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Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ Anchorman, Dies at 61

Norm Macdonald, Comedian and Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ Anchorman, Dies at 61

BY MIKE BARNES | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment #Celebrity A comic's comic, he also toplined his own sitcoms for ABC and Fox, wrote for 'Roseanne' and appeared in films like 'Dirty Work.' Norm Macdonald, the deadpan, caustic comedian who made a name for himself as the host of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, as the star of his own sitcoms and from appearances in such films as Dirty Work and Funny People, died Tuesday. He was 61. Macdonald died after a nine-year, private battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The stand-up comic and Quebec City native started out in…
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Steve Martin’s Introduction to Elvis Presley Involved Three Guns

Steve Martin’s Introduction to Elvis Presley Involved Three Guns

BY RYAN PARKER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The comic-actor had an unforgettable conversation with the legendary musician in 1971. Of course, Steve Martin has an amazing story about the first time he met Elvis Presley in the early ’70s. The comic-actor, alongside close friend and frequent collaborator Martin Short, dropped by The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday to discuss their projects, including the new series, Only Murders in the Building. The radio host asked Martin to tell the story about the first time he met the legendary singer; a bizarre and unique moment for the young stand-up comic. Martin set the stage by recalling it was 1971 and he was the opening…
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Andy Garcia Joins ‘The Expendables 4’ (Exclusive)

Andy Garcia Joins ‘The Expendables 4’ (Exclusive)

BY BORYS KIT | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment Stuntman-turned-helmer Scott Waugh ('Need for Speed') is directing for Lionsgate and Millennium. Andy Garcia has joined the magnum-muscled cast of the latest installment of The Expendables, the action franchise from Lionsgate and Millennium Media. Jason Statham is leading a double-barreled call sheet that also includes Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Sylvester Stallone, who are set to reprise their roles from the previous three installments. Also in the chamber are Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox and Tony Jaa. Stuntman-turned-helmer Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) is set to direct what will be the fourth franchise outing,…
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Toronto: First Look at Bruce Willis in Action Thriller ‘Fortress’

Toronto: First Look at Bruce Willis in Action Thriller ‘Fortress’

BY MIA GALUPPO | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The film is set in a top-secret resort for retired U.S. intelligence officers. Bruce Willis is on the lookout in the first look photo for Fortress, an action thriller set in a top-secret resort for retired U.S. intelligence officers. The story take place when a group of criminals led by Balzary (Chad Michael Murray) breach the resort compound, hellbent on revenge on Robert (Willis), forcing the retired officer and his son (Jesse Metcalfe) to save the day. James Cullen Bressack (Blood Craft, Beyond the Law) directed from a script by Alan Horsnail. Randall Emmett…
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Angelina Jolie Talks Harvey Weinstein and Fearing for Her Children’s Safety Amid Custody Battle With Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie Talks Harvey Weinstein and Fearing for Her Children’s Safety Amid Custody Battle With Brad Pitt

BY ABBEY WHITE | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrity #Lifestyle #Entertainment Jolie says that despite fearing for her "whole family," in regards to her allegations of domestic abuse against Pitt, she still wants them all to "heal" and "move forward — all of us." Angelina Jolie is addressing allegations of abuse she’s made against Brad Pitt amid their custody battle and is speaking out about his decision to work with the convicted rapist and former movie producer Harvey Weinstein following an encounter in the ’90s she now says was “beyond a pass.” In a Guardian interview about her new book Know Your Rights and Claim Them,…
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Willard Scott, the Wacky Weatherman of the ‘Today’ Show, Dies at 87

Willard Scott, the Wacky Weatherman of the ‘Today’ Show, Dies at 87

BY MIKE BARNES | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrity #Entertainment The first Ronald McDonald, he wished 'Happy Birthday' to 100-year-olds and did anything for a laugh during his 35 years as a regular on the morning show. Willard Scott, the clown prince of weathermen and patron saint of centenarians who spent 65 years at NBC, the last 35 of those as a regular on the Today show, has died. He was 87. The good-natured Scott, a favorite son of the Washington area who created and portrayed the original Ronald McDonald, died Saturday, current Today weatherman Al Roker said. “We lost a beloved member of our @todayshow family…
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Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ to Smash Labor Day Record with $75M-$85M

Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ to Smash Labor Day Record with $75M-$85M

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment Simu Liu stars in Marvel Studios' first film to debut exclusively in theaters in more than two years. Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings is making a heroic showing at the box office, where it will smash the record for Labor Day openings. The Marvel Studios title from filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton grossed $29.6 million in Friday ticket sales from 4,300 locations. Internationally, it has grossed $23.4 million, bringing Shang-Chi‘s combined haul to $53 million. The PG-13 movie, which earned positive reviews and a glowing A Cinemascore, stars Simu Liu as Marvel’s newest hero. With expectations set for…
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Will Smith in ‘King Richard’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Will Smith in ‘King Richard’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

BY STEPHEN FARBER | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The actor plays the determined father of Venus and Serena Williams in this complicated look at the early life of the two tennis superstars, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Telluride world premiere, King Richard, is an unusual picture to come from a major studio these days. Although Warner Bros. has made other inspirational sports movies, notably the Sandra Bullock drama The Blind Side, this new movie features nuances and complexities more likely to be found in indie releases. Although it will certainly be sold to emphasize Will Smith’s Oscar-contending performance, the…
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New ‘The Batman’ Trailer, ‘The Flash’ Sneak Peek Set for DC FanDome

New ‘The Batman’ Trailer, ‘The Flash’ Sneak Peek Set for DC FanDome

BY AARON COUCH | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Entertainment The October online convention will tease Dwayne Johnson's 'Black Adam,' James Gunn's 'Peacemaker' and more. DC FanDome is unveiling the range of films, TV shows, comics and games that are on the docket for this year’s online convention. DC FanDome streams online Oct. 16, and follows last year’s newsmaking first installment, which included the first trailer for The Batman and other major reveals. This year, Warner Bros. Pictures will tease six of its DC films, including a new trailer for The Batman, as well as looks at Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, The Flash and DC League of Super Pets and…
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“We Feared Mass Eradication”: Theater Owners Air Anxieties at an Unusual CinemaCon

“We Feared Mass Eradication”: Theater Owners Air Anxieties at an Unusual CinemaCon

BY CAROLYN GIARDINA, AARON COUCH Troy Warren for CNT #Business #Entertainment During the pandemic-era Las Vegas convention, Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman trotted out "It's the window, stupid" as a mantra as studios previewed movies highlighted by 'Matrix 4,' 'No Time to Die' and 'Spider-Man: No Way Home.' Following a devastating 18 months, theater owners returned to Las Vegas for CinemaCon to begin planning the industry’s next act.  The Hollywood Reporter headed to Caesars Palace — the smell of casino cigarette smoke heavy even under our masks — to chronicle the mood as cinema owners braced for more uncertain times. This year’s convention, held Aug.…
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