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Feud Season 2 to Focus on Charles and Diana's Royal Estrangement

Feud Season 2 to Focus on Charles and Diana's Royal Estrangement
For Season 2 of Feud, Ryan Murphy is eschewing Hollywood royalty for the real thing.

FX on Tuesday renewed Murphy’s nascent anthology series for a 10-episode second season, which will focus on the tempestuous marriage and divorce of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. The pickup comes a week before the March 5 launch of the franchise’s eight-episode first season, Feud: Bette and Joan.

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Feud: Charles and Diana — which is slated to bow in 2018 — will be written by Murphy and Brothers & Sisters
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2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance formerly the Gershwin Awards on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon School in Manhattan. The two-hour showcase hosted by Tim Federle co-writer of Tuck Everlasting featured 35 students who had played leading roles at 26 high school located throughout the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester.
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National High School Musical Theatre Awards' New York Chapter Renamed for the Late Roger Rees

The Broadway Education Alliance, the fiscal sponsor for the Gershwin Awards, announced today that the program has been renamedThe Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance-to celebrate the exceptional life and career-long artistic excellence of Broadway's beloved actor, Roger Rees. Formerly known as The Gershwin Awards, the 2015-2016 Roger Rees Award for Excellence in Student Performance will be held onSunday, May 22at the Beacon School in Manhattan.
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Ioan Gruffudd’s Forever: The Complete Series Arrives Tuesday

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Once again, Warner Archive Collection rewards fan loyalty with the release of a much-beloved series – Forever: The Complete Series comes to DVD on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 via WBshop.com and popular online retailers.

Fresh off its single-season run on ABC in 2014-2015, Forever: The Complete Series includes all 22 episodes as well as additional never-before-seen deleted scenes from many of the episodes on a 5-disc DVD set. Creator and Executive Producer Matthew Miller (Chuck, Human Target, The 100) is thrilled the series will live on through its DVD release.

“We’re so proud of this series and the way it resonated with fans,” Miller says. “I’m excited for the fans that we’re not only able to release all 22 episodes on DVD, but include previously unseen footage. It’s another chance to breathe new life into the show for both devoted fans and new viewers.”

The series’ premise struck an
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Elementary season 4 episode 1 review: The Past Is Parent

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Elementary is back in fine fettle in emotionally satisfying, tantalising season four opener, The Past Is Parent…

This review contains spoilers.

4.1 The Past Is Parent

There’s a certain joy to be had from a season four premiere. It’s far enough along a show’s lifespan that it feels like welcoming back an old friend, but not so far along that it feels like the old friend in question has hung around too long after a party, drunk the house dry, bored everyone with the nth repetition of its one good anecdote, and forced you to fake a please-leave-now yawn so loud you’ve woken the kids up.

Pleasant though it was to go back to the Brownstone, The Past Is Parent had a great deal more to offer than the comfort of familiarity. It was comfortably the show's best episode since The One That Got Away,
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Bebe Neuwirth, Marshall Brickman, Chita Rivera Celebrate Roger Rees in Words & Song

Updates with more information below. Broadway and Hollywood greats took the stage at the packed New Amsterdam Theatre today to salute the life and adventures of Roger Rees, the Broadway and television (Cheers, The West Wing) star who died in July at 71. Among those remembering the Welsh-born actor with words, song and, in one spectacular instance, dance, were Chita Rivera, Marshall Brickman, Rees’ husband Rick Elice and Bebe Neuwirth, who appeared with Rees in the musical…
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Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama confirmed he's awesome

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Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama confirmed he's awesome
Patrick Stewart is one of those celebrities who seems so fun and rad that you worry he'll disappoint you someday. Thankfully, that day has not come yet. The venerable actor took to Reddit to promote his new Seth MacFarlane-produced Starz sitcom "Blunt Talk," and his answers confirm he's cool, delightful, and just as Patrick Stewart-y as we'd imagined. Here are his best answers. On what he'd ask William Shakespeare: "My question would be: Prove to me you're William Shakespeare." On the most "accidentally funny" thing he's done this week: "Nothing I do is accidentally funny. It is all pre-meditated and carefully planned and scheduled. And if you steal one of my funny ideas, I Will sue you." On his best interaction with the great Roger Rees: "Dear Roger Rees saw a preview of my one-man show, A Christmas Carol, and told me I shouldn't act Scrooge.
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8 Highlights From Sir Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama

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8 Highlights From Sir Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama
Sir Patrick Stewart stars as the ambitious but misguided news anchor Walter Blunt in the upcoming Starz sitcom, "Blunt Talk," which is set to premiere Saturday, August 22 on Starz. So, the distinguished stage and screen actor participated in a Reddit Ama today to answer fan questions about the show and his other roles, reigning in a total of 6700 comments and many, many long discussions about English tea. Read More: Sir Patrick Stewart Has Blunt Thoughts on the 'Wonderful Wacky Extraordinary Eccentric' 'Blunt Talk' Take a look at some of the highlights below. I was sad to hear of Roger Rees’s death in July. I know you worked with him many years ago in the RSC (and in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," of course!) Could you share your favorite memory of him? Dear Roger Rees saw a preview of my one-man show, "A Christmas Carol," and told me I shouldn't act Scrooge.
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George Coe, Original SNL Member and Archer Voice Actor, Dead at 86

George Coe, Original SNL Member and Archer Voice Actor, Dead at 86
George Coe, one of Saturday Night Live‘s original “Not Ready for Primetime Players,” died on Saturday after a long illness, our sister site Variety reports. He was 86.

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Following SNL’s freshman run, Coe appeared in TV series such as (but not limited to) the CBS sitcom Goodnight, Beantown, Hill Street Blues, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Max Headroom, L.A. Law, the ABC sitcom Working and The West Wing.

Coe returned to his SNL stomping grounds as recently as 1986, playing a judge in the infamous “Get a Life!
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Broadway Will Dim Lights Wednesday For Roger Rees Following His Death At 71

Updated with more details, Broadway to dim lights: Roger Rees, who won Olivier and Tony awards in the early 1980s for his performance as the title character in The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, died Friday in New York. The Welsh-born actor, widely known for his recurring roles on Cheers and The West Wing, was 71. He had worked until just weeks ago, when declining health forced him to withdraw from his final role opposite Chita Rivera on Broadway in John Kander
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Broadway Will Dim Lights Wednesday For Roger Rees Following His Death At 71

Broadway Will Dim Lights Wednesday For Roger Rees Following His Death At 71
Updated with more details, Broadway to dim lights: Roger Rees, who won Olivier and Tony awards in the early 1980s for his performance as the title character in The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, died Friday in New York. The Welsh-born actor, widely known for his recurring roles on Cheers and The West Wing, was 71. He had worked until just weeks ago, when declining health forced him to withdraw from his final role opposite Chita Rivera on Broadway in John Kander
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Roger Rees, Esteemed Stage And Screen Actor, Dies At 71

Welsh actor Roger Rees, known for his appearances on Cheers and The West Wing, died Friday night. He was 71. Roger Rees Dies Rees reportedly became ill earlier this year, and was forced to leave the production of Broadway musical The Visit in May in order to undergo a medical procedure. He passed away at […]

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Actors and fans pay tribute to Roger Rees after death at 71

Welshman best known on television for his roles in Cheers and The West Wing died at his home in New York

Tributes have been paid to the stage and screen actor Roger Rees, whose death at the age of 71 was announced by his agent in New York on Saturday.

On television, Rees was best known for his part in the 1980s sitcom Cheers as Robin Colcord, the millionaire who pursued Kirstie Alley as Rebecca, and as British ambassador Lord John Marbury in the political drama The West Wing. Rees also had recurring roles in sitcom Singles, and recently appeared in Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife.

Related: The Visit review – Chita Rivera sharpens Kander and Ebb’s dark vision

Woke to the sad news of Roger Rees's death. Here he is w/ Michael Williams in Trevor Nunn's 1976 RSC Comedy of Errors pic.twitter.com/yFoHaLSnS8

Brilliant actor,
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Cheers Actor Roger Rees Dead at 71

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Cheers Actor Roger Rees Dead at 71
Tony Award–winning, Wales-born actor Roger Rees died Friday at the age of 71, Entertainment Weekly confirms. He won the Tony for Best Actor in 1982 for his turn in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and subsequently earned an Emmy nomination for the television adaptation. He soon segued into more mainstream roles on the classic show Cheers, playing the snobbish love interest of Kristie Alley, as well as British ambassador Lord John Marbury on The West Wing. In his most prominent film role, as the dastardly Sherif of Rottinham in Mel Brooks's Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Rees had the rare honor of slapping Cary Elwes across the face with a glove, subsequently taking an iron gauntlet to the face himself.
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Roger Rees, of Cheers and The West Wing, Dead at 71

Roger Rees, of Cheers and The West Wing, Dead at 71
Roger Rees, who rose to fame and scored a Tony Award and an Emmy nomination as the title character in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, died Friday in New York City. He was 71.

Rees was best known by U.S. audiences for playing millionaire Robin Colcord, boyfriend of Kirstie Alley’s Rebecca, on Cheers, and British ambassador Lord John Marbury on The West Wing.

Rees’ other TV credits included Boston Common, M.A.N.T.I.S., episodes of Forever, The Good Wife and Elementary, and an arc on Warehouse 13.

Check out a few of Rees’ memorable TV scenes below, then share your memories in the comments.
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TV & Broadway Star Roger Rees Dies -- Famed 'Cheers' & 'Nicholas Nickleby' Actor Dead At 71

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Roger Rees, best known for playing Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway and TV ... died in New York on Friday. Rees' rep says the Tony Award winning star was at his home when he passed after a brief illness. He had been performing up until May when he left his show Broadway show "The Visit" to undergo a medical procedure.  Rees was also famous for film and TV roles -- co-starring in "Frida," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights,
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Roger Rees Dies at Age 71: Cheers Actor and Tony Winner Mourned By Former Co-Stars Such as Kirstie Alley

Roger Rees Dies at Age 71: Cheers Actor and Tony Winner Mourned By Former Co-Stars Such as Kirstie Alley
Roger Rees, a Tony-winning Broadway star who appeared on shows such as Cheers and The West Wing, has died at age 71. The Welsh-born actor passed away on Friday after battling an illness, his rep confirmed to E! News. Rees, who had lived in the United States for the past couple of decades, is survived by his longtime partner and husband of almost four years, Jersey Boys musical co-writer and former stage actor Rick Elice, 58. Like many U.K. stars, Rees began his career in the theatre. In 1982, Rees won Tony and Olivier awards for his lead role in Broadway and Royal Shakespeare Company productions of The Life And Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, an adaptation of the famous Charles...
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Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in The Visit on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness.
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Roger Rees Dead: Cheers, West Wing Actor Dies at 71

Roger Rees Dead: Cheers, West Wing Actor Dies at 71
Roger Rees, who played snooty Brit Robin Colcord on the beloved sitcom Cheers, has died, his publicist confirmed to the New York Times. He was 71.  Rees passed away on Friday, July 10, "after a brief illness," his publicist said. He was at home in New York at the time. An acclaimed actor of both stage and screen, Rees starred in the title role of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby in London in the early 1980s, and on TV in 1982. The performance earned him an [...]
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Roger Rees, Actor in ‘Cheers,’ ‘West Wing,’ ‘Nicholas Nickelby,’ Dies at 71

Roger Rees, Actor in ‘Cheers,’ ‘West Wing,’ ‘Nicholas Nickelby,’ Dies at 71
Cheers” and “The West Wing” actor Roger Rees, who won a Tony for “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby,” died Friday in New York. He was 71.

The New York Times’ Scott Heller tweeted the news late Friday.

Sad news: Roger Rees, who just a few months ago was the leading man in @TheVisitMusical on Broadway, has passed away.

— Scott Heller (@hellerNYT) July 11, 2015

A statement from Rees’ publicist, quoted by Heller, read: “Roger Rees, Tony Award-winning actor, passed away tonight at home, after a brief illness.”

Rees took the lead role in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby,” which played in London and on Broadway from 1980 to 1982. He won an Olivier Award and a Tony for his performance, and reprised the part in a 1982 TV version, which was produced by Colin Callender. Rees was nominated for an Emmy, and the production won the Emmy for outstanding limited series.

Later
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