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Robert Downey Jr. claims “90 percent” of his black friends thought he was “great” in blackface in ‘Tropic Thunder’

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — During an interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Robert Downey, Jr. claimed that his controversial blackface role in Tropic Thunder was apparently a fan favorite among his “black friends.” In the 2008 film, Downey Jr. dresses up in blackface to portray Kirk Lazarus, an Australian method actor who undergoes a pigmentation procedure that allows him to play a black…read more »

Watch new trailer now: Final season of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ debuts February 21 on Disney+

Lucasfilm(LOS ANGELES) — For Star Wars fans, the announcement that Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be resurrected on Disney+ rocked last summer’s San Diego Comic Con.  Now, Disney+ has dropped a brand-new trailer, revealing the seventh season of the Emmy-winning animated series will debut on the streaming service February 21.  ABC Audio has learned there will be twelve episodes in…read more »

Ellie Kemper on witnessing her first ‘Manhattanhenge,’ and what fans can expect of the ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ special

Photo courtesy MullenLowe(NEW YORK) — Actress Ellie Kemper is best known as the the eternally sunny Erin on The Office and the title character of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so she seems like the perfect person to take in a very famous sunrise.  That’s exactly what she did Wednesday morning in New York City, watching a ‘Manhattanhenge’ sunrise. The phenomenon happens,…read more »

Henry Winkler says his relationship with Tom Hanks is Ayyyyyyyy-OK

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — No, Henry Winkler hasn’t held a grudge against Tom Hanks since the first Bush Administration. That’s he word from the former Happy Days star-turned Barry Emmy winner to TMZ.  At issue with this long-running Hollywood myth about the bad blood between Fonzie and Woody is apparently Winkler’s firing as the director of Hanks’ cop-meets-dog comedy, Turner &…read more »

Jessica Simpson reveals childhood sex abuse, says she was “killing myself with drinking and pills”

Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) — While Jessica Simpson has generally enjoyed a squeaky-clean image, she admits in a new memoir that her real life was anything but.  She tells People she’d been approached to write a “living your best life” type of book, but said she couldn’t bring herself to do it. “I’m a horrible liar,” Simpson said.…read more »

Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King, Rami Malek announced as Academy Awards presenters

Rami Malek — ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Rami Malek were announced as presenters at the 92nd Oscars, show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced on Tuesday.  Ali, Coleman, King and Malek were Oscar winners in their respective acting categories last year: Ali won his second Academy Award, this one for his supporting work in the Best…read more »

After ratings change, Netflix claims ‘The Witcher’ scored its best numbers for a new original show

Netflix/Katalin Vermes(NEW YORK) — Netflix unveiled a new ratings method on Tuesday, and claimed that by using the new approach, its original series The Witcher scored its best numbers for a first-season original TV series, according to Variety.  Instead of its murky previous method, “reporting households viewing a title based on 70 percent of a single episode of a…read more »

Terry Jones, Monty Python’s Flying Circus co-founder, dead at 77

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival(LONDON) Terry Jones, who as a founding member of the British comedy troupe Monty Python’s Flying Circus left an indelible mark on film and TV comedy, has died at 77. The BBC quotes Jones’ agent as saying the entertainer “passed away on the evening of 21 January 2020…read more »

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