2017 OSCARS: MOONLIGHT wins Best Picture after mistake

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the award show | © 2017 ABC/Jeff Lipsky

Here’s something you don’t see every year. The 89th Academy Awards presentation on ABC network on February 26, 2017, will go down in history. Yes, the Best Picture Oscar for MOONLIGHT, the low-budget drama about a young gay black man at three stages of his life, is unique in many ways. However, what a lot of Oscar viewers may remember most about the evening is that, for the first time ever, the wrong movie got announced as the winner before it got straightened out onstage. When the time came to present Best Picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read off […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: NECESSARY ROUGHNESS star Mehcad Brooks scores

Mehcad Brooks in NECESSARY ROUGHNESS - Season 1 - "Losing Your Swing" | ©2011 USA Network/Richard DuCree

In USA’s NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, Wednesdays at 10 PM, psychotherapist Dan Santino (Callie Thorne) finds herself drawn into the world of professional sports when she’s asked to treat star wide receiver Terrence “T.K.” King, played by Mehcad Brooks. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS represents some job security for the Texas-born Brooks, who played the ill-fated Eggs on Season Two of HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. He then portrayed a lawyer in ABC’s THE DEEP END, which ran for thirteen episodes, and then played both the teen version and the adult version of a high school jock turned U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in MY GENERATION, which was […]Read On »

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Warren Beatty discusses his 1981 film REDS at the 2011 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Alec Baldwin and Warren Beatty at the REDS special screening at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival |©2011 TCM/Adam Rose

There have been many movies that have lost out on nabbing that Best Picture Oscar, but 1981’s REDS was probably the most glaring snub. Even though it was nominated for 12 awards and writer-director-producer and actor Warren Beatty won Best Director, the film ultimately lost out to CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Now, 30 years later, it’s clear that REDS was the more deserving movie which transformed the life of Socialist activist, writer and journalist John Reed into a sprawling three and a half hour saga. To honor its anniversary, the 2011 TCM Film Festival had a special screening Saturday night, and […]Read On »

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Breaking News: REDS director-actor Warren Beatty wants to make more movies

REDS DVD box art | ©Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

While speaking at the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival screening of his 1981 epic film REDS with moderator Alec Baldwin, writer-director-producer-actor Warren Beatty spoke about wanting to make more movies, but admitted he was a sluggish decision maker. “There’s a point where this little thing called life [happens],” says Beatty. “I have an 11-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 16-year-old and now a just turned 19-year-old. With each one of them, I feel that I have four small Middle Eastern countries I  have to negotiate with. Each one of them is more interesting than five movies. But I’m going to make another […]Read On »

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