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Jack Nicholson Asks Jessica Simpson Out

May 30th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Actor Jack Nicholson has proved he's still a ladies' man - by asking buxom pop star Jessica Simpson on a date.

The Shining star has been linked to a number of actresses and models over the years, including Lara Flynn Boyle, Anjelica Huston and Michelle Phillips, and has fathered six children with different women.

But the Hollywood Lothario hasn't slowed down since turning 73 last month - he's reportedly invited 29-year-old singer Simpson to join him for an evening together.

Simpson, who declined the offer, tells Britain's The Sun, "I have no idea how Jack got my number as we've neve...
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'Medium' Pushes The Boundaries With Blood & Gore In Latest Episode

February 1st, 2010 7:43am EST
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Last week's episode of "Medium" had a twist that wasn't really that surprising, but it still worked out brilliantly thanks to great acting on all parts. The main guest star, Danielle Panabaker, did very well against Patricia Arquette and it's always great to see a strong vibe between Allison and her case of the week. The episode starts with Allison having a dream about a little girl being diagnosed with schizophrenia as her parents worriedly watch on. They catch her murdering a cat, which was incredibly disturbing even if you only see the feet and tail. Yuck.

Allison is called in to wor...
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'Medium' Recap: ' Bring Me The Head Of Oswaldo Castillo'

June 3rd, 2009 2:17pm EDT
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Well, "Medium" is so done with NBC now, and they certainly gave it a bittersweet ending. It will be interesting to see how CBS brings the show back next season, but it's a good thing that this isn't the end of the show; way too depressing! There was one major hole I could see in this week's plot: Allison has a brain tumor. It was just a few weeks ago that she slipped into an unknown coma. Now one would assume if she was not responding, they would have done plenty of tests on her brain at that point to figure out the problem. Did a tumor seriously grow that fast? How much time was it between...
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'Medium' Recap: 'The Bank Robbery'

May 27th, 2009 12:21pm EDT
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The latest episode of "Medium" is one of those that you see the writing on the wall in the very beginning, and just have to sit back and try to enjoy the rest of the ride afterward. It's easy to figure out and has been done many times before. Introduce a character that seems to go over the main character's head in their specialty, and then it turns out they are part of the crime in the first part. Snooze.

Allison dreams about a bank teller named Ruth telling her boss that their bank is about to be robbed. She sees it in dreams. This of course does happen, and Allison greets Ruth herse...
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'Medium' Recap: 'The First Bite Is The Deepest'

May 20th, 2009 10:29am EDT
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I was mistaken to think that last week was actually the finale of "Medium," and I apologize for leading you in the wrong direction. There are actually three more episodes, and this is a great thing since last week would have truly been a poor ending to the season. Instead this week Angelica Huston returns to the show as the brittle and hard Cynthia Keener. Cynthia hired Allison during the time that Devalos was no longer DA, and her story ended rather tragically when she found the killer of her long-dead daughter. Cynthia took it upon herself to murder the sociopath because she knew the cour...
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'Medium' Recap: The Man in the Mirror

May 13th, 2009 10:44am EDT
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Immediately after the end of the three part "Medium" episode came season five's finale, titled 'The Man in the Mirror.' This was an interesting one, and probably one of the worst things Allison has had to deal with due to her powers. Everything seems fine on a typical Dubois morning, until Allison gets very dizzy and falls to the ground. She seems okay and refuses to go to the hospital, so everyone goes on with their day. They investigate the murder of a John Doe lying in a shallow grave, but nothing comes up for Allison ... and she abruptly goes into a deep coma. As she goes down with Deva...
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'Medium' Recap: How to Make a Killing in Big Business - Part 2

May 13th, 2009 10:41am EDT
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"Medium" does enjoy having a few two part episodes every season, but rarely do they attempt a three parter, and honestly 'How to Make A Killing in Big Business' could probably have been shortened. It worked as three hours, but it was a strain for sure. Allison gets a taste of the good life with a new job, but last week she realized that her boss' son was responsible for the murder of several girls. Lydecker warns her not to share her dreams with the police or he'll sue her and take everything since she signed a contract that her dreams are his. Allison realizes quickly in the third part tha...
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'Medium' Recap: 'How to Make a Killing in Big Business'

May 7th, 2009 9:29am EDT
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NBC has chosen an interesting schedule for this week's Monday line up and next week as well, with two back to back episodes of "Medium" both times. Is it because they do not want to space it out to four weeks, or because the show that used to be on at nine is over? In any case, this week was a two hour episode of "Medium" all about how power and money corrupts and being poor and moral is clearly the better way for everyone. Now where have I heard that theme before ....

Allison gets recruited into a big corporation which invests into new products to sell in mass to the world. The boss, ...
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'Medium' Recap: 'The Devil Inside' Part 2

April 29th, 2009 9:31am EDT
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"Medium" two-part episodes are usually more about questioning Allison's place in the world and her abilities than about the murderers and cases she helps solve. Such was the case in this two parter, 'The Devil Inside,' which officially concluded this week. This will be followed up by a two hour episode of the show next week, and then concluded with a third episode the week after. It looks like they're really pumping the show up and giving it serious meat. Then again this kind of continuous story line really feels better suited for a season finale; will that end up being nothing compared to ...
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'Medium' Recap: 'The Devil Inside'

April 22nd, 2009 2:41pm EDT
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Now this is what a real 'to be continued' should be used on, "Medium!" This week's episode started a very serious two-parter titled 'The Devil Inside,' which pits Allison against an enemy who is dangerous for her physical, mental, and psychic health. It starts right out with Allison dreaming about a man who writes her a threatening note, saying her gifts come from the devil and he will stop her. Devalos calms her down by showing threatening notes to himself, and they move on with a new case. A young woman was killed, and Allison sees the murderer put a mask over their face so they'd be knoc...
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'Medium' Recap: 'Then... And Again'

April 16th, 2009 11:15am EDT
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This week of "Medium" was supposed to be a continuation of last week, which feels very odd once the omg-Ariel-is-missing storyline wraps up in the first five minutes. That's the only reason they had a 'to be continued' note last week? Really? Unless Ariel is dead on the side of the street somewhere, or kidnapped, that seems an unnecessary bit of melodrama. Something about this episode seemed sleepy all around, except for one very tense scene that didn't even happen thanks to mad time traveling. Peggy Sue Got Married meets "Medium!" Wonderful.

Allison has a dream that Ariel and Joe have...
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'Medium' Recap: 'All in the Family'

April 8th, 2009 1:44pm EDT
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"Medium" was especially great this week because it featured several well known guest stars, including Amanda Detmer (Final Destination) as Joe's sister Sarah, James Van Der Beek (Dawson's Creek) as potential villain Dylan, and Morena Baccarin (Firefly) as potential villain/victim Brooke. Way to bring it on with the excellent guest stars, "Medium!"

This episode is all about family; the fights they have, the love underneath, and sometimes the lack of love that causes problems. Allison dreams of a stranger, who turns out to be the woman Brooke, convincing her youngest daughter to shoot bo...
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'Medium' Recap: 'Truth Be Told'

April 1st, 2009 1:23pm EDT
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Maybe you think you want to know when your loved ones and enemies are lying to you, but Allison Dubois can tell you differently! On "Medium" this week she became a human lie detector thanks to a new case involving a reality TV show where truth is what matters. Every time someone around her lies, she hears a very obnoxious buzzer in her head. Somehow she manages not to go insane!

The case involves the murder of a couple in a wood cabin. Allison saw them in a dream, and they, along with another couple, were taken hostage in the cabin by two masked criminals. This is shortly after one of ...
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'Medium' Recap: 'A Necessary Evil'

March 26th, 2009 9:40am EDT
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Kurtwood Smith is back on "Medium," and he's badder and more creepy than ever before. For any forgetful fans or newcomers, Smith plays Agent Cooper, a former FBI profiler who tracked down murderers and killed them himself. He was a vigilante serial killer, and justified all the blood on his hands by the relative good he did by stopping them. In time he was killed himself, so now Cooper is a ghost and still giving Allison a hard time. Poor girl, she can't even escape her frenemy even in death.

Allison has a nightmare about a diner being accosted and everyone inside being gunned down by ...
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Rumer Willis To Guest Star On 'Medium'

March 12th, 2009 10:15am EDT
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Rumer Willis, Balthazar Getty and Anjelica Huston guest star in a powerful episode of NBC's "Medium" this spring titled, "The First Bite Is The Deepest."

Patricia Arquette stars as well as directs for the second time this season and Anjelica Huston reprises her Emmy nominated role of Cynthia Keener, a private investigator who worked with Allison Dubois last season and is now serving time in prison for the murder of her daughter's killer.

In the episode, Keener reaches out to Allison for help when a friend (Willis) turns up missing. Allison learns the missing young woman was a k...
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'Medium' Recap: 'A Taste Of Her Own Medicine'

March 4th, 2009 11:39am EST
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"Medium" has often handled gray situations with the characters that Allison Dubois gets involved with, but rarely does she herself make questionable decisions. In this week's episode 'A Taste Of Her Own Medicine' she does, and it left a bad taste in the mouth of the audience afterward. Devalos' good friend Councilman Leaming asks him for help in the disappearance of his daughter Meredith. She is a bit of a drama queen and sent an e-mail saying she just needed to get away, but he is worried that something is genuinely wrong since she hasn't called in days.

Meredith is married to a wealt...
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'Medium' Recap: A Person of Interest

February 19th, 2009 11:49am EST
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"Medium" is remarkably talented at morally gray storylines, something which has been mentioned several times before in these recaps, but every time they do it successfully it should be praised. There are so many shows that try to throw anvils at the audience about right or wrong, or dance in the middle but with a righteous overtone. "Medium" makes you think after the credits run.

Allison has a dream about compulsions and how they drive people do to things they wouldn't otherwise. An unidentified man is found bludgeoned to death with his fingerprints removed so Scanlon cannot find...
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'Medium' Recap: Do Two Wrongs Make A Right?

February 11th, 2009 10:39am EST
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One of the best things about "Medium" is its attention to moral ambiguity. There is no real black and white in Allison's world but instead several different shades of gray. Take for example the main story of this week's episode, "Things To Do In Phoenix When You're Dead," which involves a dying man trying to steal money from a murderer for his family. Do two wrongs make a right? Is playing with death wise when every last moment counts? These questions are at the heart of the episode, and it raises "Medium" above the average crime procedural.

Allison dreams about a handsome young...
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'Medium' Is Back On NBC

February 5th, 2009 11:31am EST
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"Medium" is back! Yay! Season five has officially begun, and the Dubois family is doing a lot better compared to the opening of season four. Devalos is the district attorney again and hired Allison, so the dream team is back together (with Lee of course). Joe tried to start his own business with a new invention, which didn't go as planned but still ended with him getting a better job doing something he loved. Everything is back to how it should be, and the powers that be are ready to mess with the Dubois household again. It starts right out with Allison's newest dream spoofing "Ripley's Bel...
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Owen Wilson's Best & Worst Films

October 21st, 2008 9:21am EDT
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The Frat Pack has been a powerful force in the new Millennium, and for awhile it was like we could not see a comedy without Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. These comedic geniuses are quirky, timely, and have a lasting power that will keep them in movies for years to come. The goofy, charming Owen Wilson has proven himself not only as an actor, but as an Oscar-nominated screenwriter. There's a lot more going on beneath those blonde surfer bangs than one might expect, and with "Marley & Me" coming out this Christmas, let's take a look at some of the fine...
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Heirs To The Hefner Crown: Hollywood Stars Who Have Lived The Playboy Dream

October 10th, 2008 10:54am EDT
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A dark cloud loomed over the Playboy Mansion. Hugh Hefner was dumped by not one but three babes simultaneously. Before you drown your all-my-heroes-are-geezers sorrows in Chivas and Cuban cigars, remember: You should never doubt Hef. He’s already frolicking with three new blondes (two of them twins) in the grotto. But it does make us wonder. Is it time for Hef to pass on his proverbial baton to some other stud? (Check out a video HERE!)

People who only know him as the 82-year-old guy on The Girls Next Door must find it hard to believe that he set the standard for all of the commitment...
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Interview: Sam Rockwell Masters Addiction, Redemption in 'Choke'

September 29th, 2008 9:54am EDT
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(HollywoodChicago.com) – Interviewing actor Sam Rockwell is like experiencing him in one of his many excellent characters. He has been Chuck Barris in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Wild Bill” Wharton in “The Green Mile” and even Guy Fleegman in “Galaxy Quest”. He’s a true performer with a passion that bleeds through in “Choke,” which is his latest film.

Standing and pacing during the Q&A with HollywoodChicago.com, Rockwell made a hilarious theatrical moment out of his frustration while lighting a cigarette. In between all that, he talked about his latest characterization, which i...
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Latest Episode Of 'Medium' Contains A Gray Morality

April 17th, 2008 2:52pm EDT
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Either the "Medium" writers are starting to read these reviews, or they simply came to the same conclusions about the often black and white approach to the show. The best shows dance along the thin gray line and are the better for it, so it seems that "Medium" is catching on.

First there was the tragic storyline with Anjelica Huston's character avenging her daughter's murder, and now there is the return of Kurtwood Smith's character from two seasons ago. He played FBI Agent Cooper, a man with a twisted sense of vigilante justice that hunts murderers when the system fails to put them i...
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The Last Two Episodes Of 'Medium' Were Brutal

April 2nd, 2008 12:10pm EDT
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Naturally, since Cynthia Keener (Anjelica Huston) was given a redemptive storyline for her character and the audience was just starting to accept her, it meant her arc was over. That's cold, "Medium." In this conclusion to the two-part "Wicked Games," all of the problems introduced were resolved cleanly, although one resulted in happiness while the other in acute tragedy. Allison has often been the one hunting murderers and kidnappers, and she has occasionally connected or sympathized with them, but this time a murderer was one of her comrades. This may affect her in episodes to come, or it...
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Anjelica Huston Plays Raw & Harrowing Scene In 'Medium'

April 1st, 2008 8:01am EDT
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Get ready "Medium" fans because the writers are about to try the impossible: make Cynthia Keener (Anjelica Huston), the often cold and strangely angry missing person investigator, a relatable character. Watch as the audience is dazzled by a sorrowful backstory full of regret, tragedy, and irony. This show is no stranger to surprising its viewers with making anyone - killer, district attorney, sleazy lawyer - interesting and compelling, but Cynthia has been a difficult one. She is given a two-part episode to turn her apathetic money grabbing ways into something else entirely. Will it succeed...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

March 31st, 2008 8:56am EDT
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Monday, March 31

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) - Forget basketball. March Madness is all about figuring out, bracket-style, which jilted woman has it out for Barney.

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS, 9:31 p.m.) - Jury's still out on whether the Seinfeld curse has infected Julia Louis-Dreyfus - her show has yet to be renewed - so she better hope reuniting with Jason Alexander (as her gynecologist!) in tonight's season finale does more good than bad.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - The show wraps up its dark and twisted two-parter about Anjelica Huston's kidnapped daug...
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On 'Medium' Everything Is Connected

March 21st, 2008 9:18am EDT
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Two-part episodes are usually packed full with action, answers, and character development, otherwise it could all be done in one episode. They can either be paced well and bleed one into the other without trouble, or they can seem unnecessary, too long, and pointless.

The second part of "Burn Baby Burn" for the NBC show "Medium" fell somewhere in between the spectrum. Perhaps it is wrong to hope for a big change or an epic battle to take place in a story that spreads across two hours. Considering the season finale last year had Allison Dubois outed as a psychic, her boss fired and rep...
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'Medium' Recap: An Entire Case Rests On The Shoulders Of Ariel Dubois

March 17th, 2008 9:01am EDT
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"Medium" enjoys utilizing its young cast members, the three Dubois daughters, and have often involved their growing psychic gifts as plot devices to move the seasons forward. It was just a few episodes ago that Ariel's dreams about her mother as a teenager helped save a kidnapped girl, and last week Bridgette had a vision about the caller from the credit card company and his apartment being broken into. Even little Marie has proven in the past to be able to watch television shows when the screen shows nothing but static. This week, in "Burn Baby Burn," the first of two connected episodes, a...
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'Medium' Recap: It Almost Felt Like Old Times Again

March 10th, 2008 9:18am EDT
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After the disappointing shortness of Miguel Sandoval's appearance on last week's "Medium," the show decided to make it up to the fans by having a Devalos-heavy episode. Not only was Devalos a major character -- and a driving force for Allison -- but Sandoval also directed the new episode "Aftertaste."

Detective Lee Scanlon was bumped up to a decent time on screen, and it almost felt like old times again: Allison fighting the good fight with the assistance of her two major supporters. Yet it is not as simple this time, and all is still not right with the "Medium" world.

Allison is...
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'Medium' Recap: Allison's Bewildered Anguish Was Very Believable

February 22nd, 2008 10:02am EST
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A special note to make before reviewing last week's "Medium": David Arquette, younger brother of star Patricia Arquette, directed this episode. If you look on the official website, there are some interviews and behind-the-scenes information about the two siblings working together, and it is quite adorable. And may I just say that David is a far better director than he is an actor, if this episode is any indication. That being said, the chapter is titled "Do You Hear What I Hear," and it involves Allison having a very serious side effect from one of her visions.

It begins with Allison h...
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