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Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Passes Away at Age 98

Comedy legend Carl Reiner passes away at age 98 It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net (via Deadline) must report the passing of writer, director, actor and comedy legend Carl Reiner of natural causes at age 98. The father of noted actor/director Rob Reiner was most famous for creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, directing The Jerk and his role as Saul Bloom in the Ocean’s movies. Here is his final Tweet made three days ago… PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone...
Tags: Movies, Carl Reiner, Movie News, Obituary

Carl Reiner, Multifaceted Master of Comedy, Is Dead at 98

Mr. Reiner was a gifted comic actor, but he spent most of his career slightly out of the spotlight — writing, directing and letting others get the laughs.
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Mel, Brooks, Carl, Caesar, Reiner, Sid, Carl Reiner, Deaths (Obituaries, Writing and Writers, Comedy and Humor, The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Program

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator and ‘Ocean’s 11’ Franchise Star, Has Died at 98

“Every morning, I pick up my newspaper, get the obituary section, and see if I’m listed. If I’m not, I’ll have my breakfast.” This is the morning routine of comedy legend Carl Reiner as detailed in the HBO documentary film If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. Unfortunately, the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, director of The Jerk, and co-star of the Ocean’s 11 franchise has passed away at 98. News of Carl Reiner’s death came from his assistant Judy Nagy (via Variety), who confirmed th...
Tags: Death, Hbo, Movies, Ocean, House, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Cbs, Steve Martin, Bob, Cleveland, Pacific, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Brooks, Charlie

Legendary comedian Carl Reiner, RIP

Legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director Carl Reiner has died at age 98. Reiner is best known for performing with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on the 1950s TV variety program Your Show of Shows and later creating The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also directed George Burns in the classic "Oh God!" (1977), Steve Martin in "The Jerk" (1979) and acted in movies and TV shows like "Ocean's Eleven" (2001), "Parks and Recreation," and "House." From the New York Times: As part of a stellar suppo...
Tags: Video, Comedy, TV, Television, Movies, News, Nbc, Ocean, Steve Martin, Comedians, Npr, Parks, Dick Van Dyke, Brooks, Neil Simon, Caesar

The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in July 2020

There’s been lots of confusion about HBO Max thus far – confusion about its name, what exactly will be on the streaming service, which specific group of subscribers get it, and more. But after about a month of existence, one thing about HBO Max has become very clear: its movie selection is pretty damn great. As with every other major streaming service, films and TV shows will rotate in and out of availability, and the company has revealed what will be arriving on the service next month. Here ar...
Tags: Hbo, London, Movies, Boston, Amy Schumer, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Tom Hanks, Munich, Brooklyn, United States, Leonardo Dicaprio, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Gotham City

‘Devolution’, a Bigfoot Book By ‘World War Z’ Author Max Brooks, Has Been Picked Up By Legendary

Legendary Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to Devolution, a new book by World War Z author Max Brooks. The book, which just hit shelves today, is subtitled “A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre,” and is Brooks’ exploration of the legend of Bigfoot. Oddly, this isn’t the first time Legendary has been associated with this project. Get the details below. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Legendary has picked up the rights to Brooks’ new book, though it’s unclea...
Tags: Movies, Devolution, Adaptation, Brad Pitt, Johnson, Mel Brooks, Legendary Pictures, Brooks, Hollywood Reporter, Bender, Action/Adventure, Max Brooks, David Leslie Johnson Wrath, Jack Bender, Kate Holland, Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

Devolution: Max Brooks’ Novel Acquired by Legendary Entertainment

Devolution: Max Brooks’ Novel Acquired by Legendary Entertainment The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Legendary Entertainment has acquired Max Brooks’ novel Devolution, the latest book from the World War Z author. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeM...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Devolution, Brad Pitt, Penguin Random House, Legendary Entertainment, Brooks, Del Rey, Movie News, Macon Blair, Adam Wingard, Max Brooks, Harlem Hellfighters, Kate Holland, Josh Brolin Peter Dinklage, Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

Tyler Perry Will Pay for Rayshard Brooks’ Funeral AND College Tuition for All Four of His Kids

Tyler Perry is giving back to the family of Rayshard Brooks after his murder at the hands of Atlanta police by paying for the father-of-four’s funeral. During a press conference on Monday (Jun. 15), the family’s attorney, L. Chris Stewart, announced that the 50-year-old media mogul will cover the costs of Brooks’ funeral after he was shot in the back and killed by police in Atlanta over the weekend. “We do want to acknowledge and thank Tyler Perry, who we spoke with and who will be taking care o...
Tags: Celebs, Funerals, Atlanta, Georgia, Pop Culture, Jazz, Wendys, Black, Tyler Perry, Wendy, Stewart, Brooks, Perry, Chris Stewart, Tyler Perry Studios, Fulton County Medical Examiner

Garth Brooks Concert To Be Played At 300 Drive-In Theaters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks is holding a concert that will be played at 300 drive-in theaters in June across the country. Brooks announced the June 27th concert event on Thursday. The concert will be created in Nashville, Tennessee, and tickets at each showing will be limited. Tickets will cost $100 per passenger car or truck. The concert event will follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health ...
Tags: Entertainment, California News, Nashville, Garth Brooks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Brooks, Nashville Tennessee, Tenn AP, Sacramento News, Drive-in Theater

Adam Sandler Will Star in Netflix Basketball Movie ‘Hustle’ From Producer LeBron James

The Sandman isn’t done making basketball-adjacent movies just yet. After taking it to the hole with Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler is set to star in Hustle, a new Netflix movie produced by LeBron James. The film will see Sandler starring as a fired b-ball scout who discovers a talented player overseas and decides to bring him to the United States. Adam Sandler’s next Netflix movie is Hustle, a Jeremiah Zagar-directed feature with a script from Taylor Materne and Will Fetters. LeBron James and Mave...
Tags: Movies, Casting, China, Sports, Los Angeles, Netflix, United States, Nba, Lebron James, Adam-sandler, Sandman, Albert Brooks, Hustle, Brooks, Maverick Carter, Sandler

Details on The Simpsons Composer Alf Clausen’s Firing

Details on The Simpsons Composer Alf Clausen’s Firing According to The Hollywood Reporter, court papers have revealed why composer Alf Clausen exited The Simpsons three years ago after being attached to the animated series for 27 years, earning nearly two dozen Emmy nominations for his work. Last August, Clausen filed a lawsuit against Disney and its Fox divisions claiming that he was fired due to age discrimination. The Simpsons producers have argued that Clausen’s suit is “a frivolous one t...
Tags: TV, Movies, California, Disney, Fox, Simpsons, TV News, The Simpsons, Brooks, Adam Levin, Levin, Scott Fitzgerald, Hans Zimmer, Jean, Sakai, Clausen

‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Lands at Lionsgate

Lionsgate has answered the prayers of Judy Blume fans who have been long awaiting a feature film adaptation of Blume’s coming-of-age classic Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. The studio has won a multi-studio and streamer auction for the rights to the Are You There God It’s Me Margaret movie, which will be directed by The Edge of Seventeen‘s Kelly Fremon Craig. Deadline reports that the Are You There, God? It’s Me Margaret movie has landed at Lionsgate after several studios and streamer...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, New York City, Teen, Adaptation, Moose, Hailee Steinfeld, Craig, Judy Blume, Judy, Blume, Kelly, Brooks, Jim, Margaret

Lionsgate Acquires Film Rights to Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

Lionsgate Acquires Film Rights to Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret Following a bidding war, Lionsgate has acquired the film rights to Judy Blume’s classic novel Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, according to Deadline. Kelly Fremon Craig will direct her adapted screenplay and will reunite with Gracie Films’ James L. Brooks who will produce and previously collaborated with Craig on The Edge of Seventeen. RELATED: Exclusive Bombshell Clip Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of the Docudrama A ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Lionsgate, Time, Nicolas Cage, Craig, Judy Blume, Blume, Brooks, Margaret, James l. brooks, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jim Brooks, Kelly Fremon Craig, Erin Westerman

Prolific ‘Graduate’ writer-actor Buck Henry dies at 89

By ANDREW DALTON NEW YORK — Buck Henry, “The Graduate” co-writer who as screenwriter, character actor, “Saturday Night Live” host and cherished talk-show and party guest became an all-around cultural superstar of the 1960s and 70s, has died. He was 89. Henry’s wife, Irene Ramp, told The Washington Post that his death Wednesday in Los Angeles was due to a heart attack. In this Nov. 28, 2006, file photo, actor Buck Henry arrives to the private screening of the “Children of Men” at the Museum of ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nicole Kidman, Obituaries, Nba, James Bond, Beverly Hills, Bill Murray

Mel Brooks is Bringing His ‘Young Frankenstein’ Musical to Television [TCA 2020]

Mel Brooks had success adapting his film Young Frankenstein as a Broadway musical. ABC has had success with The Little Mermaid Live , following networks like NBC and FOX doing live musicals of Hairspray, Grease, Rocky Horror and Rent . Now Brooks is teaming up with ABC to bring the Young Frankenstein musical to ABC. During her Television Critics Association executive announcements, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Young Frankenstein would be on ABC in the f...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Abc, Norman Lear, NFL, Features, Fox, New Hampshire, Broadway, Mel-Brooks, Mel, Gene Hackman, Brooks, Latifah, Burke, Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein Live!: ABC Announces New Musical Event

Young Frankenstein Live!: ABC announces new musical event According to Deadline, ABC in partnership with Mel Brooks has announced its newest live musical event titled Young Frankenstein Live! which will be based on the 2007 Broadway musical adaptation of Brooks’ classic 1974 film of the same name. The announcement comes two months after the successful premiere of The Little Mermaid Live! which was the most-watched TV musical in any network. RELATED: Exclusive: Paul Feig Talks Universal Monste...
Tags: TV, Movies, Abc, Broadway, TV News, Greta Gerwig, Mel Brooks, Brooks, Tony, Frankenstein, Peter Boyle, Transylvania, Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, Susan Stroman, Andrea Martin

Reliving the Completely Wild and Totally Surreal 2000 Oscars

The first Oscars of the new millennium shocked with crime, scandal and Robin Williams dancing in a “South Park” chorus line
Tags: Movies, News, South Park, Robin Williams, Houston, Whitney, Parker, Brooks, HILARY, Jolie, Matt, Trey, Stone, Garth, Swank, Angelina

The Clock Tower: The Arrowverse Broke a Lot of Hearts and Took a Lot of Lives This Week

(Welcome to The Clock Tower , where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes , cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every other week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers . Proceed at your own risk.)  And we’re back! A whole world has been decimated since we last took a look at the Arrowverse, so buckle in boys and girls! The Flash is playing with death, Supergirl ’s trying to save the ...
Tags: Television, Movies, China, Reagan, Features, Gotham, The Cw, Batwoman, Batman, Kate, Frost, Barry, Cw, Alex, Arrow, Iris

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens join Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Best-selling country duo of all time Brooks & Dunn, comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in a star-filled ceremony on Sunday evening that was full of tributes to their hit songs and their lasting legacies in country music. Reba McEntire, […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, Nashville, Brooks, Tenn AP, Ray Stevens, Country Music Hall of Fame, Reba McEntire, Brooks Dunn, Jerry Bradley, Dunn Ray Stevens

When We Laugh at Nazis, Maybe the Joke’s on Us

More than a half-century after Mel Brooks made “The Producers,” mocking Hitler isn’t what it used to be.
Tags: Movies, News, Hitler, Mel Brooks, Mel, Brooks, Adolf, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Comedy and Humor, The Producers (Movie, Jojo Rabbit (Movie

The Silver Dagger: The Vampires of Crimson Cove Book 2 – review

Author: Alistair Cross First published: 2019 Contains spoilers The blurb : Brother Against Brother Life in Crimson Cove has been good to the Colter Brothers since Gretchen VanTreese was staked and her horde of vampires scattered. Brooks is once again human, and Cade, the rare Sire Gretchen had determined to take as her mate, is in love. Then the unthinkable happens: Gretchen rises from the grave, and the brothers are torn apart, their lives - and the peace between them - shattered. A Trail of ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Samantha, Michael, Brooks, Cross, Gretchen, Amazon UK, Cade, Ethan Hunter, Vampire, Ghoul, Alistair Cross First, Brother Against Brother Life in Crimson Cove, Colter Brothers, Gretchen VanTreese

Ma Review

Rating: 6 / 10 Cast: Octavia Spencer … Sue Ann Diana Silvers … Maggie Juliette Lewis … Erica McKaley Miller … Haley Corey Fogelmanis … Andy Gianni Paolo … Chaz Dante Brown … Darrell Tanyell Waivers … Genie Dominic Burgess … Stu Heather Marie Pate … Ashley Tate Taylor … Officer Grainger Luke Evans … Ben Margaret Fegan … Stephanie Missi Pyle … Mercedes Allison Janney … Doctor Brooks PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefre...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Movie Reviews, ANN, Maggie, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Brooks, Darrell, Ma, Haley, Dominic Burgess, Diana Silvers, Maggie Diana Silvers, Ma Review, Ann Diana Silvers

Mel Brooks, the Manic Comic

Patrick McGilligan’s “Funny Man” is a comprehensive biography of Mel Brooks and also a portrait of a recent era in American show business.
Tags: Movies, News, Mel Brooks, Mel, Brooks, Patrick, Books and Literature, Comedy and Humor, Patrick McGilligan, McGilligan, Funny Man: Mel Brooks (Book

‘The Perfect Date’ Trailer: Noah Centineo Will Be Your Fake Boyfriend (Again)

Netflix knows what you want. And what you want is more Noah Centineo. After starring in last year’s hit teen rom-com To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Centineo’s star exploded, shooting him up to teen heartthrob status and earning him a spot as Netflix’s favorite boy. Right off the bat, Centineo was the romantic lead in Sierra Burgess is a Loser, and now he’s the title character of The Perfect Date. In The Perfect Date trailer, Centineo plays a high school senior who sells himself as the perfe...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Teen, Netflix, Yale, Movie Trailers, Brooks, Murph, Laura Marano, Camila Mendes, Sierra Burgess, Noah Centineo, Centineo, Brooks Rattigan

The Average Guy Rents Out His Time in The Perfect Date Trailer

The average guy rents out his time in The Perfect Date trailer To save up for college, Brooks Rattigan creates an app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any occasion in the Netflix romantic comedy The Perfect Date. The more dates he goes on, the more he wonders who he really is, and who’s really worth pursuing for romance. You can check out the trailer in the post below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Yale, Elizabeth Banks, Movie Trailers, Brooks, Charlie, Riverdale, Randall Green, Steve Bloom, Noah Centineo, Matt Walsh Veep, Centineo, Brooks Rattigan, The Perfect Date, Laura Marano Lady Bird Camila Mendes

Noah Centineo in First Trailer for Dating App Comedy 'The Perfect Date'

"I'm offering my services as a chaperone… for whatever it is that girls wants." Netflix has unveiled a cute official trailer for a romantic comedy titled The Perfect Date, launching streaming in just a few weeks this April. The story follows a super attractive guy in high school who decides to launch his own custom "dating" app where anyone can pay him to play the perfect stand-in boyfriend for any & all occasions. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams. But when business starts to b...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Netflix, Brooks, To Watch, Noah Centineo, Evan Castelloe

10 novels that brilliantly capture the American experience

Literature expands our ability to feel empathy and inspires compassion.These 10 novels tackle some facet of the American experience. The list includes a fictional retelling of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and hiding out in inner-city Newark.We call it "getting lost" in a novel, but what we find there is often more impactful than any nonfiction work can offer. Literature makes us more empathic and intelligent. Storytelling is how we bond, as tribes and a planet. A powerful...
Tags: Books, New York, Arts, Entertainment, New York City, America, History, Empathy, Harvard, Culture, United States, Innovation, Literature, Philip Roth, Newark, Seattle

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn, comedic singer Ray Stevens and industry veteran Jerry Bradley will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. The newest inductees were announced Monday in Nashville, Tennessee. The Grammy-winning duo of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have had 20 No. 1 […]
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Ap, Brooks, Nashville Tennessee, Nashville Tenn, Ray Stevens, Country Music Hall of Fame, Brooks Dunn, Country Hall of Fame, Kix Brooks, Jerry Bradley, Ronnie Dunn, Dunn Ray Stevens

‘Girl on the Third Floor’ Review: This Fixer Upper Has Ghostly Occupants [SXSW]

When grandma stitched you that decorative “Home Is Where The Heart Is” pillow, she didn’t mean it literally (a physical, beating organ), but Travis Stevens ’ Girl On The Third Floor is architectural horror that ponders otherwise. If these walls could talk, what secrets they’d spill – or better yet, imprison. Stevens’ haunting deconstruction splits no hairs between sins of the past and sins of today, as some desecrated buildings have endured too much tragedy worth keeping quiet. It’s a homeo...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chicago, Movie Reviews, Facetime, Sarah, Sxsw, Liz, Don, Brooks, Cooper, Annabelle, Stevens, Sarah Brooks, Third Floor, Cm Punk

‘The Simpsons’ Pulls Episode Featuring Michael Jackson From Circulation

The Simpsons is pulling one of its episodes from circulation following the airing of HBO’s eye-opening documentary Leaving Neverland. The 1991 The Simpsons Michael Jackson episode “Stark Raving Dad” was considered a landmark achievement for the show as it cemented its place as a staple of the American comedy scene. The episode featured the voice of Michael Jackson, who anonymously voiced the good-natured New Jersey bricklayer Leon Kompowsky, a character who suffered from the delusion that he wa...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Fox, New Jersey, Venice, Jackson, Matt Groening, Michael Jackson, WSJ, Brooks, Springfield, Lisa, Al Jean, Jim Brooks

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