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Salma Hayek, who has been open about her own immigration experiences in the United States, is not a proponent of President Trump’s plans to build a wall that he claims will be bankrolled by Mexico. One would assume federal funding will play a huge role in this controversial project, which Hayek pointedly [...]


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Ridley Scott has a well-earned reputation as being one of the most visionary directors of the modern era.  In films like Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator, Scott has created realistic-looking worlds, with attention paid to even the smallest of details.  And he’s put the same amount of effort into his latest movie, Alien: Covenant.  The [...]


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Whether on TV or in films, Kevin James has relied heavily on physical humor throughout his career.  Obviously, he’s been quite successful at it, too.  The King of Queens lasted nine seasons, and his new show, Kevin Can Wait, is one of this season’s biggest new shows.  James told us he made a conscious decision [...]


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In the last 15 years, the marriage rate in America has declined from 8.2 per 1000 people to just 6.7.  Researchers can explore the trend all they want, but we know the real answer.  Married With Children premiered 30 years ago this week, and since it ran for 11 seasons, that means an entire generation [...]


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For a franchise that’s based on gas-guzzling muscle cars, The Fast and the Furious sure has gotten good mileage over the years.  It’s survived some horrible reviews, cast turnover, and even the death of its original leading man to make it to its eighth feature, with two more sequels already greenlit.  With The Fate of [...]


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It was October 1984 when we were first introduced to one of Hollywood’s seminal characters: The Terminator.  Shot for just $6.4 million, the original Terminator movie performed modestly at the box office, grossing just over $38 million, but excellent reviews and good word-of-mouth gave the film a solid following, thanks to cable and VHS (remember [...]


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ABC’s saucy serial Scandal is a huge hit, and Kerry Washington is one of the biggest reasons for that.  As Olivia Pope, she manages to exude both strength and vulnerability in ample doses, and Washington thinks audiences have fallen in love with Olivia precisely because of that emotional honesty in her character. (Click on the media [...]


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Growing up, Mariska Hargitay was the very definition of the “Southern California girl.”  Born in Santa Monica to a famous actress (Jayne Mansfield) and a bodybuilder father (Mickey Hargitay), she was young, beautiful, and athletic.  And becoming a Hollywood actress only seemed to confirm the stereotype.  But then, something happened.  She won one of the [...]


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Aaron Sorkin has a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most intelligent storytellers.  Whether on TV (The West Wing, Sports Night) or the big screen (A Few Good Men, Moneyball, Steve Jobs), his fast-paced yet insightful screenplays have earned him plenty of accolades, including an Academy Award for writing The Social Network.  He could be in [...]


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There’s something about fast cars and the Hill Valley Town Square on the backlot of Universal Studios.  Of course, in Back to the Future, Marty McFly revved his time-tricked-out DeLorean up to 88 mph.  And on a sunny day in June 2001, the studio gathered the cast of a new motor-obsessed movie for their first [...]


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