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Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Annie Potts: Dolly Parton inspired the look of Meemaw on ‘Young Sheldon’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Annie Potts found inspiration for the look of her character, Meemaw, on the hit CBS comedy “Young Sheldon” from one of the biggest guest stars she worked with on “Designing Women”: Dolly Parton. As she explains in our exclusive video interview (watch above), Connie Tucker may be a grandmother but she is not ready for a rocking chair just yet. She thinks the tough-talking Texan would have modeled herself on Parton who was starring in “Steel Magnolias” in 1989, the year that this prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” is set.

SEEEmmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history

To get a sense of who Meemaw was to Sheldon (played by Iain Armitage as a boy and Jim Parsons as a man), the actress binged on “Big Bang.” But as she explains, “all of that is just a departure point.” She does
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Sally Field Calls Upcoming Memoir 'Incredibly Raw, Intimate and Personal'

Sally Field Calls Upcoming Memoir 'Incredibly Raw, Intimate and Personal'
From Places in the Heart and Steel Magnolias to Lincoln, two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field has wowed audiences with her striking range as an actor. But she’s been protective of the details of her private life — until now.

In an exclusive with People, Field shared the cover of her first memoir In Pieces, out Sept. 18, in which she reflects on her “complicated” childhood and her difficult relationship with her mother. According to her publisher Grand Central, the book will also reveal details about the rise of her career since her debut as a 17-year-old actress and her relationship with ex-boyfriend Burt Reynolds.
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Daryl Hannah Says Her Netflix Directorial Debut ‘Isn’t a Real Movie’ — SXSW 2018

Daryl Hannah Says Her Netflix Directorial Debut ‘Isn’t a Real Movie’  — SXSW 2018
When Daryl Hannah joined boyfriend Neil Young and his band in the Colorado mountains ahead of a concert, she never expected to leave with her first feature as a director, let alone a future Netflix property that the streaming service would premiere as a SXSW headliner.

Read More: ‘Paradox’ Trailer: Daryl Hannah Directs Neil Young In Netflix’s Surreal ‘Free-Spirited Tale of Music and Love’ — Watch

A whimsical 73 minutes, “Paradox” stars Young as the Man in the Black Hat, a musical clan’s standoffish patriarch. He watches as his real-life Promise of the Real collaborators, including Micah and Lukas Nelson — sons of Willie, who has a cameo — pass time with penny poker and treasure foraging (a montage accompanied by the song “Diggin’ in the Dirt”). One character takes an outdoor bath while wearing red, head-to-toe long johns. The end credits possess a “critters” section, acknowledging non-human actors like a marmot,
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Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton Ink Production Deals With Lifetime

Latifah in “Miracles from Heaven”

Lifetime is making it official with two of its frequent collaborators, Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton. Variety confirms that both multi-hyphenates have signed major production deals with the network. Latifah will exec produce two music documentary projects, and Braxton is on-board for multiple TV movies.

“Both Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton have been part of the Lifetime family for many years,” said Lifetime and Lmn Evp Tanya Lopez. “Our audiences love them as much as we do and we are excited they will be back on the network for even more.”

Latifah will Ep doc “Where Did the Women of Hip Hop Go?,” which covers the history women in hip hop and rap and “explores what the future holds for the next generation of female emcees.” The “Girls Trip” star will also topline and Ep “U.N.I.T.Y.,” a one-hour special that will
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Daryl Hannah’s Feature Directorial Debut Scores Distribution Ahead of SXSW Premiere

“Paradox”

Daryl Hannah’s feature directorial debut is set to make its world premiere at SXSW in just over a week, and the pic has already found a home. Deadline reports that Netflix has snagged global rights to “Paradox,” described as a “fantasy, a loud poem, and a free-spirited tale of music and love” starring Neil Young. Scheduled to hit the streamer March 23, the project will also receive a limited theatrical release.

“Paradox” centers on “a band of outlaws hiding high up in the Mountains,” the source details. “‘The Man in the Black Hat’ (Young), the ‘Particle Kid’ (Micah Nelson), and ‘Jail Time’ (Lukas Nelson) pass the hours searching for treasure while they wait for the full moon to lend its magic, bring the music, and make the spirits fly.” Hannah penned the script.

The film features original music by Young + Promise of the Real, and its soundtrack will drop
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Liz Gateley Out at Lifetime, Tanya Lopez and Gena McCarthy Promoted

Liz Gateley, Lifetime’s head of programming, is stepping down at the A+E network.

In a memo to her staff obtained by Variety, Gateley cited a desire to focus more on her family as the reason for her leaving her position, which she took up in 2015.

“With the sudden passing of my beloved nanny of 16 years, a new nanny being a no-show and ghosting me, having stressed-out teenage kids and having to lift my dog to the curb because he has a slipped disk (I kid you not!), there have been some very clear signs from the universe to focus on my family and truly be present every day for my kids and husband, who have very generously supported a career choice that required me to fly across the country every other week for the past three years,” Gateley wrote.

With Gateley’s departure, Lifetime has promoted Tanya Lopez to the role of executive vice president
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Phylicia Rashad to Receive League of Prof Theatre Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Rashad in “Creed”: Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.

Tony winner Phylicia Rashad will soon have another award to add to her mantle. A press release has announced that the “Empire” actress will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Theatre Women Awards. Hosted by the League of Professional Theatre Women (Lptw), the awards are “dedicated to promoting the visibility of the theatrical work of female-identifying artists and their contributions to the field, across all disciplines.”

Rashad won a Tony in 2004 for her performance as Lena Younger in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” She received another Tony nod in 2005 for her role in “Gem of the Ocean.” Rashad’s other stage credits include “August: Osage County,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Into the Woods,” “Dreamgirls,” and “The Wiz.” She was honored by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company last year. Probably best
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The 2017 Actress Roundtable Lineup

Chris here. There may already Gotham noms and film festivals, but Oscar season doesn't really start until The Hollywood Reporter's Actress Roundtable - at least in our hearts. This year's lineup includes returning folks Jennifer Lawrence (mother!), Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes), and Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game), while the newbies are Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound - finally arriving on Netflix today!), and Allison Janney (I, Tonya).

The reliance on returning guests is still irksome, and that is particularly felt this year with a smaller lineup. The ongoing reckoning with sexual predators in the industry looms large over the conversation, but we also get the usual soundbites on creative risk, career advice, and dream collaborators. Who who you like to add to this lineup? Or what film would you recast with these ladies? (I'll offer Tiffany Haddish, and a Steel Magnolias where Lawrence plays Ouiser) Tell
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Patricia Richardson Joins Off-Broadway Production of ‘Cruel Intentions: The Musical’ (Exclusive)

Patricia Richardson Joins Off-Broadway Production of ‘Cruel Intentions: The Musical’ (Exclusive)
Patricia Richardson will return to the stage in the Off-Broadway production of Cruel Intentions: The Musical, which is set for a 10-week limited engagement at Le Poisson Rouge starting Nov. 17.

The four-time Emmy nominee and star of Home Improvement and The West Wing will play Mrs. Bunny Caldwell in the musical adaptation of the 1999 cult teen classic, marking her return to the New York stage since starring in the Off-Broadway production of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan in 2013. ““I’m thrilled to be joining such a fun and clever show and looking forward to returning to my New York theatre roots!” Richardson tells Et. The actress takes over the role originated by Christine Baranski in the film, which also starred Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair.

Created for the stage by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and the film’s director and writer Roger Kumble, Cruel Intentions: The Musical tells the story of
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Julia Roberts Acts Out 26 of Her Movies in Under 10 Minutes

Julia Roberts Acts Out 26 of Her Movies in Under 10 Minutes
Julia Roberts has a new movie to promote. But since Wonder isn't in theaters until Nov. 17, James Corden wanted to re-promote some of her past projects—26 of them to be exact—on Wednesday's episode of The Late Late Show. Roberts was game to revisit her previous roles—or, to be honest, "as ready as I'm going to get." In under 10 minutes, Corden and Roberts acted out scenes from Notting Hill, Mona Lisa Smile, Larry Crowne, Runaway Bride, Steel Magnolias, Charlie Wilson's War, Mystic Pizza, America's Sweethearts, Eat Pray Love, Closer, Pretty Woman, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Stepmom, Wonder, Mirror Mirror, Flatliners, Hook, Charlotte's Web, Erin Brockovich,...
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Julia Roberts and James Corden Recreate Her Career in 9 Minutes, Have a ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Sing-Along

Julia Roberts and James Corden Recreate Her Career in 9 Minutes, Have a ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Sing-Along
Julia Roberts is just a girl, standing in front of James Corden, asking him to act out her movies with her. The 49-year-old Oscar winner recreated some of her top films during a clip, which aired on Wednesday's The Late Late Show.

Starting out with her iconic line from Notting Hill, she went on to act out scenes from Runaway Bride, Steel Magnolias, Charlie Wilson’s War, Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman, Hook, Erin Brockovich, The Pelican Brief, and Sleeping With the Enemy.

When it came time to act out Oceans 11 and 12, Corden stepped out in an interesting outfit.

“What are you doing?” Roberts asked him.

“I’m being George Clooney! I’ve got coffee, tequila, a couple of these,” he said, knocking together some twin baby dolls.

More: Julia Roberts Reflects on 'Selfish' Life as a Young Actress: 'I Was My Priority'

But the best moment came when she acted out her 1997 rom com, My Best Friend’s Wedding
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Can We Handle Cher's Broadway Musical? I Really Don't Think We're Strong Enough, No

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Cher's life is finally getting the stage adaptation it so deserves. Following earlier reports that the iconic multihyphenate would be inspiring a Broadway musical, additional details have finally been released. Titled The Cher Show, the musical will include everything from her childhood to her impressive career. In a press statement, Cher said, "My life as a musical on Broadway. It seems crazy, exciting, and bizarre. But that's probably how my life seems to most people." Cher would be correct in that assumption. RelatedA Pretty Woman Musical Is Happening - Meet the Actors Playing Vivian and Edward! Directing the musical will be Jason Moore, who previously directed Avenue Q and the stage adaptation of Steel Magnolias. Fun fact: the first film Moore ever directed was Pitch Perfect! Though the cast has yet to be determined, the musical is set to premiere first in Chicago on June 12, 2018, before arriving at Broadway's Neil Simon
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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities
Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.”

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Lifetime Scary Movie Set From Lionsgate

Get ready for a movie marathon of bone-chilling tales and supernatural thrillers when the Lifetime Scary Movie Set arrives on DVD September 12 from Lionsgate. For the first time, four of Lifetime’s best-selling, frightful films are available in one complete collection for a hauntingly great value. The set includes the movies Stephen King’s Big Driver, Manson’s Lost Girls, Hush Little Baby, and Devil’s Diary. The films feature stars such as Olympia Dukakis, Maria Bello, and more. Just in time for Halloween, the Lifetime Scary Movie Set DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Now you can own the Lifetime Scary Movie Set on DVD. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie based on Stephen King? (mine is Carrie!). It’s so easy! Good Luck!
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Lifetime Scary Movie Set Arrives on DVD September 12th from Lionsgate

Get ready for a movie marathon of bone-chilling tales and supernatural thrillers when the Lifetime Scary Movie Set arrives on DVD September 12 from Lionsgate. For the first time, four of Lifetime’s best-selling, frightful films are available in one complete collection for a hauntingly great value. The set includes the movies Stephen King’s Big Driver, Manson’s Lost Girls, Hush Little Baby, and Devil’s Diary. The films feature stars such as Olympia Dukakis, Maria Bello, and more. Just in time for Halloween, the Lifetime Scary Movie Set DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

A woman left for dead by a serial killer seeks revenge. A real-life Manson girl reveals how her communal sisterhood moved from free love to mass murder. A mother’s newborn baby is possessed by a vengeful spirit. Two high school girls unearth a centuries-old diary and unleash havoc and destruction.
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Film Feature: HollywoodChicago.com Remembers Sam Shepard

Chicago – He was a true renaissance man, but his unassuming persona would conceal that lofty designation. Sam Shepard was a playwright, actor, author, screenwriter and director of countless important stage and screen works. Shepard died on July 27th, 2017, of complications due to Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Als). He was 73.

Sam Shepard, American Storyteller

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He was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and graduated high school in California. After a brief stint in college, he started his career in a traveling theater repertory company. After landing in New York City, he dropped the Rogers from his name and began to work Off Broadway. He won six Obie Awards for his stage writing, and began his screen career by penning “Me and My Brother” (1968) and “Zabriskie Point” (1970). His had a love connection with rocker Patti Smith, which led to the collaborative play “Cowboy Mouth” (1971). He
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Golden Globes’ Biggest Red Carpet Rebels

Golden Globes’ Biggest Red Carpet Rebels
The Academy Awards has a long reputation of being the straight-a cheerleader big sister to the Golden Globes’ more rebellious, drama club younger sibling, at least as far as its fashions are concerned. Save for some break-the-mold looks like Bjork’s infamous swan dress (and, lest we forget, its accompanying egg clutch) and Cher’s Bob Mackie headdress, the Oscars are remembered for polished jewels while the Globes are there for stars to make statements.

The go-to example for this argument is still, now over a decade later, “The Practice” star Lara Flynn Boyle’s skimpy petal pink prima ballerina faux paus from the 2003 ceremony. The get-up served its purpose; that is, it changed her narrative for the evening from solely being about her recent breakup with Jack Nicholson, who would win lead actor in a motion picture drama for “About Schmidt” (he told the Associated Press that Boyle’s Swarovski-dazzled tulle skirt and matching Chanel shoes
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This Is the Play That Won Sam Shepard a Pulitzer Prize

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This week, beloved actor and playwright Sam Shepard died of complications from Als at the age of 73. His passing was met with an outpouring of emotion from famous fans who have long been inspired by his work; in addition to starring in classic films like The Right Stuff, Steel Magnolias, Black Hawk Down, and The Notebook, Shepard also penned over 40 plays, as well as a handful of books, short stories, memoirs, and essays. It was one of these projects that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1979. RelatedRemembering Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange's 30-Year Hollywood Love Story Shepard took home the Pulitzer Prize for drama thanks to his play Buried Child in 1979. It follows a family during the rural economic slowdown of the 1970s and depicts the disillusionment with the American Dream. It launched Shepard into fame as a playwright, and Buried Child's Broadway production in 1996 also garnered five Tony Award nominations.
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Deadpool 2 and mother! top our daily movie news roundup!

Deadpool 2 and mother! top our daily movie news roundup!Deadpool 2 and mother! top our daily movie news roundup!Amanda Wood7/31/2017 4:24:00 Pm

In today’s movie news: A creepy teaser trailer, some funny Deadpool news, and a sad loss for the industry.

The Tiff-bound Darren Aronofsky thriller mother! finally released its first teaser trailer, and it sure does tease some craziness and mayhem. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple whose lives take a turn when unexpected visitors arrive, mother! is one of our most anticipated films of Tiff, and also just in general. Check out the creepy teaser below and catch mother! in Cineplex theatres September 15th.

Ryan Reynolds is back to his usual Twitter shenanigans, promoting Deadpool 2 with an amusing character poster for Domino, a new face in the series. She’s lying on a rug made out of Deadpool’s suit,
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