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Band of Brothers hero dies at 90

March 10th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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A World War II veteran whose story inspired Tom Hanks' mini-series Band Of Brothers has passed away at the age of 90.

William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere died of a ruptured aneurysm on Saturday (09Mar14) in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He enlisted in the paratroops in 1942, and served as a non-commissioned officer with the legendary Easy Company, making his first combat jump with the rest of his unit on D-Day in 1944 as part of the Allied invasion of France.

Nicknamed 'Wild Bill' for his daring and courageous battlefield exploits, Guarnere's life was captured onscreen in the hit ...

Neal McDonough Takes 'Justified' To Another Level

March 13th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Neal McDonough
It was a tall order to follow up Margo Martindale's award-winning villainy on Justified. Yet veteran actor Neal McDonough has done just that and more.

He is the man behind Detroit mobster Robert Quarles, the latest adversary to cross paths with the infamous Raylan Givens, as played perfectly by Timothy Olyphant. When playing against an actor of Olyphant's caliber, one must be at a certain higher level already. But what makes McDonough a fantastic choice, the choice that I can't believe it took this long to think of, is that he doesn't just hold his own; watching him, one gets the sense tha...

'Burn Notice' Recap: 'Necessary Evil' (5.14)

November 17th, 2011 11:05pm EST
Burn Notice
Oh, Burn Notice. You lure me in with the explosions, but I keep you around because your characters are just so much fun to spend a Thursday night with.

Now that they know where Anson is operating, Michael is determined to listen in to what he's up to - by breaking into the nearby defense firm. Tracking his calls leads them to...Benny, Madeline's boyfriend?! Michael tries to break the news to his mom, but Maddie decides she'd rather find out for herself. She's crushed when she finds photos of her son and his friends inside her new sweetheart's pad, never mind that Benny seems remo...

Tom Hanks To Guest-Star On '30 Rock'

March 26th, 2011 6:44am EDT
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Tom Hanks is returning to his sitcom roots.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor will appear in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, Hanks announced on Twitter.

"RadioMan delivers msg from T.Fey. Result? I'm on 30 Rock! Thanks, RMan Hanx," he wrote. Hanks...

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TNT Renews 'Southland' For Third Season

April 27th, 2010 10:30am EDT
TNT has booked a third season of its critically acclaimed drama "Southland." The network has ordered 10 episodes for the third season, which is slated to begin airing in January 2011.

Created by Emmy winner Ann Biderman (NYPD Blue, Public Enemies), "Southland" takes a raw, authentic look at police work in Los Angeles. The series focuses on officers, detectives and members of a gang unit as they endure the triumphs and tragedies that populate their lives both on and off the job. The series is shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

"Southland's" ensemble cast incl...

Michael Cudlitz Discusses Tonight's 'Southland' Season Finale

May 21st, 2009 10:21am EDT
Michael Cudlitz Discusses Tonight's 'Southland' Season Finale
When Michael Cudlitz and I last spoke, back in April, I used some, well, (ahem) colorful language during an interview junket --

a junket that everyone but me thought was on live local television -- to describe his character on Southland, Officer John Cooper. We finally get a chance to go one-on-one and clear the air over that moment and, more importantly, discuss tonight's season finale of Southland (airing at 10 pm ET on NBC) along with his experience on Band of Brothers and working with John Cusack in Grosse Point Blank.

Michael Cudlitz: You're the guy who said, "You're a dick."


Taxi Confession

December 17th, 2008 10:30am EST
Jimmy Fallon
Truth, Justice And Gordon Shumway: (weekly column) - It's probably not the easiest thing to be Jimmy Fallon these days; the amount of backlash he endures is typically reserved for those the Iraqi media throw their shoes at. The web episodes leading up to the March premiere of his new show have been inconsistent, at best. To make matters worse, Jay Leno has just agreed to stay at NBC, hosting a new show at 10:00 PM on weeknights; effectively making Fallon the third hour of late night comedy (he will have to get behind Conan O'Brien for his spot under the bus where NBC threw them). To say the...

In Honor Of Memorial Day Weekend: Our Favorite War Movies

May 23rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Memorial Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in war or any military action. Americans often celebrate Memorial Day by watching the Indy 500, going shopping, or having family picnics. Why not spend this Memorial Day thinking about the soldiers who gave their lives to the United States by watching a war film?

The staff here at got together and came up with a list of some of our favorite war movies. Here they are in no particular order:

Band of Brothers (2001) - Yes, we know it's technically a mini-series, but it's so good we had to include it. The ...

Is HBO Losing Its Edge?

April 14th, 2008 10:57am EDT
The Sopranos
Remember the slogan, "It's not TV, It's HBO?" Well, up until a couple months ago this marketing ploy actually rang true. HBO has long been the trendsetter of original series that break all boundaries and push audiences' perception of what television is and should be.

Unfortunately, thanks to the culminations of the network's most beloved quartet of series - Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and most recently The Wire - the Crown Royal of premium cable programming is in threat of losing its edge over the best of the rest.

There was a time when HBO stood for first-run...

8 Sexy Redheads Who Leave Us Hot & Bothered

March 28th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Despite recent rumors that redheads are going extinct, they're here to stay. According to new research from Germany, they also have more sex than their blonde and brunette counterparts. Who needs blondes and brunettes when we have redheads to help us start a fire? Here are a few who leave us feeling all hot and bothered:

The Veterans: Seasoned redheaded beauties who've paved the way. "Veteran" is in no way a negative term here, it's an accolade. We're paying homage.

Marcia Cross

Age: 46

Notable Work: "Desperate Housewives," "Everwood," "Seinfeld," "Melrose Place," "K...

Capcom Confirms 'Street Fighter' Movie Cast

March 19th, 2008 4:57pm EDT
Kristin Kreuk
SAN MATEO, Calif -- March 19, 2008 -- Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is proud to confirm the main cast for its live-action Street Fighter movie based on the hugely popular video game series.

The story revolves around fan-favorite Chun-Li, who will be portrayed by actress Kristin Kreuk (of Smallville fame). Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough, and Taboo of Black Eyed Peas are also on board to round out this all-star cast. The film will be made in conjunction with Hyde Park Films, and will be distributed by 20th Century Fox for a scheduled 2009 worl...

20 Years Later: New Kids On The Block

March 10th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
New Kids On The Block
It's hard to imagine that it's been 20 years since I wore my New Kids On The Block t-shirt holding a pink and black pocket rocker, which was playing "Hanging Tough" of course, in one hand and a sign saying "I hart you Jordan! Merry me!" in the other. Yes, I spelled it that way I was five years old. Even back then I was able to "get on the floor and do the new kids dance" at the outdoor venue in Tinley Park for my very first concert to see the best boyband EVER!

For those who don't remember or weren't born yet, New Kids on the Block was one of the most popular boybands to hit the music ...

Celine Dion Embarrasses Jennifer Love Hewitt & Fiance With Song

February 18th, 2008 1:15pm EST
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Jennifer Love Hewitt and fiance Ross McCall were left red-faced at a recent concert after Celine Dion dedicated a love song to them.

In her first concert since she wrapped her five-year "A New Day" residency in Las Vegas in December, the singer singled out the newly-engaged couple and thanked them for coming to the show last week before launching into her hit ballad "The Power Of Love."

Love Hewitt, 28, met the Scotsman when he made a 2006 guest appearance on her TV show Ghost Whisperer. The pair became engaged last November after the Band Of Brothers star proposed while on vaca...

Tom Hanks Quits Directing For His Family

January 16th, 2008 2:59pm EST
Tom Hanks
Hollywood star Tom Hanks will never direct another movie, because it would mean spending too much time away from his family. The actor has turned his hand to directing on a variety of occasions - taking charge of 1996 movie That Thing You Do!, 2001 TV mini-series Band of Brothers, and more recently directing new film A Wilderness of Monkeys, which is due for release later this year.

However Hanks, 51, insists the film will be his final directing venture as he would prefer to be at home with his children. He says, "I'd like to direct again, but I can't. It'd take me away from my kids, ...

Starpulse Celebrity Spotlight: James McAvoy

December 15th, 2007 2:00pm EST
James McAvoy
James McAvoy was born April 21, 1979, in Glasgow, Scotland. When McAvoy was just seven years old his parents divorced and he, along with his sister Joy, went to live with their grandparents.

At first McAvoy didn't have any plans on being an actor. In fact, it wasn't until film director David Hayman paid a visit to his school and gave everyone information about his work. After hearing Hayman speak, McAvoy started gaining an interest in acting and talked to Hayman about getting work experience.

About four months later Hayman called and offered him an audition, which he won, for the ...

Fascinating Facts

October 21st, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Clan have canceled the remainder of their 2007 dates as band member Ghostface Killah feuds with his mates over a scheduling issue. Killah is upset because the group has scheduled the release of new album 8 Diagrams on the same day he plans to put out his new CD The Big Dough Rehab. Both albums drop December 4.

Guitar manufacturer Fender is selling replicas of an instrument The Police star Andy Summers bought in 1972 for $200 - for $15,000.

Band Of Brothers star Damian Lewis' great-grandfather was British royal King George V's physician and his grandfather, Ian Bowater, was...

Damian Lewis Was Hungover For First Spielberg Meeting

October 20th, 2007 10:52am EDT
Damian Lewis
Band of Brothers star Damian Lewis still can't believe he landed the role of Major Richard Winters in the epic World War Two drama because he was hungover when he first auditioned for Steven Spielberg.

The British actor was so excited to be in with a chance of meeting Spielberg in Los Angeles he went out celebrating with pals - and was still drunk when the movie mogul requested an early morning audience with him.

Lewis recalls, "I got really drunk and stayed out all night. I got a call at 8 a.m. and was told that Steven Spielberg wanted to see me. After drinking coffee after coffe...

Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg Go To War Again

April 25th, 2007 4:33pm EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are going back to war as the producers of a new cable TV mini-series about the World War Two battles between America and Japan. The movie star pals, who joined forces for Saving Private Ryan and acclaimed mini-series Band of Brothers, will revisit the Second World War again in The Pacific.

According to trade paper Daily Variety, filming on the ambitious project will start in Melbourne, Australia, where many US troops were stationed, this summer. The mini-series is set to air in 2009.

The son of war historian Stephen Ambrose, whose writings inspired t...

David Schwimmer Enjoys Military, Courtroom Roles

April 14th, 2006 5:00pm EDT
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer is a sucker for World War II projects because he feels he should dedicate his life to paying tribute to the soldiers who fought for freedom. The actor has already played an army superior in hit TV drama Band Of Brothers, and now he's playing a war hero on stage in "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," and he insists it won't be the last time fans will see him in uniform.

He tells theatre news website, "I really feel humbled by the effort of that generation, which many of my relatives were (a part of)."

The new Broadway, New York play, which opened t...

Office Space Special Edition DVD Now Out

November 1st, 2005 9:00am EST
Office Space
Work sucks, but the Office Space - Special Edition With Flair DVD will cure anyone who is suffering through a case of the Mondays when it debuts on November 1 from Fox Home Entertainment. Mike Judge's cult classic about one man's struggle to break down the walls of his cubicle and do absolutely nothing is a must own for everyone "working for the man." Starring Ron Livingston ("Sex and the City," "Band of Brothers") and Jennifer Aniston ("Friends," Along Came Polly), Office Space has become one of the most quoted films by paper-pushing, fax machine-pounding, boss-hating working stiffs ever...

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