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Ferguson Offers Sigourney Weaver Ways to Embarrass Alfred Molina (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 16th 2011 6:15AM
Sigourney Weaver, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'Sigourney Weaver is heading out on a press junket in promotion of her new film 'Abduction.' She stars with Alfred Molina in the movie, and so Craig Ferguson had some tips for her in doing interviews with him on 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS).

"He's very ticklish," Ferguson pointed out. "He's ticklish, and he's very embarrassed about how hairy he is downstairs."

"I'll bring that up right away," Weaver said.

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Betty White Says 'SNL' Push "Out of Left Field"

by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 16th 2010 10:32AM
betty whiteOne of my favorite things happening in television right now is the push to get Betty White to host 'Saturday Night Live.' I've loved Betty White my entire life, from watching her on reruns of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' to listening to her tales about St. Olaf on 'The Golden Girls.' What's especially great about this movement is that it's not driven by kitschy nostalgia. Sure, that's part of it, but a big portion of this drive is based on the simple fact that Betty White is hands-down one of the funniest women currently working in Hollywood.

Now, White is talking to People magazine about all of the hullabaloo, and she seems surprised that fans are taking such an interest. White says, "That just came out of left field. It's ridiculous. I don't think Lorne Michaels even knows about it, so we won't worry about it." While she may not be worried about it, that doesn't mean it's not going to happen.

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'Laser Cats' Gets the James Cameron Treatment on 'SNL' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 19th 2010 2:30PM
'Laser Cats,' a recurring 'SNL' digital short series, got the James Cameron treatment when the director lent his talents to the fifth episode of the low-rent schlockfest.

This installment of the sci-fi send-up finds Sigourney Weaver spoofing her roles in 'Aliens' and 'Avatar' and battling mutant felines who shoot lasers from their mouths. Think aliens with acid for blood are scary? Kitties bursting out of stomachs are arguably worse.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Sigourney Weaver on 'Saturday Night Live': Clip Highlights

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 17th 2010 4:15PM
Saturday Night Live, Sigourney WeaverSigourney Weaver hosted this week's 'Saturday Night Live,' which made for good fodder from 'Avatar,' James Cameron, and even her dad, Pat Weaver, former head of NBC.

Disco Booty Junction, Grady Wilson's Fifty and Freaky, and ESPN's 'Lady Stars of Darts' all showed up. But things took a turn for the worse with Weaver and Cameron's new film, 'Laser Cats.'

Watch the clips after the jump.

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Review: Saturday Night Live - Sigourney Weaver/The Ting Tings

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 17th 2010 11:15AM
sigourney weaver and the ting tings
First of all, Sigourney Weaver looks incredible. Believe it or not, she turns 61 this year, so that's something to think about as we slowly weep into our young but round, Cheetos-stained fingers. Secondly, Weaver managed to play a variety of characters that explored a wide range of wackiness, all without humiliating herself (it was a dangerous moment during that "Fifty and Freaky" sketch but we all knew Weaver's still a classy lady).

The writing was pretty consistent and suited Weaver well, and it was fun to see her do so many goofy things. It's not often Saturday Night Live brings in someone that of her status. Let's be honest here.

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'Saturday Night Live' January 2010 Lineup: Charles Barkley, Sigourney Weaver

by Nicholas White, posted Dec 30th 2009 4:33PM
'Saturday Night Live' has unveiled its first two hosts of the new year.

On Jan. 16, 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver will take the reins, with musical guest the Ting Tings. This will be Weaver's second time hosting the comedy sketch show.

As we previously announced, former NBA star Charles Barkley will host one week prior, on Jan. 9, along side musical guest Alicia Keys, who is promoting her fifth album 'The Element of Freedom.'

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Kooky Christmas Capers and More

by Chris Jordan, posted Dec 18th 2009 7:00PM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over on Moviefone's Inside Movies.

That's because the busy elves over there have re-imagined classic Hollywood movie posters as inappropriate holiday movies. Hey, you looking at the Christmas-themed movie poster for 'Taxi Driver'? Then we have Christmas classics re-imagined as action flicks. Take a gander at Rambo as Scrooge.

Also on Inside Movies, Ivan Reitman confirms that there will be a Ghostbusters 3 and that Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver are on board -- but not in a way you'd might expect.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: 'Ghostbusters 3' Spoilers, 'New Moon' Piracy Charges Dropped, DiCaprio to Play Viking Warrior

by Jenny Hollowell, posted Dec 14th 2009 12:19PM
It's an intense Monday over at Inside Movies, full of ghosts and vampires and vikings ... oh my!

Sigourney Weaver confirms that 'Ghostbusters 3' is happening and reveals some juicy plot points. Major spoiler alert -- read the posting only if you want to know the details!

Charges have been dropped against the 22-year old 'Twilight' fan arrested in Ohio last week for videotaping snippets of 'New Moon' during her sister's movie theater birthday party.

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Sigourney Weaver: The TV Squad Interview

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 24th 2009 11:54AM
sigourney weaver in prayers for bobby
Sigourney Weaver is earning strong Emmy buzz for her lead performance in Lifetime's Prayers for Bobby. In her first TV movie, the three-time Oscar nominee plays a religiously conservative mother who refuses to accept her gay son.

The film, based on a true story, examines Mary Griffith's (Weaver) transformation from intolerant mother to gay-rights crusader after her son Bobby commits suicide. Weaver says she was drawn to Prayers for Bobby because, like the book of the same name, it has the potential to start important conversations about tolerance and acceptance in homes everywhere.

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Sigourney Weaver talks Emmy buzz, Ghostbusters and Aliens

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 23rd 2009 11:02AM
sigourney weaver prayers for bobby lifetimeSigourney Weaver starring in a Lifetime movie? It happened. It's called Prayers for Bobby, and the three-time Oscar nominee is racking up the Emmy buzz for her lead performance as a mother whose life is changed by tragedy.

I spoke with Weaver recently about the film, the Emmy buzz, her next big TV project and more. Here's a preview of that interview:

Weaver on the benefits of working for Lifetime, and other cable networks:

"I think Lifetime, along with other cable networks, show very compelling stories about what it is to be human in a way that a lot of films don't now, except for small independent films. They're interested in a smaller canvas and I think those stories are very helpful for people and I think that they bring us together."

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Can Sigourney Weaver figure out Eli Stone?

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 15th 2008 2:23PM
Baby Mama SigourneyThere will be some major star power in the new season of Eli Stone. No, I'm not referring to Katie Holmes' stunt casting. I'm talking big-time star wattage. Sigourney Weaver will guest on Eli Stone as a psychologist. Eli, who is in desperate need of figuring out what he's been experiencing is the result of the brain ailment he's suffering from or something else.

Since he had brain surgery -- or so we think -- at season's end, will Eli still have the visions? Will he fulfill the imperative to Live Brave and become a leader -- prophet -- or was that not a look at the future but something else?

It's all very mysterious, and just the fact that he's going to see a shrink is positive development. Casting Sigourney Weaver is a positive as well. She's a three-time Oscar nominee and carries with her innate integrity and class.

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Sigourney Weaver to do television movie

by Kristin Sample, posted May 19th 2008 2:26PM
Sigourney WeaverOscar-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver is coming to the small screen with a Lifetime movie called Prayers for Bobby. The film is based on Leroy Aaron's book Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Term with the Suicide of Her Gay Son.

Weaver will star in and co-produce the film, her first made-for-television movie. She stars as Mary Griffith, a religious mother who questions her faith in God after her son's suicide. She eventually comes to terms with his homosexuality and goes on to champion the rights of gay and lesbian youths.

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Ten actors I want to see on TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 10th 2008 12:00PM
network tenHave you noticed lately that the new faces cropping up on TV series in starring roles are often actors you've never seen before -- or if you have, it was in a supporting role of a feature or a foreign TV show? Think about it, Lee Pace as the Pie Man on Pushing Daisies, Jonny Lee Miller on Eli Stone, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in New Amsterdam, Michelle Ryan in Bionic Woman, all of these leads are relatively new faces. That's one way to cast series. Another is for big stars to take to TV, if not for the first time, than for a return.

In an interesting article at IGN.com, blogger Travis Fickett points out that there used to be a line of demarcation between the worlds of acting: film actors vs. television actors. But nowadays the stars are going back and forth a lot more fluidly.


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Weaver revisits the gorillas this evening

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 11th 2006 11:05AM
gorillaIn the 1988 feature film Gorillas in the Mist, Sigourney Weaver played Dian Fossey, the real-life scientist and conservationist who came to Africa to study mountain gorillas and try to save them. Tonight at 8 p.m. EST (and again at 11 p.m.) Animal Planet is airing Gorillas Revisited, in which Weaver will return to the gorillas she once spent so much time with, to see if they remember her. Well, that's what the commercial claims, anyway. I assume she'll be hanging out with the real gorillas and not the fake ones Rick Baker created for the movie. That wouldn't be quite as impressive if you ask me.  

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