Willy Switkes, a character actor who appeared in Tootsie and Taxi Driver, has died, The Associated Press reports. He was 83.
Character actor Charles Durning has passed away of natural causes, the Associated Press reports. Durning died on Monday in his Manhattan home at the age of 89.
Sydney Pollack film director sometime actor and an elder statesman of Hollywood has died of cancer at age 73 The Directors Guild of America issued a statement calling Pollack the quintessential actors director Throughout his career Pollack was known for huge hits such as Tootsie and Out of Africa as well as less-lauded films like 1993s Havana Most recently Pollack appeared on-screen in Made of Honor as Patrick Dempseys father and Michael Clayton which he also producedPollacks Clayton costar George Clooney expressed his condolences in a statement to the AP Sydney made the world a little better movies a little better and even dinner a little better he said A tip of the hat to a class act Hell be missed terriblyPollacks films were known as star-laden affairs having included over the years everyone from Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford The Way We Were to Meryl Streep in Out of Africa which won seven Academy Awards out of 11 nominati
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NBC Universal has signed the three finalists from the most-recent edition of Last Comic Standing champ Jon Reep, Lavell Crawford and Amy Schumer to talent holding deals
. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Daniel Baldwin, who failed to appear for a progress report on his drug rehab stemming from an April 2006 arrest
. DVD releases have been set for Groundhog Day: 15th-anniversary Special Edition (Jan. 29, 2008, featuring all-new bonus material such as a commentary by director Harold Ramis and newly discovered deleted scenes), Tootsie: 25th Anniversary Edition (Feb.5) and Groundhog Day: 15th-anniversary Special Edition (Jan. 29).
Amanda Bynes bends her gender in She's the Man.
In the new comedy She's the Man (in theaters now), Amanda Bynes plays Viola, a soccer star forced to get her kicks by masquerading as her twin brother, Sebastian. Along the way, of course, all manner of hunky guys and ironically attracted girls find themselves mesmerized by this gal in disguise. Was Bynes able to pull it off? Should Felicity Huffman be looking over her shoulder? And more to the point, is the perky What I Like About You star ready to kick some Natalie Portman butt this weekend? Here's what Bynes shared with TVGuide.com in a fun one-on-one.
TVGuide.com: Seeing She's the Man almost — and my AP English teacher will be happy to hear this — made me want to actually read Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, on which it is loosely based. Or at least revisit the CliffsNotes