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The military-themed movie Wolf Warrior 2 features Wu Jing in multiple roles, including director and star, and is set in an unnamed African country facing a civil war. The cast includes Chinese actress Yu Nan and US action star Frank Grillo, who is known for his role as Crossbones in Captain America movies. [Photo provided to China Daily] Six major film production companies and three video websites issued a joint statement on Saturday in support of the administrative department's notice ..

SAG-AFTRA Actors Rally To Combat Non-Union Commercial Productions

David Robb/Deadline More than 70 SAG-AFTRA members rallied tonight at the union’s Los Angeles headquarters to draw attention to the plight of commercial actors. A grassroots organization called UnionWorking says that “upwards of 60% of commercials today are being produced using nonunion talent.” The guild declined to either confirm or deny that figure. The rally is being held in advance of a meeting tonight that’s part of SAG-AFTRA’s ongoing #AdsGoUnion campaign to “help increase union com..

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 19-25

Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones ("The Virginian") is 91. Actress Debra Paget ("Love Me Tender") is 85. Actress Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 80. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 79. Singer Johnny Nash is 78. Actress Jill St. John is 78. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 75. Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 74. Singer Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is 73. Actor Gerald McRaney is 71. Actor Jim Carter ("Downton Abbey") is 70. Singer-guitarist Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass is 7..

China’s celebrity actors have pay capped after outcry

China’s television production companies have announced that payments to actors will be capped in response to growing anger over celebrity salaries. Leading actors will be paid no more than 1 million yuan (£114,000) per episode or 50 million yuan per series. Feng Shouyan, a commentator for the state-run news site Guangming Net, said: “The payroll can account for as much as 75 per cent of the production costs. As a result, the scripts are shoddy, the costumes and special effects are cheap. The ov..

Celebrity Quotes: Sex And The City star for governor, child actor tackles gun laws

"Don't try to tell me that I don't have a right to stand here and say 'I want to be governor, because I think you're doing a lousy job. Nobody is talking about the things that you're not doing, so I am going to do it'." Former Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon talks to US Glamour magazine and defends her right to run for New York governor. "I'm fortunate to be here tonight to receive an award as an actor... but more than anything I get to be up here and I..

This week in celeb real estate: Former home of late actor Caroll O’Connor quietly...

Marlon Brando and his home, Carroll O’Connor and Broad Beach (Credit: Sothebyshomes, Wikimedia Commons) It’s a lot nicer than Archie Bunker’s place. And it’s as close as most fans of the man who played the cantankerous “Archie Bunker” are going to get to his fictional home. The actual former home of the late actor Carroll O’Connor and his wife, the late Nancy Fields O’Connor is being shopped around as a pocket listing, somewhere in the $20 million range. Located on the celebrity-favorite Broad B..

Bill Maynard dead: Heartbeat actor passes away aged 89

The actor's family confirmed that he had passed away in hospital in Leicestershire shortly after breaking his hip in a fall off his mobility scooter. His daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin, who is also an actress, said: "He was larger than life and he just loved showbiz. "He was so proud of the fact that he had been working for 81 years. "He leaves a son and daughter, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren." Bill, real name Walter Williams, first appeared as fan favourite Greengras..

How old is Tom Conti, who’s the Celebrity 5 Go Barging star’s wife and...

SCOTTISH actor Tom Canti is most famous for his role in Shirley Valentine. But what else do we know about the Celebrity 5 Go Barging star? Getty - Contributor Tom Conti is now starring in the new Channel 5 show, Celebrity 5 Go BargingWho is Tom Conti?Born in November 1941, Tom Conti is a Scottish actor, theatre director and novelist. Conti's father was Italian, but his mother Mary McGoldrick was Scottish. After starring in the Broadway hit Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Conti won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. The 76-year-old also starred in the 1989 film Shirley Valentine, which is one of his most famous roles. Who is Tom Conti's wife Kara?Kara Wilson is a Scottish actress who played Miss Caroline Gordon in Grange Hill. The couple have been married since 1967 and have a daughter together. Nina, Conti's 43-year-old daughter, is an actress, comedian and ventriloquist. Tom Conti and his wife Kara live together in Hampstead in north west London. Getty - Contributor Tom..

What time, TV, channel is NBA All-Star Celebrity Game? (2/16/18) Who’s playing? | NBA...

The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be played Friday, February 16, 2018 (2/16/18) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, as part of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game events. The NBA All-Star Game will be played at the Staples Center on Sunday, February 18, 2018 (2/18/18). Here's what you need to know: What: NBA Celebrity All-Star Game When: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles Time: 7 p.m. TV: ESPN Livestream: WatchESPN Coaches: Rachel Nichols and fellow ESPN commentator Katie Nolan will serve as celebrity coaches for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. Nolan will be joined by NBA legend and ESPN analyst Paul Pierce, as well as actor and recording artist Common to coach "Team Clippers." Nichols will be joined by Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady and actor Michael B. Jordan to coach "Team Lakers." Rosters: Team Clippers: Anthony Anderson (ABC's "black-ish"), Brandon Armstrong (actor, social media star), Miles Brown (ABC's "black-ish"), ..

Actor Luke Wilson hailed as ‘hero’ for pulling woman to safety after fatal crash

The Royal Tenenbaums actor pulled a woman to safety after her BMW was hit by the sports car in Los Angeles, according to a witness speaking on Wednesday. Police said Wilson’s Toyota was clipped at about 6.30pm on Tuesday by the Ferrari that Haas, 35, was travelling in as a passenger. The driver, who died at the scene, was named in reports as 71-year-old Mark William Gibello. Witness Sean Heirigs, 46, told the Press Association he helped the Hollywood star pull the 50-year-old BMW driver from her vehicle after they smelled smoke. “I would say he (Luke) was heroic in leading the charge on how to get her out,” said Mr Heirigs, the owner of a nearby tattoo parlour House of Ink. “He didn’t have to do that, he was also one of the injured parties so for him to be there helping me was amazing.” Mr Heirigs, who said he was driving behind the red Ferrari, added that his 14-year-old daughter called police as he and Wilson rescued her. “Luke said he smelled smoke, ‘Let’s get her out’,” the father..

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