08:28 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM
Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.
Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?
And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?
Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.
Originally posted 06/26/2012 06:00AM
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez had a date night on Saturday, when they took in an evening of entertainment at the 13th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and Opening Night Concert, hosted by Julie Andrews.
"The couple watched separate performances by Reba and Chaka Khan, who were inducted following video montages that celebrated their career achievements," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
Lily Tomlin introduced Reba's video, while American Idol judge Randy Jackson was on hand to honor Khan.
Prior to the concert, opening night guests enjoyed a VIP cocktail reception in the Hollywood Bowl Museum Patio. It wasdecorated to celebrate Old Hollywood Glamour at the Hollywood Bowl.
Just a week prior, Berry was also at the Hollywood Bowl for the Playboy Jazz Festival, which featured performances by Robin Thicke and other acts.
– Michael Fleeman
Originally posted 12/16/2010 01:15PM
Blake Edwards, the master craftsman who gave the world such stylish screen fare as Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther series with Peter Sellers, and Victor/Victoria with his wife Julie Andrews, died Thursday morning with Andrews and his grown children at his bedside, reports Variety. He was 88.
No further details have been provided.
Born in Tulsa, Okla., but with a grandfather and father in the Hollywood movie business, William Blake Crump (the name Edwards came later) practically had celluloid flowing through his veins. After graduation from Beverly Hills High and World War II duty in the Coast Guard, Edwards sold two scenarios for Westerns.
Originally posted 10/27/2010 01:00PM
The hills are still alive: They may have said "so long, farewell" 45 years ago, but come Thursday, Maria, the Captain and all seven von Trapp children – now very grown up – will gather on The Oprah Winfrey Show show to celebrate the 45th anniversary of The Sound of Music.
The movie's original cast, including Julie Andews (Maria), Christopher Plummer (the Captain) and Charmian Carr (Liesl), are marking the milestone and the Nov. 2 release of the Blu-Ray edition of the beloved film, still one of the highest-grossing of all time.
These decades later it may be hard to imagine that there were doubts at the time of its release that the movie would strike such musical gold – critics found it too sweet, and its studio, 20th Century Fox, was still reeling from the massive loses of Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra. As Plummer, 80, now recalls, he himself called the movie The Sound of Mucus.
Originally posted 09/25/2006 03:25PM
Julie Andrews, the legendary actress and singer who is perhaps best known as the beloved star of 1965's The Sound of Music, will be honored with a Life Achievement Award at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January, it was announced Monday.
Originally posted 03/18/2005 08:00AM
CAST: Tara Reid plans to get dramatic in a FOX pilot called Hitched, about a brother and sister (Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Leslie Bibb) who run a drive-though Las Vegas wedding chapel. Reid, who starred in the movie American Pie and shows up on NBC's Scrubs, will play the siblings' new business partner, says the Hollywood Reporter. ... In other TV news, Cybill Emmy winner Christine Baranski will play the main character's adoptive mother in the ABC pilot Adopted, the trade paper also reports.
Originally posted 10/08/2002 12:00PM
Hollywood's most beloved nanny is about to be put in charge of one of pop culture's most unlovable brats.
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