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February 15, 2022
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February 15, 2022
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 EMINEM, DURAN DURAN LEAD FAN VOTE FOR ROCK HALL
CLEVELAND (AP) – As of yesterday, only about 200 votes separate Eminem and Duran Duran in the fan vote for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eminem is first, followed by Duran Duran, then Pat Benatar, Dolly Parton and Eurythmics. Fans can vote once per day until April 29. The fan vote is tallied with the other votes in deciding who will be inducted.

 


ANDERSON .PAAK GETS SUPER BOWL T-SHIRTS MADE
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Anderson .Paak (PAK) is so amped about his surprise appearance during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday that he’s getting T-shirts printed up. .Paak is taking pre-orders for a shirt with his photo on it and the caption, “We’re with Eminem’s Drummer.” He also writes on social media he is available for all drum inquiries but notes, “I only play championship games and for diamond-selling artists.”

 


MACHINE GUN KELLY TAKES ROLE IN “TAURUS”
BERLIN (AP) – Machine Gun Kelly was able to sort through his personal issues by making a movie. Kelly plays a troubled musician in the film “Taurus,” which premiered this past weekend at the Berlin International Film Festival. Kelly says the film was “very cathartic” for him, calling it “on screen therapy.” He says his favorite part of making the film was putting the hair over his face so nobody could connect with his eyes. His fiancee’, Megan Fox, also stars in the movie.

 


GRANGER SMITH WRAPS FILMING IN TEXAS
UNDATED (AP) – Granger Smith will star as a country singer who loses his wife in the film “Moonrise.” Smith writes on social media he has finished filming after spending a month in Blanco, Texas. Smith says he got the script in November and read it in one sitting on his porch swing. Smith says he does not have a release date, but in the meantime, he is “writing like crazy for the soundtrack.”

 


OSCARS NAME TRIO OF HOSTS

LOS ANGELES (AP) – For the past three years, the Oscars haven’t had a host. But this year, it looks like there will be three of them. The trade publication Variety reports the Academy of Motion Pictures has asked Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes to handle the ceremony, though this hasn’t been confirmed by the Oscars. Various reports say each performer will handle one hour of the three-hour show. The Oscars will air live March 27 on ABC. Nominations were announced last week.

 

TREVOR NOAH TO ENTERTAIN AT WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trevor Noah has been asked to handle a high-profile event in Washington D.C. this spring. The host of “The Daily Show” has been named as the main entertainment for the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The April 30 event will mark the first time the dinner has taken place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden is expected to attend this year’s event – after his predecessor, Donald Trump, skipped the annual dinner during his one term in office.

 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG BACK ON “THE VIEW”
NEW YORK (AP) – Whoopi Goldberg says she was surprised by some of the people who reached out to offer support during her two-week suspension from “The View.” Back in her usual spot on the set of the ABC News talkfest yesterday, Goldberg said she’s “grateful” for the backup she got. Though she didn’t say who contacted her, she said some who did made her go, “wait, wait, What? Really? OK.” Goldberg was put in “time out” from the show after she said the Holocaust wasn’t about race.

 

“GHOSTBUSTERS” FILMMAKER IVAN REITMAN REMEMBERED
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Many of those who worked with Ivan Reitman have praised him since word of his death came Sunday night. One of those worked with him the longest is Dan Aykroyd, who was with Reitman back when he was on Canadian TV. The actor calls Reitman a “friend, collaborator, champion and one of he last creative talents of the big screen.” Aykroyd says he’s crumpled by Reitman’s passing. Reitman was 75 when he died at his California home over the weekend.

 

IVAN REITMAN: REACTION
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Reaction to the death of filmmaker Ivan Reitman.
“I’ve lost my hero. All I want is the chance to tell my father one more story. He came from a family of survivors and turned his legacy into laughter. Thank you for the kind messages. Enjoy his movies and remember his storytelling gifts. Nothing would make him happier,” – Filmmaker and Reitman’s son Jason Reitman, on Twitter

“The loss of my friend, collaborator, champion and one of the last great creative talents of the BIG SCREEN ERA crumples me. Now on Thursdays who am I gonna call?”- Dan Aykroyd, star of “Ghostbusters” in an emailed statement

“Tonight, the lady with the torch weeps, as do all of us at Columbia, and film lovers around the world. Ivan Reitman was an inseparable part of this studio’s legacy, but more than that he was a friend.” – Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, in an emailed statement

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Ivan Reitman. Truly a great man and filmmaker who I had honor and privilege of knowing and working with. Deepest condolences to Jason and the entire family. May he RIP,” – “Ghostbusters” star Ernie Hudson, on Twitter

“Ivan Reitman influenced everything we all love about film comedy. A true legend.” – Filmmaker Judd Apatow, on Twitter

“Ivan Reitman was old school in the best way, and kind. I loved working with him. It’s sad he’s gone, it makes me feel older and like my childhood movies are more faraway than ever,” – Mindy Kaling, who appeared in Reitman’s “No Strings Attached,” on Twitter

“A legend. The number of great movies he made is absurd… Ghostbusters is my first favorite movie ever,” – Actor Kumail Nanjiani, on Twitter