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Joan Rivers Oscar snub: Melissa Rivers offers official response

24 February 2015 1:48 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Melissa Rivers has responded to outrage over her mother Joan Rivers being left out of an 'In Memoriam' segment at the 87th Academy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have drawn criticism for leaving Rivers out of a segment honouring deceased celebrities like Robin Williams, Lord Richard Attenborough and Bob Hoskins at Sunday's ceremony.

Outrage over the snub on social media grew so strong that the Academy addressed the matter in a statement: "Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the 'In Memoriam' segment of this year's Oscar show.

"She is, however, included in our 'In Memoriam' gallery on Oscar.com."

Melissa has since offered an official response on her late mother's Facebook account.

"It would have been nice, especially considering the impact she had on the awards season, but [my son] Cooper and I have been overwhelmed with »

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Outrage Watch, Oscars Edition: Everyone's mad at Patricia Arquette now

23 February 2015 2:54 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to a special Oscars edition of Outrage Watch, where we break down all the things folks are peeved about from last night's big show. Top story? Let the Patricia Arquette backlash begin. Did you catch the Best Supporting Actress winner's acceptance speech? Meryl Streep loved it! American was on her side, mostly. And then...she went backstage. “The truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface, there are huge issues that are applied that really do affect women," said the Best Supporting Actress winner to the assembled press corps. "And it’s time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for to fight for us now.” Hmm...maybe she just got caught up in the moment? »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The Academy's Excuse For Snubbing Joan Rivers Is Lame

23 February 2015 12:52 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Every year at the Academy Awards, an emotional tribute is held to recognize those lost in the film industry that year. 2015 marked an especially emotional time with big names including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Bob Hoskins, and Richard Attenborough on the list. But, among those fallen there were a few very important names left out of the "In Memoriam" segment of the show. And many were especially upset that the iconic comedian Joan Rivers was left out of the video montage. Social media erupted, news outlets were shocked, no one could believe that someone as well-known as Joan Rivers was not honored at the 2015 Oscars. Yes, she was a stand-up comic and TV personality, but she also made appearances in films such as The Muppets Take Manhattan and Spaceballs. So, in response an Academy representative spoke out. They responded to Rivers. omission with a statement (via THR): Joan Rivers »

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Joan Rivers -- Oscar 'In Memoriam' Snub ... Melissa Is Very Disappointed

23 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Can we talk? Joan Rivers was noticeably snubbed Sunday night by The Academy Awards and Melissa Rivers is not a happy camper about it. Sources close to Melissa say she feels her mom deserved a place in the 'In Memoriam' portion of the Oscars, but she's not going to focus on the snub. We're told she'd rather focus on the overwhelming support from her fans, who have rallied behind her mom since her death in September. »

- TMZ Staff

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Joan Rivers snubbed in Oscars' In Memoriam segment

23 February 2015 7:35 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Joan Rivers was left out of the Oscars' In Memoriam segment. The actress and comedienne died last September aged 81 but was omitted from the annual rollcall of the most notable Hollywood stars who have passed away in the last year during the ceremony on Sunday evening (22.02.15). Kelly Osbourne, who hosted alongside Joan on TV show 'Fashion Police', was left outraged that the late star was ignored. She tweeted her shock at the snub following the section, which featured tributes to Gabriel Garcia Márquez,Maya Angelou, Mickey Rooney, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater last night. She wrote: ''Am I missing something or was @Joan_Rivers really left out of the #Oscars memorials? (sic)'' Although she was most well known for her TV work, Joan featured in a number of films including 'Rabbit Test', 'The Swimmer', 'The Muppets Take Manhattan', »

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Joan Rivers Left Out of 2015 Oscars 'In Memoriam' Segment

22 February 2015 8:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hollywood greats were honored in the Oscars' annual "In Memoriam" reel, but one person's photo was noticeably absent: Joan Rivers. Rivers - who died in September at the age of 81 after she stopped breathing during a throat procedure - was also not included in the recent Grammys memorial. Many know her for her antics on E!'s Fashion Police and the sharp humor in her 2010 documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. But Rivers, per IMDb, boasts 38 acting credits to her name in a career that spans 63 years. She had roles in everything from Spaceballs to Iron Man 3 and »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Joan Rivers Missing From Oscars In Memoriam Despite Notable Film Contributions

22 February 2015 8:10 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sunday’s Oscars in memoriam tribute left out a popular actressm, writer and director: Joan Rivers. Best known for her stand up specials, stint as a talk show host and, of course, her cutting sense of humor as a red carpet interviewer, Rivers also has contributed to the film world. See photos: Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals She played the voice of several on-screen characters, including Dot Matrix in “Spaceballs” and baby Julie in “Look Who’s Talking,” as well as voicing herself in “Shrek 2.” Additionally, she appeared in “The Muppets Take Manhattan” and “Serial Mom.” Also, she appeared in »

- Jethro Nededog

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Joan Rivers Excluded From 2015 Oscars 'In Memoriam' Montage

22 February 2015 7:51 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s an unfortunate, yet seemingly inevitable, Oscars occurrence: Every year, without fail, someone is left out of the “In Memoriam” sequence.

RelatedOscars 2015: Best and Worst Moments

This year’s offensive exclusion appears to be the late, great Joan Rivers, whose absence from the montage sent the Twitterverse into an immediate tizzy — and rightfully so.

For the record, Rivers appeared in many films during her incredible career in Hollywood, including Muppets Take Manhattan (pictured), Serial Mom, Iron Man 3, Spaceballs, The Smurfs and her own documentary A Piece of Work. She also directed the 1978 comedy Rabbit Test, which starred Billy Crystal and Doris Roberts. »

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Andrew Garfield Reportedly Says Goodbye to Spider-Man, ‘Fifty Shades’ Signs on for Sequels + More of Today’s First Dibs

10 February 2015 7:15 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Andrew Garfield may have put his Spider-Man costume away forever, good news is in store for Fifty Shades of Grey fans, Chelsea Handler fuels pregnancy rumors, and more celebrity news.

Andrew Garfield is not expected to reprise his role as Spider-Man as the franchise becomes part of Marvel. [Uproxx] Fifty Shades of Grey is confirmed for two more sequels in the franchise. Jamie Dornan also reveals his own safe word with Dakota Johnson on set. [Us Weekly/Elle] Is Chelsea Handler actually pregs? After this Instagram picture, we can’t really tell. [Naughty Gossip]

It's like a 24 hour watch. He must know I'm pregnant.

A photo posted by Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) on Feb 9, 2015 at 3:11pm Pst

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis had no idea she would be landing this year’s cover. [YouTube] Giuliana Rancic concerns many with her shockingly thin appearance at the Grammys. [TMZ] The leading ladies of SNL look back at their favorite characters. »

- Taylor Ferber

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Spaceballs 2: Mel Brooks teases possibility of new film

9 February 2015 10:19 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mel Brooks wants to make a sequel to Spaceballs - but he'll need to persuade Rick Moranis to come out of retirement to make it.

If you ask us, Darth Helmet has been away from the big screen too long. Played by the mighty Rick Moranis, Darth Helmet was the antagonist in the patchy yet hugely enjoyable 1987 Mel Brooks comedy Spaceballs.

And now, as the Star Wars franchise itself gets a reboot, Brooks has declared his intention to make Spaceballs 2.

He was chatted about the project on Adam Carolla's podcast, where he revealed that he wants Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money to arrive in cinemas in the midst of the new Star Wars trilogy.

That said, there is a snag with regards the project. Both John Candy and Joan Rivers have sadly passed away, and thus Brooks admits he'd need to coax Rick Moranis out of retirement to reprise his villanous role. »

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Mel Brooks Toys With Mankind By Teasing 'Spaceballs 2'

9 February 2015 8:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It's been 20 years since Mel Brooks made a new movie. Since 1995's Dracula: Dead and Loving It, the funnyman has done some acting here and there, but most of his work has been either on the stage or on the page. That all may soon change, however, thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Brooks recently revealed on Adam Corolla's podcast [transcribed by Bloody-Disgusting] that all this buzz surrounding the launch of a new Star Wars trilogy has him looking back on Spaceballs and considering if it has a future. I’m thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out — maybe a couple of months later — I’d have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on its ass and didn’t get its money...

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Could Mel Brooks Be Thinking About Finally Making 'Spaceballs 2'?

9 February 2015 10:29 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that we're getting Star Wars: The Force Awakens this winter, wouldn't it be the perfect time for a sequel to Spaceballs? That's exactly what writer and director Mel Brooks thinks. The iconic spoof master appears on Adam Carolla's "Take a Knee" podcast and when he was asked about what he might do next. After all, it's been 20 years since he directed Dracula: Dead and Loving It and 10 years since he wrote The Producers musical for the big screen. And in the conversation, he mentions that he's pondered about doing another Spaceballs movie. However, is it more than just a passing thought in his head? More below! Here's what Brooks had to say about the idea of Spaceballs 2: “I was thinking about 'Spaceballs' the other day. In 'Spaceballs,' in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says ‘Do »

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Mel Brooks Ponders Spaceballs 2

8 February 2015 9:27 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Mel Brooks is not normally a man who makes sequels. But, speaking to host Adam Carolla on a recent edition of the Take A Knee podcast, he expressed a vague desire to revisit the characters of his 1987 Star Wars spoof Spaceballs, if only because, as he jokingly admits, he can see the financial potential. Asked what he might think about making next, he brought up the outer space caper. “I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says ‘Do you think we'll ever meet again?’ and I say ‘Well, I don't know… maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search For More Money,” he says. “And I'm thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out – maybe a couple of months later – I'd have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, »

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Mel Brooks Says He Wants to Direct Spaceballs 2 Next Year

8 February 2015 3:16 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Mel Brooks directed such films as "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," and "Young Frankenstein," but hasn't stepped behind the camera for twenty years. But during a recent interview, Brooks revealed that he may be interested in developing a sequel to his "Spaceballs" comedy. "Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about 'Spaceballs' the other day," he said. "In 'Spaceballs,' in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says 'Do you think we'll ever meet again?' and I say 'Well, I don't know... maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.' And I'm thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after 'Star Wars' comes out . maybe a couple of months later . I'd have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even if it fell on »

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James Gunn Talks Possible Plot Details on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

6 February 2015 11:19 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

As Adam Corolla’ “Take a Knee” podcast got the scoop for Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs 2,” his former co-host Alison Rosen had “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” director James Gunn in the upcoming podcast on Monday.

In her “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” podcast, Gunn revealed the sequel will not be based on any storyline from the Marvel comic books.

Here’s what he said:

“It’s not really based on anything. The story for Guardians 2 is an original story that I came up with that I started working on actually while I was shooting Guardians 1, and it’ll answer some of the questions that were put forth in the first movie about Peter Quill’s father and who he is and what’s going on with that. We’ll get to know some of the characters a little bit more and then we’re going to meet a couple of »

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"Spaceballs 2" ?

6 February 2015 7:58 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

When writer/director Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs" comedy spoof of "Star Wars" was first released in 1987, fans of the 'space opera' genre were delighted with the film, but most reviewers at the time dismissed the film as lame 'shtick', thinking the whole "Star Wars" 'thing' had run its course and best left forgotten. But the fans were right, the film was successful and now Brooks wants to mount a "Spaceballs" sequel:

Brooks was quoted on Adam Carolla's "Take a Knee" podcast, that he would love the original "Spaceballs" cast members to return for a sequel, with filming to start after the release of Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". 

Unfortunately the original "Spaceballs" film has seen many of the main cast pass away, including John Candy as 'Barf'...

... Joan Rivers as 'Dot Matrix', Dom DeLuise as 'Pizza The Hut'...

...and Phil Hartman as 'Dink'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Spaceballs 2 a Go? Mel Brooks Talks Sequel, Its Perfect, Obvious Title and Rick Moranis

6 February 2015 4:07 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Spaceballs fans, this might excite you so much that you'll barely be able to hold your oil. Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money may actually become a thing. Mel Brooks, director, co-writer and star of the hit cult 1987 Star Wars parody comedy film, is thinking about making a sequel. The 88-year-old talked about it on Adam Carolla's podcast Take a Knee last week, and the news has recently been circulating on Reddit and other outlets. In Spaceballs, swashbuckling mercenary and hero Lone Star, played by Bill Pullman, asks one of Brooks' characters, Yogurt, a Yoda-like guru, if they'll ever see each other again. He tells him, "Who knows. God willing, we'll all meet again in »

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Mel Brooks Wants to Make 'Spaceballs 2' with Rick Moranis

6 February 2015 3:47 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With the anticipation growing by the day for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits theaters in December, the buzz surrounding this highly-anticipated space adventure may have planted the seeds for a sequel to everyone's favorite Star Wars parody, Mel Brooks' 1987 classic Spaceballs. The 88-year-old filmmaker was recently a guest on Adam Carolla's podcast Take a Knee, where he teased possible plans for Spaceballs 2, which was actually mentioned in the movie Spaceballs itself. Here's what he had to say below.

"Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says 'Do you think we'll ever meet again?' and I say 'Well, I don't know... maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.' And I'm thinking now, if I »

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Mel Brooks wants to make Spaceballs 2

6 February 2015 2:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been close to thirty years since the release of Spaceballs, so surely the chances of Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money becoming a reality has passed, right? Well, perhaps not, as Mel Brooks has been speaking to Adam Carolla on the Take a Knee podcast, and it seems he’s not given up hope on a follow-up to the 1987 comedy classic.

“I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says ‘Do you think we’ll ever meet again?’ and I say ‘Well, I don’t know…maybe in Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.’ And I’m thinking now, if I did a movie that came out right after Star Wars comes out — maybe a couple of months later — I’d have a big weekend, you know? No matter what, even »

- Gary Collinson

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Mel Brooks Wants ‘Spaceballs 2’ If Rick Moranis is Willing

6 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Internet is going crazy with the possibility of “Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money” being in the works.

Well, not so fast.

Everything hinges on retired actor Rick Moranis reprising the famous role as Dark Helmet. The Canadian actor hasn’t been in anything since he provided his voice for 2006’s “Brother Bear 2.” And he physically hasn’t starred in a movie since 1997’s “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.”

Spaceballs” director Mel Brooks told Adam Carolla’s “Take a Knee” podcast that he’s working on “Spaceballs 2” and already approached the actor to replay Dark Helmet. The movie will only happen if Moranis comes out of retirement for it.

Here’s the quote from the podcast:

“Maybe I could do another musical, maybe I could do another movie. I was thinking about Spaceballs the other day. In Spaceballs, in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, »

- Gig Patta

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