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Chris Harrison Makes Serious Dough From The Bachelor Every Year

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The man behind The Bachelor franchise (and no, we're not talking about Arie Luyendyk Jr. or any of the other bachelors) has been on every single episode since 2002. Chris Harrison has never failed to drop off a date card or let us know when it will be the most dramatic season ever. And you would think that someone with that kind of tenure would make a pretty legit paycheck - and you would be right, but his exact net worth isn't clear. Forbes reported on the world's highest-paid TV hosts in November 2017. Phil McGraw (aka Dr. Phil) tops the chart with $79 million. He's followed by Ellen DeGeneres at $77 million and Ryan Seacrest at $58 million. So where does Harrison fall? Well, he didn't make the list. It only covered hosts who made at least $15 million during a calendar year. Various news outlets have pointed to a 2011 TV Guide article saying that Harrison makes $60,000 per episode.
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Hocus Pocus - Then and Now: What happened to the stars of the movie?

Hocus Pocus - Then and Now: What happened to the stars of the movie?
It is as much a part of Halloween as pumpkins, trick or treating and stuffing your face with candy. Halloween just wouldn't be Halloween without an annual viewing of the Disney spook-fest that is Hocus Pocus.

Firmly established as a cult classic, the 1993 movie was a surprise hit, taking 8 years to get made and originally being planned as a straight-to-tv project titled Disney's Haunted House.

21 years on from its release, we look back at the film's stars and find out where they are now.

1. Bette Midler as Winnie

What did Better Midler do after Hocus Pocus? She spent the next 21 years being Bette bloody Midler, isn't that enough for you? If you want more specifics, she's been nominated for three Grammys, produced a stage show, starred in her own self-titled sitcom, been on 7 tours, released 7 albums and starred in movies such as Parental Guidance, The Women and The Stepford Wives.
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Meg Ryan Boards Teen Comedy Fan Girl

It’s been some time since Meg Ryan has lit up the big screen in a comedy. After abandoning her 80s persona initiated by her now-synonymous role in When Harry Met Sally, the actress dove into darker projects around the early 2000s. To be honest, who wouldn’t want to star in a gritty Jane Campion drama in just your birthday suit? Still, that was some ten years back, and following a dabble in forgettable fare such as The Women and Serious Moonlight, Ryan could be in line to rekindle her cinematic career with Fan Girl.

Under the direction of Paul Jarrett, the film will apparently follow a by-the-numbers teen movie formula. The story is “about a 15-year-old post-Millennial teen who lives for making movies and idolizing her favorite band. Given only a few days to complete a final film project, she comes up with an idea that could bring her two passions together.
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Kiernan Shipka, Meg Ryan Board Teen Comedy ‘Fan Girl’

Kiernan Shipka, Meg Ryan Board Teen Comedy ‘Fan Girl’
Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka has been joined by Meg Ryan and Moonrise Kingdom‘s Kara Hayward in Fan Girl, about a 15-year-old post-Millennial teen who lives for making movies and idolizing her favorite band. Given only a few days to complete a final film project, she comes up with an idea that could bring her two passions together.

Pop punk band All Time Low lends its music to the Fan Girl soundtrack and will also appear as themselves. Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Big Hero 6), Joshua Boone, and Bill Sage (We Are What We Are) also star. Paul Jarrett is making his directorial debut with the semi-autobiographical film scripted by Gina O’Brien, whose own Sundance entry Once More With Feeling was produced by Jarrett. Jarrett, Nick Huston, and Adam Spielberg in association with Rosetta Films, Filament Productions and Literally Films are producing. O’Brien and Jonathan Gray are exec producers.
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"The Women" turns 75

Anne Marie here to celebrate a personal favorite. There are two ways to enjoy George Cukor’s sparkling comedy, The Women. The most obvious is to thrill in the delights of the best that a 1930s MGM comedy had to offer: an A-List, all-lady cast including Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard and Joan Crawford; costumes designed by Adrian (with a Technicolor fashion show bonus), and lavish sets, from department stores to nightclubs to Reno, including a bizarrely beautiful bathtub courtesy of Cedric Gibbons. But strip the elegant frivolity away, and you see the true nature The Women: A claws out, teeth bared, no-holds-barred bitchfest.

The Women is social satire aimed squarely at the myth of love in marriage. Neither Clare Boothe Luce (original playwright) nor Anita Loos (who adapted the screenplay) was shy about uncovering the backbiting of upper class socialites. The fights get more vicious
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Relativity snatches Kidnap for Us

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Relativity Studios has picked up Us rights to Lotus Entertainment and Gold Star Films’ upcoming Halle Berry thriller.

Luis Prieto is attached to direct Kidnap in late autumn based on Knate Gwaltney’s debut screenplay about a mother who will stop at nothing to rescue her abducted son.

Di Bonaventura PicturesLorenzo di Bonaventura and Erik Howsam are producing. The executive producer roster includes Joey Tufaro and Colin Bates, Lotus’ Bill Johnson, Jim Seibel, DJ Gugenheim and Ara Keshishian and Berry and her 606 Films producing partner Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.

CAA packaged the project and represented Us rights. Lotus handles international sales.

The Kidnap deal follows Relativity’s buy earlier in the week for Hammer’s The Women In Black: Angel Of Death.
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Gardner, Crawford Among Academy's Career Achievement Award Non-Winners

Honorary Award: Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth among dozens of women bypassed by the Academy (photo: Honorary Award non-winner Gloria Swanson in 'Sunset Blvd.') (See previous post: "Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux Snubbed.") Part three of this four-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Award bypassing women basically consists of a long, long — and for the most part quite prestigious — list of deceased women who, some way or other, left their mark on the film world. Some of the names found below are still well known; others were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet, just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term — and even medium-term — memory loss, that doesn't mean these women were any less deserving of an Honorary Oscar. So, among the distinguished female film professionals in Hollywood and elsewhere who have passed away without
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"The Women", Am I Right?

The Women was released 75 years ago, and yet what made it singular at the time--its all-female cast--could still be considered revolutionary today. Adapted from the hit stage play by Clare Boothe and directed by the legendary George Cukor, this 1939 comedy-drama claims to reveal what women talk about when men are not around. Unfortunately, this glimpse behind the frothy dressing-room curtain is best summarized by the film’s original, cringeworthy tagline: “It’s all about men!” Ugh. Yet despite its regrettable subject matter, The Women deserves plaudits for giving its titular, talented ensemble an opportunity to shine that, sadly, many women in Hollywood still find hard to come by today.

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Meg Ryan Joins Cast of How I Met Your Mother Spin-Off

Meg Ryan Joins Cast of How I Met Your Mother Spin-Off
Meg Ryan is getting back into acting, but as befits her more private life these days, it's an off-camera role. Ryan, 52, has signed up to be the narrator of How I Met Your Dad, the upcoming spin-off of CBS's just-concluded How I Met Your Mother, according to Entertainment Weekly. Much as Bob Saget provided the voice of future Ted in the original series, Ryan will be unseen as the voice of future Sally, whose present, on-camera self will be portrayed by Greta Gerwig. The new show's structure will be similar to Himym, but the story lines reportedly will not intersect.
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Mick Jagger rules out penning his memoirs

The Rolling Stones singer says he is is too busy producing movies, including biopics of James Brown and Elvis, to write his own autobiography

Mick Jagger remains completely uninterested in writing his memoirs, explaining: "If someone wants to know what I did in 1965, they can look it up on Wikipedia without even spending any money." Despite the success of Keith Richards' Life and Morrissey's Autobiography, the 70-year-old Rolling Stone said he would "rather be doing something new" than revisiting his diaries from decades past.

"I think the rock'n'roll memoir is a glutted market," Jagger recently told the Hollywood Reporter. "I'd rather be making new films, making new music, be touring." Jagger is making good on his intentions: he has a crowded plate, both with the Stones' upcoming world tour and a full slate of film and TV projects.

Among Jagger's screen plans, according to the Hollywood Reporter, are:

• Producing Get on Up,
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Joan Fontaine obituary

Oscar-winning actor who played threatened heroines for Alfred Hitchcock in Rebecca and Suspicion

It was hard to cast the lead in Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1939. The female fans of the bestseller were very protective of the naive woman whom the widower Max de Winter marries and transports to his ancestral home of Manderley. None of the contenders – including Vivien Leigh, Anne Baxter and Loretta Young – felt right for the second Mrs de Winter, who was every lending-library reader's dream self.

To play opposite Laurence Olivier in the film, the producer David O Selznick suggested instead a 21-year-old actor with whom he was smitten: Joan Fontaine. The prolonged casting process made Fontaine anxious. Vulnerability was central to the part, and you can see that vulnerability, that inability to trust her own judgment, in every frame of the film. The performance brought Fontaine, who has died
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TV highlights 16/12/2013

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Mouse And Mole At Christmas Time | World's Strongest Man 2013: Qualifiers | Ripper Street | A Night Of Heroes – The Military Awards | Fresh Meat | Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves | The Week The Women Came | International Test Cricket: Australia vs England

Mouse And Mole At Christmas Time

4.45pm, CBeebies

Gorgeous animation voiced by Alan Bennett, Imelda Staunton and Richard Briers. Joyce Dunbar's short stories about a collection of anthropomorphised woodland creatures are the basis for this tale of Mole (Bennett) and Mouse (Briers), who throw a Twelfth Night party in their little cottage. But how to deal with the interventions of meddling Shrew (Staunton)? As festive as a little robin pecking at a mince pie next to a sleeping Father Christmas with sherry in his beard. Julia Raeside

World's Strongest Man 2013: Qualifiers

7pm, Channel 5

Ignore the increasingly early onset of Santa hats, mince pies and Christmas TV listings: the true
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The Second-Hand Illusion: Notes on Cukor

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The following is an essay featured in the anthology George Cukor - On/Off Hollywood (Capricci, Paris, 2013), for sale at www.capricci.fr.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be running a complete retrospective on the director, "The Discreet Charm of George Cukor," in New York December 13, 2013 - January 7, 2014. Many thanks to David Phelps, Fernando Ganzo, and Camille Pollas for their generous permission.

The Second-hand Illusion:

Notes on Cukor

Above: The Chapman Report (1962), A Life of Her Own (1950)

“There’s always something about them that you don’t know that you’d like to know. Spencer Tracy had that. In fact, they do all have that – all the big ones have it. You feel very close to them but there is the ultimate thing withheld from you – and you want to find out.” —George Cukor1

“Can you tell what a woman’s like by just looking at her?” —The Chapman Report
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AFI Fest Adds Conversations and Panels, from Veteran Bening to Rising Stars Gerwig and DeHaan

AFI Fest Adds Conversations and Panels, from Veteran Bening to Rising Stars Gerwig and DeHaan
AFI Fest 2013 has added conversations and panelists to its bulging program set to take place November 7 though 14 in Hollywood.  The Times' Amy Kaufman moderates a panel on Friday, November 8 (7:30 P.M., Chinese 6) with rising talent including Dane DeHaan ("Kill Your Darlings"), Greta Gerwig ("Frances Ha"), Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station"), Brie Larson ("Short Term 12"), and Miles Teller ("The Spectacular Now"). "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen will discuss his career from 2008's "Hunger" and 2011's "Shame" to his latest film "12 Years a Slave," based on the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man abducted into slavery on Sunday, November 10 (7:00 P.M., Tcl Chinese Theatre). Annette Bening will talk about her career including her upcoming role in "The Face of Love" with the director Arie Posen, as well as her long filmography including "The Kids Are All Right,." "Mother and Child," "The Women," "Being.
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Meg Ryan Is Headed to the Small Screen

Meg Ryan Is Headed to the Small Screen
Meg Ryan is bringing her movie-star talents to the small screen.

The Sleepless in Seattle actress, 51, is set to star and executive-produce a pilot for NBC, People has confirmed.

According to the show's description, Ryan will play "a sunny, devoted and desperately non-confrontational" single mom who decides to return to work at her former publishing house, where she will be supervised by her 30-year-old former intern.

The actress was once one of Hollywood's most bankable stars but had traded the spotlight for a more private existence in New York with her 8-year-old daughter, Daisy, and boyfriend John Mellencamp, 62.

In recent years,
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Meg Ryan to Star in New TV Show

Meg Ryan to Star in New TV Show
Meg Ryan is bringing her movie-star talents to the small screen. The Sleepless in Seattle actress, 51, is set to star and executive-produce a pilot for NBC, People has confirmed. According to the show's description, Ryan will play "a sunny, devoted and desperately non-confrontational" single mom who decides to return to work at her former publishing house, where she will be supervised by her 30-year-old former intern. The actress was once one of Hollywood's most bankable stars but had traded the spotlight for a more private existence in New York with her 8-year-old daughter, Daisy, and boyfriend John Mellencamp, 62. In recent years,
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Ratings Rat Race: Fox Repeats Win Night In Demo, ‘Women’s Concert For Change’ Soft, ’60 Minutes’ Hits Season Low

Amidst a night of almost all encores, Sunday saw the second benefit concert in a week on NBC as the only original on TV besides 60 Minutes. Hosted by Today’s Savannah Guthrie, The Women’s Concert for Change: Live From London (0.8/2) was watched by 2.98 million, which is well below the 8.4 million viewers and 1.9/5 rating for the one-hour live tornado-relief concert Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert on May 29. Concert For Change did match the ratings of Fox’s one-hour Rihanna 777 music documentary special May 6. Growing by 14% in adults 18-49 from its first to second hour, Concert For Change won the 10-11 Pm time slot up repeats of The Mentalist (0.7/2) and ABC’s new Motive (0.5/2). The concert featured performances from Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Florence + The Machine and Beyonce and a cameo by Jay-z, and appearances by Madonna, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Zoe Saldana, James Franco,
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NBC set to air 'The Women's Concert for Change' with Beyonce

Not only is NBC home to the upcoming Oklahoma Tornado relief benefit concert headlined by Blake Shelton, but the Peacock will be airing "The Women's Concert for Change: The Sound of Change Live from London" on Sunday, June 2, one day after the concert tapes in the U.K.

The event is the centerpiece of Chime for Change, a new campaign founded by Gucci to raise funds and awareness for female empowerment around the world, distributed to non-profit organizations focused in the key areas of education, health care and justice.

Beyonce, the co-founder of Chime for Change, will headline the concert event, with additional performances by Ellie Goulding, Florence + the Machine, Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Timbaland. Madonna, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Zoe Saldana, Blake Lively, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Gloria Steinem and Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be on hand as presenters.

The global concert event will be broadcast live
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Blu-ray Release: Wusa

Blu-ray Release Date: July 23, 2013

Price: Blu-ray $24.95

Studio: Olive Films

Paul Newman takes to the airwaves in Wusa.

Paul Newman (Hud), Joanne Woodward (The Three Faces of Eve), Anthony Perkins (Psycho) and Pat Hingle (Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) star in the 1970 drama Wusa.

The film concerns a jaded disc-jockey (Newman) who offers his services to Wusa, a conservative, hate-stirring station out of New Orleans. While struggling with his own apathy, the deejay begins spreading hateful messages perpetrated by the owner of the station (Hingle), which leads to some pretty ugly goings-on.

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg (Cool Hand Luke) and based on Robert Stone’s best-selling novel A Hall of Mirrors , Wusa also stars Laurence Harvey (1962′s The Manchurian Candidate), Don Gordon (Bullitt), Cloris Leachman (The Women), Moses Gunn (The Neverending Story) and Wayne Rogers (TV’s M*A*S*H).

Wusa was released by on DVD by Olive
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With Durbin Gone, Who's Still Around from the '30s?

Oscar winners Olivia de Havilland and Luise Rainer among movie stars of the 1930s still alive With the passing of Deanna Durbin this past April, only a handful of movie stars of the 1930s remain on Planet Earth. Below is a (I believe) full list of surviving Hollywood "movie stars of the 1930s," in addition to a handful of secondary players, chiefly those who achieved stardom in the ensuing decade. Note: There’s only one male performer on the list — and curiously, four of the five child actresses listed below were born in April. (Please scroll down to check out the list of Oscar winners at the 75th Academy Awards, held on March 23, 2003, as seen in the picture above. Click on the photo to enlarge it. © A.M.P.A.S.) Two-time Oscar winner and London resident Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth, The Great Waltz), 103 last January
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