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
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.
— 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
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
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
Time & People Cancel White House Correspondents’ Dinner Party – Update
UPDATED, March 20: People and Time magazines are the latest to nix their annual White House Correspondents' dinner pre-party, held on the Friday before the main event.
A spokesperson stated that Time representatives will attend the dinner, but People will make a donation to the association instead of going to the affair.
“This year we have decided to focus on supporting the White House Correspondents’ Association, which plays a crucial role in advocating for the… Read
Rachel Bilson Reunites With Her ‘OC’ Co-Star Chris Carmack On The Set Of ‘Nashville’
The OC fans, this one's for you! Rachel Bilson recently joined the cast of Nashville for the second half of Season 5, and is already sharing photos from the set of the CMT series.
Her first pic is a reunion between her and her OC co-star Chris Carmack, who plays Will Lexington on the country music series. "Welcome to Nashville B****… this is how it’s done in Tennessee," reads Bilson's caption, a reference to Chris' now infamous line in the first episode of The OC… Read
Alec Baldwin On Robert Osborne’s Contribution To Movies: “As Significant As Disney Or Spielberg”
EXCLUSIVE: “In his own way, Robert Osborne’s contribution to the movies was as significant as Walt Disney or Spielberg or Cary Grant,” Alec Baldwin told Deadline on Monday about longtime the Turner Classic Movies host, who died today at age 84. Baldwin and Osborne co-hosted TCM’s weekly movie showcase/discussion series The Essentials from 2009-11.
“What they all have in common is that their work drove people to see movies, appreciate movies and celebrate movies as the… Read
‘Hidden Figures’ Subject Katherine Johnson Enters Lego Space With Other NASA Women
Move over Lego Batman, there’s a new superhero in town: former NASA physicist/mathematician Katherine Johnson. The real-life heroine is one of the subjects of Fox’s Best Picture Oscar nominee and now she’s getting her own Lego figure as part of the Women of NASA set that’s won the Lego Ideas design contest.
Before the Oscars turned into a mass of confusion on Sunday night, one of the highlights was Johnson’s appearance alongside Hidden Figures stars (and… Read
Steve Harvey To Warren Beatty: “Call Me”
Until last night’s epic Oscar gaffe involving presenters Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, the Best Picture Oscar winner and a certain wrong envelope, the last awards-show emcee to preside over a mix-up approaching this magnitude was Steve Harvey. Remember it was Harvey who in December inadvertently announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant during that live show in Las Vegas.
Harvey didn’t miss a beat this morning, effectively passing the torch to… Read
Mark Duplass Urges Oscar Win For Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’
Mark Duplass has a message for Academy members as Oscar voting winds down: “Think what it would mean if Moonlight won Best Picture.”
Actor/director Duplass (Blue Jay, Togetherness) tweeted plea along with the poster for the Barry Jenkins-directed drama, urging Academy members to vote for Moonlight because "it's the best film this year."
Dear @TheAcademy Voters. Think about what it would mean if @moonlightmov won Best Picture. Then vote for it bc it's the best film… Read
Harrison Ford’s Plane In Incident With 737 At O.C. Airport – Report
Veteran pilot Harrison Ford appears to have had another close call in the skies over Southern California. Less than two years after the small plane he was piloting crash-landed on a Los Angeles golf course, NBC News reports that he was involved in an incident at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport on Monday.
NBC said the actor was at the controls of a single-engine Husky when he was instructed to land on a particular runway. Ford mistakenly headed for a taxiway instead… Read
Piers Morgan Mocks Meryl Streep, Argues With Hollywood Over ‘Real Time’ Brouhaha
Piers Morgan is either still smarting or still giddy from his run-in with Jim Jefferies on Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher, now adding Meryl Streep to his ever-growing roster of combatants in the feud’s wake.
“Meryl Streep abusing President Trump again?,” Morgan tweeted today, apparently a response to the actress’ speech at last night’s Human Rights Gala in New York. “She, JK Rowling & all the other smug ‘we know best!’ luvvie shriekers will get him re-elected.”