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Actors Union SAG-AFTRA Bans Trump Ever Rejoining

Via press release: The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting via Zoom video conference, passed a resolution preemptively denying any potential re-admission applications by former member Donald J. Trump. The resolution cites the same concerns that prompted the initial disciplinary charges — which were resolved by Trump’s resignation on Thursday — notably his antagonism of the union’s journalist members and disregard for …

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Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer Dies At Age 91

Variety reports: Christopher Plummer, the Canadian-born Shakespearean actor who starred in films including “The Sound of Music” and “Beginners,” died on Friday morning at his home in Connecticut. He was 91. Plummer was best known for playing Captain Von Trapp in the Oscar-winning musical “The Sound of Music.” He also won an Oscar in 2012 for his supporting turn in …

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Trump Quits Actors Union Amid Their Expulsion Threat: “Who Cares? I’m Proud Of My Work On Fresh Prince”

Fox News reports: President Trump is resigning from The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists after they threatened to expel his membership from the union after the Capitol riot — to which he said, “Who cares!” The former president’s letter of resignation Wednesday comes after the SAG-AFTRA board voted “overwhelmingly” that Trump violated the union’s …

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90s Sitcom Star Dustin Diamond Dies At Age 44

TMZ reports: Dustin Diamond — best known for playing the lovable Samuel “Screech” Powers on the hit NBC sitcom, “Saved by the Bell” — has died, TMZ has learned. A rep for Dustin tells us he died Monday morning. His condition had greatly declined since last week, and he was taken off of breathing machines in an attempt to get …

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Tony Winner, Oscar Nominee Cicely Tyson Dies At 96

Yahoo News reports: Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96. Tyson’s death was announced by her family, via her manager Larry Thompson, …

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Trump Furious Over Biden Inauguration Cast Of Stars

The Washington Post reports: Since Jan. 6, every day has dumped more bad news on the president, including his historic second impeachment. But one person close to the president said it can be hard to predict what will bother him most and that even with all that was going on, he was particularly upset that Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Tom …

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Father Of Anti-Mask Antonio Sabato Jr Dies Of COVID

Variety reports: Antonio Sabáto Sr., an Italian American actor known for his roles in “Grand Prix” and “Escape From the Bronx,” died this week due to COVID-19 complications. He was 77. The news of Sabáto’s death was confirmed in a tweet by his son, actor and model Antonio Sabáto Jr., who also posted an old family photo. He shared the …

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Cultist Failed Actor Launches “Pro-America Film Studio”

From Glenn Beck’s The Blaze: Antonio Sabato Jr. — an American actor who was blacklisted by Hollywood over his support for President Trump — is teaming up with other conservative entertainment figures to launch a pro-America film studio and make movies that “support our country.” The 48-year-old actor detailed the launch of ConFlix Studios, saying that conservatives in America have …

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Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Testing Positive For COVID

USA Today reports: Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for the novel coronavirus but is “feeling fine right now,” she announced Thursday. The television host, 62, said in a tweet that “anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.” DeGeneres’ diagnosis comes as the United States faces soaring coronavirus …

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Oscar Nominee Elliot Page Comes Out As Transgender

The New York Daily News reports: The actor formerly known as Ellen Page announced he is transgender and now goes by Elliot Page. “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot,” the “Juno” star shared in a tweet Tuesday. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. …

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Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Dies At Age 85

NPR reports: David Prowse, the British weightlifting champion and man behind the Darth Vader mask, has died. He was 85. The actor’s management company shared the news of his passing early Sunday morning on social media “with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world.” Prowse wore the Darth Vader costume in the original …

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REPORT: Harvey Weinstein “Gravely Ill” With COVID

TMZ reports: Harvey Weinstein is in isolation with 101-degree temperature, and doctors believe he has COVID, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ that Weinstein is “doing poorly” with various health issues, some of which point to a coronavirus infection. Harvey’s camp tells TMZ, “It should come as no surprise that Mr. Weinstein has numerous maladies …

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Cultist Jon Voight: This Is A “Battle Against Satan”

The New York Daily News reports: And the winner for best actor in a melodramatic work of fantasy fiction is — Jon Voight. The “Deliverance” actor posted a creepy monologue on Twitter Wednesday urging Americans to join him in battling “this lie that Biden has been chosen” as the next president. The 81-year-old actor claimed “there will be a price …

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Oscar Winner Sean Connery Dies At Age 90 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Sean Connery, the Scottish-born actor who rocketed to fame as James Bond and became one of the movies’ most popular and enduring international stars, has died. He was 90. Connery, long regarded as one of the best actors to have portrayed the iconic spy, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 and marked his 90th birthday only …

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Celebrity Sex Cult Leader Sentenced To 120 Years

Law & Crime reports: The leader of a New York-based sex cult called NXIVM (nex-ee-um), which branded itself as a self-help group for elites, was sentenced in the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday to life in prison. Through his defense lawyers, Keith Raniere, 60, maintained until the end that he is not sorry for his conduct because he …

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Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies At Age 43

Variety reports: Chadwick Boseman, star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday after a four year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43. Before he was cast as the Marvel Studios superhero, Boseman’s career first exploded with his portrayals of Black American icons Jackie Robinson (in 2013’s “42”) and James Brown (in 2014’s “Get on Up”). …

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Sharon Stone Blames Mask Refusers After Her Sister Is Hospitalized With COVID: “One Of You Did This” To Her

The Guardian reports: Sharon Stone has condemned “non-mask wearers” for the fate of her younger sister, who is hospitalised with coronavirus and “fighting for her life”. The actor, 62, shared photographs on Instagram of the equipment in her sister’s room, as well as a medical worker in full PPE. She wrote in the caption: “My sister Kelly, who already has …

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Actor And Pitchman Wilford Brimley Dies At Age 85

Variety reports: Wilford Brimley, best known for his roles in “The Natural,” the 1982 remake of “The Thing,” “The Firm” and “Cocoon,” died on Saturday. He was 85. His agent, Lynda Bensky, told The New York Times that he had been sick with a kidney problem for two months. Brimley was also famous for the series of commercials for Quaker …

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Oscar Winner Olivia De Havilland Dies At Age 104

People Magazine reports: Olivia de Havilland, a top box-office name of the 1930s and 40s and the sole surviving principal cast member of the most popular movie of all time, Gone With the Wind, has died. She was 104. The veteran actress died in her sleep at home in Paris on Saturday. Off-screen, de Havilland was anything but sweetness and …

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Longtime Television Host Regis Philbin Dies At Age 88

People Magazine reports: Regis Philbin has died. The beloved star was 88. The longtime television host died on July 24, PEOPLE confirms. “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday,” his family shares with PEOPLE. In 1988, Philbin began his iconic career as …

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