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Kelly LeBrock Shows Off Her Stunning Model Daughter & Reveals Why She Spent 24 Years Living off the Grid

Kelly LeBrock Shows Off Her Stunning Model Daughter & Reveals Why She Spent 24 Years Living off the Grid
More than two decades ago, Kelly LeBrock said goodbye to Hollywood after her divorce from Steven Seagal.

“I decided to quit Hollywood to raise my babies away from the limelight,” the actress and model said in a new interview with Closer Weekly.

“I didn’t want them looking into any of the negative aspects of my divorce ,” LeBrock, 57, explained. “So I ran for the hills, and I’ve basically been living in the wilderness with no TV for 24 years!”

LeBrock’s career began when she started modeling in her teens, and she became an internationally renowned name and face. In the mid-’80s,
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Joseph Bologna obituary

Actor, playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who took the part of the tyrannical comedian King Kaiser in the 1982 film comedy My Favourite Year

Tough cookies with soft centres were the stock-in-trade of the actor Joseph Bologna, who has died aged 82. Cinema audiences warmed to him from his performances as gruff, long-suffering or domineering fathers and father figures.

He was the tyrannical comedian King Kaiser, modelled on Sid Caesar, in the nostalgic comedy My Favourite Year (1982), starring Peter O’Toole as an alcoholic former matinee idol. He played one of Gene Wilder’s drinking buddies in The Woman in Red and a man whose teenage daughter (Michelle Johnson) is having an affair with his best friend (Michael Caine) in Blame It on Rio (both 1984). In Big Daddy (1999), he was Adam Sandler’s disapproving father; initially unimpressed when his son adopts a child (“He’d be better off living in a dumpster than living with you!
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Joseph Bologna, Actor And Writer, Dead At 82

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Bologna in "My Favorite Year".

By Lee Pfeiffer

Actor and playwright Joseph Bologna has died from cancer at age 82. Bologna and his wife of 52 years, actress/writer Renee Taylor, were nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay they co-wrote (with David Zelag Goodman) for the 1971 comedy "Lovers and Other Strangers". The two collaborated frequently on and off screen. Bologna was noted primarily for his affiliation with comedies. He and Taylor co-wrote 22 plays and also appeared frequently on television but both had successful solo careers as well.  His most memorable big screen role was as King Kaiser, the acerbic TV variety show host who was based on Sid Caesar in the hit 1982 comedy "My Favorite Year". Last month, Bologna attended a 35th anniversary screening of the film. His other feature films include "Made for Each Other" (co-written with Taylor), "The Big Bus", "Blame It On Rio", "The Woman in Red" and
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Finding the Balance: Crowdfunding Picks

“Architect Blues”

If you’re an avid reader of Women and Hollywood (and if you’re not, welcome!) the disparities between men and women in the film industry are of no surprise. These seemingly never-ending statistics are why projects that acknowledge, question, and challenge the status quo are so crucial; art can rapidly tip the slow scale of reality. This particular ensemble of projects explores balance — or lack thereof — in its many varying forms.

Like other recent crowdfunding projects, Arnetta Randall’s “Who Owns My Body?” explores “women’s bodily autonomy in today’s political climate.” This documentary, however, specifically focuses on black women and their unique experiences — a notion that still comes under attack, even in feminist circles. By doing so, Randall envisions this documentary as a necessary spotlight on the black female experience, as well as a potential line of communication between white and black feminists.

“Architect Blues,” a short film written by Adrianna Cherelle, is more introspective, but it, too, celebrates the strength and resilience of black women. It is dedicated to black women who are trying to find their inner selves while continuing to lift others up.

Choreographer Jinah Parker looks to build a universal community as a means of healing from trauma and pain in “She.” One in three women fall victim to some sort of sexual violence in their lifetime. Parker, who also founded the Jinah Parker Project, explores this epidemic, its effects, and its possible solutions through a theatrical experience rich in multimedia storytelling.

Comedy web series “UnCorked” instead strives to even out the industry playing field — the porn industry, that is. This all-female team “calls shenanigans” on the notion that “sex, desire, and love are the sole purview of the gorgeous, the young, and the thin.” In doing so, “UnCorked” offers female characters who take their own desire — and by extension, lives — into their own hands.

Finally, it goes without saying that gender imbalance still exists in the comic genre. But, did you know that “in the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, there was an abundance of female heroes who headlined their own comic strips?” That’s exactly what “Her-Pow! New Adventures of Vintage Heroines” would like to remind us of — with a contemporary flare, of course. By bringing three vintage heroines back to life, Dawn Alden and her team aim to remind Hollywood that Wonder Woman was, at one time, far from an anomaly.

Here are our women-created and women-centric crowdfunding picks for April 2017.

“Architect Blues” (Short) — Written and Produced by Adrianna Cherelle

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Adrianna Cherelle’s short film began as “form of therapy and love letter to [herself].” It follows graduate student Imara Jones as she’s hit with a case of “architect blues”: An introspective state that forces her to realize that the only life she hasn’t worked on is her own. As she observes the black women around her, Imara must decide whether or not she is ready to construct her own blueprint. According to Cherelle, this film is an “homage to all of the black women who put their jobs, family, love life, and worldly issues before their own personal health and self-realization.

Help “Architect Blues” explore the true meaning of #BlackGirlMagic by donating to its campaign on Seed&Spark.

“She” (Theatrical Experience) — Created and Choreographed by Jinah Parker

“She”: My Creative Photography

Jinah Parker’s “She” has been described as an amalgam of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” and Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls.” This theatrical experience employs spoken word, music, video, and dance to “highlight… one of the major human rights issues of the 21st century: gender violence.” Specifically, Parker focuses on “sexual violence, Sandra Bland, and healing,” and she does so through a communal lens.

“She” debuted in New York City last spring to a sold-out house. Now, Parker intends to bring her transformative work back to the Big Apple before taking it on the road to different states and various college campuses.

Check out how “She” needs your help by visiting its GoFundMe page.

UnCorked” (Web Series) — Written by Mandy Turpin, Lisa K. Wyatt, Debbie Pollack, Tiffany Jeneen, Laura Carson, and Christina Donnelly

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The fictitious characters of “UnCorked” are here to expose the real-life sex industry for what it truly is: “A load of bunk.” This web series follows six wine-loving women as they trade in their Jane Austen book club to produce porn. Unlike other products from this male-dominated, male-centric industry, their porn is “tasteful, elegant, and made with their needs in mind.”

Through a comedic premise, “UnCorked” explores the complexities of female desire, and, more importantly, it does so in a collective fashion. Each team member took the lead on her respective episode, promoting female camaraderie as opposed to competition. If you ask us, it sounds like this project aims to debunk more than just the porn industry.

Help the “UnCorked” team reach its goal during the final hours of their Seed&Spark campaign.

“Her-Pow! New Adventures of Vintage Heroines!” (Short Film Series) — Written by Dawn Alden, Stina Pederson, and Tracy Schmetterer; Produced by Angela Acuna

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“Her-Pow! New Adventures of Vintage Heroines!” — led by Vicarious Films founder Dawn Alden — is a triple threat to say the least. Alden and her team intend on bringing not one, but three female comic heroines back to life in film form. Unlike their source material, these shorts, which showcase The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman, “will feature ethnically diverse casts that are either gender balanced or skew female” and are Lgtbq inclusive.

Female directors, cinematographers, and characters will bring these action-packed, female-centric stories to life. Down the road, Alden hopes that “Her-Pow!” will evolve into a feature or web series.

Help bring these heroines back to fight another day on Seed&Spark.

“Who Owns My Body?” (Documentary) — Written and Directed by Arnetta Randall

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As writer-director Arnetta Randall emphasizes, “feminism has become a widespread movement, but not necessarily an inclusive movement.” By specifically focusing on the black women, this feature-length documentary aims to provide a side of the conversation that, time and time again, mainstream feminism tends to overlook.

“Who Owns My Body?” stresses the need for intersectionality whilst breaking down the multifaceted nature of body image, sexuality, and reproductive rights. Alongside other issues, Randall explores the politicizing of black hair, the correlation between race and sexual violence, and black motherhood through conversations with ordinary women and scholars, animation, and multimedia. By providing a voice for this “gravely marginalized group,” her work aims to “inform, entertain, and empower.”

Help “Who Owns My Body?” explore female autonomy by contributing to its Kickstarter campaign.

To be considered for Women and Hollywood’s biweekly crowdfunding feature, please write to womenandhollywoodinterns@gmail.com. All formats (features, shorts, web series, etc.) are welcome. Projects must be by and/or about women.

Finding the Balance: Crowdfunding Picks was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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20 Oscar-Winning Love Songs That Need to Be on Your Wedding Playlist

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If you're looking to kick up your wedding music a notch, we have just the thing. In honor of award season, we've pulled 20 Oscar-winning love songs (Ok, some are about friendship, but how could we not include "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3?) that deserve a spot on your wedding playlist. Whether you're looking for a vintage track like "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's, a somewhat cheesy tune like "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from The Woman in Red, or a timeless classic like "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from Dirty Dancing, we've got you covered.
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The Apprentice 2016, week 11 – as it happened

The final five faced their interview tasks – but how did they handle a grilling from Lord Sugar’s crack team of advisers?

10.00pm GMT

The flash forward to Sunday (the final) does not fill me with optimism as Courtney demonstrates his trophy baby beaker. He needs to stop with the weird infant drinking receptacles. He’s freaking me out.

Anyway! There are your finalists. And although I sadly won’t be able to join you on Sunday, you’ll be in the capable charge of Heidi Stephens. So join her at 9pm for all the fun of the fair. Well, of the Apprentice final.

9.58pm GMT

Alanna is in tears, Courtney actually cracks his first full smile of the series.

In the cab of doom, Frances tries to put a cheerful face on her bitter disappointment. And the other two share a jovial people carrier back to the house. Courtney
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Gene Wilder remembered by Kelly Le Brock

11 June 1933 – 29 August 2016

The actor’s friend and co-star remembers a gentle man whose sensitivity was born from a tough upbringing and a constantly ailing mother

Alan Rickman remembered by Ian Rickson

• Read the Observer’s obituaries of 2016 in full here

I’ll never forget the first time Gene walked into my house. My God, I thought, it’s Willy Wonka! Gene was working with my then husband, Victor [Drai, a film producer], adapting a French film, Pardon Mon Affaire, which became The Woman in Red (1984). It was my first film. I always say I got the role because I was sleeping with the producer! Gene was the director and the star – and a different, shyer character off camera.

He’d had a tough early life, he’d been abused, and his mother was ill throughout his childhood. He’d always been told to be quiet, sensitive, to make his mother smile. That’s where
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Oscars 2017: Will Multiple Best Original Song Nominations Equal Gold For ‘La La Land’?

La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

If you’ve been paying attention to the 2017 Oscars race, you’ve likely heard of a little movie titled La La Land. The Damien Chazelle-directed romantic musical features numerous tunes throughout but Lionsgate is pushing hard for just two — “City of Stars” and “Audition” — in the best original song category. One question remains: does having multiple pieces nominated help or hurt a film? Let’s take a look back at what history seems to indicate.

La La Land — while likely a frontrunner for many categories at the upcoming Academy Awards, even the coveted best picture — we’re going to be focusing on the musical side. Both of the film’s stars, Ryan Gosling (jazz musician Sebastian) and Emma Stone (aspiring actress Mia), lent their vocal chops to these two numbers with him owning most of “City of Stars” and her dominating in “Audition.
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Match the Gene Wilder character to the film - quiz

As we bid farewell this week to the mighty Gene Wilder, find out how many of his movie roles you can recognise

Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx

Bonnie and Clyde

The Producers

Young Frankenstein

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Rhinoceros

The Woman in Red

Silver Streak

The Frisco Kid

Haunted Honeymoon

Blazing Saddles

Stir Crazy

Blazing Saddles

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Start the Revolution Without Me

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx

The Woman in Red

The World's Greatest Lover

Silver Streak

Stir Crazy

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Hanky Panky

Another You

Silver Streak

Sunday Lovers

Bonnie and Clyde

Blazing Saddles

The Little Prince

Young Frankenstein

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Rhinoceros

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother
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Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's Tragic, Heart-Crushingly Beautiful Love Story

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Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner's Tragic, Heart-Crushingly Beautiful Love Story
This week, an icon from movies, comedy, and many of our childhoods passed away: Gene Wilder, the original Willy Wonka, died at age 83 from complications of Alzheimer's. The loss, like so many beloved actors, was felt deeply by many, but when I heard the news, I had a second, happy thought after the initial grief-filled surprise: he's with Gilda now. Gilda Radner was Gene Wilder's third wife - she was married to someone else when they met, and he would marry after her death. On paper, it sounds like the kind of Hollywood marriage you'd read about in every tabloid today - they were married to others before their union and only had a few years of marriage; nothing incredible-sounding. But Gene and Gilda had so much more than a Hollywood marriage; theirs was the meeting of two comic geniuses, of course, but also, the kind of romance that's
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Iconic Comic Actor Gene Wilder Dies at Age 83

The sad news for fans of film comedy spread like wildfire earlier this week. Here’s the opening paragraph facts from the New York Times:

Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in the box-office smash “Stir Crazy,” died early Monday morning at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83.

A nephew, the filmmaker Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed his death in a statement, saying the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. Wilder’s rule for comedy was simple: Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. “I’m an actor, not a clown,” he said more than once.

And what an actor. That’s from the
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Gene Wilder 'Was In a Class By Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman In Touching Tribute

Gene Wilder 'Was In a Class By Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman In Touching Tribute
Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. Since then, tributes had flooded in for the legendary comedian. Cloris Leachman, who worked with Wilder on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein and other projects, shared her statement with People on Monday. "Gene was in a class by himself. I looked up to him yet on the set he was just one of us. I remember when we were shooting Young Frankenstein there was a scene where I had to get the group up the stairs immediately. I had to say,
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Gene Wilder 'Was In a Class By Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman In Touching Tribute

Gene Wilder 'Was In a Class By Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman In Touching Tribute
Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. Since then, tributes had flooded in for the legendary comedian. Cloris Leachman, who worked with Wilder on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein and other projects, shared her statement with People on Monday. "Gene was in a class by himself. I looked up to him yet on the set he was just one of us. I remember when we were shooting Young Frankenstein there was a scene where I had to get the group up the stairs immediately. I had to say,
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Gene Wilder was so much more than his pitch-perfect work as Willy Wonka

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Gene Wilder was so much more than his pitch-perfect work as Willy Wonka
What makes a great actor great? When I watch a performance, there are certain things I look for, and the biggest of those things is whether or not the actor is making choices about their work. There are plenty of actors who get through a scene just fine and who deliver their lines nicely and who never ever connect beyond that for me because it doesn’t feel like they’re bringing anything to the process aside from their physical presence. There are certain actors, though, who I am immediately drawn to because you can see how they’re taking the raw material of the script and they’re putting it through their personal filter so that the end result is something the writer couldn’t have imagined, that the director couldn’t have asked for, and that the actor never would have reached on his own. Gene Wilder was one of those actors,
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Gene Wilder Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Comedy Icon

Gene Wilder Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Comedy Icon
Sad news came today as legendary comedian Gene Wilder passed away at the age of 83. The actor's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed that the cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's Disease. As news of this comedy legend's passing continues to spread, we have more details from Jordan Walker-Pearlman about his uncle's final moments, while several members of the Hollywood community have honored Gene Wilder through social media.

Along with several Twitter tributes, Jordan Walker-Pearlman released a full statement about his uncle's passing. It was never made public that the actor was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, a decision that was made by both the actor and his family. Here's how his nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman had to say about why it was never revealed that Gene Wilder suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.

"We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones - this illness-pirate,
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Gene Wilder Has Passed Away

He brought smiles, laughter, and merry memories to multiple generations, and although his legacy will live on, it is with great sadness that we share the news that Gene Wilder has passed away at the age of 83.

Multiple sources, including THR, report that Wilder died at his home in Stamford, Conn. on Sunday. After fighting Alzheimer’s Disease over the past several years, he passed away while listening to Ella Fitzgerald’s cover of “Somewhere over the Rainbow.”

A heartfelt statement (via Variety) by Wilder’s nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, reveals that his uncle lived comfortably and happily among his loved ones in his final years:

“The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing
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Gene Wilder's 10 Greatest Performances

Gene Wilder's 10 Greatest Performances
Everyone's got a favorite Gene Wilder performance: to younger viewers, he's a fondly remembered face in childhood favorites like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; to an older filmgoers, he was a brilliantly bawdy performer who owned comedy in the Seventies. At any age, however, he was one of those impossible-to-dislike actors whose very presence had a way of lifting up a film.

Most actors consider it a privilege to land one all-time classic role over the course of their career — Wilder had more than can be counted on one hand.
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Gene Wilder dies, aged 83

Den Of Geek Aug 29, 2016

Some really sad news. The great Gene Wilder has died, it's been confirmed.

Gene Wilder, the actor, writer and director of unforgettable stage and screen comedies, has died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease in Stamford, Connecticut, according to a statement from his nephew. Wilder was 83.

Wilder was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and treated with radiation and stem cell transplants in 1999.

Less than two years after Wilder married Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died on May 20th 1989, at age 42. Wilder wrote and directed The Woman In Red (1984) and starred in two other films with Radner. After she died, Wilder became actively involved in promoting awareness of ovarian cancer and helped found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles and co-founding Gilda's Club.

Wilder reportedly became a comic performer in order to cheer up his dying mother.
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Gene Wilder Dies: Mel Brooks, Josh Gad and More Celebrities Pay Tribute

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Gene Wilder Dies: Mel Brooks, Josh Gad and More Celebrities Pay Tribute
Gene Wilder's celebrity friends, costars and fans are mourning the loss of the Willy Wonka star, who died Monday at age 83. "Gene Wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time is gone," said Wilder's longtime friend and collaborator Mel Brooks in a statement to People. "He blessed every film we did together with his special magic. And he blessed my life with his friendship. He will be so missed." The Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein star is being remembered by a wide range of celeb fans spanning TV, film, theater and many decades in age. Frozen's
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Gene Wilder Dies: Mel Brooks, Josh Gad and More Celebrities Pay Tribute

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Gene Wilder Dies: Mel Brooks, Josh Gad and More Celebrities Pay Tribute
Gene Wilder's celebrity friends, costars and fans are mourning the loss of the Willy Wonka star, who died Monday at age 83. "Gene Wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time is gone," said Wilder's longtime friend and collaborator Mel Brooks in a statement to People. "He blessed every film we did together with his special magic. And he blessed my life with his friendship. He will be so missed." The Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein star is being remembered by a wide range of celeb fans spanning TV, film, theater and many decades in age. Frozen's
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