Gary Sinise: Speaking Up for Wounded Warriors

Life profoundly changed for Gary Sinise after his Oscar-nominated role in Forrest Gump as the Vietnam vet and double-amputee Lieutenant Dan—a character at first supremely bitter who ultimately finds the courage to come to terms with his disability and even thrive. Wounded vets everywhere responded, and Sinise found himself at the center of a vital cause—to bring attention, appreciation, and help to America’s sometimes-forgotten heroes, the real-life disabled military men and more.

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We’re gonna need a bigger chopper…

SHARKNADO – put your bite where you’re buzz is! I have no personal interest in this TV movie, except my embarrassment that I really enjoyed it. But I urge you to watch or tape Scfy’s repeat of SNARKNADO this Thursday so that this wild thriller goes past the title of “most tweeted” to “most watched – even if you laughed while you gasped.” I hear that Ian Ziering didn’t even talk about the movie before it aired. But no kidding, he does a great job. Even though I am a certified wimp, I admit it was more fun watching dangerous blood-thirsty sharks than most of the alien, robot, apocalypse creatures in the summers’ big blockbusters. OK, outside of the artistic and technical questions raised by the thriller, I have one quibble. No female’s lip gloss was ever even smudged. So I suggest more authenticity in make-up or send me the name of a lipstick that doesn’t even move in a creature-infested storm.

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Depp is handsome, daring and very candid…

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Great Dame: Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Leave it to Bruce Willis to define Helen Mirren. “She’s a dame,” he says admiringly, “a real dame.” Willis, with whom she co-stars in this summer’s action comedy Red 2 (premiering July 19), isn’t talking about the “knighthood” bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II, an honor that literally made Mirren a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He’s zoning in on what makes the acclaimed actress—an Oscar winner for her performance in the 2006 classic The Queen—impossible to forget on and off the screen…read more.

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Jim Gandolfini, Goodbye…

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