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Kyra Sedgwick Found Out She's Distantly Related to Husband Kevin Bacon (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 15th 2011 5:00AM
Kyra Sedgwick, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Kyra Sedgwick always wins when playing "The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" because she's married to him. But she inadvertently found out something else about him when she participated in a show with Henry Louis Gates Jr. that traced her lineage back 200 years, as she revealed on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

It was all fun and games when she found out she was distant cousins with the likes of Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and even Marilyn Monroe. "I can see the resemblance," Sedgwick smiled.

But she also found out she was a 10th cousin once removed of one Kevin Bacon. So she's married and related by blood, albeit just marginally, to Kevin Bacon. Now no one will ever be able to beat her at that game!

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Tom Hanks Declares Kevin Bacon the Best Smelling Actor (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 30th 2011 3:13AM
Tom Hanks, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'When you talk to celebrities multiple times as the host of your own late night show, sometimes it's fun to just ask the most inane questions you can think of. Craig Ferguson has built a whole show around it.

But it was Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) who asked Tom Hanks the following question.

"In your experience, and I think this is very important, the best smelling actor that you've worked with?"

It was Hanks' own fault for saying that Julia Roberts smelled great in their current project, 'Larry Crowne.' But it wasn't Roberts he declared the best smelling.

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Kevin Bacon Talks Winning Over Kyra Sedgwick (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 17th 2010 3:00PM
According to Kevin Bacon, it wasn't easy winning over Kyra Sedgwick when they first met on the set of the 1988 made-for-TV movie 'Lemon Sky.' Sedgwick thought Bacon was "cocky," when in fact he was just nervous and unsure how to approach her, he said on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

"I had to really fight my way in there. It was a real challenge," Bacon said. "I don't think she was all that into actors necessarily. She just thought I was a jerk."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Michael C. Hall, Mad Men score Golden Globe awards

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 18th 2010 2:00AM
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Did your favorite actors and TV shows score Golden Globe awards tonight? Let's take a look at how things shook out in the TV categories at the 67th Annual Golden Globes.

Mad Men, Best Television Series - Drama.
With competition from Big Love, Dexter, House, and True Blood, I'm really glad I wasn't picking the winner here. They're all fantastic. I wouldn't say that True Blood delivered its best episodes last season, so I don't have a problem with that one not winning (though I'm a big fan of the show). Mad Men is definitely deserving (especially the "lawn mower" episode), although Dexter and Big Love both had great seasons.

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Beau Bridges on His Guest Role as a Transsexual Cop on 'The Closer'

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 11th 2009 5:50PM
Beau Bridges' upcoming guest spot on 'The Closer,' airing Mon., Dec. 14, 9PM on TNT, will fascinate fans of the longtime actor. He plays Det. George Andrews, former partner of G.W. Bailey's crusty and hard-edged Lt. Provenza. About a decade has gone by since they last saw each other and much has changed -- including Det. Andrews' sex change.

The context for the episode involves the Major Crimes Unit reopening an old case in which Det. Andrews figured in prominently. That means Provenza isn't just dealing with Andrews' news but doing so publicly -- to the delight, maybe, of Kyra Sedgwick's Brenda, who is only too happy to forget her own low-simmer turmoil with Jon Tenney's Fritz.

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The Closer: Waivers of Extradition (summer season finale)

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 25th 2009 1:34AM
Brenda_TNT_The_Closer(S05E12) Kind of like the summer season finale for Burn Notice, it seemed like they saved the best for last with The Closer. There was an interesting case, a colorful new character to go nose to nose with Brenda, and an up tick in the action, including a chase that was top notch. Kudos to Kevin Bacon who directed the episode and brought it all together.

For a time, it looked like Brenda and Major Crimes were on the trail of a ninja. No, not a real ninja, but a guy dressed all in black who kind of looked like a ninja. He used a blade, albeit a knife, and he was a stone cold killer who showed no mercy and seemed to take pleasure in the kill.

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The Closer: Smells Like Murder

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 11th 2009 12:19AM
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One of the reasons The Closer is a good show is that it's smart. It presents challenging situations and complicated crimes, and as Brenda and her crew figure out what happened and how to get the guilty to incriminate themselves, the viewer is along for the ride. The title of tonight's show was Smells Like Murder. I think the subhead should have been, smells like a dud.

There was a good premise, a decent set up, suspects that were interesting ... all the elements were there. What went wrong was character. Things happened that were so out of character that it sunk the entire episode. More on that -- and Jack in the box -- after the jump.

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Kyra's doing wonders for orange juice

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 23rd 2009 4:29PM
Bacon and SedgwickOn The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick rarely gets the chance to dance. She plays a homicide detective in Los Angeles, for goodness sake! But as the harried Brenda Leigh Johnson, the actress didn't even share a waltz with her new TV hubby Fritz after their wedding on the season finale last winter.

However, have you seen Kyra strut her stuff in this new orange juice commercial? Not only is the commercial terrific, it's a little bit of an homage to Kyra's real life husband, actor-director Kevin Bacon.

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'Taking Chance' Interview With Kevin Bacon

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 19th 2009 6:00AM
"We don't have like Kevin Bacon Movie Night, where the family sits around with a big bowl of popcorn and 'Tremors.'"

Kevin Bacon is everywhere these days -- but for the man who's the origin of the infamous "Six Degrees" game, what do you expect?

His latest project is 'Taking Chance' (premieres Sat., Feb. 21, 8PM on HBO), a Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated movie based on a true story. Bacon plays Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a decorated Desert Storm vet who volunteers to escort the remains of a young Marine, Chance Phelps, back to his hometown to be laid to rest.

Bacon chatted with AOL TV about his back-to-back military roles, his advice for Zac Efron, his most random Six Degrees connection ... and the downside to being famous. -- By Maggie Furlong


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Kevin Bacon will be shooting Abraham Lincoln

by Brad Trechak, posted Oct 6th 2008 10:25AM
ShowtimeIt looks like more period dramas (such as The Tudors) are headed to pay cable. And this time, "Booth" will not refer to a character on the TV show Bones.

Kevin Bacon will be executive-producing The Booths, a period drama about the Booth brothers, the most infamous of which, John Wilkes Booth, went on to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.

It sounds like an interesting project. I do like historical dramas, but I'm always disappointed at their tendency to sacrifice historical accuracy for the sake of drama. Of course, when it's good drama, nobody seems to notice.

The nicest thing about being Kevin Bacon, other than being a famous actor, must be that it takes the fewest amount of steps to be in a Kevin Bacon movie for that Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game (the total number of steps would be, I believe, zero). One can say with surefire honesty that Kevin Bacon has been in all of Kevin Bacon's movies.

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The Closer: Serving the King (Pt. 1 & 2)

by Anna Johns, posted Dec 5th 2006 12:32PM
the closer(S02E14&15) I decided to sleep on it before writing this review, and I'm still confused as hell. This episode of The Closer required intense concentration. There were a lot of names -- Russian, Arabic, American -- thrown at us, as well as a lot of terrorist scenarios.

The story/investigation was so complicated that we only got to see hints of Dep. Chief Johnson's unusual personality. I enjoyed the little tidbits in the first hour that showed her restless at her house as she waited for the investigation to conclude about the shooting in her murder room. Like you would imagine, she attempted gardening, but appeared to have killed all the plants. And she tried to go for a jog but ended up at the pastry shop "that I hate!" down the street.

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Kevin Bacon to direct the season finale of The Closer

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 27th 2006 5:37PM
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin BaconTNT announced yesterday that Kevin Bacon will direct the second-season finale of their hit show The Closer. The episode will be a two-parter that is set to air in December.

Of course, Bacon's famous enough to get this job on his own, but he does have a little "in" with the show: series star Kyra Sedgwick, who just happens to be Bacon's wife. This is apparently the third time he's directed her in a project; he directed Sedgwick in Losing Chase, his directorial debut, and the theatrical film Loverboy.

According to his IMDb profile, those are Bacon's only two directorial credits. Hm. Maybe Kyra's a security blanket for him. Anyway, his next directorial effort should be Kyra-free. Maybe J.J. Abrams will let him direct an episode of Six Degrees, just for shits and giggles.

[via The Futon Critic]

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