Chad Everett, the television star whose work spanned over four decades, best known for playing the dashing Dr. Joe Gannon on the 1970s CBS show, Medical Center, died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 75.
Robert Blake, 78, the former star of Baretta who also played the Mystery Man in David Lynch's Lost Highway, will appear on Piers Morgan's CNN show in an interview that airs tonight at 9 p.m. Things got dicey on Morgan's show as soon as he started to grill Blake about the 2002 incident in which he was arrested for the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley before being acquitted in 2005.
If you’re familiar with Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin’s body of work (The Saddest Music in the World, My Winnipeg, etc.) then it should come as no surprise that his new film is likewise a visual cacophony of brilliantly bizarre script accompanied by a surreal assortment of pretty images (think Man Ray meets Sigmund Freud at the Overlook Hotel).
American Idol's top eight contestants journeyed back to the '80s on Wednesday with songs from the Reagan era, including hits by Whitney Houston, Cyndi Lauper and Bette Midler. No Doubt's Gwen Stefani was on hand to provide her expert guidance, which bumped contestants Skylar Laine and Joshua Ledet back into the running for America's next pop star.
American Idol said goodbye on Thursday to contestant Erika Van Pelt, who cut and dyed her hair into a jet black pixie for Wednesday's round of Billy Joel tributes. America's voters — and the judges, who declined to save Van Pelt from elimination — were not impressed enough to keep her around.
The term auteur - the idea that films retain the personal sensibilities of their directors, like fingerprints - is thrown around quite frequently in this field. This theory, while extremely popular, has many critics, most of which argue that film is such a collaborative medium that no one person can be singled out to such a degree (writers oppose the auteur theory vehemently).