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Nicole Kidman Shares First Photo of Meryl Streep on ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2

Nicole Kidman Shares First Photo of Meryl Streep on ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2
Meryl Streep has officially arrived in Monterey to join the cast of “Big Little Lies” for Season 2.

With the filming of the second season of the hit HBO series underway, Steep began shooting scenes as Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard) and mother-in-law of Nicole Kidman’s character. Streep’s involvement with the series was announced in January.

Kidman posted a picture on Instagram of Streep alongside Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti, who play her on-screen twin boys Josh and Max Wright. The caption said, “First day on the set with Meryl and ‘my’ darling boys! #BigLittleLies.
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'Big Little Lies' Twins Scored Five-Figure Deals for Season 1

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The adorable twins on "Big Little Lies" are already big shots when it comes to negotiating sweet deals in Hollywood. Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti were barely 7 years old back in 2015 when they each landed their roles on 'Bll' and each scored a $50k payout for season 1 ... this according to docs obtained by TMZ. Cameron and Nicholas -- now 10 years old -- play Josh and Max Wright ... the twin sons of Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård's characters.
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‘Alf’ Actor Michu Meszaros Dies at 76

‘Alf’ Actor Michu Meszaros Dies at 76
Michu Meszaros, an actor who brought the titular alien in ’80s sitcom “Alf” to life, has died. He was 76.

Meszaros was reportedly found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home about a week ago by his manager, Dennis Vargas, according to TMZ, which first reported the news. He apparently spent several days in a coma.

A GoFundMe page was recently launched to help Meszaros with medical expenses, as he struggled with health issues up until his death, and funeral costs. The organizer of the page, Richard Leo Lamotte, wrote on his Facebook page that the actor had died.

Meszaros, standing at just 2 feet 9 inches tall, was born in Hungary. He performed in the circus before heading to TV, and he was billed as the “smallest man in the world” as he worked in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the ’70s. He performed for the likes of Michael Jackson, who became good friends with Meszaros.

Meszaros’ biggest claim to fame, however, is “Alf.” The alien, voiced by Paul Fusco, was typically only shown from the waist-up, with puppeteers controlling his movements. For shots that required Alf’s whole body to be shown, though, Meszaros appeared on camera, wearing the full-body costume.

The popular NBC sitcom followed the furry alien who lived with an Earth family after crashing into their garage. The show also starred Anne Schedeen, Max Wright, Benji Gregory and Andrea Elson.

His additional TV credits include episodes of “Dear John” and “H.R. Pufnstuf,” and he also appeared in movies “Looks Who’s Talking” and “Big Top Pee-wee.”
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'Antiques Roadshow' -- 1870s Baseball Cards Found In NYC ... Worth $1 Million!

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Screw your 1989 Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck rookie card ... an old woman from Boston just learned her family's been sitting on a Million Dollar baseball card stash for more than 100 years! The woman -- who has not revealed her name -- went on PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" with a bunch of cards and memorabilia she inherited from her great-great-grandmother.  Turns out,  the booty was a collection of ultra-rare baseball cards featuring the 1871 Boston Red Stockings. The
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Interview: Co-Executive Producer Cindy Caponera of ‘Ground Floor’

Chicago – December 9th is the 2014 second season premiere of “Ground Floor,” the TBS workplace comedy featuring John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”), plus Skylar Astin and Briga Heelan (seen in the film “Pitch Perfect”). Chicago native Cindy Caponera is a writer and co-executive producer on the show.

In a variation on the “Slobs versus the Snobs” scenario, “Ground Floor” is set in a financial company that features a romance between an occupant of the upper floors – where the master-of-the-universe financial consultants hold court – and a worker on the “ground floor,” where the operations and maintenance crew resides. A big part of the hilarity is provided by John C. McGinley, playing a mentor character as in “Scrubs,” but in a softer and gently funny way. The chemistry between the featured couple, portrayed by Astin and Heelan, provides the conflict between the two parts of the company.

The Second Season of ‘Ground Floor’ Premieres December 9th,
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Daytime Emmy Awards: ‘Young and the Restless,’ ‘Ellen DeGeneres,’ Steve Harvey Among Top Winners at Raucous Ceremony (Full List)

Daytime Emmy Awards: ‘Young and the Restless,’ ‘Ellen DeGeneres,’ Steve Harvey Among Top Winners at Raucous Ceremony (Full List)
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Steve Harvey” grabbed the top talkshow wins while “The Young and the Restless” was named best drama series Sunday at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which proved to be a raucous affair as the kudocast grappled with the transition to a streaming-only format.

A high volume of no-shows among top winners and bumpy moments underscored the unusual nature of this year’s ceremony, which was unable to land a TV deal. At times, presenters struggled with their stage instructions and the camera work was jumpy. Without the timetable and content constraints of airing live on advertiser-supported TV, winners and presenters let the salty language fly, and some winners took their sweet time with acceptance remarks on the Beverly Hilton stage.

Host Kathy Griffin (pictured) and others made light of the situation. Griffin ended the nearly two-hour ceremony by walking on stage yelling “say goodnight!
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Discovery announces 'Jungle Gold' -- Exclusive Promo

Discovery announces 'Jungle Gold' -- Exclusive Promo
“Be nice to this guy, he’s got a shotgun.” That’ll grab your attention. Watch an exclusive promo below of the new Discovery series Jungle Gold, from the team behind the network’s top-rated show Gold Rush. Premiering Oct. 26, Jungle Gold follows two American men who risk their lives to strike it rich in Ghana, Africa’s second largest gold producing country. After losing everything in the real estate crash of 2008, Scott Lomu was planning to move his family into his father’s basement and George Wright was trying to save his home from foreclosure. Naturally, they decided mining
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First 'The Smurfs' and Now 'Alf' Gets a Movie

Hide your cats!

Hollywood continues to mine old '80s properties for 21st century reboots, even the most all-but-forgotten franchises such as "Alf," according to Heat Vision.

"Alf" (which stands for Alien Life Form, as explained by Max Wright's Willie Tanner in the pilot episode) followed the adventures of a furry wisecracking alien who came to live with a suburban family after crash-landing into their garage.

While never anything resembling great television,"Alf" got by on the charm of puppeteer Paul Fusco, who was also the series co-creator with Tom Patchett. "The show ended up airing for four seasons from 1986-1990.

Now, Alf is going to crash-land into some other garage as the star of a live-action/CG hybrid, a la last summer's "The Smurfs." In fact, the "Alf" movie comes courtesy of producer Jordan Kerner, who helped bring the Smurfs to the big screen. Both Patchett and Fusco are involved as well,
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Alf Movie Adaptation Lands at Sony Pictures Animation

The 1986 alien sitcom Alf (Alien Life Form) will be coming to the big screen as a CGI animated live-action hybrid. Sony Pictures animation just acquired the rights to the property, and it will be produced by Jordan Kerner, who brought the wonderfully awful big screen adaptation of The Smurfs. Hopefully the Alf movie will be a much better film adaptation. 

The story centers on a friendly furry alien creature, who crash lands on Earth and ends up shacking up with a suburban family named the Tanners. Of course he's being tracked down by the government as well. Alf is known for being a very sarcastic individual who loves to eat cats. 

The original series creators Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco will also serve as producers on the film. Fusco was also the puppeteer and voice of Alf on the series. As of right now, there is no writer or director attached to the project.
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Smurfs Producer Developing Alf Live-Action/CGI Feature Film for Sony Animation

Alf, the iconic American science fiction sitcom from the 1980's and 90's, is making the jump to the big screen with original voice actor and puppeteer Paul Fusco attached. The popular series followed Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed Alf (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class family in Los Angeles, California. The Tanners, consisting of of social worker Willie (Max Wright), his wife Kate (Anne Schedeen), their teenage daughter Lynn (Andrea Elson), younger son Brian (Benji Gregory), and their cat Lucky -- who Alf constantly tries to eat -- are unsure what to do so they hide Alf in their home from their friends, neighbors and the Alien Task Force (part of the U.S. Air Force) until he can repair his spacecraft. In...
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George Wright would fit in well to cinema's great escapes | Ryan Gilbey

On the run for 40 years, Wright's tale has what it takes for screen success. But such storytelling needs a conscientious approach

If the story of George Wright, the convicted murderer captured this week in Portugal after 40 years on the run, has not yet been optioned by an enterprising producer, then the film industry has really missed a trick. From a cinematic storytelling perspective, this tale has everything. Wright, who had participated in a spree of armed robberies, was imprisoned for the murder of the service station owner Walter Patterson in 1962, only to escape from the Bayside state prison farm in Leesburg, New Jersey, in 1970. Already you've got the heist movie and the prison break-out movie covered. That's a big market: expressed in mathematical terms the potential audience would be (fans of Bonnie and Clyde) + (fans of The Shawshank Redemption). And only a fool would rule out defenders of Buster.

But there's more.
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Game Interview: 'Just Cause 2' Producer George Wright

Recently, we spoke with George Wright, Associate Producer at Square-Enix London Studios, on the upcoming Action-Adventure game Just Cause 2, coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 on March 23. In the interview, Wright discusses several updates to the franchise including changes to the physics system, engine and grappling gun usage. Wright also tells us a few cool new features that will add to the overall game experience as well as one of his favorite achievements in the game. Check out the Interview now and see what you can look forward to on March 23: [jambovideo id="193960" wide="yes" /] Buy Just Cause 2 on the Xbox 360: Buy Just Cause 2 on the PS3:
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Max Headroom and The Norm Show Finally Coming to DVD from Shout! Factory

Max Headroom finally comes home to DVD Shout! Factory and Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., announced a multi-property alliance to bring the highly anticipated Warner Bros. television series Max Headroom and The Norm Show to the home entertainment marketplace. Under its multi-year agreement with Warner Home Video, Shout! Factory will be the exclusive media company to distribute Max Headroom and The Norm Show DVDs for home entertainment releases in the United States and Canada. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing.

Production has begun to develop a wide range of bonus content for Max Headroom: The Complete Series DVD box set, as well as re-transferring the episodes from the original elements to provide the highest picture quality.

"Max Headroom is a uniquely sought-after television property,
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Pacino Set For New York Stage

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Pacino Set For New York Stage
Al Pacino is set to wow theatregoers in his native New York - with a series of live performances in the city's Central Park next summer.

The Oscar winner is the headline act at 2010's Shakespeare in the Park series, playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice - a role he played on the big screen back in 2004.

Pacino will be joined by Law & Order stars Jesse L. Martin and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, No Reservations' Lily Rabe and actors actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Max Wright.

The Merchant of Venice will alternate on the Central Park stage with a production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

The Public Theater series will run from 9 June to 1 August.

Alf: The Furry Alien from Melmac that Just Won't Go Away

One of the more memorable and unusual TV shows of the 1980s was Alf. It centers around an alien named Gordon Shumway from the doomed planet Melmac. He crash lands his spaceship into the California garage of the Tanner family, who nickname him Alf (Alien Life Form). The cast of the show includes Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, and Benji Gregory, with John Lamotta, Liz Sheridan, Anne Meara, and Paul Dooley. The series ran on NBC for four seasons and 102 episodes.

Alf kept the Tanners quite busy as he was constantly breaking things, trying to eat their cat, and just overall being obnoxious. Filming on the show was apparently a lot to handle as well.

The production details of the series were kept relatively secret during the show's production. Once the series finished airing, many in the cast and crew have conceded that the series was a technical nightmare
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Author Gives Bubba New Dad

It's political publishing season. Except for maybe Mr. Potatoe Head Dan Quayle, there's some book about every could be/should be/would be/ used to be politician coming out. Ask me what's the next one. Ask. Just ask.


Don't ask.

It's "In Search of Bill Clinton." The St. Martin's job says Bill Blythe, the man Bill always believed is his father, isn't.

Like I said, don't ask.

Author's John D. Gartner, Ph.D. A Johns Hopkins University psychologist who sort of writes books and who sort of (pardon the phrase) lays Bubba out on the couch to explain him. Per this doc:

* William Jefferson Clinton's true pa was actually George Wright,
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