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Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering The Celebrities Who Left Us In 2012

December 31st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Whitney Houston
As 2012 comes to a close please click through to take a look back and remember all the actors, actresses, musicians, singers, writers, directors, producers and others who have entertained us over the years but left us during the past year.

They may be gone but their legacies will live on... R.I.P.

Etta James the "At Last" singer died of complications from Leukemia on January 20 at age 73.

Welcome Back Kotter star Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos Epstein on the show, died of a heart attack at age 60 on January 26.

Singer & reality TV star Leslie Cart...
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Revered Character Actor Charles Durning Dies At 89

December 25th, 2012 8:58pm EST
Charles Durning
Movie and TV veteran Charles Durning has died, aged 89.

The two-time Oscar nominee passed away in his native New York on Christmas Eve - the same day as another beloved TV and film star, Jack Klugman, who was 90.

He died of natural causes at his home in Manhattan.

Durning, a former professional boxer, martial arts expert and dance instructor, was a World War Two hero who survived the infamous massacre of American Prisoners of War by German troops at Malmedy, Belgium. He served with the 1st Infantry Division and was also involved in the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach in June, 1944. He w...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Cop'

December 16th, 2011 12:45pm EST
Cop photo
With plenty of good guy/bad guy action (via new Mission Impossible!) and sleuthing (another Sherlock Holmes...already?!) hitting theaters this week, we’re jumping on the bandwagon to bring the home happy folks a five-star detective flick that’s little known, but should be...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Nothing says savory story like tale involving a cop who goes to the edge to get his man and today’s selection is no different. Featuring James Woods in the best (and most caustically clever!) role of his career, this one will have you guessing right till the end – it’s the 1988 thrill...
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Michael Madsen & David Carradine Star In 'Break'; On DVD July 14

June 13th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Break
Packed with amazing fight scenes and surprising plot twists, noir thriller Break debuts on DVD July 14 from Cinema Epoch. Featuring an ensemble cast of comic book style characters including veteran actors Michael Madsen and the late David Carradine, this independent film shares the seedy, urban underworld of Frank (Frank Krueger), a detached hit man hired by the city's crime boss to carry out his dying wish. Bonus features include behind-the-scenes featurette, cast interviews and deleted scenes. "Break" had a successful run on the festival circuit, picking up awards for Best Action Film, Be...
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Charles Durning Stars In 'Kinky Killers,' Coming To DVD April 15

April 13th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Kinky Killers
Justice For All Productions and Vivendi Entertainment bring the psychological thriller Kinky Killers to DVD on April 15th. The film previously made its theatrical debut in the film festival circuit last June to rave reviews.

Kinky Killers is a sexy serial killer thriller with the perfect blend of homicide, gore and beautiful women. Patients of sexy psychiatrist Dr. Jill Kessey and clients of eccentric attorney Alexander Hathaway are being murdered in bloody, satanic rituals. Sex and mutilation are the signatures of a serial killer, who likes to tattoo each of the victims after they ar...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

February 28th, 2007 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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Sean Astin, Andy Richter & Other Celebs To Guest Star on 'Monk'

November 30th, 2006 11:58am EST
Sean Astin
Monk, USA's critically-acclaimed original series starring Tony Shalhoub, returns in its fifth season with all-new episodes and a roster of top-tier guest stars on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at 9pm/8 central. The show remains one of the highest-rated original scripted series in basic cable history.

Guest stars for mid-fifth season return include Steven Weber, Ricardo Chavira, Sean Astin, Charles Durning, Dan Butler, Holland Taylor, Michael Cavanaugh, David Eigenberg, Andy Richter, Heather Tom, James Gammon, Chris Williams, Brooke Adams & Emmy Clarke.

As season five continues, Monk susp...
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CBS Announces Holiday-Themed Programs

November 11th, 2006 9:00am EST
The annual Christmastime visits of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman as well as the network television premiere of the hit theatrical comedy Elf, starring Will Ferrell, highlight CBS's festive holiday programming.

In addition to the yuletide animated classics, CBS will present the holiday specials "The 8th Annual A Home For The Holidays," featuring various musical performances, and "The 29th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," honoring Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and Steven Spielberg.

CBS will also present holiday-themed episodes ...
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'Stephen King's Desperation' Airs Tonight on ABC

May 23rd, 2006 8:01am EDT
Ron Perlman plays a creepy cop in Desperation
An unlikely band of people find themselves forced to be reluctant heroes as they battle an unspeakable horror in a small, Nevada desert town, in the three-hour original film, "Stephen King's Desperation," airing on ABC tonight (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

In the middle of the vast, empty Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation - a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation - its name is Tak -- and its mission is to eliminate anyone who gets close to ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 28

February 28th, 2006 3:00am EST
John Turturro
Happy Birthday to racehorse Smarty Jones (2001), Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros (1973), writer Lemony Snicket (1970), actor Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Canadian actress Rae Dawn Chong (1961), actress/model Dorothy Stratten (1960; d. 1980), "The Big Lebowski" actor John Turturro (1957), comedian Gilbert Gottfried (1955), theater and film actress Mercedes Ruehl (1948), singer/actress Bernadette Peters (1948), writer/director Mike Figgis (1948), actress Stephanie Beacham (1947), football player-turned-actor Bubba Smith (1945), "Gilmore Girls" actress Kelly Bishop (1944), Rolling Stones fo...
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