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‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer: Jessica Chastain Plays High Stakes Poker

  • The Playlist
When it comes to cinema, the folks who are strictly screenwriters don’t typically receive top-billing recognition, at least not among garden-variety moviegoers. The household names tend to be actors and directors, in that order. For years, Aaron Sorkin has been one of the exceptions that prove the rule. He has penned incredible television, from “The West Wing” to “The Newsroom,” and he has penned incredible films, from “A Few Good Men” to “The Social Network.” Come this November, however, Sorkin will no longer be an exception to the rule because he is (finally!) making his directorial debut with Stx Entertainment’s “Molly’s Game.”

Read More: Review: Danny Boyle’s Aaron Sorkin Penned ‘Steve Jobs’ Starring Michael Fassbender’ Is A Rush Of Blood To The Head

While Sorkin is jumping behind the camera for the first time, it doesn’t mean he’s left his old gig in the rearview,
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Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Molly Bloom Memoir Molly’S Game Set in the World of High Stakes Poker

  • Collider.com
With Aaron Sorkin recently saying he’s probably leaving television behind for good after this third and final season of HBO’s The Newsroom, the West Wing and Moneyball scribe is zeroing in on his next feature film assignment. Sorkin was in high demand after winning the Oscar for his brilliant The Social Network screenplay, and he tackled an adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography as his follow-up film. With the Jobs movie off the ground and heading towards starting production next year with Danny Boyle directing and Michael Fassbender possibly starring as the Apple innovator, Sorkin is now looking to put his talents towards a biopic of a wholly different sort. The screenwriter will adapt Molly Bloom’s memoir Molly’s Game, which chronicles how an intelligent and driven world class skier and political science major came to be running the most exclusive high stakes poker game in the world.
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Jerry Buss Dead -- Lakers Owner Dies After Battle with Cancer

  • TMZ
Jerry Buss -- owner of the Los Angeles Lakers -- died early this morning at the age of 80.Buss had been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. for the past few months due to a previously undisclosed intestinal problem ... though it was revealed yesterday he'd been battling cancer the entire time.After starting his career as a chemist, Buss soon found his true calling in the real estate biz ... snapping up properties all over L.
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'Welcome Back, Kotter': Where are the Sweathogs now?

  • Pop2it
While the TV community mourns the passing of Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," we thought it might be interesting to see what all the other Sweathogs as well as Mr. Kotter are up to these days. Here's an update:

John Travolta (Vinnie Barbarino) - After some lean years in the 1980s, Travolta's career rocketed back following his role as Vincent Vega in the 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," and he hasn't looked back since. Subsequent films included "Face/Off," "Get Shorty" and "Wild Hogs." He's very much an A-lister.

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington) - Known for his over enunciation "Hey, Mister Kot-taire," Hilton-Jacobs' character was the star on Buchanan High's basketball team. Since the series left the air in 1979, he's had a slew of guest starring roles in TV series from "Hill Street Blues" to "Roseanne" to "Chuck." His longest stint was on the show "Alien Nation.
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'Welcome Back, Kotter' cast (but not Gabe Kaplan?) gets a TV Land Award

The Sweathogs will be back in primetime next month. Some of them, anyway.

TV Land will honor the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" at this year's TV Land Awards, and its most famous cast member, John Travolta, will be on hand to accept the 35th Anniversary Award. He'll be joined by co-stars Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (Freddie), Ron Palillo (Horshack) and Marcia Strassman (Julie Kotter).

Missing from the cast -- at least for now -- are series star and co-creator Gabe Kaplan, and Robert Hegyes, who played Juan Epstein. TV Land does say that "more cast members" will be announced later.

Kaplan, incidentally, has carved out a nice post-comedy career as a poker player. He's won more than $1 million over the years at various poker events, and until recently he was the host of "High Stakes Poker" on Gsn.

The TV Land Awards are scheduled to tape on April 10 in New York
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New Year's Eve, New Year's Day marathons and specials

If you aren't into watching all the college and professional football happening on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and Sunday, Jan. 2, Zap2it's got you covered for all the marathons, movies and specials you can tune into. Enjoy!

Friday, Dec. 31

A&E: "Criminal Minds" marathon

ABC: "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve"

ABC Family: "America's Funniest Home Videos" marathon

AMC: "Back to the Future" marathon

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon

Bravo: "Real Housewives" marathon

Cmt: "Dukes of Hazzard" marathon

CNN: "New Year's Eve with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin"

Discovery: "Deadliest Catch" marathon

E!: "Kendra," "Married to Rock" marathon

Food Network: "The Next Food Network Star" marathon

HBO: "Hung" marathon

Hgtv: "House Hunters Int'l," "House HUnters" marathon

History: "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers" marathon

MTV: "Jersey Shore" marathon

Nat Geo: "Monster Fish" marathon

Nat Geo Wild: "World's Deadliest" marathon

Spike TV: "1000 Ways to Die
See full article at Zap2It - From Inside the Box »

2010 Christmas TV programming: Marathons, movies and specials

After the presents are opened, the halls are decked and the roast beast is carved, a lot of folks are looking to hit the movie theater or settle in front of their favorite holiday movies or TV show marathons. Zap2it's got you covered for all your Christmas weekend TV programming.

Friday, Dec. 24

A&E: "Criminal Minds" marathon

ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys," "Mickey's Christmas Special," "Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too," "Jack Frost," "Frosty's Winter Wonderland," "'Tas the Night Before Christmas," "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "The Year Without Santa Claus" and "Rudolph's Shiny New Year.")

 

AMC: "Miracle on 34th Street," "White Christmas" marathon

Animal Planet: "Planet Earth" marathon

BBC America: "Doctor Who" marathon

Cartoon Network: Various cartoon holiday episodes

Cmt: "A Smoky Mountain Christmas," "Larry the Cable Guy's Star-studded Christmas Extravaganza," "Larry the Cable Guy
See full article at Zap2It - From Inside the Box »

2010 Memorial Day TV Marathons

Some lucky people are getting out of town for Memorial Day 2010. But some of us are staying at home. Luckily, all your favorite channels are doing mega marathons of all your favorite shows.

Zap2it is the one-stop shop for all your Memorial Day programming. From delightfully bad reality TV like "Real Housewives" and "Jersey Shore" to the quirky 1990s dramedy "Twin Peaks" to the serious TCM salute to war movies, there's something for everyone on TV this weekend. All times Eastern, but check your local listings for times and channel numbers.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A&E (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.): Flip This House

Animal Planet (1 p.m. - 7 p.m.): River Monsters

BBC America (8 p.m. - 8 a.m.): Doctor Who

Bet (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.): Everybody Hates Chris

Biography (8 p.m. - 3 a.m.): Celebrity Ghost Stories

Bravo (9 p.m. - 2 a.
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Warehouse 13 Premieres Tonight, New Promos

Well it’s about time. Mind you, not that I’m crazy excited about the Sci Fi Channel’s new show Warehouse 13, but that Summer has sucked so far, and there hasn’t been anything decent or watchable on TV for the last month and change. My DVR hasn’t been busy at all, except for the occasional episodes of High Stakes Poker. Now, at least, I’ll have something for it to actually record — the two-hour premiere episode of Warehouse 13, which will be the first new show on the first official day for The Sci Fi Channel, now officially changed to the SyFy Channel as of today, Tuesday, July 7th, 2009. Hooray? Anyways, new promos from the show below. Warehouse 13 stars Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams, Allison Scagliotti, and Cch Pounder. It’s produced by Farscape mastermind Rockne S. O’Bannon, and word is
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World Poker Tour on deck at GSN

The World Poker Tour has found a new cable home. GSN has inked an agreement with WPT Enterprises Inc. to broadcast the sixth season of the poker show, which has aired on Travel Channel since 2003. GSN will broadcast 23 individual WPT poker events in two-hour episodes of the series, set to debut in early 2008 as part of the network's Monday night casino-themed lineup, which also includes World Series of Blackjack and High Stakes Poker.

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