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Harvey Weinstein's New Accuser: He Begged Me to Watch Him Masturbate at Sundance

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[[tmz:video id="0_aagrnt4z"]] Harvey Weinstein's new accuser alleges he begged her to watch him masturbate in the hot tub in his hotel nearly a decade ago. Louisette Geiss -- a former actress and screenplay writer with credits on "Two and a Half Men" and "The Drew Carey Show" -- came forward Tuesday with the new accusations as she was flanked by her attorney, Gloria Allred. Geiss joined a score of women who have spoken against the former studio exec,
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Interview, Audio: John Carroll Lynch Directs an Elegy for Harry Dean Stanton in ‘Lucky’

Chicago – He is a familiar character actor, having a long career with roles in TV and film as diverse as “Fargo,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Gran Torino,” “The Americans.” and the recent “Jackie” and “The Founder.” He is actor John Carroll Lynch, and he has made his directorial debut in the wonderfully essential “Lucky,” whose title character is portrayed by Harry Dean Stanton. The film is a perfect elegy for the actor, who passed away last month at the age of 91.

Lucky” was voted in as the Audience Choice favorite at the 5th annual Chicago Critics Film Festival in May of this year, and has a nationwide release on October 6th, 2017. It features Harry Dean as Lucky, a 90-year-old self described atheist who is seeking spiritual enlightenment through the fellow travelers in his small and dusty Arizona town. He’s outlived his contemporaries, and seeks to outdo and out smoke
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Gabrielle Union’s Home-Invasion Drama ‘Breaking In’ Casts Christa Miller

Gabrielle Union’s Home-Invasion Drama ‘Breaking In’ Casts Christa Miller
Veteran TV star Christa Miller has joined Gabrielle Union in the home-invasion drama “Breaking In,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The film begins shooting on July 16 in Los Angeles. “V for Vendetta” director James McTeigue is on board to helm from a script by Ryan Engle, based on a pitch from Jaime Primak Sullivan about a woman who fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Union joined the film in May. She will produce with Will Packer through his Will Packer Productions, along with James Lopez, and Practical PicturesCraig Perry and Sheila Taylor. Jaime Primak Sullivan, Valerie Bleth Sharp, and Primary Wave’s Jeff Morrone are executive producing.

Union is the star and executive producer of Bet’s “Being Mary Jane.” Will Packer Prods. is one of the production companies on the series.

Miller will portray the best friend and real estate agent of Union’s character in the movie. Miller
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Carrie Fisher's Sister to Publish Tell-All Memoir

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2017-04-28T04:49:06-07:00Carrie Fisher's Sister to Publish Tell-All Memoir

Joely Fisher, the actress and half-sister of Carrie Fisher, has her own show business stories.

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Thursday that it had acquired her memoir, “Growing Up Fisher,” and would release it Nov. 14. The publisher is promising “incredible, candid stories” about everyone from Frank Sinatra to Ellen DeGeneres, on whose sitcom “Ellen” she played Paige Clark. Her other credits include the TV shows “Til Death” and “Wild Card.”

Read the rest of this article at Page Six.

Joely Fisher also appeared Growing Pains and The Drew Carey Show.
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Exploring the world of live TV episodes

David Baldwin Jun 22, 2017

From ER to 30 Rock, EastEnders to The Simpsons, live TV drama and comedy episodes are here to stay...

In 1997, the Us TV network NBC gave permission for its highest rated show, the global medical drama hit ER, to produce an episode that would be broadcast to audiences completely live.

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It’s hard to explain just how completely out of nowhere that decision was at the time. Live broadcasts began as a cornerstone of television, but once videotape came into use in the late 1950s, it was gradually confined to news bulletins and talent contests. By the 1990s, any comedy or drama that produced a live episode was usually perceived as a show suffering from flagging ratings or creative jaundice, one in dire need of an attention grabbing gimmick.

Let’s be clear – ER was none of those things.
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Interview: John Caroll Lynch for The Founder

In The Founder, John Carroll Lynch stars as Mac McDonald – who, partnered with his brother Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman) – created the first McDonald’s restaurant in California in the 1940s. Based on a true story, the new film from director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), follows the trail of how traveling salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), impressed by the brothers’ innovative assembly-line approach to the kitchen, maneuvered himself into a position where he was ultimately able to take control of the company, transforming himself in the process to the ‘founder’ of an economic empire.

The Founder

Appearing in over 50 films and television productions, John Carrol Lynch first sprang to prominence in 1996 with the Coen brothers’ critically acclaimed, Fargo. His films include Gothika, Things We Lost in the Fire, Zodiac, Gran Torino, Shutter Island, and Crazy, Stupid, Love. On television, Lynch has starred in such popular series as The Drew Carey Show
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Interview: Amy Pietz of ‘Halfway’ to Appear at Midwest Independent Film Festival on Feb. 7, 2017

Chicago – Amy Pietz is a Midwesterner made good in her primary role as a working actor. And what better performer to appear at the kick-off of the 2017 Midwest Independent Film Festival, as Pietz’s new film takes place in her native Wisconsin.

Halfway” tells the story of a hulking African American ex-convict (Quinton Aaron of “The Blind Side”) as he tries to rebuild his life on a dairy farm, managed with difficulty by a widowed mother named Beth (Pietz). The new year of the Midwest Independent Film Festival starts Tuesday, Feb. 7th, at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema in Chicago.

Amy Pietz was born in Wisconsin, from modest circumstances, and was determined at an early age to be a performer. After a background in dance, she graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a Bfa in Acting. She headed to Los Angeles shortly thereafter, and landed roles in TV shows like “Star Trek,
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Tangled sequel series Tangled: Before Ever After gets a new trailer

A new trailer has debuted for Disney’s upcoming series Tangled: Before Ever After. The animated spin-off sequel sees Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising the roles of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider and takes place between the events of the 2010 film and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After; watch it below…

Tangled: Before Ever After sees Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Paul F. Tompkins (Anchorman) as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey (Lost) as Captain of the Guards returning to their roles alongside newcomers Ashley Judd (Divergent) as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; Jeff Ross (The Wedding Ringer) as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot, Richard Kind (Inside Out) as Uncle Monty, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Pete the Guard, Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal) as Nigel the Advisor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption
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Tracy Letts: How a God of American Theater Was Bested By Hollywood — Then Beat It

Tracy Letts: How a God of American Theater Was Bested By Hollywood — Then Beat It
“The guy is a god. If you have any interest in American theater, you know this guy. You know and fear him.”

These are the first words director James Schamus had to say when asked for his thoughts on Tracy Letts. Indeed, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Tony Award-winning actor is a legend of the stage, but only recently has he broken into film and television — as an actor. His latest role is on the HBO series, “Divorce,” and it’s a part that was only supposed to last one episode.

“I died in the pilot,” Letts bluntly put it, when IndieWire spoke with him in his Chicago home.

“But they liked him so much, they asked him to come back,” added Carrie Coon, Letts’ wife, former co-star on stage, and the current star of HBO’s “The Leftovers.”

Indeed, Letts’ character — the brash and successful Nick, married to Molly Shannon
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‘Kevin Can Wait’ Showrunner Bruce Helford Exits Series Midway Through Season 1

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‘Kevin Can Wait’ Showrunner Bruce Helford Exits Series Midway Through Season 1
Kevin Can Wait” showrunner Bruce Helford has left the series after just seven episodes have aired, TheWrap has confirmed. Helford is a multi-cam veteran, having created the series “The Drew Carey Show,” “Norm,” “Wanda at Large,” and “George Lopez.” Rob Long will take over on the Kevin James-led CBS sitcom, which recently received a full-season order at the network. Long is best know for his work on “Cheers.” The series opened well in the ratings when it premiered on Sept. 19, drawing 11.1 million viewers and a 2.6 rating. Those numbers have declined sharply over the past six weeks, with Oct....
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#RallyTogether: Stars Rooting for the Cleveland Indians (Photos)

#RallyTogether: Stars Rooting for the Cleveland Indians (Photos)
Monica Potter The “Parenthood” actress and Cleveland native has been tweeting her support of the Indians on a daily basis in October. Arsenio Hall The Cleveland-born late-night talk show host tweeted his support for the team on October 1: “#bravogentlemen ⚾️ Al Central sensation … The Land “best location in the nation”. #thereisnoplacelikehome #RallyTogether” Tom Hanks The movie star was born in Oakland, but has a famous infinity for the Indians. “hope it’s Tribe v. A’s for the pennant,” he said during a Reddit Ama in 2013. Drew Carey Twelve years after the end of “The Drew Carey Show,” which
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American Housewife Premiere: Is ABC's Newest Family Comedy a Total Dud?

American Housewife Premiere: Is ABC's Newest Family Comedy a Total Dud?
American Housewife was originally called The Second-Fattest Housewife in Westport. It’s a title that perfectly represents Tuesday’s series premiere, assuming you can get past the fact that its central character isn’t actually fat.

Of course, that’s part of the alleged joke in this mean-spirited sitcom that, having changed its title, is hopefully planning to throw out its premise and start fresh in Week 2.

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The series centers on Katie Otto (Mike & Molly‘s Katy Mixon), a mother of three with serious body-image issues. When
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Teaser trailer for Disney’s Tangled: Before Ever After

Disney has released a teaser trailer for the animated spin-off series Tangled: Before Ever After, which takes place between the events of the 2010 film and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After and sees Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi reprising the roles of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider; take a look below…

Tangled: Before Ever After sees Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Paul F. Tompkins (Anchorman) as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey (Lost) as Captain of the Guards returning to their roles alongside newcomers Ashley Judd (Divergent) as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; Jeff Ross (The Wedding Ringer) as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot, Richard Kind (Inside Out) as Uncle Monty, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Pete the Guard, Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal) as Nigel the Advisor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) as Rapunzel’s father King Frederic,
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Jack Riley, Voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, Dies at 80

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Jack Riley, Voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, Dies at 80
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com."Jack Riley, an alum of The Bob Newhart Show and the voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, has died at the age of 80. The actor died from pneumonia in Los Angeles early Friday morning, his representative Paul Doherty tells Entertainment Weekly. Riley is best known for playing Elliot Carlin, one of Bob Newhart’s patients — a role he reprised in 1985 on the NBC medical series St. Elsewhere. He also appeared in several of Mel Brooks’ films, including History of the World: Part I, High Anxiety, and To Be or Not to Be.
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Jack Riley, Voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, Dies at 80

Jack Riley, Voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, Dies at 80
A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com."

Jack Riley, an alum of The Bob Newhart Show and the voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, has died at the age of 80. The actor died from pneumonia in Los Angeles early Friday morning, his representative Paul Doherty tells Entertainment Weekly.

Riley is best known for playing Elliot Carlin, one of Bob Newhart’s patients — a role he reprised in 1985 on the NBC medical series St. Elsewhere. He also appeared in several of Mel Brooks’ films, including History of the World: Part I, High Anxiety, and To Be or Not to Be.
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Cleveland According to Movies and Television

Our perception of the Forest City having only seen it on screen.

All this week, Cleveland, Ohio, is being overrun with politicians, their supporters, and protestors of their platforms as the Republican National Convention is being held at the Quicken Loans Arena through Thursday. To help get a better sense of this “Cleve-Land,” as Howard the Duck calls it, we’re looking to entertainment, specifically movies and television, for what it can tell us about this city. If there’s anything we miss or misunderstand, blame Hollywood.

Cleveland Rocks

It’s the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it’s not surprising that, to an outsider, Cleveland primarily looks like a city where music reigns. You could make a nice concert with all the fictional bands based there, including Cherry Bomb from Howard the Duck, The Barbusters from Light of Day, the
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The Disney Channel announces voice cast for Tangled: Before Ever After

Back in June, Disney announced that it was developing an animated spinoff series to 2010’s Tangled, which will take place between the film and the 2012 short Tangled Ever After and see the return of voice actors Mandy Moore and Zachary Levy as Rapunzel and Eugene Fitzherbert.

Well, it has now been announced that the duo will be joined by fellow Tangled veterans Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) and Paul F. Tompkins (Anchorman) as Big Nose and Shorty, members of the Snuggly Duckling Pub Thugs; and M.C. Gainey (Lost) as Captain of the Guards.

Meanwhile, New additions to the series include Ashley Judd (Divergent) as Rapunzel’s mother Queen Arianna; Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Rapunzel’s handmaiden and confidant, Cassandra; Jeff Ross (The Wedding Ringer) as Hook Hand’s brother Hook Foot, Richard Kind (Inside Out) as Uncle Monty, Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) as Pete the Guard, Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal) as Nigel the Advisor,
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Disney Channel's Tangled Series Adds Ashley Judd, Jonathan Banks and More

A whole bunch of big names want to get caught up in Tangled.

The Disney Channel series Tangled: Before Ever After has added a slew of TV and movie stars to its ranks, the network announced Tuesday. Among the cast additions: Ashley Judd (Divergent); Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul); Sean Hayes (Will & Grace); Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl); and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent), reprising his role from the 2010 movie.

PhotosDuckTales Revival on Disney Xd: First Photo of Scrooge McDuck’s Team

As previously reported, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi also will voice their characters from the film —Rapunzel and Flynn Rider, respectively — in the series,
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Diedrich Bader To Co-Star In ‘The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport’ ABC Pilot

The Drew Carey Show alum Diedrich Bader is returning to ABC as the male lead opposite Katy Mixon in the network's single-camera comedy pilot The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport, from Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios. Written by Sarah Dunn and directed by Ruben Fleischer, The Second Fattest Housewife In Westport is narrated by Katie (Mixon), a (slightly) larger, strong-willed mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with "perfect" wives…
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