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Jesus Christ Superstar: Alice Cooper Cast in NBC's Live Easter Production

Jesus Christ Superstar: Alice Cooper Cast in NBC's Live Easter Production
Rock and roll legend Alice Cooper has been cast in Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, NBC’s forthcoming adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera set to air on Sunday, April 1 aka Easter.

The Hall of Fame singer-songwriter, known for such hits as “School’s Out” and “Billion Dollar Babies,” will take on the role of the flamboyant King Herod, the Peacock network announced on Friday. Also joining the production is five-time Tony Award nominated director David Leveaux.

RelatedNBC’s Live Bye Bye Birdie Musical Postponed Until 2018 — Find Out Why

Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend,
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Obscure Movie Characters I Love: Josh Mostel’s Principal Max Anderson from Billy Madison

In our second feature of “obscure movie character I love” I’d like to center our attention on actor Josh Mostel who you might remember from the movie City Slickers. He was one half of the faux Ben and Jerry’s team “Ira and Barry’s.” He’s the guy that played Barry Sholowitz. Mostel has 61 credits to his name and can certainly be in our “That guy actor” segment as well. But I’d like to focus on his character in Billy Madison. Mostel played none other than Principal Max Anderson who was the principal at the elementary school Billy Madison attended in

Obscure Movie Characters I Love: Josh Mostel’s Principal Max Anderson from Billy Madison
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John Sayles’ City Of Hope Screens at The Tivoli September 26th – The Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival

Money talks nobody walks.” As part of this year’s Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival – which runs from Sept. 23-Oct. 2, and whose theme is “E Pluribus Unum?” – Cinema St. Louis presents a free screening Monday, September 26 at 7 Pm of writer/director John Sayles’ masterful City Of Hope (1991), which compellingly explores the racial attitudes and socioeconomic forces that divide the citizens of the fictional (but all too realistic) Hudson City, N.J.

An ambitious, richly detailed panorama of a city in decline – and rapidly approaching crisis – City Of Hope addresses urban decay in the United States by poking around in Hudson City’s political garbage, turning over and exposing the contaminated dirt of patronage, bribery, and special interests, demonstrating how the toxins trickle down to the middle class and poor, seep into our attitudes, and poison our thoughts. The sprawling cast includes actors from the director’s informal stock company – Joe Morton,
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Joy to the world by Anne-Katrin Titze

Virginia Madsen at La Grenouille Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper shine in David O. Russell's Joy with Édgar Ramírez, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Dascha Polanco and Drena De Niro.

Two emotional centers of Joy, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen, also have their own family ties to two men, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, whom I encountered the day before. Ladd and Dern produced Laura Dern - Virginia and Michael Madsen are siblings.

Diane Ladd's It's A Wonderful Life moment: "Thank you for my wings." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

President of Fox 2000 Pictures, Elizabeth Gabler, Bob Balaban, Celia Weston, Tovah Feldshuh, Geoffrey Fletcher, Josh Mostel, Don Rosenfeld, Matt Budman, Neil Burger, Bruce Cohen, John Dilworth, Bob Dotson, Megan Ellison, Jimmy Picker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, CEO of The Mother Company, Abbie Schiller, Robert De Niro,
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Third Harry Potter Movie a Major Letdown. Is CGI Enough to Create On-Screen Magic?

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' poster. With Daniel Radcliffe. Rupert Grint. Emma Watson. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' quiz question: Does state-of-the-art CGI equal movie magic? (Oscar Movie Series) Alfonso Cuarón seems like an odd choice for director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment in the Harry Potter movie series. That is, if one thinks only of Cuarón's pre-Harry Potter sleeper hit, the François Truffaut-esque Y tu mamá también, while ignoring two of his earlier efforts, the critically acclaimed A Little Princess and the moderately respected Great Expectations. This time around, working with a reported $130 million budget (approx. $163 million in 2015), state-of-the-art special effects, and the Harry Potter franchise, Cuarón surely could do no wrong. At the box office, that is. For although Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is stylistically superior to Chris Columbus' previous work in the series,
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New Blue Bloods Season 5,Episode 13 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Blue Bloods" episode 13 of season 5. The episode is entitled, " Love Stories," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff take place in this one as the team has to now look into a case involving the murder of a hitman that was actually on the job at the time, and more. In the new, 13th episode press release: Danny and Baez will investigate the murder of a hitman who is shot on the job. Press release number 2: Danny and Baez are going to investigate when a homeowner shoots an intruder, only to find out that the intruder is a hitman. Also, a young attorney will attempt to bring justice to his mother who Erin put away on a murder charge 12 years ago. Guest stars feature: Joseph Siravo (Nicholas Bianco), Kathrine Narducci Anna Bianco
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Sliff 2014 Review – Growing Up And Other Lies

Growing Up And Other Lies screens as part of the 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival on Saturday, November 22 at 5:30 Pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre.

Get ticket information here.

Once again, a group of twnty-something best buds must face an uncertain future and enter adulthood in this comedy/drama from co-writers and directors Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs. Struggling artist Jake (Josh Larson) is going to throw in the towel (and his painting apron) on his NYC gallery dreams and move back to Ohio to help his ailing pop run the family factory. So what does he want to do on his last day in the Big Apple? Why he wants to walk all 260 blocks of Manhattan, from the farthest North point all the way to Lady Liberty. It’ll be a great, final bonding adventure for him and his three old room mates. Skipping a
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Don Murray At "Deadly Hero" Screenings In L.A. This Wednesday And Thursday

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On August 27 and 28, 2014, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles will be presenting a screening of Ivan Nagy’s 1975 film Deadly Hero. Advertised with the tag lines “A young girl knows the truth. Now that truth is haunting her, and someone is hunting her” and “Not since The French Connection and Death Wish has a movie moved so deep into the heart and soul of the big city”, Deadly Hero runs 102 minutes (the same length as The French Connection) and will be presented in 35mm. Deadly Hero stars Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones, Lilia Skala, Conchata Ferrell, Treat Williams and Josh Mostel.

The film will be screened at 7:30 pm on both nights. Actor Don Murray will be appearing in person following the 7:30 pm screening on August 27. Click here for tickets.

The New Beverly is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. The phone number is
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Blu-ray Release: Radio Days

Blu-ray Release Date: July 8, 2014

Price: Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Twilight Time

Writer-director Woody Allen’s (Broadway Danny Rose) tenderly nostalgic 1987 comedy Radio Days makes its Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time as the label continues to mine Woody’s catalog for high-definition release.

Radio Days is a vignette-packed memory piece about growing up in Brooklyn in the 1940s and it’s lovingly obsessed with the music, entertainment, and news of the wide world brought into every household via the magic of radio.

A young Allen surrogate (played by a teeny red-headed Seth Green) lives with his parents (Julie Kavner and Michael Tucker) and extended family in the wind-swept Rockaway neighborhood, their daily routines spiced by the glamour, excitement, thrills, and even occasional doses of grim reality coming to them over the airwaves.

Featuring a voiceover from Woody himself, the movie also stars Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby), Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters
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Slideshow: Exclusive Portraits at 2013’s The Hollywood Show

Previous | Image 1 of 25 | NextBarbara Eden of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ still enchants.

Chicago – Every fall in the Chicagoland area, it’s “The Hollywood Show.” This annual event showcases celebrities from TV and film, both current and from the nostalgic past, greeting fans and signing autographs. The September of 2013 show featured “I Dream of Jeannie” TV show personalities Barbara Eden and Bill Daily, plus notable cast reunions of TV’s “My Three Sons” and the 1973 film version of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

HollywoodChicago.com covered the event, and photographer Joe Arce put the show’s participants in front of the lens. “The Hollywood Show” will be back in Chicago in September, 2014. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. Barbara Eden’s hair by Angela Brasington. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

HOLSHOW1: Barbara Eden
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NBC Plans The Money Pit Series Based on the Tom Hanks Comedy

NBC Plans The Money Pit Series Based on the Tom Hanks Comedy
NBC is developing a new comedy series based on the 1986 feature The Money Pit, which starred Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Amblin Television will produce the film. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment was behind the original, now considered a cult classic.

Universal Television is co-producing, with former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer adapting the original screenplay by David Giler into a weekly series.

The plot will stay close to the original, which followed young couple Walter Fielding, Jr. and Anna Crowley Beissart Fielding as they proceed to buy a distress-sale mansion that quickly falls apart and destroys their relationship. Much of the humor in the movie came from the couple's attempts to fix the many problems found inside the mansion.

Justin Spitzer also has a Detroit auto company comedy set up at NBC, and another comedy in the works at USA Network called Start Up. If The Money Pit moves forward,
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Interviews: Barbara Feldon, Bernie Kopell ‘Get Smart’ at The Hollywood Show

Chicago – The TV show “Get Smart,” which had its original run on the NBC network from 1965-1970, was an oddball classic. Created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, the sitcom was a goofy satire on cold war politics of the 1960s, with a hapless operative named Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) working for the Control agency, spying against a foreign menace called Kaos. Barbara Feldon (Agent 99) and Bernie Kopell (Sigfried) were part of the supporting cast.

Feldon and Kopell were also part of The Hollywood Show, a two day gathering of favorite TV and movie stars to meet fans and sign autographs. The next show in Chicagoland will be at the Hilton Rosemont on September 7th and 8th, 2013 (details below the article). The Show will have over 30 celebrities in attendance, including Barbara Eden and Bill Daily (“I Dream of Jeannie”); Tippi Hedren (“The Birds”); Barry Livingston, Stanley Livingston and Tina Cole
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Interview: Loni Anderson on Her Career at ‘The Hollywood Show’

Chicago – To answer the musical question, “Baby, if you ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me?” there is the sublime Loni Anderson, who portrayed Jennifer Marlowe on the popular 1970s sitcom, “Wkrp in Cincinnati.” Anderson was an attendee of “The Hollywood Show,” which comes to Chicago again on September 7th and 8th, 2013.

Loni Anderson is much like her character on Wkrp – luminous, intelligent and with a unique perspective. She climbed the show business ladder herself, after having a first marriage and a child in her teens. After that marriage ended before her 21st birthday, she finished college at the University of Minnesota and started an acting career, taking roles on stage and in local and national commercials. After moving to Los Angeles in 1975, she dyed her jet black hair to blonde, and began a series of high profile appearances on familiar dramas and comedies of the era, including “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Police Woman.
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Teachers' Second Jobs: Educators Doing Double Duty From 'Varsity Blues' To 'Warrior' (Photos/Videos)

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With a slow economy and many spouses out of work, there's an enormous percentage of school teachers taking second jobs in recent years. That means the new Kevin James comedy, "Here Comes the Boom," is quite relevant. And not just for national financial reasons, but also for issues with the American education system as well. In the movie, James plays a biology teacher and former collegiate wrestler who returns to the ring for extra money as a mixed martial arts fighter in order to save his school's music program. It wasn't always like this. Searching through the history of cinema and television, we don't come up with a lot of teachers who needed extra income. Some of those who could compare to James's character include Principal Anderson (Josh Mostel) in “Billy Madison,” who was a wrestler before becoming an educator but not simultaneously. When discovered, Anderson was very embarrassed, though
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Big Daddy Blu-ray Hits High-Def Shelves November 9th

The Adam Sandler movie Big Daddy will be hitting Blu-ray for the first time on November 9. We don't have a cover art image or pricing details for this new high-def disc as of yet, but we'll be sure to update this story as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse, Leslie Mann and Rob Schneider.

Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) has spent his whole life avoiding responsibility. But when his girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's ready to grow up. In a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts five-year-old Julian (Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse) to impress her. She's not impressed... and he can't return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!

Special Features:

Two Music VideosGarbage Music VideoHBO First
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Black To Join One-Off 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Cast

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Black To Join One-Off 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Cast
Movie star Jack Black has signed on to play Biblical bad guy King Herod in a stage reunion of the cast of 1973 movie musical Jesus Christ Superstar. The original stars of the film, Ted Neeley and Yvonne Elliman, will team up with castmates for the August 13 benefit show in Hollywood. Black will replace Josh Mostel as Herod, while song and dance legend Ben Vereen will portray Judas Iscariot, a role that won him a Tony nomination in the Broadway show. Carl Anderson played Judas in Norman Jewison's film version.

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