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MARLENE CLARK DIES AT 85: Variety reports that Sanford and Son actress Marlene Clark passed away on May 18th at the age of 85. Clark held roles in films such as Ganja & Hess, Enter the Dragon, Lord Shango, Black Mamba, and The Jezebels. Her Sanford and Son costar Demond Wilson honored her on Twitter, writing, "RIP beautiful actress Marlene Clark. . . It was a delight to work with you. 12/19/49 - 5/18/23."

WGA PRESIDENT ASKS NETFLIX AND COMCAST SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE AGAINST EXECUTIVE PAY PACKAGES: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Writers Guild of America President Meredith Stiehm sent a letter to Netflix and Comcast shareholders on Tuesday (May 20th), urging them to vote against pay packages for the companies' top executives. "Approval of this compensation package is inappropriate in light of the ongoing WGA writers' strike and the associated risks that Comcast executives are creating for investors," Stiehm wrote to Comcast shareholders. "Shareholders should send a message to Comcast that if the company could afford to spend $130 million on executive compensation last year, it can afford to pay the estimated $34 million per year that writers are asking for in contract improvements and put an end to this disruptive strike." Comcast's annual meeting is set to be held on June 7th, and Netflix's is scheduled for June 1st.

‘FUBAR' BECOMES NO. 1 ENGLISH TV SHOW ON NETFLIX: Variety reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger's FUBAR replaced Queen Charlotte in the number one spot on Netflix's English TV list from May 22-28. The Bridgerton prequel held onto that top spot for three weeks before falling to third place with 42.9 million hours viewed.

‘THE FLASH' DIRECTOR SAYS HE WOULDN'T CONSIDER REPLACING EZRA MILLER: Andy Muschietti, the director of The Flash, appeared on a recent episode of The Discourse podcast and said he wouldn't consider replacing Ezra Miller in a sequel—despite the abuse allegations made against the actor in recent years. "I don't think there's anyone that can play that character as well as they did. The other depictions of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they just excelled in doing it. And, as you said, the two Barrys — it feels like a character that was made for them," Muschietti said.


EDWARD JAMES OLMOS REVEALS THAT HE'S RECOVERING FROM THROAT CANCER: Selena actor Edward James Olmos appeared on the Mando & Friends podcast and shared for the first time publicly that he was diagnosed with throat cancer. "I'll be very honest with you, I haven't told anyone ... this is the first time publicly I'll be coming out and saying it, but I had throat cancer," he said. "I just finished getting through it, December 20, (2022), was my last radiation and the week before I'd finished my chemo." The Battlestar Galactica actor added, "A lot of my friends have passed because of this ... It's a very strong disease ... cancer is, period. But in the throat, it is really difficult."

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER SAYS BRUCE WILLIS WILL ‘ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A GREAT, GREAT STAR:' Arnold Schwarzenegger reflected on his Expendables costar Bruce Willis' career during a recent interview with CinemaBlend. "I think that he's fantastic," Schwarzenegger said. "He was, always for years and years, is a huge, huge star. And I think that he will always be remembered as a great, great star. And a kind man. I understand that under his circumstances, health-wise, that he had to retire. But in general, you know, we never really retire. Action heroes, they reload." This comes after the Die Hard actor was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February.

HALLE BAILEY SNEAKS INTO A THEATER TO WATCH ‘THE LITTLE MERMAID:' In a video shared to TikTok over the weekend, Halle Bailey revealed that she snuck into AMC the Grove 14 in Los Angeles to watch The Little Mermaid. Bailey wore sunglasses and a mask and was holding a Little Mermaid-themed bucket of popcorn. "can't believe the little mermaid is the #1 movie in the world you guys!!" she captioned the video. "went to the theatre to go see it last night."

CHANEL IMAN AND DAVON GODCHAUX ARE ENGAGED: On Tuesday (May 30th), Chanel Iman took to Instagram to share that she and Davon Godchaux got engaged while traveling in Capri, Italy. "The blessings keep pouring, grateful for this new chapter and soon to be married and a forever to go," the Dope actress captioned photos of the proposal. According to Entertainment Tonight, this news comes just two weeks after Iman shared that she was expecting her third child with the NFL star. The pair went Instagram official in April of 2022.


Kate Beckinsale adamantly denied getting plastic surgery on Instagram Monday (May 29th), when a fan insinuated that she was lying about getting a facelift. The Serendipity actress shared photos of herself at the Cannes Film Festival in her "dream dress," designed by Zuhair Murad.

One fan commented, "please tell me you had a facelift because it's not possible to be this gorgeous at 50." Beckinsale replied, "no threads no thread lift no Botox no laser no nose job no filler."

When another Instagram user accused her of lying, the Pearl Harbor actress put her foot down. "Lol why do Celebrities have to deny their face procedures? Just dont lie about it ..she still looks great!" the person wrote. Beckinsale responded, "I haven't had a facelift or filler or Botox. I'm not lying and I don't have to accept people accusing me of things I haven't done."

Later, the Total Recall actress added, "I actually can't I have a condition called mast cell activation syndrome which is actually a massive daily struggle and means I react to hundreds of things badly. Can't take the risk."


Jay Leno spoke with People about his recovery following a garage fire earlier this year, ahead of the Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge premiere on Tuesday (May 30th). The former Tonight Show host suffered second and third-degree burns in the fire.

"I'm alright, I've got a broken collar bone and two broken ribs and a couple cracked knee caps, but I'm okay," he told the outlet.

"There's a little pain, but it's not bad," Leno added. "Pain is constant, so if it's constant you're okay. Pain from a burn, after a while you get used to it and eventually it goes away, but it's not terrible."


A video showing Jane Fonda throwing a Palme d'Or Scroll at Anatomy of a Fall director Justine Triet at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend is making the rounds on social media.

Fonda presented Triet with the prestigious Palme d'Or Award, which only two other female directors have won in the history of the festival. After Triet gave a politically-charged acceptance speech, she walked away from the podium without the scroll.

The 80 for Brady star tapped her on the back to try and give it to her, but as Triet continued walking away, Fonda tossed it at her back and threw her hands in the air. Many found the video humorous and shared it on social media.


In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rob Marshall, the director of the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, shared that Javier Bardem dropped "like 15 feet" while filming a scene for the new movie. Bardem plays Ariel's father, King Triton, in the film.

On the set of The Little Mermaid, actors were suspended in the air while shooting underwater scenes, using a technique known as "dry for wet." Marshall told the outlet, "We almost lost Javier ... It was in his throne room and he was up there maybe at least 40 feet in the air, and he dropped in one moment like 15 feet."

The Chicago director added, "Javier, who is the coolest man on the planet earth and the nicest man ever said 'OK. I'm okay. I'm good, I'm good, I'm good.' But it was like that was bad. But then you realize what we're doing was really challenging. We were never on the ground until halfway through the film."

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