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Where Are They Now: Peta Wilson, AKA Nikita From 'La Femme Nikita'

May 14th, 2013 10:56pm EDT
Peta Wilson
Peta Wilson became a household name in 1997 as the star of the USA Newtork's La Femme Nikita, starring as a secret government assassin for an anti-terrorist organization.

The show was highly successful, running five seasons and airing 96 episodes -- but it's star has practically fallen off the map since the show wrapped in 2001.

Find out more about Peta's career and see more photos on the next few pages...

Peta was nominated for two Gemini Awards (Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television awards) for the title role in LFN.

Wilson's second biggest role was that of literary character ...
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Total Recall And 8 Other 90s Film Remakes

August 3rd, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Total Recall
Think it's too early to remake films from the 1990s? Think again. Total Recall, the sci-fi action hit from 1990, has the spotlight once again as its remake hits theaters this weekend. In honor of the occasion we took a look at films from the 1990s that have been repurposed - we use that word, because half of these films are ideas lifted from other countries.

Bangkok Dangerous: Nicolas Cage's production company purchased the right to a remake of a 1999 Thai shoot-em-up of the same name. Basically, Cage goes to Bangkok and kills a lot of people. The film was thrashed in reviews, but it sti...
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'La Femme Nikita': Where Are They Now?

November 18th, 2011 4:46pm EST
La Femme Nikita
Nikita fans are enjoying La Femme Nikita star Alberta Watson's juicy role on the new series - but what are the rest of LFN's talented cast and crew up to?

Show creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran went on to create FOX's smash hit 24, which revolutionized TV during its eight-year run on FOX. Surnow went on, with director Jon Cassar, to the controversial miniseries The Kennedys, while Cochran is rumored to have written a script for a possible 24 movie.

Composer Sean Callery followed Surnow and Cochran to 24, winning critical acclaim for his score work. He currently scores Showtime's n...
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The 10th Anniversary Of '24'

November 6th, 2011 3:17pm EST
24
How time flies: 10 years ago today, 24 premiered on FOX, and television - not to mention pop culture and the world - was never the same.

The action-drama series, created by La Femme Nikita bosses Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as now-famous government agent Jack Bauer, was a groundbreaking piece of entertainment. It introduced the idea of a television series in real time (each episode was an hour in a day) and employed a distinctive visual style that included the widespread use of "boxes" to provide simultaneous glimpses at multiple storylines. In concept ...
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Maggie Q's Sexy 'Nikita' Billboards Upset Mall Bosses

August 19th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Maggie Q
Billboards promoting actress Maggie Q's new TV show Nikita are causing a controversy across America - because they're too sexy and too fiery.

The bosses of some malls and shopping areas have refused to put up the posters for fear of offending people. The varied billboards feature the scantily clad Live Free or Die Hard star holding a series of killer weapons.

Officials at top Los Angeles shopping center The Grove passed on an image of Q wearing a leather outfit. Malls in Chicago, Illinois and New York also passed on the image, according to Variety. Some outlets have now erected a repla...
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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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Ashlee Simpson Talks About Her New Album 'Bittersweet World', Herself And More

January 24th, 2008 12:12pm EST
Ashlee Simpson
March 2008 will see the release of Ashlee Simpson's third album "Bittersweet World", which she described to Cosmo Girl as a, "fun party album," that's, "silly and quirky". But what does Simpson listen to when she's throwing a party, and what does she do for fun or when she's feeling silly? Starpulse found out by asking the pop star herself, as well as what she thinks about the high standards of beauty set by the media and its affects on women everywhere.

You said in one interview that one thing you love about performing is seeing the joy in people's faces and seeing them sing along to ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 11

November 11th, 2007 3:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy Birthday to actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Jason White (1973) of pop-rockers Green Day, La Femme Nikita's Peta Wilson (1970), Ally McBeal's Calista Flockheart (1964), actress Demi Moore (1962), actor/director Stanley Tucci (1960), singer Marshall Crenshaw (1953), comedic actor Jonathan Winters (1925), novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922), baseball player Rabbit Maranville (1891; d. 1954), General George S. Patton (1885; d. 1945), and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821; d. 1881).
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Big Screen To Little Screen: Some Series Shine Will Others Fail

October 22nd, 2007 12:56pm EDT
Buffy
Often we don’t realize that our favorite TV shows began as vehicles on the big screen. Many of television’s best programs started that way. Then again, so did some of the worst.

In 1974, Ellen Burstyn starred in the Oscar awarded Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The movie was such a success that it was turned into “Alice,” complete with Vic Tayback as Mel. Unfortunately, it was Polly Holiday who made the sitcom a success. By the time she left the show and was replaced in 1980 by the original Flo, Diane Ladd, the damage had already been done. The series soon met its demise.

In 1992...
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Freddie Highmore Leads An Incredible Line-Up Of Talent In 'Arthur And The Invisibles,' On DVD May 15

May 3rd, 2007 11:39am EDT
Arthur And The Invisibles
A magical tale of a young boy's courageous journey to save his grandfather's home from demolition, Arthur And The Invisibles soars onto DVD May 15th from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

Using a brilliant combination of live-action and ground-breaking 3D-CG animation, Arthur And The Invisibles features heartwarming performances by talented young actor Freddie Highmore (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland) and Hollywood legend Mia Farrow (The Omen, Hannah and Her Sisters) along with the vocal talent of such superstars as Madonna, David Bowie, Snoop Dog...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 11

November 11th, 2006 3:00am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Happy Birthday to actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Jason White (1973) of pop-rockers Green Day, La Femme Nikita's Peta Wilson (1970), Ally McBeal's Calista Flockheart (1964), actress Demi Moore (1962), actor/director Stanley Tucci (1960), singer Marshall Crenshaw (1953), comedic actor Jonathan Winters (1925), novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922), baseball player Rabbit Maranville (1891; d. 1954), General George S. Patton (1885; d. 1945), and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821; d. 1881).
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New TV on DVD, Oct. 17

October 17th, 2006 8:00am EDT
La Femme Nikita
In the final and fifth season of La Femme Nikita, beautiful and deadly Nikita - wrongly accused of murder and sentenced to life in prison only to be enlisted as a top secret agent by a clandestine government organization known as Section One - uncovers the mole inside Section One and also discovers why she was enlisted as an assassin. Also on DVD: Big Love season 1, CSI: NY season 2, Starsky & Hutch and "Murder She Wrote" season 5, and Charmed season 6.
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New TV on DVD, July 25

July 25th, 2006 8:00am EDT
JAG
There are a bunch of new TV-On-DVD releases to check out this week. First, JAG season one finally hits stores. The series centers on two attorneys who investigate and litigate crimes committed by Navy and Marine personnel. Also out this week: Chappelle's Show the lost episodes, The Boondocks season one, La Femme Nikita season four, Tales From the Crypt season four, Three's Company season seven, and Rawhide season one.
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 11

November 11th, 2005 3:00am EST
Leo
Happy Birthday to actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Jason White (1973) of pop-rockers Green Day, La Femme Nikita's Peta Wilson (1970), Ally McBeal's Calista Flockheart (1964), actress Demi Moore (1962), actor/director Stanley Tucci (1960), singer Marshall Crenshaw (1953), comedic actor Jonathan Winters (1925), novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922), baseball player Rabbit Maranville (1891; d. 1954), General George S. Patton (1885; d. 1945), and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821; d. 1881).
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