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The actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991, and spoke more about his condition in a new interview.
More than a quarter of a century after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, actor Michael J. Fox has revealed that he uses humour to deal with the debilitating condition, and often finds that he “can’t stop laughing” at his inability to perform everyday tasks.
The 55 year old Back To The Future star was diagnosed with the devastating neurological condition, which causes the sufferer’s movement to become slow, erratic and imprecise, in 1991 at the age of just 29. Ever since, he has been a campaigner for research into the condition, creating his own foundation for the purpose.
Michael J. Fox has suffered from Parkinson's disease for 26 years
Continue reading: Michael J. Fox Reveals He Finds Humour In His Parkinson's Battle
Foster was speaking at the United Talent Agency’s 'United Voices' rally.
The United Voices Rally was held by the United Talent Agency, in place of their usual pre-Oscars party, with the aim to “express the creative community’s support for freedom of speech and artistic expression and stand against policies of exclusion and division”.
Jodie Foster spoke at an anti-travel ban rally in Los Angeles on Friday
Continue reading: Jodie Foster Tells Anti-Travel Ban Rally: "It's Time To Resist"
The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
The British rock giants invited Fox, 55, to join them during the second of their two gigs at the MetLife stadium in New Jersey on Sunday night (July 17th), where they performed ‘Earth Angel’ and ‘Johnny B. Goode’, the two songs Fox performs in the prom-night scene from the cult film.
Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay on stage at the weekend
The director of the 1985 classic and its two sequels would veto any attempt to reboot the original, according to a new interview.
Despite our current mania for ‘80s reboots, it seems that there’s one classic movie from that golden decade that won’t be getting a new lease of life on the big screen. Director Robert Zemeckis has insisted that he would block any attempt to remake his 1985 blockbuster Back To The Future if such an idea were ever floated.
The 63 year old spoke to The Telegraph’s movie reviewer Robbie Collin on Monday (June 29th), and admitted that, while such a reboot would undoubtedly be extremely lucrative, it would only happen over his dead body. Quite literally, as it happens, as the original contracts with Universal and Amblin for the first movie states that Zemeckis and his co-writer Bob Gale have control over any BTTF movies until their deaths.
Director Robert Zemeckis is not keen on a 'Back To The Future' remake
Continue reading: 'Back To The Future' Remake Would Be Blocked By Robert Zemeckis
Better luck next time, Secret Cinema fans.
Yesterday was a bad day for the hipsters, as Back to the Future fans were kept waiting for an announcement about the Secret Cinema screening in London that never happened. The eventual cancellation of the scheduled event left a lot of disgruntled fans, some of whom had none refundable travel and hotel expenses, having arrived in London specifically for the event.
Let's just pretend the successful screening's timeline was destroyed.
The company issued a couple of statements – one on Thursday and one on Friday morning, promising a longer explanation later in the day. “We regret the disappointment we've created for those that were meant to be at the show tonight and would like to confirm that all ticket holders can either rebook for another date or receive a full refund for tonight’s performance.”
Neil Patrick Harris looked as natural in drag at the Tony Awards as he does in a suit and tie. He's not the only actor who's donned drag for a role and never looked back.
So, Neil Patrick Harris basically won the Tonys 2014 (the whole thing) with his performance of "Sugar Daddy" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Harris has been making headlines as the lead in the Broadway show since he joined the cast earlier this year. He’s not the first actor to don drag for a role, these other actors have all dressed up like the fairer sex for performances in the past.
Neil Patrick Harris has received rave reviews for his performance in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Continue reading: Neil Patrick Harris And 9 Other Actors Who Donned Drag For Roles
Fancy a trip to Hill Valley or a ride inside the DeLorean?
They’ve invited us to The Grand Budapest Hotel and they’ve even recreated the Shawshank Redemption. But the Secret Cinema has just unveiled their most exciting screening yet to take place this summer. Are you ready to go Back To The Future?!
The next Secret Cinema will go Back to the Future
If you’re a movie fan who often finds yourself wishing you could could jump into the screen and become part of the action, then Secret Cinema is a dream come true. The organisation, created in 2007 by Fabien Riggall, recreates scenes and sets from iconic movies and makes the audience literally feel they're part of the film. Using elaborate sets, costumes and giving each participant a role to play the Secret Cinema offers a unique experience for film fanatics and is always getting bigger and better.
Continue reading: Don’t Tell Anyone, But Secret Cinema’s Going ‘Back To The Future’
Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has revealed that by 2015 the shoe company will have the 'power laces' feature, first seen on Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly’s shoes in 1989's 'Back To The Future II.'
Nike is ready the launch of a ground-breaking new shoe which has taken inspiration from the hit 80s sc-fi movies 'Back To The Future'.
And no it doesn't involve a hover board, bit it will turn fiction into reality.
The new sneaker is meant to be the first ever that will be able to self-tie, which was first seen in the 1989 sequel 'Back To The Future II'.
Continue reading: Nike Will Unveil 'Back To The Future' Inspired Self-Tying Shoe By 2015
Newcomers like 'House of Cards' and 'Master of Sex' replace the old guards like 'Mad Men' and 'Homefront' in the TV noms
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat
Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.
CBS' 'The Cray Ones' leads the comedy race as it shatters NBC's 'The Michael J. Fox Show' in this weeks ratings.
Both programmes aired this past Thursday night (Sept 26th) at the same time of 9pm Eastern time and 'The Crazy Ones' garnered 15.6 million people whereas 'The Michael J. Fox' only managed to debut before 7.2 million viewers.
However it has to be made aware that CBS wisely aired two brand new episodes of the hugely popular sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' which was watched by an average of 18.9 million souls.
Continue reading: Robin Williams Trounces Michael J Fox In Comedy TV Ratings
The star opens up on how he handled his diagnosis
Considering Michael J. Fox has battled on to keep doing what he does best: entertaining, despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, there’s a certain candour about him these days. And this was on show when he talked to Howard Stern about his dependence on alcohol.
The Michael J. Fox Show
"It felt helpless, it felt unfair in a way," Fox said of his affliction. "My first reaction to it was to start drinking heavily. I used to drink to party, but now I was drinking alone and … everyday," he added.
Continue reading: Sex, Drugs And A New Sitcom Show - Michael J. Fox
Michael J Fox is back, but does his new sitcom deliver?
Perhaps we were expecting too much. Maybe we thought Michael J. Fox playing himself in a new NBC sitcom was almost too perfect. This was going to be...like...Curb Your Enthusiasm meets The Office right?
The actor's first regular sitcom role since Spin City, The Michael J Fox Show, premieres on NBC tonight (September 26, 2013) following a TV news anchor returning to work after a five-year retirement following a Parkinson's diagnosis. The cast is pretty good, with Fox doing his thing alongside Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt and The Wire's Wendell Pierce - two of the better supporting actors on TV over the past few years.
Having served as part of a hosting team in 2009, NPH is back hosting the Emmy's all by himself this time
Neil Patrick Harris will look to further his claim as a natural awards show host when he takes to the stage at the 65th Annual Emmy Awards this Sunday, 22 September. Having built up an impressive resume already as co-host of the awards in 2009 and as a four-time host of the Tony Awards, the How I Met Your Mother star needed no incentive to take on the challenge of hosting the Emmy's this year.
Harris is relishing the chance to host the Emmy's again
"I love TV and the motley crew of people that are part of it," Harris told reporters on Wednesday as the red carpet was laid out in front of Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre ahead of Sunday's ceremony. As the host of the celebration of television, you can bet that NPH had praise for the current crop of shows looking to be honoured at the awards show. He continued, in reference to the wide-ranging scope of shows up for awards, "I think that makes for a better viewing experience of television than ever, and I'm happy to be the guy in charge of honoring that."(via USA Today)
The legendary actor utilizes Parkinson's for comic effect in his new show
Michael J. Fox’s new show could have ignored his affliction – he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991 – and it probably woud have still been funny. He’s a funny guy. But for Fox, years of battling the disease have put him in a position to laugh at it, and he thinks you will to.
Fox's new show is out in September
"There's nothing horrifying about it to me," he says. "I don't think it's gothic nastiness. There's nothing horrible on the surface about someone with a shaky hand. The way I look at it, sometimes it's frustrating, sometimes it's funny. I need to look at it that way." (USA Today)
Continue reading: For Michael J. Fox, His Parkinsons Is Funny
The Michael J. Fox show will welcome Chris Christie in the fall.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie is to appear on Michael J Fox's eponymous new sitcom, following his numerous late-night TV appearances, including Saturday Night Live. Christie's office confirmed reports that the Republican politician will make a cameo on an episode sometime this fall, though NBC is yet to announce the air date of the episode, according to Zap2it.com.
The Michael J. Fox Show is an anticipated sitcom set for later this year on which the legendary actor plays a sports-caster with Parkinson's disease who returns to work. Clearly, the show is partly based on Fox's real-life.
There is no word yet on what Christie will do on the show as himself, though seen as though he's running for second term as governor on November 5, it may well have a political aspect to it. There's been plenty of buzz about The Michael J. Fox Show and should it pass the critical test, it should be a stroke of genius for Christie and his team - in terms of a re-election.
Goldberg was behind a number of hit shows in the 70s and 80s and even wrote in the 2000's.
The talented TV writer Gary David Goldberg, creator of Family Ties, passed away yesterday (23 June). He was 68. According to Variety, Goldberg died in Montecito, Calif., after losing his battle with cancer. The screenwriter created many TV gems, including The Bob Newhart Show, The Last Resort and Lou Grant, even winning an Emmy for the latter one. The first show that Goldberg worked on was Family Ties, which the writer launched on NBC in 1982.
Besides winning seven Emmy awards as well as critical praise, the series also helped launch the career of Michael J Fox. Goldberg won a writing Emmy for the series, which ran for seven seasons and went on to repeat that success for his writing on the Mary Tyler Moore Show spinoff, Lou Grant. However, while his biggest success, Family Ties, is currently remembered as a huge hit the series didn’t really take off with audiences until well into the third season. Additionally, Goldberg initially resisted the choice of Fox for the Family Ties cast, however, after the choice was proven to be beneficial for the show, Goldberg also went on to work with Fox on Spin City, this time for ABC.
During his entire career, he worked according to a very specific ethic. Asked in the archive interview what gave him the most pride about his career, Goldberg said, “I think it’s the fact that I’m still really close with almost everyone I’ve worked with, and a lot of the young writers I started have gone on to great careers. … It’s an idea that writers matter.”
Continue reading: Renowned Writer Of Family Ties, Gary David Goldman Dies At 68
NBC claims that it has The Voice to thank for its reversal of fortune in the TV ratings battle in the latter part of 2012.
It’s fair to say that the television network has taken a fair whuppin’ at the hand of its long-time rival CBS in recent years, with beleaguered bosses desperate to try and stop the rot. Thanks to shows like The Voice, however, it appears that finally the tide is beginning to, if not turn, then certainly lose much of its velocity. At the end of 2012, and thus the mid-point of the TV season, NBC still trailed CBS; however it did so only on total viewers, while it also jumped from fourth place of out of all the networks in 2011, to second.
The Voice, which is the only reality TV singing contest whose ratings have risen, can take much of the credit for NBC’s resurgence, but it was also supported by a couple of surprise hits in Revolution and Go On – the former a post-apocalyptic science fiction drama, the latter a Matthew Perry-starring sitcom around a sportscaster trying to move on from his wife.
Continue reading: NBC Has The Voice To Thank For Ratings Rise
A recent poll put together to celebrate the release of the board game Stratego Sci-Fi has found that the late Christopher Reeves as the Man of Steel is the public's favourite sci-fi star to grace the silver screen.
Reeves battled off tough competition from Star Wars’ Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Yoda (Frank Oz), who placed second and third respectively, and Star Trek's James T Kirk (William Shatner) and Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), who placed seventh and tenth in the countdown.
Perhaps the most unusual choice for the top ten was Will Smith's Agent Jay character from the Men In Black trilogy, who made it all the way to number five in the countdown, whereas one of the more natural choices - David Tennant as Dr Who - was pushed all the was down to number twenty.
Continue reading: Christopher Reeves' Superman Is The Greatest Sci-Fi Star
Continuing on its recent arc of solid storylines in its animation and quality visuals, Atlantis is successful in both being a wide-eyed roller-coaster ride for kids and is interesting enough to keep adults from passing out from boredom. The film follows the adventures of Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox), a bookworm/boiler room attendant/linguistics expert who probably hasn't had a date in years. Milo's grandfather was an explorer looking for Atlantis who knew where to discover the location of the lost city -- in a hidden journal. With the help of eccentric billionaire Preston Whitmore (John Mahoney), the lost journal is recovered, providing new clues to Atlantis's whereabouts. Milo then joins a group of rag-tag explorers -- including a 200-person Navy, enough surplus to take over a small county, and no cute sidekicks -- in the search for the city of Atlantis.
Continue reading: Atlantis: The Lost Empire Review
Disney animated features have never been known for their originality, but their creators almost always craft delightful entertoonment from threadbare grab bags of clichés and contrived plot devices.
This year's regularly scheduled summer cartoon release is a perfect example of this principle. "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" is a grand-scale archeological adventure that, if it were live-action, would be the kind of campy, glossy, bottom-rung syndicated stuff you find padding the prime-time schedules of the UPN and WB networks.
It's populated with an unlikely racial balance of stock characters -- a muscle-man African-American doctor (voice of Phil Morris), a sassy teenage Latina tomboy mechanic (Jacqueline Obradors) -- most of whom are mercenaries ("adventure capitalists," one proffers) on a quest for the legendary ancient city in the title. The catalyst for the endeavor is, of course, an eccentric millionaire (voiced by John Mahoney) who funds the expedition.
Continue reading: Atlantis: The Lost Empire Review
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