Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way.
Laura Antonelli (1941-2015) – Italian Actress. She starred in Luchino Visconti’s L’innocente, Salvatore Sampieri’s Malicious
Mary Steenburgen has joined the cast of Fox’s new comedy The Last Man on Earth, Will Forte and executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller announced at TCA’s winter press tour.
The series stars Forte as Phil Miller, an average guy who apparently becomes the last man on earth after a virus destroys all of humanity. Of course, since this is a comedy, Phil will discover what life is like… Continue reading Mary Steenburgen joins Will Forte’s ‘Last Man on Earth’
A month after Deadline broke the story that Mary Murphy would be departing Fox’s veteran reality competition series So You Think You Can Dance the network has made it official. Paula Abdul had been in talks to replace her on SYTYCD’s upcoming 12th season.… Continue reading Mary Murphy To Exit ‘So You Think You Can Dance’
Matt Lauer is speaking out against criticism he received about an interview with General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Thursday’s Today show. Lauer was attacked on Twitter and online after asking Barra if she thought she could be both a good parent and a good CEO at the same time. Many thought this was an anti-feminist perspective, but the morning show anchor took to his Facebook page to clarify his questioning… Continue reading Matt Lauer responds to criticism over ‘Today’ interview with GM CEO Mary Barra
Marc Webb certainly has the name for Spider-Man, and with the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 he’s proven he’s got the directorial chops too. Back when Amazing Spider-Man came out, Webb was a music video director best known for his feature debut, the charmingly quirky romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer. But now he’s been thrust into the world of big-budget moviemaking, not just as a filmmaker but… Continue reading 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Director Tells Us Where Mary Jane Would Have Fit and Why She Was Cut Out