How two friends learned to talk honestly about race while writing a book

There is a moment in the beginning of the new book from Christine Pride and Jo Piazza that is written from the perspective of a 14-year-old Black boy. He is having a nightmare about being shot by police officers and imagines the school picture his mom would use when he dies and his death would…Continue Reading

When Gene Simmons isn’t performing with KISS, you can find him painting

Gene Simmons is getting serious about art. And we’re not talking about his music. The co-founder of KISS spoke to CNN about how he began painting during the Covid-19 pandemic as a hobby to decompress, and, now, he’s actually selling his artwork. “My family and I were up in Whistler self-quarantining and staying away from…Continue Reading

TV OT: The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming! Plus: ‘Curb’ and ‘Insecure’ return

Chalk it up to the government’s revelations in recent years about UFOs, or maybe just the pendulum swinging back, again, after “The X-Files” inspired a host of imitators in the 1990s. Whatever the reason (including possibly happenstance), to paraphrase a great patriot, “The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!” This week saw the finale…Continue Reading

Hollywood’s tragic history of on-set accidents

Hollywood is the land of make believe, but the very real specter of death can hover over television and movie sets. The death of 42-year-old director of photography Halyna Hutchins while working on the movie “Rust” in New Mexico after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun is just the latest on-set tragedy. There have…Continue Reading

Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ star, has died

Peter Scolari, a veteran actor who rose to fame alongside Tom Hanks on “Bosom Buddies,” died Friday morning. Scolari had cancer and had been ill for two years, his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky told CNN. He was 66. Scolari appeared in numerous films and television series over the years, including “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown,” and “The…Continue Reading

Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘fully cooperating with police’ after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set

Alec Baldwin has made his first public statement since a fatal shooting on the set of his new film on Thursday. “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” Baldwin tweeted on Friday.…Continue Reading

Prop guns: What they are and how they can kill

The goal of movies and TV series is to make scenes look realistic. When it comes to prop guns, they don’t just look dangerous. Such was the case in the death Thursday of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico. The 42-year-old director of photography died after actor Alec Baldwin…Continue Reading

‘Becoming Cousteau’ sings an ode to the ocean explorer and his 20th-century climate warnings

Jacques Cousteau was a man ahead of his time in multiple respects, which provides the backbone of “Becoming Cousteau,” a documentary devoted to both the ocean explorer’s life and his early environmental advocacy. Brought to life by his own words and appearances, the film touches on various themes while letting its lovely images and music…Continue Reading

Brandon Lee’s family speak out after fatal prop gun shooting on set

The family of late actor Brandon Lee has spoken out following the news that cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of the movie “Rust.” According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Hutchins, 42, was pronounced dead by medical personnel…Continue Reading

Who was Halyna Hutchins? Tributes paid to director of photography killed by prop gun

The film industry has been left shocked and in mourning after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on set when actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm. Hutchins, who was 42, was director of photography for Baldwin’s latest movie, “Rust,” a Western which was being filmed in New Mexico and stars Baldwin, Travis Fimmel…Continue Reading

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