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Did Robin Williams’ Contracts Help the Homeless?
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Did Robin Williams’ Contracts Help the Homeless?

In the wake of comedian Robin Williams’ death by suicide in August 2014, an item about Williams’ supposedly requiring in his work contracts that “the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work” quickly spread far and wide online: Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from...
Forgotten 10-Year-Old Movie Starring Robert De Niro & Morgan Freeman Becomes Netflix Hit
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Forgotten 10-Year-Old Movie Starring Robert De Niro & Morgan Freeman Becomes Netflix Hit

Last Vegas becomes a Netflix hit a decade after it was a box-office success. Released in 2013, the comedy film follows four friends who take a break from retired life to throw a wild bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. The Last Vegas cast features four celebrated and seasoned stars – Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline – who went a long way toward making the movie a modest box-office success. Now, a decade after Last Vegas was released in theaters, the star-studded comedy is now a hit on Netflix. For the week of October 2 to October 8, Last Vegas received 7.2 million viewing hours and 4.1 million total views, ranking 8th on the charts and marking its first week in Netflix's Global Top 10. Why Was Last Vegas Forgotten? ...
Netflix drops new cast photos for live action ‘The Last Airbender’ with Daniel Dae Kim
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Netflix drops new cast photos for live action ‘The Last Airbender’ with Daniel Dae Kim

The Fire Nation is here and ready to change everything. Netflix released five new images showcasing the cast of their live action adaptation of the 2005 animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender." After showing stills of the four lead characters in June, the streamer now gave first looks of four of the show’s villains and a second photo of Zuko, played by Dallas Liu. Among the cast photos is “Lost” star Daniel Dae Kim who plays the show’s main antagonist Fire Lord Ozai, originally voiced by Mark Hamill. “Kim's Convenience” star Sun-Hyung Lee will take on the role of fan favorite Uncle Iroh while "Rush Hour" actor Ken Leung will play Commander Zhao. Elizabeth Yu will play Zuko’s younger sister Princess Azula, who in the animated series doesn’t become a lead character until the second ...
The cast of ‘Living for the Dead’ have their own ghost stories
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The cast of ‘Living for the Dead’ have their own ghost stories

Ghost stories are getting new life in the upcoming Hulu series “Living for the Dead.” Executive produced by Kristen Stewart and the creators of “Queer Eye,” the show features five LGBTQ+ ghost hunters, each with their own unique talent, traveling the country to investigate the paranormal. According to the official synopsis from Hulu, the show aims to “explore some of the world’s most infamous haunted locations,” and “shed light on those not seen.” Rob Eric, one of the shows producers, recently spoke with CNN about how Stewart came to them with the idea. “We got a phone call from our agents that Kristen wanted to meet on a project and we were like, yeah, it’s Kristen Stewart, so then she got on and told us that she had this idea that what would it be like to have a...