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Glenn Close Emotionally Declares If Christopher Reeve Was Alive, Robin Williams 'Would Be Too'

Glenn Close Emotionally Declares If Christopher Reeve Was Alive, Robin Williams 'Would Be Too'
Glenn Close says that Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams' friendship was so strong that she believes if the Superman star was still alive, he could have saved Williams. 

The 70-year-old actress got emotional while delivering a touching speech at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's annual "A Magical Evening" Gala in New York City on Thursday, where she reflected on the late actors and her friendship with them both. 

"My first connection to Christopher Reeve was through Robin Williams, when we were shooting The World According to Garp. It was the summer of 1982, when we were filming on Fishers Island," Close began. "On Friday evenings, Chris would literally swoop in, piloting his own plane, scoop Robin up, and away they would fly for the weekend. On Sunday, late afternoon, Chris would swoop back in and deliver Robin back -- I have to say a little worse for wear."

"Those were the heady days for them both," she continued
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Glenn Close Says If Christopher Reeve ‘Were Still With Us, Robin Williams Would Be Too’

Glenn Close opens up about the deep bond between her friends Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams. The six-time Academy Award-nominee talked about her friendship with the late, great Reeve. Close’s speech was made at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s 2017 gala at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Nov. 16. Related: Robin […]
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Tearful Glenn Close Says Christopher Reeve Could Have Saved Robin Williams

Tearful Glenn Close Says Christopher Reeve Could Have Saved Robin Williams
Glenn Close got emotional on Thursday while recalling her dear friend Christopher Reeve, saying that had he not passed away, his longtime pal Robin Williams would still be alive as well. Reeve, best known for his role in the 1978 movie Superman, died of heart failure at age 52 in 2004, nine years after he suffered a horse-riding accident that crushed his spinal cord and rendered him paralyzed from the neck down. Williams took his own life in 2014. He was 63. The actors were roommates at the Juilliard School in New York City in the '70s and remained close friends after college. "Their friendship, their connection, is the stuff of legend. It not only endured, but...
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Spotlight: International Medical Corps's Celebrity Supporters

International Medical Corps (Imc) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, Imc rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Celebrity supporters

International Medical Corps has 21 known supporters, including Hillary Clinton, Robin Williams, and Ben Affleck

Areas of work Health Read more about International Medical Corps's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Ben Affleck To Address Celebrities At Charity EventStars Come Out For The
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SAG-aftra And The Geena Davis Institute Present Power Of Portrayal Celebrity Panel

SAG-aftra and the Geena Davis Institute partnered to present Power of Portrayal: Inspiring Performances Driving Social Change, a panel led by a diverse group of performers and athletes who are paving the way to social change with their roles in film, TV, on stage and off the court.

SAG-aftra Executive Vice President and New York President Rebecca Damon, SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris, Megan Boone, Alysia Reiner, Maggie Siff, Swin Cash and Geena Davis Institute CEO Madeline Di Nonno

Credit/Copyright: Margarita Corporan / SAG-aftra

The event took place Monday, November 6 at the SAG-aftra Foundation Robin Williams Center.

Panelists included SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris, Women’s National Basketball Association (Wnba) star Swin Cash, actor and activist Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black), actor/producer Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy), and actor Megan Boone (The Blackist) who discussed the importance of representation and how they have come to reach success in their field.
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10 Things About Heath Ledger's Joker You Never Knew

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10 Things About Heath Ledger's Joker You Never Knew
The Dark Knight is widely considered one of the greatest comic book movies ever and regularly ranks toward the top in fan polls about the greatest movies, period. Part of the reverence for the film revolves around the legendary performance of Heath Ledger, who passed away before the release of the film that earned him an Oscar. It's well known that Ledger's commitment to the iconic role was complete down to the way he famously kept a Joker diary while developing the character in isolation. Today, we look through the history of his performance, and investigate ten things that most fans don't know about his role in the movie.

Heath Ledger was the only actor offered the role.

The arrival of Gotham's Clown Prince of Crime was teased at the end of Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan's well-received reboot of the Caped Crusader. Several actors pursued the role. Adrien Brody
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First Look At Jodie Whittaker In Doctor Who Revealed

Our first look at Jodie Whittaker’s costume as the Thirteenth Doctor has now been revealed. Each version of the Time Lord’s eccentric fashion sense is a great way to differentiate the regenerations from one another, so this moment is always a big one for Doctor Who fans.

As you can see in the gallery below (which also includes some awesome fan art), the Thirteenth Doctor will wear a colourful, slightly more feminine twist on the dress sense of the previous male incarnations. The Doctor has always loved a long coat and Whittaker sports a cream-coloured number with what looks to be a hood. Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor would also be pleased with No. 13’s boots and braces combo.

The colorful top, meanwhile, is an interesting choice, vaguely harking back to the garish multi-coloured coat of the Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker being one of Whittaker’s most outspoken
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Jasmine's Tiger Will Return in Disney's Aladdin Remake

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Jasmine's Tiger Will Return in Disney's Aladdin Remake
Aladdin is one of the next movies getting the live-action treatment from Disney, and fans seem to be pretty excited about it. While many details about the movie are still being kept under wraps, it's now been confirmed that Jasmine's pet tiger Rajah will indeed be featured in Disney's live-action Aladdin remake. This comes despite an earlier report from THR that stated the lovable jungle cat wouldn't appear in the movie. Here's what the new report has to say about it.

"Despite speculation that Princess Jasmine's pet tiger won't appear in the Guy Ritchie-directed remake, a source close to production tells EW that Rajah will indeed be a part of the film."

That's good news for fans of the 1992 animated version of Aladdin. In that movie, Rajah serves as Jasmine's main companion. However, the Guy Ritchie version, which arrives in theaters on May 24, 2019, sees a new character, played by
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Watch the New “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Featurette

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an upcoming movie that is expected to be released on December 20. Like its name suggests, it is a sequel to Jumanji, but it should be noted that it is supposed to be a standalone sequel. Something that is understandable because of Robin Williams’s tragic death in 2014. Regardless, since Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is scheduled to come out so soon, it should come as no surprise to learn that its marketing is stepping up, as shown by a recent featurette that was released. What Does the New Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Watch the New “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Featurette
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'Aladdin': Meet the Cast of Disney's Live-Action Reboot

'Aladdin': Meet the Cast of Disney's Live-Action Reboot
Following the recent success of live-action remakes of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, Disney is rebooting another classic with Aladdin.

The 1992 animated film, featuring voices from Robin Williams, Scott Weinger and Linda Larkin, is being remade by Guy Ritchie, who is serving as co-writer and director of a star-studded cast. The film is currently in production, as the actors have been giving updates on social media, and is set for a May 2019 release. 

Check out who is playing whom in the upcoming movie below, and click here to read about all...
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10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew

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10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew
The Dark Knight is one of the greatest comic book movies of all time, ranked among the popcorn cinema elite in fan polls as one of the best movies ever. The penultimate chapter of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy saw Christian Bale's Batman go up against the Joker, portrayed with haunting villainy by the late Heath Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role. Ledger's commitment to the character is the stuff of legend. But there were plenty of other cool facts behind the scenes, as well.

Katie Holmes skipped the sequel to make a terrible comedy.

Memento filmmaker Christopher Nolan rescued the World's Greatest Detective from the train wreck of glossy camp that was Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin with 2005's Batman Begins, a serious minded reboot adored by fans and critics. Katie Holmes co-starred as Bruce Wayne love interest Rachel Dawes, but the Dawson's Creek
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This is How Robin Williams Blew Off Steam While Shooting Jumanji

It was never a known fact until after his passing that Robin Williams was dealing with some intense mental issues but the fact is that he was in a lot more pain that many people understood. It was forgivable in many ways to think differently however since Williams was always such a funny, carefree guy that just loved to make people laugh. But it stands to reason that on a movie set with so much going on that anyone would need to take their mind off of everything for a moment or two and just allow themselves to get loose.

This is How Robin Williams Blew Off Steam While Shooting Jumanji
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Artificial Intelligence: The Never-Ending Cycle

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George Chrysostomou on artificial intelligence in TV and film…

It has to be said, we are seeing a lot of artificial intelligence and robotics within films and TV at present, and this certainly isn’t a new trend. There is a never-ending list of properties based around robotics and their competition with humanity to be a superior race. Of course, this isn’t always the narrative that we’re shown but it predominantly is. Rarely are we shown robots who don’t want to control or wipe out humanity in some fashion. Animated incarnations are often the exception; no one can imagine Wall-e killing humanity in a quest to clean up the planet and it’s doubtful that Robin Williams’ Fender from Robots was a real threat to humanity considering their whole world was made up of robots.

Some of cinema’s greatest villainy has stemmed from a robotics lab,
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Alex Wolff Explores Contradictions of ‘My Friend Dahmer’ (Exclusive)

Alex Wolff Explores Contradictions of ‘My Friend Dahmer’ (Exclusive)
High school is a time when even the most centered people struggle with the turbulent nature of four years’ worth of emotional friendships, raging hormones and impending adulthood. And for those whose impulses are much darker -- like the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer -- it can be ground zero for what’s yet to come.

The new film My Friend Dahmer, which is in theaters on Nov. 3, explores the genesis of Dahmer’s desires through the prism of high school and the viewpoint of his friend, John “Derf” Backderf, who would grow up to write the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name on which the film is based. Alex Wolff, who steps into Derf’s shoes, tells Et the script thrilled him from the start because of its dual nature.

“I was intrigued by the fact that it was about friendship in the 1970s while also tackling this serial killer narrative,” he says. “It’s
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Jumanji 2 Preview Pays Tribute to Robin William's Original Classic

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Jumanji 2 Preview Pays Tribute to Robin William's Original Classic
Sony Pictures has released a new preview for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which features interviews with the stars, shedding light on their characters and this unique story. When this project was first announced, it was believed to be a Jumanji reboot, but Dwayne Johnson quickly made sure fans knew that wasn't the case. This movie actually follows the story set in motion 22 years ago by the original, which starred Robin Williams as Dr. Allan Parrish. In that movie, the world within the Jumanji game is unleashed in our world, but, as The Rock explains, this time, the four main characters get sucked into the game's world.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, they are
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Video: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Evolution Featurette

A new featurette for Jumanji sequel Welcome to the Jungle has hit the web hearing from the cast themselves and learning their thoughts about the new film. Dwayne Johnson hopes the spirit of the original is felt throughout and honours the memory of Robin Williams.

For those of you who have been out of the loop for this one, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sees the return of the infamous game in the form of a video game. Sucking four teenagers into the game world, they are pitted against the jungle playing as character avatars played by Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart. However, what they soon discover is, you don’t play JumanjiJumanji plays you!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle arrives in cinemas 20th December. Check out the featurette above and let us know your thoughts below.
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle releases new featurette

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Like a lot of kids who grew up in the '90s, I have quite the soft spot for Jumanji. It was a fun movie, with cool special effects, and a wacky performance by Robin Williams. Hell, I saw it recently, and think most of the effects hold up (and even the ones that clearly don't - like the monkeys - still have a lot of charm in an early Harryhausen way). So I was going to be skeptical of a sequel no matter what.... Read More...
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New ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Featurette Teases Connection to the Original Movie

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Sony Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming sequel Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, offering more clarity on how this follow-up both connects to and diverts from the original Jumanji film. Star Dwayne Johnson explains how much the original movie and Robin Williams’ performance meant to him, and how that film inspired how they approached the sequel as encapsulating “holiday spirit.” Scripted by Spider-Man: Homecoming co-writers Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers as well as Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes place years after the original film and …
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Gwyneth Paltrow's Head Was in a Box for Halloween Like in Se7en

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Head Was in a Box for Halloween Like in Se7en
Last month marked the 22nd anniversary of the iconic 1995 classic Se7en, which starred Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and marked a breakthrough role for a young actress named Gwyneth Paltrow. The role seems to be still very close to the actress' heart, since she paid homage to her character Tracy, the wife of Brad Pitt's character, Detective Mills, with an amazing Halloween costume that she showed off on Instagram earlier today. If you still haven't seen this classic thriller yet after 22 years, there will be Spoilers for the iconic ending, since it figures into her costume.

The movie centers on the seven deadly sins, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, and lust, which are being punished with unimaginable cruelty and calculation by an enigmatic killer. Set in a perpetually gloomy unnamed city, the film follows Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a retiring police detective, as he experiences his final week on the job,
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Dwayne Johnson Teases Presidential Run at L.A. Comic Con: ‘The People’s President Has a Really Nice Ring to That’

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Dwayne Johnson Teases Presidential Run at L.A. Comic Con: ‘The People’s President Has a Really Nice Ring to That’
What do you think about The Rock running for president? It doesn’t matter what you think about The Rock running for president! Yesterday at Los Angeles Comic Con, Dwayne Johnson once again addressed the possibility that he’ll seek out the Oval Office — and, once again, did little to dispel the rumor.

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“I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that,” he said when asked about his political ambitions. It’s far from the first time the subject has come up; last year Johnson told Vanity Fair that doing so “would be a great opportunity to help people” and he “wouldn’t rule it out.” Should he challenge Donald Trump in 2020, it will mark the first
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