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Eileen Saki, Rosie the Bar Owner on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 79

Eileen Saki, who portrayed Rosie, the sassy boss of the popular watering hole that hosted Hawkeye Pierce, Hot Lips Houlihan and others from the 4077th on the legendary series M*A*S*H, has died. She was 79. Saki died Monday in Los Angeles after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January, her rep, Camilla Fluxman Pines, told […]

Bert I. Gordon, Director of Cult (and Cheap) Sci-Fi Classics, Dies at 100

Bert I. Gordon, the sci-fi director who aimed to terrify drive-in denizens of the 1950s and ’60s with low-budget films featuring colossal creatures, shrinking humans and radioactive monsters, has died. He was 100.  Gordon died Wednesday in Los Angeles of complications from a fall in his Beverly Hills home, his daughter Patricia Gordon told The […]

Walter Mirisch, Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘In the Heat of the Night,’ Dies at 101

Walter Mirisch, the legendary independent-minded producer who is the only person to receive the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Irving G. Thalberg Award and an Oscar for best picture, has died. He was 101.  The affable Mirisch, who served four terms as president of the Academy of Motion […]

Cindy Williams, Star of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Dies at 75

Cindy Williams, the energetic actress who appeared in a pair of Oscar best picture nominees before starring as the idealistic Shirley Feeney on the beloved ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died. She was 75.  Williams died in Los Angeles on Wednesday after a brief illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a […]

‘Willow’ EP Ron Howard Talks Season Two Renewal Chances, the Future of ‘Solo’ and the Time He Met Joseph Campbell

Ron Howard isn’t all that surprised that a Willow sequel now exists in the form of a Disney+ series. After all, Willow mastermind George Lucas always believed that a TV series would be the optimal way to expand the world of Willow, and the idea has been kicked around ever since Lucas and Howard collaborated […]

Feinberg Snapshot: 10 Oscar Contenders That Have Been Overlooked and Undersung

Best Picture Thirteen Lives Ron Howard’s masterful portrait of the 2018 Thai cave rescue may have been hindered by a summer release and/or following the 2021 doc The Rescue. It deserves another look. Best Director Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick Maverick is one of 2022’s most critically and commercially successful films. It didn’t direct itself. […]

Mike Hill, Oscar-Winning ‘Apollo 13’ Film Editor Who Cut 21 Other Ron Howard Films, Dies at 73

Mike Hill, the film editor who worked on 22 consecutive Ron Howard features, winning an Oscar for his work on Apollo 13 and earning nominations for A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and Frost/Nixon, has died. He was 73. Hill died Thursday of cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, a rare lung condition, at his home in Omaha, Nebraska, […]

“It Was the Highest Testing Movie We’ve Ever Had”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Thirteen Lives’ Filmmakers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer

In an industry where enduring creative collaborations are often as fragile as the movie business itself, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer now occupy a singular place in the annals of Hollywood history. For 35 years, the Oscar-winning director-producer team (A Beautiful Mind) have been telling epic stories under the banner of their company Imagine Entertainment […]

Albert Brenner, Acclaimed Production Designer on ‘The Sunshine Boys,’ ‘The Missouri Breaks’ and ‘Pretty Woman,’ Dies at 96

The five-time Oscar nominee also did 'Fail Safe,' 'The Hustler,' 'Bullitt,' 'The Turning Point' 'Summer of '42' and 'Beaches' and rebuilt the New York backlot at Paramount.

Ron Howard, ‘Willow’ Team on Rebooting ’80s Film for Disney+ Show: “George Lucas Had Always Believed It Should Be A Series”

In 1988, Jonathan Kasdan watched the fantasy adventure Willow for the first time at Westwood’s Regency Village Theater with his father and Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Thirty-four years later, Kasdan — now co-writer and executive producer of the series reboot of the original film — returned to the very same theater on Tuesday for […]

‘Willow’ Film Writer Says TV Reboot’s Process Had “More of a Corporate Feeling” Than Movie

The screenwriter of the original Willow film is reflecting on the process of making the movie, along with opening up about ways in which working in the writers room of the new Disney+ television reboot didn’t feel as freeing. Willow, the tale of a humble farmer enlisted to go on a quest to save the […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jose Andres (‘We Feed People’)

Jose Andrés is one of the world’s greatest chefs and humanitarians. Spanish-born and American-naturalized, he opened his first restaurant in the United States, Jaleo, 29 years ago, and he now oversees the Think Food Group, an empire of dozens of restaurants including minibar and The Bazaar. The only chef in the world to have received two […]