Dick Van Dyke To Receive BAFTA’s Britannia Excellence In TV Award
BAFTA Los Angeles has kicked off the list of recipients for its annual Britannia Awards, announcing today that Dick Van Dyke will be honored with the returning Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at this year’s ceremony October 27 at the Beverly Hilton.
The American star of iconic The Dick Van Dyke Show — who has five Emmy Awards, a Tony, a Grammy and a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award — will receive the Britannia honor, which is bestowed on “inspiring individuals… Read
E! Spins ‘The Platinum Life’: Reality Series With Music’s Wives & Girlfriends
E! has given a green light to The Platinum Life, a reality series following some of music's “most savvy women and their significant others as they live their first-class lifestyles.” The series will premiere this fall.
The show’s cast includes Crystal Smith, wife of singer, songwriter, producer and actor Ne-Yo; La'Myia Good, married to songwriter and producer Eric Bellinger; Shantel Jackson, in a relationship with rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Nelly; rapper and… Read
‘True Blood’ Co-Stars Remember “One Of A Kind” Nelsan Ellis; Anna Paquin Recalls “Deeply Kind Soul”
Nelsan Ellis, who has died of complications from heart failure at age 39, is being remembered by his True Blood co-stars as a “magnificent talent” and “one of a kind artist.”
Ellis played the flamboyant Lafayette Reynolds throughout the entire 2008-14 run of the HBO signature series, adding heart, grit and fierce gay pride to the supernatural happenings in Bon Temps, Louisiana.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the level of humility and kindness that came with the… Read
Trump’s Wrestlemania: Hollywood, Pundits & Politicos Respond
President Donald Trump’s tweet featuring 2007 professional wrestling footage of himself body-slamming Vince McMahon-as-a-CNN stand-in has not only fueled daylong coverage on cable news today, but has drawn a barrage of social media responses from Hollywood stars, Beltway pundits and politicians (Republicans not so much, though).
Here’s a sampling.
The point isn't that Trump is inviting violence against reporters (again). It's that he's a POTUS inciting ANY violence… Read
Alec Baldwin Confirms He’ll Be Back As Donald Trump On ‘SNL’
Elections have consequences, they say, and here is one: Alec Baldwin said today that he will reprise his orange-tinged role as President Donald Trump on the upcoming season of NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
“Yeah, we’re going to fit that in,” the actor told CNN in an interview published today. “I think people have enjoyed it.” Baldwin added, however, that his full schedule will limit his number of appearances to a minimum — “a couple celery sticks” rather than a “whole meal,”… Read
Bill Cosby Trial Juror Describes Deliberation Weeping, Cabin Fever To ‘Good Morning America’
Lack of “evidence” and Cosby’s fame led to mistrial, one of the jurors on the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial told ABC News’ Good Morning America this morning
Bobby Dugan, 21, said that after 52 hours of deliberation, and four jurors in tears, it came down to lack of “evidence.”
“We all said it a million times” during deliberation, said Dugan, who counts himself among those who think Cosby is guilty. “Other evidence, more substantial evidence.”
"And what it really comes… Read
White House Condemns Johnny Depp’s Presidential Assassination Remark: “Sad”
TV news outlets updated their coverage of Johnny Depp’s remarks about presidential assassination, with the White House statement on his rhetoric:
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp's colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a democrat elected official.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean… Read
Johnny Depp Jokes About Donald Trump: “When Was The Last Time An Actor Assassinated A President?”
Keep an eye on the Sparrow? Well, the Secret Service might be having a little chat with one Johnny Depp after the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s joke about President Donald Trump went over like a lead zeppelin Thursday at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England.
Speaking to the crowd from a stage, Depp said: “Can we bring Trump here? … I think he needs help.” That’s OK so far, but the one-time Lone Ranger went on to crank it up to 11, drawing mostly cheers and a… Read
Daniel Day-Lewis Says He’s Quitting Acting After Three Oscars
Daniel Day- Lewis, whose three Oscars put him in the conversation of his generation’s top actors, apparently is quitting the business.
"Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” his publicist Leslee Dart said in a statement to Variety, which first reported the news. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this… Read
Cosby Mistrial: Hollywood Takes Sides; Lena Dunham Comforts Survivors
The mistrial in the Cosby case drew quick response from Hollywood celebrities and D.C. pundits. “My heart is with every survivor,” began one in a series of Lena Dunham’s tweets. Read them, and others, below.
They can prosecute #BillCosby forever it won't change the result. This is a flawed case &a compromised complaining witness. Settle it civily
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) June 17, 2017
If Cosby's defense is true he is admitting to cheating hundreds of… Read
Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Kate McKinnon Join Alec Baldwin Tribute
Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Kate McKinnon, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer will be among Alec Baldwin’s friends and co-stars offering comedic tribute on Spike TV’s One Night Only: Alec Baldwin.
Additional names will be announced shortly, Spike says.
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin, described as part roast, part This Is Your Life, will include comedy, music, “candid personal stories and a few surprises for the superstar,” Spike said in announcing the headliners.
Set for… Read
Alexandria Shooting: Politicians, Hollywood Offer Praise For Capitol Police, Hope For Victims
Police response to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and at least four others at a Congressional baseball team practice this morning is drawing praise on Twitter, with Hollywood celebrities, Beltway pundits and politicians offering support and thanks.
Though references to gun control were just beginning to hit social media after the shooting, early reaction was overwhelmingly of appreciation.
Donald Trump Jr. took the occasion to retweet a message aligning today’s… Read