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Hollywood Reacts To Bill O’Reilly: Chelsea Handler Jeers, “Available For Dinner?”

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Sorry, Bill-O, but the pinheads are getting the last laugh, at least for now. Hollywood isn’t exactly mourning the departure of Bill O’Reilly from Fox News. The cancellation of The O’Reilly Factor was — mostly — applauded by actors, pundits and other celebrities. But just to prove Hollywood isn’t entirely one-sided, check out the tweet from game show legend Chuck Woolery, who suspects that the right’s bete noire George Soros is behind it all. Take a look, and refresh for… Read

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Ryan Seacrest & E! Extend ‘Live From The Red Carpet’ Deal

E! Entertainment and Ryan Seacrest have extended their agreement for Seacrest to continue hosting and executive producing the network’s Live From The Red Carpet franchise that covers events from the Oscars to the Emmys. Seacrest joined E! in 2006, and in addition to hosting continues to produce unscripted series for the network via Ryan Seacrest Productions including E’s flagship Keeping Up With The Kardashians, in partnership with Bunim-Murray Productions, and its… Read

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Injured Star Andy Karl, Torn ACL Braced, Opens ‘Groundhog Day’ On Broadway

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UPDATE with details of injury: A roar of cheers greeted Andy Karl from the moment he appeared onstage this evening at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, where Groundhog Day has just opened. It had been touch-and-go since Friday, when the star, playing the role created by Bill Murray in the hit 1993 comedy, was injured in the final moments of a critics’ preview of the musical. The knee injury prompted the cancellation of the Saturday matinee, and at that evening’s… Read

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John Gallagher Jr. Boards Fox’s ‘Underwater’; Dwayne Cameron Joins ‘#211’

The Newsroom alum John Gallagher Jr. has joined Kristen Stewart in aquatic action thriller Underwater from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Directed by William Eubank, the film follows an underwater scientific crew who, after an earthquake devastates their underwater station, have to navigate through two miles in the dangerous depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety. Jenno Topping is on board to also produce the film, which was written Brian Duffield… Read

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Don Rickles Remembered By Hollywood, Without Insults: “Our World Will Never Be The Same” Says Bob Newhart

Refresh for updates No good-natured insults – yet – but Hollywood wasted no time remembering comic legend Don Rickles. The comic, who may not have invented the celebrity roast but certainly set it afire, died today at 90 of kidney failure in Los Angeles. With a career that spanned ’50s television, early ’60s beach party movies and classic Rat Pack appearances to the upcoming Toy Story 4, Rickles joked with, insulted and won over generations of Hollywood stars and… Read

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Donald Trump Supports Bill O’Reilly – And Hollywood’s Not Surprised Or Pleased

President Donald Trump offered no evidence to back up his claims that Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly didn’t do “anything wrong” – despite the $13 million pay-outs to women claiming sexual harassment – but bold-name support for either men doesn’t seem to extend deep in Hollywood today, certainly not on Twitter. Here’s a sample of reactions from Hollywood, with some pundits tossed in for good measure, to both Trump and O’Reilly. Most here came after the president announced his… Read

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Harrison Ford Won’t Face FAA Discipline For Landing Plane On Taxiway At O.C. Airport – Update

UPDATED, 2:55 PM: Harrison Ford’s attorney said today that the actor and veteran pilot will not face FAA disciplinary action for landing his small plane on a John Wayne Airport taxiway rather than a runway in February. "Mr. Ford retains his pilot's certificate without restriction," lawyer Stephen Hofer said in a statement. "In closing the matter, the agency acknowledged Mr.Ford's long history of compliance with the federal aviation regulations and his cooperative attitude… Read

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NBC, NBA Join Forces To Laud ‘Hairspray Live!’ Director Kenny Leon

It’s a good bet that Robert Greenblatt had never shared a dais with Julius “Dr. J” Erving. Yet there they were in New York this week, the NBC Entertainment chairman and the NBA Hall of Famer, the duke of dunk, raising a glass to director Kenny Leon at the Mr. Abbott Awards. Leon may seem a little young, at 61, to be receiving a lifetime achievement honor from the Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation. But the Tony-winning director of A Raisin In The Sun and the… Read

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Dan Aykroyd, Griffin Dunne Remember Carrie & Debbie, “Beloved Showboats”

Dan Aykroyd, one of the speakers honoring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during the public memorial for the famed mother-daughter pair, was describing his friend Carrie but could just as easily been speaking of Debbie with these two words: beloved showboat. The former Saturday Night Live funnyman recalled a long-ago moment when he saved Fisher’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver. She was choking on a brussels sprout, he said before lamenting, only half jokingly… Read

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Hollywood Gloats, Jokes & Otherwise Reacts To Trumpcare Failure

Carl Reiner says he got bumped by it, Drew Carey says it’s the makings of a worst day ever, and Rosie Perez says now, now everyone, don’t gloat: Hollywood watched the implosion of Trumpcare today and weighed in. pic.twitter.com/j21gUZIA9h — Kal Penn (@kalpenn) March 24, 2017 Was thinking that after today there must be a bit of Trump at 70 that wishes he was just playing golf… but then I remembered he kinda is. — Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) March 24… Read

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Diane Sawyer Revisits Caitlyn Jenner Two Years After Groundbreaking Interview

Diane Sawyer will revisit Caitlyn Jenner in a special edition of ABC’s 20/20, two years after their initial interview made global headlines. In 2015, Jenner told Sawyer, “I am a woman” in an exclusive interview that ended months of speculation about the former Olympian, then known as Bruce. Jenner was then in the beginning stages of gender transition. The nervous Jenner began that interview by warning Sawyer that the talk would be an “emotional rollercoaster.” “How do I… Read

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Celebrities To Unite For ACLU Facebook Live Telethon ‘Stand For Rights’

Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan are among the celebrities that will take part in Stand For Rights: A Benefit For The ACLU, a Facebook Live telethon to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union. Stand For Rights will stream via Facebook Live on Friday, March 31 at 7 PM ET, broadcasting from the Facebook pages of Stand for Rights 2017, Funny or Die and The Huffington Post. Original videos produced by Funny Or Die will also premiere throughout the… Read