What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2019 — Variety

The holidays might be over, but Netflix has a quick fix for the back-to-work blues. Sing along to your favorite Beatles songs in “Across the Universe” or laugh along with the Joker as he tries to thwart Batman in “The Dark Knight” when both arrive to the streaming platform next month. A couple classics are…

via What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2019 — Variety

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Terry-Thomas and His Tragic Final Days

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The great eccentric British comedian Terry-Thomas (Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens, 1911-1990) was born on July 10. It may shock you (or perhaps not) to know that this quintessential caricature of an upper-crust Englishman was a working class kid, the son of a butcher who was into amateur theatricals. As a teenager, Young Tom Stevens began to cultivate his accent, basing his speech on that of an actor named Owen Nares, and began dressing nattily in imitation of his favorite movie stars. He was endowed by nature with the gapped teeth; the cigarette holder, tailored suits, mustache, spats, bowler hat and so forth would all be added later, as would the unique hyphenated professional name. As a young man he held menial jobs (clerkships and so forth), while simultaneously playing ukulele in jazz bands, working as a movie extra and developing a cabaret act. During World War II, he traveled with…

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Kris Jenner Confirms That Kim Kardashian’s ‘Beyond Proud’ Of Kylie’s $900M ‘Forbes’ List Appearance — Hollywood Life

No jealousy here. After Kylie Jenner joined the ranks of America’s wealthiest celebrities, her sisters are ‘celebrating’…Kim Kardashian is especially happy for a reason that Kris Jenner EXCLUSIVELY confirmed with HL.

via Kris Jenner Confirms That Kim Kardashian’s ‘Beyond Proud’ Of Kylie’s $900M ‘Forbes’ List Appearance — Hollywood Life

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Case — Variety

A sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein will proceed to trial after a New York judge shot down efforts to get the charges thrown out by the indie film mogul’s lawyers. Weinstein’s legal team has accused alleged victims of lying and claims that the D.A.’s office and the police withheld evidence from the grand jury.…

via Judge Refuses to Dismiss Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Case — Variety