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  • Breck Denny, Comedic Actor and Writer, Dies Suddenly at Age 34

    01/22/2022 5:49:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | JAN 21, 2022 | JOSEPH WILKINSON
    Breck Denny, an actor, writer and member of the comic group The Groundlings, died suddenly Monday. He was 34. Denny died from a rare spontaneous splenic artery rupture, Deadline reported. “He has been a part of the Groundlings community for many years, was a fantastic performer, and was one of the nicest, funniest people you’d ever meet,” the Groundlings wrote in an Instagram post. Denny made guest appearances in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Ratched” and “The Shrink Next Door,” among other shows. He produced, wrote and starred in the 2019 short film “The Last Piece.” After graduating from NYU in 2011,...
  • Saturday Night Film Noir

    01/22/2022 5:31:11 PM PST · by ex91B10 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | n/a
    Two fishermen pick up a psychopathic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.
  • Joe Biden vs Bugs Bunny for President (Try Not To Laugh)

    01/22/2022 12:10:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Parody of press conference, Loony Toons Shorts mix
  • Rare Old Firm recording dating back to 1907 unearthed by stunned collector

    01/21/2022 4:24:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 22 DEC 2021 | James Moncur
    A record collector has unearthed a super-rare commentary of an Old Firm match dating back to 1907. Shane Quentin was stunned to discover the record in a box of discs he bought at an auction for just six pounds. The 59-year-old, from Carnoustie, has now sent the record to experts to clean up and produce a top notch copy. At present the sound quality is poor and only a few words can be made out. The 'International Zonophone Company' recording is of comedian, Jock Whiteford, getting excited describing a Rangers v Celtic derby back in 1907 with crowd noises in...
  • Bender2 Memorial Pigskin Pickem Thread, Divisional Playoffs

    01/21/2022 9:36:15 AM PST · by Impy · 132 replies
    1-21-2022
    Fool's Ball Divisional Round!!!! Your home for all things Fool's Ball! In Memoriam Danny Lee (BENDER2)
  • Louie Anderson dead at 68

    01/21/2022 7:37:26 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 21, 2022 | Staff
    Iconic comedian Louie Anderson has died, after a battle with blood cancer ... TMZ has learned. As we previously reported, Anderson had been battling this aggressive cancer. And, while it's not clear when he was diagnosed, the "Coming to America" star was recently being treated for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in a Vegas hospital. Unfortunately, he lost that battle Friday morning ... according to his publicist.
  • ‘Full House’ creator selling Beverly Hills mansion built on site of Manson murders

    01/20/2022 2:22:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    ktla ^ | Michael Bartiromo
    The home, which sits on 3.6 acres, is currently listed at $85 million. Located at Cielo Drive, Franklin first purchased the property for $6 million “roughly two decades ago” when it contained only a partially finished mansion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Franklin moved in after fixing up the estate in 2007, and has since said that the property’s past has had “no impact on my life whatsoever,” the outlet reported. A previous home on the same property — located at 10050 Cielo Drive — was the site of the Manson Family’s gruesome murders of Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring,...
  • There’s A Reason They Call It Acting

    01/20/2022 11:56:47 AM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    JohnKassNews ^ | 01/22/2022 | Corey Franklin
    What do Sir Laurence Olivier and Dame Helen Mirren have in common? Two of the greatest performers in the history of stage and screen, are now principal actors in an alternative drama written by the commissars of racial and gender Identity Politics. Their latest absurd diktat? That actors should only be cast according to the ethnicity of their characters. According to these new “rules,” Sir Laurence and Dame Helen should not play roles of minority characters because doing so is “cultural appropriation.” First, Sir Laurence. Last fall a University of Michigan professor, Bright Sheng, a survivor of the Communist China...
  • The One That Got Away: How screen icon Hardy Krüger deserted Hitler's Army to find Hollywood fame in films from A Bridge Too Far star to The Flight of the Phoenix - as cinema says goodbye to movie legend after his death at 93

    01/20/2022 7:26:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2022 | Lauru Fox and Harry Howard
    Drafted to fight in the German army during the Second World War, he bravely abandoned his post after nearly being executed when he refused to ambush a group of US soldiers. Hardy Krüger, who has died aged 93, went on to find fame in blockbuster Hollywood films including A Bridge Too Far, the Flight of the Phoenix and the Wild Geese - before launching a second career as a popular author. The star, who retired from the screen in the late 1980s, died at his home in California on Wednesday.
  • Alec Baldwin sued for $25 million by family of fallen US Marine

    01/19/2022 3:36:21 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Fox New ^ | January 19, 2022 | Tyler McCarthy
    The family of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan is suing Alec Baldwin for allegedly mislabeling his sister as a participant in the Capitol riot Jan. 6, 2021. Baldwin is named in a lawsuit seeking $25 million and alleging defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit stems from a post that Baldwin shared on Instagram earlier this month after he gave $5,000 to the widow of a fallen soldier to help her with their newborn daughter. Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum was killed Aug. 26 in Kabul in a...
  • French actor Gaspard Ulliel dead in skiing accident at 37

    01/19/2022 2:56:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed January 19, 2022 | Niamh Kennedy, Xiaofei Xu and Camille Knight,
    French actor Gaspard Ulliel, best known for playing Hannibal Lecter in "Hannibal Rising," has died at the age of 37 after a skiing accident in southeastern France. The accident happened on Tuesday at 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m ET) at the La Rosière ski resort in the Alpine department of Savoie, according to a Wednesday statement from Albertville prosecutor's office. After Ulliel left the top of a blue ski run, he collided with another skier and both fell to the ground, the statement said. The other skier didn't suffer any injuries. When the emergency team arrived at the scene,...
  • Yvette Mimieux, ‘The Time Machine’ Actress, Dead at 80

    01/18/2022 10:07:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2022 | Samantha Ibrahim
    Yvette Mimieux, star of the 1960 sci-fi flick “The Time Machine,” has passed away at 80. She died in her sleep from natural causes on Tuesday morning, her family’s rep confirmed to Deadline. Mimieux just celebrated her 80th birthday on Jan. 8. She was best known for starring alongside Rod Taylor in the film adaption of H.G. Wells’ novel “The Time Machine,” but had notable roles in the movies “Where the Boys Are,” “Platinum High School,” “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and “Light in the Piazza.”
  • Drunken Driver Does ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Jump Over Michigan Bridge: Police

    01/18/2022 6:12:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    PENNLive ^ | Jan. 15, 2022 | Marie Weidmayer
    A driver did a “Dukes of Hazzard” style jump over a freeway bridge Thursday evening. The 25-year-old Kalamazoo man was driving south on U.S. 131 when he left the freeway at 142nd Avenue in Dorr Township in Allegan County, around 2:05 p.m. on Jan. 14, Michigan State Police said. The man’s black Chevrolet Impala left the road, drove up the embankment, went airborne and hit a road sign before landing on the other side of the bridge, police said. The man was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and a blood draw after troopers saw signs that he...
  • Daniel Radcliffe to Play ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in Roku’s First Original Biopic Movie

    01/18/2022 2:53:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    Variety ^ | Zack Sharf
    Daniel Radcliffe is set to star as Grammy-winning musician ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in the Roku original movie “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.” The film is Roku’s first original biopic and will be available to stream exclusively on The Roku Channel. The project is produced by Funny Or Die and Tango. Yankovic co-wrote the film’s script with Eric Appel, who is also set to direct the project. The official “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” synopsis from Roku reads: “The biopic holds nothing back, exploring every facet of Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’...
  • '16 and Pregnant' Star Jordan Cashmyer Dead at 26

    01/17/2022 9:02:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Sun, January 16, 2022 | Megan Johnson
    Jordan Cashmyer, who appeared on MTV's 16 and Pregnant, has died at 26. Cashmyer, whose episode of the hit series aired in 2014 as part of Season 5, was confirmed dead by the Maryland Department of Health Office of Chief Medical Examiner, E! News reported. A cause of death was not provided. Her stepmother, Jessica Cashmyer, shared the news in a statement posted to the Facebook page for Jordan's father, Dennis M. Cashmyer Jr.
  • Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight Opens New Unscripted Label, Wins Channel 4 Series (EXCLUSIVE)

    01/17/2022 2:31:57 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | 1-16-22 | Manori Rivindran
    Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton’s HiddenLight Productions has set up a new unscripted label that has won its first piece of business with an eight-part Channel 4 series. HLP Studios has been set up to focus on formats and popular factual. The label has been commissioned by the U.K. broadcaster for a series that goes behind the scenes of eight of the world’s biggest brands. Hosted by “Countryfile” presenter Helen Skelton, “Inside The Superbrands” (8 x 60′) looks at Britain’s most iconic brands, such as Kellogg’s, Heinz and Guinness, and how they’ve become a part of the country’s cultural identity....
  • What 1973’s Soylent Green Accurately Predicted about 2022

    01/16/2022 4:37:14 PM PST · by DFG · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/16/2022 | Wesley Smith
    Ihave always loved science fiction. So when Soylent Green was first released in 1973, I immediately headed to the theater. I remember clearly being shocked by the depictions presented but assuaging myself with the comforting thought that nothing like any of that would ever actually happen. The story takes place in 2022 — 50 years from when it was filmed. Now that 2022 has actually arrived, I decided to view the film again to check how well the writers did at predicting the world of today. Unsurprisingly, the movie got several of the details very wrong, as Kyle Smith recently...
  • Saturday Night Film Noir

    01/15/2022 3:33:43 PM PST · by ex91B10 · 70 replies
    youtube ^ | na | na
    Thinking of starting a weekly Sat night Film Noir thread. Please give a thumbs up/down.
  • Salman Khan's Nephew Passes Away

    01/14/2022 9:39:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Salman Khan's nephew Abdullah Khan passed away on Monday. As per reports, the 38-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai owing to heart-related ailments. The Bollywood superstar took to social media to mourn the loss of his nephew. Salman posted a black and white photograph with his nephew on Instagram and wrote: "Will always love you..." Commenting on the post, actress Akanksha Puri wrote: "Still can't believe he is no more. #gonetoosoon. Deepest condolence to the entire family! May his soul R.I.P" Singer Kamaal Khan, who is a close friend of the actor, commented: "You will always be remembered...
  • Kamal Khan, TV Journalist, Dies Of Heart Attack

    01/14/2022 9:28:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/14
    Senior journalist Kamaal Khan died after suffering a massive heart attack on Friday. He breathed his last at his Butler Colony residence in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow. Khan was 61. A recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award, and Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award, Khan was working as Executive Editor with leading news channel NDTV. "Today, a devastating, irreplaceable loss for the NDTV family, the heart of our Lucknow bureau, veteran journalist Kamal Khan died unexpectedly this morning. Kamal's reportage over the last decades stood out for its perceptiveness, integrity & the way he delivered hard truths with poetic dexterity. Most of all,...