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‘Black Panther’: Hollywood Cannot Stop Praising The Groundbreaking Marvel Blockbuster

Black Panther has been out for less than a week and in addition to breaking box office records, audiences cannot stop talking about it. More than that, directors, actors, CEOs and former First Ladies have been praising the Marvel Studios Afrofuturistic wonder. Since opening on Thursday night, there has been a non-stop flood of tweets giving high marks to the Ryan Coogler-directed movie starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira. Beyond… Read

Business

Florida School Shooting: Celebrities Send Condolences, Demand Action & Change

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old opened fire and attacked students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This marked the 18th school shooting on record in America since the beginning of 2018 — and we’re barely halfway through February. As the country’s heart sinks at the loss of 17 lives and injuring 24 at the hand of suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz, many — including members of the Hollywood community took to social media to not only… Read

TV

Shaun White Wins Third Winter Olympics Gold Medal: Celebrities, Athletes React

Snowboarding icon Shaun White made history today as he won his third career gold medal in the men’s halfpipe final at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, marking the 100th medal won by the United States in the Winter Games. With his big win, figures in Hollywood and fellow athletes took to Twitter congratulate him. White racked up a score of 97.75 besting younger snowboarders Ayumu Hirano of Japan, who scored 95.25 in his best run to win silver as well… Read

Business

Kelsey Grammer Remembers ‘Frasier’ Co-Star John Mahoney: “He Was My Father, I Loved Him”

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer has remembered John Mahoney, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor who died February 4 in Chicago. "He was my father,” Grammer said in a statement about his Frasier dad. “I loved him." Grammer joined castmate Peri Gilpin and casting director Jeff Greenberg in offering memories of, and condolences for, the longtime Steppenwolf Theatre actor, who played Martin Crane, the father of Frasier and Niles Crane on the Cheers spin-off. “It is with… Read

Business

Hollywood & Beltway React To Memo: Dangerous! Misleading! Al Capone’s Vault!

The ramifications – at the FBI, on polls, in Moscow – of today’s release by House Republicans of the Nunes memo certainly will play out over the next days and weeks, but immediate reactions from pundits, politicians and Hollywood to the four-page document itself are, to put it mildly, disparate. “Dangerous, ugly and an assault” said one-time presidential hopeful John Kerry. “That’s it?” tweeted fired FBI director James Comey. “The Nunes memo is the Al Capone’s vault of… Read

Business

State Of The Union Reaction: Hollywood Tweets Along With Donald Trump

Many in Hollywood are hitting social media to express their feelings about Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. Among the folks who weighed in are Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Banks, Samantha Bee — and, of course Patton Oswalt. POUTS spent plenty of time discussing such hot-button topics as immigration, North Korea, prescription drug prices and addictions, Dreamers, trade deals, infrastructure, the military, terrorism and NFL players kneeling for the national… Read

Awardsline

‘Mudbound’s Mary J. Blige Reflects On Pair Of Oscar Nominations & #MeToo Era: “Progress Is Happening”

“I didn't anticipate any of this,” Mudbound‘s Mary J. Blige told Deadline this morning, regarding her pair of Oscar nominations for the Netflix film. “I just knew I was part of a very powerful, important film, and I was happy to be a part of it.” In Dee Rees’ drama—based on a novel of the same name by Hillary Jordan—the famed singer-songwriter plays Florence Jackson, the matriarch of a poor sharecropping family who sees her son Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) return home after… Read

Business

Government Shutdown: Hollywood, Beltway Speak Out On Stand-Off

The federal government shutdown – aka the Trump Shutdown or the Schumer Shutdown, depending on your perspective – continues apace, as Senators head into yet another day of talking, arm-twisting and finger-pointing as they work to strike a deal. The shutdown went into effect at midnight after the Senate couldn’t get to the necessary 60 votes to pass the House funding bill. How intractable are the stumbling points, DACA and the Wall? President Donald Trump blew off his… Read

TV

Jerry Van Dyke: Craig T. Nelson, Patricia Heaton Remember Co-Star And Friend

Refresh for updates Craig T. Nelson and Patricia Heaton are among the costars, friends and collaborators remembering Jerry Van Dyke today. The actor, comedian and brother of Dick Van Dyke died Friday in Arkansas at 86. “I am incredibly sad to hear of Jerry’s passing,” said Nelson, Van Dyke’s costar in Coach, the ABC sitcom that ran from 1989-97.  “He was such a brilliant comedian and we had a great time working together on ‘Coach’. It is just devastating news. My thoughts… Read

Business

Hollywood Transfixed By Trump-Bannon Feud: “No Honor Amongst Thieves”

Everyone loves a feud, right? Everyone from Hollywood to the Beltway – including Don “Cracked Egg” Trump Jr. – seems riveted by today’s Trump-Bannon wrestling-style throw downs. Rats, sinking ships, burning barns, pots & kettles – all these cliches are getting a good work-out on Twitter as celebrities and pundits weigh in on the president’s scorching statement on his former strategist and mentor of all things Right. The best so far? Close call, but Jake Tapper’s Reservoir… Read

Business

Al Franken: Hollywood Weighs In On Resignation; Tom Arnold Says Franken Accuser Was “Manipulated”

With beleaguered Sen. Al Franken answering the will-he-won’t-he question — he did — today at 11:45 am ET, Hollywood seems more divided over the issue than even Franken’s Senate compadres. While a critical mass of fellow Democrats demanded Franken’s resignation, some celebrities and TV pundits aren’t so sure. “Franken bullied out of office,” tweeted playwright Eric Bogosian, adding, “Democrats eat their young.” Billy Baldwin, meanwhile, tweeted a list of harassers from… Read

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Actors, Musicians Remember David Cassidy: “This Loss Is Huge,” Co-Star Danny Bonaduce Says

Hollywood took to Twitter to remember The Partridge Family singer-actor David Cassidy, who has died from organ failure. Musicians and actors alike expressed their condolences and shared memories about the influence of the former teen heartthrob. Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson said, “I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together.” Actor-musician Marie Osmond sent… Read