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Watch: NBC Rebooting 'Hart to Hart' With a Gay Couple Is a Great Reason to Rewatch Adam Scott's Version

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Watch: NBC Rebooting 'Hart to Hart' With a Gay Couple Is a Great Reason to Rewatch Adam Scott's Version
Yesterday news broke that — because nothing dead can ever die — NBC was developing a new take on the 1980s series "Hart to Hart," but, in what does seem like an interesting twist, this version will center on a gay couple. The synopsis, according to Deadline: Written by Christopher Fife (Revenge, Private Practice), based on the Sidney Sheldon-created original, the new "Hart To Hart" is described as a modern and sexy retelling of the classic series that focuses on “by the book” attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman, who must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity. Here's the thing: There's already been a reboot of "Hart to Hart," and I don't know how NBC can possibly surpass it. In 2012, Adam Scott began his legendary attempts to create The Greatest Event in Television History for Adult Swim, the first of which was a shot-for-shot.
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A Gay Remake of Hart to Hart Would Be a Television First (or Would It?)

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A Gay Remake of Hart to Hart Would Be a Television First (or Would It?)
The Harts are going gay. Deadline reports that NBC is currently developing a gay remake of the early '80s ABC show Hart to Hart, which starred Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as jet-setting sleuths. In their stead would be Jonathan Hart and Dan Hartman, a crime-solving power couple with Hart as the straitlaced attorney, and Hartman as the freewheeling investigator. Opposites attract — even for gay people! Carol Mendelsohn, best known for producing the CSI franchise, is working on the show, alongside scriptwriter Christopher Fife (Revenge and Private Practice). The project is currently just in development, though, which means it's still a long way from getting a pilot — and, more specifically, becoming a full-fledged show on network television. However, if it surmounts all of those hurdles, NBC's Hart to Hart would be the first gay remake of a classic on a major network.As demographic shifts continue, it makes sense
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"Hart to Hart" Gets A Gay Remake

Sony TV and producer Carol Mendelsohn are developing a contemporary remake of classic series "Hart to Hart" but to center it around a gay couple.

Sidney Sheldon's original show ran from 1979-1984 and eight further telefilms were produced in the 1990s. The story followed a wealthy couple (Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers) who often acted as amateur detectives.

The new version is described as a modern and sexy retelling which teams attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman who balance action-packed crime-solving with newly found domesticity.

Christopher Fife will pen the project which Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz will executive produce. The show already has a script commitment plus penalty at NBC.

Source: Variety
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NBC Developing Gay Couple Remake of ‘Hart to Hart’

NBC Developing Gay Couple Remake of ‘Hart to Hart’
A “Hart to Hart” remake is in the works at NBC with a gay couple at the center, Variety has learned.

The project hails from producer Carol Mendelsohn and Sony TV, and is based on the ABC series that ran from 1979-1984 and starred Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers. Christopher Fife is on board to write, and will executive produce with Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz.

According to Variety sister site Deadline, who first broke the news, the new “Hart to Hart” is described as a modern and sexy retelling of the classic series that focuses on “by the book” attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman, who must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity.

The original drama was created by Sidney Sheldon and centered around Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who often acted as amateur detectives. The
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Hart to Hart: NBC Remaking Classic Series With Gay Crime-Solving Couple

Hart to Hart: NBC Remaking Classic Series With Gay Crime-Solving Couple
NBC is putting a modern spin on a small-screen classic.

Hart to Hart — the mystery drama, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, which ran on ABC from 1979 to 1984 — is being remade with a gay couple at the forefront, our sister site Deadline reports.

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NBC’s Hart is described as a “modern and sexy retelling” of the original, starring “by-the-book” attorney Jonathan Hart and “free-spirited investigator” Dan Hartman. The couple will struggle to balance their love of crime-solving with their love of one another.

Your thoughts on NBC’s new Hart?
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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'

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Songs on Screen: 'Streets of Fire's Lost Masterpiece 'I Can Dream About You'
Songs On Screen: All week HitFix will be featuring tributes by writers to their favorite musical moments from TV and film. Check out all the entries in the series here. When we talk about underrated directors, it's hard not to mention Walter Hill. Hill is an underrated director, the way Michael Ritchie and Peter Yates were underrated directors, the way Roger Donaldson, Joe Dante, and Fred Schepisi are underrated directors. They’re all underrated because it’s only when you look at their filmographies that the numbers start to total up and you realize, boy, he directed a lot of really good movies. In Hill’s case, that list includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours," "The Long Riders," "Southern Comfort,: "Hard Times," "Trespass," and "Wild Bill." Some great. Some solid. (My personal favorite of those is Hard Times, a pulpy film about bare-knuckle boxers in the Great Depression.) There were clunkers
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X Factor 2014 Fright Night playlist: We bleeding love it

All Hallow's Eve. Fright Night! The Americanisation of British culture continues apace with yet another Halloween special on The X Factor.

As ever, our friends at ITV have published the list of songs to be performed, as well as the artist who performed the version being covered.

Halloween classics 'Bat Out of Hell' and 'Thriller' are of course present and correct. 'Highway To Hell' is also suitably screamy.

'Relight My Fire' is the Take That/Lulu version rather than the Dan Hartman disco classic. We think it's allowed because Hell is fiery and that.

'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' gets in because of its spooky video, rather than the song itself.

Similarly, we're guessing 'Mad World' gets a pass because of Gary Jules's dark reworking for Richard Kelly's 2001 classic Donnie Darko, but Jay James will apparently be doing the bouncy Tears For Fears original.

'Bleeding Love'? For Halloween? We
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The 100 Greatest Lost Hits Of The 80's!

Back at the beginning of July in the daily Briefs, I started the Official snicks Top 100 Lost Hits of The 80's, spotlighting the 100 greatest minor hits of that decade. The songs you don't hear on any 80's nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty ... or top forty, and over the last five months I hope some of these forgotten gems may have rung a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provided a pop music history lesson.

Here is the complete list, including my favorite lost song of the decade. Thank you for taking this 80's road trip with me ... but it's not over yet! I'll be featuring a new Lost Hit once a week in the Wednesday Briefs, so the history lesson will continue!

Let the countdown commence, and remember ... keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars!

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AfterElton Briefs: Queen Latifah Revokes Anderson's Gay Card, Sam Champion Makes It Official, and Growing Up Gay and Amish

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"Here's your 47%!"

Thanks to virgo108 for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Michael Arden (above) is 30, Aaron and Shawn Ashmore are 33, Dan Savage is 48, Judy Landers is 54, John Mellencamp is 61, Joy Behar is 70, Jesse Eisenberg is 29, Thomas Roberts is 40, Clive Barker is 60, and Kate Winslet is 37. Queen Latifah revokes Anderson's gay card. Growing up gay and Amish. There's no shame in retiring, sir. The sooner, the better.In ratings news, if you're a fan of ABC's Last Resort ... sorry.Big congrats to Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion, who has announced his engagement to now-fiance Rubem Robierb. Is this the first time he's publicly confirmed being gay?
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30 ads where music made the difference – and why agencies should think of music first, not last

Music can make an average ad great. So why, Robin Hicks asks, is music the last thing a creative thinks about when writing an ad?

My favourite TV ad of the year so far is the Let Yourself Go spot for Kangaroo Island.

When it didn’t win Mumbrella’s Ad of the Month for March (it came third) I felt aggrieved for the agency that made it. But less so a week later when it emerged that the agency had paid celebrities to tweet nice things about its work.

Let Yourself Go is a stunning spot with lots of pretty images. But it would probably have had a similar effect on me if I’d watched a blank screen for 60 seconds.

John Baker of Adelaide ad agency Kwp!, which made the ad, told me that the music (Rise by Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder) “is 50% of the communication”. For me,
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Coles reworks disco classic ‘Instant Replay’ for credit card launch

Coles has reworked a version of 70′s disco track ‘Instant Replay’ for the launch of its new credit card.

The Coles version of the Dan Hartman classic replaces the word ‘Replay’ with ‘Reward’, alerting its customers to the ten dollars they will save on groceries when using the Coles MasterCard.

The ad was created by Ted Horton’s Big Red Agency, and breaks at the same time as Woolworths launched an ad to fight back against Coles in the freshness stakes.

Jon Church, Coles’ comms director, said: “It’s a bit of fun and in an otherwise fairly vanilla personal finance market should stand out. It’s a great product which we’re keen to shout about and a good example of the Coles brand ‘quality that costs less’ message stretching beyond food.”
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Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead

Montrose, 64, played with Sammy Hagar, Van Morrison.

By Gil Kaufman

Ronnie Montrose

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Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who played on recordings from a wide variety of rock artists over a 40-year career, died on Saturday at age 64 after a long battle with prostate cancer.

A tribute posted on his official website read, "A few months ago, we held a surprise party for Ronnie Montrose's 64th birthday. He gave an impromptu speech, and told us that after a long life, filled with joy and hardship, he didn't take any of our love for granted. He passed today. He'd battled cancer, and staved off old age for long enough. And true to form, he chose his own exit the way he chose his own life. We miss him already, but we're glad to have shared with him while we could."

Born in San Francisco on November 29, 1947, Montrose picked up the
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AfterElton Briefs: Goodbye to a Disco Legend, Cuddlybear Will Return, Russell Simmons Honored by GLAAD, and More!

Dance music legend Loleatta Holloway passed away yesterday at the age of 64. Among her disco classics are "Hit and Run" and "Love Sensation," the latter of which was used in Marky Mark's 90's smash "Good Vibrations." My favorite was her collaboration with Dan Hartman on "Relight My Fire." She will be missed. The news we've been anxiously waiting for has arrived. TNT has officially renewed Southland for a ten-episode fourth season. This Kylie flash mob at the Sydney Opera House is incredible. it builds slowly until it hits a crescendo of utter joy.

Swedish TV is set to air a new series based on It Gets Better, and their inspiration was Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns. One person can make a difference. Matthew Morrison has revealed that he and Gwyneth Paltrow will duet on "Over the Rainbow" for his upcoming solo album. This is what it sounds like when the bluebirds cry.
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10 fairly groovy, mostly forgotten songs from the movies

For every classic theme song, a dozen are seemingly forgotten. Here’s our list of ten movie tunes that deserve to be rediscovered…

It seems like every studio-released movie today comes pre-packaged with a shiny soundtrack (Iron Man 2's AC/DC fest is a riff on 1986's Maximum Overdrive).

Sometimes a big hit emerges from the mix, but most often, songs used to promote the film in another venue, say iTunes, quickly disappear into the ether.

Gone, but not entirely forgotten, most, if not all, of the following songs from movies have found their way to the afterlife of YouTube.

Here are ten top tunes to seek out...

Sweet Talkin' Candy Man (Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls)

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls features the usual perks of a Russ Meyer flick (including a star turn by Dolly Read), great rapid-fire editing, and boasts a script full of quotable lines by Roger Ebert.
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