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February 18, 2012
SERIES The Fades: This dark fantasy-drama presents its season finale (6 p.m. BBC America). Ultimate Factories: The docu-series visits an Italian motorcycle factory (8 p.m. National Geographic). Saturday Night Live: Former cast member Maya Rudolph hosts, with musical guest Sleigh Bells (11:29 p.m. NBC). Ultraviolet: Code 044: The future looks bleak in this new animated action series inspired by a 2006 film starring Milla Jovo- vich (midnight G4). SPECIAL Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz: The "America's Got Talent" host and husband of singer Mariah Carey performs stand-up in this encore special (11 p.m. Comedy Central)
September 25, 2003 | Scott Sandell
There must be something in the water -- how else to explain two recent books revolving around dreamy swimming pools? The latest is photographer Veronique Vial's "Hollywood Splash" (powerHouse Books, $45), which came out last week and focuses on celebrities as they dive, wade and skinny-dip. Emmy-winning actor William H.
July 26, 2011
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January 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Curt Dempster, who co-founded Ensemble Studio Theater, a company known for its commitment to one-act plays and new pieces, has died. He was 71. A director, playwright and actor, Dempster died Friday at his home in New York, said theater spokesman David Gersten. The cause of death has not been determined. Dempster was the founding artistic director of the Manhattan venue, which is dedicated to developing new plays and nurturing theatrical talent.
September 28, 2013 | By Cristy Lytal
"So much of who people are is expressed in their speech," dialect coach Michael Buster said. The master of many accents lent a Southern inflection to two upcoming movies: Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" and Cinemax's "Quarry. " Raised in Minnesota, Wisconsin and upstate New York with relatives from Illinois and eastern Kentucky, Buster, 56, grew up hearing what he describes as "that real hillbilly Southern sound and then the Northern sound. " He got involved in drama in high school and studied to be an actor at the Juilliard School and at the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
"TNT Screenworks," a TV-movie series created to showcase the work of stage writers, makes a sharp debut today with the startling adaptation of playwright David Mamet's "Water Engine" (TNT at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.). It's astonishing because Mamet's 1977 stage version, a radio-play-within-a-play set entirely in a broadcast studio, remains a muddle next to this wide open, riveting screen treatment, also written by Mamet. Screen adaptations frequently compromise or distort a stage play--but not here.
June 17, 2001
Movies Eddie Murphy, far right, again cracks wise with animals in "Dr. Dolittle 2," which turns into a major human versus nature showdown in the midst of the animal kingdom's first labor strike. With Kevin Pollak, Jeffrey Jones and Kristen Wilson. Opens Friday. Also: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker star in the action adventure "The Fast and the Furious," a look at rival gangs who use street racing as a means of establishing power. With Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Rick Yune. Opens Friday.
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