William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87
UPDATED: I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for some time, and over the summer his condition deteriorated.
We will be following this and building out the story today, but I wanted to let Deadline… Read
Mary Kay Letourneau On Affair With 12-Year-Old: “I Didn’t Know It Was A Crime”
Notorious pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau told Australia’s Sunday Night, a news and current affairs show on the Seven Network, that she had no idea what she did was a crime.
The former American schoolteacher, who twice went to jail over her affair with a 12-year-old student she later married and had children with, plead guilty in 1996 to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child. Letourneaou was 34, married, and had four children.
Letourneau’s saga was made into a… Read
Burt Reynolds TV Tributes: ‘Gunsmoke’ On MeTV, ‘The Bandit’ Doc On CMT, ‘Fast N’ Loud’ On Discovery – Update
UPDATED: MeTV will pay tribute to the life and legacy of actor and star Burt Reynolds with a special week of his memorable role in the Western drama television series Gunsmoke.
Six tribute episodes starring Reynolds will air Monday, September 10, through Saturday, September 15, from 1 PM –2 PM ET/PT. It will begin with the first Gunsmoke episode that introduces his character, "Quint Asper Comes Home," and end with the "The Crooked Mile," reportedly Burt Reynolds'… Read
Patti Smith To Stage Three-Night Off Broadway Run For Amazon’s Audible
Rocker, author and poet Patti Smith will stage a three-night spoken word and music performance at the Off-Broadway Minetta Lane Theater.
Patti Smith: Words and Music will be presented by Audible, the Amazon provider of digital spoken audio content. Performances at the Minetta Lane – Audible’s home theater – are recorded as Audible Original productions.
Smith’s three-night stand – Sept. 22-24 – was one of four productions announced by Audible today for the Minetta Lane… Read
Omarosa Writes Donald Trump Showed “Mental Decline” During Lester Holt Interview
Omarosa Manigault-Newman says the “mental decline” of former boss Donald Trump “could not be denied” when she saw the President interviewed by NBC’s Lester Holt in May 2017.
‘While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald’s brain,” Manigault-Newman writes in Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House, an excerpt of which was “obtained” and partially posted today by DailyMail.com. “His mental decline could not be… Read
Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto May Be Writing A Book – Report
One of the biggest mysteries in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world may soon be revealed in a forthcoming book.
Bloomberg News reporter Matthew Leising reports that Satoshi Nakamoto, the legendary “inventor” of bitcoin, may be working on a tell-all that will clear up the identity of who ignited the blockchain and cryptocurrency world with the publication of a white paper in 2008.
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto has never been revealed, although a few people have… Read
Michelle Obama Shares First Look At ‘Becoming’ Memoir Cover Photo
Former First Lady Michelle Obama gave her Instagram followers today a first look at the cover of her upcoming memoir Becoming. The captivating portrait, shot by celebrity portrait photographer Miller Mobley, shows a smiling Obama in a white off-the-shoulder blouse, her face cupped in her right hand. (See it below).
“I'm thrilled to share with all of you the cover for BECOMING,” wrote the author on Instagram. “The process of writing this book has been so personally… Read
Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Blinded By The Light’ Blessed By Bruce Springsteen; Cast Set
Shooting has begun, cast has been set and eOne has taken UK and Australia rights on Gurinder Chadha’s comedy/drama Blinded By The Light, a hybrid musical rooted in the British tradition of quirky comedies. This is the project that Deadline scooped Chadha was prepping with Cornerstone Films boarding international sales in Berlin. It’s based on the memoir Greetings From Bury Park by journalist/broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor which chronicles his experiences as a British Muslim… Read
Michelle Obama Memoir ‘Becoming’ Set For November Release
Michelle Obama’s memoir will be titled Becoming and is set for a November release by the Crown Publishing Group.
The news was released via Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, the publisher for the Crown imprint. It was also tweeted by the former first lady.
"Writing Becoming has been a deeply personal experience,” said Michelle Obama in a statement. “It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life… Read
Lin Bolen Dies: First Female VP Of Programming At A Network Was 76
Lin Bolen, the first female VP of programming at a TV network and an influential force in daytime television fare, has died. She passed away on January 19 at the age of 76 in a hospital in the San Fernando Valley, according to friend and former game-show host Jim MacKrell.
Bolen worked for NBC in the 1970s and was responsible for commissioning the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune. She also is credited with bringing long-form narrative to soap operas, expanding them… Read
Sally Field Memoir Acquired By Hachette’s Grand Central Publishing
Grand Central Publishing has acquired Sally Field’s upcoming memoir In Pieces, a book described as the actress’s first extensive discussion of her private life and childhood.
Field says the book is “about the little girl that I was, about the teenager who backed into becoming a celebrity, and about the craft that taught me to stand on my feet, a craft that helped me find my way out of a complicated childhood."
Millicent Bennett, GCP’s Executive Editor, acquired the North… Read
“Back Up, You Creep!”: Hillary Clinton Ponders What Might Have Been
A split-second political calculation, maybe, or what the French call l’esprit d’escalier – “staircase wit,” or that perfect retort that popped into your head too late. In either case, Hillary Clinton now wonders what would have happened had she called out then-GOP candidate Donald Trump when he bizarrely stalked her on that debate stage last year.
Though she went high, Clinton, writing in her new campaign memoir What Happened, had other options during the Oct. 10, 2016… Read