For all the film’s success, “Mannequin” didn’t do much for Cattrall’s career. It was the first major movie role for the 63-year-old actress.16. It was the first movie produced by Hollywood market research guru Joseph Farrell, who perfected the system of focus groups and test audiences that studios often use to tweak films and make them more commercial.7. McCarthy and Spader weren’t the only stars who had worked together before. Most notoriously, it was his research that led to the dramatically altered ending in “Fatal Attraction,” setting up a bloody confrontation between Michael Douglas and Glenn Close instead of having her frame him for her own death.8. 1 single by April 1987, but it ultimately lost the Academy Award to “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” from “Dirty Dancing.” 19. G.W. The song marked the first nomination for composer and power-ballad empress Diane Warren; she’s been nominated eight times over the past three decades but has yet to win.20. 14. The filmmakers scouted department stores all over the country before settling on Philadelphia’s John Wanamaker’s, one of the oldest department stores in America, to play the role of Prince’s department store. “Mannequin” is the rare Hollywood romance where the lead actress is older than the lead actor. Still, Farrell determined that he had strong appeal to the young girls he’d designated as the film’s target market, so McCarthy won the lead role of Jonathan.10. It would be another eight years before Cattrall finally found lasting fame as Samantha Jones on “Sex and the City.”21. 13, 1987), Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall’s “Pygmalion” update about a window dresser who falls for a living department store dummy, has become a cult romantic comedy favorite. Of course, he might also have gotten the idea from the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea, the story of a sculptor who falls for his creation. (It’s still there today, but now it’s a Macy’s.)15.Estelle Getty had just become famous, playing Sophia Petrillo on “The Golden Girls,” when she was cast as store owner Claire Timkin. To make the mannequins used in the movie, Cattrall sat for a Santa Monica sculptor for six weeks. Still, there’s a lot you may not know about this ’80s time capsule, from how it was cast to its unlikely trip to the Oscars. Bailey, who played security guard Felix Maxwell in “Mannequin,” cited the Gardner film as the 1987 comedy’s inspiration.5. Like his protagonist, co-writer/director Michael Gottlieb got his start in the world of fashion, first as a photographer, then as a commercial director.2. Gottlieb is the younger brother of Carl Gottlieb, who co-wrote the screenplay to “Jaws” and played the reporter in the classic shark tale.6. The comedy marked the second time McCarthy had co-starred with James Spader (who played Jonathan’s nemesis, Richards). Posted February 11, 2017 by Gary SusmanNothing’s gonna stop us now… Or from the 1948 movie “One Touch of Venus,” a musical comedy starring Ava Gardner that set the tale in a modern-day department store. He claimed he got the idea for “Mannequin” in 1982 while walking past the window of New York’s Bergdorf Goodman department store and thinking he might have seen the dummy moving.3. She was a singer who had co-composed with Prince the song “Slow Love” for his 1987 “Sign o’ The Times” album.17. No one from the original film, except Taylor, returned for the 1991 sequel, “Mannequin: On the Move.” This time, the dummy-come-to-life was yet another “Pretty in Pink” alum, Kristy Swanson.22. The filmmakers used six different dummies, each with a different facial expression.13.Meshach Taylor was not yet famous, having just started playing Anthony Bouvier on “Designing Women,” when he was cast as Jonathan’s gay pal, Hollywood Montrose. “Mannequin” cost $7.9 million to make. She ended up in another movie about Wall Street, playing Tom Hanks’ wife in 1990’s “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” but that film was a colossal flop. Kim Cattrall was 30 and fresh off “Big Trouble in Little China” when she played Emmy in “Mannequin.” McCarthy was just 24.9. “Mannequin” would become Gottlieb’s first screenplay (co-written with Edward Rugoff) and his feature directing debut.4. As it turned out, Carole Davis, who played Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend, Roxie, had worked with the real Prince. Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy had just starred in “Pretty in Pink,” but he wasn’t considered a big box office draw before “Mannequin” went into production. In 2010, there was talk of a “Mannequin” remake; in keeping with the times, the updated romance would be about a man who falls in love with a hologram. If “Mannequin” seems a little formulaic to you, that’s no accident. from celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Mannequin.”Since its release three decades ago (on Feb. 1. She auditioned for the role in 1987’s “Wall Street” that ultimately went to Daryl Hannah. So far, the reboot has yet to materialize. Cattrall and Bailey had co-starred in “Police Academy.”12. They’d appeared in “Pretty in Pink” a year earlier. Despite scathing reviews, “Mannequin” did earn one Oscar nomination, for Best Song, for Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” The tune became a Billboard No. Later in 1987, they’d reunite again in “Less Than Zero.”11. It earned back $43 million, making it the 27th biggest hit of 1987.18.



Posted February 10, 2017 by Gina CarboneBachelor Nation is notoriously (spray tanned) white, with few people of color cast on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” However, Nick Viall’s current “Bachelor” Season 21 has a possible candidate to break new ground as the first black lead. She’s incredibly smart, she’s sweet and caring yet strong and independent, obviously wicked smart and a lawyer and very accomplished, has a lot of attributes. But nothing in this franchise is our call. Rachel is smart, mature, and sincere, but drama queen Corinne Olympios is said to take fourth place, and you know someone out there will want her to have the lead for the potential ratings. … SPOILERS AHEAD FROM THE REPORTED END OF SEASON 21
According to Reality Steve’s spoilers, Rachel does not end up with Nick. Corinne does seem better suited to “Bachelor in Paradise,” and personally we’d rather see Rachel handing out roses as the Bachelorette. She’s beautiful, smart, talented.”Do you think it should/will happen?SPOILER ALERT! We would be lucky to have her, as we would with several of these women. Attorney Rachel Lindsay, 31, of Dallas, Texas got Nick’s first impression rose, she’s currently in his top six, and she’s the frontrunner to be the Season 13 Bachelorette.Us Weekly talked to rosemaster Chris Harrison about the possibility of Rachel being the 2017 Bachelorette:”She would be incredible. Like us on Facebook. That’s massively attractive to Nick, and it would be to any guy!”
He said there were “several great candidates,” though, and since they can only have one Bachelorette, they have to consider several factors, including if “they’re sincere, it’s good TV, it’ll be entertaining, they’re at the right place in their life.” He said if Rachel doesn’t end up with Nick, she “will be among many that are overqualified to be the Bachelorette. He says she is eliminated at third place, which is the ideal future Bachelorette end point. If it were, we never would’ve let Nick wear those short shorts.Want more stuff like this?



I have been missing the walkers this season, but there will be one great scene with them in “Rock in the Road”. And she will express her anger. • An Alexandrian will make a drastic and surprising decision, that will leave the rest of the community shocked and intrigued. • Fat Joe’s death will be mentioned and called “a tragedy”. • A rhetorical question will be answered, which will piss off the one who asks it. on AMC.Want more stuff like this? • Daryl will get an offer he won’t like. • Enid will have a surprise for the group. That scoop comes straight from SpoilerTV’s Advance Preview of the episode, which doesn’t reveal exactly what happens, it just whets your appetite to see it for yourself. Will The Walking Dead pull off a Lost? For once, it won’t be sexist. (Which is how we like it.)Here are some of SpoilerTV’s “spoilers” on what to expect in Sunday’s Episode 9:• Abraham, Glenn, Olivia and Spencer’s deaths will be mentioned, along with the other horrors Negan and his men have done to Rick’s group. question mark. • Rosita will still be quite angry, probably from missing Negan with her gun and getting Olivia killed as payback. They may just keep him single so everyone thinks she/he has a chance. And as usual, The Walking Dead has found a new fun and disgusting way to get rid of the zombies. 12 at 9 p.m. Posted February 10, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Walking Dead” is not only back this weekend, it’s poised to be great again. Dynamite is dangerous and can be unstable, but also it can be a handy and powerful weapon, especially if you’re getting ready for a war. • There will be disagreement about Rick’s plan, and someone might have an alternative plan. • Gregory will have a new way to call Maggie. • Carol will be seen, outside of her house for once. Either way, read more of the preview here, and watch “Rock in the Road” Feb. • Finally there will be some epic walker moment. You probably weren’t expecting that anyway, but the character of Jesus is gay, and Daryl is … Season 7, Episode 9 airs Sunday, Feb. Like us on Facebook. • As seen in the sneak peek, there will be a blocked road and also some dynamite! 12, and spoilery teases suggest good things from the supersized midseason premiere.The title is “Rock in the Road,” which is apparently a reference to a story told by one character’s mother. • Someone will make the King proud, while another one will disappoint him. What could she be up to? But Greg Nicotero recently shut the door on a Daryl/Jesus relationship; there’s still a possibility that Daryl will hook up with someone else, but no solid intel on that front at this point. They haven’t made it clear if he’s straight, gay, bi, asexual, or what. • More than one character will ask about Carol.Here’s that sneak peek with a road block they mention:
And here’s another great teaser with Richonne romance, action, and Eugene enjoying a snack:What we shouldn’t expect — this week or ever — is a romance between Daryl and Jesus.



After Ant-Man, now we get to see Wasp, so really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero — because we know her in a certain context in the first movie, but now she’s going to have her coming out party — that’s exciting!Evangeline Lilly’s The Wasp is also expected to be in “Avengers 4,” the 2019 movie coming after next year’s “Avengers: Infinity War.””Ant-Man and the Wasp” is scheduled for release on July 6, 2018.[via: Collider]Want more stuff like this? Posted February 10, 2017 by Gina CarboneMichael Douglas is officially returning as Dr. Hank Pym for Marvel’s “Ant-Man” sequel, called “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man) and Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne) are on board as the title characters, with Michael Pena also set to return as Luis.Douglas was expected/hoped to be back, but he confirmed the news today on Facebook, and also revealed they’d start filming this July 2017 for the July 2018 release date:Peyton Reed directed the 2015 Marvel film, and he’s back to direct “Ant-Man 2.” Moviefone talked to Reed late last year, as he was about to head into pre-production on “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Here’s a section of that Q&A:Lastly, what do you want to do with the Wasp now that we’re in this great moment for female superheroes and you’re going to have an opportunity to do something fun and cool with one of the premiere Marvel superheroines — one of the very first. What are you excited about in collaborating with Evangeline, to carry the Wasp forward?Well, I’m just personally excited to get to introduce yet another character into the Marvel Universe. Like us on Facebook.