Following the death of actor David Lander, several people across the industry shared their warm memories of the “Laverne & Shirley” actor and multiple sclerosis activist.“David REST SOUNDLY… you have earned your peace,” Henry Winkler tweeted.“Oh man. He made me and so many laugh,” John Stamos tweeted in response to Winkler’s message. “When I was a kid Henry, I used to sneak on the lot and watch you guys rehearse, then go next door and catch Laverne and Shirley rehearsing (and argue over lines) and I remember watching David and [Michael McKean] just riff and riff. RIPDAVID.”Also Read: David Lander, Squiggy on 'Laverne & Shirley,' Dies at 73Kevin Smith also remembered Lander for his impact on the “Clerks” filmmaker’s childhood.“This funny man made my childhood happier with his work on ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and his guest appearance on @TheSimpsons as himself still makes me laugh today (‘Hello, Laverne…’),” Smith tweeted. “Rest In Peace David, and thank you: There’s a little Lenny & Squiggy in the DNA of Jay & Silent Bob.”Janice Dean, Fox News’ senior meteorologist who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, also thanked Lander for opening up about his journey with the illness.“Knowing that David Lander lived with multiple sclerosis made it easier for those of us wanting to be open and honest about being diagnosed too. He put a brave face on living with the illness paving the way for the rest of us. Prayers and love to his family,” Dean tweeted. “He did so much great work with the @mssociety. He will be missed not only for his acting but for his advocacy helping us find a cure of ms some day.”Don Most, who played Ralph Malph on “Happy Days,” also paid tribute to Lander: “Rest In Peace ole man.”Lander died on Friday at 73 due to complications from multiple sclerosis. He is survived by his wife Kathy and daughter Natalie.Read original story David Lander Remembered by John Stamos, Henry Winkler and More: ‘He Made Me and So Many Laugh’ At TheWrap
Thanks to Twitter, a duet between Dionne Warwick and Chance the Rapper could be right around the corner.Warwick, the 79-year-old pop and R&B legend, gave an online shout-out to the 27-year-old Chicago-based rapper on Saturday — one that drew an “amazing” response and the hint of a future collaboration.It all started when Warwick asked Chance: “If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.” She jokingly added, “I am now Dionne the Singer.”Within minutes, Chance replied to Dionne Warwick’s tweet: “Sorry I’m still freaking out that u know who I am. This is amazing!“Also Read: Chance the Rapper Shares Old Clip of Lizzo Interviewing Him in 2012 (Video)It turns out that Warwick is a big fan of “Holy,” Chance’s hit collaboration with Justin Bieber, which she called “one of my favorite songs right now.”Chance was humbled by Dionne Warwick’s admiration: “I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you.” “Of course I know you. You’re THE rapper,” Warwick replied before asking him to hit her up for a possible collaboration: “Let’s rap together. I’ll message you.”The singer, who landed 56 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1962 and 1998 (including such classics as “Walk on By,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “I’ll Never Love This Way Again”) also has questions about other current hitmakers.“The Weeknd is next. Why? It’s not even spelled correctly?” she asked. And then this: “If you have ‘The’ in your name i’m coming for you. I need answers today.“Watch the whole exchange between Dionne Warwick and Chance the Rapper below.Hi, @chancetherapper. If you are very obviously a rapper why did you put it in your stage name? I cannot stop thinking about this.— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020I am now Dionne the Singer.— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020I will be whatever you wanna call me Ms Warwick. God bless you 💙💙— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 5, 2020“Holy” by Justin the Bieber @justinbieber and @chancetherapper is one of my favorite songs right now.— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020Of course I know you. You’re THE rapper. Let’s rap together. I’ll message you. 🤷🏽♀️ https://t.co/7ku9SMNUMB— Dionne Warwick (@_DionneWarwick) December 5, 2020Read original story That’s What Twitter’s For: Dionne Warwick ‘Can’t Stop Thinking About’ Chance the Rapper At TheWrap
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A new stay-at-home order will go into effect on Sunday night across Southern California as capacities at intensive care units have continued to drop.Beginning Sunday night at 11:59 p.m., restaurants will be limited to delivery and takeout; retail businesses can only operate at 20% capacity; and movie theaters, hair salons, personal care services, museums and bars must close in Los Angeles, Orange, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura for at least three weeks.Film and TV production and pro sports without audiences are allowed to continue under the order, but private gatherings of any size will be prohibited.Also Read: LA Theaters to Stay Closed for 3 More Weeks as COVID-19 Cases Continue to RiseThe order, first announced by California Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this week, impacts regions where ICU capacity is below 15%. On Saturday, the state reported that Southern California had an ICU capacity of 12.5%. San Joaquin Valley, which had a capacity of 8.6% on Saturday, will also be impacted by the order.Though the Bay Area as a whole has not fallen below the 15% threshold, five Bay Area counties — San Francisco, Santa Clara, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda — said on Friday that they would implement similar health orders that will limit restaurants to takeout and delivery, shut down personal care businesses and limit retail to 20%.“If we all can’t get behind the existing directives to stay home as much as possible and avoid all non-essential activities and places where you are likely to be in contact with non-household members, we are likely to bear witness to one of the worst healthcare crises our county has seen in our lifetime,” Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said on Saturday. “The reality is we can still prevent the continued increases in people suffering and dying if we focus all of our collective will on doing what we know how to do; this is the time to take care of each other, and to always wear a face covering and keep a physical distance of at least 6-feet when outside and around others.”Read original story Southern California to Enter Stay-at-Home Order on Sunday as ICU Capacity Drops At TheWrap
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Early reactions for “Wonder Woman 1984” are in, and the highly anticipated sequel to Patty Jenkins’ and Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” is raking in the praise.“I really wasn’t expecting to love WW84, but it is without a doubt the movie we need right now,” writer and producer Ben Mekler tweeted on Saturday. “Full of wonder, optimism, and a near-fetishistic obsession with 1984’s favorite toy, the koosh ball, WONDER WOMAN 1984 is quite simply the best DC film since THE DARK KNIGHT.”“I got to watch Wonder Woman 1984 yesterday and… honestly it’s just what I needed. What we all need. It’s uplifting, hopeful, and so utterly Wonder Woman. Just a beautiful film with themes that hit you right in the heart,” Nerdist’s Amy Ratcliffe tweeted.Also Read: Can 'Wonder Woman 1984' Lift HBO Max Into Streaming Contention?“WW1984 made me cry several times–sometimes, in the most unexpected of places. It’s the only kind of (superhero) movie I have time for right now: one that can still see beauty in our broken world, and fundamentally believes it deserves saving,” Den of Geek’s Kayti Burt wrote. “Wonder Woman is the superhero we need AND the one we deserve. Pass it on.”For Collider’s Perri Nemiroff, who preferred 2017’s “Wonder Woman” over the sequel, WW84 showed Jenkins taking “new, big swings.”“I prefer Wonder Woman to Wonder Woman 1984. But I also much prefer seeing filmmakers take new, big swings with sequels and that’s definitely what Patty Jenkins and co. do here. Not everything adds up, but the value of selflessness, love and compassion do shine through,” Nemiroff tweeted.Also Read: Here's How You Can Get HBO Max if You Already Pay for HBOThe sequel is set to debut in the U.S. simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day after numerous delays caused by the pandemic. While it’s unclear whether most theaters will even be opened by Dec. 25 — especially in California, where the state just announced expanded regional restrictions due to a surge in cases — it appears that WarnerMedia is betting on boosting subscriptions for HBO Max. On Thursday, Warner Bros. shattered norms by announcing that all of its 2021 films — including major tentpoles like “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “The Suicide Squad,” “Dune” and “Matrix 4” — would simultaneously release in theaters and HBO Max throughout the year.Take a look at more of the reactions below:I've seen WonderWoman1984!@PattyJenks literally made an 80s movie in every way, making it so unique for today. It feels both bigger than the first WW while simultaneously more contained. Lots of Diana Prince and some epic Wonder Woman moments as @GalGadot literally soars! pic.twitter.com/QluelKwYly— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 5, 2020Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig are the highlights of WonderWoman1984 for me.Pascal goes ALL IN on a wild portrayal of Max Lord, a conflicted but vile villain.Wiig's Cheetah evolution throughout the movie is heartbreaking yet epic. We need more! WW84 pic.twitter.com/hBIUDkXCFN— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 5, 2020Wonder Woman 1984 is a joyful, thrilling and engaging sequel, one that manages to connect to what worked the first time around, yet it’s still uniquely its own thing. Emotional, hilarious and exciting, perhaps even better than the first. @WonderWomanFilm pic.twitter.com/dvsu6fpJRX— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) December 5, 2020Huge news: Wonder Woman 1984 is fantastic! The story is excellent & has a great, timely message; it packs in a ton of surprises; and amazing work is done with both Cheetah & Max Lord (Wiig & Pascal are both stellar). Get hyped, because it's the real deal. WonderWoman1984 WW1984 pic.twitter.com/9UQLyxn3gx— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) December 5, 2020Honored to have been among the first press to see WonderWoman1984! I enjoyed the first film, but I loved WW1984 even more. Although I wish we'd gotten the change to see it earlier, the movie came out at possibly the perfect time for its hope, optimism and message. pic.twitter.com/k2yY32UHrT— Meagan Damore (@metathor) December 5, 2020WW1984 tells us that our world deserves the kindness and empathy of a superhero like Wonder Woman, and in 2020, that feels like the most radical and necessary message of all. Wonder Woman is the superhero we need AND the one we deserve. Pass it on.— Kayti Burt (@kaytiburt) December 5, 2020I saw WonderWoman1984 yesterday. It was a lot of fun and has a very heartwarming and hopeful message that, frankly, we really need this year. pic.twitter.com/eWNS71VfsS— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 5, 2020Watched Wonder Woman 1984 last night at a virtual press event! It was wonderful! Kristen Wiig is phenomenal as Barbara, the opening 10 minutes will bring tears to your eyes …I absolutely loved it! @pattyjenks and @galgadot knock it out of the park! WW84 @wonderwomanfilm pic.twitter.com/HVNGmkuorT— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) December 5, 2020I was lucky enough to be among the first to (finally!) get to screen Wonder Woman 1984. I adored it. The first Wonder Woman is my favorite of the modern DC films, and WW84 makes all the smart next steps, telling a very human and very beautiful story for Diana Prince. pic.twitter.com/vzr2mZXIKg— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) December 5, 2020The highest compliment I can pay WW84 is that it at times felt like a lost film from the Richard Donner era of superhero films. Plenty to love in this one. I have some exciting stuff cooking with the cast and @PattyJenks. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/aB9H7EA8XH— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) December 5, 2020 Read original story ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Flooded With Early Praise: It’s ‘The Movie We Need Right Now’ At TheWrap
Yolanda Saldívar, the woman who killed Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez, appears in only one shot in Netflix’s “Selena: The Series.” But the actress who plays her, Natasha Perez, said she fears that fans may confuse her with the real-life murderer she portrays on screen.Before we go any further, it’s important to note that Perez is not related to Selena or her husband, Chris Perez. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress also wanted to make it clear that her portrayal of Saldívar is purely for entertainment purposes.“I remember thinking I’d like to see what it’s like playing an evil villain. It sounded fascinating from an actor’s standpoint, to dissect what someone like that has going through their minds,” Perez told EW. “I remember working with the director on the scene and she asked me how I was feeling. I told her I was feeling conflicted. The actress in me is fascinated by the journey of a complex character, but the human in me has all sorts of feelings. The actress in me is also worried for her safety. A lot of people take this very seriously and think that it’s real, and in this case, the character is real but it’s not me. I’m not her.”Also Read: Did Selena's Dad Really Try to Stop Her From Dating Future Husband Chris Perez?The real Yolanda Saldívar ran Selena’s fan club and managed her Selena Etc. boutiques. She was fired in early March 1995 after the family accused her of embezzling money from the business. A few weeks later, on March 31, Selena met Saldívar at a motel in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Saldívar shot the 23-year-old in the back. The bullet severed one of Selena’s arteries, and she died of blood loss later that day after being taken to a hospital.According to a 1995 CNN story, Saldívar was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years, which was the maximum prison sentence permitted in Texas at that time. She will be up for parole in 2025.Perez said that although she wanted to visit the real Saldívar in prison in order to help her portrayal on-screen, she decided against it out of respect for Selena’s family.Also Read: Did Selena Really Meet Laura Canales in the Bathroom at the 1986 Tejano Music Awards?“I was interested in meeting her even though I knew that the person I would be meeting would be a shell of the person who has been in prison and in solitary confinement for so many years. My interest was in seeing her mannerisms, and how she spoke. I requested permission to meet her, but to honor the family we decided it would be best for me not to,” Perez said. “Instead, I spent so long scouring the internet finding anything I could about her.”Perez stressed that the series is not about Selena’s death but rather about celebrating her life.“The series isn’t about her death. Yolanda is there to add tension to what’s going on, but what’s going on is so beautiful because it’s an artist finding herself, an artist emerging and finding her place within her family, and society,” she added. “Everyone was very careful with how it was all handled. Unfortunately, Yolanda is a part of Selena’s tragic story. But the beauty of it all is how her legacy continues until today through her music, her art, and really, her whole life. Thanks to her, we can have this conversation today and celebrate a show about a Latina, starring and written by Latinos. It’s a beautiful thing.”“Selena: The Series” is now streaming on Netflix.Read original story ‘Selena: The Series': Yolanda Saldivar Actress Fears Fans May Confuse Her With the Real Killer At TheWrap
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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, John Oliver has been broadcasting his weekly “Last Week Tonight” from home in a white-backgrounded “blank void” that looks very different from his usual New York City studio.Now in its sixth season, the HBO show picked up four Primetime Emmy Awards this year, including for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the fifth straight year. And the former “Daily Show” regular has spent much of the year chronicling not only the pandemic but also the presidential election.In the Nov. 15 episode, Oliver focused primarily on President Trump’s continued refusal to concede the election to Joe Biden despite the certification of vote tallies in multiples states that gave the Democrat the clear victory both in the popular vote and in the electoral college.Also Read: 'Last Week Tonight' Calls 'Horses-' on Misuse of 2019 Segment to Push Voter Fraud ClaimsAnd since it was the show’s season finale — not only is there no new episode this week but the show won’t return until February 2021 — Oliver also took the opportunity to recap some of his personal highlights from the momentous year of 2020.“We sponsored a marble league, we made stamps to help the Postal Service, we tracked down this magnificent piece of rat erotica,” he began. “I got into a fight with Danbury, Connecticut, which resulted in them naming a sewage plant after me.”He also recapped his yearlong taunting of Oscar-nominated actor Adam Driver, who gamely called in to inquire about “this strange, strange bit that you’ve somehow pulled me into” and then dragged Oliver into offering a very begrudging apology.Also Read: John Oliver Can't Believe He Still Has to Talk About 'This Asshole' Donald Trump (Video)Oliver closed the season finale with a more spectacular bit, getting up from his seat in the “blank void” to reveal a giant stage-set in some remote ravine-like location. As he walked toward the camera and away from the set, we saw that it was in fact shaped like a giant 2020 sign — which he promptly blew up in a fireball.“Let tomorrow be about solutions,” Oliver said to close the show, and the season, and the year. “Today is about vengeance. F— you, 2020. Get f—ed.”Read original story Is There a New ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Airing This Week? At TheWrap
Like many business owners, Jasen Smith had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns it created. Smith, the founder of Experiential Supply Co. — an experiential production and attractions company — had been on a roll, creating one-of-a-kind, in-person fan experiences for studios like Warner Bros., Disney and Universal. Some of Experiential Supply’s unique projects included the Yeti Village for Warner Bros. 2018 animated film “Small Foot,” and the Derry Canal Days Festival and Funhouse for “It: Chapter II” — a close collaboration with director Andy Muschietti and his sister/producer Barbara. Both experiences, erected in the heart of Hollywood, drew thousands of visitors and built viral buzz for the films. Experiential Supply Co. worked closely with “It: Chapter 2” director Andy Muschietti for a year on this fan experience (Photo credit: Experiential Supply Co.) Smith had just come off a successful event for “Birds of Prey” with stars Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor in February when the pandemic struck. “When the pandemic hit, I was like, “Cool, we’ll be off for three weeks,'” Smith told TheWrap. “We had projects that got canceled by at SXSW with Disney and FX so it hurt a little bit. But part of...Read original story From Woe to Wonder: How One Marketing Company Pivoted During the Pandemic to Bring Joy At TheWrap
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Wegen Corona-Pandemie gilt in Palästinensergebiet nächtliche Ausgangssperre es | AFP | Saturday 12/5/2020 - 19:19 UTC+1 | 180 words Bethlehem lit up its Christmas tree on Saturday evening but without the usual crowds, as novel coronavirus restrictions put a damper on the start of Christmas festivities in the holy city. Palestinian authorities last week announced measures, including a night-time curfew, across the Israeli-occupied West Bank for 14 days to fight a "worrying spread" of the virus. Locals and pilgrims traditionally gather each year for the lighting of the tree in Manger Square, near the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was born. But this year, only a small crowd of journalists was present due to coronavirus restrictions, an AFP photographer said. Carmen Ghattas, director of public relations at the Bethlehem municipality, told AFP that Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh had lit up the tree remotely from his office in Ramallah. The West Bank, with a Palestinian population of more than 2.8 million, has officially recorded 71,703 coronavirus infections, including 678 deaths. Israel has occupied the territory since 1967.
George Miller has paid an emotional tribute to Hugh Keays-Byrne, the star of Mad Max and Mad Max: Fury Road, who died at the age of 73 on December 1.
(Warning: This post contains spoilers about Part 1 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series.”)Netflix’s “Selena: The Series” portrays the beautiful — and nerve-wracking — forbidden love story between Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla and her bandmate and future husband, Chris Perez. In the show, the pair chose to hide their budding romance from Selena’s father and band manager for fear that he would kick Perez out of the band. But did it happen like that in real life?Let’s break it down. It’s true that the pair met in 1989 when Perez, a talented guitarist, joined Selena y Los Dinos. It’s also true that they were immediately drawn to each other — although the meet-cute scene in the Netflix series where the two come face to face in the doorway of Selena’s Corpus Christi home is likely a bit of artistic license on the part of the show’s writers.However, Perez did tell Entertainment Tonight that his first thoughts upon meeting Selena were that she was “beautiful and talented.”“I’m a shy person by nature, and there was just something about her that she was able to pull me out,” he said.Also Read: 'Selena: The Series': Did Selena Really Learn Spanish Phonetically to Sing Tejano Songs?But it’s also true that Selena’s father, Abraham, tried to split up the couple.After confessing their feelings for each other, Selena and Chris initially tried to keep their relationship a secret. But unlike in the show, according to Biography.com, it was actually Selena’s sister, Suzette, that broke the news to their father.What the show did get right is the severity of Abraham’s reaction, which did lead to him kicking Perez out of the band.“It kind of hurt his pride and his ego to find out that he was the last to know,” Pérez told CNN. “When things got tense and things were said by him, it hurt me that he was saying it, but I didn’t let it get to me because I knew deep down, he knew the kind of person I was.”He added: “The worst thing he said to me was that I was like a cancer to his family. His family knew about us being together and was supportive; when he said that it was like, ‘C’mon!'”Also Read: Did Selena Really Meet Laura Canales in the Bathroom at the 1986 Tejano Music Awards?Despite Abraham’s disapproval, the couple eloped on April 2, 1992.Perez recalled the day on what would have been their 25th anniversary in 2017.“It’s hard to believe that today marks 25 years since Selena and I decided that the only way to be together… was to run away and get married (at 20 and 22 years old) in secret,” he wrote in a Facebook post, alongside a picture of their marriage certificate. “What a rollercoaster ride THAT day was.”Though Part 1 of “Selena: The Series” leaves off just as Abraham kicks Perez out of the band, in real life, he eventually softened and welcomed his new son-in-law into the family.However, their life together would be cut short just three days shy of their third wedding anniversary on March 31, 1995 when Selena was murdered by her fan club president and former manager of her Selena, Etc. boutiques, Yolanda Saldivar.Perez speaks more at length about their relationship in his book, “To Selena, With Love.”Part 1 of “Selena: The Series” is now streaming on Netflix.Read original story Did Selena’s Dad Really Try to Stop Her From Dating Future Husband Chris Perez? At TheWrap
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David Lander, the actor who played Squiggy on the “Happy Days” spin-off “Laverne & Shirley,” died on Friday due to complications from multiple sclerosis, his wife Kathy told TMZ. He was 73.Lander was diagnosed with MS in 1984 shortly after he wrapped filming for “Laverne & Shirley,” but he didn’t reveal his diagnosis until 1999. A year later, he published his memoir, “Fall Down, Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn’t Tell Nobody,” and detailed his journey with the illness.He went on to be an MS activist and was named an ambassador for the National MS Society in 2000.Aside from “Laverne & Shirley,” Lander also appeared in films like Steven Spielberg’s “1941” and Robert Zemeckis’ “Used Cars” with Kurt Russell. A talented voice actor, Lander also lent his voice to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Tom and Jerry: The Movie” and “The Iron Giant.”Shortly after news of Lander’s death, co-star Michael McKean, who played Squiggy’s sidekick Lenny, tweeted a photo of the two together.“Whatever happens, MS can’t take it all. I will always have my heart and soul, my wit and wisdom,” Lander wrote in his memoir. “Wherever the chips may fall, if I fall with them I will make it a point to do so gracefully — and laughing.”He is survived by his wife Kathy and daughter Natalie.pic.twitter.com/G804z4F5bR— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) December 5, 2020Read original story David Lander, Squiggy on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies at 73 At TheWrap