“PHINEAS AND FERB” ARE BACK IN NEW MOVIE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ashley Tisdale said “I’m in” as soon as she heard about a “Phineas and Ferb” movie. Then she was surprised to learn it would be all about Candace, the character she voices. “Phineas and Ferb” co-creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh says they’ve done about 200 episodes about Phineas and Ferb, and they felt that Candace deserved a little time to shine. In the movie, Candace is abducted by aliens and it’s up to Phineas and Ferb to find her. “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” debuts on Disney Plus tomorrow.
GUILFOYLE’S LOUD RNC SPEECH MAKES HER THE COMICS’ FAVORITE
NEW YORK (AP) – Trevor Noah says Kimberly Guilfoyle’s GOP convention speech was so loud that Canada called the cops. Stephen Colbert says it was the first time he had to turn down the volume on C-SPAN. The former Fox News analyst proved too easy for comics to resist in the wake of her high-decibel speech Monday. In one sense, she should consider herself lucky: Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel are both off this week. Colbert is doing his CBS “Late Show” live during the conventions and Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah is doing extra editions of his “Daily Social Distancing Show” to give fans the comic’s eye view of the political programs.
COMPUTER PIONEER ARNOLD SPIELBERG, STEVEN’S DAD, DIES AT 103
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Arnold Spielberg, father of director Steven Spielberg and a pioneering computer engineer, has died. A family statement says Spielberg died Tuesday in Los Angeles at 103. He co-designed the GE-225 mainframe computer while working for General Electric in the 1950s. The machine allowed researchers at Dartmouth College to come up with the coding language BASIC, which made personal computers possible. The elder Spielberg tried to get his son into engineering but said he could tell his heart was in the movies, and he helped his son make his first full-length film called “Firelight,” when the future director was 16.