Thursday June 29, 2017

Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

These ‘Star Wars’ extras are still making money off their tiny roles

Two years ago, actor Nick Joseph was signing autographs at a “Star Wars” convention when a fan appeared with a request. “Would you sign something for my mother?” the man asked. Joseph agreed, and the guy reached into a bag and pulled out – an urn. Turns out the mother was long dead.  More…

Former Paramount CEO Brad Grey dies at 59

Former Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey has passed away from cancer, aged 59. Grey — who produced Hollywood pictures including “No Country for Old Men,” “There Will Be Blood” and “The Departed” — passed away from cancer on Sunday evening at his home in Holmby Hills, California.  More…

Steve Harvey skips his own staff party after shocking memo

Steve Harvey — who isn’t sorry for sending a self-important “do not approach me” memo to staff — skipped his own wrap party in Chicago so he wouldn’t have to talk to anyone, sources said. “Steve is not going to his own wrap party Thursday night .?.?. After that memo, he’d be stood on his own in the corner. He used to be such a nice guy.”  More…

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest already off to a rocky start

Kelly Ripa is not over the moon about ABC acquiring “American Idol” after announcing Ryan Seacrest as her new “Live” co-host. “She doesn’t want a repeat of the Michael Strahan situation. It’s like ABC is once again diluting the attention on ‘Live.’ She wants to make sure her show is Ryan’s first priority, not ‘Idol,’ ” a source said.  More…

Ryan Seacrest is Kelly Ripa’s new ‘Live’ co-host

Kelly Ripa will announce Ryan Seacrest as her new “Live with Kelly” co-host on Monday, according to a report. Seacrest, the former host of Fox’s “American Idol,” will host the show four days a week from New York, and spend the rest of his week in Los Angeles.  More…

‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert

One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them.  More…

Shocker! Barry Manilow Says He is Gay

For decades Barry Manilow gave the world timeless hits, while keeping his own world a total secret. Now at 73 years old, the music legend is opening up about his life, struggles and, for the first time, his sexuality. Fiercely private, the pop icon had an interview from his Palm Springs home with his manager husband Garry Kief — and talked for the first time about their nearly 40-year romance.  More…

Why this woman’s extremely boring videos still go viral

The thought of a wood-burning oven doesn’t usually get people hot under the collar. But a YouTube regular called Farm Girl has been turning up the heat with her review of a rocket stove — for two obvious reasons. The busty woman, dressed in a tight gray top, turns the dull review into something more titillating by captivating viewers.  More…

This might be the worst ‘Wheel of Fortune’ blunder ever

A player identified as “Kevin” was one letter away from solving the puzzle. It read, “A Streetcar Na-ed Desire.” Kevin decided to spin the wheel again and landed on the $600 piece. He said, “K.” “A Streetcar Naked Desire.”  More…

Chuck Berry, a Founding Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies

Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Memphis,” “My Ding-a-Ling,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” and classic “Johnny B. Goode” has died. He was 90.  More…

Academy apologizes to living producer shown in memoriam reel

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologized to the Australian movie producer it incorrectly showed during Sunday’s Oscars in memoriam reel. No mention of the snubs of Garry Shandling, Robert Vaughn, or Doris Roberts who died in 2016 and weren’t shown in the memoriam.  More…

13 surprising facts about the soon-to-close Waldorf Astoria

This twin-towered goliath shuts down March 1 for at least two years for a renovation reported to total $1 billion so, to celebrate its past and with a nod to its future, we present its most impressive (and quirkiest) stats.  More…

The Oscars: ‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture after epic fail

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey - announcing "La La Land" won Best Picture, when it was really supposed to go to "Moonlight" … and the fallout was hysterical. In the greatest Oscars ending ever … Warren and Faye called the ‘La La’ crew up onstage — and they were several minutes into their acceptance speeches before someone figured out the massive screwup.  More…

Fortune cookie writer of 30 years quitting over writer’s block

For 30 years, Donald Lau has been the “Chief Fortune Writer” at Wonton Foods, a manufacturer that touts itself to be one of the world’s largest producers of fortune cookies. But now, Lau is leaving his position following a long bout of writer’s block.  More…

10 Actors Who Crossed The Line On Set

Actors often go to great extremes for a role, but there are some performers whose crazy on-set behavior redefines the term “too far.” From on-set meltdowns to physical altercations, you won’t believe some of the lines they crossed.