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“Shape Of Water” Leads Critics Choice Nominees

HOLLYWOOD—The contenders for the 2018 Critics Choice Awards were released on Wednesday, December 6 and leading all nominees is Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” with a total of 14 nominations including Best Picture. The films “Lady Bird,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “The Post” each picked up 8 nominations apiece. The ceremony which has now meshed...

Television Star And Singer Della Reese Dead At 86

LOS ANGELES—Singer and star of the TV series "Touched by an Angel," Della Reese died Sunday of natural causes at her Los Angeles home. She was 86. Reese was born in the Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. She began singing in her church choir at a young age and at the age of 13, she joined Mahalia Jackson's gospel group. In...

Louis C.K. Admits To Sexual Misconduct Accusations

HOLLYWOOD—Comedian Louis C.K. admitted to sexual misconduct allegations on Friday, November 10 after at least five women accused him of inappropriate behavior. The New York Times published a story on Thursday wherein five women were quoted describing various acts of sexual impropriety they faced from the 50 year-old television star and comic. Two of the women, former comedy duo Dana...

Kevin Spacey Comes Out Amid Sexual Harassment Incident

HOLLYWOOD—Kevin Spacey publicly came out as gay man on Twitter on Sunday, October 29, amid allegations that he made sexual advances on a minor nearly 30 years ago. Actor Anthony Rapp, who is known for his Broadway performance in the play “Rent” and is currently starring in the new CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Discovery,” announced that Kevin Spacey...

Harvey Weinstein Fired Amidst Sexual Harassment Claims

HOLLYWOOD—Multiple allegations of sexual harassment have emerged against longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in recent days which has led to his ouster from The Weinstein Company. Weinstein, who is the head of Miramax and started The Weinstein Company is responsible for popular films like "Shakespeare in Love" which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1999. The Weinstein Company announced that...

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Big Little Lies” Primetime Emmy Award Winners

HOLLYWOOD—Well, it’s the first big official awards show to get ready to kick awards season into full gear come late December/early January. The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out on Sunday, September 17 celebrating all things great about primetime TV. So would “Stranger Things” best the tearjerker “This is Us?” Would “Westworld” prove that it’s everything that...

Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies At 91

HOLLYWOOD—Comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis died at his Las Vegas, Nevada home on Sunday, August 20. John Katsilometes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the news, which was later confirmed by publicist Candi Cazau. The comedian was 91. According to reports, Lewis died of natural causes. He was born on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey. He...

Oscar-Winning Actor Martin Landau Dead At 89

WESTWOOD—Actor Martin Landau, known for his roles in the 1960s television series "Mission: Impossible" and the film "Ed Wood," died on Saturday, July 15, at the age of 89. He died of "unexpected complications" during a brief stay at UCLA Medical Center, according to his publicist, Dick Guttman. "We are overcome with sadness to report the death of iconic actor...

“Westworld” Leads 2017 Primetime Emmy Nominees

HOLLYWOOD—Awards season is slowly inching our way people. Things kicked off on Thursday, July 13 with the nominations for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. The contenders were revealed by “Veep” star Anna Chlumsky and “Criminal Minds” star Shemar Moore. The question of the hour is rather Broadcast, Cable or Streaming networks would reign supreme? Well, it was Cable yet...

“Stranger Things” Big MTV Movie And TV Awards Winner

HOLLYWOOD—For the first time in history, the MTV Movie Awards has decided to combine the world of television with the world of cinema to celebrate all things great in pop culture. Yep, it’s a first and indeed an interesting take on seeing some of the best from television go toe-to-toe with those on the big screen. The ceremony was...
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