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Venetia Stevenson, Actress Once Called “The Most Photogenic Girl in the World,” Dies at 84

Venetia Stevenson, a model, actress and daughter of Hollywood luminaries who appeared in films including Darby’s Rangers, Island of Lost Women and Horror Hotel after being labeled “the most photogenic girl in the world,” has died. She was 84. Stevenson died Monday at a health care facility in Atlanta after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, her brother, actor and photographer Jeffrey Byron, […]

Sofia Coppola, Cailee Spaeny, A24 Team for Priscilla Presley Biopic

The Elvis comeback tour continues. With Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis proving its bona fide hit status by crossing the $150 million domestic mark, another Elvis feature project is heating up. The story of Priscilla Ann Presley, who married Elvis Presley, is getting the biopic treatment courtesy of filmmaker Sofia Coppola and A24. Coppola wrote the script […]

Gene LeBell, Famed Stuntman and “Godfather of Grappling,” Dies at 89

Gene LeBell, the colorful judo champion, wrestler and stuntman who trained Bruce Lee, fought Elvis Presley and John Wayne in the movies and was an inspiration for Brad Pitt’s character in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has died. He was 89. LeBell died in his sleep early Tuesday morning at his home in Sherman Oaks, […]

Adam Wade, Singer, Actor and Pioneering Game Show Host, Dies at 87

Adam Wade, the suave singer and actor who registered three top 10 hits on the Billboard 100 in 1961 and appeared in films including Shaft, Crazy Joe and Claudine before making history as a game show host, has died. He was 87. Wade died Thursday at his home in Montclair, New Jersey, after a battle […]

L.Q. Jones, ‘Wild Bunch’ Actor and Member of Peckinpah’s Posse, Dies at 94

L.Q. Jones, the colorful character actor who worked on dozens of Westerns, including the Sam Peckinpah classics The Wild Bunch and Ride the High Country as a member of the famed filmmaker’s regular posse, has died. He was 94. Jones died Saturday of natural causes at his home in the Hollywood Hills, his grandson Erté deGarces told The Hollywood Reporter. […]

Austin Butler and Tom Hanks in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The King of Rock and Roll gets suitably electrified biopic treatment in this kinetic vision of his life and career through the eyes of the financial abuser who controlled him.

Carrie White, Hollywood Hairdresser to the Stars, Dies at 78

Hollywood hairdresser Carrie White, who famously cut hair for top 1960s and 1970s stars like Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley, has died. She was 78 years old. White passed away in Los Angeles on May 3, longtime friend and jewelry designer Loree Rodkin told The Hollywood Reporter. No cause of death was given. One […]

Priscilla Presley Praises “Outstanding” ‘Elvis’ Star Austin Butler: “He Had Big Shoes to Fill”

Priscilla Presley is offering her thoughts on the upcoming film about late ex-husband Elvis Presley after attending a private screening. Presley, 76, took to Facebook on Friday to share her praise for director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, which premieres at Cannes Film Festival next month ahead of Warner Bros. releasing the movie theatrically on June 24. The […]

Laurel Goodwin, Actress in ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’ and the Rejected ‘Star Trek’ Pilot, Dies at 79

Laurel Goodwin, who made her movie debut opposite Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls! and starred alongside Jeffrey Hunter in “The Cage,’ the rejected first pilot made for Star Trek, has died. She was 79. Goodwin died Feb. 25 in Cathedral City, California, her sister, Maureen Scott, announced. Goodwin also portrayed the elder daughter of […]

Paul Casella Jr., Groundbreaking Transportation Coordinator in Hollywood, Dies at 86

Paul Casella Jr., a pioneering transportation coordinator in Hollywood who launched the mobile studio company Transcord Enterprises and handled logistics for Sony Pictures Studios for 25 years, died Feb. 15 in Glendale, his family announced. He was 86. Casella, who started his 60-year career in show business as a caterer, became the first person to […]

‘Elvis’ Trailer: Yes, That Is Austin Butler Singing in Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic About the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

The first trailer for Elvis has arrived, and yes, that really is star Austin Butler singing in the Presley role. Prior to the trailer’s release, Butler and filmmaker Baz Luhrmann pulled back the curtain and discussed their work on the glitzy and intense biographical musical during a virtual press conference. The director made it clear […]

Judd Bernard, Producer on the Neo-Noir Classic ‘Point Blank,’ Dies at 94

Judd Bernard, who partnered with fellow producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff to bring the Lee Marvin neo-noir classic Point Blank to the big screen, has died. He was 94. Bernard died Jan. 25 surrounded by his family at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, his son, Michael Bernard, told The Hollywood Reporter. The […]