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Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Zombie Developing Charles Manson Project for Fox

Bret Easton Ellis, Rob Zombie

Writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Rob Zombie are teaming up to develop a Charles Manson project for Fox, Variety reports.

The project, currently envisioned as a limited series, would focus on the events connected to the Manson Family murders, in which Charles Manson convinced his cult followers to go on a killing spree in 1969 in Los Angeles. The events left seven dead, including Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant with Roman Polanski's child.

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Halloween Actor Richard Lynch Dies at 76

Richard Lynch

Horror and sci-fi actor Richard Lynch has died at the age of 76, according to The Associated Press.

Lynch was found dead in his Palm Springs, Calif. home on Tuesday by his friend, actress Carol Vogel, Lynch's rep, Mike Baronas, told the AP. No cause of death was released. read more

Watch Rob Zombie's New Directorial Hit: A Woolite Commercial!

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And you thought your clothes would never be this dirty...

Rob Zombie, the director of such horror films as House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, has managed to infuse his special brand of horror into ... a laundry detergent commercial? Unfortunately, the only ones who will be scared are suburban housewives who will now have nightmares that... read more

The Mentalist Exclusive: William Forsythe Is Rigsby's Dad!

Owain Yeoman, William Forsythe

Talk about perfect casting: Notorious film villain William Forsythe has been tapped to play yet another heavy on CBS' The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Forsythe, perhaps best remembered as Flattop in Dick Tracy, will play Steve Rigsby, a career criminal and the... read more

CSI: Miami Producer: "You're Going to Meet a New Horatio Caine"

David Caruso, CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami producer Barry O'Brien says he isn't worried one bit about the show's move to Sunday night. 

"We're answering the call with essentially a relaunch of our entire series in every category," O'Brien tells TVGuide.com. "It's rarefied air that you breathe when you've been on the air for nine seasons. It's an amazing achievement, and we want to respond with appropriate gratitude and a sense of growth, both in terms of the characters and stylistically."

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O'Brien's energy and excitement is evident as he starts discussing storylines for this season. The CSIs will investigate a crime with a literally disappearing murder weapon. One murder will be "witnessed" by a blind bystander. But the story O'Brien is most eager to tell is that of a massive prison break, which will provide headaches for crime lab leader Horatio Caine (David Caruso), who will try to corral the fugitives all season long... read more

Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Hamm and Taraji P. Henson Join Curb: The Discussion

Susie Essman, Jon Hamm, Patti Stanger

Jerry Seinfeld, Golden Globe-winning Mad Men star Jon Hamm and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson will be the first panelists on Curb: The Discussion, TV Guide Network's new discussion show about the ethical dilemmas of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the network announced.

The round-table discussions, which will immediately follow episodes of Curb when it debuts on Wednesday, June 2 (10/9c), are co-produced by Curb creator Larry David and hosted by comedienne and Curb regular Susie Essman. Curb will be edited for language and nudity, but not to fit a traditional half-hour format. Episodes of The Discussion will air ... read more

CSI Miami Explores New Boundaries — Geographic and Cinematic

CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami is exploring new boundaries — geographic and cinematic.

Monday's episode (10/9c, CBS) stretches its borders as Horatio (David Caruso) and Delko (Adam Rodriguez) leave Miami to investigate an old case involving team member Jesse Cardoza (Eddie Cibrian) in Los Angeles.

Adam Rodriguez returning to CSI: Miami full-time next season

And the episode also pushes the boundaries of network television, thanks to director Rob Zombie, co-executive producer Barry O'Brien tells TVGuide.com.

"It's a very, very cinematic episode," says O'Brien, who wrote the episode... read more

Exclusive: Malcolm McDowell to Guest-Star on The Mentalist

Malcolm McDowell

We see a serious bad guy in Patrick Jane's future: Malcolm McDowell will guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

McDowell, best known for playing nihilist Alex in A Clockwork Orange, will play the leader of a twisted religious cult in which Jane (Simon Baker) gets entangled. Series creator Bruno Heller describes the character as a "great heavy."

"He seems to have his sinister tentacles in every pie, which is really mixing horrible metaphors, but he's that kind of guy," Heller tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "We're very lucky to get someone as great as Malcolm McDowell to play that."

McDowell, who recently starred in Rob Zombie's two Halloween reboots, recurred on Heroes as the mysterious Linderman during the first three seasons and on Entourage as Ari Gold's former mentor/nemesis Terrence. Fun fact: He played the Ricardo Montalban role in the short-lived 1998 Fantasy Island reboot.

Also look for McDowell on the March 1 episode of CSI: Miami, which was directed by Zombie... read more

Interview with a Zombie: An Inside Look at the New Halloween

Rob Zombie with Tyler Mane as Michael Myers, Halloween

Michael Myers was a very, very bad boy. That point is made frightfully clear in Rob Zombie's Halloween, a new take on John Carpenter's original and seminal 1978 shrieker, hitting theaters Friday. After screening the much-anticipated flick, TVGuide.com welcomed the chance to sit down with the edgy auteur to discuss how he gave shape to "the Shape." TVGuide.com: Halloween was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I remember coming out of the theater, in broad daylight, and looking over my shoulder the entire walk to the car.Rob Zombie: I totally understand that. I remember going to see Jaws as a kid, 1975, and afterwards we went to Denny's and I was literally in the bathroom freaked out thinking that a shark is going to crash through the w read more

The Facts of Jaws, Best Halloween Pix & More

Robert Shaw courtesy Universal Video

Question Someone told me there was a real Jaws guy Were they messing with me Jake FlickChick Im guessing someone told you Quint the crusty old shark fisherman played by the late Robert Shaw in Jaws 1975 was based on a real person And he or she was right Its widely acknowledged that Peter Benchley modeled Quint on Brooklyn-born fisherman Frank Mundus nicknamed the Monster Man and some accounts claim that the seed from which Jaws later sprang was planted when Benchley read a newspaper article about Mundus hauling in a huge great white shark off the coast of Long Island in the early 1960sMundus says he took Benchley out on fishing trips and that Benchley was fascinated by the way he harpooned huge sharks with lines attached to barrels to track the shark while it ran to exhaustion But Benchley who died in 2006 at the age of 64 never named Mundus now in his early eighties as his inspiration In fact he was known to actively deny it a fact that read more

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