A play by Amanda Peet will replace Neil LaBute’s "Fat Pig" this summer at the Geffen Playhouse, the L.A. theater announced Monday, adding more mystery to the cancellation of LaBute plays at multiple venues.
Chrissy Metz of “This Is Us” was to have made her stage debut in “Fat Pig,” which was added to the Geffen schedule just two months ago. “Fat Pig” was to have replaced LaBute’s “The Way We Get By,” part of this season’s original schedule announced in February 2017.
The Geffen did not offer an explanation for the LaBute cancellation and did not immediately respond to a request for an interview.
Actor Justin Theroux has been radio silent on social media since his split with Jennifer Aniston was announced earlier this month.
But with a little help from some friends, the “Leftovers” star made a triumphant return to Instagram on Sunday night: Theroux posted a bundle of photos of himself and perfect puppies from Austin Pets Alive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing the euthanizing of adoptable dogs and cats.
“Texas!!!,” Theroux wrote in the caption accompanying his photos. “Another very inspiring visit with the incredible people and pups @austinpetsalive.”
Though the bulk of the latest “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” turned its focus to Italy’s election of a prime minister, the host took a little time at the top of the show to focus on issues closer to home.
The issue in question? President Trump’s proposed plan to arm (some) teachers.
Oliver began his takedown with a clip of the president from last week, in which Trump said, “We need to let people know, you come into our schools and you’re gonna be dead. And it’s gonna be fast.”
Kevin Smith, 47, is best known for directing “Clerks,” “Mallrats” and “Chasing Amy” and for the show “Comic Book Men.”
Filmmaker Kevin Smith says he’s “still above ground” after surviving a massive heart attack Sunday.
The “Clerks” star tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed Monday, notifying his followers that he’d pulled through as he explained why he had to cancel a gig Sunday night.
“After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack,” wrote Smith, 47. He skipped the second of two “Kevin Smith Live!” shows at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, where he was taping a stand-up special
If you told me that if I went to Bulgaria for eight months and shot all night on a vampire-werewolf movie with four really difficult actors and a really mean director, but it would set me up for the rest of my career, I probably wouldn’t do it.
French customs officials say they have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.
The French Culture Ministry said Friday that customs agents in Marne-la-Vallee were surprised to find a work of art bearing the signature “Degas” inside a suitcase in the bus' luggage compartment. The ministry says none of the passengers claimed the suitcase during the Feb. 16 search.
Experts verified the artwork as Degas' “Les Choristes” (“The Chorus Singers”), which depicts a scene from Mozart's opera “Don Giovanni.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. issued a statement Friday addressing a sexual assault allegation by actor Brendan Fraser.
Fraser, in a GQ profile published Thursday, recounted an incident of alleged sexual assault by former HFPA President Philip Berk, which the actor said hurt his career. It was the first time Fraser had spoken of the encounter publicly.
“The HFPA stands firmly against sexual harassment and the type of behavior described in this article. Over the years we’ve continued a positive working relationship with Brendan, which includes announcing Golden Globe nominees, attending the ceremony and participating in press conferences,” the organization said in a statement to The Times.