Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer
He could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. That we remember. But a lot of us have forgotten — and most younger people haven't a clue — that the world's most famous prizefighter, Muhammad Ali, lost many of his prime boxing years because he refused to take part in the Vietnam War. The HBO movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight reexamines his politically charged battle for a...
Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, who was famous for his interviews with former PresidentRichard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.
Frost suffered from a suspected heart attack on Saturday night while aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship where he was due to speak. "His family are devastated and ask for privacy at this difficult time," a rep for Frost's family said in a statement to the BBC.
Heroes of the 88th Floor
The following is a roundup of programming in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sunday, Aug. 28
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview (10/9c, Nat Geo): The former president opens up over a two-day interview about his experiences during the hours and days following the attacks.
Objects and Memory (10/9c, PBS): Narrated by Frank Langella, the film examines the importance of items recovered after 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam War.
Looks like the thing to do after leaving a crime procedural is to join Man of Steel.
Laurence Fishburne, who exited CSI after two seasons, has signed on to the Superman reboot as Daily Planet Editor-in-Chief Perry White, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Laurence Fishburne exits CSI after two seasons
Fishburne is the first black actor to play the part. He succeeds ...
Susan Sarandon is the latest to join HBO's new pilot The Miraculous Year, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The 63-year-old actress will step into the recurring role of Patty Atwood, the director and choreographer of the Broadway play-within...
Lee Pace, Linus Roache
Pushing Daisies star Lee Pace, Law & Order's Linus Roache and Generation Kill's Stark Sands have joined HBO's new pilot The Miraculous Year, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The drama will focus on a New York ...
Sarah Jessica Parker is a single woman who, after the death of her mother, bonds with her dad as they each venture into the dating world in The Late Bloomer's Revolution, an adaptation of the Amy Cohen book and Gilmore Girl boss Amy Sherman-Palladino's feature-directing debut.... Also per Variety, Frank Langella will present Cameron Diaz with The Box in a horror flick helmed by Donnie Darko's Richard Kelly.... The 300 team of director Zack Snyder and scribe Kurt Johnstad are reuniting for The Last Photograph, a drama based on an original idea of Snyder's.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Drew Barrymore will voice Chloe, a pampered Beverly Hills chihuahua who gets lost in Mexico in the live-action, talking-animal Disney comedy South of the Border. Also on board are Andy Garcia (as a German shepherd), George Lopez (as a macho pooch with eyes for Chloe) and Salma Hayek.... The red-hot Frank Langella will star with Elliott Gould in On the Hook, a thriller about a corporate whistleblower and the PI who protects him from killers.... Flags of Our Fathers' Jesse Bradford will star in The Echo, a remake of the Filipino thriller Sigaw.
Though studio suits had been pushing for an A-lister to play the disgraced prez in Ron Howard's upcoming take on the stage drama Frost/Nixon, Playbill.com reports that Frank Langella, currently channeling the Watergate wonder on Broadway, may snag the gig despite names such as Warren Beatty and Kevin Spacey being bandied about. Similarly, Michael Sheen (aka Kate Beckinsale's babydaddy), is in talks to reprise his role as David Frost. Having seen the production three days ago, I predict that Langella will win the Tony and perhaps an Oscar for his stunning work. Almost makes me forgive him for Cutthroat Island. Almost. In other stage news, Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein has booked its out-of-town, pre-Broadway tryout, but as of yet has not announced a cast. The monster will run loose Aug. 4 through Sept. 1 at Seattle's Paramount Theater, says Variety, aiming to hit the Great White Way on (wait for it) Halloween. Reporting by Raven Snook
J.K. Simmons, The Closer
Are things about to heat up for ex-lovers Will Pope and Brenda Leigh Johnson on TNT's The Closer (Mondays at 9 pm/ET)? Sensing that an interdepartmental romance might be brewing sometime soon, TVGuide.com Q&A'd the assistant police chief's portrayer, J.K. Simmons, about the show's success and its possible move to the fall battlegrounds, while also seeking out some scoop on Spider-Man 3.
TVGuide.com: I'm looking at this scene shot of you in the new TV Guide, and you're curling dumbbells that are, what, 30, 40 lbs. each?
J.K. Simmons: I think those dumbbells were 80 lbs. [total]. I always do half [re