Danny Devito - PaleyLive LA: An Evening with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia at The Paley Center for Media at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 1st April 2016
Steve Mcqueen Wants Hollywood Bosses To Look Back At The 2016 Oscars In A Year's Time And Realise It Was A "Watershed Moment".
Since the nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards were announced earlier in January (16) there has been a growing swell of criticism about the lack of diversity among them. Stars including Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Spike Lee are boycotting the 28 February (16) ceremony because of the lack of black nominees, and it's something MCQueen - who picked up the best picture gong for 12 Years A Slave in 2014, the only black director to ever triumph in the category - feels strongly about too.
"I don’t even want to wait 20 years,” he told Britain's The Guardian newspaper. “Forgive me; I’m hoping in 12 months or so we can look back and say this was a watershed moment, and thank God we put that right.”
MCQueen has touched on the diversity issue in Hollywood in the past, and he finds it staggering that some white stars prefer not to get involved. As far as he's concerned it is a problem which affects everyone, regardless of their race, and so a public conversation needs to be had.
Continue reading: Steve Mcqueen: '2016 Oscars Are A Watershed Moment'
New York Restaurateur-turned-the Sopranos Hitman John Ciarcia Has Died.
The 75 year old, who served as the best man at Danny Devito's 1982 wedding, owned popular Little Italy diner Cha Cha’s In Bocca Al Lupo Cafe, which has been a hang-out for top celebrities for many years.
He died in hospital following a brief illness on 21 November (15).
Ciarcia also worked as actor Tony Danza's boxing manager and the Taxi star remembered his friend in a statement to the New York Post on Tuesday (01Dec15).
Continue reading: The Sopranos Actor John Ciarcia Dead At 75
George Clooney Has Teamed Up With His Old Drinking Buddy Danny Devito To Shoot A New Coffee Commercial.
The two stars appear in the brand new Nespresso ad for North America, which will launch next week (02Nov15).
The Oscar-winning Ocean's Eleven star donned full military regalia for the comedy commercial, details of which are being kept under wraps.
The campaign marks the first time Clooney has appeared in a branded ad in North America, having previously featured in Nespresso commercials shown in Europe.
Continue reading: George Clooney And Danny Devito Team Up For Coffee Ad
Danny DeVito believes he got his iconic 'Taxi' role by insulting the crew, branding the script ''s**t'' during his audition.
Danny Devito got his iconic 'Taxi' role by insulting the crew.
The 70-year-old star believes he was cast as taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the TV series because he branded the script ''s**t''.
He said: ''I wanted to figure out a way to really make an impression. So I come into the room and they're all sitting around this really well appointed office, the producers and whatever. I just walked in - you see the seat you're gonna sit in, where you're gonna do your audition, that's the hot seat - I got the script in my hand, I walked in, I took one step and I said, 'One thing I wanna know before we start, who wrote this sh*t'
Continue reading: Danny DeVito Credits Success To Insulting Crew
NBA star LeBron James could be set to star in 'Space Jam 2', after he signed a deal with Warner Bros.
Lebron James could star in 'Space Jam 2'.
The basketball superstar - who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA - has frequently been linked to a starring role in a follow-up to the 1996 film starring basketball legend Michael Jordan, and the prospect has moved a significant step closer after he reached an agreement with Warner Bros. that includes television, film and original digital content.
Kevin Tsujihara - Warner Bros. Chairman - said: ''LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment.
Continue reading: LeBron James To Star In Space Jam 2?
Hollywood Couple Danny Devito And Rhea Perlman Moved In Together After Just Two Dates And An Awkward Macrobiotic Dinner.
The pair spent 11 years "living in sin" before DeVito wed his longtime partner, and they've been married for 33 years, and Perlman recalls the beginning of the relationship was a whirlwind.
She tells WENN, "We dated for two weeks and that was it. We had about two big dates. We met when he was doing a play Off-Broadway, The Shrinking Bride, and my friend was in it, so I went to see it. We all went out afterwards and I asked my friend if he could join us because I was immediately drawn to him. He did and he took my phone number and called me.
"I had a male roommate at the time who answered and Danny is from New Jersey and that did not seem right to him. I was from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn and I had lots of male friends and that was not the way it was done in New Jersey so it took him a while to come around. I had to tell my friend that I wanted him to call back.
Continue reading: Danny Devito And Rhea Perlman Moved In Together After Just Two Dates
Actress Rhea Perlman Was Left Stunned At A Recent Low-key Matilda Cast Reunion When She Came Face-to-face With One Of Her Grown-up Child Stars For The First Time Since Making The 1996 Movie.
Perlman and her husband Danny Devito, who both appeared in the film, organised a get together for their castmates - and one young co-star left the actress speechless.
She says, "We had a Blu-ray get together for an extra feature and Danny invited all the cast that were around to our house for Sunday tea.
"Mara Wilson, who played Matilda, was there, and Pam Ferris, who played Trunchbull, and all the kids who are now grown. It was amazing.
Continue reading: Rhea Perlman Stunned By Grown-up Matilda Co-star
Rhea Perlman's Father, Character Actor Philip, Has Died Aged 95.
The actress tells The Hollywood Reporter that her dad passed away on 29 April (15) at his home in Los Angeles following a long, undisclosed illness.
Philip retired from the toy business in the 1980s and moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles to be closer to his daughter and her family, including husband Danny Devito.
While visiting Rhea on the set of her hit sitcom Cheers in 1986, Philip wanted in on the action and made a bold request to director James Burrows, asking if he could sneak in the back of a bar scene.
Continue reading: Rhea Perlman's Actor Father Dies
George Clooney joked his wife Amal is the ''smart one'' in their marriage after stumbling over his words in a speech.
George Clooney says his wife is the ''smart one'' in their marriage.
The 'Monuments Men' actor was unaccompanied by human rights lawyer spouse Amal - who he married in September - to the SeriousFun Children's Network Gala at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center on Monday (02.03.15) because she is working on a case but mentioned her as he poked fun at himself for stumbling over his words.
Paying tribute to Paul Newman, who founded the camps for sick children, he told guests including Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Danny Devito: ''Since 1988 these camps have brought over a half a million sick kids and their families from over five... from over 50 countries, 500 countries would be too many. There aren't actually that many...
Continue reading: George Clooney's Smart Wife
Nearly 30 years after making their hit sibling comedy, the longtime friends were together again at the Hamburg ceremony, where Schwarzenegger received the International Lifetime Achievement prize, and DeVito was on hand to present the award.
Schwarzenegger appeared emotional as DeVito handed him the trophy, and the pair exchanged a warm handshake and hug.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger And Danny Devito Reunite At German Awards Show
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