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It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I have to report that Anton Yelchin has passed way at the age of twenty seven. A young actor of incredible talent who got better each time he appeared on screen, he was pronounced dead earlier today after a freak car accident found him pinned to a security gate outside his home. After getting his break on ER in 2000, Yeltchin rose to prominence with roles in Hearts in Atlantis and Along Came a Spider before getting his big break playing Zack Mazursky in 2006’s Alpha Dog. This lead to him taking the lead role in the criminally underrated Charlie Bartlett, which saw him go toe to toe with a Robert Downey Jr. at the start of his comeback, which itself lead to Yelchin breaking into the mainstream with 2009, bringing his charisma and charm to the roles of Chekov in Jj Abrams’s »
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Anton Yelchin as Chekov
Anton Yelchin, the bright young actor best known for his appearances as Pavel Chekov in the recent Star Trek films, was killed today after being hi by his own car n a freak accident. He was just 27 years old.
Yelchin was found by friends at his home in San Fernando Valley after they grew concerned when he failed to show up to meet them as planned. They found him pinned between a mailbox on his security gate and his car, which appeared to have rolled into him down a steep driveway. He was already dead. The police have said that they do not suspect foul play.
Yelchin had been acting since childhood, when he had a role in ER and made a notable appearance alongside Morgan Freeman in Along Came A Spider. He played the young Kyle Reese in Terminator: Salvation, snagged the lead in the 2011 remake. »
- Jennie Kermode
Update: The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee actor Anton Yelchin was driving at the time of his fatal accident was under recall, The Associated Press reports. The SUV's gear shifters reportedly confused drivers and caused vehicles to roll unexpectedly.
On Monday, Jeep auto-maker Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that the company is investigating and that it's premature to speculate on the crash cause. The 2015 Grand Cherokees were included in Fiat Chrysler's global recall of 1.1 million vehicles announced in April. A Los Angeles coroner's official has stated that Yelchin's death has been ruled an accident. »
Charismatic young and still on the rise actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27.
TMZ reports that the actor was killed early Sunday morning after getting pinned by his car. His publicist Jennifer Allen has confirmed he was killed in a "fatal traffic collision" according to the Associated Press.
The actor is best known for his role as Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films since 2009, but had built up a career in such films as "Terminator Salvation," "The Smurfs," "Only Lovers Left Alive," "Green Room," "Odd Thomas," "Like Crazy," "Charlie Bartlett," "Fierce People," "Alpha Dog," "Hearts in Atlantis ," "Along Came A Spider," and the "Fright Night" remake.
Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia and the son of professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. Yelchin's family requests privacy at this time. »
- Garth Franklin
Time to get your Netflix on, before it's too late. While there are a ton of exciting new titles hitting the streaming service in April, there are also a handful that are leaving for good. 2 Fast 2 Furious, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Rock Star, and Nine to Five are among the month's casualties. Been waiting to binge on M*A*S*H? There's no time like the present! (Seriously though, it's leaving.) Take a look below; you've been warned. Expiring April 1 101 Dalmatians 2 Fast 2 Furious Along Came a Spider Along Came Polly Amistad Bad Johnson Bandslam Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1 Berkeley in the Sixties The Butcher's Wife Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Chuck's Eat the Street Collection: Collection 1 Craigslist Joe Dear Genevieve Collection: Collection 1 Eureka: Season 4.0 Flashdance Hook Hotel Rwanda House of Wax I'll Be Home for Christmas The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson Léon: The Professional M »
- Maggie Pehanick
April is last call for some great movies on Netflix streaming, including "Flashdance," '"Leon: The Professional," and "Let The Right One In."
Here's a complete list of the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in April:
Leaving April 1, 2016
"101 Dalmatians" (1996)
"2 Fast 2 Furious" (2003)
"Along Came a Spider" (2001)
"Along Came Polly" (2004)
"Bad Johnson" (2014)
"Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1
"Berkeley in The Sixties" (1990)
"The Butcher's Wife" (1991)
"Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" (2003)
"Chuck's Eat The Street Collection: Collection 1
"Craigslist Joe" (2012)
"Dear Genevieve Collection: Collection 1
"Eureka": Season 4.0
"Hotel Rwanda" (2004)
"House of Wax" (2005)
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1989)
"The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson" (2013)
"Leon: The Professional" (1994)
"M*A*S*H": Season 11
"Nanny McPhee" (2005)
"The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear" (1991)
"Nine to Five »
- Sharon Knolle
When asked to define the role of the producer, Gary Lucchesi employs a short but effective metaphor: “I always think of the parable of the Good Shepherd,” says the Lakeshore Entertainment prez and co-president of the Producers Guild of America. “He knows his sheep, and his sheep know him.”
That certainly speaks to the core of the position, as established by decades of film and television production: the producer is the individual who, as fellow PGA president Lori McCreary notes, “(provides) the path for the production to ensure a certain standard is held — (they) make sure everything’s working creatively and logistically, and the (creative) team is working well.”
But the host of changes wrought upon the entertainment industry in the past decade may have altered the perception of the producer’s role. And with the 27th annual PGA Awards taking place Jan. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, the »
- Paul Gaita
7 items from 2016
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