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Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler Praise Their ‘Dolly’: Carol Channing Remembered – Update

Refresh for updates Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler, two of the most celebrated successors to Carol Channing’s most indelible role – and indeed her legacy – have added their names to the stars praising the late, great Broadway actress. “Carol was a true life-force…a kind and effervescent woman who never allowed the parade to pass her by!,” tweeted Streisand this afternoon, signing her message, “xo B”. Streisand played the role of matchmaker Dolly Levi in the 1969 film… Read

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Donald Trump Jr. Compares Migrants To Zoo Animals; Twitter Uncages Ire

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After his father was on TV waxing poetic about a “crisis of the heart,” Donald Trump Jr., who once compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles, likened migrants to zoo animals. "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo?" the son of President Donald Trump wrote in a since-deleted Instagram message posted Tuesday night. "Because walls work." The clueless analogy drew quick and widespread condemnation on social media. Seinfeld writer Larry Charles tweeted that… Read

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Late Night Hosts, Hollywood React To Donald Trump’s Primetime Address

When Donald Trump talks, the world will react — especially late night hosts and Hollywood. Trump gave his first national address from the Oval Office Tuesday about his wall and the southern border. He didn’t call it a national emergency like many thought he would. Instead, he called it a “humanitarian crisis – a crisis of the heart and crisis of the soul” in America. His choice of words and his general presence on prime time immediately became fodder for late-night hosts… Read

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Ellen Backlash: Hollywood Mostly Quiet In Response To DeGeneres’ Hart For Host Campaign

Refresh For Updates The Ellen backlash – social media users objecting, vociferously, to DeGeneres’ possibly deal-making support for Kevin Hart as Oscar host – puts Hollywood in a tricky spot. While some stars will no doubt agree (at least privately) with LGBTQ rights supporters and activists who are condemning the talk host’s defense of Hart as a betrayal, speaking out against the beloved DeGeneres won’t be easy. So far, Hollywood’s usual tweeters are mostly keeping quite… Read

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Larry David Mourns Bob Einstein: “There Was No One Like Him”

Tributes and remembrances have been pouring in for Bob Einstein, the veteran comic actor and writer who died today at 76. Larry David, who created and stars in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, on which Einstein often recurred, also gave his condolences. "Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing ‘Marty Funkhouser’ on Curb,” the Seinfeld co-creator said in a statement. “It was an amazing, unforgettable experience knowing and working with him. There was no… Read

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Bob Einstein Remembered By ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Castmates: “Excruciatingly Brilliant”

Refresh for updates… Bob Einstein is being remembered by castmates, colleagues and his brother Albert Brooks as a comedian’s comedian — “excruciatingly brilliant,” as his friend and Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Richard Lewis described him. Series creator and star Larry David said in a statement: “Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing ‘Marty Funkhouser’ on Curb. It was an amazing, unforgettable experience knowing and working with him. There was no… Read

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‘Happy Days’ Cast Remembers Penny Marshall: “Her Talent And Inspiration Is Evergreen”

In statements given to Deadline, Happy Days stars remembered Penny Marshall, who died on Monday. She starred in the sitcom’s spinoff Laverne & Shirley. “Penny was as courageous as she was talented, and broke down the wall for women directors. Penny will be missed, but her talent and inspiration is evergreen,” said Anson Williams, who played Potsie on the iconic television show. Marion Ross, who played matriarch Mrs. Cunningham said, “Our dear sweet Penny has gone up to… Read

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Penny Marshall Remembered: Rob Reiner, Tom Hanks, & Others Pay Tribute To Trailblazing Icon

Refresh for updates Hollywood recalled director and actress Penny Marshall today as a friend, a trailblazer and a comedy icon. Actors, directors and others from film and television took to social media to remember the pioneering actress-turned-director who gave us memorable films such as A League of Their Own, Big, and Awakenings. Rob Reiner, Marshall’s ex-husband, tweeted: “I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone… Read

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‘SpongeBob’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Remembered By Cast And Colleagues

Refresh for updates SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg was remembered today by friends and colleagues as a man with an incredible impact on pop culture. “To this day I am stopped and flattered by people and kids who have seen me in the film,” tweeted David Hasselhoff, who appeared as himself in 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.  “We grew up together at Nickelodeon,” tweeted Butch Hartman, creator of The Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom, describing… Read

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William Goldman Remembered By Hollywood: ‘Princess Bride’, ‘Butch Cassidy’ Writer Was “The Best Ever”

Refresh for updates William Goldman, who won two Oscars for screenwriting (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All The President’s Men), massive respect for his smart storytelling (Marathon Man, Misery), gratitude for the wisdom of his books about film (Adventures in the Screen Trade) and the stage (The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway) and the hearts of several generations (and counting) of Princess Bride fans, is being remembered today by friends, colleagues and… Read

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Stan Lee Remembered By Hollywood Stars, Friends & Fans: “One Of The Greatest Creative Minds Of Our Time”

Refresh for updates Stan Lee is being remembered as a genius, an inspiration and a hero “for making people who feel different realize they are special,” as Seth Rogan put it. “There will never be another Stan Lee,” tweeted Chris Evans. “Damn…RIP Stan,” wrote Ryan Reynolds. “Thanks for everything.” Tom Rothman, Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group, said in a statement, "Original and genius are two very overused words in the world today, but Stan was… Read

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‘Luke Cage’ Showrunner, Cast, Finn Jones & Others React To Netflix Cancellation: “Forward Always”

Refresh for updates…Hours after Netflix’s surprise axing of Marvel’s Luke Cage, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and others have taken to social media to praise the show, lament its leaving and even ponder how Harlem’s Hero could return. While star Mike Colter has yet to weigh in, Coker (Creed 2‘s scribe) was clear to give a shout out to everyone involved with the two-season Luke, especially his fellow writers. “A lot memories,” tweeted Cocker. “A lot of individual thank you… Read