John Warner dies; former GOP senator was military expert
Former Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia, a courtly figure and longtime military expert whose marriage to Elizabeth Taylor gave him a potent dash of starpower, has died at 94. Warner died Tuesday of heart failure at home in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and daughter at his side, his longtime chief of staff, Susan A. Magill, said Wednesday. A centrist Republican, Warner had an independent streak that sometimes angered more conservative GOP leaders.news.yahoo.com
‘Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Goldbergs’ star George Segal dies at 87
Actor George Segal appears in a portrait from 1965. “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery," Sonia Segal said in a statement. George Segal was always best known as a comic actor, becoming one of the screen's biggest stars in the 1970s when lighthearted adult comedies thrived. But his most famous role was in a harrowing drama, “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In “Virginia Woolf,” he played Nick, one half of a young couple invited over for drinks and to witness the bitterness and frustration of a middle-aged couple.
Daring To Be ‘Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It’
The PBS American Masters biographical documentary, “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It,” doesn’t just focus on the successes and struggles of Moreno’s monumental journey as an entertainer for over 70 years. “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It” concludes as viewers follow Moreno onto the set of Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story,” where the actress, at age 89, happily worked in the supporting role of Valentina. American Masters “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for it” airs in February. Daring To Be ‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’ was first published in LatinHeat Entertainment. The post Daring To Be ‘Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It’ appeared first on Zenger News.thewestsidegazette.com
From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King
George W. Bush jokes with CNN's Larry King after finishing the "Larry King Live" show from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87. For 25 years until 2010, “Larry King Live” was a fixture on CNN's weeknight schedule, and that was after a lengthy career as a late-night radio host. So did “Larry King Live.” He was busy. “Larry King Live” was a type of show that would feel foreign on cable news today, given its obsession with hard-nosed political combat. “My dad always asked me, 'Did you see who Larry King talked to last night?'"
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production company, Ora Media, tweeted. In its early years, “Larry King Live” was based in Washington, which gave the show an air of gravitas. “Do you know who I am?”“Always loved Larry King and will miss him,” Seinfeld tweeted Saturday. Originating from Washington on the Mutual network, “The Larry King Show” was eventually heard on more than 300 stations and made King a national phenomenon. “Larry King Live” debuted on June 1, 1985, and became CNN’s highest-rated program.
Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, dies
FILE - Johnny Mandel appears at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert in New York on Jan. 11, 2011. Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, arranger and musician, died Monday, June 29, 2020, of a cardiac ailment at his home in Ojai, Calif. There are many ways to describe the legendary composer Johnny Mandel. I just work with whats there and try to do the best with whats there.As an arranger, Mandel worked with some of the greatest singers of his time. Why didnt you write the lyrics to The Shadow of Your Smile? Mandel told the NEA.
2020 Watch: Trump navigates chaos after his Oklahoma rally
President Donald Trump points during his campaign rally at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20, 2020. The political world was genuinely surprised to see thousands of empty seats at Trump's comeback rally in Oklahoma over the weekend. And perhaps more importantly, the finger-pointing inside Trump's campaign will intensify ahead of a possible staff shakeup. ___2020 Watch runs every Monday and provides a look at the week ahead in the 2020 election. ___Catch up on the 2020 election campaign with AP experts on our weekly politics podcast, Ground Game.
Report: State Dept official quits over Trump race response
WASHINGTON A State Department official resigned Thursday over President Donald Trump's response to racial tensions sweeping the country over the killings of black people by police, The Washington Post reported. Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, said in her resignation letter that Trump's actions cut sharply against my core values and convictions." The State Department declined to comment in response to a question from The Associated Press. We do not comment on personnel matters, the State Department said in an emailed response to a request for information about Taylors resignation. There was no immediate explanation for why the State Department officials, including Pompeo and other top aides, had chosen to comment extensively on the decision to fire the departments Inspector General Steve Linick in May.
Kirk Douglas rose from poverty to become a king of Hollywood
He died Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood king. As Douglas rises, a growing chorus of slaves jump up and shout, “I’m Spartacus!” Douglas stands silently, a tear rolling down his face. Michael Douglas not only thrived in Hollywood, but beat his dad to the Oscars with a project his father had first desired. The four-night show in the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City was sold out. “You know, I never wanted to be a movie actor,” Douglas told the AP in 2009.
Elizabeth Taylor's 'Green Goddess' Rolls-Royce for sale
(CNN) - Synonymous with Hollywood glamor and style, Elizabeth Taylor's life off-screen became as famed as her on-screen exploits. Now, the Oscar-winning star's custom-built convertible car, nicknamed "the Green Goddess" is expected to fetch up to $2 million at a New York auction. According to New York auction house Guernsey's, which will host the sale next week, Taylor ordered the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead following her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher. Known by her fans as the "Green Goddess", the car was delivered to The Pierre Hotel, where Taylor was living in New York, at Christmas. In 1962, Taylor traveled to Rome to start filming for the big-budget epic "Cleopatra", where she was cast in the starring role -- traveling with husband Fisher and "the Green Goddess" in tow.