Tag Archives: Hollywood

Actor John Heard Dies At Age 71

ABC News reports: John Heard, known for his memorable roles in the “Home Alone” movies and “The Sopranos,” died on Friday, the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed to ABC News. Heard was 71, the medical examiner said. Heard’s rep did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment, and the details of his death remain unknown. Born ...

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Oscar Winner Martin Landau Dies At Age 89

The Guardian reports: Martin Landau, the actor whose gaunt, hangdog features graced films by film-makers as varied as Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen and Tim Burton has died. He was 89, and his death was confirmed by his publicist “following a short hospitalization”. Arguably Landau’s career high point arrived in 1995, when he won the best supporting actor Oscar for his ...

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Zombie Legend George Romero Dies At Age 77

The Los Angeles Times reports: Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77, his family said. Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” according to a statement to The Times provided by his longtime ...

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Committee Formally Files To “Run The Rock 2020”

The Hill reports: A campaign committee has formally filed to draft actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for president. “Run the Rock 2020,” the name of the official organization, was filed on behalf of Johnson with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday, according to FEC records. Johnson has long joked about a White House bid, playing ...

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True Blood’s Lafayette Dies At Age 39

From the Hollywood Reporter: Nelsan Ellis, the actor who starred in HBO’s True Blood as Lafayette Reynolds, has died, his manager Emily Gerson Saines, told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 39. “Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure,” Saines said. “He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed.” On True Blood, Lafayette ...

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TRAILER: The Greatest Showman

Deadline reports: Twentieth Century Fox unwraps P.T. Barnum-inspired musical The Greatest Showman on December 25 this year, and today has dropped the first trailer for the Hugh Jackman-starrer. Directed by Michael Gracey, the showbiz origins story features original songs by La La Land‘s Oscar winning lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Jackman plays Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing ...

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Actor Roger Moore Dies At Age 89

The BBC reports: Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with ...

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Dwayne Johnson: I Might Run For President

From an interview with GQ Magazine: Last June, when The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate, Johnson posted a screen grab and gave the idea a boost. On Instagram, he called the Post piece “interesting” and “fun to read,” adding that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current ...

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TRAILER: Blade Runner 2049

Slate recaps: The full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049 has finally arrived, and, let’s get this out of the way first: It looks amazing. With cinematography by infinite Oscar nominee Roger Deakins and production by Dennis Gassner, the world of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel looks to rival Ridley Scott’s original for misty dystopian moodiness, with just a touch of Only God ...

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Director Jonathan Demme Dies At Age 73

Rolling Stone reports: Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of Philadelphia and The Silence of the Lambs and the filmmaker who revolutionized concert movies with his 1984 Talking Heads movie Stop Making Sense, died Wednesday morning from esophegal cancer. He was 73. “Sadly, I can confirm that Jonathan passed away early this morning in his Manhattan apartment, surrounded by his wife, ...

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Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dies At Age 56

NBC News reports: Erin Moran, the actress who played Joanie Cunningham on the hit TV series “Happy Days” has died in Indiana at the age of 56, police said. TMZ first reported the death. The Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff’s office told NBC News that dispatchers got a 911 call for an unresponsive female at 4:07 p.m. Saturday and first responders ...

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TRAILER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Wrap recaps: Disney and Lucasfilm unleashed the first trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the next chapter in the Skywalker saga, Friday morning during Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida. “The Last Jedi,” as the eighth numbered-entry in the “Star Wars” saga, picks up where “The Force Awakens” left off after the franchise took a diversion in 2016 ...

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Star Wars Pays Tribute To Carrie Fisher [VIDEO]

1.4M views overnight. CBS reports: It wouldn’t be a celebration of 40 years of “Star Wars” without a touching Carrie Fisher tribute. And that’s exactly what happened at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, which also included a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a John Williams performance and jokes about George Lucas’ dialogue. Attendees were treated to that and more ...

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Comedian Don Rickles Dies At Age 90

Variety reports: Abrasive comic Don Rickles, the honorary Rat Pack member and celebrity roast guest whose career spanned six decades, has died. He was 90. Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed. He would have turned 91 on May 8. Though he appeared in films and on television, ...

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Kushner Hires Hollywood PR Exec To Help Run White House Campaign To Privatize Government Functions

From the Hollywood Reporter: Josh Raffel, the top public relations executive for Hollywood producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, is departing to work for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner. Raffel, who has been with Blumhouse since 2015, will run communications for the White House Office of American Innovation, a new group charged with reforming the federal government ...

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TRAILER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Slate reports: Frances McDormand is coming off of a career-best performance in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, and the Oscar winner is showing no signs of slowing down now. Her next lead role is in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is slated for release later this year and appears to be another perfect showcase for the actress’ ...

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Power Rangers Reboot Features Gay Superhero [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop: Power Rangers is breaking down a barrier no superhero movie has before. The Lionsgate reboot of the ’90s children’s TV show is the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT protagonist. During Power Rangers‘ second act, there’s a scene in which the titular heroes learn that the Yellow Ranger Trini (Becky G) is ...

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TRAILER: The Little Mermaid

Deadline reports: The first trailer for the live-action version of The Little Mermaid from Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions has just been released. This is not Disney’s film, but is based on the famed fairy tale from Hans Christian Andersen and stars a solid cast: Shirley MacLaine, Downton Abbey‘s Poppy Drayton, William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Loreto Peralta (Instructions ...

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Breitbart: Maybe Trump Was Behind That Oscars Flub

Citing what was obviously a joke by an obscure entertainment writer, Breitbart is just asking the question, people. They write: A new conspiracy theory about Sunday night’s disastrous ending at the Oscars is making the rounds in Hollywood, according to a report in the East Bay Times: President Donald Trump sabotaged the “Best Picture” award as revenge against host Jimmy ...

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Oscars Memoriam Reel Showed Living Woman

Man, they had a bad night. Variety reports: Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast. In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used. Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer and four-time Oscar nominee (“The Piano,” “Portrait of a Lady,” ...

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