*June is nesting season for turtles so watch out for them on the roads! They are crossing roads, looking for an ideal yard in which to lay eggs. Experts say if you see a turtle that needs help, move it toward the direction it's going. Please do not run them over. June is peak egg laying time for the creatures.
*Anthony Bourdain has died at the age of 61. CNN is reporting his death was due to suicide. He was found this morning by a friend in his hotel room and was unresponsive.
CNN says "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," the network said in a statement Friday morning. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."
Bourdain was working on an upcoming episode of his CNN series "Parts Unknown"...The Smithsonian once called him "the original rock star" of the culinary world.
George Clooney Gets Honored By AFI -
Hollywood's elite are paying tribute to George Clooney.
The actor was honored last night with the 46th American Film Institutes's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Names like Bill Murray, Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox delivered remarks paying homage to the 57-year-old Oscar-winner.
Even former President Barack Obama delivered a taped segment for the affair, joking that Clooney does the whole gray hair thing better than he does. Amal Clooney praised the actor calling him a gentleman, an amazing husband and father and the love of her life.
Clooney’s early credit included “Roseanne” and “Facts of Life.” He went on to win Oscars for “Syriana” and “Argo.”
AT THE MOVIES:
OCEAN'S 8 (Thriller)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
WHO'S IN IT? Sandra Bullock, Dakota Fanning, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Damon
- A spin-off of director Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy.
- Sandra Bullock plays the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, played most recently by George Clooney and Frank Sinatra in the original movie.
- Matt Damon reprises his role from the Ocean's trilogy.
- Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have cameos.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When the matriarch of the Graham family dies, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
WHO'S IN IT? Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd
- The directorial debut of Ari Aster.
- Made by the same production company, A24, that released The Witch (2015), Free Fire (2016) and It Comes at Night (2017).
- Hereditary is being called the "scariest movie of 2018." (Rolling Stone)
HOTEL ARTEMIS (Thriller)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
WHO'S IN IT? Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista
- This is Jodie Foster's first movie appearance since 2013's Elysium.
- Drew Pearce, who also wrote the screenplay, makes his directorial debut with Hotel Artemis.
- Zachary Quinto and Sofia Boutella also both starred in Star Trek Beyond (2016).
ON TV THIS WEEKEND:
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night Ryan Gosling (First Man) (ABC)
- Celebrity Family Feud (season premiere) Kris Jenner and family vs. Kanye West and family. (ABC)
- $100,000 Pyramid (season premiere) Leslie Jones, Julie Bowen, Debra Messing, Mario Cantone (ABC)
- To Tell the Truth (season premiere) Octavia Spencer, Dermot Mulroney, Nikki Glaser, Gabby Douglas(ABC)
- TONY Awards Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban host. (CBS)
- 2018 Stanley Cup Final Stanley Cup Final Game 6 if necessary (NBC)
- Claws (season premiere) Desna and the girls struggle to keep their hope alive while still working under the thumb of the new Russian regime, spearheaded by Riva. (TNT)
Cheech Marin Teams With California Town For New Art Center -
Cheech Marin is celebrating.
The "Up In Smoke" comedian paid a visit to Riverside, California, yesterday to thank all who have donated to the effort to build his namesake art museum. Contributors have been pouring in the cash for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry.
The three-million-dollar first-stage fundraising goal was exceeded by 100-thousand bucks. "The Cheech" is slated to open in 2020 and will house much of the entertainer's 700-piece art collection in a massive building that’s now home to the Riverside Public Library.
The center will focus on Chicano art, of which Marin is well known for collecting.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Nextflix Scores Eddie Murphy For Biopic -
Eddie Murphy is very selective about the projects he’s in these days. This time is no different.
Murphy will star in “Dolemite Is My Name,” a biopic about comedian and actor Rudy Ray Moore who starred in one of the biggest blaxploitation movies of the 1970’s…called “Dolemite.”
Craig Brewer from “Hustle & Flow” fame will direct. Moore died in 2008 at age 81.
“Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn Is Tapped For Netflix Drama “Chambers” -
Tony Goldwyn didn’t have much downtime after “Scandal” wrapped up.
The actor is set to star opposite Uma Thurman for the Netflix drama “Chambers.” The plot centers around a heart transplant patient bent on finding out about her donor. As time goes on she takes on that person's, at times sinister, characteristics. Goldwyn plays the donor's dad.
The show is scheduled for 10 episodes.
Source: Hollywood Reporter