Hollywood Icon Olivia de Havilland Dies At Age 104

Hollywood icon Olivia de Havilland passed in her home in Paris, France from natural causes, per her publicist Lisa Goldberg. She was 104.

de Havilland rose to fame with her performance in Captain Blood, where she appeared alongside Errol Flynn, her on-screen love interest. She went on to become known for her breakout roles in the 1938 film, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Gone With the Wind, where she earned her first Oscar nomination in the Supporting Actress category. Overall, Olivia received five Academy Award nominations over the course of her career, including two Best Actress wins for To Each His Own in 1947 and The Heiress in 1950.

de Havilland was married to screenwriter Marcus Goodrich from 1946 to 1953. The former couple share son Benjamin Goodrich, who died in 1991. She later was married to journalist Pierre Galante from 1955 to 1979. Olivia is survived by their daughter, Gisèle Galante.

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Dave Franco Horror Movie ‘The Rental’ Takes The No. 1 Spot At Weekend Box Office

Dave Franco’s horror movie The Rental – starring his wife, Alison Brie – took the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $420,871 over the weekend from 251 theaters, averaging $1,677 per theater, according to Deadline on Sunday, July 26.  A majority of that is from drive-in theaters, which continue to be the leading exhibitors at the weekend box office.

According to the movie synopsis:  Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister, as well-kept secrets are exposed and the four old friends come to see each other in a whole new light.

Franco said in a statement: “I have been truly fortunate to have a partner in IFC Films whose agility and creativity during this time has allowed us to have this incredible moment for our film. As a first time filmmaker, I’m beyond grateful to the audiences who supported us this weekend.” 

Dave Franco Horror Movie ‘The Rental’ Collects $421K As No. 1 Pic At Weekend Box Office – Update

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Disney Postpones Next Star Wars And Avatar Sequels; Delays ‘Mulan’ Indefinitely

Disney took Mulan off its release schedule and pushed back the release dates of new films in the Avatar and Star Wars franchises due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes as theater owners are being forced to stay closed due to the rise in cases.

Mulan was originally scheduled for release in March and even had its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on March 9. Disney scheduled release dates in July and August before leaving it un-dated Thursday. Disney also left Searchlight Pictures’ The French Dispatch undated. The highly anticipated comedy was directed by Wes Anderson and was scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival before a wide release on July 24. 

James Cameron’s Avatar sequels have all been pushed back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic causing delays in production. Avatar 2 is scheduled for Dec. 16, 2022 now, while Avatar 3 opens on Dec. 20, 2024. Avatar 4 opens on Dec. 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 opens on Dec.22, 2028.

Lucasfilm also received more time to work on the new Star Wars movies, which have all remained a mystery. The first film opens on Dec 22, 2023 now, with a second opening on Dec. 19, 2025. The third untitled movie opens on Dec. 17, 2027.

Disney delays premiere of ‘Mulan’ indefinitely, pushes release of ‘Avatar,’ ‘Star Wars’ movies

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Taylor Swift Drops Surprise New Album ‘Folklore’

Taylor Swift just dropped a surprise new album titled Folklore. Swift had shared the news to her fans in an Instagram post, writing, “folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition, but the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track called “the lakes.” Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week. Each deluxe edition has unique covers, photos, and artwork. Available exclusively at taylorswift.com”.  

Folklore comes less than a year after Taylor released her album Lover, which featured the hit single “Me!” and “You Need To Calm Down.” 

Taylor also released the music video for “Cardigan,” her first single from Folklore.  The video, which kicked off her album release at midnight, was directed by Swift – who also wrote the track. You can view the video at Taylor’s YouTube channel: here

You can order Folklore at the link here:  https://store.taylorswift.com

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Season 17 Of Grey’s Anatomy Will Include The Coronavirus Pandemic

TV’s longest running medical drama, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, will take on the coronavirus pandemic in season 17. 

Showrunner Krista Vernoff revealed. “There’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes. Every year, we have doctors come and tell us their stories, and usually they’re telling their funniest or craziest stories. This year, it has felt more like therapy. The doctors come in and we’re the first people they’re talking to about these types of experiences they’re having. They are literally shaking and trying not to cry, they’re pale, and they’re talking about it as war—a war that they were not trained for. And that’s been one of our big conversations about Owen, is that he’s actually trained for this in a way that most of the other doctors aren’t.” 

Vernoff says the show has a “responsibility” to portray what’s happening right now. “I feel like our show has an opportunity and a responsibility to tell some of those stories,” she said. “Our conversations have been constantly about how do we keep alive humor and romance while we tell these really painful stories.” 

Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy was not able to finish filming, with four episodes left in the season when production was shut down due to the pandemic. However, season three of spinoff Station 19 did finish production, and the two shows would have shared a few storylines had Grey’s been able to finish out its season. As a result, Vernoff said that they had to “pull some scenes and some dialogue” from the finished finale of Station 19, which featured a hospital bombing, Vernoff said she did not plan on returning to those four planned episodes. 

Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 will return to ABC this fall. 

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will cover COVID-19 pandemic in upcoming Season 17

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Kim Kardashian Addresses Kanye West’s Struggle With Bipolar Disorder And Asks For “Compassion”

Kim Kardashian West has spoken out about her husband Kanye West’s bipolar disorder amid erratic behavior on Twitter over the last few days. 

Kardashian, who has never spoken publicly about her husband’s bipolar disorder, issued a lengthy statement on Instagram defending West. She noted that she has avoided speaking about this subject publicly out of respect for her kids as well as her husband’s right to privacy: “As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” Kardashian’s statement shared to Instagram begins.

Kim said Kanye is a “brilliant and complicated” person that is simply struggling to deal with his mental illness at times: “He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressure of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder,” she wrote. “Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.”

The reality star’s statement comes hours after he reportedly posted and subsequently deleted a tweet in which he claimed he wanted to divorce her. However, she made it clear she stands by him no matter the struggle. She seemingly confirmed that West’s recent behavior, including his presidential campaign rally and tweets, are part of an issue involving his mental health. She requested privacy and “compassion and empathy” from others, concluding: “We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most.”

Kim Kardashian West breaks silence on Kanye West’s mental health, asks for “compassion and empathy”

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Kim Kardashian Addresses Kanye West’s Struggle With Bipolar Disorder And Asks For “Compassion”

Kim Kardashian West has spoken out about her husband Kanye West’s bipolar disorder amid erratic behavior on Twitter over the last few days. 

Kardashian, who has never spoken publicly about her husband’s bipolar disorder, issued a lengthy statement on Instagram defending West. She noted that she has avoided speaking about this subject publicly out of respect for her kids as well as her husband’s right to privacy: “As many of you know, Kanye has bi-polar disorder. Anyone who has this or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand,” Kardashian’s statement shared to Instagram begins.

Kim said Kanye is a “brilliant and complicated” person that is simply struggling to deal with his mental illness at times: “He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressure of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bi-polar disorder,” she wrote. “Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.”

The reality star’s statement comes hours after he reportedly posted and subsequently deleted a tweet in which he claimed he wanted to divorce her. However, she made it clear she stands by him no matter the struggle. She seemingly confirmed that West’s recent behavior, including his presidential campaign rally and tweets, are part of an issue involving his mental health. She requested privacy and “compassion and empathy” from others, concluding: “We as a society talk about giving grace to the issue of mental health as a whole, however we should also give it to the individuals who are living with it in times when they need it the most.”

Kim Kardashian West breaks silence on Kanye West’s mental health, asks for “compassion and empathy”

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Dave Chappelle Flies To Wyoming To Visit Kanye West After Concern Over His Twitter Posts

Kanye West thanked comedian Dave Chappelle on Tuesday morning for “hopping on a jet to see me doing well.”  This comes after West posted a flurry of troubling — and now-deleted — tweets on Monday night.

West posted a video of himself with Chappelle and others in Wyoming in which he challenged the comic to tell a joke, on the spot, to lift their spirits. “Uplifting joke?,” Chappelle said in the nearly two-minute clip. “You know I don’t write them.”

West tweeted that Chappelle was “a God send and a true friend” after his visit.  The two have known one another since West appeared on “The Chappelle Show” in 2003. Chappelle has dealt with rumors about his mental health after he walked away in 2004 from his hit Comedy Central series — and the $50-million deal that came with it — and disappeared to South Africa. The comedian later told Oprah Winfrey that stress and pressure from network execs caused him to bolt.

West has openly spoken out in recent years about struggling with his mental health, and recently has raised renewed concerns since announcing on July 4 that he was running for president.

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Julia Roberts And Denzel Washington Team Up For Netflix’s “Leave The World Behind”

Oscar winning actors Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts will reunite to star in the Netflix drama Leave The World Behind. The actors, who starred together in 1993 legal thriller The Pelican Brief, are set to appear in the movie adaptation of Rumaan Alam’s upcoming novel of the same name.

According to Netflix, Leave The World Behind tells a “magnetic story about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong.” Leave The World Behind will explore ‘themes of parenthood, race and class,’ Netflix said.

Roberts, who won the best actress Oscar for Erin Brockovich, will play the mother of one family while Washington, the best actor winner for his portrayal of a corrupt police officer in Training Day, stars as the father of the other.  

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X-Men, MacGyver Star Lucas Till Shares That Abuse From Showrunner Peter Leknov Made Him “Suicidal”

MacGyver star Lucas Till says the series’ former showrunner Peter Lenkov created a hostile work environment, which drove him to become “suicidal” during the first season of the CBS drama. In a new Vanity Fair piece, Till detailed Lenkov’s alleged toxic behavior that reportedly led to his ousting from CBS’ MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Magnum P.I. earlier this month. Till claimed Lenkov drove him to his “breaking point” through bullying and verbal abuse that included body-shaming. Till told the outlet, “I’ve never worked this hard in my life, and I am fine with hard work. But the way Peter treats people is just unacceptable. I was suicidal that first year on the show because of the way he made me feel. But the way he’s treated the people around me — that’s just my breaking point.”

The actor says he approached top CBS executives multiple times about Lenkov’s alleged behavior toward him and others who worked on the show. Till said that he thought H.R. “just took it as some crazy actor trying to get more money. Essentially, they didn’t take it seriously.” But a source with knowledge of the situation tells Vanity Fair that Till’s comments sparked an H.R. investigation that led to Lenkov’s firing.

Earlier this month, Lenkov was fired from all three shows amid allegations that he was a toxic leader on and off the set. One of Lenkov’s lawyers, Dale Kinsella, says that Till’s allegations are “100 percent false and untrue” and that Lenkov “has championed him from the very beginning and has been nothing but supportive of him.”

MacGyver is set to return for season 5 this fall, and Magnum P.I. will return for season 3. Hawaii Five-0 aired its series finale back in April.

‘MacGyver’ Star Lucas Till Speaks Out About Abuse From Fired Showrunner; Says He Was Suicidal In First Season of the Show

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