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The Real Life Inspiration Behind Forrest Gump

"Forrest Gump" famously inserted Tom Hanks into old archival footage, interweaving moments from real U.S. history with the fictional story of his character: A simple yet sincere man, sharing homespun wisdom on a park bench to different strangers while recounting the story of his ever-so-charmed life.Director Robert Zemeckis and ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) employed digital compositing and other groundbreaking visual effects to give Forrest's tale a true-to-life veneer. Thanks to the wonders of...
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David Letterman consoled by fans after sharing news of tragic death

David Letterman was comforted by fans after he paid a sweet tribute to his friend, Norm...
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Single-Season '80s Sci-Fi And Fantasy Shows That Deserve A Second Shot

The '80s were the decade when KITT prowled the streets and Airwolf patrolled the skies, when a school teacher stepped up to serve as the greatest American hero, and when a government scientist took his first quantum leap back in time to put right what once went wrong.But '80s television also boasted legions of less-watched stealth superheroes: phoenixes and probing prodigies and extraterrestrial ex-cons, wizards and warriors, manimals and automen, and voyagers to other worlds. Maybe their shows ...
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Impeachment Review: American Crime Story Turns The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal Into Addictive, Uncomfortable TV

"He's going to have to resign." That's a sentence multiple people say on different occasions in "Impeachment: American Crime Story," the latest entry in the anthology series that began with "The People vs. O.J. Simpson," and continued with "The Assassination of Gianni Versace." Those previous two seasons dealt with murders as the inciting action, but the deaths in "Impeachment" are metaphorical deaths by a thousand cuts, where people are mercilessly pilloried in the press and the court of public...
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Pose star Sandra Bernhard: ‘I never tried to be revolutionary. That’s just who I was’

The trailblazing actor and comedian on asserting her bisexuality in the 80s, misogynistic male comics – and befriending MadonnaDuring nearly five decades in showbiz, Sandra Bernhard has racked up title after title – comedian, actor, singer, author, radio host – and a reputation for controversy. She has worked with a long list of superstars, from Richard Pryor and Robin Williams to Robert De Niro and Cyndi Lauper. But she has never been overshadowed; her force of personality has guaranteed that. ...
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Stephen Colbert says he was uninvited from Obama's scaled-down 60th birthday party

Stephen Colbert. CBS Stephen Colbert said he was cut from Barack Obama's downsized 60th birthday party. He joked that Obama was "forced to limit the invites to only his closest Beyoncés." Obama had downsized the Martha's Vineyard party at the last minute due to Delta variant fears. See more stories on Insider's business page. Stephen Colbert said he was uninvited from former President Barack Obama's 60th birthday party after it was scaled back over coronavirus concerns.He t...
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"Jay-Z and Beyoncé were still in, as of Friday. David Axelrod and Larry David were out...."

"The party, the uninvited were told, had been scaled back because of growing concerns about the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.... [Larry David] was uninvited. So were the majority of former Obama administration officials... The late-night talk show hosts David Letterman and Conan O’Brien were also cut from the guest list.... Celebrity couples Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, as well as Dwayne Wayde and Gabrielle Union, were photographed arriving on the island ahead of the party,...
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Obama cut Larry David, David Letterman, and Conan O'Brien from his 60th birthday party, but Beyoncé and Jay-Z are still invited

Barack Obama stands on stage with rapper Jay-Z and musician Bruce Springsteen at an election campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio in 2012. Brooks Kraft/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama is hosting a scaled-down 60th birthday party on Martha's Vineyard this weekend. Obama uninvited some guests, including celebs like Larry David and Conan O'Brien, to slim the guest list. Obama faced pressure to shrink his party amid concerns over the hyper-contagious delta variant. See more sto...
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Interview: The Simpsons Writer Tim Long Discusses New Film The Exchange, Upsetting Morrissey

The Exchange is out now via on demand and digital. The comedy is written by The Simpsons writer Tim Long and stars Ed Oxenbould, Avan Jogia, and Justin Hartley in the main roles. The foreign exchange student story is directed by frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator and Borat writer Dan Mazer. RELATED: Tim Long Recalls Writing The Goonies Musical With Richard Donner “A socially awkward but highly enterprising teenager decides to acquire a ‘mail order best friend’ a sophisticated exchange stude...
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TBS Brings Back Letterman’s ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’ as Its Own Sarah Silverman Show

Fans of David Letterman‘s “Stupid Pet Tricks”, wag your tails, because the late-night staple is being revived as its own TV show. Comedian Sarah Silverman will host 10 half-hour episodes for TBS, with production beginning in Los Angeles later this year. Cute Critters Doing Stupid Tricks According to Variety, each episode will feature numerous pets performing tricks on a studio stage for a live audience. The series will crown one pet parent and their furry (or feathered, or scaly) friend wi...
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The Geek in Review Ep. 126 – Leigh Vickery on Creating Top-Shelf Customer Experience in Legal

In an industry focused on revenue and profit, where does something like customer experience stand in the priorities of legal providers? Leigh Vickery, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Level Legal, as well as CEO and founder of Queso Mama, says that we need to look at the corporate and legal industry world differently. Instead of putting shareholders and partners first, they need to fall much further down the list. If you take care of your employees and your customers first, there will st...
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Sarah Silverman To Host TBS’ ‘Stupid Pet Tricks,’ Based on Iconic David Letterman Segment

Fans of David Letterman’s iconic “Stupid Pet Tricks,” rejoice — the segment is being revived as its own TV show, hosted by Sarah Silverman on TBS. The network ordered the series, called “Stupid Pet Tricks,” for 10 half-hour episodes. Production will begin in Los Angeles later this year. Each episode will feature a parade of […]
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Mr. T's 1982 appearance on 'Late Nite with David Letterman' is pure gold

Promotiong Rocky 3, Mr. T made an appearance on Late Nite with David Letterman. Mildly threatening and 100% awesome, Mr. T was the hero the 80s needed.
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11 things that date back to 1982, the year by which Supreme Court says courts should weigh new voting rules

Friends, Romans & Accountants" Episode 7 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli, Nicholas Colasanto as Ernie 'Coach' Pantusso, Ted Danson as Sam Malone- Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank The Supreme Court recently said that judges should consider voting rules in place in 1982 in certain cases. The Court applied that new "guidepost" to cases under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Here are 11 things that date back to 1982 to show how much time has passed. See more stor...
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CS Score Interviews Lupin Composer Mathieu Lamboley, Plus The Matrix 3LP Set

Welcome back film score lovers! This week we’re taking a look at two new Record Store Day releases, namely the complete score to Don Davis’ The Matrix and the fantastic picture LP of Dave Grusin’s The Goonies. We also spoke with composer Mathieu Lamboley about his work on the popular Netflix series Lupin! Let’s do this thing! NEWS Listen to @ClassicFM after 11:30am today for a world premiere radio play of new music from #JohnWilliams . Unheard since the 1989 recording of his score for #Stev...
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Watch: Conan O’Brien Says Farewell to Late Night Television

Conan O’Brien‘s late night talk show Conan came to an end last night on TBS. The series has been on the air since 2010, with a total of 11 seasons comprised of over 1,500 episodes. But the comedian’s tenure in late night television goes back nearly 20 more years when he took his position at the desk of Late Night with Conan O’Brien on NBC in 1993. So the last episode of Conan isn’t just the end of his most recent show, but a farewell to his entire run as a late night host. It’s a big deal, and ...
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Jerry Seinfeld is Making a Movie About Pop-Tarts for Netflix, and No, This Headline is Not a Joke

Jerry Seinfeld has been refining a stand-up comedy bit about Pop-Tarts for more than 10 years, and now he’s preparing to take it to an entirely different level – he’s going to make a film about it. A new report says Seinfeld will direct, produce, co-write, and star in Unfrosted, a movie about the creation of the most reliable of boxed breakfast staples, the Pop-Tart. Learn more about the film and watch the stand-up bit that inspired the project below. What’s the Deal With Unfrosted? Dea...
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Five Things to Love About ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ on Its 30th Birthday

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the 1991 gritty reboot of the Robin Hood legend, turns 30 today. And while there are plenty of warranted criticisms against the film, there’s also plenty of stuff to love, too. Sure, the movie has no real grasp on the historical elements it injects into the mythology, and Kevin Costner‘s attempt at an English accent is laughable. But Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is not without its charms. So here are five things to love about Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. 1...
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The Daily Stream: ‘Wayne’s World 2’ is the Rare Comedy Sequel That Matches Wits with the Original

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: Wayne’s World 2 Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: After Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) has a dream in which Jim Morrison tells him to put on a rock concert, he and fellow late-night TV star Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) try to make it happen. Several musical acts show little interest, leaving the pair uncertain about ...
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This New Documentary on Peanuts Creator Charles Schulz Looks Like a Security Blanket for Your Soul

There have been several documentaries about and tributes for Charlie Brown and Snoopy, along with their creator, Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. But there’s still plenty of room for more, which is good because Apple TV has a new one on the way titled Who Are You, Charlie Brown? and its first trailer is here.Read more...
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Beethoven & The Heartbreak Kid Star Charles Grodin Dead at 86

(Photo by Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images) Charles Grodin has passed away at the age of 86. Best known for starring in popular films and his comedic acting chops, Grodin starred in The Heartbreak Kid, Beethoven, and Midnight Run during his acting career. His family stated that the cause of death was due to bone marrow cancer and that he passed away in his home in Wilton, Connecticut. Grodin leaves behind two children, a daughter named Marion from his first marriage to Julie Ferguson and a so...
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Vax Live was the first concert at SoFi Stadium: Here’s what it was like

Dave Grohl might be the happiest rock star of his generation, and as the Foo Fighters played their first show in front of a live audience since the pandemic shuttered venues large and small in March 2020, the ebullient frontman was beyond joyful. “Guess what? Y’all got yourself a rock concert right now, that’s what!” Grohl shouted as the band took the stage at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood to close out Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on Sunday night in Inglewood. And between each of the h...
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At ‘Vax Live’ Stadium Shoot, Foo Fighters and Brian Johnson Are ‘Back in Black,’ and J.Lo Is Back With Mom

“This is a rock concert!” Dave Grohl kept repeating, over and over, with and without the F-word inserted, at Sunday night’s filming of Global Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World” at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Some of the other participants might have begged to differ on the exact genre classification — […]
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‘Vax Live’ Stadium Show and TV Taping Adds David Letterman, Gayle King, Ben Affleck, Sean Penn and More

A full complement of actors and TV hosts has been added to the lineup for May 2’s “Vax Live” taping at So-Fi Stadium, for a Global Citizen special that will air on major networks and online platforms the following Saturday, May 8. David Letterman, Gayle King, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, Jimmy Kimmel, Sean Penn, Nomzamo Mbatha […]
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David Letterman on WTF with Marc Maron

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Diagnosis and determination: a photojournalist’s life becomes the story

The time stamp on Bill Alkofer’s camera marks the moment his life as a photojournalist started to end. October 19, 2018. 6:53:41 p.m. Alkofer was covering a high school football game for the Orange County Register. He needed to lift the camera over his head for a Hail Mary shot of cheering fans. But his body wouldn’t obey his brain. For weeks he had been noticing weakness in his right arm. “I figured it might be some sort of pinched nerve brought on by 40 years of carrying 40 pounds of camera ge...
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The rise and fall of Donald Trump's $365 million airline

Donald Trump owned an airline for a short time in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1989, Trump raised $365 million to purchase the Eastern Shuttle, which provided business travelers with quick flights between New York, Boston, and Washington. Within 18 months, the airline lost over $125 million, and by 1992, Trump decided it was time to walk away. See more stories on Insider's business page. Following is a transcript of the video. Reporter: You look great. Donald Trump: Everybody have it...
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Celebrated zookeeper and Letterman guest Jack Hanna retiring due to dementia

One of David Letterman's greatest guests, Jack Hanna, has to retire, according to his family. The animal expert has been stricken with dementia. via CNN: "Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia, now believed to be Alzheimer's disease," Hanna's family wrote in a statement posted to his verified Twitter account. — Read the rest
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Dave Grohl Tells the Story of How He Wrote “Everlong”

Dave Grohl, like many rock musicians, does not come from a classically trained background. Instead he has an ability to write according to what sounds good, and where noodling around in the studio can bring great rewards. That’s where The Foo Fighters’ best song “Everlong” originates. In this 2020 clip from Oates Song Fest, Grohl tells the story of “Everlong,” and how it came to him in the studio one day in between working on the band’s second album. It started with a chord. “I’m not...
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