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Chris Pratt: Son Jack had a blast on 'The Magnificent Seven' set
Annie MartinTORONTO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Pratt revealed he and Jack, his 4-year-old son with Anna Faris, made "some lifelong memories" on the set of "The Magnificent Seven."
10 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications American television actors American film actors Anna Faris
The who’s who of Taylor Swift’s many men
As another one bites the dust, take a look at all the rest that didn't quite pan out.
44 points by New York Post | New York Post American television actors Google American film actors Hannah Montana: The Movie App Store Taylor Swift Julianne Hough
Box Office: ‘Sully’ Lands with $1.4 Million Opening on Thursday Night
Tom Hanks’ “Sully” has opened with a solid $1.4 million in Thursday night preview showings at about 2,700 North American locations. “Sully” is expected to win the weekend, the first of the fall season. Warner Bros.’ “Sully” has been forecast to reach at least $25 million at 3,525 locations ahead of Sony’s thriller “When the... Read more »
329 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors Warner Bros. New Line Cinema Clint Eastwood Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Village Roadshow Pictures
Fall TV preview 2016: 15 most promising new fall shows
FX's "Better Things," Netflix's "Luke Cage," Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt," Fox's "Pitch" and the CW's "Frequency" are among the 15 brightest fall newcomers. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Critics have only seen the pilot episodes for most new fall TV shows, so there's not enough evidence to conclusively identify the best new shows. But here are 15 newcomers from across the programming spectrum that look incredibly promising. "Pitch" (Fox, premiering Thursday, Sept. 22): Kylie Bunbury is a young star to watch in this engaging drama about the first woman to pitch for a Major League Baseball team. "The Exorcist" (Fox, premiering Friday, Sept. 23): It's a scary and suspenseful addition to TV's robust horror field. "Better Things" (FX, premiered Sept. 8): Co-created by Louis C.K., this wonderfully hard-edged comedy stars Pamela Adlon as a divorced and struggling actress with three children - and the struggle is evident in every scene. "Frequency" (The CW, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 5): Although a reworking of the 2000 film starring Jim Caviezel, the riveting drama starring Peyton List feels remarkably fresh and smart. "Marvel's Luke Cage" (Netflix, premiering Friday, Sept. 30): Marvel has another winner with this series starring Mike Colter as Luke Cage, the fugitive rebuilding his life in Harlem. "Good Girls Revolt" (Amazon, premiering Friday, Oct. 28): Set in the 1960s, this stylish drama stars Joy Bryant as Eleanor Holmes Norton, the lawyer hired to represent women working at Newsday. "Atlanta" (FX, premiered Sept. 6): Donald Glover ("Community") created this incredibly complex and clever comedy-drama mix set around the Atlanta rap scene (he plays Earn, a rap manager with big dreams and big obstacles). "Queen Sugar" (OWN, premiered Sept. 6): Oprah Winfrey's channel has its strongest scripted show yet with this drama about three siblings (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Rutina Wesley and Kofi Siriboe) reuniting at their father's Louisiana sugar plantation. "This Is Us" (NBC, premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20): The feel-good drama follows four storylines that ultimately connect (making an emotional connection with viewers). "Chance" (Hulu, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 19): Hugh Laurie has found another marvelous TV role, playing a San Francisco forensic neuropsychiatrist in this series based on the novel by Kem Nunn. "The Good Place" (NBC, premiering Monday, Sept. 19): The pilot episode is better than good, providing winning roles for Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. "One Mississippi" (Amazon, premiering Friday, Sept. 9): Comedian Tig Notaro plays a fictionalized version of herself, traveling home to Mississippi after the death of her mother. "The Crown" (Netflix, premiering Friday, Nov. 4): Claire Foy has top billing in this 10-part British-American series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. "Designated Survivor" (ABC, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 21): The scripts need work, but another strong prime-time vehicle for Kiefer Sutherland. "High Maintenance" (HBO, premiering Friday, Sept. 16): The web series about a nameless marijuana delivery man becomes an HBO series, and a pretty good one, if a times a little slow and choppy.
19 points by The Plain Dealer | American film actors Tig Notaro American television actors Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Week-day names Eleanor Holmes Norton Oprah Winfrey Major League Baseball
Stein says arranging court date on protest-related charges
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she's working with North Dakota authorities to arrange a court date on charges related to her participation in a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | North Dakota Coroner American Jews American film actors American television actors Mandan North Dakota United States New Salem North Dakota
Review: Tom Hanks sticks the landing as 'Sully'
Acting is top notch, even if the rescue drama is a bit too ordinary.         
4924 points by Arizona Republic | American film actors US Airways Flight 1549 Actors from California Academy Award for Best Actor American television actors Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 1968 births Chesley Sullenberger
Ben Affleck is a 1920's soldier-turned-gangster in first teaser trailer for 'Live by Night'
Wade SheridanLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck is a 1920's gangster in the first teaser trailer for his next directorial effort, "Live by Night."
-1 points by UPI | United Press International American film actors International News Service William Randolph Hearst News World Communications American television actors Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Gone Baby Gone
Today's celebrity birthdays: Hunter Hayes, J.R. Smith (September 9, 2016)
Country star Hunter Hayes celebrates his 25th birthday. Cavalier J.R. Smith turns 31. Top celebrity birthdays for September 9th:  Actress Sylvia Miles ("Midnight Cowboy") is 82. Actor Topol ("Fiddler on the Roof") is 81. Singer Luther Simmons (The Main Ingredient) is 74. Singer Inez Fox is 74. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 71. Guitarist John McFee of The Doobie Brothers is 66. Actor Tom Wopat is 65. Musician-producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) is 64. Actress Angela Cartwright ("The Danny Thomas Show," "Lost In Space") is 64. Actor Hugh Grant is 56. Actor Charles Esten ("Nashville") is 51. Actress Constance Marie ("George Lopez") is 51. Actor-comedian Adam Sandler is 50. Model Rachel Hunter is 47. Actor Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") is 45. Actor Henry Thomas ("E.T.") is 45. Actor Goran Visnjic ("ER") is 44. Jazz singer Michael Buble is 41. Actress Michelle Williams ("Brokeback Mountain," "Dawson's Creek") is 36. Country singer Hunter Hayes is 25. Other popular or historical birthdays for September 9th: Leo Tolstoy, novelist Harland Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, gambler and sportscaster Joe Theismann, former NFL qb and sportscaster (67) J.R. Smith, NBA player (31) with The Associated Press and HistoryOrb.com
1 points by The Plain Dealer | American film actors American television actors Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress The Doobie Brothers Michelle Williams Angela Cartwright Jake Gyllenhaal Grammy Award winners
Tom Hanks earns his wings as hero pilot ‘Sully’
After delivering a “Sergeant York” for a new generation with the deeply patriotic if also anti-war film “American Sniper,” 86-year-old Clint Eastwood continues in the modern American hero vein with “Sully,” a biographical drama about the airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who famously landed a US Airways jet on the Hudson River, saving dozens of lives, including his own, and giving a mourning city a reason to cheer. As someone remarks, New York needed a good story about a jet.
4 points by Boston Herald | Academy Award for Best Actor US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Chesley Sullenberger Clint Eastwood Hudson River American television actors
'The Magnificent Seven' starts off TIFF with star power on the red carpet
TIFF: 'Magnificent Seven' is more than just a remake Sept. 9, 2016, 1:28 a.m. The 41st Toronto International Film Festival is under way, kicking off the awards-season derby that will end with the Academy Awards next February. Our film team is on the ground in Canada, getting early looks at many...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors American television actors Brooklyn's Finest Toronto International Film Festival Toronto The Newton Boys Training Day Staten Island
Today's celebrity birthdays: Leslie Jones, Kevin Love (September 7, 2016)
'Ghostbusters' actor Leslie Jones turns 49 today. Cavs forward Kevin Love celebrates his 28th birthday. Top celebrity birthdays for September 7th:  Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins is 86. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 73. Actress Susan Blakely ("The Towering Inferno," "The Concorde: Airport '79") is 68. Singer Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is 65. Actress Julie Kavner ("The Simpsons") is 65. Keyboardist Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 63. Actor Corbin Bernsen is 62. Actor Michael Emerson ("Lost") is 62. Pianist Michael Feinstein is 60. Actor W. Earl Brown ("Deadwood") is 53. Comedian Leslie Jones (2016's "Ghostbusters," "Saturday Night Live") is 49. Model Angie Everhart is 47. Actress Diane Farr ("Numb3rs") is 47. Actress Monique Gabriela Curnen ("The Dark Knight") is 46. Actor Tom Everett Scott ("Southland," "That Thing You Do!") is 46. Drummer Chad Sexton of 311 is 46. Actress Shannon Elizabeth ("American Pie") is 43. Actor Oliver Hudson ("Nashville") is 40. Actor Devon Sawa ("Slackers," "Final Destination") is 38. Actress Evan Rachel Wood ("The Upside of Anger," "Thirteen") is 29. Other popular or historical birthdays for August 7th: Queen Elizabeth I, English monarch Grandma Moses, painter Paul Brown, NFL coach Buddy Holly, musician Kevin Love, NBA player (28) with The Associated Press and HistoryOrb.com
3 points by The Plain Dealer | American television actors American film actors Elizabeth I of England English-language films American female singers Evan Rachel Wood Gloria Gaynor Devon Sawa
“Other People” a non-cliched take on the cancer comedy
There is nothing original about the "parent with cancer" dramatic comedy. And Chris Kelly, the writer and director of "Other People," seems to know that. His Sundance hit, about a mom with cancer, is not a revolutionary movie, but it is well-acted and perceptive.
13 points by The Denver Post | American television actors American film actors Mother Parent Father Suffering Molly Shannon Jesse Plemons
Review: Hanks solid, but ‘Sully’ otherwise falters
Clint Eastwood’s sloppy ‘Sully’ works overtime to tell us what we already know about the Miracle on the Hudson        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Chesley Sullenberger US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Academy Award for Best Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American television actors Clint Eastwood Actors from California
Tom Ford to design uniforms for restaurant replacing Four Seasons
The restaurant’s being taken over by Carbone and Dirty French chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi, as well as Jeff Zalaznick.
4 points by New York Post | American film actors American television actors MTV Movie Award winners Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Venice Film Festival American stage actors Empire Awards
Toronto: Supe Troop Spins Off From Cutting Edge Group
Laura Katz, who has led Cutting Edge Music Services in Los Angeles for two years, is starting Supe Troop as a specialist in music supervision services for film and TV, Variety has learned exclusively. Music supervisor Chris Piccaro and music coordinator Lauren Weiss have also joined Supe Troop. The new company will work with Cutting... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | American film actors Film Toronto International Film Festival American Jews Los Angeles American television actors English-language films Film crew
Tom Ford marries cutting edge with old-school cool for his Fall/Winter 2016 collection
Tom Ford sent his Fall/Winter 2016 men’s and women’s collections down the runway – and straight to retail – in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night at an event that managed to be cutting edge and old-school cool. The former thanks to a multi-camera live-stream that made the show viewable to anyone...
32 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors American television actors Tom Hanks Coat Rita Wilson Neiman Marcus That Thing You Do! Neil Patrick Harris
Billy Ray Cyrus and Kurt Cobain were secret buddies
New York Fashion Week brings the best in new clothing, but cast your eyes a little farther up and you may find that a once-reviled hairstyle is back in vogue. “I was in Brooklyn just a few weeks ago, and I saw so many mullets I couldn’t believe it,” says Billy Ray Cyrus, whose own...
48 points by New York Post | Billy Ray Cyrus Dolly Parton Miley Cyrus Country Music Association Awards Hannah Montana Achy Breaky Heart Some Gave All American television actors
‘Punisher: War Zone’ Director Lexi Alexander Boards Chris Benoit Biopic ‘Crossface’
German helmer Lexi Alexander has come on board to direct “Crossface,” a biopic about late wresting champ Chris Benoit. Producers are Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play. Ram Getz and Matthew Randazzo V are exec producing. Alexander will direct from a script by Jake Goldberger and Sarah Coulter. The project is... Read more »
1240 points by Variety | Green Street Professional wrestling Wrestling Chris Benoit American television actors American film actors Charlie Hunnam Lexi Alexander
Watch the First Trailer for Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’
Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” got its first trailer on Thursday, showing Affleck in an intense gangster tale. “You don’t think I’m strong enough?” Affleck asks a woman played by Zoe Saldana. “I don’t know if you’re cruel enough,” she answers, to which Affleck replies: “Powerful men don’t have to be cruel.” The film marks Affleck’s... Read more »
1449 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor English-language films The Town American child actors Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Pearl Harbor
TV News Roundup: Lifetime Reveals ‘Project Runway: Fashion Startup’ Judges, Premiere Date
In today’s TV news roundup, “Project Runway: Fashion Startup” will debut on Lifetime on Oct. 20; Joe Biden joins the annual Stand Up to Cancer telecast; David Mackenzie has signed on to direct the USA Network pilot “Damnation”; and the Jackal Group has acquired the television rights to Chloe Benjamin’s novel “The Immortalists.” DATES “Project Runway: Fashion... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Joe Biden Vice President of the United States Television Reality television Richard Lugar American television actors United States presidential election 2008 Project Runway
This week’s 5 best bets for what to watch
Our picks this week for movies, TV and streaming video include 30th-anniversary screenings of “Labyrinth” starring the late David Bowie.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | David Bowie English-language films Cheryl Hines Horror fiction Fox Broadcasting Company American television actors Louisiana American film actors
Natalie Portman debuts a baby bump at the Venice Film Festival
Natalie Portman, is that a baby bump you have? In photos taken on the “Planetarium” red carpet at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on Thursday, the “Black Swan” Oscar winner appears to be well on her way toward having another child with husband Benjamin Millepied. The actress, 35, typically keeps...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors Britney Spears Academy Award for Best Actor Natalie Portman American television actors Darren Aronofsky Twitter Ellen DeGeneres
Ex-Sony Exec Doug Belgrad to Co-Finance ‘Bad Boys 3,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘Mulan’
Former Sony Pictures executive Doug Belgrad will co-finance half a dozen Sony movies — “Peter Rabbit,” “Bad Boys 3,” “Zombieland 2,” “Mulan,” the “Charlies Angels” reboot and “Mallory.” Belgrad, who departed earlier this year as motion picture group president, is making the investments through his 2.0 Entertainment company. He will be a producer on some... Read more »
88 points by Variety | Mount Everest Sony Pictures Entertainment English-language films Film Year of birth missing George Mallory Charlie's Angels American television actors
Sean Penn’s ‘Last Face’ Starring Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem Lands at Saban
Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the romantic drama “The Last Face,” starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem. Sean Penn directed from a script by Erin Dignam (“The Yellow Handkerchief”). Adèle Exarchopoulos (“Blue Is the Warmest Color”), Jean Reno, and Jared Harris also star. The movie made its world premiere at this year’s... Read more »
84 points by Variety | American film actors Academy Award for Best Actress Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Cannes Film Festival American television actors Charlize Theron Film festival Academy Award for Best Actor
Meg Ryan’s directorial debut ‘Ithaca’ is a dud
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are together again, sort of, in the disappointing World War II melodrama “Ithaca,” a generous but sticky slice of American apple pie that marks Ryan’s debut as a director. Ryan (who is barely in the film) plays the mother of one son (Ryan’s real-life son Jack Quaid) who is off...
3 points by New York Post | American film actors Meg Ryan World War II Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American television actors Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Academy Award for Best Actor Tom Hanks
Molly Shannon is still a superstar in ‘Other People’
Deeply personal screenwriting and a superlative performance by Molly Shannon as a dying mom lift “Other People” above the level of many similar tragedy-inflected indie comedies. Jesse Plemons plays a gay New York comedy writer who returns home to Sacramento to deal with his mother’s onrushing cancer even as his reserved father (Bradley Whitford) continues...
30 points by New York Post | Comedy Central Comedy Stand-up comedy English-language films Mother Satire American television actors American film actors
Today's celebrity birthdays: Andrew Lincoln, Tyler Perry (September 14, 2016)
'Walking Dead' star Andrew Lincoln turns 43 today. Tyler Perry is 47. Top celebrity birthdays for September 14th:  Actor Walter Koenig ("Star Trek") is 80. Singer-actress Joey Heatherton is 72. Actor Sam Neill is 69. Singer John "Bowzer" Baumann of Sha Na Na is 69. Guitarist Ed King (Strawberry Alarm Clock, Lynyrd Skynyrd) is 67. Actor Robert Wisdom ("Nashville," "The Wire") is 63. Saxophonist Steve Berlin of Los Lobos is 61. Country singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is 60. Country singer John Berry is 57. Singer Morten Harket of A-ha is 57. Actress Melissa Leo is 56. Actress Faith Ford ("Faith and Hope," "Murphy Brown") is 52. Actor Dan Cortese is 49. Actor Tyler Perry is 47. Actor Ben Garant ("Reno 911!") is 46. Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley is 45. Actor Andrew Lincoln ("The Walking Dead") is 43. Rapper Nas is 43. Actor Austin Basis ("Life Unexpected") is 40. Actor Adam Lamberg ("Lizzie McGuire") is 32. Singer Alex Clare is 31. Actor-singer Logan Henderson ("Big Time Rush") is 27. Other popular or historical birthdays for September 14th: Ivan Pavlov, Pavlovian response Amy Winehouse, singer with The Associated Press and HistoryOrb.com
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | American television actors American film actors Lynyrd Skynyrd Strawberry Alarm Clock Ed King Tyler Perry Sha Na Na Faith Ford
‘Gold’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey is a Balding Billionaire [VIDEO]
A balding Matthew McConaughey has gold fever in the first trailer for TWC-Dimension’s aptly-named “Gold.” “The gold is mine,” his character Kenny Wells declares. “I found it.” “Gold” is directed by Stephen Gaghan and loosely based on the Bre-X mining scandal of the 1990s. McConaughey plays Wells as a down-and-out prospector who teams up with... Read more »
297 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors American screenwriters Syriana American film directors Stephen Gaghan Gwen Stacy English-language films
Callum Turner to Replace Miles Teller in Marc Webb’s Next Film for Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)
Callum Turner is in negotiations to star in Marc Webb’s next untitled pic, which is set up at Amazon Pictures. He takes the place of Miles Teller, who recently dropped out of the role due to scheduling conflicts. The film was originally titled “The Only Living Boy in New York” and also has Jeff Bridges... Read more »
78 points by Variety | American film actors 1956 births Premier League players Crazy Heart American television actors 1949 births Street Kings 1977 births
Gwyneth Paltrow writes about living the 'un-Hollywood dream'
Gwyneth Paltrow is just too punk rock for your Hollywood sensibilities, and she’s not afraid to say it. Actress and personal brand-builder Gwyneth Paltrow published an essay Wednesday accompanying an interview she gave corporate networking site LinkedIn about the process of building her lifestyle...
77 points by Los Angeles Times | Chris Martin American film actors American television actors Britney Spears Austin Powers in Goldmember American stage actors Gwyneth Paltrow American female singers
Julianne Hough flashes the cameras and more star snaps
Julianne is feeling frisky, Jennifer Lopez has a doppelgänger and more...
2 points by New York Post | New York Post New York City American film actors Google American television actors App Store Cirque du Soleil Julianne Hough
Bragbook for Sept. 9

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Cities in Georgia National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities American film actors American television actors Council of Independent Colleges Atlanta Braves Middle school Elementary school
Grindhouse-style 'Happy Birthday' talks its sadistic head off
There’s a fine line between mocking obnoxious bro behavior and celebrating it, and writer-director Casey Tebo’s “Happy Birthday” too often falls on the wrong side of the divide. Though well-acted and stylish, this meta-grindhouse exercise strains under its own self-satisfied cleverness. Matt Bush...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Vanessa Lengies American film actors American television actors Aerosmith Buddy Rich Erik Palladino Walk This Way
Care after surgery much appreciated
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Pleasant View Genesis Nursing for the care that I received in my rehab for close to three months. I would like to especially thank the following who gave a little extra when they didn’t have to: Brad Rucker, Codey Gravel, Bobby Antoine, Tyl...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Orthopedic surgery Bone fracture Arthroscopy Family American film actors American television actors Cousin Hospital
Tears and wry laughs fuel Chris Kelly's insightful 'Other People'
Darkly funny, enormously moving and wonderfully observed, writer-director Chris Kelly’s “Other People” makes a fine companion piece to the recent “The Hollars,” another strong, idiosyncratic, real-life-inspired film about an adult son’s return home to be with his ill mother. Watching “Other People,”...
352 points by Los Angeles Times | Sundance Film Festival Comedy Family Movie theater American film actors American television actors Film festival Mother
Nothing in the woeful drama 'Max Rose' will make the Jerry Lewis career-highlight reel
Given that 90-year-old show biz legend Jerry Lewis hasn’t been seen in a starring role since 1995’s “Funny Bones,” his lead turn in the drama “Max Rose” should be something of a big-screen event. Unfortunately, the movie, written and directed by Daniel Noah, is such a maudlin, ham-fisted dud, it...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors American comedians Film Jerry Lewis American Jews Los Angeles American television actors Dean Martin
'SNL' stars Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan frolic in run-of-the-mill 'Brother Nature'
“Saturday Night Live” favorites Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan square off in “Brother Nature,” an odd couple blended-family comedy scripted by Killam, Mikey Day and Cameron Fay. Directed by longtime “SNL” digital short filmmakers the late Matt Villines and Oz Rodriguez, it derives its formula...
3 points by Los Angeles Times | American television actors American film actors Saturday Night Live Bobby Moynihan Bill Hader Family English-language films Bill Murray
Fall TV preview 2016: 29 shows on the bench for midseason
The networks will premiere far more shows at midseason than this fall. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Get ready for an even bigger crush of new midseason shows than usual. The five broadcast networks will field 20 new shows this fall, and that leaves a whopping 29 newcomers sitting on the midseason bench. It's an aberration more than a trend. Fox has only four fall starters, but Fox traditionally makes a big midseason push after fall schedule disruptions caused by baseball coverage. NBC has only three fall starters, but that's due to recent programming success and the move to use ratings juggernaut "Sunday Night Football" to promote a midseason offensive that will see 11 news shows. Here's the network-by-network breakdown of new and returning shows you'll be seeing at midseason (or maybe sooner): ABC Returning at midseason: "American Crime," "The Bachelor," "The Catch," "Scandal." New at midseason: "Still Star-Crossed," a period drama from executive producer Shonda Rhimes ("Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder") that picks up where the story of Romeo and Juliet ended, charting the treachery and intrigue of the Montagues and the Capulets; "Time After Time," a drama from executive producer Kevin Williamson ("The Vampire Diaries," "Scream") and starring Freddie Stroma as writer H.G. Wells and Josh Bowman as John Stevenson/Jack the Ripper; "Downward Dog," which tells the story of struggling millennial Nan (Allison Tolman) from the point of view of her philosophical dog, Martin (voiced by Samm Hodges); "Imaginary Mary," with Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg") as a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside down when she falls in love with a divorced father of three children; and the miniseries "When We Rise," with Guy Pearce as LGBT activist Cleve Jones (it also features Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths and Austin McKenzie). CBS Returning at midseason: "The Amazing Race," "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders." New at midseason: "Doubt," a drama with Emmy winner Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy"), who missed at NBC with "State of Affairs," playing a successful lawyer who falls for a charismatic client; "Training Day," teaming Bill Paxton and Justin Cornwell, is a series version of the 2001 action film starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke; and "Hunted," a reality show where contestants try to avoid capture by skilled investigators. Fox Returning at midseason: "Bones," "Home Free," "Hotel Hell," "MasterChef Junior," "Sleepy Hollow," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Superhuman," "Wayward Pines." New at midseason: "APB," a drama about the efforts of a high-tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) to reboot the Chicago Police Department's troubled 13th Precinct; "Star," executive producer Lee Daniels' drama about three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady) trying to make it in the music industry (Queen Latifah plays their surrogate mother); "24: Legacy," a "24" offshoot-reboot starring Corey Hawkins as Sgt. Eric Carter, the leader of an elite Army Rangers squad; "The Mick," a comedy starring Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie "Mick" Murphy, a blue-collar, two-bit hustler who must assume custody of her sister's three wealthy and entitled children; "Making History," a comedy following three friends (Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester ) from different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with mundane concerns of day-to-day life; "Prison Break," a miniseries reboot of the 2005-09 drama starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell; "Shots Fired," a miniseries that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Southern town (the cast includes Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer, Aisha Hinds and Will Patton); "Kicking and Screaming," a reality show that teams 10 expert survivalists with pampered partners; and "My Kitchen Rules," a reality show that pits celebrity duos against each other as they cook and critique each other's food. NBC Returning at midseason: "Celebrity Apprentice," "Grimm," "Hollywood Game Night," "Little Big Shots," "Shades of Blue." New at midseason: "The Blacklist: Redemption," a spinoff that puts the focus on undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) as he joins forces with "Scottie" Hargrave (Famke Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of a covert mercenary organization; "Chicago Justice," with Philip Winchester (in last season's "The Player") and Carl Weathers ("Rocky") starring in the fourth of the network's "Chicago" dramas; "Emerald City," a dark reimagining of "The Wizard of Oz," with a 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a K9 police dog swept into a mystical land of competing realms; "Midnight Texas," a drama based on the Charlaine Harris ("True Blood") book series about vampires, witches, psychics and hit men who inhabit a small town; "Taken," a drama starring Clive Standen ("Vikings") as a former Green Beret dealing with a personal tragedy; "Great News," a comedy with Briga Heelan as a TV news producer who learns her mom (Andrea Martin) has become an intern at her station; "Marlon," a comedy loosely based on the life of star Marlon Wayans ("In Living Color"); "Powerless," a comedy set in the DC Comics universe and starring Vanessa Hudgens as an insurance adjuster; "Trial & Error," a mockumentary comedy starring former Akronite John Lithgow ("3rd Rock From the Sun") as an eccentric poetry professor accused of murdering his beloved wife; and "First Dates," a reality show with host Chris Hardwick ("Talking Dead") overseeing a game involving strategy, quick thinking, luck and a 40-foot wall (LeBron James is one of the executive producers). The CW Returning at midseason: "iZombie," "Reign," "The Originals," "The 100." New at midseason: "Riverdale," a teen drama based on the Archie comics (it stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Lili Reinhart as Betty).
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | Grey's Anatomy American television actors Drama Romeo and Juliet American film actors Executive producer Marlon Wayans Lee Daniels
‘Code Black’ Season 2: First Look at Rob Lowe’s Debut (WATCH)
Days after his Comedy Central Roast, fans can get a first look at Rob Lowe in his upcoming series regular role on “Code Black,” thanks to the newly released Season 2 trailer. The first look video includes an introduction to Lowe’s character, as well as a refresher on the existing cast members populating the medical... Read more »
167 points by Variety | American television actors American film actors Marcia Gay Harden Physician Military The Mist American stage actors Pollock
TV highlights for 10/23 - 10/29: 'Man With a Plan' and 'The Great Indoors' bring some comedy to the mix
Your weekly guide to fall TV Sept. 8, 2016, 9 a.m. The fall TV season is here, and between the many options delivered by premium cable channels, multiple streaming services and a new slate of shows from the major networks, there's a lot of programming to choose from. If you were hoping that that...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Dermot Mulroney American film actors Television network American television actors United Kingdom Television Joel McHale Fox Broadcasting Company
TV highlights for 9/25 - 10/1: Woody Allen's 'Crisis' debuts and 'Marvel's Luke Cage' returns
Your weekly guide to fall TV Sept. 8, 2016, 9 a.m. The fall TV season is here, and between the many options delivered by premium cable channels, multiple streaming services and a new slate of shows from the major networks, there's a lot of programming to choose from. If you were hoping that that...
8 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors American television actors Television network Miley Cyrus Television Becky Ann Baker Billy Ray Cyrus Television program
Anthony Hopkins delights in his 'dark, mysterious' character in 'Westworld'
Anthony Hopkins is the elder statesman of “Westworld,” both among the cast and within the show itself as Dr. Robert Ford, the mastermind behind the adult theme park concept and its “hosts.” The Oscar winner recently sat for a quick chat that included an impromptu voice appearance by a frightening...
29 points by Los Angeles Times | Evan Rachel Wood American film actors American television actors The Dummy Anthony Hopkins
Your weekly guide to fall TV
Your weekly guide to fall TV Sept. 8, 2016, 9 a.m. The fall TV season is here, and between the many options delivered by premium cable channels, multiple streaming services and a new slate of shows from the major networks, there's a lot of programming to choose from. If you were hoping that that...
271 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors American television actors Richard Dean Anderson Television program Becky Ann Baker San Diego Padres CBS
Fall's familiar faces and TV newcomers, including Kevin James, Issa Rae and others
A rundown of some of the familiar, and new, faces for the fall TV season. Sarah Jessica Parker Where you last saw her: As a Vogue editor mentoring Kurt (and occasionally singing) in the fourth season of “Glee,” along with the little-seen rom-com “All Roads Lead to Rome.”   Where you recognize her:...
19 points by Los Angeles Times | Danny Glover Mel Gibson Damon Wayans My Wife and Kids Jack Bauer Martin Riggs HBO American television actors
'The Good Place,' 'Speechless,' 'Leathal Weapon,' 'Pitch' and more
Your weekly guide to fall TV Sept. 8, 2016, 9 a.m. The fall TV season is here, and between the many options delivered by premium cable channels, multiple streaming services and a new slate of shows from the major networks, there's a lot of programming to choose from. If you were hoping that that...
5 points by Los Angeles Times | American television actors Richard Dean Anderson American film actors Major League Baseball San Diego Padres MacGyver Fox Broadcasting Company Swiss Army knife
Stars You Didn’t Know Were In ‘Star Trek’
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Tom Hardy. Kelsey Grammer. They’re some of the biggest names in film and television, and all have something in common: guest starring roles on “Star Trek.” Some characters weren’t too much of a stretch: Johnson played an alien gladiator. But do you recognize a slim Tom Hardy as a Romulan warlord? And... Read more »
735 points by Variety | Star Trek: The Next Generation American film actors American television actors Star Trek Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Starfleet Star Trek Nemesis Jean-Luc Picard
'Sully' offers the untold story of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' water landing of a jet (review)
Clint Eastwood's direction is rock-solid, and the script by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty" by Sullenberger and co-writer Jeff Zaslow, gives the story the kind of pacing it needs to build to a powerful but subdued crescendo. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- We all know the story. Or do we? In December 2009, US Air flight 1549 took off from New York's La Guardia airport and hit a flock of geese. The bird strike took out both engines. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger had no choice but to put the plane down in the Hudson River. The landing was successful, and all 155 people on board survived. The event came to be known as "The Miracle on the Hudson," and Sullenberger was hailed as an aviation hero from coast to coast. So where's the movie in this all-too-familiar story? Here's what we didn't know until this movie was made. Executives at US Airways were looking for someone to blame for the loss of the plane. They held hearings trying to prove that Sullenberger had the time and ability to bring the plane back to the airport. Tom Hanks plays Sully with great understatement. Aaron Eckhart plays Jeff Skiles, Sully's younger co-pilot. While newspapers and television talk shows are singing Sully's praises for his courage under fire, for his concern for his passengers, he waits nervously in his hotel room waiting to see if his career is over. Sully has just started his own security firm business, and his family needs money. He wonders if he will lose his pension. He expresses these concerns over the phone to his wife, played by Laura Linney. All of Linney's scenes are of her alone in her suburban kitchen, talking to her worried husband over the phone. Maybe that's why she is the weakest link in an otherwise strong cast. Clint Eastwood's direction is rock-solid, and the script by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book "Highest Duty" by Sullenberger and co-writer Jeff Zaslow, gives the story the kind of pacing it needs to build to a powerful but subdued crescendo. The hearing before the National Transportation Safety Board has all the tension and surprises that any good trial movie needs to succeed. But the heart of the movie takes place when the actual water landing is re-created for the film. This is not the movie you want to see on the night before a flight. "Sully" doesn't have the dramatic fireworks of the 2013 Somali pirate film "Captain Phillips," in which the lead character was also played by Hanks. But the writing, acting and direction all combine for a satisfying real-life-hero, ripped-from-the-headlines story that was well worth telling. REVIEW Sully Who: With Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney and Jamey Sheridan. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Written by Todd Komarnicki. Rated: PG-13. Running time: 96 minutes. When: Opens Friday. Where: Area theaters. Grade: B+
35 points by The Plain Dealer | US Airways Flight 1549 American film actors Chesley Sullenberger US Airways American television actors LaGuardia Airport Hudson River Water landing
Detroit-set shocker 'Antibirth' explores the horror beneath American drug culture
Detroit has provided a vivid backdrop to the terrific recent horror films “It Follows,” “Don’t Breathe” and “Only Lovers Left Alive,” but Michigan’s urban blight has never been as much of a malevolent character as it is in “Antibirth,” a queasy indie shocker about a young woman getting wasted in...
163 points by Los Angeles Times | Natasha Lyonne American film actors American television actors Horror and terror Film Horror films Horror film Urban decay
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-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | American television actors American film actors Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Evan Rachel Wood George W. Bush Tom Petty
Grapevine: Marilyn Manson stands up for Johnny Depp
Plus news on Renee Zellweger, Lena Dunham and Odell Beckham Jr.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Renée Zellweger American film actors American television actors The Rum Diary Johnny Depp English-language films Marilyn Manson Amy Schumer