Woody Harrelson punched man in self-defense at hotel’s rooftop bar, police say
Actor Woody Harrelson punched a man at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., according to multiple reports. The Metropolitan Police Department told NBC that Harrelson punched the man, whose name was not immediately released, at the hotel’s rooftop bar Wednesday night after he refused to stop photographing Harrelson and his daughter. Witnesses said the other man, not Harrelson, was the aggressor in the incident and allegedly lunged at Harrelson. Sterbeck said the man was drinking at the Top of the Gate bar overlooking the Potomac River when he started taking photos of Harrelson with his daughter. Harrelson, 60, is a father of three daughters; two are in their 20s and one is in her teens.mlive.com
Hustler founder and First Amendment battler Larry Flynt dies
FILE - "Hustler" Magazine publisher Larry Flynt signs a copy of "The People Vs. Larry Flynt" in his downtown Cincinnati "Hustler" store on April 30, 1998. Flynt, who turned "Hustler" magazine into an adult entertainment empire while championing First Amendment rights, has died at age 78. His nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., told The Associated Press that Flynt died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles. In an effort to drum up business, he published a newsletter that became Hustler magazine. He and his fourth wife, Althea, moved to Los Angeles and spent most of their time behind their mansion’s 5,000-pound steel door.
New this week: 'Stateless,' 'Palm Springs,' The Dalai Lama
(Netflix via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Its directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who also helmed Love & Basketball and the criminally underseen Beyond the Lights (currently available on Kanopy). Palm Springs: If a rom-com is more your speed, theres also Palm Springs, on Hulu Friday, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as wedding guests who find themselves caught in a time-loop. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICThe Dalai Lama: To commemorate his 85th birthday on Monday, the Dalai Lama is releasing his first-ever album. Viewers seeking to stir their hearts and minds should consider Netflixs Stateless, set in an immigration detention center in the Australian desert.
Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Rene Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrigs disease in Los Angeles. Zellweger thanked Ryder in her best actress acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Judy earlier this year. Stints at Goldberg-Ehrlich Public Relations and Management and Michael Levine Public Relations followed, before she formed Nanci Ryder Public Relations in 1984, with Fox as her first client. In 1987, she co-founded the firm BWR Public Relations with Paul Baker and Larry Winokur. This spring, the firm's parent company, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, shut down BWR Public Relations, moving staffers or laying them off.
Cellphone towers attacked as conspiracy theory connecting 5G and coronavirus gains steam
An attack on cellphone towers in the United Kingdom over the weekend comes as conspiracy theory connecting 5G to the spread of coronavirus continue to gain momentum on social media. Four of Vodaphone's towers were attacked in this past weekend, according to the multinational telecommunications company. "Please help us make this stop, the companies said in its joint statement, asking for public assistance. Stopping the attacks is critical to keeping communities connected, said Vodafone and the three other companies that serve British cellphone customers. The company also said it has broadened its definition of harm after announcing last week it had taken action on over 1,100 Tweets containing misleading and potentially harmful content.monroenews.com
Saturday Night Live kicks off Season 45 this weekend
SNL kicks off its 45th season this Saturday, 9/28, with Woody Harrelson returning for his fourth appearance as host and musical guest Billie Eilish making her debut appearance. You can catch the premiere at 11:30 p.m. Need a laugh now and can't wait until Saturday? You can catch Weekend Updates' Michael Che and Colin Jost on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" or see Woody Harrelson on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" -- both tonight! COMING UP NEXT ON SNL:Oct. 5 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge w/ Taylor SwiftOct. 12 - David Harbour w/ Camila CabelloCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Saturday Night Live kicks off Season 45 this weekend
SNL kicks off its 45th season this Saturday, 9/28, with Woody Harrelson returning for his fourth appearance as host and musical guest Billie Eilish making her debut appearance. You can catch the premiere at 11:30 p.m. Need a laugh now and can't wait until Saturday? You can catch Weekend Updates' Michael Che and Colin Jost on "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon" or see Woody Harrelson on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" -- both tonight! COMING UP NEXT ON SNL:Oct. 5 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge w/ Taylor SwiftOct. 12 - David Harbour w/ Camila Cabello
'SNL' announces Eddie Murphy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge will host
New faces include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the Emmy-nominated star and creator of Amazon's "Fleabag," and David Harbour, who is known for roles such as Netflix's "Stranger Things" and the upcoming Marvel film "Black Widow." She will host the October 5 episode, featuring musical guest Taylor Swift. "SNL" kicks off what will be its 45th season on September 28 with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish. Kristen Stewart will host the November 2 episode, with a musical guest who has yet to be announced. The "SNL" lineup so far:Sept. 28 -- host Woody Harrelson / musical guest Billie EilishOct. 5 -- host Phoebe Waller-Bridge / musical guest Taylor SwiftOct. 12 -- host David Harbour / musical guest Camila CabelloNov. 2 -- host Kristen Stewart / musical guest TBADec. 21 -- host Eddie Murphy / musical guest TBAThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
'Zombieland: Double Tap' trailer teases new action, same humor
(L-R) Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg return in "Zombieland: Double Tap," to hit theaters in October 2019. (CNN) - It's return of the zombies in "Zombieland: Double Tap" and there are a few new faces. They kind of took it to heart and went for kind of the biggest and best home they could find." "The one that's causing the big threat are the T-800 zombies, that are stronger, faster, harder to kill," he said. The new trailer also features new characters played by Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutsch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middlemarch.