On Feb. 28, soap opera actress Mary Stuart died at 75 due to complications from a stroke. A beloved suds staple for 50 years, she starred as Jo in Search for Tomorrow's entire 35-year run. Most recently, she was Meta on Guiding Light. For more on Stuart's passing, read Soaps News on Friday.
The foreign-language romance Amelie won best picture at the Cesar awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars... Sylvester Stallone will voice the character of Paul Revere in PBS's upcoming Liberty's Kids, a series set during the American Revolution. Michael Ausiello with Daniel R. Coleridge
Though he's best known as doobie-tokin' Rubin from Road Trip, Paulo Costanzo doesn't love being recognized for that role. "Luckily, I played kind of an introverted pothead, so I don't have people screaming [at me]," he sighs. "Once in awhile, there's a person who gives me weed on the street or something. A lot of people do that."
Sadly, he's not amused. "If you really feel that [a movie] showcases what you want to put forth into the world and you get recognized for that then you can take the compliments personally," Costanzo says. "I never really liked the movie. I'm not a fan of that type of [teen] movie. So I don't take the compliments very personally with that."
Well, at least he's honest. "I'm a huge film buff and I have a very distinct taste," the 23-year-old offers. "So I can either say, 'I like it because I'm in it' o
Moviegoers have rooted for Sean Astin ever since he played a Notre Dame football hopeful in 1993's Rudy. Most recently, they prayed he wouldn't be sacked by evil in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Astin played Sam, best pal to fellow hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood). Having already filmed the entire Rings trilogy, does he think hobbits have a rough time keeping up with longer-legged adventurers?
"It's not tiring being short," the 31-year-old quips to TV Guide Online. "It's tiring being fat."
Astin is a little harsh with himself, though he freely admits he's neither a gym rat nor a fashion slave. Isn't there pressure to glam up in Tinseltown? "Not in my circle of friends," he chuckles. "My daughter gave me grea
Why are we still surprised to see Oscar-winning celebs in made-for-TV movies? They're no longer maligned as a medium for wannabes or has-beens, argues Diane Keaton. This Sunday, she stars in Crossed Over airing at 9 pm/ET on CBS the true story of Beverly Lowry, who came to terms with her son's death by befriending death row inmate Karla Faye Tucker (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
"The television movie has changed," says Woody Allen's one-time muse. "With serious television and HBO, I don't think there's anybody saying that one is superior to the other."
Keaton admits she's grateful for any role she can get in the increasingly ageist industry. With the exception of
David Letterman may move his late-night talk show to ABC when his CBS pact expires this summer, according to The New York Times. The funnyman is said to be seriously considering an offer made by ABC, which is reportedly looking to replace its long-running yet older-skewing Nightline.
Madonna is, like, so going back to her roots: The pop icon's movie-making company, Maverick Films, is producing a feature named after her 1984 smash hit, "Like a Virgin." The Hollywood Reporter describes the pic as "a sexy comedy about a girl who launches a back-to-virginity movement in her high school." It remains unclear whether Madonna will take a role in the film. Meanwhile, this May, the pop icon will take to the London stage in the new play Up for Grabs. She'll play an ambitious art dealer.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner is best known as Theo from The Cosby Show a fact that nobody lets the guy forget. "It used to bother me when I was younger," he tells TV Guide Online. "Obviously, when you're an actor, you don't want to be known for just one thing, instead of the variety of characters you can play.
"But as I look at it now, they still call Ron Howard 'Opie' so I can't complain," the 31-year-old grins. "If he's not bothered by it, I see no reason to be."
Warner reflects more fondly on his Cosby days than he does his four-year stint on Malcolm & Eddie. "There was always a battle going on," he admits. "I think UPN's programming is a perfect example of how they see black people and how they want to continue to portray us. T
Troy Hartman is "outdoorsy" alright. A world-ranked skysurfer, skier, snowboarder and X-Games champ, he's also done extreme stunts on MTV's Senseless Acts of Violence. So the 27-year-old Californian daredevil is perfect to host the WB's No Boundaries (debuting March 3).
Here's the sitch: With $100,000 and a brand new SUV at stake, 15 thrill-seeking strangers embark on a 30-day, 2000-mile trek to the Arctic Circle. Every 48 hours, the group designates a new leader who not only navigates his or her team through the day's perils, but must also boot off one team member. "I hated to see any of them go," Hartman says. "It was always kind of a bummer."
That Survivor-esque twist aside, Hartman denies that No Boundaries will thrive on the typical villainy and treachery so common in reality TV. "It's really an upbeat, leadership, teamwor