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Police Academy Director Hugh Wilson Dies at 74

When Police Academy arrived in 1984, it was a phenomenon. And it went onto spawn a huge comedy franchise. Sadly, the man behind making the original a true classic has passed away. Director Hugh Wilson died from unknown causes. He was 74 years old at the time of his death.

Not only is Hugh Wilson responsible for dropping Police Academy on the world, he also created the classic sitcom Wkrp in Cincinnati, which debuted in 1978. And he helmed the popular comedy movie The First Wives Club. The filmmaker and TV producer died this past weekend in Albemarle County.

Hugh Wilson got his comedy start writing for TV in the 1970s. He first worked on The Bob Newhart Show and the Tony Randall Show before creating Wkrp in Cincinnati. The show aired for four successful seasons on CBS between 1978 and 1982, and still lives on in syndication. The series followed the ups and downs of a struggling radio station,
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Remembering Unusual Post-wwii Novel That Led to 2 Movie Adaptations: One 'Straight,' One 'Gay'

Remembering Unusual Post-wwii Novel That Led to 2 Movie Adaptations: One 'Straight,' One 'Gay'
Crime novel The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. While her husband is away during World War II, housewife Lucia Holley – the sort of “Everywoman” who looks great in a two-piece bathing suit – does whatever it takes to protect the feeling of “normality” in her bourgeois, suburban household. The Blank Wall is a classic depiction of an attempted cover-up being much more serious than the actual crime. Sound bites: Remembering the classic crime novel 'The Blank Wall' and its two movie adaptations – 'The Reckless Moment' & 'The Deep End' Crime novel writer Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (1889–1955) is not a name familiar to many, and yet Raymond Chandler described her as “the top suspense writer of them all. She doesn't pour it on and make you feel irritated. Her characters are wonderful; and she has a sort of inner calm which I find very attractive.” Holding has been identified as “The Godmother of Noir” and, more
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Review: David Schwimmer rises above the overcooked 'Feed the Beast'

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Review: David Schwimmer rises above the overcooked 'Feed the Beast'
On AMC's new drama Feed the Beast, best friends Tommy (David Schwimmer) and Dion (Jim Sturgess) try opening a fancy restaurant in the Bronx so that Tommy can get over the death of his wife in a hit-and-run accident, while Dion can pay off a massive debt he owes to a local mob boss. Along the way, they acquire an inexperienced restaurant manager, Pilar (Lorenza Izzo), who takes the job because she has a crush on Tommy, but who's really there as a device for the show to let Tommy and Dion explain the finer points of the business to the audience. At one point, for instance, she objects to Dion spending so much money on skillets. He responds by offering her a dish made in one of his pans and the same one made in the big box store model Tommy has in his own kitchen; the former is
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What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant

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What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant
This year, controversy over the repeated snubbing of African-American actors from the Oscars has once again dominated headlines.Twenty years ago, a special report in People examined diversity in the movie industry and labeled Hollywood's "continued exclusion of African-Americans" as "a national disgrace".The report was reexamined five years later in a follow up exposé, and while People uncovered encouraging signs of improvement, the African-American actors interviewed made it clear they felt the industry still had a long way to go.Now, another fifteen years later, and with calls to boycott the award show gaining traction, the original article appears
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What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant

  • PEOPLE.com
What's Changed? People's 1996 Special Report on the Exclusion of African-Americans from Hollywood Remains All Too Relevant
This year, controversy over the repeated snubbing of African-American actors from the Oscars has once again dominated headlines.Twenty years ago, a special report in People examined diversity in the movie industry and labeled Hollywood's "continued exclusion of African-Americans" as "a national disgrace".The report was reexamined five years later in a follow up exposé, and while People uncovered encouraging signs of improvement, the African-American actors interviewed made it clear they felt the industry still had a long way to go.Now, another fifteen years later, and with calls to boycott the award show gaining traction, the original article appears
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Emotional Uzo Aduba ('Orange is the New Black') at Emmys: 'The road is good' (Video)

Emotional Uzo Aduba ('Orange is the New Black') at Emmys: 'The road is good' (Video)
When Uzo Aduba ("Orange is the New Black") won Best Comedy Guest Actress Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys, the press room erupted in wild applause and excitement for the first time all evening. Yes, even us heartless journalists realized the historical importance of this Emmy win. Aduba is the first African-American actress to claim Emmy victory in this guest category since it was created in 1989. However, prior to that year, the male and female guest races were combined and Beah Richards ("Frank's Place") did win the grab-all prize in 1988. -Break- Emmy-winner Jane Lynch: 'Liquor helps' her host 'Hollywood Game Night' (Video) In the press room video below, you'll see Aduba in a much different light than how you're used to seeing Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on "Orange is the New Black." An emotional Aduba tells us, "I feel so full, that's why the tears come out. My
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Big Brother Live Eviction Spoilers - 8/30/2012

Big Brother Live Eviction Spoilers - 8/30/2012

What a totally crazy week in the Big Brother house, if there was ever a case to be made for signing up to the live feeds it would be this week's events.  Yesterday's taped episode of Big Brother hardly gave a hint of what is actually going on, and I think that honestly people will be confused coming into tonight's live eviction.  Hopefully the hamsters will do a good job of bringing us up to date.  Here are a few updates on what is going on in the house:

First off, the most unlikeliest of alliances between Dan and Frank did happen, with Frank double-crossing Ian into tossing his veto, while convincing Jenn to pull Dan off the block and join her alliance.  Joe went into alliance with Frank, Dan, and Jenn, but, surprise surprise, that's where the fun starts.

The Status of Ian:
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Big Brother Spoilers You Just Won't Believe - 8/27/2012

Big Brother Spoilers You Just Won't Believe - 8/27/2012

Never in the history of Big Brother has there been so much blatant hate between two hamsters as there is between Frank and Dan.  The rivalry has grown to near epic proportions, only near because Now Frank and Dan are working together.  That's right Big Brother fans, Frank and Dan have buried the hatchet and you can thank Ian's hubris for all of it.  Ian, no doubt, is next.  So how did it happen?   It happened like this:

Update:  The Pov Meeting has Happened!  Read this next to find out what happened!

After saving himself from the second eviction last week, and losing his trusted Ally Ashley, Frank won Hoh and put Dan and Danielle up for eviction.

There was a competition for an additional Pov on Sunday and Ian told Dan he had snared the Veto even though he hadn't.  This
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'Big Brother 14': Double eviction brings the excitement

Update: If you're curious who won the next Hoh competition, we've got the results for you here.

It's double eviction night on "Big Brother 14," so that should be fun. The first Hoh competition is pretty huge, and the second one might be as well, depending on who else goes home.

The Power of Veto aftermath

Just so everybody knows, Boogie's been a total punk this week on the feeds and Jenn hasn't been much better. The Boogie thing was not a surprise, but the Jenn thing kind of was. All she had to do was lay low this week, but she startled the whole house by acting like kind of a lunatic.

The episode shows Boogie calling Shane "Dan's b****" and talking about how he better hope his boss wins Hoh, but there has been other stuff.

Boogie called a house meeting wanting everybody to be nice to each other,
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'Big Brother 14' Recap: Shane Nominates Frank and Mike Boogie!

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It's official: The Silent Six alliance is dead. Shane decided to make a "power move" and nominate Frank and Boogie, much to their surprise.

After winning Hoh, Britney got into Shane's head about splitting them up. "Frank will win this game," she told him. So that's exactly what the giant puppet did. The nomination ceremony was definitely a shocker, but his speech was pretty awful. Boogie just sat and smiled as he realized what transpired.

While I think Frank and Boogie do need to be split up, Shane did it for the wrong reasons. He can't think for himself and this won't end well for him.

Pov Spoilers...

Frank won the Pov, which we'll see Wednesday night. This puts Shane in a tough spot. Should he put up a floater like Jenn or Joe? Or should he put up Dan? He's an idiot. He's letting Boogie and Frank get into his head about Dan,
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Episode Recap: Navy NCIS - 7.23: "Patriot Down"

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A man on horseback, which I knew was Gibbs (Mark Harmon) finds a Db on the ground. He's then held at gunpoint. 4 Days Earlier: Tony (Michael Weatherly) comments on the graduates' "alcohol-induced purple haze." On the Baltimore Pd, every graduate threw up, which he calls good times. Yes Tony if you say so. McGee (Sean Murray) calls him Hendrix. Ziva (Cote de Pablo) thinks he graduated too soon. Ziva is also about to graduate. McGee asks what she's done her degree in. Ziva says she's got her naturalization interview, it's "how an alien becomes a citizen." Tony: "I know what it is Et." Referring to it as due process. Tony saying Ziva graduated from "English as a tenth language" was funny. Gibbs mentions the eighth letter of the alphabet. Tony tells Gibbs it's 'G'. No, it's 'H' for homicide. How could he get that wrong. Vance (Rocky Carroll) tells them
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Tatyana Ali and Her ‘Buppies’ Score Bet.com, Covergirl

The web series world so far has been relatively devoid of scandals. So when TMZ reported on a lawsuit surrounding former Fresh Price of Bel Air star (and R&B singer) Tatyana Ali's upcoming web series Buppies, the story took a left turn. Now, after the lawsuit has been dropped in court and both sides are calling it a misunderstanding, the series is finally set for release after signing a deal with Bet.com for a November 3 launch. The series first popped up on our radar over a year ago when we talked to Ali and her sister Anastasia, who had just shot the project as the first original from their indie production co, HazraH Entertainment. The pair teamed up with writer-director Julian Breece, whom Tatyana had met while both were at Harvard, and crafted a series that feels like Sex and the City for a young black generation,
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