Earle Hyman Dies: Veteran Broadway Actor, Cosby TV Dad Was 91
Earle Hyman, a classically trained actor of steady grace, imposing presence and consummate skill, died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, NJ. He was 91. Hyman’s career on and off-Broadway spanned more than six decades and a multiplicity of Shakespearean roles at Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. But it was as Dr. Cliff Huxtable’s sympatico dad Russell on NBC’s The Cosby Show that Hyman reached his widest audience, earning him an Emmy… Read
Donald Trump Calls Criminal Justice System “Joke”, Dems “Obstructionists” After Terror Attack In Manhattan
President Donald Trump said the criminal justice system is a “joke” and blamed Democrats for Tuesday’s attack that killed eight people in Manhattan, saying they “do not want to do what is right for the country.”
“We have to get much tougher, much smarter, and much less politically correct. We're so politically correct we're afraid to do anything,” Trump complained at Wednesday’s White House photo op with his cabinet.
A 29-year-old Uzbek native who came to this country in… Read
Donald Trump Blames Chuck Schumer, Plugs ‘Fox & Friends’ In Morning Tweets On NYC Terror Attack
President Donald Trump watched Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to get his early briefing on the latest about the previous night’s terror attack in lower Manhattan that left eight dead.
Then he tweeted.
Trump blamed the Senate’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer for the attack. Trump also pushed his immigration agenda. And he twice plugged his pals at Fox News Channel’s morning show.
Pointing his finger at Schumer, the president tweeted that the terrorist came into our country… Read
Paley Center Marks ‘Wheel Of Fortune’s’ 35th Season With Exhibition, Event
The Paley Center for Media in New York will mark the 35th anniversary of syndicated game show Wheel of Fortune with a special exhibition and a live event with executive producer Harry Friedman and on-air personalities Pat Sajak and Vanna White looking back at the show’s history.
The exhibit, “Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America’s Game,” will run from Nov. 15 to Dec. 3, with free admission to the public. The ticketed PaleyLive event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on… Read
Paul Manafort & Rick Gates Under House Arrest After Pleading Not Guilty To Charges In Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe
UPDATED with details: President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort’s former longtime colleague Rick Gates pleaded not guilty of charges resulting from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia election meddling probe.
Manafort's bail was set at $10 million and Gates' at $5M. Both men have been placed under house arrest, which, CNN legal pundit Jeffrey Toobin translated, means Mueller’s camp successfully made the case to the judge that both… Read
Trevor Noah “Applauds” Fox News For Reporting On Sexual Predators Not In Building
Trevor Noah says he’s particularly impressed at how Fox News Channel has been handling the Harvey Weinstein scandal story.
“As horrible as the story is, the silver lining is everyone is finally talking about how serious the problem of sexual harassment is,” Noah said. He singled out Fox News for “taking such a strong stand, though he confessed he was a little confused, especially after this weekend. That’s when NYT reported that, while still a Fox News Channel star, Bill… Read
Mark Ruffalo To Star In HBO Limited Drama Series In Works From Derek Cianfrance Based On Wally Lamb Book
EXCLUSIVE: HBO has had success with limited drama series with big-name feature actors attached from the get-go, like True Detective, which the network bought with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on board, and more recently Big Little Liars, shepherded by and starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, which swept the Emmys this year.
As a follow-up, the premium cable network is developing I Know This Much Is True, an eight-episode limited drama series starring… Read
Casey Affleck To Star In Alfonso Cuarón Horror Drama TV Series
EXCLUSIVE: A drama series package featuring two Oscar winners, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and actor Casey Affleck, has hit the premium TV space. I hear the Anonymous Content project is being pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets, garnering interest from multiple networks.
Details about the projects are being kept under wraps but I hear it is a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult. Cuarón is writing, directing and executive producing; Affleck is… Read