The Hollywood veteran passed away last month (Sep11) at the age of 81 and his friends, family and colleagues came together to celebrate his achievements at the Sony Pictures Studios in California.
Beatty was one of the speakers at the event, which took place on a studio soundstage, along with Desperate Housewives star Dana Delany and Mel Brooks.
Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal also spoke at the memorial and introduced a video of tribute from stars including Maria Bello and Natalie Portman, who recalled Calley's career advice to her.
In the clip, the actress said Calley told her, "Don't go after the money. It leads to loneliness. Do it for the love and a great life."
The memorial came just a day after Sony Pictures bosses announced they will be naming a park at the company's Culver City base after the former studio chairman.
S3E1: You come to expect a certain level of sheer awesomeness from Dan Harmon’s creation, especially when it returns after such a long hiatus, but last night’s Community was just alright. Granted, for an episode of Community, just alright is still damn good. We basically witness Jeff’s sudden downward spiral as a result of the whole Pierce issue. It seems a little out of left field for a premiere episode, especially for a show that tends to rely less on a continuous story and more on continuous random details – trust me, that makes sense if you watch the show regularly. Even so, we saw an enjoyable episode for the show’s return and it truly serves to make us curious about what’s in store this season.
“We’re gonna have more fun and be less weird than the last two years combined.” –Everyone’s song in Jeff’s Dream
After shirking his study group multiple times last year, Jeff is suddenly getting a little mental, obsessing over the group’s relationship and the fact that Pierce is no longer apart of it. (He didn’t sign up for Biology last year.) When Pierce returns, Jeff gives this whole speech about evolving and how they’re friends and don’t need the group in order to hang out. Of course, this only holds true as long as he’s part of the group.
When Professor Michael King (The Wire’s Michael K. Williams, no the K doesn’t stand for King, so don’t get any ideas) kicks Jeff out of Biology, Pierce gets his spot because he’s on the waitlist. Using his own “evolved” argument against him, Annie says it doesn’t matter if they study together, they’re still friends. Of course that’s not good enough for Jeff, who descends into full madness. He sees a photo on King’s desk and thinks he’s nabbed Pierce for getting him kicked out of the class, but it turns out the photo isn’t of King. Busted. Just before he tries to bring this up to the group, he follows Chang into the vents where the Dean is trying to spray for monkeys (you know, because of Annie’s Boobs) and gets hopped up on the monkey gas. This means we see Jeff go full “Here’s Johnny” on the table with an axe. After a back and forth wherein Pierce lies and says he paid King to kick Jeff out, they finally agree to let it all go, even though Jeff royally screwed up. Though Starburns’ Breaking Bad proposition gets him booted from Bio (and we an assume Jeff is back in), it would seem that Jeff’s demons will rear their ugly heads again.
It was a bit dark and a bit of a end of season episode, but there’s something inherently hilarious about seeing Jeff Winger get so wound up and rattled that it worked. The episode doesn’t quite feel complete, though that might be because we witnessed all the best parts in the commercials – apparently they do that TV shows now too.
“If I wanted to run a monkey hotel, I’d open a banana buffet.” –Dean
Somehow Jim Rash (the Dean) can make absolutely anything hilarious – even the absurd discussion about Annie’s Boobs. This year, he’s decided that things are going to be better, more serious, different. That starts with stopping the study group’s “National Lampoonery” and step one is exterminating Annie’s Boobs, who now lives in the vents. As he goes along on his mission, he pulls aside the new Vice Dean Laybourne of the Air Conditioning school annex (John Goodman), but he has no idea what he just stepped into. Though we saw basically every ounce of Goodman’s stellar and terrifying speech long before the episode ever aired, it’s an interesting addition to the Greendale dynamic.
It turns out that the AC school earns more cash than all of Greendale, which means Dean Laybourne can hold all those funds over Dean Pelton’s head. They strike a new deal, which basically results in Greendale being completely broke – he even has to lay off the security guards.
Like a little weasley angel, Chang falls from the AC vents (how appropriate) and the Dean sees an excuse to have Chang work for free as a security guard in exchange for living at the school (in the vents?).
This portion would have been more enjoyable had more of it been a surprise, but it’s great set-up for the rest of the season, so let’s hope they keep the evil Goodman coming.
“You are a pizza burn on the roof of the world’s mouth; you are the opposite of Batman.” –Troy
The most enjoyable part of the entire episode was Abed finding out that Cougar Town was moved to mid-season and his subsequent pterodactyl-esque reaction. As TV fanatics, we understand Abed’s exacerbated pain – maybe not in that shrill, shrieking tone, but we feel it. When Britta feeds his addiction with a British mini-series (a thinly veiled parody of Downton Abbey) and he’s once again dropped into despair when it’s over, the group seeks a series that can satiate Abed’s unending need for serialized television. This is also known as that 2 a.m. moment where you search furiously through the recommended Netflix series on Instant Watch in hopes of some form of new attachment. Of course, none of us deal with as disturbingly and hilariously as Abed does.
Finally, the group settles on a new addition that will last Abed ages: Inspector Spacetime. (Once again, a thinly-veiled parody of Doctor Who, the nerdiest nerd show of all time.) The series is still running and it has 26 seasons for Abed to devour – which is just about perfect. Are you trying to tell us that Doctor Who is a TV nerd’s delight, Community writers? I guess it sort of is, so we’ll allow it.
The episode as a whole could have been better, but it seems that the writers are setting up various pieces for the entire season, instead of just jumping into sudden antics. Perhaps this season really will challenge the barriers of the show we know and love, and if the past has taught us anything, playing with Communty’s barriers is just about the best thing they could possibly do.
Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.
But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat the likes of Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry's Law) to take home the female equivalent for her turn in The Good Wife.
Meanwhile, Modern Family started the Emmys as they planned to go on - TV husband and wife Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen kicked off the celebrations by walking away with the acting honours for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series.
The hit programme went on to earn accolades for writing and directing before being crowned best comedy at the end of the event.
It was a good night for the Brits too - Kate Winslet was named Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Mildred Pierce, while Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith claimed the supporting actress in a miniseries or movie title.
Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live) and Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee) were already winners before the red carpet at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre was even rolled out - they were honoured at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last weekend (10Sep11) in the Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series category.
Awards host Jane Lynch opened the show with a song-and-dance sequence featuring Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy and the cast of Mad Men, while Andy Samberg's comedy rap trio The Lonely Island, featuring crooner Michael Bolton and R&B singer Akon, and rapper/actor LL Cool J, were among the musical acts providing the entertainment in between awards at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.
The main list of winners at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards is as follows:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: Julianna Marguiles - The Good Wife
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Barry Pepper - The Kennedys
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Julie Bowen - Modern Family
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage - Game Of Thrones
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Margo Martindale - Justified
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Guy Pearce - Mildred Pierce
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake - Saturday Night Live (Host)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Gwyneth Paltrow - Glee
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Paul McCrane - Harry's Law
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Loretta Devine - Grey's Anatomy
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men
Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie: Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Outstanding Animated Programme: Futurama
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: The Kennedy Center Honors
Outstanding Reality Programme: Deadliest Catch
Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme: The Amazing Race
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman - Modern Family (Episode: Caught In The Act)
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series: Jason Katims - Friday Night Lights (Episode: Always)
Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes - Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliot Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart - The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: David Boone, Matt Roberts, and Mo Rocca - 64th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: Michael Alan Spiller - Modern Family
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: Martin Scorsese - Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Brian Percival - Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: Donny Roy King - Saturday Night Live (Host: Justin Timberlake)
Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special: Lonny Price - Sondheim! The Birthday Concert.
Season Three of Community (one of the most promising aspects of a pretty optimistic Fall season) is not starved for terrific guest stars. As you probably heard, John Goodman will enjoy a multi-episode arc as the "supervillain" Vice Dean Laybourne this coming season. We will also be graced with the glory of The Wire's Michael K. Williams, who earned endless praise for his portrayal as Omar Little on the HBO series (fans of Boardwalk Empire will also recognize Williams as Nucky Thompson's back-alley associate, Chalky). But perhaps the greatest news is the casting of the masterful comic actor Martin Starr as a Greendale professor.
Starr was iconic as the nerdy, somewhat antisocial movie-lover Bill Haverchuck on the short-lived (but amazing) Freaks and Geeks. Ten years later, Starr joined the equally brief (and equally amazing) comedy series Party Down, where he played a contentious aspiring screenwriter working as a caterer. As far as movies go, you might recognize Starr from his major roles in Cheats, Knocked Up and Adventureland.
Starr's prowess as a character actor is perfectly suited for the boundlessly creative Community. We see Starr below as a professor who seems to be stirring up trouble for Annie (Alison Brie) and Jeff (Joel McHale). We hear that a storyline involving an academic rival for Annie, called (in the spirit of Community's unceasing reverence for political correctness) "Asian Annie" will materialize this year. We've seen Annie get pretty desperate, but we've never seen her have to compete with someone in her sacred world: the classroom. Can we expect some extreme reactions? Most probably.
Community's third season will premire on Thursday, September 22, at 8 p.m. on NBC.
Community's spring semester ended with one big question: will Pierce (Chevy Chase) return to the study group? We're still in the dark on that, and will be until the third season gets underway. However, we have gotten glimpses of several other aspects of the upcoming year of Community. This sneak peek depicts a newly moustachioed Dean Pelton (Jim Rash -- who is now a series regular) embracing an iron fist and cracking down on the "National Lampoonery" with which Greendale Community College has been wrought. However, it seems as though he'll have a force to deal with in the form of Vice Dean Laybourne (guest star John Goodman), who looks to be interested in expanding his power beyond the Air Conditioner Repair annex of Greendale. Interviews with Goodman and star Joel McHale build an almost uncontrollable anticipation for Season 3. New Community starts September 22 at 8 p.m. on NBC and I'm sure it's going to dazzle us.
In addition to the below preview, check out the gives-new-meaning-to-the-word-awesome promo. There's singing.
The Titanic actress stars alongside Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids are caught fighting at school.
The film, based on the hit Broadway play God of Carnage, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Thursday (01Sep11) and it has been well-received by critics.
But Winslet admits one particular day on the shoot had everyone constantly doubled up in laughter.
Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, she says, "I had to contain a lot of vomit in my mouth, which is not possible for a person to do. So without going into too much detail, it was a fairly complex rig and there was some extremely clever CGI (computer-generated imagery) involved.
"It was hysterical... We were all completely beside ourselves with laughter."
And Winslet's two children, daughter Mia, 10, and son Joe, seven, were also kept entertained by their day onset.
She explains, "My kids came to work for the vomit day, and I am so thrilled that they were there because they literally have not stopped talking about it since."
Carnage is just one of three projects Winslet is promoting in Venice - she also walked the red carpet on Friday (02Sep11) for period drama Mildred Pierce, and will premiere Contagion with director Steven Soderbergh on Saturday (03Sep11).
And her hard work has already paid off - she was celebrated late on Thursday when she was honoured with a special prize for achievement.
Could anything be more exciting than this teaser for Community's third season, which depicts a hyperdramatic John Goodman, playing the head of a dismal community college's air-conditioner repair department, delivering an articulate and heavily threatening speech to the diminutive Dean Pelton (Jim Rash), who will, this season, take a well-deserved "series regular" billing, and an even more fundamentally stupefying goatee? Maybe the snippets of a ragged Jeff (Joel McHale), a befuddled Pierce (Chevy Chase), or a shrieking Abed (Danny Pudi). In any event, Season 3 of NBC's Community, which premieres on Thursday, September 22 at 8/7c, be looks to be television wildfire.
Click the below picture to see our galleries for the first and second seasons of Community.
In the horror throwback Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – a remake of John Newland’s 1973 made-for-TV classic – Bailee Madison plays Sally a young girl sent to live with her architect father Alex (Guy Pierce) and his live-in girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) in the Rhode Island mansion they’re busy renovating. The mansion ominously dubbed Blackwood Manor is an exceedingly spooky place made all the spookier by director Troy Nixey’s exquisite production design. Neglected by her father and resistant to Kim’s bonding overtures Sally is free to wander the estate unsupervised and her curiosity eventually leads her to the basement where she hears strange whispers emanating from beneath the fireplace flue.
The whispers belong to the homonuculi a race of odd little creatures who have resided at Blackwood throughout its long macabre history. Diminutive as they are they have a gift for manipulation beckoning Sally by preying on her feelings of neglect and resentment toward her parents. They are simply hungry and longing to be free they say but their true intentions are far from innocent as Sally soon discovers. But when she tries to warn Alex and Kim of the danger posed by the house’s tiny tenants her fears are dismissed as the ramblings of an overactive imagination.
Nixey does a tremendous job of creating a overarching sense of foreboding and menace in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. The homonuculi at first only glimpsed in shadow are impressive CGI creations menacing trolls with beady eyes and claws – an achievement no doubt attributable in part to the influence of Guillermo del Toro who co-wrote and produced the film. But while the creatures themselves are frightening the film as a whole isn’t. It’s heavy on atmosphere but light on scares and as a result its pace feels sluggish. I applaud Nixey for trying to craft something classical and mannered; I just wish he’d given me a little more to fear.
The Titanic may have sank to the bottom of the ocean, but it sure didn't bring Kate Winslet down with it. The actress has been part of several box office hits including Revolutionary Road, The Reader, and The Holiday. She was even recently nominated for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie due to her incredible performance in Mildred Pierce. Along with all of her accomplishments, Winslet is also becoming the newest face of St. John, following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie and Karen Elson. Kate poses in several St. John outfits ranging from chic dresses to stylish pants, coats, and blouses and her behind-the-scenes commercial for the line -- which is being called Scenes of a Woman -- has just been released. In this testimonial-type video Kate states:
“With St. John You can look extremely chic without trying too hard. You don’t feel as though they are clothes that only a model would be able to wear. And obviously I am not a model, I don’t have a model’s body, I have a real shape. And that just means a lot to me to be able to wear clothes that do embody that message of strength and power and femininity in a real shape….. I’m very much inspired by mothers, women who can pull it all together, do it all. Those are the women who are setting examples to a future generation of young women and that’s what I’m trying to do for my daughter.”
Here's the full video:
I doubt anyone would agree with the I don't have a model's body comment (we've all seen Titanic). The actress certainly looks at home while modeling the wide variety of St. John clothes, which have a stylish yet simple feel to them that I absolutely love. If these clothes look even half as good on me as they do on her then I'm sold. Check out the stunning photos below:
Thursday morning TV stars Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe) hosted the 2011 primetime Emmys nomination announcements. Favorites like Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and Modern Family cleaned up this year, while some smaller shows like Louie and Parks and Recreation garnered a few well-deserved nods. It was an early morning, so without further ado, here are the nominees...
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
BEST ACTRESS DRAMA
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Mariska Hargiaty, Law and Order: SVU
BEST ACTOR DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Hugh Laurie, House
SUPPORTING ACTRESS DRAMA
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Christine Baranksi, The Good Wife
SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Walton Goggins, Justified
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
LEAD ACTRESS COMEDY
Laura Linney, The Big C
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
LEAD ACTOR COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis CK, Louie
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Steve Carell, The Office
SUPPORTING ACTRESS COMEDY
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, SNL
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
SUPPORTING ACTOR COMEDY
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
TELEVISION MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Pillars of the Earth
Too Big to Fail
BEST ACTRESS MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs
BEST ACTOR MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
SUPPORTING ACTOR MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O'Byrne, Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
James Woods, Too Big to Fail
VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
REALITY - COMPETITION PROGRAM
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars