Sunday, September 20, 2020
  • WILL SMITH Shares First Look Photos From Upcoming FRESH PRINCE REUNION SPECIAL on HBO Max, Taping Today on 30th Anniversary of Original Series
    Will Smith released two first-look photos at the upcoming The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special from Westbrook Media, taping today on the 30th anniversary of the iconic series. Smith was joined by series regulars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro as well as recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff for a family reunion on set in the Banks’ home in ...
  • Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and ‘Night at the Museum’ Cast to Reunite for ‘Stars in the House’ 200th Episode
    “STARS IN THE HOUSE” CELEBRATES 200th EPISODE WITH A “NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM” WITH BEN STILLER, OWEN WILSON, CARLA GUGINO, AND MORE  Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley Host September 10th   in Support of The Actors Fund  Reunion Celebration Will Stream Exclusively on   PEOPLE and PeopleTV social platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and PEOPLE YouTube  NEW YORK (September 8, 2020) – Seth Rudetsky  and James Wesley announced ...
  • Actress Dame Olivia de Havilland dies at 104 years old
    A legend actress, Olivia de Havilland dies at 104 years old Oscar Winner for “Gone with the Wind” “A wonderful lady, actress and gem has been lost to Hollywood…” By Patrick Donovan – Author/Screenwriter US Navy Disabled Veteran – 1980 – 1991 Seattle, WA (The Hollywood Times) 7/26/2020 Source: WikiPedia Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE (/də ˈhævɪlənd/; July 1, 1916 – July 25, 2020) ...
  • TCM’s Summer Under the Stars Returns for 2020
    31 DAYS 31 STARS TCM’s Ultimate Annual Movie Star Showcase Click here for more info. A different star every day, all month, August 1-31 #SummerUnderTheStars      
  • Mob Without Malice 
    Lunch – Written and Directed by Donna Kanter By Valerie Milano Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 6/26/20 – Lunch is a brisk 78 minute documentary written and directed by Donna Kanter. Today the film Lunch takes on extra poignancy in the new age of social distancing. The film chronicles the simple pleasures of elbow to elbow ...
  • Have LUNCH. with the Guys Who Made America Funny – Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar & John Rappaport? Oh My!
    (L-R) Matty Simmons, Hal Kanter, and Arthur Hiller Photos courtesy of Donna Kanter Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) June 10, 2020 – “They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I disagree. I think it’s lunch,” quips Hal Kanter.  Kanter is best known for creating the groundbreaking TV series “Julia” with Diahann ...
  • May 29 LA Virtual Cinemas: New dazzling 4K restoration of THE GREY FOX w/ Richard Farnsworth
    New dazzling 4K restoration of Canadian Classic Western based on the true story of ‘The Gentleman Bandit’ Bill Miner “The bluest eyes this side of Paul Newman.” – Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight THE GREY FOX – (1982) Directed by Phillip Borsos Writer John Hunter  Starring Academy Award-nominee Richard Farnsworth Opening in LA Virtual Theaters starting Fri. May 29 American Cinematheque Autry Museum Laemmle Theatres https://kinomarquee.com/the-grey-fox **Ticket purchases support theaters ...
  • Jessica Biel Announces Today’s “Easy” Film
    FOR THE LOVE OF MOVIES Visit the AFI Movie Club webpage to find out how to view today’s film, along with exclusive content from the AFI Archive. We hope the AFI Movie Club brings some inspiration and entertainment during this time when it’s needed more than ever. As a non-profit, we are a member-powered organization, which depends on ...
  • What to Watch on Disney+ / Mother’s Day Weekend!
    Near or far, Disney stories can bring you closer to the ones you love. This weekend, sit back and celebrate moms with the magic of Disney+. Here are a few of our favorites to enjoy:
  • AFI Movie Club: Jay Roach Announces BEING THERE
    AFI MOVIE CLUB – JAY ROACH ANNOUNCES BEING THERE WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2020 WHAT:     Jay Roach announces today’s AFI Movie Club selection: BEING THERE. The film is on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Laughs as one of the funniest films to grace the silver screen. Star Shirley MacLaine was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2012, ...
  • Wizard World Vault Launches: To Feature One-of-A-Kind Memorabilia Among New Offerings
    Autographed Photos, Memorabilia, Posters, Unique Items Available Through WizardWorldVault.com Website LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2020 – From signed photos and posters to celebrity banners, rare and limited edition comics and other unique pop culture memorabilia, Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) is pleased to launch Wizard World Vault, an online marketplace of one-of-a-kind products backed by the trust of ...
  • AFI Movie Club: Hugh Grant Announces ROMAN HOLIDAY
    AFI MOVIE CLUB – HUGH GRANT ANNOUNCES ROMAN HOLIDAY – Thursday, April 30, 2020 Hugh Grant announces today’s AFI Movie Club selection: ROMAN HOLIDAY. The film is ranked #4 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list of the greatest love stories of all time, and Audrey Hepburn is #3 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list of the greatest American screen ...
  • James Robert Webb’s self-titled album due out May 1
    By: Judy Shields Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 4/27/2020 The iconic Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire) produced the entire record, his first project with James. Not only does James bring us his take on modern traditional country music, he is also a doctor who can speak to current events like he did in this facebook ...
  • “Will & Grace” Concludes on NBC; Remembering Actress Shirley Knight
    Wednesday, April 22 Game show “Whew,“ hosted by Tom Kennedy, launched on CBS in daytime in 1979. It ran for one year…In 1985, the Coca-Cola introduced “The New Coke,” which was the first formula change in 99 years. It was renamed “Coke II” in 1992, and then faded into the soft drink sunset…The pilot episode of the long-running beach-themed drama “Baywatch” debuted as a TV movie on ...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition starts tomorrow April 16th
    SPECIAL HOME EDITION Welcome to the TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition, an on-air celebration of TCM Classic Film Festival movies and moments from the past decade that fans can enjoy from the comfort of their homes. As a part of the Special Home Edition, TCM is proud to showcase films that have been a ...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival Virtual Roundtable with Ben Mankiewicz & More
    By  Judy Shields Rancho Cucamonga, CA (The Hollywood Times) 04/14/2020 The Hollywood Times was part of a virtual press roundtable Q&A with TCM Host Ben Mankeiwicz, Pola Changnon (TCM General Manager) and Charlie Tabesh (TCM Senior VP of Programming) to discuss their upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition this weekend April 16-19, 2020. Celebrating the Past Decade ...
  • Announcing the TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Edition – April 16-19 on TCM
    Don’t miss your opportunity to see these amazing Classic Films and especially to view festival moments and interviews.  You will enjoy every minute of this festival from the comforts of your home on you home theater system.  You will want to get you tickets for next year’s TCM Classic Film Festival after seeing this. PLEASE JOIN ...
  • Television Pioneer and Puppeteer Jim Henson to Be Honored With Distinguished Service Award at NAB Show
    — Broadcast industry’s most prestigious award to be presented posthumously and accepted by children Brian Henson and Lisa Henson — Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor Jim Henson, the artist, innovator, and visionary creator of the Muppets, with the Distinguished Service Award (DSA), at the 2020 NAB Show. The broadcast industry’s highest honor ...
  • Rare Hot Wheels Car Discovered by America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee Worth Upwards of $100,000 
    Rare Hot Wheels Car Discovered by America’s Toy Scout Joel Magee Worth Upwards of $100,000 In Los Angeles March 1-3, 2020 Los Angeles, California – February 27, 2020  – Have you ever wondered how a small Hot Wheels car could be worth upwards of $100,000? Joel Magee, “America’s Toy Scout” and regular on the show “Pawn Stars” ...
  • Special Guest Tributes and Additional Films added to the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival
    TCM is thrilled to announce our latest special guests and film additions to this year’s Festival lineup, including tributes to three renowned Hollywood contributors: animator Floyd Norman, actress Piper Laurie and actor Bruce Dern. Norman will be in attendance for screenings of the beloved Oscar-nominated animated Disney classics THE SWORD IN THE STONE (1963) and ROBIN HOOD (1973). Laurie will be present for screenings of THE HUSTLER ...
  • TCM Classic Film Festival News: Additional Titles Announced!
    2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL NEWS TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE LINEUP OF THE 11TH ANNUAL TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL. Dick Powell and Linda Darnell star in a U.S. premiere restoration of the fantastical comedy IT HAPPENED TOMORROW (1944); Harry Belafonte, Mel Ferrer and Inger Stevens star as the only ...
  • Boris Karloff & Katharine Hepburn Home For Sale
    Photos provided with Permission by Listing Agent A Los Angeles home where Katharine Hepburn lived early in her Hollywood career and Boris Karloff at the height of his career is for sale and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. Los Angeles home where Katharine Hepburn lived early in her Hollywood career and Boris Karloff at the height of ...
  • Point of View Writ Large: RASHOMON Reviewed
    By Dr. Laura Wilhelm, Laura-Wil Intercultural    “Egoism is a sin the human being carries with him from birth; it is the most difficult to redeem.”–Akira Kurosawa What is truth?  We in the US know full well how difficult “truth” can be to determine as the lengthy 2020 election debates and Trump impeachment trial proceedings unfold in all ...
  • FRIENDS TV – WE WERE ON A BREAK! – EXCLUSIVE CLIP
    On September 22, 1994 the first episode of Friends aired on NBC, and since then the series, characters and its infamous taglines have become a global phenomenon. After 236 episodes and its ten season run on-air, the beloved series went into syndication episodes on a number of networks, and in 2015 Netflix acquired the exclusive rights to ...
  • The Maniacal Frye; The Life Behind Universal’s Infamous Renfield
    By: Sarah Key Photos Courtesy of Gregory William Mank Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 1/31/2019 – Upon watching the 1931 Universal classic Dracula, people are bound to see an estranged man staring into the camera, creepily climbing the staircase of the Vesta’s hull as the crew stares down at him. A breathy laugh then escapes the ...
  • CBS Rearranges Thursday Comedy Block; Daytime Talker “The Mel Robbins Show” to Conclude
    ON THIS DAY – Wednesday, January 29, 2020 “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” debuted on CBS in 1969. It ran through June 13, 1972 and is considered one of the victims of the “rural purge”…Shades of “I Love Lucy”: Chrissy (Suzanne Somers) and Jack (John Ritter) got handcuffed together on ABC sitcom “Three’s Company” in 1980. Early the following season, Somer’s demands at contract re-negotiation time (from ...
  • Celebrate My Vintage Valentine Aboard the Queen Mary – Feb. 14
    My Vintage Valentine Aboard the Queen Mary Celebrates Romance and Classic Glamour Friday, February 14 Long Beach, Calif. – The Queen Mary is pleased to present an unforgettable evening of romance and old-world glamour at My Vintage Valentine’s Dinner Show on Friday, February 14. Selling out each year, the two seating times will offer a signature four-course dinner ...
  • 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival Announces Leonard Maltin to be Honored with Robert Osborne Award in April
    Turner Classic Movies is thrilled to announce the recipient of the 3rd annual Robert Osborne Award, an award that acknowledges an individual who has worked to maintain the preservation and legacy of classic film. This year’s award will be presented to the cherished film critic, author and historian Leonard Maltin. The award will be presented during a ...
  • 2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
    BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) TO OPEN 2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL WITH CAST IN ATTENDANCE Turner Classic Movies is delighted to announce that the 11th annual TCM Classic Film Festival will open with a 35th anniversary screening of BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985), with stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and screenwriter/ producer Bob ...
  • “Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time” Tournament Begins on ABC
    January 7, 2020 MTON THIS DAY George Burns and Gracie Allen were married in 1926…“The Newlywed Game” debuted on ABC in daytime in 1967…”Fame,” based on the movie of the same name, launched on NBC in 1982. After a one and one-half season run, the musical drama headed to first-run syndication effective on October 10, 1983 and stayed on the air for another four seasons…“The Dukes of Hazzard” on CBS reached the ...
  • Preserving and Restoring Hollywood’s Classic Films: An Interview with Paul Gierucki
    Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/26/2019 – Motion picture film was originally made up of nitrate, a highly flammable and chemically toxic compound, causing silent films to erode over time. That is where preservationists come in – to restore and secure the films to high definition prints. A majority of films made before the ...
  • 2020 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL PASSES NOW ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC
    PASSES FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL IN HOLLYWOOD ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! AS PASS QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ACT QUICKLY TO PURCHASE YOUR 2020 FESTIVAL PASSES. To purchase your 2020 Festival passes, please click here. The central theme of the 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival is Grand ...
  • NOTHING HAS CHANGED: PORTRAITS OF THE US – New photography book
    By: Dr. Laura Wihelm West Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 11/20/2019 West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont has hosted many wealthy visitors from all over the country in its time.  Perhaps it was past time to honor the rest of America as Larry Niehues has endeavored to do in his new book of photographs, NOTHING HAS CHANGED: PORTRAITS OF ...
  • New York City-based Filmmaker, JOHN GALLAGHER, Upcoming Films, “ALL MOBBED UP” and “Sarah Q” 
    By Jules Lavallee Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/17//19 –John Gallagher is a New York City-based filmmaker, a fixture on the New York scene for 40 years as a director, writer, producer, author, historian, and educator, with a wide range of international filmmaking resources and relationships, and a highly regarded, encyclopedic knowledge of films and ...
  • Porsche launches new 911 with Rusnak and Emory Motorsports.
    By Jimmy Steinfeldt Photo credit: Jimmy Steinfeldt Hollywood, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10-26-2019 Jimmy Steinfeldt: Tell me about Emory Motorsports. Rod Emory: This is my collection of mostly Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. I started with toy cars and graduated to real cars. My grandfather was a custom car builder in Burbank. His shop was Valley Custom Shop. My ...
  • Swan Princess 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Out Now – Red Carpet
    THE SWAN PRINCESS’ CELEBRATED 25 YEARS AS THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT ANIMATED FEATURE FILM FRANCHISE WITH A PINK CARPET EVENT AT THE W HOLLYWOOD & FILM PREMIERE AT THE ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 FEATURING ORIGINAL CAST & FILMMAKERS, INCLUDING BROADWAY LEGEND LIZ CALLAWAY, STEVE VINOVICH, ADAM WYLIE & MORE swan-princess-25th-anniversary-TheSwanPrincess_25thAnniversaryEvent_Carpet_h264_sd THE ORIGINAL 1994 FILM HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED & REMASTERED FOR ITS FIRST EVER ...
  • Disney+ and Fox Announce Series Renewals; NBC to Conclude Production on “Bluff City Law”
    Monday, October 21, 2019 ON THIS DAY CBS anthology series “Climax!” presented the first screen adaptation of an Ian Fleming James Bond novel in 1954. The novel was “Casino Royale,” Fleming’s first published work, and James Bond was played by Barry Nelson. In the live “Climax!” adaptation, Bond is an American agent working for “Combined Intelligence,” and is frequently referred ...
  • CBS and TBS Announce New Series; Celebrating Classic Sitcom “Leave It to Beaver”
    A Brief History of “Leave It to Beaver” Click here Friday, October 4, 2019 ON THIS DAY Classic sitcom “Leave It To Beaver,” with Jerry Mathers as young Theodore Cleaver (aka “the Beaver”), premiered on CBS in 1957. It moved to NBC. In season two (through six), and was revived as made-for TV movie “Still the Beaver” in 1983 and spin-off series “The New Leave It to Beaver” from 1984-89…Also ...
  • DWTS and SYTYCD Featured Dancers for RIDE 2020!
    Announcing Our 2020 Featured Dancers: Dancing with the Stars’ LINDSAY ARNOLD and So You Think You Can Dance’s JENSEN ARNOLD! RIDE is thrilled to announce that our featured dancers for the Dance to End Hunger event will be Lindsay and Jensen Arnold! Lindsay is the Season 25 Champion of Dancing with the Stars, and has been a ...
  • “The Masked Singer” Leads Fox to Wednesday Victory; Beloved Sitcom “The Brady Bunch” Turns 50
                          Happy 50th Birthday to the TV Clan Called Brady! For a look back at “The Brady Bunch,“ click here Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/26/2019 – ON THIS DAY – Three classic sitcoms debuted on this day: “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1962, “Gilligan’s Island” in 1964, and “The Brady Bunch” in 1969. “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch” came from the same creator, Sherwood ...
  • The Best of the Worst: The History of Bad TV in 10 Shows
    Countdown to the Start of the New TV Season: 3 days  Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/20/19 – ON THIS DAY Two long-running sitcoms premiered in 1984: “The Cosby Show” on NBC and “Who’s The Boss?” on ABC. Both aired for eight seasons…Also debuting: CBS sitcom “You’ll Never Get Rich” in 1955 (which was eventually re-titled “The Phil Silvers Show”), ABC variety hour “The Captain and Tennille” in 1976, and ...
  • Phil Hartman is Remembered on ABC; Animated “The Boondocks” is the Latest Reboot
                         4 days until the new TV Season! Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) September 19, 2019 – ON THIS DAY: Mary Tyler Moore “made it after all” in her self-titled CBS comedy, which premiered in 1970.  It aired for seven seasons and spun-off “Rhoda,” “Phyllis” and “Lou Grant”…Other notable series ...
  • SCREEN MEDIA TO RELEASE THE TOYS THAT MADE US *SPECIAL EDITION* | Available on Blu-ray on October 1, 2019
    SCREEN MEDIA TO RELEASE  THE TOYS THAT MADE US *SPECIAL EDITION* Includes Special On-Pack Toy! By: Judy Shields Available on Blu-ray on October 1, 2019  The Hollywood Times had the opportunity to watch these amazing stories of The Toys That Made Us that was featured on Netflix and what a great job Brian Volk-Weiss and his team did with the material, ...
  • MGM’S ANIMATED COMEDY ‘THE ADDAMS FAMILY’ has debuted the original song, “MY FAMILY” performed by MIGOS, KAROL G, SNOOP DOGG and ROCK MAFIA
    THE ADDAMS FAMILY Get ready to snap your fingers! The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor. watch the new LYRIC VIDEO Cast: Executive ...
  • Turner Classic Movies Returns to Hollywood for the 11th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 16 – 19
    I think one thing that always attracted me to movies was the personalities. I went to movies not because the stories necessarily appealed to me, but because of the people in them.  Robert Osborne,  was primary host for twenty years of the cable channel Turner Classic Movies (TCM) By Judy Shields Turner Classic Movies Returns to Hollywood for the ...
  • An Interview with Sara Karloff: Boris Karloff, A Man of Kindness
    By Sarah Key Photos courtesy of Sara Karloff Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 08/19/2019- The world is probably most familiar with Boris Karloff as “The Monster” in the 1931 film adaptation of Frankenstein and as The Mummy. However, what many do not know is that behind the heavy makeup was a man of true modesty and ...