Universal Studios is gearing up its “Kojak” movie with playwright Philip Gawthorne on board for Vin Diesel’s bigscreen version of the Telly Savalas cop series. Gawthorne recently signed on to write…
Just over a decade ago, Vin Diesel shot from near-obscurity to earning a $10 million payday in what seemed like record time, racing from an ensemble role in "Saving Private Ryan" to headlining "XXX"…
Mike Darnell isn’t just the best-known alternative programming exec at any of the major networks. He’s the only guy who has held the post in the 27-year history of the Fox network, which he joined in…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Actor and noted Hollywood acting coach Cliff Osmond, whose long career included roles in the Billy Wilder films "Irma La Douce," "Kiss Me Stupid," "The Front Page" and "The Fortune Cookie," died Dec…
Milt Hamerman, former casting director and talent executive for Universal Studios Television, died of natural causes on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. He was 87.
Film and television actor Dan Frazer, best known for his role as the police captain during all five seasons of 1970s crime drama "Kojak," starring Telly Savalas, died of cardiac arrest in New York on…
Twice-blacklisted television director Charles S. Dubin, who worked prolifically over the course of more than four decades, helming more episodes of "MASH" -- 44 -- than any other director, died Sept…
It's nearly impossible to channel surf without coming across a cop show or three. With countless police dramas to choose from, you might assume audiences have had their fill of the genre, but…
Character actor Len Lesser, who played Jerry Seinfeld's irritable uncle Leo on NBC's "Seinfeld," died Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Burbank from cancer-related pneumonia. He was 88.
Abby Mann, Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Judgment of Nuremberg," died Tuesday of heart failure in Beverly Hills. He was 84.
Just a day after Universal revealed that it has signed Ving Rhames to star in an updated version of a '70s cop show from its own stable, "Kojak" (Daily Variety, Jan. 10), the USA Network has…