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Bull Durham to be remade as stage musical

December 12th, 2013 3:10am EST
Bull Durham
Kevin Costner's classic baseball movie Bull Durham is set to be revamped as a new stage musical next year (14).

Director Ron Shelton scored a Best Screenplay Oscar nomination for the 1988 film, which featured the Hollywood actor as a veteran catcher hired to coach a rookie pitcher, and now the filmmaker has adapted the script for the theatre.

The show, helmed by Kip Fagan, will debut in Atlanta, Georgia in September, 2014.
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Susan Sarandon Says She Felt Like 'A Failure' After Tim Robbins Split

March 15th, 2012 8:41am EDT
Susan Sarandon
Actress Susan Sarandon felt "like a failure" after her 23-year relationship with Tim Robbins broke down.

The Hollywood power couple, who met on the set of sports movie Bull Durham, stunned fans by announcing their separation in 2009, and Sarandon insists the break-up hit her hard.

She tells Reuters, "Of course you feel like a failure. It's a big deal, but again, it's an opportunity to grow. At the end of my first marriage (to actor Chris Sarandon), it was about the loss of ideal, about who you thought this person was. I thought love conquered all and I had to reevaluate everything."

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Susan Sarandon: 'I Invented The Word Cougar'

September 30th, 2010 8:36pm EDT
Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon insists she's to blame for the 'cougar' trend because she referred to herself as a prowling big cat when she was in her 30s.

The actress reveals she came up with the phrase and used it to poke fun at herself when she snared her ex Tim Robbins, who is 12 years younger than she is, 20 years ago.

She tells Life & Style magazine, "I invented the word cougar. I started that about 30 years ago!"

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Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins Break Up After 23 Years Together

December 23rd, 2009 3:45pm EST
Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins
Hollywood power couple Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have split after 23 years together. The actors began dating in 1988 after meeting on the set of Bull Durham.

They never married but went on to have two children, sons Jack Henry, 20, and Miles Guthrie, 17.

Confirming the news to People.com, her representative Teal Cannaday says, "Actress Susan Sarandon and her partner of 23 years, actor Tim Robbins have announced that they separated over the summer. No further comments will be made."

See more photos of Susan Sarandon here!

Image © PR Photos

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George Clooney's 'Out Of Sight' Named Sexiest Film Ever

December 21st, 2009 9:04am EST
Out Of Sight
George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez's onscreen tryst in Out Of Sight has landed the 1998 movie the top spot on a new Sexiest Films list.

The sexy thriller beat 1940 classic His Girl Friday and 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith to be named number one on the new Entertainment Weekly countdown.

Body Heat, Bull Durham, Y Tu Mama Tambien and Don't Look Now also made the top 10.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Nine Actors Who Played Real-life Baseball Players

October 19th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Gary Cooper
With the baseball playoffs in full swing, it's time to take a look at actors who have stepped up to the plate and taken on the challenge of portraying a real-life hardball legend. While there have been many great movies and portrayals about diamond life (Kevin Costner in "Bull Durham" springs to mind), a select few actors have hit the field in fact-based baseball films.

Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig

In the revered biopic "The Pride of the Yankees," Cooper steps into the shoes of the Yankees icon and deftly handles all the off-the-field developments (diagnosis of ALS, "Luckiest Man Alive"...
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The Best Baseball Movies Ever

October 9th, 2009 11:30am EDT
Best  Baseball  Movies  Ever
The MLB baseball playoffs have already begun and eight teams are battling it out for that prestigious World Series title. For over a century now, baseball has given us memorable moments like game-winning home runs, perfect games, and complete-game shutouts. Baseball has also given us some of the most memorable movies in film history. In honor of our national pastime, we've compiled a list of the greatest baseball films that have captured the essence of the game and inspired sports and non-sports fans alike. ...
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Opening Day! (Links & Stuff)

April 6th, 2009 8:37pm EDT
Bull Durham
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

Five favorite baseball moments on film. (Definitely not the top five though) - Starpulse

The 30 best goth records of all time, aka '30 albums that totally suck and you should never buy - The Quietus

Top 12 signs that your favo...
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It's Opening Day! Watch Abbott & Costello's Classic 'Who's On First?'

April 6th, 2009 10:48am EDT
Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Who
Today is opening day of Major League Baseball! After a long dreary winter and with March Madness coming to an end, spring is ushered in with a new season of America's Pastime. It doesn't matter who your favorite team is, it just matters that the boys of summer are beginning another marathon campaign to get us all through to October!

So in honor of this great day, here's the classic Abbott & Costello skit, "Who's On First?", from the film The Naughty Nineties.

Who's On First?

- Check out our feature on the greatest baseball moments on film here! -

What's...
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Tis The Season For... Things We Love (To Hate!)

December 24th, 2008 5:45pm EST
Pearl Harbor
With the holiday season upon us in full force, we thought it would be totally inappropriate if we came up with this list of things in the entertainment world that totally annoy us, repulse us, bother us, and that we just plain can't stand. Yeah, "hate" is a really strong word so we aren't going to use that any further than just hyperbole for our headline here.

But seriously, we get tired of hearing about the celebs, despise these films and cannot stand either the music or image of the bands and musicians listed below. Be sure to add your comments at let us know who you can't stand at ...
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The Sexiest Movie Ever Is...

November 21st, 2008 9:02am EST
Out Of Sight
George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez's steamy thriller Out Of Sight has topped a new list of the "Sexiest Movies Ever." The 1998 film beat out Cary Grant classic His Girl Friday and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which starred power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, to claim the top spot on the new countdown, published by Entertainment Weekly.

Also making the top 10 are sports movie Bull Durham, which features another real-life couple, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, 70s classic Don't Look Now and cult indie film Before Sunset.

The top 10 are:

1. Out of Sight

2. His Girl Friday

3. M...
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Kevin Costner Working On 'Bull Durham' Sequel?

October 6th, 2008 2:10pm EDT
Bull Durham
A sequel to Kevin Costner's award-winning baseball movie Bull Durham is in the pipeline, according reports.

The hit 1988 movie, starring Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, was nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar at the 1989 ceremony in Los Angeles.

Costner has been in a series of meetings with the film's director Ron Shelton to discuss the possibility of resurrecting his Crash Davis character in a sequel to the beloved film.

Sarandon is also slated to return to play Annie Savoy, according to New York gossip column PageSix.

The actress was nominated for a Golden G...
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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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The Five Most Underrated & Overrated Sports Movies

April 25th, 2008 8:36am EDT
Rocky III
Sports movies are often beloved but rarely good. It's hard to say why it is so difficult to make a great sports movie. It could be that there is far more drama in actually following sports than there is in watching a dramatized version on film. It could also be that it is so hard to make a sports movie that doesn't seem entirely unrealistic yet is filled with the appropriate amount of drama. Whatever the case, it's about as hard to make a great sports movie as it is to hit a Jake Peavy fastball.

Despite this, it seems more and more sports films are made each year, and even as the qu...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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With A New Season Upon Us... Let's Take A Look At The Greatest Baseball Moments on Film

March 31st, 2008 11:59am EDT
Bull Durham
It's no secret that one of America's favorite days of the year is opening day (in turn, we are not a fan of the Japan trips that do not allow all teams to open on the same day). With all the controversies that exist in baseball today (steroids, HGH, the designated hitter) it is nice to look to the movies and find an innocence that we all may be losing a grip on. In the spirit of that innocence, we present the top five greatest baseball moments on film:

5. Not to get too sentimental right off the bat (no pun intended, seriously) but is there a scene in any movie that makes a baseball...
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'Best Of The Little Guy' Sports Movies

February 11th, 2008 5:20pm EST
Little Giants
One week later, I'm still walking in circles around my house: pinching myself, reading newspaper articles, Tivoing ESPN, and gazing up at pictures of David Tyree. I just can't believe it. The New York Giants, my team, my sloppy, win ugly, stab me in the heart again and again until I'm either screaming or crying or laughing like a crazy person Giants have done the impossible-- they defeated the big, bad, *perfect* New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

It's like something out of a movie. Inspirational. Against all odds. Team victory. In my mind, it's already the greatest sports movi...
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Kevin Costner Considering A Basketball Movie

October 1st, 2007 3:03pm EDT
Kevin Costner
Oscar-winning star Kevin Costner loves basketball so much he wants to make a film about the sport. The actor-turned-movie maker has already made movies about baseball and golf - and basketball is next on his list.

He says, "I've got my own court at home in California. Friends come over and play and my wife and I go to see the L.A. Lakers. I've made a lot of sports movies. Bull Durham and Field of Dreams really raised my profile. I haven't done a basketball movie. I should."

-Check out Kevin Costner's Filmography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Netw...
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Video Game Review: Major League Baseball 2K7

May 2nd, 2007 12:39pm EDT
The excitement that was next-gen baseball last year was quickly extinguished by Major League Baseball 2K6. This mess of code featured batters that all swung in the same exact choppy animation and fielders that could grab a grounder in the outfield and throw immediately to first with barely any animation between. Let’s not forget the fact that your runners lallygag around the bases slow enough to make the coach from Bull Durham have a heart attack if you didn’t mash the "run" button. Lucky for us, a few people at 2K Sports noticed and decided that they needed an overhaul.

While Major L...
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What Is The Greatest Baseball Movie Of All Time?

March 19th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
The Pride Of The Yankees
In preparation for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca and ESPN are partnering up to showcase a classic baseball film at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival on Saturday, May 5. It's up to the fans to choose which film will be shown on the big screen by voting at the Tribeca Film Festival website.

This competition will be brought alive as your favorite ESPN sports writers and announcers will participate in the debates over these match-ups with heated commentary, so continue to check in to see how your favorite film is measuring up. There will also be forums for voters to parti...
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