Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Irish Women Can
Stand the Heat

From the 1990 Sean Penn movie State of Grace to the bygone NBC drama The Black Donnellys (which introduced the entertainment world to a young Olivia Wilde), the Irish gangs of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen have provided plenty of entertainment material.  But a forthcoming, star-studded movie will put a new focus on this rough terrain – the wives of Irish-American bad boys. Based on the...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood: Where the Irish Boys Are

Other Irish stars to look out for this summer are Pierce Brosnan, who will be appearing in the much-anticipated July song-and-dance sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, alongside Meryl Streep and Colin Firth, as well as show biz legend Cher.  Brosnan recently told GQ magazine: “She was just everything that you could wish for and hope for. The voice, the eyes, the whole kit-and-caboodle of Cher...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Post-Twitter Chaos:
The Kids Are in Play

Lots of headlines, rumors, and rage were generated when ABC cancelled the reboot of Roseanne Barr’s classic sitcom, which had generated high ratings for the network.  The controversial star – a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, which was evident in the politically-charged show – had sent racist material out on social media.  ABC ultimately yanked Barr’s new program from the...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Donovans’ Return

In other TV news, Showtime’s Ray Donovan – starring Liev Schreiber as a South Boston Irish fixer relocated to the West Coast – will soon begin filming its sixth season.  The show will actually be returning to its roots, in a way, with the Donovan clan heading back east, setting up shop in New York City – specifically Staten Island, though some filming will actually take place in sections...

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Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Bet on the Right Horse

Another gritty New York story which has begun filming puts a modern twist on the Irish immigrant experience. Entitled Misty Button, this dark comedy was written and directed by Kerry-born Seanie Sugrue, with fellow Kerry native Bertie Brosnan producing. The film follows two Bronx Irish immigrants who make a big mistake: when asked to place a lucrative bet on the horse that gives the film its...

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