Glenn Shadix, 58, best known for playing interior designer Otho in the movie Beetlejuice (1988), died Tuesday morning in Birmingham, Ala., according to a statement posted by the actorâ€™s family on his official website. Shadix, who was in a wheelchair due to mobility problems, reportedly died after falling and hitting his head in his kitchen, the actorâ€™s sister told The Birmingham News. Director Tim Burton cast Shadix in Beetlejuice after seeing him portray Gertrude Stein in a Los Angeles play. Shadix would work with Burton again on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Planet of the Apes (2001). Shadix also did voice work for the animated show Teen Titans, and guest starred in such shows as CarnivÃ le and Seinfeld (as Jerryâ€™s landlord). A memorial service is scheduled for Sept. 11 in Birmingham.
Michael Lehmann, one of True Bloodâ€™s premiere directors will be at the screening of one of his films, â€œHeathersâ€ at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, CA on Friday night, August 27.
Michael Lehmann directed Heathers in 1988 and it was written by Daniel Waters, who will also attend the screening. The film became a cult classic, with high rentals and sales business. In 2006, it was ranked #5 on Entertainment Weeklyâ€™s list of the â€œ50 Best High School Moviesâ€ and in 2008, it was ranked #412 on Empireâ€™s list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. Heathers brought director Michael Lehmann and producer Denise Di Novi the 1990 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Daniel Waters also gained recognition for his screenplay, which won a 1990 Edgar Award.
There will be a discussion following the film with director Michael Lehmann and screenwriter Daniel Waters.
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The event will be held:
Friday Â· 7:30pm â€“ 10:00pm
Location Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave at 14th St
Santa Monica, CA
I got an email this week from Nigel Goodall, he’s author of “Winona Ryder: The Biography” which was the first British biography of Winona to be published in paperback in 1998. If you don’t know, this book is source for several major TV documentaries transmitted in the UK, USA and Canada.
â€œThe book reads as though it is an authorised biography written with Ryder’s co-operation. By liberally using quotes from other sources, Goodall makes the book read as through he interviewed the actress, who comes across as an intelligent, talented and sensitive young woman.â€
– Chris Samson, Petaluma Argus-Courier
Well, he wrote me to tell that now this book is now available form iTunes, Omnilit and Amazon.com as an ebook in various formats.
Also, be sure to join at the Facebook group done for the ebook, here.
I think everyone remember “Lucas”, that cute 1986 movie starring Winona, Charlie Sheen and… Corey Haim.
The ‘poster guy’ (9 between 10 teenagers at 80’s had his posters on the wall), star of “The Lost Boys” (one of my favorite movies all time!) was found dead this morning, after an accidental overdose. He was 38.
My condolences to family and friends.
In her latest GOOP newsletter, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about why the media spins stories negatively and mentions a â€œfrenemy,â€ most likely referring to her former best friend, actress Winona Ryder. (Their friendship ended when Gwyn reportedly stole the part of Shakespeare in Love from Winona. Industry insiders have denied this rumor.)
“Back in the day, I had a â€˜frenemyâ€™ who, as it turned out, was pretty hell-bent on taking me down. This person really did what they could to hurt me. I was deeply upset, I was angry, I was all of those things you feel when you find out that someone you thought you liked was venomous and dangerous. I restrained myself from fighting back. I tried to take the high road. But one day I heard that something unfortunate and humiliating had happened to this person. And my reaction was deep relief andâ€¦happiness. There went the high road. So, why does it feel so good to hear something bad about someone you donâ€™t like? Or someone you DO like? Or someone you donâ€™t KNOW? I once asked the editor of a tabloid newspaper why all of the stories about a famous British couple had a negative bent. He said that when the headline was positive, the paper didnâ€™t sell. Why is that? Whatâ€™s wrong with us? I asked the sages to shed a little light. Hereâ€™s to washing our mouths out with soapâ€¦ Love, Gwyneth.â€
The â€œunfortunate and humiliatingâ€ incident Gwyn mentioned is likely referring to Winonaâ€™s 2001 shoplifting incident, where she stole $5K worth of designer clothes and accessories at a Saks Fifth Avenue department store.