A New York City firefighter died after he became separated from his unit as they battled a fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as a film set.
The fire started as the crew of "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton, was nearing the end of its working day at 11 p.m. Thursday. Flames poured out the windows as firefighters stormed into the five-story building, dumping water on the blaze to get it under control.
Firefighter Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69 was assigned to the nozzle on the lead hose-line. He got separated from other firefighters inside the building as conditions deteriorated, fire officials said, and had lost consciousness when he was found. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
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The death of Frank Avruch — a longtime, Boston-based TV personality who played Bozo the Clown — marks the loss of another hallowed children’s entertainer who donned that wacky red wig.
Created by Alan W. Livingston, Bozo became a brand after Larry Harmon bought the creative rights in 1956. Harmon trained hundreds of Bozos to entertain throughout the world, with many local markets boasting their own version of the clown.
Bozo’s omnipresence throughout the 1960s and ’70s made for a lot of homegrown nostalgia as a generation of Bozos bite the dust.
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon showcase their action-comedy chops in the first trailer for Lionsgate’s summer flick “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”
“Two very best friends, regular gals, get sucked into an international espionage adventure for which they are not prepared professionally or emotionally,” explained “Saturday Night Live” star McKinnon during the actresses’ appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday to debut the trailer.
The women go on the run from bad guys, chasing down Kunis’ ex, a CIA agent played by Justin Theroux who ghosted and dumped her. He and the internet’s other favorite boyfriend, “Outlander’s” Sam Heughan, are lightly featured in the teaser.
Stephen Colbert learned the hard way that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes her fitness very seriously.
The self-proclaimed Ginsburg fan jumped at the opportunity to meet with the Notorious R.B.G., taking a field trip to Washington, D.C., for Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show.”
Relieved that the 85-year-old has no plans to retire from her post, Colbert reassured his viewers that they, too, should not worry about Ginsburg’s tenure because she stays in shape with a “super hard” workout.
There's an up- and downside to being venerated. You start to believe your own notices, and that's very dangerous. At the same time, it does feel like it's gold-watch time. It's 'thanks so much for coming to the party.' They're nails in the coffin, is what they are.
A former crew member of Fox’s “The Grinder” filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing actor Fred Savage of assault and battery.
YoungJoo Hwang, represented by attorney Anahita Sedaghatfar of the Cochran Firm, held a news conference Wednesday morning to elaborate on her claims that Savage routinely used aggressive behavior and intimidation toward female employees.
Hwang alleged that Savage was hostile toward her for the entirety of her time as a costumer on the 2015 series “The Grinder,” culminating in an incident in which the former “Wonder Years” actor struck her on the arm three times.
Directors participating in the upcoming season include DeMane Davis (“Lift”), Patricia Cardoso (“Real Women Have Curves”), Shaz Bennett (“Alaska Is a Drag”), Maria Govan (“Play the Devil”) and Lauren Wolkstein (“The Strange Ones”).
Actresses Yara Shahidi, Amy Schumer, Connie Britton, Olivia Wilde and Skai Jackson will speak at the March for Our Lives Los Angeles rally this weekend, organizers announced Wednesday.
The women will join singer Charlie Puth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the inaugural demonstration to honor the 17 lives lost in the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting last month and demand immediate action on gun-violence prevention.
“We are witnessing our generation, actively come together, in a global conversation, demanding action from lawmakers to invest in and assure our right to safety,” said “black-ish” and “grown-ish” star Shahidi in a statement.