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9 things you need to know about trailblazing TV series The Man from Uncle

9 things you need to know about trailblazing TV series The Man from Uncle
The Man from Uncle review: A fizzy antidote to 007

Suave spy caper The Man From Uncle opens this week, revamping the cult '60s TV series and bringing it to the big screen for the first time in nearly 50 years. If you've never seen the original show or its eight movie spin-offs, here's your handy guide to get you up to speed...

1. The Man From Uncle was created by James Bond's Ian Fleming... sort of

The original idea to make a television series about a suave, sophisticated spy who travelled the world fighting villainy came from producer Norman Felton. He was interested in presenting each episode from the point of view of an innocent person - say, a housewife or a farmer - who find themselves drawn into an adventure beyond their wildest dreams.

In 1962, Felton pitched the idea to none other than James Bond creator Ian Fleming; based not
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'Suburgatory's' Jeremy Sisto loves his kids and 'The Deer Hunter'

On ABC's Wednesday sitcom "Suburgatory," which launched a new season in January, Jeremy Sisto plays George Altman, an architect and single father of a teen daughter (Jane Levy) who moves to the suburbs to give her a better life. He discovers life there is different, but whether it's better is a work in progress.

In real life, Sisto is a 39-year-old father of two: daughter Charlie and baby son Bastian. He got married to wife Addie a few months after his daughter was born, but Sisto has no regrets about taking the plunge.

"I love my family," he tells Zap2it. "I have a great wife. It took me a while to figure that out and commit, but now I'm really happy I did. She's a human being, and we're committed to each other. It's a nice thing. The kids are just amazing. It's a different level."

As to whether
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Julia Stiles: Then And Now

Julia Stiles: Then And Now
She's back!

Jennifer Lawrence might have been a no-show at the premiere of "Silver Linings Playbook" in NYC last night (Nov. 12), but her co-star Julia Stiles hit the red carpet at the Ziegfeld Theater, stealing the attention from all the other attendees.

Sporting a shorter hairdo, the teen favorite from the late 1990s and early 2000s -- come on, "10 Things I Hate About You," "Down To You," "Save The Last Dance" and "O" -- wowed in a black dress as she proved nothing has changed with age. The 31-year-old actress, who stars in "Silver Linings Playbook" alongside Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, made sure her legs were the main attraction, something she wasn't so keen on doing over a decade ago.

On Feb. 5, 1999, Stiles, sporting her iconic golden waves, wore a tea-length blue dress at the premiere of the television movie, "The '60s," in Hollywood, Calif. She was only 18 years old.
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William Bradley: Mad Men: Rejecting Advertising, Or, Don Draper Meets Acid Rock, Pop Buddhism, and an Independent Wife

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William Bradley: Mad Men: Rejecting Advertising, Or, Don Draper Meets Acid Rock, Pop Buddhism, and an Independent Wife
"Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. It is not dying, it is not dying.

Lay down all thought, surrender to the void. It is shining, it is shining.

That you may see the meaning of within. It is being, it is being."

John Lennon and Paul McCartney

from Tomorrow Never Knows, on the album Revolver

Don't look now, but something important just happened on Mad Men. A major character, someone with real talent in the field, just rejected advertising. Someone who happens to be ad guru Don Draper's bright and shiny new wife.

Megan Calvet Draper's Marxist academic father, who so disapproves of her work in advertising, and of her life of easing into wealth by marrying a rich older man, evidently got through to his daughter in the episode before this. She's now pursuing her dream, which was unclear then but turns out to be acting. And
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The Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies

The Monkees Singer Davy Jones Dies
Davy Jones, lead singer of '60s pop band The Monkees, has died at the age of 66. 

Et confirms that Jones passed away Wednesday in Florida after suffering a heart attack. The Martin County Sheriff said detectives were conducting a full death investigation, but there were no signs of any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

The '60s star is survived by his third wife, Jessica Pacheco-Jones, and four daughters from previous marriages. Authorities said Jones had complained earlier Wednesday that he was not feeling well and was having trouble breathing. He was transported to a hospital near his home in Hollywood, Fl, but was not successfully resuscitated.

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"All of his family, friends and fans mourn Davy's loss," said Joseph Pacheco, Jones' manager and brother-in-law. "We were fortunate to have such an incredible human being in our lives. Sadly, his time on earth was cut far too short and he will be
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Are These Five Actors 'Captain America' Contenders?

"The First Avenger: Captain America" director Joe Johnston spoke about casting Steve Rogers earlier this month, saying that a casting decision was "weeks away." Well, weeks have passed, February is almost over and it appears the role has been narrowed down to five.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the five front-runners for the role of Captain America are Chace Crawford ("Gossip Girl"), John Krasinski ("The Office"), Scott Porter ("Friday Night Lights"), Mike Vogel ("Cloverfield") and Michael Cassidy ("Smallville").

All five actors have reportedly agreed to test deals with Johnston and Marvel Studios. Garrett Hedlund ("Tron Legacy") was allegedly sought for the part, but the actor has not reached a deal to test for the role. Additionally, Deadline reports that whoever lands Captain America must sign for nine other options, including potential sequels to "The First Avenger."

Fans are sure to have their favorites and least favorites amongst the contenders listed, but
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Tina Wants A 'Softer' Frank

The Sinatra clan is none too pleased with the dark direction Martin Scorsese is taking with his biopic of Frank Sinatra.

Back in May, it was announced that the Academy Award-winning director had signed on to direct the life story of Ol' Blue Eyes, with Universal and Mandalay set to produce. Phil Alden Robinson, who wrote "Field of Dreams," was brought in as a screenwriter.

But according to a source close to the Sinatra family, Frank's daughter and the film's executive producer, Tina Sinatra,
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