Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

Jerry Lewis ‘Nutty Professor’ Dead

Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in the 1960s, died Sunday. He was 91.  More…

Texas calf looks like KISS rocker Gene Simmons

A Texas calf born July 28 bears an uncanny resemblance to KISS frontman Gene Simmons, and tourism officials joked on Facebook that the rock star may be the dad. The calf — aptly named Genie — was born in Kerrville on the ranch of Heather Taccetta, who works at Cowboy Steakhouse.  More…

Glen Campbell, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ singer, dead at 81

Glen Campbell brought country music to new audiences. He found success as a session musician before embarking on a solo career that included several smash hits. He announced he was suffering with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.  More…

GMA hides George Stephanopoulos’ ‘little-boyish mini-legs’

George Stephanopoulos may be a giant in the news business, but “Good Morning America” has changed its set to cover up his diminutive size. “He’s 5-foot-6 and is dwarfed by human trees Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan.”  More…

Peyton Manning absolutely destroys the Knicks at the ESPY

Peyton Manning was quite the comedian at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback took a dig at Kevin Durant for going to the Warriors, but he first took shots at the woebegone Knicks. “These are all New York Knicks jokes. And these ESPY folks begged me to do these. I gotta tell you, they make me sick. Check these out.  More…

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…