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Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter hosts the Annual 'Forget-Me-Not' Gala

Ashley Campbell, David Hyde Pierce and Kim Campbell - Alzheimer's Association New York City Chapter hosts the Annual 'Forget-Me-Not' Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer's - Arrivals at The Pierre - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 8th June 2015

David Hyde Pierce, Victor Garber, Linda Lagorga and Jonathan Groff
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The 2015 Actors Fund Gala Presentation

David Hyde Pierce - The 2015 Actors Fund Gala held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel - Presentation. at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel,, New York Marriott Marquis - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 12th May 2015

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2015 Night At The Pier

David Hyde Pierce and Kinsey Morrison - Family Equality Council's 2015 Night At The Pier at Pier 60 - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

David Hyde Pierce and Nick Scandalios
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Gabriel Blau and David Hyde Pierce
Brian Hargrove and David Hyde Pierce

It Shoulda Been You Opening Party - Arrivals

David Hyde Pierce - Photographs of a variety of stars as they attended the opening night after party for Broadway's musical comedy 'It Shoulda Been You' The after party was held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Brian Hargrove, Barbara Anselmi and David Hyde Pierce

It Shoulda Been You Opening - Curtain Call

David Hyde Pierce - Opening night of 'It Shoulda Been You' at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre - Curtain Call at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015

Michael X. Martin, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Brian Hargrove, David Hyde Pierce, Tyne Daly and Chip Zien

Netflix To Revive 'Wet Hot American Summer' For Eight Episode Series


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It may have taken less than $2 million at the box office back in 2001, but comedy Wet Hot American Summer has gone on to become a cult classic thanks to its impressive cast list. But now it looks as if the comedy is getting a second chance to break the mainstream, this time as an eight episode series to be streamed on Netflix

Bradley CooperBradley Cooper was one of the stars of Wet Hot American Summer

The limited series has been created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, who also wrote the movie. Wain, who directed the film, will also be behind the camera this time. The duo will also serve as executive producers alongside Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern and Peter Principato.

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Frasier's 'Niles Crane' Joins Cast of CBS Drama 'The Good Wife'


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In his first television role since the conclusion of Frasier in 2004, David Hyde Pierce - who played Niles Crane - has been cast in the sixth season of CBS drama 'The Good Wife'. Pierce will play a highly respected cable news legal commentator who is "disgusted by the corruption and murder rate in Chicago."

David Hyde PierceDavid Hyde Pierce has tasted success on the stage [Getty/Peter Kramer]

His character decides to do something about the crime-rate and runs for office in order to effect change, according to Variety. 

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The Perfect Host Trailer


John Taylor is a criminal who has just robbed a bank and pulled it off perfectly. It's unexpected, then, when he turns on the radio in a stolen car and discovers that his crime is all over the news. Police know what he looks like and they even know what car he's driving. John needs to look for a place to hide, off the streets.

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Nixon Review


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History has not been much kinder to Nixon the movie than it was to Nixon the man. Grossing under $14 million domestically, the $50 million movie was an enormous box office flop (what 1995-era family wouldn't want to go catch Nixon on Christmas Day?), though four Oscar nominations (it won none) must have softened the blow somewhat for auteur director Oliver Stone.

With Nixon, Stone struggles to present a thoughtful biography of one of history's most reviled leaders and the only President in modern times to voluntarily leave office before the end of his term. Richard Nixon of course needs no introduction, and Stone takes a much different approach to the material here than he did with JFK, which remains one of my favorite films ever. Rather than focus on a single incident -- Watergate -- Stone endeavors to encompass Nixon's entire life and career, from his days as a young Quaker (complete with dying brothers) to two big failed runs at political office to the entirety of his troubled political career. All the highlights are here, at least in part: Kent State, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, and of course the tragic events of Watergate.

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Crossing Delancey Review


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Amy Irving headlines a strange trip through New York love, Annie Hall style, as her bookstore staffer encounters a headstrong author and a pickle maker en route to romance. Will she find happiness in the arms of paper or dill? Cryptic and meandering, don't be surprised if you have trouble caring who she falls for in the end.

Treasure Planet Review


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Children, put down your books. Thanks to Walt Disney Studios, you no longer need them. In today's world, a video store membership card and a working knowledge of animated Disney classics proves to be a much more valuable educational tool than a library card. Want to learn about early American settlers conquering the New World? Rent Pocahontas. Pending pop quiz on Greek mythology? Try Hercules. Put down Sir Edgar Rice Burroughs. You've got Tarzan.

The art of reading a book is slowly fading away. Disney realizes this, and even makes a not-so-veiled reference to it at the beginning of their latest literary plunder -- er, adaptation -- Treasure Planet. When we first meet our hero, 10-year-old Jim Hawkins, he's engrossed in a swashbuckling pirate novel. However, it's really a 3D pop-up novel, where interactive visual effects act out the stories for kids "reading" them. The process has begun.

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Celebrity Mix Review


Weak
Well, this is truth in advertising: Celebrity Mix is a compilation of vanity projects featuring headliners like Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, and Zooey Deschanel.

As is always the case with compilation discs, some of the eight vignettes are good/great, and some are barely watchable. The headlining short, "Laud Weiner," makes up for its obvious title with a dead-on portrayal by Pierce of an egomaniac power broker. Just four minutes long, don't expect a lot of nuance, but it's funny to see the normally mild-mannered Pierce yell at interns.

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Osmosis Jones Review


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Have you ever wondered what goes on in the back of your nose when you sneeze? The Farrelly Brothers have. And in their traditional gross-out fashion, they'd like to show you.

There you have Osmosis Jones, a combination of clunky live action and cool, creative animation that tries too hard to please both adults and kiddies while journeying inside one disgusting body.

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Isn't She Great Review


Terrible
I'll start by saying up front that I really don't admire Bette Midler. I find her loud, hammy, a bit trashy, and generally obnoxious in every way. Oddly, this instantly qualifies her to play novelist Jacqueline Susann, who was loud, hammy, a bit trashy, and generally obnoxious in every way.

If the name Susann doesn't ring a bell, it's because you're too young. "Jackie" was a washed-up actress and radio star when she penned her first novel, The Valley of the Dolls, which went on to become, at its time, the biggest selling novel ever. Why? In the late 60s the tale of drugs and lurid sex against the backdrop of Hollywood was shocking. Now, it's quite tepid, and so is this film, exploring Susann's rise to fame.

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A Bug's Life Review


Excellent
Disney/Pixar's remake of, ironically, Three Amigos!, is redone with bugs and animated via computer. When meanie grasshoppers (headed by Kevin Spacey) threaten the anthill, well-intentioned clutz Flik (Dave Foley) goes on a crusade to find help. He ends up recruiting a bunch of circus performers instead of real heroes to help the cause. Wacky hijinks ensue.

It's a good story (though not as deep as Antz), has genuinely funny characters (much funnier than Antz), and is certainly good for the whole family (unlike Antz altogether). Be sure to check out the DVD, which features both sets of "outtakes" which roll during the credits--hilarious!

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