James Van Der Beek to Lead Bye Bye Birdie Production at the Kennedy Center

The rest of the principle cast includes a sea of stage stars. Mallory Bechtel (Dear Evan Hansen) will take on the role of Kim MacAfee, a teenage girl in Sweet Apple, Ohio who wins a contest to appear with Birdie on The Ed Sullivan Show. Ann Harada (Avenue Q) and Reg Rogers (Tootsie) will step […]

James Gunn Fought for Bautista as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, But It Was Worth It

Jason Momoa came very close to winning the role of Drax, and for a long time, it really looked like the part was his. Despite this, James Gunn stood his ground, fighting for Dave Bautista to get the part and join his Guardians. By 2014, Bautista had appeared in movies like Riddick and The Man […]

Honor Blackman, Who Played Pussy Galore In The James Bond Movie “Goldfinger,” Has Died Aged 94

Despite the character’s acknowledged threat to the male ego, Blackman diagnosed Cathy’s limitations in the Globe and Mail in 1987: “Judo was her specialty, and with judo it’s almost impossible to attack somebody.” Because the martial art relies on the attacker’s momentum, “Cathy only defended herself. That is why she seemed so pure and good […]

James Drury, Star of ‘The Virginian,’ Dies at 85

He played the laconic rancher with no name on the revolutionary NBC series. Among Westerns, only ‘Gunsmoke’ and ‘Bonanza’ lasted longer. James Drury, who starred as the no-name, no-nonsense foreman of the Shiloh Ranch on The Virginian, one of the longest-running Westerns in the history of television, died Monday of natural causes. He was 85.

Quibi: Prices, what shows to watch, launch details and what is a quibi actually

Agua Donkeys (Movies in Chapters) – It’s always summer for the Agua Donkeys as they chase the perfect tan, the perfect vibe and the perfect mix of bromine and chlorine to service some of the “sickest” backyard pools in their Utah hometown. The Stranger (Movies in Chapters) – An unassuming young rideshare driver is thrown […]

EXCLUSIVE: The Irishman producer speaks out about his battle with addiction and how he fought alongside Martin Scorsese to get the film made after stumbling across the novel in an Idaho bookstore

‘What was so powerful for me, that at that juncture we did not have the financing, so it was all about faith – and let’s assume that this is going to get made even though we do not know where the capital is going to come from. 

How Late Night Hosts Are Playing a Key Role in Keeping Us Sane

In turn, moments have occurred that would be impossible on some normal show with a flashy set and the usual slick-production parameters. (Though Colbert did fire off some swears one night to make sure that the CBS censors weren’t asleep at the switch—and they were not.)

Why Warner Records Is Still Releasing Big Albums Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

This all happened amid creeping industry trepidation over the buoyancy of the recorded music market, with record store shutdowns and sagging streaming volumes upping the likelihood of more album delays. Yet, according to Corson, social distancing is also creating opportunities for new music — catalyzed by the fact that, thanks to a drought of blockbuster […]

Social distancing ‘heat map’ reveals people in Middlesbrough are most likely to flout the new ‘stay at home’ rules designed to curb the spread of coronavirus

The best at staying at home were the people of Ryedale, North Yorkshire, at 98.3 per cent; Wandsworth in southwest London, at 97.9; Arun in West Sussex, at 98.4 per cent; Liverpool, 97.5 per cent; and Adur, also in West Sussex, 97.5 per cent. 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire £1m fraud to be subject of new play

The play is expected to have the feel of a live quiz show with possible audience participation. It will also explore the wider “oddly endearing culture, quite middle class, quite southern English” of quiz fanatics, who were just waiting for something like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to be invented.