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Debbie Reynolds to Receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds will be the recipient of the Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAG Awards next January, the guild announced Monday.

Reynolds, 82, is the Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated star of more than 50 movies, and has appeared on dozens of television shows. She is perhaps best known for her role in 1964's The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award, as well as her guest-starring turn as Grace's (Debra Messing) mother on Will & Grace.

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Oscar-Nominated Actress Eileen Brennan Dies at 80

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan, who earned an Oscar nomination for Private Benjamin, died on Sunday, The Wrap reports. She was 80.

The actress passed away in a Burbank, Calif., hospice, where she had been battling bladder cancer. read more

Holiday Weekend Playlist: Garish Candelabra, Earnest Ring

Michael Douglas

No one saves face in director Steven Soderbergh's ghoulishly entertaining, opulently produced Behind the Candelabra (Sunday, 9/8c), HBO's grandest, gaudiest and most fascinating movie in quite a long while — probably since last year's Game Change, in which Julianne Moore's uncanny impersonation of Sarah Palin swept the awards the way Michael Douglas is likely to repeat with his equally astonishing transformation into the flamboyant but closeted "Mr. Showmanship" Liberace.

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Top Moments: The Killing Is All Wet, Tom Hanks' Hips Don't Lie, Thrones Breathes Fire

The Killing

Our top moments of the week:

14. The "Make 'Em Laugh" Award:
So You Think You Can Dance guest judge Debbie Reynolds teaches a whole new generation ...
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So You Think You Can Dance Elimination Stunner!

Nigel Lythgoe

It's summertime, which can only mean one thing: It's time to start crushing the hopes and dreams of dancers who came from all over the nation to compete on So You Think You Can Dance.

Following Wednesday's high-energy and jam-packed performance night, Melanie and Marko were the first pair spared from elimination, which is not surprising since judge Nigel Lythgoe called their Travis Wall contemporary number... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: December 10-12

The Good Guys - Colin Hanks, Bradley Whitford

The Good Guys (Friday, 9/8c, Fox)
Not a great week for quirky crime-fighters. First FX gives the wonderful Terriers the boot, and now we come to the end of the line for Fox's genial but low-rated buddy-cop spoof. We will miss Bradley Whitford as gone-to-seed Dallas detective Don Stack, especially his bushy 'stache. The final episode brings back Gary Cole as Stark's legendary former partner, Frank Savage, and we also meet the ex-partner of Stark's sidekick Jack Bailey (Colin Hanks). Jack's former partner, played by American Pie's Chris Klein, has done well, now the assistant chief of the department, called in when a Mafia informant is murdered and a dirty cop is suspected. Surely not... read more

Eddie Fisher, '50s Pop Singer and Father of Carrie Fisher, Dies

Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher, the 1950s pop singer and father of Carrie Fisher known for his high-profile Hollywood romances, has died. He was 82.

Fisher died Wednesday in his Berkely, Calif., home, from complications from hip surgery, his daughter, actress and singer Tricia Leigh Fisher, told The Associated Press.

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I am having trouble locating ...

Question: I am having trouble locating the title of a Donald O'Connor movie from the '50s in which he did a song and dance on roller skates. Has this been released on video?


Answer: When people think dancing on roller skates, they think Gene Kelly in It's Always Fair Weather (1955), but you're looking for the musical I Love Melvin (1953). It isn't on DVD, but it was issued on video in 1995 and there are lots of used copies floating around. Donald O'Connor plays an assistant photographer who rashly promises to make a cover girl of chorine Debbie Reynolds, and his tap number on roller skates i read more

I remember seeing a movie, I ...

Question: I remember seeing a movie, I think made in the '60s, about a mother who for some reason is holding her son's fiancée/girlfriend hostage in a basement or cage or something like that. It was extremely suspenseful, but can't remember the title! It's driving me nuts, because I'd like to see it again. Ring any bells?Answer: My vote goes to Die! Die! My Darling! (1965), one of a string of films starring golden-age movie divas as deranged and/or terrorized crones, notably Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), with Joan Crawford and Bette Davis; Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), with read more

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