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Wheel Of Fortune: Vanna White bids an emotional goodbye to Pat Sajak

Wheel Of Fortune: Vanna White bids an emotional goodbye to Pat Sajak

[ad_1] Ahead of Pat Sajak’s final episode as the host of Wheel Of Fortune, Vanna White paid an emotional tribute to her co-host of more than 40 years. On Thursday’s episode of the beloved game show, White honoured Sajak’s work and their friendship with a video segment that featured clips and photos tracing their collaboration from the 1980s to the present. “As this chapter of our lives is coming to an end, I know you’ll still be close by. You’re like a brother to me and I consider you a true lifelong friend who I will always adore,” she said. “I love you, Pat”. White said that while their long-running work collaboration has been significant to her – noting that he made her feel “so comfortable and so confident” when she started – she said their personal friendship has meant much more. “As much fun as we had on camera, those memories, milestones and life events we shared with our families, outside the studio, are my favourite,” she said, seeming to hold back tears. “We’ve …

Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho collaborating with Leonardo DiCaprio’s studio on his first Hollywood project

Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho collaborating with Leonardo DiCaprio’s studio on his first Hollywood project

[ad_1] South Korean director Yeon Sang-ho, of Train To Busan fame, will take his talents to a larger stage soon. The 45-year-old has been tapped to write and direct his first Hollywood film: 35th Street. The action-horror will also reunite Yeon with writer Ryu Yong-jae, who has worked with him on the 2020 film Peninsula and the 2024 Netflix series Parasyte: The Grey. The film 35th Street will be produced by Appian Way Productions, a studio founded by Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Since its inception in 2001, Appian Way Productions has co-released numerous acclaimed titles including The Aviator, The Wolf Of Wall Street and Killers Of The Flower Moon. The filming of 35th Street is set to begin sometime in the second half of 2025. More details of the movie will be released at a later date. Released in 2016, Train To Busan centred around a group of passengers trapped in a train while fighting a horde of zombies. Praised for its emotional scenes, Train To Busan was a commercial success – earning over US$98 million (S$132 million) worldwide. The film led to two follow-up entries: Seoul Station …

‘I’ll never forgive or forget’ – Griffin Dunne on the darkness that overtook his gilded Hollywood upbringing | Film

‘I’ll never forgive or forget’ – Griffin Dunne on the darkness that overtook his gilded Hollywood upbringing | Film

[ad_1] Griffin Dunne has just written a book. He had been meaning to do so for ages. It was one of the items on his bucket list: learn a musical instrument, master Spanish and write his damn memoir. “One down, two to go,” he says, beaming in via video link from his home in upstate New York. The actor and film-maker turns 69 this weekend. He reckons that still leaves him time for the music and Spanish. Dunne imagined his memoir as a family portrait in the style of David Sedaris’s Me Talk Pretty One Day. He pictured something light on its toes, witty and poignant, a weave of essays and anecdotes. But then the book changed direction, as though it had a will of its own. It went where it wanted and needed to go. He says: “On some level, I knew there was this big subject ahead. And so, as I’m writing the book, I’m thinking: oh, OK, I know where this is going now.” The story leads to the scene of a …

Judge finds Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson needs conservatorship because of mental decline

Judge finds Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson needs conservatorship because of mental decline

[ad_1] A judge found Thursday (May 9) that Beach Boys founder and music luminary Brian Wilson should be in a court conservatorship to manage his personal and medical decisions because of what his doctor calls a “major neurocognitive disorder”. At a hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gus T May approved the petition filed by the 81-year-old Wilson’s family and inner circle after the death in January of his wife, Melinda Ledbetter Wilson, who handled most of his tasks and affairs. “I find from clear and convincing evidence that a conservatorship of the person is necessary,” May said at the brief hearing. The judge said that evidence shows that Wilson consents to the arrangement and lacks the capacity to make health care decisions. May appointed two longtime Wilson representatives, publicist Jean Sievers and manager LeeAnn Hard, as his conservators. There were no significant objections raised. Two of Wilson’s seven children, Carnie and Wendy Wilson from singing group Wilson Phillips, asked through their attorney that all the children be added to a group text chain about …

11 wild stories behind Hollywood kissing scenes: ‘Would you two mind if I say cut?’

11 wild stories behind Hollywood kissing scenes: ‘Would you two mind if I say cut?’

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Whether it’s the chaste spaghetti kiss in Lady and the Tramp or Zendaya’s three-way tonsil tennis in Challengers, there’s a long and varied history of Hollywood kisses. You’ve got the scariest – seriously, Jim Carey, were you trying to eat Lauren Holly in Dumb and Dumber? The longest – a cramp-inducing six minutes and 44 seconds in Kids in America. The rainiest – Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant in Notting Hill, don’t pretend you didn’t notice. And I’ll spare you the agony of going into the sloppiest here. Sometimes, actors enjoy it. Margot Robbie said she improvised a smooch with Brad Pitt in Babylon, just because she wanted to. “I thought, ‘When else am I gonna get the chance to kiss Brad Pitt?’ I’m just going to go for it,” she confessed. Other times, they don’t like it so much. Emily Blunt revealed that kissing certain actors made her …

‘The Fall Guy’ live show opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

‘The Fall Guy’ live show opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

[ad_1] When “The Fall Guy” star Ryan Gosling and director David Leitch recently made a surprise guest appearance at a new “Fall Guy”-themed live show at Universal Studios Hollywood, they riled up the audience as a funny story line unfolded about a director who pushes his team to do increasingly complicated stunts. Jet-Ski-type crafts flip, explosions send actors hurtling, and if you’re sitting near the front row, you might have a hot piece of flying rubber shrapnel fall by your knee. It’s all in good fun. “This is a live show based on a movie, based on a TV show, based on a stunt man,” is one of the show’s punchlines. “The Fall Guy Stuntacular Pre-Show,” which can be seen before the park’s popular “WaterWorld” show through May 19, was produced in partnership with 87North Productions, which was co-founded by Leitch, a former stuntman himself, and producer Kelly McCormick. The idea came to Leitch and his team during a tour of the theme park last year. A stunt performer flips during “The Fall Guy Stuntacular …

A young actress, an obsessed stalker and a Hollywood murder that changed America

A young actress, an obsessed stalker and a Hollywood murder that changed America

[ad_1] The prosecutor was studying the killer’s confession, trying to understand what was wrong with it. In her first few viewings of the videotape, Marcia Clark had the gnawing sense that he was lying. She took careful notes. She watched to the end, rewound and watched again. On the tape, Robert Bardo was in a room at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, telling his defense-appointed psychiatrist how he had stalked and killed 21-year-old actress Rebecca Schaeffer. He was a misfit from Tucson, a high school dropout who had once worked the grill at Jack in the Box but couldn’t hold a job. He had been fixated on the actress for four years. He taped every episode of “My Sister Sam,” the sitcom in which she played a bubbly, innocent teenager from 1986 to 1988. He wrote her endless letters. He quoted John Lennon lyrics. Once, she sent him a personalized response telling him that his letter was one of the nicest she’d received. Friends had warned her that even the most innocuous personal …

Kristen Stewart calls out Hollywood for ‘phony’ support of female filmmakers

Kristen Stewart calls out Hollywood for ‘phony’ support of female filmmakers

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Kristen Stewart has called out Hollywood for appearing to support female filmmakers but then turning its back once it has uplifted a certain number of creative voices. The Twilight star, 34, who is set to make her directorial debut with an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s 2011 memoir, The Chronology of Water, vocalised her gripes in a new interview with Net-A-Porter. “There’s a thinking that we can check these little boxes… It’s easy for them to be like, ‘Look what we’re doing. We’re making Maggie Gyllenhaal’s movie! We’re making Margot Robbie’s movie!’ And you’re like, OK, cool. You’ve chosen four,” Stewart said. “And I’m in awe of those women, I love those women,” she clarified, before adding, “[but] it feels phony. If we’re congratulating each other for broadening perspective, when we haven’t really done enough, then we stop broadening.” The Spencer actor has previously directed movie shorts, an episode of …

Why Kristen Stewart Directing 1st Film Outside of Hollywood in Latvia

Why Kristen Stewart Directing 1st Film Outside of Hollywood in Latvia

[ad_1] For Kristen Stewart‘s adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir The Chronology of Water, which marks her feature film directorial debut, the actress is stepping away from Hollywood. Instead of filming the Imogen Poots-starring biographical drama in Los Angeles, Stewart is planning to shoot the movie in Europe. Speaking with Net-a-Porter, the Love Lies Bleeding star shared that she is making The Chronology of Water in Latvia. She told the publication that the decision stemmed from craving creative freedom without the confines of Tinseltown. “It’s a fledging film culture there [in Latvia],” she explained. “Look, I’m all about the way we make movies here [in the US], but I needed a sort of radical detachment. I am not a director yet. I need to make a student film. I can’t do that here.” The sets in Latvia will be transformed to fit the various U.S. cities featured in the film, including New York and San Diego. Stewart, whose previous directorial work includes visual projects for musicians including Boygenius, called out Hollywood for forcing women to compromise …