Yesterday morning we lost yet another legendary talent.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams, age 63, was found dead in his Tiburon, California home of suspected suicide. According to the local coroner’s office, the cause of death is believed to be suicide by asphyxiation .
William’s publicist, Mara Buxbaum, issued the following statement to Variety:
“Robin Williams passed away this. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Williams was well known for his roles in films such as voicing the Genie in Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Flubber, Jumanji, and Dead Poet’s Society to name a few.
At the time of his death, Williams was working on a number of movies, including Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, set for release in December, Merry Friggin’ Christmas, set for release in November, and a sequel to the 1993 movie Mrs. Doubtfire.
From the Sesame Street to the President of the United States, people everywhere mourned the loss of yet another talented soul. May he rest in peace.
Singer Ariana Grande has released yet another full track off her second album, My Everything, titled “Best Mistake”.
The song has a slower feel to it compared to previous singles off the album such as “Problem” and “Break Free”. There is minimal production in terms of the beat and instrumentation, making it easy for the vocals and the heartfelt lyrics to stand out.
Featured on the track is rapper Big Sean, who multiple entertainment blogs and news outlets have recently been referring to as Grande’s new boyfriend. The pair were spotted out together at the movies in L.A. earlier this month.
I must admit that I am a pretty big fan of Ariana Grande’s music and tend to take a preference to her more emotional and slow downed tracks so I personally love the new track. Take a listen to it below and form your own opinion!
My Everything is due to be released August 25.
It seems all I write about these days for this movie section is biopics!
Currently in the casting stage is a Richard Pryor biopic and the current top choice to play Pryor is actor and comedian Mike Epps.
According to Deadline.com, Epps had an “explosive” screen test that blew the producers away. The website also mentioned that actors Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan, and Marlon Wayans also screen tested for the role. Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway are among the names in consideration to play Jennifer Lee Pryor, Richard’s widow, in the film.
Hopefully there will be some definite developments soon.