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'Law And Order: Svu' Star Kelli Giddish Is Pregnant With Baby No. 2

Congratulations are in order (pun intended)! Kelli Giddish, star of Law and Order: Svu, is pregnant with her second baby, she confirmed by debuting her baby bump at the long-running show's 20th anniversary celebration at the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival on Thursday, Sept. 20 in NYC. The 38-year-old and her husband, Lawrence Faulborn, married in 2015 and are already parents to a two-year-old son named Ludo, who was born shortly after their wedding in October 2016. We have a feeling he'll be the best big brother! (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Kelli — who has played Detective Amanda Rollins for the past seven seasons of the series — happily posed on the red carpet with her growing belly in a stylish yellow floral dress. She even stood alongside her co-star Mariska Hargitay, whom she admitted has given her tips on how to balance her busy career and motherhood. "Mariska's given me advice and I sit and take it because,
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‘The Americans’ mirrored ‘Friday Night Lights” final Emmys run in more ways than you think

‘The Americans’ mirrored ‘Friday Night Lights” final Emmys run in more ways than you think
For a while, many were hoping and/or predicting “The Americans” would pull a “Friday Night Lights” at the Emmys: win Best Drama Writing for its series finale and Best Drama Actor in its final go-around just like “Fnl” did in 2011. It came true Monday night, when “Start,” written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, won the former and Matthew Rhys took home the latter. That one-two punch, however, isn’t the only way their final Emmy runs were eerily alike.

The critically adored, criminally under-rewarded shows were up for the same four awards in their final seasons: Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor, Best Drama Actress and Best Drama Writing (“Always” by “Fnl” executive producer Jason Katims). That’s not breaking news, and yeah, they lost the same awards, which quite a few people predicted as well. But to whom they lost those prizes is notable.

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16 Big Takeaways From That Sick First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer

  • The Wrap
16 Big Takeaways From That Sick First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer
The first trailer for “Captain Marvel” is here, filling in a few details of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first standalone movie about a woman superhero. The hints are few and far between, though, because it seems protagonist Carol Danvers is suffering from amnesia. Here are all the details we’ve gleaned from our first big look at “Captain Marvel.”

Captain Marvel crashes on Earth with amnesia |

Judging from Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) voice-over narration, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) isn’t returning home for a social call. She first crashes on Earth, and it seems likely she’s in pursuit of a shapeshifting Skrull threat in her role as a member of Starforce, a team of aliens who hunt bad guys. Fury also calls her a “renegade soldier,” so she’s probably chasing down those bad guys in defiance of her Starforce orders. She also apparently doesn’t remember her life on Earth,
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Emmys In Memoriam: Fond Farewell To Late-Great Stars & Industry Vets

Emmys In Memoriam: Fond Farewell To Late-Great Stars & Industry Vets
The Emmys paid their final respects tonight to dozens of industry notables who died over the past year, including 10-time Emmy-winning writer-producer Steven Bochco, who employed half the town on such shows as Hill Street Blues, La Law and NYPD Blue; five-time Emmy-winner Anthony Bourdain, whose suicide shocked his friends and fans; and three-time winning actress and humanitarian Nanette Fabray. Sen. John McCain also was honored, as was Neil Simon and Aretha Franklin, whose moving rendition of “Amazing Grace” was played throughout.

Presented by Tina Fey, the In Memoriam portion of the show also paid tribute to dozens of actors including Burt Reynolds, Rose Marie, Jim Nabors, Della Reese, Jerry Van Dyke, Charlotte Rae, Bill Daily and David Cassidy. Emmy-winning actors Robert Guillaume, Reg E. Cathey and Olivia Cole also were honored.

David Ogden Stiers, who was nominated for three Emmys – twice for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester
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TV Reboot? Or Revival? Here Are the Definitive Definitions — Don't @ Me!

If you follow me on Twitter — and really, why wouldn’t you? (unless I blocked you for coarsely cursing that I cover “Olicity” too much/not enough) — you’ve seen me cast side-eye at news outlets that improperly apply the terms revival and reboot.

So once and for all, let’s put the definitive definitions to paper, so that they can be framed and or properly filed away in the Library of Congress as anyone sees fit.

Most simply said, a TV Revival shares a continuity with the original series, and at least some original cast members.

A TV Reboot
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Peter Donat Dead; The X-Files Actor Was 90

Sad news out of Hollywood today, as it has emerged that beloved actor, Peter Donat, is no longer with us. 

According to The New York Times, he passed away on Monday following complications from diabetes. 

He was 90 years old. 

He is probably best known for his role on Fox's The X-Files in which he played Bill Mulder, the father of Mulder (David Duchovny). 

Donat first appeared on The X-Files Season 2, and while his character was killed off in the sophomore finale, he went on to appear thanks to the power of flashbacks. 

In total, he appeared on six episodes, with his final appearance on the sci-fi drama occurring in 1999. 

Related: Gillian Anderson: I Quit The X-Files Because...

Aside from that show, he has appeared on the original Hawaii Five-0, Murder She Wrote, and even Dallas. 

He was a beloved actor, and his extensive resume is a testament to that.
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Peter Donat Dead at 90

Peter Donat, who played roles in both daytime and primetime soap operas, died on September 7 at his home in California. He was 90.

His wife, Maria, confirmed the news to The New York Times, citing the cause of death as complications with diabetes.

Born Pierre Collingwood Donat on January 20, 1928, in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Donat's primtime television credits included Flamingo Road (as Elmo Tyson), Dallas (Dr. Miles Pearson) and Hill Street Blues (as Schuster). Donat played William Mulder, father of David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder, on six episodes of The X-Files opposite Rebecca Toolan as Teena Mulder.

On the big screen, he appeared in The Godfather Part II, War of the Roses, The Game, and Tucker: The Man and His Dream.

Donat's soap opera roles included Stephen Markley in The Brighter Day (1958), Bert Stanton on As the World Turns (1959) and Vince Conway in Moment of Truth (1965).

He also performed through organizations like
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'The X-Files' Actor Peter Donat Dies at 90

  • TMZ
'The X-Files' Actor Peter Donat Dies at 90
Peter Donat -- who appeared on several popular TV shows during his 50-year career and played Mulder's father on "The X-Files" -- has died ... according to his wife. He reportedly died Monday at his home in Point Reyes Station, California from complications of diabetes. Donat began his career in 1953 and was a familiar face on television for decades. He guest-starred and had recurring roles on shows like "Mission: Impossible," "The F.B.I.," "The Waltons," "Hawaii Five-o,
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Peter Donat, Who Played Mulder's Dad on The X-Files, Dead at 90

Peter Donat, Who Played Mulder's Dad on The X-Files, Dead at 90
Veteran character actor Peter Donat, best known in recent years for playing Agent Mulder’s father on The X-Files, has died at the age of 90.

Donat passed away on Monday at his California home of complications from diabetes, according to The New York Times. He made his X-Files debut as Bill Mulder in Season 2’s “Colony,” and reprised the role in five subsequent episodes, concluding with Season 6’s “One Son.” (Bill Mulder was dramatically killed off in the Season 2 finale, but continued to appear via flashback.)

Enjoying a screen career that spanned six decades, Donat also made appearances on Dallas
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Peter Donat, ‘The X-Files’ Actor, Dies at 90

Peter Donat, ‘The X-Files’ Actor, Dies at 90
Peter Donat, who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father on “The X-Files” and acted in two Francis Ford Coppola films, died Monday at his home in Point Reyes, Calif. He was 90.

His wife, Maria, told the New York Times the cause was complications of diabetes.

Donat, perhaps most recognizable for his recurring “X-Files” role, was also a frequent stage actor, playing Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII over the years.

He also guest starred on TV series like “The F.B.I.,” “Hawaii Five-o,” “Mannix,” McMillan & Wife,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

Francis Ford Coppola cast Donat as a lawyer in “The Godfather Part II” after he was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in “The Godather,” a part that eventually went to Robert Duvall. Donat also played Otto Kerner in Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” in 1980.

The Canadian-born actor originated from Kentville,
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Peter Donat, Agent Mulder’s Father on 'The X-Files,' Dies at 90

Peter Donat, Agent Mulder’s Father on 'The X-Files,' Dies at 90
Peter Donat, the prolific character actor of the stage and screen who appeared in two films for Francis Ford Coppola and portrayed the father of Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files, has died. He was 90.

Donat died Monday of diabetes complications at his home in Point Reyes Station, California, his wife, Maria, told The New York Times.

The Canadian-born Donat was inspired to become an actor by his uncle, British star Robert Donat, who was known for his performances in such films as Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and, in an Oscar-winning role, Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).

Peter Donat was married to ...
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‘X-Files’ Stars Say Their Chemistry Was Super Natural & No Mystery

The very first episode of The X-Files was about missing time, and plenty of fans will surely be able to relate when they find out that this week marks the 25th anniversary of that pilot episode airing. The show ran for nine seasons, spawned two feature films, and was brought back for two seasons as [...]

The post ‘X-Files’ Stars Say Their Chemistry Was Super Natural & No Mystery appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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First Photo of Matt Smith as Charles Manson in The Film Charlie Says

This is our first look at Matt Smith (Doctor Who) in the role of Carles Manson in the upcoming film Charlie Says. The film comes from director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner who worked together on the cult classic film American Psycho. They've reunited for this new film that will center on the three “Manson Family” women who were sentenced to death in Charles Manson’s infamous murder case. Here's the synopsis:

Charlie Says will focus on the three young women who were sentenced to death following the infamous murder case of Manson (Smith). When the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student, Karlene Faith (Wever), was sent in to teach them, and through her the film will follow their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.

This actually sounds like it will be a fascinating film to watch and
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‘The X-Files’ 25th anniversary: We rank the Top 10 monsters from worst to best, including Flukeman and Eugene Victor Tooms

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‘The X-Files’ 25th anniversary: We rank the Top 10 monsters from worst to best, including Flukeman and Eugene Victor Tooms
In honor of the 25th anniversary of “The X-Files,” we’ve ranked all of the show’s scariest, creepiest, bile-spewing monsters from worst to best in our photo gallery above. Thanks to Fox’s Emmy-winning sci-fi series, which premiered September 10, 1993, millions of people around the globe are now terrified of what’s in the sewers or who might be squeezing through their air vents. Over the span of 11 seasons and 218 episodes, FBI Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) encountered dozens of monsters, but we’ve narrowed down our list to the Top 10 most memorable. Do you agree or disagree with our rankings? Sound off in the comments section.

10. Soul Eater (“The Gift”) — Mulder sought out the soul eater, a monster of Native American folklore, in the hopes that it could cure his brain disease. But when Mulder realized that the soul eater took on the diseases that it devoured,
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‘The X-Files’: 5 Episodes to Watch If You’ve Never Seen The Sci-Fi Drama

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Twenty-five years ago today, two young FBI agents — one a science-loving skeptic, the other an open-minded believer in the paranormal — began investigating weird crimes on a weekly basis. “The X-Files” would go on to produce over 200 episodes over 11 seasons (including the recent revival), making Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny into international stars and racking up 15 Emmys and a ton more nominations.

People are still discovering this odd gem of a series, especially as it’s now easier than ever to do so: In the dark ages prior to DVDs and Netflix, if you heard about a potentially great TV show that you’d never seen before, there wasn’t an easy way to really dig in and discover it, beyond catching reruns or finding VHS tapes. Today, of course, streaming services have found that some of their most popular content are archival series that are constantly being discovered. However, in
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The 25 Best Episodes of ‘The X-Files,’ Ranked

The 25th anniversary of the premiere of The X-Files is upon us. This cult-favorite sci-fi/horror show created by Chris Carter stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. He is the believer: he believes in aliens, UFOs, psychics, ghosts, and all manner of paranormal phenomenon, likely stemming from his younger sister, Samantha's, abduction by aliens when they were children. She is the skeptic: a medical doctor who rewrote Einstein and who believes only in the scientific method. Initially Scully is sent to "spy" on Mulder and his pet …
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'The X-Files' Turns 25: Ranking the Franchise's 25 Most Important Episodes

On Friday, Sept. 10, 1993, Fox debuted the first episode of Chris Carter's The X-Files. Twenty-five years later, the series has 11 seasons (the latest wrapped in March) and two feature films in the books while also influencing countless other shows.

For 218 episodes, Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) investigated the unexplained, from widespread government conspiracies to "simple" creatures next door. As the franchise awaits word on its future, The Hollywood Reporter celebrates the genre drama's 25th anniversary with a look back at the show's top 25 episodes — those that were the most memorable ...
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The X-Files Turns 25: Exploring the Legacy of Mulder and Scully

The X-Files Turns 25: Exploring the Legacy of Mulder and Scully
Twenty-five years ago, September 10, 1993, the world met Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully when The X-Files premiered on Fox. TV was forever changed. The X-Files, which has produced 218 episodes and two movies, became a pop culture icon. Starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, The X-Files wasn't a ratings hit off the bat. The series pulled in numbers that would be impressive nowadays, but back in 1993? They were fine. "I remember being more concerned with, 'Are people really going to be interested in seeing a show about aliens?' That was my question. It wasn't something I was necessarily interested in," Duchovny told E! News during a visit to the set of the first X-Files revival...
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Director Daniel Sackheim Signs With Circle Of Confusion

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Director Daniel Sackheim Signs With Circle Of Confusion
Emmy-winning director Daniel Sackheim has signed with Circle of Confusion for management.

Sackheim is known for his work as director and executive producer on such series as The Americans, House and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. He is currently a drama series directing nominee for Ozark, a category he won in 1994 for NYPD Blue. His series directing credits also include Game of Thrones, The First, Better Call Saul, The Leftovers, The Man in the High Castle, The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and the upcoming third season of True Detective.

In addition to his television work, Sackheim directed the Sony feature film The Glass House, starring Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane and Stellan Skarsgard, and produced The X-Files Movie: Fight The Future for 20th Century Fox.

Sackheim is also repped by CAA and Jared Levine of Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine.
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After 25 Years, the Truth Is Still Out There for ‘The X-Files’

  • Variety
After 25 Years, the Truth Is Still Out There for ‘The X-Files’
When “The X-Files” debuted Sept. 10, 1993, it broke a lot of rules about television series. So at a press gathering, the creative group was asked what the show was aiming for. David Duchovny deadpanned, “Syndication.”

The series has surpassed even his expectations, running nine seasons (with an added two-season revival) and is still airing worldwide after 25 years.

On the day that the show debuted, Variety reviewer Tony Scott raved about the “ingenious script” by creator-exec producer Chris Carter. Scott continued, “The artful presentation gives TV sci-fi a boost … the series kicks off with drive and imagination.”

The show earned respectable ratings for Fox Broadcasting, in its first year of seven-nights-a-week programming. Soon there was a growing community of “X-Philes,” who used the new internet (aka “information superhighway”) to exchange ideas with other fans about the actions of FBI agents Mulder and Scully. The show quickly progressed from modest TV success to internet cult fave,
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