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History Of Slash's Nickname

November 1st, 2007 9:00am EDT
Rocker Slash's longstanding stage name was coined by veteran character actor Seymour Cassel. The former Guns 'N Roses guitarist, who now plays in Velvet Revolver, was born Saul Hudson and has been a friend of Cassel's son since childhood.

Cassel decided to name the then-teenage, wannabe musician Slash - because he was so struck by the scheming youngster.

Slash explains, "It was a nickname that Seymour Cassel used to call me. I used to be (and) I'm still good friends with his son, Matt, so I used to hang out over at their house and he always used to call me Slash. Basically, he sa...

Luke Wilson Says Lance Armstrong Thinks He's Cruel To The Elderly

June 6th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson was left embarrassed when Lance Armstrong visited the set of his directorial debut The Wendell Baker Story - because the cycling champion first saw him shouting at elderly actors Harry Dean Stanton and Seymour Cassell.

Wilson co-directed The Wendell Baker Story with his brother Andrew and was angry with cult actors Stanton and Cassell for not knowing their lines.

But the 35-year-old was unaware Armstrong was on set when he lost his temper. He recalls, "I just thought they hadn't done their homework. I was talking to them the way I talk to a friend, and you forget tha...

This Wednesday NBC's 'Heist' Debuts, 'Law & Order' Changes Time Slot

March 21st, 2006 10:58am EST
Steve Harris stars in Heist
The premiere of NBC's new drama Heist kicks off on Wed., Mar. 22, at 10-11 p.m., following an all-new episode of Law & Order debuting in its new time slot at 9-10 p.m. "Heist" is a fast-paced, serialized drama that follows a team of expert career criminals as they attempt to pull off one of the biggest heists in history.

Dougray Scott, Steve Harris, Seymour Cassel, Marika Dominczyk and David Walton star as the burglars hell-bent on pulling off the impossible to simultaneously rob three of the most renowned jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive during Academy Awards week. ...

A Preview of NBC's Mid-Season Shows

January 23rd, 2006 12:18pm EST
Stephanie March stars in Conviction
NBC will introduce several new mid-season series and welcome back other hits following the closing day ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics beginning Feb. 27 with the reprise of the smash "Deal or No Deal" followed by the series premieres of "Conviction" (March 3), "Heist" (March 22) and "Teachers" (April 6).

Other early schedule changes include Law & Order moving on Wednesdays to 9-10 p.m. (ET) beginning March 22. In addition, The Apprentice returns on Monday, February 27 (9-10 p.m. ET), and Las Vegas rolls on to Fridays (9-10 p.m. ET) on March 3. "Dateline NBC" also will move from...

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