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Michael Parks, 'Twin Peaks,' 'Kill Bill' Actor, Dead at 77 - Rolling Stone. Michael Parks, a character actor who enjoyed a career renaissance in recent decades thanks to high profile roles in films by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Kevin Smith, died Wednesday at the age of 77.

Michael Parks, 'Twin Peaks,' 'Kill Bill' Actor, Dead at 77 - Rolling Stone

Parks' agent confirmed the actor's death to The Hollywood Reporter, though a cause of death was not revealed. Parks made his acting debut in a small role in 1961 on the sitcom The Real McCoys, and, over the ensuing decades, racked up dozens of roles on both television and feature films, most notably as the casino owner and drug runner Jean Renault on the second season of Twin Peaks. Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine as national security threat. Steven Seagal, the American actor best known for his role in '90s action movies such as "Hard to Kill" and "Under Siege," has been blacklisted from the Ukraine as a national security threat.

Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine as national security threat

Seagal is banned from entering the country for five years on grounds he has "committed socially dangerous actions ... that contradict the interests of maintaining Ukraine's security," according to a Ukrainian security service letter published by the news site Apostrophe and reported by the Guardian. The 65-year-old actor has for years cultivated a friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, bonding over their love of martial arts and shared macho images.

Though the Ukrainian security letter does not outline specific statements that got the actor banned, Seagal once participated in a pro-Putin motorcycle rally in Crimea, a disputed peninsula that Russia annexed in 2014 after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a revolution. The feeling seemed mutual. Subway Drops Jared Fogle As Spokesperson. MILFORD, CT—Claiming that his actions no longer reflect the company’s values, fast food restaurant chain Subway announced Monday that it has dropped convicted pedophile Jared Fogle as its corporate spokesperson.

Subway Drops Jared Fogle As Spokesperson

“After careful consideration of the allegations against him, we have determined that it is in everyone’s best interests for Subway to part ways with Jared,” the company’s public relations manager Kyle Bertram told reporters, adding that Fogle, who was incarcerated in 2015 after pleading guilty to having sex with a minor, as well as possessing and distributing child pornography, would be removed from all advertisements and taken off the company’s payroll, effective immediately.

“While the decision to end our 17-year relationship with Jared was not an easy one, we ultimately feel that his legal troubles preclude him from continuing to serve as the face of Subway. Nonetheless, we thank him for his years of service.” Woody Allen gets into a pillow fight with a six-foot brunette in the pages of Playboy, 1969. Woody Allen gets into a pillow fight with a six-foot brunette in the pages of Playboy, 1969 Woody Allen about to pummel actress Bettina Brenna with a pillow in ‘Playboy,’ February 1969.

Woody Allen gets into a pillow fight with a six-foot brunette in the pages of Playboy, 1969

Shindai, the ancient art of Japanese pillow fighting, is also known as “bed fighting.” Judi Dench, Jack Nicholson, Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep Fondly Recall Getting Start As Part Of 1993 Mouseketeer Class. LOS ANGELES—Remembering the many great friendships and opportunities it brought into their lives, a group of Hollywood stars including Judi Dench, Jack Nicholson, Jeremy Irons, and Meryl Streep recalled Thursday getting their start on The All New Mickey Mouse Club in 1993.

Judi Dench, Jack Nicholson, Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep Fondly Recall Getting Start As Part Of 1993 Mouseketeer Class

The group of A-listers, who began their careers on the popular children’s variety show along with other notable cast members such as Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears, warmly reminisced to reporters about what it was like to have been part of such a talented group of performers, and how they owed much of their subsequent success to the exposure and experience the early ’90s Disney Channel program brought them. Sean Hannity's direct messages with a Soviet parody account on Twitter is the laugh you need today.

Kendall Jenner Is 'Traumatized' By the Backlash Over Her Pepsi Ad. Miranda Lambert’s Assistant Packs Emergency Alcohol for Her. Being a celebrity isn’t all glitz and glam.

Miranda Lambert’s Assistant Packs Emergency Alcohol for Her

Even the biggest stars have to deal with flight cancelations, traffic, and wardrobe malfunctions. Only, when those things happen to celebrities, everyone is watching. She’s the other funky drummer (and every woman, too): Chaka Khan in the 1970s. A young, fierce-looking Chaka Khan behind the drum kit for Rufus back in the early 1970s.

She’s the other funky drummer (and every woman, too): Chaka Khan in the 1970s

Unless a significant generation gap presented itself, I would find it hard to trust someone who was not familiar with the “Queen of Funk” Chaka Khan. Likewise, I’d probably have trouble hanging out with someone that actually didn’t at least enjoy grooving to a few songs from Chaka’s vast body of work. I mean, saying you don’t dig Chaka Khan is pretty much the same thing as hating on Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner or Donna Summer. And you don’t want to be that guy, do you, dummy? Born Yvette Marie Stevens, Chaka came into the world in 1953, a few years before the Chicago music scene exploded once again in the 60s and 70s.

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Val Kilmer Goes on Days-Long Twitter Rant About Cate Blanchett

Escape will cancel and close the window. Val Kilmer Goes on Days-Long Twitter Rant About Cate Blanchett: 'Once I Flew All the Way to Australia Just to Talk' Val Kilmer spent his weekend flooding his Twitter account with unsolicited posts lauding Blanchett. Katey Sagal Opens Up About Her Longterm Drug Addiction in New Memoir. Aimee Mann talks about new solo effort “Mental Illness”: “You’re not in a cool rock band — you’re in a cool soft band. Embrace the soft.” Aimee Mann’s latest solo effort — the intimate-sounding, lovely “Mental Illness” — has several distinct influences: the sparse folk Leonard Cohen favored early in his career and the luxurious soft rock of genre titans Bread and Dan Fogelberg.

Aimee Mann talks about new solo effort “Mental Illness”: “You’re not in a cool rock band — you’re in a cool soft band. Embrace the soft.”

The latter inspiration is anything but kitschy or insincere. Mann and her collaborators amplify and celebrate soft rock’s meticulous songcraft and intricate vocal arrangements. Sean Hannity Is A Deranged Maniac Who Pulled A Gun On A Coworker. Sean Hannity might be one of the most disliked people in television or radio “news.”

Sean Hannity Is A Deranged Maniac Who Pulled A Gun On A Coworker

Yes, news is in quotes because whatever Hannity does, it certainly doesn’t resemble anything that Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow would recognize as news, but I digress. Mitch McConnell Sees Infinite Healthcare Plans After Dropping Acid To Inspire Ideas For Obamacare Replacement. WASHINGTON—Seeking to open his mind to new possibilities for overhauling the U.S. healthcare system, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly witnessed an infinite number of replacement plans Wednesday after dropping acid to inspire ideas for an Obamacare alternative. Shortly after the 75-year-old Republican senator ingested two 100-microgram tabs of LSD in his Congressional office, sources said countless substitutes for the Affordable Care Act began to explode before his eyes in luminescent, hyper-vivid colors and patterns. “Oh my God—I can see the CHIP provisions spreading out in every direction forever and ever and ever,” said a reeling McConnell, gazing wide-eyed as infinite, interlocking fractal combinations of health savings plans, employer-provided coverage, and government subsidies enveloped him in an accelerating stream, eventually passing over him with such velocity that they appeared to be an entire galaxy of stars swirling around him.

Sienna Miller: 'I feel relatively immune to bitchy criticism now' Sienna Miller is captivating company, but as she talks I find myself thinking about Harriet Harman instead. The veteran Labour MP spoke not long ago about the mysteriously elusive timing of a woman’s prime; when young she is a floozy, too flighty to take seriously, then motherhood casts her to the margins, and by the time her children have grown up she is over the hill. Every woman will recognise the conundrum, but probably none more than Miller. We last met in 2009, when the actor was approaching the end of her 20s, and knew all about not being taken seriously. As Jude Law’s girlfriend, she had become famous overnight at 21, even before her first big film – Alfie – was released.

Blonde and vivacious, shimmering with boho chic, Miller was a gossip-column dream, and a series of romances with Rhys Ifans, Josh Hartnett, Jamie Dornan and Balthazar Getty secured her reputation as a good-time party girl. 'The Walking Dead' Recap: Revenge of the Nerd - Rolling Stone. In his three years on The Walking Dead, fake scientist/human mullet Eugene Porter has played the part of the tragic loser, the lovable underdog and, at certain times, the lone voice of reason. Mostly, he's been the show's primary source of comic relief.

Thanks to Josh McDermitt's amusingly expressionless line-readings – and his purposefully excessive, flowery dialogue – the character has become a reliable tension-cutter, bringing a touch of goofiness to otherwise heavy scenes. At least until tonight, that is. Oscars 2017: The Onion’s Complete Coverage Of Some Trophies And Shit. Amazing Affleck Brothers Dazzle Oscars Audience With High-Flying Trapeze Routine. Dolby Theatre Usher Throws Out Matt Damon For Attempting To Film Oscars With Camcorder. Jimmy Kimmel's Feud with Matt Damon Was the Highlight of the 2017 Oscars. Casey Affleck’s Dark Secret: The Disturbing Allegations Against the Oscar Hopeful. The producer and cinematographer of his mockumentary ‘I’m Still Here’ accused the ‘Manchester by the Sea’ star of a long cycle of sexual harassment and verbal abuse. Casey Affleck has spent years teetering on the precipice of movie stardom. Recognizable last name aside, Affleck’s acting chops appear to not only rival—but surpass—those of his more famous brother.

He was lauded for his twitchy turn in Gone Baby Gone and earned an Academy Award nomination for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Mixing It Up with Julia Child. The author’s long and complex relationship with the culinary icon. As soon as I received a review copy of The French Chef in America, Alex Prud’homme’s new intricately and intriguingly detailed biography of his delicious, good-naturedly opinionated great-aunt, Julia Child, I went right to the index in hopes of finding my name. That would mean that some of our meetings and exchanges had been worth chronicling for posterity.

I suspect this will be standard practice for anyone in the food world whose paths crossed those of the woman whose TV cooking shows brought perfect understanding of French cuisine to all of America. The general of gossip: Colin Powell’s leaked emails depict a juvenile busybody rather than an elder statesman. Who would have ever thought that underneath his staid, sedate elder statesman image that General Colin Powell was a catty Real Housewife of the Potomac? If the emails that were hacked and released to the press this week are any indication, he’s quite the backbiting gossip, with nasty opinions of just about everyone he knows. Margot Robbie Knows Why Jared Leto's Joker Was Cut From Suicide Squad. Matthew McConaughey Cheers at 2016 Olympics - Matthew McConaughey Watches Olympic Swimmers.

How 'Stranger Things' Brought Back the Iconic Winona Ryder - Rolling Stone. Sean Hannity Launches Late-Night Tweet Storm After Being Called 'Dumbest Anchor' On Fox News. It’s all fake: How the leaked call between Taylor Swift and Kanye West exposes the artifice of celebrity culture. The Curious Case of JP Sears - Very Cherry. Rachel Bloom’s Twisted Comedy. Quietly and without much notice, last fall the CW network aired what was most likely broadcast television’s first-ever depiction of anal waxing. The scene, on the show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” was not explicit, yet neither was it ambiguous. Inside The Mind Of Nicolas Cage. If Nicolas Cage Played Every Character In Game Of Thrones (12+ Pics) Money for Nothing: The Lucrative World of Club Appearances. How rappers, Real Housewives, and lesser Kardashians get paid just for showing up at the club.

In a single night, Scott Disick—the runt of the Kardashian litter, the fuckup father of Kourtney's three children—makes more money doing nothing than most Americans earn in an entire year. Disick is a man routinely mocked on national television for being the one without any skills in a family of people who are famous for not really having any skills. Goodwill Warns Workers: 'Resting Kanye Face' Not Welcome Here!!! Zaha Hadid, Groundbreaking Architect, Dies at 65. Then, in 1972, she arrived at the Architectural Association in London, a center for experimental design. More Lies From Spies: the Tall Tales of Robert Gates. “A leader, or those who aspire to that role, regardless of whether in the public or the private sector, must have integrity.”— Robert M.

Gates, 2016. Former CIA director and secretary of defense Robert M. Gates, who served both Bush administrations as well as the Obama administration, has produced his third self-aggrandizing memoir. WHY PRISCILLA DAVIS IS A CELEBRITY AND YOU’RE NOT. 10 Roaring Facts About Zelda Fitzgerald. The Hypocrisy of "Judge Judy" Time to Watch Adele and Corden’s Carpool Karaoke. EXCLUSIVE: Leonardo DiCaprio Explains His Hilarious Reaction to Lady Gaga's Win and the Fact That It Broke the Internet. Ricky Gervais eviscerates Mel Gibson: The nicest thing he can say is “I’d rather have a drink with him in his hotel tonight than Bill Cosby”

Lady Gaga Spooks Leonardo DiCaprio At The Golden Globes. Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. Maria Bamford. Mr. Nice Guy: Sean Hannity, Cheerleader For The GOP — And A Relic At Fox News? Gwyneth Paltrow Slams Green Beret: 'Thank You For Your Service' - Duffel Blog. What Celebs Would Shockingly Look Like if They Were Just Average Joes - RantLifestyle. Residents Plagued By Roving Pack Of Feral Celebrities Living In Hollywood Hills. Jane Fonda Revealed As Heroic CIA Operative. Paris Hilton’s mind-melting comeback: Why the music video “Come Alive” is the best thing she’s ever done. Kim Kardashian ‘furious at South Park’ for referring to her as a 'Hobbit' South Park: Kanye West explains why Kim Kardashian is not a Hobbit. Science according to Tara Reid: “There could be a sharknado” Top 10 Douchiest Guitarists of All Time. The 10 Douchiest Drummers of All Time. Zaha Hadid's Trials and Tribulations.

Where Are They Now? A Look Back At The 1931 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, The Team Your Grandparents Learned To Love. Kanye West Demands Fan In Wheelchair Stand Up. Congressman Embroiled In Sexting Scandal Explains: 'I Wanted That Girl To See My Penis' Funny Or Die Presents: Lindsay Lohan's eHarmony Profile. “A $180 million ego bath”: All the Hollywood stereotypes the leaked Sony emails confirm. The 9 Best Things Lindsay Lohan Has Said Since She Told Us To Dip Oreos In Peanut Butter.

Rip Torn. Shia LaBeouf’s Most Gangsta Move Yet: Getting Hauled Off In Handcuffs During Broadway’s ‘Cabaret’ Mug Shots. Shia LaBeouf: Hollywood's Last Bad Boy: Culture & Trends. Spanish Artist Photoshops Celebrities To Look Fat, Promoting Healthy Body Image. The 6 most outrageous details from Conrad Hilton’s in-flight meltdown. Bill Cosby Offers To Sit Down With Us And Explain The Allegations Against Him Over A Glass Of Wine. Is it a Hate Crime to Call Madonna a Shriveled-Up Old Hag? Madonna Calls Kanye West the 'Black Madonna' Older Prostitute Explains To Younger Prostitute Who Richard Belzer Is, What He Expects.

Vin Diesel Puts On 35 Pounds Of Bone For Upcoming Role. Cate Blanchett cuts off painfully awkward interview: ‘That’s your f*cking question?’ Dickipedia: Ted Nugent. Lindsay Lohan Messes Up Arabic Phrase, Accidentally Tells Fans, 'You're An Ass!' Britney spears stoned. 10 Hilarious Celebrity Tumblrs & Memes. Letterman’s nastiest feuds: 8 celebrities who tangled with Dave’s sharp tongue and long memory. Michael Dukakis Still Drives Old Tank Everywhere - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Matt Lauer Waits In Parking Garage For Anonymous Source On Parenting Trends - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Cat Stevens Declares Jihad On James Taylor - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Frustrated David Ortiz Breaks Bat Boy Over Knee - The Onion - America's Finest News Source. Bristol Palin fires back at “giddy a$$hole” critics: “This pregnancy was actually planned”

Tom Selleck Accused Of Stealing Water For California Ranch. Son Buys 'Angry Grandpa' A House, No Pranks Attached. Fox News wore Jon Stewart down: How 16 years of debunking right-wing lies exhausted the last honest man. Huffingtonpost. Helen Mirren Wishes She Told People To 'F*** Off' More. Britney Spears Hilariously Pranks Bodyguards On Neil Patrick Harris' 'Best Time Ever'

Gwyneth taunts Stephen Colbert in epic lifestyle brand smackdown: “It’s about time someone brought a sausage or two to this clam bake” Yogi berra (1925 - 2015) New bio claims Lou Reed was a ‘racist’ and a ‘monster’ who called Bob Dylan a ‘pretentious k*ke’ Theconversation.