Detective Munch’s Ninth Cameo, RevealedLast week, Vulture commanded you, the reader, to reach into the depths of your pop-cultural memories to come up with the nine television series that actor Richard Belzer’s character Detective Munch has appeared on since his inception in 1993, as we could only come up with eight.
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That’s Detective Munch to YouSeasoned actor Richard Belzer has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to release two crime novels that he describes as “a mix of Dashiell Hammett, Oscar Wilde, Lenny Bruce and Robert Altman.”
Germany Says ‘Nein’ to Tom CruiseGermany Rejects Valkyrie, Cruise: The German government announces that United Artists’ Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Bryan Singer, is not welcome to shoot at German military sites, citing Cruise’s Scientology beliefs. UA reps say shooting will go ahead with German locations to be determined. Film, true-story retelling of plot to kill Hitler, is a cornerstone of United Artists’ plans, and is first example of studio player Cruise’s Scientology interfering with business as usual. [Variety]