Illuminating the late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s longtime struggle with addiction, Mimi O’Donnell, his partner and mother of his three children, opened up about their relationship in a heartbreaking new essay for Vogue.
O’Donnell also wrote about the triggers that led to Hoffman’s relapse after two decades of sobriety and his death at age 46.
The Oscar-winning “Capote” star died of an overdose in 2014 involving a powerful cocktail of drugs. Hoffman’s body was found in the bathroom of his New York apartment with a syringe still in his forearm — heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were found in his system, causing “acute drug intoxication,” the coroner’s report said.
The ninth TCM Classic Film Festival will open next year with a 50th anniversary screening of “The Producers.” The April 26 screening will mark the world premiere of a new restoration of the film, and Mel Brooks — director, writer, producer and actor — is expected to attend.
The film won an Oscar for Brooks for original screenplay and a nomination for supporting actor for Gene Wilder. It was later adapted into a stage musical that was then re-adapted back to the screen for a 2005 film.
In a statement, Ben Mankiewicz, “TCM Prime Time” host and official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival, said, “From ‘Blazing Saddles’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’ to ‘Spaceballs,’ Brooks' uniquely keen eye can both spoof and celebrate classic Hollywood.”
“Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock published an essay Wednesday night that opened up in great detail about his own sexual misconduct.
The confession comes after months of women — and men — stepped forward with allegations of sexual harassment against high-profile men, both inside and outside the workplace.
“As I sit around watching hero after hero, man after man, fall at the realization of their past indiscretions, I don’t sit by and wonder ‘who will be next?’ I wonder, ‘when will they come for me?’” Spurlock wrote in the essay linked to his verified Twitter account.
The SAG Awards serve up laurels for actors and ensemble casts working in television and film as voted by their peers. The awards show, hosted by “The Good Place” star Kristen Bell, will take place on Jan. 21.
Wednesday’s announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations suggested fewer shocks and more sea changes, with a new television powerhouse arising and comedy getting a makeover. Here are five of the most surprising tidbits from the nominations:
1. There was a significant changing of the guard in television comedy, with “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory” both getting completely shut out of Wednesday’s nominations. It’s the first time “The Big Bang Theory” has missed an ensemble nomination since 2011 and the first time “Modern Family” has ever been snubbed in the category since the show’s debut in 2009.
2. Netflix dominated with 19 overall nods for television — with an additional two for film — far outpacing HBO, in second place with 12. The most noteworthy aspect of Netflix’s newfound ascendancy is how widespread it is. The streaming giant scored four nominations in both female acting categories, with the eight nominations going to actresses from seven different shows. Netflix’s power even went so far as to boost some of its more under-the-radar series, including nods for women’s wrestling comedy “GLOW,” backwoods thriller “Ozark” and Jeff Daniels in “Godless.”
“Does this mean I DON’T have to bury 2017 in the back yard?? Thank you, Alabama!!!!”
That Twitter quip came from Chris Evans, the “Avengers” actor who was among the many blue-state celebrities celebrating Democrat Doug Jones’ victory Tuesday night over Republican Roy Moore in traditionally red state Alabama. The senatorial contest attracted national attention after Moore was accused of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls while in his 30s.
Cher, always outspoken, didn’t get to use the “mean” material she had ready in case Jones lost. And she was too stunned to celebrate as she had planned. Instead, she tweeted, “I WAS GOING TO JUMP ON MY BED,DANCE AROUND,BUT I CANT MOVE… OH GOD HE WON.”
Love and decency prevails. Thank you Alabama! The black folks of Alabama saved the day. They should seriously get priority space at the table. pic.twitter.com/5vxMfJEQgY
Harry Styles earned heartthrob bonus points Tuesday night when he stepped in at the last minute to host “The Late Late Show” for James Corden.
Corden tweeted Tuesday night that he and his wife had welcomed “a beautiful baby daughter” into the world and that both she and his wife were doing great. He also thanked Styles for stepping in to host the show on a mere 2 1/2-hours’ notice.