The authentic Ellen Burstyn
During these challenging COVID days, Ellen Burstyn enjoys her solitary walks in New York City's Central Park, with the ducks and geese as company – and the occasional human interaction. Watch a scene with Ellen Burstyn and Vanessa Kirby in "Pieces of a Woman":Giles asked, "There's Oscar buzz about your performance. Ellen Burstyn and Cybill Shepherd in "The Last Picture Show." Kris Kristofferson and Ellen Burstyn in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1974). The last time Burstyn was nominated for an Oscar was in 2001, playing a woman addicted to amphetamines, in "Requiem For a Dream."cbsnews.com
The authentic Ellen Burstyn
The authentic Ellen Burstyn Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn has gifted audiences with a host of exquisite performances, from "The Last Picture Show," "The Exorcist" and "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," to her latest, "Pieces of a Woman," for which she's getting even more Oscar buzz, potentially becoming the oldest nominated actress ever. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Burstyn about channeling her childhood; playing complex characters; and the magic of "jamming" with other actors.cbsnews.com
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 2/21
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 2/21 Ted Koppel sits down with community leaders and healthcare workers to explore the roots of COVID-19 vaccine skepticism. Plus: Seth Doane speaks to Paolo Fazioli; Chip Reid reports on the Columbian Harmony Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; Nancy Giles interviews Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn; Nicholas Thompson of The Atlantic Magazine tells the tale of the man who went by the name "Mostly Harmless"; Steve Hartman tells the story of a Pizza Hut deliveryman who got a big tip; Lee Cowan sits down with Cindy McCain; and David Sedaris on his trip to the Apple Storecbsnews.com
This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 21)
Host: Jane PauleyWATCH THE FULL FEBRUARY 21 EPISODE! Some of the best planks wind up at the piano factory of Paolo Fazioli, a pianist and engineer turned piano maker. The Emmy Award-winning "CBS Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. Find out when "Sunday Morning" airs in your city"Sunday Morning" also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. You can also download the free "Sunday Morning" audio podcast at iTunes and at Play.it.cbsnews.com
This week on "Sunday Morning" (January 24)
For more info:IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Larry King | Watch VideoThe award-winning broadcaster, noted for interviewing the famous and infamous for more than 60 years, died Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 87. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks back at the life of Larry King, one of radio and TV's most celebrated interviewers. FROM THE ARCHIVES: Talking TV with Larry King (Video)Award-winning broadcaster Larry King, who spent more than six decades on radio and television, died on January 23, 2021 at the age of 87. For more info:MILEPOST: Tom Brokaw retiresNATURE: Winter in Minnesota (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" takes us out into the cold, at Blue Mounds State Park in Minnesota. Find out when "Sunday Morning" airs in your city"Sunday Morning" also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m.cbsnews.com
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Award-winning actresses shine on the screens this weekend
Movie Reviewer Greg Russell joined Kim DeGiulio for Reel Talk to discuss “Fatale” and “Pieces of a Woman”, starring two multi-award-winning actresses. Greg spoke to Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy about their new film, “Fatale”, which is in theaters and streaming on demand. Greg gave the movie a solid three out of five reels. Greg gave the movie four out of five reels. Watch the video about to see the interviews with Hilary Swank and Ellen Burstyn.
New this week: Morgan Wallen music, tiger cubs and 'Herself'
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Shia LaBeouf co-stars as her partner and Ellen Burstyn gets a meaty supporting role as her mother. “Pieces of a Woman” is not for the faint of heart but in the trauma, there is catharsis too. It’s loosely based on Davidson’s own life and childhood loss and the comedian gets a co-writing credit, too. It adds to the anticipation of his sophomore album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” to be released Friday.
Online fall Broadway play revivals attract starry casts
NEW YORK – Broadway theaters may be dark, but there will be plenty of new online productions of some of classic plays this fall with some starry self-isolating actors, including Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman, Patti LuPone, Laura Linney and David Alan Grier. Producer Jeffrey Richards on Wednesday unveiled a weekly play run of livestreamed works to benefit The Actors Fund. They will stream on Broadway’s Best Shows and ticket buyers can access the events through TodayTix starting at $5. David Mamet’s ”Race" is up on Oct. 29, starring David Alan Grier and Ed O’Neill. Mamet’s “Boston Marriage” is slated for Nov. 12 with Patti LuPone and Rebecca Pidgeon.
Hungary's theater & film college protests a loss of autonomy
BUDAPEST Thousands of students, faculty and supporters of Hungarys University of Theater and Film Arts formed a human chain Sunday between their institution and parliament to protest government steps seen diminishing its autonomy. Students at the University of Theater and Film Arts have barricaded themselves inside the building since Tuesday. Many of the university's top professors have resigned, as has the school's leadership, in wake of the designation of the foundation's board of trustees, led by theater and film director Attila Vidnyanszky. Since 2013, Vidnyanszky has also been the director of Hungary's National Theater. On Saturday, film director Kornel Mundruczo wore a #Free SZFE T-shirt at the Venice Film Festival, where his new film, Pieces of A Woman, starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf and Ellen Burstyn, is in the competition.