Playing a potty-mouthed curmudgeon isn’t exactly new for Danny DeVito.
But playing such a guy who also happens to be deeply in love with another man was an interesting twist for the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star.
DeVito, 71, stars in the new short film Curmudgeons which premiered Monday on Vimeo and can be seen in its entirety below.
DeVito directed the movie and stars in it opposite his old friend David Margulies who died in January.
In the film, Ralphie (Margulies) and Jackie (DeVito) have fallen in love very late in life and are being kept apart after Jackie breaks his hip and they are sent to live in separate assisted living facilities.
But their supportive grandchildren help bring these curmudgeons back together.
The film is a showcase for Margulies and, it turned out, was his last role.
‘David and I [were] very close — if you know what I mean — for a very long time,’ DeVito tells Vimeo.com.
‘The first time we worked together was 1968 or ‘69. We [did] off-Broadway together, he directed me in a couple plays in New York, and he was a dear friend. So I obviously pushed myself into a role too; I had to give myself a part. We had a good time doing it. We did love each other. Really genuinely.
Margulies did get to see the movie before he died.
‘When I was finished with the film, I had it on my computer and I brought it up to David in Manhattan,’ DeVito says.
‘He was very, very ill. He was struggling — fighting for his life basically — and he got to see it. It was a great experience. It was just about finished, it didn’t have the music in it yet, but everything else was there. He passed away shortly after in January.’
The presidential election is less than a month away and Judy Shepard, the mother of hate crime victim Matthew Shepard, is speaking out against the candidacy of embattled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump: “When I see the hate that Donald Trump brings to his campaign for president, it terrifies me. Words have an influence. Violence causes pain. Hate can rip us apart. I know what can happen as the result of hate, and Donald Trump should never be our president.”
British actor Max Irons plays Howard Carter in ITV’s latest drama Tutankhamun and everyone is swooning over his brooding looks. The 31-year-old (his birthday was yesterday!) is the son of Jeremy Irons and is also known for his roles in The Riot Club, Red Riding Hood, The White Queen and The Host.
While first starting off in acting, Irons worked as a bartender and had a modeling contract.
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If Wanda Sykes is not looking quite as young as she used to, she says Donald Trump is to blame.
‘I never thought that I would need plastic surgery but Donald Trump has cracked my face,’ Wanda said on today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
‘I have permanent creases right here,’ she said as she pointed to frown lines between her eyebrows.
She explains that the deepening creases are from the ‘What the hell did he just say?’ expression she makes when the Republican presidential candidate says something outrageous.
Again pointing to her frown marks she complained: ‘Now I have a ditch right here in the middle of my forehead.’
Sykes, 52, said she’s been watching the presidential debates in recent weeks and doesn’t see Trump changing he style anytime soon.
‘Even from the beginning they said, “Oh, Trump just needs to learn how to be more presidential. He needs how to control his temper and just not be so impulsive, you know, fly off the handle. Well, control your temper and not being impulsive, those are things I’m teaching my kinds right now and they are seven. Donald Trump is 70! He’s not gonna learn anything at 70! That is just who he is.’
For the first time, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has publicly acknowledged that he is gay.
He didn’t do a magazine cover or a television interview but did so in the context of speaking about ousted Fox News head Roger Ailes in a major sexual harassment scandal.
There had been past reports that Ailes had stopped Smith from coming out publicly years ago.
‘That’s not true. He was as nice as he could be to me. I loved him like a father,’ Smith tells Huffington Post in an article about a post-Ailes Fox News.
‘He was very fatherly and mentorish,’ he also said of Ailes. ‘And now I know that there were other things going on here.’
As details of Ailes’ rampant sexual harassment allegations emerged, he was also accused of using homophobic slurs.
Smith said Ailes never used them when he was around.
‘He treated me with respect, just respect,’ he said.
‘I wasn’t new in the business when I came here ― I’d been doing reporting for 12 years ― but I wasn’t old in it either, and he gave me every opportunity in the world and he never asked anything of me but that we get it right, try to get it right every day. It was a very warm and loving and comfortable place.’
Smith said he trusted Ailes with his career.
‘I trusted him and trusts were betrayed. People outside this company can’t know [how painful that betrayal was]. This place has its enemies, but inside, it was very personal, and very scarring and horrifying.’
Smith, 52, is the former host of Fox Report with Shepard Smith and Studio B weekdays on Fox News Channel. In October 2013, he became the host of Shepard Smith Reporting as well as the managing editor of Fox News Channel’s Breaking News Division.
He will be helping to anchor the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday (19 October).
Frederic Michalak is a French rugby player who is ridiculously good looking as you can see.
He turned 34 over the weekend.
Frederic currently plays for RC Toulon. During France’s 2015 World Cup warm-up against England on August 22, he surpassed Christophe Lamaison as France’s all-time leading point scorer. Less than two months later he became France’s all-time leading Rugby World Cup points scorer during France’s 2015 World Cup match against Canada.
He has a lot of female fans and gay fans and has endorsements with Levis and Nike among other companies.
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This is everything – just a scream. Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump is one of the most delicious comedy creations of recent times. He stalks Hillary Clinton (the brilliant Kate McKinnon) around the debate stage in this week’s cold opening for Saturday Night Live. Love it, love it, love it.
We are so amazed at the longevity at Cher, 70 and Barbra Streisand, 74.
Well, they are just kids compared to amazing Angela Lansbury.
Miss Lansbury, the winner of a record-tying five Tony Awards, has had an A-list career that has spanned seven decades. She turns 91 today and is still going strong.
She was signed on at MGM way back in 1942 and soon after earned Oscar nominations for Gaslight (1944) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945). Her third Oscar nod came for 1962′s The Manchurian Candidate. A few years ago, she received an Honorary Oscar for her career in films which also includes National Velvet, The Harvey Girls, State of the Union, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Death on the Nile and The Mirror Crack’d.
She would later go on to star for 12 seasons as Jessica Fletcher on CBS’s Murder She Wrote and be nominated for a total of 18 Emmy Awards for that and other television work. Where is her Lifetime Achievement Emmy television academy? It’s certainly deserved.
While Lansbury never won a competitive Oscar or the Emmy, she was showered with Tonys winning for her Broadway roles in Gypsy, Mame, Dear World, Sweeney Todd and Blythe Spirit. She was also nominated in recent years for the play Deuce and the musical A Little Night Music.
In 2012, Miss Lansbury starred in the Broadway revival of the Gore Vidal play The Best Man and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. In 2014, she starred with James Earl Jones in an Australian tour of Driving Miss Daisy and more recently appeared in a national tour of Blithe Spirit.
She is one for the ages. Let’s enjoy some of her marvelous musical moments in honor of her 91st birthday:
There was not, in my opinion, a more dreamy cop team in the 70s than Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul – aka Starsky and Hutch.
I had a bigger crush on Paul with that curly black hair, beautiful blue eyes, hairy chest and tight jeans! But then David was the one with the number one hit record Don’t Give Up On Us Baby which was a huge smash.
From 1975-79, they played Det. Dave Starsky and Det. Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson, two streetwise cops who busted criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.
Paul once said in an interview: “I think between David’s and my chemistry and the notion of a buddy show, which I think, if I’m not mistaken, was the first of its kind on television…we had “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” as a feature, but we hadn’t seen that kind of pairing,… male bonding,.. whatever you want to call it in television. So this was kind of a first.”
These days, Paul mostly writes and directs and continues his activism in the fight against Pediatric AIDS after losing his wife Elizabeth and their daughter to the disease. David still acts, mostly doing theater and shows for BBC television.
Joe Jonas participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A on Wednesday and was asked who his man crushes are. All I can say is he has excellent taste in dudes. Here’s what he said: I have a few. One being Daniel Craig. I have had multiple Daniel Craig birthday cakes in my life. One was a photo of him coming out of the water from Casino Royale and they made it into a cake. Obviously, Matthew McConaughey is one, too. I think he’s the man. So, between those two, there’s a lot of man crushing going on.
This handsome young guy was featured as Morning Man in January 2015. I just saw him on MSNBC and think he’s worth an encore!
He’s Jacob Rascon and he’s been a correspondent for the network since 2014. Prior to that, he was a general assignment reporter for KNBC in Los Angeles.
According to his NBC News bio, Jacob covered nearly every high-profile local story while in LA including the shooting rampage at LAX, the manhunt for the fugitive ex-LAPD officer, Christopher Dorner, and several Southern California wildfires and earthquakes.
Prior to KNBC, Jason worked at KFOX in El Paso, Texas covering the Mexican gang wars and border violence. Additionally, he covered the Arab Spring for ABC News in 2011.
Dolly Parton has become increasingly outspoken when it comes to standing up for her legions of gay fans.
This doesn’t always sit well with the legions of Parton fans who identify themselves as Christians.
But Parton, now 70 and as popular as ever, isn’t wavering in her loyalty to the group that has ‘made me the poster child only because I’ve been so outspoken about being accepting of people in general.’
‘I do not believe that we should criticize and judge other people – I think we should be accepting and loving,’ Parton told Larry King in a recent interview.
‘We are all God’s children. We are who we are and we should be allowed to be who we are.’
King asked Parton if she has had any pushback from faith–based organizations or Christian fans because of her embrace of LGBT people.
‘Absolutely, oh yes. I get it all the time,’ she said.
‘I keep saying, “If you’re the fine Christian that you think you are, why are you judging people?’ That’s God’s job. We’re not judges, we’re supposed to love one another, we’re supposed to not judge. We’re not supposed to take vengeance on other people, that’s God’s job. I’ve got too much work to do in my own not to (try) and do God’s work too.’
Parton added: ‘I just think that we should be more loving, more caring. We are who we are. If you’re gay, you’re gay. If you’re straight, you’re straight and you should be allowed to be how you are and who you are.’