Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.
UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.
Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight” says his fate is in “God’s hands.”Money’s comments appear in a video released Saturday from his AXS TV reality series “Real Money.” The full episode airs Sept. 12.
In the video, Money says he discovered he had cancer after what he thought was a routine checkup.
Sean Spicer’s casting in the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” is prompting pushback — including from one of the show’s hosts, Tom Bergeron.
Spicer, who resigned from his post as White House press secretary in 2017, was announced Wednesday on “Good Morning America” as one of the celebrities who will compete on Season 28 of the reality show.
Athletes Lamar Odom and Ray Lewis, “Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown and supermodel Christie Brinkley are also among the celebrities who will lace up their dancing shoes.
Larry King is moving on … once again — he’s divorcing his 7th wife, Shawn Southwick King.
Born into Hollywood royalty, Peter carved his own path with his non-conformist tendencies. He earned a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for co-writing “Easy Rider,” but lost out to William Goldman’s script for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”
Nearly three decades later, Fonda snagged a Best Actor nomination for his work in 1997’s “Ulee’s Gold.” He lost out to contemporary Jack Nicholson’s turn in “As Good As It Gets,” but did snag a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Movie for his work in the 1999 Showtime original “The Passion of Ayn Rand.”
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Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife and child escaped a plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries on Thursday, said Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.
The Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, about 65 miles north of Asheville, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars did it, and now the Emmys will too. There will be no host at the ceremony honoring TV’s best next month.
Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said Wednesday that going hostless allows more time to salute departing shows, including “Game of Thrones.”
Bill and Hillary Clinton won’t be on the ballot next November. But with the news that the third season of FX’s “American Crime Story” will chronicle the impeachment of the former president and his affair with Monica Lewinsky, some critics are worried that they could still loom over the 2020 election.
FX, a cable giant known for its provocative programming, announced Tuesday it was moving forward with an adaptation of Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President” — with Lewinsky herself serving as one of the co-producers.
Limited number of movie panels? No fear, TV has it covered. Box office star Henry Cavill took over Hall H for Netflix’s fantasy drama series The Witcher, while AMC’s The Walking Dead announced leading man Andrew Lincoln would return not on the basic cable network but exclusively in theaters. Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance to drop the Top Gun: Maverick trailer.
(CNN)Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand.Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the decision was made “due to the unavailability of the complaining witness,” according to a court filing.Spacey, 59, had faced criminal charge of indecent assault and battery in connection with a July 2016 incident where he was accused of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar. The former “House of Cards” star had pleaded not guilty and faced up to five years in prison, if convicted.
Fernando Corbató, whose work on computer time-sharing in the 1960s helped pave the way for the personal computer, as well as the computer password, died on Friday at a nursing home in Newburyport, Mass. He was 93.
His wife, Emily Corbató, said the cause was complications of diabetes. At his death he was a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Corbató, who spent his entire career at M.I.T., oversaw a project in the early 1960s called the Compatible Time-Sharing System, or C.T.S.S., which allowed multiple users in different locations to access a single computer simultaneously through telephone lines.
At the time, computing was done in large batches, and users typically had to wait until the next day to get the results of a computation.
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Paul McCartney got a little help from some friends Saturday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
First, McCartney’s former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr, joined him onstage for a few songs near the end of his concert – held just six days after Starr’s 79th birthday.
Starr played drums on two Beatles tunes – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Helter Skelter” – according to Variety. He later tossed his drumsticks into the crowd and jokingly acted as if he planned to throw McCartney’s bass guitar into the crowd too, the report said.
Later, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh – who happens to be Starr’s brother-in-law – also took the stage, with the trio playing the Beatles song “The End,” part of the “Abbey Road” medley. (Starr is married to actress and model Barbara Bach, while Walsh is married to Bach’s sister, Marjorie Bach.)
Musician R. Kelly has been arrested on federal child pornography and obstruction of justice charges.
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The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said the pop star was arrested Thursday on a 13-count indictment. The singer was outside while walking his dog when he was arrested, Kelly’s publicist told ABC News.
Separately, a five-count indictment has been handed up from the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn that charges him with racketeering.
Suzanne Eaton, who went missing more than a week ago after going on a run, died of suffocation, police confirmed to the BBC.
They say they are investigating the case as a criminal act.
The 59-year-old molecular biologist from the world-renowned Max Planck Institute in Germany had been attending a conference on the island.
She was found on rough and rocky terrain inside the abandoned bunker about 10km (six miles) away from where she was last seen, according to police in the port city of Chania, where the conference was being held.
She was reported missing on 2 July and a large search effort was launched.
Six days later, her body was discovered by two locals exploring the bunker, which is a system of manmade caves used by the Nazis during the occupation of Crete in World War Two.
The pioneer of the computer services industry, who founded Electronic Data Systems Corp. in 1962 and Perot Systems Corp. 26 years later, was just 5-foot-6, but his presence filled a room.
“Describe my father?” Ross Perot Jr., his only son and CEO of the Perot Group, asked rhetorically in an interview. “Obviously a great family man, wonderful father. But at the end of the day, he was a wonderful humanitarian.
“Every day he came to work trying to figure out how he could help somebody.”