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Joseph Campanella Dead at 93

Actor Joseph Campanella died on Wednesday, May 16. He was 93.

Campanella, who received a Tony Award nomination in 1962 for best supporting actor for his performance in "A Gift of Time" along with Emmy nominations for Days of our Lives and Mannix, died of natural causes, his daughter-in-law, Sandy Campanella, said.

Campanella received his first Emmy Award nomination for playing private eye Joe Mannix's boss on the first season of the 1967-75 CBS series Mannix. His character's name, Lew Wickersham, was a sly reference to then-McA head Lew Wasserman and Lankershim Boulevard, an entryway to Universal Studios.

However, Intertect, the heartless crime-fighting corporation that Wickersham headed, was written out after the first season as Mannix (Mike Connors) went out on his own, and Campanella's contract was not renewed.

The actor also appeared in the recurring role of Ed Cooper, the ex-husband and father on CBS' One Day at a Time,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Unseen (1980)

Not everyone owns a Steinmann, or has seen one for that matter. They are an acquired taste, much like doing a deep scrub on your tongue with a Brillo pad, or massaging pickle juice into your eyes. They’re not for everyone, is what I’m saying. I’m of course referring to writer/director Danny Steinmann, former porn auteur (and still quite dead), helmer of Savage Streets (1984), Friday the 13th: Roy’s Boy (‘85), and today’s topic of discussion, The Unseen (1980). To say that a film about a killer inbred man-baby is his subtlest work is testament to his next level commitment for producing entertaining sleaze. Were it not for bad taste, he wouldn’t have shown any at all.

Released in Japan and Denmark in late ’80 with a September ’81 rollout stateside from World Northal, The Unseen came and went, well, unseen by most. Steinmann himself disowned it; he
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Lee Majors Remembers His Bionic Days as 'The Six Million Dollar Man' (Exclusive)

Col. Steve Austin, astronaut, survived the catastrophic crash of a test vehicle, and even went up against Bigfoot without breaking a sweat. But now — at this moment in time — he actually looks nervous. And it’s not a nervousness born out of another mission that, given his bionically-enhanced arm, legs and eye, only he can pull off to save the world from destruction. These are the nerves of the actor who played him, Lee Majors, The Six Million Dollar Man himself, who is getting ready for his first appearance at a comic/media convention. “I’ve never done one before,” he admits to me not long before appearing at the the Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con in New York back in October of 2010. “I just hope they all like me… I don’t want the crazies.” He lets out a short laugh at that, but isn’t entirely convincing.
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Blu-ray Review – Scalpel (1977)

Scalpel, 1977.

Directed by John Grissmer.

Starring Robert Lansing, Judith Chapman, Arlen Dean Snyder, David Scarroll, and Sandy Martin.

Synopsis:

A psychopathic plastic surgeon tries to claim a huge inheritance by transforming the face of an accident victim into that of his missing daughter.

John Grissmer’s debut feature Scalpel is an odd one. Odd because, on the surface, the plot is so ludicrous that you’d expect it would be some sort of grindhouse splatter-fest where mad surgeons are carving victims faces up with maniacal glee and flinging the dead flesh at the camera; after all, back in the mid 1970s (the film was made in 1975 but not released until 1977) the practice of plastic surgery was reserved solely for unfortunate accident victims or the extremely rich and not something mainstream audiences had regular access to so it carried about it a bit of mystery. But dig beneath the surface – or
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Shooter Renewed for (Bigger) Season 3

Shooter Renewed for (Bigger) Season 3
USA Network’s Shooter is reloading for a third (and slightly bigger) round, series lead Ryan Phillippe announced via social media on Monday.

The pick-up news comes three months after the ersatz finale of Season 2, which was truncated by Philippe’s broken leg. TVLine has learned that Season 3 will run 13 episodes versus the usual 10 (presumably to make up for/fold in the two that got lopped off of this past summer’s run).

In Season 3, which will be based loosely on Black Light (the second book in the Bob Lee Swagger
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Mr. Robot Recap: Are You Sure You Want to Delete This File?

Mr. Robot Recap: Are You Sure You Want to Delete This File?
Need to catch up? Check out our previous Mr. Robot recap here.

Mr. Robot‘s Elliot cleaned house this week, scrubbing away his past… and seriously questioning his future.

After a quick flashback to Elliot as a kid with his dad at the movie theater, we catch up with him three weeks after the coordinated E Corp explosions: He’s holed up in his apartment, destroying any trace of Trenton and Mobley (R.I.P.) on his hard drive. Darlene asks him to reach out to Angela, but Elliot is too busy blaming himself for the carnage — and for Mr. Robot
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Meghan Markle's Suits Exit Confirmed

Meghan Markle's Suits Exit Confirmed
It’s official: She’s leaving Pearson Specter Litt… and joining the royal family.

Following the announcement of her engagement to the UK’s Prince Harry, Meghan Markle is indeed leaving the cast of the USA drama Suits, the network confirmed on Tuesday. Markle, who has played paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane since the show’s pilot, “will depart from USA’s legal drama at the end of Season 7, which returns to the network in early 2018,” per the official statement.

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Markle’s exit was first reported a few weeks back,
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Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan

Performer of the Week: Chris Sullivan
The Performer | Chris Sullivan

The Show | This Is Us

The Episode | “Number Two” (Nov. 21)

The Performance | Going through a heartbreak is painful. Being the person supporting someone going through a heartbreak — while simultaneously experiencing your own major emotional pain — can be worse. And in Tuesday’s This Is Us, Sullivan did a first-rate job of conveying just how hard Toby was working to comfort Kate after her miscarriage.

The NBC series often relies on Sullivan for comic relief, especially in the midst of Pearson family turmoil (and to varied effect). But when it was time for upset and disappointment in Toby’s own family,
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Ratings: Charlie Brown Leads Quiet Thanksgiving Eve, CBS Dramas Steady

ABC’s broadcast of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving this Wednesday drew 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating, down 7 and 15 percent from last year but still leading the night in the demo.

Closing the network’s night, leading out of sitcom reruns, a special 20/20 did 3.6 mil and a 0.8.

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Over on all-originals CBS, Survivor (7.4 mil/1.4) slipped to season lows yet drew the night’s biggest audience, while Seal Team (7 mil/1.1) and Criminal Minds (6.3 mil/1.0) managed to hold steady.

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Elsewhere,
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Ben Bates Dies: ‘Gunsmoke’ Stunt Double was 84

Stunt double Ben Bates, best known for his work substituting for Gunsmoke star James Arness for more than 25 years, died Oct. 4 in Sun City, California, according to his family. He was 84. Bates’s long career included doubling spots for the television series How the West Was Won (for which he was also a stunt coordinator), McClain’s Law, Bosom Buddies, The Fall Guy and Matt Houston. He also appeared in the film The Legend of the Lone Ranger and the TV movies The Alamo: Thi…
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You're the Worst Ep on Jimmy's Trailer Park Adventure, Gretchen's Meltdown and [Spoiler's] 'Super Villain' Return

You're the Worst Ep on Jimmy's Trailer Park Adventure, Gretchen's Meltdown and [Spoiler's] 'Super Villain' Return
Warning: This post contains spoilers from Wednesday’s You’re the Worst season premiere.

If You’re the Worst is actually just a competition to see which character is truly the worst, Jimmy raced out to an early lead in Wednesday’s Season 4 premiere.

The Fxx comedy’s two-part premiere revealed how Jimmy and Gretchen reacted to him proposing to, and then abandoning, her in last season’s finale: Jimmy ran away and hid in a dusty trailer park for three months, watching The Fall Guy DVDs and drinking whiskey with a surly old neighbor (Justified‘s Raymond J. Barry
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R.I.P. Sonny Landham (1941 – 2017)

Actor Sonny Landham, best known for his role as Native American tracker Billy Sole in 1987’s action classic Predator, has passed away from congestive heart failure, aged 76.

Landham began his career working in X-rated movies in the 1970s, before making his mainstream film debut in Walter Hill’s The Warriors in 1979.

In addition to Predator, Landham’s big screen credits includes roles in the likes of Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs., Action Jackson, Lock Up and Best of the Best 2, as well as guest appearances in the TV shows The A-Team, The Fall Guy and Miami Vice.
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Sonny Landham, Action Star of Predator, 48 Hours Dies at 76

Sonny Landham, Action Star of Predator, 48 Hours Dies at 76
Native American actor Sonny Landham, who portrayed Billy Sole in 1987's Predator, has sadly passed away at the age of 76. Landham was part Seminole and Cherokee and starred along side Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator as well as roles in 48 Hrs. where he portrayed Billy Bear, The Warriors, Poltergeist, and Firewalker where he starred alongside Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr. In addition to being an actor, Landham was also a professional stuntman and ran for political office in Kentucky, following the lead of fellow Predator stars Schwarzenegger and Jessie Ventura who became the governor of California and Minnesota, respectively.

Variety reports that the Sonny Landham died on Thursday at the age of 76 from congestive heart failure in Lexington, Kentucky. The actor had pretty much stopped acting in recent years and dedicated much of his time to politics, but never succeeded in holding office after not being able to obtain the
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Competition: Win ‘Do You Believe?’ on DVD

To celebrate the release of Do You Believe? – on digital and DVD 4th September – we are giving away a DVD courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. An A-list cast team up with the makers of the hit film God’s Not Dead for a multi-layered examination of faith and redemption in the modern world.

The writer and director of the hit film God’s Not Dead (which grossed over $60million) have come up with another fresh and bold examination of faith in the modern world in Do You Believe?, featuring an outstanding, all-star cast including Sean Astin, Mira Sorvino, Delroy Lindo, Brian Bosworth, Cybill Shepherd and even The Fall Guy and The Six Million Dollar Man himself, Lee Majors.

Starring the brilliant, and underrated, Ted McGinley, as the conflicted pastor who sets the multi-layered story into motion, this is a bold and moving film, reminiscent of the classics Crash and Short Cuts,
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Giveaway – Win Do You Believe? on DVD

To celebrate the release of Do You Believe? – on digital and DVD 4th September – we are giving away a DVD courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

An A-list cast team up with the makers of the hit film God’s Not Dead for a multi-layered examination of faith and redemption in the modern world.

The writer and director of the hit film God’s Not Dead (which grossed over $60 million) have come up with another fresh and bold examination of faith in the modern world in Do You Believe?, featuring an outstanding, all-star cast including Sean Astin, Mira Sorvino, Delroy Lindo, Brian Bosworth, Cybill Shepherd and even The Fall Guy and The Six Million Dollar Man himself Lee Majors.

Starring the brilliant, and underrated, Ted McGinley, as the conflicted pastor who sets the multi-layered story into motion, this is a bold and moving film, reminiscent of the classics Crash and Short Cuts,
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Horror Highlights: Pennywise: The Story Of It Documentary, MST3K Apparel & Collectibles, 43rd Annual Saturn Awards, Mountain Monsters Clip, Wichita

"They all float down here, Georgie!" Pennywise and the kids of The Losers Club from the 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's It are featured in hours of content in the new documentary Pennywise: The Story of It. Also: Mystery Science Theater 3000 collectibles and apparel, 43rd annual Saturn Awards Special Achievement Award Winners, a look at a new clip from Mountain Monsters, and Wichita release details.

Pennywise: The Story of It Documentary Indiegogo Details: "Indiegogo Campaign: "From the makers of 'You're so cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night' and 'RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop' and the director of 'Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Path to Pet Sematary' comes this brand-new documentary celebrating the legacy of 'Stephen King's It' and the legend Tim Curry. With over 30 interviews and hours of behind the scenes footage, this is Your opportunity to support this independent project and make it a reality.
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Hulk Hogan returning to WWE? Why Wrestlemania 33 match cancelled

I’d like to wish everyone a happy belated Stone Cold Steve Austin day, as yesterday was – of course – the 16th March. A date abbreviated in the American format as ‘3.16’. I hope you all celebrated by inappropriately drinking beer at work and then Stone Cold stunnering your boss.

But far more important is what happens today – Southpaw Regional Wrestling’s debut on the WWE Network.

PWInsider have revealed the idea for the show was first pitched in WWE last September, and is a parody of old school Southern wrasslin’ promotions. It will also see Luke Gallows playing his Sex Ferguson character – renamed Tex Ferguson because PG – which the Good Brother has spoken about to Fox Sports:

“It’s a lot of stuff that the guys have been doing for years backstage to entertain each other. I know my character in particular has been an ongoing thing for the better part of a decade.
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Rights Available! Michael Lewis Writes Another Sure-to-Be-Adapted-Into-a-Film Book About Smart People

Rights Available! Michael Lewis Writes Another Sure-to-Be-Adapted-Into-a-Film Book About Smart People
The Undoing Project (W.W. Norton & Company) by Michael Lewis

Agency: CAA

Film adaptations of his books (The Blind Side, Moneyball, The Big Short) have earned 13 Oscar nominations (and two wins), so producers should be keen to land his latest, about the friendship between two psychologists who invented behavioral economics.

The Fall Guy (W.W. Norton & Company) by James Lasdun

Agency: Wme

The Man Booker-nominated author's critically praised new novel is a Trump Age thriller: A rich banker and his cousin, an unemployed chef, both covet the banker's wife, who is having an affair with a fourth person. Things...
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Fantastic Fest 2016 Interview: Lee Majors on Becoming Brock Williams for Ash Vs Evil Dead

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Last week at the 2016 Fantastic Fest, Daily Dead had the opportunity to sit down for a quick chat with legendary actor Lee Majors, who has been a fixture on American television since the 1960s, and has now joined Starz’s hit series Ash vs Evil Dead to play Brock Williams, Ash’s estranged father who still lives in Michigan and must contend with the infamous legacy his son has left behind.

Check out what Majors had to say about joining the AvED family, his career, what’s next for him, and more. And be sure to check out the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead when it premieres later tonight on Starz at 8:00pm Et.

[Spoiler Warning - Events from the first few episodes are discussed.]

Great to speak with you today, Lee. One thing that’s always been apparent to me when chatting with anyone from this show, is that this whole team is a real family. Has
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The Flash's Man in the Iron Mask Speaks: Season Finale Twist 'Blew My Mind Right Off Its Hinges!'

The Flash's Man in the Iron Mask Speaks: Season Finale Twist 'Blew My Mind Right Off Its Hinges!'
No matter what Earth you live on, be forewarned that the following contains major spoilers from the Season 2 finale of The Flash.

This Tuesday on The Flash‘s Season 2 finale, a series of season-ending, heartbreaking twists were capped by the awaited reveal of Zoom’s mysterious prisoner aka The Man in the Iron Mask.

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By the time the clock struck 9, viewers learned that the familiar, hidden face belonged to cast member John Wesley Shipp, who a week prior had been killed off as Earth-One
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