Entertainment

Gay Author/Comedian Bob Smith Dies At Age 59

Bob Smith’s partner Michael Zam writes on Facebook: It’s with great sadness, but also a lifetime of happy memories that I’m writing to share that my beloved Bob Smith passed away this morning at age 59 after a remarkable 12-year battle with ALS. He was the funniest and most optimistic person I’ve ever known, as well as the most committed …

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Actress Rose Marie Dies At Age 94

Variety reports: Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” who had a nine-decade career in show business, died Thursday in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 94. Publicist Harlan Boll confirmed her death. Rose Marie was Emmy nominated three times for her work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” in which she …

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TRAILER: Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again

Variety reports: A new musical spectacle opens its curtains in the sequel to Universal’s Mamma Mia!. The follow-up, Mamma Mia!, Here We Go Again, debuted its trailer on Thursday. Ten years after the original film hit theaters, the upcoming sequel welcomes the return of Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, who reveals she is pregnant but nervous to be a single mom. …

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Donna Summer Musical Set For Broadway Bow

From the Hollywood Reporter: Broadway’s gotta have some “Hot Stuff” next spring. Producers Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers confirmed Tuesday that Summer: The Donna Summer Musical will begin previews March 28 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ahead of an April 23 opening. The bio-musical tracing the life and career of the singer, who teamed with music producer Giorgio Moroder and Casablanca …

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Netflix Cuts Ties With Kevin Spacey As Scandal Grows

The BBC reports: Entertainment company Netflix has severed ties with Kevin Spacey, star of its House of Cards show, amid a number of sex assault allegations against him. Netflix said it would hold talks with the producers to see if production, which was suspended this week, could resume without Spacey. Netflix also said it would not release Spacey’s film about …

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Netflix Suspends Final Season Of House Of Cards

Deadline reports: Filming on the upcoming sixth and final season of Netflix’s Washington D.C.-set drama House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely. Cast and crew of the MRC-produced series were told of the shutdown this morning. “MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the …

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Talk Show Host Wendy Williams Faints On-Air [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Wendy Williams passed out during the Halloween episode of her talk show on Tuesday morning. The 53-year-old host was dressed in costume as the Statue of Liberty and as she was speaking to the audience her speech started slowing down and she stumbled before falling to the ground. Video shows members of her staff …

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Kevin Spacey’s International Emmy Award Revoked

The Independent reports: An Emmy award honoring Kevin Spacey has been revoked following an allegation he made sexual advances towards a 14-year-old boy in the 80s. The two-time Oscar-winning actor was due to receive the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award in New York next month. The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences released a statement saying that “in light …

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Netflix Announces End Of House Of Cards

From the Hollywood Reporter: Frank Underwood’s Washington tenure is coming to an end. Netflix is currently in production on a sixth and final season of House of Cards, the landmark drama that signaled its aggressive push into original programming. The final run of House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless and ambitious beltway couple, will …

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GLAAD Blasts Kevin Spacey: Don’t Exploit Your Coming Out To Deflect From Allegations Of Unwanted Advances

The New York Daily News reports: GLAAD called out Kevin Spacey for using his coming out as a way to distract from damning sexual assault allegations. Spacey, 58, announced on Twitter Sunday that he was choosing “to live as a gay man” in the same statement he used to apologize to actor Anthony Rapp for an alleged encounter when Rapp …

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Kevin Spacey Comes Out, Apologizes After Allegations He Made Moves On Then-Teenage Actor Anthony Rapp

Buzzfeed reports: In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Anthony Rapp is publicly alleging for the first time that in 1986, Spacey befriended Rapp while they both performed on Broadway shows, invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, …

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Kathy Griffin Trashes TMZ’s Harvey Levin And Bravo’s Andy Cohen In 17-Minute YouTube Rant [VIDEO]

So this blowing up Twitter this afternoon: Kathy Griffin released Harvey Levin’s phone number on Saturday, revealing the private information in a YouTube video. The comedienne said she was doing so in retaliation for how he’s treated her. But she also goes after Andy Cohen, alleging he asked her to do cocaine before “Watch What Happens Live.” The video begins …

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Emmy Winning Actor Robert Guillaume Dies At 89

Variety reports: Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume, best known as the title character in the TV sitcom “Benson,” died Tuesday. He was 89. His wife Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press he died at their Los Angeles home of complications of prostate cancer. Guillaume often played acerbic, dry-witted, but ultimately lovable characters like the butler Benson Du Bois, which …

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Cher Joins Cast Of Mamma Mia! Sequel

Variety reports: Cher has joined Universal’s “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” The multi-hyphenate hinted at her appearance in the movie over the weekend in a tweet and Variety has confirmed that she has been cast in the film. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are returning, with Ol Parker writing and directing. The film goes back …

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SNL Turns Kellyanne Conway Into Pennywise [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: “Saturday Night Live” may have found its most uncharitable caricature of someone in President Trump’s orbit this weekend, featuring Kellyanne Conway as the scary clown from Stephen King’s recently revitalized film, “It.” The real butt of the joke, though, is cable news. In the highly cinematic, prerecorded sketch, CNN’s Anderson Cooper (played by Alex Moffat) stumbles …

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Game Show Host Monty Hall Dies At Age 96

The New York Times reports: Monty Hall, the genial host and co-creator of “Let’s Make a Deal,” the game show on which contestants in outlandish costumes shriek and leap at the chance to see if they will win the big prize or the booby prize behind door No. 3, died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday. He …

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Inside Edition reports: Emmy award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has come forward with a heartbreaking diagnosis: She has breast cancer. The Seinfeld star made the startling revelation on social media Thursday. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” the mother-of-two announced. She went on: “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive …

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Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy For Spicer Portrayal

USA Today reports: Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on Saturday Night Live. Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy series at Sunday’s creative arts awards, the precursor to the main Emmy Awards ceremony set for next weekend. Chappelle hosted the first SNL episode to follow …

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Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies At Age 91

Variety reports: Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. Over the past 10 years of his life, the cranky icon’s reputation soured as he was forced to apologize for …

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AMC Battles Unlimited Movies At $9.99/Month

Well, not quite unlimited. One per day. The New York Daily News reports: A six-year-old entertainment start-up is trying to revolutionize the movie industry: with a price of just $9.95 per month. The New York-based company MoviePass, in existence since 2011, has announced that it is changing its monthly subscription fee to $9.95. It is essentially striving to become the …

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