4 items from 2012
Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA.s highest honor . the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union.s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the .finest ideals of the acting profession,. at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. Et, 7 p.m. Ct, 6 p.m. Mt and 5 p.m. Pt.
In making today.s announcement, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard said, .Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment. From his career-changing Broadway turn in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ and his deadpan humor in the Emmy® winning ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ to his unforgettable performance as Bert in ‘Mary Poppins,. he sets a high bar for actors. »
- Michelle McCue
Good news for Derf Backderf from San Diego Comic-Con: his autobiographical comic My Friend Dahmer has been optioned for a film adaptation. So even if there never is a movie made of this fine graphic novel, Backderf stands to see a pretty nice paycheck coming his way, and it always warms our hearts to see artists getting paid and paid well.
According to the article by The Hollywood Reporter, the producers are not looking to make a crass horror movie based upon the life and times of serial-killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, with whom Backderf attended high school. Rather, they seek to attain the same level of unflinching and disturbing coming-of-age story that Backderf brought to us in the book (which you should buy right now, if you haven’t already). Given their pedigree of more indie projects, these producers strike me as knowing what they’re doing.
At least, I certainly hope so. »
- Jimmy Callaway
She's been fired by every acting agency in town, refused an invite to Vanity Fair's Oscars bash, even pimps wouldn't fund her films … so how is Julie Delpy still making movies?
Julie Delpy wrote 2 Days In New York because it struck her, looking around, that most Hollywood romcoms were hilariously awful in their depictions of women her age. That is, women in their late 30s and early 40s. The Anistons and Barrymores who, on screen at least, are still "having the problems of a 25-year-old. Like, should I date him, should I not date him? Should I have sex with him but tell him I don't like him? Ok. I mean, I have friends who are still single, but even they don't ask themselves those kind of questions. They've evolved into something else."
- Emma Brockes
Week 1 of Season 14 was heralded as Dancing With the Stars‘ greatest-ever kickoff. Week 2 landed with an unexpected thud. And so it was anyone’s guess what to expect as the show headed into Week 3. Would last week’s cavalcade of missteps create an ugly avalanche, or would our latest crop of celebs make a triumphant collective comeback? And most importantly, how much (or how little) would William Levy wear?
Fret not, ballroom watchers! Free to choose the dances (and songs) that best represented the most memorable years of their lives, the 11 remaining couples offered up an emotionally charged night in the ballroom. »
- Team TVLine
4 items from 2012
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