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  • Lily Tomlin Busts Guts, Flaunts 'Impoverished Ego' at GLSEN Awards

    Not to be bogged down by a teleprompter, actress-comedian Lily Tomlin had the crowd of the 9th annual GLSEN Respect Awards rolling as she presented the lifetime achievement kudo to her friend and colleague Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on Oct. 18. Tomlin,...
  • 'Walking Dead' Actor Joins James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up'

    "Walking Dead" and "Low Winter Sun" thesp Lennie James has joined the ensemble of the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman. Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are also on board with Tate Taylor directing. Pic follows Brown's rise...
  • How ad industry's youth obsession is wrecking the TV business

    How ad industry's youth obsession is wrecking the TV business
    "Why does the TV business hate people over 50?" That's one of the most common questions I get asked by viewers. This is not an idle query. The TV industry, like much of corporate America, chases youth. That pursuit has a major impact on programming....
  • JFK assassination 50th anniversary TV programming

     
    50 years ago this month — on Nov. 22, 1963 — President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (himself later shot and killed by Jack Ruby). The JFK assassination caused political, social and emotional upheavals...
  • TV Picks: 'The Returned,' 'The Graduates,' Welles' 'War,' 'Dracula'

    TV Picks: 'The Returned,' 'The Graduates,' Welles' 'War,' 'Dracula'
    "The Returned" (Sundance Channel, Thursdays). A French miniseries in eight parts, based on a 2004 film of the same French name ("Les Revenants") but a different English one ("They Came Back"). The word "zombie" is often mentioned in press for the series,...
  • Why Studios Are Afraid to Put Two Stars in One Awards Category

    "Blurred Lines" is the song of the year -- and it could also be the theme song for this year's supporting races. Julia Roberts, Barkhad Abdi, Josh Brolin, Daniel Bruhl, Steve Coogan, Will Forte and Jake Gyllenhaal are being proposed in the supporting...
  • Angela Lansbury: New 'Murder She Wrote' is 'a Mistake'

    Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote." The network recently announced plans to reboot the show with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer as its star. Spencer acknowledged her new TV project on Twitter last month....
  • Angela Lansbury is not happy with 'Murder, She Wrote' remake

    Angela Lansbury is not happy with 'Murder, She Wrote' remake
    NBC has put a remake of that classic '80s TV staple "Murder, She Wrote" into development, but it turns out the show's original star, Angela Lansbury, isn't too pleased with the idea. Lansbury, who starred as murder-solving mystery writer Jessica...
  • This and That: 'Thor,' John Travolta, Angela Lansbury and more

    "MARK MY word, if and when all these preachers get control of the Republican Party, and they're sure to try to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these...
  • Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar

    Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar
    Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight." And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
  • Oscars 2013: Red carpet swings from old Hollywood to sleek modernity

    It was like an Oscar flashback with all the Giorgio Armani gowns, Harry Winston bling and Veronica Lake waves on the red carpet Sunday. Then there was a Sharon Stone Gap turtleneck moment, when Helen Hunt revealed that her navy blue gown was from none...