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Mick Jagger To Become 6th Oldest 'Saturday Night Live' Host

May 3rd, 2012 3:03pm EDT
Mick Jagger
There's sure to be some good jokes when Mick Jagger hosts the season finale of Saturday Night Live May 19, but one of the biggest laughs could come from the fact that the cast members sharing the stage with the singer weren't alive when the Rolling Stones were formed.

Jagger, 68, is set to become the 6th oldest host on the show, following Betty White (88 when she hosted), Miskel Spillman (80), Ruth Gordon (80), Milton Berle (70), and Charlton Heston (70). Amusingly, Spillman was the winner of the first and only "Anyone Can Host" contest in 1977 - he was paid $3,000 for his hosting duties.
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Big Country' / 'Quigley Down Under' / 'The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three'

December 12th, 2011 2:44pm EST
The big Country photo
Ready to rehash some old good guy/bad guy tales now out on Blu-ray via the folks at MGM? Then hang on to that lasso rope tight, jump on your horse and board the moving train cause we’re going on a bumpy ride with the likes of Blu-ray baddies "The Big Country," "Quigley Down Under" and "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three." Hold on tight to the saddle horn stud – the long review road ahead awaits!

Title: "The Big Country"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston

Director: William Wyler

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 165 minutes

Release Company: MGM Home Ente...
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The '20 Most Effective Political Celebrities' Include Angelina Jolie, George Clooney

April 29th, 2011 10:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Washington political news organization National Journal has named the "The 20 Most Politically Effective Celebrities of All Time."

The list, released online and in the April 30 issue of National Journal magazine, includes current Hollywood activists like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Redford, and Bono, plus some of the most successful celebrity activists in history, including Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Elizabeth Taylor.

To help develop the list, National Journal interviewed dozens of staff members on Capitol Hill and Republican and Democratic o...
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Producer Walter Seltzer Dies

February 20th, 2011 3:55pm EST
Soylent Green
Producer and publicist Walter Seltzer has died at the age of 96.

The moviemaker passed away at a retirement home in California from an age-related illness on Friday, according to officials at the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).

Seltzer worked in film publicity from the 1930s until the 1950s but took four years out from the industry to serve in the Marines during World War II.

He also produced several movies including Soylent Green, The Omega Man, Shake Hands With the Devil and One-Eyed Jacks for Marlon Brando and Charlton Heston's production companies in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Cecil B. DeMille's Legendary Epic, The Ten Commandments, Comes To Blu-ray March 29

January 23rd, 2011 2:31pm EST
The Ten Commandments
For sheer pageantry and spectacle, few motion pictures can claim to equal the splendor of renowned director Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic The Ten Commandments. To commemorate the 55th anniversary of this beloved masterpiece, on March 29, 2011 Paramount Home Entertainment will release a fully restored version in high definition for the first time ever in an extravagant six-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo gift set, as well as in a two-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD. DeMille's last motion picture made Charlton Heston a superstar and remains a cinematic triumph and perennial fan-favorite. Filmed in Eg...
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Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.

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Nine Fictional Plagues Worse Than Swine Flu

May 6th, 2009 11:39am EDT
28 Weeks Later
A pandemic by definition: "An epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide." The Swine flu hasn't killed us all yet so until then let's take a look at a few of Hollywood's fictional pandemics.

1.) The Andromeda Strain

Featured in: The Andromeda Strain

Plague: Alien bacteria

Source: Outer space

Effects: Solidifies blood, bores audience to death

When a space probe crashes over a small South Western town, the government grows concerned when the town's inhabitants suddenly drop dead...
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Rob Schneider Talks About 'Big Stan', 'SNL' And His Famous Feuds

March 26th, 2009 11:26am EDT
Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider has never been one to back away from controversy and as we discussed his new film Big Stan -- released on DVD this week -- this became all the more apparent as this interview went along. Rob is very candid about what he thinks of a fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus and expresses his love for Roger Ebert, a man he once engaged in a very public dispute.

Mike: So, how was the transition to directing?

Rob: Not a big transition because I always felt I had a hand in directing all my movies. So, I really knew what I wanted and it took so many months to finally get the m...
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Movies That Did Not Live Up To Their Potential

March 3rd, 2009 10:39am EST
Star Wars Episode III
Nothing can be more frustrating than something not living up to its potential. Movies are especially guilty of this. There's something about watching a movie that was on to something but didn't quite make it that can stick with you. Watching them unfold feels akin to a runner screaming towards the finish line only to fall and break their ankle thirty feet short. Films like these fall apart for many reasons be it last minute changes by a studio, unnecessary plot twists, or just good old-fashioned incompetence. For whatever reason, these movies are bad-they just didn't have to be. Here's a fe...
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Slideshow: Notable Celebrity Deaths Of 2008

January 1st, 2009 6:47am EST
George Carlin
In 2008 the United States dealt with a recession, a new President elect, and the passing of many great celebrities. Let's take a moment to remember these noted actors, comedians and musicians...

JANUARY 2008

Heath Ledger

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Suzanne Pleshette

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FEBRUARY 2008

Roy Scheider

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MARCH 2008

Anthony Minghella

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Hi-Def Fans Can Finally Get Their Stinking Paws On 'Planet Of The Apes' In Blu-ray Box Set

October 17th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Planet Of The Apes
Humans are even uglier in High-Def when Planet Of The Apes: 40 Year Evolution Blu-ray Collection takes over the Earth November 4 in North America and throughout the Fall Internationally from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

This spectacular set includes all five hair-raising Planet Of The Apes films on Blu-ray for the first time, including Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, and the 1968 original Planet Of The Apes, which stunned audiences with its now-iconic conclusion and ...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
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Charleton Heston & Sophia Loren Classic 'El Cid' Rides Onto 2-Disc DVD Jan. 29

January 10th, 2008 6:45pm EST
El Cid
A grand-scale, sweeping historical epic featuring shining stars, stunning on-location photography and a cast of thousands, a Limited Collector's Edition of El Cid rides onto two-disc DVD January 29, 2008 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

With digitally remastered picture and sound and an introduction by director Martin Scorsese, this beloved film is proudly featured as the first title in The Miriam Collection, a premiere label named after Bob and Harvey Weinstein's mother that will be home to the companies revered classic films, as well as foreign films and some modern fa...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 4

October 4th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Happy Birthday to actress Rachel Leigh Cook (1979), actress Alicia Silverstone (1976), actor Liev Schreiber (1967), Cuban singer Jon Secada (1961), musician Afrika Bambaataa (1960), Pet Shop Boys singer Chris Lowe (1959), actor Armand Assante (1949), Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon (1946), vampire novelist Anne Rice (1941), actor and former NRA spokesman Charlton Heston (1924), comedian Buster Keaton (1895), and 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 4

October 4th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Happy Birthday to actress Rachel Leigh Cook (1979), actress Alicia Silverstone (1976), actor Liev Schreiber (1967), Cuban singer Jon Secada (1961), musician Afrika Bambaataa (1960), Pet Shop Boys singer Chris Lowe (1959), actor Armand Assante (1949), Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon (1946), vampire novelist Anne Rice (1941), actor and former NRA spokesman Charlton Heston (1924), comedian Buster Keaton (1895), and 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).
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'Elvis Has Left the Building' Microphone, Hollywood Memorabilia Up for Grabs

November 29th, 2005 11:05am EST
Elvis Presley
Auction house Profiles in History is holding a live public auction on Dec. 16 that includes over 350 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia worth $2 Million. The highlight of the auction is the original vintage Shure Brothers model 55S microphone from the Louisiana hayride used by Elvis Presley and through which the famous phrase “Please young people, Elvis has left the building” was first broadcast.

This auction will also include treasures from Hollywood classic films such as Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, My Fair Lady as well as contemporary favorites Star War...
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