Of all the roles Oscar-nominee Jeff Bridges has played in his 30-year career, one of his faves is that of behind-the-scenes celebrity photographer!
The actor first turned shutterbug back in high school, prompting dad Lloyd Bridges to build his son a darkroom in their home. Later, the younger Bridges took to snapping candid photos of his movie co-stars strictly for his private collection. But in 1984, Bridges tells TV Guide Online, his Starman [co-star] "Karen Allen had the idea of making a gift book for cast and crew."
Question: I can't believe we're having this argument, but our excuse is it started after a few beers during a football game. My buddy and I don't agree on exactly what was bionic in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. Can you lay it out for us? They could both run fast and one had super eyesight, as I remember. And didn't he have super hearing? Thanks. Charlie G., Syracuse, N.Y.
Televisionary: Why the shame, Charlie? Wear your fascination with the trivial proudly it beats watching the game.
For the record, astronaut Steve Austin (Lee Majors), "a man barely alive" after his test plane went kerflooie in the March 1973 TV movie that spawned the show, was made "better than he was before better, stronger faster" when he was given bionic legs, a right arm and a left eye that allowed him to see great distances. During the serie read more
Where's the Watchers Council when you need it? Historically, every time that one Slayer is killed on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, another is magically drafted for active duty. Heck, back in the first season, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) only stopped breathing for a matter of seconds before a successor, Kendra (Bianca Lawson), was dispatched to Sunnydale. So, after Buffy spent the entire summer pushing up daisies, how come no new Slayer has been called to arms? Has the show forgotten its own mythology?
"We actually have an answer for that," executive producer Marti Noxon tells TV Guide Online. "It's a technicality. The reason [Buffy's demise didn't activate another vampire hunter] is that when she died the first time, a Slayer was called, so she's already had her read more
Almost every actor has at least one project they would like stricken from their resume, and Broadway star Robert Sean Leonard is no exception. The Dead Poets Society bookworm currently headlining the Great White Way's revival of The Music Man confesses that his role as Kip Pardue's manipulative business manager-brother in last summer's car wreck of a movie, Driven, was a career low.
"I haven't even seen it," the 32-year-old thesp sheepishly admits to TV Guide Online. "I mean, I [finished] it and it was like I got out of the car [and] pretended it never happened. I walked away from the accident. I didn't even call the police."
After a string of flops and direct-to-video releases (Ground Control, anyone?), read more
Question: Who was the actor that starred with Peter Brown on the western called The Lawman? Lawrence R.
Televisionary: That was John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop, Lawrence. Brown played his young deputy, Johnny McKay, and Peggy Castle was Lily Merrill, the lovely lady who ran the Birdcage Saloon.The Lawman ran on ABC for five years beginning in October 1958. read more
Question: I have a question about a movie I saw a long, long time ago. I don't know the name of it, but I do know some details. It is about two girls who, while taking a trip, are stopped by a sheriff who arrests them and sends them to prison. They don't see much of each other while in prison, but when they do, they talk about how they were framed and how they both want to escape. I must note that these girls were pretty and I think this is why the sheriff arrested them, because in this movie the warden and staff would use the girls in the prison at their own parties, forcing them to wear evening gowns and "entertain" their guests. As the movie progresses, these two girls finally plan a way out. While picking potatoes, they both decide to make a run for the fence or bushes. One girl gets away, but the other gets shot and killed. That is all I know about this movie. I really hope that you can come up with a name for me as I have been looking for a very long time to no avail. I think read more
Question: A few years ago, William Shatner hosted a special for TV Guide going through most of the sci-fi shows that had been on over the years. I believe that it was called TV Guide's Best of Sci-Fi or something to that effect. Is it available on video and, if not, what is the name of the old children's sci-fi show that starred Ruth Buzzi as a lost space person travelling from one planet to another? Do you know? Thank you.
Televisionary: Why, of course I do. The program in question, TV Guide Looks at Science Fiction, features Shatner presenting highlights from such notable shows as Lost in Space, The X-Files, Planet of the Apes and others. You should be able to find it on VHS and DVD at local video stores and onl read more
Tonight, Third Watch's heroes deal with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in their own fictional version of Gotham. This marks the third of three special episodes focusing on the tragedy: The first being a touching two-hour tribute, filled with interviews of real cops, firefighters and paramedics involved in World Trade Center rescue efforts. Then, last week, Watch returned to scripted drama, following the characters' lives in the hours just before the planes crashed into the towers.As Jason Wiles who plays scrappy cop Bosco tells TV Guide Online: "It was really important for us to do the tribute. We're in New York, so we couldn't just go on with the show." Far from removed from the events, the actor found himself attending funerals "We lost 13 [rescue workers] who worked second jobs on the show as ex read more
Could the flashy, trashy Jerry Springer Show be further removed from the world of "respectable theater"? Perhaps not, but host Jerry Springer is headed for the Great White Way anyway. Appropriately enough, he'll spend a week doing the "Time Warp" as the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show at New York's Circle in the Square from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2. "How many times in life do you have a chance to do Broadway?" he enthuses to TV Guide Online. "But if you think about it, Rocky is really my show put to a musical. There's not much difference between the characters! It's a dead heat.
"We've had over 20,000 guests on our show," he adds, "so I think we've covered every human dysfunction that exists. So whoever's in [Rocky] will find a mate on our show!" Indeed, like the glam-rocker aliens from Transsexual Transylvania, Springer's visitors harbor more than their share of hostility and wacky sexual predilections including cross-dressing. "Oh, read more
Note to Ally McBeal's man-hungry Elaine (Jane Krakowski): There's a new hunk in town and he's available. Josh Hopkins joins the cast of the Fox dramedy tonight during the show's fifth season premiere playing lawyer Raymond Milbury. But Elaine better be willing to share: Hopkins tells TV Guide Online that he doesn't want to see his alter ego settling down with any one of Cage and Fish's comely counselors.
"I want to be dating all of them at the same time and not have any of them know it," winks the actor, whose credits include playing Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in the TNT film Pirates of Silicon Valley and a recurring role on the WB's Jack & Jill. "You can't really go wrong. They're all beautiful and talented, so just point me in read more