Posted by: Zac Geake in Movie Info on February 29th, 2012
Former “Desperate Housewives” actress Nicollette Sheridan is scheduled to testify Thursday in a courtroom battle with the show’s producer-writer over the TV killing of a character she played for five seasons.
Sheridan, 48, is locked in a courtroom battle against Mark Cherry and ABC Entertainment, claiming their decision to kill off Edie Britt, her character on the show, was wrongful termination of her employment.
Several of Sheridan’s former cast mates — including Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, James Denton, Felicity Huffman and Neal McDonough — are on the list of witnesses expected to defend Cherry.
The actress wiped tears after her lawyer Mark Baute concluded his opening statements Wednesday in the Los Angeles trial that is expected to last two weeks.
Cherry “lost his temper on the set and smacked Nicollette Sheridan on the side of the head — hard,” Sheridan’s attorney said.
It happened after she raised a question about the script Cherry had written for a scene in the seventh episode of season five, he said.
Jurors must decide whether Cherry committed battery in the September 24, 2008 rehearsal and if his decision to end her work on the show was retaliation for her complaints against him.
Several months and 11 episodes after she complained, Sheridan was written out of the show, Baute said.
Cherry’s lawyer disputes the description of a hard hit, saying witnesses will testify if was “a light tap on the head” intended to demonstrate “a piece of physical humor” Cherry wanted her to perform in the scene.
The decision to kill off Britt was made months earlier, he said.
The trial opens the curtain on a rarely seen aspect of Hollywood, the closely guarded production of a hit television show.
The “very poorly written” episode was like “a triple homicide,” Baute said. Read full article…
Posted by: Savannah Heney in Movie Chanel on February 28th, 2012
Lisa Lampanelli certainly did not endear herself to “Celebrity Apprentice” teammate Victoria Gotti this week, but should Gotti have an opening in her, ahem, organization, she would do well to remember Lampanelli, who took the reins in the second challenge with all the diplomacy and subtlety of a sledgehammer. And the team still lost. Make sure your doors are locked at night, Lisa. Just sayin’.
THE TASK: Put on a 12- to 15-minute show at Lyndhurst’s Medieval Times. The audience will pick the winner based on creativity and entertainment value, and the winning project manager will get $40,000 for his or her charity. James Lipton of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” is on hand to help advise Trump.
— Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series “The Monkees,” died Wednesday, according to the Martin County, Florida, sheriff’s office.
Posted by: Savannah Heney in Movie Chanel on February 21st, 2012
Buffalo police are seeking the man who robbed a Main Street bank this morning.
The bandit, who wore a black skull cap and black jacket with the words “We Care Transportation” on it, entered the Northwest Savings Bank at 295 Main St. just after 10 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding cash, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
Central District officers say they are seeking a black man with a mustache, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and between 30 to 50 years old.
Posted by: Zac Geake in Movie Info on February 21st, 2012
When “The Colbert Report’s” production was suspended for a few days last week due to “unforeseen circumstances,” a number of theories as to the cause promptly spread across the Web.
But by Monday, Colbert was back as promised, and right off the top he addressed his “recent absence from the national conversation.”
“As the hub around which the Republic turns, I can understand why the machinery of this great nation ground to a halt last week when you were denied this,” he joked, gesturing to his face. Read full article…
Posted by: Zac Geake in Movie Info on February 16th, 2012
There is another woman in Justin Biebers life and no we are not talking about girlfriend Selena Gomez. She is Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, but no need to worry Beliebers there is no romance here. Justin announced that Carly is the newest artist to be signed to record label School Boy Records. Jepsen will be working along side Justin and his manager Scooter Braun.
Jepsen announced the exciting news last night on MuchMusics New Music Now with a special video message from Justin. When I was in Canada, I heard a song on the radio called ‘Call Me Maybe,’ and I thought it was a smash. Bieber continued, So I started doing my research and stuff and found out who it was. Her n
Daniel Zacapa, a cast member of “The River,” has a warning for fans who have had their nerves rattled by ABC’s new suspense-thriller: Don’t expect relief any time soon.
“It’s like a roller coaster going up the track: It gets creepier, scarier and more intense,” he says. “But the great thing about this show is that it’s scary without being gory.”
Zacapa, an actor with Bay Area roots, plays Emilio Valenzuela, a member of a small expedition on a treacherous quest to find a famous TV wildlife expert (Bruce Greenwood) who went missing on the Amazon. The show, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Oren Peli (“Paranormal Activity”), has been described as “Lost” on the Amazon, but Zacapa dismisses the comparison.
“I think there are elements of horror, black magic and the supernatural in our show.