American actor, Larry Hagman has died of cancer at the age of 81. Perhaps best-known world-wide for his iconic portrayal of the nasty and scheming J.R. Ewing on the legendary show Dallas, Hagman was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of his death in Texas today.
“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” the family said in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”
Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane, said the actress was at Mr. Hagman’s bedside when he died, according to The Sun in London. He said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present. “They had been friends for 35 years and they had worked together for many years, so obviously it is devastating,” Mr. Lane told The Sun.”
No details have been released regarding a funeral as of yet.
Rest in peace, Mr. Hagman. Oh, how we loved to hate you–but mostly, we just loved you.
The Roots drummer, ?uestlove is adding another gig to his busy schedule. Billboard reports the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show house band member will be teaching a class at NYU’sTisch School of the Arts. The Spring 2013 Semester Class will be devoted to Classic Albums and will most likely include:
Sly And The Family Stone, ‘Stand!’ and ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’ Aretha Franklin, ‘Lady Soul’ Led Zeppelin, ‘IV’ Prince, ‘Dirty Mind’ Michael Jackson, ‘Off The Wall’ The Beastie Boys, ‘Paul’s Boutique’
Questlove frequently tweets and the class was born out of an on line conversation he began in the comments section of a blog post. An intern at America’s NPR was not impressed by Public Enemy’s 1988 release, It Takes a Nation of Million to Hold Us Back. Questlove told the youngin’ why he thought he was misguided and one thing led to another.
I think we can safely assume Professor Questlove‘s class will be the most difficult class to get into next semester!
Here’s one horror remake that I really think might work. Even though I am feeling an Angelina Jolie“Girl Interrupted”Lisa-vibe in this poster up there, I suppose that comparison is never a bad thing.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Julianne Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Chloe Grace Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Judy Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargensen (Portia Doubleday), but only Chris’ friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde), regrets her actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to the prom. After a cruel prank by her peers at the prom, Carrie is pushed to the limit and unleashes telekinetic havoc.
I hear-tell Carrie doesn’t just take revenge on the high school this time. I love Chloe and I really love Julianne Moore for taking this kind of a cray-cray role as Carrie’s mom. And Judy Greer?? This should be bloody good fun.
Carrie is set to be released on March 15, 2013
Oh, and PLEASE let Julianne screech the iconic line “They’re all gonna LAUGH at you!”.