BILLY BOB THORNTON WELCOMES FRIEND DENNIS QUAID TO “GOLIATH”
NEW YORK (AP) – Billy Bob Thornton is thrilled that Dennis Quaid has joined the cast of his Amazon Prime Video series, “Goliath.” They’ve been friends for 25 years.
Sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes it’s not. Thornton says they have a natural way of talking to each other, so that can make a scene easier. However, he says if they were chatting before the scene, sometimes they have a hard time shaking off their friendship and getting into their roles.
Quaid says he was a fan of the show, so it was an easy decision to join the cast.
The third season of “Goliath” is available now.
JENNY McCARTHY BOWS OUT OF “NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE”
NEW YORK (AP) – Jenny McCarthy won’t be joining Ryan Seacrest in Times Square this year to ring in 2020.
She confirmed the news on Seacrest’s show, “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” on Monday.
McCarthy, who joined “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in 2010, said her 17-year-old son Evan asked her to stay home this year.
The “Masked Singer” host also said she would be shooting season three of her hit show in December and January and needed to “tap out.”
LAURENCE FISHBURNE, OTHERS TO HONOR JESSYE NORMAN AT FUNERAL
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald.
The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. A private interment will follow. There are two public viewings – on Thursday and Friday.
Some of the performers and speakers will include musician Wycliffe Gordon, author Michael Eric Dyson, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. and the Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes Jr.
Elder Raymond Sturkey will deliver the eulogy.
Norman died Sept. 30 at age 74. She was a trailblazing performer, and one of the rare black singers to attain worldwide stardom in the opera world.