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From Miley Cyrus to Jamie Foxx: 15 Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Have Stage Names (Photos)

  • The Wrap
When Twitter users “discovered” on Tuesday that Jamie Foxx isn’t the actor’s real name, freak-outs ensued. But many other celebrities and noteworthy people have opted for clever stage names – whether to simplify a birth name (Nina Dobrev) or to forge a new identity (Portia de Rossi). Here are 11 stars whose real names may surprise you.

Halsey (Ashley Frangipane)

Halsey’s stage name is an anagram of her real name, Ashley. The “New Americana” electro-pop singer’s name is also a reference to a street in Brooklyn where she “spent a lot of time as a teenager.”

John Legend (John Roger Stephens)

The name “Legend” was gifted to the R&b singer by a friend who was impressed by his old-school sound. As Legend explained in a 2005 interview with Independent, “I knew it sounded a little presumptuous, but I figured it would grab people’s attention.”

Marilyn Manson (Brian
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Herman Wouk obituary

Author of The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War who championed traditional Jewish values and American patriotism

At the beach and poolside in the Catskills holiday resorts popular with Jewish New Yorkers in the 1950s, along with the straw hats, suntan lotion and one-piece bathing suits, the novels of Herman Wouk reigned supreme. Saul Bellow and Bernard Malamud may have received lavish praise from critics in the New York Times, but Wouk’s bestsellers easily outsold the work of every other Jewish writer in the Us.

Wouk, who has died aged 103, was an award-winning novelist whose books were made into Hollywood movies, a playwright and an author of screenplays. He wrote books about Judaism and modern belief. Throughout, he voiced a conservative view of ethics and morality that remained largely unamended in the course of a writing career of more than six decades.
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Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of ‘The Caine Mutiny,’ Dies at 103

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Herman Wouk, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of ‘The Caine Mutiny,’ Dies at 103
Herman Wouk, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of novels including “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War,” has died. He was 103.

According to the Associated Press, he was just 10 days away from his 104th birthday. His literary agent, Amy Rennert, has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, but she told the AP that he died in his sleep in Palm Springs, California.

The Caine Mutiny,” which was released in 1951 won Wouk the Pulitzer Prize and was then adapted into the 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart. The film, directed by Edward Dmytryk, scored seven Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture. It was also adapted into a stage play which first played on Broadway in 1954.

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His later novels include “The Winds of War” (1971) and “War and Remembrance” (1978), which were adapted
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Herman Wouk Dies: ‘The Winds Of War’ & ‘The Caine Mutiny’ Author Was 103

Herman Wouk Dies: ‘The Winds Of War’ & ‘The Caine Mutiny’ Author Was 103
Herman Wouk, who authored books that became legendary films and TV programs including The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War, died today in his sleep in Palm Springs, the Associated Press reports. He was 103.

Wouk published about a dozen novels and a handful of plays and nonfiction books during a 70-year career, and many became landmark screen adaptations. His World War II novel The Winds of War hit bookstores in 1971 and was followed by the 1978 sequel War and Remembrance. Both were turned into smash ABC miniseries — with Winds of War airing in 1983 and War and Remembrance in 1988. Both starred Robert Mitchum as Capt. Victor “Pug” Henry and earned multiple Emmys.

Born on May 27, 1915 in the Bronx, Wouk — like so many other young Americans — join the Armed Forces after Pearl Harbor, serving in the Navy. He began writing while off watch aboard ship. And his best-known works chronicled seaman during
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Herman Wouk, Author of ‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War,’ Dies at 103

  • Variety
Herman Wouk, Author of ‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War,’ Dies at 103
Herman Wouk, the author of novels adapted to the big and small screen, including “The Caine Mutiny,” “Marjorie Morningstar,” “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance,” has died. He was 103.

The Caine Mutiny,” a 1951 bestseller that won Wouk the Pulitzer Prize, was memorably adapted into the 1954 film starring Humphrey Bogart, who played the paranoid, mentally unstable captain of a Navy minesweeper whose actions drive his subordinates to mutiny. That pic, directed by Edward Dmytryk and also starring Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson and Fred MacMurray, drew seven Oscar nominations, including those for best picture and screenplay for Stanley Roberts.

Wouk relied upon his wartime experiences not only for “The Caine Mutiny,” but for his later novels “The Winds of War” (1971) and “War and Remembrance” (1978). These expansive works, which followed one character, Navy Commander Victor “Pug” Henry, through seemingly every important moment in WWII, were adapted into the highly successful ABC miniseries of the same name.
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Herman Wouk, Author of 'The Caine Mutiny' and 'The Winds of War,' Dies at 103

Herman Wouk, Author of 'The Caine Mutiny' and 'The Winds of War,' Dies at 103
Herman Wouk, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny that became a Broadway hit and then a Columbia Pictures classic that starred Humphrey Bogart in a career-defining performance, has died. He was 103.

Wouk died Friday in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, his literary agent Amy Rennert told the Associated Press.

Wouk also wrote The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, two historical novels about World War II that were published in 1971 and 1978, respectively, and transformed into ratings-grabbing 1983 and 1988 ABC miniseries that featured Robert Mitchum as U.S. Navy Captain Victor "...
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Scream Factory’s June Blu-ray Releases Include Frankenstein Created Woman, The Entity, The Monolith Monsters

Scream Factory is looking to give you plenty of reasons to scream for joy this summer with their latest announcements of upcoming Blu-ray releases, including the Hammer's Frankenstein Created Woman (featuring Peter Cushing), three Universal horror movies from the ’50s, and the chilling supernatural film The Entity (which will include a new interview with Barbara Hershey).

Frankenstein Created Woman Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "It’s the year of Hammer Films for us as you can already tell and we have yet another one planned for the Summer. Frankenstein Created Woman (starring legendary star Peter Cushing) is being prepped in Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release!

Here are the early details we have at present time:

• National street date for U.S. only (Region A) is June 11th.

• Release will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date).

• The newly-commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from Mark Maddox
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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Maltese Falcon,’ ‘African Queen’

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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Maltese Falcon,’ ‘African Queen’
Here’s looking at you, Humphrey Bogart. The Oscar-winning leading man would’ve celebrated his 119th birthday on December 25, 2018. Best known for playing a tough guy with a heart of gold, Bogart made dozens of films before his untimely death in 1957. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Though it may sound like a bit of Hollywood lore, Bogart was indeed born on Christmas Day, 1899, in New York City. After a short stint in the Navy, he started acting onstage and in films, mostly in bit parts as gangsters who met the wrong end of a bullet.

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His big breakthrough came with the Broadway hit “The Petrified Forest,” in which he played a violent bank robber holed up at
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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Here’s looking at you, Humphrey Bogart. The Oscar-winning leading man would’ve celebrated his 119th birthday on December 25, 2018. Best known for playing a tough guy with a heart of gold, Bogart made dozens of films before his untimely death in 1957. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Though it may sound like a bit of Hollywood lore, Bogart was indeed born on Christmas Day, 1899, in New York City. After a short stint in the Navy, he started acting onstage and in films, mostly in bit parts as gangsters who met the wrong end of a bullet.

His big breakthrough came with the Broadway hit “The Petrified Forest,” in which he played a violent bank robber holed up at an isolated diner with a hobo and a waitress. When
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Laurence Fishburne to star in anthology 'Rendlesham'

Sony Pictures Television to distribute UFO series internationally.

Laurence Fishburne has been set to star in anthology series Rendlesham, from UK-based Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television (Spt).

Fishburne will play Tyrone, a retired American airman previously stationed at a Us air base in the UK. The eight-part paranormal series is inspired by the reported UFO incidents at a Us base near the Suffolk village of Rendlesham in 1980.

Fishburne will also serve as an executive producer along with his Cinema Gypsy Productions partner Helen Sugland. Eve Gutierrez and Jill Green will be executive producers for Eleventh Hour. Joe Ahearne
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Sony Buys Into ‘Safe House’ and Alex Rider Producer Eleventh Hour Films

  • Variety
Sony Pictures Television has made an Eleventh Hour investment, taking a minority stake in the U.K.-based producer behind “Safe House,” “New Blood,” and the upcoming Alex Rider teen-spy series.

Sony and Eleventh Hour Films are working together on the Alex Rider project and have previously teamed on UFO drama “Rendlesham,” and “The Caine Mutiny,” an an eight-part event series adapted by Anthony Horowitz from the Herman Wouk novel.

Distribution of Ehf projects will be handled by Sony as part of the deal. The U.K. shingle is run by Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez, Paula Cuddy and Nicole Finnan. Green previously set up and ran Greenlit Productions, producing ITV’s detective series “Foyle’s War,” drama series “Collision,” and George Clooney feature film “The American.

With Sony it is working up an eight-part adaptation of “Point Blanc,” the second book in Horowitz’s young adult Alex Rider series. Spt
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Sony Pictures Television Acquires Stake In British Drama Producer Eleventh Hour Films

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Sony Pictures Television has acquired a stake in British drama indie Eleventh Hour Films.

The Hollywood studio has taken a minority stake in the company, which produces series such as Foyle’s War and Safe House for ITV and New Blood for BBC One. It is run by Jill Green, who produced George Clooney-fronted feature film The American.

The deal will give Sony access to Eleventh Hour productions to distribute around the world.

It comes after Sony and Eleventh Hour Films struck a number of separate deals; in November 2017, they partnered on UFO drama Rendlesham and last month Sony funded eight episodes of teen superspy drama Alex Rider. The two companies are also working on drama The Caine Mutiny, an eight-part event serial adapted by Anthony Horowitz from the Pulitzer Prize Novel by Herman Wouk.

Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television said, “We are thrilled to be
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Sorry, Sony: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Is Not Your Studio’s Biggest Hit

With $403.7 million as of April 11, Sony declared “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is its biggest-ever domestic hit, passing the figure “Spider-Man” achieved in its 2002 run. Of course, this is complete nonsense.

Assessing box office without adjustment is like the Labor Dept. calculating the consumer price index without correcting for inflation. Today’s average ticket price bears no resemblance to those of prior decades. And, unlike books and downloads, which track not the price tag but the units sold, North American movies sales are calculated solely by revenue. European cinemas track both admissions and ticket sales, presumably to avoid this problem. The North American system leads to a lot of skewed figures, and announcements like Sony’s.

None of this should diminish the unexpectedly strong response to the “Jumani” sequel. The reboot of the very strong 1995 Robin Williams-starrer doubled the most optimistic expectations with its Christmas release. The film had
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Film Review: David Batty's "My Generation" (2018) Narrated By Sir Michael Caine

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By Mark Mawston

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Cinema Retro was invited to the special preview screening of the new documentary film My Generation, which is to be screened with a Q&A with narrator Sir Michael Caine in selected cinemas throughout the UK on March 14th 2018.

Lt. Gonville Bromhead, Harry Palmer, Jack Carter, Charlie Croker and simply Alfie: these key names in British cinema all have one thing in common- they all share the iconic characteristics of one man and, bar Carter, all come from the latter part of the era that defined him as one of the “Faces” of the 60s, Sir Michael Caine. From A-z, Alfie to Zulu, this is an actor whose roles literally cover all the bases when it comes to memorable 60s cinema, although, as Caine himself points out, “The 60s didn’t really end till 1971” so that being the release date of Get Carter,
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Battle Cry

Move over James JonesLeon Uris clobbers the big screen with a sprawling adaptation of his WW2 combat novel, loaded down with roles for promising young actors. This is the one where twice as much time is spent on love affairs than fighting. War may be hell, but if Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, Dorothy Malone and Allyn McLerie are going to be there for comfort, sign me up.

Battle Cry

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Warner Archive Collection

1955 / Color / 2:55 widescreen / 148 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, James Whitmore, Raymond Massey, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Malone, Anne Francis, William Campbell, Fess Parker, Justus E. McQueen (L.Q. Jones), Perry Lopez, Jonas Applegarth, Tommy Cook, Felix Noriego, Susan Morrow, Carleton Young, Rhys Williams, Allyn Ann McLerie, Gregory Walcott, Frank Ferguson, Sarah Selby, Willis Bouchey, Victor Milian.

Cinematography: Sidney Hickox

Film Editor: William H. Zeigler

Original Music: Max Steiner
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Veteran’s Day Tribute: The Ten Best Navy Movies

Veteran’s Day is November 11. While we all try to escape from the most exasperating Presidential Campaign in our history let me pay tribute to the Men and Women who have served in the military to insure we keep our electoral process and our freedoms.

Having served in the Navy four years (there he goes again!) I have a keen interest in any movie about the military, especially the sea service. I did serve during peace time so had no experience with combat but still spent most of my tour of duty at sea on an aircraft carrier, the USS Amerca CV66. Among other jobs I ran the ship’s television station for almost two years. Movies have always been important to me and so providing a few hours of entertainment every day when we were at sea was just about the best job I could have had.

The author
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A Rare Conversation With Pulitzer Prize.Winning Writer Herman Wouk

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A Rare Conversation With Pulitzer Prize.Winning Writer Herman Wouk
Herman Wouk has never been one for half-measures. His two-volume World War II saga, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, ran to nearly 2,000 pages and was adapted into a corresponding pair of TV miniseries. His third novel, The Caine Mutiny, won a Pulitzer, spawned a Broadway play, and gave Humphrey Bogart a defining role of his career. Wouk’s meaty, breezy fiction (on the Navy, the Holocaust, Israel, Nixon, a starry-eyed Jewish girl who called herself Marjorie Morningstar) earned him millions of readers but precious few glowing reviews. Still, even as he aged out of both the cultural center and the typical human lifespan, the strict Orthodox Jew kept on writing. Last week, at the age of 100, he finally published a memoir — of sorts. Sailor and Fiddler skims his life story in two parts: “Sailor,” devoted to work and show business, and “Fiddler,” on Israel and
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Broken Lance | Blu-ray Review

Director Edward Dmytryk, one of the infamous Hollywood Ten blacklisted by McCarthy and his goons in 1947 Hollywood, debuted the most famous title in his filmography seven years later with war drama The Caine Mutiny. That very same year, in fact, only about a month later, he would premiere another title, a robust 1880s set Western starring Spencer Tracy, a title which would also win Oscar glory. Overshadowed by the popularity of Caine, however, the film seems to have disappeared from contemporary discussions of Dmytryk’s work (never able to divorce himself from his eventual testimony in front of Huac), a shame considering it’s a gripping, framed familial saga of intergenerational misunderstandings, racial hang-ups, and eventually even a court-room drama.

Young Joe Devereaux (Robert Wagner) is released from serving a three year prison sentence and immediately returns to his abandoned familial homestead to wreak vengeance on those who wronged him.
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Today is Boris Karloff’s Birthday – Here Are His Ten Best Films

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

No other actor in the long history of horror has been so closely identified with the genre as Boris Karloff, yet he was as famous for his gentle heart and kindness as he was for his screen persona. William Henry Pratt was born on November 23, 1887, in Camberwell, London, England. He studied at London University in anticipation of a diplomatic career; however, he moved to Canada in 1909 and joined a theater company where he was bit by the acting bug. It was there that he adopted the stage name of “Boris Karloff.” He toured back and forth across the USA for over ten years in a variety of low-budget Theater shows and eventually ended up in Hollywood. Needing cash to support himself, Karloff landed roles in silent films making his on-screen debut in Chapter 2 of the 1919 serial The Masked Rider. His big
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DVD Review: "Callaway Went Thataway" (1951) Starring Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire And Howard Keel; Warner Archives Release

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By Lee Pfeiffer

The Warner Archive has released the 1951 comedy Callaway Went Thataway. The film is a low-key but delightful tale that has more than a wisp of Frank Capra in its story line. The movie opens with a montage of scenes showing young boys and girls glued to their television sets as they watch the adventures of singing cowboy Smoky Callaway (Howard Keel). They don't realize they are actually viewing old "B" movies from the 1930s. Not that it matters. Callaway has found a new audience with a younger generation and they have made him America's favorite TV hero in these early days of the medium.(Since so many households did not have televisions in 1951, the film shows a common sight during this era: people crowded around department store windows to watch TV broadcasts). Network brass and sponsors immediately want to keep the gold train rolling by initiating more new films starring Smoky.
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