TANYA ROBERTS DEAD AT 65
NEW YORK (AP) – Actor Tanya Roberts is dead. She died Monday, hours after news agencies were walking back reports earlier that day that she had passed away. Her longtime companion Lance O’Brien says he got word late Monday night from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles about Roberts’ death. Many news outlets, including The Associated Press, had gone with the mistaken account from her publicist that Roberts had died. The publicist says O’Brien told him he believed Roberts died during what he thought was his final visit with her.
TAYNA ROBERTS HAD SEVERAL BIG ROLES DURING CAREER
NEW YORK (AP) – Despite the drama over when she died, Tanya Roberts is being remembered for some key roles she had in the movies and on TV. She played opposite Roger Moore in the James Bond movie “A View to a Kill.” In that 1985 film, she played geologist Stacey Sutton, who tricks Bond into thinking she was in a shower – and then aimed her gut at him. The two then team up to take on some bad guys on an airship over San Francisco. Roberts also replaced Shelley Hack on the TV series “Charlie’s Angels,” playing Julie alongside the angels played by Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd. Roberts gained a new generation of fans when she played Midge in “That ’70s Show.”
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SLAIN WASHINGTON POST REPORTER STREAMING ON-DEMAND
NEW YORK (AP) – A documentary about the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia is hitting on-demand sites this week. And the director of “The Dissident” says it’s been a struggle to get Hollywood to pay attention to the film. Bryan Fogel says he hoped that when the documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival a year ago, it would lead to a bidding war among giants like Netflix, Amazon and HBO. But, he says, he got no offers. The movie makes its streaming debut Friday – on iTunes, Amazon and Roku.
NEWSMAX RESPONDS TO LAWSUIT FILED BY DOMINION VOTING SYSTEMS OFFICIAL
NEW YORK (AP) – The right-wing leaning outlet NewsMax says it believes it’s on solid journalistic ground in how it treated an official with Dominion Voting Systems. The company found itself in the crosshairs of scattershot claims by President Trump and his followers that it helped flip the election from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Dominion’s security chief was singled out – and Eric Coomer sued the Trump campaign, two of its attorneys and both NewsMax and One America News Network. In a statement, NewsMax says while it reported the false claims, it didn’t adopt or certify them. It also says that in airing the story, it consistently reported that Dominion disputed the claims made against it.