Birthdays

Birthdays
8/11 Chris Hemsworth 36, Hulk Hogan 66, Alyson Stoner 26, Viola Davis 53, Joe Rogan 52, Will Friedle 43, Tomi Lahren 27, Ian McDiarmid 75 8/12 Cara Delevigne 27, Marian Rivera 35, Maggie Lawson 39, JIm Beaver 69, Sir Mix-a-Lot 56, Casey Affleck 44, Yvette Nicole Brown 48, Mark Knopfler 70 8/13 Sebastian Stan 37, Kalenna Harper 37, Devan Leos 21, Kyyngg 24, Freya Mavor 26, Carrie Wampler 23 8/14 Mila Kunis 36, Halle Berry 53, Magic Johnson 60, Steve Martin 74, Nick Grimshaw 35, Catherine Bell 51, Susan Olsen 58, Preston Lacy 50 8/15 Jennifer Lawrence 29, Joe Jonas 30, Chief Keef 24, Ben Affleck 47, Emily Kinney 34, Anthony Anderson 49, Debra Messing 51 8/16 Madonna 61, Young Thug 28, Steve Carell 57, Cameron Monaghan 26, Arden Cho 34, Angela Bassett 61, Rumer Willis 31, James Cameron 65, Kathie Lee Gifford 66, LL Cool J 51 8/17 Austin... More

Will Ferrell brings Ron Burgundy to all late night shows

Will Ferrell brings Ron Burgundy to all late night shows
Aug. 9 (UPI) — Will Ferrell reprised his role as comedic broadcaster Ron Burgundy across all of the late night talk shows to promote the second season of The Ron Burgundy Podcast. Ferrell’s Burgundy appeared on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night, The Late Late Showand Conan on Thursday. Burgundy performed a stand-up set before sitting down for an interview. The second season of The Ron Burgundy Podcast was kicked off on Thursday with an episode featuring Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The iHeartRadio- and Funny or Die-produced podcast will release new episodes every week. Burgundy, on The Tonight Show, joked about the New York Yankees and Shawn Mendes before telling host Jimmy Fallonabout a knife fight he had with Kylie Minogue. Burgundy got more political on The Late Show, discussing with host Stephen Colbert the Mueller report, to which he referred as the Ferris... More

Leslie Jones announces new Netflix comedy special for 2020

Leslie Jones announces new Netflix comedy special for 2020
Aug. 9 (UPI) — Leslie Jones announced on Jimmy Kimmel Livethat she will be hosting a stand-up comedy special on Netflix that will be released in 2020.Jones told Kimmel on Thursday that she will be filming the stand-up in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10. “So y’all finally get to see what I really do,” the Saturday Night Live star said. “I mean it’s great to be an actress, but I’m actually a stand-up hardcore. That’s what pay the bills.” Jones also said that she currently has no title for the special. “I’m playing with the titles because the material is so close to me and I’m telling you guys It’s going to be so good,” she said. The comedian voices the character of Zeta in animated sequel Angry Birds 2, which will arrive in theaters Aug. 16. More

Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater to star in ‘Dr. Death’ series

Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater to star in ‘Dr. Death’ series
Aug. 9 (UPI) — Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater have signed on to star in a new television series from Universal Content Productions about the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, also known as Dr. Death. The series is an adaptation of Wondery podcast Dr. Death and will be shopped around to networks and streaming services. Dornan is set to portray Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who was given the nickname Dr. Death for the malpractice that led to the death and maiming of multiple patients in Dallas. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2017. Baldwin will be featured as neurosurgeon Robert Henderson who teams up with vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Slater) to stop Duntsch. Universal Content Productions have previously adapted Wondery podcasts Dirty John and Homecoming for Bravo and Amazon respectively. More

Will Yun Lee on Asian representation in Hollywood: ‘We’re getting there’

Will Yun Lee on Asian representation in Hollywood: ‘We’re getting there’
NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Will Yun Lee has had an illustrious acting career spanning two decades that includes memorable roles in a James Bond movie and the Wolverine franchise. But as he gets ready for ABC’s The Good Doctor to return for its third season Sept. 23, the actor says he’s receiving fresh inspiration from a new crop of up-and-coming Asian-American actors. Lee, 48, is a trailblazer in his own right. A second-generation Korean American with an immigrant father who trained one of the first all-African American taekwondo fight teams, Lee has been a working actor ever since he moved to Los Angeles with “$1,000, a radio and a duffel bag of clothes.” “I knew one person, and I slept on his floor,” Lee told UPI. That was 1997 — the year Lee, who attended Berkeley on a taekwondo scholarship, decided to take a chance in Hollywood after... More

Things People Say

Things People Say
“Women could be accused of witchcraft for having an independent sex life, for speaking their mind on politics and religion, or for dressing differently. Had I lived in earlier times, I could have been burnt at the stake many times over for simply being myself.” What actress, in an essay for Elle magazine, sent her love to “wicked women,” or women who break the rules and push the boundaries? A. Bette Midler B. Geena Davis C. Patricia Arquette D. Angelina Jolie The correct answer is D. Angelina Jolie, who in the September issue of Elle, asks the question, “What is it about the power of a woman free in mind and body that has been perceived as so dangerous throughout history?” More

Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo
TOP TEN FILMS Box Office August 7th, 2019 1. The Lion King (2019) 2. Hobbs & Shaw 3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4. Spider-Man: Far From Home 5. Toy Story 4 6. Aladdin (2019) 7. Yesterday 8. The Farewell 9. Crawl 10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 August 7th, 1988 1. Cocktail 2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit 3. Die Hard 4. Coming to America 5. A Fish Called Wanda 6. Midnight Run 7. Big 8. The Blob 9. The Dead Pool 10. The Rescue More

‘Jane the Virgin’ cast bids farewell to the series

‘Jane the Virgin’ cast bids farewell to the series
Aug. 1 (UPI) — Gina Rodriguez and the cast of The CW’s Jane the Virgin bid farewell to the comedy series on Instagram following the finale. Stars Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni and Yara Martinez each commented on Jane the Virgin ending, while paying homage to the series. Jane the Virgin, from creator Jennie Snyder Urman, follows the title character portrayed by Rodriguez, discovering that she was accidentally and artificially made pregnant. The series first premiered on The CW in October 2014. “Five years. Five years of love, laughter, growth, pain, surprises, deaths, new births and a ton of memories,” Rodriguez said, alongside a photo of herself sitting down on the ground while wearing a dress. “Thank you to Jennie for making me your Jane and to the incredible cast for becoming my family. I will always love you Jane,” she continued. “All good things come to an... More

‘Mature’ comedies soar in streaming, but fail to find footing on broadcast

‘Mature’ comedies soar in streaming, but fail to find footing on broadcast
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) — With three Emmy nominations, including nods for series stars Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, the Netflix comedy The Kominsky Method is but the latest proof that senior stars are finding new life in streaming. Yet broadcast networks like NBC and Fox have struggled with older stars. “Part of it is that services like Amazon and Netflix aren’t dependent on advertising support,” said Michael Brockman, a former vice president at CBS, NBC and ABC. “The networks are forced to pursue young audiences, because that’s what the advertisers want. Platforms that offer their services on a pay basis don’t have the same concern. Cash is cash, and whoever pays it pays it.” ‘The Cool Kids’ One recent broadcast casualty, Fox’s The Cool Kids, debuted to respectable ratings in 2018, but struggled to hold its audience. The 70-something comedy, depicting life in an Arizona retirement community, was... More
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