After screening the gross-out fest that is Scary Movie 2 which grossed a disappointing $20 million during its opening weekend we just know there's a heap of filth waiting to be scraped off the cutting-room floor and plopped onto an even raunchier DVD. Director Keenen Ivory Wayans cheerfully acknowledges as much, and even hints to TV Guide Online what will and won't make the bonus reel.
To start with, he lays to rest rumors that we'll ever be seeing footage from Marlon Brando's day on the set. (The 77-year-old Oscar winner fell ill and had to be replaced by James Woods in the film's kick-off scene a slimy spoof of The Exorcist.) "I don't think it's fair to him to put on his performance where he has pneumonia," Wayans insists. "I think that would be disrespectful to him."
The director's reverential sentiments end there, however, as he gears up to unleash other material the MPAA vetoed before approving
Question: Hi. Me and my mom have been discussing this question for a week or two. How many Baldwin brothers (and/or sisters) are there? I say there are four and my mom says five. Thank you. Megan
Televisionary: Y'know, since the Baldwins are an American treasure owned by both TV, film and, well... all of us, I briefly considered handing this off to that big-screen babe, FlickChick. But then I figured we no longer work in the same office and I don't get to swipe candy from the dish on her desk anymore, so I'm keeping this one for myself.
You might think that with careers that have touched such popular properties as The Hunt for Red October
and Knot's Landing
), The Usual Suspe
Question: My family is having the biggest argument ever about an actress who appeared on a rerun show of The District. The original show aired Feb.10, 2001, an episode called "Rage Against the Machine." To phrase it as one simple question: Did the same actress that appeared as Major Dad's wife guest star in this episode? Your help with this question will be greatly appreciated. There's 100 bucks riding on it, and I want to go shopping! Thanks. Melody
Televisionary: Well, I'd just be tickled pink if I could tell you to fire up the car and zoom off to the mall, Melody, but I'm not sure which side you took in this disagreement. Since you believe it dwarfs all previous disputes throughout the history of mankind, however, I'm sure you wouldn't write in unless you were sure to be in the right.
Being in the right means arguing that Shanna Reed
, who played Polly Cooper MacGillis, wife to Major John "Mac" MacGillis (Gerald McRaney
Question: I missed the episode in question and have been unable to find the answer on the Internet: What was the storyline reason that was given for the departure of Benjamin Bratt's character on Law & Order? Could you please help me out!? Jessica
Televisionary: That's why I'm here, Jessica. (Well, for that and for annoying my colleagues by humming to the songs coming through my headphones.)
Bratt's character, Detective Reynaldo Curtis, joined the long-running NBC hit drama
in 1995 and left in 1999 (the end of season nine) to care for his wife, who suffered from multiple sclerosis. In reality, Bratt until recently the main squeeze of mega-hit mainstay Julia Roberts
wanted more time to pursue a movie career. Je
Yes, the movie posters for Made (opening Friday) do scream, 'The Guys from Swingers Are Back!' But Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn who played the retro L.A. lounge lizards of that 1996 flick aren't starring in Swingers 2. Seems these cool cats didn't deem a sequel a very "money" idea.
"I think people enjoyed our chemistry a lot in Swingers," Favreau says. "We're counting on people who don't just want to see me or Vince, but want to see us together [again]. The problem with a film like Swingers is... if you try to cover the same ground or do a sequel, you're going to walk into the fire because you could never live up to that comparison. The best we could hope for was to do a movie that aspires to different things, but would be a good follow-up with similar sensibilities."
In other words, they just wanted to do another buddy movie. Made finds the duo playing two down-on-their-luck boxers who
Roger Daltrey didn't invent the term "Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll," but as the lead singer of The Who a band whose outrageous antics are the stuff of rock legend he certainly helped perpetuate the genre's outlandish image. So it's a bit ironic to hear that he'll be playing, of all things, a man of the cloth on tonight's episode of TNT's new supernatural series Witchblade.
Daltrey guest stars as Father Aloysha Petrosian, a Catholic priest who gets caught in the crossfire over allegations that the Vatican and Nazis might have been allies during WWII. "It's a little controversial," Daltrey tells TV Guide Online. "There's quite a lot of evidence of their alleged knowledge of what the Nazis were doing and they didn't decry it. It's pretty interesting."
Since making his big-screen debut as Tommy Walker the deaf, dumb and blind kid who defeated the Pinball Wizard (played by Elton John) in The Who's 1975 rock
Question: Aloha. Can you tell me the names of the two gentleman who played the uncle on My Three Sons? Thank you. David
Televisionary: `A `ole pilikia, my Hawaiian friend. (That's "no problem" to all you haoles out there.)
When ABC launched the series in September 1960, I Love Lucy vet William Frawley played Michael Francis "Bub" O'Casey. Bub, widower Steve Douglas's (Fred MacMurray) father-in-law, took care of most of the household duties around the Douglas abode and, it should be noted, was a grandfather to Douglas sons Mike (Tim Considine), Robbie (Don Grady) and Chip (Stanley Livingston). When Frawley became ill during the 1964-65 season, he was replaced by William Demarest, who played Bu
When Andy Richter recently visited Late Night with Conan O'Brien to plug his cameo in Scary Movie 2 he joins James Woods in spoofing The Exorcist his seat on the couch felt familiar, but the scenario didn't. "I forget sometimes how nerve-wracking it is to be a talk-show guest," Conan's talented ex-sidekick tells TV Guide Online. "You have to remember to do your spontaneous anecdotes in the proper, preordained order."
A second banana no more, Richter will enjoy star billing in his new office comedy, Andy Richter Controls the Universe which Fox has slated as a 2002 midseason replacement. "It has kind of a gimmick to it," he says, "[in that] I tell the story from my point of view which is complete with exaggerations,
Looks like The Practice's Holland Taylor is raising the bar on her on-screen law career. An Emmy winner for her randy role as Judge Roberta Kittleson, she also plays Reese Witherspoon's cantankerous Harvard Law professor in the summer comedy, Legally Blonde (opening Friday).
"They probably got the idea to use me in this role because [of] The Practice," Taylor concedes, adding wryly: "But that's where the comparison stops I haven't slept with any of the undergraduates in this film."
Indeed, Taylor takes pride in her libidinous Judge Kittleson, who's indulged in naughty fantasies about Dylan McDermott's Bobby, bedded Michael Badalucco's Jimmy and s
Despite Hollywood's attempts to let go of gender and race clichés, Angela Bassett confesses that she was shocked the powers that be had the open mind to cast her as Robert De Niro's girlfriend in the heist flick The Score (opening Friday).
"I never thought I would have the chance in my life to work with De Niro," admits Bassett, best known for playing strong-willed heroines such as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do with It and the fictional Stella Payne in How Stella Got Her Groove Back. "[I guess] I've gotten past that stage where I could [only] say, 'Mr. De Niro, Joe Blow is on the line for you,' as his secretary."