Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 25-31
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 25-31:
Aug. 25: Actor Sean Connery is 89. Actor Page Johnson ("Finnegan's Wake") is 89. Talk-show host Regis Philbin is 88. Actor Tom Skerritt is 86....
Alex Trebek launches new season of ‘Jeopardy!’ with beard
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Trebek sported a beard as he launched the 35th season of "Jeopardy!" and the look has led to a poll.
The bearded host appeared in a video on Instagram under the caption, "It's time to embark upon a magical journey." He opened the first show of the season by saying, "No need to inquire how I spent my summer vacation."
Today in History for August 25th
A meal fit for a queen: Social’s monthly drag brunch brings in dose of excitement and culture to New London
Don't say we didn't warn you. If you go to Social Bar + Kitchen's Sunday Drag Brunch, anything is bound to happen — but that's the point.
What to Wear: Friends of Scotland brings “Dressed to Kilt” to Houston, and they’re packing a Texas twist.
Sorry “Braveheart” fans.
Those hoping to pull outfit inspiration from William Wallace, the titular character in Mel Gibson’s 1995 film, ahead of Saturday’s “Dressed to Kilt” soiree should look elsewhere. The Scottish warrior getup is so 13th century.
For a high-brow take on the traditional Gaelic kilt, think couture over costume. That’s the route Bob Cavnar prefers to go.
Karin Dor has died aged 79.
The Bond girl, best known for portraying flame-haired villain Helga Brandt alongside Sir Sean Connery in 'You Only Live Twice', passed away at her home in Germany this week.
Her son told German newspaper Bild that she died at a care home in Munich.
Last year, she suffered a heavy fall and failed to recover from the injuries.
Today in History for August 25th
Jason Flemyng made a "friend for life" in Sir Sean Connery when the pair filmed 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' together.
The 50-year-old actor appeared with the James Bond legend in the 2003 adaptation of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's comic book series which unexpectedly performed poorly at the box office and was panned by many critics, despite bringing together great literary characters such as Dorian Gray, Tom Sawyer, The Invisible Man and Captain Nemo.
Sir Sean Connery will always remember his friendship with Sir Roger Moore as "filled with jokes and laughter".
The 86-year-old Scot portrayed James Bond before the late acting legend, who passed away in Switzerland on Tuesday (23.05.17) after losing a short battle with cancer, between 1962 and 1982.
The 'Diamonds Are Forever' star has paid a touching tribute to the 'Live and Let Die' actor and said he was surprised they remained close for so many years as it's "unusual" in Hollywood.
Was Roger Moore, who died Tuesday at the age of 89, the best James Bond ever?
Probably not, but he sure was fun to watch.
Moore, who appeared in such Bond classics as "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Live and Let Die" and "The Man With the Golden Gun," wasn't the gritty, working-class Bond envisioned by author Ian Fleming and captured onscreen by Bond #1, Sean Connery (for the record: the best Bond).
Roger Moore, a onetime British army captain and the son of a London policeman, who played James Bond in more films than any other actor in the part and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his humanitarian work, died yesterday in Switzerland at 89. His family via Twitter attributed his death to cancer.
LONDON (AP) — Sir Roger Moore saw more to life than a well-mixed martini.
"I felt small, insignificant and rather ashamed that I had traveled so much making films and ignored what was going on around me," he would say years after starring in seven James Bond movies and upon accepting a role that his friend Audrey Hepburn inspired him to take on, goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Orlando Bloom thinks he could become a "very English" James Bond.
The Hollywood star is among a number of big-name actors who have been suggested as a possible replacement for Daniel Craig when he chooses to leave the iconic franchise, and Orlando has revealed what he may bring to the role.
He shared: "I grew up loving those films. Who didn't, you know? But I'm sure they're going to probably do more with Daniel and who knows where they will go with that.
Smart Rating: 92.69Spielberg's role: DirectorGenre: Adventure, actionStarring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm ElliottAn art collector appeals to Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure in heart.
Smart Rating: 92.69Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm ElliottOriginal: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981)Smart Rating: 96.49An art collector appeals to Jones to embark on a search for the Holy Grail. He learns that another archaeologist has disappeared while searching for the precious goblet, and the missing man is his own father, Dr. Henry Jones. The artifact is much harder to find than they expected, and its powers are too much for those impure in heart.
Smart Rating: 93.2Starring: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Robert ShawOriginal: "Dr. No" (1962)Smart Rating: 89.1Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.
Smart Rating: 94.77Starring: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor BlackmanOriginal: "Dr. No" (1962)Smart Rating: 89.1Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the world's economy.
Smart Rating: 13.94Release year: 1991Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia MadsenOriginal: "Highlander" (1986)Original Smart Rating: 77.27In this sci-fi/fantasy sequel, Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) has become an elderly man after losing his immortality. Living in a bleak future where the world is protected from solar radiation by a massive shield, MacLeod regains his youth when he kills two assassins from his home planet. This results in an ongoing battle with the villainous and powerful Gen. Katana (Michael Ironside), but MacLeod receives help when the noble Juan Ramirez (Sean Connery) returns.
U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $647,020,000Smart Rating: 86.44Release year: 1965Starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo CeliLed by one-eyed evil mastermind Emilio Largo (Adolfo Celi), the terrorist group SPECTRE hijacks two warheads from a NATO plane and threatens widespread nuclear destruction to extort 100 million pounds. The dashing Agent 007, James Bond (Sean Connery), is sent to recover the warheads from the heart of Largo's lair in the Bahamas, facing underwater attacks from sharks and men alike. He must also convince the enchanting Domino (Claudine Auger), Largo's mistress, to become a key ally.
U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $573,495,000Smart Rating: 94.77Release year: 1964Starring: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe, Honor BlackmanSpecial agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the world's economy.
Sir Michael Caine would like to play James Bond as an "old man".
The 84-year-old actor insists there are no dream roles left for him, but the idea of playing an elderly version of the iconic British spy would be appealing.
Asked if there's anything left he wants to play, he replied: "No I seem to have played every bloody thing."
With razor-sharp accuracy — and claws — Hugh Jackman nailed the character of Wolverine, so it was disheartening when he announced that “Logan” would be his last outing as the mutant in the Marvel Comics film franchise. But the actor cited several reasons — age and his skin cancer diagnosis — as factors in his decision.
Behind the bar, ‘the only Oscar at the Golden Globes’
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) — Win or lose, Hollywood's biggest stars will be looking forward to Oscar once again at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. But not necessarily THAT Oscar.
As longtime bartender in the show's off-camera green room, Oscar Zuleta has toasted with Sean Connery, gotten a head rub from Tom Hanks and shared a selfie with Jessica Alba. The 48-year-old Beverly Hilton Hotel staffer keeps the drinks flowing at the awards circuit's booziest gathering.
Sub portrayed in ‘Hunt for Red October’ ends last deployment
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. Navy attack submarine that appeared in "The Hunt for Red October" has returned to its Connecticut homeport from its last scheduled deployment after 35 years in the fleet.
The USS Dallas had a brush with Hollywood fame in the 1990 Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin thriller.
The Los Angeles-class submarine arrived back at the Navy base in Groton (GRAH'-tuhn) on Tuesday.
Smart Rating: 86.68
Release year: 1996
A scientist (Nicolas Cage) and a British spy (Sean Connery) who once escaped from Alcatraz are sent to the former island prison to stop a disgruntled war hero (Ed Harris) from obliterating San Francisco with chemical warheads.
OLYMPIA – Because this is the seat of state government, it is also a magnet for people eager to exercise their right to peaceably assemble to petition for redress of grievances, even in the summer when lawmakers are nowhere to be found and the bureaucracy is less populated than normal.