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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..

Oprah isn't the only celebrity who might have a future in politics

Why not? President Donald Trump proved that a celebrity with no political experience could run for the highest office in the land and win. Here's a look at some other celebrities who have recently floated runs for political office (some more seriously than others).Actually runningAntonio Sabáto Jr., an actor and Trump supporter who rose to fame as a star on "General Hospital" in the '90s, is running as a Republican to unseat Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley in California's 26th District race.Sabáto has continued to embrace Trump throughout his 2018 campaign.Stoking speculationMark Cuban, who became Trump's top critic from the reality TV and business world in 2016, said that although Trump might have poisoned the well for business leaders to run for office, it won't stop him from "considering" a 2020 run.Cuban has hinted at a run in the past but appeared in a CNN interview in October to be seriously considering how he would handle his business holdings if he becam..

The Real Celebrity Stories Behind 'Molly's Game'

When you name a character “Player X” in a “based on a true story” movie, as Aaron Sorkin does in his directorial debut Molly’s Game, it only invites speculation about who that character represents. And when your movie is based on the memoir of the same name by Molly Bloom, who ran a real-life underground poker scene for the wealthy elite in the late 2000s, it isn’t very hard to convert that speculation into something tangible. In her time running the game, Bloom crossed paths with A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Nelly, and even Alex Rodriguez, so there are many sources of inspiration for Player X, played by a twitchy Michael Cera in Molly’s Game. Is he an amalgam of the poker players’ worst tendencies, wrapped up into one, smarmy character? The truth is, Player X is less of a collection of stories relating to different celebrities, and more of a stand-in for one star in specific. In Molly’s Game, Sorkin narrows the focus of the book while letting its less impactful anec..

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..

Celebrities Furious Over Report That Mark Wahlberg Made 1000 Times More Than Michelle Williams

A slew of celebrities are expressing outrage over a report alleging a huge pay disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the reshoots on All the Money in the World. Busy Phillips, Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow, and more have come out in support of Williams after USA Today reported her costar Wahlberg made $1.5 million for extensive reshoots on the film, while Williams made less than $1,000. “UNACCEPTABLE. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO SAY THE LEAST,” William’s longtime friend Phillips tweeted. “I heard for the reshoot she got $80 a day compared to his MILLIONS,” Chastain tweeted. “Would anyone like to clarify? I really hope that with everything coming to light, she was paid fairly. She’s a brilliant actress and is wonderful in the film.” Apatow tweeted that he was in disbelief when he first heard the news. “This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost,” the 40-Year-Old Virgin director tweeted. “This is how this business works. I wonder if the st..

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..

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..

Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and the most adorable celebrity couples from the Golden Globes...

Movies and TV aren't the only things shining at the Golden Globes — so are the celebrity couples. Here are some of the stunning star pairs hitting the award show red carpet Sunday. Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle BatheSo much love on the red carpet. (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK) Brown won tonight's award for best actor in a TV drama for his role in NBC's This Is Us. Justin Timberlake and Jessica BielHitting all the right notes. (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK) Biel was nominated for best actress in a movie or limited series for her role in USA's The Sinner. Justin Harley and Chrishell StauseAdorable. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images) Harley stars in NBC's This Is Us, which was nominated for best TV drama. Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe MeyersCute! (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK) Meyers hosted the awards show, after first walking the red carpet with his wife of four years. Armie Hammer an..

Malaysian celebrity Farid Kamil arrested over assault, drug allegations

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian actor and director Farid Kamil Zahari was on Friday (Jan 12) remanded for four days for investigations, after he allegedly slapped a policeman and kicked a member of the public. He also tested positive for drugs, said local reports. The assault happened on Thursday at Kota Damansara police station in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. According to The Malay Mail Online, the 37-year-old actor, who was awarded the title of Datuk along with Singaporean Aaron Aziz in December last year, was making an accident report when he slapped the attending officer and kicked the civilian. Petaling Jaya police chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din, said that he was arrested immediately after the assault. Authorities also ran a urine test, in which he tested positive for marijuana, according to the report. Wearing purple lock-up attire, Farid was escorted by police into the court chambers at 10.35am and emerged at 10.50am. Media and photographers crowded the court compound ..

BBC Is Reshooting Ed Westwick's Role in Ordeal by Innocence With a New Actor

05/1/1805/1/18 The BBC announced today that Ed Westwick's role in the upcoming adaptation of Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence has been recast despite the three-part special wrapping filming in September 2017. In the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations lobbied at the British actor late last year, the BBC shelved their intended airing of the drama during the festive period. However, it seems the production will now see the light of day, with actor Christian Cooke taking over the part from Westwick and reshooting scenes with the ensemble cast including Matthew Goode, Bill Nighy, Ella Purnell, Anna Chancellor, and Alice Eve. Also said to be shelved is the second season of the BBC 2 production White Gold, which featured Westwick in the starring role. Image Source: Getty / Jeff Spicer Let's block ads! (Why?)

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