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Nasty Gal Is Taking an Additional 70 Percent Off Everything Right Now

Nasty Gal Is Taking an Additional 70 Percent Off Everything Right Now
If you haven’t been shopping on nastygal.com lately, that’s about to change. The entire site (yes, entire site) is 70 percent off which means this is the perfect time to start updating your spring wardrobe. We gathered five items that are great transitional pieces that can bring you from winter to spring without, thankfully, breaking the bank. Shop the retailer’s cute bombers, blouses and boots, but fast — while a full range of sizes are still available!

Every closet can use an outerwear re-boost at the start of a new season, and now’s the time to snag up these quirky,
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What happened to 1990's 10 most promising movie executives?

Simon Brew Sep 2, 2016

Premiere magazine highlighted 10 movie executives to watch in 1990. So what happened to them?

In its May 1990 issue, the sadly-missed Us version of Premiere magazine published an article, highlighting ten young movie executives, and suggesting that these were people with very big futures ahead of them in the industry.

Given that much is written about movie executives, without actually digging much deeper to find out who they actually are, I thought it was worth tracing what happened to these ten, and – 26 years later – whether Premiere was correct in saluting them as the future of the industry. So, er, I did...

Lance Young

Senior production VP, Paramount Pictures

Pictured in the article on an office swivel chair with some snazzy purple socks, Lance Young, Premiere wrote, had been “groomed for big things since joining Paramount at the age of 23”. He was 30 at the time the article was published, and
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Gloria DeHaven, Star of Golden Age Movie Musicals, Dies at 91

Gloria DeHaven, Star of Golden Age Movie Musicals, Dies at 91
Gloria DeHaven, who starred in classic movie musicals in the 1940s and ’50s — mostly for MGM, has died. She was 91.

The actress died Saturday in hospice care in Las Vegas, after suffering a stroke several months ago, her agent told Reuters.

“With Gloria DeHaven’s passing, we have lost another precious link to the classical cinema of yesteryear. Gloria was a talented actor and singer, and she will be sorely missed,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris.

DeHaven, who’s career spanned six decades, embodied Hollywood’s Golden Age with her spunk and charisma.

She made her big-screen debut as a child, playing Paulette Goddard’s younger sister, in Charlie Chaplin’s last silent movie, 1936’s “Modern Times.” DeHaven starred in more than two dozen films, including her breakout role in Lucille Ball’s “Best Foot Forward” (1943); “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944) with Van Johnson, June Allyson, and Jimmy Durante; “Step Lively” (1944) with Frank Sinatra, giving
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Gloria DeHaven, Star of Golden Age Movie Musicals, Dies at 91

Gloria DeHaven, Star of Golden Age Movie Musicals, Dies at 91
Gloria DeHaven, who starred in classic movie musicals in the 1940s and ’50s — mostly for MGM, has died. She was 91.

The actress died Saturday in hospice care in Las Vegas, after suffering a stroke several months ago, her agent told Reuters.

“With Gloria DeHaven’s passing, we have lost another precious link to the classical cinema of yesteryear. Gloria was a talented actor and singer, and she will be sorely missed,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris.

DeHaven, who’s career spanned six decades, embodied Hollywood’s Golden Age with her spunk and charisma.

She made her big-screen debut as a child, playing Paulette Goddard’s younger sister, in Charlie Chaplin’s last silent movie, 1936’s “Modern Times.” DeHaven starred in more than two dozen films, including her breakout role in Lucille Ball’s “Best Foot Forward” (1943); “Two Girls and a Sailor” (1944) with Van Johnson, June Allyson, and Jimmy Durante; “Step Lively” (1944) with Frank Sinatra,
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Gloria DeHaven, Star of Hollywood Movie Musicals, Dies at 91

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Gloria DeHaven, Star of Hollywood Movie Musicals, Dies at 91
Gloria DeHaven, famous for starring in a parade of Hollywood musicals in the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 91. DeHaven died Saturday in hospice care in Las Vegas after suffering a stroke a few months ago, reports Reuters. The actress made her screen debut in Charlie Chaplin's 1936 film Modern Times as Paulette Goddard's younger sister. She went on to star in a bevy of musicals - many of them for MGM - in the 1940s and '50s including Two Girls and a Sailor , Step Lively with Frank Sinatra (who had his first onscreen kiss with
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DVD Review – In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

In the Heart of the Sea, 2015.

Directed by Ron Howard.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson.

Synopsis:

Massachusetts, 1850. Young novelist Herman Melville visits ageing Thomas Nickerson, the only survivor of the Essex, a whaling ship sunk decades earlier by a great white whale. Nickerson recounts the remarkable true story of the Essex, her crew, and what they endured…

Everybody knows the story of Moby Dick. Even if you’ve never read Herman Melville’s novel published in 1850, you’ve probably heard of the great whale and Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest to defeat it. The less familiar tale is the one that inspired Melville to write his great American novel, a tale published by Nathaniel Philbrick in his 2000 book ‘In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex‘. You see Melville based the Moby Dick plot on a real life incident,
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Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

Elaine Stritch Dead at 89
One of the Broadway greats has passed away.

Broadway great Elaine Stritch has passed away on Thursday morning. She was 89.

Though the five-time Tony nominee is perhaps best known for her stage presence (Bus Stop, Sail Away, Company), her TV and film resume is also quite impressive.

From 2008-2013, she was nominated for an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy for her role as Colleen Donaghy, the mother of Alec Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. In 1993, she won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law & Order.

She's also appeared in two Woody Allen movies, September (1987) and Small Time Crooks (2000). Her other more recent film credits include Monster In Law (2005), Autumn In New York (2000), Screwed (2000) and Out to Sea (1997).

As far as her musical background, Stritch has starred in No No Nanette, The King and I and I Married an Angel. She was also
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The Always Outrageous Elaine Stritch Is Dead

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Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

Jake Coyle, Associated Press

New York (AP) - Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a Broadway legend, has died. She was 89.

Joseph Rosenthal, Stritch's longtime attorney, said the actress died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.

Although Stritch appeared in movies and on television, garnering three Emmys and finding new fans as Alec Baldwin's unforgiving mother on "30 Rock," she was best known for her stage work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir, "Elaine Stritch: At Liberty," and in the Stephen Sondheim musical "Company."

A tart-tongued monument to New York show business endurance, Stritch worked well into her late 80s, most recently as Madame Armfeldt in a revival of Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music." She replaced Angela Lansbury in 2010 to critical acclaim.

In 2013, Stritch - whose signature "no pants" style
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Elaine Stritch: ‘I Didn’t Declare Retirement’

Elaine Stritch: ‘I Didn’t Declare Retirement’
When I first see Elaine Stritch—the 89-year-old legendary stage and screen actress—she’s propped in bed. Although she’s been a New York fixture since the 1940s (and spent 18 years living in a room at the Carlyle Hotel), she recently moved to Michigan. But she’s back in town this week to promote her new documentary, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” Her trip will include a screening hosted by Perez Hilton, the film’s midtown premiere and catching a Broadway show (“The Glass Menagerie”) with her pal Bernadette Peters.

On this morning, Stritch has gone viral. She just appeared on “Today,” where she dropped the F-word on live TV. The film’s director, Chiemi Karasawa, tells her that she’s trending on Twitter. “What does it mean to be trending?” Stritch asks from her room in an Upper East Side clubhouse. I tell her. “Oh.” She takes a long pause.
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2012 Coney Island Film Festival: Official Lineup

It’s a film festival! It’s a sideshow! It’s both! It’s the 12th annual Coney Island Film Festival, which will be taking over the world famous Sideshows by the Seashore and other venues on Sept. 21-23 at one of the most wonderful places on Earth: Coney Island!

This year’s fun begins on the 21st with the knock-’em-dead (literally) Opening Night film Play Dead, co-directed by underground journalist Shade Rupe and the world’s greatest silent magician, Teller. The film is a documentary performance of Teller and Coney Island’s own Todd Robbins hit live off-Broadway gore-a-thon.

Play Dead will then be followed by a wild Opening Night Party featuring a performance by Mr. Robbins, plus lots of burlesque performances, Go Go dancers and other crazy surprises.

Some of the other highlights of this year’s Ciff include the Mark Mori’s documentary Bettie Page Reveals All
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10 movie chemistries that fizzled out second time around

To prove that lightning seldom strikes in the same place twice, we take a look at ten romantic and bromantic movie pairings that failed to work a second time...

We all know and recognise the thought process behind many studios’ decisions to re-cast actors opposite one another after a successful first film together. Whenever a lot is made of two actors’ supposed chemistry alongside one another, the standards are set unusually high for a repeat performance.

One of things that makes that elusive on-screen chemistry so hard to define is that it has often proven so difficult to replicate. Here are ten pairings that have fallen into the ever-expanding trap of diminishing returns. Oh, and if you care to celebrate it with much gusto, happy Valentine’s Day to you all. I shall be celebrating it with a bucket of KFC – not that I’m bitter or anything...

Tom Hanks
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Bridesmaids Biggest R-Rated Female Ensemble Comedy of All Time

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon became had the biggest 4th of July opening weekend ever, racking up $116 million over the four-day weekend and $181 million since it opened last Tuesday night. It also earned $210 million overseas, making it Paramount's biggest overseas opener of all time. It broke box-office opening weekend records in South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Peru and Panama. It was also the biggest opening weekend of the year in the United States. Despite that, Dark of the Moon actually had 15 percent fewer attendees than did the first Transformers movie.

Bridesmaids surpassed Sex and the City this weekend to become the highest grossing R-Rated female ensemble comedy of all time (the highest grossing R-Rated movie directed by a female is still a mystery). Bridesmaids also become Universal's most successful romantic comedy, the 7th highest grossing romantic comedy of all time and Judd Apatow's top-grossing film of all time,
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Rue McClanahan obituary

American actor best known as the man-hungry Blanche in The Golden Girls

As the insecure, man-hungry widow Blanche Devereaux, the actor Rue McClanahan, who has died aged 76, was the linchpin of the humour in the hugely successful Us television sitcom The Golden Girls, the tale of four women living together in Miami, Florida. Blanche, a southern belle, was the foil for the New York acerbity of her Italian-American friend Dorothy (Bea Arthur) and Dorothy's mother Sophia (Estelle Getty), but also played brilliantly against the middle American naivety of Betty White's Rose. When Rose wondered whether it was possible to love two men at one time, Blanche's reply was: "Set the scene. Have we been drinking?"

The Golden Girls debuted in 1985 and went straight to the top of the ratings. It ran until 1992 and resulted in three spin-offs along with a deservedly short-lived British version, Brighton Belles (1993). It was
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‘Golden Girl’ Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

Chicago – Rue McClanahan, the vivacious Southern Belle from “The Golden Girls,” died this morning at age 76. Her death comes just days after the passing of two other prominent figures in show business, Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper. Earlier this year, McClanahan had suffered a minor stroke after recovering from bypass surgery, and it was a massive stroke on the morning of Thursday, June 3rd, that proved to be fatal. She was reportedly surrounded by her family when she passed at 1 a.m.

Rue McClanahan

Born in Healdton, Okla., McClanahan attended the University of Tulsa before moving to New York City, where she eventually landed roles in the theatre. It was there that producer Norman Lear discovered her, and decided to cast her in an episode of “All in the Family.” She then landed a recurring role on the show’s popular spinoff series, “Maude,” opposite Bea Arthur. Her next major
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The Golden Girls. Rue McClanahan (1934-2010)

And then there was one. Rue McClanahan, best known as "Blanche" on the eternal sitcom The Golden Girls has passed away at 76 after years of health problems. That leaves only the increasingly popular Betty White as the last Golden Girl standing, there to receive all the love we have left for these awesome women.

Rose (White) was my favorite but Blanche (McClanahan) the runner up in the laugh-generation department for me (I've always loved the saucy dames). I was just thinking about The Golden Girls yesterday because my mind was drifting to the upcoming Emmy nominations. The Emmys are often quite terrible about divvying up the goods, giving way too many prizes to the same shows and performers over the years. But in the case of The Golden Girls, the Emmy voters seem to have a very welcome and secret conspiracy to spread the wealth; All four of the women
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Quick Snaps: Rue McClanahan in Austin

Television and theater star Rue McClanahan was in Austin last weekend for the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas (Bcrc) annual benefit. She kept several hundred attendees entertained and engaged with stories about acting onstage, how she met her current husband Morrow Wilson, and how she discovered that she had cancer.

Although best known for her role as Blanche Devereaux in Golden Girls, McClanahan has also appeared on the big screen throughout her acting career including the comedy Out to Sea (1997) and Starship Troopers (1997).  I asked Ms. McClanahan about her Starship Troopers experience, and she stated that she'd loved working with that nice Dutch director, Paul Verhoeven.

At the end of the keynote speech, the audience and Rue participated in the creation of a new "no talking during the movie" bumper for the Alamo Drafthouse. I won't reveal the details, but suffice to say Rue handled it firmly and elegantly.
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Paradigm signs helmer Coolidge

Paradigm signs helmer Coolidge
Former DGA topper Martha Coolidge has inked with Paradigm Talent & Literary for representation. The filmmaker is in postproduction on the romantic comedy The Prince and Me, starring Julia Stiles and Luke Mably. The film, a Sobini Films production, is due for release early next year from Paramount Pictures. Coolidge's other credits include Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Out to Sea, Three Wishes, Lost in Yonkers, Rambling Rose and Real Genius. Coolidge served as president of the DGA for one year, taking over for Jack Shea in March 2002. She was replaced by Michael Apted in June and now serves as first vp of the DGA.

Fox keeps Davis in-house, adds 3 years to deal

Producer John Davis and his Davis Entertainment have re-upped with 20th Century Fox for another three years. The renewed deal continues the long-term relationship between Davis and the studio. The production outfit first inked a deal at Fox in 1994, and since that time, Davis Entertainment has produced Out to Sea, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau; Courage Under Fire, starring Meg Ryan and Denzel Washington; the Dr. Dolittle franchise, starring Eddie Murphy; and the military actioner Behind Enemy Lines, starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. "We are all thrilled to be extending our incredibly successful partnership with John and Davis Entertainment," TCF topper Hutch Parker said in a statement. "At a time when most people struggle to get movies made, John makes it look effortless, as his upcoming slate reflects. He and his team have been crucial to our success and are equally invaluable to our future."

Fox keeps Davis in-house, adds 3 years to deal

Producer John Davis and his Davis Entertainment have re-upped with 20th Century Fox for another three years. The renewed deal continues the long-term relationship between Davis and the studio. The production outfit first inked a deal at Fox in 1994, and since that time, Davis Entertainment has produced Out to Sea, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau; Courage Under Fire, starring Meg Ryan and Denzel Washington; the Dr. Dolittle franchise, starring Eddie Murphy; and the military actioner Behind Enemy Lines, starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson. "We are all thrilled to be extending our incredibly successful partnership with John and Davis Entertainment," TCF topper Hutch Parker said in a statement. "At a time when most people struggle to get movies made, John makes it look effortless, as his upcoming slate reflects. He and his team have been crucial to our success and are equally invaluable to our future."

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