Today’s NEWS: Saturday June 25, 2016

Read the best of Entertainment NEWS for Saturday June 25, 2016

Roland Emmerich’s Next Space Epic ‘Moonfall’ Lands At Universal

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Invades With $4 Million on Thursday Night

Legendary Lands Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay’s Theranos Film ‘Bad Blood’

‘Independence Day’, ‘Shallows’ & ‘Free State of Jones’ Must Contend with ‘Finding Dory’

‘Masters Of Sex’s Michael Sheen To Make ‘Green River Killer’ Directing Debut; Will Play Serial Killer

Photos: Best of Meryl Streep through the years:

Happy Birthday: Carly Simon

carlysimonHappy Birthday musician Carly Simon

Born: June 25, 1945 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Married to: James Hart (23 December 1987 – 2007) (divorced)

James Taylor (3 November 1972 – 1983) (divorced) (2 children)

Though Carly sang the popular theme song “Nobody Does It Better” from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), this was not her first liaison with 007. When she (then 20) and sister Lucy (22) were traveling on a liner from England to New York in 1965, they met Sean Connery (35) who invited them to his cabin for drinks and later proposed a ménage à trois. They purportedly declined and the proposal was later coined a “Simon sisters sandwich” by their friends.

Happy Birthday: Mary Beth Peil

marybethpeil.jpgHappy Birthday actor Mary Beth Peil

Born: June 25, 1940 in Davenport, Iowa, USA

 

 

 

 

 

Best of GOOD WIFE TV Series

megan foxBest of GOOD WIFE Season 5
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERSFlags of our Fathers
2006
dir. Eastwood
Starring
Ryan Phillippe
Jesse Bradford

 

TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 1
Creators:
Michelle King
Robert King
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 2
Stars:
Julianna Margulies
Chris Noth
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 3
Stars:
Josh Charles
Matt Czuchry
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 4
Stars:
Archie Panjabi
Christine Baranski

 

Happy Birthday: Jimmie Walker

jimmiewalker.jpgHappy Birthday actor Jimmie Walker

Born: June 25, 1947 in Bronx, New York, USA

He symbolized the 70s American dream of success — the former kid from the ghetto who rose to wisecracking TV superstardom. While in his element as the broadly strutting, gleamy-toothed J.J. Evans of the popular urban-styled sitcom Good Times (1974), Jimmie Walker lived the extremely good life. Following the series’ demise, however, reality again checked in. Still and all, he has not self-destructed as others before him have and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching four decades.

QUOTES:

I’m no actor. I’m a comic who lucked into a good thing.

I think the black actor has a tough time being funny from the standpoint of everything being looked upon as ‘coonish’.

Believe me when I tell you I am lucky to be able to get a laugh here and there in America, And that’s a constant fight. Showbiz, I will tell you, is like climbing a greasy pole. Sometimes you get to the top and slide right back down again.

Happy Birthday: Annaleigh Ashford

annaleighashford.jpgHappy Birthday actor Annaleigh Ashford

Born: June 25, 1985 in Denver, Colorado, USA

Married to: Joe Tapper (29 July 2013 – present)

 

 

 

 

TV POSTERMaster of Sex Reviews of Every Episode

TV POSTERMASTER OF SEX Season 1
2011
Starring Michael Sheen
Rachel Getting MarriedRachel Getting Married
2008
dir. Jonathan Demme
Starring
Hathaway
Sex and the CitySex and the City
Directed by Michael Patrick King
Starring
Parker
Kim Cattrall

 

Happy Birthday: John Benjamin Hickey

johnbenjaminhickey.jpgHappy Birthday actor John Benjamin Hickey

Born: June 25, 1963 in Plano, Texas, USA

Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for the best performance by a featured actor for “The Normal Heart.”.

 

 

 

 

Best of GOOD WIFE TV Series TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 2
Stars:
Julianna Margulies
Chris Noth

megan foxBest of GOOD WIFE Season 5 TV POSTERTHE MOB DOCTOR
Review of the 2012 drama
PERFECT PITCH
2012
dir. Jason Moore
Stars:
Anna Kendrick
Brittany Snow
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERSFlags of our Fathers
2006
dir. Eastwood
Starring
Ryan Phillippe
Jesse Bradford <
MOVIE POSTERTRANSFORMERS 3
dir. Michael Bay
Stars:
Shia LaBeouf
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123The Taking of Pelham 123
2009
dir. Tony Scott
Starring
Denzel Washington
Travolta
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 3
Stars:
Josh Charles
Matt Czuchry
TV POSTERBest of GOOD WIFE Season 4
Stars:
Archie Panjabi
Christine Baranski

 

Happy Birthday: La La Anthony

lalaanthonyHappy Birthday actor La La Anthony

Born: June 25, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Married to: Carmelo Anthony (10 July 2010 – present) (1 child)

La La Anthony is an actress and producer, known for her roles in Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014), in which she starred alongside Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq (2015), and television shows Unforgettable on A&E with Poppy Montgomery and Starz’ hit show Power, executive produced by 50 Cent and starring Omari Hardwick.

La La is also co-producer of “Eclipsed” on Broadway starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Happy Birthday: Timur Bekmambetov

timurbekmanbetovHappy Birthday director Timur Bekmambetov

Born: June 25, 1961 in Guryev, Kazakh SSR, USSR [now Atyrau, Kazakhstan]

QUOTES:

It was like an army operation… We understood from the very beginning that Russia needs big, ambitious and brave film-making. Before us, there was only art-house – great, talented movies for European festivals – and very bad, very cheap and creatively weak commercial movies.

…but the most powerful special effect is the actor. All the visual style is an extension of character.

[on producing Hardcore Henry (2015)] Sharlto [Sharlto Copley] was a big part of the plan. He’s very creative. His first movie, District 9 (2009), was a really good example of collaboration between actor and director. And I knew he was brave. I had invited him to go to Kazakhstan for a small film festival and he jumped on a plane and came. I figured he would be very, very important for Ilya [director Ilya Naishuller]. Producing is about the people you choose. Choosing the right people is about 90% of producing. (…) The sense of humor is really, really important. I understood that Ilya has a very similar sensibility as Sharlto. “District 9” also had this mischievous tone but at the same time was very emotional and heartbreaking. Ilya had the same taste, so that collaboration made this movie. [2016]

[on Hardcore Henry (2015)] There is no way a studio would make this movie. I’m the only crazy person in the world who can agree to greenlight the project with no script and have the language to make the movie not exist. It’s a challenge, but it’s why we make movies. (…) My only motivations are challenge and curiosity. If I don’t know how to do something, then I’m doing it. [2016]

Happy Birthday: Sidney Lumet (1924–2011)

sidneylumetHappy Birthday director Sidney Lumet (1924–2011)

Born: June 25, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: April 9, 2011 (age 86) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Mary Gimbel (1980 – 9 April 2011) (his death)

Gail Lumet Buckley (23 November 1963 – 1978) (divorced) (2 children)

Gloria Vanderbilt (27 August 1956 – 24 August 1963) (divorced)

Rita Gam (1949 – 15 August 1955) (divorced)

12 ANGRY MEN12 Angry Men
1957
dir. Lumet
starring
Henry Fonda
Lee J. Cobb
SERPICOSerpico
1973
dir. Lumet
Starring
Al Pacino
John Randolph
MOVIE POSTERFIND ME GUILTY
2006
dir. Sidney Lumet
Stars:
Vin Diesel
Peter Dinklage
THE VERDICTThe Verdict
1982
dir. Sydney Lumet
Cast
Paul Newman
Charlotte Rampling
Dog Day Afternoon
1975
dir. Lumet
Starring
Al Pacino
John Cazale
NETWORKNetwork
1976
dir. Sidney Lumet
Starring
Faye Dunaway
William Holden
THE WIZThe Wiz
1978
dir. Lumet
starring
Diana Ross
Michael Jackson
Richard Pryor