Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in 'Touch'
January 25th, 2012
08:30 PM ET

Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV in 'Touch'

It's been 19 long months since Jack Bauer's most recent (but not last – a movie is on the way!) mission on "24."

However, fans of Kiefer Sutherland will be getting a taste of his new Fox series, "Touch" (from the creator of "Heroes") on Wednesday. But instead of playing an extraordinary CTU agent, he has an extraordinary son.

"In the beginning of the story, we discover [Sutherland's character] Martin, who has a son named Jake, who in the course of our story we realize has been misdiagnosed with severe autism and in fact is actually just a truly, truly evolved human being that is years and years beyond where my character is and our society is at," the actor explained to reporters on Monday.

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While you were working...
January 25th, 2012
05:30 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • A (now blonde) Aaron Johnson and fiancee Sam Taylor-Wood have welcomed their second child together, a baby girl named...wait for it...Romy Hero. Clearly not everyone is as cautious as Selma Blair. [People]
  • This is said to have made Perez Hilton so overjoyed he shed a few tears: New music from Fiona Apple will arrive this year. [Time]
  • Oscar nod-snubbed Tilda Swinton makes everyone adore her just that much more by being a) completely unfazed about not being nominated and b) being totally down to attend Patton Oswalt's imaginary but hilarious Oscar snubs party. She had her keys in hand, ready to roll! [Vulture]
  • The "Lovelace" crew has picked Chloe Sevigny to play a feminist journalist working on a story about infamous porn star Linda Lovelace in an upcoming biopic,  but it seems they still need to find someone to fill Demi Moore's  shoes. [Deadline]
  • Slow down, everyone eager to know all the deets on Drew Barrymore's impending wedding: The actress says she hasn't even set a date yet. [E!]
  • If you're Miley Cyrus, nothing shows your boyfriend just how much you care quite like a penis cake for his birthday. [TMZ]

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Cynthia Nixon: Don't define my gayness for me
January 25th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

Cynthia Nixon: Don't define my gayness for me

Cynthia Nixon's sexuality has become quite the hot topic.

In an interview with the New York Times magazine about her role in the Broadway revival of "Wit," Nixon recalled giving an "empowerment speech" to a gay audience in which she said, "I've been straight and I've been gay, and gay is better."

(The 45-year-old actress is currently set to wed partner Christine Marinoni, who gave birth to the couple's son close to a year ago. The two are also raising Nixon's two children from her previous relationship with Danny Mozes.)

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Sundance superkid wows festival
January 25th, 2012
03:42 PM ET

Sundance superkid wows festival

The Sundance Film Festival is all about discovering new talent… like young actor Kyle Catlett. At nine years of age, he may be the youngest kid with a film at Sundance, a short called “The Fort."

When we bumped into Kyle in the hotel where many of the CNN staff were staying in Park City, it quickly became clear he is no ordinary nine-year-old.

Not only is he an actor with TV shows to his credit (“Unforgettable,” “Pan Am”), TV commercials (Geico and AT&T), but he’s a budding polyglot. He speaks Chinese - fluently. And Russian - fluently.

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Sheen: FX series will be 'rocket ship to the moon'
January 25th, 2012
03:03 PM ET

Sheen: FX series will be 'rocket ship to the moon'

Charlie Sheen's FX series "Anger Management" is moving full steam ahead, and the actor has told "Access Hollywood" that one actress in particular is standing out to play opposite him in the sitcom.

"Selma Blair is a strong front-runner," Sheen said. "She's a very special lady and is as pretty as the day is long and has never really had an opportunity to do something where she can shine, because off camera she is hilarious."

Blair has been name-checked as one of the two actresses testing for the lead female role in the series, which is adapted from the 2003 movie of the same name.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Charlie Sheen • television
'The Artist' actor: The beauty of black-and-white cinema
January 25th, 2012
02:37 PM ET

'The Artist' actor: The beauty of black-and-white cinema

Editor's Note: As an actor, Ken Davitian has appeared in several films, including "Get Smart" and "Borat." He has a bit role in the Academy Award nominated film "The Artist," which is up for best picture, among other awards. He is the author of this guest blog for Marquee.

I was always a big, big fan of black-and-white movies.

I’m mostly an admirer of the acting during that era of cinema, as it was so expressive. Today, most young filmmakers use black-and-white to be more artistic, but in the 1920s and ‘30s it was a common style. The filmmakers just didn’t have color yet, and they had to rely on the performers to portray a room full of color. FULL POST


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