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Manu%20Bennett%20and%20Liam%20McIntyre Andy Whitfield in Spartacus: It took months to replace him execs sayWe were heartbroken when we got the news that Andy Whitfield was stepping down from his lead role in the ‘Spartacus’ series after his cancer returned. We were destroyed when we heard he passed away. Producers of the show had a really hard decision to… Continue reading Andy Whitfield in 'Spartacus': It took months to replace him execs say

rise of the planet of the apes roa 467rgb James Franco on Andy Serkiss Rise of the Planet of the Apes Performance: What is Needed is Recognition for Him, Now

Steven Spielberg wasn’t totally sold on Andy Serkis’s Oscar campaign for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” when he spoke to Moviefone late last year. “For the first time, in ‘Tintin,’ [Serkis] got to actually act,” Spielberg said, when asked if Serkis’s motion-capture performances deserved some kind of awards consideration. “He didn’t just have to act with his eyes or his face, the way he… Continue reading James Franco on Andy Serkis's 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Performance: 'What is Needed is Recognition for Him, Now'

theartist uggie The Conversation: Do Andy Serkis and Uggie the Dog Deserve Oscar Recognition?

It’s a great year for animal characters in movies, as I’ve noted elsewhere recently. And now two of the most notable performances are being talked about for Academy Awards. One is an actual beast, while the other is a man who plays a beast. 

First, there’s Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who plays an Asta-like pup in The Artist (also seen this year in Water for Elephants). Begun by Movieline’s S.T… Continue reading The Conversation: Do Andy Serkis and Uggie the Dog Deserve Oscar Recognition?

Andy Rooney is Dead

From 1978 to just a few weeks ago, Andy Rooney entered our homes and faithfully delivered the cantankerous opinion pieces that concluded each new episode of 60 Minutes, like a sour candy at the end of a heavy meal. And just six weeks after retiring from the TV news magazine, Rooney passed away at age 92, from complications following a minor surgery. Clearly, Rooney was a man who lived for… Continue reading Andy Rooney is Dead

Andy Rooney Dies

Andy Rooney, the wry observer of current events for 33 years on 60 Minutes, died Friday night in a New York City hospital, CBS News reports.

The TV journalist was 92 and had undergone minor surgery during the third week of October, only to suffer what were termed “serious complications.”

Rooney, a widower since 2004, is survived by