“Bill was an erudite, passionate and intelligent activist and independent thinker as well as being a gifted filmmaker and cherished friend,” read a statement from Kartemquin Films, which announced his death on Tuesday.
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“He has been a valued member of the Kartemquin community since he first worked as a researcher on ‘Hoop Dreams.’ We will miss him greatly,” the statement added.
Siegel’s career in documentaries spans more than 20 years and was highlighted by “Trials of Muhammad Ali,” which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on PBS’ “Independent Lens.” The series followed the late boxer’s struggles outside the ring as he converted to Islam, changed his name and fought to overturn the prison sentence he received for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War.
Scroll through to familiarize yourself with this elite group of actors who were all 18 or younger on the day they were nominated for their awards, and settle in for the rest of award season. We think it's totally going to be a good one.
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Netflix announced the exciting news via Instagram on Tuesday, noting that Incredibles 2 will arrive on its site on Jan. 30. This is incredible information for a number of reasons - Being able to watch Edna and Jack-Jack's adventures anytime we want? Sign us up! - but it also comes hot on the heels of the news that Netflix will be losing Moana on Dec. 20. A crushing blow to families everywhere, to say the least.
Since Disney is rolling out its own streaming site in 2019, we only have a limited time to watch the studio's films on Netflix,
Of course most of the characters in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - the Manhattan-set comedy from Amy Sherman-Palladino that just kicked off its second season on Amazon - are fictional, but one key player is not: comedian Lenny Bruce. Played by Luke Kirby, Bruce shows up in Mrs. Maisel's pilot episode and has been a regular character ever since, mentoring Miriam Maisel in the New York comedy world and arranging a showcase for her at the end of season one.
But who was Lenny Bruce in real life? He was a very influential comedian who helped to advance the art of stand-up with his abrasive, satirical style that addressed everything from politics and religion to sex. He left a legacy that lives on in confrontational comedians such as Bill Maher and Jon Stewart.
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Born in 1925, Bruce started his stand-up career in New
The comedy veteran, actress, singer, and writer has been keeping the world entertained for seven decades now, but she's perhaps best known for her groundbreaking work on her CBS variety show, The Carol Burnett Show. Now she'll be honored for her contributions to television with a special new award at the 2019 Golden Globes ceremony when it takes place on Jan. 6.
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"For more than 50 years, comedy trailblazer Carol Burnett has been breaking barriers while making us laugh," said HFPA President Meher Tatna. "She was the first woman to host a variety sketch show, The Carol Burnett Show. She was also the first woman to win both the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and Kennedy Center Honors. And now we add another
The streaming giant has teamed up with the family of Selena Quintanilla to create a series that tells the life story of the music legend. According to the official description, Selena: The Series will be a "coming of age story following Selena as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music." The Quintanilla family have been involved in the project from the get-go and will serve as the series's executive producers.
"Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives," Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, said in a statement.
After starring in this Summer's biggest romantic hit, Crazy Rich Asians, the Fresh Off the Boat actress is reportedly doubling down on the genre, according to new rumors about her next film role. In an as-yet-unnamed romantic comedy directed by Glow star Kimmy Gatewood and executive produced by Elizabeth Banks, Wu would play a "charmingly chaotic woman who has to get her life together when she becomes pregnant with two babies from two different men."
Um, say what now?!
Yes, apparently Wu's character, if she does sign onto the film, will live out one of my actual nightmares when she endures a double pregnancy (though I'm sure her journey will be far less traumatizing). Savion Einstein wrote the screenplay about this case of "superfecundation," which is apparently a very, very rare condition that could, hypothetically, result in such a scenario.
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Levi made his television debut in Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie, a made-for-tv movie in 2002. After taking on a few smaller roles on sitcoms in the early 2000s (anyone remember the charming Less Than Perfect?), he landed what would be his breakout role: accidental spy Chuck Bartowski on the NBC spy comedy Chuck. For five seasons, from 2007 to 2012, Levi played Chuck, a tech-store nerd who accidentally
Dolly Parton is the type of celebrity who, the more you find out about her, the more impossible it is not to admire her.
The iconic singer-songwriter has not only been making music since the 1960s when she burst on the scene with her debut album, Hello, I'm Dolly, but she's also dabbled in being an actress, record producer, and philanthropist (her charity donated its 100 millionth book in February). On top of all that, she's also an incredibly savvy businesswoman, which means she's maintained ownership over most of her own songs over the last few decades, which is what allowed her to lend her music to Netflix's latest rom-com hit, Dumplin'.
The film follows the story of Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald), a "self-proclaimed fat girl" who decides to regain her confidence by entering the beauty pageant run by her thin, judgmental mother (Jennifer Aniston) in her small Texas town.
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