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Director Jonathan Demme, known for his hit movie The Silence of the Lambs, died Wednesday due to complications from esophageal cancer at the age of 73. Here, People takes a look back at a 1991 story on the making of Lambs and the real-life serial killers and FBI agents that inspired its unforgettable — and horrific — characters.
The cell door opens. Into a dank asylum basement steps Clarice Starling, the FBI trainee dispatched by her driven boss to interview the mad doctor. Clang! The door slams shut behind her. Simultaneously fearful and determined, she makes her way down the dark corridor to confront psychiatrist Dr. »
- People Staff
It was the moment that set the Twitterverse ablaze (see ya, #blizzard2017!) on Tuesday: Rachel Maddow announced that MSNBC had obtained President Donald Trump‘s tax returns, suggesting that all would be revealed live on The Rachel Maddow Show.
Breaking: We've got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm Et. MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017
Maddow then followed that tweet with another, clarifying which documents her show actually obtained:
What we've got is from 2005… the President's 1040 form… details to come tonight 9Pm Et, MSNBC.
— Rachel Maddow MSNBC »
Comedy veteran Chevy Chase praised Alec Baldwin's impression of President Trump in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Baldwin's sneering caricature of the President was spot-on, he said. "[Trump]'s an ass ... and he is looking like an ass and hurting our country."
Chase, who identifies as "a very liberal Democrat," became famous in the Seventies for his own impression of then-president Gerald Ford. But he acknowledged that his approach to Ford was very different from Baldwin's take on Trump.
"I am not trying to compare Alec and myself – there is no comparison, »
Now, he takes delight in watching Baldwin skewer Trump on air weekly, and the president's claim that the show is nothing more than a hit job is accurate, Chase told The Hollywood Reporter.
"That is exactly what Lorne [Michaels] is trying to do, make him look »
- Ryan Parker
After handing over the keys to the White House to President Trump on Friday, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama retreated to this stunning 11,000-square-foot stucco home in the Palm Springs area of Southern California for a little time off.
Built in the early 1970s by architect Howard Lapham, the home (nicknamed Icha Mayapan, or “exclusive estate”) is a standout example of Mayan Revival design, a popular midcentury style influenced by several Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes from the 1920s, including the Hollyhock and Ennis houses in Los Angeles. Its current owners, James Costos, ambassador to Spain and Angora under President Obama, »
- Mackenzie Schmidt
After proceedings that seemed to drag on almost as long as their marriage did, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce was finalized on Friday, with a judge bringing an end to the proceedings, People reports. Heard’s attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, confirmed the finalization to People with a post-Watergate quote. “It is a great day. All Amber wanted was a divorce and now she has it. In the words of Gerald Ford, ‘Our long national nightmare is over,'” O’Donnell said. Also Read: Johnny Depp's Lawyer Accuses Amber Heard of 'Desperate and Misguided Attempt to Maintain »
- Tim Kenneally
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