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Courtney Love expresses support for Johnny Depp and relays story of how he saved her life by performing CPR after she overdosed at a nightclub -amid the actor's contentious court battle with ex-wife Amber Heard
 
05/22/2022 7:38:40 PM PDT · by algore · 35 replies
Daily Mail ^
Courtney Love is giving her support to Johnny Depp amid the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star's ongoing legal drama with ex-wife Amber Heard - saying he once saved her life by performing CPR when she overdosed at a nightclub. In the video, which she shared to her Instagram page, Love also offers some sympathy to Heard in saying she was also once 'the most hated woman in the world.' Love, 57, posted a series of videos on May 21 about how Depp once came to her rescue outside of his Viper Room nightclub in 1995 - just one year after...
 

'Power Rangers' Actor Austin St. John Charged With COVID-19 Fraud
 
05/20/2022 10:55:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
ABC News ^ | May 20, 2022 | Luke Barr
A '90s actor who starred in the hit TV show "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" has been charged with perpetuating a scheme to defraud the U.S. government of CARES Act funds, according to the Department of Justice. Austin St. John, who played the red Power Ranger on the show, which aired from 1993 to 1995, was one of 18 charged with filing fraudulent applications for loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, and transferring them to the two ringleaders of the scheme. St. John, whose real name is Jason Geiger, allegedly obtained more than $400,000 in fraudulent PPP loans and transferred them...
 

Disney Actor Who Wants “MAGA Lunatics To Burn In Hell” Releases Trailer For New R-Rated Gay Sex Comedy That Takes Shots At Straight People
 
05/19/2022 8:02:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 50 replies
Bounding into comics ^ | May 19th 2022 | Jacob Smith
In what is being hailed as the first movie to feature an all-LGBTQ cast in every role, Billy Eichner’s romantic sex comedy ‘Bros’ is here to let you know that yes, gay people do have sex. In the latest movie by Universal Pictures due out in theaters this fall, Bros follows the character of Bobby Leiber played by Eichner, a podcaster who is hired by a pair of movie producers to write a script for a gay-centric romance that will be “something a straight guy might watch with his girlfriend.” Bros will make history as the first R-rated gay rom-com...
 

Actor Fred Ward dies. He had the right stuff in movies from 'Tremors' to 'The Player'
 
05/13/2022 9:14:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
NPR ^ | May 13, 2022 | Neda Ulaby
Actor Fred Ward has died, according to his publicist, Ron Hofmann. The star, who brought gentlemanly gruffness to films that included The Right Stuff, Tremors, Henry and June and The Player died Sunday, May 8 at the age of 79. No cause of death was given. Ward brought reservoirs of tenderness to his tough guy roles, and plenty of street credibility. A former boxer, lumberjack and short-order cook who served in the U.S. Air Force, Ward went to acting school and got his start when he moved to Rome as a young man and worked as a mime, then a...
 

Ncuti Gatwa: BBC names actor as next Doctor Who star
 
05/08/2022 9:20:33 AM PDT · by MNDude · 45 replies
BBC ^
The 29-year-old will become the 14th Time Lord on the popular science fiction show, and the first non-white performer to play the lead role. Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, is best known for starring in Netflix's sitcom Sex Education. The Queer As Folk and It's A Sin creator, who is returning to Doctor Who after departing in 2009, posted a selfie with Gatwa on the Baftas red carpet That's not to put aside the fact he's an exceptionally gifted young actor. He's absolutely brilliant. He's been nominated for the Bafta for all three series of Sex Education,...
 

WaPo’s Lorenz on ‘Libs of TikTok’ Exposé: ‘For All We Knew, This Could Have Been a Foreign Actor’
 
04/24/2022 11:47:04 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2022 | JEFF POOR24 Apr 202
During Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Washington Post tech columnist Taylor Lorenz said one of the reasons she revealed the identity of the so-called “Libs of TikTok” Twitter account poster was because “for all we knew, this could have been a foreign actor.” Lorenz also said given the “Libs of TikTok” poster’s willingness to conduct interviews with other media outlets, it was “quite important and in the public’s interest” to reveal who she was. “Well, it wasn’t — I would say it’s equally important describing the power that this account has,” she said. “I think it’s rare to see...
 

Game of Thrones actor Joseph Gatt charged with sexually explicit communication with a minor
 
04/14/2022 9:17:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
https://www.yahoo.com ^ | Wed, April 13, 2022, 3:18 PM· | Jessica Wang
Game of Thrones actor Joseph Gatt has been arrested after allegedly engaging in sexually explicit online communication with a minor in another state. The LAPD served a search warrant at Gatt's home in Los Angeles on April 6 after they received information that he had been engaged in online sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines. Gatt was taken into custody on Wednesday after authorities served a search warrant at his home in Los Angeles. The LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began investigating Gatt after they received a tip that he was engaged in sexually explicit...
 

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dead at 67: Aladdin voice actor and father-of-two passes away from a heart abnormality called ventricular tachycardia
 
04/12/2022 7:02:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
Daily Mail UK ^ | April 12, 2022 | Heidi Parker
Raspy-voiced comedian and character actor Gilbert Gottfried has died at the age of 67, his family announced in a heartfelt message with a photo of the funnyman on Twitter. The comedian died Tuesday due to complications from muscular dystrophy, his friend and publicist Glenn Schwartz said in a statement. Gottfried voiced the animated character Iago in the 1992 film Aladdin and also was behind the Aflac Insurance duck mascot. 'We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long sickness,' the family tribute said. 'In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert...
 

Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and actor, has died
 
04/12/2022 5:06:07 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 31 replies
CNN ^ | 4/12/2022 | Scottie Andrew
Gilbert Gottfried, a comedian and film and television actor with a distinctly memorable voice, has died after a long illness, his family announced on Tuesday. He was 67.
 

Actor Pleaded With God When Standing By His Convictions Cost Him Jobs. Here’s What He Quickly Realized
 
04/12/2022 5:34:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
https://www.faithwire.com ^ | April 11, 2022 | By Billy Hallowell
Actor Neal McDonough has always been candid about his faith, his moral parameters when it comes to filming, and the acting drought he believes he faced in 2010 as a result of his religious views. But McDonough, 56, recently told Fox News how his faith guided him through those struggles and helped him land on the other side. “There was a time when I wasn’t working. I couldn’t get a job because people thought I was this crazy religious guy,” he said. “But that wasn’t the case. I love my wife, but I love my acting too. I was hopeful...
 

BREAKING NEWS: Will Smith is BANNED from the Oscars for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock - but will be allowed to keep his award for Best Actor
 
04/08/2022 12:13:08 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 109 replies
UK DailyMail ^ | April 8, 2022 | Jennifer Smith
The academy's 9,000 members had been 'completely split' on the decision There were 'hundreds of WhatsApp groups' where they were arguing over it Smith slapped host Chris Rock on March 27 for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head He later won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in King Richard Smith apologized for the violence, and Jada said she wished he hadn't slapped Rock Rock has been quiet on the controversy, saying only that he was 'processing' it Hollywood was split on whether or not the actor should get to keep his award
 

Bobby Rydell, Pop Singer and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Actor, Dies at 79
 
04/06/2022 12:36:35 PM PDT · by fidelis · 22 replies
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 5, 2022 | Mike Barnes
Bobby Rydell, the pop singer and onetime teen idol from Philadelphia who starred opposite Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke in Bye Bye Birdie, has died. He was 79. Rydell died Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reported. He was still touring and scheduled to perform at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City in June. After hitting it big with such songs as “Wild One” and his version of “Volare,” Rydell portrayed Hugo Peabody in the George Sidney-directed film adaptation of Bye Bye Birdie (1963) in the role that Michael J. Pollard originated on Broadway opposite Van Dyke,...
 

Nehemiah Persoff, Actor in ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘On the Waterfront’ and ‘Yentl,’ Dies at 102
 
04/06/2022 10:12:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | APRIL 6, 2022 | Mike Barnes
He worked on Broadway opposite Boris Karloff and did lots of television, with turns on 'The Twilight Zone,' 'The Untouchables' and 'Gilligan's Island.'Nehemiah Persoff, a charter member of the Actors Studio who appeared in dozens of notable films and TV shows, from Some Like It Hot and On the Waterfront to The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables, has died. He was 102. Persoff died Tuesday night at a rehabilitation facility in San Luis Obispo, California, his son Dan told The Hollywood Reporter. The prolific character actor also portrayed Henry Fonda’s brother-in-law in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man (1956), Humphrey Bogart’s...
 

Estelle Harris, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Toy Story’ actor, dies at 93
 
04/03/2022 2:16:24 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
WAFB ^ | AP
Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on “Seinfeld” and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” franchise, has died. She was 93. As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom. With her high-pitched voice and humorously overbearing attitude, she was an archetype of maternal indignation. Trading insults and absurdities with her on-screen husband, played by Jerry Stiller, Harris helped create a parental pair that would leave even a psychiatrist helpless to do anything but hope they’d move to Florida —...
 

Jim Carrey is SLAMMED for 'sexual assault' on then-20-year-old Alicia Silverstone at awards show where he also tried to kiss Will Smith - despite criticizing actor's Chris Rock smack
 
04/01/2022 2:07:10 PM PDT · by Trillian · 38 replies
Daily Mail ^ | 1 April 2022 | Charlotte Dean
Jim Carrey is the latest celebrity to come under fire after weighing in on Will Smith's assault on Chris Rock during the Academy Awards on Sunday evening - as two 1997 videos resurfaced in which he is seen 'sexually assaulting' a then-20-year-old Alicia Silverstone at an awards show, before 'forcibly' trying to kiss Smith at the same event. The actor, now 60, furiously criticized the celebrity audience at the Oscars for giving Smith a standing ovation following his Best Actor win, just minutes after he slapped Rock on-stage in response to a joke the comedian made about his wife Jada...
 

Actor Ron Perlman calls Florida Gov. DeSantis a 'Nazi piece of ****' over parental rights bill, gets blasted
 
03/29/2022 4:47:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 104 replies
Fox News ^ | March 29, 2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
Perlman implied the Florida bill violates the First Amendment ------------- Actor Ron Perlman was blasted on Twitter after posting a video message to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calling him a "piece of ****" and a "Nazi" for signing a controversial parental rights bill in Florida. "Good morning Governor DeSantis, Ron here," the Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy actor tweeted on Tuesday in a message, which was viewed over 1 million times, expressing his frustration over a bill DeSantis signed that prohibits the instruction of sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade classrooms. WARNING: The video contains language...
 

Ariana DeBose makes history as first Afro Latina, openly queer actor of color to win Oscar
 
03/28/2022 1:58:43 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
aol ^ | March 27, 2022 | NICOLE ACEVEDO
Actor Ariana DeBose has made history as the first Afro Latina and first openly queer woman of color to win an Academy Award for acting. DeBose won in the best supporting actress category for her performance reviving the iconic role of Anita in Steven Spielberg’s version of “West Side Story.” "Imagine this little girl in the back seat of a white Ford Focus. When you look into her eyes, you see an openly queer woman of color, an Afro Latina, who found her strength in life through art. And that's what I believe we're here to celebrate," DeBose said ....
 

Will Smith Accepts the Oscar for Lead Actor
 
03/27/2022 11:55:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
Youtube ^ | Mar 28, 2022 | ABC
Will Smith's Oscar 2022 acceptance speech for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Richard Williams in KING RICHARD
 

Actor Sean Penn says he'll destroy his own Oscar if Ukraine's Zelenskyy isn't allowed to speak during broadcast
 
03/27/2022 2:12:20 PM PDT · by Robwin · 51 replies
NBC News ^ | 03/27/2022 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
Actor Sean Penn says he will destroy his Academy Award if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy isn't allowed to speak during the broadcast.In an interview with CNN, Penn, 61, said having Zelenskyy speak during Sunday's broadcast was of the utmost importance."There is nothing greater that the Academy Awards could do than to give him that opportunity to talk to all of us," Penn said.
 

Thai Actor Beam Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote Dies Suddenly in Sleep at 25
 
03/25/2022 2:32:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
The Straits Times ^ | 3/25 | Lim Ruey Yan
Thai actor Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote, better known as Beam, died suddenly in his sleep on Wednesday (March 23). He was 25. According to Thai media, he was found motionless in his bed by his mother, who realised he was not breathing when she tried to wake him up. He was sent to hospital and pronounced dead after attempts to revive him failed. According to the Bangkok Post, the Thai police found no signs of struggle in his room and no evidence of foul play. Preliminary investigations showed that Beam had played football on Tuesday night and eaten at a food stall...
 
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