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Roger Bart Pulls Out Of Young Frankenstein

October 25th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Roger Bart
Former Desperate Housewives star Roger Bart has been forced to pull out of Mel Brooks' new Broadway musical Young Frankenstein after badly injuring his back. The actor stepped out of performances at the Hilton Theater on October 13, and he has been absent ever since.

In a statement, a show publicist says, "He is responding well to treatment and is expected to return to the show shortly... He has a lower back problem."

Understudy Matthew LaBanca has earned his Broadway debut after taking over the role of Frederick Frankenstein from Bart. No official date has been announced for th...
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Quentin Tarantino Presents Eli Roth's 'Hostel: Part II'; On DVD Oct. 23

October 4th, 2007 1:26pm EDT
Hostel Part II
From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment comes Hostel Part II, the blood-soaked follow-up to writer-director-producer Eli Roth's original masterpiece of terror, which further delves into the darkest recesses of human nature.

Filled with gut-wrenching intensity and presented by Quentin Tarantino, Hostel: Part II arrives Unrated on Blu-rayTM High-Def, DVD and PSP™ October 23. Just in time for Halloween, the horrifying second chapter follows the exploits of two clients (Roger Bart and Richard Burgi) of the murder-for-profit business as they spiral deeper into its chilling and depraved wor...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 29

September 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Les Claypool
Happy Birthday to Playboy Playmate/Baywatch actress Erika Eleniak (1969), Primus bassist Les Claypool (1964), "Desperate Housewives" actor Roger Bart (1962), singer Jennifer Rush (1960), comedian Andrew Dice Clay (1957), Grand Funk guitarist Mark Farmer (1948), TV host Bryant Gumbel (1948), jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty (1942), "Deadwood" star Ian McShane (1942), "Young Frankenstein" actress Madeline Kahn (1942; d. 1999), "M*A*S*H" actor Larry Linville (1939; d. 2000), singer Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), director Stanley Kramer (1913; d. 2001), English actor Trevor Howard (1913; d. 1988), actor/...
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Cloris Leachman Loses 'Young Frankenstein' Role

June 20th, 2007 11:35am EDT
Cloris Leachman
Young Frankenstein star Cloris Leachman has lost her bid to reprise her Frau Blucher character in the film's upcoming stage musical adaptation - Tony-winner Andrea Martin has landed the part.

Leachman rallied to join the cast of the new Mel Brooks musical and fans petitioned the producers but the brains behind the new Broadway show have decided not to offer the veteran actress the role.

Instead, Martin will play the part when the musical opens in Seattle, Washington in August before heading to New York in November. She'll join Roger Bart, Megan Mullally and Sutton Foster in the ...
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Former 'Housewives' Star Roger Bart To Play Dr. Frankenstein

May 18th, 2007 3:29pm EDT
Roger Bart
Former Desperate Housewives star Roger Bart is in final negotiations to play Dr. Frankenstein in the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein.

The actor, who originated the role of Carmen Ghia in Brooks' stage hit "The Producers," is slated to take on Gene Wilder's lead role in the new productions, joining a cast that will include Shuler Hensley as the Monster and Megan Mullally as Elizabeth.

Meanwhile, an effort by fans to bring actress Cloris Leachman back as Frau Blucher - a role she played in the cult 1974 comedy - has failed. Plans to add Leachman...
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Peter Krause Stars In The Sci-Fi Channel's Highly Acclaimed Mini-Series 'The Lost Room,' Now On DVD

April 7th, 2007 11:00am EDT
Peter Krause
The Lost Room, a thrilling mini-series event that previously aired on the Sci-Fi Channel on December 11, 2006, features an all-star cast including Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Margaret Cho, Roger Bart and Kevin Pollak.

The story follows a detective as he investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe. In the 1960s, an unknown event at the Sunshine Motel caused ordinary things in Room 10 to transform into items of wonder. The room and its contents gained unique and inexplicable properties, transforming them from mundane things into indestr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 29

September 29th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Les Claypool
Happy Birthday to Playboy Playmate/Baywatch actress Erika Eleniak (1969), Primus bassist Les Claypool (1964), "Desperate Housewives" actor Roger Bart (1962), singer Jennifer Rush (1960), comedian Andrew Dice Clay (1957), Grand Funk guitarist Mark Farmer (1948), tv host Bryant Gumbel (1948), jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty (1942), "Deadwood" star Ian McShane (1942), "Young Frankenstein" actress Madeline Kahn (1942; d. 1999), "M*A*S*H" actor Larry Linville (1939; d. 2000), singer Jerry Lee Lewis (1935), director Stanley Kramer (1913; d. 2001), English actor Trevor Howard (1913; d. 1988), actor/...
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Julianna Margulies Joins Sci Fi Series

August 2nd, 2006 10:53am EDT
Julianna Margulies
Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies has been cast as the lead actress in Sci Fi Channel's 2006 limited series event, “The Lost Room.” Margulies will star opposite Peter Krause and joins Roger Bart and Elle Fanning in the all-star ensemble.

Margulies will play Jennifer, a mysterious woman who contacts Detective Joe Miller (Krause) claiming her brother was killed for a seemingly innocuous motel room key, one that actually has the power to unlock a door into a room full of ordinary objects possessing unimaginable power.

When Detective Miller comes into possession of the key, Jenni...
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