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Penny Marshall, ‘Big’ and ‘A League of Their Own’ Director, Dead at 75

Penny Marshall, ‘Big’ and ‘A League of Their Own’ Director, Dead at 75
Penny Marshall, the actress and director behind “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died at age 75. Marshall passed away during the evening of December 17 at her California home, the New York Daily News confirms. The director’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said she passed away peacefully and died “from complications from diabetes.”

Marshall rose to prominence in Hollywood during the 1970s thanks to her leading role as Laverne DeFazio on the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.” The series was the most-watched comedy on U.S. television during its third season and ran for a total of eight seasons and 178 episodes. Marshall was nominated three times for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy.

As a director, Marshall broke barriers in Hollywood with her 1988 fantasy comedy “Big,” starring Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Perkins. The movie made Marshall the first female director to earn over $100 million at the box office.
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Penny Marshall, "Laverne & Shirley" Star, Director, Dies at 75

  • Variety
Penny Marshall,
Penny Marshall, who starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley” and then became a successful director, died on Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, Variety has confirmed. She was 75.

Marshall was the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million, the first woman to direct two films that grossed more than $100 million, and she was only the second woman director to see her film Oscar nominated for best picture.

Laverne & Shirley” ran from 1976-1983 and proved an enormous success for ABC. It was the No. 3 show on television in 1975-76, No. 2 in 1976-77, and No. 1 in 1977-78 and 1978-79, spawning ancillary revenue in the form of merchandising, a record album and an animated series based on the show.

Marshall began her directing career by helming several episodes of “Laverne & Shirley.” With little experience, she
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‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Is Bringing Back A Main Male Character Later Next Month

According to a recent report from the folks over at Soapcentral.com, the crew of CBS' hit soap opera "The Bold And The Beautiful" has set a date to bring back one of their main male characters later next month! As previously reported, we let you guys know that the character Thorne Forrester had been recast. Actor Winsor Harmon had been playing Thorne since 1996. But now,actor Ingo Rademacher will be portraying him when he returns this next time around. Now, we've finally got the return date for Thorne's character. It turns out that Ingo will make his first on-screen appearance as Thorne on the Monday, November 27,2017 episode. So, be sure to mark that date down on your TV calendars for the return of Thorne. Soapcentral went on to further explain that Rademacher will actually report to set on Tuesday, October 24,2017 to begin filming. Ingo recently talked to Soap Opera
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Trailer For Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Will Make Fans of the Series Happy

Nickelodeon has released the first trailer for their new animated film Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie. If any of you were ever fans of the animated series that ended in 2004, I'm sure you'll be happy with what this trailer has to offer.

The film picks up where the original series left off and the story follows the kids "on the field trip of a lifetime, where Arnold and his friends embark on a quest to achieve his dream of finding his missing parents."

Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will premiere on Friday, November 24th, from 7:00-9:00pm.

The movie was co-written and executive produced by creator Craig Bartlett. The movie features original voice cast members Francesca Marie Smith (The Prince of Egypt) as Helga and Anndi McAfee (Tom and Jerry: The Movie) as Phoebe, alongside dynamic new voice talent Mason Vale Cotton (Mad Men) as Arnold and Benjamin “Lil’ P-Nut” Flores,
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‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Is Recasting A Popular Main Male Character, New Details

  • OnTheFlix
According to a new report from the folks over at Soapcentral, the Bold and The Beautiful crew is currently recasting a pretty popular main male character with former General Hospital Jasper "Jax" Jacks star Ingo Rademacher (above). He's being brought on to play character Thorne Forrester. Apparently, he was in the running against former Thorne actor Winsor Harmon. Winsor recently hopped on his official Twitter account to reveal that he had been replaced. He said that The Bold And The Beautiful executive producer/head writer Bradley Bell told him that they had decided to recast Thorne. This apparently didn't go over well with a lot of fans since Winsor had been playing the Thorne role since 1996. Winsor wrote, "Just spoke with Brad Bell and at this time he's decided to Recast Thorne. I wish the new actor and the show continued success." Rademacher talked to TVInsider.com about his Thorne
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Chad L. Coleman & Larry Joe Campbell Join Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Series ‘Orville’

Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead, The Wire) is set as a series regular and Larry Joe Campbell (According to Jim) will recur opposite Seth MacFarlane in Orville, his 13-episode straight-to-series hourlong comedic drama for Fox. Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will…
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Joss Whedon Talks Reboot Fatigue: 'Somebody Has To Move On'

Film fans love to harp on Hollywood for being too focused on all the remakes, reboots, and sequels. And yeah, let’s be real, it would be a lie to say that the industry isn’t focused on trying to recapture its success. But in a world where we carry every form of entertainment in our pockets, studios have to be competitive in order to compete financially. There is something, however, that is lost along the way. While we do get original ideas, it’s very infrequent that these ideas get sent to the big screen with the same weight behind it as your average superhero flick.

As sad as that can be, there is something pretty magical about us living in the age of nostalgia. We no longer have to grow out of the things we love, and so long as we keep loving it, and make our voices heard,
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Whole Truth Blu-ray – Stars Keanu Reeves

Witness the tense legal thriller The Whole Truth when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD January 17 from Lionsgate. Keanu Reeves stars as a defense attorney trying to clear a teen in the brutal stabbing of his father. Rounding out the acclaimed cast are Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso, and Jim Belushi. The Whole Truth Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98 respectively.

Now you can own the The Whole Truth Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment below and answer the following question: what is your favorite movie starring Keanu Reeves? (mine is The River’S Edge)

It’s so easy! Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.
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Freeform Orders Multi-Cam Pilot ‘Brown Girls’

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Freeform Orders Multi-Cam Pilot ‘Brown Girls’
Freeform has given a pilot order for the comedy “Brown Girls” from producers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai. The multi-camera comedy follows the odd-couple duo of Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash over their different views on modern life and love while slowly realizing they both have something to learn from each other. Also Read: Freeform's 'Beyond' to Debut Entire First Season Online Day of Premiere (Video) Roy (“Hipsterhood”) and Dibai (“Malibu Country,” “According to Jim”) co-wrote the pilot, with
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Freeform Orders ‘Brown Girls’ Comedy Pilot About 2 Women Of Indian Descent

Freeform has given a pilot green light to Brown Girls, a multi-camera comedy pilot from writer-producers Shilpi Roy (Hipsterhood) and Nastaran Dibai (According to Jim, Malibu Country) and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Qritten by Roy and Dibai, Brown Girls centers on the relationship between Rimmi, an Indian-American aspiring beauty vlogger, and Devi, a young woman who has recently emigrated from India. Brought together by family, Rimmi and Devi instantly clash…
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Nora Ephron and her gang of 'Good Girls Revolt'

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Nora Ephron and her gang of 'Good Girls Revolt'
Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes, and clips and puts it all in perspective. In 1969, the publishing industry was not kind to women. But that was all about to change (or begin to change) when women leveraged their talent for better working conditions. Good Girls Revolt is a period piece, and much like it's predecessor, Mad Men, it's about the changes that happened in the workplace during a tumultuous time in American history. I think it would be cool, later on in the series,  if there were a crossover with Donald Draper -  who we last left in 1970 with a triumphant Coke commercial. There's also crossover potential with the movie Heartburn, in which Meryl Streep places a woman based on Nora Ephron (Nora Ephron wrote the book and the screenplay). Since it's Meryl Streep's daughter who plays Nora Ephron in Good Girls Revolt,
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Keanu Reeves is going to make you believe he's a lawyer

  • Hitfix
Keanu Reeves is going to make you believe he's a lawyer
Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes, and clips and puts it all in perspective. What happens when you're accused of murdering Jim Belushi? You call Keanu Reeves. That's what you do. It's the first call I'd make, I know that.  Last time time I saw Keanu play a lawyer was Devil's Advocate, in which Keanu sold his soul to the devil (Al Pacino) in order to make partner. Or something like that. This is more reality based and if it weren't for the cast, it would probably be a made for TV movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Somewhat related, there's been some pretty watchable John Grisham movies out there  with awesome actors in them.  Are you interested in this movie? We know that the kid couldn't have killed his abusive father. That wouldn't be satisfying. Did Renee Zellweger do it? The
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15 Solid Examples of What People Really Think About TV Shows

We’re not all the same. Unfortunately not all people love Seinfeld the way I do (personally I think anyone who doesn’t like the show Seinfeld is an idiot but that’s besides the point). And for some reason, there are people that think According to Jim might have been the best show of all time. If you’re one of these people please don’t ever reach out to me, ever. The point is, no matter what show you like there is always someone out there who hates it. And what if we could only expose these shows for what they really are?

15 Solid Examples of What People Really Think About TV Shows
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Urban Cowboy Pilot Doa at Fox

Urban Cowboy Pilot Doa at Fox
Fox’s Urban Cowboy is riding off into the sunset.

The network has opted not to move forward with its reimagining of the 1980 John Travolta film.

According to our sister site Deadline, Fox made the decision not to proceed with the potential series after viewing the completed pilot.

Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Per the official logline, Fox’s update of Urban Cowboy planned to follow “two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks, the grime of the oil
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Urban Cowboy Adds True Blood Alum Riley Smith as Series Regular

Urban Cowboy Adds True Blood Alum Riley Smith as Series Regular
Riley Smith is going from rhinestone cowboy to Urban Cowboy.

The actor, who played Keith on True Blood and has a recurring role as a country singer in Nashville‘s upcoming fourth season, has landed a series regular part in Fox’s pilot adaptation of the 1980 John Travolta movie.

Per our sister site Deadline, Smith’s bad boy character Wes is the head of security at the potential series’ central honkytonk, where he also happens to run drugs. He wants to be a rodeo star, so he entreats Kyle (played by Sense8‘s Alfonso Herrera) to show him the (literal) ropes.
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Jim Belushi Joins Fox's Urban Cowboy

Jim Belushi Joins Fox's Urban Cowboy
Jim Belushi, who can currently be seen on HBO’s Show Me a Hero miniseries, already has his next TV project lined up — in the pilot for Fox’s adaptation of the 1980 John Travolta film Urban Cowboy.

RelatedFox’s Urban Cowboy Pilot Casts Sense8 Actor as Male Lead

Written and exec-produced by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), Fox’s “modern reimagining” of the original film will, per the official logline, follow on-the-run rodeo-circuit rider Kyle (played by Sense8‘s Alfonso Herrera) and Gaby, “two star-crossed young lovers, as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line-dancing in honky-tonks,
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The Jim Gaffigan Show Season 1 Review

One episode was provided for reviewing purposes prior to broadcast.

In an attempt to further extend its age demographic, TV Land is launching a pair of new half-hour comedies this summer with a bit of a younger-skewing, modern edge to them. The first is called The Jim Gaffigan Show, which follows in the long line of the sitcom legacy by detailing the daily ins-and-outs of its titular real-life character and all the shenanigans he gets into by being, well, an overweight, middle-aged, white guy.

Some may easily take to comparing The Jim Gaffigan Show to FX’s Louie, in both content and appearance, but it’s far from apt. I’m no fan of the latter’s brand of uncomfortable, shifting-in-your-seat humor, but his wit and huge willingness to self-deprecate on such an epic scale infused that show with a unique energy. The Jim Gaffigan Show has none of that.
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Netflix’s new series ‘Grace and Frankie’ gets its first trailer

Netflix’s rise in original programming continues to get more prominent, as the streaming service has offered a steady mix of new and returning shows over the first three months of the year, from the third season of political drama House of Cards to the first season of the family drama Bloodline. Netflix isn’t set to ease up, however, with its new freshman drama Daredevil making its debut earlier today. Among its upcoming slate is the new comedy Grace and Frankie.

The show is co-created by Friends and Veronica’s Closet co-creator Marta Kauffman and Home Improvement and According To Jim scribe Howard J. Morris. It stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston, and Martin Sheen, and the official synopsis is below.

A pair of rivals find out their husbands want to run off with each other.

Fonda and Tomlin play the rivals, with Sheen and Waterston playing the husbands and lovers,
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Get to Know 6 Couples You're Likely to See on the Oscars Red Carpet

  • PEOPLE.com
Get to Know 6 Couples You're Likely to See on the Oscars Red Carpet
When stars walks down the red carpet at the Oscars, everyone tends to notice who is on their arms. While some contenders have an equally famous other half - like Best Supporting Actress nominee Emma Stone's boyfriend, Andrew Garfield - others link up with partners who stay out of the limelight. Here are six 2015 Oscar nominees and the dates who will likely accompany them at the 87th Academy Awards. Eddie Redmayne and Hannah BagshaweAfter two-plus years of dating, Redmayne, 33, proposed to Bagshawe over Memorial Day last year. Seven months later, the pair got hitched in Somerset, England. Bagshawe, who
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Get to Know 6 Couples You're Likely to See on the Oscars Red Carpet

  • PEOPLE.com
Get to Know 6 Couples You're Likely to See on the Oscars Red Carpet
When stars walks down the red carpet at the Oscars, everyone tends to notice who is on their arms. While some contenders have an equally famous other half - like Best Supporting Actress nominee Emma Stone's boyfriend, Andrew Garfield - others link up with partners who stay out of the limelight. Here are six 2015 Oscar nominees and the dates who will likely accompany them at the 87th Academy Awards. Eddie Redmayne and Hannah BagshaweAfter two-plus years of dating, Redmayne, 33, proposed to Bagshawe over Memorial Day last year. Seven months later, the pair got hitched in Somerset, England. Bagshawe, who
See full article at PEOPLE.com »
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