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'Clerks' Star Lisa Spoonauer Overdosed on Painkillers for Cancer, Lung Disease
Clerks star Lisa Spoonauer died from an accidental overdose of a powerful painkiller. According to the Ocean County Medical Examiner in NJ, Lisa died of acute and chronic intravenous use of hydromorphone. She was also battling cancer, anemia, lung disease and immune deficiency. Was only 44 when she died in May At the time, her family said she'd been fighting undisclosed illnesses for years. Her death prompted Clerks writer/director Kevin Smith to post an emotional tribute.
Missoni's party collection celebrates designer's 20th anniversary
I wanted to celebrate my twentieth anniversary given it's a relevant moment for any designer, Missoni told reporters at the end of the show. I organized a party and dressed these young boys and girls as though they were going to one, she added. Angela Missoni took over from her mother Rosita as creative director of the brand, known for its colorful geometric knit patterns, in 1997.
Ferragamo strolls through Milan daisy garden under the stars
Models for Italian luxury group Salvatore Ferragamo strolled through a garden of daisies in the heart of Milan on Saturday evening to wrap up the city's fourth day of fashion week. No two women are the same and I wanted to celebrate women's individuality and style, vivid colours. For this reason the collection included pieces with assorted textures, prints, shapes and attitudes, a style note said.
Russian suspect detained after arson attacks against last tsar film
Police said earlier they had opened a criminal case following a series of arson attacks in protest over the film Matilda by award-winning director Alexei Uchitel. The film tells the story of a love affair between the tsar, Nicholas II, and half-Polish ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya, who described the relationship in her memoirs. Christian State vowed to set cinemas on fire if they screened Matilda and a series of arson attacks connected with the film have been reported across the country.
British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote
British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry said. Firth said he would remain a dual national, adding that his Italian-born wife would also be seeking British nationality. We never really thought much about our different passports, the actor said in a statement. Firth has been married to Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli since 1997 and the couple live with their two sons in Britain.
'Odd Squad' Child Actor Filip Geljo Will Bank $150k for 'Avatar' Sequels
Teen actor Filip Geljo will make some serious green for playing one of the blue people in Avatar 2 . The 15-year-old's set to appear in the next 2 sequels from director James Cameron, and will rake in at least $150,000 for his role, according to his contract. He'll also bank an additional $5k per day for any voice-over work he does. Talk about an out-of-this-world career move for a kid coming from a show on PBS.
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the celebrity Kardashian family, was reported on Friday to be pregnant. Jenner's representatives could not be reached for comment. People magazine, quoting unidentified sources, said the baby was due in February. Jenner and Scott, 25, have been dating since April. Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by G Crosse.
Cavalli's Paul Surridge searches for new sensuality in Milan
British designer Paul Surridge debuted in Milan with his first collection for Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, showing tight-fitting designs and animal prints that he said were an attempt to find a new type of sensuality. The alumni of London's Central Saint Martins college became Cavalli's creative director in May, following the departure of Norwegian Peter Dundas after only three seasons.
Bill Clinton's upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series
Former US President Bill Clinton's debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series. Clinton's The President Is Missing, co-authored with prolific thriller writer James Patterson, will follow the sudden disappearance of a sitting US president and will draw on Clinton's knowledge of holding the office.
Canada's Trudeau sparks Star Wars/Star Trek spat with Chewbacca socks
Justin Trudeau's choice in socks sparked a light-hearted Twitter competition between the stars of Star Wars and Star Trek after the Canadian Prime Minister sported Chewbacca hosiery during high-profile appearances in New York City this week. Star Wars actor Mark Hamill applauded the appearance of his Wookie comrade on Trudeau's socks, tweeting on Thursday it was another reason he loves the prime minister.
Jared Leto Gets Ripped To Play Rock Star
For Dallas Buyers Club and morphed into the gangly Joker for Suicide Squad, but when he's just playing Jared the rocker in his band, 30 Seconds To Mars. Jared shared this pic of his hot bod on Instagram and asked folks to caption it. It's the name of 30 Seconds' new single. He's missing a few packs to a 6, but we'll let it slide on behalf of those bulging pectorals and the whole putting-the-rock-in-rock-star thing.
Quentin Tarantino's Down to Direct 'Star Trek' But Better Hurry!!!
Quentin Tarantino's officially putting it out there - if a studio wants him to direct a 'Star Trek' flick, then set the meeting. We got the director extraordinaire Thursday at LAX and asked him 'Star Trek' stuff. Namely, would he be down if they wanted him to direct. It's an interesting clip, because most directors who haven't sealed the deal are mum until the ink is dry. Quentin seems game, but, with a big *.
Selena Gomez Goes to Work Kissing On Woody Allen's Set
Selena Gomez planted one on a dude that wasn't her bf, The Weeknd, in NYC. It's just another day at the office. You might recognize him from the TV show Homeland or the film Interstellar - but now he's playing Selena's love interest in Woody Allen's latest flick. It's been shooting all over the Big Apple and Thursday they filmed this well-lit smooch scene. We're pretty sure Tim probably didn't mind a retake or eight.
Biker ballerinas and flowers strut down Moschino's Milan catwalk
American designer Jeremy Scott once again brought looks with attitude to the Moschino catwalk on Thursday, parading models in biker ballerina outfits and flower-shaped dresses. The designs echoed the couture is an attitude slogan of his last collection in February. The show began with a biker ballerina wearing a light blue-feathered tutu and a black leather studded jacket. Biker ballerinas turned into crystal embellished angels-meet-rock chicks, with black and silver bustiers sprouting feather wings.
Don't judge me by sales, says Prada's CEO and creative director
Prada's chief executive and creative director Miuccia Prada said on Thursday she did not want to be judged by sales but that her designs offered ideas to women of how to be strong and combative. I don't want to be judged by sales, this is my love. My life and my job (are) more important, Prada told reporters at the end of the show highlighting her spring-summer 2018 collection.
Tropical breeze blows down Fendi's Milan catwalk
Geometric designs in tropical hues breezed along Fendi's catwalk in Milan on Thursday as the Italian fashion house showed off its spring-summer 2018 collection. The show, on the second day of Milan Fashion Week, was held in Fendi's Milan headquarters. In a world where Italian Futurism meets tropical travel, the collection emerges in a swirl of Caribbean colors and flavors, a style note said. Models including Gigi Hadid, sister Bella and Kendall Jenner strutted to drum and bass music and the calls of tropical birds.
'I'm Gonna Git You Sucka' Star Bernie Casey Dead at 78
Bernie Casey, the beloved and iconic co-star in Revenge of the Nerds and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, died in an LA hospital. Bernie's rep tells us he died peacefully Wednesday, surrounded by loved ones. We're told he suddenly fell ill recently, and had spent the last few days hospitalized. Bernie broke into Hollywood with roles in blaxploitation films, and went on to co-star in nearly 80 different projects - most notably he was the national head of the Tri Lams in 'Nerds' .
Emma Stone honed dance skills to play tennis great Billie Jean King
Emma Stone admits she's never been a sports player, so when she was asked to play former world tennis No 1 Billie Jean King in the movie Battle of the Sexes, the Oscar-winning actress approached it from a different direction - dancing. Stone, who won an Oscar in February for song and dance musical La La Land, had never played tennis so her early sessions with King focused on footwork and choreography.
Yoko Ono won't let it be, forces "John Lemon" drink to re-brand
It wasn't exactly instant karma when Beatle John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, heard about a Polish beverage company's new drink called John Lemon. She threatened legal action alleging that it infringed on the trademark of her late husband. Lawyers acting for the beverage firm denied it had infringed the late star's rights, but Ono's lawyers pointed to a Facebook post from John Lemon Ireland, which featured an image of the iconic singer.

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