Joe Mantegna may be leading the cast of Criminal Minds this season, but viewers can expect to see more of Mandy Patinkin, as he is set to return to the series for one more episode in the fall.
Patinkin, who left the drama series with no prior notice, will reprise his role as profiler Jason Gideon for one last time in October. His short-term return has been written into the series so as to provide closure for the character. TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello reports that the 54-year-old actor will only appear in one scene, and that he alone will be in it. Apparently, the other cast members refused to work opposite Patinkin again after his abrupt departure from the show. Moreover, producers reportedly had to use a special crew to shoot Patinkin’s final scene because the regular staff of Criminal Minds refused to work with him as well. BuddyTV
Taye Diggs has finished filming the movie Days of Wrath, set for release in 2008, and written and directed by Celia Fox. The movie follows the owner of a Los Angeles based television station, KIND, that is barely staying afloat thanks to less than stellar ratings. KIND finds its audience when it begins reporting on the surge in gang violence in the area. The ratings boost proves to be a double edged sword for station owner Byron Gordon, who ends up meeting the gang-leader son he didn’t know existed. Gordon struggles to keep KIND alive and well while a rival gang leader threatens to bring it down.
Diggs will star alongside a wide range of actors. Days of Wrath features Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (formerly of Grey’s Anatomy), Wilmer Valderamma (That 70s Show), as well as movie stars Amber Valetta (Hitch, Raising Helen) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy). Writer/Director Celia Fox is known only for her movie Wasabi Tuna, which starred the late Anna Nicole Smith, Jason London, and Antonio Sabato Jr. BuddyTV
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In the Shadow of Horror, SS Guardians Frolic
The photos provide a stunning counterpoint to what up until now has been the only major source of preliberation Auschwitz photos, the so-called Auschwitz Album, a compilation of pictures taken by SS photographers in the spring of 1944 and discovered by a survivor in another camp. Those photos depict the arrival at the camp of a transport of Hungarian Jews, who at the time made up the last remaining sizable Jewish community in Europe. The Auschwitz Album, owned by Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust museum, depicts the railside selection process at Birkenau, the area where trains arrived at the camp, as SS men herded new prisoners into lines.
The comparisons between the albums are both poignant and obvious, as they juxtapose the comfortable daily lives of the guards with the horrific reality within the camp, where thousands were starving and 1.1 million died.
For example, one of the Höcker pictures, shot on July 22, 1944, shows a group of cheerful young women who worked as SS communications specialists eating bowls of fresh blueberries. One turns her bowl upside down and makes a mock frown because she has finished her portion. New York Times
I shot this video on August 25th at Mallory Sq. in Key West during Gloria Estefan’s apearence at “Despierta America“.
As performed on Last Comic Standing; Season 4 Episode 9