Character actor Leonard Stone, who is best known for portraying Violet Beauregarde's dad in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has died, according to TMZ. He was 87.
James Arness, best known for playing Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, died today, according to the Los Angeles Times.
According to a family spokesperson, Arness died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, Calif. He was 88...
Anne Francis, the actress best known for her roles in the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet and the 1960s TV show Honey West, has died. She was 80.
Francis died Sunday at a Santa Barbara nursing home of complications of pancreatic cancer, her daughter, Jane Uemura, told the Los Angeles Times.
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Born as Ann Marvak in Ossining, N.Y., Francis, known for the prominent beauty mark near her mouth, rose to fame starring alongside such actors as Spencer Tracy and Paul Newman in the 1950s...
Golden Globe-winning actor Peter Graves, best known for his roles in the TV series Mission: Impossible and the film Airplane!, has died, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was 83.
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Graves was found dead in his home on Sunday, and he died of natural causes, police sources told the newspaper.
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New releases announced today, June 23:Alvin and the Chipmunks - The ALVINNN!!! Edition will be coming out September 9 The Beverly Hillbillies - The 2nd Season will be coming out October 7 Brotherhood - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out October 7 Charmed - The Complete Series and Charmed - The Complete Series: Limited Deluxe Edition will be coming out October 21 C.S.I.: Miami - The Complete 6th Season will be coming out September 9 C.S.I.: NY - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out September 23 Dynasty - Season 3, Volume 2 will be coming out October 21 Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States - Season 2 will be coming out October 14 The L Word - The Complete 5th Season will be coming out October 21 Mission: Impossible - The Complete 5th Season will be coming out October 7 The Naked Brothers Band - Season 2 will be coming out October 7 Nash Bridges - The 1st Season will be coming out October 14 The Sarah Silverman Program - Season 2 will be coming out October 14 Visit T...
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As we all know by now (unless you're living under a rock), Harrison Ford has been whipped back into shape for the long-awaited 4th film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It debuts at the box office in just two more months, and most of us can't wait! But there's been an added bonus: in the run-up to this sure-fire blockbuster, Paramount Home Entertainment and Lucasfilm have slowly been releasing DVD sets of the early '90s television version, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. In fact, the third and final collection ships on April 29th.Pre-order Young Indiana Jones - Vol. 3 on Amazon.comBut if it weren't for the upcoming return of this illustrious character, would the television series have ever seen the light of day? Maybe...but possibly not at this particular time, and probably not with such an in-depth production job on episodes and extras. Oh, these TV-DVDs have certainly been in the works since 2002. But then again, the new film has been planned for a very lon...
Mission Impossible - The Complete Fourth Season courtesy Paramount Home Entertainment
New releases announced today, January 22:The 4400 - Season 4 will be coming out May 6 Avatar: The Last Airbender - Book 3: Fire, Volume 3 will be coming out May 6Rosie O'Donnell's The Big Gay Sketch Show - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out April 29 The Invaders - Season 1 will be coming out May 6 Mission: Impossible - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out May 13 MTV's A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila - The Complete Unrated 1st Season will be coming out April 15 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
ABC is fast-tracking production on National Bingo Night, a prime-time game show that will afford viewers at home a chance to win prizes all the while not having to inhale the chain-smoking of the 93-year-old lady playing 24 cards next to you. UPDATE: ABC has set a Friday, May 18, 9 pm/ET debut for Bingo, to be hosted by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Ed Sanders. Also per Variety, CBS is developing a game show of its own, from Weakest Link producer Phil Gurin and in which strangers have to wager on how much they trust each other. Or something like that, details are sketchy. TNT's development slate includes Leverage, a Mission: Impossible-like action series; Mrs. America, about a woman valiantly juggling career and family; a remake of the 1960s series The Saint; and a family drama tentatively titled A.D.
Phil Morris with Tom Welling, Smallville
He wasn't in last week's "Justice" episode, but tonight TV veteran Phil Morris (Mission: Impossible) drops in on Smallville as J'onn J'onzz (pronounced "John Jones"), a familiar face from the world of DC Comics. Like Kal-El, J'onn is from a different planet — Mars — hence his other handle, the Martian Manhunter. Given that J'onn is a shape-shifter, many actors could have been hired to play the part, but Smallville scored by casting Morris, who brings a mature and guiding presence (something that Clark has needed since losing his dad) as well as a solid knowledge of the comic-book world.
TVGuide.com: Wouldn't it have been appropriate for you to be in last week's "Justice" episode, which featured Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cyborg and Impulse?Morris: All those characters