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Ross Gallichotte Dies at 63; Art Director Worked on Universal Theme Parks

20 April 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Art Director and set designer Ross Gallichotte died of a heart attack at his home in Palmdale, Calif. on April 7. He was 63.

He was one of five architects who designed Universal’s theme park in Japan, and he was the architect for the New York street location in the Florida theme park and also worked as architect and set designer at the studio’s theme parks in Malaysia and California.

He worked for Stephen J. Cannell Productions for many years and also for Aaron Spelling Productions.

His credits as art director include television series “Hunter” and “The Father Dowling Mysteries.” As a set designer he worked on the films “Red Dawn” (1984), “Fright Night” (1985), “Rocky IV” (1985), “Over the Top” (1987) and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) as well as on the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.”

Gallichotte is survived by his parents; four brothers; and a sister. A date »

- Variety Staff

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James Best, Sheriff on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ Dies at 88

7 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Best, a character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died in Hickory, N.C., on April 6 from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979-85. Best also voiced the character of Sheriff Coltrane on the 1983 animated series “The Dukes,” reprised the role for reunion movies in 1997 and 2000 and again voiced the character for videogames in 1999 and 2004.

Best was set to appear in the movie “Old Soldiers,” also starring Jake Busey, Doris Roberts, Rance Howard, Hugh O’Brian and Clifton James, but that movie is reported to be in pre-production. Best’s most recent completed project was the 2013 TV movie “The Sweeter Side of Life.”

The actor played the sheriff in the beloved 1972 Martin Ritt film “Sounder,” appeared in 1976 film “Ode to Billy Joe,” had a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich’s “Nickelodeon »

- Carmel Dagan

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James Best, Sheriff on ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ Dies at 88

7 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Best, a character actor best known for his role as bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on CBS comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died in Hickory, N.C., on April 6 from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

The Dukes of Hazzard” ran from 1979-85. Best also voiced the character of Sheriff Coltrane on the 1983 animated series “The Dukes,” reprised the role for reunion movies in 1997 and 2000 and again voiced the character for videogames in 1999 and 2004.

Best was set to appear in the movie “Old Soldiers,” also starring Jake Busey, Doris Roberts, Rance Howard, Hugh O’Brian and Clifton James, but that movie is reported to be in pre-production. Best’s most recent completed project was the 2013 TV movie “The Sweeter Side of Life.”

The actor played the sheriff in the beloved 1972 Martin Ritt film “Sounder,” appeared in 1976 film “Ode to Billy Joe,” had a supporting role in Peter Bogdanovich’s “Nickelodeon »

- Carmel Dagan

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Passes Away at 88

7 April 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Best, who played the memorable Sherrif Roscoe P. Coltrane on the hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, passed away yesterday at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. The actor played Roscoe P. Coltrane, the longtime rival to the Duke brothers, on all seven seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard, which ran from 1979 to 1985.

The actor was raised in Indiana and ended up moving to New York after serving in World War II. He found work as a fashion model which lead to him being discoverd by a casting agent. He became a contract player for Universal Pictures. He appeared in a number of films throughout the 1950s such as Winchester '73 alongside James Stewart and The Cimarron Kid with Audie Murphy. He ended up working in both TV and film throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, appearing in notable episodes of The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train and Have Gun - Will Travel, »

- MovieWeb

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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star James Best Dead at 88

7 April 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Actor James Best, who played hapless Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane for six seasons on the hit CBS series The Dukes of Hazzard, died Monday, April 6th, in hospice care in Hickory, North Carolina. According to the Charlotte Observer, Best died from complications of pneumonia. He was 88.

Best was born Jules Guy in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the youngest of nine children. His mother, who died when he was three, was the sister of Ike Everly, the father of music duo the Everly Brothers. After her death, the child was adopted and raised in Indiana. »

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Watch: Broken Lizard Gets Police Training Again for 'Super Troopers 2'

7 April 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It only took 24 hours for Broken Lizard to round up the $2 million they needed from an Indiegogo campaign in order to make Super Troopers 2 a reality. In fact, the campaign is still going now and has rounded up over $3.3 million, and you can still contribute if you haven't already. And to keep the hype around their indie comedy sequel going, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske all got together to get some police training again to prepare for the film. After all, it's been 14 years since the gang suited up to deliver justice and speeding tickets, so they surely need it. Here's the cast of Super Troopers 2 getting some police training (via Funny or Die): Super Troopers 2 is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (The Dukes of Hazzard, Super Troopers) and written by Broken Lizard. The film completed funding in March for the »

- Ethan Anderton

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James Best Dead -- 'Dukes of Hazzard' Sheriff Dead at 88

7 April 2015 6:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

James Best -- who famously played bumbling Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" -- died Monday night at age 88.  Best passed in a hospice facility following a brief illness and complications from pneumonia, a close friend told the Charlotte Observer. In addition to his role on "Hazzard," Best appeared on several classic shows, including, "Gunsmoke," "Mod Squad," "I Spy," "Bonanza," "Perry Mason" and "Rawhide." Best formed an acting school in the ' »

- TMZ Staff

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Fast & Furious 7 (aka Furious 7) movie review: head-on vehicular hard-on

30 March 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Too long, too convoluted, too sentimental, and too ridiculous. Some will say those are its good points. Will they embrace the homoeroticism too? I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): mostly not a fan of the series

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

We are through the looking glass here, people. We have reached peak Hollywood. There is nothing negative anyone can say about Furious 7 (aka Fast & Furious 7) that cannot be taken as a positive. There is the “review-proof movie” that will gather a massive audience no matter what we egghead critics think of it, and then there’s the movie that is actually hardened against reviews like it’s coated in Teflon: scoffing just slides right off it.

I could say that this is the kind of movie in which, when someone says to a child who has just tossed a toy, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Thunderbirds Are Go! voice cast interviews

29 March 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new voice cast of ITV's Thunderbirds Are Go!, starting on Saturday the 4th of April, tell us about the updated version of the show...

Returning to the small screen, just in time for its 50th anniversary, is the much-loved television series, Thunderbirds. Under the moniker of Thunderbirds Are Go!, the puppets have been replaced by computer-generated realisations of the original characters but the model and standing sets remain - courtesy of Weta in New Zealand (The Lord Of The Rings).

Den of Geek sat down with the voice cast who were all very enthusiastic and excited to see their work finally hit screens across the world. Taking part in the interviews were: Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game Of Thrones) who plays John Tracy; Rasmus Hardiker (Lead BalloonBlack Mirror), Alan and Scott Tracy; David Menkin, Virgil and Gordon Tracy; Sandra Dickinson (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), Grandma Tracy; Angel Coulby »

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'Smallville' Pa Kent Better Than 'Man of Steel' Says John Schneider

14 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Former The Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider can breathe easy knowing that Pa Kent won't be featured, as far as we know, in the upcoming Man of Steel follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor portrayed Clark Kent's adoptive father Jonathan on Smallville. Having some ownership over the iconic DC character, he doesn't mind saying his is the best version yet, and possibly ever.

John Schneider doesn't have a problem with Kevin Costner or his performance in Man of Steel. His problems lie within the writing of the character itself. Even though there is a long list of actors who have played Johnathan Kent throughout the years, John Schneider truly believes that the writers of Smallville were able to capture the true essence of the character better than anyone before or after. He explains:

"I love Kevin, I love what Kevin does. I didn't care for the fact that they wanted. »

- MovieWeb

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Jessica Simpson Is Back In Daisy Dukes (And Looks Even Better!) a Decade Later

4 March 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jessica Simpson has clearly been successful at keeping the weight off.

The 34-year-old fashion mogul recently unveiled her Spring 2015 campaign for The Jessica Simpson Collection, showing a whole lot of leg in denim daisy dukes and a pair of fringe heels. Shot in Sedona, Ariz., Jessica looks amazing posing for famed photographer Gilles Bensimon.

Photos: Jessica Simpson's Best Instagram Pics

Her outfit is even more notable given that it was almost 10 years ago when Jessica famously donned a pair of daisy dukes for her role as Daisy in 2005's The Dukes of Hazzard.

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It's safe to say Jessica looks even better than she did a decade ago!

And she certainly seems to be having the time of her life.

Jessica -- whose notorious 70-pound weight gain when she became pregnant with her first child, Maxwell, made for some very unkind headlines -- recently dished on just how she was able to shed the weight »

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Wizard World Raleigh Variant Cover for The Walking Dead #1 Features Dean Haspiel Artwork

4 March 2015 8:38 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As relentless as the living dead can be, humans are still more dangerous in the world of The Walking Dead. That belief is mirrored in Skybound's new edition of The Walking Dead #1 that will be available to Wizard World Raleigh attendees later this month. The cover features new artwork from Billy Dogma creator Dean Haspiel and showcases a familiar face for fans of both the comic book series and the TV show, though what's thrust in front of him is something only the former may recognize.

Press Release - "Raleigh, N.C., March 2, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Billy Dogma creator Dean Haspiel has drawn the sixth in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at the inaugural Wizard World Comic Con Raleigh, »

- Derek Anderson

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Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

26 February 2015 11:42 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Some of the greatest (or at least heavily favored) American television shows got the big screen treatment when they were selected to have their small screen following turn into a cinematic experience. Unfortunately, for every beloved nostalgic television show that translated successfully in movie theaters (The Brady Bunch MovieStar Trek, Batman, etc.) there are boob tube stinkers that overtake the good crop. Sure, there are middle-of-the-road movie adaptations of television programs that have a mixed bag reception (1997’s Leave It To Beaver, 1987’s Dragnet, 2012’s Dark Shadows, etc.). Nevertheless, it is always the unflattering fare that receive the bulk of the attention (do you register, 1999’s The Wild, Wild West ?).

In Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows we will take a look at the top ten televised offenders that dared to venture into cinema’s stratosphere only to end up floating down shamefully »

- Frank Ochieng

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Willie Nelson and Bono Team for Miraculous Movie

18 February 2015 1:40 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Willie Nelson's "Luck, Texas" — the Old West film set that sits on a corner of his sprawling Hill Country ranch — is opening its saloon doors to Hollywood once again. Waiting for the Miracle to Come, a fantasy adventure flick starring the country icon in one of its lead roles, will be filmed in the same Lone Star spot built for 1986's Red Headed Stranger, with production set to begin in March.

Written and directed by Australian filmmaker Lian Lunson, Waiting for the Miracle to Come is about a young girl, »

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Kim Richards Returns to Acting with Revenge - Watch the Clip

23 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before the catfights and controversy of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards was a celebrated child actress. Now, the reality star is back with a guest-starring role on ABC's Revenge. In the episode, airing Sunday, Richards plays Stephanie, a socialite pal of Victoria Grayson's who is also a member of Nolan Ryan's beach club. Richards, 50, began her career in the early 1970s, playing Prudence Everett in the hit TV show, The Nanny and the Professor. She later had roles on Little House on the Prairie, The Love Boat and The Dukes of Hazzard, as well as a »

- Aili Nahas, @ailinahas

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