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    A new version of the first known on-screen kiss between two African-American actors has been discovered in the collections of the National Library of Norway. The 1898 film, directed by US film industry pioneer William Selig, stars vaudeville actors Saint Suttle and Gertie Brown and shows them courting and kissing in front of a cloth backdrop. The only previously known copy of ‘Something Good – Negro Kiss’ was acquired from a collector in Louisiana in 2017 and added to the US Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2018 for its cultural value. It depicts a tender scene between two African-American actors at a time when caricatures of Black life were more common. The version identified by Norway’s National Library differs in that it is longer and the actors are filmed from a greater distance. “It is more complex, there is more of a prelude before the kisses, with...
    Climate change is increasing flood risk around the country. Insurance rates are not keeping pace, report finds Democratic trio launch new TV ad shop Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft The Best Flashlight We've Ever Tested Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Nino Muñoz/The CW On Feb. 23, 2021, the Man of Steel returns to the small screen with The CW's "Superman & Lois." Tyler Hoechlin stars as Clark Kent opposite Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane on the new series, which sees the iconic comic book couple returning to his hometown of Smallville, Kansas, with their two teen sons. It's not the first time the "7th Heaven" and "Teen Wolf" alum has portrayed Superman: He first took...
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti or Shiv Jayanti is celebrated every year on February 19, as the birth anniversary of the greatest warrior-king in the history of India. It was because of him that the Maratha empire came into existence. He has been an inspiration for generations and is admired for his bravery, tactics, achievements and self-confidence. Even though he is no more between us, his teachings and principals still exist in the minds of many. Over the years, many TV shows and films are being made on the life of Shivaji. And so, on the 391st birth anniversary of the legendary, let’s take a look at some stars who played the iconic emperor on screen. Shivaji Jayanti: 8 Facts About The Brave Maratha Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on His 389th Birth Anniversary.  Paras Arora He played the role of a young Shivaji on Colors TV historical show, Veer Shivaji....
    CDC guidelines to reopen schools: Teacher vaccinations not a must, 6 feet separation advised Trump’s team takes aim at rivals in brief and combative defense Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/20 SLIDES © Getty Images Actors we wish were still making movies People across all professions retire. That goes for actors as well, who sometimes stop getting the casting calls. Those actors are not necessarily forced into retirement, but they might make infrequent appearances or get cast in roles that are so small, we don't even hear about them. And it's a shame when one of those actors is among your favorites. In this case we are talking about living actors...
    Trump leaves the Hollywood Screen Actors Guild and is thanked by him
    Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild after the union threatened to expel him for his role in the Capitol riot in January. In a letter dated Thursday and addressed to SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, Trump said he was resigning from the union that he had been a member of since 1989.  "I no longer wish to be associated with your union," wrote Trump in a letter shared by the actors guild. "As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me."   The guild responded with a short statement: "Thank you."   Last month, the SAG-AFTRA board voted that there was probable cause that Trump violated its guidelines for membership by his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. Trump, the guild said, had sustained "a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of...
    The Screen Actors Guild was holding a disciplinary meeting to consider revoking former President Trump's membership, but before SAG could make any announcements, Mr. Trump announced he's breaking up with them first. Mr. Trump sent a resignation letter to the organization's president, Gabrielle Carteris, writing "I no longer wish to be associated with your union." "I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!" the former commander in chief wrote. "While I'm not familiar with your work, I'm very proud of my work on movies such as 'Home Alone 2,' 'Zoolander' and 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'; and television shows including 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' 'Saturday Night Live,' and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, 'The Apprentice' — to name just a few!"   The SAG-AFTRA National Board voted overwhelmingly in late January to find...
    Social media lit up this week about 35-year-old Carey Mulligan playing a 56-year-old character in the Netflix movie “The Dig.” It’s hard enough for women over 40 to find juicy roles in film and TV, critics of the casting choice said, so why not pick someone age-appropriate (like Nicole Kidman, who at 53 had been initially slated to play the part)?  It’s a fair criticism of the industry, which continues to largely sideline actresses over 50, but it’s certainly not wildly unusual to see such a big disparity in the ages between actor and character. Over the decades, there have been countless examples of performers playing way older or younger than their roles. Here’s a look at some of the most surprising examples.  Anne Bancroft, “The Graduate” Anne Bancroft plays middle-aged Mrs. Robinson, who famously tries to seduce Dustin Hoffman’s character Benjamin Braddock.Courtesy Everett Collection As the middle-aged Mrs. Robinson,...
    NEW YORK -- Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild after the union threatened to expel him for his role in the Capitol riot in January.In a letter dated Thursday and addressed to SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, Trump said he was resigning from the union that he had been a member of since 1989."I no longer wish to be associated with your union," wrote Trump in a letter shared by the actors guild. "As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me."The guild responded with a short statement: "Thank you."Last month, the SAG-AFTRA board voted that there was probable cause that Trump violated its guidelines for membership by his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. Trump, the guild said, had sustained "a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists,...
    Social media lit up this week about 35-year-old Carey Mulligan playing a 56-year-old character in the Netflix movie “The Dig.” see also Netflix criticized for casting Golden Globe nominee Carey Mulligan as 56-year-old The “Promising Young Woman” star is only 35. It’s hard enough for women over 40 to find juicy roles in film and TV, critics of the casting choice said, so why not pick someone age-appropriate (like Nicole Kidman, who at 53 had been initially slated to play the part)?  It’s a fair criticism of the industry, which continues to largely sideline actresses over 50, but it’s certainly not wildly unusual to see such a big disparity in the ages between actor and character. Over the decades, there have been countless examples of performers playing way older or younger than their roles. Here’s a look at some of the most surprising examples.  Anne Bancroft, “The Graduate”...
    Trump in 1989Renée C. Byer/Zuma Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Forget the United States Constitution. Former President Trump blatantly violated the constitution of the Screen Actors Guild, and the union’s disciplinary committee won’t have that. The union wrote in a press release last month that a disciplinary committee would hear charges regarding “Trump’s role in inciting the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, and in sustaining a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members.” If Trump were found guilty, he’d face the most severe consequence possible: expulsion. Trump may not have been willing to resign from the presidency, but the Screen Actors Guild? Pfft. In his words: “Who cares!” In a letter released today, Trump, still...
    Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild ahead of a disciplinary meeting over his membership in the wake of the Capitol riot.  In a letter obtained by Fox News the former president writes 'who cares' at the union's threat to expel him before listing off his on screen credits including on Home Alone 2, Zoolander and on The Apprentice.  Trump, who holds a pension with the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, wrote: 'I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!' The letter, addressed to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris, goes on: 'While I'm not familiar with your work, I'm very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of...
    Bradley Cortright February 4, 2021 0 Comments Former President Donald Trump is resigning from The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) as he faced threats of expulsion or suspension for his alleged incitement of the storming of the U.S. Capitol. In a letter obtained by Fox News, Trump wrote, “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!” “While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice—to name just a few!” Trump continued. The former president went on to claim he “greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying...
    Donald Trump. AP Images Former president Donald Trump was a member of the Screen Actors Guild labor union until Thursday.  SAG-AFTRA was going to hold a hearing over whether or not to expel Trump.  But Trump resigned first, stating in a letter that the union had "done nothing" for him. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Former president Donald Trump was a Hollywood celebrity before he was became a political figure. But now his association with the actor's labor union group, SAG-AFTRA, has come to an end.  SAG-AFTRA had planned on holding a hearing to decide whether or not to expel Trump from the labor group. The announcement was made on January 19, less than two weeks after President Trump's supporters led an insurrection at the US Capitol building.  "Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred — democracy, truth, respect for our fellow...
    Former President Donald Trump resigned his Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) membership on Feb. 4. Trump blasted a Disciplinary Committee attempt to remove him from SAG-AFTRA, asking “Who cares!” He emphasized his screen credits, including for the movies Home Alone 2 and Zoolander, and his reality show The Apprentice, which he called “one of the most successful shows in television history.” Trump further claimed that the union was unhelpful to him as a performer. “You have done nothing for me,” he signed off.  (RELATED: REPORT: Donald Trump’s Hollywood Salary Makes Drastic Decrease Right Before He Leaves Office) The Screen Actor’s Guild threatened Donald Trump with removal from their membership because of the events on Jan. 6. He just sent them this letter and resigned ???????????? pic.twitter.com/uT8hu2SlQh — Caleb Hull (I’m With the CCP Don’t Ban Me) (@CalebJHull) February 4, 2021 Trump was facing possible...
    Former President Donald Trump said Thursday he was leaving the Screen Actors Guild, telling the group in a resignation letter that it had a “dismal record as a union.” “I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership,” Trump wrote in the missive, which was directed to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and obtained by Fox News. The group was considering Trump’s expulsion after the Jan. 6 unrest that took place in Washington, D.C. Trump said he was “very proud” of his appearances in Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as well as his work on television, including his role as host of The Apprentice. The former president added: I’ve also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform not much time left untiL I got involved in politics, and created thousands of jobs at...
    By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild after the union threatened to expel him for his role in the Capitol riot in January. In a letter dated Thursday and addressed to SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, Trump said he was resigning from the union that he had been a member of since 1989. “I no longer wish to be associated with your union,” wrote Trump in a letter shared by the actors guild. “As such, this letter is to inform you of my immediate resignation from SAG-AFTRA. You have done nothing for me." The guild responded with a short statement: “Thank you." Last month, the SAG-AFTRA board voted that there was probable cause that Trump violated its guidelines for membership by his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. Trump, the guild said, had sustained "a reckless campaign of...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. April 4, 2021 - The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is scheduled to take place.January 19, 2020 - The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are held.AboutThe nominees and winners are chosen by the members of the Screen Actors Guild.Read MoreTwo panels (film and television), each comprising 2,500 randomly chosen members, select the nominees. All active members of the SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists may vote for winners in all categories.The winners receive the Actor, the statuette for outstanding performance.2021 Nominees (Selected)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleAmy Adams, "Hillbilly Elegy"Viola Davis, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"Vanessa Kirby, "Pieces of a Woman"Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleRiz Ahmed, "Sound of Metal"Chadwick Boseman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"Anthony Hopkins, "The Father"Gary Oldman, "Mank"Steven Yeun,...
    Former President TrumpDonald Trump Pelosi pushing Newsom to pick Schiff for next California AG: report Palm Beach town attorney says Trump should be able to live at Mar-a-Lago Trump helipad at Mar-a-Lago to soon be demolished MORE has announced his departure from the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) after the group threatened to expel him following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Trump's resignation, which was reported by Fox News on Thursday, comes after the guild voted overwhelmingly to condemn the former president for violating member guidelines during a disciplinary hearing in mid-January. Trump's letter of resignation to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris reportedly stated, "I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!" "While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps;...
    Former President Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists after the board voted that his actions prior to the Capitol riot violated their guidelines. "I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!" Trump wrote to SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in a letter obtained by Fox News. "While Im not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice — to name just a few!" Trump wrote. He went on to claim that he "also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much...
    Former President Donald Trump wrote a letter of resignation to the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists after the union threatened to expel him after the riot at the U.S. Capitol. "I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares?” Trump wrote to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris. "While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice — to name just a few!" Trump also boasted that he “greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics), and created...
    DONALD Trump has resigned from Screen Actors Guild and said "who cares!" after threats he would be expelled from the TV union. The former president worked with the company on Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. 1Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild "I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!" Trump wrote in a letter obtained by Fox News. Trump shot to fame while staring in The Apprentice, that he worked with SAG on. In his letter, Trump dubbed it "one of the most successful shows in television history." Alongside his acting, the former president also insisted that he "also greatly helped the cable news television business" during his time in-office. "Which brings me to your blatant attempt at free media attention to distract from your dismal record as a union," Trump...
    EXCLUSIVE: President Trump is resigning from the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists after they threatened to expel his membership from the union after the Capitol riot -- to which he said, "Who cares!"The former president's letter of resignation Wednesday comes after the SAG-AFTRA board voted "overwhelmingly" that Trump violated the union's membership guidelines in the wake of the Capitol riot.  Fox News exclusively obtained the letter sent to SAG President Gabrielle Carteris, slamming the union, the media and news organizations.  "I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!" Trump wrote to Carteris.  "While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Lives, and of course, one of the...
    Chadwick Boseman received two posthumous nominations from the Screen Actros Guild Awards on Thursday. Boseman, who died last August at age 43, was nominated for his lead performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and also his supporting role in "Da 5 Bloods." The nominees, announced on Instagram Live, differed notably from the Golden Globe nominations announced the day before. While the Hollywood Foreign Press Association spurned films with largely non-white casts in its top awards, the Screen Actors Guild nominated a strikingly more diverse slate of nominees for its top award, best ensemble. Up for best ensemble are Regina King's "One Night in Miami," about a 1964 meeting of four Black icons; the August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"; Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari"; Spkie Lee's Vietnam drama "Da 5 Bloods"; and Aaron Sorkin's "The Trial of the Chicago 7." All of those films, except Sorkin's, were overlooked Wednesday by the Globes....
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    New York (CNN Business)Americans want more diversity on TV, and they're increasingly finding more of it on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Disney+ than on cable, according to a new Nielsen study. In the ratings company's first-ever TV diversity and inclusion report, Nielsen examined the 2019 on-screen cast demographics for the 100 most popular, first-run shows in the United States on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.Audiences from all demographic groups preferred shows with more diverse casting, Nielsen researchers found, echoing similar findings from earlier studies — including a 2018 UCLA Hollywood diversity report. The study ranked media platforms based on the top 10 recurring cast members on each of their top 100 shows, excluding sports, movies and animation."There's broad appeal for diverse content, not just from the communities that are being represented, but from others who are looking to really learn or be exposed to different cultures," Charlene Polite...
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    NEW YORK (AP) — After leaving the White House, President Donald Trump may lose his SAG card, too. The Screen Actors Guild said Tuesday that the SAG-AFTRA board voted “overwhelmingly” that there is probable cause that Trump violated its guidelines for membership. The charges, the guild said, are for Trump’s role in the Capitol riot on January 6, “and in sustaining a reckless campaign of misinformation aimed at discrediting and ultimately threatening the safety of journalists, many of whom are SAG-AFTRA members.” If found guilty by a disciplinary committee, Trump faces expulsion. Trump has been a SAG member since 1989. His credits include “The Apprentice,” “Saturday Night Live” and many cameos in films and TV series including “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Sex in and City.” The SAG board acted in response to a request from Gabrielle Carteris, the guild’s president....
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    (CNN)We will no longer have to choose between watching either the Screen Actors Guild Awards or the Grammys.It was announced Wednesday that the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, April 4 at 9 p.m. EST. (TNT and TBS, like CNN, are part of WarnerMedia.)The show had originally been scheduled to air on March 14.But due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Grammy Awards recently postponed the event from January 31 to March 14.The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), which runs the SAG Awards, then pushed their date to April.Read More"Throughout these challenging times, our industry and our union members have proven their creativity and resilience in discovering new methods of storytelling while adapting to new safety protocols and procedures," the organization said i a statement Wednesday. "We embrace that spirit as we re-imagine the SAG Awards with...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- "Safety," now streaming on Disney+, is based on the true story of a young athlete who puts his love for his little brother ahead of his own ambitions.Based on the life of Ray McElrathbey, in the film Ray Ray is a talented football player who takes on the responsibility of caring for his young brother after his mother's addiction leaves him abandoned.McElrathbey waited 14 years for the movie."I was more excited than the actors who were on the billboard, because it's...surreal is the word I keep coming to because I wasn't ready. I'm still not ready," he said.The movie isn't filled with big stars, but director Reginald Hudlin said that helps the film, not hinders."It does help the film because we were able to focus on getting the best people for the job and we got amazing young actors. There's a great new generation of actors ready...
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    (CNN)Here's a look at the Screen Actors Guild. In 2012, a merger was completed between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). The SAG-AFTRA labor union has more than 160,000 members.SAG TimelineJune 30, 1933 - Articles of incorporation are filed. The guild is formed to get better working conditions for actors. 1935 - Granted an American Federation of Labor charter. May 1937 - In order to prevent a strike, producers sign a contract with the guild ensuring minimum pay and recognizing the guild. Read More1943 - Actress Olivia de Havilland sues Warner Brothers studio for extending her contract. She later wins her case.1945 - The US Supreme Court hands down the "de Havilland decision," which declares that studios may no longer hold contract players for more than seven years. This breaks up the system of the studio maintaining control over an actor's...
    He was the alt superstar of Bangla cinema in its glory years, the affable Bhadralok icon who crafted a towering stature ironically banking on down-to-earth, believable characters that represented middle-class Bengal. The brand of stardom was in stark contrast to the other shining luminary of contemporary cinema in the state — Uttam Kumar — whose position as Mahanayak in the Bengali psyche was primarily cemented in idol worship and mass hysteria. Soumitra Chatterjee Dies at 85 After Battling COVID-19 Soumitra Chattopadhyay — Chatterjee to anglicised India — answers to the term ‘phenomenon’ as absolutely as few actors do, for the sheer ease with which he defied the cliches of image. His stardom was sensational, and yet born out of realism. He was the mascot of the peerless Satyajit Ray’s oeuvre, having worked with the maestro in 14 films, and yet he scored with the same assuredness in works of contemporary...
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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Larissa FastHorse named MacArthur genius Larissa FastHorse, a Native American playwright originally from South Dakota who is best known for the biting satire “The Thanksgiving Play,” was named a MacArthur fellow this week, earning a no-strings-attached $625,000 “Genius Grant”.  Other playwrights who have won MacArthur fellowships include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dominique Morisseau (“Pipeline”) and Taylor Mac (“Gary”). Since its 2018 Off-Broadway premiere at Playwrights Horizons, “The Thanksgiving Play” has made American Theatre Magazine’s most recent annual list of the most-produced plays by U.S. professional theaters.   AAPAC report reveals lack of onstage diversity The Asian-American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC), in partnership with the American Theatre Wing, has released a report on racial diversity on New York City stages, including all of Broadway and the 18 largest non-profit theater companies. According to the report,...
    The COVID-19 friendly City of the Dead Drive-In Haunted House, produced by 13th Floor Entertainment Group, is marketed as scary, but it's a poor substitute for a haunted house — funny at best, but mostly boring. Someone between the ages of eight and twelve might find something to enjoy here, but the scariest thing I saw was the price tag: Tickets are $39.99 a car, which admits a driver and a passenger. Additional passengers can be added for $9.99. For VIP tickets, a spot right in the front, is $59.99 per car. Those are first-rate haunted house prices, but this is no haunted house. Related Stories Ten Safe and Scary Ways to Celebrate Halloween in 2020 Six Months After the Howling Started, Denver Duo Still Sounding Off In This Bleak World, itchy-O Carries On With Sypherlot Spectators arrive and pull up to a forty-foot screen. On car...
    Co-stars John Travolta and Diana Hyland dated after playing mother and son in "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble." Tom Wargacki/WireImage/Getty Images When actors work closely together for months, whether it be on a movie or TV show, strong bonds are formed. Sometimes, these relationships can turn romantic. John Travolta dated his TV mom, Diana Hyland, from "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" until her death. David Tennant met his future wife, Georgia Moffett, when she played his daughter. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When working closely together for years or months at a time, some actors' relationships become more than professional — they get full-on romantic. Ultimately, when those loving feelings get sparked, it doesn't really matter the roles the two people are playing on screen ... Here are six instances in which actors playing parents and their children reportedly dated, definitely dated, or even...
    October 2, 2020 marks the 151st birthday of the Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The barrister gave up a life of luxury to lead India’s fight from the tyrrany of the Britishers. While the Mahatma met an end he did not deserve, he goes on to live in all of our lives as a permanent part of our school syllabus and also through films. Fine films and performances on screen by acclaimed actors have been delivered and the Mahatma is not forgotten. Gandhi Jayanti 2020 Date, History and Significance: Know More About Birth Anniversary of Bapu, Father of the Nation Celebrated on Oct 2. And on the eve of his 151st birth anniversary, here are 6 actors who went on to immortalise the already fondly remembered Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in our minds forever, by delivering some fine performances. Gandhi Jayanti 2020 Songs Playlist: From ‘Bande Mein tha Dum’ to...
    Officials: Masks help curb infections 25 Towns Devastated by Losing a Single Company Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/26 SLIDES © Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons In 2020, Hollywood mourned the deaths of two icons from its golden era -- Dame Olivia de Havilland and Kirk Douglas. Both movie legends were centenarians, with de Havilland passing at age...
    HIT TV drama Normal People shows that some actors just can’t keep their clothes on. During the raunchy BBC series, Marianne and Connell, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, have sex on screen for a total of 41 minutes. 22We've worked out which stars flash the flesh most often - like Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas in 2001 film Original Sin 22Marianne and Connell, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, have sex on screen for 41 minutes in raunchy Normal PeopleCredit: BBC Pictures' Digital Picture So which other stars are tops for stripping off? In the name of strenuous research we’ve worked out the ten male and female actors who flash the flesh most often and how many scenes they do it in. Top 10 women Monica Bellucci 22Monica Bellucci has played dozens of seductive characters, including in How Much Do You Love Me?Credit: TCD/VP/LMKMEDIA THE Queen...
    Three hip-hoppers walk into a bar: a white rapper, a Black DJ and a mixed-race beatmaker who is also a woman. When Idris Goodman’s play, Hype Man — which chronicles that scenario in which the trio locks horns over issues of sexism, racism and social justice — began hitting stages nationally in 2017, no one could have predicted the police murder of George Floyd or the ensuing surge of the Black Lives Matter movement and dialogue about racism in 2020. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down and closed hundreds of theaters down, Kevin Marchman of the local community-driven Black Actors Guild saw Hype Man as an opportunity that couldn’t wait for current social distancing protocols to pass. In the middle of a busy and productive year cut short for Marchman and his BAG colleagues, they decided to move on Hype Man right away, while social unrest is high. “We didn't...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Phyllis Somerville, an actor with a lengthy career of roles in film, television and Broadway productions, has died. She was 76. Somerville’s manager Paul Hilepo says the actor died Thursday in New York City of natural causes. A native of Iowa, Somerville moved to New York in the 1970s. She most recently appeared onstage in the Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “She took pride in calling herself a New Yorker but she had salt of the Earth mid-western roots which she was also proud of,” Hilepo said in an email. Actors Jane Adams, Phyllis Somerville, Kate Winslet and Mary McCann attend a pre-premiere New York Film Festival dinner September 30, 2006 (Photo by Getty Images) On television, she appeared in “The Big C,” “NYPD Blue” and was in films like “Arthur” and was among “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” cast members nominated for...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Though it shares a title with her major label debut album, Sara Bareilles isn’t exactly telling her own story in the new streaming series “Little Voice.” The Grammy Award-winner says the Apple TV+ show incorporates experiences of many striving artists while reflecting the diversity of its New York City setting. “There are moments that are more inspired by my life rather than it being any sort of recreation of my journey.” Bareilles said. “This is an amalgamation of so many of the struggles that I’ve seen.” The show from Bareilles, producer J.J. Abrams and writer-director Jessie Nelson follows a young singer named Bess King (Brittany O’Grady) as she navigates life and love while attempting to pursue her musical dreams. It’s the first foray into television for both Bareilles and Nelson, who worked together on the Broadway musical “Waitress.” Bareilles said both want to...
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