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Rob Lowe To Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced that Rob Lowe, film and television actor, producer, writer and director and New York Times best-selling author, has been selected for membership in this prestigious organization.

Lowe joins 11 other esteemed business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving 2018 honors. For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admired leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, eight-year-old Rob Lowe dreamed of being an actor. Throughout a tumultuous childhood, he focused on his goal despite his young age, appearing in many productions throughout the mid-west. In 1976, following his mother’s second divorce,
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Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance

Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance
'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback featuring daring Albert Finney tour de force As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be presenting the 1984 drama Under the Volcano, starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews, on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood. Jacqueline Bisset is expected to be in attendance. Huston was 77, and suffering from emphysema for several years, when he returned to Mexico – the setting of both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Night of the Iguana – to direct 28-year-old newcomer Guy Gallo's adaptation of English poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry's 1947 semi-autobiographical novel Under the Volcano, which until then had reportedly defied the screenwriting abilities of numerous professionals. Appropriately set on the Day of the Dead – 1938 – in the fictitious Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the fact that it sounds like Cuernavaca
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Rob Lowe Hilariously Spoofs Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln Commercial -- Watch!

Rob Lowe Hilariously Spoofs Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln Commercial -- Watch!
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Rob Lowe must have a lot of love for Matthew McConaughey.

The 52-year-old actor took to Instagram on Thursday to share a hilarious spoof of McConaughey's Lincoln Mkc commercial -- and it's pretty good!

Watch: Exclusive: Rob Lowe and the 'Code Black' Doctors Hilariously Fail at This Popular Kids' Game!

"That's a big actor," says Lowe in McConaughey's famous southern drawl, as the camera pans to his Code Black co-star, Luis Guzman. "That's 200 pounds of 'I don't give a f**k' acting muscle."

"I've been watching Code Black since before it was cool," he continues during his face-off with Guzman, "before anybody paid me to be on it."

"Acting perspective…I'll go back to the makeup trailer," he decides, backing up his car.

Watch the rest of Lowe's spoof:

Here is my new #film. Shot entirely in secret yesterday. #story #drama #setlife

A video posted by Rob Lowe (@robloweofficial
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Directors' Trademarks: John Hughes

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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of John Huges as director.

John Hughes’ is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past few decades. His contributions as writer, director, and producer have created many well-loved and contemporary classic films. While his impact as a filmmaker in general overshadows his contributions just as a director, there are many commonalities between the films he directed versus the films he only contributed a script. As such, the trademarks considered below are meant to represent the films directed by John Hughes, but they can easily also apply to the films he contributed to, but did not direct.

Hughes’ career began as a writer for several advertising campaigns. He went on to join National Lampoon where he wrote several films including 1984’s Vacation,
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Class | Blu-ray Review

A prolific screenwriter who emerged from the late 1970s as a promising American film director, Lewis John Carlino wouldn’t get behind the camera following his third, and least successfully received feature, Class (1983), an item which, in passing, looks to have the stamp of John Hughes and the Brat Pack all over it. Aggravating in its considerable inconsistencies, this was the director’s first attempt to film a treatment he didn’t write or adapt himself, scripted by Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt (both writers who would move into mainstream film and television). The result is a rather wishy-washy prep school version of The Graduate, but the comparison is merely a pale echo, trapped inside a banal resolution with troubling misogynist tendencies.

Immediately upon meeting his new roommate Skip (Rob Lowe) at prep-school, Johnathan (Andrew McCarthy) is thrust into a rigorous new environment. Initial misgivings are set aside for a
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Rob Lowe Graduates From Teen Heartthrob to Walk of Fame Honoree

Rob Lowe Graduates From Teen Heartthrob to Walk of Fame Honoree
When Rob Lowe emerged onto the scene in the 1980s he was a teenage heartthrob with sky-blue eyes and a winsome smile that drove swooning girls to wallpaper their bedrooms with posters featuring his impossibly pretty face. He was the dreamy Sodapop Curtis in “The Outsiders” and the persistant hustler Nick De Angelo in “Oxford Blues” and, later, the saxophone-playing screw-up Billy Hicks in Joel Schumacher’s “St. Elmo’s Fire,” a bad boy role that secured Lowe a spot, for better or worse, in the “Brat Pack,” a term coined for a core crew of actors such as Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore and Molly Ringwald — all of whom loathed the term — who defined coming-of-age movies during the Reagan administration.

By the late ’80s, Lowe’s reputation was marred by an underage sex scandal and his career as a dramatic actor sputtered, but he regained footing as a touted comedic talent,
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Top 5 TV: The Return of 'Empire'

Top 5 TV: The Return of 'Empire'
The big topic of conversation among TV fanatics this past week? The overall lousiness of the network's new fall shows. After a summer filled with UnREAL, Mr. Robot, Show Me a Hero, and The Carmichael Show — not to mention the soon-departing Fear the Walking Dead, which aired its best episode yet — it was damned dispiriting to have to slog through the likes of Life in Pieces, Blindspot, and Rosewood. Where's the panache? Where are the series with something to say?

Yes, ABC's The Muppets and Fox's Scream Queens had memorable debuts,
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List of winners from the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Ahead of next Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys were presented in Los Angeles, California last night. HBO’s Game of Thrones was the big winner on the night, taking home eight awards, followed by American Horror Story: Freak Show with five and Bessie and The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special with four apiece. Here’s the full list of winners, via EW…

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies

***The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Sixties

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The Case Against 8

***Going Clear: Scientology and ahe Prison of Belief

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Sinatra: All or Nothing At All

Virunga

Outstanding Variety Special

Bill Maher: Live From D.C.

The Kennedy Center Honors

Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen

***The Saturday Night Live
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Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2015: Winners in full

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles last night (September 12), just a week ahead of the Andy Samberg-hosted Primetime Emmy Awards event.

HBO scooped the highest number of awards, with Game of Thrones and Queen Latifah's Bessie among the major winners.

Digital Spy presents a full list of all the winners and nominees below:

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Masters

Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst - Winner

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Sixties

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

The Case Against 8

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief - Winner

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Sinatra: All or Nothing At All

Virunga

Outstanding Variety Special

Bill Maher: Live From D.C.

The Kennedy Centre Honors

Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
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Emmys 2015: Americans, House of Cards and Shameless Stars, Freak Show, Thrones Among Winners

Emmys 2015: Americans, House of Cards and Shameless Stars, Freak Show, Thrones Among Winners
At last, the Emmys have arrived!

No, we’re not talking about the 2015 Primetime Emmys broadcast — you’ll have to wait until next Sunday, Sept. 20 for that — but rather, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were handed out Saturday evening at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

RelatedEmmy Nominations 2015: The Snubs That Broke Our Hearts

Among the night’s winners:

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series | Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series | Margo Martindale, The Americans

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series | Bradley Whitford, Transparent

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series | Joan Cusack,
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Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees

Emmy Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Emmy Nominees
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.

Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The nominees are below:

Outstanding Drama Series

“Better Call Saul”

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie

Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

Lead Actor, Drama

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan

Lead Actress, Drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Claire Danes, “Homeland

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men

Robin Wright, “House of Cards

Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie

Timothy Hutton,
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Star Trek: 47 geeky things about the Next Generation films

From Star Trek: Generations through to Star Trek: Nemesis - here are 47 nerdy spots in the Next Generation films...

Since Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, the Star Trek cinematic outings have proved to be a smorgasbord of references and famous actors (or those who would go on to be), and often had complex behind the scenes events that stopped some rather, ahem, fascinating moments making it to the final version. We found lots of nerdy spots in the first six films here.

This time out we look at the films featuring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and choose 47 factoids. Granted, there's a lot more than that of interest, but we've tried for ones that you might not be aware of.

Oh, and there are some major spoilers...

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

1. The first of the Next Generation films was something of a rush job as principal photography
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Interview: John Cusack Channels Brian Wilson in ‘Love & Mercy’

Chicago – John Cusack has never rested on his laurels, which are many in his film career, nor stood still as an artist or an actor. His latest film is the magnificent “Love & Mercy,” in which he portrays music legend Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys as a middle aged man, trying to break free of the circumstances in his life.

Written by Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner, and directed by Bill Pohlad, “Love & Mercy” – derived from a Brian Wilson song title – is the story of two crucial phases in the songwriter’s life. The younger phase, portrayed by Paul Dano, checks in with Wilson as he puts together The Beach Boys’ album masterpiece, “Pet Sounds.” At this point, the dissolution of Brian Wilson as Rock Star is beginning, and as a result the older phase of his life comes into view.

And it is John Cusack who takes over
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Interview: John Cusack talks ‘Maps to the Stars’

He’s been a Hollywood star since his teens, when he starred in Class, Sixteen Candles and The Sure Thing, but thankfully John Cusack was never like the characters in David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars. A brutal satire about the players, wannabes and has-beens of Hollywood, Cusack plays Stafford Weiss, a self-help guru who peddles his therapies to the weak-minded. Father to the foul Benjie (Evan Bird), a rehab-hopping teen star of the ‘Bad Babysitter’ franchise, Stafford is just one of the soulless ghouls that haunts the Hollywood Hills in what is the Canadian Cronenberg’s first real foray into Tinseltown terrain.

For Cusack, it represents yet another impressive notch in a career that’s seen him work with Stephen Frears (The Grifters, High Fidelity), Woody Allen (Shadows and Fog, Bullets Over Broadway), Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), Terence Malick (The Thin Red Line) and Clint Eastwood (Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil
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And the winners of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are…

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night, with Breaking Bad scooping five awards including Outstanding Drama Series, Oustanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul), Oustanding Supporting Actress (Anna Gunn) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Modern Family was also celebrating, taking Outstanding Comedy Series for the fifth consecutive year, , along with Outstanding Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell) and Outstanding Directing, while there was wins for American Horror Story: Coven, Sherlock, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory and Fargo.

Check out a full list of the Emmy winners here…

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad” (AMC) (*Winner)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC) (*Winner)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston,
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The Winners of the Creative Arts Emmys Are Here

So the big Emmys don't air until next Sunday night and at Moviefone we will have, of course, full coverage. But last night the Creative Arts Emmys were handed out, for the people that are largely responsible for making these shows that you absolutely love -- you know, the behind-the-scenes talent tasked with conceptualizing and realizing your favorite programs. Oh -- and some guest actor and actresses awards were handed out, so there's that too!

In the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category Uzo Aduba took home the prize for "Orange is the New Black." Since we are, very shamefully, one of a handful of Americans who hasn't seen a single second of "Orange in the New Black," this doesn't mean a whole lot to us, but we are very happy for her! (We promise, we'll watch soon.) For the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, the
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Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Winners in full

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles last night (August 16).

HBO scooped the highest number of awards, with Game of Thrones and True Detective among the winners.

Digital Spy presents a full list of all the winners and nominees below:

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black - Winner

Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Joan Cusack, Shameless

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Programme

Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night - Winner

Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Programme

Deadliest Catch - Winner

Alaska: The Last Frontier

Flipping Out

Million Dollar
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2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners include 'Sex,' 'Scandal' co-stars

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2014 Creative Arts Emmy Winners include 'Sex,' 'Scandal' co-stars
The first round of 2014 Emmy Awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Saturday (August 16) night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony, which precedes the Monday, August 25 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, offered signs of hope for a number of drama and comedy hopefuls. Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," for example, won Emmys for editing, series casting and for Uzo Aduba, who is considered a guest actress for the purposes of these awards. No other comedy series was able to build any other momentum going into next week's show, with "The Big Bang Bang Theory," "Nurse Jackie," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" grabbing isolated tech prizes and Jimmy Fallon winning the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award for the second time in three years for his "Saturday Night Live" hosting duties. The two guest acting awards on the drama side
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Creative Arts Emmys 2014: Winners And Nominees

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex

Margo Martindale, “The Americans

Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones

Kate Mara, “House of Cards

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom

Kate Burton, “Scandal

See Also: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Oitnb,’ Jimmy Fallon and Allison Janney Score at Creative Arts Emmys

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire

Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist

Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist

Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist

(Winner) “Downton Abbey

Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist

Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones

Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist

Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist

Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist

Gary Machin, Hairstylist

Nicola Mount, Hairstylist

Mad Men

Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist

Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist

Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist

Ai Nakata, Hairstylist

The Originals

Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars

Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist

Kimi Messina,
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The 2014 Emmy Award Nominations

Unsurprisingly, HBO leads this year's nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The network's early days of AIDS telemovie "The Normal Heart" dominated its categories with a full nine nominations amongst the major awards. Their fantasy series "Game of Thrones" scored the most nominations of any program overall - six for the major awards and a further thirteen amongst the technical awards.

Regarding the major awards, FX's "Fargo" was the show in front with eight nominations; "Breaking Bad," "Orange is the New Black," "House of Cards" and "Downton Abbey" were next with seven; "Game of Thrones," "Modern Family" and "American Horror Story: Coven" all scored six; "True Detective" and "Sherlock" got five each; "The Good Wife," "Mad Men" and "Veep" nabbed four apiece; and "Luther," "Masters of Sex," "Silicon Valley," "Scandal" and "Louie" all scored three each.

Jimmy Fallon's name comes up six times, his tonight show and SNL
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