Veteran actor Roger Moore has died after a battle with cancer. He was 89.
Moore, who is best known for playing 007 James Bond, died in Switzerland, surrounded around family. The actor wished to have a private funeral in Monaco.
His children released an official statement vi Twitter. The statement read: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”
“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated,” they said in a Twitter post.
Sasheer Zamata has left ‘Saturday Night Live!’ She is now the third castmember to leave the show in just one week.
Zamata follows Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan who confirmed that the show’s finale on Saturday was their final show.
Her departure comes as a surprise to fans, as no mention of her leaving the show was made known in the season finale. In fact,it wasn’t until the cameras stopped rolling for TV that the cast hoisted all three exitin cast members in the air to pay homage to their work.
Zamata spent four seasons on ‘SNL’ and never had a break-out character. She spent most of the time playing a stereotypical Black woman. Her main standout roles included Michelle Obama, and Rihanna.
A new ‘Mamma Mia’ musical is in the works! Ten years after the original musical movie version of Mamma Mia, a sequel with the original cast is in the works!
The sequel will be released on July 20, 2018 and will have ABBA songs not featured in the first film and some old ones, too.
The “Mamma Mia” sequel will take place again in the Greek island of Kalokairi, but no other specifics about the plot have been unveiled.
The ‘Best Picture’ Award might have been given to the wrong movie under his watch, but Jimmy Kimmel is getting another shot at hosting the Oscars!
Kimmel will host the 90th Academy Awards, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced.
“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl [Boone Isaacs], Dawn [Hudson] and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” Kimmel said.
The 90th Academy Awards will air on ABC on March 4, 2018.
Fans have been upset at the news that ‘Scandal’ is ending after its seventh season, but now creator Shonda Rhimes has penned a message to fans, in her first Shondaland newsletter, to determine what led to the decision.
“I didn’t have to actually face it. The decision I made. This decision to end a thing I love. This decision to turn the lights out on a place I call home,” she writes. “I was glad I didn’t have to make it real by being there on that stage with my cast. Ending Scandal. This is a big huge roaring deal in my world. It’s scary to make a change.”
Rhimes asked her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers a question saying, “What if we don’t let Scandal go on forever?”
“It had begun to occur to us that — warning, warning: swagger alert — shows written by me don’t seem to… end. Every show I’ve created has gone more than 100 episodes. People keep watching. The network is happy. And that’s awesome,” she wrote. “But what happens if we let all the shows go on and on without end? What if we just hang on so long that people don’t say WHY are you ending, but WHEN? What if we don’t let anyone say WHEN?”
With Olivia Pope boasting about being the most powerful person in the world, on the Season 6 finale, there is no telling what will happen in the show’s final season.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has died from an apparent suicide. He was 52.
Cornell was found dead at the MGM Grand Hotelwith a band around his neck, while on tour in Detroit on May 17, 2017.
The singer was found by family friend who went to check on himafter Cornell’s wife asked him to check on him.
In 2001, Cornell joined Audioslave, and they released three albums. Sadly,
Audioslave disbanded in 2007. In 2010, Cornell and Soundgarden reunited and released the band’s sixth studio album, “King Animal” in 2012.
Cornell is survived by his wife and three children.
“A Christmas Story” is the latest movie to get turned into a live musical version! FOX has announced that a musical version of the hit movie, will air in December 2017.
“‘A Christmas Story’ is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time – audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it – and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television,” said David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. “The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to live television event will be just as entertaining for viewers.”
Fans can expect to hear brand new songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The live version is sure to do well, given that the 1983 movie airs every Christmas Eve for 24-hours straight on TBS.
No casting news has been announced for the live FOX version.