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James Badge Dale Joins Cate Blanchett In David Mamet’s ‘Blackbird’

James Badge Dale Joins Cate Blanchett In David Mamet’s ‘Blackbird’
Exclusive: James Badge Dale will be joining Cate Blanchett in writer-director David Mamet‘s thriller Blackbird. Dale plays a military major who is trying to discover the truth about the political secrets of a woman’s grandfather who worked for the U.S. special ops during the 1960s. Currently, Dale is performing in the off-Broadway play Small Engine Repair and recently completed filming three pictures: Universal’s Stretch directed by Joe Carnahan (they previously teamed on The Grey), Miss Meadows opposite Katie Holmes, and the Civil War drama Relative Stranger. He’s repped by CAA, Mj Management and attorney Geoff Oblath.
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James Badge Dale Joins Civil War Drama “Relative Stranger” with Sarah Bolger

James Badge Dale is one of Hollywood’s hardest working actors right now, starring in three of this year’s biggest films already – “Iron Man 3“, “World War Z” and “The Lone Ranger“. It’s definitely time that the American actor got his big break and a lead role, and maybe an indie drama can help him [...]

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Watch A Program Of Charles Burnett’s Short Films (1967 – 2007) Today!

A reminder for B… As part of MoMA’s Charles Burnett retrospective that began last week, today, at 4:30Pm titled Charles Burnett: The Power To Endure, you can watch a program of short films by Charles Burnett when they screen tonight at MoMA – films that I doubt most of us have seen! These are films he made between 1969 and 2007, since his student days through the recent past. So, consider it a treat!

Titles, years and running times include: Several Friends, 1969, 21 min; The Horse, 1973, 14 min; When It Rains, 1995. 13 min; Olivia’s Story, 2000. 14 min; and Quiet As Kept, 2007. 6 min.

That should be interesting viewing, and I’m looking forward it!

And keep in mind that the retrospective runs through April 25th, with practically Burnett’s entire oeuvre in the lineup of films to screen, although a week into the series, several have already been shown. However, there will be some repeats; for example,
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Charles Burnett Retrospective At MoMA, NYC Starts Tonight With “Killer Of Sheep;” Got Your Tickets?

Damn! I totally effed up and scheduled our podcast season debut tonight, completely forgetting that the MoMA Charles Burnett retrospective also begins tonight! And with his masterpiece too, Killer Of Sheep, which I Still haven’t seen on the big screen, and really want to. I have the recently released DVD issue, but, I think this is a film I’d really love to see in a theater, in all its gritty black and white glory.

Anyway… I already alerted you to this about 2 or 3 weeks ago, so consider this a reminder! MoMA sent out the below press release which details the entire retrospective.

But I’ll break it down for you:

What is it? Charles Burnett is being feted at MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art, here in New York City) with a series titled Charles Burnett: The Power To Endure.

When is it? April 6-25, 2011.

Where is it?
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Full Lineup Of Charles Burnett Retrospective At MoMA (Starts Next Week!)

Have you purchased your tickets yet?

I already alerted you to this 2 weeks ago week I believe it was. Consider this a reminder! MoMA sent out the below press release which details the entire retrospective.

But I’ll break it down for you:

What is it? Charles Burnett is being feted at MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art, here in New York City) with a complete retrospective titled Charles Burnett: The Power To Endure.

When is it? April 6-25, 2011.

Where is it? At MoMA of course – specifically, the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters.

How much will each screening cost you? $10 adults; $8 seniors, 65 years and over with I.D. $6 full-time students with current I.D.

The full lineup follows below. As can be expected, Killer Of Sheep, My Brother’s Wedding, To Sleep With Anger, The Glass Shield, and other of his most known films, will screen.

But of most
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'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Precious' nab NAACP Image award nominations

Six  was the magic number for NAACP Image Awards nominations announced Wednesday (Jan. 6).

ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," the film "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" and the TNT's telepic "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" led with six nominations apiece.

In music, however, Jay-z and Maxwell led the way with five nods each.

The nominations were announced at a press conference that featured Tay Diggs, comedian Wanda Sykes, "Brothers Star" Michael Strahan, Tatyana Ali and Kyle and Chris Massey.

The 41st NAACP Image Awards will air live beginning at 8 p.m. Et on Friday, Feb. 26 on Fox.

Check out the nominees:


Outstanding Comedy Series

"30 Rock" (NBC)

"Everybody Hates Chris"(CW)


"Tyler Perry's House of Payne"(TBS)

"Ugly Betty"(ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Daryl "Chill" Mitchell - "Brothers"(Fox)

Donald Faison - "Scrubs"(NBC)

Dulé Hill - "Psych"(USA Network)

Lavan Davis - "Tyler Perry's House of Payne
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"Precious" Leads NAACP Image Awards Nominations

"Precious" leads the nominations for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards earning eight noms including Best Director for Lee Daniels, Best Actress for Gabourey Sidibe, Supporting Actress for Mariah Carey, Monique, and Paula Patton, and Best Supporting Actor for Lenny Kravitz.

"Precious" also got nods for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Independent Film. Other films nominated were "Invictus," "Michael Jackson's This Is It," "The Blind Side," and "The Princess and the Frog."

Winners will be announced Feb. 26 on Fox.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards:

Motion Picture Categories

Outstanding Motion Picture

. "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

. "Michael Jackson's: This Is It" (Columbia Pictures)

. "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

. "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

. Denzel Washington , "The Taking of Pelham 123" (Columbia Pictures
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Sherri Saum Will Cause Trouble in Blake Lively's 'Gossip Girl'

Another actress has been tapped to join Blake Lively as the cast member for "Gossip Girl". According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sherri Saum has landed a recurring role in the hit CW show. She will play Holland Kemble, a character which is described as a powerful business executive-turned-Upper East Side trophy wife and could be a trouble for Kelly Rutherford's Lily and Matthew Settle's Rufus.

Sherri Saum got her first major role in TV series "Sunset Beach", in which she played Vanessa Hart. Additionally, she had a recurring role in last season of HBO's "In Treatment" and co-starred in FX's "Rescue Me". As for her career in big screen, she has just wrapped the filming of Hallmark Television's movie "Relative Stranger" and independent film "Ten Stories Tall".

In late September, it was announced that Kevin Zegers has joined "Gossip Girl" for a multi-episode arc. In the drama series,
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2009 Emmy Award Winners Announced

So the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night... did you tune in? I hear it was a good show even though a lot of the winners were pretty much a given. 30 Rock and Mad Men both took home the big awards, but the hardware was spread out a bit more among other shows than in previous years. At any rate, just in case you missed it, we've got the full list of major award winners right here for you to review. Do you agree with the majority of the choices? For those who did watch the show, what were some of your favourite moments? What did you think of Neil Patrick Harris as the host? Check out the list of winners after the jump. Comedy Series "Entourage" "Family Guy "Flight of the Conchords" "How I Met Your Mother" "The Office" Winner: "30 Rock" "Weeds" Drama Series "Big Love" "Breaking Bad
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Watching the Emmys

So another year has passed and its time for another round of awards for the people who make the television shows we like to watch.

Television is interesting these days. Never before have we seen such great, creative output. Never before have we been subjected to such drivel. It all gets paraded before us tonight, as we watch the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (handed out, it should be noted, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) on CBS, CTV in Canada.


Interesting that the Emmys chose to introduce the 2009 edition of the Primetime awards by harkening back to the early days of television. Especially as the business of television has never been closer to a complete collapse. Oh, announcer who is trying so hard to sound like a TV host from the '50s. You don't sound at all like you're a three pack-a-day smoker.


Okay, here comes Neil Patrick Harris,
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And the '61st Primetime Emmy Awards' Winners Are...

Did your favorite TV stars win? Read on to find out! (Winners' names are underlined below.) Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock Kevin Dillon, Entourage Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother Rainn Wilson, The Office Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Cherry Jones, 24 Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy Dianne Wiest, In Treatment Hope Davis, In Treatment Rose Byrne, Damages Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama William Shatner, Boston Legal Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad William Hurt, Damages Michael Emerson, Lost John Slattery, Mad Men Outstanding Actress, Mini-series or Movie Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby Chandra Wilson,
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2009 Emmy Nominations!

The Emmys are once again almost upon us and there is nothing I find more satisfying than looking down a list of nominees. I don’t know, I just really like it. Anyway, I know many people might not care too much about the Emmys, I’m more of a Golden Globe man myself, but you do have to give it to them for giving 30 Rock the Emmy for best comedy two year in a row, if you don’t know that show Rocks!! So here’s the list and a few comments I thought I’d add to the nominees.

Best Comedy Series


Family Guy-Really hope this show doesn’t win, not a big fan as so many others are.

Flight of the Conchords-i’d really like to see this show win, but it definitely won’t.

How I Met Your Mother-I’d also like to see this one win too.
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2009 Emmy Nominees

The Emmys are once again approaching, meaning it’s time to highlight those shows that made the often-unbearable experience of TV watching worth your while, if only for a short while.

Take a look over the list of this year’s Emmy Nominees then head on down to the comment section to give your two cents.


The 2009 Emmy Nominees (Abridged Version):


Drama Series:

“Big Love,” HBO

“Breaking Bad,” AMC

“Damages,” FX

“Dexter,” Showtime

“House,” Fox

“Lost,” ABC

“Mad Men,” AMC

Comedy Series:

“Entourage,” HBO

“Family Guy,” Fox

“How I Met Your Mother,” CBS

“Flight of the Conchords,” HBO

“The Office,” NBC

“30 Rock,” NBC

“Weeds,” Showtime

Actor, Drama Series:

Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”

Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Hugh Laurie, “House”

Actress, Drama Series:

Glenn Close, “Damages”

Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters”

Mariska Hargitay, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”

Holly Hunter,
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61st Annual Emmy Nominations

The 61st Emmy Noms are here and some Oscar, Grammy, and Tony winners have been invited for the first time to the dance this year. While HBO’s series ‘True Blood’ was glaringly left off the list for Best TV Drama, it’s brilliant mini-series ‘Grey Gardens’ received a stellar 17 nominations!

Outstanding Drama Series

Big Love Breaking Bad Damages Dexter House Lost Mad Men Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock Entourage Family Guy Flight Of The Conchords How I Met Your Mother The Office Weeds Outstanding Made For Television Movie

Coco Chanel Grey Gardens Into The Storm Prayers For Bobby Taking Chance More nominees after the jump

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

Project Runway • Finale (Part 1) • Paul Starkman Roman Polanski: Wanted And DesiredMarina Zenovich The Amazing Race • Don’t Let A Cheese Hit Me • Bertram van Munster This American Life • John Smith • Adam Beckman Top ChefThe Last Supper • Steve Hrynewicz Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries,
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Svu Exclusive: Oscar Nominee Cicely Tyson Will Guest

Cicely Tyson will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has learned exclusively.

Tyson will play Ondine, a preacher's wife who works with her husband to relocate former child soldiers from Africa to the U.S. to help them escape their violent lives. Benson and Stabler meet Ondine when one of the children is brutally attacked. Ondine's husband has yet to be cast.

Tyson is a two-time Emmy winner and earned an Oscar nomination for playing a sharecropper's wife in Sounder (1972). She'll next be seen in the Hallmark Channel movie Relative Stranger, which airs March 14.

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The Hallmark Channel To Premiere New Movie "Relative Stranger"

The Hallmark Channel is known for great original movies, and its new movie "Relative Stranger" looks like it will be an instant classic. In "Relative Stranger," a former football star with a wounded past must find the courage to go the final yard to heal his fractured family.

Celebrity News Service is impressed with the star-studded lineup in the new movie which includes Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Eriq La Salle ("ER"), Emmy and Naacp Image Award winner Cicely Tyson ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman"), SAG Award nominee Michael Michele ("ER") and Naacp Image Award winner Michael Beach ("Third Watch"). Dan Castellaneta ("The Simpsons"), Dana Davis ("Heroes") and Carlos McCullers II ("Psych") all co-star .

In the movie, a former football star returns home to the family he left six years earlier to find some things have changed, while some have not mostly within himself. Can a family hurt by
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