Carrie Fisher’s ex-husband, Paul Simon, has broken his silence following her death at age 60 on Tuesday, December 27. “Yesterday was a horrible day,” the former Simon & Garfunkel musician, 75, tweeted Wednesday, December 28. “Carrie was a special, wonderful girl. It’s too soon.” Simon and Fisher were married for one year from 1983 to 1984. After their divorce, however, they dated on and off for almost a decade. Back in 2012, the Star Wars actress called Simon one of the loves of her life. “He’s … read more
Actress Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died at age 60.
Fisher was taken to UCLA Medical Center after reportedly suffering a heart attack on Friday. She leaves behind a daughter, 24-year-old actress Billie Lourd, who released this statement through the family’s spokesman, Simon Halls:
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” reads … read more
In their last appearance as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton before the election, Saturday Night Live performers Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon broke character and took a moment. The cold opening started off per usual with Baldwin as Trump slinging mud, kissing an FBI agent, Vladimir Putin and a member KKK, and thinking Twitter is private, while McKinnon’s Clinton grows more and more frustrated over the incessant questions about her emails.
Finally, McKinnon makes an impassioned plea to Americans. … read more
Pete Davidson is known for showing off his comedy chops on Saturday Night Live, but when he paid a visit to The Breakfast Club on Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2016) he discussed his battle with depression and what got him through it.
“I would’ve killed myself. Absolutely one hundred percent. I truly believe if [Kid Cudi’s album] Man on the Moon didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be here,” Davidson stated, via Entertainment Tonight.
This statement is particularly relevant because Cudi checked himself … read more
Talking about Ghostbusters can be frustrating. For fans of the 1984 comedy, news that Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig would star in Paul Feig’s reboot was largely met with joy that was quickly tainted by certain dark corners of the internet claiming that an all-female version of the iconic comedy would “ruin their childhood[s].” For more than a year, Feig and the cast, particularly Jones — the only woman of color — had to deal with misogynistic ire from online … read more
Actor Chevy Chase is seeking treatment for his struggles with alcohol at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota 30 years after admitting himself to rehab for an addiction to prescription painkillers.
A rep for the Saturday Night Live alum tells TMZ that Chase, 72, recently entered into an in-patient program there for a so-called “tune-up.” The spokesperson adds that Chase just “wants to be the best that he can be” after wrapping production on two films.
In 1986, the former … read more
Brietbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has no regrets for sending hateful, racist comments to Leslie Jones on Twitter – even after being banned for the social media site for doing it. Speaking with ABC’s Nightline on Thursday, Yiannopoulos said, “Trolling is very important. I like to think of myself as a virtuous troll, you know? I’m doing God’s work.”
The Ghostbusters star was hit with a barrage of racist tweets in July, instigated by Yiannopoulos, which prompted her to sign off from … read more
The VMAs are the wildest night in music. Over the last 32 years, the show has become an institution, the place to turn to to see pop stars wrangle snakes, the place to watch rappers start a fight, the place for Beyoncé birth announcements. But with all that we remember through the years, it’s easy to forget about the particulars of that very first show out of Radio City Music Hall in 1984. Everyone knows about Madonna’s infamous “Like a Virgin” performance, but what about the rest of that … read more
Eddie Murphy has a new movie coming out called Mr. Church. Shockingly, Murphy was cast as the “savior” role, but after watching the trailer, there are some other disturbing tropes at play. Considering it’s a true story, maybe it won’t be hit with some of that criticism. Here’s the trailer: So far, Murphy is getting “Oscar buzz” for the role, and it’s being seen as a departure for him, mostly because he is known for comedic work and this looks more like drama/melodrama. Murphy hasn’t … read more
The Ghostbusters starlet is getting back on the horse, er, handle.
After stepping away from Twitter in the wake of a brutal attack, actress Leslie Jones returned today (July 21, 2016), offering her usual bright and bubbly brand of comedy.
“Welp…a bitch thought she could stay away,” she wrote. “But who else is gonna live tweet Game of Thrones!!” The comedian also made sure to thank followers and fans who have stood by her throughout this disgusting ordeal. On Monday, Milo Yiannopoulos a … read more
Original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd has spoken up in defense of Leslie Jones, who stars in the film’s reboot and has faced an onslaught of racist abuse from trolls on Twitter.
In an interview with ET Canada on Tuesday, Aykroyd called Jones’ attackers “losers” and “insignificant gnats.”
“They have no lives of their own,” he said. “They can probably barely pay for the Wi-Fi they’re using, probably no jobs. I would say you’re looking at obese white men between 50 and 60 who are active … read more
Earlier this week, Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones revealed that she was the target of racist, sexist abuse on Twitter, some of it shockingly mean, low and disgusting. Leslie retweeted some of the worst abuse, which included users comparing her to animals, calling her names and even people posing as her to insult others. Leslie highlighted a real problem with Twitter – the ability for racists and a-holes to hide behind anonymous usernames to harass other users. Twitter has done little to address … read more
Dan Aykroyd is standing up for Leslie Jones and comparing the social media trolls targeting her to Donald Trump supporters. Following a series of racist and offensive tweets, many of them criticizing her appearance, the Ghostbusters star, 48, took to Twitter on Monday to defend herself. “I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong,” she wrote. Aykroyd, who starred in the original Ghostbusters, is now … read more
Surely the “Ghostbusters” news cycle is older than Zuul by this point. It feels like the new reboot has been stirring up rumors and controversy for ages. But this weekend, finally, four women will strap on proton packs and rescue New York City from paranormal forces. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star in the update of the 1984 classic. It’s directed by Paul Feig, who made “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Spy.” What else should you know about the film?
Let’s … read more
Wanting to see this ghoulish remake? Here’s all the details!
After all the press that’s come out about this new movie, the onslaught of trolls not wanting an all-female Ghostbusters and the controversy surrounding the film’s confusing first trailer, it’s hard to imagine you’re totally in the dark in terms of what this comedy spookfest has to offer. But we’d better make sure you have the basics, if for no other reason than to get you excited to head to the theater this weekend!
Who’s … read more