Carl Reiner, iconic comedian and creator of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show,' dead at 98
Carl Reiner’s first book was called “Enter Laughing,” and it truly was the story of his life.The Bronx native, a comedy titan as a writer, producer, actor and director for decades, best known for creating “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” died Monday at 98, Variety reported.He was with his family when he died at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Reiner died of natural causes, his assistant, Judy Nagy, told Variety.Reiner could truly do it all. He directed comedy smashes such as “Oh God” with George Burns and “The Jerk” with Steve Martin, and sold millions of records as the straight man to pal Mel...
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Hideo Kojima has teased his next game
Hideo Kojima has teased his next game! The 'Death Stranding' creator hasn't revealed a lot of details about what his next game will be about. However, Kojima has recently revealed on Twitter that he has been talking to Yoji Shinkawa about designing a new title. Kojima wrote on Twitter: "Here's my way of designing new title w/Yoji. 1st we discuss the setting for each character, the background, the world, the color, the characteristics, the roles, the images, ideas and keyword going back&forth; via E-mail. WFH & 20 mins direct discussion. Mostly texting via iPhone." He also posted a photo of his...
Hello Kitty creator Sanrio's president steps down after 60-year stint
Shintaro Tsuji, the 92-year-old founder of Hello Kitty owner Sanrio Co., is to step down as president, marking the first change of leadership in its 60-year history, a company official said Friday.He will cede the post on July 1 to his 31-year-old grandson, senior managing director Tomokuni Tsuji, and become chairman. He will have the right to represent the Tokyo-based company, which conceived the world-famous feline character in 1974.The change comes as Sanrio battles the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which forced the temporary closure of its Hello Kitty-themed parks in Japan....
Daniel Radcliffe defends trans women in response to J.K. Rowling's anti-transgender comments
Harry Potter, aka Daniel Radcliffe, is among those standing up to author J.K. Rowling’s transphobic remarks.The actor issued a thoughtful, moving response via The Trevor Project, a website offering mental assistance to LGBTQ youth, asserting their rights and urging them not to let the misconceptions of his famous character’s creator taint the relationship they’ve developed with the wizarding series.He started his open letter by noting that his response did not indicate a case of “in-fighting” between himself and the author, and that that is not important in the larger context. He noted that he...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda postpones We Are Freestyle Love Supreme film release
The Hamilton creator and actor had been due to share We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, a film about his improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme, on Hulu this week (begs01Jun20), but he has since delayed the launch to show solidarity with social and racial justice advocates."We will be postponing the release of the We Are Freestyle Love Supreme documentary and look forward to sharing it with you in the future," reads a group statement posted on Twitter.The announcement also included ways for followers to help and support the Black Lives Matter movement.The message continued, "We are for the fr...
Lin-Manuel Miranda apologises for not taking a stand on racism and white supremacy in America
The Hamilton creator and his company partners have made it clear where they stand on attacks on gay people, but they have never spoken out about America's race problems.In the wake of ongoing clashes between police and protesters following the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of white Minneapolis cops, Miranda has decided it's time to speak out."That we have not yet firmly spoken the inarguable truth that Black Lives Matter and denounced systemic racism and white supremacy from our official Hamilton channels is a moral failure on our part," Miranda says in a video posted to ...
Street Style Influencer @wanderwithmacy Shares Content Secrets & How COVID-19 Has Impacted Her Brand
Interview with Macy Mariano (@wanderwithmacy)The world of social media has now been heightened more than ever before. Staying indoors has become the new norm for the world and adjusting to it has been hard for many people. Audiences all over the world have turned to their fellow influencers now more than ever for inspiration, style, positivity, and trends that have been set for the new normality.For influencers and other creators, it seems that everyone is extremely engaged online; which could be a saving grace. However, could it be really?Digital creator and style influencer, Macy Mariano (@w...
Peaky Blinders creator tackling Great Expectations
The visionary, who tackled A Christmas Carol last year (19) - with Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge, will write and executive produce the six-part BBC One/FX limited series, executive produced by Ridley Scott and Tom Hardy, among others, according to Deadline.Dickens first released Great Expectations as a series of weekly chapters, beginning in December 1860. It was later published as a novel."Adapting Dickens’ work is a delight," Knight tells the outlet. "I chose Great Expectations as the next work to bring to the screen not just because of the timeless characters, but also because of the very ...
Revisit our 1993 interview with Little Richard: 'I am the creator of rock 'n' roll!'
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard, one of the most charismatic performers the music has ever known and a key influence on everyone from the Beatles to Prince, died Saturday of unknown causes. He was 87.Richard’s death was reported by his son, Danny Jones Penniman, and by Pastor Bill Minson, a family friend. He was born Richard Wayne Penniman on Dec. 5, 1932, in Macon, Ga., where he also came of musical age.In a Saturday post on Instagram, Little Richard band guitarist Kevin Holly said: “Rest in peace, Richard. This one really stings. My thoughts and prayers go out to all my band mates and f...
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Artists cash in on China's online sticker craze
Shanghai (AFP) - When "Silly Piggy" appeared in China's popular WeChat social media app, the sticker became an instant hit, with people sending it more than 30 million times in its first month to express their feelings in text messages.Stickers like the mischievous cartoon pig and other quirky creatures are all the rage in China, giving the artists behind them a way to make money and win fans -- as long as they stay within the bounds of censorship.The creator of Silly Piggy, River Rui, was able to leave her office job with a design firm and set up as an independent artist thanks to the success...