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Lili Meets a Man With Breast Cancer on Lifetime's Anthology Movie 'Five' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 11th 2011 3:00AM
Rosario Dawson, 'Five'There's a certain stigma that's been attached, and rightfully so in many dreadful cases, to Lifetime Original Movies. But the ambitious breast cancer anthology film 'Five' (Mon., 9PM ET on Lifetime), is looking to change all that. The film empowers women at one of their most difficult times through five interconnected stories of five women at five different stages of life and cancer.

The film is a true anthology, featuring five different stars and directors for each vignette. Directing were Jennifer Aniston, Patty Jenkins, Alicia Keys, Demi Moore and Penelope Spheeris, while their stories starred Jeanne Tripplehorn at the heart of all the stories as an oncologist whose mother died from breast cancer.

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What To Watch: TV Picks for Oct 10-16

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 10th 2011 2:00PM
Chace Crawford and Elizabeth HurleyMONDAY, OCTOBER 10

'Gossip Girl' (8PM ET, The CW)

Nate must decide whether to cross moral lines at Diana's (guest star Elizabeth Hurley) request. Dan has figured out who is publishing his book and seeks help to stop it, but he ends up in the spotlight anyway. Chuck helps Dan come to terms with his fate, while Dan continues to try to help Chuck break through his emotional block -- bromance alert!

'Five' (9PM ET, Lifetime) special telefilm premiere
An anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people's lives, Five uses humor and drama to focus on the effects breast cancer and its different stages of diagnosis have on relationships and the way women perceive themselves. It's an undeniable tearjerker, but there's enough star-power in this earnest TV movie to light Manhattan: Directed by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins, the cast includes Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Holloway, Taylor Kinney, Jennifer Morrison, Kathy Najimy and Tony Shalhoub, among numerous others.

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Patricia Clarkson Tells Us 5 Things to Know About Lifetime's 'Five'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 10th 2011 1:30PM
Patricia Clarkson FivePatricia Clarkson shown great range on TV, portraying everything from a calculating gold-digger on 'Parks and Recreation' to a rebellious artist on 'Six Feet Under.' Now, Clarkson is tackling a new role -- that of breast-cancer survivor -- on Lifetime's 'Five.'

In 'Five' (Oct. 10, 9PM ET on Lifetime), Clarkson plays Mia, a woman whose whole life is turned upside down by disease. Her story is told backwards, a stylistic choice that shows just how much cancer has changed her life.

"Look at that part, I mean it's crazy," Clarkson said. "It's amazing. It's so beautifully written. It required everything of me."

Clarkson's short film was directed by Jennifer Aniston and is just one of five films with all-star directors. Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Patty Jenkins and Penelope Spheeris direct the other four parts, each film focuses on a woman affected by breast cancer.

In honor of 'Five' and its five-part structure, AOL TV presents a quintet of key facts about this unique project:

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The Five: Awesome TV jerks

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 22nd 2006 8:01AM

mr. burnsIf everyone was nice, life would get pretty boring, wouldn't it? The television landscape is full of characters who made shows more interesting by doing what they do best: annoying the living hell out of everyone else. There's a lot to choose from, so share some of your favorites in the comments. Below are some of my personal faves:

Major Frank Burns: Alan Alda gets a lot of credit for his acting chops and his portrayal of Hawkeye on M*A*S*H, but Larry Linville deserves just as much, if not more, credit for his role as Frank Burns during the show's early years. Yes, he was a jerk, and yes, he was self-centered and only cared about doing what was in his best interest, but beneath it all was a very real vulnerability, a man who still held on to the childhood notion that the world owed him something. Maintaining that balance is not easy, but Linville did it perfectly.

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The Five: Corporations

by Adam Finley, posted May 22nd 2006 8:28AM

dinosaurs bossHey, check your watch. Yeah, it's time for another episode of The Five where we list stuff in groups of five, and you throw down some more in the comments. It's both fun and educational. Today we're talking about the best fictional corporations on television, so let's get into it:

Acme: Are you a coyote who has devoted his life to catching a single bird? If so, the Acme Corporation has everything you need from anvils to rocket sleds to exploding birdseed. Of course, none of these things come with any guarantee, but I'm sure they'll work out just fine for you. According to Wikipedia, Acme was part of the Warner Bros. cartoon universe early on, having first appeared in "Buddy's Bug Hunt" in 1935.

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New season of Foster's kicks off this month

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 16th 2006 11:02AM

foster's home for imaginary friendsWhile it's no small feat to create an animated series kids will love, or one adults will love, it's especially amazing when someone is able to create something that both kids and adults can get a kick out of. SpongeBob SquarePants is a perfect example, and so is pretty much everything Craig McCracken has had a hand in, from Dexter's Laboratory (which he didn't create, but did work on) to The Powerpuff Girls to Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, which, by the way, will kick of its fifth season later this month (April 28 at 7 p.m. EST on Cartoon Network to be exact). I've praised Foster's plenty of times already, but I'll say again that if you like cartoons and haven't checked this one out yet, you should. The unique creatures and design of the show give it a kind of "storybook" feel, and there's plenty of subtle jokes for adults and slightly older kids. I loved the episode when a sculpture of Grandma Foster is broken, causing Bloo to point out in one scene that "a bust this big needs ample support." What makes McCracken's work so admirable is that he's able to combine elements that are both jokey and heartwarming. The result is a show both myself and my three-year-old niece can enjoy. As "simplistic" as the show may seem, that's actually quite an accomplishment.

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Monk gets two more seasons

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 13th 2006 6:36PM
MonkAs Bob mentioned, Monk kicks off its fifth season this evening on USA. I'm a late comer to the show and only started watching it recently. Why I didn't start watching this dry, witty show when it began is really anyone's guess. Nevertheless, I've been using the power of Tivo to catch up. In fact, my Tivo is currently in the process of recording a Monk marathon on USA. Monkheads both new and old will also be happy to know that USA has also bought a sixth season of the series, so we'll be able to follow the adventures of the obsessive-compulsive detective who hates being touched for at least the next couple of years.

 

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