Ashley Jones returns to Lifetime this weekend in the thriller Homekilling Queen. The film marks her eighth outing for the network, and as long as they keep inviting her, Jones (pictured at top) says she’ll be there. "I have done a few Lifetime movies now," she laughed when MediaVillage spoke to her exclusively about the project. "When you're an actress you want to do different things. When something works in your schedule and your sensibility, you take it. Lifetime has worked with my schedule and has always timed things very well. I really love working with the producers they hire. We have a great relationship and I'll continue to work for them for as long as they need me. When you have an ongoing relationship, in any business, it's something you want to keep going. I know what the outcome of the project will be; it'll be exactly what the audience wants and something I can back 100 percent."
For a period in the ‘70s it was impossible to open the pages of teen magazines without the image of actor Robby Benson looking back at you. Movies like Ice Castle’s and Ode to Billy Joe only cemented his all-American heartthrob status. Despite continued on-screen success through the ‘80s and ‘90s, though, by the year 2000 the actor had all but disappeared from screens, transitioning to behind the scenes as a noted director (Friends, Jesse, Dream On) and as a voice artist (providing the voice of Beast in the Disney classic Beauty & the Beast). This weekend Benson (pictured above) moves back in front of the camera, making his Hallmark Channel debut in A Feeling of Home.
For the past six seasons, Mimi Kennedy has delighted audiences with her portrayal of Marjorie Armstrong-Perugian, a recently widowed, alcoholic cancer survivor with many pet cats on CBS' Mom. Initially a guest character, Kennedy was promoted to series regular in the show's second season, and more recently was again promoted when the series changed its opening credits to include her. After 40 years in the business, and an impressive list of guest-starring credits, it's a promotion Kennedy welcomed, although something she never actually sought out. "I tended to go from show to show and I often look back at my credits and wonder what was going on there?," Kennedy pondered during a recent chat with MediaVillage in her Los Angeles home. "I didn't know about series [television] and becoming a series regular. I tended to do whatever came along and got to work with the likes of Peter Cook on The Two of Us and Stockard Channing on Just Friends.
Gilbert Smith is a writer who lives in New Mexico where ...