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Harry Hamlin Says Playing a Gay Man in 1982 Film Making Love 'Ended' His Career: 'It Was Too Early'

Harry Hamlin Says Playing a Gay Man in 1982 Film Making Love 'Ended' His Career: 'It Was Too Early'
Harry Hamlin says he took a role playing a gay character “10 years too early.”

The 68-year-old actor appeared on the It Happened in Hollywood podcast on Saturday in which he spoke about his career, which he says took a nosedive after he appeared in the 1982 film Making Love as an openly gay man who begins an affair with a married doctor (Michael OntKean).

Hamlin recalled that “everyone in town had turned” down the role because “at the time the idea of a gay world was not accepted at the time.”

But the script was “exactly the kind of movie” Hamlin said he was looking for.
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Hulu Explains Why They Canceled the ‘Veronica Mars’ Revival [TCA 2020]

Hulu brought fan favorite series Veronica Mars back for a fourth season last summer. Creator Rob Thomas had plans to continue producing short seasons and star Kristen Bell was on board to return. So it was surprising when Thomas said in November that there are no plans for a fifth season. Hulu Svp of Originals Craig Erwich […]

The post Hulu Explains Why They Canceled the ‘Veronica Mars’ Revival [TCA 2020] appeared first on /Film.
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Hulu’s Content Chief Questions Future Of Library Exclusivity, Talks ‘The Orville’ & ‘Veronica Mars’ – TCA

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Hulu’s Content Chief Questions Future Of Library Exclusivity, Talks ‘The Orville’ & ‘Veronica Mars’ – TCA
Hulu’s Craig Erwich opined on the streaming wars, questioned the increasing exclusivity around library content and discussed the future of The Orville and the ending of Veronica Mars.

Erwich, who is Svp, originals at the streamer, opened his exec session at the Winter TCA press tour, by saying that he wanted to make “better television” for “generation stream”. “To not make more TV but better TV. Successful streaming is not just about how many people watched one show, or how many awards did you win or how much did you pay for this library series. Those are fleeting moments. It’s about building a consistent brand that provides a deeper purpose,” he said.

Given the increasing competition between the Svod services for the exclusive rights to classic comedies and dramas such as Friends, South Park and Law & Order, said that the availability of certain shows would “shift around” over the next few years.
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Hulu’s Craig Erwich on the Streaming Wars, Program Exclusivity, ‘Veronica Mars’

  • Variety
Early in its life, Hulu found huge success in acquiring and promoting itself as the home for old fare such as “Seinfeld” and “The Golden Girls.” But those classic libraries have become even more valuable for streaming services — Netflix paid at least $500 million to grab exclusive rights to “Seinfeld,” while soon-to-launch HBO Max will now share “Rick and Morty” with Hulu, while shows like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” will co-exist on both Hulu and NBCU’s new Peacock service.

Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour on Friday, Hulu scripted originals senior VP Craig Erwich noted how the availability of certain shows will be shifting around over the next few years, but downplayed the impact of losing exclusive rights to those shows.

“I don’t know that exclusivity is paramount,” he said of the library shows. “One show does not make a service. What’s important for us is
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What's the Deal With Veronica Mars Season 5?

What's the Deal With Veronica Mars Season 5?
Veronica Mars is heading back to TV limbo? After Hulu revived the fan-favorite series as a miniseries, which was also called the fourth season, there was talk the show would continue on Now, E! News has learned there are no plans for addition episodes—a fifth season—at this time. A source added, "Though in true Veronica Mars fashion—never say never!" However, the show survived cancellation for three seasons across two networks and was brought back to life on the big screen thanks to a partially fan-funded film. Veronica Mars, she's a survivor. At the 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour, Hulu boss Craig Erwich addressed the show's future on the streaming...
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Here’s the sloth video Kristen Bell referenced (twice) in her Critics’ Choice Awards acceptance speech [Watch]

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Here’s the sloth video Kristen Bell referenced (twice) in her Critics’ Choice Awards acceptance speech [Watch]
During Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, Kristen Bell (“Frozen II”) became the fourth recipient of the “See Her” award, which honors powerful women in media. (See the full winners list.) During her acceptance speech, the “Veronica Mars” and “The Good Place” star made reference to “crying at sloths” not once, but twice. In case you’ve been living under a rock up in a tree, Bell’s meltdown over a sloth is something that went viral in 2012 after Bell appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Watch the video above.

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As Bell explained to DeGeneres, when she turned 31 her husband Dax Shepard wanted to get her “a present that no one else will ever get in their lifetime.” Shepard had told her to “grab the dogs and go in the back room,” and when she did that she
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Kristen Bell to be Honored with SeeHer Award at 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

The Critics Choice Association (Cca) has announced that award-winning actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Kristen Bell will receive the fourth annual #SeeHer Award at the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

The star-studded gala will once again be hosted by film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs, and broadcast live on The CW Television Network on Sunday, January 12, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Et (delayed Pt).

The #SeeHer Award recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the SeeHer movement, to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and acknowledge the importance of authentic portrayals of women across the entertainment landscape. SeeHer is the leading global movement for accurate portrayals of women and girls in media. Led by the Association of National Advertisers (Ana), SeeHer is a collective of leading marketers committed to creating advertising and supporting content that portrays women and girls as they really are. Previous award recipients are Viola Davis,
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André Braugher Joins Debra Messing In Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Birthday Candles’

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André Braugher Joins Debra Messing In Broadway’s Upcoming ‘Birthday Candles’
André Braugher has been cast opposite the previously announced Debra Messing in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming Broadway production of Noah Haidle’s play Birthday Candles.

Also newly announced for the production Enrico Colantoni in his Broadway debut, Crystal Finn (The Tick), Susannah Flood (Roundabout’s The Cherry Orchard) and Christopher Livingston.

Directed by Vivienne Benesch, the New York premiere of Birthday Candles begins previews on Thursday, April 2 at the American Airlines Theatre, with an official opening on Tuesday, April 21. The limited engagement runs through Sunday, June 21.

Braugher, currently co-starring alongside Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine- Nine, will be making his Broadway debut. He has won two Emmy Awards, for FX’s Thief and his breakthrough role on NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street.

The play follows a woman named Ernestine (played by Will
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Harry Hamlin Claims He Ruined His Indiana Jones Audition by Gossiping About Steven Spielberg

Harry Hamlin Claims He Ruined His Indiana Jones Audition by Gossiping About Steven Spielberg
Harry Hamlin claims he once had a brush with one of the biggest franchises in movie history in an interview with the New York Post.

The 68-year-old actor recalled some of his most bizarre auditions for the outlet in which he claims he was once called in to audition for the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

“The year is 1978, I believe, and Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are casting about for a new movie they were gonna make called Raiders of the Lost Ark. I was on the shortlist of actors to come in and audition for Indiana Jones,
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‘Black Christmas’ Film Review: Intriguing But Uneven Feminist Remake Bears Little Resemblance to Original

  • The Wrap
Last year, Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum got in a little trouble when it was discovered that none of the horror movies at his shingle had been directed by women — because, he said, “There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.”

After the inevitable backlash, he apologized with swift sincerity. Now he seems to be presenting “Black Christmas” as both penance and an amend.

Directed by indie auteur Sophia Takal (“Always Shine”), this burn-the-house-down remake really belongs in the midnight-movie section of a festival like Sundance or SXSW. As a wide release studio film nominally aimed at a multiplex audience, it feels strangely, if intriguingly, out of step.

Watch Video: 'A Christmas Carol' Trailer: Guy Pearce Has an Extremely Un-Merry Holiday in FX's Dickens Adaptation

In 1974, the original “Black Christmas” earned its place in pop culture as
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The 33 Most Shocking TV Character Deaths of 2019

The 33 Most Shocking TV Character Deaths of 2019
[This story contains major spoilers for a litany of TV series: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Magicians, American Gods, Watchmen, The Handmaid's Tale, Orange Is the New Black, Veep, Russian Doll, Riverdale, How to Get Away With Murder, Veronica Mars and Pose.]

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die."

Cersei Lannister came to know those words well, as Lena Headey's queen of King's Landing met her bitter end beneath the Red Keep's rubble — just one episode shy of Game of Thrones' series finale. Worst of all for the powerbroker: Her death was one of many in "The ...
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Stumptown Season 1 Episode 7 Review: November Surprise

What lines are you willing to cross? 

Dex was learning just where she draws her own lines on Stumptown Season 1 Episode 7 during her latest case. Unfortunately for Dex, having a moral compass isn't always profitable.  

Read on through our review as we discuss just what Dex's conscious cost her and make sure to catch up and watch Stumptown online at TV Fanatic! 

Dex Parois: The P.I. with heart. 

Dex may come off hard with her rough exterior, but if there is one thing for sure, it is that, just like another one of our favorite P.I.'s Veronica Mars, she is a marshmallow at her core. 

It was clear from the moment that Dex met Vanessa that working within the realm of politics was not going to be Dex's cup of tea.

Dex vastly underestimated Councilman Dan, though. 

In Dex's eyes, all politicians are evil and crooked.

She
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Christmas In Louisiana Review: Omg, Just Kiss Already!

Is anyone else in the mood for some gumbo?

Christmas on Lifetime is all about finding love, but the best stories are usually about a second chance at love.

Christmas in Louisiana was another cute second-chance at love story. Approximately ten minutes into the movie, all one could say is: "just kiss already!"

Sarah and Luke were cute. They were both single. They both had feelings for each other. What is the deal, people?!

Sarah getting in her own way is the only reason this movie had to drag on for two hours.

Well, that and the simple fact that Christmas in Louisiana gave Percy Daggs III more screentime in less than two hours than he had in all four seasons of Veronica Mars and the movie.

Yeah, I said it.

The primary lesson to glean from this movie is always listen to Gran.

Gran has years of wisdom and no filter.
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Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn to Host To the Rescue! New York 10th Anniversary Gala

The Humane Society of the United States today announced that actor Jerry O'Connell and actress Rebecca Romijn will host the “To the Rescue!” New York 10th Anniversary Gala on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

The event will benefit and celebrate the organization’s animal rescue efforts.

As previously announced, the 2019 honorees include consumer goods company Unilever, Mutts cartoonist and children’s book author Patrick McDonnell and the Alex & Elisabeth Lewyt Charitable Trust.

Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said, “Jerry and Rebecca will be incredible hosts at our gala, and we are thrilled to have them involved. As extremely talented and entertaining actors as well as devoted pet parents who deeply care about our mission, we couldn’t be more excited to see them in action at our event.”

O’Connell is an actor who began his career at age 11 when he
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Hulu in November: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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Fall is upon us, and so is Hulu’s list of every title coming and going from the streaming service in November.

Among the list of arriving titles is a new episode of Hulu’s original monthly anthology series, “Into the Dark.” November’s episode is called “Pilgrim,” and claims to be inspired by true events — in which a woman invites a bunch of Pilgrim re-enactors over for Thanksgiving dinner. But things get spooky when the “actors” refuse to break character.

Other new arrivals include Season 5 of “You’re the Worst,” described as a modern look at love, the complete first seasons of “Dollface,” about a young woman re-entering the world of women, “The Accident,” which begins with a deadly explosion at a construction site, and “Love Island: Australia,” an answer to the U.K. and U.S. versions of the beloved reality dating show.

Also Read: Here's Everything New
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20th Century Fox TV Names Jennifer Gwartz Evp Of Comedy & Drama Development

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TV and film development executive and producer Jennifer Gwartz has been appointed Evp of Development, Comedy and Drama of 20th Century Fox Television, part of Disney Television Studios.

Gwartz, who has been partnered with Jon Harmon Feldman in ABC Studios-based Random Hill Productions, will oversee the scripted development of the label’s live-action comedies and dramas as well as the teams of executives in the studio’s comedy and drama developments. Starting on Nov. 4, she will report to 20th TV’s President of Creative Affairs Carolyn Cassidy. Gwartz succeeds Terence Carter who departed last month to head TV for Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios.

“Jen is a smart, thoughtful leader and a champion of ideas and talent, which makes her the perfect person to lead our development,” said Cassidy. “I also value her ability to look at the process and possibilities of television from multiple perspectives
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Jennifer Gwartz Named 20th Century Fox TV Exec VP of Development, Comedy and Drama

  • Variety
Development exec and producer Jennifer Gwartz has been tapped to become 20th Century Fox Television’s executive vice president of development, comedy and drama.

At the Disney-owned studio, she will oversee scripted development of live-action comedies and dramas, identifying writing talent, guiding ideas from pitch to pilot, overseeing teams of execs in comedy development and drama development, and leading live-action scripted strategy.

“Jen is a smart, thoughtful leader and a champion of ideas and talent, which makes her the perfect person to lead our development,” said 20th’s president of creative affairs Carolyn Cassidy, to whom Gwartz will report. “I also value her ability to look at the process and possibilities of television from multiple perspectives as a result of her background as a studio executive and hands on producer. I know she will be an extraordinary asset as we seek to create quality television and bring both new and accomplished voices,
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20th Century Fox Television Hires Jennifer Gwartz as Head of Scripted Development

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20th Century Fox Television has hired Jennifer Gwartz as executive vice president of comedy and drama development.

Starting Nov. 4, she will report to Carolyn Cassidy, president of creative affairs at Twentieth Century Fox Television, which is a label of Disney Television Studios. In her new role, Gwartz will oversee the scripted development of the label’s live action comedies and dramas, from identifying writers to steering ideas from pitch to pilot order. She will also oversee the drama and comedy development executive teams and lead the label’s live action scripted strategy.

“Jen is a smart, thoughtful leader and a champion of ideas and talent, which makes her the perfect person to lead our development,” Cassidy said. “I also value her ability to look at the process and possibilities of television from multiple perspectives as a result of her background as a studio executive and hands on producer. I know
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Simon Pegg and J.K. Simmons sign up for heist comedy ‘My Only Sunshine’

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British actor, Simon Pegg and Oscar winner J.K Simmons have signed up to star in the new heist comedy thriller ‘My Only Sunshine’.

The feature will be directed by Mark Palansky from a script by J.T. Petty and K. Reed Petty. No distributor is yet attached but sales for the film is expected to commence at next month’s Toronto Film Festival.

The story will revolve around a passionately dysfunctional couple who orchestrate a bank robbery as an unconventional act of bloodthirsty marriage counselling. They try to make peace with the shocking mystery of their relationship throughout the violent hostage situation, discovered by a cop hostage negotiator who previously investigated a past related crime.

Also in news – Viola Davis takes on the role of former first lady Michelle Obama for new series

Matt Smith, Lawrence Mattis are producing for Circle of Confusion and Michael Mendelsohn is producing on behalf of Patriot Pictures.
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Review: "Alice, Sweet Alice" (Aka "Communion") (1975) Starring Brooke Shields; Arrow Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Todd Garbarini

Alfred Sole is a production designer who has carved out a nice career for himself in Hollywood, most notably on the television shows Veronica Mars (2004-7), Castle (2009-16), and the reboot of MacGyver (2017-18). Long before he chose that line of work however, he dabbled in the world of film directing. His first film, a 1972 hardcore sex “comedy” called Deep Sleep, which was financed on a bet, must be seen to be believed. He apparently made a follow-up film after that called American Soap which to my knowledge has never seen the light of day. I would be very interested in seeing the latter as despite a few flourishes of cinematic style and several humorous sequences involving dialogue, the former is just a hardcore sex romp featuring folks no one in their right mind would want to see naked, let alone copulating. I only mention it because there is nothing,
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