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Viola Davis and True Blood Stars Attend Actor Nelsan Ellis' Funeral After His Shocking Death

22 July 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nelsan Ellis — the actor known for his role of Lafayette on True Blood who died at the age of 39 — was laid to rest on Saturday at the Holy Temple Cathedral in his home state of Illinois.

Several of Ellis’ costars, including his  True Blood castmates, attended his funeral, according to E! News.

Stars from True Blood included Anna Paquin, who played Sookie; Carrie Preston, who played Arlene, and Rutina Wesley, who played Tara, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Wesley was a longtime friend of Ellis and penned an emotional tribute to him which she shared last week.

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Bryce Dallas Howard’s New Zealand Travel Guide: Her 5 Must-See Destinations

21 July 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bryce Dallas Howard is famous for appearing in films like The Help, Jurassic Park and Pete’s Dragon, but the actress’s latest role is tourism ambassador for New Zealand!

A longtime fan of the beautiful landscape, Howard first visited the country at age five where her dad, Ron Howard, was directing the fantasy film Willow.

“It was like stepping into a portal and stepping out into a magical kingdom,” recalls Bryce. “The green was shocking, the mountains epic, the water full of what looked to me to be sparkling diamonds. I have been chasing this experience my whole life. »

- Emily Strohm

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Christina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, Anna Camp join 'Egg'

17 July 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dark comedy set to shoot in New York later this summer.

Production company Over Easy has castChristina Hendricks, Alysia Reiner, and Anna Camp as the leads in Egg.

The story centres on a conceptual artist and her passive-aggressive husband who invite a pregnant art school rival and her power-hungry husband to their loft in the Bronx for dinner, and surprise their guests with the artist’s work-in-progress – a radical alternative to motherhood. David Alan Basche and Gbenga Akinnagbe will also star.  

Marianna Palka will direct the comedy from a script written by Risa Mickenberg, author of Taxi Driver Wisdom. Palka is a four time Sundance Film Festival alumnus whose directorial debut Good Dick premiered in 2008.

Hendricks is best known for Mad Men and recently starred in The Neon Demon. She was just announced as a lead in the upcoming NBC series Good Girls. Upcoming films include Candy Jar, for Netflix, with [link=nm »

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New image of Jared Leto’s Joker from deleted Suicide Squad scene

16 July 2017 7:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to cinematographer Roman Vasyanov, we’ve got a new look at Jared Leto’s Joker from a deleted scene in last year’s DC Extended Universe blockbuster Suicide Squad, which presumably takes place towards the end of the movie after he’s been shot down in the helicopter; check it out here, via Batman-News…

See Also: The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra emerges as Suicide Squad 2 frontrunner

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their »

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True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis' Family to Open His Funeral to the Public

15 July 2017 4:28 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Nelsan Ellis' family is opening up his funeral to the public. According to the Ellis family, the celebration of the late True Blood actor's life will happen in Harvey, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and there will be a public viewing on July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home. His funeral will be held the following day at Holy Temple Cathedral at 11 a.m., according to the Ellis family. Pastor Tyrone Gaston will officiate the service, reports Variety. The 39-year-old Julliard and Oxford-educated actor, who was also known for his roles in The Soloist, The Butler, Elementary, and The Help, died on July 8 from heart failure complications. After his shocking death, his family issued »

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‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis’s Funeral Will Be Open to the Public

14 July 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A public funeral for “True Blood” star Nelsan Ellis will be held on Saturday, July 22 at Holy Temple Cathedral in Harvey, Ill., a suburb south of Chicago.

Prior to the funeral, there will be a public viewing on Friday, July 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home in Country Club Hills, Ill. Pastor Tyrone Gaston will officiate Saturday’s service, starting at 11 a.m.

Ellis died July 8 from heart failure complications at age 39. His family issued a statement attributing the heart failure to longtime alcohol and drug abuse.

The actor was born in Harvey, Ill., and lived in Alabama with his aunt and siblings before moving back to Chicago at age 15. After joining the Marines for a short period of time, he studied at Illinois State University and went on to get a degree from Juilliard School. In addition to his fan-favorite role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood,” he »

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Sideshow’s Harley Quinn Premium Format Figure from Suicide Squad available to pre-order now

11 July 2017 12:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow has revealed its Harley Quinn Premium Format figure which is based on the likeness of Margot Robbie in last year’s DC supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad. The limited edition collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $530, and is expected to ship between May and July 2018; check it out here…

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Gotham’s very own maid of mischief is stepping out (of prison) with style, and every inch of her exudes attitude. Standing 19” tall, Harley Quinn is decked out in her Suicide Squad outfit, which features a bright red and blue color scheme with her dip-dyed matching hair from the film. Her traditionally clownish makeup is replaced with vibrant eye shadow and striking red lips, keeping with her updated theme.

Harley’s now-iconic “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt and shorts are sculpted onto the figure, and she wears a matching fabric jacket and fabric tights. »

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‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies At 39, Series Stars Pay Tribute

9 July 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Nelsan Ellis, known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on True Blood, has died at age 39. He died from heart failure, which was confirmed by his manager Emily Gerson Saines. Along with starring in True Blood, Ellis also appeared in Veronica Mars,The Soloist,The Help and Lee Daniel‘s The Butler. HBO said in a statement on Saturday that […]

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Nelsan Ellis’ Friends and Co-Stars React to the ‘True Blood’ Star’s Death: ‘My Heart Breaks’

9 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nelsan Ellis’ tragic, untimely death yesterday shocked the film industry, especially those who knew him. The 39-year-old “True Blood” star passed away at 39 from complications of heart failure, his manager Emily Gerson Saines confirmed, leaving behind a body of work that also included roles in “The Help,” “Get On Up” and “The Butler.” His friends and colleagues have taken to social media to express their shock, sadness and dismay.

Read More: Nelsan Ellis, Breakout Star of ‘True Blood,’ Dies at 39

It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul .@OfficialNelsan I’m devastated by his untimely death. pic.twitter.com/If17csduHz

Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 8, 2017

Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, wonderful dude. this is just completely tragic.

Stephen Moyer (@smoyer) July 8, 2017

Dearest #NelsanEllis , may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, you phenomenally talented genius…. pic.twitter. »

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Nelsan Ellis’ Friends and Co-Stars React to the ‘True Blood’ Star’s Death: ‘My Heart Breaks’

9 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nelsan Ellis’ tragic, untimely death yesterday shocked the film industry, especially those who knew him. The 39-year-old “True Blood” star passed away at 39 from complications of heart failure, his manager Emily Gerson Saines confirmed, leaving behind a body of work that also included roles in “The Help,” “Get On Up” and “The Butler.” His friends and colleagues have taken to social media to express their shock, sadness and dismay.

Read More: Nelsan Ellis, Breakout Star of ‘True Blood,’ Dies at 39

It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul .@OfficialNelsan I’m devastated by his untimely death. pic.twitter.com/If17csduHz

Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 8, 2017

Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, wonderful dude. this is just completely tragic.

Stephen Moyer (@smoyer) July 8, 2017

Dearest #NelsanEllis , may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, you phenomenally talented genius…. pic.twitter. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘True Blood’ Stars Mourn the Sudden Death of Nelsan Ellis: ‘This Is Just Completely Tragic’

8 July 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood was shocked on Saturday when news broke that iconic actor Nelsan Ellis had passed away at just 39 years old. While the actor had a prolific résumé, his career was undoubtedly defined by his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood.”

Following his death after complications from heart failure, HBO and “True Blood” creator and executive producer Alan Ball each issued statements regarding Ellis’ sudden passing.

“We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” wrote HBO. “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of ‘True Blood.’ Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”

Ball echoed the network’s sentiments, adding, “Nelsan was a singular talent whose creativity never ceased to amaze me. Working with him was a privilege.”

Once the initial shock of his death wore off, Ellis »

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Octavia Spencer, Gabrielle Union and 'True Blood' Co-Stars React to Nelsan Ellis' Death

8 July 2017 2:41 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Fans and celebrities alike were devastated to learn of Nelsan Ellis' untimely death. The True Blood star died at the age of 39 after complications with heart failure, Et confirmed.

Related: 'True Blood' Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39

Octavia Spencer, who starred in 2011's The Help alongside Ellis, is one of many who posted her condolences to social media.

"Just got word that we lost @nelsanellisofficial," Spencer, 47, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the actor and several hashtags including "#RIPNelsanEllis" and "brilliantactor." "My heart breaks for his kids and family."

"It will forever be a point of sadness for me that I never had the chance to work with Nelsan during my time on True Blood," Carolyn Hennesy said in a statement to Et. "He was one of the finest talents I have personally seen on that or any show."

Actress Gabrielle Union shared that she was "blown away" by the tragic news.

"My »

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Nelsan Ellis Remembered: True Blood Co-Stars, Author and Ep Pay Tribute

8 July 2017 1:36 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

True Blood‘s Nelsan Ellis, who died at the age of 39, is being remembered by friends and former co-stars.

RelatedTrue Blood‘s Nelsan Ellis Dead at 39

Ellis, who played Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO vampire drama and Shinwell Johnson on CBS’ Elementary, died due to complications from heart failure. Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Joe Manganiello, who respectively played Sookie Stackhouse, Bill Compton and Alcide Herveaux on True Blood, took to social media to express their grief over the loss of “a phenomenally talented,” “wonderful person.”

It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply »

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Octavia Spencer, Dulé Hill and More Stars React to the Death of True Blood Star Nelsan Ellis

8 July 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Celebrities, friends and former costars are remembering actor Nelsan Ellis, who People confirmed died after complications with heart failure at the age of 39.

Known for his breakout role as Lafayette on HBO’s True Blood, Ellis had a number of high-profile credits to his name — including parts on the big screen in The HelpSecretariat, and Lee DanielsThe Butler (where he portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr.).

His Help costar Octavia Spencer — who also starred alongside Ellis in the James Brown biopic Get On Up — was one of the first celebrities to react, writing a post on Instagram, “Just got word that we lost @nelsanellisofficial, »

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'True Blood' Star Nelsan Ellis Dead at 39

8 July 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Nelsan Ellis -- known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood" -- has died after complications from heart failure. Ellis also appeared in "The Help," and starred in the TV show, "Elementary."  He also appeared in the moves, "Get On Up" and "The Stanford Prison Experiment"  ... and played Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Lee Daniels' The Butler." HBO issued a statement saying Ellis will be dearly missed. So far no word »

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'True Blood' Actor Nelsan Ellis Died of Heart Failure From Alcohol Addiction

8 July 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nelsan Ellis, the actor who portrayed Lafayette on all seven seasons of the HBO horror-drama series True Blood, has died at the age of 39.

"Nelsan has passed away after complications with heart failure," the actor's manager Emily Gerson Saines, told the Hollywood Reporter. "He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed."

Days after Ellis' passing, the actor's family issued a statement about his long struggle with drugs and alcohol, per The Hollywood Reporter. "After many stints in rehab, Nelsan attempted to withdraw from alcohol on his own, »

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Nelsan Ellis, Breakout Star of ‘True Blood,’ Dies at 39

8 July 2017 12:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nelsan Ellis has passed away at 39 from complications from heart failure, his manager Emily Gerson Saines has confirmed with The Hollywood Reporter. “He was a great talent, and his words and presence will be forever missed,” Saines said in an official statement.

Ellis was best known for his breakout role on “True Blood,” where he played short order cook and drug dealer Lafayette Reynolds. The actor appeared on the hit HBO vampire series for its entire seven-season run and earned awards from the NAACP Image Awards and Satellite Awards for his performance. In recent years, Ellis could be seen on the big screen in supporting turns in “The Help,” “The Butler” and “Get On Up.” He most recently appeared opposite Melanie Lynskey in the indie drama “Little Boxes.”

Ellis is already being remembered by his peers, including Oscar winner and his “Get On Up” co-star Octavia Spencer.

Just got word that we lost @OfficialNelsan. »

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‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39

8 July 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nelsan Ellis — famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood” — has died at age 39, Variety can confirm.

The cause was complications from heart failure.

“We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO said in a statement. “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of ‘True Blood.’ Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”

True Blood” creator and executive producer Alan Ball echoed HBO’s epitaph in a statement of his own. “Nelsan was a singular talent whose creativity never ceased to amaze me,” said Ball. “Working with him was a privilege.”

Ellis’ “The Help” costar Octavia Spencer broke the news on Instagram Saturday morning, saying, “Just got word that we lost (Nelsan). My heart breaks for his kids and family.”

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Who Is Jessica Chastain’s Italian Husband-to-Be Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo? Here’s Everything to Know

10 June 2017 7:43 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jessica Chastain’s husband-to-be Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo is seriously cool.

The two-time Oscar-nominated actress, 40, is marrying her Italian boyfriend in the northern Italian city of Trevisio (about an hour north of Venice) on Saturday. The couple held a reception in Venice on Friday night which famous guests like Anne Hathaway and Chastain’s Zero Dark Thirty costar Edgar Ramirez attended.

Though the couple has been dating since 2012, they have kept their relationship super private, with Chastain rarely opening up about her romantic life in interviews. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t shows love for her fiancé »

- Ale Russian

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Jessica Chastain In "Vogue"

6 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actress Jessica Chastain ("Interstellar") in the June 2017 issue of "Vogue" (Spain), photographed by Mario Sorrenti, wearing Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy and a whole lot more:

After graduating in 2003 from New York's Juilliard drama school Chastain nurtured her craft until 2011...

...then appeared in four films in quick succession including "The Tree of Life", "Take Shelter", "The Help" and "The Debt", followed by "Zero Dark Thirty", gaining her an Oscar nomination.

Starring in "Interstellar", Chastain's other features include "A Most Violent Year", "Crimson Peak", "The Zookeeper's Wife" and "The Martian".

"Probably there are some people who feel great about themselves," said Chastain.

"...and don’t second-guess anything they say or do or wear, but that's just not me..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Jessica Chastain...

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