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Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]
Believe it or not, long before a record-shattering 21 Oscar nominations, there was a time when Meryl Streep was not the queen of the movies. After finishing at Yale Drama School in the 1970s, Streep found steady work on stage and television before her breakout role in 1978’s Best Picture Oscar winner, “The Deer Hunter.” That film brought Streep her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (and first loss) for her performance as Linda, the fiancee of a troubled Vietnam vet (Christopher Walken in an Oscar-winning performance).

The following year she starred in three major films: as the love interest of Alan Alda in “The Seduction of Joe Tynan;” as Woody Allen’s lesbian ex-wife in “Manhattan;” and as the troubled Joanna Kramer opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs Kramer.” It was that latter role that brought her a first-ever win at the Academy Awards. The first words exclaimed by Streep were “Holy mackerel!
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Hoffman vs. Streep and Sharon Stone’s On-Set Affair: Biggest Bombshells from Revealing New Hollywood Tell-All

Hoffman vs. Streep and Sharon Stone’s On-Set Affair: Biggest Bombshells from Revealing New Hollywood Tell-All
Hollywood’s real leading lady is telling all.

Sherry Lansing, the first woman to ever head a major movie studio, is the subject of Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker, a biography by Stephen Galloway that details her rise from struggling actress to Hollywood power player.

The Illinois native worked at MGM as a script reader and briefly worked at Columbia Pictures before becoming 20th Century Fox’s first female president in 1980. She then went on to become CEO of Paramount Pictures in 1992.

Lansing, who greenlit smash hits such as Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump
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Andrea Jaffe Dies: Former PR Powerhouse And Studio Exec Was 66

Andrea Jaffe, a prominent publicist in the 1980s who later became a studio executive and was herself a member of one of Hollywood’s most storied dynasties, died today in Wilmington, North Carolina after a lengthy battle with illness. She was 66. The daughter of former Columbia Pictures chairman Leo Jaffe and sister to producer and former Paramount executive Stanley Jaffe, Jaffe started her career as an assistant at Rogers & Cowan. After establishing her own publicity…
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Robert Evans: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

Producer Robert Evans, circa 1970s, in the documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture.

Robert Evans: The Kid Is Alright

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Alex Simon

I interviewed legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans in 2002 for Venice Magazine, in conjunction with the release of the documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture," adapted from his iconic autobiography and audiobook. Our chat took place at Woodland, Evans' storied estate in Beverly Hills, in his equally famous screening room, which mysteriously burned down a couple years later. Evans was still physically frail, having recently survived a series of strokes, but his mind, his wit and his charm were sharp as ever, with near total recall for people, places and stories. Many, many stories. Here are a few of them.

It’s a widely-held belief that the years 1967-76 represent the “golden age” of American cinema. Just look at a few of these titles: Rosemary’s Baby,
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'Fatal Attraction' TV Event Series Planned with 'Mad Men' Writers

'Fatal Attraction' TV Event Series Planned with 'Mad Men' Writers
Fox is teaming up with Mad Men writers Andr&#233 Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton to write and executive produce an event series based on the 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. The one-hour series is being developed through Paramount Television, with the Fox Broadcasting Company commissioning the script. Fox's president of entertainment, David Madden, developed the original Fatal Attraction movie while working as a Paramount executive.

No specific plot details were released, but the event series will follow a married man's affair that haunts him in deadly ways. The original thriller, directed by Adrian Lyne, centered on Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), a wealthy lawyer who has a weekend fling with a publishing executive named Alex Forest (Glenn Close) that leads to the deranged woman stalking his family. The movie spawned the popular term "bunny boiler", after one of the thriller's most memorable scenes where Alex literally boils a rabbit.

Andr&#233 Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton
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Fox Plans ‘Fatal Attraction’ Reboot as Event Series

Fox Plans ‘Fatal Attraction’ Reboot as Event Series
Another film is getting the TV series reboot treatment. Fox is developing an event series based on Adrian Lyne’s 1987 thriller “Fatal Attraction,” TheWrap has learned. “Mad Men” duo Maria and Andre Jacquemetton are executive producing and writing the drama for Paramount Television. Also Read: 27 Movie-to-tv Remakes in the Works: Hollywood's Big Screen to Small Screen Craze (Photos) The original film starred Michael Douglas as a married lawyer who has an affair with Glenn Close‘s character – unfortunately for him, she begins to stalk him and his family increasingly in horrifying ways. Stanley R. Jaffe and Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin will also serve.
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‘Fatal Attraction’ Getting Reboot From Paramount As Event TV Series At Fox

‘Fatal Attraction’ Getting Reboot From Paramount As Event TV Series At Fox
Exclusive: Lock up your rabbits. Paramount is rebooting its iconic thriller Fatal Attraction into a one-hour event TV series with Maria and Andre Jacquemetton (Mad Men) exec producing and writing. The series is being developed under the auspices of Paramount Television Production. Fox Broadcasting Network is on-board and has commissioned the script. Stanley R. Jaffe and Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin are exec producing. Fox’s president of entertainment, David…
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‘Fatal Attraction’ Getting Reboot From Paramount As Event TV Series At Fox

‘Fatal Attraction’ Getting Reboot From Paramount As Event TV Series At Fox
Exclusive– Lock up your rabbits. Paramount is rebooting its iconic thriller Fatal Attraction into a one hour event TV series with Maria and Andre Jacquemetton (Mad Men) exec producing and writing. The series is being developed under the auspices of Paramount Television Production. Fox Broadcasting Network is on-board and has commissioned the script. Stanley R. Jaffe and Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin are exec producing. Fox’s president of entertainment, David…
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Fox Planning A "Fatal Attaction" TV Series

The recent trend of dusting off old 1980s and 1990s movies and reinventing them into contemporary TV series continues today with news that Fox is developing a small screen series remake of the 1987 thriller classic "Fatal Attraction".

Though being considered as a short-order 'event' series, the project is being assembled with the potential to continue on with a second season. "Mad Men" alums Maria and Andre Jacquemetton will pen the script and executive produce alongside Stanley R. Jaffe and Rosalie Swedlin.

Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer starred in the original Oscar nominated film in which a married man's indiscretion comes back to haunt him. It became a smash hit at the time, the highest grosser of the year with $320 million from a budget of just $14 million, and spawned endless discussion about the consequences of infidelity.

Source: The Live Feed
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Jackman / Gyllenhaal Thriller to Boast Best 'Serious Movie' Debut in Years for Both Actors

Prisoners’ movie weekend box office: Best ‘serious’ (non-musical) Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal opening in years (photo: Hugh Jackman in ‘Prisoners’) The nearly two-and-a-half-hour thriller Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve, and starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, will easily top the North American box office this weekend, September 20-22, 2013. Currently playing at 3,260 locations, Prisoners took in $7.01 million on Friday, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Budgeted at a reported $46 million — not including marketing and distribution expenses — the Warner Bros. release is expected to collect around $21 million by Sunday evening, as per Deadline.com. How does that compare to previous Hugh Jackman weekend debuts? Setting aside Tom Hooper’s "event musical" Les Misérables and action movies such as The Wolverine, the R-rated Prisoners may turn out to be Jackman’s strongest opening in an "adult (non-musical) film." For comparison’s sake, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, co-starring Nicole Kidman,
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Two Multiple Best Actor Winners to Present at 85th Academy Awards: Complete List

Nicholson and Hoffman: 85th Academy Awards list of presenters completed Multiple Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson have been added to the roster of presenters at this year's Academy Awards show, Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced. (Pictured above: Academy Awards ceremony in 1980, with winners Stanley R. Jaffe, Robert Benton, Meryl Streep, and Dustin Hoffman.) Dustin Hoffman's Academy Awards nominations Hoffman has been nominated for a total of 7 Best Actor Oscars. He won twice, for Robert Benton's broken-family drama Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), with Meryl Streep, and Barry Levinson's fraternal drama Rain Man (1988), with Tom Cruise. Hoffman's other Academy Award nominations were for the following movies: Mike Nichols' comedy The Graduate (1967), with Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross; John Schlesinger's social drama Midnight Cowboy (1969), with Jon Voight; Bob Fosse's psychological drama Lenny (1974), with Valerie Perrine; Sydney Pollack's comedy Tootsie (1982), with Jessica Lange
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News Shorts: April 10th 2012

Photos of Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel in Total Recall along with Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore in Lol.

Posters for Looper, Safe, The Cabin in the Woods, and Bel Ami.

Marvel.com will stream the World Premiere of "The Avengers" in Los Angeles on April 11th at 6:00 Pm Us-pt/9:00 Pm Us-et. You can watch the event at that time at YouTube.com/Marvel.

"'The Dark Knight Rises' has scored a PG-13 rating (just like its predecessors), in this case for "intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language"…" (full details)

"At one time a full scale U.S.S. Enterprise was under consideration for the Las Vegas downtown area back in the early 90's. The idea almost came to fruition until then Paramount chairman Stanley Jaffe squashed the idea…" (full details)

"Speaking of 'Trek' it seems the major restoration of the first season
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Abandoned Life-Size U.S.S. Enterprise Planned for Vegas

One of the most recognizable space vehicles of all time is the U.S.S. Enterprise of Star Trek. For years, fans all over the world have wanted to explore the inside of this Constitution class starship; and for a brief time, it almost became a reality. A forward-thinking entertainment design firm was planning to build a full-size Enterprise in the middle of Las Vegas! How come this idea was left in spacedock?

In 1992, Las Vegas was in need of something big. Something to bring a whole new group of people that otherwise would never come. Gary Goddard, the head of a self-titled entertainment firm, turned to Star Trek. Realizing that Trekkers were one of the largest fanbases in all the world, Goddard planned to do the unbelievable - build a life-size scale version of the U.S.S. Enterprise. However, this would be no mere monument. Goddard says,

"The
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Star Trek: How A Life Size Enterprise Almost Got Built

Back in 1992 a competition was held to come up with ideas to rejuvenate downtown Las Vegas, which at the time was running second fiddle to the main strip. Entertainment design firm, The Gary Goddard group came up with an idea that they thought would attract shed loads of tourists to the neglected area, an idea that would have got trekkies exited all over the world and that idea was to build a life size USS Enterprise.

According to Gary, the plan was for it would become a major attraction in Las Vegas that you would see as you flew into the city. Gary explains -

”The “big idea” was building the ship itself at full-scale. That was the main attraction. That being said, we also knew we would have to have some kind of “show” on board. So, conceptually, it was to be a “tour” of the ship, with all of the key rooms,
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Confessions of a Bad News Bear

Confessions of a Bad News Bear

by Jon Zelazny

The Reverend David Stambaugh is the Pastoral Associate at Hollywood United Methodist Church. He earned his BA from Messiah College, a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary, and a Masters of Sacred Theology from Drew University.

Prior to entering the ministry, he portrayed infielder Toby Whitewood in The Bad News Bears (1976), The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977), and The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978).

Dave Stambaugh: I was actually playing Little League at that time, so it was a world I really knew. I remember one time I couldn’t make it to a callback audition because our team was in the area play-offs. I like to think that helped me get the job: “Hey, that kid can’t come in for our movie today— because he’s playing baseball!”

The first auditions were readings in NYC casting offices,
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An Eye for Talent

As the founder and CEO of McCorkle Casting, Patricia McCorkle has worked on hundreds of projects for stage and screen since 1979. She cast a pool of undiscovered young actors in Stanley Jaffe's film "School Ties"—including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser, and Chris O'Donnell—and has tagged a long list of actors early in their careers, from Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson to Kelsey Grammer and Calista Flockhart. Her film and TV credits include "Ghost Town," "Funny Money," the remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Die Hard: With a Vengeance," "Splash," "All the Right Moves," "Californication," "The L Word," "Strangers With Candy," and "Hack." Her Broadway credits include Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," two revivals of "The Glass Menagerie" (one starring Jessica Lange and one starring Julie Harris), Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan," "Blood Brothers," Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men,
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