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Michael Madsen urges social distancing with ‘Reservoir Dogs’ parody

Michael Madsen urges social distancing with ‘Reservoir Dogs’ parody

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April 26 (UPI) -- Frequent Quentin Tarantino collaborator Michael Madsen parodied one of his most famous roles with a social-distancing home video this weekend. In the 1992 film Reservoir Dogs, Madsen played gangster Mr. Blonde, who tortures a police officer for information, eventually cutting off his ear. The song "Stuck in the Middle with You" plays during both the movie and this weekend's 90-second video. In the clip, a camera weaves through a house and shows several people with blood-soaked bandages on their ears. The implication is that they were warned not to leave home during the coronavirus pandemic. Toward the end of the video, Madsen dances in the kitchen wearing a black suit jacket and tie, white shirt and sunglasses -- his character's costume from the film. He also has on gre...
Famous birthdays for Sept. 11: Virginia Madsen, Brian De Palma

Famous birthdays for Sept. 11: Virginia Madsen, Brian De Palma

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Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include: -- Short story writer O. Henry, born William Sydney Porter, in 1862 -- British author D.H. Lawrence in 1885 -- Jimmie Davis, former Louisiana governor/songwriter in 1899 -- College Football Hall of Fame Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in 1913 -- Former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos in 1917 -- Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach Tom Landry in 1924 -- Russian cosmonaut Gherman Titov, the second man in space, in 1935 -- Filmmaker Brian De Palma in 1940 (age 79) File Photo by David Silpa/UPI -- Entertainer Lola Falana in 1942 (age 77) -- Musician Mickey Hart in 1943 (age 76) -- Guitarist Leo Kottke in 1945 (a...
Virginia Madsen lands role in DC Universe's 'Swamp Thing'

Virginia Madsen lands role in DC Universe's 'Swamp Thing'

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Sideways and Designated Survivor actress Virginia Madsen is to star in the new live-action series, Swamp Thing. "Virginia Madsen (@madlyv) joins #DCUSWAMPTHING as Maria Sunderland. Welcome to the #DCUNIVERSE," the DC Universe Twitter feed said Thursday. Gotham alum Crystal Reed was cast in September as Abby Arcane in the Louisiana-set, supernatural drama. Deadline.com said the show is slated to debut in 2019. No other casting has been announced yet. James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman and Michael Clear -- the team behind the horror hits The Conjuring, It and Annabelle -- are adapting the comic-book property for the new DC Universe digital subscription service, which is the home of Titans. Len Wiseman -- whose credits include Sleepy Hollow and the Underworld franchise...
Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

Kim Wall case: Murder charge sought for Peter Madsen

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceProsecutors in Denmark say they will bring murder charges against the inventor suspected of killing a Swedish journalist on board his submarine.They are expected to ask for the new charges when Mr Madsen appears in court in early September.Ms Wall was last seen alive on 10 August as she departed with Mr Madsen on his self-built underwater vessel.On Wednesday a headless torso found in waters off Denmark was identified as belonging to Ms Wall.DNA from the torso - which had been weighted down with metal - matched that on Ms Wall's hairbrush and toothbrush.Mr Madsen initially said he had dropped her off safely near Copenhagen, but then said she died in an accident and that he had "buried" her at sea.He denies killing Ms Wall and was initially charged...