Tag Archives: Hollywood

Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Hear Appeal By Cosby

ABC News reports: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear two points in Bill Cosby’s appeal to overturn his 2018 sexual assault conviction. Cosby, 82, was convicted in April 2018 of three counts of indecent assault and battery for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. He was sentenced to three to 10 years …

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AMC Theatres “Doubts” It Can Remain In Business

CNN Business reports: AMC Theatres, the world’s biggest movie theater chain, said on Wednesday that it has “substantial doubt” it can remain in business after closing locations across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic. The theater chain, which closed its theaters earlier this year, expects to have lost between $2.1 billion and $2.4 billion in the first quarter. The company …

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Actress Lori Loughlin Takes Deal, Will Get Two Months

ABC News reports: Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to a plea deal in connection with their involvement in the so-called “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal. The “Full House” actress will serve two months in prison, pay a $150,000 fine and have two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service, while her husband, a …

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Actor Ken “Eddie Haskell” Osmond Dies At Age 76

Variety reports: Ken Osmond, best known for his role as the troublemaker Eddie Haskell on the television comedy “Leave It to Beaver,” died on Monday morning. He was 76. Sources tell Variety Osmond died at his Los Angeles home surrounded by family members. The cause of death is unknown. Osmond portrayed Haskell as sycophantic to grownups while making fun of …

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Actor Jerry Stiller Dies At Age 92 [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Jerry Stiller, a classically trained actor who became a comedy star twice — in the 1960s in partnership with his wife, Anne Meara, and in the 1990s with a memorable recurring role on “Seinfeld” — has died. He was 92. His death was confirmed on Monday by his son, the actor Ben Stiller, in a …

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NASA: Tom Cruise To Shoot Movie On Space Station

Deadline Hollywood reports: Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s Space X are working on a project with NASA that would be the first narrative feature film – an action adventure – to be shot in outer space. It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage. There has never been a leading man (Jackie …

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John Krasinski To DJ Virtual Prom For 2020 HS Seniors

The New York Post reports: John Krasinski decided he wanted to do something for 2020 seniors stuck inside and announced he will be hosting a virtual prom on his “Some Good News” YouTube channel. “That’s right class of 2020,” the “Office” actor posted on Instagram. “I’m DJing your prom with some friends this Friday night 8EST/5PST!! Click link in bio …

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Nation’s Largest Theater Chain In Bankruptcy Talks

The New York Post reports: AMC Entertainment is inching closer to a possible bankruptcy. The nation’s largest movie theater chain, whose cinema houses have been shuttered nationwide since mid-March because of the coronavirus, is in talks to hire law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges to explore a potential Chapter 11 filing, The Post has learned. Weil Gotshal’s team is headed …

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Spox: Harvey Weinstein Free Of Coronavirus Symptoms

Reuters reports: Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a prison sentence for rape, has no symptoms of the coronavirus, his spokesman said on Thursday, more than two weeks after a union official for corrections officers said the former movie producer had tested positive. “As of now, it’s been 14 days since reports of concern from people inside the prison, and he …

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Louisiana Cops Sorry For Using “Purge” Siren [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: In an effort to alert residents to a parish-wide curfew in Acadia Parish, police in Crowley, Louisiana, rode around town broadcasting an alarm signal at 9:00 p.m. local time last night — but for fans of “The Purge” films, the alarm had an eerie ring to it. In a video provided to Scripps station KATC in Lafayette, …

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Samuel L. Jackson Reads Stay The F**k At Home Poem

Rolling Stone reports: A few years ago, Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés released a children’s book for adults called Go the F**k to Sleep, which was famously read on YouTube by Samuel L. Jackson. Now Jackson has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to debut the book’s sequel, which encourages people to practice social distancing and stay home. “People thought that …

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Contagion Stars Reunite For Coronavirus PSAs [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The stars of the 2011 virus thriller “Contagion” — a prescient film these days — have reunited for a series of public service announcements to warn about COVID-19. Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Ehle have teamed up with scientists from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health to offer four individual homemade videos …

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US Cinemas To Close Under New Crowd Guidelines

The Associated Press reports: U.S. movie theaters nationwide are preparing to shut down after President Donald Trump announced new guidelines urging against gatherings of more than 10 people because of the coronavirus pandemic. With big screens across the country going dark, Hollywood moved to rush some new releases onto home entertainment platforms. Regal Cinema’s the national’s second largest theater chain, …

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PSA From Mel Brooks And Son: Don’t Be A Spreader

Page Six reports: Comedy icon Mel Brooks and his son, “World War Z” author Max Brooks, produced a video Monday encouraging viewers to take steps to avoid spreading the coronavirus. In the video, the younger Brooks notes that he is 47, whereas his father, who appears behind a glass door, is 93. “If I get the coronavirus, I’ll probably be …

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Weinstein Had Mild Heart Attack After Sentencing

The Daily Beast reports: Harvey Weinstein reportedly suffered a “mild heart attack” after he was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, according to Fox News. Citing an NYU Langone and Bellevue Hospital source, the news outlet said Weinstein was rushed to the New York hospital Wednesday for an “emergency angioplasty” and stayed overnight. Hours …

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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

The Daily Beast reports: Two years after dozens of women bravely stepped forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, the disgraced movie mogul has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Weinstein, 67, was convicted last month of sexually assaulting former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haleyi and raping former actress Jessica Mann. He …

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Famed Interviewer James Lipton Dies At Age 93

Entertainment Weekly reports: James Lipton, the elegant, articulate wordsmith and theater academic whose desire to give his acting students a greater insight into their art led to the popular Bravo series Inside the Actors Studio, has died. He was 93. Lipton passed away early Monday at his home in Manhattan from bladder cancer. Conceived by Lipton in 1994, Inside the …

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BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty Of Rape

The Guardian reports: Harvey Weinstein, the fallen titan of Hollywood whose sexual abuse of aspiring young female actors sparked the #MeToo movement, has finally been brought to justice after a New York jury found him guilty. The movie mogul’s epic fall from grace is now complete, toppled from the pinnacle of independent cinema where he helmed films such as Pulp …

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Good Times Actress Ja’net Dubois Dies At Age 74

TMZ reports: Ja’net Dubois — one of the main characters on “Good Times” — was found dead Tuesday, TMZ has learned. Ja’net played the Evans family’s sassy neighbor Willona Woods on the classic ’70s TV series. Her family tells us Ja’net died unexpectedly in her sleep overnight at her home in Glendale, CA. Ja’net might be most famous for “Good …

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Actress Rosario Dawson Comes Out As Bisexual

This is only news due to the Cory Booker connection, which the cultists will surely leap upon. Entertainment Tonight reports: Rosario Dawson is proud of the love in her life. The 40-year-old Briarpatch star opens up in a new interview about questions surrounding her sexuality following a 2018 Pride month post. “People kept saying that I [came out]… I didn’t …

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