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Hollywood Father’s Day Celebrated With Online Celebrity Salutes To Dear Ol’ Dad

The 108th celebration of Father’s Day arrived today, and Hollywood figures (not to mention TV shows) were among those honoring dear old Dad with remembrances, brunch, electronics, ugly ties and some good scotch. A waggish Mark Hamill (who tweeted a pic of Darth Vader’s helmet), Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird and Gwyneth Paltrow (progressively nodding to both ex Chris Martin and current partner Brad Falchuk) were among those socializing about Dad. The ersatz holiday… Read

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Director James L. Brooks Tweets That “Nursing Babies” Are Being Pulled From Mothers At Border

Writer, director and producer James L. Brooks has weighed in on the zero-tolerance policy at the US southern border. In a late Saturday night tweet, Brooks claimed President Donald Trump was using a policy of family separation “as hostages to get his damn wall.” Brooks, whose resume includes The Simpsons, Taxi and Mary Tyler Moore television shows, as well as the films Terms of Endearment, The Edge of Seventeen and Broadcast News, said "Nursing babies are being pulled… Read

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BET Apologizes For Insensitive Tweet Regarding Alleged Rape

BET has apologized for an insensitive tweet sent in response to recent allegations by singer Kesha that her former producer, Dr. Luke, raped Katy Perry. The BET tweet in question was attached to a BET Breaks video giving a roundup of the news. The tweet said, "Hide ya wife, hide ya kids, they raping er'body here! ALLEGEDLY!"  The Twitterverse erupted in condemnation and BET later deleted the tweet. The network later issued an apology. “BET Networks does not condone… Read

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Tom Hanks Takes Over During Medical Emergency, Captivates ‘Henry IV’ Theater Crowd

All great actors can improvise. So when an emergency medical situation befell an audience member during Tom Hanks’s performance of Shakespeare’s Henry IV on Wednesday night at the Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration campus, it was time for a little magic. The two-time Oscar winner leaped into action, staying in character during the medical emergency, which resulted in an ambulance taking the stricken patron away. "No intermission brew for you!"… Read

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‘SNL’s Melissa Villaseñor Signs With WME

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EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Villaseñor, the first Latina cast member on Saturday Night Live, has signed with WME for representation in all areas. The versatile Villaseñor has voiced characters in the animated series OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes for WBTV and Adventure Time for Cartoon Network. She is set to star in the upcoming short Dangerous Women for directors Allison Bosma and Jon DeWalt, and has released an EP of original songs. Villaseñor's other credits include American Dad!, Bar… Read

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‘Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood’ Trailer: Doc Opens Golden Age Closets

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“I felt good that I made so many people happy," says caterer to the stars Scotty Bowers in this new trailer for Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. And as you might infer from the film’s title, Bowers wasn’t your typical caterer. Based on the memoir Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, the cinema-vérité documentary profiles the man who says he connected some of Hollywood’s Golden Age greats… Read

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Leaves Twitter Over Antigay Meme “Joke”

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What started out as an in-joke has caused another defection from the Twittersphere. Millie Bobby Brown, the 14-year-old breakout star of Netflix’s hit Stranger Things, has deleted her Twitter account because she’s sick of being used as an anti-gay meme. The Emmy-nominated actress has been plagued for the past seven months or so by the hashtag #TakeDownMillieBobbyBrown. It began with posted photos of Brown that were been altered to make her appear homophobic. Per Read

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Roseanne Barr Apologizes To George Soros For Nazi Comments

Roseanne Barr tweeted today that she sure is sorry for calling George Soros a Nazi collaborator. She had targeted the billionaire philanthropist as part of the tweet storm that led ABC to cancel her revived sitcom Roseanne. Could that really have been only two weeks ago? Anyway, way back then Barr was busy laying into Chelsea Clinton on Twitter about being married to a nephew of Soros, the well-known backer of American progressive and liberal political causes. When the… Read

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Hollywood Harassment: Best Fight ‘Is to Have Inclusion’ – Produced By

Hollywood producers and directors said Sunday that education and hiring more women are the keys to preventing sexual harassment on film and television sets. "The best way to fight this is to have inclusion, have a 50-50 crew," Bridesmaids director and executive producer Paul Feig said during the PGA's Produced By conference. Moderated by Gail Berman, newly-elected PGA co-president and chairman and CEO of The Jackal Group, whose projects include Buffy and Angel, the panel… Read

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Vince Vaughn Arrested: Reports Cite DUI And Resisting

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Actor Vince Vaughn was arrested early this morning in Manhattan Beach, police confirmed to Deadline. A report by TMZ said the arrest came around 4AM PT after Vaughn was stopped at a checkpoint and had a passenger in his car. Multiple reports said Vaughn was also taken into custody for resisting arrest, and his passenger also was arrested. Aside from confirming Vaughn’s arrest, Manhattan Beach police declined to provide any further details. When contacted by Deadline, a… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel and Ted Cruz Trade Barbs In Advance Of Charity Basketball Test

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The NBA season is now over. But one of the more interesting games of the year is on the horizon, and the war of words surrounding it is heating up. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and former presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be playing a charity basketball game June 16.  The one-on-one contest pits Cruz, a former varsity player in high school, against Kimmel, who played the clarinet. The challenge originated when Kimmel mocked Cruz for his appearance at… Read