TCM Film Festival: Oscar winner Cher returns to introduce 'Funny Girl'

April 28, 2013
Superstar and Oscar winning actress Cher joined Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne as a surprise guest at the opening night gala to kick off the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. The singer and actress,who won an Academy Award for "Moonstruck,"joined Osborne onstage at the TCL Chinese Theatre for a short conversation about her lover of classic film, her favorite era of films and those that have inspired her prior to the world premiere screening of a brand new 45th anniversary restoration of the musicalFunny Girl (1968).

 A passionate fan of classic movies, Cher became a member of the TCM family when she was a guest programmer on the network in 2012 and then launched the network's new Friday Night Spotlight this month. Each month, this showcase features a different celebrity or expert host taking viewers through a collection of films on a specific topic. For her topic – A Woman's World: The Defining Era of Women in Film – Cher handpicked 17 films that illustrate the evolving roles of women from the late 1930s to the early '50s.

The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, which continues through Sunday, April 28, features more than a hundred screenings of classic movies, along with appearances by legendary stars, live interviews, extensive panel discussions, special exhibits and more. The packed lineup for this year's festival includes tributes to Jane Fonda, Max von Sydow, Ann Blyth and documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, along with an extensive interview with Eva Marie Saint to air on TCM next year. The festival also features appearances by such stars as Tippi Hedren, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney, Burt Reynolds,Jon Voight and Debra Winger; a celebration of Bugs Bunny's 75th Birthday; and the premieres of such restored films as The Big Parade (1925), TheGeneral (1926), Giant(1956), The Great Escape (1963) and Badlands (1973), plus many more.

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April 17, 2013
The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, is prepping  for a long list of stars and classic films on the lineup, which will take place April 25-28 in Hollywood.

Some of the events highlights are listed below:

  • Burt Reynolds and filmmaker John Boorman will join Jon Voight at a screening of Boorman's Deliverance (1972).
  • Director Rob Marshall is set to appear at a screening of the musical-comedy On the Town (1949), starring by Gene Kelly (who co-directed with Stanley Donen), Frank Sinatra, Vera-Ellen, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin and Ann Miller.
  •   Rose McGowan, a past co-host of TCM's Essentials showcase, will be on hand for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946), starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains.
  •   Malcolm McDowell will appear at a screening of Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), starring James Cagney.

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival schedule:

Passes for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival can be purchased by calling the festival box office at (877) 826-5764 on business days between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET), or 24 hours a day through the official festival website: The site also features additional information about the festival, including video and photos from past festivals.


The Final Four: University of Louisville Students Eat Free if KFC’s Hometown School Wins It All

April 6, 2013

The Final Four tournament just got a little closer to it all for University of Louisville students. With KFC headquarters located in Louisville, Ky, KFC will feed University of Louisville students for free at a restaurant near campus on Monday, April 15, during select hours if their team wins. The students will be among the first in the country to enjoy a free piece of KFC’s new Original Recipe® Boneless chicken, a side item, a biscuit and a drink. After all, the celebration’s more fun if someone else picks up the tab.

Should either Louisville team win the championship, KFC will provide free Original Recipe Boneless meals to UofL students at a restaurant near campus on Monday, April 15. Complete details about the giveaway, including location and time, will be posted on and on Tuesday, April 9. See for additional information.

KFC is introducing Original Recipe Boneless on April 14 – boneless, skinless pieces of both white and dark meat chicken, hand breaded using the Original Recipe® made famous by Colonel Harland Sanders. It’s KFC for the way consumers live – and eat chicken – today.

No purchase necessary. Offer valid at a specific restaurant location in Louisville, KY on April 15, 2013 during select hours, location and hours to be announced on on or about April 9, 2013.

Limit one free piece of KFC’s new Original Recipe® Boneless chicken, one individual side item, a biscuit and a medium drink per person at the specific restaurant location while supplies last. White or dark meat is at manager's choice. See Terms and Conditions at

Michigan will play Louisville in the final Monday night.


'The Kings of Summer': trailer and poster released

April 3, 2013
The new movie "The Kings of Summer" will open in theaters on May 31st. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the movie stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Alison Brie.
"The Kings of Summer" is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) - who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family - whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can't run away from.

Check out a featurette for the movie below: