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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

6 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his »

- Richard Natale

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Don Rickles, Legendary Insult Comic, Dies at 90

6 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90.

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases »

- Richard Natale

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Taken Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Ready

6 March 2017 8:00 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

For someone who has spent years in the military, Bryan Mills still has a lot to learn about being a team player.

That's one clear takeaway from his first missions as a member of Christina's super-secret, covert-ops team on Taken Season 1 Episode 2.

It's pretty obvious from the beginning that Bryan was still haunted by his sister Cali's death, and that's going to get in the way of effectively doing his job.

Hell, he would have beaten a man to death during a training mission if others hadn't stepped in.

Dave: He's not a real terrorist. He's Delta Force playing a terrorist.

Bryan: I got the hostage. Easy. I got this.

Delta Force Guy: There's something wrong with you, in the head.

Christina: Let's just say he's still a work in progress.

Permalink: Let's just say he's still a work in progress. Added: February 26, 2017

Christina rightfully sidelined him for that stunt. »

- Dale McGarrigle

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Dennis Haysbert to Star in NBC’s ‘Reverie’ Pilot

23 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dennis Haysbert has signed onto NBC’s virtual reality thriller “Reverie,” co-starring with Sarah Shahi, Variety has learned.

Reverie” is a drama about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Shahi will play that former detective, and Haysbert will play Charlie Ventana, an ex chief of police who started his own security company and now works as a liaison for the company, Reverie, a customizable virtual reality program. He hires Mara Kint (Shahi), his former hostage negotiator who quit after a personal tragedy, to enter the consciousness of one of the comatose users in the hopes that she can negotiate his journey back to real life. Charlie knows Mara’s story well and has utmost faith in her, but the pressure is on to keep Reverie alive.

Haysbert starred on “24” and “The Unit,” among »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Dennis Haysbert To Star In NBC’s Virtual Reality Thriller Drama Pilot ‘Reverie’

23 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Former The Unit and 24 star Dennis Haysbert is set as the male lead opposite Sarah Shahi in NBC's drama pilot Reverie, from the Extant team of creator Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV. Penned by Fisher, Reverie is described as a grounded and dramatic thriller that centers on Mara (Shahi), a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences. Haysbert will play… »

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CBS Orders Crime Drama Pilot ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

9 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has given a pilot order to “Wisdom of the Crowd,” a drama from writer and executive producer Ted Humphrey.

Based on the Israeli television series of the same name, “Wisdom of the Crowd” is described as telling the story of a tech innovator who, inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, creates a cutting edge crowdsourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco.

Humphrey is a veteran of CBS drama “The Good Wife” whose other television credits include “The Unit,” “Shark,” “The Nine,” and “Dr. Vegas.”

Also serving as executive producers are Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan of Keshet Media Group, Dror Mishani, and Shira Hadad.

CBS Television Studios is producing in association with Universal Television.

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- Daniel Holloway

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Fist Fight In St. Louis

6 February 2017 7:32 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way in the comedy Fist Fight, directed by Richie Keen (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) – in theaters February 17!

On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland (Cube), who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire and ends up becoming the very thing this school, and Campbell, needed.

Fist Fight also stars Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Jillian Bell (“22 Jump Street”), Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Dennis Haysbert (“The Unit”), and JoAnna Garcia Swisher »

- Movie Geeks

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‘Incorporated,’ ’24’ Star Dennis Haysbert: ‘We Are Nosediving Into This Dystopian World’

12 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After key roles in “24” and “The Unit,” Dennis Haysbert returns to series television in Syfy’s new dystopian drama “Incorporated,” about a world altered by climate change. Haysbert spoke with Variety about the show, which was created by brothers David and Àlex Pastor and executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Also on tap for Haysbert are several films, including the Warner Bros. comedy “Fist Fight,” with Christina Hendricks and Ice Cube.

How did you get involved with “Incorporated”? 

They offered it to me, and I enjoyed the script. I saw growth potential in it. And I liked the pedigree — I knew that it was going to be a quality project. I love sci-fi; I was excited about that. My character, Julian, is a detective, a grand inquisitor.

What kind of developments can we expect from Julian? 

I think you can safely say that there’s an evolution of Julian through the rest of the season »

- Sarah Ahern

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