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“Rocky” And “Predator” Star Carl Weathers Dies At 76

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Carl Weathers, the former NFL player who made his mark in Hollywood as the boxer Apollo Creed in the first four Rocky films and with appearances in such other films as Predator, Happy Gilmore and The Mandalorian, has died. He was 76. Weathers died Thursday in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles. Weathers also …

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“Oppenheimer” Gets 13 Nominations For 2024 Oscars

The New York Times reports: “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” were among the films that scored nods for best picture when the Oscar nominations were announced this morning. After a year that found the movie industry hobbled for months by dual strikes by writers and actors, the focus shifts now to an especially strong slate of movies …

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Baldwin Again Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Alec Baldwin has been charged again in the fatal shooting of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after a grand jury presented with a new investigation into the incident recommended indicting the actor and producer of the low-budget Western. Baldwin was charged on Friday with involuntary manslaughter by New Mexico prosecutors, who initially dropped the criminal case to …

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Elton John Achieves EGOT Status With Emmy Win

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Elton John is the latest member of the EGOT club, scoring his first Emmy for best variety special (live). The 2023 Emmy Awards win for the musician’s Farewell From Dodger Stadium special, which he secured during Monday night’s telecast, joins his Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. John was recovering from a knee operation and couldn’t attend …

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“Starsky & Hutch” Star David Soul Dies At Age 80

The Independent reports: David Soul, the musician who appeared in TV series Starsky & Hutch, has died, aged 80. Soul’s wife Helen Snell confirmed the news in a statement on Friday 5 January, writing that he had died following a “valiant battle for life” while surrounded by his loving family. Soul, who starred opposite Paul Michael Glaser as Detective Dave …

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Comedian Tom Smothers Dies At Age 86 [VIDEO]

Just in via press release: Comedian Tom Smothers, one half of the legendary Smothers Brothers comedy team, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at the age of 86, following a recent battle with cancer. Dick Smothers, Tom’s brother and co-star of the celebrated and groundbreaking Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, announced that Tom was at home with his family …

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Matthew Perry’s Death Ruled Due To “Ketamine Effects”

Variety reports: Matthew Perry died from “the acute effects of ketamine,” according to the toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office. Contributing factors in the “Friends” actor’s death included drowning, coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine (used to treat opioid use disorder). The manner of death was ruled an accident. Perry died on Saturday, Oct. …

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Emmy-Winning Actor Andre Braugher Dies At Age 61

Variety reports: Andre Braugher, the two-time Emmy winning actor who starred in the hit television series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Homicide: Life on the Street,” died Monday after a brief illness. He was 61. Braugher’s publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed the news of his death to Variety. Braugher was known for his role as the upright Captain Raymond Holt on the police …

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Oscar-Nominated Actor Ryan O’Neal Dies At Age 82

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Ryan O’Neal, the boyish leading man who kicked off an extraordinary 1970s run in Hollywood with his Oscar-nominated turn as the Harvard preppie Oliver in the legendary romantic tearjerker Love Story, has died. He was 82. O’Neal died Friday, his son Patrick O’Neal, a sportscaster with Bally Sports West in Los Angeles, reported on Instagram. He …

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Sitcom Legend Norman Lear Dies At Age 101

The New York Times reports: Norman Lear, the television writer and producer who introduced political and social commentary into situation comedy with “All in the Family” and other shows, proving that it was possible to be topical as well as funny while attracting millions of viewers, died on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 101. Mr. Lear …

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Hollywood Actors Strike Ends After Four Months

The Hollywood Reporter reports: After a grueling 118 days on strike, SAG-AFTRA has officially reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with studios, a move that is heralding the end of the 2023 actors strike. The SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved the agreement in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA announced. The strike will end at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. …

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“Friends” Star Matthew Perry Dies At Age 54 [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Matthew Perry, who portrayed Chandler Bing in the acclaimed sitcom “Friends,” has died. He was 54. The death was confirmed by Capt. Scot Williams of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide division. He said the cause of death was not likely to be determined for some time, but there was no indication of foul play. …

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“Shaft” Actor Richard Roundtree Dies At Age 81

Variety reports: Richard Roundtree, an icon of Blaxploitation film who starred as detective John Shaft in Gordon Parks’ 1971 action thriller, died Tuesday afternoon after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81 years old. Roundtree was a leading man from the very start of his lifetime in screen acting. After beginning his career in modeling, he secured “Shaft” …

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Disney Marks 100th Anniversary With Montage Video

Screen Rant reports: Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary with a touching new video featuring clips from many of its most beloved films and attractions. Known as the studio behind animated movies like Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King, among countless others, Walt Disney Animation Studios continues to produce hits today, with movies like Frozen and Encanto becoming …

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Actress And Pitchwoman Suzanne Somers Dies At 76

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Suzanne Somers, the Emmy nominee and star of hit shows like Three’s Company and She’s The Sheriff, has died. She was 76. Somers’ longtime publicist R. Couri Hay shared a statement on behalf of the actress’ family on Sunday with the news that she had passed away from breast cancer peacefully at her home in Palm …

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Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie Dies At 91

The New York Times reports: Piper Laurie, who escaped the 1950s Hollywood starlet-making machinery to become a respected actress with three Oscar nominations and an Emmy Award, died on Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 91. Ms. Laurie’s first Academy Award nomination was for best actress in “The Hustler” (1961), in which she played a lonely alcoholic …

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Actor Michael “Dumbledore” Gambon Dies At Age 82

Reuters reports: British-Irish actor Michael Gambon, best known to global audiences for playing the wise professor Albus Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise and whose career was launched by his mentor Laurence Olivier, died aged 82 on Thursday. He died peacefully in hospital, PA Media reported citing a family statement. Gambon began his acting on the stage in the …

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Writers Guild Reaches Tentative Deal To End Strike

The Hollywood Reporter reports: After several long consecutive days of negotiations, the Writers Guild of America and the labor group representing studios and streamers have reached a tentative deal on a new contract in a major development that could precipitate the end of a historic, 146-day writers strike. The Writers Guild of America emailed strike captains the news on Sunday …

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Kevin Sorbo: I’ve Been Blacklisted For Loving Jesus

“It was sad to me, you know, my manager and agent for so many years said that we can’t get you jobs anymore, work with you because of you being a Christian, being a conservative. And I almost had to laugh at that because it’s an industry that screams for tolerance, and yet it’s a one-way street. It screams for …

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Cinemas Nationwide To Sell $4 Tickets On Sunday

The Associated Press reports: Still haven’t seen “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer”? This Sunday, you’ll be able to catch up for $4 a ticket in movie theaters nationwide. Theater owners announced Monday that the second annual National Cinema Day will be held Sunday, Aug. 27. For one day, all movies — in all formats and at all showtimes — will be $4 …

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