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2-Time Oscar Winner Blanchett to Play 4-Time Emmy Winner Ball: Good Idea?

Lucille Ball: The glamour look. Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball: Actress won Oscar for incarnating Ball's fellow Rko contract player Katharine Hepburn Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is reportedly slated to star in a biopic of former Rko and MGM actress and big-time television comedienne Lucille Ball. Aaron Sorkin, Oscar winner for David Fincher's The Social Network, will be responsible for the screenplay. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Lucille Ball film biopic will focus on Ball's two-decade marriage to her I Love Lucy costar Desi Arnaz. In 1960, the couple had an acrimonious divorce that supposedly “shocked” clueless fans unable to tell the difference between TV reality and real-life reality. Their children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz, had modest acting careers in film and on TV in the '70s and '80s. As per the report, they're both producing the planned Lucille Ball biopic.
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The Men Who Would Be Hughes (Plus Hepburn and the end of Rko)

Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. Pt / 6 a.m. Et on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about "Howard Hughes movies"? Or rather, movies -- whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts -- featuring the visionary, eccentric, hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat unbalanced Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture Academy Award-nominated The Aviator, other actors who have played Howard Hughes on film include the following: Tommy Lee Jones in William A. Graham's television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), with Lee Purcell as silent film star Billie Dove, Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn,
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AfterElton Briefs: "Glee" Loves a Food Fight, A Super-Sized "Walking Dead", Taylor Lautner Up Close, and More!

Taylor Lautner on the cover of V Man

Happy 72nd Birthday to Lily Tomlin , and Happy 65th Birthday to Barry Gibb. Time to name your top five Bee-Gees songs! Here are mine: 5. "The Woman In You" 4. "More Than A Woman" 3. "Tragedy" 2. "Shine Shine" (Barry solo song) 1. "How Deep Is Your Love"

Cher will become guest programmer for Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday, September 7th, and present four of her favorite films: Follow The Fleet, Hobson's Choice, The Big Street and Lady of Burlesque. I'm going to refrain from any snarky comments about Cher and Follow The Fleet. has a two-day picture diary from hunky Caesar Samayoa, one of the stars of Broadway's Sister Act. Some of the pics are beyond adorable. (h/t Brokeback Bill) Below you can see another quick promo for the new season of Glee, with the emphasis on flying food stuffs.

Today is the
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Lucille Ball Lovingly Remembered on Her 100th Birthday

Lucille Ball Lovingly Remembered on Her 100th Birthday
Of course, Lucille Ball made us laugh. Think of the grape stomping. The chocolate factory. Locking herself in a freezer. She even made us cry. Remember when she told Ricky they were having a baby? Saturday marks what would have been the 100th birthday of everybody's favorite redhead, arguably the 20th century's most popular clown, unquestionably the Queen of Television. And, as she herself well knew, given the hours of I Love Lucy reruns that kept generations glued to their TV sets, she was "the world's babysitter." Born in Jamestown, N.Y., Lucille Désirée Ball was a hat model in
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Lucille Ball Movie Schedule: Easy To Wed, The Big Street, Panama Lady

Lucille Ball, Easy to Wed Lucille Ball Centennial on TCM: Stage Door, Best Foot Forward Schedule (Et) and synopses from the TCM website: 6:00 Am Du Barry Was A Lady (1943) A night club employee dreams he's Louis Xv, and the star he idolizes is his lady love. Dir: Roy Del Ruth. Cast: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly. C-101 mins. 8:00 Am Panama Lady (1939) An oil man forces a cabaret singer to work for him after she tries to rob him. Dir: Jack Hively. Cast: Lucille Ball, Allan Lane, Steffi Duna. Bw-65 mins. 9:30 Am Without Love (1945) A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor. Dir: Harold S. Bucquet. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball. Bw-111 mins. 11:30 Am Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's for real.
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