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Pamela Adlon Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

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Pamela Adlon Signs With CAA (Exclusive)
Multi-hyphenate Pamela Adlon has signed with CAA for representation, Variety has learned exclusively.

Due to the ongoing dispute between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies, however, CAA will not be representing Adlon for writing. In addition to writing, Adlon is an actress, producer, and director. She continues to be repped by Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty Agency for voice-over work along with Felker Toczek and ID PR.

Most recently, Adlon co-created the critically-acclaimed FX series “Better Things” on which she stars and serves as writer, producer, and director. She was nominated for a lead actress Emmy in 2017 and a Golden Globe in 2018 for her work on the series, with the show having also won a Peabody Award in 2016. FX renewed the show for a fourth season back in March, which is slated to air in 2020.

Prior to “Better Things,” Adlon acted in, wrote for, and produced the FX comedy “Louie,
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5 Things Parenthood Did Better Than Party of Five (& Vice Versa)

A family drama gives fans the opportunity to become involved in the lives of a large group of characters, and it's fun to see how they grow and adapt over the seasons. Parenthood and Party of Five might seem like very different shows at first glance. However, they're both TV dramas about family members, they both ran for six seasons, and they both made you cry.

Related: The Simpsons’ 10 Saddest Moments, Ranked

Let's compare these two family dramas and see what each one does better than the other. Here are 5 things that Parenthood did better than Party of Five and 5 things that Party of Five definitely excelled at.
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Jamie Lynn Spears Joins Cast of ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Netflix Series

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Jamie Lynn Spears Joins Cast of ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Netflix Series
Jamie Lynn Spears, star of “Zoey 101” and sister to pop star Britney Spears, has joined the cast of upcoming Netflix series “Sweet Magnolias.”

Spears will play Noreen Fitzgibbons, “a young woman who is determined to build a new life for herself after a series of bad choices,” according to Netflix.

Set in the charming small town of Serenity, South Carolina, the 10-episode show is based on a book series by Sherryl Woods about three women who have been best friends since childhood. Woods will serve as an executive producer for the series.

Also Read: Netflix in July: Here's Every New and Expiring Title

Monica Potter (“Parenthood”), Brooke Elliott (“Drop Dead Diva”) and Heather Headley (“Chicago Med’s”) were announced as series leads on the romantic drama in May.

Potter will play Maddie Townsend, “a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds
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Jane's Addiction Rocks Rhonda's Kiss Concert Event

On Friday, December 8, legendary rock band Jane's Addiction headlined the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles Concert Event, which benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and furthered the mission of Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to assist cancer patients in need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet during treatment.

Jane's Addiction Rocks Rhonda's Kiss

The Hellcat Saints also took the stage to open the evening.

Among those who attended were Rhonda’s Kiss Chairman of the Board Marc Stefanski, Rhonda’s Kiss CEO Kyle Stefanski, Host Greg Behrendt (Sex and the City, He’s Just Not That Into You), Performers Jane’s Addiction and Hellcat Saints – Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Scott Shriner (Weezer), Healing and Hope Award Honoree Dr. Keith Black, Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age
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Ron Howard's Actor Father Rance Howard Is Dead at 89

Ron Howard's Actor Father Rance Howard Is Dead at 89
Rance Howard, Apollo 13 actor and father to actor-turned-director Ron Howard, has died. He was 89 years old. The Oscar winner took to Twitter on Saturday to share the sad news with his fans on behalf of himself and his brother Clint Howard.  Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard's sons. Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad." Rance has appeared in several of his famous son's movies, including Apollo 13ParenthoodSplash, How the Grinch Stole...
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Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard, Dies at 89

Rance Howard, Actor and Father of Ron Howard, Dies at 89
Rest in peace, Rance Howard.

The actor died on Saturday, his son, director Ron Howard, announced on Twitter. Rance, who is also dad to actor Clint Howard, was 89.

"Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s sons. Today he passed at 89," Ron wrote. "He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad."

Rance's acting career spanned more than six decades. After his first movie role in 1956's Frontier Woman, Rance appeared in films like An Eye for an Eye (1966), Chinatown (1974), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Nebraska (2013).

He also acted in several of Ron's films, like Splash, Cocoon, Parenthood and Apollo 13, as well as Ron's feature film directorial debut, Grand Theft Auto. He also worked with his son in TV, on the sitcom
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Martha Thomases: The Next Big Thing

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News flash! Time passes!

When I was a child, I was mesmerized by the very concept of time. How was it discovered? Why are units of time, like minutes and hours and days, all measured in multiples of 6? What was there before time? Could time ever end? If so, what would replace it? Eventually, these thoughts made me throw up, and I would have to make myself think about other stuff.

But here’s the thing: Time happens. Whether you think about it or not.

I am reminded of this when I look at the list of contributors to Mine! A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood. In addition to talents like Neil Gaiman and Jill Thompson, there are a bunch of people whom I know personally on the list but there are also a whole lot I don’t know.

For example, there’s Gabby Rivera. And Tee Franklin.
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I Do…Until I Don’T – Review

June (the big wedding month) is soooo three months ago, and February (home of That holiday) is nearly half a year away, but the new indie comedy for the first of September looks at romance and marriage. Now, this isn’t a sweet “rom-com” all about the bloom of “new love” and the rocky, but ultimately smooth road to the altar. No, this basically concerns three couples who have made that committment (one hasn’t got the certificate, but they’ve got a child), but they’ve hit a bump (actually one is moments from careening off the highway). You could say that the last tier of the wedding cake is in the fridge, the foil is frayed, and freezer burn is imminent. Though somehow there are still lots of laugh at this look at relationships whose title harkens back to the big event, I Do…Until I Don”T.
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City Slickers: the behind the scenes challenges of a comedy hit

Simon Brew Aug 8, 2017

1991's City Slickers was an Oscar-winning comedy success. It was not without behind the scenes challenges...

Spoilers for City Slickers lie ahead.

Sandwiched between the two big tentpole blockbuster hits of summer 1991 was a genuine sleeper surprise. Whilst it had long been pre-ordained that the Arnold Schwarzenegger-headlined Terminator 2: Judgment Day would rule the summer season with the Kevin Costner-starring Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, what few saw coming was a film called City Slickers.

It came from the pen of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, the comedy-writing team who scripted 1989’s brilliant Parenthood. They co-write the film with Billy Crystal (who didn’t receive credit), who also conceived the idea for the film. And as with most unlikely successes, it had a bit of a history to it.

Crystal came to the idea in the aftermath of his success in When Harry Met Sally,
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Rick Moranis Is Back for a 'Strange Brew' Reunion

What movie fan doesn't miss Rick Moranis? The star of such favorites as GhostbustersSpaceballsLittle Shop of HorrorsParenthoodMy Blue Heaven and the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise has been absent from the screen since the 1997 direct-to-video sequel Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. He was last heard in the 2006 direct-to-video animated movie Brother Bear 2.  While he hasn't exactly been retired completely (he's been putting out music albums as recent as 2013), he has been laying low in the decades since his wife's death from breast cancer in 1991. He's claimed he's mostly just been picky. That was his reason for not participating in last year's Ghostbusters remake, which...

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Best News of the Day: Rick Moranis to Return to Acting

Rick Moranis was one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood playing roles that emulated goofy, lovable, sweet characters that you couldn’t help but love. Whether it was Ghostbusters, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Strange Brew or Parenthood, you’d be hard pressed to find a character in Moranis’s career that wasn’t 100% likeable. Unfortunately for Hollywood and all of us Moranis fans out there, Rick retired from acting. Moranis opened up about it and said (you can read the entire interview at Uproxx): “Stuff happens to people everyday, and they make adjustments to their lives for all kinds of reasons.

Best News of the Day: Rick Moranis to Return to Acting
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On this day: Grace Kelly became a Princess, Madonna's "Live to Tell" and more...

On this day in history as it relates to showbiz!

1907 Composer Miklós Rózsa born in Budapest. He becomes an Academy favorite in the early 40s and is nominated 17 times for his music with 3 Oscar wins (Spellbound, A Double Life, Ben-Hur)

1922 Emmy winner Barbara Hale (Perry Mason) born in Illinois

⇱ 1946 Hayley Mills born in London. She becomes the very last winner of the special "juvenile Oscar winner" for Pollyanna (1960) and chases it with the classic twin comedy The Parent Trap (1961). Did you know she was Tfe's favorite classic child star? Now you do.

1947 James Woods born in Vernal, Utah

1953 Rick Moranis born in Toronto. Today's movie fans probably don't know this but in '89 he starred in 3 consecutive $100 million grossers in one single summer (Ghostbusters II, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Parenthood) and it was a very big deal because back then the same people weren't in every movie. Tfe's theory
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The Tao of Keanu Reeves, From 'Whoa!' to 'John Wick'

The Tao of Keanu Reeves, From 'Whoa!' to 'John Wick'
The appeal of Keanu Reeves – philosopher, lover, martial artist, musician, motorcycle enthusiast, movie star – is that he carries himself lightly, even in the movies that require him to turn from "cool breeze" (the Hawaiian translation of his first name, for those of you playing at home) to howling tempest. He's the type of guy who's had to deny being Buddhist, even though he's played the Buddha onscreen – because it's just widely assumed that he would swing that way religiously. ("I haven't take refuge in the dharma," he has assured us.
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David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest Grieve Together In Emotional ‘Five Nights In Maine’ Trailer — Watch

David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest Grieve Together In Emotional ‘Five Nights In Maine’ Trailer — Watch
Five Nights In Maine” follows Sherwin (David Oyelowo), a recent widower after his loving wife Fiona (Hani Furstenberg) was killed in a traffic accident. Amidst his depression, he travels to a remote corner of Maine to see Fiona’s hostile, cancer-stricken mother Lucinda (Dianne Wiest) who’s being taken care of by caring nurse Ann (Rosie Perez). Tensions run high as both Sherwin and Lucinda deal with their shared tragedy and express their grief in various difficult ways. Both struggle to come to terms with their rage and fear as well as their love for Fiona. Watch the trailer below and check out some exclusive photos from the film as well.

Read More: Tiff First Look: David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest Lead ‘Five Nights in Maine

The film is directed by Maris Curran. She previously directed the film “Edge of the Road,” about a family road trip out of the Midwest,
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Goodbye to 'The Good Wife,' whose heroine only let you see what she wanted you to

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Goodbye to 'The Good Wife,' whose heroine only let you see what she wanted you to
Midway through the penultimate episode of The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies' Alicia Florrick is presented with evidence of yet another one of her husband Peter's infidelities. Alicia, who's long been secretly estranged from Peter, is unfazed by the news, viewing it simply as useful to his defense in a corruption trial, until she notices that the man who brought it to her — rival lawyer Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) — seems disappointed by her lack of emotion. "Were you wanting me to cry, Mr. Canning?" she asks, before screwing her face up like Lucille Ball's and pretending to sob as she wails, "Oh my god, I thought my husband no longer cheated!" As Alicia's expression reverts to its familiar blankness, an impressed Canning admits, "God, I love you." "I know," Alicia replies. That moment was striking not only because it was one of the few genuinely entertaining moments in
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Remember Curly Sue? Child Star Alisan Porter Just Auditioned on The Voice

Remember the adorable little wise cracking star of movie Curly Sue? She was also in Parenthood by the way. Alisan Porter is all grown up now. Porter played Orphan Sue in the 1991 John Hughes comedy opposite Jim Belushi. She quickly became a recognized face around the world, but we had no idea she would grow up to be an aspiring (and awesome) singer. Two decades later, Porter is now 34, a mother of two, and has ditched those curls. She still acts but is now concentrating on her music and recently successfully auditioned for The Voice. Porter thanked everyone

Remember Curly Sue? Child Star Alisan Porter Just Auditioned on The Voice
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The Ten Best Rick Moranis Movies

In 1997, actor Rick Moranis made the really respectful and admirable choice of leaving acting after his wife had passed away from cancer in order to focus more on raising their kids. Since he essentially “retired,” Moranis has done some voice acting in animated films like Brother Bear and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys, but he’s really been out of the limelight since hitting it big in the 80s and 90s with movies like Parenthood and, obviously, Ghostbusters. With the news coming out weeks ago that the creators of Ghostbusters want to make a third

The Ten Best Rick Moranis Movies
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Rick Moranis Turned Down Ghostbusters Cameo, May Return to Acting

Rick Moranis Turned Down Ghostbusters Cameo, May Return to Acting
Rick Moranis fans, rejoice! Well, maybe not just yet, but there’s hope for the future. The 62-year-old actor, known for his splendid work in Parenthood, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, My Blue Heaven, Streets of Fire, and Strange Brew, isn’t opposed to coming out of retirement. But don’t expect to see a Rick Moranis Ghostbusters cameo in Paul Feig’s […]

The post Rick Moranis Turned Down Ghostbusters Cameo, May Return to Acting appeared first on /Film.
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Hit Me: How Johnny Mnemonic Helped Redefine Cyberpunk Cinema in the ’90s

On May 26th, 1995, music video director and artist Robert Longo made his directorial debut with Johnny Mnemonic, an adaptation of William Gibson’s futuristic short story of the same name (Gibson also penned the screenplay) that starred Keanu Reeves in the titular role as a “mnemonic courier” who finds himself in the middle of a corporate conspiracy with implications for all of mankind.

Johnny Mnemonic celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, and while it may not necessarily be a film many sci-fi fans celebrate, it’s always held a special place in my heart, undoubtedly being one of the coolest films I saw that year and one that also revitalized the cyberpunk film movement (yes, even before The Matrix came along and did it a bit more effectively).

For the uninitiated, Johnny Mnemonic transports us to the year 2021; in the opening text crawl, we learn that corporations have taken over
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If You Love This Year's Oscar Winners, Watch These Four Similar Nominees Next

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If You Love This Year's Oscar Winners, Watch These Four Similar Nominees Next
There's only one rule as far as the kinds of performance that get nominated for Oscars go: Someone has already been nominated for a role just like it. While it was thrilling to watch Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Patricia Arquette, and Jk Simmons pick up expected Oscars for their work this year, it cannot be denied that many of their roles have obvious Oscar forebears. Here are four performances you should watch next if you loved "Still Alice," "The Theory of Everything," "Boyhood," and "Whiplash."  If you liked Julianne Moore in "Still Alice," watch Bette Davis in "Dark Victory" Julianne Moore copes with the inevitability of a devastating condition in "Still Alice," and her decline is both grim and undeniably cinematic. Her emotional and physical transformations serve as the movie's entire plot, and her family's shifting response to her progressing Alzheimer's is just as compelling. In Oscar history, we actually
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