Some teen heart throbs don't age well, and then there's Robby Benson. In this exclusive clip from this Friday's season finale of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (Feb. 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET on OWN), check in with Benson, who seems to be doing just fine since leaving the spotlight and has become an undeniable silver fox. See? Not every child star becomes a complete mess or stars in a bad reality TV series!
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Why is the assassin such an enduring archetype?
Audiences seem to have an endless appetite for watching the adventures of people whose job is to kill for money, particularly when they start to wrestle with issues of conscience. How many movies at this point have started from the notion of the professional killer who's got "just one more job to do"?
When the HitFix movie team decided to put together a gallery of their favorite assassins in honor of tomorrow's release of "Three Days To Kill," the new Kevin Costner film, the biggest problem seemed to be narrowing everything down to the list of their very favorites. There are so many of these characters that have become icons that we could probably end up doing two or three of these galleries without running out.
When it comes to Thursday (February 20) night's "American Idol" results, I'm not confident on much. I know who I thought gave the best performances between the Top 15 Girls on Tuesday and the Top 15 Boys on Wednesday, but I don't know how America will respond.
I'm using a picture of MK Nobilette with my recap because I'm sure that even if America didn't love her, the judges will use a Wild Card for her.
Beyond that? Well, let's see who makes the season's Top 13. Then I'm gonna go out and interview them.
Noah Wyle's TNT "Librarian" movie franchise is set to become a TV series
TNT is close to ordering a 10-episode "Librarian" series, with Wyle poised to reprise his role.
Lena Dunham: Before "Girls," HBO "sweetly" fired me from "Mildred Pierce"
Dunham worked one day on the HBO miniseries before being dumped by a producer whom she would end up working with on "Girls."
Preview Sarah Palin's new reality show
She's hosting Sportsman Channel's "Amazing America."
E! bringing Kristin Cavallari back to TV
The former MTV star will co-host a new weekly series called "The Fabulist," starting next month.
Introducing Mario Seinfeld
What if "Seinfeld" was mashed up with Super Mario Bros?
Christina Aguilera is pregnant
The newly engaged "Voice" star is expecting her 2nd child, Us weekly reports.
In the lead-up to the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2, HitFix will be bringing you the lowdown on all 24 Oscar categories with multiple entries each day. Take a few notes and bone up on the competition as we give you the edge in your office Oscar pool!
If correctly pronouncing the name of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was an Olympic event, our own Dan Fienberg would be in Sochi winning medals right this moment.
When I went to the "Pompeii" press day recently, I was met outside the room by a publicist who was speaking on behalf of another publicist who was inside the room, and they all wanted to make it clear that I shouldn't bother trying to say anything beyond "Adewale" when I walked into the room. "You don't have to try his last name," she said.
Hey, if he wants to go the full Madonna, fine by me. I've always had a great time interviewing him, and I've liked his work as far back as I can remember seeing him. He made such a huge impression when he was on "Oz" that the only real danger for me as a fan is that I would call him "Adebisi" instead of Adewale. One of the things that becomes clear if you spend more than ten minutes in conversation with him is that he is crazy smart, a guy with a knack for running a conversation.
At a press day for "The Thing," we had some time to just sit and chat while they were re-lighting the interview set, a good twenty minutes or so off-camera, and we talked about his background, a Masters degree in law, and how I'd like to see him cast as the lawyer in something instead of the perpetual client. It's one of those things where I don't even think it's about race as much as it is about a sort of failure of imagination on the part of filmmakers thinking about how to cast him.
My kids were excited to talk to him for a moment about "Thor: The Dark World," and he was incredibly gracious when talking about the part he played. Personally, I thought it was yet another film where they made less than ideal use of him, burying him in (admittedly well-designed) monster make-up for most of the movie. I'll say this for "Pompeii"… Paul W.S. Anderson gives Adewale a lot of screen time, and his character plays more than just a bad guy or a tough guy. I'll have my actual review of the movie up on Friday, but it's safe to say that I was happy to see Adewale get to play someone who we can actually root for and who has more than one big moment to play.
"Pompeii" is out in theaters on Friday, and you can see "Thor: The Dark World" on Blu-ray and DVD on February 25.
Admittedly, Oscar season never felt half as long when it wasn't part of my profession to cover it -- and to think there was a time when the Motion Picture Sound Editors' awards would simply pass right by me -- but it's increasingly hard to believe we once put up with it all the way until late March (or even early April, in some extreme years). The internet has doubtless egged on the speedier expenditure of Oscar-related conversation, exhausting relevant points of argument from as early as September.
Okay, we're not going to talk about what happened with the women's hockey. We're just not. That was heartbreaking. But the men are in the semi-finals. So there's that! They could win!
Last night, as I got home from a screening, I was about to climb out of my car when I saw something or someone moving stealthily in the area beside my garage. I turned the headlights back on and revealed two large raccoons who were standing on their back legs picking through our recycling bin. They didn't look startled by my lights, but more annoyed than anything as they turned and walk off through my backyard. I started laughing because, after this week's reaction to (and omnipresence of) the "Guardians Of The Galaxy" trailer, it felt more like viral marketing than anything.
Part of what I find fascinating about the way they've brought the character to life for the film is that he looks like a photo-real creature. He's the right size, and aside from the fact that he talks and he lives in outer space and he can operate heavy firearms, he looks pretty much exactly like those two I saw last night. We've gotten to a point where the visual effects work is almost spooky it's so realistic.
Tim McGraw debuted a new song, “Shotgun Rider,” on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last night and it’s a vast improvement on his current single, “Lookin’ For That Girl.” Both will appear on his new album, out later this year.
"American Hustle" has lit up both the movie-going public and the Academy with its cool take on late-1970s Americana. While an enormous amount of credit obviously goes to the acclaimed performances and the atmosphere created by director David O. Russell, the look and feel of the era was also largely the result of the collaboration between costume designer Michael Wilkinson and production designer Judy Becker, both Oscar-nominated for their work on the film.
Jimmy Kimmel takes credit for Olympic Wolf hoax
That YouTube video that U.S. luger Kate Hansen posted that has attracted more than 1 million views? That was a hoax orchestrated by Kimmel and Hansen, and the two will discuss their prank via Skype on tonight's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"Modern Family" fan charged with indecent assault for groping Sarah Hyland
The fan allegedly grabbed Hyland's breast after a "Modern Family" after-party in Sydney.
TLC is bringing back the original "Breaking Amish" cast for "Return to Amish"
The "Breaking Amish" spinoff will air in June.