Elaine Stritch, the legendary stage and screen legend, died Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Mich., the New York Times reports. She was 89.
Kelli Williams, Murder on Pleasant Drive
With a title like Murder on Pleasant Drive, you can just tell that this Lifetime movie (premiering tonight at 9 pm/ET) is going to delve into something twisted. Based on a harrowing true story, Murder stars The Practice's Kelli Williams as Deanna Whelen, a single mom whose own mother mysteriously vanishes from her New Jersey home shortly after she begins dating a man named — get this — John Smith (
Question: Since the majority of movies nowadays are remakes, is there a possibility of remaking The Day the Earth Stood Still? Please!
Answer: Though its message is as timely as ever, I can't imagine why anyone would want to see a remake of a movie as perfectly realized as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). But I guess you'll be pleased to hear that Variety announced in late 2005 that there is one in preproduction. The bad news (or the worse news, depending on your basic take) is that Robert Luketic, heretofore associated with comedies like Monster-in-Law (2005) and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004), is slated to direct.