MMA fighter Jordan Parsons has died ... days after he was struck by a Range Rover in a hit and run incident in Florida. He was 25. "It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons," Bellator MMA President Scott Coker said in a statement. Parsons was 11-2 as an MMA fighter -- and was a part of the famed Blackzilians training group with stars like Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Rashad Evans. "Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man," Coker added. "Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thought and prayers go out to his family, friends and teammates." Parsons was struck by the car while crossing a street early Sunday morning. Officials believe Parsons may have been wearing headphones and was unable … [Read more...] about MMA Fighter Jordan Parsons Dies After Hit and Run Incident
MMA Fighter Jordan Parsons — Headphones May Be Factor In Horrific Hit and Run
The MMA fighter who was struck by a car and lost his leg in a hit and run accident may have been wearing headphones that drowned out the sound of the car approaching ... officials say. The story is absolutely heartbreaking ... 25-year-old Jordan Parsons was crossing a street in Florida early Sunday morning when he was struck by a Range Rover Sport and left with "extreme injuries." Officials say the RR hit Parsons and fled from the scene -- leaving him with a severe leg wound. Emergency responders raced to the scene and applied pressure to the leg in hopes to save it -- but the wound proved too severe and it was amputated at a nearby hospital. Officials say it's unclear who had the right of way -- Parsons or the Range Rover. Still, the driver should NOT have fled -- and now cops are offering a $1,000 reward for info that leads to an arrest. Parsons -- who trained with superstars like Rumble Johnson and Rashad Evans -- is still in a coma, according to Evans and … [Read more...] about MMA Fighter Jordan Parsons — Headphones May Be Factor In Horrific Hit and Run
Good Fear Content Ups Scott Stoops To Partner
EXCLUSIVE : Scott Stoops has been elevated to Partner at management and production co. Good Fear Content , Partners Chris Bender and Jake Weiner announced on Tuesday. A manager at Good Fear since its 2015 founding, Stoops’ roster includes numerous prominent writers and directors across film and TV, a number of which have reached EP or Co-EP level. Among his most notable clients is Megan McDonnell, who was the first writer in on Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels , after serving as a staff writer on the Emmy-winning WandaVision and its forthcoming spin-off Agatha: Coven of Chaos , as well as Apple’s Dark Matter . Others include Rayna McClendon, who is currently working in the Star Wars universe after staffing on Obi-Wan and Willow for Lucasfilm; Aisha Porter-Christie, who is on Marvel’s Daredevil staff while writing Clifton for Peacock; Stephen Herman, who sold his horror spec The Culling to Lionsgate and is currently penning Sweet Tooth for New Line; … [Read more...] about Good Fear Content Ups Scott Stoops To Partner
WGA East Sets Walkout At Hearst Magazines For Thursday; Hundreds Sign Petition
Hundreds of WGA East members who work for Hearst Magazines Media are planning to stage a walkout Thursday to demand a fair contract. The half-day action is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET and will last the remainder of the day. “ WGA East members at Hearst have been bargaining a first contract for over two years and their last scheduled day of negotiations is March 28,” the guild said. “With only one bargaining session left, the Hearst Union is taking collective action with a unit-wide walkout in their fight for a fair first contract.” Rallies in support of the walkout will be held at four locations: outside the Hearst Tower in Manhattan; at the Hearst offices in Easton, PA; at the Hearst offices in Ann Arbor, MI; and the Hearst offices in Birmingham, AL. The guild represents some 500 of the publishing giant’s editorial, video, design and photo staff at more than 25 brands including Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Good Housekeeping, … [Read more...] about WGA East Sets Walkout At Hearst Magazines For Thursday; Hundreds Sign Petition
BAFTA TV Awards Nominations: ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ & ‘The Responder’ Lead Chase For Prizes
BAFTA has pulled the curtain back on its Television Awards nominations, and This Is Going To Hurt and The Responder are leading the chase for a famous bronze mask. The BBC dramas each have six nominations across the BAFTA Television Awards and BAFTA Television Craft Awards, including Leading Actor for Ben Whishaw and Martin Freeman. Whishaw plays junior doctor Adam Kay in This Is Going To Hurt , which was co-produced by AMC. Freeman features as an urgent response police officer in The Responder . This Is Going To Hurt is nominated for Mini Series, while The Responder will compete in the Drama Series race. Adam Kay and Tony Schumacher will both do battle in the Writer: Drama category at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards. The BBC has a total of 81 nominations, putting it comfortably ahead of its nearest rival Channel 4, which has 33 nominations. Netflix scooped 24 nominations, while Apple TV+ was behind with 15. Bad Sisters and Slow Horses both … [Read more...] about BAFTA TV Awards Nominations: ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ & ‘The Responder’ Lead Chase For Prizes
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Renewed For Season 20 By ABC – Will Ellen Pompeo Return?
Grey’s Anatomy continues to write TV history with a renewal for a landmark 20th season, extending its record as the longest-running primetime medical drama. Along with the pickup, which was fully expected , ABC also confirmed Deadline’s report that Meg Marinis will serve as showrunner for Season 20. She replaces longtime Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista Vernoff, who is leaving both series at the end of this season. For the past several years, ABC had renewed Grey’s Anatomy and spinoff Station 19 in tandem. I hear deals for Station 19 are still being worked out and that the first-responder drama likely is coming back. After the big sendoff episode for Ellen Pompeo ’s Meredith Grey in the midseason premiere , she will be returning for the Season 19 finale of Grey’s Anatomy on May 18. While there is no acting deal for her beyond this season, I hear there is likelihood that she will appear on the show next season. Pompeo remains an … [Read more...] about ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Renewed For Season 20 By ABC – Will Ellen Pompeo Return?
Kate Winslet Scoops Big Acting Prize At RTS Awards
Kate Winslet took home the big acting prize at last night’s RTS Awards for her heartwrenching performance in Channel 4’s I Am Ruth while there were two gongs apiece for Sherwoo d, The Traitors and Derry Girls . Winslet won Leading Actor (Female) during last night’s London ceremony, staving off competition from I Hate Suzie Too’s Billie Piper and The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe’s Monica Dolan. Winslet’s performance alongside daughter Mia Threapleton has attracted praise from critics in the Channel 4 anthology series about the human experience. Speaking last week , HBO’s Casey Bloys said he wants Winslet to become a “national treasure” in the U.S. and she is currently in production on HBO’s The Palace. Heartstopper’s Kit Connor took home Leading Actor (Male) ahead of Top Boy’s Kane Robinson aka Kano and The English’s Chaske Spencer, marking a rare RTS acting win for a Netflix show. Graham’s BBC drama Sherwood won the coveted Drama Series … [Read more...] about Kate Winslet Scoops Big Acting Prize At RTS Awards