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Joanne Rogers, widow of Mister Rogers, dies at 92

Joanne Rogers, widow of Mister Rogers, dies at 92

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Pittsburgh Special Screening(LOS ANGELES) — Joanne Byrd Rogers, the beloved wife of the late TV personality Fred Rogers, has died at 92. Fred Rogers Productions delivered the heartbreaking news of Joanne’s passing in a social media post Thursday. “Fred Rogers Production is deeply saddened by the passing of Joanne…

‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond has Stage 4 cancer

‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond has Stage 4 cancer

Noel Vasquez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Dustin Diamond, best-known for playing lovable nerd Samuel “Screech” Powers on the 1990s TV series Saved by the Bell, has received a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis, his rep tells Entertainment Weekly. The 44-year-old actor, who was hospitalized in Florida over the weekend, will remain there “for awhile” as he undergoes tests and will release…

Tyler Perry to receive Oscar for his humanitarian efforts

Tyler Perry to receive Oscar for his humanitarian efforts

Steve Iervolino/ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced Thursday that its Board of Governors voted to present the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to actor, filmmaker, writer, producer, and philanthropist Tyler Perry in recognition of his charity efforts.  The Board of Governors also announced that the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) will also…

Tilda Swinton says in candid new interview she “always felt I was queer”

Tilda Swinton says in candid new interview she “always felt I was queer”

Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Rocco Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images(WASHINGTON D.C.) — Tilda Swinton opened up in a new interview about her sexual identity and what it means to her. Speaking to British Vogue on Wednesday for its February 2021 issue, the Doctor Strange star opened up about playing characters that identified as queer and says she shares something in common with them.…

Devon Sawa jokes his new movie, ‘Hunter Hunter’, gave his lungs a workout

Devon Sawa jokes his new movie, ‘Hunter Hunter’, gave his lungs a workout

IFC Midnight(NEW YORK) — As most actors do, Devon Sawa physically prepared and trained for his role as a rugged trapper and outdoorsman for his new thriller, Hunter Hunter.  “We tried to learn as quickly as possible how to be authentic as possible, and then and then just did the whole acting thing to look as if…this is…

Kennedy Center Honors announces honorees, new date

Kennedy Center Honors announces honorees, new date

Honoree Debbie Allen — ABC/Mike Rosenthal(WASHINGTON D.C.) — The 2020 Kennedy Center Honors, which would have normally aired in December, has been postponed until May 2021 due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization announced on Wednesday. This 2020 honorees at the 43rd annual national celebration of the arts include beloved Dick Van…

HBO again delays ‘Sopranos’ prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

HBO again delays ‘Sopranos’ prequel ‘The Many Saints of Newark’

HBO Max(NEW JERSEY) — The premiere of The Many Saints of Newark, an upcoming film that serves as a prequel to HBO’s long-running series The Sopranos, has once again been delayed, according to Variety.  The film, which will simultaneously debut on HBO Max, was originally scheduled to open in September of 2020, and later rescheduled for March, due…

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals what it would take for her to return to acting

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals what it would take for her to return to acting

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) It’s been almost three years since Gwyneth Paltrow announced she would be taking a break from acting and now she’s revealing what it would take to get her back on a set.  “I would have to be f****** a writer,” she joked while speaking with supermodel Naomi Campbell on her YouTube show No Filter with Naomi. “But that’s sort…

Bets on, bets off: Online gambling site already taking wagers on ‘Cobra Kai’ season 4

Bets on, bets off: Online gambling site already taking wagers on ‘Cobra Kai’ season 4

CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020(LOS ANGELES) — After fans binged the recently-dropped third season of the Karate Kid spin-off Cobra Kai, its cliffhanger ending left them aching for more — so much so that the online sportsbook My Bookie is taking wagers on what will happen in the show’s forthcoming fourth season. In the cliffhanger, former enemies Daniel LaRusso and…

Liam Neeson reveals his plans to retire from action films

Liam Neeson reveals his plans to retire from action films

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Liam Neeson has acquired a very particular set of skills over the course of the years as an actor and now, he’s thinking about laying them to rest.  While speaking with Entertainment  Tonight, the Taken series star revealed that retirement is in the near future.  “Oh, yeah. I think so,” he said. “I’m 68 and a half.…

‘Cobra Kai’ star Martin Kove had to be “persuaded” to join the ‘Karate Kid’ reboot

‘Cobra Kai’ star Martin Kove had to be “persuaded” to join the ‘Karate Kid’ reboot

CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020(NEW YORK) — Actor Martin Kove, who reprises his role as villainous karate instructor John Kreese in Netflix’s Karate Kid reboot Cobra Kai, says he had to be “persuaded” to accept the role. “I was only interested in doing this role if he was a multifaceted character,” he tells the New York Post. The current third season of Cobra…

Ben Affleck details racism Jennifer Lopez endured when they were dating

Ben Affleck details racism Jennifer Lopez endured when they were dating

James Devaney/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — (NOTE LANGUAGE) Ben Affleck revisited his “Bennifer” days and detailed the racism Jennifer Lopez endured during their brief engagement. Speaking Thursday to The Hollywood Reporter for its Awards Chatter podcast to promote his upcoming film The Way Back, the 48-year-old actor recalled the abuse tabloids hurled at Lopez when news broke of their romance. “There’s always a story of the month, and me dating Jennifer Lopez happened to be…