The much-loved movie producer died suddenly of heart failure in Santa Barbara, California on Monday.
Jerry Weintraub, one of the biggest names in the movie industry, has died suddenly at the age of 77. The iconic producer and ex-head of United Artists Studios passed away on Monday (July 6th) of heart failure following a short hospital stay.
TMZ reported on Tuesday that the movie mogul began feeling unwell over the Fourth of July weekend and suffered a heart attack a few days after initially being diagnosed with a bowel condition.
Weintraub had worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names and had a crucial role in developing movies such as Nashville, All Night Long, the original, sequels and re-make of The Karate Kid, and the 2001 reboot of Ocean’s Eleven.
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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will probably not be making an appearance in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. Stewart explained the next film in the Marvel franchise focuses on the younger versions of the X-Men characters including his character Dr. X and McKellen's Magneto.
Patrick Stewart, appearing on a US talk show, stated that he and his co-star Ian McKellen are unlikely to appear in the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse. 74-year-old Stewart appeared on Larry King Live, due to be broadcast on Wednesday (21st January), and discussed the possibility of reprising his role in the next instalment in the X-Men franchise.
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will not be reprising their roles in X-Men: Apocalypse.
CNN axes the British presenter's 'Piers Morgan Live' amidst falling ratings.
Piers Morgan's CNN prime-time talkshow Piers Morgan Live will soon be axed due to unsatisfactory ratings, according to a recent announcement, via the NY Times. The British former editor of Daily Mirror will present his last show in March but reportedly he has been in discussions with CNN about a new role at the channel following the end of the show.
Piers Morgan's 'Piers Morgan Live' Will Come To An End Some Time In March.
Especially in the UK, Morgan, 48, is a controversial and divisive figure, who has been both loved and loathed during his long career in the media. He replaced veteran host Larry King on CNN three years ago and has interviewed a host of high profile guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffet, and ex-US President Bill Clinton.
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After watching Miley Cyrus' dad's new video, it all makes sense now.
Billy Ray Cyrus has teamed up with Dionne Warwick's son, rapper Buck 22, for a hip hop version of the country rock singer's hit 'Achy Breaky Heart' presented in a video featuring nearly nude, twerking aliens. Yes, this is something that has actually happened, though we have absolutely no idea why.
Billy Ray Cyrus Has Gone All Rap-Star With A New Version Of His 'Achy Breaky Heart' Hit.
Cyrus, who is famously the father of Miley Cyrus, decided to up the ante on his music's contemporary and team up with music producer Damon Elliot, who goes by the rapper name Buck 22. The music video opens with Larry King reading an emergency news announcement that a UFO has been spotted flying over Daniel Boone National Forest over Kentucky. Cut to Cyrus strolling through the woods with his guitar before being picked up by an alien spacecraft's tractor beam.
The Saturdays have received a mixed reaction for their first stab at rapping.
Well, The Saturdays have tried their hands at rapping. That happened. Molly, Frankie, Vanessa, Rochelle and Una have ditched the groups' cutesy image for new single Gentleman, dressing in masculine suits for the outwork and spitting out some serious rhymes for the lyrics.
We say serious rhymes, it's basically a load of celebrities that they want to date. The song talks about how difficult it is to find a good man (don't pretty much all of the Saturdays have boyfriends or fiancés?) though the track has caused a mini outcry amongst fans. "What are The Saturdays playing at? Their new song is literally s***" said one fan. "Ewwww I hate #gentleman by @TheSaturdays :-( such a let down," said another.
The lyrics include "Most dudes just hit it and quit it and then they wonder why most girls just spit it," before the girls reel off all the famous hunks they'd love to date. "I need a Ryan Gosling, I need a Robert Pattinson. Somebody I can take to Mama, I need to find my Obama," they rap, "I need a Jonas Brother and, how about a Denzel Washington? I need a Kellen Lutz, and a Channing Tatum, throw 'em my way, I'll date 'em."
Tributes for the late Larry Hagman have been flying in on Twitter and various other websites, with the late Dallas star proving that his is a name that will live on long after he is gone given the reaction of the public and celebrities alike.
His role as JR Ewing, soapland's biggest villain, on Dallas endeared him to millions the man people loved to hate. Of course the real life Hagman was nothing like his treacherous character, as many of those sending out tribute to the late actor have made very clear indeed.
Linda Grey, who played Hagman's long suffering wife on Dallas, sent out a tribute to her former co-star on Twitter earlier today saying, "So sad to lose such a wonderful dear bigger than life friend. Larry Hagman was one of a kind and will be with us all forever." Grey was also by Hagman's bedside when he passed earlier today.
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The sequel begins where part one left off. Ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) and his now equally ogre-rific wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz) embark on a hilarious honeymoon montage, complete with mermaid-tossing. They return to find Donkey (Eddie Murphy) still fulfilling his role as "annoying talking animal." Before they can kick him out, however, they receive an invitation from Fiona's parents, King Harold (John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews), who want to meet their daughter's new husband. Unfortunately, they didn't see the first film, and have no idea that their daughter is now permanently of the green persuasion, as is their new son-in-law.
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Two-thirds of the way through the original "Shrek," the quite creatively warped, CGI-animated fairytale fell victim to an inane plot crutch when its grumpy but lovestruck, big-green-ogre anti-hero overheard part of a conversation -- lovely Princess Fiona describing herself as ugly after transforming into an ogre too -- and thought she was talking about him.
This stupid misunderstanding between romantics (and the fact that it never occurs to thick-witted Fiona that Shrek might like her more as an ogre) didn't ruin the movie, but the fact that it drives the rest of the story was an insult to all the hilariously astute, genre-mocking that had come before it.
Unfortunately, "Shrek 2" -- in which the newlywed ogres visit Fiona's disapproving (and human) royal Mum and Dad -- is predicated entirely on just such "Three's Company"-quality contrivances, requiring all the characters to behave like jackasses in order for the plot to advance.
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