ON THIS DAY IN MOVIES: I’LL BE SEEING YOU

ill-be-seeing-youOn this day in 1944, UNITED ARTISTS released I’LL BE SEEING YOU. Directed by WILLIAM DIETERLE, this story of a soldier suffering from battle fatigue who meets and falls for a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison was a real tearjerker. The great cast includes GINGER ROGERS, JOSEPH COTTEN, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, SPRING BYINGTON, JOHN DEREK and CHILL WILLS. This is the epitome of sentimental ’40s romances.

BRITISH ALSO “THINK” THEY “CAN DANCE”

Cat Deeley hosts SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX, but she’s also the front-woman for the United Kingdom version of the hit reality show. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR:Michael Williams/FOX

Cat Deeley hosts SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX, but she’s also the front-woman for the United Kingdom version of the hit reality show. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR:Michael Williams/FOX

The UK debut of So You Think You Can Dance packed a wallop reaching the highest rating of the night in the UK with over 8-million viewers. That figure is the highest number since Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. Time will tell if the show can maintain those numbers, but it’s off to a strong start.

The Brit version of the reality competition, which is also hosted by Cat Deeley with Nigel Lythgoe judging, easily won its timeslot.

Click onto the video for a taste of the UK version of So You Think You Can Dance.


JILLIAN MICHAELS – EVERY “LOSER” IS UNIQUE

THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Pictured: (l-r) Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper -- NBC Photo: Trae Patton

THE BIGGEST LOSER -- Pictured: (l-r) Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper -- NBC Photo: Trae Patton

Season nine of The Biggest Loser is about to begin with an all new group of couples.

They’ll be under watchful eye of Loser trainer, Jillian Michaels, who will have to motivate the contestants into a new way of thinking and lifestyle.

Michaels has been down this road for each new edition of the reality show and found ways to inspire the men and women as they undergo their weight-loss journey without falling into a rut. In fact, Michaels let’s her motivational methods happen organically.

Click onto video for Jillian Michaels thoughts on inspiring the contestants on The Biggest Loser to achieve weight-loss success.

The Biggest Loser Couples season nine premiere is Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.


ON THIS DAY IN MOVIES: McQ

mcqOn this day in 1974, WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES released McQ. Directed by JOHN STURGES from a script by LAWRENCE ROMAN, this story of a rogue cop out to avenge the death of his partner was a pretty good fit for star JOHN WAYNE. Audiences were ready to see WAYNE as something other than ‘cowboy’ and his tough cop up against crime and corruption was just what was needed. The supporting cast was none too shabby either with names such as EDDIE ALBERT, DIANA MULDAUR, COLLEEN DEWHURST, CLU GULAGER and DAVID HUDDLESTON.

ON THIS DAY IN SHOW BIZ: BOB HOPE DEBUTS ON RADIO

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Bob Hope debuts on network radio in the cast of The Intimate Revue. Hope, born Leslie Townes Hope in London, made his film debut three years later in The Big Broadcast of 1938, singing “Thanks for the Memory.” Later, he appeared in a series of hit movies: the “Road to…” features with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. He received five special Academy Awards for his efforts entertaining the military during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

ON THIS DAY IN MOVIES: THE GRIFTERS

griftersOn this day in 1990, MIRAMAX FILMS released THE GRIFTERS. Directed by STEPHEN FREARS from a screenplay by DONALD E. WESTLAKE, this noir-ish tale of a group of interrelated con artists was a real treat with more than just a few twists and turns. The all-star cast featured ANJELICA HUSTON, JOHN CUSACK, ANNETTE BENNING and SANDY BARON. As watch-able now as it was then.