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Daytime's 'The View' is beginning its post- Barbara Walters era with a new set, new direction and mostly new team. Whoopi Goldberg is the only holdover on the daytime chatfest, which has faded in recent years as competitors sought to improve on its ensemble format.
I'll most definitely be checking out Marvel's Daredevil Netflix show . The last we'd heard on the casting front was that Deborah Ann Woll would be signing up for the role of Karen Page.
In Marvel Comics, Daredevil does get super senses due to exposure to radioactive material , but that's not how he learned to fight crime. For that, Matt Murdock has to thank Stick, a blind warrior who teaches the future superhero martial arts.
The ceremony, to be held January 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Clooney, a three-time Golden Globe winner, has been nominated 13 times by the HFPA in his illustrious career and is also a two-time Academy Award winner, most recently as producer of the 2013 best picture winner "Argo."
The Spin digs conceptual art, so we were fascinated with Kris Kristofferson's solo acoustic show Saturday night at the Ryman. His performance was a benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and it went beyond the usual singer-songwriter conventions - cult of personality, minimal accompaniment, unstudied vocal approach, and the like - into a sphere all its own.
The Mrs. Brown star had been friends with Williams for more than a decade and was devastated when he heard his pal had taken his own life last month following a long battle with depression. Connolly admits he empathised with the Mrs. Doubtfire star's problems and wishes he had stepped in to help him.
Whoopi Goldberg also returns, and they'll have new co-hosts to interact with, as well as a new set and new show logo. Also being added is a social-media station that will enable viewers to participate in the program's discussions as they're actually happening.
West End neophyte and internationally recognized screen star Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet 's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view. Earlier this month, Lohan utilized social media to post some first behind the scenes shots, commenting, "Brilliant actors at #work #speedtheplow @richard_schiff #lindsayposner and @nigellindsay1 good day! Also with #sundaytimes".
IT WAS the large measure of a monarch. Queen Victoria was introduced to the intoxicating comforts of whisky by John Brown, the ghillie at Balmoral estate, whose frequent advice to the Queen was: "don't stay thirsty", according to a new book.
"The View," a once noble experiment that has turned into the world's most contentious tea party, tries to steady the ship with the addition of two new hosts, political analyst Nicole Wallace and actress Rosie Perez. Wallace, who worked in the George W. Bush administration, is a bit of a wild card, but Perez, right - always a great guest on talk shows - should be a natural.
Director Charles Martin Smith, who came to fame as Terry the Toad in "American Graffiti," is back with "Dolphin Tale 2," which he directed, wrote and appears in. Director Charles Martin Smith, who came to fame as Terry the Toad in "American Graffiti," is back with "Dolphin Tale 2," which he directed, wrote and appears in.
Despite a larger presence of Middle Eastern actors in Hollywood, sword and sandal Biblical flicks too often "whitewash" their casts in a quest for box office payoff. No one really knows what Moses looked like, but chances are if you've ever thought about the guy who parted the Red Sea, it's pretty certain the actor who played Batman didn't come to mind.
If "Titanic" director James Cameron were to dig up a giant gold nugget on an asteroid, would it be his to take back to Earth and sell? U.S. and international law are just a bit unclear on this point, and as a result two members of Congress have introduced legislation - the Asteroids Act - on which the House planned to hold hearings this week. For a Congress often criticized for not being farsighted enough, this might be thinking too far ahead.
Somewhere, someone owes Morgan Freeman $20. Because someone was foolish enough to bet Hollywood's sagest actor that he couldn't land roles in both the Ben-Hur remake and the pot-smoking teddy bear sex comedy in the span of 36 hours.
Jeffrey Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME magazine and TIME.com, overseeing coverage of science and human behavior. He is the author of nine books, including Apollo 13 , upon which the 1995 movie was based, and two novels for young adults.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:03 am
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