‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Rian Johnson Steers the Ship – Variety

As the fate of the Jedi religion hangs in the balance, one begins to detect a certain unwillingness to stray too far from the official text.

Source: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Rian Johnson Steers the Ship – Variety

Peacekeeper? Dennis Rodman thinks he can bring Trump and ‘friend’ Kim Jong Un together

Rodman knows both president Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Source: Peacekeeper? Dennis Rodman thinks he can bring Trump and ‘friend’ Kim Jong Un together

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star – BBC News

Actor Kathryn Rossetter says she suffered an “abusive experience” during a Broadway play in 1984.

Source: Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star – BBC News

Conyers’ son arrested but not charged after domestic incident

Conyers was arrested after a fight with his girlfriend in Los Angeles, but prosecutors declined to charge him.

Source: Conyers’ son arrested but not charged after domestic incident

Time Magazine Names #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year

Time Magazine has named “The Silence Breakers” of the #MeToo anti-harassment movement as its Person of the Year.

Source: Time Magazine Names #MeToo ‘Silence Breakers’ as Person of the Year

Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79 – BBC News

The veteran actor starred in major Bollywood hits as well as several British and US films.

Source: Shashi Kapoor, Bollywood legend, dies at 79 – BBC News

Elton John announces mom’s death: ‘I am in shock’ | Fox News

Sir Elton John announced on Monday his mother, Sheila Farebrother, died, saying he was “in shock” over her death after seeing her a week ago.

Source: Elton John announces mom’s death: ‘I am in shock’ | Fox News

TV News Pioneer, Robert Asman, Father of Fox’s David Asman, Has Died | TVNewser

By Chris Ariens Comment

Robert Asman, who rose from NBC page to a producer for David Brinkley, and in between produced some of the most iconic TV news reports of the 1960’s and 70’s, has died. He was 91.

Robert Asman’s son, David Asman, an anchor for Fox Business Network, shared this remembrance of his father for TVNewser readers:

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Robert Asman, a true pioneer in television news, died on Friday at 6:10 am, surrounded by his family, in the modest Chevy Chase home he bought in 1961 and has lived in ever since. He bought that home when he was lured to Washington by David Brinkley and his expansion of NBC’s D.C. news bureau after the inauguration of President Kennedy.

 

Source: TV News Pioneer, Robert Asman, Father of Fox’s David Asman, Has Died | TVNewser

Hosts Respond to Matt Lauer Sexual Harassment Claims – Late-Night Lately: Reacting to Matt Lauer News, Kimmel’s Roy Moore Fight, Melania’s Christmas Wishes

Late-night hosts dug into the sexual harassment allegations against former Today show anchor, Matt Lauer, on Wednesday night.

Source: Hosts Respond to Matt Lauer Sexual Harassment Claims – Late-Night Lately: Reacting to Matt Lauer News, Kimmel’s Roy Moore Fight, Melania’s Christmas Wishes

Jim Nabors, Who Played Affable Klutz Gomer Pyle, Dies At 87

The actor and singer starred as Pyle for years — first in The Andy Griffith Show, then in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Nabors parlayed the stardom of the beloved goof into a long career on stage, TV and film.

Source: Jim Nabors, Who Played Affable Klutz Gomer Pyle, Dies At 87

Ex-Beatle McCartney’s gift to Manchester attack families – BBC News

A collection of music by The Beatles is donated by Sir Paul McCartney to raise funds for two Hebridean families.

Source: Ex-Beatle McCartney’s gift to Manchester attack families – BBC News

NBC News fires Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

Lauer, the host of ‘Today’ for two decades, was terminated Wednesday from NBC News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.

Source: NBC News fires Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

Trump tweet calls for investigation into Scarborough’s dead staffer while in Congress | TheHill

President Trump on Wednesday appeared to call for an investigation into the 2001 death of an intern to GOP congressman-turned-MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

Source: Trump tweet calls for investigation into Scarborough’s dead staffer while in Congress | TheHill

Richard Branson says he does not remember alleged sexual assault – Nov. 27, 2017

Richard Branson says he does not remember an alleged sexual assault at his Caribbean home in 2010.

The billionaire has been accused of putting his face in the breasts of an American who was working as a backup singer for the English artist Joss Stone.

Source: Richard Branson says he does not remember alleged sexual assault – Nov. 27, 2017

Susan Sarandon thinks Hillary Clinton would have been ‘very dangerous’ as president

Actress Susan Sarandon is having a tough time since the 2016 election as the star is now being attacked by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton.

Source: Susan Sarandon thinks Hillary Clinton would have been ‘very dangerous’ as president

Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

Journalism schools at Arizona State University and the University of Kansas rescinded awards given to the broadcaster, who is accused of sexual misconduct.

Source: Charlie Rose Has Honors From Two Journalism Schools Rescinded

Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and other ‘SNL’ women stick up for Al Franken

Signatories included original “SNL” cast members Laraine Newman and Jane Curtin, along with 34 women who worked on the show behind the scenes between 1975 and the present. Franken was a writer and performer on the NBC sketch comedy show primarily from 1975 to 1995.

Jane Curtin told the New York Times on Friday that she was surprised by broadcaster Leeann Tweeden’s allegations against Franken.

Source: Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and other ‘SNL’ women stick up for Al Franken

JUST IN: Women staff of “Saturday Night Live” sign letter in support of Sen. Al Franken

David Cassidy, star of ‘The Partridge Family’ and beloved singer, dies at 67

The former ‘Partridge Family’ star has died

Source: David Cassidy, star of ‘The Partridge Family’ and beloved singer, dies at 67

Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86

Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom to a career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel,” died Sunday night.

Source: Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86

Charlie Rose Accused of Crude Sexual Advances by Multiple Women

Allegations by women who worked with Mr. Rose over a dozen years led CBS to suspend him from its morning program and PBS to stop distributing his interview show.

Source: Charlie Rose Accused of Crude Sexual Advances by Multiple Women

Harrison Ford Helps Driver Whose Car Veered Off Road

The actor and the drivers of other vehicles were stopped after a car went down an embankment in Santa Paula, California on Sunday.

Harrison Ford came to the aid of a driver whose car veered off of State Route 126 or the Santa Paula Freeway in Santa Paula, California, a rep for the Santa Paula fire department confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Source: Harrison Ford Helps Driver Whose Car Veered Off Road

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

The singer, songwriter, comedian and businessman had genuine warmth and down-home humor that drew countless fans.

A post on daughter and country singer-songwriter Pam Tillis’ Facebook page said she was deeply saddened by her father’s sudden and unexpected death, and asked fans to post their memories on Mel Tillis’ official Facebook page.

Source: Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

More: Mel Tillis remembered: ‘I looked up to Mel,’ Blake Shelton says

More: Five things to know about ‘Coca Cola Cowboy’ singer Mel Tillis

Ann Wedgeworth, versatile Tony-winning stage actress and sitcom stalwart, dies at 83

She won a Tony for Neil Simon’s “Chapter Two” and had featured roles on “Three’s Company” and “Evening Shade.”

Source: Ann Wedgeworth, versatile Tony-winning stage actress and sitcom stalwart, dies at 83

Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64

Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64 after a battle with dementia.

Source: Malcolm Young, AC/DC Guitarist and Co-Founder, Dead at 64

TOM RIDGE: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge in critical condition after undergoing heart procedure

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin.

Source: TOM RIDGE: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge in critical condition after undergoing heart procedure

Liz Smith, former Daily News gossip columnist, dead at 94 – NY Daily News

Liz Smith, the legendary New York gossip writer, died Sunday.

Source: Liz Smith, former Daily News gossip columnist, dead at 94 – NY Daily News

John Hillerman, Who Played Snooty Caretaker on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 84

Mr. Hillerman was an Emmy Award-winning actor who also had roles in classic movies like “The Last Picture Show,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Chinatown.”

Source: John Hillerman, Who Played Snooty Caretaker on ‘Magnum, P.I.,’ Dies at 84

Tom Hanks’ short story collection is delightful | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Like Stan Lee cameos in Marvel movies, typewriters pop up in Tom Hanks’ stories.

Source: Tom Hanks’ short story collection is delightful | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Boosie Concert: 2 People Shot, Cops Still Hunting for Suspect | TMZ.com

Cops are on the hunt for a suspect who opened fire at a Boosie concert Friday night, shooting 2 people.

Source: Boosie Concert: 2 People Shot, Cops Still Hunting for Suspect | TMZ.com

‘Kevin Spacey has set gay rights back’: Actor blasted for response to sexual misconduct claim

The actor, accused of making advances on a 14-year-old boy decades ago, replied by saying he didn’t remember the encounter and coming out as gay.

Source: ‘Kevin Spacey has set gay rights back’: Actor blasted for response to sexual misconduct claim

Legendary New Orleans musician Fats Domino dead at 89 – NY Daily News

The legendary New Orleans singer and pianist Fats Domino, known for hits like “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t that a Shame” died on Wednesday.

Source: Legendary New Orleans musician Fats Domino dead at 89 – NY Daily News

Robert Guillaume Dead: ‘Benson’ Actor Was 89 | Hollywood Reporter

He also portrayed Isaac Jaffe on ‘Sports Night,’ voiced Rafiki in ‘The Lion King’ and earned a Tony nomination for ‘Guys and Dolls.’

Source: Robert Guillaume Dead: ‘Benson’ Actor Was 89 | Hollywood Reporter

Tornado damages Oklahoma casino where Beach Boys were playing

Gov. Mary Fallin was attending concert Saturday night when EF1 tornado struck central Oklahoma county

Thank you to The Beach Boys for performing tonight to raise money for the @rfbo!

Source: Tornado damages Oklahoma casino where Beach Boys were playing

Hillary Clinton breaks toe ahead of appearance on The Graham Norton Show

Hillary Clinton was delayed arriving for the filming of The Graham Norton Show due to a broken toe. The former US presidential candidate arrived for the recording of Norton’s BBC One show wearing a surgical boot after falling while running down some stairs. Speaking to Press Association she said: “I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards.

Source: Hillary Clinton breaks toe ahead of appearance on The Graham Norton Show

Pittsburgh music legend Jimmy Beaumont of the Skyliners dies at 76

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has confirmed Jimmy Beaumont of the Skyliners has died.

Source: Pittsburgh music legend Jimmy Beaumont of the Skyliners dies at 76

Who Murdered Edgar Allan Poe, Oct 7th? (1809-49)

 

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The lie that Poe died as a result of alcohol and drug abuse, was refuted 25 years ago by EIR researcher Allen Salisbury. Marianna Wertz reports.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) was America’s greatest poet and a leading counterintelligence agent for the anti-British republican  faction in pre-Civil War America. Recent press reports on medical findings about the cause of his early death have
raised anew one of the greatest unsolved crimes in American history-who murdered Edgar Allan Poe?

Read Source: who_murdered_edgar_allan_poe.pdf

Tom Petty pulled off life support after going into cardiac arrest – NY Daily News

The rocker was pulled off life support after being rushed to the hospital Sunday in cardiac arrest.

Source: Tom Petty pulled off life support after going into cardiac arrest – NY Daily News

Marilyn Manson crushed by stage scenery in New York – BBC News

The rock star was taken to hospital after the incident in New York on Saturday night.

Source: Marilyn Manson crushed by stage scenery in New York – BBC News

Monty Hall, legendary host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ dead at 96 – NY Daily News

Hall died in his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his actress daughter Joanna Gleason said.

Source: Monty Hall, legendary host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ dead at 96 – NY Daily News

Cher Sues Biopharmaceutical Company for Ripping Her Off | TMZ.com

Cher says she bought 300,000 shares of Altor in 2013 … but 2 years later a company official spoke to her directly and offered to buy her shares back. However, according to the docs, he withheld key info about successful clinical trials of the drugs they were working on for cancer and HIV research.

Source: Cher Sues Biopharmaceutical Company for Ripping Her Off | TMZ.com

Hugh Hefner Dead at 91: Celebrities React

“Hugh Hefner peacefully passed away today from natural causes at The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones,” a rep for the Playboy founder told PEOPLE

Source: Hugh Hefner Dead at 91: Celebrities React

Rapper Young Dolph critically wounded in Hollywood shooting – NY Daily News

Rapper Young Dolph was shot outside the Hollywood and Highland shopping center in California late Tuesday afternoon.

Source: Rapper Young Dolph critically wounded in Hollywood shooting – NY Daily News

Steven Seagal slams NFL players who kneel during national anthem – NY Daily News

Steven Seagal bashed NFL players who took a knee during the national anthem.

“I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and imposing their political views,” Seagal said during a Wednesday appearance on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.”

Source: Steven Seagal slams NFL players who kneel during national anthem – NY Daily News

Fergie says she and Josh Duhamel felt ‘weird’ hiding split – NY Daily News

Fake it ’til you make it?

Fergie and Josh Duhamel are breathing a little easier after going public about their split, according to a recent interview with People.

Although the pop star told the publication “there’s no perfect time,” both she and her estranged hubby agreed they felt “weird” fielding questions about life as a couple while secretly going their separate ways.

Source: Fergie says she and Josh Duhamel felt ‘weird’ hiding split – NY Daily News

Frank Vincent dead: Sopranos, Goodfellas actor dies at 80

Famed film and television tough guy Frank Vincent, who battled James Gandolfini and Robert De Niro in his most prominent roles, has died at 80. “Legendary actor and accomplished musician Fran…

Source: Frank Vincent dead: Sopranos, Goodfellas actor dies at 80

2017 Creative Arts Emmy Winers: Updated List | Variety

The 69th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards are under way at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Source: 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Winers: Updated List | Variety

Members of heavy metal band Decapitated arrested for suspected kidnapping in Spokane | The Spokesman-Review

A woman reported to police just before 2 a.m. on Sept. 1 the alleged kidnapping by the band members, said Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Teresa Fuller. The band had performed with Thy Art is Murder at The Pin concert venue downtown as part of their “Double Homicide” tour. Fuller said she believes the woman attended the heavy metal concert.

Source: Members of heavy metal band Decapitated arrested for suspected kidnapping in Spokane | The Spokesman-Review

Ashley Sharpton arrested for allegedly attacking cab driver – NY Daily News

A birthday celebration for Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter ended in handcuffs early Saturday after she punched a cabbie in Midtown and snatched his keys, police sources said.

Source: Ashley Sharpton arrested for allegedly attacking cab driver – NY Daily News

Ousted Fox News host Eric Bolling’s 19-year-old son found dead – NY Daily News

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling’s 19-year-old son was found dead Friday evening.

Source: Ousted Fox News host Eric Bolling’s 19-year-old son found dead – NY Daily News

Shelley Berman Dead: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Dad, Stand-Up Dies at 92 | Variety

Famed stand-up comic Shelley Berman, who recently played Larry David’s father on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died. He was 92.

Source: Shelley Berman Dead: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Dad, Stand-Up Dies at 92 | Variety