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Tom Hanks, Michael B. Jordan, Chris Pine and more hail the grads Sunday with YouTube’s ‘Dear Class of 2020’

Tom Hanks, Michael B. Jordan, Chris Pine and more hail the grads Sunday with YouTube’s ‘Dear Class of 2020’

iStock/sdominic(LOS ANGELES) — The class of 2020 has seen their real-life graduation ceremonies canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but really, would dozens of stars have shown up to their event without it?  That’s the idea behind the YouTube Originals event Dear Class of 2020, an online, all-star commencement extravaganza now taking place Sunday, June 7…

It takes a (COVID-19-free) village: Tom Cruise reportedly creating isolated base for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’

It takes a (COVID-19-free) village: Tom Cruise reportedly creating isolated base for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’

Paramount Pictures(LONDON) — Tom Cruise and Paramount are apparently sparing no expense to get the COVID-19-delayed Mission: Impossible 7 movie back on track — including transforming an old British military base into an isolated community for cast and crew.  The Sun reports the abandoned RAF site in Oxfordshire will shelter the movie’s cast, who will reportedly be staying…

“The Force is strong with you”: Mark Hamill surprises Jimmy Kimmel’s latest Healthcare Hero

“The Force is strong with you”: Mark Hamill surprises Jimmy Kimmel’s latest Healthcare Hero

Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — It will be a day long remembered for San Diego nurse and Star Wars fan Chloé Ducos, who was hailed by Jimmy Kimmel — and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill — on Thursday night’s show.  The late-night host announced Ducos as his latest #HealthCareHero, working on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19, administering tests…

Two former ‘Glee’ co-stars come forward to defend Lea Michele

Two former ‘Glee’ co-stars come forward to defend Lea Michele

ABC/Ron Tom(LOS ANGELES) — Days after being dragged online for her treatment of co-stars on the set of Glee — and her subsequent apology for her behavior at the time — two of Lea Michele’s former co-stars have come to her defense.  Both Iqbal Theba, who played Principal Figgins on the Fox musical dramedy, and Dean Geyer, who played her on-screen boyfriend, Brody,…

Oprah Winfrey announces ‘OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go from Here?’ 2-night special amid civil unrest

Oprah Winfrey announces ‘OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go from Here?’ 2-night special amid civil unrest

Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Oprah Winfrey, along with the Oprah Winfrey Network, will host a global 2-night special OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? in response to the country’s current state of civil unrest following the death of Geroge Floyd.  The special hopes to shed some light and “offer insight” through discussions on how the country can move…

With criminal justice donations, Leonardo DiCaprio shares commitment to “listen, learn and take action”

With criminal justice donations, Leonardo DiCaprio shares commitment to “listen, learn and take action”

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — Leonardo DiCaprio took to his official Instagram page on Thursday night to announce that he would make donations to four organizations committed to criminal justice reform following the death of George Floyd while in custody. “I commit to listen, learn and take action,” read a graphic in white lettering over a black box. Next to it, DiCaprio…

Angelina Jolie donates $200K to NAACP Legal Defense Fund to correct “deep structural wrongs”

Angelina Jolie donates $200K to NAACP Legal Defense Fund to correct “deep structural wrongs”

Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Angelina Jolie has donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to help correct what she calls, “deep structural wrongs,” following the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others. “Rights don’t belong to anyone group to give to another.  Discrimination and impunity cannot be tolerated, explained away or…

Gabrielle Union files discrimination complaint against NBC and ‘America’s Got Talent’

Gabrielle Union files discrimination complaint against NBC and ‘America’s Got Talent’

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — On Thursday, Gabrielle Union filed a harassment lawsuit against NBC and the production behind America’s Got Talent. A statement from the actress’ attorney, Bryan Freedman, explained why she is suing the Comcast-owned network, along with Freemantle Productions, Simon Cowell and his entertainment company Syco.  The statement begins, “When Gabrielle Union informed NBC of racially offensive conduct during…

It takes a (COVID-19-free) village: Tom Cruise reportedly creating isolated base for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’

It takes a (COVID-19-free) village: Tom Cruise reportedly creating isolated base for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’

Paramount Pictures(LONDON) — Tom Cruise and Paramount are apparently sparing no expense to get the COVID-19-delayed Mission: Impossible 7 movie back on track — including transforming an old British military base into an isolated community for cast and crew.  The Sun reports the abandoned RAF site in Oxfordshire will shelter the movie’s cast, who will reportedly be staying…

“The Force is strong with you”: Mark Hamill surprises Jimmy Kimmel’s latest Healthcare Hero

“The Force is strong with you”: Mark Hamill surprises Jimmy Kimmel’s latest Healthcare Hero

Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — It will be a day long remembered for San Diego nurse and Star Wars fan Chloé Ducos, who was hailed by Jimmy Kimmel — and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill — on Thursday night’s show.  The late-night host announced Ducos as his latest #HealthCareHero, working on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19, administering tests…

Two former ‘Glee’ co-stars come forward to defend Lea Michele

Two former ‘Glee’ co-stars come forward to defend Lea Michele

ABC/Ron Tom(LOS ANGELES) — Days after being dragged online for her treatment of co-stars on the set of Glee — and her subsequent apology for her behavior at the time — two of Lea Michele’s former co-stars have come to her defense.  Both Iqbal Theba, who played Principal Figgins on the Fox musical dramedy, and Dean Geyer, who played her on-screen boyfriend, Brody,…