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August 5, 2011 | By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers
A canceled cable series and tales of a classic monster top this week's DVD picks. United States of Tara, The Third Season, Grade B-plus: Showtime has ended this first-rate series starring Toni Collette. This DVD set is your chance to see the last episodes of a show that examines what it's like to live with a woman who has multiple personalities. The season focuses on Tara's (Collette) decision to go back to school and how the emergence of her alters causes problems. Eddie Izzard guest stars.
NEWS
February 13, 2009
Each weekday until the Oscars on Sunday, Inquirer film critics Carrie Rickey and Steven Rea will discuss their picks for the winners in one of the six major categories - best supporting actress, best supporting actor, best director, best actor, best actress and best picture. The nominees for actress in a leading role are: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married ; Angelina Jolie, Changeling ; Melissa Leo, Frozen River ; Meryl Streep, Doubt ; and Kate Winslet, The Reader . Carrie: Absolutely the hardest category to handicap.
NEWS
May 14, 1997 | Daily News wire services
DENVER JonBenet pixs in garbage The second batch of JonBenet Ramsey crime-scene pictures published by a supermarket weekly were obtained by someone rooting through garbage, authorities said yesterday. And because trash is legally considered abandoned property, no criminal charges will be filed. The El Paso County District Attorney's office discovered that eight photos published by the Globe in its March 18 issue showing the interior of the Ramsey home after JonBenet's Christmas night murder were taken by private investigators working for John and Patsy Ramsey of Boulder, the slain girl's parents.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
OSCAR SEASON has just concluded, and with the hoopla comes the assumption that awards and nominations confer career privileges upon lucky recipients. Which brings us to Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, former winner and nominee, respectively, whose achievements qualify them to be waterboarded and tortured in "The Call. " (Next week, you can see Melissa Leo get dragged by her hair in "Olympus Has Fallen. " Oscar gloria is especially sic transit for women.) Breslin was nominated for "Little Miss Sunshine," a road movie that had her traveling to a beauty pageant in a microbus.
NEWS
March 21, 1997 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services, the New York Post and Washington Post contributed to this report
Bykos's Birthday Book SATURDAY: Daily News publisher Bob Hall builds revenue at 52; Art Spikol authors 61; Star 104.5 weekender Lisa Tyler spins 31. SUNDAY: Ex-Eagles quarterback, broadcaster Ron Jaworski takes care of business at 46. "Beverly Hills, 90210" is about to make a sacrifice on the altar of ratings. The virgin, in this case, is Donna Martin, Tori Spelling's knuckleheaded blonde on the long-running teen soap. Donna will lose her virginity in the series' season finale, naturally set to air on Fox during TV's May sweeps period, TV Guide reports in its April 12 issue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
The mighty St. Lawrence flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic, slicing the United States from Canada. Ray and her two sons live near its eddies on the New York side, in a rustbound mobile home that shivers visibly on a subzero December morning. Ray's trailer doesn't have sufficient insulation, nor does this working mother, who toils part-time in a dollar store, hoards her pennies, and between paychecks feeds her boys popcorn and Tang. Resembling an unvarnished Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Leo is Ray, whose husband has absconded with the down payment for a new trailer home.
NEWS
May 28, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post, USA Today and People magazine contributed to this report
We'll just assume no one was home at Eric Clapton's London townhouse, which was badly damaged in a fire late Saturday. Because this was the famed guitarist's instinctive response to the crisis: "The first thing I did was grab my guitars," Clapton said. The musician was returning from a day out. He "opened the front door and smoke billowed out," he told reporters. Clapton brought the guitars to safety, then firefighters ordered him to stay outside. The blaze apparently was started by a faulty lighting circuit in the ceiling.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1990 | By Kay Gardella, New York Daily News
Gregg Rainwater, the mystical half-breed Buck Cross in the ABC series "The Young Riders," now seen Thursday nights at 9, says that in the fall when it becomes an 8 o'clock show, violence will be toned down. "I'm looking forward to it," said Rainwater, 24, a soft-spoken, gentle actor from Flint, Mich., who admits he's still adjusting to life in L.A. "I'd really like to get back to relationship stories as opposed to action stories. " The 5-foot-10, 145-pound actor wears his long hair tied in the back, with an earring dangling from one ear. But after the show has been on a couple of years, he warns, he's going to get out the clippers and sheer it off like a sheep until he's completely bald.
NEWS
November 6, 1991 | by Ann Gerhart, Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press, the Daily News and the Posts - New York and Washington, but certainly not Emily - contributed to this report
QUOTE "When I'm really hot, I can walk into a room and if a man doesn't look at me he's probably gay. " - Kathleen Turner HEARD CHARGED, SENT HOME ALONE Character actor John Heard has been slapped with an assault charge after he reportedly ignored a court order to leave his son alone - then hauled off and hit the mother of the child. Heard, 45, the father in "Home Alone," snatched his 4-year-old son at a Halloween party before the child's mother, actress Melissa Leo, came to pick him up, according to New York police.
NEWS
November 5, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Robert Zemeckis was in Philadelphia last weekend, pre-Sandy, having jetted in from Chicago to present Flight , his riveting Denzel Washington drama, at the closing night of the Philadelphia Film Festival. And even though the director's latest project pivots, literally, on a harrowing plane crash - a mechanical malfunction that sends a commercial jetliner plummeting nose-first to earth - Zemeckis harbored no greater concerns about flying than he had before he set out to make Flight.
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May 8, 2015 | By Ellen Gray
* WAYWARD PINES. 9 p.m. Thursday, Fox 29.   NEW YORK - M. Night Shyamalan has a vision of America, and it looks a lot like southeastern Pennsylvania. Which is why the houses in "Wayward Pines," his new 10-episode series for Fox, may look faintly familiar, even if the setting for the Chester County-based filmmaker's first television project is Idaho. As played by British Columbia. Having grown up outside Philadelphia, "I love historical stuff," said Shyamalan, after a recent screening of the show's first episode at a hotel in Soho.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
OSCAR SEASON has just concluded, and with the hoopla comes the assumption that awards and nominations confer career privileges upon lucky recipients. Which brings us to Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, former winner and nominee, respectively, whose achievements qualify them to be waterboarded and tortured in "The Call. " (Next week, you can see Melissa Leo get dragged by her hair in "Olympus Has Fallen. " Oscar gloria is especially sic transit for women.) Breslin was nominated for "Little Miss Sunshine," a road movie that had her traveling to a beauty pageant in a microbus.
NEWS
November 5, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Robert Zemeckis was in Philadelphia last weekend, pre-Sandy, having jetted in from Chicago to present Flight , his riveting Denzel Washington drama, at the closing night of the Philadelphia Film Festival. And even though the director's latest project pivots, literally, on a harrowing plane crash - a mechanical malfunction that sends a commercial jetliner plummeting nose-first to earth - Zemeckis harbored no greater concerns about flying than he had before he set out to make Flight.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2011 | By Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers
A canceled cable series and tales of a classic monster top this week's DVD picks. United States of Tara, The Third Season, Grade B-plus: Showtime has ended this first-rate series starring Toni Collette. This DVD set is your chance to see the last episodes of a show that examines what it's like to live with a woman who has multiple personalities. The season focuses on Tara's (Collette) decision to go back to school and how the emergence of her alters causes problems. Eddie Izzard guest stars.
NEWS
February 13, 2009
Each weekday until the Oscars on Sunday, Inquirer film critics Carrie Rickey and Steven Rea will discuss their picks for the winners in one of the six major categories - best supporting actress, best supporting actor, best director, best actor, best actress and best picture. The nominees for actress in a leading role are: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married ; Angelina Jolie, Changeling ; Melissa Leo, Frozen River ; Meryl Streep, Doubt ; and Kate Winslet, The Reader . Carrie: Absolutely the hardest category to handicap.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2008 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
The mighty St. Lawrence flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic, slicing the United States from Canada. Ray and her two sons live near its eddies on the New York side, in a rustbound mobile home that shivers visibly on a subzero December morning. Ray's trailer doesn't have sufficient insulation, nor does this working mother, who toils part-time in a dollar store, hoards her pennies, and between paychecks feeds her boys popcorn and Tang. Resembling an unvarnished Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Leo is Ray, whose husband has absconded with the down payment for a new trailer home.
NEWS
May 14, 1997 | Daily News wire services
DENVER JonBenet pixs in garbage The second batch of JonBenet Ramsey crime-scene pictures published by a supermarket weekly were obtained by someone rooting through garbage, authorities said yesterday. And because trash is legally considered abandoned property, no criminal charges will be filed. The El Paso County District Attorney's office discovered that eight photos published by the Globe in its March 18 issue showing the interior of the Ramsey home after JonBenet's Christmas night murder were taken by private investigators working for John and Patsy Ramsey of Boulder, the slain girl's parents.
NEWS
March 21, 1997 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services, the New York Post and Washington Post contributed to this report
Bykos's Birthday Book SATURDAY: Daily News publisher Bob Hall builds revenue at 52; Art Spikol authors 61; Star 104.5 weekender Lisa Tyler spins 31. SUNDAY: Ex-Eagles quarterback, broadcaster Ron Jaworski takes care of business at 46. "Beverly Hills, 90210" is about to make a sacrifice on the altar of ratings. The virgin, in this case, is Donna Martin, Tori Spelling's knuckleheaded blonde on the long-running teen soap. Donna will lose her virginity in the series' season finale, naturally set to air on Fox during TV's May sweeps period, TV Guide reports in its April 12 issue.
NEWS
May 28, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post, USA Today and People magazine contributed to this report
We'll just assume no one was home at Eric Clapton's London townhouse, which was badly damaged in a fire late Saturday. Because this was the famed guitarist's instinctive response to the crisis: "The first thing I did was grab my guitars," Clapton said. The musician was returning from a day out. He "opened the front door and smoke billowed out," he told reporters. Clapton brought the guitars to safety, then firefighters ordered him to stay outside. The blaze apparently was started by a faulty lighting circuit in the ceiling.
NEWS
November 6, 1991 | by Ann Gerhart, Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press, the Daily News and the Posts - New York and Washington, but certainly not Emily - contributed to this report
QUOTE "When I'm really hot, I can walk into a room and if a man doesn't look at me he's probably gay. " - Kathleen Turner HEARD CHARGED, SENT HOME ALONE Character actor John Heard has been slapped with an assault charge after he reportedly ignored a court order to leave his son alone - then hauled off and hit the mother of the child. Heard, 45, the father in "Home Alone," snatched his 4-year-old son at a Halloween party before the child's mother, actress Melissa Leo, came to pick him up, according to New York police.
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