Redford reflected upon Newman, who died in 2008, on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN), telling a story about the time a man in a restaurant confused Redford for Newman.
"I was at a table in Napa Valley," Redford told the host. "And the table next door was making all this fuss, and I could tell they were looking at me, and they were going to come over and say something."
"Boy was I nervous," explained Redford. Then, footage of his pitch was shown, in which Redford delivers an exceedingly high throw.
Robert Redford has never been on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated). Redford and Barbra Streisand have never done an interview together, even when they co-starred opposite each other in 1973's 'The Way We Were.'
When Redford found out that Winfrey was paying tribute to Streisand, however, he decided to come on the show, much to the delight of Winfrey, who pointed out that Redford and Streisand indeed had never sat together for an interview. When Streisand wondered out loud "how come we never did," Redford replied "Because I thought I wouldn't get a word in."
And sure enough, when Winfrey asked Redford if he almost had turned down the lead in 'The Way We Were,' Streisand piped up and started to answer for him, causing Redford to quip, "Why don't you let Barbra tell the story, it's really a good story." But Streisand demurred, and Redford told the story.
Wonder if James Brolin has that problem?
Sorry, we don't mean to make fun of Mr. Costner. And actually, he's done something that's fairly incredible. Using his own money, Costner has created an oil separation machine. This is not a joke. Kevin Costner actually spent $24 million to make a machine that could assist with the Gulf oil spill. His invention can remove oil from water. Seriously. That's amazing.
On 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), Costner showed up to discuss his invention, and the BP spill in general. Like Robert Redford before him, Costner seemed to feel that the spill was a natural result of the failure of big business and government. "This is something that was bound to happen," he said.
What do you think? Was the spill inevitable?
Host Larry King asked environmentalist Redford to share his feelings about the crisis. Redford had this to say: he was filled with "heartbreak" and "frustration." Yes, we pretty much all feel the same way. Redford also thought that the disaster was "avoidable." He said that the national tragedy was a result of a combined failure involving the oil companies, Congress, and the government in general.
The actor then went on to discuss prior disasters, stating that they should have prepared us for this, or helped us to avoid it -- if only we had been paying attention.
"You've always worked. You work hard. You're in every movie," host George Lopez said, citing White's long-running and prolific career.
"Well, I'm such a whore I can't say no," White replied.
Watch the video after the jump.
You can put on your overpriced, ugly ski boots and over-sized sunglasses while you pet your matchbox-sized dog -- pretending you're the up and coming star of a pretentious art house flick without leaving your living room. Sundance Selects is all set to send films from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to a national audience for the first time.
You'll also get a first hand look at some of the live events that take place during the fest, as the on demand service "gives film lovers coast-to-coast the opportunity to experience a major film festival as it happens."
The cable channel going to present five movies about politics, and if you want to see how the world of running for public office has changed in the 20th century, these films are a fantastic reflection of the times.
On Wednesday, September 3, starting at 8 PM ET, the night begins with The Last Hurrah, and includes The Candidate (10:15 PM), The Best Man (12:15 AM), Nashville (2 AM) and The Dark Horse (1932).
Like I said, these pictures are all really interesting choices. The Candidate, released in 1972, for instance, is not so different from today's campaign pitting Senator Barack Obama versus Senator John McCain.
It's a young candidate espousing change, up against an experienced, wizened establishment candidate. Robert Redford plays Bill McKay, the up and comer, while Don Porter is the popular, long-time incumbent senator. Check out these photos, because Porter even looks like McCain!
ESPN Senior VP, Ron Semiao, says "ESPN Films is honored to be collaborating with such accomplished storytellers and filmmakers for such an important sports and American story." Semiao was at the Beverly Hilton yesterday along with Branch Rickey III to discuss the project. Semiao added that doing this theatrical film was a natural extension for the company which tries to serve sports fans "however they consume sports content."
Sadly, the cancer that fell Sydney Pollack was one that didn't respond to treatment.
On Monday, TCM will show Sydney Pollack's directorial debut in features, 1965's The Slender Thread starring Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft. In the same year, he won an Emmy for directing The Game, part of the Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater anthology series. On TV, he'd also done Ben Casey and The Fugitive episodes, learning his craft.
It looks like there has been yet another step in the independent movie industry going corporate as Cablevision has purchased the Sundance Channel. The sale set Cablevision back about $500 million and the channel is expected to join Cablevision's Rainbow Media programming along with IFC, AMC and WE tv.
It's always intriguing when a cable network has two or three original shows they're working on. But TNT has gone project crazy this year, with a whopping 14 shows in development.
It's an interesting mix of shows too. You have your dramas, including a mystery series set in Boston, based on the novels of Tess Gerritsen; a drama about a family in 1950s Indiana; an espionage drama titled Leverage; a drama from Robert Redford titled Generations, which focuses on several families who have lived in the same house over the decades; and Truth In Advertising, which sounds a lot like a modern-day Mad Men (not that I'm complaining) and stars Eric McCormack, Tom Cavanagh, and Monica Potter. Comedies include a show about a single, middle-aged woman, from Betty Thomas and Elaine Pope.
- At 8, ABC has a new Cavemen, followed by new episodes of Carpoolers, Dancing with the Stars, and Boston Legal.
- CBS has a new NCIS at 8, then new episodes of The Unit and Cane.
- FOX has new episodes of Bones and House.
- NBC has a new, two-hour Biggest Loser, then a new Law and Order: SVU.
- There's a new Beauty and the Geek on The CW at 8, followed by a new Reaper.
- PBS has a new Nova at 8, then a new Frontline.
- At 8:30, HGTV has a new Spice Up My Kitchen, then new episodes of Decorating Cents, 24 Hour Design and House Hunters.
- At 9 on CNN, Larry King interviews Robert Redford.
- ESPN has the two hour season finale of The Contender at 9.
- Discovery has a new Dirty Jobs at 9.
- At 10, Bravo has a new Real Housewives of Orange County.
- Versus has the series premiere of Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller at 10, with guests Curt Schilling and Al Michaels.
- Sci-Fi has a new ECW at 10.
- Also at 10: FX has a new Nip/Tuck.
- At 10:30, Food Network has a new Two Dudes Catering.
Check your local TV listings for more.
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