Adam Sandler Serenades Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Anniversary With Frank Sinatra Parody (Video)

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Adam Sandler dropped by “The Tonight Show” Monday to help Jimmy Fallon celebrate five years at 11:35 p.m. “My Jimmy Fallontine” got everybody in the anniversary spirit.

Below are some of the lyrical highlights from Sandler’s Frank Sinatra parody.

Like:

“I think it’s pretty cool/you’ve had the same haircut since middle school/and you imitate me with your ‘zabba-dabba-do’”

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Plus:

“When there’s drug tests at NBC/you give Questlove a sample of your pee/You’re like a younger version of me/except not a Jew”

And:

“Be mine for goodness sake/Break up with Timberlake”

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Watch Sandler do his thing via the video above.

We’re not sure it’s enough for Jimmy to kick Justin to the curb.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” debuted on Feb. 17, 2014.

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Netflix Smashes Q3 Earnings and Subscriber Projections, Stock Soars 14 Percent

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Netflix surged past Wall Street subscriber projections when it posted its third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, sending its stock back towards $400 per share in the process.

The streaming giant posted $3.99 billion in revenue, matching analyst projections, while its earnings of 89 cents per share trumped analyst expectations of 68 cents per share. Revenue increased 34 percent year over year.

Most importantly for investors, the company added 6.96 million more subscribers during Q3, easily passing Netflix’s forecast of 5 million new customers. As Netflix edges toward a saturation point at home, with nearly 60 million domestic subscribers, it’s increasingly focused on pulling in international customers. That bet paid off during the third quarter, with Netflix adding 5.87 million new customers outside the U.S.

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The company pointed to “greater-than-expected acquisition globally, with strong growth broadly across all our markets including Asia,” as a driving force behind its subscriber growth in a note to investors.

And Netflix expects that growth to accelerate as 2018 comes to a close, with the company projecting it’ll add 9.4 million new customers in its Q4 guidance — comfortably eclipsing its quarterly record of 8.3 million new viewers. Analysts had anticipated Netflix would project 7.7 million new subscribers.

After an underwhelming second quarter report, Wall Street was clearly happy with what it saw from Netflix on Tuesday afternoon, with shares jumping 14 percent in after-hours trading to $393 per share. Netflix shares, after factoring in Tuesday’s after-hours burst, have increased 88 percent since the beginning of the year.

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As a sign of the times, Netflix touted its shows as “launching pad for a new generation of global stars” by highlighting the “explosive growth” of its stars’ followers on Instagram.

Netflix shows off the growth its stars have seen on Instagram

As usual, it was a busy quarter for the Los Gatos, California-based company. Netflix released new seasons of “Orange Is the New Black” and the Jason Bateman-led “Ozark.” It also added international hit “Black Panther” to its service — something analysts anticipated would fuel subscriber growth outside the U.S. Netflix also recently announced it was acquiring a New Mexico production facility as it looks to create more content in-house.

To pack its service with new shows, Netflix is spending big, with $8 billion committed to content in 2018. The company looked to assuage fears about its spending in its shareholder letter. “We recognize we are making huge cash investments in content, and we want to assure our investors that we have the same high confidence in the underlying economics as our cash investments in the past,” Netflix said. The company ended the quarter with $8.3 billion in long-term debt and $3.1 billion in cash.

Investors haven’t minded the spending, though, as long as the company keeps pulling in new subscribers. Netflix now has 137.1 million total subscribers.

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The company will share a webcast of its earnings call at 6:00 p.m. ET on its YouTube investor relations page.

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Adam Sandler Promises New Jokes and New Songs in Netflix Special (Video)

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The Sandman is back.

Netflix released the official trailer for Adam Sandler’s upcoming comedy special, which will be out on Oct. 23.

The trailer promises new jokes, new songs, questionable dance moves, and the trademark voices that fans associate with the actor-comedian. And Sandler’s dog joins him on stage, too, so if you come for nothing else, at least come for the bulldog!

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The trailer features Sandler performing at multiple theaters, which seems to be a break from the typical Netflix comedy special.

Sandler has a film deal with the streaming service that has resulted in movies like “The Ridiculous 6” and “The Do-Over,” as well as the upcoming “Murder Mystery.” He also stars with Chris Rock in the movie “The Week Of.”

“Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh” debuts on Netflix on Oct. 23. 

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Will Netflix bounce back?

The streaming giant is set to report its third-quarter financials on Tuesday, looking to rebound from an underwhelming second quarter where it missed both Wall Street and internal estimates for new subscribers.

It marked the first time since early 2017 that Netflix missed on subscriber estimates, with the Los Gatos, California-based company falling 1 million new streamers short of the 6.2 million it had projected. The quarter perfectly summarized where Netflix stands as a public company right now; despite slightly beating earnings and revenue forecasts, Netflix shares have taken since taken a beating, dropping 17 percent since July.

Netflix reported a rare miss on subscriber growth last quarter (via Netflix)

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Of course, “bounce back” might be a bit dramatic. Netflix, even after showing it isn’t immune to an underwhelming quarter, has 130 million total subscribers. It’s trading at $336 per share — 62 percent higher than where it started the year — even after a healthy dip. Still, the company rises and falls largely on a single metric, something analysts are well aware of.

“We worry that another second consecutive subscriber miss could impact the narrative about the pace of subscriber growth moving forward,” Evercore analyst Anthony DiClemente recently said in a note to clients that was shared with TheWrap.

DiClemente is optimistic that won’t be the case, though, thanks to a strong slate of new content. Netflix released new seasons of “Ozark” and “Orange is the New Black” during the quarter, and added global hit “Black Panther” to the fold.

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As Netflix edges towards a saturation point in the U.S., with 57 million domestic subscribers, the company is increasingly looking for new customers outside the States. DiClemente, using data from analytics firm SensorTower, believes the fresh content has spurred “robust international subscriber growth” during Q3.

“In total, the Netflix app was downloaded more than 40 [million] times from the App Store and Google Play Store in the [third quarter],” DiClemente wrote, marking a 48.5 percent year-over-year growth. “Download activity experienced the most rapid growth in five quarters.”

That trend was especially clear in India. CEO Reed Hastings pointed to the country as a critical market earlier this year, saying greater internet access will drive its “next 100 million” subscribers. Netflix downloads increased 500 percent year-over-year in India, according to Evercore’s data, hitting nearly 5 million downloads for the quarter.

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Netflix has seen its popularity soar in India, according to data collected by Evercore

Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry made a similar observation in a Monday note to clients that was shared with TheWrap. He said that the “launch of local originals such as ‘Sacred Games’ and ‘Ghoul’ in India accompanied with significant marketing and local partnerships are representative of the potential that these earlier stage, mobile first markets have to drive international subscriber growth.”

Terry, despite cutting his year-long price target on Netflix from $470 to $430, remains bullish on Netflix, projecting the company to add 4.7 million international subscribers, along with another 850,000 in the U.S, eclipsing Netflix’s own forecast of 5 million new users.

From a financial standpoint, Netflix is expected to report earnings of 68 cents per share on $4 billion in revenue, according to Yahoo estimates. The company is spending big on new shows, with $8 billion going towards content in 2018. That figure will increase in 2019. And it’s expected to burn more than $3 billion by the end of the year. But for most investors and analysts, those numbers are ancillary. If Netflix can top 5 million new subscribers on Tuesday, it’s all but guaranteed to enjoy a Wall Street boost. For that to happen, it’s leaning on “Black Panther” and its original content to drive growth outside the U.S.

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How 21 Movies and TV Shows Portrayed 9/11 (Photos)

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Blazes to $1.95 Million at Thursday Box Office

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Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” grossed $1.95 million at the Thursday box office, while Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania 3” earned $2.6 million in previews.

In comparison, Johnson’s last movie “Rampage” earned $2.4 million in previews before opening to $35.8 million. Perhaps another comparison is “The Legend of Tarzan,” which earned $2.6 million in previews before grossing $38.5 million its opening weekend in 2016.

Legendary and Universal’s “Skyscraper” is looking to open in the $35 million to $40 million range, against a reported budget of $120 million.

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The action film stars Johnson as Will Sawyer, a former FBI agent and amputee who gets a job as head of security for the tallest building in the world. But when terrorists attack the building and frame him for the crime, Sawyer must both clear his name and save his family from danger. Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote and directed the film, which has a 52 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Neve Campbell also stars.

The animated film “Hotel Transylvania 3” is also opening this weekend and is expected to open in a similar range as “Skyscraper,” with both films contending against “Ant-Man and the Wasp” for the No. 1 spot. $35-40 million opening would be a solid start for “Hotel Transylvania 3,” given it had a budget of $65 million.

By comparison, the first “Hotel Transylvania” opened to $42 million in 2012, while the 2015 sequel opened to $48 million, the best opening for an animated Sony release.

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“Hotel Transylvania 3” sees Count Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his family take a break from running the monster getaway spot and head on a cruise vacation. Along the way, Dracula falls in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka (Kathryn Hahn), not knowing she is the great-granddaughter of Dracula’s archrival, Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan).

Genndy Tartakovsky directed the film and co-wrote it with Michael McCullers. The film also stars an ensemble cast featuring  Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, and Mel Brooks, all of whom reprise their roles from the previous films in the series. The film has a 59 percent RT score.

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‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Film Review: Adam Sandler’s Groovy Ghoulies Take a Wacky Vacation

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“Hotel Transylvania 3” proves that you can both check out of and leave the titular resort, even if you wind up, as Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) peevishly observes, at what amounts to a hotel on a boat.

“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” sees the “Drac pack” relaxing aboard a cruise ship, and while no one’s going to mistake this franchise for Pixar, returning director Genndy Tartakovsky (“Samurai Jack”) keeps the slapstick coming at enough of a relentless pace to make this animated sequel a midsummer delight.

(There’s something to be said for a monster movie that manages to work in three separate dance numbers, one of which involves springing deadly traps in an undersea ruin.)

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Dracula and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) have been working shoulder-to-shoulder in the hospitality biz, but running the hotel has kept them both so busy that they barely get any time to hang out (in bat form, or otherwise). A TV ad inspires Mavis to surprise her dad with a luxury cruise for monsters — it starts at the Bermuda Triangle and winds up at Atlantis — and so the whole troupe packs up for a leisurely voyage.

Unbeknownst to everyone, the ship’s captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn) is the great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan), who has unsuccessfully devoted his life to ridding the world of monsters. In one of the film’s more heavily-played bits of irony, old man Van Helsing’s lifetime of hate has made him quite monstrous himself, with his head sticking out of a life-support contraption that looks like the steampunk version of Captain Pike’s wheelchair.

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Complications arise when the long-widowed Dracula feels a “zing” (the monster version of love at first sight) for Ericka, who’s committed to destroy him. Mavis has a bad feeling about this mortal, and Dracula doesn’t want Mavis to know he’s fallen in love again. And that’s about it for plot, until we get to a big showdown that involves the elder Van Helsing, a kraken (Joe Jonas), and a DJ battle with Mavis’ husband Johnny (Andy Samberg) that pits EDM (provided by Tiësto) against vintage Top 40 favorites.

Screenwriters Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers (“The Boss Baby”) cram the rest of the running time with pratfalls and sight gags that give the movie the anarchic energy of Mad magazine and the better Looney Tunes shorts. From the literally prickly wedding that kicks off the film (both bride and groom shoot out spikes when they get emotional) to something as silly as the flapping sound that people make when they walk quickly in scuba fins, “Hotel Transylvania 3” always goes for the joke and rarely misses.

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And while it seems strange to use terms like “character-based humor” in this context, the film does build on what we know about these lovable creatures, whether it’s the werewolves (Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon) getting to drop off their many, many children at the ship’s day care to enjoy themselves for once — hint: a tennis ball is involved — to the many wacky visual permutations of the Blob. This is a kiddie sequel that seems to be building on previous chapters rather than merely repeating them.

“Hotel Transylvania 3” might be aimed at kids, but adults will chuckle at jokes like an airline run entirely by gremlins or an enormous pet who passes for human strictly by wearing a hat and an overcoat. And let’s not forget that this is the best of the Sandler franchises, one where his homilies about the importance of family and of being understanding of others actually land. (“Grown-Ups 2,” let’s not forget, simultaneously bullied and preached against bullying long before our current FLOTUS picked up that baton.)

While the aforementioned DJ battle will result in many viewers getting a song stuck in their head that they hoped would never again get stuck in their head, “Hotel Transylvania 3” otherwise goes down easy. Pretend you’re on the Lido deck, loosen those knots in your shoulders, and enjoy the voyage.

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53 Celebs Who Were Reported Dead… But Weren’t (Photos)

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Will Ferrell
A fake press release posted on the iNewswire Web site in March 2006 claiming that Ferrell was killed in a paragliding accident in Southern California when a wind gust caused him to lose crash into trees.

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
As a joke, two Dallas jockeys claimed a car accident took the lives of pop stars perished, who were dating at the time. “The first thing I did was call Britney,” Timberlake told ABC News in 2001. “Since the beginning, [when] people knew about our relationship, there’s always been things that have been said that were totally not true, but this just, like, took it to a whole ‘nother planet.”

Avril Lavigne
Rumors began circulating in April 2003 that the “Complicated’ singer killed herself after her grandfather’s death. In recent weeks, Twitter gave new fuel to that fire, igniting a conspiracy theory that the Lavigne known today was actually look-alike singer Melissa Vandella. As the theory goes, the suits at Lavigne’s label cooked up the cover up scheme so they could continue to release her songs.

Paul McCartney
Conspiracy loving Beatles fans believe that McCartney died in 1966 and everything that’s happened to “him” since then is courtesy of a look-alike and sound-alike. Not only that, they believe clues to McCartney’s fate were revealed in songs written by fellow musicians George Harrison and John Lennon. Like, Lennon’s “A Day in the Life,” where the lyrics “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him”… which can only be heard when the song is played backward.

Kanye West
Social media, again, ran amuck Dec. 2016 with the theory that West’s uncharacteristic behavior at the time was because it wasn’t really him… it was a clone. You read that right. Cancelling his tour, dying his hear, having a public meltdown and dissing Beyonce and Jay Z while cozying up to Donald Trump was enough proof for some.

Eddie Murphy
The actor/comedian has been the subject of false reports of his death more than once. On Aug. 30, 2012, has was said to have been killed in a snowboard accident and, most recently, was again the subject of internet buzz after the death of his brother Charlie confused.

Vin Diesel
Facebook was the starting point for a post about the death of the “Fate of the Furious” actor went viral. The post linked to what they said was a video report that requested permission to access the viewer’s accounts. If granted, the “RIP Vin Diesel” post was sent as spam to everyone on that user’s friends list.

Adam Sandler
LinkBeef, which was the breeding ground for several celebrity death hoaxes, reported on Jan. 13, 2017, that Sandler was found dead of an apparent suicide and even cited their source as Marin County Police Department in California and “quoted” Sandler’s “utterly heartbroken” wife, Jackie.

Denzel Washington
Remember that fake news about Eddie Murphy dying in a snowboarding accident? Facebook tried the same story with Washington in Nov. 2011.

Nicolas Cage
Although trafficforgoods.site’s July 2016 headline that “Nicolas Cage passed away because of a serious Motorcycle Accident” and the body of the story said he died when he “lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree,” social media took the bait and ran with it. Another fake news outlet picked up the story, tweaked it and added a Photoshopped pic of a motorcycle crash scene, Cage’s face and a CNN chyron.

Hillary Clinton
Following Hillary Clinton’s appearance at a 9/11 memorial in Sept. 2016 in which she appeared to collapse while getting into a van, ABC News weekend anchor Joe Torres said on that evening’s newscast, “We begin with the breaking news about Hillary Clinton’s death.” The anchor meant to say “health” rather than “death,” but Twitter nonetheless had a field day, sparking speculation that the woman who emerged from her daughter Chelesa’s home a few hours later was a look-alike because the former first lady had died.

Sean Kingston
BBC News shocked the music world when they reported the Jamaican-American singer was found dead at his home weeks after he crashed his jet ski accident in a bridge in Miami. “Today” caught up with the 21-year-old three months later about his near-death experience.

Jackie Chan
“Jackie is alive and well,” read a note on the action star’s Facebook page following internet buzz that he died. “He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports.”

Cher
Cher was added to the celebrity death hoax list of victims after a “R.I.P. Cher” Facebook page was created in Sept. 2016. Although the post concluded with the message “Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page,” wasn’t a clue that it was a fake, the reports of her passing went viral and attracted nearly a million likes.

Macaulay Culkin
When the “Home Alone” star was targeted by death rumors in Nov. 2014, he debunked the reports by taking to Instagram and posting a photo parodying a scene from “Weekend at Bernie’s.”

Betty White
People are so in love with Betty White that when her name trends on Twitter, they freak out with worry that she’s met her maker. As recently as May 10, a tweet popped up saying that she was found dead and another one said her publicist confirmed it. Shortly thereafter, someone set up a GoFunMe to protect her from harm.

Eminem
A fake news story reporting Eminem‘s death in a car accident went viral in 2009. The story went as far as to blame the rapper for the crash, saying he swerved into an oncoming truck because he was on his cell phone.

Jim Carrey
And here we go again with that same snowboarding accident report that keeps popping up with the same facts and only the name of the “deceased” changed. Yup, Carrey was said to have died in April 2016. Even weirder, necropedia.org posted his “anticipated” obituary with a May 20, 2017 date.

Celine Dion
Never-ending rumors of Dion’s death on social media do not sit well the singer, in great part because each time one sprouts wings and flies, she has to ease her aging mother’s fears. “The thing that worries me is my mum,” according to Digital Spy. “It makes me a little mad – she’s 86 years old and if I’m not on the phone telling her I’m OK four seconds after it’s on the news… it doesn’t matter what they say, it’s the impact it has on your family.”

Beyonce
Jewelry can kill you, or at least that’s the rumor that started after the singer accidentally ripped out an earring during a Brooklyn concert and blood began running down her face. A Facebook page claimed she had died because she didn’t seek medical attention. The BeyHive was not happy about the hoax.

Jack Black
The Twitter account for Black’s band Tenacious D was hacked in June 2016 and the culprits posted this unsettling message: “It is with a heavy heart I am to announce that Jack Black passed away last night at 3:37 am. The cause of death is yet unknown.” They later cleared up the mess, posting, “WE had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick ‘prank.’”

Chevy Chase
According to Breaking 13 News, the “Community” actor died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack on Jan. 6, 2016.

Alice Cooper
Fans of the musician got a little confused in the early ’70s after reading Melody Maker magazine’s satirical review of Cooper’s concert in the form of a mock obit. He later issued a statement saying, “I’m alive, and drunk as usual.”

Russell Crowe
The “Gladiator” took matters into his own hands in June 2010 by tweeting, “Unable to answer tweets fell off a mountain in Austria, all over red rover. Don’t know how I got there, but the media are never wrong. G’Bye.”

Miley Cyrus
The “Wrecking Ball” singer has dodged the social medium Grim Reaper more than once. In 2008, she was said to have been killed by a hit and run driver, and in 2009 socialite Peaches Geldolf tweeted that a “friend in the industry” texted her that Cyrus had died. Cyrus’ appearances at the time during a London concert put those issues to rest.

Dwayne Johnson
A Facebook post went viral in April 2014 saying that The Rock died while filming a stunt for “Fast & Furious 7.” He posted a message to his fans on Facebook saying, “Rumors of my death are false – Im still ‘Bringin’ It’ 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – including leap year!” A tweet of his took a more direct approach: “I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death – to show them how a dead foot feels up their ass.”

Michael Jordan
The web site Cronica MX posted an article in Feb. 2015 reporting the NBA superstar died on a heart attack. They took it a step further by producing a video with spliced footage of a breaking news segment and a tearful anchor.

Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence was reportedly found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room by a maid named Verna Del Sosa in 2015. Lawrence never mentioned it directly, but he did make his un-dead self known visible on social media in the days following his “death.”

Madonna
A BBC News video uploaded on YouTube on Sept. 24, 2010 announced Madonna was dead. They were, obviously, wrong.

Willie Nelson
The rumors of Willie Nelson‘s imminent demise have been exaggerated, his publicist says, disputing reports the country music icon is on death’s door. “He’s perfectly fine,” Elaine Schock told the Associated Press on Wednesday, attempting to finally shut down rumors sparked by a March 13 Radar Online story that described the 83-year-old as “deathly ill” and said his lungs weren’t strong enough to perform. A “bad cold” forced Nelson to cancel several shows in January and February, but he was back onstage by Feb. 16, when he played at a San Antonio rodeo. And last week he performed at a Houston stadiumfor 75,000 fans, where he appeared to be in good health and had no problems singing.

Barack Obama
on July 4, 2011, a hacker collective called “The Script Kiddies” took control of Fox News’s politics Twitter feed and posted that the incumbent President had been assassinated during a campaigning event in Iowa.

Sean Penn
News reports popped up on Jan. 12, 2016 that Sean Penn was found murdered in his Malibu home and that authorities were investigating that El Chapo might have ordered a hit on the actor/director who interviewed him shortly before.

Axl Rose
On December 3, 2014, a fake news report circulated on the internet claiming that the singer had been found dead at home. In response, Rose tweeted “If I’m dead do I still have to pay taxes?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger
An Aug. 28, 2015 post on MSMBC.co (not to be mistaken for MSNBC.com) reported that the former Governator died following a heart attack. But this was one time he did not say “Hasta la vista, baby.”

Justin Bieber
If you believe social media, Bieber has been “dead” more times than you can count. There were suicide rumors in 2009, which resurfaced in 2010), along with a shooting in a nightclub and an overdose. Then there was #RIPJustinBieber, which trended on Twitter in Jan. 2011.

Robert Redford
The Sundance Film Festival founder’s publicist stepped in to call reports of his death “a sick hoax.” The fake news initialed from Britain’s Sky News, which said he had fallen off a “golf buggy” in Santa Monica.

Gabourey Sidibe
The “Empire” star was barraged with tweets from concerned fans in March 2016, who were just checking to make sure she was still alive, following post saying she had died from an asthma attack. Sidibe assured everyone she was fine, but joking that maybe she was dead, if her “version of Hell is people believing poorly written articles about me.”

Lindsay Lohan
A tweak to Lohan’s Wikipedia page in July 2011 cited her death and credited E! News as their source – which was false. But the news spread, thanks to a fake Kim Kardashian Twitter account.

Hilary Duff
The former Disney star was said to have fallen to her death on the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand.

Will Smith
May 2011 was not a pleasant month for Smith, who was reported killed in a car accident, after an overdose and falling off that same cliff where Hilary Duff supposedly perished.

Carlos Santana
A Sept. 2015 tweet from a Canadian journalist reporting that Santana’s body was found in a car sparked immediate denials from his peeps. “He is alive and well and enjoying his morning!” his rep told USA Today. Team Santana add to that message, posting on their Facebook page, “… Thank you all for your concern, but the reports of his passing are false.”

Bill Cosby
After the internet announced the comedian’s death, he tweeted, “To the people behind the foolishness, I’m not sure you see how upsetting this is.”

Paris Hilton
While Paris Hilton was serving jail time in 2007 for a DUI, the internet spread word that she had been stabbed to death by a fellow inmate. The story was originally posted on-line and made to look as if it was coming from CNN.

Taylor Swift
Apparently, 2009 was not a good year for Swift. She was said to have been in a fatal car accident and then, months later, died from an allergic reaction to sleeping pills, which spread like wildfire on Facebook and YouTube.

Nick Jonas
The pop singer-turned-actor was also the victim of death hoaxes twice in 2009. One report said he died of cardiac arrest due to complications with his diabetes, while another said his heart stopped after a lap dance in a Dallas strip joint.

Morgan Freeman
Although CNN had initially been accused of claiming that Freeman had died, it was actually a Twitter user named @originalcjizzle, who later wrote, “I had no intention of things turning out this way.”

Zach Braff
The “Scrubs” actor was reported dead in 2009 by a fake CNN.Com page. The perpetrator of the “joke” later posted an apology, saying in part, “… Thanks for (apparently) taking it lightly, since I haven’t gotten a letter about a lawsuit yet. Just so you know, I’m a huge fan; that’s the only reason I made this page, believe it or not. Also, sorry for upsetting your mother.”

Bob Hope
Film legend Bob Hope’s death was announced five years prematurely in 1998 when a pre-written obituary was accidentally published on the Associated Press website. Unfortunately, the erroneous report of his “death” was then announced by the United States House of Representatives live on C-Span.

Mark Twain
We couldn’t leave out humorist Mark Twain, who became known for, among many other things, one of history’s most misquoted quotes. In 1897, Twain he responded to a journalist’s inquity about his health by writing, “James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness; the report of my death was an exaggeration.”

Paul Thomas Anderson shot part of Adam Sandler’s new Netflix special

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Daniel Day-Lewis may have retired after Phantom Thread, but director Paul Thomas Anderson is already back—sort of. According to Splitsider, Netflix has confirmed that Anderson was behind the camera for at least some of an upcoming special from Adam Sandler, who worked with Anderson on 2002's Punch-Drunk Love. Steven…

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