Alcohol withdrawal led to ‘True Blood’ star Nelsan Ellis’ death, his family says

July 11, 2017

Nelsan Ellis died after struggling with alcohol abuseImage: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Actor Nelsan Ellis, known for his role in the HBO vampire series True Blood, died on Saturday at 39 after complications with heart failure stemming from alcohol withdrawal. At the time of his death, Ellis’ manager Emily Gerson Saines said the actor died due to complications with heart failure, but further details of the actor’s passing were scarce. But…

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Emilia Clarke just shared a big ‘Game of Thrones’ hint

June 30, 2017

What happens in Westeros should stay in WesterosImage: hbo In some ways, Game of Thrones has just been six years of waiting to see if and when the other characters will meet Daenerys. In a departure from the books, she joined up with Tyrion Lannister in Season 5, and we may get an even bigger meeting in Season 7. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, actress Emilia Clarke revealed…

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Scott Patterson to launch coffee brand in a very un-Luke Danes move

June 29, 2017

Gilmore GirlsImage: Saeed Adyani/Netflix Gilmore Girls‘ curmudgeonly Luke Danes may have served coffee for a living, but he would probably loathe the idea of starting his own coffee brand. Scott Patterson, the actor who plays Luke, has no such inhibitions, and decided to make something of his own obsession with coffee. Patterson told WealthManagement.com that Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee is expected to launch soon. SEE ALSO: A tribute to…

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Everyone can stop retweeting that bogus meme about Mitch McConnell and polio now

June 27, 2017

We now pause for a message from our all-knowing celebrity overlords: Oh cool, two celebrities spreading a madeup story on twitter. Tell me more about kids from Macedonia being the problem. pic.twitter.com/8qKsNhTrb1 — BT (@back_ttys) June 25, 2017 Plenty of people have been forwarding a meme exposing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a hypocrite for wanting to repeal Obamacare while knowing the government paid to treat his polio as…

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How Hollywood Celebs Like Johnny Depp Are Hurting the Liberal Cause

June 26, 2017

On Friday morning, President Trump partook in one of his favorite rituals this side of hitting the links or avoiding Tiffany: a bill signing. The commander-in-chief, surrounded by ornamental backers, inked the Veterans Affairs Reform Acta measure that will make it easier to terminate VA employeesbefore soaking up camera flashes and cabinet applause. Among the admiring spectators was Al Baldasaro, a military veteran and New Hampshire state representative. The presence…

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‘Westworld’ star James Marsden shows us how robots practice death dealing

June 25, 2017

The next season of Westworld is still a long ways away, but that doesn’t mean the cast isn’t hard at work putting together the next installment of robots vs. humans drama. SEE ALSO: Snapchat is adding more big-name TV channels, including HBO We got our first sort-of-peek at Westworld Season 2 on Friday thanks to show regular James Marsden. The actor, who plays one of the pivotal robot characters on…

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Ice Cube’s celebrity 3-on-3 basketball league is here, just in time for the 2020 Olympics

June 25, 2017

Now that the Olympics has added three-on-three basketball as a medal-worthy competition, the usually street ball/playground-based game is big time, and Ice Cube is about to cash in on it. SEE ALSO: Warriors star Klay Thompson now famous for the worst dunk fail in history Actually, the rapper/actor announced his Big 3 league long before the Olympics added the sport to the 2020 games (in January), but his timing for…

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Johnny Depp issues an apology for his remarks about Donald Trump and assasinations

June 24, 2017

Image: Samir Hussein/Redferns Less than 24 hours since his foreboding question to a Glastonbury crowd, Johnny Depp has issued an apology. During remarks that proceeded a film screening, Depp suggested Donald Trump should be in attendance before asking “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The uncomfortable joke sparked headlines and controversy, and now the actor is back-pedaling. SEE ALSO: Johnny Depp had a question about Donald…

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Mark Ruffalo skateboarding and taking photos of the same time is the most comforting image in the world

June 24, 2017

When everything feels hopeless (which is often these days), I know just where I’ll find a spot of brightness in lieu of a planet that is not melting and a government that protects its citizens. On March 8, 2014, Mark Ruffalo changed my life for the better, and I can never thank him enough. The actor, activist, and Cool Dad hit the streets of New York City to spread joy…

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For some odd reason, Donald Trump Jr. won’t respond to Seth Rogen’s DMs

June 22, 2017

Getting clear answers from the The White House’s about what the heck is going on with Donald Trump, Russia, and the state of our democracy has proven difficult. But, when times are tough, we can always turn to Seth Rogen. The actor has proven he’s willing to do anything it takes to glean some insight into the Trump administration, and by “anything it takes,” we mean he’s willing to slide…

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Being handsome is one of life’s struggles for Jon Hamm

June 20, 2017

Image: Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock All of us average-looking people can only speculate what it’s like to be a super good-looking person. We’re guessing it includes being let into secret VIP rooms, or eating fancy gold chocolate, or not having to pay extra for guac. But being very good-looking comes with its problems, too. Just ask actor and professional hot person Jon Hamm. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor responded to…

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Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 18, 2017

NBC is giving us a chance to see one of Adam West's last roles.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Adam West may have passed away last week, but memorials to the iconic Batman actor continue to pour in. Along with the flood of tributes from his peers and admirers on social media and the touching Bat-signal display on the Las Angeles City Hall building, West’s last media appearances are making the internet rounds….

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Holy Bright Knight! Related: ‘Batman’ actor Adam West dies The actor played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series. The Bat-signal was used in the show when the fictitious Gotham City Police Department needed to summon the superhero. According to an announcement from DC Comics, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck joined “Bat-guests” to light the Bat-signal in…

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Brad Pitt returns as the gloomy weatherman you didn’t know you needed

June 15, 2017

Image: jim jefferies show/twitter When he’s not building his bromance with Frank Ocean or contemplating the limits of his name, Brad Pitt has been donning his faux-weatherman hat. The actor appeared in a sketch on Comedy Central’s The Jim Jefferies Showonce again to share a gloomy forecast about climate change’s impact. SEE ALSO: Brad Pitt, as a weatherman, sums up climate change with one simple sentence “Well Jim, carbon dioxide…

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A Complete List Of The 2017 Tony Award Winners

June 12, 2017

One year after Hamilton: An American Musical vied for a record16 statuesat the annual ceremony, the Broadway scene looks a little different. Without a clear Tonys frontrunner, a number of critically-acclaimed musicals and plays competed for recognition, including favorites like the Ben Plattled musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Pulitzer-winning play Sweat. (The former prevailed, while the latter lost to Oslo.) Other stars who made appearances included Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel…

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Bill Cosby should testify at his trial

June 12, 2017

(CNN)He may not want to, and it may be painful for everyone to watch, but Bill Cosby should take the stand and testify in his trial for aggravated indecent assault — especially if he wants to stay out of prison. The jury heard portions of Cosby’s prior testimony where he admitted to giving women Quaaludes (a strong sedative and recreational drug) before having sex with them. The deposition testimony was…

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The Age of ‘Not Helping’

June 12, 2017

Somewhere, someone first wrote Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. We are pretty sure it wasnt Mark Twain. It may have been Abraham Lincoln. It may have been somebody misremembering a biblical proverb, or the author of a book of rhymes for children. A Minnesota newspaper attributed it to Empeco. Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum may have…

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Adam West, everyone’s favorite Batman, dead at 88

June 11, 2017

Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images Holy epic career, Batman! If you haven’t already heard, the iconic face and voice of the ’60s version of Batman, Adam West, has died at 88 years old. SEE ALSO: Critics love ‘Wonder Woman.’ They really, REALLY love ‘Wonder Woman’ The actor died in Los Angeles on Friday following complications related to leukemia, according to a report from Variety. West wasn’t the very first actor to…

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Adam West built the foundation of a Batman legacy

June 11, 2017

Adam West, left, and Burt Ward dresses as "Batman" and "Robin." Nobody did it better.Image: Mark Elias/AP/REX/Shutterstock In the late 1960s and early ’70s, I raced home from school every afternoon to power load on superhero and Sci-Fi television. It was all reruns, though I didn’t know it. There was Star Trek. Gigantor, Superman, and, of course, Batman. SEE ALSO: Adam West, everyone’s favorite Batman, dead at 88 I was…

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Tom Hardy’s dog passed away and his tribute to the pet is beautiful

June 10, 2017

Tom Hardy considered his dog Woody the “light of his life.” Sadly, Woody recently passed away and the actor’s public tribute to the dog is both heartbreaking and beautiful. Woody was Hardy’s faithful companion and accompanied him to movie premieres, film sets, and was even on TIME magazine’s list of most influential animals. SEE ALSO: Tom Hardy is fundraising for Manchester bombing victims In the letter, Hardy describes how he…

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Zac Efron Shows Off His Pole Dancing Skills For Tom Cruise!

June 3, 2017

Bless you, Zac Efron. The 29-year-old actor stopped by the The Graham Norton Show alongside The Mummy stars Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis this week when he was challenged by the British host to recreate the notorious photo of him balancing his body horizontally on a parking meter. Yeah, you know the one.

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James Corden is Late Night’s biggest overachiever (just not in ratings)

June 1, 2017

This guy won't be dropping the mic any time soon.Image: Getty images Late night TV is full of overachieving hosts: Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon are locked in a battle for ratings dominance (while Colbert is simultaneously locked in a snark battle with President Trump); Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 2018 Oscars (despite this year’s controversial telecast); and James Corden is apparently trying to become the third-busiest man…

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