'Dalton Trumbo had gone from novelist to a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter which saw him become one of the town's highest paid writers and even earn an Academy Award nomination. But his bright career came to a crushing end in 1947 after he was one of nine people who refused to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. This led to Trumbo being blacklisted from Hollywood and effectively ending his movie career. But despite being blacklisted Trumbo refused to give up and instead continued to write, often under pseudonyms, working on films such as Oscar winner Roman Holiday. His fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses over his freedom to write and work entangled everyone in Hollywood from gossip writer Hedda Hopper to Kirk Douglas who would call on Trumbo to pen the scrip for his epic drama 'Spartacus' and help bring about the end of the Hollywood blacklist.
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Louis C.K.’s ‘Louie’ is on ‘extended hiatus’ whilst the comedian works on other projects, including a new show ‘Better Things’.
There’s some good and some bad news for fans of Louis C.K.’s Louie. Louie is going on an extended hiatus whilst its star, comedian Louis C.K., focusses on other projects. Fans of the FX show shouldn’t despair – not yet anyway – as one of the projects C.K. will be working on is a series which bears some similarities to Louie.
Louis C.K. at the 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live in February 2015.
Jon Stewart's 16 year stint as host of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' is coming to an end on August 6th.
As he enters the final week of his 16 year long tenure as host of ‘The Daily Show’, Jon Stewart has revealed the three guests he’ll be inviting onto the show before the final episode next Thursday, details of which remain shrouded in secrecy.
CNN Money reports that Louis C.K., Denis Leary and Amy Schumer – all friends of the departing host – will be appearing on Monday through Wednesday next week before the very last Stewart-fronted edition on August 6th. Schumer, of course, was recently revealed as one of the names Stewart was interested this year to replace him on the Comedy Central chat show, though she turned it down. Current cast member Trevor Noah has already been named as Stewart's successor.
Jon Stewart is gearing up for his final week as host of 'The Daily Show'
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With all the adorable animation of ‘Minions’ and the premise of ‘Toy Story’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ promises to be the most beloved animation of 2016. Check out the teaser trailer!
We’ve all wondered what our pets get up to when we leave the house and The Secret Life of Pets promises to explore our best (and worst) imaginings of our pets’ unseen antics. From the cat with extreme snacking habits to the massage obsessed sausage dog, there are definitely plenty of traits these adorable animated pets have in common with our own. Check out the trailer and see if your pet is as badly behaved as Chloe the over-eating cat, Max the overly enthusiastic dog or the budgie who yearns to be a pilot!
Bobby Moynihan provides the voice of Mel the dog in The Secret Life of Pets.
Ever wondered what your pets get up to when you're not around? Well, put it this way; your furniture, kitchen appliances, soft furnishings and even tomorrow's dinner are not safe. Some pets are ever faithful, however, such as the terrier Max who is showered with attention from his loving owner. But things get complicated when he is introduced to his owner's new pet; a mongrel named Duke, who he is determined not to let become the favourite. While they might not initially get on, their rivalry is the least of their worries when they discover that a resentful neighbourhood rabbit named Snowball is organising a plot of vengeance against all the well-loved pets in town, as well as their owners, on behalf of those less fortunate who have been abandoned on the street.
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Louis CK raised eyebrows on Saturday Night Live.
Louis CK polarized the Saturday Night Live audience over the weekend with a series of jokes about child molestation. He compared abuse to his love of Mounds Bars, saying, "They do taste delicious, but they don't taste as good as a young boy does, and shouldn't, to a child molester."
Louis CK raised eyebrows with child molestation jokes
"Child molesters are very tenacious people," he joked, adding, "It's so crazy because when you consider the risk in being a child molester - speaking not of even the damage you're doing, but the risk - there's no worse life available to a human than being a caught child molester.
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The US is angry with Louis CK. Again.
Louis CK has made a lot of people angry with his SNL monologue – what else is new. The comedian, who thrives on controversy more than anything, So his monologue on last night’s SNL – and the scandal it caused – shouldn’t come as any sort of surprise.
How far beyond the line did Louis go this time?
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Tim Meadows - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015
Tom Arnold - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015
The 47-year-old comedian also asked fans, because of the low price, not to share the special illegally.
Louis C.K. knows how to keep his fans happy! The American comedian recently announced that he was releasing a new comedy special 'Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store,' which can be downloaded or streamed for only the small price of $5.
The comedian's new special can be streamed or downloaded for $5
The generous announcement comes after Louis was forced to cancel a stand-up show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (Jan 27th) because of the winter blizzard, a decision he made due to feeling responsible for the safety of the 15,000 people who were expected to travel to the arena.
The New York premiere for upcoming comedy 'Top Five' took place at the Ziegfeld Theater and saw a variety of guests among the usual cast and crew members - which included director and star Chris Rock and co-producer Kanye West.
Zach Galifianakis and Louis CK have teamed up for the new FX comedy show 'Baskets' - set to debut in 2016.
FX has placed a 10-episode for 'Baskets' - a comedy produced by and starring Zach Galifianakis about a corporate businessman who leaves his job to pursue his dreams of becoming a respected clown. The show will begin production next year with a scheduled launch in 2016. The pilot was written by Galifianakis, Louis CK - who also produces - and Jonathan Kristel, who directed the episode.
Zach Galifianakis at the New Yorker Festival [Getty/Neilson Barnard]
"Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel have created an absolutely brilliant show," said Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. "To say Zach's portrayal of the lead character Chip Baskets is hilarious/unique/riveting/fascinating would be an understatement. We can't wait for the world to meet him."
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There was plenty of drama on the high seas of celebrity this week, but is one 'Game of Thrones' star about to ride the waves?
Critics' Choice Awards: Last night's Critics' Choice Awards saw the year's best and brightest in television honoured for outstanding performances and shows. Dark humoured crime series Fargo and prison drama Orange Is The New Black were the clear frontrunners with three awards each. Matthew Mcconaughey predictably took home the Best Actor honour for creepy crime thriller True Detective whilst Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany repeated her 2013 victory with the corresponding female award. Read our run-down of the highlights here.
Tracy Morgan Improving: Comedian Tracy Morgan's condition in hospital has been upgraded by doctors to "fair" after he was left fighting for his life in the wake of a tragic crash that killed his friend, mentor and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair on June 7. Morgan, McNair, comedian Ardie Fuqua, Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea, and one other were all involved in the early hours crash that involved a Walmart truck and an allegedly sleep-deprived driver. Read the full story and find out why Louis C.K. launched a tirade against gossip site TMZ here.
Date of birth
12th September, 1967