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Cyrus Yavneh, Producer on '24,' 'Supernatural' and 'It's Pat: The Movie,' Dies at 76

Cyrus Yavneh, Producer on '24,' 'Supernatural' and 'It's Pat: The Movie,' Dies at 76
Cyrus Yavneh, an Emmy-nominated producer who worked on such drama series as 24 and Supernatural and on films including Town & Country and It's Pat: The Movie, has died. He was 76.

Yavneh died Thursday of lung cancer at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, his cousin, screenwriter Robbie Fox, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Only two months ago, Yavneh was in Atlanta producing the new Netflix series Insatiable when he became ill, Fox said. He also did the pilot for the recent CBS reboot of MacGyver.

Yavneh worked on Fox's 24 during its first two seasons, producing 34...
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Cyrus Yavneh, Producer on '24,' 'Supernatural' and 'It's Pat: The Movie,' Dies at 76

Cyrus Yavneh, an Emmy-nominated producer who worked on such drama series as 24 and Supernatural and on films including Town & Country and It's Pat: The Movie, has died. He was 76.

Yavneh died Thursday of lung cancer at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, his cousin, screenwriter Robbie Fox, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Only two months ago, Yavneh was in Atlanta producing the new Netflix series Insatiable when he became ill, Fox said. He also did the pilot for the recent CBS reboot of MacGyver.

Yavneh worked on Fox's 24 during its first two seasons, producing 34...
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David S. Pumpkins stars in his own animated special!

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Expanding SNL characters past their initial 5-10 minute lifespans is always a risky endeavor. Some of these characters prove particularly malleable and successful in a longer format - such as Blues Brothers and Wayne's World - while most are awful trainwrecks like It's Pat! and Ladies Man. So I'm iffy about expanding the David S. Pumpkins sketch any longer than it already is. To be fair, his... Read More...
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'Get the Gimp': Breaking Down 'Pulp Fiction's Most Notorious Scene

'Get the Gimp': Breaking Down 'Pulp Fiction's Most Notorious Scene
Pulp Fiction has become so canonized as a modern classic, it's easy to forget how transgressive it was on its release twenty years ago. But when Quentin Tarantino's film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1994, it thrilled and shocked the audience in equal measures.

'Pulp Fiction,' A to Z

No scene upended more expectations than the pawn shop sequence (Spoiler Alert — if you haven't ever seen the movie, this is the moment when you should stop reading and go do that. Really! It's streaming on Netflix!
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9 Super-Surprising Screenwriter Credits on Movies

Generally, screenwriting is reserved for a thankless group of nerds who spend most of their waking hours making "Star Wars" references and lamenting their low position on the Hollywood totem pole.

But once in a while, the ladies and gentlemen behind the scripts end up becoming household name ... or move on from other successful careers to take a stab at screenwriting. And whether it's to make a buck, help out a buddy or take on a new challenge, these scribes sometimes end up scoring some pretty unexpected gigs.

So, upon the revelation that titan of twist M. Night Shyamalan was allegedly though perhaps wasn't after all involved in writing "She's All That" (1999), a movie about how beautiful women become even more beautiful when they take off their glasses and wear their hair down, we've assembled a list of some other well-known writers whose names are attached to some surprising projects.
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So What's The Worst Movie Of All Time?

That's right, "Disaster Movie," at least according to IMDb users who voted. The comedy, a send-up of disaster flicks, received 55,112 votes. But here's the more interesting part. Paris Hilton topped the charts with two movies appearing in the Top 10 namely "The Hottie & the Nottie" and 2006's "Pledge This."

So without further adieu, here's your Top 100 Worst Movies of All Time!

Rank Rating Title Votes

1. 1.9 Disaster Movie (2008) 55,112

2. 1.9 The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) 27,996

3. 1.9 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) 20,247

4. 1.9 Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) 27,348

5. 1.9 Pledge This! (2006) 13,121

6. 1.9 Die Hard Dracula (1998) 2,641

7. 1.9 Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) 4,842

8. 1.9 Anne B. Real (2003) 3,325

9. 1.9 From Justin to Kelly (2003) 21,887

10. 1.9 Going Overboard (1989) 7,713

11. 1.9 Track of the Moon Beast (1976) 2,272

12. 1.9 Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1985) 2,021

13. 1.9 The Maize: The Movie (2004) 2,284

14. 1.9 The Pod People (1983) 3,089

15. 1.9 The Wild World of Batwoman (1966) 3,097

16. 1.9 Turks in Space (2006) 9,634

17. 1.9 Who's Your Caddy? (2007) 12,991

18. 1.9 The Creeping Terror (1964) 2,764

19. 1.9 Crossover (2006) 8,350

20. 1.9 Girl in Gold Boots (1968) 2,532

21. 2.0 Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004) 1,945

22. 2.0 Space Mutiny (1988) 4,376

23. 2.0 Daniel - Der Zauberer (2004) 12,159

24. 2.0 The Starfighters (1964) 2,726

25. 2.0 Fat Slags
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Best Movie Ever?: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

My birthday is this Saturday, so I thought we'd celebrate with a little get-together. A soiree for just the four of us. A little brandy. Conversation about the college. Games. Laughter. Screaming. Vomiting. Psychological warfare. Ruining you and throwing you in the toilet and murmuring into your ear about what a miserable flop you've become. Then more drinking. Then horrified silence. Then more.

Congrats and condolences, because you're dropping in on one of my favorite movies and my personal national anthem, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, this week's candidate for "Best Movie Ever?" Bizarre secret: I often keep this movie in my computer's DVD player while I'm writing, because nothing propels my creative juices like Elizabeth Taylor's bellowing and Richard Burton's deadpanned despair. It's my Powerade. Liz and Dick shoot the electrolytes right into my skull. Forty-five years after Virginia Woolf's sensational release (and fifty after the debut
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Kristen Wiig's Movie Career: How Other 'SNL' Alums Have Fared

From Eddie Murphy to Will Ferrell and Tim Meadows, 'SNL' has a checkered record of minting movie stars.

By Gil Kaufman

Kristen Wiig in "Bridesmaids"

Photo: Universal Studios

Since its debut 37 years ago, "Saturday Night Live" has done two things incredibly well: skewer the day's headlines with a twisted, acid perspective and serve as a launching pad for some of the biggest careers in movie comedy history.

And following her tearful final spin on Saturday night's season finale, it appears clear that the show's ace player, "Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig, will be the latest breakout player to make a permanent leap from the stage at Studio 8H to movie stardom. Wiig has already tasted success with an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for "Bridesmaids," and she has at least half a dozen features in various stages of shooting and development. We thought it was worth taking a
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Kristen Wiig's Movie Career: How Other 'SNL' Alums Have Fared

From Eddie Murphy to Will Ferrell and Tim Meadows, 'SNL' has a checkered record of minting movie stars.

By Gil Kaufman

Kristen Wiig in "Bridesmaids"

Photo: Universal Studios

Since its debut 37 years ago, "Saturday Night Live" has done two things incredibly well: skewer the day's headlines with a twisted, acid perspective and serve as a launching pad for some of the biggest careers in movie comedy history.

And following her tearful final spin on Saturday night's season finale, it appears clear that the show's ace player, "Bridesmaids" star Kristen Wiig, will be the latest breakout player to make a permanent leap from the stage at Studio 8H to movie stardom. Wiig has already tasted success with an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay for "Bridesmaids," and she has at least half a dozen features in various stages of shooting and development. We thought it was worth taking a
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Trish Bendix: The Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week

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Trish Bendix: The Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week
AfterEllen.com is Logo's site for lesbians and bisexual women in entertainment and media, which means we pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever."

Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.

The Good Wife's good sex scene: With no kissing or camera showing the below-the-shoulder action, Kalinda and Lana shared the hottest two-minute foreplay CBS would allow.

Erin Foley's stand-up job on Conan: The out comedian made her late-night debut and announced that she plays softball and loves sports. "Sometimes stereotypes are true!"

"Brittana" do it duet: Brittany and Santana sang "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" on this week's Whitney Houston episode of Glee. They even changed the words to "I need a woman who'll take a chance.
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Top Ten Movies Based on TV Shows

Top Ten TV to Film Adaptations This weekend 21 Jump Street scored the top spot at the weekend box-office and Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall are busy preparing a sequel and after posting my review someone on Twitter told me one of the reasons they liked it was because it was a huge improvement compared to most TV-to-film adaptations. While I enjoyed it, I wasn't as excited over it as some people seem to be and I never even thought to compare it to other TV-to-film adaptations, especially considering a film needs to stand on its own, whether it's simply better than other films that tried to make the leap from the small screen to the silver screen is irrelevant. But it did get me to thinking... what are the best TV-to-film adaptations? So I started the process of compiling a list and while 21 Jump Street is a good flick, it
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'Wayne's World' 20th Anniversary: 25 Things You Didn't Know About Mike Myers' Classic Comedy

Want to make a Gen Xer feel old? Tell 'em that 20 years ago today, on February 14, 1992, "Wayne's World" was released in theaters. ("'Wayne's World' is 20? No way?!" "Way!") Lots of now middle-aged folks who spent too long living in their parents' basements (like Wayne and Garth) have fond memories of what may be the funniest film ever spawned from a "Saturday Night Live" sketch, a film that made a bankable movie comedy star out of Mike Myers, introduced the world to Tia Carrere, helped rescue Rob Lowe's career, and spawned countless catchphrases that viewers couldn't stop repeating. ("Schwing!" "We're not worthy!" "That's what she said!") Yet behind the movie's blissful silliness lies a secret story of off-camera bitterness and strife that threatened to keep the film from partying on -- as you'll read below. 1. Myers created the Wayne Campbell character long before "SNL," when he was still in high school.
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Rachel Maddow Continues Her Reign of Greatness on MSNBC

The news that MSNBC has signed Rachel Maddow to a new multi-year contract will hopefully overshadow last week's headlines of the lawsuit she was served with by Christian rocker/minister Bradlee Dean. But the 38-year-old host of The Rachel Maddow Show isn't concerned about any of that — she's been up 23% in ratings in the second quarter of 2011, and she's part of MSNBC's overall rise.

The president of the channel says Rachel's new contract is keeping her around for "a long time to come," which is great news for fans of her show or of Rachel herself, an out lesbian activist turned broadcast journalist who is primarily concerned with, as she says, public policy.

"As a gay kid growing up in the '80s in the San Francisco Bay area, I was very, very, very much affected by both the AIDS Crisis and the AIDS activist movement, as it's some of my formative growing up years,
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The 5 Best Comedy Sequels Ever

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Comedy sequels fall into three categories: bad enough to make you wonder if the original was as good as you thought ("Weekend at Bernies II," "Evan Almighty," and far too many others); amusing but less entertaining than the first ("Ghostbusters II," "American Pie 2"); and -- rarest of all -- funny enough to stand on its own merits.

Here's hoping that the men-behaving-badly-again release of "The Hangover Part II" falls into the last group. In the meantime, here are five comedy sequels that aren't just worthy of the originals, but also righteously hilarious on their own.

5. 'Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay' (2008)

In most contexts, Gitmo is no laughing matter; but Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) transcend political sensitivity. The odd-couple duo (Harold's organized, Kumar's a slacker) take their ganja-laced humor to the notorious military prison after getting arrested on a flight to the pot-nirvana of Amsterdam. Despite
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SNL Star Kenan Thompson One Of The 'Party Starters'

SNL Star Kenan Thompson One Of The 'Party Starters'
The track record of "Saturday Night Live" member vanity projects is littered with failure. "It's Pat," "The Coneheads," "The Ladies Man," "Hot Rod," and even last year's "MacGruber" (which was actually good) have shown that moviegoers aren't interested in seeing sketch comedy actors try their hand at features (at least not until they're off the show). It seems that making that jump to the big screen while still attempting to create yuks on the late night show is a recipe for disaster. But that won't stop Kenan Thompson. Deadline reports that the wheels are in motion for the actor to…
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Check These Out: Terrible Films as Criterion Collection Releases

Many film connoisseurs are well aware of the prestigious Criterion Collection, an assortment of cinema's finest and most influential films from prominent filmmakers around the world. While there's always some dissension amongst fans regarding what films deserve the honor being included in the collection (especially Michael Bay's Armageddon, a film that is actually in the collection), there are plenty that will almost never, ever be considered for the prestigious series. Well, a Tumblr called Fake Criterions takes "classic" films like Ghost Dad and Ernest Goes to Jail and imagines what the Criterion DVD cover art might look like. These are just a few of our favorites, and there's more great work featuring The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift and It's Pat: The Movie over at Fake Criterions Tumblr page as well. This venture looks to be a fairly recent creation that only goes back as far as November
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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up | Film

MacGruber; Villa Amalia; The Time That Remains; London River; StreetDance 3D

What is it about Saturday Night Live spin-off movies that induces such soul-crushing torpor? For every rare success (Wayne's World, The Blues Brothers) there are umpteen duffers (Coneheads, It's Pat, The Ladies Man, Blues Brothers 2000) which demonstrate just how poorly TV skits translate to the big screen.

Few SNL stinkers could be worse, however, than MacGruber, an execrable dirge which suffers not only from stretching a single joke over an excruciating hour and a half, but also from spoofing an 80s TV show (MacGyver) which few in the UK either saw or care to remember. "I'm proud of how bad this film is," announced Val Kilmer whose character name, Dieter von Cunth, is about as close as the script gets to humour. "In fact, I can't believe I just called it a film. It's a two-hour skit."

Just
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The Most Devastatingly Unredeemable Deal-Breaking Movies in Recent Memory

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There have been a lot of movies made in the history of the world. If forced to do so, you could probably divide them into five categories: Good, Watchable, Bad, Ironic Bad, and Completely Irredeemable on Any Level. It's that last category I want to focus on today, listing the ten most irredeemable pieces of crap in recent memory. These are movies that oughtn't be owned by anyone for any reason, and ownership therein should call into a question a person's intelligence, social abilities, and mental balance. These movies are not good, they are not watchable, and they cannot even be enjoyed on an ironic level. They are markers for a person's ignorance, unreasonableness, and incompatibility.

There are very few of these movies in existence; if you look hard enough, you can find something worthwhile, ironic or not, in almost any movie, at least if you're drunk enough. Not these.
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MacGruber shows that Saturday Night Live sketches don't make great movies

Blues Brothers and Wayne's World were blips. Comedy troupe's MacGyver spoof should have stayed on the small screen

I've written before about the comedy machine that is NBC's sketch show Saturday Night Live, and I wouldn't change a word I've put down about how the SNL machine pumps out talented comic writers and performers like no other outlet in American showbiz: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Guest, Chris Farley, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Phil Hartman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell, Al Franken, plus Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert. The show has put an ineradicable comic stamp on American life for 35 years now, with buzzwords and catchphrases entering the lexicon pretty much first thing Monday morning at watercoolers and office cubicles across the nation. It's a machine, a monolith, a comedy-volcano that's rarely dormant.

The SNL spin-off movies, however? Whole different story.
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Tom Cruise Working on a Les Grossman Movie

Tom Cruise Working on a Les Grossman Movie
You want a Les Grossman film. You may not have realized that, but it's true. Tom Cruise knows you want a Les Grossman film. He knows that his pudgy, balding, egocentric turn in Tropic Thunder is the most popular thing he's done in years, and so -- in true modern Hollywood fashion -- he's working on a way to spin the character off into his own movie. E! Online's Marc Malkin reports that, backstage after his performance at the MTV Movie Awards, Cruise said to him of a Les Grossman movie, "We're working on it," he beamed. "Yup, we're working on it." So...how will this not be a weird bookend to It's Pat? or the Martin Short Glick material? (Ugh, on both counts.) I like the Grossman character. He was great in Tropic Thunder, and the recent appearances in conjunction with the MTV Movie Awards have, if nothing else,
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