TriStar Productions Teams With BBC Films on Maggie Smith’s ‘Lady in the Van’

Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions has teamed with BBC Films to greenlight “The Lady in the Van” starring “Downton Abbey’s” Maggie Smith. The pic is an adaptation of Alan Bennett’s West End hit with Smith reprising he.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 19th, 2017

Charles Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Granted Parole By California Board — & The Internet Is PISSED!

People are EXTREMELY upset! On Wednesday, Leslie Van Houten — one of Charles Manson's followers — was granted parole by the California board. When the now-68-year-old was 19, she and fellow Manson Family members stabbed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca to death in 1969, a day after the murder of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate and four others. Related: [...] People are EXTREMELY upset! On Wednesday, Leslie Van Houten -- one of Charles Manson's followers -- was granted parole by the California board. When the now-68-year-old was 19, she and fellow Manson Family members stabbed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca to death in 1969, a day after the murder of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate and four others. Related: The Manson Family Murders Are Just One Of Hollywood's Darkest Moments Governor Jerry Brown -- who previously denied her parole in 2016 -- has 120 days to affirm, reverse, or take no action on the decision. When word broke out, Twitter EXPLODED with polarizing reactions! While some feel she has served her time, others feel a murderer should forever be locked up behind bars! See all the tweets (below)! @Govjerrybrown Gov Brown I am asking you to NOT grant release of Leslie Van Houten. She "participated" in the LaBianca murders. Never. — Gayla (@GaylaGal) September 7, 2017 @JerryBrownGov you have an obligation to make sure Leslie Van Houten never sees the light of day again. She should have been executed. — NorCal (@NorCal53276152) September 7, 2017 One of the world's most worthless fucks, Leslie Van Houten, should have been put to death by now, not rewarded with release. #deathpenalty — NorCal (@NorCal53276152) September 7, 2017 I wonder if Leslie Van Houten will get a job in Trump's cabinet #LeslieVanHouten #CharlesManson #Trump — Thomas (@dreambig0319) September 7, 2017 Leslie van houten will be going to work on Hillary's 2020 campaign @cnn @nytimes @washingtonpost — John (@Bisghetti) September 7, 2017 Meh... Leslie Van Houten was young and exceptionally stupid back then, but the flow of time can change someone over decades. Let's see. — Political Jim (@Political_Jimbo) September 7, 2017 If you've read anything about Leslie Van Houten and do not believe she should be released, you are not the brightest. — Chair Humper prod. (@Chair_Humper) September 7, 2017 I'm assuming that "Leslie Van Houten" is trending b/c Trump appointed Manson’s former disciple as the new WH press sec, which is an upgrade. — Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) September 6, 2017 Leslie Van Houten Oh, my God. There is not enough time in the universe to make up for what this evil woman did. — Teresa † ن (@BlackIrishI) September 6, 2017 This is the absolute worst news i've heard all day. Leslie Van Houten was granted parole from the board. Gov. Brown reverse this decision. — Steve (@SA_1953) September 6, 2017 This won't be popular but Leslie Van Houten was only 19 when murders commited, they were all kinda brainwashed. Prob no threat now. — Mother of Chickens (@Lauran0805) September 7, 2017 OJ AND Leslie Van Houten gonna be walking the streets? What a time. — High Quality Person (@jteeDC) September 7, 2017 How do YOU feel about it? [Image via ABC7.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 6th, 2017

Maggie Gyllenhaal Speaks to Taylor Swift"s Missing Scarf from "All Too Well"

Taylor Swift‘s song “All Too Well” is supposedly about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, and his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal is finally responding to a line that references her! Lyrics in the song mention a scarf, which is “at your sister’s house / And you still got it in your drawer even now.” Well, Maggie went [...] Taylor Swift‘s song “All Too Well” is supposedly about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, and his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal is finally responding to a line that references her! Lyrics in the song mention a scarf, which is “at your sister’s house / And you still got it in your drawer even now.” Well, Maggie went on Watch What Happens Live! and Andy asked her about the song lyric. “I never understood everybody asked me about this scarf? What is this?” Maggie said. “I am in the dark about the scarf. It’s totally possible. I have been asked this before!”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 13th, 2017

Tom Rothman"s TriStar Teams With BBC Films for "The Lady in the Van"

Maggie Smith will star in the adaptation of Alan Bennett’s West End hit.read more.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodreporterJun 19th, 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith Claps Back At Leah Remini"s Scientology Accusations: "I Am Not A Scientologist"

Jada Pinkett Smith is NOT here for Leah Remini's Scientology accusations. As we previously reported, the King of Queens alum recently said she was positive that Will Smith's longtime love is a member of the controversial faith. However, it appears the Girls Trip star has since come for Remini's claims as she took to Twitter late [...] Jada Pinkett Smith is NOT here for Leah Remini's Scientology accusations. As we previously reported, the King of Queens alum recently said she was positive that Will Smith's longtime love is a member of the controversial faith. However, it appears the Girls Trip star has since come for Remini's claims as she took to Twitter late on Monday evening to address the allegations head on. Related: Leah Claims She Was Pressured To Recruit Kevin James Into Scientology Jaden Smith's momma hit back with: I recently lit Shabbat candles with Rabbi Bentley at Temple Sinai... but I am not Jewish. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I have prayed in mosques all over the world... but I am not a Muslim. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I have read the Bhagavad Gita... but I am not a Hindu. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 Snap! Snap! And, in order to conclude her point, the Gotham performer noted: I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 NO ONE ELSE can hold that power. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 Leah has yet to respond to Jada's clap back... but we're certain she will!! [Image via Rob Rich/FayesVision/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 19th, 2017

Review: Maggie Smith in her wheel house in "Lady in the Van"

There are cozy, innocuous pleasures to Nicholas Hytner's adaption of Alan Bennett's "The Lady in the Van," but chief among them is watching two grand old talents — Maggie Smith and Bennett, himself — operating firmly in their self-.....»»

Category: reviewsSource: yahooJan 19th, 2017

Alex Jennings Explores ‘The Lady In The Van’ With Maggie Smith

The Lady In The Van is the true story of Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman who lived in a van for 15 years outside the London domicile of writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys). Bennett would publish a memoir of those years.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakNov 18th, 2015

Jada Pinkett Smith Fires Back at Claims She"s a Scientologist

Former Scientologist Leah Remini has claimed that Jada Pinkett-Smith is a practicing Scientologist, and she’s now firing back. “I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist,” Jada tweeted to her followers in response. “I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right [...] Former Scientologist Leah Remini has claimed that Jada Pinkett-Smith is a practicing Scientologist, and she’s now firing back. “I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist,” Jada tweeted to her followers in response. “I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not.” You can read all of Jada‘s tweets below. Leah famously left the Church of Scientology, and now has a television show, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, to expose stories from former members of the religion. Click inside to see all of Jada Pinkett-Smith’s tweets… I recently lit Shabbat candles with Rabbi Bentley at Temple Sinai… but I am not Jewish. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I have prayed in mosques all over the world… but I am not a Muslim. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I have read the Bhagavad Gita… but I am not a Hindu. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I have chanted and meditated in some of the most magnificent temples on earth… but I am not a Buddhist. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech… but I am not a Scientologist. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017 NO ONE ELSE can hold that power. — Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) September 19, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 19th, 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Wishes Those Rumors about Her and Husband Will Smith Being Swingers Were True - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comJada Pinkett Smith Says She Wishes Those Rumors about Her and Husband Will Smith Being Swingers Were TruePEOPLE.comJada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith will celebrate 20 years of marriage in December. And throughout their time together, the two have heard countless rumors about their relationship. But there's one rumor in particular that has Pinkett Smith stumped ...Jada Pinkett Smith Wishes She and Will Smith Were SwingersE! OnlineJada Pinkett Smith was a drug dealer when she met Tupac Shakur, she saysLos Angeles TimesJada Pinkett Smith Remembers Meeting Tupac While Dealing DrugsRollingStone.comUs Weekly -HuffPost -CBS News -New York Daily Newsall 119 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 21st, 2017

Maggie Q & Kal Penn Tease "Designated Survivor" Season 2 at Tribeca TV Fest!

Maggie Q flashes a big smile alongside her co-star Italia Ricci as they hit the red carpet together at the 2017 Tribeca TV Festival season two premiere of Designated Survivor held at Cinepolis Chelsea on Sunday (September 24) in New York City. The 38-year-old actress and 30-year-old actress were joined at the event by their [...] Maggie Q flashes a big smile alongside her co-star Italia Ricci as they hit the red carpet together at the 2017 Tribeca TV Festival season two premiere of Designated Survivor held at Cinepolis Chelsea on Sunday (September 24) in New York City. The 38-year-old actress and 30-year-old actress were joined at the event by their co-stars Kal Penn and Paulo Costanzo as they all sat down for a Q&A. “At the end of last season, we did have to slightly change the ending because it was too close to home, because of what was happening [in real life],” Maggie revealed (via EW). “We were shooting it or we had the script, and what was happening in the news happened exactly in the script, and then we had to crop the ending as we shot it.” “We’d head in a direction and then boom — it would happen,” Maggie added. Season two of Designated Survivor debuts on September 27 – Watch teaser below! ‘Designated Survivor’ Season 2.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 25th, 2017

Maggie Gyllenhaal Discusses Challenges of Playing a Prostitute

Maggie Gyllenhaal is playing the role of sex worker in the new HBO series The Deuce and she’s opening up to Harper’s Bazaar about the challenges of the character. The 39-year-old actress is joined in her office-themed photo shoot by model Eric Rutherford. The shoot took place at Hearst Tower in New York City. “I [...] Maggie Gyllenhaal is playing the role of sex worker in the new HBO series The Deuce and she’s opening up to Harper’s Bazaar about the challenges of the character. The 39-year-old actress is joined in her office-themed photo shoot by model Eric Rutherford. The shoot took place at Hearst Tower in New York City. “I think that, in many cases, being a prostitute requires a huge amount of disassociation,” Maggie told the mag. “I think it’s very difficult to keep your mind intact and awake, and vibrant, when you have to disassociate so much. Not impossible, clearly, because some of the women that I talked to were totally able to do it, but I think a lot of people aren’t, and I think the consequences can be really dire.” For more from Maggie, visit HarpersBazaar.com......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 18th, 2017

James Van Der Beek reveals sexual harassment: 'I've had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men' - EW.com

EW.comJames Van Der Beek reveals sexual harassment: 'I've had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men'EW.comFormer Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek is joining Terry Crews in admitting he has experienced sexual harassment as a man in Hollywood. Van Der Beek added his voice to the chorus of men and women condemning disgraced Hollywood mogul ...James Van Der Beek Says He Was Harassed As Younger ActorDeadlineJames Van Der Beek Reveals He Was Sexually Harassed by "Older, Powerful Men"E! OnlineJames Van Der Beek: 'I've had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men'Page SixCNN -Salon -ABC News -Fox Newsall 107 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2017

‘Lady in the Van’ is thin — but Maggie Smith is better than ever

It’s a year of Oscar buzz for Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Blythe Danner and Charlotte Rampling. How come they can’t write great roles for actresses under 65 anymore? Smith is a delight — is she ever not? — in “The Lady in the Van,.....»»

Category: topSource: nypostJan 21st, 2017

Smith reprises "bruising" role in Bennett"s "The Lady in the Van"

Stars hail Maggie Smith's 'phenomenal' performance as a homeless woman living in a van, at the London premiere of 'The Lady in the Van'. Helena Williams reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersJan 24th, 2017

James Van Der Beek Reveals He Had His 'Ass Grabbed by Older, Powerful Men' in Wake of Weinstein Harassment ... - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comJames Van Der Beek Reveals He Had His 'Ass Grabbed by Older, Powerful Men' in Wake of Weinstein Harassment ...PEOPLE.comJames Van Der Beek has revealed he too was a victim of sexual harassment. The Dawson's Creek star, 40, spoke out about his experiences as a younger actor in Hollywood after slamming those criticizing the women who have spoken out about Harvey ...James Van Der Beek Reveals He Was Sexually Harassed by "Older, Powerful Men"E! OnlineJames Van Der Beek Recounts Sexual Harassment by "Older, Powerful Men"Hollywood ReporterJames Van Der Beek Says He Was Harassed As Younger ActorDeadlineEW.com -Page Six -CNN -Salonall 115 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2017

James Van Der Beek says male executive groped him - CNN

CNNJames Van Der Beek says male executive groped himCNN(CNN) Women aren't the only ones compelled to share their stories in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Actor James Van Der Beek revealed in a series of tweets that he was groped by a male executive. The "Dawson's Creek" star tweeted late ...James Van Der Beek Reveals He Was Sexually Harassed by "Older, Powerful Men"E! OnlineJames Van Der Beek Says He Was Harassed As Younger ActorDeadlineJames Van Der Beek Reveals He Was Groped By 'Powerful Men' As a Young ActorIndieWireEW.com -Page Six -Salon -ABC Newsall 109 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2017

James Van Der Beek, Terry Crews Back Harvey Weinstein Accusers - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comJames Van Der Beek, Terry Crews Back Harvey Weinstein AccusersNBCNews.comJames Van Der Beek became the latest male TV star to say he had been the victim of sexual misconduct as he joined Terry Crews in expressing support for women who have made similar accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.James Van Der Beek: I Was Sexually Harassed by 'Older, Powerful Men'Daily BeastJames Van Der Beek Recounts Sexual Harassment by "Older, Powerful Men"Hollywood ReporterJames Van Der Beek Reveals He Had His 'Ass Grabbed by Older, Powerful Men' in Wake of Weinstein Harassment ...PEOPLE.comSTV News -Variety -TV3.ie -Metroall 19 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsOct 12th, 2017

James Van Der Beek Reveals His Own Experiences With Sexual Harassment in the Industry: "I"ve Had Them Corner Me"

Following the surge of sexual harassment allegations coming out against Harvey Weinstein over the past week, James Van Der Beek is now speaking out about his own uncomfortable experiences in the industry. The 40-year-old actor spoke out on his Twitter on Thursday morning (October 12) about being harassed. “What Weinstein is being accused of is [...] Following the surge of sexual harassment allegations coming out against Harvey Weinstein over the past week, James Van Der Beek is now speaking out about his own uncomfortable experiences in the industry. The 40-year-old actor spoke out on his Twitter on Thursday morning (October 12) about being harassed. “What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal. What he’s admitted to is unacceptable – in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out,” James said. “I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger…I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.” See his tweets below. What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal. What he’s admitted to is unacceptable – in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out. — James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017 I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger… — James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017 I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome — James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 12, 2017.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 12th, 2017

Former Manson disciple Van Houten recommended for parole - ABC News

TIMEFormer Manson disciple Van Houten recommended for paroleABC NewsFILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten confers with her attorney, during a break from her hearing before the California Board of Parole Hearings at the California Institution for Women in Chino, Calif.Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted paroleFox NewsFormer Manson disciple Van Houten granted parole againFox17Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole in notorious murders; Brown will make final decisionLos Angeles TimesUSA TODAY -U.S. News & World Report -New York Daily News -PerezHilton.comall 50 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 6th, 2017

Why Is James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo? 'What Would Diplo Do?' Is A Labor Of Love For The Actor - Bustle

BustleWhy Is James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo? 'What Would Diplo Do?' Is A Labor Of Love For The ActorBustleDiplo is a music juggernaut that has worked with everyone from Beyoncé to Die Antwood and is responsible for chart-topping projects like Major Lazer and Jack Ü. James Van Der Beek starred in Dawson's Creek in the late '90s and several movie and TV ...James Van Der Beek Playing Diplo Is Shockingly FunnyDaily BeastJames Van Der Beek on How 'Being John Malkovich' Inspired Him to Get Meta with Spike JonzeIndieWireWhat Would Diplo Do? Is a Meta Showcase for James Van Der BeekVulturePittsburgh Post-Gazette -Philly.com -Us Weekly -EW.com (blog)all 46 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 3rd, 2017

BBC Flawlessly Responds To The Sexist Snowflakes Upset Over Doctor Who"s First Woman Time Lord!

Keep weeping, snowflakes — the BBC don't give a fuck! On Sunday, it was revealed that Jodie Whittaker would play the first female Time Lord in the hit series Doctor Who, and most fans were jumping for joy. Of course, a few less-evolved fans were upset over a woman (gasp!) playing the 13th Doctor and criticized the [...] Keep weeping, snowflakes -- the BBC don't give a fuck! On Sunday, it was revealed that Jodie Whittaker would play the first female Time Lord in the hit series Doctor Who, and most fans were jumping for joy. Of course, a few less-evolved fans were upset over a woman (gasp!) playing the 13th Doctor and criticized the network for ruining the sanctity of the sci-fi show. Such complaints questioned how a time traveling alien with otherworldly, regenerative abilities could possibly go from Peter Capaldi to the Broadchurch actress. QUIZ: How Long Would YOU Survive Game Of Thrones? Time-bending, sure. Age-bending, no problem-o. But GENDER-bending? How can one possibly wrap their heads around such a perplexing, doctor-ruining character trait like that? Thankfully, BBC issued a response to the haters, delicately explaining it has long been established in the show that Time Lords are able to switch gender -- and those who aren't on board can sit on a sonic screwdriver! The BBC Complaints page stated how "viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor," before responding: "Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the programme. The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series. The Doctor is an alien from the planet Gallifrey and it has been established in the show that Time Lords can switch gender. As the Controller of BBC Drama has said, Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor. We hope viewers will enjoy what we have in store for the continuation of the story." Translation: go fly a Tardis and time-warp the fuck over it! Whittaker will make her debut after Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffatt's departure following the Christmas special -- and WE. CANNOT. WAIT! [Image via BBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 19th, 2017