Anthony Bourdain’s Body Is Stuck In France -
Anthony Bourdain's funeral is on hold because his body is stuck in France, where he committed suicide on Friday.
The 61-year-old television chef's mother says the French government will not allow his body to be shipped back to the United States just yet due to "formalities." He was in the country filming an episode of his show, "Parts Unknown." Bourdain's body was reportedly found by a friend inside his hotel room.
His mother Gladys Bourdain says funeral plans for her son are in the hands of his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, because Ottavia is legally still his next of kin. “Although they’re separated, she’ll be in charge of whatever happens,” the mom said. “We haven’t talked for a couple days. I’m sure she’s as broken up as I am.”
Source: Page Six
Prince Harry And Meghan Will Follow In His Parents First Trip Footprints -
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand in the fall.
Kensington Palace made the announcement about the married couple's first trip overseas this weekend. It will coincide with the Invictus Games in Sydney in October. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are following in the footsteps of Harry’s parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana as their first trip as a married couple was also to Australia and New Zealand.
Australia and New Zealand are saying both nations will receive the couple warmly.
Trailer For “First Man” Gives Us A Look At Ryan Gosling As Neil Armstrong - A movie about the first man to walk on the moon is looking good.
We all know the history: Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and planted a flag during the harrowing Apollo 11 mission. But what about Armstrong the man? We get a better idea thanks to “First Man.” The movie shows what life was like for Armstrong and his wife as he prepared for the dangerous mission.
Claire Foy portrays Janet Armstrong while Ryan Gosling tackles the astronaut himself. At CinemaCon, Gosling called the Apollo 11 mission the “most astonishing journey in history." Foy added that this story is also about the "unsung heroes who gave their support to this almost impossible voyage."
“First Man” hits theaters October 12.
“Game Of Thrones” Prequel Gets The Greenlight -
The "Game of Thrones" community is abuzz after HBO gave producer Jane Goldmanthe green light to begin producing a pilot for a prequel series.
This is the latest of five projects to come from the “Game of Thones” universe, with this one taking place thousands of years before the era of Westeros. Goldman co-created the project with George R.R. Martin and is known for her work on "Stardust," "Kick Ass," and both "Kingsman" movies. No release date has been set.
And yes, Martin is onboard too. The series will show the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour and give us the backstories of Westeros.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
*Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Tom Hardy are among those receiving honors by the British monarchy. Thompson will become Dame Emma, an honor equivalent to becoming a knight. Knightley will receive an OBE (Office of the British Empire) award and Hardy will get an CBE (Commander of the British Empire) award.
*Isaiah Mustafa, best known as the Old Spice spokesman, has been cast as Mike Hanlon in "It: Chapter Two", according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader have already been cast in the horror sequel, which opens September 6th, 2019.
*The Goldbergs actor Jackson Odell was found dead on Friday in a sober living home, according to TMZ. The gossip blog says he was "found unresponsive" and "there were no signs of foul play. The actor, who also appeared in the 2011 movie Judy Moody, was 20.
*Eunice Gayson, the first Bond girl, has died at age 90. She played Sylvia Trench in Dr. No, the first James Bond movie in 1962, and From Russia With Love.
*Vince Vaughn - was arrested early Sunday and charged with a DUI. The Wedding Crashers star and an unnamed male passenger were stopped at a checkpoint in Hermosa beach around 1 a.m. when authorities claim they were asked to step out of the vehicle. Both were allegedly uncooperative after initially refusing the request. Sgt. Matt Sabosky of the Manhattan Beach Police said Vaughn was placed under arrest for driving under the influence and for resisting, delaying or obstructing officers. His companion was also arrested on an obstructing charge. The men were booked in Manhattan Beach Jail and posted bail.
Robert De Niro was on stage at the 2018 Tony Awards to introduce Bruce Springsteen but before doing that he decided to open with a message: "I'm going to say this: f--k Trump," he said. "It's no longer just 'Down With Trump; it's, 'F--k Trump."
Trump has yet to respond.
TONY AWARDS NEWS:
-Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two did great winner:
*Best Scenic Design of a Play
*Best Costume Design of a Play
*Best Lighting Design of a Play
-Andrew Garfield, Angels in America won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
-The Tony Awards also got political on Sunday night with veteran actor Robert De Niro delivering an epithet directed at Donald Trump from the podium.
Just before introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen, De Niro yelled, "[Screw] Trump. It's no longer 'Down with Trump!' It's just '[screw] Trump!" The crowd responded with a standing ovation. Although De Niro's curse words were bleeped out by the CBS censor, uncensored recordings of De Niro turned up on social media.
Springsteen, at the Tonys to celebrate his hit Springsteen on Broadway show, performed "My Hometown" on piano, after a monologue about his history, as he does in his show, which runs through December.
Earlier in the show, Springsteen was presented with a special Tony Award in recognition of his show's success by Billy Joel. In accepting the award, he said, "Thanks for making me feel so welcome on your block."
Another special award-winner, John Leguizamo, was honored "for his body of work and for his commitment to the theater, bring diverse stories and audiences to Broadway for three decades." In accepting the award, he said, "I just want to say: I'm an immigrant, and I'm not an animal."
Singers Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban served as hosts of the show, which included several touching segments, including the choir from Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was hit by a shooting spree in February. They sang the song "Seasons of Love" from the musical Rent.
The night's big winner was The Band's Visit, a musical tracing the plight of a Egyptian police orchestra stuck in Israel for the night. It took 10 awards, including Best New Musical.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a sequel to the novels and films, took the award for Best Play.
The winners of the acting awards included Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane for their roles in Angels in America and Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf for their performances in Three Tall Women.