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Eddie Murphy Was To Play Cosby On SNL Reunion, Then Declined

The idea was for Eddie Murphy to play Bill Cosby during a Jeopardy skit. [Norm]  Macdonald, who wrote the Celebrity Jeopardy segment for the anniversary show, said today on Twitter that Eddie Murphy actually came thisclose to playing Bill Cosby before ultimately declining the role. Even so, Murphy did return to the stage for his […]

The addition to their English mansion is because Clooney fears his wife’s work makes her a controversial figure. And no, it’s not his rabid fans Clooney is worried about, but rather the people who might come after his wife, a famed human rights lawyer and activist who has represented controversial clients including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “Amal has high-profile clients […]

End Of Era For Rockettes

While they’ll still perform at holiday shows, their touring company is being shut down. In what one veteran stepper described as “a bloodbath,” the legendary dance troupe has decided to shutter its decades-old touring company, sources told The News. The move was confirmed Friday by David Goodman, president of productions and live entertainment at MSG […]

Joel Gray Comes Out, At 82

Broadway star Joel Gray has announced he’s gay. “All the people close to me have known for years who I am,” Grey tells PEOPLE. “[Yet] it took time to embrace that other part of who I always was.” It was different for a man of his generation. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of […]

RIP Joe Franklin, 1926-2015

The New York broadcasting legend was the first person to feature Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand, and host of other celebrities, and was considered a broadcasting pioneer. . “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Stop Beating Up On William Shatner (Mar 2, 2015) Spock Is Dead: Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015 (Feb 27, 2015) Death With Dignity Legislation […]

Alec Baldwin Writing Memoir

Alec Baldwin is writing his autobiography. The award-winning actor has a deal with Harper for “Nevertheless,” scheduled for the fall of 2016. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the book will cover everything from Baldwin’s childhood in Long Island to his acclaimed work on “30 Rock” to the […]

Although he’s been dead for 25 years, Liberace will delight audiences via the technology of holograms. Many will use the word hologram, but that technically isn’t correct. While it will look like a hologram up on stage, the technology is actually a signature kind of illusion, created by a mixture of software, new projection techniques, […]

“Freedom Run” will follow couples trying to escape slavery, according to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. Based on Betty DeRamus’ book Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad, the miniseries is being planned for eight hours. It tells the story of the underground railroad through a collection of love stories (many of them fact-based) […]

Woody Allen is teaming up with Amazon to create a television series. The streaming service has ordered a full season of Allen’s half-hour untitled project, for which he will write and direct all the episodes. The series — whose cast is to be announced — will premiere on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video next year… His […]

The Swedish-born actress was best known for her role in Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” The moment where her character Sylvia, wades through Rome’s Trevi Fountain in nothing but a strapless black dress is remembered as one the most iconic scenes ever in a movie and one which turned her into a fully-fledged sex-symbol. Ekberg’s […]

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