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Lansbury Knew 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot Was A 'Terrible Mistake'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Well, at least one "Murder, She Wrote" fan is relieved that the reboot was canceled: Jessica Fletcher herself, Angela Lansbury. BBC News spoke with...

R.I.P. 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

Call Jessica Fletcher, there's been a murder ... this time it's her own series. NBC's "Murder, She Wrote" reboot starring Octavia Spencer, that was...

Angela Lansbury Made A Dame Of The British Empire

AP | Posted 01.02.2014 | Celebrity

LONDON (AP) — Honor, She Got. Hollywood star Angela Lansbury, best known as the clue-collecting super-sleuth in the television series "Murder, She ...

My Conversation With Angela Lansbury

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Angela Lansbury is perhaps best known for her portrayals of the detective Jessica Fletcher in the long-running television series, Murder, She Wrote, and the diabolical meat pie-maker in Sweeney Todd. Just last month she was recognized with an Honorary Oscar.

Angela Lansbury's Next Move

Posted 12.02.2013 | TV

Angela Lansbury is an acting legend, freshly minted with an honorary Oscar for her decades of work. Now the "Murder, She Wrote" star is heading back t...

The 'Murder, She Wrote' Reboot Might Not Actually Be Called That

Posted 11.12.2013 | TV

The "Murder, She Wrote" reboot with Octavia Spencer might not even be called "Murder, She Wrote." According to Deadline, NBC has been toying with titl...

Angela Lansbury Slams 'Murder, She Wrote' Remake

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angela Lansbury says "it's a mistake" for NBC to call a new series "Murder, She Wrote." The network recently anno...

Angelina Jolie Just Won Another Oscar

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — And the honorary Academy Awards go to... Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi. T...

12 Celebrities Stil Going Strong In Their 80s

Posted 02.11.2014 | Fifty

Proving that 80 is young in today's world, at least a dozen famous celebrities have continued to accomplish great things well into their ninth decade ...

Susan Lucci Talks Personal Struggles And Her Delicious New TV Role

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Susan Lucci is never at a loss for words. Not as the sexy, sassy, spoiled, rich diva, Erica Kane, (whom she played for 41 years on the ABC soap opera All My Children; not as the sweet, promiscuous, rich, multi-divorced Beverly Hills semi-diva, Genevieve Delatour, on Lifetime's Devious Maids; and not in real life. The question is: Who is she, really? Read on.

Guns 'n Poses

George Heymont | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

With America's perverse gun culture, an overwhelming amount of armed violence being marketed as entertainment, and a rising number of mass shootings, the world premiere of George F. Walker's delicious new black comedy, Dead Metaphor, has a creepy timeliness.

Veteran Actors To Take The Stage

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts

SYDNEY — They're starring in a play about a woman reluctant to age and the perils of passing time, but veteran actors James Earl Jones and Angel...

Angela Lansbury on Erroneous Reports: "I Am Not a Republican"

Evan Mulvihill | Posted 12.24.2012 | Celebrity
Evan Mulvihill

On Sunday, Angela Lansbury was the guest of honor at The Players' Pipe Night honoring Audra McDonald. Of course, the topic of the election came up.

Angela Lansbury Rocks Our Old Souls

The Huffington Post | Amanda McGowan | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style

Style, she wrote.

Nothing Could Be Finer Than an Evening With Barbara Cook

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years

Angela Lansbury's Vintage Workout Video Uncovered

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 08.30.2012 | Celebrity

She may have written the book on crime-solving, but Angela Lansbury also seems to have penned a chapter on fitness. In a 1988 exercise video, the now ...

How Not to Make a Documentary

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.20.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I knew what the odds were when we started (though, of course, I was convinced I could beat them). I'd heard the horror stories from filmmakers I'd interviewed over the years: unscrupulous and inept producers, financiers and film companies, and so forth.

A Vote for The Best Man

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Joe Peyronnin

The Best Man depicts a time when presidential conventions were brokered through backroom deals as delegates were swapped for political favors. Today, conventions have become highly scripted coronation ceremonies, just short of political infomercials.

WATCH: Jones, Lansbury Still A Hit On Broadway In Their 80s

Posted 08.02.2012 | Fifty

The show must go on, even if you're well into your eighties. A few hit Broadway shows have octogenarian lead actors lighting up the stage, NBC reports...

Hugh Dancy Hits the Spot: Hysteria

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The new movie Hysteria answers an age old question, what do women want most?

11th Annual Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

At a time when we've become so cynical, it's refreshing to attend the annual Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards, which celebrate individuals who have contributed to the American experience in various realms

Gore Vidal's The Best Man: Redux

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Will Russell, who believes that personal smears shouldn't be used in politics, resort to his opponent's tactics in order to win? There's a chance that most of you already know the answer because The Best Man was also a 1964 movie starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee Tracy.

Bipartisanship on Broadway

Rob Taub | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Rob Taub

This was a time when politicians were smart, oozed tons of charm and weren't shy about drinking bourbon & branch water. The words politics and entertainment are seldom found in the same sentence, but The Best Man is loaded with both.

Nicki Gostin

Angela Lansbury Revisits Disney Classic 'Beauty And The Beast'

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicki Gostin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment

Disney fans who grew up dreaming of dancing cutlery, cascading rose petals and a certain leading lady's enviable golden gown are in for a treat this w...

When the Claws Come Out

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Who doesn't love a good cat fight? I'm not talking about old-fashioned ladies mud wrestling or a trailer trash hair-pulling contest. I'm referring to the kind of fight where acid thoughts fly across the stage on malicious darts guided by a frightening level of intelligence.