Joan Rivers -- who made the world laugh for over 50 years with her jokes, put-downs and one-liners -- has died in NYC ... a week after her heart suddenly stopped beating during vocal cord surgery. She was 81. Joan's daughter Melissa Rivers took her mom off life support so she could pass comfortably in a private room. The death has been reported to the NYC Medical Examiner's Office -- and officials tell TMZ the office will open an investigation to determine cause of death. Melissa just issued a statement saying, "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers." "She passed peacefully at 1:17 PM surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Mount Sinai hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother." "Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been … [Read more...] about Joan Rivers Dead — Legendary Comedienne Dies at 81
Imax ’s first-quarter results met Wall Street analysts’ expectations and showed signs of the movie industry’s rebound from the depths of Covid-19 a year ago. Net losses per share narrowed to 25 cents in the quarter, from 82 cents a year ago, better than analysts’ consensus for 26 cents. Total revenue rose 11% to $38.8 million, a hair lower than the Street’s forecast for $39 million. Box office receipts in Imax venues showed their first year-to-year quarterly increase since the start of the pandemic, reaching $110 million globally. In the year-earlier period, which was when theaters shut down in the U.S., Europe and other regions, box office was $95.2 million. While Imax doesn’t keep all of the box office, of course, the metric is a good way to gauge how fast turnstiles are spinning. Related Story Joe Biden Gives Congress A Speech That Could Have Come Straight From Aaron Sorkin, Or LBJ - Review Addressing analysts on the company’s earnings call, CEO Rich Gelfond … [Read more...] about Imax Q1 Box Office Posts First Year-To-Year Gain Since Start Of Pandemic As Results Hit Wall Street Targets
UPDATED with The View video: Former Fox News and NBC News host Megyn Kelly unloaded on the decisions to pull Gone with the Wind and Cops in light of protests after the death of George Floyd, with a series of tweets and “unfollow me” replies to her critics. HBO Max said Tuesday it removed 1939 Best Picture Oscar winner Gone with the Wind from the recently launched streamer, saying it would restore the classic film to the service with “a discussion of its historical context.” The Paramount Network, meanwhile, has canceled the long-running docuseries Cops , while A+E Networks is evaluating the future of its A&E megahit Live PD. Kelly warmed up by retweeting an article from the conservative Daily Caller about the HBO Max decision. Then she asked, “Are we going to pull all of the movies in which women are treated as sex objects too? Guess how many films we’ll have left? Where does this end??” Related Story 'Gone With the Wind' Shoots To No. … [Read more...] about Megyn Kelly Wades Into ‘Gone With The Wind’, ‘Cops’ Controversy With Twitter Rant
Ever since its inception, Vakeel Saab has been grabbing a great deal of attention from movie buffs. The courtroom drama, which is the official remake of the Bollywood film Pink starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles, marks Pawan Kalyan's return to the industry after almost 3 years. It is a known fact that Power Star enjoys a massive fan base and therefore, when his comeback film hit the cinemas on April 9 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, fans and followers of the actor made Vakeel Saab a huge success with their presence at the theatres. The film began its theatrical run by raking in an impressive collection of Rs 32.24 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Also Read: Vakeel Saab Twitter Review: Twitterati Feel Power Star Pawan Kalyan Is Back With A Bang Though the Pawan Kalyan-starrer garnered positive reviews, the film gradually failed to acquire the expected box office collection, solely owing to the second wave of … [Read more...] about Vakeel Saab Worldwide Closing Collection: Pawan Kalyan Starrer Fails To Reach The Break-Even Point!
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood went public earlier this week with the news that he spent part of the pandemic fighting off small-cell cancer. “I’ve had cancer two different ways now,” he told The Sun. “I had lung cancer in 2017 and I had small-cell more recently that I fought in the last lockdown. I came through with the all-clear.” His 2017 lung-cancer diagnosis came after a lifetime of chain-smoking cigarettes. “There was a week when everything hung in the balance,” he said at the time, “and it could have been curtains.” But after a five-hour operation where they removed part of a lung, doctors confirmed that the cancer hadn’t spread to the rest of his body. “They went, ‘Your lungs now are like you’d never smoked,'” he said in the 2019 documentary Somebody Up There Likes Me . “And I went, ‘How is that for a Get Out of Jail Free card?'” Related Stories Flashback: Lana Del Rey Enlists Joan Baez for 'Diamonds and Rust' Rolling Stones Guitarist Ronnie … [Read more...] about Flashback: The Rolling Stones Perform ‘Gimme Shelter’ in 1975