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Lucy Hale and Maggie Q Dish On Their Valentine's Day Thriller at the 2019 People's Choice Awards

Lucy Hale and Maggie Q Dish On Their Valentine's Day Thriller at the 2019 People's Choice Awards
Name a more dynamic duo, we'll wait... Lucy Hale and Maggie Q are teaming up to bring us the perfect Valentine's Day date night movie. At the 2019 People's Choice Awards, the two actresses stopped by to chat with E!'s Giuliana Rancic about their upcoming thriller Fantasy Island, set to release on Feb. 14 of next year.  As the two leading ladies stepped up to speak with Rancic during the Pca's red carpet, Hale was caught on camera casually checking Maggie's dress tag to figure out what designer she was wearing. "I got Sebastian," Hale said.  "Oh really?" Maggie responded to Rancic's question about who the actress was wearing. "Well,...
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Blumhouse Shares First Poster of ‘Fantasy Island’ Horror Reimagining

Earlier today, Blumhouse tweeted an image of the first poster for their upcoming Fantasy Island film. The movie is a supernatural horror reimagining of the classic TV show, in which guests fly out to Fantasy Island to have their ultimate fantasies fulfilled by the mysterious Mr. Roarke. https://twitter.com/blumhouse/status/1192849385195003905?s=20 The tweet asks “Can you see it?”, which is presumably a reference to one of two things. (Or maybe both things.) First, if you’re at all familiar with the original TV series, you know that a popular catchphrase from the show was “The plane! …
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Ze plane! Ze plane! Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island gets a first poster

Sony Pictures has unveiled the first teaser poster for Fantasy Island, the upcoming reimagining of the classic American TV series from Blumhouse Productions and director Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare). The enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies […]

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Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Maggie Q to Star in Thriller ‘The Asset’

  • Variety
Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Maggie Q to Star in Thriller ‘The Asset’
Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q will star in “The Asset,” an independent action-thriller announced on the eve of the American Film Market.

Veteran director Martin Campbell, whose credits include “Casino Royale,” is on board to direct from a Richard Wenk script about two of the world’s top assassins for hire. When Jackson’s character, a mentor to Maggie Q’s character, is murdered, the assassins journey to Vietnam to track down his killer.

Millennium Media is the production company and is launching sales at Afm, which opens Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. Producers are Arthur Sarkissian, best known for the “Rush Hour” franchise, Moshe Diamant and Rob Van Norden.

Production is due to begin in January with filming in London, Bucharest and DaNang, Vietnam. Executive producers are Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, Gareth West, Christa Campbell and Lati Grobman. The co-executive producer is Lonnie Ramati.
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The Asset: Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q to Star in Martin Campbell Actioner

Joseph Baxter Nov 5, 2019

Director Martin Campbell will tackle an actioner, titled The Asset, which will star Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q.

The Asset, a developing assassin-focused action-thriller, is shaping up auspiciously at Millennium Media, having locked down director Martin Campbell – known from esteemed James Bond offerings Casino Royale and GoldenEye – as well as an intriguing main cast trio.

Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q are set to star in The Asset, reports Deadline. The actioner will see director Campbell working off a script by Richard Wenk, who brings a scribe CV from action offerings such as The Equalizer movies, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven, The Expendables 2, The Mechanic and 16 Blocks. Wenk is also attached to Sony’s mooted Kraven the Hunter Spider-Man spinoff film.

The described plot of The Asset will focus on the characters of Rembrandt
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Tarzan Actor Ron Ely's Son Cameron Was Shot 24 Times by Police Unarmed After Claiming He Had a Weapon

New details have emerged regarding the gruesome California murder that occurred earlier this month involving Tarzan actor Ron Ely, his wife Valerie Ely and their son Cameron Ely.

In a press release obtained by People on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office confirms that Cameron, 30, was shot 24 times by authorities after claiming that he had a gun and motioning at police.

Officials were initially called to the family’s Hope Ranch home on Oct. 15 by Cameron, after he had fatally stabbed his mother and attempted to place the blame on his father.

Responding officers found Valerie,
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James Schmerer, TV Writer on ‘MacGyver,’ ‘CHiPs’ and More, Dies at 81

  • The Wrap
James Schmerer, a veteran television writer with credits on numerous 1970s and 1980s classics like “CHiPs,” “MacGyver,” “Fantasy Island” and “Hawaii Five-0,” died in his Oregon home on Oct. 4, the Writers Guild of America West announced Tuesday. He was 81, and had recently suffered a stroke.

Born in Flushing, New York, Schmerer’s career on television began in the 1960s — he was admitted to Wgaw in 1965 — with his rise to prominence coming during the following decade. His many credits also included “Vega$,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The High Chaparral,” “Eight is Enough,” “T.J. Hooker” and “The Fall Guy.”

Schmerer also wrote for “The Rookies,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” “The Mod Squad,” “Medical Center,” “Mannix,” “Wimzie’s House,” “Matt Helm,” “Isis,” “True Confessions,” “The New Mike Hammer,” “Logan’s Run,” “Code R,” “24-Robert,” “Tales of the Unexpected,” and “Star Trek: The Animated Series.”

Also Read: John Clarke,
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James Schmerer, ‘MacGyver’ and ‘CHiPs’ Writer, Dies at 81

  • Variety
Prolific television writer James Schmerer, whose credits included “The High Chapparal,” “MacGyver” and “CHiPs,” died on Oct. 4 at his home in Eugene, Ore., following a stroke. He was 81.

Schmerer, a native of Flushing, N.Y., launched his television writing career in the 1960s and became a member of the Writers Guild of America West in 1965. He was an in-demand TV writer during the 1970s and ’80s, with credits on “Vega$,” “Fantasy Island,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Eight is Enough,” “T.J. Hooker” and “The Fall Guy.”

He also had TV writing credits on “The Rookies,” “The Streets of San Francisco,” “The Mod Squad,” “Medical Center,” “Mannix,” “Wimzie’s House,” “Matt Helm,” “Isis,” “True Confessions,” “The New Mike Hammer,” “Logan’s Run,” “Code R,” “24-Robert,” “Tales of the Unexpected” and “Star Trek: The Animated Series.” Schmerer was a producer on “The High Chaparral,” “Chase,” “The Delphi Bureau,
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James Schmerer Dies: ‘MacGyver’, ‘CHiPs’ Writer Was 81

  • Deadline
Veteran television writer James Schmerer, whose credits encompass some of the most popular series of the 1970s and ’80s including MacGyver, CHiPs, Vega$, Fantasy Island and Starsky & Hutch, died Oct. 4 at his home in Eugene, Oregon, following a stroke. He was 81.

Schmerer’s death was announced by Writers Guild of America West.

A native of Flushing, New York, Schmerer launched his television writing career in the 1960s (he became a Wgaw member in 1965), and by the ’70s was a sought-after scripter for action series of all types, with the occasional family series – Eight is Enough – and sci-fi show – Star Trek: The Animated Series – tossed in for good measure.

Just a few of the other series that carried a Schmerer “Written by” credit: Hawaii Five-0, The Six Million Dollar Man, The High Chaparral, T.J. Hooker, and The Fall Guy.

Schmerer also wrote scripts for The Rookies, The Streets of San Francisco,
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James Schmerer, Writer on 'MacGyver,' 'CHiPs' and 'The High Chaparral,' Dies at 81

James Schmerer, a TV writer and producer with credits including MacGyverCHiPsThe High Chaparral and Mannix, died Oct. 4 of stroke complications at his home in Eugene, Oregon, the WGA West announced. He was 81.

Schmerer produced 43 episodes of The High Chaparral, an NBC Western that starred Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell and aired from 1967-71, and wrote a couple as well. 

The Queens native penned nine installments of CHiPs, six of MacGyver and three of Vegas and wrote for Medical Center, Mod Squad, Star Trek: The Animated SeriesThe Streets of San FranciscoThe RookiesFantasy Island, The Six Million ...
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Ron Ely's Son Called 911 After Stabbing Mom Valerie and Tried to Blame His Elderly Dad for Murder

Ron Ely's Son Called 911 After Stabbing Mom Valerie and Tried to Blame His Elderly Dad for Murder
Ron Ely‘s son Cameron fatally stabbed his mother Valerie Ely before calling 911 and placing the blame on the Tarzan actor, according to audio footage that was recently released.

In Tuesday’s 911 call to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, which was obtained by The Blast, the emergency dispatcher is heard saying that a “male reporting party” placed the call and claimed that the “father tried to attack the mother.”

The dispatcher went on to note that “someone defended someone” and then the male hung up the phone. When she called back, a man responded who sounded “out of breath,
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Former Miss Florida Valerie Ely Stabbed to Death by Son Just Feet Away from Tarzan Star Husband Ron

Former Miss Florida Valerie Ely Stabbed to Death by Son Just Feet Away from Tarzan Star Husband Ron
The woman who was fatally stabbed inside actor Ron Ely‘s Santa Barbara home has been identified as his wife Valerie Lundeen Ely, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

To make the tragedy even more devastating, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office announced that the gruesome act had been committed by Valerie and Ron’s son, Cameron Ely. Cameron was later shot and killed by deputies.

A spokesperson with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (Sbcso) tells People that officers responded to a 911 call placed at the Elys’ home at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

When they arrived at the scene,
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‘Tarzan’ Actor Ron Ely’s Wife Stabbed To Death At Home; Suspect Is Their Son, Who Was Killed By Deputies – Update

  • Deadline
‘Tarzan’ Actor Ron Ely’s Wife Stabbed To Death At Home; Suspect Is Their Son, Who Was Killed By Deputies – Update
Updated, 3:47 PM: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office confirms that the woman stabbed to death at Tarzan actor Ron Ely’s home was his wife, Valerie, and that the suspect later killed by deputies there was their son, Cameron Ely, 30. It’s not clear whether the son was living at the home.

Previously, 10:25 AM: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said its deputies shot and killed a man who was suspected of stabbing a woman to death at the home of Ron Ely, who played TV’s Tarzan in the 1960s.

Deputies responded to a 911 call a little after 8 p.m. Tuesday after the caller reported a family disturbance at the actor’s home in Hope Ranch, west of Santa Barbara. When they arrived, deputies found an elderly woman dead of stab wounds, Lt. Erik Raney told reporters. He said that deputies locked down the neighborhood and
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Woman Found Stabbed to Death at Santa Barbara Home Owned by Tarzan Star Ron Ely, Suspect Also Killed

Woman Found Stabbed to Death at Santa Barbara Home Owned by Tarzan Star Ron Ely, Suspect Also Killed
Authorities are investigating a homicide at a Santa Barbara, Calif. home owned by actor Ron Ely.

An elderly woman was discovered dead at the home located in the exclusive Hope Ranch community on Wednesday evening, according to the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department. CNN reports the victim had been stabbed to death.

Ely, 81, who is best known for his titular role in the 1960s Tarzan television series, is listed on property records as owning the house. It is not clear if he was home at the time.

Officers were initially called to the property for a family disturbance at 8.15pm, according to Kcal.
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Alice Braga, Michael Rooker & More Join James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ As Director Confirms Cast

  • Deadline
Alice Braga, Michael Rooker & More Join James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ As Director Confirms Cast
James Gunn has tweeted out the cast list for Warner Bros.’ upcoming The Suicide Squad which goes into production on Sept. 23 at Pinewood in Atlanta, Ga.

Those not announced yet which he unveiled today include Alice Braga, Michael Rooker, Joaquin Cosio, Mayling Ng, Sean Gunn, Jennifer Holland, Juan Diego Botto, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz. Rooker played the famed Yondu in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, the guardian of Chris Pratt’s Peter Quill.

Gunn confirmed Pete Davidson and Taika Waititi who we knew were in talks. Also, those include on the list were previously announced Nathan Fillion, Steve Agee, Peter Capaldi, and Flula Borg.

Gunn wrote the script to The Suicide Squad. Chuck Roven and Peter Safran are producing. Ep is Nik Korda. The Suicide Squad happens on Aug. 6, 2021.

Braga stars in USA’s Queen of the South and starred in such pics as I Am Legend, Predators
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Carol Lynley Dead At Age 77

  • CinemaRetro
(Above: Lynley in the 1972 hit "The Poseidon Adventure")

By Lee Pfeiffer

Actress Carol Lynley has died from a heart attack at age 77. She began her career as a child model before gravitating to the movie industry. With her stunning looks, Lynley showed great potential in an era in which studios groomed starlets to become full-blown stars. Lynley gained fine notices for her starring role in the 1959 drama "Blue Denim" in which she and Brandon DeWilde played middle-class teenagers dealing with the secret of her unintended pregnancy in an era in which such scenarios were met with repression instead of compassion. Prominent roles followed including "Hound Dog Man", "Return to Peyton Place" and "The Last Sunset" in which she co-starred with Hollywood icons Rock Hudson and Kirk Douglas. Other major films of the 1960s include "The Stripper", "Under the Yum Yum Tree", "Shock Treatment", "The Pleasure Seekers", "The Maltese Bippy", "Danger
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Carol Lynley, The Poseidon Adventure & Blue Denim Star, Dies at 77

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Carol Lynley, The Poseidon Adventure & Blue Denim Star, Dies at 77
Veteran actress Carol Lynley, known for her work across many decades in commercials, movies, and television, has passed away. As a performer, Lynley had been active since the mid '50s, acting and modeling for over five decades by the end of her career. Perhaps her most well-known role is that of The Poseidon Adventure, which saw her performing the Oscar-winning song "The Morning After." Reportedly, Lynley died on Tuesday at her Pacific Palisades, California home following a heart attack. She was 77 years old.

Born in 1942, Lynley's given name is Carole Ann Jones. For theatrical purposes, she used the stage name Carolyn Lee when she began child modeling in the 1950's. Upon her transition into acting, she learned the name Carolyn Lee had already been registered by another child actress, so Lynley simply combined the two names in a creative new way to come up with her new name. As Carol Lynley,
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Star Trek: Picard wraps filming on first season

The upcoming Star Trek: Picard spinoff series has wrapped production on season one. The announcement came via the visual effects supervisor Ante Dekovic who took to Instagram to congratulate the cast and crew on finishing the filming process of the project.

“That’s a wrap on Star Trek: Picard!!! …at least the filming part. All is left, months of post-production,” Dekovic says in the post. “Thanks @startrekcbs @michael.chabon , Akiva, @alexkurtzmanofficial and of course @sirpatstew for the experience. Also a big thank you to everybody who helped us on set with the VFX. Even that for most of the time, it was hard to imagine or understand the things that we do.
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‘Fantasy Island’ & ‘Divergent’ Actress Maggie Q Signs With ICM Partners

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‘Fantasy Island’ & ‘Divergent’ Actress Maggie Q Signs With ICM Partners
Exclusive: Maggie Q has inked with ICM Partners.

The Hawaiian-born actor burst onto the Hong Kong movie scene and went on to become a star in Asia. She made the jump to Hollywood starring opposite Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 2, Tom Cruise in J.J. AbramsMission: Impossible III, and Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard. She was also a key player in Lionsgate’s Divergent franchise.

On TV, she is known for the starring role on the CW’s Nikita. She recently finished three seasons on the ABC/Netflix series Designated Survivor.

She will next be seen in Robert Schwatrzman’s The Argument as well as Sony/Blumhouse’s feature take on famed 1980s TV series Fantasy Island opposite Lucy Hale and Michael Pena. That pic opens on February 14.

In addition, Maggie Q is also a self-starting entrepreneur having co-founded the successful probiotic company ActivatedYou.
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Blumhouse’s ‘Invisible Man’ and ‘Fantasy Island’ Both Move Up Two Weeks

In notable release date news, it was announced Thursday that a pair of upcoming Blumhouse movies have been moved up two weeks -- Universal's The Invisible Man and Sony's Fantasy Island. Jeff Wadlow's Fantasy Island is moving up from Feb. 28, 2020 to Feb. 14, aka Valentine's Day, and in turn, Leigh Whannell's The Invisible Man is moving up from March 13, 2020 to that Feb. 28 date vacated by Sony. Elisabeth Moss stars in The Invisible Man alongside Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, the latter of whom will be playing …
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