Stephen Hawking To Be Interred At Westminster Abby -
In death, Stephen Hawking will be in a place of honor.
The ashes of the renowned physicist will be laid to rest near the graves of fellow pioneering scientists Sir Issac Newton and Charles Darwin in London's Westminster Abbey. A statement released by the Abbey yesterday called it a fitting tribute to the world famous scientist who died last week at the age of 76.
Hawking overcame early onset ALS to become the greatest scientist of his generation, known for his theories on the creation and eventual end of the universe.
The private service will take place on March 31. His children are planning a service of “thanksgiving” later this year.
*Disney - has announced new Marvel superhero attractions for Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. The company said Tuesday that the California Adventure part of Disneyland will see characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in new attractions and a live stage show in 2020. The attraction will become a “completely immersive Super Hero universe,” anchored by “Guardians Of The Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!” in the space currently occupied by the kids' attraction “A Bug’s Land.”
*It's #FragranceDay and #CreditCardReductionDay.
*On this day in 1982 the movie #Annie opened.
Sean Penn is trying his hand at writing. The actor will publish his debut novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, next Tuesday.
Deadline says the satire "doesn’t hold back on veiled allegory." The book features a U.S. president "who is elected by 'raging' Americans (and Russians), has an unhealthy obsession with Twitter and an uncanny ability to spark furious marches by women around the world." Penn even describes the U.S. as “a nation in need of an assassin.”
But the novel isn't about the president. It tells the story of Bob Honey, a “modern American man, entrepreneur and contract killer who sells septic tanks to Jehovah’s Witnesses and arranges pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators.”
Penn's career as a novelist picked up some legitimacy with an endorsement by celebrated author Salman Rushdie -- who said, “It seems wrong to say that so dystopian a novel is great fun to read, but it’s true… I suspect that Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S Thompson would love this book.”
“Stranger Things” Stars Are Getting A Pay Bump -
The stars of the Netflix series "Stranger Things" are getting a major pay raise.
Sources say that renegotiations for the main cast have scored them up to 350-thousand dollars per episode. This is up to 12 times more than their previous deals. The cast includes child actors Millie Bobbie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard and Caleb McLaughlin, plus Winona Ryder and David Harbour.
The show’s massive success and 18 Emmy nominations forced a renegotiation of the contracts, with three pay tiers in place. Oscar winner Ryder is is tier A (with the adults), the young kids in tier B and leading up the rear on the pay scale are the teenagers.
The Netflix original series is currently on its third season, but a release date has not been announced.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
On Tuesday, Prince William presented the Beatles drummer with the honor at Buckingham Palace.
• Ringo told the BBC, "It means a lot actually. It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
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