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NECA Announces Richard Simmons Action Figure

NECA has announced an upcoming action figure based on the popular 80’s TV workout instructor Richard Simmons. This figure is part of their 8″ Retro cloth figure line and is due out this Fall. Look for it to include two different headsculpts and be available for pre-order soon.

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Watch The Trailer For Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

On a day to honor and celebrate Mexican heritage, the new trailer for the powerful documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo has been released. The feature pays homage to Danny Trejo’s heritage—his Mexican roots and his Los Angeles upbringing—as he gives fans a first-hand look into the extraordinary life journey that molded him into Hollywood’s most unlikely hero. The film will be available on digital in the U.S July 7, 2020, giving viewers a raw and inspirational account of Trejo’s unbelievable transformation from hardened criminal to celebrated movie icon and beloved friend of all who cross his path.

From a life of hard drugs and armed robberies to Hollywood red carpets and mentoring addicts, this is the telling of one of the most radical and uplifting transformation stories of human character ever put to film. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Brett Harvey (Ice Guardians), Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo is the shocking story of one man’s capacity to overcome his demons and discover redemption through the most unlikely of journeys.

With a host of celebrity interviews, never-before-seen footage and personal testimony from Trejo and his closest family and friends, audiences will witness the birth of a Hollywood icon who became a symbol of hope to the people he grew up with and fans around the world. After 46 years of sobriety, he never forgets his roots and is genuinely happy to pay it forward every single day. Trejo has made it his personal mission and debt to society to give back to Chicano communities in Los Angeles through his volunteer work donating food via his iconic Los Angeles based restaurants, buying toys for local children, motivational speaking in prisons, working with animal shelters and being a source of consistent support for those in the neighborhood he was raised in.

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Fanny Devito

Yes, this is exactly what you think it is. A Danny Devito fanny pack cleverly named Fanny Devito.

The pack’s strap is covered on both ends with the beloved actor’s trademark hair tufts. Pre-order HERE from The Cryptic Closet for $34.99. Shipping in April.

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Gallery 1988 To Release Scott C. Tom Hanks Great Showdowns Print Set On March 20, 2020

Tomorrow, March 20, 2020 Gallery 1988 will release a Tom Hanks Great Showdowns print set by Scott C.. The time limited set will be available for 24 hours beginning at 12 noon (PT). The set will feature the beloved actor in his iconic films: League of Their Own, Big, The Burbs, Castaway, and Forrest Gump.

Each set will be $75 (for all 5), hand signed and numbered by Scott and the edition size will be determined by how many sell during the 24-hour period.

 

Order HERE.

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Howard Stern Announces Return To The Air Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Howard Stern used his wife Beth Stern’s Instagram to make a major announcement.

On Wednesday, the Sirius Satellite broadcaster said he’d be returning to the air on Monday after the show was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Stern’s studio is located in New York City.

Most likely, the broadcast will instead be happening from remote ISDN lines within Stern’s home, along within the separate homes of his co-host, Robin Quivers, writer, sound man, and puppet master Fred Norris, and the show’s executive producer Gary Dell’Abate. The show was pulled off Sirius last Wednesday and has not aired this week.

Stern’s wife’s Instagram, with nearly 600,000 followers, is dedicated to her animal rescue work, and focuses on posts about special needs cats and kittens and animals who need homes. Stern occasionally appears in voice only.

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Stern revealed the news while petting the couple’s resident cat, Mooshu Peaches Stern, who he has been working closely with to socialize. Stern ended the post with “By the way we should be back on the air on Monday, we’re planning for it. More on that later.”

“See ya Monday,” Beth added, with Stern repeating, “See ya Monday.”

The self-proclaimed King of All Media had been increasingly concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, saying he didn’t even want to be in the building where Sirius is located in Midtown Manhattan, and worrying on the air about “constantly” washing his hands.

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Sid And Marty Krofft Hollywood Walk of Fame Funko Exclusives

Come celebrate Sid and Marty Krofft at the Funko Hollywood store! Sid and Marty Krofft are receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame right in front of Funko Hollywood! Following the star ceremony, Funko will be holding an in-store signing featuring two exclusive Pops! for the event.

Where is it?

Funko Hollywood Store 6201 Hollywood Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Please note that the normal entrance for the store will be inaccessible due to the star ceremony. The temporary entrance for the store will be located at the double doors to the right of the main entrance by the Saturday Morning Cartoons set (closest to the parking entrance and Pep Boys) while the Star Ceremony is set up.

When is it?

Thursday, February 13th

11:00am the Funko Hollywood store opens and you can purchase exclusives

11:30am-12:15pm Walk of Fame Star Ceremony

1:00pm Line up for the signing

1:30pm – 2:15pm In-store signing

Are there exclusives?

Yes! There are two exclusives available for purchase for this event. Gold HR PufnStuf Pop! and a Gold Sleestak Pop! Exclusives are limited to one of each exclusive per guest.

Can I line up for exclusives?

The first 50 people to purchase both exclusives will receive a wristband that guarantees their spot for the signing. You may purchase exclusives when the store opens at 11am. You may line up for the signing at 1pm.

What can I get signed?

You can get one or both exclusives signed, but Sid and Marty Krofft’s time is very limited so you are not able to bring outside items to be signed.

What if you run out of exclusives?

Who is signing?

Sid and Marty Krofft!

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Amazon Bringing Samuel L. Jackson’s Voice To Alexa

Amazon on Wednesday said actor Samuel L. Jackson and other celebrities will voice speech for the company’s virtual assistant Alexa.

Amazon’s celebrity voice feature will cost $0.99, Senior Vice President David Limp said at an event in Seattle. Jackson’s is the only celebrity voice Amazon has disclosed so far.

More info HERE.

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Four Promising Actresses To Watch Right Now

The actresses that star in your favorite films and television shows are more than just gifted artists that help viewers get lost in the worlds they create. They’re incredibly hard workers in their own right as well. The following are just a few up and coming acting talents you’ll definitely want to keep your eye on in the months and years to come.

1. Amber Heard

Amber Heard’s status as the former Mrs. Johnny Depp may have been what she was best known for in the past, but she’s proven she’s so much more than just a pretty face with critically acclaimed performances in super-successful films like Aquaman and The Danish Girl. She’s also heavily involved in social activism within the LGBTQ community, making her an all-around amazing human as well.

2. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s been famous for years for her killer singing and songwriting chops but lately it’s been hard not to notice what an incredible actress she is. Her amazing performance as American Horror Story: Hotel’s Countess Elizabeth earned her numerous accolades. Then her heart-wrenching performance in A Star Is Born (produced by Warner Brothers and the Heather Parry helmed Live Nation Productions) earned her a best actress Oscar nomination and got filmgoers everywhere extra excited to see what she does next.

3. Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz first started wowing movie lovers as a child actress with memorable roles in films like Kick-Ass and The Amityville Horror. These days, she’s all grown up, but still taking Hollywood by storm with challenging roles in thought-provoking projects like Suspiria and Greta. She’ll also be lending her pleasant voice to the upcoming 3D-animated Addams Family production as Wednesday Addams herself.

4. Yara Shahidi 

Fans of ABC’s hit series Black-Ish and its Freeform spin-off Grown-Ish will be very familiar with the beautiful face and poised screen presence of Yara Shahidi. This year, her fans got to experience even more of what she brings to the table as an actress with a stunning performance in The Sun Is Also a Star. If you’d like to see proof that Yara was just as amazing a screen actress as a young girl, check her out as the adorable Destiny in 2011’s Butter. 

Of course, these are just a few of the incredible actresses you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on as we continue on through 2019 and get ready to ease into 2020, but they’re definitely among the most noteworthy. Who would make your personal list?

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Rolling Stone Cover Story: The Softer Side of Howard Stern

After years of psy­cho­therapy, the King of All Media looks back, repents, and rescues a few kittens…

Howard stern hasn’t released a book in 24 years. Back in those days, he was a guy who didn’t think twice about calling Rosie O’Donnell a “fat pig”; using a giant, rotting fish as a mallet to spank a naked woman on the air; or viciously mocking a member of his “Wack Pack” with Down syndrome he’d dubbed “Gary the Retard.” On the cover of the book Miss America, he dressed as a drag queen, and inside he offered detailed accounts of his private cybersex sessions with fans.

The Howard Stern of 2019 — who spends his free time fostering rescue cats or painting watercolors — can only shudder when that book and its 1993 predecessor, Private Parts, comes up. “If I read them, I’d want to jump out a window,” he says. “I haven’t picked them up in years. They are snapshots of who I was back then, and I want to take that guy and shake him. I was a selfish prick. I can just see that quote in Rolling Stone, ‘I was a selfish prick.’ But it’s true.”

It’s before 8 a.m. on a Thursday in mid-April, and Stern is usually at his Hamptons home or Palm Beach estate by now, since he broadcasts Mondays through Wednesdays only. But he’s come into his SiriusXM studio in New York for a rare extended interview timed to the release of his new book, Howard Stern Comes Again, a compendium of his best interviews with the likes of Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Gwyneth Paltrow and other A-listers.

Stern is now friends with ex-antagonists like O’Donnell. Gary is almost never seen; when he is, Stern lovingly calls him “Gary the Conquerer.” “Retard” has vanished from Stern’s vocabulary, along with bits that demean women or minorities. He vacations with friends like Jimmy Kimmel and Jennifer Aniston, and goes to parties with Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin and others he used to torment.

To Stern die-hards, this is blasphemy — the equivalent of Johnny Rotten singing Pat Boone songs. Superfans gather each day on the Howard Stern subreddit to blast their former hero, calling him “Hollywood Howie” or “PC Howie” and arguing over when they stopped listening. (Oddly enough, they all seem tuned in to current show developments.) But as Stern settles onto the studio couch usually reserved for show guests, he says he doesn’t care about the Reddit crew. As he reveals in his new book, he recently had two cancer scares. First, he almost underwent chemotherapy when his white-blood-cell count was off the charts, but discovered at the last moment that he was suffering from mercury poisoning from eating too much fish. Then, in a hypochondriac’s nightmare scenario, he got a full-body scan and doctors saw a spot on his kidney. They said there was a 95 percent chance it was cancer, and he had major surgery, only to wake up and learn it was a cyst that had burst.

In the book, he also says that after many years of psychotherapy he has come to terms with his narcissism. He says he no longer has any desire to humiliate or insult guests to score ratings. In an era when former heavyweights like Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer have been pushed out of the industry due to their treatment of women, it’s no small irony that Stern’s couch is now where some of the biggest names in the industry go for in-depth interviews. It’s the sort of third-act surprise that few people would have ever predicted for the guy formerly known as Fartman.

Read the full Rolling Stone interview HERE.

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Excelsior! A Celebration of The Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee

Celebrate Stan Lee’s extraordinary life and legacy with the tribute “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on January 30, 2019.

Presented by Kevin Smith, LegionM and Agents of Mayhem in partnership with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment. Tickets will be available at legionm.com/stantribute starting at 5pm PST, and all net proceeds will benefit The Hero Initiative, one of Stan’s favorite charities.

The tribute event will begin with a public appreciation of Stan’s life and work at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt that will feature fan-favorite speakers, an art exhibit celebrating Stan’s legacy by famed pop-culture artist Rob Prior, select costumes and props from Stan’s cameos and creations, a musical performance and a special moment of remembrance centered around Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint. 

After a red carpet arrival of guests, the evening will proceed with a private tribute inside the IMAX Theatre hosted by one of Stan’s biggest fans, Kevin Smith.

Kevin will moderate conversations with celebrity speakers from the entertainment industry such as Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld (Co-Creator of Deadpool), Michael Uslan (Executive Producer, “The Dark Knight”), Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto (Producer, “X-Men,” “Transformers” franchise) among others who will share their favorite memories and personal stories of Stan. The evening will be rounded off with video tributes and live performances of Stan’s favorite music and poetry.

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