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Marta Heflin, the Broadway star and film actress who was the niece of actor Van Heflin andAll My Children star Frances Heflin, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, The New York Times reports. She was 68.
Here's blood in your eye. And your hair, chest, ears, anywhere and everywhere it might pool. Gird your loins to make way for TV's most relentless avenging gladiator/terminator in Starz' Spartacus: War of the Damned (Friday, 9/8c), kicking off the final season of the premium channel's signature series of lust and bloodlust.
Let's hope you didn't have much else planned for this weekend, because there's so much excellent TV on tap it's hard to know where to begin.
Let's start with the winners' circle. You couldn't ask for better timing, or a more satisfying result, than Homeland's sweep of the top drama Emmy prizes last Sunday — exactly one week before Showtime's launch of what's shaping up to be a remarkably taut second season (Sunday, 10/9c). Expectations couldn't be higher. (If you missed any or all of the first season, with the deservedly Emmy-winning lead performances by Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, Showtime is replaying all 12 episodes in a Saturday marathon starting at noon/11c.)
Franco Nero will guest-star in the Law & Order: SVU season premiere as an Italian dignitary accused of rape, evoking the Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrest, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
A source close to the show told TVGuide.com that the episode was inspired by the DSK case. (But a spokesperson for Wolf Films wants us to be sure to mention that the show is entirely fictional.)
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Book of Mornon
The Book of Mormon — from the creators of South Park — leads the 65th annual Tony nominations with 14, including best musical and best direction.
The Scottsboro Boys follows with 12 nominations. Both productions will vie for the best musical honors against Catch Me If You Can and Sister Act.
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Good People, Jerusalem, The Motherf**ker with the Hat and War Horse are up for best play.
The Book of Mormon — written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone — also earned four ...
Lynn Redgrave, best known for her roles in the film Georgy Girl and Broadway shows Shakespeare for My Father and Nightingale, has died after battling breast cancer. She was 67.
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The actress died Sunday night at her Connecticut home, her publicist Rick Miramontez said. She was treated for breast cancer in 2003.
"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer," Redgrave's children — Ben, Pema and Annabel — said in a statement Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives."
Corin Redgrave dies at 70
Born in London, Redgrave was a member of the illustrious Redgrave family of actors. She was the youngest ...
British actor and activist Corin Redgrave, a member of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty, has died. He was 70.
Redgrave died Tuesday, his widow, Kika Markham, and his family said in a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "He was taken ill at home in the early hours of Sunday morning," the statement said. "He died...
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DVD Tuesday Alienation miniskirts and Swinging London The late Michelangelo Antonionis Blow-up wraps a mystery in an groovy existential enigmaSend your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks on the Movie Talk vodcastHear Maitland on the weekly podcast TV Guide TalkMy tiny tribute to the late Michelangelo Antonioni who died last week on the same day as fellow film great Ingmar Bergman is making Blow-up 1966 the film that spaked many a heated argument about what it all meant this weeks DVD Tuesday pick And of course the photo-shoot sequence featuring star David Hemmings and pioneering superstar model Veruschka regularly turns up on lists of the sexiest movie scenes so theres something for everyone Based loosely on a short story by Argentine experimental writer Julio Cortazar its set in London in the mid-1960s when Londons scene music fashion art clubs was the coolest in the world
Chris O'Donnell and Julia Ormond have been cast in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery as the title doll's parents, and Joan Cusack has signed on to play a nurse who lives at the boardinghouse Ormond runs.... Variety reports that HBO is in talks to film the Broadway hit The Year of Magical Thinking, with Vanessa Redgrave as grieving playwright Joan Didion, for future broadcast.
Question: I recently watched Flashdance and have to ask: Was Jennifer Beals really doing the dance at the end? If not, did she do any of the dancing in the movie?
Answer: Jennifer Beals, currently featured on Showtime's racy The L Word, was doubled extensively for Flashdance (1983), though there are sequences in which she's clearly executing basic moves: The rule of thumb with dancing in movies is that the minute you no longer see the actor's face and legs in the same shot, you should wonder whether the face and legs belong to someone else. Ditto goes for shots in which the actor's face is obscured by angle or by distance. The first question you might well ask is, if someone is making a movie that requires a lot of dancing, why not hire a dancer? And a good question it is: But the fact