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"Birdman" Takes Home The Top SAG Award

Sun, Jan 25, 2015 | Filed in: Film

Michael Keaton talks "Birdman" on the SAG red carpet

It was another big night for the 2015 awards season with The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which aired live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Many of the top talked-about films leading up to the race to the Oscars received praise, from "Boyhood," to "The Theory of Everything," "Whiplash" and "Birdman."

The winners list:

Cast in a Motion Picture: "Birdman"

Male Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Female Actor in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

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Jerry Seinfeld, "Breaking Bad" & "Birdman" Win Big At Producers Guild Awards

Sun, Jan 25, 2015 | Filed in: Film

Producers Guild AwardsOn Saturday evening, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
 
The Jerry Seinfeld-created web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” won the Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Digital Series.
 
The television program “Breaking Bad” and its producers Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, and Moira Walley-Beckett won the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama.
 
Closing the evening, the film BIRDMAN and its producers Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

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Talk-Show Pioneer Joe Franklin Dies At Age 88

Sat, Jan 24, 2015 | Filed in: Television

Video: Youtube

Nicknamed "The King of Nostalgia," veteran TV and radio personality Joe Franklinhas passed away at the age of 88, according to reports. 

Franklin has been noted as a pioneer in the TV talk-show realm. The Joe Franklin Show aired from 1950 to 1993, seeing guests from Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Vincent Price and Andy Warhol to Tiny Tim, Madonna, Woody Allen and Julia Roberts.

The show made a mark winning the Guinness World Record for Longest Running Continuous On-Air TV Talk Show Host.

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Who Will Win At The 21st Annual SAG Awards?

Sat, Jan 24, 2015 | Filed in: Film

SAG AwardsMatthew Beard, Colin Farrell, Jeff Goldblum, Allen Leech, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Emmy Rossum, Andy Samberg, Liev Schreiber and Reese Witherspoon will be presenters at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).

First-time SAG Award® nominee as part of the motion picture cast of “The Imitation Game,” Matthew Beard has also appeared in the films “One Day,” “The Look of Love” and “The Riot Club.”

Golden Globe® Award winner Colin Farrell has co-starred in such films as “Crazy Heart,” “Horrible Bosses” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”  He’ll star in the upcoming season of the critically acclaimed HBO series “True Detective.” 

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Baseball Legend Ernie Banks Passes Away

Sat, Jan 24, 2015 | Filed in: Health/Sports Fitness

Ernie Banks

Photo: http://baseballhall.org/

The sports world says goodbye to baseball legend, Ernie Banks, who has died at the age of 83.

Ernie came up through the Negro Leagues, making $7 a day. He became the first African-American to play for the Chicago Cubs, and the first number the team retired.

Along the way, he became known as much for his 512 home runs and back-to-back National League MVPs as for his cheer, his optimism, and his love of the game. As a Hall-of-Famer, Ernie was an incredible ambassador for baseball, and for the city of Chicago.

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