Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82.
The actor reportedly went into cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida yesterday and passed away. His family was by his side. He was known for great roles in TV shows like Gunsmoke, Dan August, he had his breakout role in the ‘70s as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. But I loved him in Smokey and the Bandit.
He did film a movie that will be released later this year called "Defining Moments". He was also filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, which is expected to hit theaters in 2019.
BURT REYNOLDS: Reactions
Celebrities are paying tribute to acting legend Burt Reynolds, who died today (Thursday) at 82.
Sally Field: "There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even 40 years later. My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy."
Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor -- check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family."
Sylvester Stallone: "A sad day ... my friend BURT REYNOLDS has passed away. I remember him back in 1979. He always reminded me that I should’ve cast him as Colonel Trautman in FIRST BLOOD. I said that’s impossible, because you’re too expensive and too famous, and probably tougher than Rambo ! He laughed. He had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed his company so much... RIP Buddy"
Dolly Parton: "Oh how sad I am today along with Burt‘s millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men. I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff. Rest in peace, my little buddy, and I will always love you, Dolly"
Steve Harvey: "Very sad to hearing about the passing of Burt Reynolds. He was a great actor, a philanthropist and a pioneer of the cool mustache. Thank you, Burt. You will be missed."
Ricky Gervais: "RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny."
Kevin Smith: "As THE movie star of my childhood, the Bandit stole our hearts for decades. I always loved how Burt Reynolds worked with his friends as often as he could and then showcased the fun of movie-making in the end credits of his flicks. He was true American icon. Hate to see him go..."
Patton Oswalt: "Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons. #RIPBurtReynolds"
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MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A young mother with nothing to lose seeks revenge on her enemies.
WHO'S IN IT? Jennifer Garner, Richard Cabral, Tyson Ritter, John Gallagher Junior
- Jennifer Garner recently made headlines when she staged an intervention to get her ex Ben Affleck into rehab.
- Remember she was the star of Alias so she's back in an action movie
- Jennifer Garner said it felt great to be an action star again, it was hard to get back into fighting form, she was in amazing shape for this film
- Director Pierre Morel also helmed Taken, starring Liam Neeson.
THE NUN (Horror)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A priest with a haunted past investigates the death of a young nun in this horror thriller.
WHO'S IN IT? Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Jonny Coyne, Charlotte Hope
- A trailer for The Nun was pulled from YouTube because it was too scary.
- The Nun first appeared in The Conjuring 2 (2016).
- The movie is set before Annabelle: Creation (2017), which would make it the first movie chronologically in the franchise.
- Taissa Farmiga, who plays Sister Irene, is the younger sister of Vera Farmiga, who played Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring.
Netflix has picked up Designated Survivor after ABC cancelled the Kiefer Sutherland series. Ten new episodes will air next year on the streaming service. It ran for two season on ABC.
A musical based on the Michael Keaton movie Beetlejuice will reach Broadway next spring. The show will first be staged at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. beginning on October 14th.
HBO has renewed Insecure for a fourth season and Ballers for a fifth season.
TERRY CREWS: Settles With Alleged Groper Agent
Terry Crews has settled his lawsuit with the Hollywood talent agent he accused of groping him.
William Morris Endeavor tells USA Today that a "deal had been reached and the lawsuit – which Crews launched against [Adam] Venit and the agency last December for assault, battery and sexual harassment – would be dismissed."
After the news broke, Crews tweeted a one-word message: "ACCOUNTABILITY."
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star claims Venit "groped my privates" at a Hollywood event hosted by Adam Sandler in February 2016.
Venit plans to retire from the agency next week.
OSCARS: Postponing Popular Movie Category
That was fast! After backlash, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has postponed the introduction of its new “popular” movie Oscar category.
The award was supposed to be handed out at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24th, but now the organization says it will continue to discuss the idea and "will examine and seek additional input regarding the new category."
Last month, the Academy’s board of governors voted to add the award, which it said would recognize “outstanding achievement in popular film.” But the move was widely panned. At the time, actor Rob Lowe tweeted, "The film business passed away today with the announcement of the 'popular' film Oscar."
Stand Up 2 Cancer Telethon Is Tonight And Star Studded -
If you look around you, someone you see has had a brush with cancer. That’s why celebrities will be raising money for cancer research tonight during the annual Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon.
This year marks ten years since the Stand Up 2 Cancer charity began. In case you didn’t know, Katie Couric and several notable entertainment figures started the charity with the idea that 100-percent of donations go to research and programs. They have succeeded. The telecast has helped raise $480 million, going toward cutting-edge research aimed at turning “every cancer patient into a survivor.” Their goal is to accelerate the pace of new research and technology — and get life-saving therapies into the hands of patients as quickly as possible.
The show will feature a big line-up of celebrity appearances from Stevie Wonder, Trevor Noah, Kathy Bates, Tracee Ellis Ross, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Garner and more. Bradley Cooper returns as producer. The show airs on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and over a dozen other channels. It will also be live-streamed on YouTube. All donations go to cancer research efforts.
Disney Is Casting For “High School Music: The Musical” -
“High School Musical’ fans rejoice, because Disney is turning the movie into a television show.
The show will be called “High School Music: The Musical” and it will be only ten episodes. The storyline will be the same as the 2006 film - a group of students at East High putting on a stage performance while dealing with drama on and offstage.
It will be on Disney's upcoming streaming service, which launches sometime next year. As far as casting, they are looking for several performers, so if your kid can belt out a tune, look into it!
Source: Entertainment Weekly