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Harry Potter star Warwick Davis’ heartbreaking tribute to late wife Samantha will leave you in tears

Harry Potter star Warwick Davis’ heartbreaking tribute to late wife Samantha will leave you in tears

Actress Samantha Davis, wife of Harry Potter star Warwick, has died at the age of 53. Warwick announced the sad news in an emotional statement shared to the BBC, revealing she had passed away on 24 March. © Getty ImagesWarwick announced his wife’s death in a moving statement Paying tribute to his “favourite human,” the 54-year-old said: “Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs.” He described her as his “most trusted confidant and an ardent supporter of everything I did in my career.” © Getty ImagesSamantha Davis and Warwick Davis at the ITV Palooza! in 2018 The star continued: “She was a unique character, always seeing the sunny side of life, she had a wicked sense of humour and always laughed at my bad jokes.” Warwick and Samantha’s two children, Harrison and Annabelle, also paid tribute to their mother by adding: “Mum is our best friend and we’re honoured to have received a love like hers.” Elsewhere in his statement, the actor heaped praise on …

Ant-Man Star Michael Douglas Wants His Character Killed Off

Ant-Man Star Michael Douglas Wants His Character Killed Off

If it were up to Michael Douglas, his Ant-Man character, Hank Pym, wouldn’t have survived as long as he has in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While appearing on The View earlier this week, the 79-year-old actor addressed his past comments about his desires to be killed off in the franchise. “[Death] actually was my request for the third [movie],” Michael explained of his ingenious character who managed to survive the dangerous events in all three films. “I said I’d like to have a serious [death], with all these great special effects.” “There’s got to be some fantastic way where I can shrink to an ant size and explode, whatever it is,” he added. “I want to use all those effects. But, that was on the last one. Now, I don’t think I’m going to show up.” Michael Douglas’ team didn’t immediately respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment. The Oscar winning-actor first starred as the passionate scientist in 2015’s hit film Ant-Man, which starred Paul Rudd as the miniature superhero. Michael also appeared in 2018’s sequel, …

Succession” star Brian Cox blasts Joaquin Phoenix’s “truly terrible” “Napoleon

Succession” star Brian Cox blasts Joaquin Phoenix’s “truly terrible” “Napoleon

“Succession” star Brian Cox wants Joaquin Phoenix’s “Napoleon” to f**k off. Cox laid into Phoenix’s “truly terrible” performance in Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” at a HistFest panel on “history on stage and screen” at the British Library, and he didn’t pull any punches. “I would have played it a lot better than Joaquin Phoenix, I tell you that,” Cox said. “I think he’s well named. Joaquin … wackeen … wacky. It’s a sort of wacky performance.” The film, which sits at a 57% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, was panned by many critics, and faces fresh scrutiny from the Emmy-winner. Cox expressed disappointment at the lack of historical accuracy in Ridley’s and others’ films.  ‘“Braveheart” is a load of nonsense,” Cox said. “Mel Gibson was wonderful but it’s a load of lies. He never impregnated the French princess. It is a bollocks [sic] that film.” Even critics weren’t safe from tirades by the Roy family’s patriarch: Cox lambasted them for comparing his theater and television performances. “Most critics are stupid. They really are. Theater criticism has gone …

‘Star Wars’ Actor Warwick Davis Mourns Death of Wife Samantha: ‘Her Passing Has Left a Huge Hole in Our Lives’

‘Star Wars’ Actor Warwick Davis Mourns Death of Wife Samantha: ‘Her Passing Has Left a Huge Hole in Our Lives’

Star Wars actor Warwick Davis is mourning the death of his wife, Samantha Davis, who died on March 24. She was 57. “Her passing has left a huge hole in our lives as a family. I miss her hugs,” said the 54-year-old actor in a statement shared with the BBC. “She was a unique character, always seeing the sunny side of life she had a wicked sense of humour and always laughed at my bad jokes.” He added that Samantha, whom he met on the set of his 1988 fantasy drama, Willow, was his “favourite human” who was “passionate about helping people, without judgment.” Samantha’s cause of death was not disclosed. Warwick, who played Wicket the Ewok in the Star Wars franchise, tied the knot with Samantha in 1991. They shared two adult children — Annabelle, 27, and Harrison, 21, both of whom, alongside Samantha, were a constant presence at the actor’s red carpet events. Warwick and Samantha also had a son named Lloyd, who tragically died just days after he was born in 1991. Samantha also tragically miscarried …

‘Knuckles’ Star Idris Elba Shares What’s on His Bucket List After Acting (Exclusive)

‘Knuckles’ Star Idris Elba Shares What’s on His Bucket List After Acting (Exclusive)

Idris Elba is excited for fans to find out more about everyone’s favorite surly echidna with a heart of gold on Knuckles, Paramount+’s spinoff of the Sonic the Hedgehog films. Chatting with ET’s Cassie DiLaura ahead of the show’s April 26 premiere on the streamer, Elba shared what fans can look forward to in the six-episode series and how the role plays into his career plans beyond acting. “It’s really fun exploring him because he’s quite a character, you know, and in this TV show, he’s a fish out of water,” the 51-year-old tells ET. “He’s like a little kid that’s, sort of, exploring Earth and humans and people. And it’s funny to actually play out, a lot of fun doing the voiceovers.” Elba recalls the hours-long voiceover sessions he would spend with Jeff Fowler, executive producer of the series and director of the first episode. “I’m usually in with Jeff, really just going off script, having fun coming back and doing lots of it. So, there [are] good times,” he adds. The British actor says he enjoys how “big” one can …

Melania Trump Thinks the Hush Money Trial Is a “Disgrace,” Is Probably Still Pissed at Her Husband for Allegedly Sleeping With a Porn Star: Report

Melania Trump Thinks the Hush Money Trial Is a “Disgrace,” Is Probably Still Pissed at Her Husband for Allegedly Sleeping With a Porn Star: Report

When Donald Trump was charged last year by the Manhattan District attorney’s office for allegedly trying to cover up the hush money payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels, Melania Trump made her feelings on the situation pretty clear by opting not to attend his post-arraignment speech, despite it occurring at her own house. What are the former first lady’s thoughts on the matter one year later, with the trial now officially underway? According to a new report, they appear to have evolved—but only slightly. The New York Times’ Katie Rogers, who wrote a book on first ladies, reports that Melania has privately called the legal proceedings “a disgrace,” and believes, per the Times, that “the trial itself is unfair,” according to people familiar with the matter. She apparently also shares the ex-president’s opinion that the case amounts to election interference. Yet it appears that the former first lady’s feelings with regard to the alleged affair her husband had—which he has long denied—have not changed. Per the Times: In January 2018, when she first saw …

Star Wars movies in order: the correct and chronological way to watch the films

Star Wars movies in order: the correct and chronological way to watch the films

PA Media A long time ago in a galaxy far away, George Lucas launched a film franchise that won the hearts and minds of cinephiles worldwide. The filmmaker created one of the most enduringly popular worlds in Hollywood when Star Wars: A New Hope lit up cinema screens 42 years ago. Few could have quite imagined the impact the film would have when it was first released in 1977, capturing the imagination of both the young and old alike And not only did the franchise introduce some of the most recognisable characters in science fiction, it also bore some of the most memorable lines ever in film. Things came to a close with the last ever film in the franchise, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, landing in UK cinemas in 2019. But with several spin-off shows, and more in the pipeline, Star Wars’s legacy will surely live on for decades. With fans all over the world set to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th, now is the perfect time for …

Country star Lainey Wilson on her long road to Grammy glory: ‘Maybe I wasn’t as crazy as people thought!’ | Music

Country star Lainey Wilson on her long road to Grammy glory: ‘Maybe I wasn’t as crazy as people thought!’ | Music

You get the sense the country music establishment really had no choice but to embrace Lainey Wilson: that she wasn’t going anywhere until they did. When the singer-songwriter arrived in Nashville in 2011, she parked her 20-foot bumper pull trailer on a studio’s lawn and anchored it with rocks. Then 19, she had lived country music all her life. But Nashville is what they call a “10-year town”, rarely a place of instant hits and TikTok fame. Wilson had to do it the old-fashioned way: a decade of graft, rejection, false starts, handing out CDs in the streets, gigs, tours and playing to the same crowds over and over. Gradually, things started to click (a publishing deal in 2017), then gather momentum (six No 1s on country radio since 2021), then snowball (a record-breaking nine nominations at the 2023 CMA awards, winning five), culminating in February when her 2022 album, Bell Bottom Country, won this year’s Grammy for country album of the year. Wilson is now one of the hottest properties in country music. An …

NCIS star Cote de Pablo makes rare return to screens ahead of spin-off show – fans react

NCIS star Cote de Pablo makes rare return to screens ahead of spin-off show – fans react

Cote de Pablo delighted fans with a surprise return to screens in celebration of the 1000th episode of NCIS on Monday.  The actress, who played Ziva David in the long-running CBS drama, appeared in a video message aired on the CBS show The Talk to mark the special milestone.  “A thousand episodes. That’s a big number,” said the actress. “Congratulations to everyone involved, to directors, actors, guest actors, casting directors, but most of all to our beloved fans. Big kiss to them because without them, none of this is possible. © CBSCote de Pablo appeared in a video message to celebrate 1000 episodes of NCIS “We can’t wait, Michael and I, to make you happy yet again exploring the characters of Tony and Ziva,” she added. It’s safe to say fans were overjoyed to see Cote back on their screens. Taking to social media, one person wrote: “When I say I screamed when I saw #CotedePablo appear,” while another added: “It’s so great to see @M_Weatherly and Cote de Pablo back. Cote de Pablo has …

Star Wars is coming back to Fortnite in time for May the Fourth

Star Wars is coming back to Fortnite in time for May the Fourth

Fortnite apparently has more festivities planned for May 4, which as every Star Wars fan knows is the holiest day on the liturgical calendar for galaxies far, far away. Leaks, teases, and datamining already are hinting at what fans of both the space opera and Epic Games’ battle royale may expect that weekend. Among the content rumored to join the game beginning May 3 (a Friday). Chewbacca as a long overdue playable skin. “Rebel Leia,” meaning the Princess after her flowing robes appearance in A New Hope, but before her tenure as a commanding general. A wookiee bowcaster weapon. Also long overdue! Old heads who grew up playing Dark Forces will no doubt smile. This thing should pack a mean punch. Cantina Band jam track. But of course! Fortnite and Star Wars have had a long-running collaborative relationship, with crossovers bringing heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, The Mandalorian, Darth Maul, Ahsoka Tano, R2-D2 and even Baby Yoda into the game. Fortnite’s first crossover with Star Wars came at the end of 2019 …