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Richard Lewis, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ star and comedian, dies at 76

Actor and comedian Richard Lewis, best known for the popular sitcom 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' died on Tuesday following a heart attack. He was 76.In a statement to entertainment outlet Deadline, Lewis' publicist Jeff Abraham said the actor passed away on Tuesday night at his house in Los Angeles. "His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, thanks everyone for all the love, friendship and support and asks for privacy at this time," Abraham said.In April 2023, Lewis was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a progressive disorder that tends to affect the nervous system and the parts of the body controlled by the nerves. Following his diagnosis, the actor retired from stand-up comedy. Larry David, the creator and lead star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' remembered Lewis as someone who was a "rare combination" of funny and sweet. The late actor emerged as a fan favourite character on the HBO series after his appearances across more than 40 episodes, including the 2000 pilot. "Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital and for most of my life he's been like a brother to me. He had that rare combination of being the funniest person and also the sweetest. But today he made me sob and for that I'll never forgive him," David wrote in a statement, shared by the network. Jamie Lee Curtis, who co-starred with Lewis on the four-season ABC comedy series "Anything but Love" through the early '90s, also remembered the actor."Richard's last text to me, was hoping that I could convince ABC/Disney to put out another boxed set of episodes of the show. He also is the reason I am sober. He helped me. I am forever grateful for him for that act of grace alone. "He found love with Joyce and that, of course, besides his sobriety, is what mattered most to him. I'm weeping as I write this. Strange way of saying thank you to a sweet and funny man. Rest in laughter, Richard. My Marty, I love you, Hannah!" Curtis wrote on Instagram. Lewis made his screen debut in 1979 with the NBC special 'Diary of a Young Comic,' a 90-minute film that aired in the 'Saturday Night Live' slot. He followed it up with his first Showtime special, titled 'I'm In Pain,' which aired in 1985. He became one of the leading presenters on HBO with comedy specials in 1988, 1990 and 1997. Lewis was brutally honest about his battle with drug and alcohol addiction, something he addressed through his comic sketches which were steeped in self-deprecating humour. His film credits include 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights' (1993), 'Drunks' and 'Leaving Las Vegas' both in 1995. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

29 February,2024 12:20 PM IST | Los Angeles | PTI
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Rebecca Ferguson fled set sobbing after 'idiot' actor screamed at her

Actress Rebecca Ferguson, who is known for her work in ‘Mission Impossible’ films and ‘Dune’, shared that she fled a set in tears after her co-actor "screamed at" her. The 40-year-old actress, who started her career as a teen in a Swedish soap opera, opened up about her trauma over the event on a new podcast, reports ‘Female First UK’. Rebecca said the incident happened because of an “absolute idiot” actor and she’ll never act alongside again. She said during an appearance on the ‘Reign with Josh Smith’ show, “I remember there was a moment and this human being was being so insecure and angry because this person couldn’t get the scenes out.” Rebecca further mentioned, “I think I was so vulnerable and uncomfortable that I got screamed at. But because this person was number one on a call sheet, there was no safety net for me. So no one had my back. And I would cry walking off set.” As per ‘Female First UK’, Rebecca added the unnamed co-star -- who she confirmed was not Tom Cruise or Hugh Jackman, would also ask her questions such as: “You call yourself an actor?” and “This is what I have to work with?” in front of the cast and crew. Rebecca added: “I stood there just breaking”. She also opened up about how no senior bosses on the film came to her aid and she ended up standing up for herself a day after the actor’s tirade. The actress told them, “You get off my set”. She added: “I remember being so scared. I looked at this person and I said, ‘You can f*** off. I’m gonna work towards a tennis ball. I never want to see you again’.” Rebecca added things calmed down after her confrontations, saying: “It was great from that moment, but it took so long for me to get to that. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

29 February,2024 06:02 AM IST | Los Angeles | IANS
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'The Sting' actor Charles Dierkop dies at 87

American actor Charles Dierkop, best known for his appearances in 'The Sting,' 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' and 'Police Woman,' died on Sunday, Deadline reported. He was 87. Dierkop had a heart attack and contracted pneumonia. The Wisconsin-born character actor began his career in an uncredited appearance opposite Paul Newman in 'The Hustler.' He appeared beside him as Flat Nose Curry in the 1969 film 'Butch Cassidy' and as a bodyguard in the Best Picture Oscar-winning 1973 film 'The Sting.' 'Star Trek,' 'Batman,' 'Adam-12,' 'It Takes a Thief,' 'Love,' 'American Style,' 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,' 'Lost in Space,' 'The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,' 'Mannix,' 'Kung Fu,' 'The F.B.I.,' and 'The Andy Griffith Show,' all gave him constant work in television. Dierkop played Detective Pete Royston on NBC's 'Police Woman,' a spinoff of 'Police Story,' as a series regular from 1974 to 1978, alongside Angie Dickinson. During the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared as a guest on popular television shows like 'Simon & Simon,' 'The Fall Guy,' 'T.J. Hooker,' 'Matt Houston,' and 'MacGyver.' Dierkop also appeared in several B movies throughout the 2000s. His last credited role was in the 2018 film 'Heaven & Hell.' Dierkop is survived by his daughter Lynn. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

29 February,2024 05:51 AM IST | Los Angeles | ANI
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'Euphoria' actress Hunter Schafer arrested for pro-Palestine protest

Actress Hunter Schafer, who is known for her work in the drama streaming series ‘Euphoria,' was taken into police custody for storming 30 Rock during the taping of US President Joe Biden's ‘Late Night’ appearance. The cops and sources said that she was booked along with 33 protesters, reports ‘New York Post’. Sources have said that the actress was issued a summon for trespassing, after she participated in the protest. The protest was organised to demand a ceasefire in the Israel-Palestine conflict. As per ‘New York Post’, Schafer, who essays the role of ‘Jules’ in ‘Euphoria’, was photographed wearing a “Cease-fire now” t-shirt while she was escorted out by a New York City Police Department officer with her hands restrained behind her back. She joined other protesters with the organisation “Jewish Voice for Peace” as they sat in the lobby of 30 Rock holding banners. The banners read, “Jews to Biden: Stop arming genocide” and “Lasting cease-fire,” according to videos posted to social media. “No more weapons, no more war. Cease-fire is what we’re fighting for”, the group chanted along with: “Not in our name”. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

28 February,2024 04:05 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Taylor Swift's beau Travis Kelce grooves to Punjabi music at Vegas nightclub

Taylor Swift looked extremely happy as her boyfriend Travis Kelce's Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious in the 2024 Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas. Taylor Swift's beau Travis Kelce grooves to Punjabi music The couple celebrated the win with a kiss and warm embrace at the stadium, and their post-game romantic moment is now making waves on social media. Following the victory, Travis Kelce headed to a club in Vegas to continue the celebration. In a viral video on February 28, the American football star was spotted wearing a yellow shirt and dancing to Punjabi music, particularly the hit song 'Mundian To Bach Ke.' Travis showcased his dance moves, including the iconic steps associated with the song. The video generated a lot of humorous comments, with one user playfully dubbing him "Travinder Singh Kalsi." Fans praised his dance skills, with one saying, "Very cool! And he's got the bhangra moves down," while another commented, "He did it better than most Punjabi guys 🤣🤣🤣."  Taylor Swift's beau Travis Kelce grooves to Punjabi music, watch:           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Bramalea RD 🅱️🛣 (@bramalea.rd) Some even jokingly suggested that now that Travis has danced to an Indian-Punjabi song, he might be able to convince Taylor Swift to visit India. Despite touring numerous countries during her Eras Tour, Taylor Swift has not yet visited India. About Taylor-Travis recently The Grammy-winning pop sensation has been her boyfriend's biggest supporter as she was seen cheering for Kelce during the Super Bowl 2024.  As per PEOPLE, The Chiefs scored in the third quarter of the big game -- and Swift was spotted on the broadcast celebrating with her pals, Ice Spice, Blake Lively, Keleigh Teller, and Ashley Avignone in her suite at Allegiant Stadium. The 'Karma' singer brought along her close friends for the big game in Las Vegas to cheer on her boyfriend, Travis Kelce The Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy and their third Super Bowl in five seasons. On the work front, Taylor Swift's 'The Eras Tour (Taylor's Version)' is all set to begin its OTT journey. The concert film will stream on OTT platform Disney+ and will include five songs that were not available in the theatrical or digital versions. The newly expanded version of 'The Eras Tour' will hit Disney+ worldwide on March 15, 2024. 

28 February,2024 10:36 AM IST | Los Angeles
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Ryan Gosling may perform 'I'm Just Ken' at 96th Oscars

'Barbie' may have been out-awarded by 'Oppenheimer', but Ryan Gosling, according to 'Variety', ended months of speculation to say he will officially perform 'I'm Just Ken' live at the Oscars. Sources tell 'Variety' that the actor will sing the Academy Award-nominated song from 'Barbie' during the 96th annual ceremony on March 10. The Academy declined to comment. Whether he would agree to show off his singing chops on the Oscars stage has been a big question ever since both Gosling and the song picked up nominations in January. In his 'Variety' cover story in early February, Gosling insisted the Academy hadn't yet asked him to perform. "It might be too much of a risk to have me do it," said Gosling, who is up for an acting Oscar for his work as Ken. "I don't know how that would work. But I’m open to it." Meanwhile, Zendaya, Michelle Pfeiffer and Oscar winners Nicolas Cage and Al Pacino are among the first group of presenters officially announced for this year's ceremony, 'Variety' reports. Also presenting the Oscars are last year's four acting winners -- Brendan Fraser from 'The Whale' and Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis from the best picture winner 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'. Oscar winners Mahershala Ali ('Moonlight' and 'Green Book'), Jessica Lange ('Tootsie' and 'Blue Sky'), Matthew McConaughey ('Dallas Buyers Club'), Lupita Nyong'o ('12 Years a Slave') and Sam Rockwell ('Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri') also are set to take the stage. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

28 February,2024 07:18 AM IST | Los Angeles | IANS
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Ben Affleck didn't want 'relationship on social media' with JLo but caved in

Actor-director Ben Affleck and actress-singer Jennifer Lopez rekindled their romance in 2021 after almost 20 years. However, the ‘Argo’ star had a request. JLo has 253 million followers on Instagram, and Ben didn’t want their relationship to play out in front of her followers, reports ‘People’ magazine. Ben made the revelation in the new Prime Video documentary ‘The Greatest Love Story Never Told’. “Getting back together, I said, ‘Listen, one of the things I don’t want is a relationship on social media’,” the actor and director, 51, recalls. “Then I sort of realised it’s not a fair thing to ask. It’s sort of like, you’re gonna marry a boat captain and you go, ‘Well, I don’t like the water’.” As per ‘People’, despite Ben’s apprehensions, the couple has made it work, getting engaged in April 2022 and tying the knot in Las Vegas that July. In the years since, Jennifer, 54, has occasionally shared photos and videos of Ben to her social media feeds. This includes a video of them singing Sam Cooke’s ‘What A Wonderful World’ in the car on the occasion of his birthday in August. “We’re just two people with different kinds of approaches trying to learn to compromise”, he says in the documentary. JLo too, spoke openly about the ways in which Ben is uncomfortable in the spotlight, especially as the inspiration behind her new album ‘This Is Me…Now’ and its accompanying visual film ‘This Is Me…Now: A Love Story’. “I don’t think (Ben) is very comfortable with me doing all of this”, she said. “But he loves me, he knows I’m an artiste, and he’s gonna support me in every way he can because he knows you can’t stop me from making the music I made, he doesn’t want to stop me. But that doesn’t mean he’s comfortable being the muse”. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

28 February,2024 07:15 AM IST | Los Angeles | IANS
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Hilary Duff throws 'Montessori tea party' for daughters & their 98 friends

Actress-singer Hilary Duff threw an elegant tea party for her daughters Mae James, Banks Violet, and 98 of their friends. The party featured costumes and treats. Hilary took to Instagram to share the glimpses from the bash. She wrote in the caption, "Mission: annual Montessori tea party…… to me and all the moms who made this lit for 98 little nuggets - we destroyed and how tired are you still? (sic),” reports ‘People’ magazine. The carousel post began with a sweet photo of Mae wearing a cream-coloured dress, an oversized head bow and small white gloves. As per ‘People’, the toddler wore the look with a small gold necklace and two pearl necklaces and carried a black and white handbag. Her daughter Banks kept up with the party theme as she rocked a chic baby blue blazer and shorts with silver ballet flats. She wore a pearl necklace and held onto a parasol as she posed for a picture with her younger sister in front of a paper flower wall. In another photo, Hilary looked down and smiled at Mae as they posed for a group shot. The kids also indulged in tea, fruit, croissants, and donuts. Hilary shares Mae and Banks with her husband, Matthew Koma, whom she married in December 2019. She is also a mom to son Luca Cruz, with ex-husband Mike Comrie. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

28 February,2024 07:12 AM IST | Los Angeles | IANS
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Jodie Turner-Smith breaks silence on her split from Joshua Jackson

British actor Jodie Turner-Smith has opened up about her split from Canadian actor Joshua Jackson. CNN reported that the 'Queen & Slim' star said to The Times in an interview that "Sometimes things we want to work just don't end up working." "And that's OK. The most important thing is that you choose what's healthiest for you and your family and your children." The pair separated last year after getting married in 2019. Turner-Smith filed for divorce in October 2023. They have a three-year-old daughter, Juno Jackson, as per CNN. Smith told the outlet that she is currently at a fantastic place in her life. "I feel like the world is my oyster. I'm pinching myself, it's insane!" she said. "I love what I do. It excites me, it thrills me, it fulfils me. And I feel like there's only more to come from it," Turner-Smith continued. "All I want is to grow, get better, to learn from what I've done and to constantly move. And all the while make sure that I'm looking after myself and everyone around me." Regarding her divorce, the actress stated that there are "many different moments in our life where we look at ourselves and say, 'Who am I and am I being true to that?'" "If the answer is no, then you have to make a move because I believe that there are visible scars from staying in places that are not good for us. And they don't just affect us, they affect everybody around us," Turner-Smith said. "I don't think it's a failure. We had such a beautiful moment together. And now it's time for a new moment for both of us." She deemed it "exciting!" "The bravest thing in the world is to recognise when something's not working and to make a move, and I always want to set that kind of example for my daughter," she said. "The big takeaway is that this is about just as much love and joy as it has always been. This is only about taking a step forward into a better life for everybody involved." Turner-Smith recently completed filming 'The Acolyte,' a TV series from the 'Star Wars' franchise, has another series in the works, 'Bad Monkey,' co-starring Vince Vaughn, and was interviewed in Vancouver while filming 'Tron: Ares,' a sequel to the 2010 sci-fi film "Tron: Legacy." This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

28 February,2024 07:09 AM IST | Los Angeles | ANI
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Chris Gauthier dies at 48 after brief illness

Chris Gauthier, an actor known for appearances in Once Upon a Time,' 'Eureka,' and other famous Hallmark Channel films, died on February 23, CNN reported. He was 48. "We can confirm that our friend and client, Chris Gauthier, passed away on Friday morning, February 23, at the age of 48 after a brief illness. As a beloved character actor, Chris shared his talents with so many of us both on television and in film," read a statement provided to CNN by TriStar Appearances/Event Horizon Talent. "His loss is felt not just by his fans but by those of us who were lucky enough to know him more personally. On behalf of his family, we ask for privacy during this time so that they can grieve properly." His agent, Chad Colvin, shared memories in a Facebook post. He wrote, "This still doesn't feel real. How can it be? A world without you in it is a much darker place." "So much so that when his wife reached out to me yesterday with the news, I wept tears of disbelief for hours. It's taken me til now to fully mentally and emotionally steel myself to write this," Colvin wrote on Sunday. "I wish we could have had a bit more time together and that you understood the difference you made, not just in my life, but all those you touched. This world is a bit smaller and colder now without you in it." Colvin cited Gauthier's work on shows such as "Smallville" and "Supernatural," as well as his role as William Smee on "Once Upon a Time." Raphael Sbarge, the actor's "Once Upon a Time" co-star, also expressed his condolences. "A sweeter, happier soul would be hard to find," Sbarge wrote in the caption of a group photo he posted on his verified Instagram account. "A man of consummate character, generosity and great talent, he was someone who cared deeply, loved his art, and was always kind to everyone he met." Gauthier's other credits include the TV shows "A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Joe Pickett," and various Hallmark TV movies, including "Ms. Christmas Comes to Town." "We are sorry to hear about the passing of Chris Gauthier. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans." This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever  

28 February,2024 06:48 AM IST | Los Angeles | ANI
 Lynda Gravatt passes away

Stage veteran actor, Lynda Gravatt dies at 76

Actor Lynda Gravatt, who had her theatrical debuts in shows including 'Doubt,' '45 Seconds From Broadway,' 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' 'The Old Settler,' and 'Intimate Apparel,' has passed away. She was 76. David Gravatt, Lynda's son, told The Hollywood Reporter that his mother passed away on Friday at a New Brunswick, New Jersey, hospital. Gravatt, a founding member of Robert Alexander's Living Stage at the renowned Arena Stage company in Washington, won a Theatre World award in 1999 for her performance as 1940s Harlem resident Quilly McGrath in 'The Old Settler' and an AUDELCO award in 2004 for her role as the bossy landlady Dickson in 'Intimate Apparel.' In 2001, she stood in for Leslie Uggams as Ruby in August Wilson's King Hedley II, and she played Bessie James in Neil Simon's '45 Seconds From Broadway,' before appearing as Muller in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt in 2016. Her latest Broadway appearance was in 2008 when she understudied the character of Big Mama in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' with James Earl Jones. "If I'm employed, I'm happy," she told Backstage in a 2019 interview. "I always wanted to be the ingenue, but I'm usually cast as the pragmatic grandmother, even when I was young." Gravatt was born in Harlem on May 24, 1947. Her actual father was James 'Stump' Cross, a tap dancer and comedian, but she was reared by adoptive parents. She made her Broadway debut at the age of four in the original production of The King and I, starring Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence and later played in Carnegie Hall recitals when she was nine years old, as per the Hollywood Reporter. Gravatt attended Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights, Maryland, and subsequently Howard University, where she performed in several shows before graduating in 1971. While in college, she performed on the Living Stage, which debuted in 1966. Her theatrical credits included 'A Raisin in the Sun,' 'Crowns, Miss Witherspoon,' 'The Little Foxes,' 'Skeleton Crew,' 'The House That Will Not Stand,' and, in her final theatre appearance in 2018, 'The Revolving Cycles Truly' and 'Steadily Roll'd' at The Duke in New York. Gravatt appeared on several television shows, including 'Sex and the City,' 'The Good Wife,' '30 Rock,' 'Elementary,' 'Madam Secretary,' 'Ramy,' and 'East New York.' She was also a regular on the Showtime series 'The Hoop Life' from 1999 to 2000. Gravatt was a founding faculty member at Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and she also taught at Howard and Rutgers. Survivors include her sons, David (a former NBC News writer) and Oge; grandchildren Josephine, Lucas, Ishmael, Ishana, and Isabella; and half-sister, Peabody Award-winning documentarian June Cross.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever    

28 February,2024 06:44 AM IST | Los Angeles | ANI
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