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Michelle Williams' 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

Michelle Williams' 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes
Ever since making her big-screen debut in the 1994 family film Lassie, Michelle Williams has grown up to become one of the finest actresses of her generation. Four years later, Williams was cast in the hit TV show Dawson's Creek and has never looked back since.

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The four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner came of age in Hollywood working with such acclaimed directors as Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes, Charlie Kaufman, Sam Raimi, and many more. Most recently, Williams earned a Golden Globe for her work as Gwen Verdon in the FX series Fosse/Verdon. With Venom 2 due this October, here are Michelle Williams' 10 Best Movies, According to Rotten Tomatoes!
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CBS All Access Is Getting an Animated News Comedy From Stephen Colbert

CBS All Access Is Getting an Animated News Comedy From Stephen Colbert
The Twilight Zone” Season 2. Richard Linklater’s long-awaited return to television. DreamWorks’ reimagining of several popular children’s franchises. The CBS executive panel at the Television Critics Association 2020 Winter Press Tour wasn’t lacking for news, but it’s also time to start “Tooning Out the News.”

Marc DeBevoise, CBS Interactive’s CEO and president, and Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content for the CBS All Access streaming service, shared details about a variety of upcoming CBS All Access projects during their TCA executive session in Pasadena Sunday afternoon.

“Tooning” is an animated political comedy series executive produced by Stephen Colbert, and will feature brief daily segments and a full weekly episode that mocks the news and will include interviews with real guests. The series’ trailer featured a snarky voiceover that poked fun at contemporary social and news topics; the shows within the show will range from “Virtue Signal,
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CBS All Access Fetches New ‘Lassie,’ ‘George of the Jungle’ and ‘Mr Magoo’ Animated Series

  • The Wrap
CBS All Access announced plans to debut three new editions of popular children’s animated series — “Lassie,” “George of the Jungle” and “Mr. Magoo.”

The three new shows, which come from DreamWorks Animation’s Classic Media, will all debut commercial-free on Jan. 17.

The announcement was made by Marc DeBevoise, chief digital officer of ViacomCBS and President and CEO of CBS Interactive, during CBS All Access’ presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena on Sunday.

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“We’ve seen a tremendous response from our subscribers in just the few months since CBS All Access began offering children’s programming,” DeBevoise said. “Bringing new editions of legendary classics like ‘Lassie,’ ‘George of the Jungle’ and ‘Mr. Magoo’ to the service is a fantastic benchmark for CBS All Access, and we look forward to continuing to expand our offering for families.
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CBS All Access Orders ‘Mr. Magoo,’ ‘George of the Jungle,’ ‘Lassie’ Reboots

  • Variety
CBS All Access Orders ‘Mr. Magoo,’ ‘George of the Jungle,’ ‘Lassie’ Reboots
CBS All Access is further building out its animation lineup with reboots of three classic shows.

New editions of “Mr. Magoo,” “George of the Jungle,” and “Lassie” will all be available on the streamer beginning Jan. 17. The new series hail from DreamWorks Animation’s Classic Media. The announcement was made during the All Access portion of CBS day at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

“We’ve seen a tremendous response from our subscribers in just the few months since CBS All Access began offering children’s programming,” said Marc DeBevoise, chief digital officer of ViacomCBS and President and CEO of CBS Interactive. “Bringing new editions of legendary classics like ‘Lassie,’ ‘George of the Jungle,’ and ‘Mr. Magoo’ to the service is a fantastic benchmark for CBS All Access, and we look forward to continuing to expand our offering for families.”

All Access first began rolling out animated kids
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‘Lassie’, ‘George of the Jungle’ & ‘Mr. Magoo’ Animated Children’s Series Picked Up By CBS All Access

  • Deadline
CBS All Access, CBS’ digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, has picked up three new original children’s series from DreamWorks Animation’s Classic Media. Premiering on Jan. 17 will be Lassie, George Of the Jungle and Mr Magoo. The announcement was made by Marc DeBevoise, Chief Digital Officer, ViacomCBS, and President and CEO, CBS Interactive, during CBS All Access’ TCA presentation.

“We’ve seen a tremendous response from our subscribers in just the few months since CBS All Access began offering children’s programming,” said Marc DeBevoise. “Bringing new editions of legendary classics like Lassie, George Of the Jungle and Mr Magoo to the service is a fantastic benchmark for CBS All Access, and we look forward to continuing to expand our offering for families.”

These three new series join CBS All Access’ existing lineup of exclusive original children’s series, including new seasons of Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs
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'George of the Jungle,' 'Lassie' Animated Series Set for CBS All Access

CBS All Access is rebooting three classic kids' animated series with a hand from DreamWorks Animation.

The latter's Classic Media will produce new versions of Lassie, George of the Jungle and Mr. Magoo for the streaming platform. The three shows will bolster a lineup of children's programming on CBS All Access, which also recently added Nickelodeon content to its lineup. All three shows are set to premiere Friday.

"We've seen a tremendous response from our subscribers in just the few months since CBS All Access began offering children’s programming," Marc DeBevoise chief digital officer of ViacomCBS ...
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‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’ To Air In Spring On Peacock As Star Maggie Lawson Hopes For More Sequels

  • Deadline
‘Psych 2: Lassie Come Home’ To Air In Spring On Peacock As Star Maggie Lawson Hopes For More Sequels
It’s taken longer than expected but the second Psych movie is set to air this spring and star Maggie Lawson is already hoping for more.

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home was originally planned to launch last year but moved from USA Network to forthcoming streaming service Peacock. Lawson told Deadline that it will air this spring after the NBCU platform launches in April.

The film, which is named after Tim Omundson’s Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter, will explore the marriage between Shawn, played by James Roday, and Lawson’s Juliet after the pair’s nupitals at the end of the first movie.

“One of the things I love about this movie, this time around is, I feel that for Shawn and Juliet there’s been eight years of ‘will they, won’t they,’ then it was ‘they will,’ then there was like a little, ‘where are we,
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Global Screen takes lead on 'Lassie Come Home' (exclusive)

  • ScreenDaily
German-language adaptation set for February 2020 release.

Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Lassie Come Home, a German-language production that is set for release by Warner Bros. in February 2020.

Pre-sales will now begin on the new adaptation of the celebrated Eric Knight novel, whose canine character was first brought to the big screen more than 75 years ago.

Henning Ferber is producing the new adaptation through his Lch Film Ug outfit in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Suedstern Film, and Traumfabrik Babelsberg.

Hanno Olderdissen will direct from a script by Jane Ainscough. The cast includes Nico Marischka
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WWE Draft Set For Fox’s ‘Friday Night SmackDown’ And USA Network’s ‘Monday Night Raw’

  • Deadline
The destiny of WWE’s superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on Friday Night SmackDown on October 11 at 8 pm Et on the Fox broadcast network and Monday Night Raw on October 14 at 8 pm Et on USA Network.

On both nights of the draft, superstars from Raw and SmackDown will appear along with personalities from Fox and NBCUniversal programming who will announce select picks from each brand. The draft will determine the superstars that compete for Raw and SmackDown, which feature distinct casts, unique storylines, and dedicated writing teams.

Friday Night SmackDown on October 11 will emanate from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, while Monday Night Raw on October 14 will take place at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Raw and SmackDown are the #1 and #2 longest-running weekly episodic television shows in U.S. primetime history. The programs claim to have aired more original episodes than The Simpsons, Gunsmoke,
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Why Hollywood Loves Redeeming Male Characters With a Dog (Guest Blog)

  • The Wrap
Why Hollywood Loves Redeeming Male Characters With a Dog (Guest Blog)
One of the undeniable stars of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is named neither DiCaprio nor Pitt, but rather Brandy. She’s the pitbull terrier who kicks ass when it matters, and is otherwise patient and obedient. Most important, she adds a sweetly human counterpoint to her owner’s occasionally temperamental ways. Quentin Tarantino’s movie is retro, so the concept of a helpful and heroic dog is fitting.

Let’s face it: Brandy’s obedience to a male has a lot of company on screens past… and present. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” opens Friday, featuring “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia as a racecar driver whose ups and downs are narrated by his canine companion (voiced by Kevin Costner). The film’s ads read, “From the studio that brought you ‘Marley and Me.'” Yep, there is another one primarily about a guy and his pooch.
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Jed Allan Dead at 84

Jed Allan, known for his roles on soap operas Days of our Lives and Santa Barbara, died Saturday in Palm Desert, CA. He was 84.

His son Rick Brown wrote on Facebook, "so sorry to post the very sad news of my father's passing tonight. He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others."

Allan spent many years working on daytime dramas, starting with the role of Ace Hubbard on Love of Life in 1964. He then played Paul Britton on The Secret storm from 1964-1965. He joined Days of our Lives in 1971 as attorney Don Craig, and played the role until April 17, 1985.

"My fondest memory is of the time when Marlena and I got together when she first came on the show," Allan said of his Days experience. "We had a great rapport and great comedy sense. Those five years were quite wonderful,
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Daytime Star Jed Allan Dead at 84

The daytime community is mourning the loss of one of its own as Jed Allan has died at the age of 84. His son, Rick Brown, broke the news on March 9 with a post on Facebook. “So sorry to post the very sad news of my father’s passing tonight,” he wrote. “He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others.” Allan made his debut as the troublemaking Ace Hubbard on Love Of Life back in 1964, and from 1964-65, he played Paul Britton on The Secret Storm. But he may be best remembered by daytime fans for playing Don Craig on Days Of Our Lives from 1971-85 or C.C. Capwell on Santa Barbara from 1986-93. In 2004, Allan took over the role of General Hospital’s Edward Quartermaine for a couple years until John Ingle returned to the role in 2006. Marrying
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'Beverly Hills, 90210' & Soap Star Jed Allan Dead at 84

  • TMZ
'Beverly Hills, 90210' & Soap Star Jed Allan Dead at 84
Jed Allan -- another member of the "Beverly Hills, 90210" family and a soap opera legend -- has died, according to his son. Rick Brown posted the sad news on Jed Allan's official Facebook fan page Saturday, saying Jed passed away peacefully while surrounded by family. He added, "Thank you for all who are part of this wonderful tribute to my dad on Facebook."  Jed played Rush Sanders on '90210' -- the father of Ian Ziering's Steve Sanders.
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Jed Allan, Daytime Emmy Nominee and Soap Favorite, Dies at 84

  • Variety
Jed Allan, Daytime Emmy Nominee and Soap Favorite, Dies at 84
Jed Allan, who acted in numerous daytime soaps, including “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Days of Our Lives,” and “Santa Barbara,” has died. He was 84.

“So sorry to post the very sad news of my fathers passing tonight,” Allan’s son, Rick, posted on Facebook Saturday night. “He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others.”

Born Mar. 1, 1935, Allan’s first soap roles came in 1964 as Ace Hubbard and Paul Britton, respectively, on Roy Winsor’s CBS series “Love of Life” and “Secret Storm.” In 1971, he joined “Days of Our Lives” as attorney Don Craig, a role that ended in 1985 as the series’ creators wanted to turn over the cast of characters to focus on younger roles. Allan’s work on “Days of Our Lives” earned him a daytime Emmy nod for outstanding actor in 1979.

From 1988-1993, Allan played C.C. Capwell in “Santa Barbara,
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Jan-Michael Vincent, Star of Airwolf and The Mechanic, Dies at 73

Joseph Baxter Mar 8, 2019

Former Hollywood heartthrob Jan-Michael Vincent, star the hit TV series, Airwolf, is revealed to have died last month.

Jan-Michael Vincent, former star of the smash 1980s TV series, Airwolf, has died, reportedly at the age of 73. It’s an occurrence that, in actuality, took place nearly a month ago – on February 10 – and we only just now learned.

According to Vincent’s death certificate, as obtained by THR, the actor passed away as a result of cardiac arrest at Mission Hospital's Memorial Campus in Asheville, North Carolina. His death caps off widely-reported struggles with drugs and alcohol, which led to a tumultuous personal life rife with permanent-injury-inducing accidents and shameful legal issues, notably connected to domestic violence. However, his downfall contrasts sharply with an auspicious early career.

Indeed, Vincent was essentially the Brad Pitt of the 1970s, bearing a name and chiseled-jawed countenance that was synonymous with the
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Jan-Michael Vincent Dies: ‘Airwolf’ Star & Golden Globe Nominee Was 73

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Jan-Michael Vincent Dies: ‘Airwolf’ Star & Golden Globe Nominee Was 73
Jan-Michael Vincent, who briefly rose to prominence as a young leading man in films in the 1970s and 1980s then became a TV star with CBS’ action series Airwolf in the mid-’80s, died February 10 in North Carolina. He was 73.

A death certificate obtained by TMZ noted Vincent died of cardiac arrest while a patient at an Asheville hospital. His death had not been previously reported.

Vincent started his career in the late 1960s with guest roles in TV series including Dragnet, Lassie, Bonanza and Gunsmoke before his first feature film, 1971’s Going Home opposite Robert Mitchum and Brenda Vaccaro. That led to a co-starring role opposite Charles Bronson in Michael Winner’s 1972 movie The Mechanic. He starred in several movies in rapid succession in the mid-’70s including trucker drama White Line Fever, World War II-set Baby Blue Marine, John Millius’ surfing pic Big Wednesday with Gary Busey and
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Jan-Michael Vincent, Titular Star of '80s Military Drama Airwolf, Dead at 74

Jan-Michael Vincent, Titular Star of '80s Military Drama Airwolf, Dead at 74
Golden Globe-nominated actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who starred in the 1980s series Airwolf, has died at the age of 74. Per TMZ, he passed away on Feb. 10 of cardiac arrest.

Vincent’s early television career included roles on Lassie, Bonanza and the one-season drama The Survivors, among other series. In 1983, he starred as Byron Henry in the ABC miniseries The Winds of War, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

On the small screen, though, Vincent was best known as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the CBS action-adventure series Airwolf,
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"Airwolf" Star Jan-Michael Vincent Dead at 74

  • TMZ
Jan-Michael Vincent -- the '80s heartthrob best known for his role on TV's "Airwolf" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. Jan-Michael actually died back on February 10 after suffering cardiac arrest while a patient at a North Carolina hospital ... according to the death certificate. We're told no autopsy was performed and he was later cremated. Jan-Michael was most recently in the 2002 movie, "White Boy" ... but he had a long, successful career in TV and film.
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Andrew McCullough, Who Directed Orson Welles and James Dean on Television, Dies at 94

Andrew McCullough, Who Directed Orson Welles and James Dean on Television, Dies at 94
Andrew McCullough, a prolific director in TV's Golden Age who worked with Orson Welles and James Dean on the small screen and called the shots for The Donna Reed Show and Family Ties, died Jan. 22 in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 94.

McCullough also helmed episodes of Leave It to Beaver, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, Maverick, Lassie and Hawaiian Eye and later served as an Ad on Happy Days.

Welles, who had already conquered film (Citizen Kane), theater (Caesar) and radio (Mercury Theater on the Air, War of the Worlds), in 1953 made his television debut in a live adaptation of King Lear. The Shakespeare classic was ...
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Supercali-what? You might think Julie Andrews was the first actress to play Mary Poppins. But you would be wrong!

My longtime Disney publicist friends know too well about my childhood fixation about “Mary Poppins.” What “Star Wars” was to a younger generation, this grandiose flight of fantasy about a magical nanny was to me. It made me love films even more than I ever had before. The songs, the effects, those dancing penguin waiters – they expanded my imagination in marvelous new ways.

I thought I knew everything about “Mary Poppins.” I had read all of P.L. Travers’ books. I danced and sang to the soundtrack. I had a Mary Poppins doll with both white fancy dress and her flying outfit, complete with parrot umbrella and carpet bag. I also had consumed a biography about Travers when I was an adult.

But five years ago, when the movie about the making of the film, “Saving Mr. Banks,” came out, I learned about a lecture being given at a community center in Washington,
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