Wes Studi Inducted into Hall of Fame by Eddie Spears; Colm Meaney “Brilliant” in New Movie

how209-joseph-cullen-325.jpgThis week, Eddie Spears helps to induct Wes Studi into the Hall of Great Western Performers. Plus, the director of Alan Partridge thinks Colm Meaney is “brilliant” in the movie. Read on for more:

Wes Studi, talking to Cowboys & Indians about his induction into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, says one of the award presenters was Eddie Spears, who played his son on Hell on Wheels.

Talking to Filmoria, the director of Alan Partridge applauds Colm Meaney, saying that “one of the brilliant things he did, he made his character seem very real and, in some ways, grounded the entire movie.”

The Santa Fe (N.M.) Reporter‘s review of Alan Partridge calls Colm Meaney “delightful” in the movie, while The Seattle Times describes him as “great.”

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Hell on Wheels Wins 5 Alberta Film & TV Awards; Dominique McElligott Leads ABC Series

how106-cullen-lily-325.jpgThis week, Hell on Wheels walks away with the Alberta Film & TV Award for best drama. Plus, Dominique McElligott nabs the Astronaut Wives Club lead. Read on for more:

Hell on Wheels won the Alberta Film and Television Award for best dramatic series, as well as four other awards, the Calgary Herald reports.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dominique McElligott has been cast as the lead of ABC’s Astronaut Wives Club.

According to the Daily Pilot, Common visits the University of California, Irvine to share the message, “We have to be willing to be around people that are different than us and be accepting of that, and by the same token, be proud to be who we are.”

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USA Today Talks Historical Dramas; The Star Online Previews Season 3 in Malaysia

HOW-101-Anson-325.jpgThis week, Hell on Wheels is cited as an example of the proliferation of historical dramas on TV. Plus, Season 3 is set to air in Malaysia and gets a preview from The Star Online. Read on for more:

USA Today notes that TV shows which take place in the past, like Hell on Wheels, still need to be relevant to the present day.

Ahead of Hell on Wheels‘s Season 3 premiere in Malaysia, The Star Online calls the drama “an examination of the racism, greed and politics that drove people during that period and continues today.”

Variety reports that Entertainment One Television Intl. sold multiple seasons of Hell On Wheels to LoveFilm and Watchever in Germany and to NOW in Russia.

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THR Praises Hell on Wheels Saturday Performance; CarterMatt Checks on Season 4

how2-cullen-elam-gallery-325.jpgThis week, Hell on Wheels is commended by The Hollywood Reporter for its Saturday night ratings, while CarterMatt checks in on Season 4. Plus, one of the show’s writers and producers wins kudos from Den of Geek. Read on for more:

The Hollywood Reporter calls Hell on Wheels a “staple and solid performer on Saturdays.”

CarterMatt offers an update on Hell on Wheels, noting the drama “flourished and maintained an audience of live viewers” during its Saturday time slot.

• Reviewing an episode of Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons, Den of Geek applauds the episode’s writer, Jami O’Brien, who’s also a writer on Hell on Wheels, saying she “proves that she knows her way around the Renaissance just as well as she knows her way around the American frontier.”

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Hell on Wheels Seeking Baby, Extras; Colm Meaney Movie Screens in Cleveland

how201-durant-325.jpgThis week, extras are encouraged to attend a casting call for background actors to appear on Hell on Wheels. Plus, a movie starring Colm Meaney is shown at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Read on for more:

The Calgary Sun reports that Hell on Wheels will have an open casting call for extras on Mar. 29.

• Further, Hell on Wheels is looking for a newborn baby to play the son of Anson Mount’s character, Cullen, according to the Calgary Sun.

The Plain Dealer reports that The Yank, a movie starring Colm Meaney, was screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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Hell on Wheels Honored With 7 Rosie Nods; Anne Rice Suggests Anson Mount as Lestat

how-s3-301-cullen-325This week, Hell on Wheels received several Alberta Film & TV award nominations. Plus, Anson Mount’s name is floated as a potential Lestat by Anne Rice herself. Read on for more:

The Calgary Herald reports that Hell on Wheels has been nominated for seven Alberta Film & Television Awards (also known as the Rosies), including best dramatic series and best performance by an Alberta actor for Kevin Davey in “Fathers and Sins.”

• Anne Rice suggests that Anson Mount could play Lestat in any new adaptations of her novels since he “seemed at times to be Lestat prowling the frontier in Hell on Wheels,” according to Zap2it.

Anson Mount is writing a play for next year’s Buffalo Quickies one-act play festival, the festival’s directors tells Broadway World.

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E! Online Teases Season 4 Premiere; Colm Meaney’s Alan Partridge Reviewed

how1-video-cullen-325.jpgThis week, E! Online has some scoop on the Season 4 premiere. Plus, Colm Meaney’s newest film, Alan Partridge, is well-reviewed by The Week. Read on for more:

E! Online previews that the Season 4 premiere will introduce Cullen’s “reserved and subservient” wife, a 20-year-old named Naomi.

The Week‘s review of Alan Partridge, with a cast that includes Colm Meaney, says that “even those who have never heard of the character [Alan Partridge] will find much to enjoy.”

• Canada’s Innisfail Province interviews John Scott, a stuntman who also provides expertise, props and animals for many productions, including Hell on Wheels.

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Common Makes Unplanned Entourage Appearance, Hosts Oscars Concert

Eva-Elam-325.jpgThis week, Common gets an accidental cameo in the Entourage movie. Plus, the Hell on Wheels actor hosts an Academy Awards concert. Read on for more:

The New York Post reports that Common randomly landed a one-line cameo in the upcoming Entourage movie.

According to HitFix, Common hosted the first-ever Oscars concert, which featured live performances of every nominated score and original song nominee from this year’s Academy Awards.

• Australia’s The Newsport reports that Robin McLeavy is shooting a documentary about the impact of major dredging proposals on Queensland’s fragile ecosystem, including the Great Barrier Reef.

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AMC Bosses Laud Hell on Wheels Audience; Tennis.com Compares Series to Men’s Tour

how202-cullen-v2-325This week, Hell on Wheels‘s passionate audience is praised by AMC’s president and executive vice president. Plus, Hell on Wheels is compared to the men’s professional tennis tour. Read on for more:

AMC’s Charlie Collier and Joel Stillerman talks to TheWrap about airing Hell on Wheels, a show that’s brought in “a very passionate audience.”

Tennis.com compares the men’s tennis tour to “a high-quality television mini-series,” like Hell on Wheels.

The (Chicago) Post-Tribune reports that Indiana’s Hammond Civic Center booked Common for its first concert after a long time.

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Hell on Wheels‘s Common Drops New Single, Raps at University of Florida

how207-elam-325This week, Common releases a new single. Plus, he gives a speech (and raps) at the University of Florida.
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Vibe reports that Common is “returning to the rap realms” with a new single called “Made In Black America.”

The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun attends Common’s University of Florida presentation, where the Hell on Wheels actor did a freestyle rap using the word “Gators.”

• San Diego State University’s The Daily Aztec, reviewing a stage production of Bethany, says that Jennifer Ferrin infuses her character, Crystal, “with an immensely likeable presence.”

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