Iconic film star Lauren Bacall dead at 89
#TaniaOnTheScene — Actress Lauren Bacall, best known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry sensuality, died Tuesday, a spokesman for the family said. She was 89.
Robbert de Klerk, co-managing partner of the Humphrey Bogart Estate, said Bacall died in New York City.
Bacall shot to international fame in 1944 with her first film, “To Have and Have Not,” which she made with future husband Humphrey Bogart.
They married in 1945, had two children and went on to make four more films together. Bogart died in 1957.
“He was an extraordinary, extraordinary man. I mean, I’ve been extremely lucky. God, I have no complaints at all,” Bacall said during a 2005 interview with CNN’s Larry King.
Oscar-winning actor, comic genius: Robin Williams dies at 63 from suspected suicide
#TaniaOnTheScene - Sadly, we say goodbye to a great actor.
Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday around noon.
Over the years, Williams struggled with alcohol and cocaine addiction, and as of late, struggled with severe depression.
The international superstar’s first major role was as a lovable alien in the TV series “Mork and Mindy.” He was also known for his many roles, from “Good Will Hunting,” to “Dead Poets Society,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Jumanji” and more.
The 63-year-old reportedly died in what appears to be a suicide from asphyxiation.
Free Summer rooftop films
#TaniaOnTheScene - There’s always something going on at Bronx Terminal Market! All events are free, open to the public and great for all ages!
Returning for its 3rd year at Bronx Terminal Market, the annual FREE Rooftop Film Series has become a family-friendly summer tradition!
Come early and enjoy pre-screening activities, prize giveaways, live music and more!
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, bring the family to see Frozen.
N.W.A biopic cast revealed; Shooting begins in August
#TaniaOnTheScene - It’s been over five years but Ice Cube is finally revealing the cast for the upcoming NWA flick.
The gangsta rap pioneers will be brought to the big screen in a biopic called “Straight Out of Compton.”
Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Wright, have given approval for the three actors that will star in the film.
Cube will be played by his son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Marcus Callender will star as Dre, and Eazy-E will be played by Jason Mitchell.
Lupita Nyong’o added to Star Wars cast
#TaniaOnTheScene - She won an Oscar three months ago and now Lupita Nyong’o is going to a galaxy far, far away.
Nyong’s is joining the cast of “Star Wars: Episode Seven” and a few pictures have been released of the secretive set.
The film started shooting in May.
#TaniaOnTheScene - “Robocop" is a movie about a very smart, technically proficient crew that, when a good man has been seriously injured, takes the living organism apart and puts it back together with synthetic pieces. It feels like the movie was made the same way.
The filmmakers started with the original, 1987 slick sci-fi actioner starring Peter Weller and directed by Paul Verhoeven. They disassembled it, eliminating some of the wilder political satire, and making the violence mostly bloodless. Then they added better effects, a stronger supporting cast, and a different ending.
It’s not as alive anymore – but it works. The cynical touches are still here, only updated (the cyber cop is now an outgrowth of a drones program, and the film’s news breaks are delivered by a mad Bill O’Reilly clone played by Samuel L. Jackson).
RIP Shirley Temple Black
#TaniOnTheScene - Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to publicist Cheryl J. Kagan. No cause was given.
From 1935 through 1938, the curly-haired moppet billed as Shirley Temple was the top box-office draw in the nation. She saved what became 20th Century Fox studios from bankruptcy and made more than 40 movies before she turned 12.