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Actress, writer, and advocate Carrie Fisher passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60, and just one day later, on Dec. 28, her mother, legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds, also passed away after suffering a stroke. Debbie was rushed to La's Cedar-Sinai Hospital after complaints of trouble breathing. After her passing, her son and Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, confirmed that she was "now with Carrie" and "we're all heartbroken." He added that his sister's death "was too much" for the 84-year-old Singin' in the Rain star. In the wake of Carrie's death on Dec. 27, Debbie released a heartfelt statement: "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love, Carries Mother." RelatedCelebrities Post Heartbreaking Tributes to the Late Debbie ReynoldsCelebrities React to Carrie Fisher »
- Brittney Stephens
Turner Classic Movies continues with its Gay Hollywood presentations tonight and tomorrow morning, June 8–9. Seven movies will be shown about, featuring, directed, or produced by the following: Cole Porter, Lorenz Hart, Farley Granger, John Dall, Edmund Goulding, W. Somerset Maughan, Clifton Webb, Montgomery Clift, Raymond Burr, Charles Walters, DeWitt Bodeen, and Harriet Parsons. (One assumes that it's a mere coincidence that gay rumor subjects Cary Grant and Tyrone Power are also featured.) Night and Day (1946), which could also be considered part of TCM's homage to birthday girl Alexis Smith, who would have turned 96 today, is a Cole Porter biopic starring Cary Grant as a posh, heterosexualized version of Porter. As the warning goes, any similaries to real-life people and/or events found in Night and Day are a mere coincidence. The same goes for Words and Music (1948), a highly fictionalized version of the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart musical partnership. »
- Andre Soares
Andrew Garfield knows how to 'Werq' it!
The Amazing Spider-Man star attended the Werq the World Tour at the Troxy in London on Tuesday, and gave the audience a major surprise when he hopped on stage at the drag queen revue, completely stealing the show.
Rocking a curly brunette wig, the 33-year-old actor lip synched and danced to a cover of the late Whitney Houston's "I'm Every Woman." The Los Angeles native didn't hold anything back, strutting his stuff across the stage and at one point pulling off a back flip.
An eyewitness tells Et that the drag show featured a selection of queens from Rupaul's Drag Race and a game called "Wig in a Box," where Garfield and three other members from the audience were asked to come on stage to compete against each other. They were each given a wig to represent an iconic »
Sunday marks the first Mother's Day since Carrie Fisher passed away and her daughter Billie Lourd, the actress' only child, paid a special tribute to her online. The 24-year-old Scream Queens star posted on her Instagram page Sunday a photo showing her as a child, sitting on her mother's lap inside a train, writing, "❤." Carrie, best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, died at age 60 in December after suffering a cardiac event on a plane. Her mother and Singin' in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds, passed away a day later after suffering a stroke. Billie has leaned on her dad, her friends and boyfriend and co-star Taylor Lautner for »
To celebrate Mother's Day we're taking a look at our 5 favourite mother/daughter acting duos who've made a name for themselves in Hollywood.
Not only are these two mother and daughter but they've had some of the most iconic female roles in horror movie history. Janet Leigh was a bonafide scream queen from the late 1950's up until the early 1980's. She starred in Touch of Evil, The Fog, and of course Psycho for which she received an Oscar nomination. Jamie Lee Curtis first gained mainstream attention with her portrayal of Laurie in John Carpenter's Halloween which sparked a multi-decade franchise. She has since solidified herself among Hollywood greats with Freaky Friday, True Lies, and A Fish Called Wanda.
Here's another pairing with »
- Zachary Dent
What to watch with Mom on Mother's DayWhat to watch with Mom on Mother's DayJenny Bullough5/12/2017 10:04:00 Am This weekend is, of course, Mother's Day! All moms love flowers, brunch, and homemade macaroni-themed cards, so we're sure no matter what you have planned for mom she'll be happy you're marking her special day. But if you were to ask her what she really, truly wants, we'll bet she'd say that time spent with you is at the top of her list. And what better way to spend time with Mom than with a movie! Here's our quick list of what you might want to see with mom this weekend! If your mom has a good sense of humour: Snatched If your mom doesn't mind a few naughty giggles, why not treat her to a showing of this mother-daughter comedy? Amy Schumer stars as a recently dumped »
- Jenny Bullough
When Debbie Reynolds passed away in December 2016 we lost Singin’ in the Rain’s last surviving star. Reynolds was just 18 when she was cast as ingenue Kathy Selden in the classic 1952 musical about three actors — silent film star Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly), his pal Cosmo (Donald O’Connor) and Selden (Reynolds) — making the transition to sound pictures.
Reynolds could sing, however she wasn’t a trained dancer, which meant the film’s choreographer, star and perfectionist Kelly pushed her so hard that by the end of shooting the famous “Good Morning” dance routine her feet were bleeding.
Her efforts paid off as she shines brightly alongside the masterful Kelly and O’Connor. Some 50 years later Reynolds said, “Singin »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Beauty And The Beast will be among the family favourites screening Photo: Courtesy of Eiff Free outdoor screenings will return to Edinburgh International Film Festival this year from June 16 to 18.
The Film Fest in the City films will include Singin' In The Rain, Clueless and Labyrinth, which will screen in St Andrew Square Garden. A dress-up party for Disney animation Beauty And The Beast, a sing-along Trolls and "dance-alongs" for Mamma Mia! and Dirty Dancing will also feature.
Artistic director Mark Adams said: “We’re thrilled to be rolling out the green carpet for the sixth annual Film Fest in the City. Whether you want to dance and sing-along to a cult classic or gather the family to watch a film under the stars, »
- Amber Wilkinson
Mark Harrison May 19, 2017
If you haven't caught up yet, Their Finest is currently playing in UK cinemas and it's a gorgeous little love letter to perseverance through storytelling, set against the backdrop of a film production office at the British Ministry of Information during the Second World War. Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy play characters whose access to the film industry has been contingent on the global crisis that takes other young men away from such trifling matters, and it's a real joy to watch.
Among other things, the film got us thinking about other films about making films. We're not talking about documentaries, even though Hearts Of Darkness, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now, may be the greatest film about »
With the month of May now upon us, we flip over to a new and diverse list of movies and special features screening in our Events calendar. Whether you are a fan of the movie classics or a fan of Mozart - we have something for everybody!
So check out the list below highlighting some of our showings and for the full list of events - click here!
May 4th: I Am Heath Ledger
I Am Heath Ledger is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs »
- Scott Goodyer
Jonathan Demme's death at the age of 73 prompted an outpouring of online memorials from film lovers who remembered the Oscar-winning director for his varied career: everything from the chilling, intelligent thriller The Silence of the Lambs to the brittle 2008 indie drama Rachel Getting Married. But for music fans, those highlights don't even scratch the surface of what cemented his legacy.
It's not hyperbole to say that Demme was arguably the greatest concert filmmaker ever – look at the number of them that he made, the range of artists he chronicled »
Their Finest is a genuine, heartfelt love letter to filmmaking in a time of national adversity...
Movies about making movies may just be my favourite kind. It's a meta Inception-esque sub-genre that has provided us with some of cinema's greatest and most memorable moments. Think Singin' In the Rain, Mulholland Drive, 8 1/2, Hail, Caesar!, Hugo and even Tropic Thunder. There's so much potential in the making of the movies - from the creative process through to shooting, post-production and release, there's high stakes, high tension and high drama. With so much on the line for so many people, clashes and chaos are bound to ensue. Their Finest follows this format except there's even more on the line than usual - set during WWII, its characters also have the morale of the entire nation during the darkest of times to consider.
See related Geeks Vs Loneliness: being lonely on purpose Geeks Vs »
Friends, family and fans have gathered together to celebrate the beautiful lives and legacies of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with a public memorial service at the Freedom Theater at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills on Saturday. The late mother-daughter duo died just one day apart from each other back in December.
The memorial, which was also live-streamed on DebbieReynolds.com, was organized by Debbie's son and Carrie's brother, Todd. While speaking with Et earlier this week, the producer anticipated that there wouldn't "be a dry eye in the house" -- and he wasn't wrong.
Once all guests were seated in the theater, Todd came out onstage to welcome local members of the Coast Guard in, who helped kick off the memorial. "My mother would have liked that," Todd revealed. "This entire thing I'm calling a show, not a memorial »
While speaking with Et's Nancy O'Dell on Wednesday, the 59-year-old producer revealed that nearly three months later, he's still feeling "a little disoriented," but "doing fine."
"I think it's important that you grieve and feel it," he said. "No matter if you're famous or not, I think having an event and having movies and pictures and feeling that is a good thing. It's part of the process of grieving."
"There's a freeing sense to all of that," he continued. "At the same time, it's obviously a huge loss and they were my girls."
Todd reflected on the heartbreaking moment when Carrie died after going into cardiac arrest on a plane »
As the 89th Annual Academy Awards approached, it was already clear that this year's "In Memoriam" segment was going to be one of the most heartbreaking in recent memory. This was only further cemented by the untimely death of veteran actor Bill Paxton one day before the ceremony.
Jennifer Aniston came out to present the tribute to those in the movie industry we lost over last 12 months, and got emotional as she tearfully remembered Paxton, whom she called her "friend" and "cherished member of our Hollywood family."
2016 saw the unexpected and untimely deaths of a slew of beloved icons and screen legends, which means viewers can expect one monumental In Memoriam segment at the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
It was announced on Thursday that Sara Bareilles will be performing during the emotional tribute. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.
The tribute will no doubt have everyone in tears, especially when you consider just how many icons have passed away since last year's awards show.
Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years
Looking back over the past year, here are just a few of the late stars who will likely be honored at this year's Oscars ceremony.
Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who died on »
By now, you likely know that Ryan Gosling really played the piano as part of his role as Sebastian in award season juggernaut La La Land. It's one of the many fun facts about the film that's been floating around for months now. Even John Legend talked about it during our interview with him in January. While we wouldn't say we necessarily doubt Gosling's abilities, the nature of "movie magic" makes it hard to tell exactly how good he is. Thankfully, Variety has released new behind-the-scenes footage of the actor tickling those ivories, and he's just as good as everyone says he is. Related:Singin' in the Rain Impacted La La Land More Than You ThinkTo Those Who Loved La La Land but Hated the Ending, Read ThisHow Well Do You Know La La Land? »
- Ryan Roschke
Twenty-five days is not much. Are you ready? For today's special number, I thought we'd look back at the 25th annual Oscars, the first televised Academy Awards ever, but then I realized we'd already written a huge post about it with actresses falling on stairs and everything! So let's keep this simple. What's your choice for Best of 1952 (beyond Singin' in the Rain)?
The nominees were:
...and if there'd been three to five more nominees they would surely have included The Bad and the Beautiful which won 5 Oscars, the most ever won by a non Best Picture nominee), and Viva Zapata! which had 5 nominations, 3 of them major categories. If it had extended beyond 7 perhaps a combo of less loved or more divisive pictures like My Cousin Rachel (the remake is coming out this very year starring Rachel Weisz »
- NATHANIEL R
John Legend is one of the most acclaimed musicians of the modern age, which is why he fits right into the dazzling songs and sounds of this year's movie musical and award season darling, La La Land. With its sweeping romance, stunning visuals, and hopeful message to all the dreamers out there, it's not a mystery why the film is sweeping award season. Recently, we hopped on the phone with Legend to talk about his partnership with Lifewtr for the Super Bowl, and we couldn't help but sneak in a few questions about La La Land as well. We especially wanted to know if Ryan Gosling, who achieved expert-level piano prowess for his role, asked for a few pointers from the Legend himself. Popsugar: I wanted to talk about La La Land. Are you excited about it, going into the Oscars? John Legend: I'm very excited; I'm just proud »
- Ryan Roschke
On the month anniversary of the deaths of both Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who died within days of each other, a public memorial has been announced. Fans of both actresses, each icons in their own right, are being invited to celebrate the legacy of the mother-daughter duo. The memorial will be a joint affair that looks back at both of their careers.
"We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members, and the people who loved them, you. The service will begin at 1:00 Pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so.There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, »
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