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Magnum P.I. Hawaiian mansion up for sale

February 3rd, 2014 3:20am EST
Tom Selleck
The Hawaiian house where Tom Selleck's iconic TV series Magnum P.I. was set has been put on the market for $15 million (£9.1 million).

The sprawling Oahu, Hawaii beachfront mansion served as the setting for Robin's Nest, the fictional estate Selleck's character, Thomas Magnum, called home for all nine seasons of the hit crime drama.

Located on the southeast coast of the island, the private residence covers three acres, and the sprawling main house includes five bedrooms and five baths, as well as a boat house, bath house and tennis courts.

Tom Selleck uses rituals to get into character

September 19th, 2013 8:31pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Actor Tom Selleck credits his superstitious rituals for helping him get into character for his U.S. TV show Blue Bloods.

After taking on the role of Frank Reagan in 2010, the Magnum, P.I. star bought a few pieces of jewellery to wear on set to help him feel more connected to his New York City Police Commissioner role.

He says, "I had a lot of them (rituals) when I started doing the character, now when I dress it helps.

"And I'm superstitious, I bought a real Marine Corps ring, because he's a marine and before the show started I thought, 'I'm going to take a risk and maybe it'll make ...

Matthew McConaughey turned down Magnum movie

September 11th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Matthew Mcconaughey
Movie star Matthew Mcconaughey has revealed he turned down a $15 million (GBP10 million) pay day to reinvent Tom Selleck's TV private detective Magnum for the big screen.

The actor tells The Hollywood Reporter he thought long and hard about the role in 2008 but decided to pass, after appearing in a string of big budget flops like Sahara and Fool's Gold, and concentrate on smaller projects instead.

He recalls, "Taking a year and a half off and saying no to things in some form or fashion made me a new good idea. Sometimes the target draws the arrow."

After his hiatus, McConaughey signed on...

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...

Tom Selleck Hates Signing 'Magnum, P.I.' Poster Featuring Him In A Hammock

October 24th, 2011 9:10am EDT
Tom Selleck Magnum PI
Tom Selleck is haunted by a "Magnum, P.I." poster he still wishes he hadn't agreed to be photographed for because it's the one fans seem to want signed more than any other.

The ageing hunk admits he was reluctant to pose for the Hawaiian hammock-themed shoot but signed on to be "a nice guy."

And he's regretted his decision ever since.

He explains, "They put me in a hammock between two palm trees and I had on a purple Hawaiian shirt... and they gave me one of those pineapples that are cut off with a big straw and an umbrella.

"I said, 'I don't wanna do this', and they said, 'Oh, come on,...

Who Aced The 2010-11 TV Season? (Hint: It's Not NBC)

June 4th, 2011 3:30pm EDT
The Voice
The 2010-2011 TV season is officially over. The ratings are in. If there is one surprise, it’s that last year’s top five shows were all up in viewers this year. With hefty viewer erosion in recent years, that’s nothing short of a miracle.

Most other veteran shows, however, saw a drop-off in viewers. There are some exceptions, however, such as ‘Modern Family,’ which saw very healthy ratings in its second year, particularly in the 18-49 demo.

The stats didn’t change much from last year. CBS won the season in total viewers with 11.6 million. It’s the eighth time in nine years the netwo...

Cheers & Jeers: Blue Bloods' Blue-Chip Cops

February 3rd, 2011 1:04pm EST
Blue Bloods | Photo Credits: John Paul Filo/CBS
Cheers to Blue Bloods for putting a squad of veteran crimefighters back on the job.

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Magnum P.I.-turned-NYPD Commissioner Tom Selleck tops the list of cops, but CBS' rookie hit has also gotten Donnie Wahlberg — who traded NKOTB for the LAPD in NBC's underrated 2002-2003 crime drama Boomtown — back on the beat as his son, hotshot detective Danny Reagan. Meanwhile, Nicholas Turturro, who served seven seasons as Det. James Martinez on ABC's NYPD Blue, has rejoined the force as Sgt. Anthony Renzulli, the seen-it-all partner of newbi...

Tom Selleck Warns Movie Bosses To Treat 'Magnum' With Respect

October 13th, 2010 11:15pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck is urging movie executives keen to adapt his hit TV series "Magnum P.I." into a film to tread carefully - because the show is too important to become another shoot-'em-up blockbuster.

The actor admits he keeps hearing about a film version of the hit 1980s show but he hasn't been asked to be a part of it.

And he's reluctant to give any such project the thumbs up until he knows for sure it will honor the hit TV series and not mock it or his character.

He tells TV Guide magazine, "My fear is, we see too many examples of studios buying the rights to a franchise, then spending $10...

CBS Fall 2010 Line-Up: What And When To Watch

September 23rd, 2010 11:00am EDT
Presenting Starpulse's quick-and-dirty guide to this fall's new CBS programming.

First, the new:

Mike & Molly, Mon. Sept. 20, 9:30/8:30 CST -- America's obesity epidemic has left a lot us a bit fluffier, and "Mike & Molly" might be CBS's attempt to deliver a show we can relate to. Unfortunately, that seems to be the extent of the humor -- being fluffy. The main characters, played by Billy Gardell ("Yes, Dear") and Melissa McCarthy ("Gilmore Girls"), meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, fall for each other, and deal with the modern-day problems overweight couples face. Time will tel...

Tom Selleck's New Show 'Blue Bloods' Won't Stop 'Jesse Stone'

September 17th, 2010 11:30am EDT
Next week, Tom Selleck’s new TV series Blue Bloods premieres on CBS. The commitment to a new weekly drama won’t hurt his other job though. Selleck promises more Jesse Stone movies while he’s on Blue Bloods.

“Number seven is ready to go,” Selleck told the Television Critics Association this summer. “It's called Innocents Lost, e-n-t-s. I made it real clear that I wasn't going give up Jesse, so we're writing number eight.”

Sales of the last Jesse Stone DVD haven’t hurt Selleck’s case. “My boss Helen Verno, just sent me a note saying that No Remorse, the last one that just aired, is Number...

The Family Drama That Brought Tom Selleck Back To TV

July 30th, 2010 12:08pm EDT
Tom Selleck is back in a weekly series this fall in CBS’s Blue Bloods. He plays a New York City police commissioner with two cop sons and a prosecutor daughter. This is was the sort of juicy dynamic that got Selleck to return to the world where he once played Magnum P.I.

“Conflicts are interesting for me,” Selleck told the Television Critics Association at a press conference today. “You can’t be more conflicted than a police commissioner who’s got a prosecuting attorney for a daughter and two sons who are cops on the street. From a command standpoint, that’s going to be a big conflict in t...

Tom Selleck Confirms 'Three Men' Sequel

June 4th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck is set to re-team with Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg for the highly-anticipated second sequel to the trio's hit comedy Three Men And A Baby.

Selleck, who played Peter Mitchell in the original 1987 movie and its 1990 sequel Three Men and a Little Lady, has confirmed a third film is in the works. The original film followed three committed bachelors who are charged with looking after a baby girl one of them has fathered. And the latest installment may see one of the actors giving away their daughter at her wedding - but Selleck reveals he has not read the script yet. He can onl...

Tom Selleck Wants To Reunite With Courteney Cox

June 3rd, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck is appealing for a role in Courteney Cox's hit show Cougar Town - because he's desperate to work with his former Friends co-star again.

The Magnum, P.I. actor played Cox's on/off onscreen boyfriend, Dr. Richard Burke, in the long running comedy series and appeared in three seasons opposite the actress. Selleck admits he has always wanted to score another role opposite Cox and would happily appear in her new TV show, about older women chasing younger men.

He tells E! Online, "I'd love to work with Courteney again. That would be fun. I've watched (Cougar Town) a couple of time...

Ashton Kutcher: 'I Can't Grow A Mustache. It's Pretty Sad'

June 3rd, 2010 10:30am EDT
Ashton Kutcher Tom Selleck
Making his new movie Killers made Ashton Kutcher feel a little bit insecure. In the film, Kutcher faces off against hunky legend Tom Selleck. Selleck plays his tough father-in-law, with that trademark moustache we’ve known since Magnum P.I. Kutcher tried to level the playing field a little, but admitted defeat.

“I have been trying to grow that mustache since I could grow facial hair,” Kutcher said. “I can’t grow a mustache. It’s pretty sad, if I attempt to.”

In the film, Kutcher’s character tries his hardest to win over his wife (Katherine Heigl)’s disapproving father. In real life, Kutch...

Tom Selleck Eyes Return To Broadway

May 30th, 2010 10:10am EDT
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TV and movie star Tom Selleck has his sights set on Broadway - almost a decade after he made his theatre debut in New York.

The actor was a big hit in A Thousand Clowns in 2001 and he has been keen to get back onstage ever since - but his film and TV career and his sideline as an avocado farmer in California have kept him too busy.

He says, "I'll probably do a Broadway play soon. There's a lot of possibilities but it requires time which I'm happy to say I don't have right now.

"As much as I enjoyed doing my first Broadway play, my first play of any kind back in 2001, I haven't had ...

Tom Selleck Heading Back To Television

March 17th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck has landed the lead role in a new TV cop show - the first time he has headlined a primetime program since "Magnum P.I."

The veteran actor played a private investigator in the hit 1980s series, which ended in 1988, and has since enjoyed brief roles in television hits such as "Friends," "Boston Legal" and "The Closer."
Nonetheless, now Selleck is leading the cast of new cop drama "Reagan's Law," while former New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg and actress Bridget Moynahan are in talks to co-star in the CBS show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Tom Selleck, Ted Danson & Steve Guttenberg To Reunite For 'Three Men' Sequel?

November 3rd, 2009 8:32pm EST
Steve Guttenberg, Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Three Men And A Baby
Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg are reuniting for a new Three Men And A Baby sequel - nearly 20 years after the last installment. The trio played bachelor pals forced to raise a baby together after she's left on their doorstep by desperate mom Nancy Travis in the 1987 original.

The reteamed three years later for the follow up, Three Men and a Little Lady.

Now, 19 years later, studio bosses at Disney are planning to reunite the trio for their movie daughter's wedding.

Breaking the news to WENN, an excited Guttenberg says, "Disney's developing 'Three Men and a Bride'. Th...

80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

September 26th, 2009 10:03am EDT
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?


In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...

Tom Selleck Wins Horse Lawsuit

September 6th, 2009 12:04pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Actor Tom Selleck has been awarded more than $187,000 after a jury in California found he had been duped into purchasing a lame horse.

The Magnum PI star went to court over claims Dolores Cuenca sold him a show horse with a medical condition, passing the animal off as fit for his 20-year-old daughter Hannah to ride in amateur competitions.

The jury in the civil case ruled in Selleck's favor on Thursday, awarding him a lump sum to cover the purchase price of the $120,000 horse, named Zorro, and additional boarding costs.

A second hearing will begin on Tuesday to determine how muc...

Stars Mourn At David Carradine's Funeral

June 14th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
David Carradine
Hundreds of mourners flocked to the funeral of David Carradine at the weekend - including former co-stars Lucy Liu, Tom Selleck and Jane Seymour.

The actor was buried in the grounds of Los Angeles' Forest Law Cemetery, and the poignant event attracted a wide range of mourners who gathered to pay their respects - including several Hell's Angels who escorted the coffin to the graveyard.

Carradine's funeral comes almost two weeks after the actor's naked body was found hanging in a wardrobe of a Bangkok hotel on June 04.

And the late star was obviously popular in Hollywood - more than ...

The 7th Annual TV Land Award Show Honorees

March 24th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Married...With Children
TV Land announced today that it will pay tribute to "M*A*S*H," "Married...With Children," "Home Improvement," "Magnum PI," "Knots Landing" and "Two And A Half Men" at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the two-hour show will tape on Sunday, April 19th at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City and will air on TV Land during a special presentation of TV Land PRIME on Sunday, April 26th at 8PM ET/PT.

All of this year's honorees are cultural icons representing a cross-section of classic and modern television that viewers love. Below are details on this y...

Celebrities Trying To Bring Back The Mustache

February 6th, 2009 11:51am EST
Robert Downey Jr.
Let's be honest, men's fashion isn't nearly as much fun as women's, especially when it comes to getting all gussied up in formal garb. For men, the pot can pretty much be boiled down to three basic variables: 1. Tie shape 2. To cummerbund or not to cummerbund and 3. Level of fashion bravado. So it is totally understandable for male celebrities to become jaded with the limited realm of prosaic male attire and seek other methods of adding a little snazzle dazzle to their personal senses of style.

Many men dabble in self-expression via varying facial hair patterns - a.k.a. "manscaping." ...

Tom Selleck Set For 'Dancing With The Stars'?

August 7th, 2008 4:05pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Former Magnum, P.I. star Tom Selleck is set to show off his fancy footwork in the next series of Dancing With The Stars.

The 63-year-old has been talked into slipping on his dancing shoes by former Three Men and a Baby co-star Steve Guttenberg, who strutted his stuff in the last season of the reality show.

A source tells the National Enquirer, "Executives wanted an older hunk to bring in the baby boomer audience. Tom is incredibly popular with women 40 through 65, and producers were ecstatic when, at Steve's urging, he expressed interest in competing on the show."

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New TV On DVD, July 22

July 22nd, 2008 8:00am EDT
Las Vegas
During season five, "Las Vegas" is hotter than ever as new players come to town. As recently installed Montecito Casino owner A.J. Cooper, Tom Selleck ups the stakes for his elite Las Vegas surveillance team in 17 episodes plus two double length episodes filled with smokin’- hot bodies and intense new scandals!

Harrison Ford's Seven Best Films (Not Including 'Star Wars')

May 20th, 2008 9:26am EDT
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is, without question, one of the biggest box office stars of all time. With the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Thursday it couldn't be a better time to take a look back on the seven best movies of Ford's career.

We purposely left the Star Wars trilogy off the list considering those are not really "Harrison Ford movies" and quite an entity unto themselves. Plus, we do not need every movie on this list being a "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" movie. At times we do like to be challenged.

Once a surefire box office success, lately it has...

Matthew McConaughey To Play Magnum?

April 4th, 2008 8:48am EDT
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey is the favorite to revive the Magnum P.I. franchise on the big screen. The movie hunk is reportedly in negotiations to take over the island detective role from Tom Selleck, who played Magnum on TV.

Entertainment Weekly magazine reports McConaughey is currently reading the script.

-Matthew McConaughey Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Head of the Class: Best and Worst TV Principals

March 4th, 2008 2:00pm EST
Boston Public principal Steven Harper
Television enthusiasts have encountered a number of fictional school principals over the years. Some made weekly occurrences as regular cast members, while others stole the show in guest or recurring roles. Overall quality of these TV administrators varied greatly, and over the years series' have produced principals on both ends of the spectrum, as well as many in between. We have taken a closer look at some favorites from years past, and come up with a list of the best and worst of the bunch.

The Best

Principal Snyder - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Some may claim that this a...

A Lost Art: Top TV Opening Credit Sequences

January 11th, 2008 11:23am EST
The Cosby Show
The television opening credit sequence is truly an art form. Frankly, it is hard to believe that it has never been considered as a category for any of the major award shows. It should be. An excellent sequence can make a mediocre series good, a good series great, and a great series…well, you get the idea.

Okay, so maybe the above statement is a little bit of a stretch. Still, opening sequences can be pretty entertaining. They may be a dying art form these days, but that is all the more reason to celebrate the very pinnacle of achievement in the field. There have been many great ...

Must Avoid Movies of 2009

January 1st, 2008 11:00am EST
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
2009 is upon us, bringing with it all the hope that new year's usually bring. Usually, this hope is for health, happiness, and prosperity, and that is exactly how it should be. This year, however, I have an additional hope - or I should say, I had an additional hope - that Hollywood wouldn't soil our planet with films that make me wish my eyes had been burned out in some kind of electrical accident. Alas, ever the Cubs fan, I must wait for next year. Until then, I take solace in the fact that I may save you the pain of sitting through these movies.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Release Date: 0...

Dog's Death Nearly Made Tom Selleck Quit Acting

December 4th, 2007 9:06am EST
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck considered quitting the movie business after watching film fans crush a dog to death during a stampede at a movie premiere in Paris. The star was promoting 1983 film High Road To China in the French capital, when 20,000 fans of the star surged towards him and police failed to hold them back.

Selleck says, "In the madness, a dog was killed - trampled to death - and it really disturbed me. I wasn't scarred from it, but it informed me so much about where this business could go. I was so disturbed I remember saying to my agent, 'If this is what it's like, I've got to find anot...

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