101 Studios has acquired film and TV rights to Paradise Found, the nonfiction book written by Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke about the small town of Paradise, CA, which was ravaged by the Camp Fire of 2018 but which found hope in its high school football team and longtime coach, Rick Prinz. The distributor-financier is already in the works on a screen adaptation. The project, also titled Paradise Found, will be produced by sports film and TV regular Mark Ciardi (The Rookie) of Select Films and executive produced by 101’s David Glasser, David Hutkin and Bob Yari. Prinz said, “11/8/18 at 8:34 AM I sent this text message to the football team- ‘the plan is to practice at 3:00 today. If it is too smoky, we will modify our activity. I will keep you informed if anything changes.’ Eleven minutes later, we were running for our lives. These young men had faced the reality of death. They had lost everything, their possessions, their homes, their town. They were … [Read more...] about ‘Paradise Found’: 101 Studios & ‘The Rookie’ Producer Mark Ciardi Team For Story Of High School Football Team That Gave California Town Hope After 2018 Camp Fire
When Robin Williams died in 2014 at the age of 63, the news landed with a shock for several reasons. Though his final years found him treading water professionally, he was still Robin Williams – Oscar-winning actor, stand-up hall-of-famer, as big a star as ever lived. Few knew he’d been ill and, as always with suicides, those left behind struggled with the reasons for the comedian taking his own life. And, unlike older stars whose careers are often subject to long reassessments in their later years, he died without leaving behind a settled sense of who he’d been as an artist. Would Williams be remembered as the manic, free-associative dynamo who prowled club stages and brought an unpredictable energy to Mork & Mindy, Good Morning, Vietnam, and Aladdin? Or for his acclaimed, melancholy work in films like The Fisher King and Good Will Hunting? Was it possible to reconcile those two halves? And what kind of life could mold a man into a … [Read more...] about Comedy vs. Tragedy: The Legacy of Robin Williams
Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com Antonio Brown's new teammate is already going to bat for the star wide receiver ... 'cause Tyrell Williams tells TMZ Sports AB is 100 percent NOT a locker room cancer!! "He's awesome," the stud receiver says ... "We love him. We love him. It's been fun." Of course, there are a few dudes in Pittsburgh who'd disagree ... Brown left the Steelers on bad terms a few months ago -- and everyone from JuJu Smith-Schuster to ex-teammate Ryan Clark blasted the guy. But, it's so far, so good in Oakland ... so says Tyrell (who just signed with the Raiders this offseason himself), 'cause the WR tells us he's actually learning some tricks from Brown. We also asked Williams if he thinks Derek Carr and Brown can be a better duo than Big Ben and AB were ... and Tyrell said, "Sky is the limit. You never know what's going to happen." BTW, we also spoke with Tyrell about the Raiders' future move to Vegas ... and he says he's got no worries about the … [Read more...] about Tyrell Williams Says Antonio Brown’s Not A Cancer, We Love Him In Oakland!
Breaking News Serena Williams is 5 months pregnant, and even though she just announced it to the world ... she's barely showing. She just posted a profile pic of herself in a one-piece swimsuit and captioned it, "20 weeks." Sources connected to Serena tell us it's exactly what it looks like ... she IS pregnant, even though her reps aren't confirming yet. Serena got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian back in December. If ya do the math, it kinda adds up. Looks like they might be celebrating with a vacay. Congrats to Serena and Alexis -- and also to every other female tennis player! Your chances of winning a tournament this year just went up. Launch Gallery Getty … [Read more...] about Serena Williams Says She’s 20 Weeks Pregnant!
The Star Trek community has gathered online to mourn Rene Auberjonois, one of the series most-beloved characters in his role as the shape-shifting constable Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek and in its film series, tweeted out his condolences. “I have just heard about the death of my friend and fellow actor @reneauberjonois. To sum up his life in a tweet is nearly impossible. To Judith, Tessa & Remy I send you my love & strength. I will keep you in my thoughts and remember a wonderful friendship with René.” We’ll add more reflections as they come in. I have just heard about the death of my friend and fellow actor @reneauberjonois. To sum up his life in a tweet is nearly impossible. To Judith, Tessa & Remy I send you my love & strength. I will keep you in my thoughts and remember a wonderful friendship with René. — William Shatner … [Read more...] about ‘Star Trek’ Community, Led By William Shatner And George Takei, Mourns Rene Auberjonois