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Carla Gugino on Importance of Staying True to Herself Over Style Trends

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Carla Gugino on Importance of Staying True to Herself Over Style Trends
The Haunting of Hill House” star Carla Gugino worked with costume designer Lynn Falconer on portraying her matriarch character’s mental decline. “The flowing gowns were a big part of revealing that she was losing her sense of the outside world,” says Gugino, who personally loves a chic tuxedo as much as an elaborate dress. “I don’t tend to gravitate to what’s trendy. It’s much more about what makes me feel good in my skin.”

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“The little girl in me will never tire [of], nor take for granted, getting to play dress up professionally,” says Gugino, who received a SAG ensemble nom for 2007’s “American Gangster” and has been a part of hit shows including “Californication” and “Entourage.” She was enamored with the dusty rose Douglas Hannant gown she wore this Globes night. “This look was really an homage to the golden days of Hollywood: Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Tierney,
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‘The Hot Zone’ Producers On Julianna Margulies, Adapting Non-Fiction & Those Clunky Suits [Podcast]

You may not recognize their names immediately, but if you’ve been a regular television watcher the past 15 years you’ve likely seen the work of Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. They rose from writers to executive producers on “Smallville” and have produced and written for programs such as “Political Animals,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Under the Dome” and “Salem.” Most recently they were consulting producers on the first two seasons of NatGeo’s “Genius.” Now, they have reunited with the new Disney network for “The Hot Zone,” a six-episode mini-series based on the best-selling non-fiction novel by Richard Preston which screens over three nights beginning Monday, May 27 at 9 Pm.

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Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders (‘The Hot Zone’ creators) on exploring sexism in the military with terrifying true story [Exclusive Video Interview]

Kelly Souders was “terrified” after reading “The Hot Zone,” Richard Preston Jr.‘s nonfiction bestseller about an Ebola outbreak outside of Washington, D.C. Souders adapted the book into a limited series with her producing partner Brian Peterson and Jeff Vintar, casting Julianna Margulies as the military doctor who works to keep the deadly virus from spreading before it’s too late. Watch our exclusive video interview with Souders and Peterson above.

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Souder was intrigued by the story of Dr. Nancy Jaax and her husband, Dr. Jerry Jaax (Noah Emmerich), who’s a fellow soldier. “Obviously, a woman in the military in 1989 was of particular interest to us,” she reveals. Nancy is doubted at every turn, including, at times, by her own spouse, who puts himself in dangerous situations to protect her even though she’s fully prepared to look out for herself.
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Rock Hudson Biopic ‘All That Heaven Allows’ Moves Ahead at Universal

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Universal Pictures, moving ahead with its Rock Hudson biopic “All That Heaven Allows,” is in talks with Richard Lagravenese to write the screenplay.

The studio bought the movie rights last year to Mark Griffin’s “All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson.” Greg Berlanti is attached to direct and will produce alongside Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Film Corp. and Sherry Marsh for Marsh Productions Entertainment.

Hudson was one of the leading movie stars of the 1950s and ’60s, with credits on “Magnificent Obsession,” “Pillow Talk,” “All That Heaven Allows,” “Send Me No Flowers,” and the James Dean western “Giant,” for which he received an Oscar nomination. Hudson successfully transitioned to television in the ’70s in the long-running series “McMillan & Wife” and “Dynasty.”

He remained discreet about his sexual orientation throughout his life and died of complications from AIDS in 1985.

Berlanti is a prolific television producer with credits on “Dawson’s Creek,
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Greg Berlanti Honored With Television Showman Award

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Greg Berlanti Honored With Television Showman Award
Greg Berlanti has been selected by Hollywood publicists as Television Showman of the Year.

He will received the honor at the 56th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards on Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Icg National President Steven Poster said, “Greg Berlanti has produced a prodigious amount of quality television in the 21st century – almost 30 series, over 1,000 episodes, with many more in the pipeline. This year, he set a new record with 15 current live-action scripted series. This is clearly the right time for us to honor Greg and his growing body of work.”

Berlanti said: “I’m truly honored to be receiving this recognition from the Icg Publicists. Throughout my career, the folks in the publicity departments at the various studios I’ve worked with have been some of my favorite people to collaborate with and I can say first hand that without a smart,
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Greg Berlanti Set For Television Showman Of The Year Award At Icg Publicists Awards

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Greg Berlanti Set For Television Showman Of The Year Award At Icg Publicists Awards
Exclusive: Greg Berlanti is set to receive the Television Showman of the Year honor at the 56th annual Icg Publicists Guild Awards next month.

The question is: When will he have time to enjoy the award? This is the guy whose Greg Berlanti Productions has a cape-splitting 15 series on the air at the moment and at least one project with a big commitment at each of the five broadcast networks this season. And the CW just announced four pilot pickups tonight including one — Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene — that counts Berlanti among its EPs, as he is on the network’s previously announced Batwoman pilot.

“Greg Berlanti has produced a prodigious amount of quality television in the 21st century – almost 30 series, over 1,000 episodes, with many more in the pipeline,” Icg National President Steven Poster said. “This year, he set a new record with 15 current live-action scripted series. This is clearly the
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Ellen Burstyn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘The Exorcist’

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Ellen Burstyn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘The Exorcist’
In celebration of Ellen Burstyn’s 86th birthday on December 7, 2018, let’s take a look back at the film career of the accomplished actress. She is one of the few actors to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, meaning she has won the Oscar, the Tony and the Emmy, all three of acting’s highest honors.

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She won her Oscar as Best Actress for 1974’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” a change of pace type of film from Martin Scorsese’s usual milieu which depicts a young widow’s cross-country journey with her young son. Her Tony came shortly after for 1975’s Broadway play “Same Time, Next Year” which chronicled a long-term extramarital affair held over the course of 24 years. She won two Emmys in recent years one for a guest appearance on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2009 and
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Ellen Burstyn movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Ellen Burstyn movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
In celebration of Ellen Burstyn’s 86th birthday on December 7, 2018, let’s take a look back at the film career of the accomplished actress. She is one of the few actors to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, meaning she has won the Oscar, the Tony and the Emmy, all three of acting’s highest honors.

She won her Oscar as Best Actress for 1974’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” a change of pace type of film from Martin Scorsese’s usual milieu which depicts a young widow’s cross-country journey with her young son. Her Tony came shortly after for 1975’s Broadway play “Same Time, Next Year” which chronicled a long-term extramarital affair held over the course of 24 years. She won two Emmys in recent years one for a guest appearance on “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2009 and a second for a supporting role in the mini-series “Political Animals.
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Golden Globes: Will Carla Gugino (‘The Haunting of Hill House’) crawl her way into the Best TV Drama Actress race?

While Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” was filled with many searing performances, one of the standouts was Carla Gugino, whose gut-wrenching portrayal of matriarch Olivia Crain could land her a Golden Globe bid for Best TV Drama Actress.

Based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel of the same name, the show follows Hugh Crain (Henry Thomas) and his wife Olivia, who move into Hill House in the summer of 1992 to renovate it, sell it and then use the money to build their own house. When unexpected repairs lengthen their stay, the family begins to experience paranormal phenomena in the mansion. After a tragic loss, the Crain family is forced to abandon the mansion and leave everything behind. Twenty-six years later, when yet another tragic event hits the family, they are propelled to confront the ghosts of their past.

Gugino’s character is the heart and soul of the show.
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Watchmen: James Wolk Joins Cast of HBO Adaptation From Damon Lindelof

Watchmen: James Wolk Joins Cast of HBO Adaptation From Damon Lindelof
James Wolk is shifting from fairy tales to comic books: The Tell Me a Story star has joined the cast of Damon Lindelof’s upcoming Watchmen adaptation for HBO, our sister site Deadline is reporting.

Wolk will reportedly take on “a major recurring role” in the new take on Alan Moore’s cult classic comic book, playing a junior senator from Oklahoma. He joins an all-star cast that already includes Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, Sleepy Hollow alum Tom Mison, Emmy winner Regina King, Don Johnson and many, many more.

HBO handed Lindelof’s long-gestating adaptation a series order in August,
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Sigourney Weaver movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Aliens,’ ‘Avatar,’ ‘Working Girl’

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Sigourney Weaver movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Aliens,’ ‘Avatar,’ ‘Working Girl’
Sigourney Weaver celebrates her 69th birthday on October 8, 2018. The three-time Oscar nominee has proven herself a capable leading lady in a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, comedy, horror, and drama. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Weaver made her film debut with a walk-on role as Woody Allen‘s girlfriend in “Annie Hall” (1977). Her breakthrough came just two years later for Ridley Scott‘s landmark sci-fi thriller “Alien” (1979). As Ripley, the lone survivor aboard a spacecraft besieged by a snarling, ferocious extra-terrestrial, Weaver broke down barriers for female action stars and helped launch a franchise that led to three sequels: James Cameron‘s “Aliens” (1986), David Fincher‘s “Alien 3” (1992), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s “Alien: Resurrection” (1997).

Aliens” brought Weaver her first Oscar nomination as Best Actress, a rarity for the genre. Not to be typecast, she
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Sigourney Weaver movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Sigourney Weaver movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Sigourney Weaver celebrates her 69th birthday on October 8, 2018. The three-time Oscar nominee has proven herself a capable leading lady in a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, comedy, horror, and drama. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Weaver made her film debut with a walk-on role as Woody Allen‘s girlfriend in “Annie Hall” (1977). Her breakthrough came just two years later for Ridley Scott‘s landmark sci-fi thriller “Alien” (1979). As Ripley, the lone survivor aboard a spacecraft besieged by a snarling, ferocious extra-terrestrial, Weaver broke down barriers for female action stars and helped launch a franchise that led to three sequels: James Cameron‘s “Aliens” (1986), David Fincher‘s “Alien 3” (1992), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s “Alien: Resurrection” (1997).

Aliens” brought Weaver her first Oscar nomination as Best Actress, a rarity for the genre. Not to be typecast, she
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Emmy episode analysis: Sara Bareilles (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) lends breezy, soulful vocals to intense rock opera

Emmy episode analysis: Sara Bareilles (‘Jesus Christ Superstar’) lends breezy, soulful vocals to intense rock opera
Sara Bareilles has had no shortage of accomplishments over the course of her career as a singer-songwriter, earning six Grammy Award nominations and two Tony Award bids in recent years. Now, with her turn as Mary Magdalene in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim’s Rice’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Bareilles has added an impressive accolade to her resume, earning a Best Limited Series/Movie Supporting Actress Emmy nomination, her first as an actress.

In “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Bareilles portrays Mary Magdalene opposite Egot winner John Legend’s Jesus. The musical follows Jesus’ final days, in which Mary tries to comfort Jesus after the exhaustion and aggravation his overzealous followers often cause him, while grappling with her own affection for him. At this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys, “Jcs” won a whopping five trophies.

Could Sara Bareilles take home her career-first acting trophy for her performance in “Jesus Christ Superstar
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Blu-ray and DVD details for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has revealed the cover art and details for the Blu-ray and DVD release of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season which is set to hit shelves on September 25th; take a look here…

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After defeating the Legion of Doom, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow face a new threat created by their actions. By revisiting a moment in time that they had already participated in, they’ve essentially fractured the timeline and created anachronisms all across time! In Season Three, the Legends must find a way to return all the anachronisms to their original timelines before the time stream falls apart.

“After three seasons, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow continues to score in ratings and ranks as one of top series for The CW,” said Rosemary Markson, Wbhe Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. “Featuring all four
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Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation?

Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation?
When Kristin Chenoweth won an Emmy in 2009 for the cancelled ABC comedy “Pushing Daisies,” she joked, “I’m unemployed now, so I’d like to be on ‘Mad Men'” (watch below). Chenoweth’s triumph was hardly the first time someone prevailed at the Emmys for a cancelled TV show, and that’s the one potential bright spot for “Roseanne” scene-stealers John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf following the show’s shocking cancellation. However, while Goodman and Metcalf are still in the running for Emmys, might the icky demise of “Roseanne” thanks to Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweets make the entire program toxic to voters?

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Goodman is no stranger to prevailing at the Emmys for cancelled shows, doing just that for “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” a decade ago. He won Best Drama Guest Actor at the 2007 ceremony after NBC turned
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Will acclaimed turn in ‘The Tale’ earn Ellen Burstyn her ninth Emmy Awards nomination?

Will acclaimed turn in ‘The Tale’ earn Ellen Burstyn her ninth Emmy Awards nomination?
With an Oscar, a Tony Award and two Emmy Awards on her mantle, Ellen Burstyn has, over the past half century, been a true awards season favorite. This year, with her turn in HBO’s “The Tale,” Burstyn is poised to add even more recognition to her resume.

The autobiographical film, written and directed by Jennifer Fox, earned rave reviews earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and is scheduled to premiere on HBO on May 26. “The Tale” follows Fox (portrayed by Laura Dern), a professor and documentary filmmaker whose life his rattled after her mother (Burstyn) discovers a story Fox wrote at age 13 about a relationship she had with her running coach (Jason Ritter) and horseback riding instructor (Elizabeth Debicki). The revelation forces Fox to dig deeper into her memories to uncover the truths she has been suppressing for so many years.

In his review, Matt Goldberg of Collider observed,
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'Sally Jupiter' Gets In "Shape"

Take a look @ new images of actress Carla Gugino aka 'Sally Jupiter, Silk Spectre' in "Watchmen" (2009), posing for "Shape" magazine:

Gugino is also noted for her role as 'Ingrid Cortez' in the "Spy Kids" trilogy...

...as 'Dr. Vera Gorski' in "Sucker Punch" (2011)...

...and as the lead characters of the television series 'Karen Sisco' and 'Threshold'.

Her other feature film work includes starring roles in "Son in Law" (1993), "Sin City" (2005)," Night at the Museum" (2006), "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011) and "San Andreas" (2015).

Gugino also had lead roles in the television mini-series "Political Animals" (2012) and "Wayward Pines" (2015).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Carla Gugino...

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Carla Gugino to Play Elite Thief in Newly Ordered Cinemax Drama Jett

Carla Gugino to Play Elite Thief in Newly Ordered Cinemax Drama Jett
Now that she’s done with life on tour, Carla Gugino is settling into a life of crime.

The Roadies star will headline Jett, a drama about an ex-con who can’t quite seem to go legit, our sister site Deadline reports. Cinemax has given the project a straight-to-series order.

Gugino will play Daisy “Jett” Kowalski, a master thief who has recently wrapped a prison stint. After she gives birth to her daughter, Jett intends to retire, but is thwarted by treacherous criminals who demand that she use her robbery skills to their advantage.

Sebastian Gutierrez (Snakes on a Plane
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Greg Berlanti To Receive 2018 International Emmy Founders Award

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Greg Berlanti To Receive 2018 International Emmy Founders Award
Prolific writer-director-producer Greg Berlanti will receive the 2018 International Emmy Founders Award at the 46th International Emmy Awards Gala, on Monday, November 19 in New York City.

“Greg Berlanti is a renaissance producer whose shows and characters have the unique power to strike a chord with global audiences across all genres and demographics,” said Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “We look forward to honoring his remarkable body of work with our Founders Award.”

Multi-hyphenate Berlanti is best known for his work as executive producer and co-creator of The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, known as the CW’s Arrowverse. Berlanti also serves as executive producer on The CW’s Riverdale, Black Lightning, and NBC’s Blindspot. Upcoming television projects via his Berlanti Productions banner include Lifetime’s straight-to-series thriller You; the live-action version of DC Entertainment’s Titans; and ABC’s new series Deception
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Love, Simon review – a landmark in Lgbtq cinema

Two closeted gay teenagers form a bond online in this perky, clean-cut romance with mainstream appeal

Perky, clean-cut and unashamedly accessible, Love, Simon represents something of a landmark in Lgbtq cinema. A high-school romance with a thematic nod to Lubitsch’s The Shop Around the Corner, it ticks all the beats and boxes of the genre. Except that the central character, Simon (Nick Robinson), is a closeted gay teen who strikes up an anonymous email exchange with another boy on the brink of coming out. And just like that, an alternative gay narrative is written, one that doesn’t end in inevitable heartbreak and suffering. It’s highly unlikely you’ll read a review of this film that doesn’t contain the word “adorable”. It’s equally unlikely that you’ll be able to watch it without grinning from ear to ear.

Directed by Greg Berlanti, the powerhouse TV producer of The Flash,
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