NEW YORK (AP) — A tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star's 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue, four former employees of the tabloid's publisher told The Associated Press.
In Touch magazine published its 5,000-word interview with the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels on Friday — more than six years after Trump's long-time attorney, Michael Cohen, sent an email to In Touch's general counsel saying Trump would aggressively pursue legal action if the story was printed, according to emails described to the AP by the former employees.
At the time, Trump was a reality TV star on the NBC show "The Apprentice.
They grow up so fast. “Dawson’s Creek,” one of the classic ’90s teen dramas that ran for five seasons from 1998-2003 on The WB, turns 20 this week. And those kids from Capeside have all gone on to bigger and better things. Heck, one of them is a four-time Oscar nominee, and another married Tom Cruise.
James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery
James Van Der Beek went from teen heartthrob to crying Internet meme to spoofing on Diplo for his new series playing the famed DJ, “What Would Diplo Do?” He’s also starred with Krysten Ritter in “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.
Did you know that Samuel L. Jackson’s character “Arnold” in the very first “Jurassic Park” movie was supposed to die on screen?
“I was actually supposed to go to Hawaii, to shoot my death scene,” the “Pulp Fiction” actor said in a recent interview with The AV Club. ” But there was a hurricane that destroyed all the sets,” he added of his role in the 1993 blockbuster movie. “So I didn’t get to go to Hawaii.”
“All you see is the residue of my body, my arm. But yeah, I was supposed to be on set [and do a death scene],” Jackson explained.
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It has been nearly 25 years since the original “Jurassic Park” became a huge box office hit.
There’s been a lot of back and forth among the nerds over the past several decades about who the target audience for the “Star Wars” movies is. A lot of the more hardcore fans take issue with the idea that they’re for kids, because those fans tend to be, when they’re arguing about this, not themselves be kids.
Not that I particularly want to re-open that discussion right here. Instead, I’ll let “Blade Runner 2049” and “Arrival” director Denis Villeneuve do it for me. In discussing his upcoming “Dune” project with Fandom, he said his plan for that film will be to make a “‘Star Wars’ for adults.”
“Most of the main ideas of ‘Star Wars’ are coming from ‘Dune’ so it’s going to be a challenge to [tackle] this,” Villeneuve said.
In his first full year at the helm, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish made more than $70 million less than his predecessor, Philippe Dauman, made in 2016, according to a Friday filing with the SEC. But don’t set up a Patreon account for Bakish just yet — he’s doing fine.
The Viacom chief exec pulled in $20.3 million in 2017, between his $2.77 million salary, a $7 million bonus, and $10.5 million in stock awards and options. That’s a nice year.
Of course, Dauman’s final year at Viacom was more lucrative, since he was given a golden parachute to walk away in August 2016.
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Here’s how Dauman’s 2016 pay broke down:
$3.6 million in salary
$13.8 million in stock awards
Dorothy Malone, a Hollywood glamour queen who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 1956’s “Written on the Wind,” died Friday in Dallas at age 92.
She died of natural causes, her manager Burt Shapiro told TheWrap.
Malone, who moved to television in the 1960s with the primetime soap “Peyton Place,” may be best know to modern audiences for her showy final screen role in 1992’s “Basic Instinct” as an out-of-prison murderer who befriends Sharon Stone’s character.
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Born in Chicago in 1925, she grew up in Dallas and attended Southern Methodist University before she was spotted by a talent scout and signed to RKO.
The year is just beginning, but we’ve already lost a handful of stars across Hollywood. Here’s a list of some of the notable celebrities and industry professionals in film, TV, music and sports who we’ve lost so far in 2018.
Jon Paul Steuer
Jon Paul Steuer, a former child actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and most recently under the stage name Jonny Jewels for the rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., died on January 1. He was 33.
Mark Tenser, president and CEO of B-Movie studio Crown International Pictures, died on January 1. At his request, his age was not disclosed.
Frank Buxton, a writer and director best known for his work on “The Odd Couple” and “Happy Days,” died on January 2.
If conflict is at the heart of most documentaries, how do you make a film about the nicest, kindest, least conflict-ridden person in the history of television? More specifically, how do you make a doc about Mister Rogers?
That was the task that faced Morgan Neville, who won an Oscar for “20 Feet From Stardom,” his film about the struggles faced by a group of backup singers. He was last at Sundance with “Best of Enemies,” a gripping doc about a series of epic (and vicious) debates between William Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal.
Fred Rogers, the subject of Neville’s new Sundance premiere, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” was in many ways the opposite of those guys.
NUEVA YORK (AP) — La muerte de Tom Petty, ocurrida el año pasado, se debió a una sobredosis accidental de fármacos, reveló la familia del músico el viernes.
Los resultados de la autopsia de Petty fueron publicados por su viuda y su hija el viernes por la noche a través de un comunicado en la página de Facebook del músico. Dana y Adria Petty dijeron que los resultados que recibieron del forense el mismo viernes señalan que la sobredosis fue causada por una variedad de medicamentos.
El comunicado fue publicado momentos antes de que el forense de Los Ángeles difundiera su informe oficial, el cual confirmó que Petty tenía varios medicamentos en su organismo, incluyendo fentanilo y oxicodona.
When women breach social stereotypes and act unpredictably, it is often called madness.
In “The Kindergarten Teacher,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as the title character, a disturbing alternative is offered: Perhaps it is just Art.
The film in dramatic competition at Sundance, written and directed by Sara Colangelo, stars Gyllenhaal as Lisa, a forty-something teacher who discovers that one of her five-year-old charges is a budding, genius poet.
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Married on Long Island with two teenage kids who have little to do with her, Lisa is nothing if not a typical working mom. But she believes there is more to her.
Fox has picked up its first three pilots of the season, comedies from Lee Daniels and Lil Rel Howrey, and a musical drama from “Quantico” creator Josh Safran.
“Our People,” a single-camera comedy executive produced Daniels, is an adaptation of the Israeli format “Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple” written by “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” alum Vali Chandrasekaran.
The pilot centers on a man from a bombastic African family who doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy” and his fiancée from a mid-western family as they try to build a normal life together.
Film producer Allison Shearmur, whose credits include “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” along with the “Hunger Games” film franchise, died on Friday, according to multiple reports. She was 54. The cause of death was not made public.
Shearmur was also an executive producer on 2017’s “Power Rangers.”
Beginning her career at Columbia/TriStar, Shearmur held executive positions at Disney, Universal, Paramount and most recently Lionsgate, where beginning in 2008 she served as president of motion picture production, overseeing the “Hunger Games.” She struck out on her own as a producer in 2011.
“The Snowman” is one of the most fascinatingly awful movies of the past few years, for several reasons. It’s got a pretty solid director, Tomas Alfredson of “Let the Right One In” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” fame. It’s got a really quality cast, with Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, JK Simmons, Val Kilmer and Toby Jones. And it’s based on the seventh book in the acclaimed Harry Hole series of Norwegian mystery novels by Jo Nesbø.
And yet the movie, about an elite crime squad’s hunt for a serial killer, is a total disaster, with a plot that makes absolutely no sense and impossibly bad ADR for a couple characters that makes their scenes feel like jokes.
It’s not the easiest climate in which to sell a story about white dudes who plot a heist to kick up some excitement in their privileged lives — or at least to sell it and make us care.
Director Bart Layton manages that with “American Animals,” which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic competition at Sundance on Friday, though it’s mostly thanks to a narrative based on a gobsmackingly unbelievable true story.
In 2004, a group of college boys conspired to rob a rare books archive at Transylvania University in Kentucky (yup, real college), namely the precious works of John James Audubon who cataloged and painted the birds of North America in the 19th century.
It’s not always a compliment to note that a movie feels like the right fit for Sundance. Festival faves often deflate when they reach the real world, unable to survive without the eager enthusiasm of film fans. The Sundance premiere “The Long Dumb Road” is undeniably cut from familiar cloth. But it’s got enough charm to keep it buoyant long after Robert Redford waves the last blogger goodbye.
As with all road movies, its success rides on the company we’re required to keep. Happily, our two leads are unflaggingly delightful companions.
The trip begins when naïve teen Nat (Tony Revolori, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”) leaves home for his first year of college.
“Juliet, Naked” didn’t cause a sensation or blow the roof off the Eccles Theater at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday night — but if it’s possible to charm the roof off the place, director Jesse Peretz’s adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel might just have turned the trick.
The film is a lovely low-key comedy with a rock ‘n’ roll heart, with Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke giving us a trio of deftly and subtly drawn performances from Hornby’s deep trough of memorable characters.
The writer was clearly part of the reason for that buyers packed the Eccles and expectations were high for “Juliet, Naked.” Hornby’s books have been adapted into the commercial and critical successes “High Fidelity,” “Fever Pitch” and “About a Boy.
Everybody has been talking about Michael Wolff’s best seller “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” since it came out Jan. 5, but the author said there is one thing hinted at in its pages that he is surprised no has asked him about.
“Real Time With Bill Maher” kicked off its 16th season Friday night with Wolff, who hinted there was a tidbit near the end of his bombshell book that he thought would get tongues wagging, but hasn’t. At first cagey, he said it’s something he is “absolutely sure of but, was so incendiary that I just didn’t have the ultimate proof.”
Maher asked if it was about a woman, to which Wolff answered, “Yea. I didn’t have a blue dress.
The Houston area will not likely see sun rays until Monday, according to a National Weather Service forecast – but the deadly cold snap that gripped much of Southeast Texas over the last few days is gone for the time being.
Mayor Sylvester Turner's press secretary used Houston's publicly-funded television station to promote contestants in a reality show she was developing as a private business venture, emails show, part of her sustained use of public office to further personal interests.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. And his lawyer confirmed what's long been suggested by neighbors: The attack stemmed from a dispute about yard maintenance.
No date has been set for Rene Boucher's guilty plea for the attack on the Republican senator, said Josh J. Minkler, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.
"Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously," Minkler said in a release. "Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.