May 1, 2013 |
NBA player Jason Collins made news this week with his announcement that he was gay. As the first openly gay player in the league, Collins has generated a lot of attention, so it's no surprise that one of his first sit-down interviews to discuss things will be with Oprah Winfrey. The first interview with Collins and his twin brother, Jarron, is set to air Sunday on "Oprah's Next Chapter" on OWN. After playing with the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards this season, Jason is a free agent.
April 25, 2013 |
Actor and director Zach Braff's efforts to use Kickstarter to fund a movie about a struggling actor's existential crisis has turned into a minor public relations crisis. Mere hours after launching the campaign to fund production for "Wish I Was Here," the follow-up to his cult hit “Garden State,” the backlash started. Commenters on Twitter and in the trades on Wednesday accused Braff of cynically leveraging free money from fans on behalf of Hollywood producers, who would have funded the film and acceded to his creative demands regardless.
April 4, 2013 |
Though Lance Armstrong has been banned from competing in any events sanctioned by U.S. Anti Doping Agency, the disgraced former cyclist has found another avenue to feed his competitive hunger: swimming. Armstrong, 41, is set to race in three events at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas this weekend, according to the Associated Press. He's set to participate in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650-yard freestyle in the 40- to 44-year-old age group.
February 21, 2013 |
This post has been updated; see below for details. Character actor Lou Myers, who gained his most fame from playing Mr. Gaines in the NBC sitcom "A Different World," has died. A spokesperson from Myers' nonprofit organization Global Business Incubation Inc. confirmed with the Associated Press that the 77-year-old actor died Tuesday at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia. Though no cause of death was given, he had been in and out of the hospital since Christmas and had recently collapsed.
February 4, 2013 |
"The Ricki Lake Show" is a casualty of the daytime talker surplus. Twentieth Television, the show's distributor, will not renew the syndicated gabfest for the 2013-14 season; episodes will continue airing through September. “We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as Executive Producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season," Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development for Twentieth Television, said in a statement. "While we are proud of the topics the program tackled, including childhood obesity, life after the military, divorce, and addiction, we were simply not able to break through the crowded talk show marketplace.” The show launched in September and marked Lake's return to daytime after a nine-year absence.
January 30, 2013 |
Tyler Perry was feeling bad Wednesday - as a person should after hurting a close friend. In this case, the friend was Oprah Winfrey, and the harm was far from intentional. "I FEEL SO BAD," the actor-director-writer-producer-whatever wrote on his Facebook page. "I like to send really large flower arrangements to people for whatever occasion," he explained. "Well, I sent one to Oprah yesterday for her birthday. She strained her back picking it up. No joke!" Tyler Perry broke Oprah!