HBO’S Phil Spector Biopic Faces Possible Protest

By Joshua L. Weinstein LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – David Mamet’s newest project — an HBO movie about record producer and murderer Phil Spector — is under fire from friends of the woman whom Spector is convicted of killing. Friends of Lana Clarkson are afraid of how Mamet will portray the late actress, and are threatening […]

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Ed O’Neill Turns Down Low-Paying HBO Offer

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) — HBO made Ed O’Neill he had to refuse. The “Modern Family” star said he was offered a mere $40,000 — or union scale — for six weeks’ work on the cable channel’s upcoming Phil Spector movie starring Al Pacino and Bette Midler. When he was given the quote, he was […]

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Backstage At The Emmys: Who Said What?!

Not all of the witty one-liners and thoughtful ruminations at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards took place on stage during the telecast. Many memorable quotes were also served up by winners backstage in the press room. Here’s our recap of the savoriest sound bites. –  Reporting by Matt Mitovich and Carrie Borzillo JIM PARSONS, ‘THE […]

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HBO’s ‘You Don’t Know Jack’ Scores

Al Pacino stepped onto HBO last night in ‘You Don’t Know Jack,’ a biopic of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the man who advocated doctor-assisted suicides for terminally ill patients. If you’re a Comcast subscriber with HBO, you can watch the movie right here. Or you can watch it on television. The reason for this post is […]

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Kevorkian: Assisted Suicide ‘Discussed to Death’

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press Writer DETROIT — Jack Kevorkian says assisted suicide has been “discussed to death.” The assisted suicide advocate known as “Dr. Death” said Thursday the HBO biographical movie ‘You Don’t Know Jack‘ is unlikely to inspire much action but he’s delighted and honored by the “superbly done” film about his crusade. […]

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Al Pacino Takes on Kevorkian’s Story in HBO Film

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — Barry Levinson was preparing to direct HBO’s new film about Jack Kevorkian when a family crisis brought home the entrenched power of the assisted-suicide advocate’s name. Levinson’s father-in-law, hospitalized after a massive stroke, was unable to speak and in obvious distress. A nurse was asked to give […]

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Al Pacino Is Dr. Death, Couple Sues ‘CSI’ Writer, Special ‘Law & Order’ Guest Stars, And More

Being Dr. Death: Al Pacino will portray Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the HBO film, ‘You Don’t Know Jack,’ which follows the life of the doctor who infamously assisted in over 150 terminally ill-based suicides. Kevorkian was imprisoned in 1999 and is serving the maximum sentence for second-degree murder. Check out what else Pacino has been […]

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