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As new details emerge about the death of Playboy model Katie May, the woman’s family says the facts just add to the pain of losing her.
“We’re coping with it. It’s like rekindling something we’d like to forget,” Katie’s father, Walter May, tells People. “We miss our daughter tremendously … the pain never goes away.”
The 34-year-old model passed away in February just days after suffering a stroke, her family told People at the time. Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says the star died as a »
- Char Adams
Veteran British film director Ken Loach announced his retirement back in 2014 while attending a promotional press tour for his then current feature Jimmy’s Hall. Fast forward two years and 80-year-old Loach is back with a vengeance having recently scooped the coveted Palme D’Or. This is, coincidentally, exactly a decade on since Loach won the same award for his Irish war drama The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Since the 60s, Loach's films (from Cathy Come Home to The Angels' Share) have all possessed a socially critical tone, and his latest film I, Daniel Blake is no different.
This time he's given us an urgent societal drama, one that serves as a scathing remonstrance of austerity Britain and the cracks within the welfare system. Geordie comedian Dave Johns stars as Daniel Blake, »
He told the audience at the third and final presidential debate that “nobody has more respect for women than I do.” But minutes later, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump slammed his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by calling her a “nasty woman.”
The comment came as the former Secretary of State was discussing Social Security â. a programÂ she plans to add money to if elected on Nov. 8.
“I am on record as saying that we need to put more money into the Social Security trust fund,” Clinton, 68,Â explained. “That’s part »
- Dave Quinn
Playboy model Katie May died after a visit to the chiropractor left her with a torn artery in her neck, People confirms.
The 34-year-old model passed away in February just days after suffering a stroke, her family told People at the time. And a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner now says the star died as a result of an injury sustained during a “neck manipulation by chiropractor.”
Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter tells People that aÂ chiropractor shifted May’s neck, tearing her left vertebral artery. The tear blocked blood flow to May’s brain and caused the stroke. »
- Char Adams
[[tmz:video id="0_j079jac1"]] Former Miss Teen USA Katie Blair says Donald Trump is far from the sleazy guy he's being made out to be ... based on her experiences with him on TV shows and pageants. Katie was Miss Teen USA '06 and Miss CA USA '11 ... and Trump owned both pageants at the time. We talked to her about her interactions with the boss, and while she admits there were plenty of situations for him to leer ... she insists it Never happened. »
- TMZ Staff
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The advertising campaign for ABC’s newest family sitcom, American Housewife, states that the Otto family at its center is “anything but cookie cutter.” That edge doesn’t track much in the show’s pilot, which is appropriately amusing in a forward-thinking, inoffensive way, but not actually packing much in the way of clever jabs at fat-shaming American culture like its original title did in six words: The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport. Would that have ended well for the show? Probably not. But the creators’ decision (which was likely also ABC’s) to opt for reticence over overt boldness ends up highlighting the somewhat bland nature of American Housewife in one fell swoop.
That former title is essentially the exact plot of the 20-minute pilot, so it has the honest angle going for it as well, and that sits better with the »
- Mitchel Broussard
The New York Film Festival kicks off this week, sending us straight into the second half of a very busy fall festival season. In preparation for the festival, we’re rolling out a series of previews to point you in the direction of all the movies you have to see (or at least, all the movies you have to start anticipating right now). Today, some new offerings from cinema’s greatest master and auteurs — new, emerging and beloved.
Over the course of just three feature films, multi-hyphenate Kenneth Lonergan has proven himself to be one of America’s most exciting rising auteurs. Uniquely capable of capturing great emotion without even a hint of melodrama or a single false note, his long-awaited follow-up to the grievously mistreated “Margaret” — perhaps this decade’s cinematic endeavor most deserving of critical reappraisal after critical reappraisal — again returns him »
- Kate Erbland, David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn, Chris O'Falt and Graham Winfrey
High school hijinks lead to town-wide terror in C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud. The sequel to the cult 1984 horror film will be featured as the fifth entry in Lionsgate's Vestron Video Collector's Series, and ahead of its high-definition release this November, we have a look at the Blu-ray's bonus features list and cover art.
Press Release: The Vestron Video Collector’s Series will resurrect the Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.Ds) when classic horror satire C.H.U.D. II: Bud The Chud arrives on limited edition Blu-ray™ on November 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Street Date: 11/22/16
Blu-ray™ Srp: $34.97
The Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers (C.H.U.Ds) return with a vengeance in high definition when the Vestron Video Collector’s Series resurrects C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud in limited edition Blu-ray™ on November 22 from Lionsgate. In the outrageous sequel to C.H.U.D., the half-dead decomposing humanoids, »
- Derek Anderson
New coaches Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus continued to prove worthy additions to the panel. Keys in particular is gifted at earnestly probing and prompting sob stories by asking the contestants questions like, “Where is this voice coming from?” (Translation: Do you or someone you know have a rare blood disease?) Adam Levine kept up his sad puppy act and Blake Shelton let us know several times how cool his girlfriend is. Ok, fine, she is really cool.
Stray observation: So far this season, every time someone has started singing and I thought, “Ugh, this song is so corny,” it has been a pretty good metric for knowing that they weren’t going to make it through to the next round. (That »
- Seth Kelley
Happy birthday, Prince Harry! • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.The redheaded royal is celebrating the big 3-2 today, and if another year of Harry isn't something to celebrate, we don't know what is. With every year, Prince Harry gives us more reasons to love him. Here are just a few. 1. His red hair.Everybody loves a ginger. 2. His smile.That face! Who could say no to that face? 3. His friendship with Michelle Obama.Step aside, Taylor Swift. These two take squad goals to a whole new level. 4. His dedication to veterans. »
- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_
Vibrant and vivacious Kerry Stoutenburgh, a 19-year-old from Kingston, New York, has died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria Fowleri while on vacation in Maryland. Kerry, a junior studying cinematography at Brooklyn College, began complaining of a headache and sensitivity to light days after returning from time spent with her boyfriend and family swimming in Sideling Hill creek in August. "We went to the hospital and they told us it was dehydration, but I knew there was something deeply wrong," Kerry's sister, Katherine Stoutenburgh, 22, tells People. "She was discharged from the hospital and she came home to take a nap. »
- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio
Considering how fashionable a “spiritual sequel” is in Hollywood these days, it’s a pity that those behind Katie Says Goodbye can’t legally flaunt it as one of the prequel variety to Martin Scorsese’s early drama Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Sharing more than just the pink waitress uniforms donned by Olivia Cooke and Ellen Burstyn, respectively, both films explore a seemingly inescapable life below the poverty line in the American southwest, with big dreams to emerge out of the rut. Wayne Roberts‘ directorial debut certainly gets darker than that 1974 drama, but, despite a transfixing performance from Cooke, it’s in search of a more distinctive personality on both the page and screen.
Katie spends most of her time working as a waitress at the local truck stop, seemingly the biggest attraction in her desolate town. At night, she tends to her alcoholic, unemployed mother (Mireille Enos »
- Jordan Raup
According to Deadline, Oscar winners Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and Faye Dunaway (Network) have signed on to star alongside Nicky Whelan (Matador) in Inconceivable, a new thriller from director Jonathan Baker and screenwriter Chloe King.
The film will see Whelan as Katie, a mother who moves to town with her young daughter in order to start a new life after enduring abuse in her past. She soon befriends another mother, Angela, and her husband Brian (Cage), and when Angela notices odd behaviour from Katie, she begins to question whether her entions are as innocent as she makes them out to be, or if something dark is lurking beneath the surface.
Production on Inconceivable is set to get underway next month, with Emmett/Furla/Oasis producing on behalf of Lionsgate.
- Gary Collinson
Like the heroine of a silent movie melodrama, or any number of Lars von Trier opuses, the title character in “Katie Says Goodbye” suffers more than her share of tragic events. But even if first-time writer-director Wayne Roberts is sympathetic to the plight he’s chosen for the protagonist, his film never burrows deep enough under her skin to make the string of miserable scenarios connect in a meaningful way.
A waitress at a truck stop in a tiny Arizona town, Katie is played by Olivia Cooke with something between the glamour of those silent era sirens and the studied naturalism of a contemporary indie It girl. So moving as “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s” doomed high schooler and so witty and vibrant in her best moments on TV’s “Bates Motel,” Cooke is a natural at holding the camera, and she’s on screen nearly every »
- Geoff Berkshire
Sundance 2015 belonged to “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s crowd-pleasing big screen take on the popular Ya novel of the same name by Jesse Andrews. The adulation was obvious from the start, thanks to a premiere punctuated by a massive standing ovation and a late-night bidding war (with Fox Searchlight ultimately paying $12 million for the indie), all topped off nicely by the double-whammy win of the festival’s Grand Jury Prize and its Audience Award.
The tearjerking dramedy even came complete with a trio of up-and-coming talents to watch — the me, the Earl and, yes, the dying girl — including Thomas Mann, Rj Cyler and Olivia Cooke. As “dying girl” Rachel, former scream queen Cooke was tasked with being funny, sad, dramatic, creative, worldly and wise, all in one appealingly unsentimental package. Best known to audiences for her turns in a series of horror offerings, including “The Quiet Ones, »
- Kate Erbland
Taylor Swift showed some love to a fan who recently died by donating $5,000 to the girl’s family. Swift left a heartfelt note and $5,000 on the GoFundMe set up in honor of Katie Beth Carter, who died in a car accident over Labor Day weekend. “Kimi, No words could express how sorry I am for your loss,” Swift wrote on the page, addressing Carter‘s sister, who had set up the campaign. “I know that you will keep Katie’s memory alive. Please know how much I am thinking of you and saying a prayer for your family. All my love, »
- Linda Ge
It looks like Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky might be expanding their family by one more. Fuller House stars, John Stamos and Lori Loughlin smiled for a selfie with a white-headed capuchin monkey, in an Instagram shot posted by Stamos on Tuesday. "Is that Jesse and Becky's new kid?" the 53-year-old actor captioned the shot. "Watch Fuller House Season 2 to find out!" Of course, the real question should be, "Is that Marcel from Friends?" The primate bares a striking resemblance to the female monkey who played Marcel on the hit NBC show - who goes by the name Katie. Friends »
- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves
“If you believe in heaven, Mr. Gecko, I suggest you start to believe in Hell, because it is coming.” The Gecko brothers are back with a bang in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and there's plenty of hell to pay and fun to be had in the two-episode season 3 premiere airing tonight at 9:00pm Et on El Rey Network.
A lot has changed since one of the biggest bar brawls this side of Road House ended with Carlos’ dismemberment at Jacknife Jed’s in the season 2 finale. As cash collectors for the vampiric Lords in the season 3 premiere episode, “Head Games,” the hermanos Geckos are still working side-by-side, but they’re miles apart emotionally. Seth (D.J. Cotrona) doesn’t enjoy being the culebras’ errand boy (even if it does come with his own staff of bloodsuckers and a nice payday), nor does he like watching his culebra brother, »
- Derek Anderson
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this week, and with it, the rest of a very busy fall festival season. In preparation for the Canadian festival, we’ll be rolling out a series of previews to point you in the direction of all the movies you have to see (or at least, all the movies you have to start anticipating right now). First up, we’re looking at all the up-and-coming talents who just might break through at this year’s festival. Keep your eyes peeled, this batch just might end up being the brightest one yet.
Director Alex Lehmann cut his teeth as a cinematographer on short films and horror movies before landing his feature film directorial debut, “Blue Jay.” A comedic drama starring Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass, who also wrote the screenplay for the film, “Blue Jay” centers on a pair »
- Kate Erbland, Steve Greene, Graham Winfrey, Chris O'Falt and David Ehrlich
Longtime publicity and marketing executive Andrea Jaffe, who was once called the “iron-fisted personal publicist” of Tom Cruise and also worked closely with Oliver Stone, died Wednesday in Wilmington, N.C. after a lengthy illness.
In addition to Stone and Cruise, her publicity firm Andrea Jaffe and Associates represented high profile clients in the 1980s and 1990s including Richard Gere, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Farrah Fawcett, Bette Midler, Sissy Spacek and filmmaker Michael Apted. She also repped production firms including Sherry Lansing Productions and Largo Entertainment. Among the films she handled publicity for were “Platoon” “Fatal Attraction” “Rain Man,” “The Grifters,” “The Doors” and “JFK.”
In January 1992, she closed her firm to become president of marketing at 20th Century Fox, where she oversaw creative advertising, publicity and »
- Pat Saperstein
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