‘SNL’: Luke Perry-Hosted 1993 Episode to Be Aired in Memoriam Tribute on Saturday

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NBC will honor Luke Perry, who died this week after suffering a stroke, by airing the episode of “Saturday Night Live” that he hosted back in 1993.

The episode, which included Mick Jagger as the musical guest, will air as part of “SNL’s” classic set of shows at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday nights. Each week, “SNL” picks an old episode to air alongside its new episodes. In the eastern and central time zones, it will air prior to the new “SNL” Saturday, while in the mountain and pacific time zones, it will air after.

“SNL” has been airing live coast-to-coast for the past 2 seasons, meaning that it starts at 8:30 p.m. on the West Coast.

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Perry hosted the 12th episode of season 18 on Feb. 6, 1993. This was Dana Carvey’s final episode as a cast member and features a guest appearance by former cast member Jan Hooks. Mick Jagger, along with being the musical guest, appeared as his Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards on “Weekend Update” doing a Point/Counterpoint with Mike Myers playing Jagger.

“SNL” is also airing a new episode on Saturday, which will see Idris Elba make his hosting debut and Khalid as the musical guest.

Perry died Monday at the age of 52 following a massive stroke last week.

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Oscar Eve Party Report: Rami Malek, Spike Lee, Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close With Her 4-Legged Date (Photos)

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When planning out the weekend rolling into Oscar Sunday, top talent had to make key choices when it came to which Academy Awards pre-event to go to first, how long to stay, what to wear (naturally), how many to hit in a single night and is the venue dog-friendly?

Here’s a look at some of the most coveted invites from the weekend.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Glenn Close, Regina King, Rami Malek and George Clooney attend MPTF’s ‘The Night Before’ The Oscars at Fox Studio Lot on Feb. 23. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for MPTF)

As every Hollywood player knows, you’re only as good as your last picture in this town; and you never know when your career might take a downturn. That’s why the Motion Picture and Television Relief Fund’s annual “Night Before” fundraiser is always the place to be on the Saturday evening before the Oscars, as it reveres and raises cash for the venerable service organization that supports members of the entertainment industry in time of need, be it for social services, retirement care or financial desperation.

It’s a behemoth, the one party that seems to get bigger every year; these days it has outgrown the town’s ballrooms and now happens at Fox Studios, where it raised $5 million for the fund by the end of this year’s 17th annual star-studded party. Look one way, there was MPTF Foundation chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg along with Glenn Close, Regina King, Rami Malek and George Clooney posing for a photo op (above).

Look another and earlier Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Viola Davis and Helen Mirren were in the crush, too, along with current nominees like Amy Adams, Spike Lee, Yalitza Aparicio, Adam Driver, Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen.

And they kept on coming, more nominees in the stars-everywhere-you-turned crowd were Sam Elliott, Richard E. Grant and Willem Dafoe and past winners popped up, too, including Allison Janney and Octavia Spencer. Even Taylor Swift turned up: She stars in the Universal’s upcoming film version of “Cats.”

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Glenn Close and Pippi at Sony Pictures Classics annual Oscar Nominees Gala Dinner sponsored by Maestro Dobel at STK LA.
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Saturday began with the Independent Spirit Awards and after party, where smaller indie films are celebrated. Glenn Close was triumphant as best actress for her work in “The Wife,” and that party gal kept right on going after a quick outfit change to the Sony Pictures Classics’ Pre-Oscar dinner at STK Los Angeles to celebrate the win.

She brought her daughter Annie Starke (who co-stars in the movie) and her little dog, too. Sir Pippin of Beanfield had quite the day on the red carpet (above) — and even went on stage during the Spirit Awards, too.

Also chowing down on steak, cod and a celebratory flourless chocolate cake at STK were Sony Pictures Classics’ other Academy Award nominees, best foreign language contenders Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (“Never Look Away”) and Nadine Labaki (“Capernaum”) and best cinematography hopeful Caleb Deschanel (“Never Look Away”), who brought his actress daughter Emily to the party.

Rami Malek and Brian May are seen as Vanity Fair and Genesis celebrate the cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Feb. 22 in L.A. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Dinner at Cecconi’s on Friday night was all about “Bohemian Rhapsody,” as 20th Century Fox joined up with Vanity Fair and Genesis automobiles to toast that Freddie Mercury/Queen biopic with Belvedere Vodka and Hennessy XO (and to nibble those fabulous Cecconi truffle flatbreads, too).

Stars Rami Malek (above, with Queen guitarist Brian May), Lucy Boynton, Mike Myers, Ben Hardy and Allen Leech joined original Queen members May and Roger Taylor, along with singer Adam Lambert, who takes on Freddie’s vocals with the band these days. That power trio will perform at the Oscar show on Sunday.

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Friday night was awash with talent agency bashes, too, as CAA, UTA and WME all honored their nominees and clients. Naturally, the stars made sure to at least stop in for a photo op with their reps.

At the CAA Pre-Oscar Party sponsored by Heineken, best actress nominee Melissa McCarthy brought hubby Ben Falcone (above; both are in that agency’s stable) to check out the new San Vicente Bungalows in WeHo. Also along for the dance-filled bash were some of CAA’s biggest wattage stars, including more 2019 nominees (Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga), as well as Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler and Mick Jagger.

Over at the Sunset Tower, UTA pulled in their team of nominees, too — everyone from animation geniuses Brad Bird (“Incredibles 2”) and Phil Lord with Christopher Miller (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) to “Roma” breakout star Marina de Tavira. Ethan and Joel Cohn made the scene, too, along with Joel’s wife Frances McDormand, who took home last year’s best actress trophy. Kate Beckinsale, Tracee Ellis Ross, Elizabeth Banks and Nicholas Hoult stopped into this one as well, which went off to the dancing tunes spun by DJ Spider.

Meanwhile, WME’s Friday night celebration was at a private home, where client and best actor nominee Rami Malek was the center of attention. Other WME loyalists who stepped out to that party were Liam Hemsworth, Gal Gadot, Serena Williams, Rebel Wilson and Ginnifer Goodwin.

Christoph Waltz greets Olivia Colman at the ICM Partners 2019 Oscar Party held at a private residence in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, February 21, 2019 (photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

A bit ahead of the weekend’s packed party schedule, ICM held its bash on Thursday at partner Hildy Gottlieb’s Beverly Hills home. Her hubby, director Walter Hill, co-hosted the event for the seriously talented crowd, including 2019 client nominees Olivia Colman (above, with past winner Christoph Waltz), Regina King, Spike Lee, Sandy Powell, Fiona Crombie and Guy Nativ.

Spike Lee and Cedric The Entertainer attend the ICM Partners 2019 Oscar Party held at a private residence in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, February 21, 2019 (photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

They enjoyed cocktails and canapés with former Oscar winners like Waltz and Kathy Bates. Former Academy Award nominees on the talent-filled scene were Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacki Weaver and Jeff Goldblum. Spike Lee and Cedric the Entertainer shared a moment (above); we’re guessing Cedric still wants to know why he didn’t get a role in “BlacKkKlansman”!

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Richard E. Grant and Michael Howells, British Consul General, attend a reception for U.K. Oscar nominees at British Consul General’s Residence on Feb. 22. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Friday night was also a night for Hollywood’s ex-pats to make merry, at least those from Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany, that is. Those proud countries hosted special pre-Oscar revelries to single out their citizens, beginning with the U.K. Film afternoon bash at the British Consul’s residence in Hancock Park.

There, with tea and scones (and some gin thrown in for good measure), best supporting actor nominee Richard E. Grant joined Michael Howells, the British Consul General in Los Angeles (in the photo below), for a champagne toast to all the nominees from across the pond.

Shamier Anderson, Canadian Consul General Zaib Shaikh and Stephan James at a pre-Oscar celebration for Canadian Oscar nominees. (Photo: George Pimentel)

A few blocks away, at the residence of the Consul General of Canada, a big crowd celebrated everything short, since the Canadians own “five of the 10 short film nominations this year,” as Consul General Zaib Shaikh told the cheering Canucks gathered in his back yard.

He also shouted out to TeleFilm Canada and the National Film Board of Canada for their ongoing financial and creative support of Canadian filmmakers. Nominees on hand included Alison Snowden, David Fine, Domee Shi, Jeremy Comte, Marianne Farley, Marie-Helene Panisset and Trevor Jimenz. Some of Canada’s favorite Hollywood actors — Nia Vardalos, Maxim Roy and brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James (the star of the 2019 best picture nominee “If Beale Street Could Talk”) — joined in the late afternoon fete. Anderson and James flank Shaikh in the photo below.

Oliver Masucci, Tom Schilling, Saskia Rosendahl and Sebastian Koch attend the German Oscar reception at The Villa Aurora on Feb. 23 (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Over at The Villa Aurora in the Pacific Palisades, Germany also had their own Friday afternoon “die Feier” (celebration) to honor that country’s nominees, with accolades for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, director of the best foreign film “Never Look Away,” and his stars Oliver Masucci, Tom Schilling, Saskia Rosendahl and Sebastian Koch (pictured above).

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Glenn Close and Yalitza Aparicio attend the Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party at Spring Place on February 22, 2019. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for Women In Film)

Taking over the newest party space in Beverly Hills, Women in Film made Friday night their own. At Spring Place (on Wilshire and Spaulding), traffic backed up and females poured out of chauffeur-driven rides to make their way up to the 12th annual WIF Oscar Nominees Party.

Everyone came to support the idea of empowering women in every aspect of film, from current nominees including Regina King, Sandy Powell and Marina de Tavira to Glenn Close and Yalitza Aparicio (below), who both dressed in suffragette white.

Kate Bosworth at the Women In Film Oscar Nominees Party at Spring Place on Feb. 22 (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Chloe Wine Collection)

Actress and producer Kate Bosworth led the rest of the talented crowd — Angela Bassett, KiKi Layne, Connie Britton, Lake Bell, Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman and WIF head Cathy Schulman among lots of others — in launching a new initiative aimed at female directors. Chloe Wine Collection launched the “She Directed” contest in conjunction with WIF and Bosworth, with plans to provide four women both mentorship from established Hollywood veterans as well as funding for a future project.

“It’s a very important initiative,” Bosworth (above) told The Wrap amid the din of the party. “It’s important to continually strive to put women at the center of the story. It’s frustrating that women still have to fight so hard to direct in this industry. It’s frustrating. It really is beyond frustrating. Women in general are some of the most ferocious energies on this planet and I think it’s about harnessing that ferocity. I get frustrated, I sometimes just want to upturn the entire table. But it’s about making enough noise that you get a seat at that table.”

Nominees toast onstage during the 12th annual Women in Film Oscar Nominees Party Presented by Max Mara with additional support from Chloe Wine Collection, Stella Artois and Cadillac at Spring Place on Feb. 22. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Chloe Wine Collection)

Women garnered 61 Oscar nominations this year, a record number, as Cathy Shulman told the appreciative crowd. “We are at the height of gender parity in Hollywood right now, since we started Women in Film 12 years ago. But gender parity is still the issue. Only 25 percent of this year’s Oscar nominees are women. We still need to keep fighting!”

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‘Amazing Grace’ Film Review: Aretha Franklin Lives in This Resplendent Gospel Concert Film

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Aretha Franklin was at the peak of her career and her creative powers when her gospel album “Amazing Grace” was released in 1972. (It sold more than two million copies and became her best-selling record.) Director Sydney Pollack was hired by Warner Brothers to make a film of Franklin’s recording session for this album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, but Pollack didn’t use a clapperboard to synchronize picture and sound at the beginning of each take, and so he was unable to complete the movie, which sat in storage for 38 years.

The footage was handed over to producer Alan Elliott in 2008, and Elliott managed to salvage the project, but then Franklin sued him and prevented him from showing the movie at various film festivals. After Franklin’s death this year, Elliott was given the go-ahead by her estate to finally show “Amazing Grace” in theaters, and if anything was worth such a long wait, this movie would be it.

“Amazing Grace,” the album, runs an hour and a half, which is close to the running time of this film. (There is a complete version of the concert, recorded over two nights, that was released in 1999 and runs two-and-a-half hours.) We get to hear most of the songs on the original album, but the thrill here is that we get to see Franklin in action in that church. We get to be in the room where this happened, and that’s enough to make “Amazing Grace” the film event of the year.

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“Amazing Grace” opens with title cards that explain the “technical reasons” why it wasn’t released 46 years ago. We see Pollack trying to figure out how to film at the church, and it becomes apparent later on in this movie that he was in over his head. It looks like he didn’t have adequate time to prepare; late in the film we see him pointing frantically to a cameraman to get the shot he wants. But the gospel personalities on display in “Amazing Grace” are so powerful, so charismatic, so formidable, that many other directors might have been intimidated and lost in their midst.

The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church is not a modern mega-church. It is small and plain, but the congregants provide all the flair and drama that anyone might wish for. It is a privilege to be in this space with the Rev. James Cleveland, who leads the concert and is Franklin’s real director and co-star here.

Cleveland is a church showman of the old school, and he is highly conscious of the camera. At one point he stops playing for Franklin when she is singing “Amazing Grace” and goes to sit down and weep. Clearly his emotion is genuine, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t aware of using it for effect as a part of the performance.

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Franklin herself is very private and armored when she isn’t singing, as if she doesn’t want to be seen. There is sometimes fear and apprehension in her eyes during non-musical moments, and she often closes her eyes when she sings. Franklin has the hauteur of a queen when she walks up and down the aisles of the church. She is set apart from others by her gift, and she knows it. What comes across most strongly is how hard she has to try to protect herself and protect the gift she has been given.

Mick Jagger is seen clapping along in the back of the church on the second night, and on this second night Cleveland introduces the great gospel singer Clara Ward (who influenced Franklin’s style) and Franklin’s father C.L. Franklin, a small but kingly man she regards with adoration. C.L. addresses the congregation and says that his daughter “synthesized” the styles of Ward and Mahalia Jackson, and it is clear that he viewed Franklin very objectively.

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Every moment of this movie is extraordinarily pleasurable, but the clear highlight from a dramatic standpoint is Franklin’s rendition of “Never Grow Old,” a gospel standard that she had recorded for her first album when she was a teenager. As she accompanies herself on the piano, C.L. gets up and lovingly wipes the sweat off of his daughter’s face, and when he sits down next to Ward, they both beam with pride and reverence at Franklin.

It’s one thing to hear Franklin sing “Never Grow Old” on the “Amazing Grace” album, but it is an otherworldly experience to see her sing it and to watch her father and Ward react to it. Ward starts to cry, but she covers her face. Ward’s mother is so overcome as Franklin sings “Never Grow Old” that she rises up and tries to get to Franklin, and she has to be restrained by others. Cleveland playfully throws a handkerchief at Pollack’s camera as this is going on, and the feeling of ecstatic community steadily intensifies until it seems as if all this could and should go on forever.

“Amazing Grace” is a movie worth seeing and re-seeing and re-seeing again, a testament to the Queen of Soul at the height of her powers, live, in full color, in rich sound, resplendent.



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‘Performance’: 50 Years On From The “Chaos” & “Gold” Of The Mick Jagger-Fronted British Crime Drama

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‘Studio 54’ Film Review: Disco Doc Skims the Surface Like Club Owners Skimming Profits

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The nightclub Studio 54 sought to be a disco paradise in the 1970s, a utopia made up of sex, drugs, dancing, and celebrity display. Many gay men of a certain age in Manhattan still claim to have been one of the shirtless waiters in tight shorts at Studio 54, and like so much else about that club, these claims are hard to verify.

Documentarian Matt Tyrnauer (“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”) sits down with the two surviving co-owners of the club, Ian Schrager and Jack Dushey (the latter functioned as a silent partner), and tries to get them to reveal the tale behind its rise and fall, but this often proves difficult for him. Steve Rubell, the exuberant public face of Studio 54, died of AIDS-related complications in 1989, and so he isn’t around to tell his part of the story. The feeling persists in “Studio 54” that we are very far from hearing what really happened there.

Tyrnauer centers his movie around interviews with Schrager, who is a very guarded guy. It comes out mid-way through the film that Schrager’s father was an associate of gangster Meyer Lansky who was nicknamed “Max the Jew,” and Schrager is cagy about how much he wants to reveal about himself and his background to Tyrnauer. The heterosexual Schrager was best friends from college on with Rubell, a gay guy who was closeted when he needed to be. At Rubell’s funeral, we are told that Rubell’s mother asked, “Why didn’t Steve ever get married?”

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It was Rubell’s mother who did the bookkeeping for Studio 54, which self-destructed around three years after its flashy opening in 1977 when Feds discovered enormous amounts of money and some drugs hidden on the premises. As one federal agent says here, if you’re going to skim money off the top, you should do 10 percent, whereas the owners of Studio 54 were skimming closer to 80 percent. This thievery was so blatant that the word “skim” was actually found on their balance sheets.

“Studio 54” emphasizes the long and painful legal downfall of the club rather than the spirit of fun that it was advertising. We see only glimpses of celebrated hedonistic images like Bianca Jagger on a horse at the club on her birthday, and black-and-white stills mixed with some grainy color footage can only give us a suggestion of what Studio 54 was like.

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Schrager says they wanted to make the “ultimate nightclub” and “dent the universe,” and they did manage to do that. One of the former workers at Studio 54 says that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards didn’t have to pay to get in but the other Rolling Stones did. This was symptomatic of the hierarchy of the club, which bred resentment for all the people who were denied entry and forced to stare like “one of the damned trying to get into paradise,” as writer Anthony Haden-Guest puts it here.

We get the expected photos of Liza Minnelli and fashion designer Halston, and there’s a tantalizing shot of Minnelli dirty dancing with Mikhail Baryshnikov that is one of the few images in “Studio 54” that really catches the flavor of this milieu. Even old-time stars like Cary Grant and (surprisingly) Ginger Rogers are seen wanting to get a feel, so to speak, for what all the fuss was about.

It seems clear that the focus of “Studio 54” should have been on the unusual and very close relationship between Rubell and Schrager — who eventually went to prison together and remained so close after their release that they purchased a joint vacation home — but there are many unanswered questions here. Did Rubell ever express romantic feelings for Schrager at any point through the years? (After all, this was a very druggy “anything goes” period.) Was their relationship platonic from both sides, or just from Schrager’s side?

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Maybe Tyrnauer did ask these questions but was unable to get satisfactory answers from Schrager, who does eventually confirm that both he and Rubell were stoolies in prison, ratting out other nightclub owners for skimming off the top as they did.

The most emotional moment in “Studio 54” comes when Schrager says that his father would not have been pleased that they incriminated others in order to get out of prison early. He and Rubell both went against the code of “honor among thieves,” but we don’t know if Rubell himself was as aware of this as Schrager is.

“Studio 54” is a case of a documentary attempting to tell a story that obviously cannot be fully or satisfyingly told at this juncture. As such, it has value only insofar as it suggests how much that era cannot quite be re-captured.



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Happy 75th Birthday Mick Jagger: See The Rolling Stones Singer’s Top TV and Film Moments (Photos)

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‘That Summer’ Film Review: Little Edie at Grey Gardens, Before ‘Grey Gardens’

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“Grey Gardens,” the 1975 documentary about “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Beale, two reclusive relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy, has become an uneasy sort of classic, spawning both a 2006 Broadway musical and a 2009 TV movie.

Albert and David Maysles, who directed “Grey Gardens,” had originally been hired as technicians by Lee Radziwill, Jacqueline Kennedy’s sister, who sought to make a film about memories of her father, “Black Jack” Bouvier. Radziwill wanted to interview Big Edie and Little Edie about Bouvier, and they shot four reels of footage before the project was abandoned and the Maysles brothers took over.

“That Summer” unearths or exhumes that original footage, and it is padded out by a prologue and conclusion with the artist Peter Beard, who had accompanied Radziwill on her initial trips to Grey Gardens, the crumbling estate that Big and Little Edie had occupied in isolation for 25 years.

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We hear Beard’s voice in 2016 as he flips through old photographs of people like Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, and Jackie Kennedy. “She wanted to have a photo lesson, so she got it,” Beard says of Jackie. We then hear Radziwill’s voice on the soundtrack describing the summer she met Beard (this recent audio of Radziwill was provided by Sofia Coppola). Radziwill raves about Beard and says he was “super-looking and had the body of a Greek god.” Given how competitive Kennedy and Radziwill were throughout their lives, it’s hard not to wonder just who got farther with Beard.

This early Beard-related section of “That Summer” is fairly inane and only of interest to those people who are still transfixed by anything that has to do with Jackie Kennedy. But once the film turns itself over to the footage of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, this movie comes into its own as a fascinating companion piece and prequel to the Maysles Brothers film.

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Big Edie and Little Edie are great talkers, as anyone who has seen “Grey Gardens” knows, and they have all kinds of things to say to the camera in this footage from 1972. Little Edie slumps in a chair and talks about how she bought it a long time ago and nobody ever sits in it but her. She calls it “the Disappointed Chair,” but her sense of humor is often cut with her pain and her rage at her mother.

Big Edie emerges in this earlier footage as more of a tyrant with her daughter, and with practically everyone else except Radziwill. “I don’t hate you as much as I did,” Big Edie blithely tells a nurse before crying, “Ah, don’t be presumptuous!” in a fluty tone that is either a parody of a demanding upper-class voice or the real thing itself or some odd combination of the two.

“Grey Gardens” is about Big and Little Edie and their fights with each other and their desperate dependency on each other, while “That Summer” is about them trying out their personas for the camera and dealing often with Radziwill, who changes their whole dynamic. Little Edie is cagey around Radziwill, even if she does boast here about having “yelled” at Jackie over the phone.

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Radziwill herself is a very tricky camera subject. Everything about her suggests poise and social ease, and she has real glamour; even her crooked teeth somehow look glamorous. At first, she seems genuinely concerned about her aunt and her cousin, her face a picture of loving distress as she speaks to some men about disposing of some of their most decrepit furniture.

But in her interactions with Big Edie, it seems clear that Radziwill is someone who is chiefly concerned with appearances and with creating a pleasing performance of herself. Her finishing-school voice and immaculate clothes make such a telling contrast to the mental and physical disarray of both Big Edie and Little Edie that her persona feels like an example of what those two women have rejected by making themselves into shut-ins who live as they like.

To Radziwill’s credit, she does seem to partially understand and appreciate their rebellion, even if she uses the nice word “eccentric” to describe her relatives when some tougher words might have been justifiably used. And there is something poignant about the fact that the impeccably dressed Radziwill is now audibly an old lady herself on the soundtrack, devoted to the past just as her aunt and cousin were.

There is a disturbing moment in “That Summer” when Big Edie is talking about vermin in her house and how their numerous cats dispose of it, and then she says to her daughter, “The only vermin is you, Edie.” Big Edie very quickly retreats from this lethally direct statement and says she was merely trying to “spice the conversation with interest.” But this cruel remark is a key to the hate that is the flip side of the love and need that these two women felt for each other, and that hate often animates this prequel, which is essential viewing for “Grey Gardens” fans.



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Keith Richards Apologizes for Saying Mick Jagger Needs a Vasectomy

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Maybe Keith Richards should consider having his vocal cords snipped.

Rolling Stones guitarist Richards has issued an apology after declaring that his bandmate, Stones frontman Mick Jagger, should have a vasectomy.

In a Twitter mea culpa Wednesday, the guitarist said that his comments were “completely out of line.”

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Richards also said that he had apologized to Jagger personally.

“I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line,” Richards wrote. “I have of course apologized to him in person.”

In an interview with WSJ Magazine (via the New York Post), Richards said of Jagger — who welcomed an eighth child at age 73 in 2016 — “It’s time for snip. You can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!” Jagger is now 74.

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This isn’t the first time that Richards has apologized after tearing into his longtime bandmate. After calling Jagger “unbearable” and accusing him of being poorly endowed in his 2010 autobiography “Life,” Richards apologized in 2012, telling Rolling Stone, “As far as the book goes, it was my story and it was very raw, as I meant it to be, but I know that some parts of it and some of the publicity really offended Mick and I regret that.”

I deeply regret the comments I made about Mick in the WSJ which were completely out of line. I have of course apologised to him in person.

– Keith Richards (@officialKeef) February 28, 2018

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Rolling Stones Announce Summer Tour Dates: ‘We Haven’t Finished Yet’

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The Rolling Stones, who have toured every year since 2012 and whose principals are all in their 70s, have announced another set of concert dates, this one a summer stadium run through the U.K. and Europe.  The 11-date “No Filter” tour launches May 17 in Ireland and is likely to be another set filled with greatest […]

13 Times ‘The Simpsons’ Predicted the Future (Photos)

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“The Simpsons” has an eerie knack for predicting the future, from Donald Trump’s presidency to Nobel Prize Winners. Here are 12 times the long-running comedic series got it right.

Lady Gaga

On the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” Lady Gaga is shown suspended by cables flying over the audience at a concert. Well surprise, surprise because at the Super Bowl LI’s halftime show, Gaga descended from the stadium’s roof with suspension cables wearing pretty much the same outfit on her episode.

2016 Nobel Prize Winner

In a 2010 episode, Milhouse predicted that Bengt R. Holmstrom would win the Nobel Prize in Economics and sure enough, in 2016 Holmstrom and Oliver Hart were announced as joint winners of the prize.

Donald Trump Presidency

17 years ago in an episode titled “Bart to the Future” shows Lisa as president after Donald Trump apparently ruined the economy.

Arnold Palmer

On the 28th season premiere, the satirical series made an Arnold Palmer Joke … on the day that golfer Arnold Palmer died.

Homer Simpson tells his wife Marge that he plans to “Arnold Palmer” his pal Lenny.

“Arnold Palmer Lenny?” Marge responds. “You’re going to Arnold Palmer Lenny?”

He was of course referring to the lemonade and iced tea drink mixture — which was named after the golfer.

Siegfried and Roy Tiger Attack

In 1993, an episode titled “$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalised Gambling),” the show imitated a Siegfried and Roy where the magicians got attacked by their trustworthy tiger.

Well, in 2003 Roy was attacked by one of their white tigers during a live performance. He sustained injuries, but lived.

Faulty Voting Machine

During the 2012 elections, a voting machine proved faulty when votes cast for Barack Obama went to Mitt Romney instead.

In a 2008 episode, Homer Simpson went to the voting booths to cast a vote for Obama, but … his vote went to McCain instead.

Higgs Boson

In a 1998 episode, “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace,” Homer Simpson writes out an equation on a chalkboard which if solved “you get the mass of a Higgs boson that’s only a bit larger than the nano-mass of a Higgs boson actually is,” says Simon Singh, science author.

Horse Meat Scandal

In 1994 an episode titled “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song,” the lunch lady was seen reaching into a barrel labeled “assorted horse parts” and putting the meat into the school’s lunch pot.

In 2013, it was reported that traces of horse DNA was found in beef products across the UK.

Guitar Hero

The now basically extinct but once popular video game Guitar Hero was first released in 2005.

But in a 2002 Simpsons episode, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards give Homer a jacket that has “guitar hero” printed on the back of it.

Farmville

The virtual reality game, Farmville, was all the craze in 2009 with people rushing home from work or school to tend to their farm.

In a 1998 episode, “The Simpsons” shows a scene were kids are excited to play in a yard work simulator.

Old Beatles Letters

In Season 2’s episode 18, “Brush With Greatness,” Ringo Starr from the Beatles is shown responding to fan letters while saying: “They took the time to write me, and I don’t care if it takes me another 20 years. I’m going to answer every one of them.”

Well, two women in England received a reply to their fan mail form Sir Paul McCartney 50 years later.

Smart Watches

Sorry Apple, but The Simpsons had smart watches first.

In a 1995 episode, where the show is set in the future, Lisa’s husband is shown speaking to a phone on his wrist.

The first smart watch wasn’t created until 2013.

 

Disney Owns Fox 

Back in 1998, a quick scene in “The Simpsons” showed 20th Century Fox as “a Division of Walt Disney Co.” And late in 2017, Disney was deep in talks to acquire much of the Fox empire, including the film and TV studio.

 

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Oscar Parties 2017: Ultimate Guide to the Hottest Invites in Hollywood (Updating)

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Before Jimmy Kimmel reveals whatever he came up with to top Jimmy Fallon’s spectacular “La La Land” opening to the Golden Globes, there are a lot of bottles of chamapagne and Oscar nominee schmoozing to be done. It begins as soon as Oscar final voting closes on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. PT.

But first, let’s talk about who’s not partying: UTA.

The agency that has been surging for the past few years collecting talent from rivals and growing a robust digital business canceled its party. Instead it is holding a public rally on the Friday leading in to Oscar weekend (details below). If it’s a fraction of the scene at Sundance, it should go over big.

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Within a day of announcing the event with a $250,000 donation to the ACLU and International Rescue Committee for Refugees, the cause has raised an additional $15,000 from industry donors including $10,000 from UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and wife Marisa personally.

As for boisterous gatherings where we put down our signs and pick up magnums of bubble … read on for The Party Report’s guide to the top Oscar invites for 2017.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Charles Finch “The Art of Behind the Scenes”
KP Projects Gallery
6 p.m.

Mick Jagger, Rebecca Hall and Jemima Khan at Finch’s dinner at the du Cap during Cannes 2016 (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Finch & Partners)

Charles Finch’s dinners at the Eden Roc during Cannes are a staple on the social calendar. There, it’s Mick Jagger, Paul Allen and Clive Owen mixing with socials.

Here in Los Angeles, it’s a cocktail party to unveil a photo exhibit of iconic “on-set” photography from the golden age of cinema. It includes shots of Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot catching a smoke, and a more modern master with Quentin Tarantino dancing behind camera with Uma Thurman and John Travolta.

The night and exhibit (which remains open until Feb. 26) supports the Ghetto Film School.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Alfre Woodard and Farfetch’s Oscar’s Sistahs Soirée
Beverly Wilshire
7 p.m.
Alfre Woodard and friends will honor Oscar nominees Ruth Negga, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Naomie Harris, Spirit Award nominee Edwina Findley and NAACP nominee Aja Naomi King (from the long-forgotten coulda-been “Birth of A Nation”.)

“Yes, we should be in contention for every part except the Queen of England!” Woodard says in her invite. “And we have a rollicking good time supporting each other.”

Thursday, Feb. 23
Cadillac
Chateau Marmont
8 p.m.

The scene at Cadillac’s first Oscar party last year (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Cadilllac)

Get used to seeing the line of CT6’s snaking up to the Chateau. Select nominees may as well leave their cell phone chargers in there as they will be back again a few days later to roll up to the Dolby as the Academy’s official luxury auto partner. Andrew Lipman and Michael Patrick kick off their proverbial sophomore year as the brand’s face to the entertainment community with another much-discussed bash.

Last year’s first outing drew Christoph Waltz, Kelly Rowland, Allison Janney, Joanne Froggatt and a slew of industry power players.

Oscar Wilde Awards at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot
Bad Robot
6 p.m.

Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, and Trina Vargo at a past Oscar Wilde Awards (Alberto E. RodriguezGetty Images)

The new master of the Star Wars universe emcees this annual event on the roof of their Santa Monica offices. Ruth Negga, Martin Short, Glen Hansard, Zachary Quinto, and and “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe are amongst the honorees.

“The one thing that ‘Outlander’ and the Oscar Wilde Awards have in common is whiskey,” cracks Trina Vargo, founder of the host U.S.-Ireland Alliance.

Friday, Feb. 24
UTA “United Voices” Rally
UTA HQ: 9336 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills (Open to the public)
3 p.m.-5 p.m.

The rally aims to “express the creative community’s growing concern with anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States and its potential chilling effect on the global exchange of ideas and freedom of expression,” UTA says.

The cause is both macro and micro: Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker and UTA client Asghar Farhadi, also a nominee this year, decided to forego a way around the Trump administration’s travel ban to make it to the Dolby.

Film is Great
Fig & Olive, West Hollywood
5 p.m.

Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for TWC – Dimension Films)

British Consul General Chris O’Connor toasts British nominees like Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Dev Patel (“Lion”), half-Brit Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”), and composer Micachu, who created the irregular score for “Jackie.”

Brie Larson Hosts Women In Film
Nightingale Plaza
6 p.m.

The WIF President will rattle off a chilling set of statistics about gender inequality in Hollywood, before flipping the script to introduce some exceptions to the rule: outstanding female nominees from on and off camera. This event returns to the La Cienega corridor after several years at Fig & Olive and Hyde on Sunset.

Screen Australia & Australians in Film
Four Seasons in Beverly Hills
6 p.m.

Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson on Golden Globes weekend at the AACTA awards ( Todd Williamson/Getty Images for AACTA )

It’s not just Nicole Kidman and director nominee Mel Gibson. In a surprise announcement, the majority English-speaking country that all of America loves (except the Republican administration), scored its first foreign language nomination. It’s a love story of indigenous people on a volcanic island in Vanuatu, best known to Hollywood as the site of a former season of “Survivor.”

WME Oscar Party
7:30pm-midnight
Private Residence

Ari Emanuel and Peter Berg (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Audi)

Saturday, Feb. 25
Spirit Awards
The Beach in Santa Monica (1550 Pacific Coast Highway Lot 1, 90401)
10:30 a.m. cocktails, 2 p.m. show

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney bring their act from Broadway to the Spirit Awards. Josh Welsh’s “no reading off paper” rule for winners translates to a heightened level of festivities, lubricated by daytime drinking.

The result: One of the rare truly fun awards shows of the year, on par with the Golden Globes. Of all the awards bodies, Film Independent has the most “feel-good” vibe with a diverse membership supporting the artist-driven films and the group’s year-round programs which help cultivate filmmakers beyond their marquee events that get press, like this and the L.A. Film Fest.

From the bustling sponsor tents to the bottles of booze on the tables, enjoy Hollywood’s tailgate at the beach.

MPTF’s Night Before Party
Location Withheld

Jeffrey Katzenberg and the MPTF’s A-list huddle raises a ton of cash for the fund’s mission of “taking care of our own.”

“On Oscar night, we celebrate the creative excellence of our industry while the Night Before demonstrates the deep generosity and compassion of our community,” Katzenberg said in an announcement.

Oscar Sunday, February 26

25th Annual Elton John Aids Foundations Academy Awards Viewing Party
West Hollywood Park
4 p.m.

Sir Elton, Charlie Sheen and David Furnish at the 2016 event. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for EJAF)

Days before the Patriots’ heroic Super Bowl victory, owner Robert Kraft was asked on live TV who ranks as the most famous person in his cell phone. “Elton John,” he blurted without hesitation.

The NFL champion owner is a regular at Sir Elton’s head table on Oscar night, one of the many donors and supporters from film, tv, media, and sports who gather to raise money while cheering on favorites via a dedicated feed of the ABC telecast with its own commercials, cut-ins, and celebrity appearances.

Sir Elton, David Furnish and the EJAF have raised over $350 million over the last 25 years to combat stigma, prevent infections, and provide treatments, and nudge lazy governments to deploy resources to end AIDS.

If you can’t be at the Oscars, this is the place to be. Actually, the Oscars does not come with a Gordon Ramsey-cooked multi-course dinner, a fun ballot contest with glamour prizes, and a performance by St. Paul and the Broken Bones (alums of Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo), so maybe this is even better.

BVLGARI, Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins are the sponsors, with co-sponsors Audi, MAC Viva Glam, and StyleHaul.

Governors Ball
Ray Dolby Ballroom

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson (AMPAS)

Beyond Wolfgang Puck’s 24-karat-gold chocolate Oscars, there are multiple things you can put in your mouth only at the Oscars — besides a face full of Halle Berry.

French champagne house Piper-Heidsieck designed a red magnum wrapped in gold celluloid foil emblazoned with the “Oscars” logo that is only served at the Oscars and the Governors Ball. (Nominees got an early taste at the Nominees Luncheon earlier this month.)

For wine without bubbles,the Academy looked to one of its six-time winners: “Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola.

“What seems logical to me, ” Coppola said, “is that if anyone’s going to provide wine to the Academy, it ought to be the Coppola family.” FFC produced two special  “Director’s Cut” wines with Oscar-specific labels slugged as “Cinema Premiere 89th Edition,” in honor of the 89th edition of the show.

From the cellars of Francis Ford Coppola to the Oscars.

Considering the volatile nature of the business (remember Barkhad Abdi? Bérénice Bejo?), Piper and Francis Ford Coppola are the only two entities guaranteed a return trip to the Oscars next year. Both have multi-year deals with the Academy.

“Manchester by the Sea”/Amazon
Delilah (West Hollywood)

History could be made if Jeff Bezos’s bunch becomes the first streaming service to win the top prize. It would also mark the longest campaign of Oscar season. Whispers of statues for Casey Affleck and the film started before Amazon’s high profile purchase at Sundance 2016.

More to Come…

Details on “La La Land”  and the one event nobody reading this is invited to (Guy Oseary’s bash) to come.

All events are private and by invitation only. Please send invites and updates to the party columnist Mikey Glazer here.

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Mick Jagger Fatherhood News Is ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ Author Tony Parsons Says

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Mick Jagger probably shouldn’t expect Tony Parsons to send a present for his newborn son.

“Man and Boy” author and British journalist Parsons hate-tweeted in the Rolling Stones singer’s direction on Thursday, after news broke that Jagger had become a father for the eighth time, at age 73.

Calling the news “disturbing,” Parsons also snarkily insinuated that Jagger is a cradle robber.

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“Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29,” Parsons wrote. “How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.”

Deeply disturbing that Mick Jagger, 73, has had a baby with Melanie Hamrick, 29. How can this possibly work? She’s far too old for him.

– Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) December 8, 2016

News broke Thursday that Jagger’s girlfriend, 29-year-old ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick, had given birth to a boy, bringing the “Satisfaction” singer’s offspring count to eight.

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“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a spokeswoman for Jagger told TheWrap in a statement on Thursday. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”

Apparently Parsons didn’t get the same statement.

Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

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The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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Rolling Stone Mick Jagger is a papa once again.

Stones frontman Jagger and his girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the rock legend told TheWrap.

“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger‘s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” the spokeswoman said.

“Mick was at the hospital for the arrival. Mother and baby are doing well and we request that the media respect their privacy at this time,” the statement continued.

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Jagger, who turned 73 in July, has seven other children, the oldest being daughter Karis Hunt Jagger, age 45. He and his ex-girlfriend Jerry Hall have four children, including son James, who starred in HBO’s short-lived series “Vinyl,” which Jagger executive-produced.

The singer also has five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Jagger and Hamrick have been dating since 2014.

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‘Star Wars’ Actor Peter Sumner Dies at 74

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Peter Sumner, who played Death Star security officer Lt. Pol Treidum in the first “Star Wars” film has died, The Sidney Morning Herald reported. He was 74.

In the original 1977 “Star Wars” film, Treidum notices two stormtroopers (Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in disguise) are not at their assigned stations and says into an intercom: “TK-421, why aren’t you at your post? TK-421, do you copy?” Later, he’s taken out by Chewbacca.

Sumner earned £60 a day for two days’ work on the film, or about $825 total today.

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According to the Herald, Sumner was in England after traveling with his family when the original “Star Wars” was being cast. Sumner’s London agent told him that “this strange little American sci-fi movie” was looking for an actor to work for a couple of days, so Sumner reported to Elstree Studios and got the role, one he cherished.

“I was so moved by some of the early letters from kids who were sick and the only thing in their lives was Star Wars that I decided I’d answer every single letter,” Sumner says. “And I did,” he told the Herald last year.

Sumner returned as Treidum in the 1999 Star Wars fan film “The Dark Redemption.”

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Sumner’s other acting credits include Tony Richardson’s “Ned Kelly”(1970), starring Mick Jagger. Sumner also worked on the kids show “Play School” and had regular roles on such series as “Spyforce,” “Neighbours,” “Cluedo” and “Heartbreak High.”

He is survived by his wife Lynda and their children Luke, Kate and Joanna.

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