James Caan, Oscar nominee for 'The Godfather,' dies at 82
James Caan, the curly-haired tough guy known to movie fans as the hotheaded Sonny Corleone of “The Godfather” and to television audiences as the dying football player in the classic weeper “Brian’s Song” and the casino boss in “Las Vegas,” has died.
Gov tells Bette Midler to kiss dog's 'heinie' - and shows it
Gov. Jim Justice has a message for singer and actress Bette Midler, who called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out” in a tweet after Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. The 70-year-old Republican governor ended his televised State of the State address Thursday night by lifting up his English bulldog and flashing its rear end to the cameras and crowd. “Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her heinie," Justice said, grinning as people applauded and some gave him a standing ovation.news.yahoo.com
Bette Midler says Manchin wants US to be like West Virginia: 'Poor, illiterate and strung out'
Actress Bette Midler, a frequent and fierce critic of Republicans on her Twitter account, called out Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Monday, while also criticizing his home state of West Virginia. Midler said Manchin "sold us out," apparently in reference to his blocking Democrats' social and climate spending package, and added he wanted the rest of the country to be like West Virginia: "Poor, illiterate and strung out."The Hocus Pocus actress'...news.yahoo.com
Kennedy Center Honors and its traditions are back once more
The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday night in a gala at the Kennedy Center's main opera house after the coronavirus pandemic forced delays and major changes to last year's plans. Honorees include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz and folk music legend Joni Mitchell.news.yahoo.com
Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
This combination photo shows, from left, Janet Jackson performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 8, 2018, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018 and Britney Spears performing during her concert in Taipei, Taiwan on June 13, 2017. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson “because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. AdFans called out Timberlake for contributing to Spears' very public breakdown and controlling the narrative about the end of their relationship. More backlash hit Timberlake as social media began to recall the wardrobe malfunction with Jackson that caused a national controversy at the 2004 Super Bowl. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports,” Timberlake wrote.
Attorneys spar over powers held by Britney Spears' father
In this combination photo, Jamie Spears, father of singer Britney Spears, leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles, and Britney Spears arrives at the premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" on July 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Attorneys for Britney Spears and her father sparred Thursday over how he should share power with a financial company newly appointed as his partner in the conservatorship that controls her money. Thoreen had argued that the proposed order Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham III drafted to appoint the new co-conservator was “unclear and ambiguous by design” as he seeks to take authority away from Jamie Spears. Miley Cyrus shouted “We love Britney!” during her pre-Super Bowl performance Sunday. Spears reflected in court papers that she wanted her father to be the sole conservator of her estate,” Thoreen said.
Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway producer, dies at 90
Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)NEW YORK – Roger Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. It was updated on December 27, 2020, to correct the location of his death to his home in New York City, not his home in Montana.
HBO's 'Coastal Elites' cast tackles social satire, anxiety
LOS ANGELES For Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson, making HBO's Coastal Elites in pandemic-forced isolation proved an unsettling challenge. I mean, what else could happen to me? Midler said during an online news conference Wednesday about the social satire. Midler said she welcomed the chance to take part in the project but couldnt ignore the oddity of making it. The connection actors share on a set is what Im usually the most interested in and inspired by, Paulson said. So its a little frightening.Midler said she did gain some emotional release from making the series.
Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy Dish on Upcoming 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel and If They'd Be
Hocus Pocus! Midler also explained that when she and her former Hocus Pocus co-stars -- Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker -- get together, they often find themselves talking about their hopes for a sequel in the future. "I would like to see a sequel, and I think that the fans would like to see a sequel," he told ET at the time. 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel Is Being Developed at Disney+ Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Sarah Jessica Parker Read the New York Times on Her Broomstick While Filming Hocus PocusBette Midler Forgot How Good 'Hocus Pocus' Is Until She Watched It 20 Years Later'Hocus Pocus' Turns 25! On Set With the Sanderson Sisters (Exclusive)Bette Midler Reveals She's Joining 'Hocus Pocus' Reunion -- Watch!
10 reasons why 'Hocus Pocus' is the best Halloween movie of all time
There are so many Halloween movies to choose from when it comes to celebrating the spooky holiday, but none of them come close to the magic that is "Hocus Pocus." The plot of the movie might sound sinister, but thanks to performances by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, "Hocus Pocus" is more laughs than screams. So, in honor of the iconic Halloween flick, we're giving you 10 reasons why "Hocus Pocus" is the ultimate movie to watch for Halloween. You watch "Hocus Pocus," duh! So, did we convince you to watch "Hocus Pocus" before Halloween is over?
New 'Hocus Pocus' movie coming from Disney+
The original "Hocus Pocus," released in 1993, stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. There's reportedly a new "Hocus Pocus" movie coming. According to Deadline, the new film is in the works for forthcoming streaming service Disney+ with a script from television writer and producer Jen D'Angelo. No word yet if the original cast will be returning for the new movie or any plot details. Last month, a social media thread of some of the content that would be featured on the streaming service was the talk of Twitter.
It's Just a Bunch of 'Hocus Pocus': Where the Women Behind the Witchy Sanderson
And what makes the movie is its characters, especially those of the Sanderson sisters, brought to life by a memorable cast of talented actors. Bette Midler portrayed Winifred Sanderson, the leader of the witchy trio brought back to life after a skeptical virgin lit the Black Flame Candle on Halloween during a full moon. For it to be embraced so wholly, and so rabidly, its flattering and its an honor, Najimy said last year. And last month, she shared on Twitter the photo that graces Hocus Pocus DVD covers everywhere, writing: You asked You got. Happy tis the season.Sarah Jessica Parker played Sarah Sanderson, whose spellbinding singing lured children out of their homes and to her and her sisters cauldron.
Bette Midler and Judith Light 'Break It Down' in New Trailer for 'The
A new trailer for Ryan Murphy's upcoming Netflix series, The Politician, premiered during the Emmy Awards on Sunday, giving fans a first look at Bette Midler and Judith Light's characters. Midler and Light play Hadassah Gold and Dede Standish, respectively, in the upcoming series. On The Politician, Platt plays Payton Hobart, "a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States." "It was a very fascinating character to get to play after playing someone so sort of mild-mannered as Evan," the actor added. RELATED CONTENT:'The Politician' Trailer Sees a Ruthless Ben Platt Running for Student Body PresidentGwyneth Paltrow Opens up About Working With Husband Brad Falchuk on 'The Politician': 'He's So Hot'Ben Platt Talks 'The Politician' on Netflix and Acting With Gwyneth Paltrow (Exclusive)