22Ever since his breakout role in Rocky nearly 40 years ago, Sylvester Stallone has been one of the most recognizable people in the world. On one hand, becoming a household name (and face) has become a very good thing, since it’s helped him become one of the biggest movie stars of our time. On the other hand, it’s difficult to enjoy time out in public without fans wanting to get a few words, an autograph, and a picture.

Is it a fair trade? To Stallone, the answer is a definite “yes,” since he remembers what it’s like to be a fan himself. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sylvester Stallone)

Stallone’s back on the big screen again with The Expendables 3, a movie he also wrote and produced.

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120Well, there’s good news for fans of quality family television. ABC FAMILY has just announced the fourth season pick-up of the award-winning original drama series SWITCHED AT BIRTH.

One of summertime’s strongest dramas, the series tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Despite overwhelming socio-economic and ethnic differences (as well as one of the girls being hearing impaired), both families must learn to co-exist and blend their lives.

Critically acclaimed and a fan favorite, SWITCHED AT BIRTH has been honored with a Peabody Award as well as awards from such groups as the Television Critics Association, AFTRA and the Producers Guild of America.

During the series’ first season, we spoke with stars CONSTANCE MARIE and KATIE LECLERC, who predicted the show was going to do big things. Judging from all the attention it’s gotten, they were right.

The Season Three finale of SWITCHED AT BIRTH airs Monday 8/18 on ABC FAMILY.

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119Airing tonight on NBC, the two-hour season finale of the popular comedy competition show LAST COMIC STANDING will finally reveal which of the final three contestants will walk away with a $250,000 prize package that consists of a cash prize, a talent deal and a development deal for a television show. NIKKI CARR, LACHLAN PATTERSON and ROD MAN have outlasted over 100 comics invited by producers to compete and all three have withstood the criticisms of powerful judges RUSSELL PETERS, ROSEANNE BARR and KEENAN IVORY WAYANS.

Hosted by J.B. SMOOVE and produced by WANDA SYKES and PAGE HURWITZ, LAST COMIC STANDING has proven to be a valentine to comedy in all its forms and, with tonight’s contestants at the top of their game, tonight’s show promises to be hilarious.

We recently sat down with judges PETERS, BARR and WAYANS, who shared their thoughts on why they wanted to be involved with the show.

The season finale of LAST COMIC STANDING airs tonight on NBC.

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118Currently airing on TNT, LEGENDS is a smart, fun adventure series that centers on Martin Odum, an FBI undercover agent with the uncanny ability to transform himself into a completely different person for each job he takes on. But when a mysterious stranger suggests that he isn’t really the person he thinks he is, Odum begins to question his own identity. As he searches for answers to those questions, he continues to do his job by taking on such guises as a legendary computer hacker, a Serbian extremist and a Chicago cop.

Based on the award-winning book by spy novelist ROBERT LITTELL, LEGENDS is being produced by the team behind HOMELAND and stars SEAN BEAN, ALI LARTER, MORRIS CHESTNUT and TINA MAJORINO.

During the course of the series, SEAN BEAN takes on the personas of several different characters and, at a recent Television Critics Association press conference, producer DAVID WILCOX talked about the decisions that went into choosing how that would work. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

LEGENDS airs Wednesday nights TNT.

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLESMegan Fox has taken more than her fair share of flak from movie critics, who dismiss her as being merely another pretty face (and, of course, body) whose success comes merely from appealing to young male fantasies. And you know what? She doesn’t care what they say. She realizes that those criticisms are just part of being an attractive woman in Hollywood, and she knows that if she didn’t have something to offer, she wouldn’t be cast in so many movies. Of course, when it came to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, she fought hard for the role, because she’s always been a fan of the franchise. She spoke to us about overcoming those negative perceptions and trying out for the Turtles. (Click on the media bar below to hear Megan Fox)

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123310_D_1145Twenty-five years ago, Back to the Future Part II gave us a glimpse at what Lea Thompson might look like in 2015. But as we rapidly approach that year, we’ve seen that Lea is nothing like her BttF character, Lorraine McFly, turned out to be. Thompson is still a successful Hollywood actress, currently starring in the ABC Family series Switched At Birth. The teen hit has introduced her to a whole new audience - one that didn’t know her from her ‘80s movies - and has made her feel like she’s no longer tied exclusively to the roles that first made her famous.

Switched at Birth airs Monday nights on ABC Family.

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goth_39-jada-publicity-two_3195rca-1In theaters this weekend, THE GIVER is a sci-fi adventure based on the extremely popular Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel by LOIS LOWRY. Following last night’s Manhattan premiere party, a press conference was held earlier today to promote the film. But before the conference began, producer/star JEFF BRIDGES took center stage to share a memory of his pal and THE FISHER KING co-star ROBIN WILLIAMS, who tragically died yesterday. Apparently, the sight of iconic Manhattan street character, RADIO-MAN (Seen at left with Robin Williams), put him in a nostalgic mood.

THE GIVER
opens in theaters 8/15

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21Now playing in theaters all over the world, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is proving to be one of the Summer’s most popular blockbusters. Based on a little known (but cultishly admired) Marvel Comic, the story is centered on a mismatched group of unlikely intergalactic antiheroes on a mission to save the universe. Packed with CGI action as well as cheeky self-awareness, the film is directed by JAMES GUNN and stars CHRIS PRATT, ZOE SALDANA, BRADLEY COOPER, VIN DIESEL and DAVE BAUTISTA.

As one of the stars of JAMES CAMERON’S epic sci-fi adventure AVATAR, one would think that ZOE SALDANA is no stranger to the make-up chair. But during our recent interview, she admitted that working on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was an entirely different situation.


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is in theaters now.

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2It’s being reported that actor/comedian ROBIN WILLIAMS died today at the age of 63. To many he’ll be remembered for his iconic role on the classic television sitcom MORK & MINDY (where he was able to co-star with his friend and mentor JONATHAN WINTERS). For those lucky enough to have seen him in person, the memory of his manic stand-up routines will live forever. And, for movie goers, his Academy Award-winning performance in GOOD WILL HUNTING will stand the test of time as will his roles in such films as THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, THE DEAD POETS’ SOCIETY, GOOD MORNING VIETNAM, WORLD’S GREATEST DAD, THE BIRDCAGE and THE FISHER KING (to name just a few).

While no cause of death has been officially announced, the sheriff and coroner suspect suicide due to asphyxia.

WILLIAMS was a longtime friend of Hollywood Outbreak and we sat down with him many, many times over the decades. It was during one of those interviews that he talked about his longtime pal JONATHAN WINTERS. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

ROBIN WILLIAMS (1951 - 2014)

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115Private Practice star Kate Walsh returns to television starring in the new NBC comedy, Bad Judge. Walsh plays a tough, no-nonsense judge, but when she’s not on the bench, she’s a free spirited woman who loves to party. The series is produced by the comedic minds of producer/writer/director Adam McKay (Anchorman & Stepbrothers) and Will Ferrell.

While we already know that Walsh is a gifted dramatic actress, she also has great comedic abilities, and can’t wait to show the audiences her comedic side in Bad Judge.


Bad Judge premieres October 2 on NBC.

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