America Ferrera to Host ‘Independent Lens’ on PBS

NEW YORK – The PBS series ‘Independent Lens‘ says actress America Ferrera will host its ninth season of documentary films. Ferrera follows past ‘Independent Lens’ presenters including Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard and Edie Falco. PBS says Ferrera will make her debut when the award-winning anthology series begins its new season of 27 documentaries on Oct. […]

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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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Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins Split After 23 Years

LOS ANGELES — Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have broken up. Publicist Teal Cannady said in a statement that the two actors separated over the summer after 23 years together. She did not elaborate. Sarandon, 63, and Robbins, 51, met while shooting the 1988 film ‘Bull Durham.’ They have two sons together. Sarandon stars in […]

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First Look: Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Lovely-Bones/141599/1207264467/The-Lovely-Bones—Trailer/embed 580 476] Here is the first look at Peter Jackson’s long-awaited project The Lovely Bones, and it’s certainly something to see. Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) stars as Susie Salmon, a young girl who was murdered in 1973, and finds her soul caught in “the in-between,” haunted by her killer (Stanley Tucci) […]

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