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Jerry Lewis’s six children from his first marriage are getting zilch when it comes to an inheritance, but the comedian isn’t the only mega celebrity whose last will and testament left his or her kids in the lurch.
The future of Lewis’s estate was revealed on Thursday, when People obtained his will from The Blast. According to the documents, Lewis “intentionally excluded” all six of his children with his first wife Patti Palmer — meaning they will inherit nothing.
Lewis’s potentially vast estate will be passed to his widow, SanDee Pitnick. Second in line to inherit his fortune, »
- Mike Miller
Steve Bannon once got top billing within Donald Trump‘s administration and served at the embattled president’s side during the early days of his leadership. Now, Bannon is saying goodbye to the White House.
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed in a statement on Friday. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
The news came as a shock to some considering the former Breitbart News executive chairman had served as the White House Chief Strategist and Trump’s senior counselor. »
- Stephanie Petit and Char Adams
I was going to get political again this week, but it’s too goddamn depressing. Here are some headlines just from yesterday, courtesy of that #FakeNews Enemy of the People publication, that “old Grey Lady,” the New York Times:
E.P.A. Chief Voids Obama-Era Rules In Blazing Start Medicaid Plan Risks Changing Life For Millions ‘I’m President And They’re Not’: Trump Attack Brings Crowd To Its Feet Trump Administration Targets Parents In New Immigration Crackdown
And then there are the tweets. After Il Tweetci the Mad – formerly known as “Il Trumpci the Mad” – went on a rampage against Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough this past Thursday – what the fuck is with his obsession over women and blood? How the hell did Ivanka, Marla, and Melania ever get pregnant, much less get near enough to a “man” who is so phobic over natural functions to allow it to happen? »
- Mindy Newell
by Terry Keefe
Just noticed that a Vince McMahon biopic called Pandemonium has been set up at Sony, with Vince’s authorization. It’s a great title and as old school wrestling fans know, “Pandemonium is breaking loose!” was one of Vince’s catchphrases as an announcer going back to at least the early 80s. At the age of 13 or so, I shouted that phrase a lot myself when I played Vince in our backyard wrestling league on Long Island — Jim Erhardt will attest to this. I just wasn’t agile enough for the dropkicks, but I could announce and had an early consumer-level Betamax camera, with a separate camera that had a cord attached to a bulky deck, for dual-duties as wrestling film auteur.
Wayyyy back in 1999, Michael Wechsler and I took an unauthorized stab at the Vince biopic subject matter with a script called Mat Wars. Here’s »
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Keep up with the glitzy awards world with our weekly Awards Roundup column.
– The American Cinematheque has announced that the 31st American Cinematheque Award Sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg, will be presented to Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams at the Cinematheque’s annual benefit gala. The presentation will take place Friday, November 10, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The award presentation will be held in the International Ballroom and will include in-person tributes from some of Adams’ colleagues and friends. Other show participants will be announced as they are confirmed in the coming months.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Amy Adams as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman. “Amy Adams is one of the most beloved, admired and respected actresses in movies today. Her credits range from critical favorites like ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Arrival »
- Kate Erbland
New York City – Robert Osborne, one of the great film advocates and historians of our era, who hosted on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) with passionate skill from 1994 until recently, has passed away on March 6th, 2017, in New York City. The way that Mr. Osborne inspired film lovers everywhere was deep and influential. He was 84.
I was lucky enough to meet the man, naturally at a Chicago movie theater, back in 2005. Five years later, as I became a film reporter myself, I got to interview Ro via phone. He was the type of film man that you could spend a month with and never come to the end of his knowledge, and the way he shared it as the host on TCM was as if the finest uncle was giving us life lessons. Next to Roger Ebert, Robert Osborne is another reporter legend who galvanized my love for film.
King of the Classics: Robert Osborne, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Robert Osborne, film historian and longtime host on Turner Classic Movies, died Monday at age 84. Osborne was known by classic film buffs for his knowledgeable introductions to movies that aired on TCM, having been part of the network since it was started by Ted Turner back in 1994. He also hosted the TCM Classic Film Festival, which was founded in 2010. Also Read: Kenneth Lonergan Defends Casey Affleck With Fiery Open Letter Prior to joining TCM, Osborne started out in Hollywood as a contract actor at Lucille Ball’s Desilu Studios before switching over to entertainment journalism. Starting in the 1970s, he. »
- Jeremy Fuster
This week’s news that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are taking a “respectful, loving space” from their relationship has us thinking about all the ways that celebrities have announced breakups in the past.
Lea DeLaria and fiancée Chelsea Fairless announced their split in January with probably the funniest public missive we’ve ever read — that announced a breakup, that is. “We were happy together for four years and will remain in each other’s lives,” DeLaria’s Instagram post, shared days after their scheduled wedding date, read. “In fact, we look forward to finding new ways to torture each other. »
- Alex Heigl
Now that Steve Bannon has made the jump from Breitbart executive chair to Donald Trump’s right hand man, people are trying to find out everything they can about him. Well, it turns out that before Bannon jumped into far-right media, he had a stint as a filmmaker and financier in showbiz, writing and pitching projects to Hollywood’s power brokers. Bannon owes a great deal of his wealth to negotiating Ted Turner’s sale of Castle Rock Entertainment to Westinghouse Electric, according to a report by Quartz’s Ashley Rodriguez. To show Westinghouse his confidence that the deal would pay off, »
- Jeremy Fuster
“It is true that Jane and I have decided to live apart,” Perry, 74, confirmed in a statement to People. “However, while separations run rampant in this town, often filled with negativity, ours is just the opposite.”
He added, “We continue to maintain a close friendship and care deeply about each other. Jane has rededicated herself to activism and I am finishing my memoirs. So all is well with the Fonda-Perry relationship. We’re just starting a new chapter.”
A source confirmed the actress, »
Perry confirmed the news to Page Six saying, “That’s true.” The “You’re So Vain” producer added that he and Fonda are “still very close.”
Fonda, 79, and Perry, 74, started dating in 2009 and fell in love while he helped her recover from a knee surgery. In a video interview for Oprah.com, the actress says that she went to L.A. “to get a new knee and ended up with a new lover.” The two can be seen dancing at the end of the video »
The 79-year-old actress and her partner of eight years have gone their separate ways, according to Page Six. The couple had just listed their Beverly Hills home for $13 million.
Related: Why Jane Fonda Went to Therapy After Filming ‘Grace & Frankie’
"That's true," Perry told the outlet, adding that he is planning to move into another home. "We are still very close.
Fonda opened up about her special relationship with Perry in a 2012 interview with U.K.'s The Sun.
"The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man," she continued. "I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying. It has happened with Richard. I feel totally secure with him."
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Lauro Chartrand's Blackburn has been released on VOD in the Us courtesy of Tombstone Distribution. Also in today's Highlights: details on Shout! Factory's Starcade "Retro-boot," a new trailer and poster for Drifter, info on the interactive experience for The Magicians, Day Rusk's Barkerton novel, and The Luring Indiegogo details.
Blackburn VOD Release Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, California - Director Lauro Chartrand and writer Nastasha Baron’s Blackburn has already released within the United Kingdom, this past September. The film also saw Canadian markets in December, via Raven Banner Entertainment. Now, the film is available in the United States, with Tombstone Distribution, a subdivision of Archstone. Blackburn has just released on various Video-on-demand platforms, this past January 9th.
- Tamika Jones
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