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Samuel L. Jackson: 'We Need To Stop Deranged People From Getting Access To Guns'

December 17th, 2012 3:32pm EST
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has waded into the debate over the country's gun control laws by insisting violent movies should not be blamed for atrocities such as the Connecticut school massacre.

A slew of stars, including Cher and Cyndi Lauper, spoke out in the aftermath of the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Friday to urge politicians to tighten the nation's firearms laws to prevent another gun rampage. The shooter, named as Adam Lanza, 20, allegedly turned his weapon on himself after killing 20 young children and seven teachers, including his own mother.

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Dennis Haysbert To Replace Michael Clarke Duncan In 'Sin City' Sequel

December 6th, 2012 4:29pm EST
Dennis Haysbert
24 star Dennis Haysbert has stepped in to replace Michael Clarke Duncan in the upcoming Sin City sequel following the actor's tragic death earlier this year.

Duncan, who passed away in September, had been due to reprise his role as mercenary Manute in the follow-up to the hit 2005 film.

Casting bosses working on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have now decided to press on without him, giving the part to Haysbert, best known for his role as President David Palmer in Kiefer Sutherland's hit TV drama.

The film's co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller say in a statement, "Manute is a...
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'Dark Knight Rises' Premiere: Sultry Anne Hathaway, Sexy Christian Bale & More!

July 17th, 2012 9:02am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Celebrities came out in full force for "The Dark Knight Rises" world premiere in New York City on Monday night. Anne Hathaway, who plays catwoman, looked glamorous in a long white, low-cut gown with silver sequins on the bodice.

Marion Cotillard also wore white, and resembled a ballerina in a flouncy frock paired with strappy high heels.

Christian Bale donned a black and white suit and was accompanied by his wife Sibi Blazic.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt opted for a gray suit with a skinny red tie - a stark contrast to Gary Oldman who wore a brown suit with a blue button-down shirt. The always c...
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The 10th Anniversary Of '24'

November 6th, 2011 3:17pm EST
24
How time flies: 10 years ago today, 24 premiered on FOX, and television - not to mention pop culture and the world - was never the same.

The action-drama series, created by La Femme Nikita bosses Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as now-famous government agent Jack Bauer, was a groundbreaking piece of entertainment. It introduced the idea of a television series in real time (each episode was an hour in a day) and employed a distinctive visual style that included the widespread use of "boxes" to provide simultaneous glimpses at multiple storylines. In concept ...
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Taylor Lautner Pokes Fun At NFL Lockout In 'Field Of Dreams' Sequel Spoof Trailer (Video)

July 6th, 2011 11:00pm EDT
Taylor Lautner Funny Or Die Field Of Dreams 2
Twilight hunk Taylor Lautner has shot a spoof remake of Kevin Costner's 1989 baseball drama Field Of Dreams, poking fun at the ongoing NFL (National Football League) lockout.

The joke trailer, which has been posted on the FunnyorDie.com website, features Lautner as an Iowa farmer who turns a cornfield into a gridiron pitch for two 'ghost' teams made up of current stars facing no professional football this coming season as players and owners argue over contracts.

The Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout clip also includes original Field of Dreams star Ray Liotta, who plays NFL Commissioner Roger...
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TV On DVD: '24: Season Eight'

December 15th, 2010 1:40pm EST
24
Yesterday, FOX Home Entertainment released the final season of 24 on DVD and Blu-Ray (as well as a DVD-only Complete Series set). I'm lucky enough to have my hands on the six-disc DVD volume to give you the ins and outs of Jack Bauer's final bad day, and the inside scoop to tell you if the Complete Series is worth the double dip.

The Show

I love 24. From the pilot, I was hooked, and I've been a huge fan of the show ever since; even in seasons where other people said it wasn't up to par, I was enjoying myself. That's why it pains me to say this: the eighth season is without question ...
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In Memory Of '24'

May 25th, 2010 9:55am EDT
24 Series Finale
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to remember ’24,’ the television program which showed us that torture is sometimes necessary, that evil is rarely absolute, and that government agencies are infiltrated with alarming regularity.

To see the program now, it’s hard to imagine that the whole thing started with a gimmick. The initial marketing campaign for ‘24’ focused mainly on one thing: The show would occur in real time. An hour long episode would actually cover one hour of the characters’ lives. Given the subject matter, the possibilities were endless: Terrorist deadlines and ultim...
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Underappreciated TV Stars

March 9th, 2010 10:00am EST
Glenn Close - Damages
They’re talented. They’re loveable. They’re hard-working TV thespians. Yet they don’t always get the credit they deserve. Here are 10 (seven, with three Honorable Mentions) out of the many TV stars that are often underappreciated.

Glenn Close – Alright, Close gets tons of credit for her work, including a string of film roles and awards galore, but she still earns a nod here. With Oscar nominations for The Big Chill, The Natural and Fatal Attraction, Close shines just as bright on the small screen. She currently stars as the lead character Patty Hewes, the ruthless litigator on the FX drama...
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The Ten Greatest Of The Decade: TV Shows

December 14th, 2009 9:30am EST
Best TV Of The Decade
As the decade reaches its conclusion, you'll undoubtedly come across many lists. Lists that purport to tell you the best, the top, the cream of the decade as they relate to pop culture. You're also certain to come across many lists that claim to rank the "greatest" of the ten year period from 2000-2009. But what does that really mean?

"Greatest" should be something entirely different from what we usually associate with these lists. Mostly, these lists claim to rank the best - something that is only truly possible were a listmaker to, say, see every single movie in a given decade. If...
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'The Unit' Season Four & Complete Series On DVD, Blu-ray Sept. 29; Win Them!

September 16th, 2009 8:18pm EDT
The Unit Season Four DVD, Complete Series Box Set Blu-ray
Covert Warriors. Unsung Heroes. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents all four adrenaline-fueled seasons of the Emmy-nominated hit series with "The Unit" Complete Giftset as a 19-disc DVD collection debuting September 29. "The Unit" Season Four will also be available the same day as a six-disc DVD and five-disc Blu-ray set. Starring Golden Globe-nominee Dennis Haysbert, Scott Foley and Robert Patrick, "The Unit" lifts the veil on a dangerous, top secret world of a covert Special Forces team, whose identities must remain highly classified as they span the globe, risking their li...
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'24' Day 7: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

February 18th, 2009 9:16am EST
24
Let's hope for the sake of the rest of the season, that the story doesn't spiral into the re-tread territory that made the latter half of season 6 so poor. While some people thought that Henry Taylor's gunshot wound would be the end, that wasn't the case, as we see him being taken to the hospital. The man took a shot to the gut, and his name is Jack Bauer, so it was easy to feel a bit skeptical on how he managed to survive, as well as disappointed as his storyline is the weakest part of the season thus far.

When President Taylor makes the irrational decision to visit Henry in the hosp...
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'24' Day 7: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 10th, 2009 4:50pm EST
24
Last episode set up the meeting with President Taylor quite nicely, as Matabo, Jack, and Rene explain the situation, how Jack and Tony have been undercover, and how deep the conspiracy may lie. So after Dubaku calls the president and informs her he has Henry Taylor, the President must deliver Matobo within the hour or Taylor dies. Just for good measure, they cut off Henry's finger while still on the line.

So Jack does what he does best, find bad guys on a deadline and make them pay…often with their life or by taking body parts. Jack focuses on tracking down Agent Gredge, and Re...
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'24': Day 7: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

February 4th, 2009 10:03am EST
24
One can sense the that the writers may have learned from past mistakes, as we are only one episode away from 8th episode of 24, the first of three acts. When Dubaku selects the chemical plant in Ohio, you don't know how to react or feel. Sure it would be bad if the gas is released, but this has already been done before on this show numerous times, and most effectively in season 3. So it does become a bit of shock when the gas isn't fully released, and they contain the threat. The story splinters off in unexpected directions, so hats off to the writing staff for handling certain delicate plo...
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'24' Recap Day 7: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

January 29th, 2009 11:34am EST
24
Last week's gripping final moments on 24 led us to see Chloe and Buchanon come to the rescue, and it almost made you wonder how Renee was going to survive being buried alive. The catastrophic event in this season took place when Dubaku used the module to crash two planes together since president Taylor refused to withdraw troops from Sengala. The shot of the plane crashing was scene from a distance, and it really didn't have the impact of the nuclear bomb going off in season's 2 or 6. The writers should have chosen another way to show the crash, but I am sure that is a touchy subject with t...
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'24' Recap Day 7: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

January 20th, 2009 1:39pm EST
24
With the Matabos locked in a concrete safe room, Jack Bauer creates a deadly gas from some household cleaners to try and force them out. This leads to an interesting situation with Mr. and Mrs. Matabo. He values his cause over his life and is explaining to his wife he will never give up his contacts in Senegal and cannot afford to be captured by Dubaku. His cowardice wife feels otherwise and opens the vault door last minute leading to their capture.

The scene was well executed and it really made the audience question on whether or not these people were both going to die. Jack an...
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'24' Recap Day 7: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

January 13th, 2009 2:49pm EST
24
"Every one second you're helping the government you're spitting on Terri's grave" - Tony Almeida

You have to wonder how much more shocking this season would have been if Fox never announced that Tony Almeida was alive or if 24: Redemption never aired since it does give a further look and what could happen in the season. Now, it certainly seems to have foreshadowed too much, and let's hope that Fox's plan to bring back fans does not back fire. After four episodes, we would have to recommend that is might be better for new comers to skip Redemption altogether.

After Tony is capture...
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'24' Season 7 Off To Satisfying Start

January 13th, 2009 12:46pm EST
24
Counting down the seconds to the new season of 24, I honestly didn't know what to expect. From the teasers, I knew that CTU was gone, Jack Bauer was on trial, and Tony Almeida was, somehow, both alive and evil. I knew there was a new presidency and a crisis in Africa, and I had a sneaking suspicion that everything would somehow be interconnected. Having watched the premiere, I can now report that my suspicion was correct, and that the seventh season of 24 is off to a satisfying start.

As I mentioned before, the season starts with Jack Bauer standing trial, though he is quickly whisked ...
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Kiefer Sutherland Denies '24' Helped Obama Win

November 21st, 2008 2:48pm EST
Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland has denied his hit show 24 helped Democrat Barack Obama to his landslide victory at the recent election. The Illinois senator will become the first black president of the U.S. when he takes office in January after triumphing in the November 4 vote.

Dennis Haysbert, who played President David Palmer in five seasons of "24," had previously claimed that his character contributed to Obama's success, by "opening the public's minds" to a black president.

But Sutherland doesn't agree. He says, "You don't honestly believe that our show helped get the first African-Americ...
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Interview: Sprague Grayden Talks of New '24' Role And More

November 18th, 2008 10:12am EST
Sprague Grayden
Sprague Grayden is a pleasure to talk to about almost anything and everything, which it seems we did. She talked to us about her new role on Fox's "24" as well as previous shows like "Jericho," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Six Feet Under." We also discussed her love of sci-fi and Pez.

We should get this out of the way, since it is probably the first question everyone asks. Your first name is your mom's maiden name, correct? It's very cool.

Yes. Thanks!

So if you have a child, will you maybe name him/her Grayden?

Grayden is a pretty cool first name for a child but I'm going to ...
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Dennis Haysbert Is Named Top Fictional Leader

October 22nd, 2008 9:38am EDT
Fictional Leader
24 star Dennis Haysbert has been voted Favorite On-Screen President for his portrayal of President David Palmer in the hit action series.

The TV star beat off stiff competition from Geena Davis as President Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief and Martin Sheen's West Wing character, President Josiah Bartlet, to take the title with 17 per cent - just one per cent more than Davis and Sheen, who came in tied for second in the Blockbuster poll.

Harrison Ford took 12 per cent for his role as President James Marshall in 1997's Air Force One, landing him in joint fourth place with Bil...
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'The Unit' Season Three Arrives On DVD

October 15th, 2008 10:03pm EDT
The Unit
The Unit's top secret military world of conspiracy, danger and nail-biting suspense continues with compelling revelations about the team, their personal lives and the Unit's increasingly complex nature as "The Unit" Season Three arrives on DVD October 14th from Fox Home Entertainment. Golden Globe®-nominee Dennis Haysbert (24), Scott Foley (Felicity) and Robert Patrick (The X-Files) star in the Emmy®-nominated series as members of a covert Special Forces team operating outside the usual military chain of command, their identities highly classified as they risk their lives on dangerous missi...
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Race Matters: Is Hollywood Truly Color Blind When It Comes To On-Screen Romance?

September 29th, 2008 9:49am EDT
Die Another Day
In John Grisham's bestselling novel "The Pelican Brief," investigative journalist Gray Grantham and law student Darby Shaw uncover a political conspiracy and in the process, end up between the sheets. In the 1993 film version, Darby Shaw (played by Julia Roberts) and Grantham merely share a chaste hug in the film's conclusion. What happened between page and screen? One theory: In the novel Grantham is white; in the film, he's portrayed by Academy-Award winning - and black - actor Denzel Washington.

The stigma of interracial relationships in cinema can be traced back to the 1934 Motio...
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Hollywood's Take On Black Presidents and Female VPs

September 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Barack Obama
With the historic 2008 presidential election merely months away, American citizens must weigh every aspect of our candidates to make an informed decision. On the Democratic ticket Senator Barack Obama stands as the first black man to represent any party for the office of President. The Republicans have Governor Sarah Palin, their party's first female vice presidential nominee.

Regardless of which political party you choose to represent, there are several possible outcomes in what could happen with a woman as vice president or a black commander-in-chief. It's difficult to tell just whe...
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CBS Adds New Night Of Comedy, Not Much Else For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 10:59am EDT
New Adventures of Old Christine
Every year, the upfront presentations have a different theme. Ok, so that's not always the case, but it would be pretty cool if it was, right? This year, however, there definitely seems to be a theme emerging. NBC's presentation in April, which seemed to be heralding in an era of change, proved to be a red herring. As this week has shown us, the theme this year is not change. It is stability.

For CBS, leader in overall viewers for the past several seasons (although it is being challenged by Fox in that category this year), sticking with the status quo makes sense. Due to that fac...
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Life Imitating Art - Hottest Reality Show on Television: Presidential Election?

March 3rd, 2008 1:44pm EST
Barack Obama
The strike is over. Reality programming rules the airwaves and scripted shows are on the horizon. Tomorrow, millions of Americans will gather in front of their televisions with bated breath, eager to watch: The results of the Texas and Ohio election primaries?

Commenting on this year's Presidential Election, comedian and faux-newsman Jon Stewart mined comedy gold while hosting this year's 80th Annual Academy Awards telecast:

"Democrats do have an historic race going. Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama. Normally, when you see a black man or a woman president, an asteroid is about to ...
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Dennis Haysbert Claims To Have Paved The Way For Barack Obama

January 18th, 2008 8:14am EST
Dennis Haysbert
TV president Dennis Haysbert is convinced his portrayal of David Palmer in 24 has paved the way for African-American presidential candidate Barack Obama to make a serious run for the White House in 2008.

The actor thinks his role in the hit television drama gave Americans a taste of what the country might be like if a black man was in charge - and they liked what they saw.

Haysbert says, "As far as the public is concerned, it did open up their minds and their hearts a little bit to the notion that if the right man came along... a black man could be president of the United States. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 2

June 2nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Dennis Haysbert
Happy Birthday to The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti (1980), "Galaxy Quest" actor Justin Long (1978), Keane bassist/keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley (1976), actor/comedian Wayne Brady (1972), actor Anthony Montgomery (1971), The Bangles bassist Michael Steele (1955), comedic actor Dana Carvey (1955), "24" actor Dennis Haysbert (1954), "Leave it to Beaver" star Jerry Mathers (1948), Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (1941), actor Stacy Keach (1941), "M*A*S*H" actress Sally Kellerman (1936), and "Tarzan" portrayer Johnny Weissmuller (1904; d. 1984).
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The Largest Act of Treason in American History Becomes the Gripping, Tautly Woven Thriller 'Breach'

May 13th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Breach
An untested FBI employee attempts to trap the deadliest double agent in U.S. history in the intense thriller Breach, coming to DVD and HD DVD & DVD Combo format on June 12 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Based on a true story, Breach boasts a powerhouse performance from Oscar® winner Chris Cooper (Bourne Identity, Syriana) as Robert Hanssen, the most notorious traitor in FBI history, convicted of selling American secrets to Moscow over a 15-year period. Ryan Phillippe (Flags of Our Fathers) costars as Eric O'Neill, the ambitious young FBI operative assigned to help capture Hansse...
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'24' Series Changes Akon's Desire Of Becoming President Of Senegal

February 16th, 2007 1:45pm EST
Akon
R&B star Akon has ruled out becoming the next president of Senegal - after watching the dangers the fictional US leader on TV drama 24 went through.

Akon currently acts as an ambassador to Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on issues relating to young people, and once had dreams of succeeding the current premier.

But after watching President David Palmer, who is played by Dennis Haysbert, being murdered in season five of the US TV series, Akon no longer harbors the ambition to lead his native country.

He says, "I don't even want to be president no more. Remember, back then I...
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Dennis Haysbert Cried Daily While Playing Nelson Mandela

February 12th, 2007 12:18pm EST
Dennis Haysbert
Actor Dennis Haysbert found playing former South African President Nelson Mandela in Goodbye Bafana so traumatic he cried every night during the movie's shoot. Haysbert, best known as US President David Palmer in TV hit 24, plays Mandela during the 20-year period the leader spent in jail.

Haysbert was surprised by how "daunting" and emotional he found filming the movie, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival yesterday. He says, "Every night I went home, I would have a glass of wine and just cry. The sacrifices he made were profoundly sad to me."

(This news article provided b...
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