Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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Gene Wilder, comedic icon and Willy Wonka star, dies at 83
Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as The Producers Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Stir Crazy, died Monday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. variety.com  
Barbra Streisand: I will leave the country if Trump wins

In an interview with Sydney based journalist Michael Usher during an Australian news program broadcast, Barbra Streisand said: “He (Donald Trump) has no facts. I don’t know, I can’t believe it. I’m either coming to your country (Australia), if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”


Gene Wilder: What if I’m not funny? What if I fail
Gene Wilder: "What I learned from Mel Brooks was audacity – in performance as in life. Maybe you go too far, but try it. I first met Mel Brooks one night after a performance of Brecht’s Mother Courage, a play I was doing on Broadway with Mel’s girlfriend, Anne Bancroft."
Barbra Streisand threatened to leave US if George Herbert Walker Bush wins Presidency
Barbra Streisand might leave us. She first threatened us in 1992, when Bill Clinton was running, saying that if George Herbert Walker Bush won the election, she'd leave the country
Dave Chappelle in NYC performance railed against the Black Lives Matter movement
In a rare New York City performance, comedian Dave Chappelle railed against the Black Lives Matter movement, calling the slogan that provides the group’s name the “worst” he’s ever heard.
John Legend on Colin Kaepernick and Star Spangled Banner: I don't love that song (video)
John Legend tweets about Colin Kaepernick of the San Fransisco 49ers who sat during the singing of the national anthem. John Legend tweeted: "For those defending the current anthem, do you really truly love that song? I don't and I'm very good at singing it. Like, on of the best."
Colin Kaepernick engaged to Nessa Diab, a Muslim Black Lives Matter activist and radio DJ
According to NFL players who are friends with Colin Kaepernick, Colin and Nessa Diab are going to have a traditional Muslim wedding. Nessa is a Black Lives Matter activist and
Michael Moore: I got played by Donald Trump
Filmmaker Michael Moore visited Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night, and he spent most of his time talking about the first time he met Donald Trump.
Gene Wilder was unforgettable
Indelible from the first moment he appeared on a movie screen, the late comic actorGene Wilder lit up not only the films in which he appeared but the hearts of his audiences as well.
James Corden remember Gene Wilder: he was just this magical person
James Corden, The Late Late Show host, was performing on Broadway and he met Gene Wilder when he came backstage to chat. Listen to him talk about Gene Wilder.
Gene Wilder doesn’t have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Gene Wilder has no star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Ana Martinez, VP of media relations for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the landmark, said: "No one ever submitted the paperwork.”
Taylor Swift is excused from jury duty in Nashville
Taylor Swift was not at the MTV Video Music Awards. for a good reason. She was part of the panel of prospective jurors on a case with charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape and
Mel Gibson film Blood Father flopped at the box office and is now on iTunes
Roger Friedman: Mel Gibson film Blood Father was released two weeks ago and bombed. It had small distribution and no real ticket sales but was a critically praised action film.
Gene Wilder: a comic enigma whose genius shone brightest in collaboration
Enduring partnerships with Richard Pryor, Gilda Radner and Mel Brooks show that Gene Wilder’s gift wasn’t just his own mastery, but an ability to coax it from others, too.
Lewis Black is headed to Broadway with a new show Black to the Future
Michael Riedel: Lewis Black's show Black to the Future will play the Marquis Theatre from September 12 through October 24, when Gloria Estefan’s hit musical On Your Feet! is dark.
Charles Osgood retiring from CBS Sunday Morning
Legendary newsman Charles Osgood is stepping down from "CBS Sunday Morning," the weekly magazine program he has helmed for the past 22 years. His final day as host will be September 25.
Gene Wilder: 12 things you didn’t know about his early career
Before he achieved movie superstardom in the 1970s, Gene Wilder did Brecht on Broadway, Shaw in Louisville, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Kirk Douglas on the Great White Way.
Gene Wilder died holding hands with family and listening to Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Gene Wilde passed away holding hands with his family and listening to one of his favorite singers Ella Fitzgerald performing the classic song Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: I have saved more “black lives” than Beyoncé
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani criticized Beyoncé’s politically-charged MTV Video Music Awards performance saying that as a tough on crime mayor of America’s biggest city, he has saved far more “black lives” than Beyoncé.
Pregnant Blac Chyna poses nude on Paper magazine cover.
The newest addition to the Kardashian clan, Blac Chyna, 26, forgoes clothing on the latest issue of Paper as she displays her very round baby bump as her due date closes in.
Warren Beatty wrote, directed, produced and stars in the film Rules Don't Apply
At 79 and 15 years since his last film, the man affectionately known as "The Pro" is back. Warren Beatty has finally made the Howard Hughes film he's contemplated on and off for 40 years.
Katharine McPhee on cheating scandal: all the choices I made I learned from
Katharine McPhee hooked up with her Smash director, Michael Morris, in 2013 while married to Nick Cokas. She told Ocean Drive magazine: " I don’t have any regrets. All of the choices I made I learned from in a really deep way.”
Quote of the day
Woody Allen

“I’m sure every business is full of phonies and people that don’t return phone calls and play the big shot. I’m sure it exists on Wall Street and in London and Rome, but Hollywood always gets the rap because there it’s so obvious. You’re dealing with one diva after another.”

The Guardian
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