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Top 10 Baseball Films That Will Make You Get Emotional

4/4/2012 12:00pm EDT
Top Ten Baseball Films That'll Get You Emotional
It’s Opening Week in Major League Baseball, Hollywood’s favorite go-to for emotional films. Baseball fans are a unique group. They look to the past to determine how their team will fare. Baseball isn’t “just a game” to diehard baseball fans; it’s their lives. Most Americans can relate to the individuals playing the game. Whether you hope for the rookie to make his mark or for the veteran to have one last shot at immortality, baseball affects people on a stronger emotional level than just about any other sport. Because of that emotional connection, once every few years (since 1898 when Tho...

'Psych' Recap: 'Dead Man's Curveball' (6.05)

11/9/2011 11:00pm EST
Psych goes out to the ballgame this week, and treats us to a fantastic time. The only way this episode could get better is if it had come with a box of Cracker Jack.

Minor league manager Mel Hornsby (the always fantastic Danny Glover) comes to Shawn asking him to look into the death of his hitting coach. To do so, Shawn and Gus join the team - even if Gus has to be the mascot. It's clear pretty early on that the victim was drugged, because Shawn makes the mistake of drinking a water bottle in the dead guy's house and likewise gets high on speed. (And James Roday does a pretty good ...

Charlie Sheen Injures Elbow During Batting Practice

8/15/2011 11:16am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen had to halt baseball training for a new sequel to his hit movie Major League on Sunday after injuring his elbow during practice.

The former Two And A Half Men star is set to appear in the fourth installment of the satirical sporting franchise and has been practicing his pitching at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Bosses of the baseball team have posted a picture of Sheen mid-practice on, alongside the words, "Charliesheen took BP earlier today as he prepares for next Major League movie. #WINNING."

However, the actor had to finish his session ea...

Charlie Sheen Took Steroids For 'Major League' Role

6/29/2011 8:58am EDT
Major League
Charlie Sheen has confessed he took steroids to improve his pitching skills while shooting baseball movie Major League.

The former Two and a Half Men star admits using the controversial bodybuilding drug to boost his fastball delivery, but stopped after eight weeks because it made him too volatile.

He tells Sports Illustrated, "Let's just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids. I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don't give a f**k. My fastball went from 79 (miles-per-hour) to like 85."

Sheen eventually q...

What's Next For Charlie Sheen? Here Are Some Of His Options

3/3/2011 4:00pm EST
Charlie Sheen
It looked like it was all over for Charlie Sheen after his hotel room antics and bizarre radio show rants. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Despite his behavior, more and more people are warming up to Sheen's personality as it unfolds on interviews and on his Twitter feed. It makes one think: Can Charlie turn it around and be successful in show business again? Let's take a look at some of his options.

Scripted Television: There is a 1% chance Charlie returns to Two and a Half Men. Consider that bridge burned; Sheen would have to ford the river Oregon Trail-style. However, ...

Charlie Sheen's 'Major League' Role In Jeopardy ?

2/25/2011 11:30am EST
Charlie Sheen
A movie boss has ordered Charlie Sheen to "straighten up" - or risk losing his role in the upcoming Major League sequel.

Sheen has frequently hit the headlines in recent weeks as his personal life unravels - he ended up in the hospital last month after a wild night of partying with porn stars and pals, before beginning a rehab stint at his Los Angeles home.

The string of scandals continued this week when Sheen publicly criticized Two and a Half Men writer Chuck Lorre, prompting producers to pull the plug on the sitcom for the rest of the season.

Now Sheen has been told he could be excl...

Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller: The Couple That Rehabs Together, Stays Together

2/25/2010 8:44am EST
Charlie Sheen & Brooke Mueller
Here we go again - Charlie Sheen is going back to rehab. Not so shocking news, but break out the large flannel button-downs and spin your favorite Nirvana record because it's starting to feel like the 90s!

Charlie is one of Hollywood's most infamous bad boys and is arguably known more for his hard-partying ways and multiple trips to rehab than his roles in blockbuster films like "Major League" or "Platoon."  But then fortunately, or unfortunately depending on the celebrity news outlets, his people insisted he clean up his act.  One of his first trips to rehab in 1990 was a result of a fami...

The Best Baseball Movies Ever

10/9/2009 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. ...

Top 10 Acting Performances By Athletes

8/27/2009 10:35am EDT
Cam Neely as Seabass
A director getting the optimum performance out of an actor is not unlike a coach getting a great performance out of an athlete. One has to use the right guy in the right scene with expert timing. These are situations where one could film countless scenes of all different kinds, and getting laughs so big with these athletes would seem impossible - they're almost perfect. Remember, the fellas on this list appear here because they got the biggest laughs, not because they were the best actors or in the best movies. While Something About Mary is a funnier and better movie than many on this l...

A Lost Art: Top TV Opening Credit Sequences

1/11/2008 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 ...

What Is The Greatest Baseball Movie Of All Time?

3/19/2007 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...

Check Out Comedy Central's Memorial Day Weekend Programming

5/27/2006 6:00am EDT
Who says taking a vacation requires leaving the house? This Memorial Day Weekend, say "bon voyage" to annoying tour guides and "aloha" to Comedy Central's "Virtual Vacation." Don't miss three days of hilarious travel-themed programming beginning Saturday, May 27, at 7:00 a.m. and airing through Monday, May 30.

Catch Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson working the runways of Paris and Milan in Zoolander. Take a wild trip to a haunted house with Anna Farris and the Wayans Brothers in Scary Movie 2. Flashback to high school with Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You. Try to...

Lions Gate Announces Voice Cast for Foodfight!

10/26/2005 2:14pm EDT
Eva Longoria
Threshold Animation Studios and Lions Gate Family Entertainment are making a trip to the supermarket a superstar affair with the announcement of casting for several voice roles in their animated epic Foodfight! Joining previously announced cast members Hilary and Haylie Duff are Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Wayne Brady, Chris Kattan and Christopher Lloyd. The cast will give voice to the main characters in the feature that will include more than 15,000 characters in what may be the largest animated scene ever.

Foodfight! is scheduled for a Fall 2006 release and takes place in a superma...