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May 16, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "I'm 40, I'm single and I work in musical theater. You do the math. " - Actor Nathan Lane, on the sexual-orientation question, in the new book "In or Out" You know all about actress Shirley MacLaine's past lives as a Buddhist monk, a court jester for Louis XV and a princess in sunken Atlantis. Now the star has dreamed up another position on her resume of previous incarnations: girlfriend of Charlemagne, warrior king and head of the Holy Roman Empire - oh, 1,200 or so years ago. She spills this bit of 9th-century gossip on "60 Minutes II" tonight, insisting to poor Mike Wallace it came to her while she was traveling a 500-mile pilgrimage trail, Spain's Santiago de Compostella Camino.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | Ellen Gray
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Just how far will a British gentleman go to support the man who dresses him? Hugh Bonneville, who plays the usually very proper Lord Grantham on PBS' "Downton Abbey," tore off his tie and ripped open his shirt before a roomful of reporters Saturday night to reveal a T-shirt that read "Free Bates. " So, OK, it wasn't exactly a striptease. And it's not as if Bonneville dropped his trousers — something that's happened a time or two, onstage, during Television Critics Association events — but for PBS' portion of the group's summer meetings, which began this weekend in Beverly Hills, it counted as a Moment.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1993 | By Ryan Murphy, FOR THE INQUIRER
Underneath the bangs of her carrot-red tresses, there is an undeniable gray root line about two inches wide. Shirley MacLaine, the owner of this hair, still in the gamine cut she made famous 23 years ago in Sweet Charity, fluffs and refluffs these bangs about twice a minute during a recent interview at the Four Seasons Hotel to promote her new movie, Used People, which opened Christmas Day. If the gray is showing - and surely Shirley knows it...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A Downton Abbey sneak peek at Season 3 revealed that fireworks will fly between matriarchs played by Maggie Smith and newcomer Shirley MacLaine. The aristocratic Crawley family endures a financial crisis. And, despite the engagement of Matthew and Mary at the end of last season, all is not well - gasp! - with the pair, played by Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery. PBS showed brief clips from next season to the Television Critics Association on Saturday before a panel discussion with cast members and producers of the international hit. They took a break from taping in London to meet reporters in Beverly Hills.
NEWS
April 11, 1993 | By DAVID R. BOLDT
There had been a low intensity buzz all week during the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention in Baltimore about the luncheon program for the final day, which would feature both Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd Bentsen and actress Shirley MacLaine. "Maybe she cut deficits in a former life," suggested Mike McGough of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, by way of explaining MacLaine's presence on the program, as we filed into the chandeliered ballroom of the Hyatt Hotel. MacLaine herself initially struck a comic note.
NEWS
August 21, 2016
* MASTERPIECE: INSPECTOR LEWIS. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Who would blow up a mathematician? That's what Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) has to determine in the final installment of the "Inspector Morse" spinoff's final season. * WILD OATS. 10 p.m. Monday, Lifetime. Shirley MacLaine wrote her latest book, "Above the Line: My 'Wild Oats' Adventure," about her experiences making this independent film with Demi Moore and Jessica Lange. It's ended up making its premiere on TV. MacLaine plays a woman who accidentally receives a $5 million insurance check.
NEWS
October 14, 1988 | By Ben Yagoda, Daily News Movie Critic
Why is it that in movies like "Madame Sousatzka" all the characters are either kindly or colorful? In the latter category is the title character, a onetime piano prodigy turned eccentric instructor. As played by Shirley MacLaine, she wears wild clothing, sprays herself with perfume incessantly and insists to the pupils who come to her frayed London flat, "I teach not only how to play the piano but how to live . . . . It is all one, the way we speak, the way we dress, the way we play.
NEWS
January 28, 1987
After reading David Bianculli's Jan. 18 preview of the television mini- series Out on a Limb, I felt somewhat disappointed by him; he had made many blatantly unfair remarks about a woman who is well-loved by numerous people throughout the world. I watched the first part of the mini-series, re-read Mr. Bianculli's preview and felt outraged. Doesn't Mr. Bianculli realize that The Inquirer is not an appropriate forum for condemnation of spirituality? He writes that the life philosophies of Shirley MacLaine are "nutty as a Snickers" and that her mini-series' characters are "walking Ouija boards.
NEWS
December 26, 1996 | by Gary Thompson, Daily News Movie Critic
The characters from "Terms of Endearment," those who aren't dead already, have returned for a sequel. The studio insists that "The Evening Star" not be called a sequel, which is a hearty laugh, since the movie not only recycles Debra Winger photos from the original, but salvages many old characters for farewell appearances, and recycles the plaintive theme music as well. Shirley MacLaine returns as Aurora Greenway, the proud, acerbic Houston matriarch who loves so much and so sternly she alienates those closest to her. MacLaine pushes all the same buttons here, in the kitschy manner of her occasional one-woman shows, in which she enacts a pastiche of all the characters and songs that she's made famous over the years.
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August 21, 2016
* MASTERPIECE: INSPECTOR LEWIS. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Who would blow up a mathematician? That's what Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) has to determine in the final installment of the "Inspector Morse" spinoff's final season. * WILD OATS. 10 p.m. Monday, Lifetime. Shirley MacLaine wrote her latest book, "Above the Line: My 'Wild Oats' Adventure," about her experiences making this independent film with Demi Moore and Jessica Lange. It's ended up making its premiere on TV. MacLaine plays a woman who accidentally receives a $5 million insurance check.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - A Downton Abbey sneak peek at Season 3 revealed that fireworks will fly between matriarchs played by Maggie Smith and newcomer Shirley MacLaine. The aristocratic Crawley family endures a financial crisis. And, despite the engagement of Matthew and Mary at the end of last season, all is not well - gasp! - with the pair, played by Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery. PBS showed brief clips from next season to the Television Critics Association on Saturday before a panel discussion with cast members and producers of the international hit. They took a break from taping in London to meet reporters in Beverly Hills.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | Ellen Gray
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Just how far will a British gentleman go to support the man who dresses him? Hugh Bonneville, who plays the usually very proper Lord Grantham on PBS' "Downton Abbey," tore off his tie and ripped open his shirt before a roomful of reporters Saturday night to reveal a T-shirt that read "Free Bates. " So, OK, it wasn't exactly a striptease. And it's not as if Bonneville dropped his trousers — something that's happened a time or two, onstage, during Television Critics Association events — but for PBS' portion of the group's summer meetings, which began this weekend in Beverly Hills, it counted as a Moment.
NEWS
March 24, 2011 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the Oscar-winning Hollywood actress whose personal life had tumult and drama to equal her 62 films, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 79 and had been hospitalized for about six weeks. "All her children were with her," her publicist Sally Morrison told the Associated Press. "I don't know what was more impressive, her magnitude as a star or her magnitude as a friend," said actress Shirley MacLaine.
NEWS
June 20, 2010
Ronald Neame, 99, a prominent figure in the British film industry whose career included producing the 1940s classics Great Expectations and Oliver Twist and directing films such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Poseidon Adventure , died Wednesday in Los Angeles. "He was such a talented man and very good at making huge and bold decisions," Shirley MacLaine, who starred with Michael Caine in the 1966 Neame-directed movie Gambit , said Friday. Mr. Neame, whose career lasted more than six decades and included a job as an assistant cameraman on England's first sound film - Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 crime thriller Blackmail - when he was 17, rose through the ranks to become a director of photography at 24. In 1947, Mr. Neame launched his career as a director with the murder mystery Take My Life . Mr. Neame may be best remembered for The Poseidon Adventure , the 1972 blockbuster about an ocean liner capsized by a massive wave.
NEWS
January 29, 2009
IHOPE CABLE TV and Channel 12 won't broadcast the old movie "Imitation of Life" during the rest of January or February. This is a special time for African-Americans, and we don't need to be confronted with that movie. If anybody broadcasts this movie, I'll consider it inappropriate and will make every effort to have their broadcasting license revoked. I'm aware that the fans of "Imitation of Life" will have a "75/50" celebration this year - the 75th anniversary of the Claudette Colbert original and the 50th anniversary of the Lana Turner remake.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2007 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
No more very nice cultural learnings from Borat or Ali G Borat is dead. Long live Borat. It's a scandalous idea (the sort that makes you want to pull your hair out and weep like they do in the movies): Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen tells Brit paper the Daily Telegraph that he is putting down his two best-known characters, the lovably ignorant, racist and generally heinous Kazakh journalist Borat, and the equally clueless, sexist rapper Ali G. "When I was being Ali G and Borat I was in character sometimes 14 hours a day and I came to love them, so admitting I am never going to play them again is quite a sad thing," said Cohen, 36. "It is like saying goodbye to a loved one. It is hard.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2006 | By Jennifer Dorazio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As a mismatched pair of sisters, Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and Rose (Toni Collette) seem as alike as $10 flip-flops and $500 Louboutins. Rose is the overweight one (in Hollywood that means a size 12) - a workaholic Philadelphia lawyer with a major shoe fetish. Maggie is her flirty, footloose, irresponsible younger sister. The DVD In Her Shoes, out this week, doesn't stuff your closet with extras, but this sweet, well-written comedy is worthy of space in your TV cabinet. Much of the movie, based on former Inquirer staffer Jennifer Weiner's best-seller, will look familiar.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2005 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Rumor Has It . . ., a cringeworthy comedy starring Jennifer Aniston as a gal with premarital jitters, might amuse those who think that Oedipus, the one about the guy who married his mother, is a lot of laughs. On the eve of her sister's wedding, newly engaged Sarah Huttinger (Aniston) learns that she might be the love child of the runaway bride and beau who inspired the novel and film The Graduate. That's the one about the guy, seduced by his mother's friend, who proceeds to seduce her engaged daughter.
NEWS
October 13, 2005 | By Dwayne Campbell INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Nicola Shirley agreed to shut down Jamaican Jerk Hut for five days so her restaurant could be used as a set for In Her Shoes, she was looking forward to a few unhurried days and, perhaps, a short vacation. But location shooting and cooking for moviemakers, she discovered, wasn't exactly a vacation. She understood she would have to cook a buffet for 50 in the wedding scene of the movie that opened last weekend, starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette as estranged sisters; she didn't realize she would have to do it four times to make sure the filmmakers got the shot right.
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