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  • Harry Anderson, ‘Night Court’ Actor Who Bottled Magic Onscreen and Off, Dies at 65

    04/17/2018 11:49:24 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/16/2018 | Maya Salam
    Harry Anderson, an actor who starred as the kindhearted, zany Judge Harry Stone on the long-running NBC comedy “Night Court,” was found dead early Monday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 65. The Asheville Police Department, which confirmed the death, did not release a cause but said no foul play was suspected. Turk Pipkin, a longtime friend, said Mr. Anderson was hospitalized with the flu a few months ago and had remained sick. Mr. Anderson, who spent nine seasons presiding over a fictional Manhattan courtroom that played host to a steady stream of oddballs, was nominated for three...
  • Student David Hogg during Florida school shooting: 'It's time to take a stand' on gun control

    02/24/2018 8:26:38 AM PST · by MNDude · 74 replies
    Student David Hogg filmed this video while his Florida high school was on lockdown because of an active shooter on campus Feb. 14. "Thousands of people have died from gun violence and it's time to take a stand," Hogg said, citing the need for stronger gun control laws. Seventeen people were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
  • YouTube apologizes for top trending conspiracy video that claimed Parkland survivor is an actor

    02/21/2018 6:41:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 85 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    After appearing as the No. 1 trending video for hours, YouTube finally removed a video that suggested one of the high school students who survived the Parkland, Fl. shooting last week was an actor. In a statement to Fox News, a YouTube spokesperson said: "This video should never have appeared in Trending. Because the video contained footage from an authoritative news source, our system misclassified it. As soon as we became aware of the video, we removed it from Trending and from YouTube for violating our policies. We are working to improve our systems moving forward.” The title of the...
  • 'Home Improvement' actor, Bob Dylan drummer Mickey Jones dies

    02/09/2018 10:38:52 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    mysa ^ | Feb. 8, 2018 | Andrew Dansby
    Mickey Jones had a most unusual career that included sitting behind Judas, as well as playing all manner of drug dealers and rough bikers and also standing in the lobby of the Hotel California. A Houston native, Jones worked as a drummer and then actor in a career that spanned more than 50 years. He was best known for playing Pete Bilker on TV's "Home Improvement," a role that gave him a catch phrase for the remainder of his life: "That would be me." Jones died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 76.
  • Adam Baldwin CALLS OUT Wil Wheaton over ‘sack of [bleep’ hot take on Sutherland Springs

    11/06/2017 11:49:46 AM PST · by Objective Scrutator · 64 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | November 5, 2017 | Greg P.
    Twitchy regular Wil Wheaton could have one of the worst reactions to the Sutherland Springs attack we’ve seen. Here is the former Star Trek actor replying to Paul Ryan: Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 5, 2017 The murdered victims were in a church. If prayers did anything, they'd still be alive, you worthless sack of shit. https://t.co/iGHxPrYrLN— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2017 Twitchy favorite Adam Baldwin speaks for all of us right now, tweeting back at Wheaton “#DontBeADick”: #DontBeADick, @wilw. pic.twitter.com/4jBvL21sdn— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin)...
  • Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94

    10/17/2017 8:00:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Robert D. McFadden
    Roy Dotrice, a British stage, film and television actor who began performing as a prisoner of war in Germany and worked in Britain and America for six decades, notably in one-man shows portraying Abe Lincoln, the diarist John Aubrey and other historical figures, died on Monday at his home in London. He was 94... While he kept a home in London, Mr. Dotrice lived in Los Angeles and worked mostly in the United States after 1980. He appeared in New York stage productions of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” (1985) and Harold Pinter’s “The Homecoming” (1991). On film, he...
  • Harry Dean Stanton, ‘Big Love,’ ‘Twin Peaks’ Star, Dies at 91

    09/15/2017 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 87 replies
    Variety ^ | 09/15/2017 | Carmel Dagan
    Harry Dean Stanton, the actor with a gaunt, bedraggled look who labored in virtual obscurity for decades until a series of roles increased his visibility, including his breakthrough in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” died of natural causes Friday in Los Angeles. He was 91. The actor was also known for his roles in “Twin Peaks,” “Big Love,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Repo Man.” He had a high-profile role as manipulative cult leader Roman Grant on HBO polygamy drama “Big Love,” which ran from 2006-11, and recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the “Twin Peaks” revival on Showtime. His most recent...
  • Frank Vincent, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actor, Dies at 78

    09/13/2017 2:38:10 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 9/13/17 | Rebecca Rubin
    Frank Vincent, known for portraying Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos,” has died, his “Sopranos” co-star Vincent Pastore announced on Facebook. He was 78. TMZ reports that he died due to complications of heart surgery after a heart attack. John Gallagher, who directed Vincent in “Street Hunter” and “The Deli,” also posted the news on Facebook. Vincent was born in North Adams, Mass., and raised in Jersey City, N.J.
  • Joseph Bologna, 'My Favorite Year' Actor and Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter, Dies at 82

    08/14/2017 8:05:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 13, 2017 | Mike Barnes
    Joseph Bologna, an actor, playwright and screenwriter who was so memorable as the egotistical King Kaiser in the 1982 comedy classic My Favorite Year, has died. He was 82. Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope hospital in Duarte, Calif. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer three years ago, said his wife of 52 years, actress and screenwriter Renee Taylor. Bologna received an Oscar nomination for adapted screenplay, shared with his wife and David Zelag Goodman, for his work on Lovers and Other Strangers (1970). The couple had first written it for Broadway in a 1968 production directed by...
  • Ricky Gervais Rips Trump: ‘Hollywood Liberal Elites Are Not the Enemy’

    06/22/2017 9:57:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    <p>Actor-producer Ricky Gervais says President Donald Trump convinced his supporters to see “Hollywood liberal elite” as their enemy.</p> <p>In an extensive interview with Vulture, The Officer creator says the liberal celebrities who want politicians to raise tax rates “are the ones willing to pay more.”</p>
  • ‘You Don’t Need Your Eyes for Vision’

    05/26/2017 3:00:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies
    Glenn Beck Program ^ | May 24, 2017 | Glenn Beck and Friends
    To say Isaac Lidsky has an impressive resume would be a massive understatement. A child actor from Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Lidsky graduated Harvard at 19 and then clerked for Sandra Day O’Conner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He then started his own tech company which sold for $230 million. By any measure, his accomplishments have been remarkable — even without the knowledge that he’s blind. Lidsky’s lost his sight as a teenager — a curse that ultimately transformed his view on life. “Sight is this masterful illusion,” Lidsky said. “And as that illusion sort of shattered for...
  • James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

    05/23/2017 6:56:09 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 54 replies
    Page Six ^ | 5/23/2017 | Lia Eustachewich
    Former James Bond star Roger Moore has died after a battle with cancer, his family confirmed Tuesday. He was 89. Moore, who epitomized James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985, died in Switzerland “after a short but brave” cancer fight, according to a statement released by his three children. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone,” said Moore’s kids, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian.
  • 'Kill Bill,' 'Twin Peaks' actor Michael Parks dies at 77

    05/10/2017 4:59:38 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2017 | Fox-AP
    Michael Parks, a prolific character actor who found early fame in 1960s countercultural roles and later became a favorite of directors including Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, has died. He was 77.
  • Bill Paxton Dead At 61

    02/26/2017 8:33:32 AM PST · by Bronzewound · 172 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2/25/2017 | TMZ Staff
    We're told the actor died suddenly Saturday due to complications from surgery.
  • Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61

    02/26/2017 8:25:47 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 106 replies
    Fox ^ | 26 Feb 2017
    Actor Bill Paxton dead at 61 Actor Bill Paxton has died due to complications from surgery, People magazine reported.
  • Man Assaulted in East Liberty (Ear bitten off during Trump argument)

    01/23/2017 11:10:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The City of Pittsburgh ^ | January 23, 2017 | Emily Schaffer
    PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 6:45 a.m. Zone 5 Officers responded to a gas station on Baum Boulevard in East Liberty. Officers located a 30-year-old male victim who had been assaulted at his apartment in the 300 block of Amber Street by a known male actor. According to the investigation, the victim and actor were arguing about President Donald Trump. The argument turned physical and the actor bit the victim’s right ear off. The victim ran to a nearby gas station to seek help. Paramedics transported the victim to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition. Officers recovered the ear in...
  • T.J. Miller arrested for allegedly slapping Uber driver [more unhinged liberal behavior]

    12/15/2016 11:44:21 AM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    PageSix.com ^ | December 9, 2016 | Bryan Hood
    Don’t tell T.J. Miller that Donald Trump hasn’t done anything to divide the country. The comedian was arrested Friday morning in Hollywood after allegedly slapping an Uber driver over an argument about the president-elect, reports TMZ. The incident occurred after the “Office Christmas Party” star left the GQ Men of the Year party at the storied Chateau Marmont. The actor allegedly slapped the driver’s head when they reached his house, a law enforcement source told the website. The LAPD said Miller was arrested for battery shortly after 1 a.m. Police said the driver made a citizen’s arrest. The “Silicon Valley”...
  • Egyptian actor announces he is Jewish - on Egyptian TV

    11/29/2016 10:51:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/16 | Gabe Friedman
    JTA - If an actor talked about his Jewishness in an interview in the United States, he wouldn’t make headlines. But in Egypt — where levels of anti-Semitism are high and Jews are often ridiculed on TV shows and in other aspects of popular culture — that kind of revelation is a big deal. Karim Kassem, who has appeared in prominent roles in Egyptian movies and TV series, told an Egyptian talk show host last week that his mother was Jewish. Kassem, 30, revealed that he discovered his Jewish roots as a boy while complaining about Jews. After he said...
  • Actor, Michael Shannon, tells Trump supporters it's Time for Them to Die now.

    11/20/2016 5:48:44 AM PST · by blackbetty59 · 88 replies
    Vulture ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jordan Crucchiola
  • Lawsuit: Tom Sizemore was drunk when he struck ‘Shooter’ stuntman

    10/29/2016 10:06:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | October 29, 2016 | City News Service
    A stuntman who worked on the USA Network series “Shooter” sued series star Tom Sizemore and Paramount Pictures Corp. Friday, claiming he was struck and seriously injured by an SUV driven by the allegedly drunken actor last summer. Steve DeCastro and his wife, Carly DeCastro, are the plaintiffs in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit. They are seeking unspecified damages on allegations of negligence, unusual risk, battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and loss of consortium.