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French Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard Dies At Age 91

Reuters reports: Film director Jean-Luc Godard, the godfather of France’s New Wave cinema who pushed cinematic boundaries and inspired iconoclastic directors decades after his 1960s heyday, died on Tuesday aged 91, his family and producers said. Godard was among the world’s most acclaimed directors, known for such classics as “Breathless” and “Contempt”, which broke with convention and helped kickstart a …

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Regal Cinemas Parent To Declare Bankruptcy In US

Reuters reports: Cineworld Group, the world’s second largest cinema chain operator, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, just days after warning that a lack of blockbusters would hit its liquidity in the near term. Shares in the London-listed company slumped more than 81% to a record low of 1.8 pence after the WSJ …

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Actress Anne Heche Dies At 53 After LA Car Crash

The Huffington Post reports: Actor Anne Heche died on Friday, after succumbing to injuries from a car crash days earlier, according to friends. She was 53 years old. Heche was severely burned when she crashed into a Los Angeles home in the Mar Vista neighborhood on Aug. 5. Shortly after the crash, her car burst into flames, which took firefighters …

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BREAKING: Olivia Newton-John Dies At Age 73

Posted just now to her Facebook page: Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time. Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her …

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Actress Anne Heche Critically Injured In Car Crash

Variety reports: Actor Anne Heche was hospitalized in critical condition on Friday after crashing her car into a home in the 1700 block of Walgrove Avenue in West Los Angeles, according to reports from NBC4LA and CNN. Heche suffered burn injuries when the Mini Cooper she was driving burst into flames, according to multiple published reports. TMZ broke the news …

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Actress Pat “Ursula” Carroll Dies At Age 95 [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Pat Carroll, the gregarious Emmy-winning comedienne who was a television mainstay for decades before segueing to a voiceover career that included portraying the villainous sea witch Ursula in The Little Mermaid, has died. She was 95. Carroll died Saturday of pneumonia at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, her daughter Kerry Karsian told The Hollywood Reporter. …

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Will Smith Offers New Apology To Chris Rock [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Will Smith has again apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him during the Oscar telecast in a new video, saying that his behavior was “unacceptable” and that he had reached out to the comedian to discuss the incident but was told Rock wasn’t ready. “There is no part of me that thinks that was the right …

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“Goodfellas” Star Paul Sorvino Dies At Age 83

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Paul Sorvino, the burly character actor who made a career out of playing forceful types, most notably the cold-hearted mobster Paulie Cicero in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 83. Sorvino, the father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), died Monday of natural causes, his wife, Dee Dee, announced. During a solid career that …

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Oscar And Emmy Nominee James Caan Dies At Age 82

The Guardian reports: James Caan, the American actor renowned for his role as Sonny Corleone in the mafia epic The Godfather, as well as a string of key films in the 1970s, has died aged 82. The news was released by his Twitter account on Thursday. Notorious for a hell-raising party lifestyle, Caan cut a swathe through Hollywood in the …

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Lightyear Star Chris Evans Rips Anti-Gay Critics: Idiots

The Guardian reports: The actor Chris Evans, who voices the main character in the new Pixar animated movie Lightyear, has applauded its depiction of a gay couple, saying those who react negatively should be disregarded. “The real truth is those people are idiots,” Evans said. “Every time there’s been social advancement as we wake up, the American story, the human …

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Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Suit Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard, Awarded Damages Totaling $15 Million

CBS News reports: The jury began deliberations Friday afternoon, after six weeks of dramatic, disturbing and sometimes graphic testimony that laid bare the troubled marriage between the stars.Both Depp and Heard testified twice. The jury also heard extensive recordings attorneys said displayed violent behavior and saw text messages, including between Depp and fellow actor Paul Bettany, that discussed substance use …

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Emmy Winning Actor Ray Liotta Dies At Age 67

Deadline Hollywood reports: Ray Liotta, the terrific actor whose career breakout came in the 1990 Martin Scorsese crime classic Goodfellas after co-starring in Field of Dreams, has died. He was 67. Deadline hears he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters. Liotta leaves behind a daughter, Karsen. He was engaged to be …

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Oscar-Winning Composer Vangelis Dies At Age 79

CBS News reports: Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died at 79. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other government officials expressed their condolences Thursday. Greek media reported that Vangelis — born Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou — …

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Academy Bans Will Smith From Oscars For Ten Years

Deadline Hollywood reports: With their options rather limited, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors have just decided that Will Smith will not be able to attend the Oscars for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock on-stage at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27. Aside from not giving the Best Actress award at the 95th …

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Razzies Rescind 2022 “Worst” Award For Bruce Willis

The Washington Post reports: At the 42nd annual Razzies awards this year, Bruce Willis received his own special category: “worst performance by Bruce Willis in a 2021 movie.” Willis — and only Willis — was nominated eight times, for movies including “American Siege” and “Midnight in the Switchgrass.” The actor ultimately won for his performance in “Cosmic Sin,” a sci-fi …

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Academy: Smith Refused To Leave Oscars After Assault

The Associated Press reports: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said that Will Smith was asked to leave to Sunday’s Oscars after hitting Chris Rock but refused. Many have questioned why Smith was allowed to remain seated front row at the Academy Awards after the incident. On Wednesday, the academy suggested that it attempted to remove the actor …

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Actor Bruce Willis Retires Due To Brain Disorder

Variety reports: Bruce Willis’ family has announced the actor is retiring from the profession after being diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder caused by brain damage that affects a person’s ability to communicate. Willis’ family members posted a joint statement to social media announcing the actor’s retirement. “To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our …

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Oscar-Winning Actor William Hurt Dies At Age 71

Variety reports: William Hurt, an acclaimed actor best known for his Oscar-winning performance in 1985’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and his work in “The Big Chill” and “Body Heat,” died Sunday of natural causes. He was 71 years old. Hurt was nominated for four Oscars over the course of his long career, scoring two best actor nominations for “Broadcast …

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“Power Of The Dog” Leads Oscar Noms With 12 Nods

The New York Times reports: The Netflix western “The Power of the Dog” was showered with 12 Oscar nominations on Tuesday, the most of any movie, with “Dune” close behind with 10 and “West Side Story” and “Belfast” each receiving seven. They were all nominated for best picture, a field that will have 10 slots at the 94th Academy Awards. …

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Gothic Novelist Anne Rice Dies At Age 80

Variety reports: Anne Rice, influential author of “Interview with the Vampire,” died on Saturday due to complications resulting from a stroke. She was 80. The author’s son Christopher revealed the news on Facebook and said that she would be interred in the family mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans in a private ceremony. Born in New Orleans in 1941, …

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