Tag Archives: Hollywood

Actress Georgia Engel Dies At Age 70 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of death was unknown because she was a Christian Scientist …

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Disney CEO: Hitler Would Have Loved Social Media

Variety reports: Bob Iger didn’t mince words while being honored Thursday by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Upon receiving the Humanitarian Award at the organization’s National Tribute Dinner from Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO delivered a scathing critique of social media and the current state of political discourse. “Hitler would have loved social media,” Iger said. “It’s …

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Alec Baldwin: I Promise I Could Beat Trump In 2020

ABC News reports: Alec Baldwin is asking his social media followers if he could count on his their votes if he ran for president. The actor, who won an Emmy Award in 2017 for his portrayal of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” wrote to his more than 1 million Twitter followers on Monday. It’s not the first time that …

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Lawsuits From Seven Accusers Settled In Cosby Case

The Associated Press reports: Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. Court documents filed Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts, show the two sides have negotiated a settlement since Cosby went to prison last fall in a separate Pennsylvania sex assault case. The …

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Man Quotes Trump In Civil Suit Against Alec Baldwin

Courthouse News reports: Calling his “life changed forever,” a Polish immigrant who says he was clobbered in broad daylight by Alec Baldwin has sued the actor for assault, battery and slander. “When you’re a star, they let you do it – hit ’em right in the face,” says the complaint filed Sunday in Manhattan Supreme Court. Represented by the law …

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With Peabody Award, Rita Moreno Hits PEGOT Status

NBC News reports: Rita Moreno’s alphabet of awards is gaining another letter. The Peabody Awards organization Thursday announced it will honor the Puerto Rican actress, singer and dancer with the career achievement award. That means Moreno, 87, will become the third person to achieve PEGOT status by winning a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Film director Mike Nichols …

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Jussie Smollett Maintains Innocence: I’ve Been Truthful

“I want you to know that not for a moment was it in vain. I’ve been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one. I would not be my mother’s son if I was capable of one drop of what I was accused of. This has been an incredibly difficult time. Honestly, one of the worst of my …

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BREAKING: Charges Dropped Against Jussie Smollett

Chicago’s ABC affiliate reports: Charges against actor Jussie Smollett have been dropped, his attorneys said Tuesday. Smollett is in court to make an emergency court appearance. In a statement, Smollett’s attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said, “Today, all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic …

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Andrew Sullivan Jeered At Hollywood “Inclusion” Event

From the Hollywood Reporter: At an event billed as ‘A Day of Unreasonable Conversation,’ it seemed only fitting that journalist and provocateur Andrew Sullivan provided the audience with its most uncomfortable moment. During a Monday morning panel probing how Hollywood screenwriters and showrunners portray “the other side,” Sullivan criticized “Hollywood” for regularly painting non-coastal elites in unflattering terms, which has …

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Jussie Smollett “Confident” At Prelim Court Hearing

NBC News reports: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday appeared at a hearing in Chicago on whether cameras would be allowed in court for the criminal case alleging he staged a racist, homophobic attack on himself. He was not required to appear, but a representative told NBC News that Smollett chose to do so “to show confidence in his innocence.” …

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Disney Finalizes $71B Acquisition Of 21st Century Fox

Variety reports: Disney has set March 20 as the closing date for its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Disney announced the formal closing process Tuesday morning, indicating that the company has received the last major approval for the deal from regulators in Mexico. Disney said current 21st Century Fox shareholders will have until 5 p.m. ET Thursday to choose the …

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Grand Jury Indicts Jussie Smollett On 16 Felony Counts

CBS News Chicago reports: Jussie Smollett is now facing deeper legal troubles after a grand jury returned 16 federal counts against the actor for falsely reporting a hate crime attack against him in January. The grand jury returned the indictment on Thursday. Last month, Smollett was charged with a disorderly conduct count for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack …

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Actor Jan-Michael Vincent Dies At Age 73 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Jan-Michael Vincent, best known for playing the lead role in the 1980s CBS series “Airwolf,” died on Feb. 10 after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a death certificate obtained by several outlets. His death, first reported by TMZ, has only now come to light. He was 73. His image as a baby-faced blonde heartthrob was at odds with …

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Actress Katherine Helmond Dies At Age 89 [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Katherine Helmond, the seven-time Emmy-nominated Texas actress who played the feisty, man-crazy mother Mona Robinson on the long-running ABC sitcom Who’s the Boss?, has died. She was 89. Helmond, who earlier starred as the wide-eyed socialite sister Jessica Tate on another popular ABC comedy, Susan Harris’ daytime-serial spoof Soap, died Saturday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease …

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Hostless Oscars Score Ratings Bounce Over Last Year

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Favourite‘s Olivia Colman shocked and delighted the crowd with her Best Actress win and her wonderful speech, and early numbers indicate viewers at home were taken with the ABC broadcast itself too. Running around 3 hours and 21 minutes and experimenting with no frontman or frontwoman for the first time since 1989, Sunday’s Oscars snared a …

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Green Book Wins Best Picture At 2019 Academy Awards

The Guardian reports: Green Book has won the Oscar for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards. Based on a real-life road trip through the deep south in the early 1960s, Green Book triumphed in a field considered the most wide-open in years, containing the likes of Alfonso Cuarón’s 70-set drama Roma, period black comedy The Favourite, and Marvel superhero …

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Jussie Smollett To Be Released On $100,000 Bond

The Blast reports: Jussie Smollett is to be released this afternoon on a $100,000 bond and is ordered to surrender his passport. During the hearing, text messages between Jussie Smollett and the brothers were read aloud to the court. Smollett was seen taking deep breaths, closing his eyes, and shaking his head. Smollett’s siblings, including Jazz, Jake and Jocqui, arrived …

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Jussie Smollett Surrenders On Felony Charge [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is in custody to face charges of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago late last month by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said prosecutors charged Smollett with felony disorderly …

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Chicago Police Name Jussie Smollett As Hoax Suspect

ABC News Chicago reports: Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Jussie Smollett is officially a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony. Guglielmi said CPD detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County grand jury. Earlier Gugliemi confirmed prosecutors are speaking with Jussie Smollett’s attorneys as part of …

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MoviePass Parent Company Delisted By Stock Exchange

Deadline Hollywood reports: Shares in MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson began trading over the counter today after the beleaguered company was delisted by the Nasdaq. The ouster from the major stock market comes after several warnings relayed in SEC filings in recent months, given that companies cannot have their shares trade below $1 for extended periods. Helios stock has been …

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