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  • Sean Penn says Levi's and the Beatles brought down the Berlin Wall

    Sean Penn says it wasn't Gorbachev or Reagan that ended the Cold War but the desire to wear 501s and buy Beatles records.

  • Mike Judge's 'Tales From the Tour Bus' is great TV

    Mike Judge's 'Tales From the Tour Bus' is a must for country music fans.

  • 'The Reagan Show' Trailer: New Doc Looks Back at a President Who Was Ready for His Close-Up (Exclusive)

    “Ronald Reagan? The actor?” So a flabbergasted 1955-era Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) famously quipped to time-traveling teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) in Back to the Future when told who the president of the United States would be in 1985.

  • ‘Spitting Image’ May Reboot on HBO For Trump Era

    The satire was a huge hit for U.K. channel ITV in the 1980s, taking on all things political and pop culture with weird and grotesque puppets.

  • ‘Today’ Looks Back on 40 Years of Election Day Coverage

    The Today show took a look back at 40 years of Election Day coverage, beginning with Tom Brokaw, and his silky smooth voice, alongside Jane Pauley in 1976.

  • ‘Killing Reagan’: A Civilized TV Take on Bill O’Reilly’s Book

    It may seem odd to call the atmosphere of a TV movie about the attempted assassination of a President “civilized.” But one of the timely contrasts made by "Killing Reagan," premiering Sunday on the National Geographic Channel, is that the political context surrounding the shooting of Ronald Reagan in 1981 seems downright dignified compare with our present, wild, nearly out-of-control election. Framing the shooting of the president by John Hinckley Jr. are scenes of a Reagan, played by Tim Matheson, appearing in debates, tussling with his advisers over how to deal with Russia, and other duties of the office. Directed by Rod Lurie ("The Contender") and based on the Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard book of the same name, "Killing Reagan" features fine performances by Matheson and Cynthia Nixon as Nancy Reagan.

  • Reagan Documentary in Works With Footage Shot by Late President

    Patti Davis and Primary Wave Entertainment are producing a documentary centered around Super 8 film footage shot primarily by Ronald Reagan from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Zak Knutson, best known for Film 4’s Milius, is directing. Reagan served as president of the Screen Actors Guild between 1947 and 1952 and again in 1959-60, and was hired by General Electric in 1954 to host the weekly TV drama series General Electric Theater.

  • 'Big Short' Director Adam McKay Breaks Silence on 'Reagan' Alzheimer's Outrage: 'We Were All Taken Aback'

    Producer partner of Will Ferrell on backlash to project he says was only in a preliminary phase: "It seemed like everyone piled on it without knowing at all what the script was about."

  • 'The Americans' Revisits 'The Day After' and Nuclear War

    This week, The Americans will begin its Wednesday-night episode with the Jennings family sitting down on Nov. 20, 1983, to watch The Day After, a made-for-TV movie that was very much a real TV-movie. The TV movie, which aired on ABC and stars John Lithgow, Jason Robards, Steve Guttenberg, and JoBeth Williams, is about a conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union that erupts when the Russians send military troops into East Germany in an attempt to force the U.S. to withdraw from West Berlin.

  • Will Ferrell Exits Ronald Reagan Alzheimer’s Movie Amid Backlash

    Will Ferrell (Photo: Pablo Cuadra/FilmMagic)

  • Will Ferrell Nixes 'Reagan': What's Actually in Satirical Screenplay?

    Despite quick wave of criticism, reading the script and not just the log-line reveals a good-natured and well-researched comedy that offers an "alternate take" on seismic events in American history

  • Will Ferrell Won’t Play Ronald Reagan in Alzheimer's Film

    The satire, based on script from the Black List of most promising unproduced screenplays, dealt with former president's dementia, and produced public backlash when actor's talks about role were revealed

  • The Backlash to Will Ferrell's Planned 'Reagan' Film

    News broke Wednesday about a planned movie starring Will Ferrell as the late President Ronald Reagan. Simply titled Reagan, Variety reported, “the story begins at the start of the ex-president’s second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.”

  • Will Ferrell to Play Former President Ronald Reagan in New Movie

    Having already famously portrayed former President George W. Bush in various comedy sketches, Will Ferrell is now setting his sights on another former commander in chief. Sources tell Variety Ferrell is attached to star as President Ronald Reagan in the Black List script Reagan. Penned by Mike Rosolio, the story begins at the start of the ex-president’s second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.

  • Peek Inside Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s Former Pacific Palisades Home

    Before Ronald and Nancy Reagan moved into the White House, they lived in a 12,000-square-foot house in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. “When we bought this house it was virtually untouched since [the Reagans] moved out,” Janus Cercone from Jaman Properties told The Insider With Yahoo co-host Debbi Matenopoulos. "On this spot in 1980 on election night, Ronald Reagan was in the shower, Nancy was in the tub, the phone rang and she answered it,” Cecone shared.

  • Nancy Reagan’s Son On His Mother’s Legacy: ‘She Knew How To Love Somebody’

    Ron Reagan was interviewed by Matt Lauer on Today shortly after the passing of his mother Nancy Reagan on Sunday. Ron spoke about the relationship between Nancy and his father, President Ronald Reagan. “I don’t think that they ever spent a day apart where they didn’t call, speak on the phone,” said told Lauer, “He wrote her letters, you know, all her life.

  • Mr. T’s Fond Memories of Nancy Reagan

    Nancy Reagan died on Sunday at the age of 94. Mr. T shares a fond memory of when she invited him to come to Washington D.C. for her "Just Say No" campaign.

  • Nancy and Ronald Reagan's Only Film Together: 'Hellcats of the Navy'

    Nancy and Ronald Reagan once shared the silver screen in "Hellcats of the Navy." The film was set during World War II, and Nancy was credited as Nancy Davis.

  • Inside Nancy and Ronald Reagan’s Sweet Romance

    Nancy and Ronald Reagan had what some call “the greatest love affair in the history of the American Presidency.” Married for 52 years, the only thing separating them was Ronald’s death in 2004. Nearly 12 years later, Nancy also died – on Sunday at the age of 94 from congestive heart failure. The couple, who lived in the White House for 8 years, were rarely seen walking together without holding hands, Sheila Tate, the former First Lady’s press secretary told PEOPLE in 1996. Although his presidency came during a critical period of American history, he always made time for his First Lady. ...

  • 'Hap and Leonard': Texas Good Ol' Boys In A Noir Crime Series

    A suspense series about an odd-couple of crime-solving Texas good o’ boys, Hap and Leonard, premiering Wednesday on SundanceTV, has a lot going for it. Leonard is played by Michael K. Williams, from Boardwalk Empire and immortal as Omar in The Wire. Hap is played by James Purefoy, an actor who deserved a better role than he got as an exhausting psycho in The Following.