Bruce Willis steps away from acting, diagnosed with aphasia
By JAKE COYLE AP Film WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis is stepping away from acting after a diagnosis of aphasia, a condition that causes loss of the ability to understand or express speech, his family announced Wednesday. In a statement posted on Willis’ Instagram page, the 67-year-old actor’s family said Willis was recently diagnosed with aphasia and that it is impacting his cognitive abilities. Renowned for films like “Die Hard,” “Pulp Fiction” and “The Sixth Sense,” Willis has in recent years churned out straight-to-video thrillers. Most came and went quietly, including titles like “Cosmic Sin,” “Out of Death” and “Deadlock.”Most recently, Willis starred in last month’s “Gasoline Alley” and “A Day to Die,” released in early March. Willis has already shot at least six more films due out in 2022 and 2023, including “Die Like Lovers,” “Corrective Measures” and “The Wrong Place.”mlive.com
Can Democrats pass their Build Back Better agenda?
When will Build Back Better re-emerge, or is it just awaiting someone to officially declare it dead? Biden's signature agenda item, the focal point of most of 2021, has been floundering for more than a month now in the Senate, while other domestic items have moved to the front of the line as the standoff with Russia over Ukraine takes up even more focus of the president's time.washingtonpost.com
Lawrence Livermore Researchers Testing Out Nuclear Blast Defense Against Earth-Threatening Asteroids
It sounds like a scene from a Hollywood sci-fi thriller, but researchers from Lawrence Livermore National lab have joined with an Air Force team of technologists to test if a nuclear blast could be used to deflect a earth-threatening...detroit.cbslocal.com
Floyds death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals
In this image released by NBC, Jason Beghe portrays Hank Voight, left, in a scene from the crime series "Chicago PD." The divide between crime fiction and real life dates back to the genre's origins, more than 200 years ago. Law enforcement violence and corruption were extreme in the mid-19th century and some police forces were rooted in the patrols that used to chase down runaway slaves. Meanwhile, The police in early crime fiction were depicted as good, courageous, and brilliant, says Otto Penzler, the crime fiction publisher and bookseller. Over the past 50 years, the image of law enforcement has sometimes mirrored debates between liberals and conservatives.
'Pulp Fiction' turns 25 with midnight screenings at Royal Oak's Main Art Theatre
click to enlarge Screengrab / YouTubeLong before filmmaker and unabashed foot fetishist Quentin Tarantino gave us Uma Thurman as the vengeful, slaying samurai babe of, he gave us Thurmans Mia Wallace cinemas cocaine-snorting anti-manic pixie dream girl (and a solid modern-day, go-to Halloween costume). For Tarantinos iconic neo-noir sophomore effort, 1994s Academy Award-winning, he recruited John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel, and Tim Roth to join Thurman for a cinematic journey through murder, French hamburgers Ezekiel 25:17 , and the art of the adrenaline shot . Oh, and the film made proper use of Misirlou by the late Dick Dale. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
Actor Josh Pais On Ray Donovan, Joker, Alec Baldwin
Ray Donovan returns to Showtime for season seven on Sunday, November 17 and that means Josh Paiss flashy character Stu Feldman will be making his way back to a TV screen near you. Pais has worked with some of the best in Hollywood like Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep, and Russell Crowe, but he says working closely with Liev Schreiber and playing Feldman puts Ray Donovan in a total different category. I heard Joaquin Phoenix, I heard Joker, and I heard it was going to be filmed like an independent movie, said Pais. While Pais has worked with Norton before, this project gave him the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business in Baldwin. One thing I learned working with Alec Baldwin is that he has a level of intensity to him and I had to off-camera rise up to match his energy.detroit.cbslocal.com
Best of Broadway: 2015 Tony Award nominations revealed
Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker joins Bruce Willis, who makes his Broadway debut this fall, to announce the nominees for major categories. "An American in Paris," "Hand to God," "Something Rotten!" and "The King and I" were among the nominees. Contributor, actor and playwright Jamie Wax joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss this year’s contenders.cbsnews.com