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Jeff Goldblum was offered a role in Captain America: The First Avenger

Jeff Goldblum is set to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe this month as he takes on the role of The Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, but it turns out we could have seen him as part of the McU much sooner as Kevin Feige has revealed that he was wanted for a small role in Captain America: The First Avenger.

“I think we spoke to him or offered him a role in Captain America: The First Avenger,” Feige tells Uproxx. “I think the role of the senator that was part of that Uso tour in the first Captain America film. And he either wasn’t available or wasn’t interested or whatever. And thank goodness, because that would have just been a small thing and instead we got to wait for the Grandmaster, which is about as amazing as a Jeff Goldblum ‘Goldblum-iness’ could be.”

The role is question is that of Senator Brandt,
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Thor: Ragnarok’s Jeff Goldblum Was Originally Eyed For Captain America

Before he was cast as Sakaar’s gleefully eccentric Grandmaster, Jeff Goldblum was approached about a totally different role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In anticipation of Thor: Ragnarok hitting theaters, Uproxx caught up with Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who reflected on Goldblum’s first foray into the bustling world of superhero movies. But had things panned out differently, ol’ Jeff Goldblum would have been drafted into the McU long before the God of Thunder touched down on Sakaar; in fact, the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star came close to playing Senator Brandt in Captain America: The First Avenger.

If that name sounds familiar, it should; Brandt was the one responsible for recruiting the young Steve Rogers in the first place, and later transformed Chris Evans’ character into the star-spangled hero we know and love. Michael Brandon wound up landing the role in 2011, and it’s fair to say that
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‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’ Renewed For Season 4 By Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has ordered a 14-episode fourth season of its live-action comedy series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn follows the adventures of the 12-year-old Harper quadruplets Aidan Gallagher (Nicky), Casey Simpson (Ricky), Mace Coronel (Dicky) and Lizzy Greene (Dawn) who don't have much in common, except their birthday, but know they can do anything when they stick together. Michael Feldman, who developed the comedy with Matt Fleckenstein and…
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Joan Collins-Pauline Collins comedy underway in France

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Exclusive: Filming has commenced on The Time Of Their Lives, also starring Franco Nero and Joely Richardson; Sir Tim Rice to oversee the soundtrack.

Shoot is underway in France on road-trip-comedy The Time Of Their Lives, starring Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins (Dynasty) and BAFTA-winner Pauline Collins, OBE (Shirley Valentine).

In writer-director Roger Goldby’s (Call The Midwife) feature, a former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins), who is determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral, escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a downtrodden English housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage.

Franco Nero (Django Unchained) will play Alberto, a famous and eccentric Italian painter. Alberto becomes entangled with the two ladies and inspired by their madness, joins their road trip and, in turn, becomes part of an uneasy love triangle between Helen and Priscilla, who both vie for his attentions.

The main cast are joined by Joely Richardson (101 Dalmatians) and Ronald Pickup (Best
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Joan Collins-Pauline Collins comedy gets underway in France

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Exclusive: Filming has commenced on The Time Of Their Lives, also starring Franco Nero and Joely Richardson; Sir Tim Rice to oversee the soundtrack.

Shoot is underway in France on road-trip-comedy The Time Of Their Lives, starring Golden Globe-winner Dame Joan Collins (Dynasty) and BAFTA-winner Pauline Collins, OBE (Shirley Valentine).

In writer-director Roger Goldby’s (Call The Midwife) feature, a former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins), who is determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral, escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a downtrodden English housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage.

Franco Nero (Django Unchained) will play Alberto, a famous and eccentric Italian painter. Alberto becomes entangled with the two ladies and inspired by their madness, joins their road trip and, in turn, becomes part of an uneasy love triangle between Helen and Priscilla, who both vie for his attentions.

The main cast are joined by Joely Richardson (101 Dalmatians) and Ronald Pickup (Best
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Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Season Three Renewal from Nickelodeon

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Nickelodeon has renewed the Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn TV series for a third season of 14 episodes. The live-action comedy features Lizzy Green as Dawn Haley. Dawn's sibling rivalry with brothers Nicky (Aidan Gallagher), Ricky (Casey Simpson), and Dicky (Mace Coronel) is exacerbated by the fact the they are quadruplets. Brian Stepanek and Allison Munn also star.

Deadline reports creator, co-showrunner and Ep, Matt Fleckenstein, is stepping down. Executive producer and co-showrunner, Michael Feldman, who developed Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn with Fleckenstein, will remain. Fleckenstein will continue with the series as a consultant.

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‘Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn’ Renewed For Season 3 By Nickelodeon; Creator Exits

Nickelodeon has ordered a 14-episode third season of its live-action comedy series Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. Series creator Matt Fleckenstein is stepping down as executive producer. Michael Feldman, who developed the comedy with Fleckenstein and served as executive producer and showrunner for the first two seasons, will continue in the same capacity. "Matt Fleckenstein has left his role as executive producer of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and is staying on the show…
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"Lovers And Other Strangers" 45th Anniversary Screening, L.A., May 20

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By Todd Garbarini

Cy Howard’s 1970 film Lovers and Other Strangers, which stars Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Brandon, Anne Jackson, Diane Keaton, and Cloris Leachman, celebrates it’s 45th anniversary this year. The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 104-minute comedy on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Scheduled to appear in person are actress Bonnie Bedelia, Cloris Leachman and the Oscar-nominated co-writers Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor for a post-screening Q&A with film critic Stephen Farber.

From the press release:

Lovers And Other Strangers was nominated for three Academy Awards in 1970 and won the Oscar for best original song, "For All We Know." This sharp and poignant comedy examines the relationships of a dozen characters involved in preparing for a family wedding. The superb ensemble cast includes Oscar winners Gig Young, Cloris Leachman, and Diane Keaton (in her first
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Time Machine: Veterans Wallach and Coppola - Godfather 3 in Common - Are Special Oscar Honorees

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on
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Four Flies on Grey Velvet Explores the 'Why' in Murder

Four Flies on Grey Velvet Explores the 'Why' in Murder
Four Flies on Grey Velvet, the third and best film in horror maestro Dario Argento's thematically united "Animal Trilogy," stands apart from other lurid "gialli" murder mysteries in that it's not a whodunit, but a why-happened-it. In the second scene, prog-rock drummer Roberto (Michael Brandon) accidentally kills Carlo (character actor Calisto Calisti), a mustachioed, trench-coat-clad stranger. Roberto then seeks answers from a masked blackmailer who witnessed, photographed, and maybe even orchestrated Roberto's crime. Roberto, tellingly, doesn't look for proof of his innocence, but rather context for his actions. Four Flies is stylistically characteristic of the gialli screening alongside it at "The Killer Must Kill Again," Anthology Film Archives' secon...
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Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Hawking’ on Discovery, Jan. 10

TV Picks: Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Hawking’ on Discovery, Jan. 10 at 10 Pm.The film also features Michael Brandon as Arno Penziaz, Tom Hodgkins as Bob Wilson, Lisa Dillon as Jane Wilde, Phoebe Nicholls as Isobel Hawking and Adam Godley as Frank Hawking.TCA News: Discovery Channel marks Stephen Hawking’s 73rd birthday (Jan. 8) with the airing of Hawking, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 10 Pm Et/Pt.This explores the life of a young Stephen Hawking who received the worst medical news as a 21-year-old PhD student at Cambridge University, diagnosed with the debilitating motor neuron disease and given two […]
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Billy Crystal Takes on 'Which Witch' for the Jim Henson Company

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Billy Crystal Takes on 'Which Witch' for the Jim Henson Company
Billy Crystal has signed on to write, produce and star in The Jim Henson Co.'s animated adaptation Which Witch.

The project is based on Eva Ibbotson's 1979 novel of the same name, which centers on a wizard who decides to hold a contest for the seven witches of Todcaster, with the winner set to be his new bride.

Jim Henson's son Brian Henson will direct Which Witch and serve as a producer alongside Billy Crystal, Lisa Henson and Samantha Sprecher.

Here's what Billy Crystal had to say about the project in a statement to Variety, where the actor reveals he co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Feldman.

"When Brian Henson called me about it, I didn't know the book. But it's a fantastic story, and I brought in a wonderful writer, Michael Feldman, and we've written a terrific and inventive script. I'll play a character as well, which will
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Billy Crystal Joins Henson Co.’s ‘Which Witch’ (Exclusive)

Billy Crystal Joins Henson Co.’s ‘Which Witch’ (Exclusive)
Billy Crystal has come on board The Jim Henson Co.’s animated movie project “Which Witch” as a writer, producer and star.

The company, as part of an expansion of its feature film slate, is aiming to start production early next year with Brian Henson directing and producing. Samantha Sprecher and Lisa Henson are also producing.

The move comes with Henson Co.’s live-action family comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” opening Friday through Disney in the U.S. “Alexander” is expected to take in about $20 million in its opening weekend and contend for the top spot against the second weekend of “Gone Girl.”

CEO Lisa Henson told Variety that casting on “Which Witch” is underway with the company finalizing negotiations with a digital animation studio and a foreign financier for the project. The project is based on Eva Ibbotson’s 1979 book in which a
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Hollywood's D.C. Spin Doctor on Why Politicians Matter for Oscar, 'Noah's' Success and His 'Madam Secretary' Role

Hollywood's D.C. Spin Doctor on Why Politicians Matter for Oscar, 'Noah's' Success and His 'Madam Secretary' Role
This story first appeared in the Oct. 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Michael Feldman's cluttered Washington office looks like a Hollywood executive's crash pad, complete with power ties and white shirts draped over a hat rack and movie posters lining the walls. It's actually the base from which Feldman, founding partner of the 150-employee, four-office communications consulting firm The Glover Park Group, has carved out a unique niche giving studios and filmmakers marketing advice for topical and controversial movies and TV shows. He has worked behind the scenes promoting such hot-button projects as Noah, Captain

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Influential Cult Classic Filmmaker Black Dead at 77: Worked with Perkins, Redgrave, Mitchum

Cult movie classic ‘Pretty Poison’ filmmaker Noel Black dead at 77 (photo: Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins in ‘Pretty Poison’) Noel Black, best remembered for the 1968 cult movie classic Pretty Poison, died of pneumonia at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on July 5, 2014. Black (born on June 30, 1937, in Chicago) was 77. Prior to Pretty Poison, Noel Black earned praise for the 18-minute short film Skaterdater (1965), the tale of a boy skateboarder who falls for a girl bike rider. Shot on the beaches of Los Angeles County, the dialogue-less Skaterdater went on to win the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film and tied with Orson WellesFalstaff - Chimes at Midnight for the Technical Grand Prize at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival. Besides, Skaterdater received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Short Subject, Live Action category. (The Oscar winner that year was Claude Berri’s Le Poulet.) ‘Pretty Poison’: Fun and games and
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Episodes wraps season 3: Has Matt LeBlanc comedy run out of steam?

Pucks ain't dead yet - the third season of Episodes drew to a close on BBC Two tonight with network head Elliot Salad (Michael Brandon) ordering six more episodes of the limp sitcom, solely to torpedo Matt LeBlanc's chances of landing a hot new NBC pilot.

The whole thing probably felt painfully familiar for Pierce Brosnan - but how did you feel about the Episodes finale and the third season overall?

More than ever before, the show seems to divide opinion. Is it a comedy-drama? Or a sitcom that's simply light on laughs? Is watching LeBlanc poke fun at himself as entertaining as ever - or has the joke worn thin?

BBC Two and Us co-producers Showtime seem satisfied, having ordered a fourth season of Episodes - co-starring Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig - but will you be tuning in?

Mangan expects to still be making Episodes "well into
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Savannah Guthrie Is Married and Pregnant

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Savannah Guthrie Is Married and Pregnant
We interrupt this cocktail hour with breaking news. The mariachi band serenading Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman down the aisle after their "I do's" was not the only surprise in store for guests at the couple's hush-hush weekend wedding. Just as family and friends - an intimate gathering of 80 to 90 people - were sitting down to dinner, NBC anchor Guthrie, 42, and Feldman, 45, said a few thank-yous and reminded guests to keep the nuptials secret until Guthrie could announce it herself on air on Today Monday morning. That's when the DJ hit "play" on a recording of the NBC News "Special Report" music,
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Nickelodeon Orders 3 Live-Action Shows, 4 Preschool Series for 2014-2015

Nickelodeon Orders 3 Live-Action Shows, 4 Preschool Series for 2014-2015
Nickelodeon has unveiled a slew of new programming in advance of its upfront event Thursday evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.

The Viacom cabler has greenlit three live-action series, including a new entry from veteran hit maker Dan Schneider, and four animated series for its preschool block, including another “Dora the Explorer” spinoff.

The three live-action entries will begin production in Los Angeles in the summer for debuts later this year.

“Henry Danger,” created by Schneider and Dana Olsen, revolves a 13-year-old who is a sidekick to a “super crime fighter.” Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of the series toplined by Jace Norman.

“Bella and the Bullfrogs,” follows a Texas high school cheerleader (Brec Bassinger) who becomes the quarterback for the football team. Series has a 12-episode order and was created by Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler, tyro scribes who who were discovered through Nickelodeon’s Writing Program.
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Short Hills Mall Murder: Man Killed While Holiday Shopping With Wife

A man and wife were shopping at the upscale Short Hills Mall on Dec. 16, when two unidentified suspects approached the couple in the parking garage, shot the man in the head and then took off in their silver 2012 Range Rover.

What was supposed to be a happy experience for a couple doing some holiday shopping on Dec. 16, turned into a horrific experience. A 30-year-old man and his wife were getting into their car when two people approached them to hijack their car.

Short Hills Mall Murder — Man Killed While Shopping

The deadly shooting occurred just around 9 P.M., after the couple had just completed some holiday shopping, according to CBS News. The report claims that the couple were getting into their car on the third level of the parking garage.

The victim, whose name is not yet being released, was opening the car door for his wife. They were approached
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Gunman Confirmed On Yale Campus, Students Told To ‘Shelter In Place’

Students at Yale University were told to seek ‘Shelter In Place’ around 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 25 after a gunman was reported to be on the loose.

Police are looking for a gunman on the loose on Yale’s Old Campus in New Haven, Conn., after receiving an anonymous tip from a payphone near the campus. The whole Yale community was advised to stay indoors because a student told Yale Police that his roommate wanted to “shoot up the school,” according to the New Haven Independent.

Yale University Students Told To Seek ‘Shelter In Place’

At 11:20 a broadcast was made on the Old Campus, a part of Yale’s campus where many freshman dormitories are located: “Confirmed report of a person with a gun on Old Campus. Shelter in place at once. This is not a test.”

An anonymous caller told police that his roommate was headed to the
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