March 27, 2017

Articles By: Beck / Smith

Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are among America’s leading columnists. They’ve covered the Hollywood beat for decades — Elvis and “Easy Rider” through the Jonas Bros. and “Avatar” and all the stars and their triumphs and scandals in-between. Their Creators Syndicate column, Beck/Smith Hollywood Exclusive, is a source of top celebrity interviews and entertainment news in newspapers across the country as well as online. To read more about Marylin and Stacy go to BeckSmithHollywood.com

“42” the Jackie Robinson saga, is a brilliant, straightforward telling story

When Warner Bros. “42″ hits screens April 12, the Jackie Robinson saga will slap moviegoers with a fresh take on just how accepted racism was in the U.S. back in 1947, when Robinson broke the color barrier as the first African American player admitted into Major League Baseball. That’s the[...]

The Burnetts and the History Channel are putting their all into pulling viewers into “The Bible”

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are bracing themselves for reaction to their ambitious, 10- hour History Channel adaptation of the Bible that launches this Sunday night (3/3) and runs through Easter. “I’m sure people will hurl what they want to hurl,” the “Touched by an Angel” actress told us.[...]

Tom Cruise Years of Doubt and Skepticism

HollywoodNews.com: Tom Cruise may have been blindsided by Katie Holmes’ divorce papers, but we – the media and the public – were more than ready. Rarely has a Hollywood couple drawn more skepticism, from the moment they revealed their togetherness. Going back to the dawning of their relationship in 2005,[...]

Mary Murphy: Ex-Manager Probably to Blame

HollywoodNews.com: The internet has been abuzz with reports that Mary Murphy is en route out of “So You Think You Can Dance,” and Mia Michaels is returning to replace her. Don’t believe them, according to Murphy. “Whatever you hear this entire summer, it’s probably going to come from[...]

“In Plain Sight” – Mary McCormack and her issues

HollywoodNews.com: Talk about a fast job switch. While Mary McCormack and her “In Plain Sight” team were in their final days of filming the fifth and last season of her popular USA series, the actress was also fielding occasional long-distance calls about the ABC comedy pilot she’ll be shooting[...]

“Mad Men” – January Jones Takes Time Out

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com: January Jones expects to keep her schedule clear for awhile to focus on all her attention on her precious guy in life — that guy being her six-month-old son, Xander. “I promised myself I wouldn’t take any work after we wrapped unless it was something special,” says the blond[...]

Tony Dovolani Bonding With Martina Navratilova

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com: “Dancing With the Stars” pro Tony Dovolani has had a wide variety of celebrity partners through the past 13 seasons of the ABC show, returning Monday (3/19) but never one he’s felt more in common with than Martina Navratilova. “We completely relate on every level,” Tony declares. “We’re[...]

Leelee Sobieski Gets Tough on ‘NYC 22′

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com:Leelee Sobieski certainly goes against type in her first-ever regular series role — playing an Iraq War MP-turned-tough cookie rookie cop in CBS’s April 15-debuting “NYC 22″ police drama. She’s convincing, especially in moments like when she gets a juvenile thug in an armlock to make sure he[...]

Frustrations in Jennie Garth-Peter Facinelli Marriage

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com: Sad to hear that Jennie Garth and Peter Faciinelli are breaking up after 11 years of marriage. Rumors about what’s behind the split of the couple have been all over the internet, but we can’t help remembering Jennie expressing some of her frustrations in this column last[...]

Alison Sweeney Not Slowing Down

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com: “The Biggest Loser” is wrapping up shooting for its currently-airing season this week, and host Alison Sweeney admits “I’ve been counting the days” ’til it’s over. That’s because Alison, a master multi-tasker, has taken on a workload that’s nearly impossible. There’s “Biggest Loser,” her ongoing starring[...]
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