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(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

I'm not fearful of death, I'm really not. I'm just frustrated by the nagging demands of so much to do and so little time. When I was 40 looking at 60, it looked a thousand years away. Now 80 looks like a week away. I'm not going out with a whimper.

The next Quentin Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,” is scheduled to come out in August 2019.
The next Quentin Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,” is scheduled to come out in August 2019. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Quentin Tarantino’s next film will be titled “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” and will star Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, it was announced Wednesday by the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.

The film has been shrouded in mystery and conjecture up to this point, with many rumors that it somehow related to Charles Manson and the Tate-LaBianca murders. According to the news release, the film’s release date will be Aug. 9, 2019, which is also the 50th anniversary of the shocking news regarding the murder of actress Sharon Tate and four others in Los Angeles.

In a news release, Tarantino describes the film as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor … Sharon Tate.”

Mick Jagger, left, is too old to be a father, Keith Richards said. Now he's sorry for that remark.
Mick Jagger, left, is too old to be a father, Keith Richards said. Now he's sorry for that remark. (Joel Ryan / Associated Press)

Keith Richards says his recent comments about Mick Jagger being too old for fatherhood “were completely out of line,” and for that he is sorry. 

Of course, Richards was a bit more blunt when he opined to the Wall Street Journal that his “randy” Rolling Stones bandmate was past due for a vasectomy. 

“It’s time for the snip — you can’t be a father at that age,” Richards told WSJ’s magazine. “Those poor kids!”

  • Celebrity
Barbra Streisand.
Barbra Streisand. (Eddy Risch / Associated Press)

Barbra Streisand has been blazing trails in Hollywood for half a century, and she appears to be doing the same in the world of animal cloning. 

In a new interview with Variety, the Oscar winner revealed that she had her beloved 14-year-old dog Samantha cloned — not once but twice.

Even though Streisand touched on topics such as the Hollywood’s gender inequity, the #MeToo movement and Donald Trump in the wide-ranging interview, the detail about her pups has sparked plenty of online chatter.

  • Movies
  • Celebrity
Stan Lee, left, and star Chadwick Boseman at the "Black Panther" world premiere in January.
Stan Lee, left, and star Chadwick Boseman at the "Black Panther" world premiere in January. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)

Where has Stan Lee been? Still home fighting “a little bout of pneumonia,” but he says it seems to be getting better.

“I want you all to know I’m thinking of you. Of course, I always think of the fans, and I hope you’re all doing well and I miss you all. I miss your enthusiasm,” the 95-year-old comics icon said in a video released to TMZ, which posted it early Wednesday. 

Marvel co-creator Lee had spent a night in the hospital a few weeks back, shortly after attending the late-January “Black Panther” world premiere, KABC “Eyewitness News” reported Feb. 1. He had experienced shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat. 

  • Celebrity
Rose McGowan.
Rose McGowan. (Taylor Jewell / Invision/Associated Press)

Rose McGowan’s lawyers have filed a motion to dismiss a drug-possession charge against her by arguing that cocaine was planted in her belongings, perhaps by “the Harvey Weinstein machine.”

The felony charge stems from an investigation of the “Charmed” alum's personal belongings that were left behind on a United Airlines flight from LAX to Washington Dulles International Airport in January 2017. Authorities said that cocaine was found in her wallet.

The allegations resurfaced on the heels of the Weinstein scandal, during which the outspoken actress was among the first to publicly excoriate the disgraced producer and ultimately accuse him of raping her.

  • Birthdays
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

People where I'm from are down-to-earth: They're about their trucks, cars, hanging out with buddies, doing a little fishing. It's not for everybody, but it's me.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: It's that Everyman appeal

  • Arts
  • Celebrity
Kevin Spacey's U.K. charity is over.
Kevin Spacey's U.K. charity is over. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey’s charitable organization, the Kevin Spacey Foundation: United Kingdom, is closing up shop.

The charity, which offered scholarships, awards and educational programs for young people interested in the performing arts, will officially shut down Wednesday. Its U.K. trustees decided that the work of the foundation “is no longer viable,” according to a statement posted on the foundation’s website.

Thanking their partners, artists and other organizations “for the great work that has been done in association with the Foundation,” the trustees said they hoped that the objectives of the charity “will be taken forward by other organizations.”

  • TV
  • Celebrity
Ryan Seacrest is facing allegations of sexual harassment.
Ryan Seacrest is facing allegations of sexual harassment. (Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images)

A former E! stylist who accused Ryan Seacrest of sexual harassment has come forward to detail her allegations in a new interview with Variety.

Suzie Hardy worked as a personal stylist for Seacrest from 2007 to 2013 and in November 2017 filed a complaint with E! about his behavior, which sparked a denial from Seacrest and an investigation by the network.

Now, just weeks after E! announced it had concluded its investigation into Seacrest after outside counsel found insufficient evidence to support the allegations — and days before the host has a starring role in E!'s Oscars red carpet coverage — Hardy is telling her side of the story.

Tom Cruise and Demi Moore in 1992's "A Few Good Men."
Tom Cruise and Demi Moore in 1992's "A Few Good Men." (Andy Schwartz / Castle Rock)

Writer Aaron Sorkin obviously knew Demi Moore was good for more than just sex in a movie. He also knew women in general (surprise!) could be quite useful in sans-sex cinema.

A male studio executive working on 1992’s “A Few Good Men,” however, was not as clear on that concept.

Welcome to the early ’90s, when Sorkin was adapting his play for the big-screen version that starred Moore and Tom Cruise.