hear it from me,” he wrote. “I was let go from Gh today and my last day should [be] in Feb sometime.”

Reeves — who also appeared on The Young and the Restless for the better part of a decade — has portrayed Port Charles-area doctor Steve Webber since 2009.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• The Office »

- Megan Masters

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Exclusive: American Dreams Reunion at Atx Festival – Which of Your Faves Will Be There?

13 December 2012 11:28 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This summer’s 2nd Annual Atx Festival is setting the stage for many a TV reunion, including the late, great American Dreams — but will your favorite Pryors be there?

TVLine has learned exclusively which actors, writers and producers behind the acclaimed ’60s-set drama are headed to Austin in June — and rest assured, you will not be disappointed.

But before we reveal the Dream-y panelists (Spoiler Alert: Brittany Snow!), here’s a quick recap on what Atx is all about: Launched last summer by two entertainment biz vets — and TV-loving gals – Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, the weekend-long event celebrates great television: past, »

- Megan Masters

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Bellamy Young: From would-be physicist to 'Scandal's' First Lady

13 December 2012 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

When Bellamy Young was on Broadway, her mother attended 17 times. Young, who has more of a Southern drawl than her character, first lady Mellie Grant on ABC's Thursday drama, "Scandal," explains.

"It wasn't even to watch the whole show," she tells Zap2it. "She would listen to people talk about her daughter."

Her mom didn't push her on the stage but created a routine for Young's debut, at age 5, for a youth jamboree. She sang a Shirley Temple song.

"I started singing when I was about 3 and dancing soon after," Young says. "Mom just started looking for outlets where I could perform and availed herself of any opportunity she could in the mountains of North Carolina in the '70s."

Much as she loved singing, Young wanted to be a physicist. She was shocked when Yale accepted her.

"I thought they were just being polite," she recalls of being accepted into the Ivy League. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Brittany Snow Talks Romantic Ben and Kate Arc, Plus: Get an Exclusive First Look at Her Debut!

4 December 2012 9:28 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Ben and Kate forecast calls for Brittany Snow this Tuesday (Fox, 8:30/7:30c), and we’ve got your exclusive first look at the American Dreams alumna’s debut.

TVLine also caught up with Snow, who dished about playing Tommy’s new love and what it’s been like making her way in the sitcom world.

Snow’s character Lila meets her new beau Echo Kellum‘s Tommy “when Lila is walking her dog, and they just instantly like each other. She’s really, really attracted to Tommy from the very beginning,” Snow says, “and they have this romance »

- Megan Masters

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Torrey DeVitto and Ashanti Cast on Army Wives Season 7

1 December 2012 8:18 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

A Vampire Diaries star and a singer are on their way to Lifetime.

The network has announced that Torrey DeVitto (Tvd, Pretty Little Liars) and Ashanti have been cast as series regular on Army Wives Season 7, following that a major shake-up on that series, which will include the death of Kim Delaney's Claudia.

Torrey DeVitto (pictured) will portray Maggie Hall, an ex-soldier and current truck driver who is married to a staff sergeant and who left the Army to become a mother.

Ashanti - who has appeared on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and American Dreams - will take on Latasha Durant a mother of three with firm control over her family.

Deadline also reports that newcomer Elle McLemore will come on board as Holly Gordon, a country girl who recently married a soldier.

Production on Season 7 gets underway this month. »

- matt@mediavine.com (Matt Richenthal)

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Lifetime's Army Wives Adds Torrey DeVitto, Ashanti as Series Regulars

30 November 2012 5:43 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There’ll be a few new recruits on the base when Army Wives starts Season 7.

The Lifetime drama is adding The Vampire Diaries’ Torrey DeVitto, pop singer Ashanti and newcomer Elle McLemore as series regulars in its upcoming season, our sister site Deadline reports.

Related | Army Wives Exclusive: Major Character Getting Killed Off as Part of Season 7 Shake-Up

DeVitto, who’s also a Pretty Little Liars vet, will play a former soldier who gave up the Army to be a mom. Her character, Maggie Hall, is a truck driver married to a staff sergeant.

Ashanti’s character, Latasha Durant, is a “sexy, »

- Kimberly Roots

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American Dreamer Brittany Snow Lands Ben and Kate Role

26 November 2012 3:16 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

The cute freshman Fox series, Ben and Kate, now has a cute and familiar actress coming in for a multi-episode guest role. She’s Brittany Snow and you may just remember her performances on Pitch Perfect and American Dreams. Snow also sang songs for Hairspray, acted on Harry’s Law, and portrayed the younger version of Kelly Rutherford’s Lily for Gossip Girl‘s all ’80s episode on the CW network.

In her arc, Snow will play a love interest for actor Echo Kellum’s character, Tommy, on the set of Ben and Kate. Those adorable blue eyes were matched with an adorable meet-cute. Tommy and Snow’s character meet while she’s walking her dog. It’s a terrier to be exact, according to E!.

Snow’s first appearance will be in an episode titled “The Trip.” Apparently Bj may instigate the relationship between Tommy and Brittany Snow’s »

- Sasha Nova

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Girls Season 1

7 November 2012 10:22 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 11, 2012

Price: DVD $39.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $49.99

Studio: HBO Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video

HBO‘s acclaimed comedy TV show Girls was nominated for five Emmy Awards for its first season, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

The show stars relative newcomers Lena Dunham (The Innkeepers), Allison Williams (TV’s American Dreams), Jemima Kirke (Tiny Furniture) and Zosia Mamet (TV’s Parenthood) as twentysomethings trying to figure out life while living together in New York City and sharing their humiliations and, though fewer, triumphs.

Dunham created Girls and executive produces with Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) and Jenni Konner (TV’s Help Me Help You).

The show won an Emmy for its casting and was nominated for directing, the pilot’s script by Dunham and Dunham as lead actress.

The DVD comes with a bunch of special features:

“A Conversation With the Girls”“A Conversation With Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow”five audio commentaries with Apatow, »

- Sam

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USA Developing Legal Drama From Barry Schindel And David Semel

25 October 2012 4:44 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Law & Order alum Barry Schindel is back on the legal beat with Shadow Counsel, a drama for USA Network. Schindel is writing/executive producing and David Semel is directing/executive producing the project, from Universal Cable Prods. It centers on a former Army lawyer who, in order to crack an ongoing investigation, is recruited reluctantly by the FBI as a Shadow Counsel — a “secret” lawyer who operates in the shadows, completely off the record to circumvent existing roadblocks (hired attorneys, interrogators, etc) in classified cases. A former trial attorney for the New York City Legal Aid Society, Schindel segued to writing/producing and served as co-chairman of Gotham-based Kardana Films. He spent three years on Law & Order, rising to executive producer/showrunner. CAA-repped Schindel has done a couple of legal drama pilots, including NBC’s adaptation of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, which also was directed by Semel. Wme-repped »


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Pilot Scoop: Ghost Whisperer's David Conrad Joins Lifetime's The Secret Lives of Wives

23 October 2012 5:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ghost Whisperer‘s Jim and Melinda may be reunited… on the same network.

TVLine has learned that David Conrad, who on the late-’00s CBS drama played husband to Jennifer Love Hewitt (now of The Client List), has joined the cast of the tentatively titled Lifetime pilot The Secret Lives of Wives.

Related | Pilot Scoop: Sopranos Alum Drea de Matteo to Headline Lifetime Drama Stalkers

Conrad here will fill the series regular role of Wil, an erudite English lit professor who was nursed through a serious illness 15 year prior by his wife Michelle (played by Grey’s Anatomy‘s Kim Raver »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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CSI: NY Exclusive: Meet Lindsay's Charmed Dad

17 October 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Witchy women Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell share something in common with CSI: NY‘s Lindsay Messer.

James Read, who played the Charmed girls’ mortal maker, has been cast on the CBS crime drama as Lindsay’s father, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Robert Monroe will be introduced in the eighth episode of Season 9, airing in mid-November, when Lindsay returns home to Montana to visit her dad and deal with some issues from her past.

Photo | CSI: NY First Look: Check Out a Fresh Messer Family Portrait – New Lucy Included!

In addition to playing Charmed‘s Victor Bennett, Read’s TV credits include American Dreams, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Nycc 2012: Dark Horse Comics Unveils Comic Based on Naughty Dog's 'The Last of Us'

13 October 2012 3:15 PM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

Dark Horse Comics and the team behind Uncharted announced the 2013 comic series The Last of Us: American Dreams and an art book based on the upcoming survival horror game during New York Comic Con.

The series follows The Last of Us heroine Ellie in the ruins of the postpandemic world, serving as a prequel to the game. Here's how the publisher is describing the story:

Ellie, the heroine of The Last of Us, has grown up in a postpandemic world, shuttled between military orphanages in one of the last remaining quarantine zones and resigned to the fact that when she’s old enough, she’ll be channeled into the army or left to fend for herself—until she meets an older girl determined to find a third way out. American Dreams explores Ellie’s backstory and her first steps on the road that led her to her companion Joel.

The »

- Charles Webb

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New Images and Clips From Horror Film Sinister

9 October 2012 10:42 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Horror fans, listen up! The upcoming horror film, “Sinister,” has released new images and clips, and we’ve got them for you! The new images are more than just screen caps; they’re animated GIFs. Check them out below: The film stars Ethan Hawke (“Training Day,” “Dead Poets’ Society”), Juliet Rylance (“The Burl,” “Animal”), Fred Dalton Thompson (“Law And Order,” “Die Hard 2″) and James Ransone (“Inside Man,” “The Next Three Days”), and features Michael Hall D’Addario (“People Like Us,” “Are We There Yet?”), Clare Foley (“Win Win,” “Before I Sleep”), and Tavis Smiley (“American Dreams,” “Tavis Smiley”). Synopsis (via IMDb): Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a  [ Read More ]

The post New Images and Clips From Horror Film Sinister appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman get married

29 September 2012 8:08 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Anne Hathaway's next movie is "Les Miserables," but the guess here is she's the opposite of that right now -- because she got married Saturday (Sept. 29).

Hathaway and Adam Shulman were married Saturday evening in Big Sur, Calif., Celebuzz reports. The ceremony was held at a private residence in front of about 180 guests. Hathaway wore a custom-designed dress by Valentino.

Hathaway and Shulman, an actor ("American Dreams") and jewelry designer, began dating in 2008 and got engaged last November.

Hathaway is coming off "The Dark Knight Rises" and will next be seen in "Les Miserables," which hits theaters in December. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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"Pitch Perfect" Cast Talks Karaoke, Malaria and Their Hot (Literally) Nude Scene!

28 September 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

When we first saw the trailer for the new comedy "Pitch Perfect," we couldn't be more excited -- Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick, "American Dreams" hottie Brittany Snow, and the amazingly brilliant Aussie Rebel Wilson, starring in a tongue-in-cheek comedy about college a cappella groups? Sign us up!Thankfully, we weren't disappointed. The flick delivers all of the cheesy, fun moments you could hope for, along with some over-the-top comedy and pretty great musical numbers. Oh, and the cast is hysterical.toofab got a chance to sit down with several of the stars from the film, where we discussed karaoke, nudity, malaria (yes, malaria), and we laughed. A lot.Go-to karaoke song?Brittany: "'[No Diggity]'s always been my karaoke song, so when I heard that that song was in [the movie], I called all my friends at home you guys will never guess what I have to sing! ... I was so jealous that »

- tooFab Staff

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'Sons of Anarchy's' Johnny Lewis dies in bizarre double death

27 September 2012 7:03 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Actor Johnny Lewis, best known for playing prospect Kip "Half-Sack" Epps on FX drama "Sons of Anarchy" for two seasons, has died in Los Angeles in a bizarre incident, reports TMZ.

Law enforcement sources say the Los Angeles police found 28-year-old Lewis' body in a driveway of a home and the home's owner, an 81-year-old woman, was found dead inside, the victim of a homicide.

Neighbors say they heard the woman screaming, then saw a man outside her home attack two people with a piece of wood, before climbing onto the roof. The man has been identified as Lewis and it is as of yet unclear if he jumped or fell off the roof to his death. Lewis may have been renting a room from the woman and is suspected of killing her.

In addition to "Sons of Anarchy," Lewis also had recurring roles on "Boston Public," "American Dreams," "Quintuplets »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Pitch Perfect' Review: The Pros And Cons Of The A Capella Comedy

25 September 2012 11:29 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's nothing better than when a movie surprises you, and "Pitch Perfect," the giddy-good new competitive a cappella movie, is one of the year's biggest and best surprises. It might not seem like it, but "Pitch Perfect," with its nifty "Bring It On"-meets-"Glee" set-up, could be a sleeper hit for Universal. We will now run down the pitchy highs and baritone lows of "Pitch Perfect," which hits theaters next Friday, October 5. Pro: The movie's general "attitude" Our central character (played winningly by Anna Kendrick, from "Twilight" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World") is a moody aspiring deejay with a cutting wit, and the movie has a prickly edge that nicely compliments its squeaky-clean subject matter. Its roots are in John Hughes coming-of-age comedies and the aforementioned "Bring It On," but it errs on the side of borderline abrasiveness every time, and that, for once, is a very, very good thing. »

- Drew Taylor

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Sherri Cooper & Jennifer Levin Sign Overall Deal WIth CBS TV Studios

24 September 2012 11:18 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Levin, who wrote and are executive producing the CW’s Beauty And The Beast reboot, have signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios, the studio behind the freshman series. The two-year pact will include Cooper and Levin’s services as executive producers/co-showrunners on Beauty And The Beast, which they run with Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson. It also expands Cooper and Levin’s relationship with CBS Studios, where they had a two-script deal last season when they were also consulting on the studio’s freshman drama Unforgettable. They got both of their projects under that deal – Beauty And The Beast and Applebaum at CBS, which they co-wrote/exec produced — picked up to pilots, with one of them, Beast, making it to series. Wme-repped Cooper and Levin are not a formal writing team; they paired up for developing after working together on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters. »


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Army Wives Is Renewed — But Who Will Return?

21 September 2012 10:24 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lifetime has renewed Army Wives for Season 7, the network announced on Friday — not two weeks after the drama’s sixth season came to a close. Which Wives will return, though, is at this moment up in the air.

Related | Lifetime Casts American Dreams Alum Rachel Boston and Jenna Dewan in Witches of East End Pilot

Army Wives is a very special program,” Lifetime Evp Rob Sharenow said in touting the pick-up. “It’s rare to find a series that connects with viewers and resonates so powerfully after six straight seasons, and we couldn’t be prouder to have it return to Lifetime next year. »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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