Dana Carvey Mourns Son Dex’s Passing and Steps Away from Work and Social Media
Posted on November 20, 2023, 5:00 am
Renowned comedian Dana Carvey has announced a pause from work and social media following the tragic loss of his 32-year-old son, Dex. Carvey, 68, expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of support in a heartfelt message on Instagram and X (formerly Twitter), acknowledging the love and compassion shared by friends, fans, and those who knew Dex.
Carvey and his wife Paula Zwagerman have been “overwhelmed” by the touching messages about Dex, who passed away from an accidental drug overdose. The couple described Dex as a multi-talented individual with a passion for music, art, filmmaking, and comedy. He was known for his ability to make life enjoyable for everyone around him and his profound love for his family, friends, and girlfriend, Kaylee.
In his message, Carvey shared, “We will heal the best we can and carry on. Our darling Dex would have wanted it that way.” The couple also extended their thoughts to others affected by addiction.
Fellow comedians and friends, like Jim Gaffigan and Kevin Nealon, shared their condolences and memories on Carvey’s posts. Dex, following in his father’s comedic footsteps, had opened for Carvey’s Netflix special and appeared in several productions.
Carvey’s decision to step back to mourn and reflect on his son’s life underscores the impact of Dex’s loss and the family’s journey toward healing.
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Pedro Pascal in Talks to Play Mr. Fantastic in Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’
Posted on November 17, 2023, 5:00 am
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is on the brink of welcoming a new Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, with three-time Emmy nominee Pedro Pascal reportedly in talks for the role in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ film. This development follows much speculation about who would lead the iconic superhero team.
Sources close to Deadline reveal that while a deal is not yet finalized, negotiations are moving positively, with scheduling being the main concern. Pascal, known for his diverse roles, has a busy schedule ahead, including ‘Gladiator 2’ and the HBO series ‘The Last Of Us’, both expected to commence production soon.
Marvel Studios, helmed by president Kevin Feige, is yet to comment on the casting. With Richards’ casting in progress, attention now turns to filling the remaining team roles. The film, directed by Matt Shakman, is in pre-production at Pinewood Studios in England and aims to start shooting early next year.
Pascal’s recent achievements include his Emmy-nominated performance in ‘The Last of Us’ and hosting a popular episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’. He is represented by CAA, and his involvement in Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’ marks a significant addition to his already impressive career.
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Jimmy Kimmel Set to Host the 96th Academy Awards, Marking His Fourth Time
Posted on November 16, 2023, 5:00 am
Jimmy Kimmel, the veteran ABC late-night host, is poised to return to the Oscar stage as the host for the 96th Academy Awards. This will be Kimmel’s fourth time hosting the prestigious event, a role for which his extensive live TV experience and strong ties with Disney make him an unsurprising yet fitting choice.
The announcement comes on the heels of the Academy finalizing its production team, including Raj Kapoor, a seasoned live TV producer, and Kimmel’s wife, Molly McNearney, as an executive producer. Amidst past uncertainties due to Hollywood’s strikes, the Oscars now proceed as planned, with A-list celebrities already gearing up for the award season.
During the writers’ strike, Kimmel’s show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ was off-air, but he stayed connected through the “Strike Force Five” podcast, aiding staff affected by the strike. Despite considering retirement, Kimmel renewed his commitment to Disney last year, ensuring the continuation of his show through its 23rd season.
Set to air live on March 10, 2024, from the Dolby Theatre, the 96th Oscars promise to be a night of celebration and recognition, with Kimmel at the helm once again.
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Chris Appleton Files for Divorce from Lukas Gage After Brief Marriage
Posted on November 15, 2023, 5:00 am
Celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton and actor Lukas Gage’s marriage has come to a swift end, with Appleton filing for divorce mere days after their wedding was showcased on “The Kardashians.” According to TMZ, the divorce papers were filed on Monday, signaling a separation that began last Friday.
Their brief union, which began earlier this year in April, was marked by a star-studded ceremony at the Little Chapel in Las Vegas. The wedding, a high-profile event, featured notable appearances from Shania Twain and Kim Kardashian. Kardashian, who officiated the wedding, offered the couple a piece of advice before the ceremony: “Can I just give you one tip from a lawyer? Prenup!”
This unexpected turn of events comes shortly after their nuptials were broadcast on Hulu’s “The Kardashians.” As the news of the split surfaces, Vulture has reached out to both Appleton and Gage for comments.
With the next season of “The Kardashians” on the horizon, many are wondering if Kardashian will step in again, this time offering legal counsel for the couple’s separation.
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Adam Driver’s Fiery Response at ‘Ferrari’ Screening: Unfiltered and Unapologetic
Posted on November 14, 2023, 5:00 am
At the Camerimage Film Festival in Toruń, Poland, Adam Driver, known for his intense performances, displayed a real-life dose of unfiltered candor during a screening of his new film, ‘Ferrari’. The 39-year-old actor faced off with a critical viewer in a moment that’s as candid as it is memorable.
The confrontation occurred during a Q&A session when an audience member questioned the portrayal of crash scenes in ‘Ferrari’, labeling them as “harsh,” “drastic,” and “cheesy.” Driver’s response was swift and unapologetic: “F*ck you, I don’t know. Next question.” This retort, met with laughter from the audience, ended the exchange on a defiant note.
Driver’s reaction might be reflective of the no-nonsense attitude of Enzo Ferrari, the character he portrays. ‘Ferrari’, directed by Michael Mann, follows the turbulent journey of the titular figure, focusing on the pivotal Mille Miglia race in Italy.
With ‘Ferrari’ set to premiere on December 25, the debate over the crash scenes remains open for viewers to judge. One thing is clear: when it comes to critiques, Adam Driver is as straightforward and bold as the characters he plays on screen.