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Richard O. Linke, Producer and Personal Manager of Andy Griffith, Dies at 98

16 June 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Richard (Dick) O. Linke, who was the longtime personal manager of Andy Griffith in addition to producing “The Andy Griffith Show” and several of its spinoffs, has died. He was 98.

He died on Wednesday at his home in Hawaii, according to a release issued by Ohio University, Linke’s alma matter.

Linke moved to the New York City area in 1941. There he spent two years at the Associated Press before moving to the public relations firm Earle Ferris & Co., where he handled publicity for 40 radio stations. Soon after, he upgraded to a larger firm where his account included  “The Chesterfield Supper Club,” starring Perry Como.

Linke then switched over to Capitol Records where he worked with Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Peggy Lee and bandleader Stan Kenton.

In 1953, Linke met Andy Griffith, who he began to personally manage. In 1959, Griffith and Linke moved to Los Angeles to produce “The Andy Griffith Show. »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Hattie McDaniel: Hollywood’s Beloved, Controversial Trailblazer

10 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

June 10 would have been the birthday of Hattie McDaniel, the memorable Oscar winner for “Gone With the Wind” and a Hollywood trailblazer who is remembered with both affection and a little ambivalence.

She was born in Wichita, Kans., in 1895, the youngest of 13 children of two former slaves. Five years later, the family moved to Colorado, where she made her debut on the relatively new medium of radio. She is credited as being the first black woman to sing on the radio, thanks to her gig at age 17 in Denver. She sometimes performed as “Hi-Hat Hattie” and continued singing and doing comedy on radio, in nightclubs and in vaudeville.

She came to Hollywood while in her 30s and appeared uncredited in several works. But the studios took notice with her small but fun role in 1933’s “I’m No Angel,” playing one of Mae West’s maids.

McDaniel was first mentioned »

- Tim Gray

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Sia Performs Nat King Cole’s ‘Unforgettable’ From Film ‘Finding Dory’ On ‘Ellen’

21 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Sia took the stage on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday to perform her cover of the Nat King Cole classic “Unforgettable,” which will be the closing track of the upcoming Finding Dory film. Sia Performs ‘Unforgettable’ From ‘Finding Dory’ Soundtrack On ‘Ellen’ Sia, donned in a dark blue wavy dress, a large black hair […]

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- Shantel Whitaker

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See Sia Debut Stunning Version of 'Unforgettable' on 'Ellen'

20 May 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Justin Timberlake isn't the only artist tethering a new single to an animated film this summer: Sia has covered the Nat King Cole standard "Unforgettable" for the upcoming Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to the Pixar hit Finding Nemo.

The "Chandelier" singer debuted her rendition of the classic Friday on Ellen; host Ellen DeGeneres provides the voice of the title character in the film. "When I asked our next guest to sing the theme song to Finding Dory, I was thrilled that she said yes," DeGeneres told the crowd before introducing Sia, »

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Sia Debuts Finding Dory Theme Song "Unforgettable"

20 May 2016 8:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

With a story as emotional as Dory's, only an equally as emotional theme song would do. Fans only got surface information about Dory's life in Finding Nemo, but now that Finding Dory is just around the corner, audiences will learn all about Dory's journey and her family. As any Disney-Pixar fan knows, these animated films can be pure tearjerkers, as can their accompanying theme songs. It probably shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that Ellen DeGeneres (Dory) would ask Sia to perform "Unforgettable" for the end credits. Written by Irving Gordon, "Unforgettable" was made famous by Nat King Cole in the 1950s, but the song won a Grammy in 1992 when Natalie Cole included it as a tribute to »

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Watch Sia Perform Her Enchanting "Unforgettable" Cover For Disney's Finding Dory

20 May 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you weren't already pumped for Disney's Finding Dory, then Sia's song for the soundtrack might change your mind. The singer performed an enchanting rendition of "Unforgettable" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, and we haven't been able to get it out of our heads since. The track, which was originally sung by Nat King Cole, will be featured during the upcoming film's end credits. Fitting that the host, who is the voice of the forgettable fish, would be the one to premiere the new cover. While the movie doesn't hit theaters until June 17, you can catch Sia's full performance above right now! »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #386

22 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Daredevil Is Given The Finger

Truer words were never spoken; or put into a first-person narrative caption.

You may recall that attorney – I mean I hope my old columns are at least a little memorable – Matt Murdock, who is secretly the super hero Daredevil, was recently disbarred in New York state after circumstances forced Matt to reveal publicly that he was Daredevil. When New York realized the number of ethical infractions Matt had committed to keep his secret identity secret, it barred him from its bar. Matt then moved to San Francisco, because he was still a licensed attorney in California. Well, that was then. This is now.

Now, everyone has forgotten that Matt is Daredevil, Matt is back in New York City, and his license to practice law in New York State has been reinstated. Don’t ask how.

Seriously, do not ask how, because I literally do not know. »

- Bob Ingersoll

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘First Monday in May’

13 April 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cultures collide in “First Monday in May,” a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2015 exhibition “China: Through the Looking Glass” and its premiere courtesy of the Anna Wintour-spearheaded Met Gala. With considerable access to these twin productions, director Andrew Rossi charts the clash between a variety of old and new world forces. Eventually less an in-depth investigation than a superficial celebration of disparate styles, it’s a tribute to the Met — and especially its star Costume Institute curator, Andrew Bolton — that should fit discerning audiences like a finely tailored glove after its premiere as the opening night selection of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

“It’s a kind of theater … fashion can create a dream, create a fantasy,” opines Wintour at the opening of “First Monday in May” — named after the date of the Met Gala. Such fanciful inventiveness is at the »

- Nick Schager

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Doris Day Wishes 'Heartfelt Thanks' to Fans After Birthday Photo Trends on Social Media

6 April 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Doris Day heard her exclusive 92nd birthday picture was trending on social media, she was pleased (and surprised) to hear about the huge response. And while Day might not be too familiar with Facebook or Twitter, she was thrilled by the outpouring of well-wishers and the opportunity to raise awareness for the Doris Day Animal Foundation. "I don't know anything about (Facebook) trending, but if it gets people to help the precious four-leggers around the world, then it's a pretty great trend!" says Day to People in an exclusive statement. "My heartfelt thanks to Everyone who has made that happen. »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Doris Day Wishes 'Heartfelt Thanks' to Fans After Birthday Photo Trends on Social Media

6 April 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Doris Day heard her exclusive 92nd birthday picture was trending on social media, she was pleased (and surprised) to hear about the huge response. And while Day might not be too familiar with Facebook or Twitter, she was thrilled by the outpouring of well-wishers and the opportunity to raise awareness for the Doris Day Animal Foundation. "I don't know anything about (Facebook) trending, but if it gets people to help the precious four-leggers around the world, then it's a pretty great trend!" says Day to People in an exclusive statement. "My heartfelt thanks to Everyone who has made that happen. »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Natalie Cole's Sisters Express 'Outrage' After Grammys Don't Honor Her with Musical Tribute

17 February 2016 11:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

From David Bowie to B.B. King, Monday night's Grammys show was full of musical tributes to legends - but one was missing. While Natalie Cole - who died on New Year's Eve - was honored with a video clip showing her performing a virtual duet with her late father Nat King Cole, a special musical tribute was not arranged to commemorate the singer's contributions to the recording industry. First fans took to Twitter to express their frustration - and now her family has opened up about their frustration with the Recording Academy's 58th annual show. "Words cannot express the outrage »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Natalie Cole's Sisters Express 'Outrage' After Grammys Don't Honor Her with Musical Tribute

17 February 2016 11:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

From David Bowie to B.B. King, Monday night's Grammys show was full of musical tributes to legends - but one was missing. While Natalie Cole - who died on New Year's Eve - was honored with a video clip showing her performing a virtual duet with her late father Nat King Cole, a special musical tribute was not arranged to commemorate the singer's contributions to the recording industry. First fans took to Twitter to express their frustration - and now her family has opened up about their frustration with the Recording Academy's 58th annual show. "Words cannot express the outrage »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Natalie Cole's Family Expresses Outrage Over "Disrespectful" Grammys Tribute

16 February 2016 4:53 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The family of Natalie Cole is accusing the Grammys of minimizing the late singer's legacy. The singer-songwriter and daughter of Nat King Cole, who died at age 65 on New Year's Day, received an extended moment to close out the In Memoriam segment during the 58th annual Grammy Awards on Monday night, but did not get her own performance — Maurice White, Glenn Frey, B.B. King, Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie (who was remembered with a medley from Lady Gaga) were all honored with tribute performances. "Sadly a forgettable tribute to Natalie Cole," Cole's sisters Timolin and

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- Jackie Strause

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Celebrate Rick Astley's 50th Birthday with All His Hits That Aren't 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

6 February 2016 12:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Depending on your age, you may be interested to know that Feb. 6 marks the 50th birthday of either pop singer Rick Astley - or as you may better know him - the British guy from that video prank meme. The two are one in the same, of course, but as a result of a strange (and apparently deathless) Internet joke, Astley boasts two very different fan bases: The people who bought his records starting in the late '80s and the people who encountered him after being tricked into clicking on the video for his 1987 hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Lee Daniels Directing Apollo Theater Documentary

28 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lee Daniels will direct the documentary feature film “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” an authorized history of New York’s famed venue.

“I am honored to be entrusted with the story of this incredible American iconic institution and work with this team,” Daniels said. “I used to go to the Apollo Theater as a kid and never in a million years would I have imagined I would be back to be doing this – it is very special for me.”

The Apollo began operating in 1934 during the Harlem Renaissance and became the most prized venue on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” during the time of racial segregation in the United States. The Apollo was a key launch venue for Ella Fitzgerald, Jimi Hendrix and the Jackson Five. Performers have included Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Gladys Knight, Sammy Davis Jr. and Billie Holiday.

White Horse PicturesNigel Sinclair and Jeanne Elfant Festa are producing the project. »

- Dave McNary

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Lee Daniels to Direct Documentary About Harlem's Famed Apollo Theater

28 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lee Daniels is set to direct The Apollo Film Project, an authorized documentary chronicling the history of the famed theater in Harlem, White Horse Pictures announced Thursday. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance and established in 1934, the Apollo became the most prized venue on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” during the time of racial segregation in the U.S.  Over the years, it also became Harlem's answer to Carnegie Hall, showcasing such artists as Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Gladys Knight, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Billie Holiday. And it was a launch pad for numerous musical greats, including Ella Fitzgerald,

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- Pamela McClintock

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Ranking All 80 Winners of Best Original Song (Plus Where This Year's Contenders Would Place)

22 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here with a look at everybody’s favourite category – best original song! Okay, so, sure, even if this year’s roster for best original song doesn’t look like a vintage one for the category, there’s actually some fun to be had when you consider who will win.

Will Diane Warren finally win an Oscar on her eighth nomination? And how strange will it be to see her win for a song from a documentary about sexual abuse alongside Lady Gaga rather than one of the chart-busting hit-singles that her first six nominations were for (lest we forget, Beyond the Lights’ “Grateful” didn’t chart because, well, Rita Ora). Will an opera tune win for the first time? No work of opera has ever been nominated if my research is correct, which is kinda neat even though I think the song is dirge (albeit appropriately so for the »

- Glenn Dunks

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Natalie Cole Honored at Memorial Service: 'I Feel So Blessed to Call You My Friend,' Smokey Robinson Says

11 January 2016 2:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Friends and family of Natalie Cole gathered to honor the late singer Monday. Mourners, including Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Jesse Jackson and Linda Thompson remembered Cole at a private memorial at the West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ. Stevie Wonder and Kurt Carr performed, while speakers Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson and David Foster paid tribute to the singer at the closed-casket service. Cole's son Robbie and sisters Timolin and Casey also spoke at the funeral, which was presided over by the Rev. Melvin V. Wade, Cole's rep tells People. "I feel so blessed to have called you my friend, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Natalie Cole Honored by Family, Friends as Late Singer Fêted by Stevie Wonder at Private Memorial

11 January 2016 2:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Friends and family of Natalie Cole gathered to honor the late singer Monday. Mourners, including Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathis, Jesse Jackson and Linda Thompson remembered Cole at a private memorial at the West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ. Stevie Wonder and Kurt Carr performed, while speakers Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson and David Foster paid tribute to the singer at the closed-casket service. Cole's son Robbie and sisters Timolin and Casey also spoke at the funeral, which was presided over by the Rev. Melvin V. Wade, Cole's rep tells People. Cole was 65 when she died of heart failure on Dec. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee & David O. Russell Lean on Music to Finesse Tales

7 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scores played significant roles in determining the use of source material in the three recent films from directors long known for their adept use of pop tunes: Spike Lee, David O. Russell and Quentin Tarantino.

Before any songs were selected for Russell’s “Joy,” David Campbell and West Dylan Thordson’s score was already in place; Tarantino’s musical coup was getting Ennio Morricone to score his first Western in decades — and the first full-fledged score for a Tarantino film — and having his actors sing. And as Lee says of “Chi-Raq,” “in reality, there’s only 35 minutes of score, the least amount of score I have used while working with (composer) Terence Blanchard.” (That would be 15 films).

“We started with a lot more score and have more score than in ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’,” says Russell’s music supervisor on his last four films, Sue Jacobs. “Every process is different, »

- Phil Gallo

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