If the first official image of Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor for Lifetime’s original movie Liz & Dick looked familiar, perhaps you grew up reading Life magazine. The promotional shot is a re-staging of an unused image from the April 19, 1963 issue, which reported the production of Cleopatra. “That was an easy one to reproduce, and we just went out and found them both period mock turtlenecks. We took the picture and there was an audible gasp in the room because it was so right on,” says the film’s costumer Salvadore Perez, who spent three weeks researching photos of the couple. “They were the most photographed couple in the world, so doing research was actually quite easy. You can Google almost any event in their lives, and there was a photo of it.” READ FULL STORY
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While it wasn’t a huge shock when Andy Samberg confirmed this weekend that he won’t return to Saturday Night Live next fall, it still felt like the end of an era. After being on the show for seven years, Samberg has left his mark with his mother-lovin’, private-part boxing digital shorts. Last night, he took a moment on the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards to discuss his decision to move on from the comedy institution. READ FULL STORY
Katee Sackhoff, best known as hotshot pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace in Battlestar Galactica, has traded the final frontier for the plains and mountains of rural Wyoming. In A&E’s new TV series Longmire, Sackhoff delves into the Western genre as deputy Victoria “Vic” Moretti.
Adapted from a book series by Craig Johnson, Longmire centers on Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), sheriff in the fictional Absaroka County. Vic is the new girl in town, adjusting to a transition from her detective job in Philadelphia.
We caught up with Sackhoff a couple days before Sunday’s premiere of Longmire (at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT) to chat about filming in New Mexico, what fans can expect from her turn in the upcoming Chronicles of Riddick sequel, and the similarities between her new modern Western and the sci-fi show that garnered her a devoted fanbase. READ FULL STORY
Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will keep the trains running on time for Hell on Wheels: She is directing an episode of the 1860s-set AMC western that centers on the building of the first transcontinental railroad, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY
You might to want to remove those earmuffs to hear this news: The cast of Old School will reunite for one night only. Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and director Todd Phillips are slated to be inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame at the June 2 filming of Spike TV’s Guys Choice event, EW has learned. (Fast Times at Ridgemont High was honored at last year’s ceremony, while the three previous inductees were GoodFellas, Fight Club, and Swingers.) READ FULL STORY
Simpsons fans who have been awaiting the show’s return to the big screen, you may now let out a short, silent “Woo Hoo!”: A four-and-a-half-minute dialogue-free film, titled The Longest Daycare, will be shown before Ice Age: Continental Drift when that movie hits theaters on July 13. (There’s a little history between these two Fox franchises: The trailer for 2007′s The Simpsons Movie was stealthily placed before Ice Age: The Meltdown.)
Teased at the end of the season 23 finale on Sunday, the short marks The Simpsons’ first 3-D adventure (not counting the exploits of “3-D Homer” in Treehouse of Horror VI). “[Executive producer] Jim Brooks thought we should do an animated short — a la the ones Pixar does before their features, a la the cartoons you used to see in the theater years ago — as a fun thing to give our fans,” executive producer Al Jean tells EW. “We just wanted to do this as a way of saying, ‘We appreciate how much people have stayed with the show and watched it for 25 years.”
'Lord of the Rings' star Sean Astin shows off his hobbit gear for Syfy's 'Hollywood Treasure' -- VIDEO
For the second season premiere of Syfy’s showbiz memorabilia show Hollywood Treasure (airing May 22 at 10 p.m. ET), Sean Astin worked with appraiser and show host Joe Maddalena to refurbish his helmet from his 1993 sports film classic Rudy. When Astin was approached about the show, which includes auctions of major pop-culture artifacts, the actor tells EW that he was “a little wary — I didn’t want to sell anything.” But, he says, then he learned the show isn’t just about money. “It’s also about appreciating the nature of the memorabilia, where it comes from and why it’s so meaningful to people,” he says. Which lead Astin to bring in some of the Lord of the Rings gear given to him by director Peter Jackson when the Oscar-winning trilogy concluded filming, and show them off to Maddalena.
Check out an exclusive clip of the moment below: READ FULL STORY
As politicians go, George H.W. Bush is a fairly private person. Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, or even his son George W. Bush, the United States’ 41st president has never written an autobiography or memoir — though Bush did publish a volume filled with personal letters, diary entries, and memos in 2000.
But come June, we’ll get an inside look at Bush’s story. Reuters writes that the former president is the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary, aptly named 41. In the doc, Bush reflects on his life thus far, including his experiences as an aviator in World War II, his time as the director of the CIA, and his presidency, which lasted from 1989 to 1993. The movie was filmed over the course of 17 months at both Bush’s presidential library in Texas and his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
The Jeffrey Roth-directed doc will premiere June 14 — two days after Bush turns 88 years old. READ FULL STORY
Sundance Film Festival founder Robert Redford hasn’t had a TV gig in nearly 50 years; his last small-screen credit is an episode of The Defenders that aired in 1964. But that will change this Saturday, when Robert Redford Presents begins airing on Sundance Channel.
Redford — who serves as the channel’s creative director — will curate and critique independent movies in this new program. “Our aim with Sundance Channel has always been to showcase independent productions that broaden viewers’ minds and hopefully inspire them,” Redford said in a statement. “I am pleased to share some great films and further strengthen the outstanding independent film offering on our channel.” READ FULL STORY
Someone better start polishing the Emmys: Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman will share the screen in HBO’s new film Hemingway & Gellhorn, about legendary writer Ernest Hemingway and his journalist wife Martha Gellhorn (as the cryptic title would suggest). Kidman plays the lady war correspondent, who famously reported on the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930’s with Hemingway, who she once described as a “large dirty man in disgustingly soiled clothes.”
It appears from the trailer that Kidman is the narrative focal point here, but her chemistry with Owen is palpable, even in a two-minute serving. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Apparently emboldened by the explosive success of Fifty Shades of Grey, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions is working with FX to create a TV show called Whipped that tackles Fifty‘s themes of sadomasochism, reports Vulture. Inspired by Shawna Keeney’s memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, the series will follow a Washington, D.C., college student who turns to S&M work to pay her way through school and finds herself entangled with high-powered politicians along the way. Vaughn and FX tapped Gina Fattore, former co-executive producer for Gilmore Girls and Californication, as showrunner.
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There are few films that stir the heart and soul more than the 1962 classic To Kill A Mockingbird. To commemorate the Oscar-winning film’s 50th anniversary, President Barack Obama will introduce a special broadcast of a restored and digitally remastered print of the film on USA at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, April 7.
Starring Gregory Peck as the heroically decent Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch, and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, the film will air with limited commercial interruption.
In a rare public statement, Lee said she was “deeply honored” that President Obama would be participating in celebrating the film. READ FULL STORY
Queen Latifah is joining the star-studded cast for Lifetime’s all-African-American Steel Magnolias reboot as M’Lynn, the character played by Sally Field in the 1989 feature film of the same name. Condola Rashad will play her diabetes-stricken daughter, Shelby (played by Julia Roberts), and Rashad’s mother Phylicia will reinterpret the role of Clairee (portrayed by Olympia Dukakis). Alfre Woodard will tackle the irascible Ouiser, who was unforgettably played by Shirley MacLaine, Jill Scott looks to fill Dolly Parton’s shoes as understanding hairdresser Truvy, and Pariah breakout Adepero Oduye will play insecure newcomer Annelle, made famous by Daryl Hannah. READ FULL STORY
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