Broadway star Susan Egan reveals Bell’s palsy diagnosis after suffering facial paralysis

Broadway star Susan Egan revealed she’s been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy just weeks before she was due to head on tour. The 52-year-old, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role as Belle in 1994’s musical “Beauty and the Beast,” announced the troubling news on social media. “So, this past week I was … Read more

Judy Tenuta, brash ‘Goddess of Love’ comedian, dies at 72

LOS ANGELES — Judy Tenuta, a brash standup who cheekily styled herself as the “Goddess of Love” and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in the 1980s golden age of comedy, died Thursday. She was 72. Tenuta died Thursday afternoon at home in Los Angeles, with her family around her, publicist Roger … Read more

Showtime chief’s exit signals Paramount moving toward streaming merger

Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod in the original series “BILLIONS” airing on Showtime. Jeff Neumann/SHOWTIME Paramount Global executive David Nevins, who has run the premium network Showtime since 2016, is leaving the company at the end of the year. Along with his departure, Paramount Global is restructuring Showtime in ways that could give the company … Read more

ESPN debuts new NBA theme song for broadcast

John Tesh, creator of “Roundball Rock”Image: Getty Images ESPN does an outstanding job with its NBA coverage. The network has an army of insiders, reporters, analysts, a daily midday show, as well as a stellar game broadcast quality that has long satiated this one high schooler who was not happy to see his beloved NBA … Read more

This ‘lewd’ scene in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ actually happened

She’s not crying wolf. Martin Scorcese’s 2013 dark comedy “The Wolf of Wall Street” shocked viewers with its raunchy scenes featuring heavy drug use, extreme profanity and sex. The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was based on real-life “Wolf of Wall Street,” convicted former stockbroker Jordan Belfort, 60. Belfort’s ex-wife Nadine Macaluso, 54, revealed on TikTok … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter will eventually be part of ‘X, the everything app’

Elon Musk has a new plan for Twitter Inc. after giving up a legal battle and agreeing to pay $44 billion for the company Tuesday. ““Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app”“ — Elon Musk That tweet was Musk’s first public statement Tuesday about the decision, which was revealed in a … Read more

Elon Musk intends to move forward with the original $44 billion deal for Twitter

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk notified Twitter Inc. that he intends to move forward with a closing of his acquisition under the originally agreed-upon terms, according to a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Reports of the letter to Twitter’s TWTR, +21.83% management appeared earlier Tuesday, and a filing containing the letter … Read more

Will Smith’s first project since the Oscars fiasco gets a December release date

US actor Will Smith accepts the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “King Richard” onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Robyn Beck | Afp | Getty Images Will Smith’s upcoming film “Emancipation” will be released in theaters on Dec. 2 and on … Read more

Nobel prize in medicine awarded for research on evolution

STOCKHOLM — This year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Swedish scientist Svante Pääbo for his discoveries on human evolution. Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee, announced the winner Monday at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The medicine prize kicked off a week of Nobel Prize announcements. It continues … Read more