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Linda Thompson Shares #Tbt Photo of Exes Caitlyn Jenner, Elvis Presley: They're "Prettier" Than Me!

30 July 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Keeping things in perspective. Linda Thompson shared a touching tribute to two previous relationships via Instagram on Thursday, July 30, and the split-screen image is stunning. “Tbt …that moment when you realize your boyfriend/husband may actually be prettier than you are,” she captioned the image, which juxtaposes a photo of her and ex Elvis Presley with a photo of her and former spouse Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce Jenner). Thompson, a songwriter and former actress, dazzles in the dated photos. On the left, she and the late Presley, whom [...] »

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Revisiting Top Secret! - the 1980s' most underappreciated comedy

28 July 2015 12:22 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We rewatched the classic 1980s comedy, Top Secret! It took surgeons two weeks to wipe the smile off our face...

"Is this the potato farm?"

"Yes, I am Albert Potato"

If you're laughing at the quote above, then it's fair to say that you're already a Top Secret! fan. But if you're wondering what that actually means, then chances are you've missed out on one of the very best comedies that the 1980s had to offer.

Now the classic comedy Airplane!, rightfully, has been the beneficiary of some hugely forensic work, just to try and keep on top of its many, many background jokes. In fact, one DVD edition had a special feature just to point out all the things you may have missed on your first, tenth or fiftieth time around. Turns out there were quite a few in my case.

The Naked Gun, made just under a decade later, »

- simonbrew

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Harvey Weinstein On How Jerry Weintraub Made His Daughters Feel Like High Rollers In Vegas

24 July 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Since Jerry Weintraub passed away, there have been several lively reminiscences of his larger than life journey that began promoting Elvis Presley concerts, to becoming the producer of films like Ocean’s Eleven. Many of the best stories focused on the hijinks surrounding the making of the Ocean’s Eleven series of films in Las Vegas. Occasional Deadline contributor Harvey Weinstein had a good one and was gracious enough to share.   Jerry Weintraub had style. He was Old… »

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Remembering the First and Only Arab World Movie Star Known Around the Globe

23 July 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »

- Andre Soares

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Hear Legendary Actor Robert Duvall Sing Western Classic 'Cheyenne'

22 July 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Robert Duvall has a few inviolable rules when he's making a movie: If there's a horse to be ridden, he will ride it; if there is a dance to be danced, he will dance it, and if there is a song to be sung, he will sing it.

"Those three things I am going to do myself without a double, unless it's a dangerous stunt," the legendary actor tells Rolling Stone Country.

So when the script for his new film, Wild Horses, called for him to sing the western standard, »

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12 Best Films & TV Shows Starring Bruce Campbell

16 July 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

New Line Cinema

Bruce Campbell is the greatest b-movie actor of all time.

Think about it: can you name another indie actor with a CV like his? He has been a regular in some of the lowest-rated television series of the past 20 years. He played “Soap Opera Actor On TV” in the Coen brothers’ Fargo. He stole the show as the voice of Captain Shuggazoom in Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! He starred in a series of Old Spice adverts in which he performed a spoken word version of Duran Duran’s Hungry Like The Wolf. He even appeared as the Surgeon General Of Beverley Hills in John Carpenter’s epic Escape From… Erm… L.A.

For some reason though, Bruce has never really caught the breaks that his acting ability, comic timing and giant chin should have generated. He remains relatively unknown beyond his solid cult audience, despite »

- Michael Waugh

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Meyer, Feminists and Monstrous Feminines: Fifty years of ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’

12 July 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Although this article doesn’t explicitly contain any significant spoilers, it is always advisable to watch a film before reading about it too deeply.

In his own words, the intended audience for Russ Meyer’s films was “some guy…in the theatre with semen seeping out of his dick.” His work in the sexploitation subgenre is credited with bringing nudity and sleaze into the American cinematic mainstream and his gravestone declares him ‘King of the Nudies.’ And yet his magnum opus has been reclaimed as a work of female empowerment, a subversive text that has inspired music videos by the Spice Girls and Janet Jackson, lent its name to a New York women’s bar and even been referenced in Xena and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Despite dismissing it after a first viewing in the mid-1970s as “retrograde male-objectification of women’s bodies and desires further embellished by a »

- Jamie Lewis

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Icons of Fright Chat With Awaken’s David Keith!!

11 July 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

David Keith has had a long career in filmmaking and being in front of the camera. Known for roles in films like An Officer And A Gentleman, Firestarter and countless others, Keith can be seen these days in Awaken, a film that has him playing a surgeon in charge of some questionable surgeries, taking organs from people and putting them in people who can pay top dollar.

We had a short chat with Keith about Awaken and what makes him want to be in particular films. Read on!

 

Awaken is a big ensemble piece, what initially attracted you to the project?

Natalie Burns, the producer, and I have been friends for years. She asked if I can do a role in it as a favor, and I said sure. She was friends with everyone prior to the shoot, with people in the cast.

You have been a long-time character actor »

- Jerry Smith

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Rock’n’roll America review – the gospel truth about a music revolution

10 July 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It wasn’t that long ago that Elvis Presley was denounced as the devil’s disciple. The way the first rockers tell it, though, it was more about impressing girls…

You kinda assume that they’ve just been printing the legend since the day he died. But watch the footage of radio presenters smashing records on their turntables and promising not to play any more of the devil’s music, or of severe women in severer hats saying things like “I watched him gyrate his legs and swivel his hips and our parent-teachers’ group feels he should not be on TV” and you goggle and you boggle and you realise that there was a time, there genuinely was a time when Elvis Presley was the greatest, filthiest threat to innocence, to society that there had ever been.

Almost more implausible, when you watch the likes of BBC4’s three-part documentary Rock’n’Roll America, »

- Lucy Mangan

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HBO Remembers Late Producer Jerry Weintraub This Weekend

10 July 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

HBO will remember Jerry Weintraub this Sunday, July 12 with a double bill of the documentary "His Way" (2011) and Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" (2013), which Weintraub, who died Monday at 77, executive-produced. Read More: Rip Producer Jerry Weintraub, Who Navigated Hollywood "His Way" "His Way" chronicles the Hollywood trailblazer's five-decade career as a producer and talent manager, rising from Brooklyn roots into the entertainment industry, promoting Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, and producing films for Steven Soderbergh along the way including the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise. Weintraub executive-produced "Behind the Candelabra," which nabbed HBO 11 Emmys including Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Lead Actor, Michael Douglas, who plays the flamboyant Liberace opposite Matt Damon as his live-in lover Scott Thorson. "His Way" screens on HBO Signature at 5:00pm, with »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Listen to Jerry Weintraub’s Final Public Speech at HBO Premiere of ‘The Brink’ (Audio)

9 July 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jerry Weintraub made his last Hollywood industry-related public appearance at HBO’s premiere of the Jack Black and Tim Robbins comedy “The Brink” on the Paramount Studios lot on June 8, 2015. Weintraub died in Santa Barbara of heart failure on Monday, July 6. He was 77. At that premiere, the super-producer behind classics like “The Karate Kid,” “Vegas Vacation,” and “The Oceans Eleven,” who also worked with musicians like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and John Denver, cracked a joke about his own mortality and long career. “I only have one favor to ask HBO,” Weintraub said before HBO’s familiar static logo credit rolled at the premiere that. »

- Mikey Glazer

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers will play The Clash's Joe Strummer in 1970s drama

9 July 2015 8:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is to portray Joe Strummer in an upcoming drama.

The Tudors actor will lead the cast of London Town, which features The Clash as part of the main story, reports Screen Daily.

Production has begun in the UK for the film, which will also star Into the Woods' Daniel Huttlestone, Dougray Scott and Natascha McElhone.

Set in the 1970s, the film will follow the life of a 14-year-old boy (Huttlestone) whose life is changed dramatically after his estranged mother introduces him to The Clash.

The film has also secured the rights to several of The Clash's songs for the soundtrack.

Derrick Borte will direct the drama from a script by Kirsten Sheridan, Sonya Gildea and Matthew Brown.

Rhys Meyers has previously portrayed Elvis Presley and Henry VIII in Elvis and The Tudors, respectively.

Joe Strummer died at the age of 50 in 2002 due to an undiagnosed congenital heart defect, »

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Jerry Weintraub obituary

7 July 2015 10:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Exuberant American film producer, talent agent and promoter

Jerry Weintraub, who has died aged 77, was not known for underestimating his own expertise as a manager, producer, talent agent and promoter. “If I had been around with Van Gogh or Melville,” he wrote, “they would not have had to wait so long for fame.” As a trailblazing concert promoter, he pioneered the arena tours that are now commonplace for musicians. He worked with Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys and Led Zeppelin, and was responsible for shaping the career of the musician John Denver, whom he shepherded to international stardom after seeing him perform in a tiny Greenwich Village club.

As a prominent supporter of the Republican party, Weintraub was close to the former presidents George Hw Bush (about whom he produced a documentary) and Ronald Reagan. But he also counted among his friends the actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt, »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Jerry Weintraub – Goodbye Good Friend

7 July 2015 9:41 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

“If there’s one piece of advice I can give to young people… it’s this: persist, push, hang on, keep going, never give up. When the man say no, pretend you can’t hear him. Look confused, stammer, say, “Huh?” Persistence-it’s a cliché, but it happens to work. The person who makes it is the person who keeps on going after everyone else has quit. This is more important than intelligence, pedigree, even connections. Be dogged! Keep hitting that door until you bust it down! I have accomplished almost nothing on the first or second or even third try – the breakthrough usually comes late, when everyone else has left the field.” -Jerry Weintraub. So, Movie producer Jerry Weintraub, known for the films “Nashville,” “The Karate Kid” and the remake of “Ocean’s Eleven” in 2001 passed away. We are going to miss him. Weintraub also produced the HBO »

- HollywoodNews.com

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'Ocean's Eleven' and 'Karate Kid' Producer Jerry Weintraub Dead at 77

7 July 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Veteran producer Jerry Weintraub, a well-known force in Hollywood, died of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara Monday at the age of 77.

Weintraub was an old-school impresario and showman who started out as a concert promoter and music manager, then became a successful movie producer in a career that spanned five decades.

"All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage," Weintraub wrote in his memoir. "I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.'"

Born in Brooklyni n 1937, Weintraub first broke into showbiz through music. He worked with Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, and Frank Sinatra, and managed artists including Led Zeppelin and John Denver.

In 1975, Weintraub moved into film production with Robert Altman's "Nashville." In the next decade, he producer more hits, the biggest of them all being "The Karate Kid." But then, in 1990, the »

- Kelly Woo

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Jerry Weintraub, Hollywood producer and showman, dies aged 77

6 July 2015 9:11 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The man behind Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven, who also promoted concerts for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan, dies of a heart attack in California

Hollywood producer and manager Jerry Weintraub, the driving force behind such films as Karate Kid, Nashville and Ocean’s Eleven, has died in California aged 77.

Weintraub, the former chairman and CEO of United Artists, who also promoted concerts for Elvis Presley and John Denver, died on Monday in Santa Barbara of cardiac arrest, his publicist confirmed.

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- Staff and agencies

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Jerry Weintraub dead at 77

6 July 2015 5:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The producer of The Karate Kid and the Danny Ocean franchise who won an Emmy in 2013 for Behind The Candelabra has died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara.

According to reports Weintraub had been in poor health recently. He was 77.

Weintraub was born on September 26 1937 and grew up in the Bronx, eventually joining the Air Force in his late teens to work as a radio operator.

His entry into Hollywood came in the form of the McA mailroom, which led to a lucrative career as an agent, manager and concert promoter working with the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Denver.

The flamboyant and outgoing Weintraub served as executive producer on Nashville in 1977 and went on to produce Cruising before his breakout, 1984’s The Karate Kid.

A stint in the mid-1980’s running United Artists for Kirk Kerkorian ended rapidly after ego clashes, prompting Weintraub to return to life as captain of his »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dead at 77

6 July 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub has passed away at the age of 77. Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dead at 77

Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub has died at the age of 77.

TMZ reports the Tinseltown legend – who produced movies such as the ‘Ocean’s 11‘ remake and the ‘Karate Kid‘ franchise – passed away on Monday (06.07.15) at his Palm Springs home.

He is believed to have been suffering ill health recently and was surrounded by family members when he passed away.

Jerry split from his wife Jane Morgan in the 1980s after approximately 20 years of marriage, although they never divorced.

He has been living with girlfriend Susie Ekins for almost 20 years and earlier this year spoke about his amicable relationship with Jane, revealing that she calls him daily.

He explained to Vanity Fair that every day: “Each of my four children and Jane, my wife, will call to check in.”

The couple have three adopted daughters, »

- Paul Heath

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'Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub dead at 77

6 July 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The producer of The Karate Kid and the Danny Ocean franchise who won an Emmy in 2013 for Behind The Candelabra has died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara.

According to reports Weintraub had been in poor health recently. He was 77.

Weintraub was born on September 26 1937 and grew up in the Bronx, eventually joining the Air Force in his late teens to work as a radio operator.

His entry into Hollywood came in the form of the McA mailroom, which led to a lucrative career as an agent, manager and concert promoter working with the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Denver.

The flamboyant and outgoing Weintraub served as executive producer on Nashville in 1977 and went on to produce Cruising before his breakout, 1984’s The Karate Kid.

A stint in the mid-1980’s running United Artists for Kirk Kerkorian ended rapidly after ego clashes, prompting Weintraub to return to life as captain of his »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven Producer Jerry Weintraub Has Died

6 July 2015 3:22 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Longtime Hollywood producer and former music executive Jerry Weintraub has died at 77, reports TMZ. Weintraub was best known for producing The Karate Kid franchise as well as the Ocean's Eleven trilogy. Prior to his foray into Hollywood, Weintraub was a major presence in the music industry, having managed or promoted some of the world's biggest names, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and more. Over the course of his nearly 15-year friendship with George Clooney, he also ended up the butt of several of Clooney's infamous practical jokes. A few highlights include: having a penis drawn on Weintraub's luxe gold silk shirt (which Clooney hated); a 4:30 a.m. hotel wake-up call courtesy of Clooney's convincing Weintraub impression; and having Clooney attack him mid-massage — a story he gleefully retold on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011, which you can watch below. »

- Dee Lockett

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