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The Doctors Are In: On The Set Of TNT's 'Monday Mornings'

January 31st, 2013 9:15am EST
Monday Mornings
It's lights, camera and life-saving. BFTV recently visited the set of TNT's upcoming medical drama Monday Mornings, to walk the halls of the fictional Chelsea General Hospital and get introduced to the show's cast and creative team.

The man running the show on a daily basis is executive producer and director Bill D'Elia, who's no stranger to the task. "I've worked on a lot of medical shows and in fact was executive producer on Chicago Hope," he said. "David [E. Kelley] and I have been working together for a very long time and we've done quite a few shows together. This one is a little diff...
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TNT's 'Monday Mornings' Preview: The Next Great Medical Drama

January 30th, 2013 9:00am EST
Monday Mornings
Next week, TNT unveils Monday Mornings, hoping that it will be another winner on the network's roster of original series. They don't need to worry: medical dramas haven't been this good since ER and Chicago Hope.

The latter comparison is particularly apt, as Monday Mornings is executive produced by David E. Kelley, who also created Chicago Hope, and Bill D'Elia, who worked closely with Kelley on that series, serves as this one's showrunner. Working from the novel of the same name by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the result is something that mixes Kelley's knack for creating compelling drama with...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' 'Piranha 3DD,' & 'Battlefield America'

May 29th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Snow White and the Huntsman
Last week’s “Men in Black III” was fairly average. It’s nothing fantastic, but certainly more memorable than 2002’s “Men in Black II.” Following some bizarre real life shenanigans, the wacked out Rip Torn is written out of the story and thankfully the talking pug is nowhere to be found. With stupid dialogue and gimmicky 3D, the most entertaining moments come from the film’s cast. I know what you’re thinking, and no, I’m not talking about Will Smith.

Jemaine Clement is a hilarious snarling villain, Josh Brolin plays a superb young Tommy Lee Jones, and Michael Stuhlbarg charms as an extrater...
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Zombies, Spartans, And Owls: The Strange Journey Of Zack Snyder

November 9th, 2011 3:15pm EST
Zack Snyder and Gerard Butler
You awaken to a rabid 8 year old viciously chewing on your husband’s neck. A dark army, more than a million strong, bears down upon you and your kingdom. A masked man breaks in during the night and throws you out a window. A giant samurai statue engages you in battle, all the while feathery, cartoon owls fly around you. You are in the strange and violent world of Zack Snyder. Hang on; you’re in for a wild ride.

Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, has had the strangest start to a career of any director in recent memory. Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Le...
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We Can Think Of Two Good Reasons To Watch 'Piranha 3DD' Trailer (Video)

October 19th, 2011 1:22pm EDT
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Finally, a sequel we can really sink our teeth into! After the bloody good camp fun of Alexandre Aja's "Piranha 3D" last year, someone decided two "D"s are better than one, and boy were they right. The Weinstein Company is pulling out all the stops to provide bigger fish, bigger laughs, bigger "stars," and a larger amount of acting talent from the female participants. It's all good clean fun for "Piranha 3DD," and we have the trailer to prove it.

At last night's Scream Awards on Spike, a 30-second teaser aired, fully stacked with a bevy of women ready to get wet, wild and wounded with th...
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Check Out 'The River Murders,' Starring Ray Liotta & Christian Slater

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
The River Murders
Ray Liotta, Christian Slater, and Ving Rhames star in Sony Pictures' "The River Murders," on DVD Sept. 20.

The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon (Liotta) has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all his former girlfriends.

Suspected by the FBI agent who's taken over the case (Slater) and suspended by his captain (Rhames), Jack must work outside the law if he's to find the killer, save his future and protect what's left of hi...
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David Hasselhoff Joins Cast Of 'Piranha 3DD'

May 11th, 2011 9:41pm EDT
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff is heading back to the water as the latest castmate for the Piranha 3D sequel.

The former Baywatch star will join Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Gary Busey and Danielle Panabaker in Piranha 3DD, but instead of the Malibu coastline in California, where he led the most famous TV lifeguards, he'll be hitting the deep end of a water park.

Piranha 3DD will splash into cinemas later this year.

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15 Badass Baldies In Movies

April 28th, 2011 2:02pm EDT
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You talk a big game about your love of long-haired stars -- your Johnny Depps, your Viggo Mortensens, your Hugh Jackmans -- but there's something about a bare head that adds to the menace and allure of our favorite action stars.

We were struck by the sheer amount of baldness in the poster for "Fast Five" and it encouraged us to dig deeper. Below, check out 14 guys -- and one girl -- whose naked scalps have scared and intimidated us for years.

Jason Statham

No one has tied his name more to a particular type of movie more than Jason Statham, to the point where all you have to say is, "It'...
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The Television Balcony: The 'Echelon Conspiracy'

February 7th, 2011 12:36pm EST
Echelon Conspiracy
Sometimes, I look at a movie and wonder, "How can there be so many great actors in it, and yet it's not a bigger deal?" The Echelon Conspiracy is an example of why that happens. Yes, it's got Shane West, Ed Burns, Ving Rhames and Martin Sheen in it, but this is a film I didn't entirely get until Shane explained a crucial part of it to me.

We've seen conspiracy thrillers before. We've seen movies about technology going awry before. We've even seen Martin Sheen being kind of a bastard before (hello, Spawn). The Echelon Conspiracy is what happens if you add those three things together, then...
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Ving Rhames Sues Over Payment Failure

February 21st, 2010 6:00pm EST
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Ving Rhames is suing the producers of his latest movie, alleging they failed to pay him for his work on the project.

Red Canvas writer/director Kenneth Chamitoff promised Rhames $200,000 for six days of work on the action film, according to a lawsuit filed by the actor in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.

The Pulp Fiction star claims he only received $175,000 of the sum after a "stop payment" was put on his final $25,000 paycheck.

He's now suing Chamitoff and Red Canvas Productions for fraud and breach of contract, reports TMZ.com.

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Ving Rhames Sued Over Tax Bill

November 29th, 2009 8:59am EST
Ving Rhames Sued Over Tax Bill
Actor Ving Rhames has been hit with a lawsuit from U.S. tax officials after allegedly running up debts of almost $500,000.

The Pulp Fiction star and his wife, Deborah, are accused of failing to keep up with their taxes, and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents have taken their case to a court in Los Angeles in a bid to recoup $491,588.

IRS officials have filed tax lien documents against Rhames for allegedly missing payments in 2007, according to TMZ.com.

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Previewing The Movies: Fall 2009

September 4th, 2009 11:03am EDT
2009 Fall Movie Previews
With summer coming to an end, there's one major thing to consider: what's going to be entertaining for the next three months? We assume you're thinking the same thing (great minds being alike and all), so here's the rundown of what Hollywood has coming:

Gamer (09/04/09)

Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall

Gamer will be one of the coolest movies of the season because it actually manages to bring a fairly new concept to the action genre. In the near future, with mind control technology pretty much commonplace, billionaire Ken Castle (Michael...
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The Best & Worst Films By Quentin Tarantino

April 24th, 2008 8:30am EDT
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The serendipitous career of eccentric movie producer, director and writer Quentin Tarantino is a complex one. Tarantino has made a name for himself by creating nonlinear storylines and filming multiple perspectives from different characters in his movies - a technique that strays from the more commonly used straight-time storyline.

His films are not off the wall, but they invoke an element of surprise that comes from the small details within a scene that catches one off guard and by adding mysterious elements that never get explained. A good example of this was in Pulp Fiction when M...
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Ving Rhames Blasts Press For Inaccurate Caretaker Death Reports

April 18th, 2008 7:00am EDT
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Ving Rhames has called on the press to issue a public apology to the family of his late caretaker Jacob Adams, after it was falsely claimed the employee had died as a result of an attack by the actor's dogs.

Adams, 40, was initially thought to have been mauled to death by the Pulp Fiction star's pets at his Brentwood, California home in August, but a coroner later ruled he died from a "pre-existing heart problem."

However, Rhames, who was filming in Bulgaria at the time of the incident, claims it was Adams' sickle cell anemia which killed him - and wants the media to make amends f...
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Bruce Willis & Ving Rhames Reteam For Sci-Fi Thriller

April 6th, 2008 4:30pm EDT
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Pulp Fiction stars Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames are to team up again in a new sci-fi thriller. The actors will join Radha Mitchell and Rosamund Pike in Disney film The Surrogates.

Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines moviemaker Jonathan Mostow will direct the project, which is based on Robert Venditti's graphic novel.

The story is set in a future where humans live risk-free lives through robot surrogates that are eternally young.

Mitchell will play Willis' wife.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Revamping The 'X-Men' Movies: Possibilities For The Future

January 23rd, 2008 12:06pm EST
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For better or worse we have a completed X-Men movie trilogy. You didn't think that was the end though, right? Wolverine fans can expect the character to debut in a self-titled movie due for release in 2009, with a Magneto prequel set to follow. It's only a matter of time before the X-Mansion is revisited and we get another outing with our favorite mutant team.

If they do make an "X-Men 4" perhaps it'll be time to change a few things within the franchise -- a new creative team perhaps, some new cast members, maybe *gasp* not have Wolverine as the lead character. Let's take a look at so...
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Adam McKay Talks Will Ferrell, Funnyordie.com, And Upcoming Projects

January 23rd, 2008 11:15am EST
Adam McKay
There's quite a few websites out there that provide original comedy videos, but what separates Funnyordie.com is that its got Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at its helm. " We liked the idea of just doing comedy for comedy's sake and having a place for our friends to do it too. We went into it with a clubhouse mentality and that was basically it," says McKay, a former SNL head-writer who's co-written and directed Ferrell in the films Anchorman and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, adding "We also talked about the fact that it would be a great opportunity to see new directors, actors,...
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Ving Rhames' Dogs Not Responsible For Caretaker's Death

January 19th, 2008 12:00pm EST
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Ving Rhames’ caretaker died from a "pre-existing heart problem" when he was attacked by the actor's dogs in August. Jacob Adams, 40, was pronounced dead in front of Rhames' Brentwood, California home and was first thought to have been mauled to death by the Pulp Fiction star's pets.

But the Los Angeles Department Of Coroner has now ruled, following a five-month investigation, that Adams didn't die from wounds inflicted on him by the dogs.

Coroner spokesman Ed Winter says, "The dogs didn't kill Mr. Adams. He died because of a pre-existing heart problem. The dog bites found on him...
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Ice Cube Is Desperate To Play 'A-Team' Character

January 10th, 2008 9:17am EST
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Ice Cube is begging studio bosses to cast him in the rumored A-Team movie as Bosco 'B.A.' Baracus. The rapper-turned-actor is one of a number of stars linked to the role, and he may have to compete with the likes of Ving Rhames, Michael Clark Duncan and the original B.A., Laurence 'Mr. T' Tureaud, to win the coveted part.

But Cube is convinced he's the best man for the job - and even auditioned on TV show Live With Regis & Kelly.

He said, "Definitely. I think I could do Mr. T. Get the mohawk going. 'I pity the fool. I pity the fool.'"

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Blockbuster Comedy 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry' Comes To DVD Nov. 6

November 1st, 2007 5:30pm EDT
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Adam Sandler is at his comedic best as he stars with Kevin James as best friends and fellow firefighters in the blockbuster comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. When ladies' man Larry and family man Chuck enter into a domestic partnership to ensure that Larry's kids get his pension, it leads to one hilarious situation after another as they are forced to convince the world they are partners at work and at home in this hysterically funny film.

Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (James) are the pride of their fire station: two guy's guys always side by side and willing to do...
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Ving Rhames Plans To Relocate Dogs To Canada

August 18th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
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Ving Rhames is planning to relocate his dogs, who were recently reported to have mauled his caretaker to death, to a friend's estate in Canada - because keeping the animals in his care would leave him vulnerable to lawsuits.

The star's caretaker and friend Jacob Adams, 40, died in front of Rhames' Brentwood, California home earlier this month.

While it was first reported Rhames' dogs had mauled Adams to death, officials are now looking into the possibility Adams suffered either a heart attack or an aneurysm.

But whatever doctors decide was the cause of Adams's death, Rhame...
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Ving Rhames Was Shocked By Caretaker's Death

August 18th, 2007 8:00am EDT
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Ving Rhames was "stunned" when he read that his caretaker had been mauled to death by his dogs, because the employee had looked after the animals for years.

Jacob Adams, 40, was pronounced dead in front of Rhames' Brentwood, California home earlier this month. He was first thought to be the victim of an attack by the star's pets.

But officials have been unable to determine the cause of death, and are looking into the possibility Adams suffered either a heart attack or an aneurysm.

Rhames, who was filming in Bulgaria at the time of the incident, is awaiting the result of a ...
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Coroner's Probe: Dog Bites Likely Didn't Kill Man At Ving Rhames' Home

August 17th, 2007 9:46pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who died at the home of action star Ving Rhames most likely did not die from bites from Rhames' dogs, county coroner's officials said Friday.

Jacob Adams, 40, was living on Rhames' Brentwood property as a caretaker for the actor's dogs when he was bitten Aug. 3, police said.

The medical examiner who conducted Adams' autopsy Aug. 7 said the bite abrasions and lacerations on the man's body were most likely nonfatal, said Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

''We're not saying the bites were definitely not the cause of death, thoug...
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Ving Rhames' Dogs Exonerated In Caretaker's Death

August 14th, 2007 6:04pm EDT
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Actor Ving Rhames has spoken of his relief that his dogs were not responsible for the death of a caretaker at his California home earlier this month - even though police are still awaiting an autopsy to officially confirm the cause of death.

Jacob Adams, 40, was pronounced dead in front of Rhames' Brentwood home after he was allegedly attacked by the Pulp Fiction star's pets.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Fred Corral last week said a further autopsy, which could take from eight to 10 weeks to materialize, is required before officials can determine whether Adams died from a heart a...
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Police Still Unsure How Ving Rhames' Caretaker Died

August 10th, 2007 12:59pm EDT
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Los Angeles Police are baffled as to what killed the caretaker who died at Ving Rhames' home after a dog attack last Friday. Jacob Adams, 40, was pronounced dead in front of Rhames' Brentwood, California home after he was allegedly attacked by the Pulp Fiction star's pets.

But police spokesman Lieutenant Fred Corral says a further autopsy is required before officials can determine whether Adams died from a heart attack or from being mauled by dogs.

Corral adds the results of this autopsy could take eight to 10 weeks to materialize.

After the incident, animal control office...
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Rhames' Dog Victim Suffered From Heart Attack

August 5th, 2007 8:30am EDT
Ving Rhames
The caretaker attacked by dogs reportedly belonging to Ving Rhames died from a heart attack, police have claimed. The deceased man, who has yet to be named, was pronounced dead on the scene in front of Rhames' Brentwood, California, home on Friday morning.

The Pulp Fiction star was not at home at the time of the mauling, and is thought to be out of the country shooting a movie.

Authorities have taken away four large dogs - three mastiffs and one bulldog - but cops believe the man is likely to have suffered a cardiac arrest as he was running away from the canines, because none of t...
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Kurt Russell Wasn't Tarantino's First Choice For 'Grindhouse'

March 31st, 2007 3:00pm EDT
Kurt Russell in Death Proof
Kurt Russell was at the end of a long list of actors considered for the lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s new Grindhouse movie Death Proof - after Mickey Rourke and Ving Rhames turned the villainous role down. The actor admits he's well aware he wasn't Tarantino's first choice to play Stuntman Mike, but he's just glad he got the call.

He says, "I know Mickey was a possibility and he was really close to doing it and I think Ving Rhames was close to doing it too. I think there were a number of actors who were probably close to doing it at different times.

"That kinda thing doesn't ...
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'MI3' Cruises To Number One With Less-Than-Expected Box Office Results

May 8th, 2006 9:15am EDT
Tom Cruise's latest Mission: Impossible movie has under-performed at the box office, taking in $30 million less than experts predicted. The third movie in the all-action franchise still stormed to the top of the box office but fell short of expectations, grossing $48 million in its opening weekend. The critically acclaimed film was expected to debut in America with sales of at least $75 million.

That said, the movie, which also stars Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, still made $37 million more than second placed RV, which debuted at num...
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Opens May 5: Mission Impossible 3

May 3rd, 2006 9:56am EDT
Director J.J. Abrams was given directing duties on this, the third entry in the blockbuster Mission Impossible series, stepping into shoes previously worn by John Woo and Brian DePalma. Tom Cruise returns as super-spy Ethan Hunt for another round of mystery, espionage, and mind-boggling gadgets.

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Cast:

Tom Cruise - (Ethan Hunt)

Ving Rhames - (Luther Stickell)

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Laurence Fishburne

Billy Crudup

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