U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to state and local tax deduction cap
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by four Democratic-leaning states to lift a cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes put in place as part of a 2017 tax overhaul under Republican former President Donald Trump.news.yahoo.com
Benedict Cumberbatch says that Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland's improv skills inspired him to go off-script and call Iron Man a 'douchebag' in 'Infinity War'
Cumberbatch told The Hollywood Reporter that there was a "ripple effect" on set when he uttered the insult but was glad that it was kept in the movie.news.yahoo.com
The 7 best superheroes of all time
Superheroes have become role models for children and adults alike, teaching kindness and saving the world. The Miami Hurricane thought it was the perfect time to compile a list of the best superheroes in existence to celebrate this week’s holiday. Below, is a list of the seven greatest superheroes of all time, compiled by Staff Culture Writer Alison Mcwalters. He’s funny and has the best fourth wall breaks from any character I’ve seen. Featured image “The Boston Superheroes Project” by WBUR is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0themiamihurricane.com
Obama, Johansson and more react to death of Chadwick Boseman
NEW YORK Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. Chadwick was not only a deeply soulful and powerful actor, but he was such a kind, thoughtful, funny and gentle person. Theres a reason (Chadwick Boseman) could play Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and King TChalla with such captivating depth and honesty. Chadwick Boseman. Beyonc wrote on her website. Rest in power, King. Scottie Pippen, longtime Chicago Bulls star and six-time NBA champion, said on Twitter.
Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Rene Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrigs disease in Los Angeles. Zellweger thanked Ryder in her best actress acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Judy earlier this year. Stints at Goldberg-Ehrlich Public Relations and Management and Michael Levine Public Relations followed, before she formed Nanci Ryder Public Relations in 1984, with Fox as her first client. In 1987, she co-founded the firm BWR Public Relations with Paul Baker and Larry Winokur. This spring, the firm's parent company, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, shut down BWR Public Relations, moving staffers or laying them off.
'Dolittle' is 'shockingly unfunny,' 'sloppy' and 'unpleasant,' critics say
Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of "Dolittle" at Regency Village Theatre on January 11, 2020 in Westwood, California. Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr., right) can talk to animals, including Chee-Chee the gorilla (voice of Rami Malek). "Dolittle" is one of several films based on the stories of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting. "Less well known is the adage: 'You can't publish a movie review that is entirely blank.' "Just when I thought 'Dolittle' couldn't get any less funny or idiotic, Robert Downey Jr. sticks his arms up a dragon's a--hole.cnbc.com
NASA names Mars rock after The Rolling Stones
Central Press/Getty Images(CNN) - The Rolling Stones have received just about every earthly honor in their legendary career, and now they are making rock history on Mars. It's the size of a golf ball and was photographed by the InSight lander. The stadium is about three miles from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which runs the Mars InSight mission. "NASA has given us something we've always dreamed of, our own rock on Mars," singer Mick Jagger told the crowd. "So while the name Rolling Stones Rock is informal, it will appear on working maps of the Red Planet," the NASA statement said.
'Avengers: Endgame' is now the highest-grossing film of all time, dethroning 'Avatar'
(L-R) Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. speak onstage during the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. "Avengers: Endgame" is now the highest-grossing film of all time. On Sunday, Disney said the film had earned $2.79 billion at the global box office, topping "Avatar's" record of $2.7897 billion. At the time, "Endgame" was still $40 million behind "Avatar" and there were questions about whether the film would be able to overtake the record before the end of the summer. On Saturday, Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios announced to a crowd of thousands in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con that the film was within a few days of overtaking "Avatar."cnbc.com
Robert Downey Jr. gives a boy an Iron Man bionic arm
Robert Downey Jr. gives a boy an Iron Man bionic arm Robert Downey Jr. presented a young superhero fan who was born with a partially developed right arm one of the coolest gifts you could get: A fully functional bionic arm stylized like Iron Man.cbsnews.com
Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested for drug possession
Robert Downey Jr.'s son arrested for drug possession Robert Downey Jr. has thanked police for arresting his 20-year-old son for suspected possession of cocaine. Plus, Robin Thicke tries to sing his way back into the heart of his estranged wife. Teri Okita has has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com