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‘Titans’ Crew Member Dies After Stunt Goes Wrong at Special Effects Facility

A crew member of DC Universe show “Titans” died following an incident during rehearsal at a special effects facility in Toronto on Thursday. The stunt, which involved a car, went awry when a piece of the car broke off unexpectedly and struck a special effects coordinator.  Production will be shut down for two days.

“We are heartbroken and devastated by the passing of our treasured colleague, special effects coordinator Warren Appleby, after an accident which occurred at a special effects facility during the preparation and testing for an upcoming shoot,” said a Warner Bros. spokesperson. “Warren is beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television and motion pictures. The executive producers, along with everyone in the ‘Titans’ family, Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Universe wish to express our deepest condolences, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren’s family and friends at this most difficult time.

Missing Seinfeld Actor's Bodily Remains Reportedly Discovered

A troublesome news story out of Oregon has seemingly come to an equally troublesome conclusion. Bodily remains discovered over the weekend in South Oregon are believed to be those of missing Hollywood actor Charles Levin, arguably best known for working on Seinfeld as the stressed-out and quotable mohel in the episode, “The Bris.”

Details are still being worked out, but here’s the latest. On July 8, the 70-year-old Charles Levin was reported missing in Grants Pass, Oregon by his son, who claimed to have not spoken to his father for several days prior to the report. Search parties were able to use GPS data from Levin’s cell phone in order to narrow their central search down to an area near the town of Selma, and it was there where hopeful rescuers came together to try and track Levin down.

Charles Levin drove a 2012 Fiat that was noteworthy due to its orange paint job, and a local resident was the one who discovered the car down a remote and “almost impassable road” in the area, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. The vehicle itself was no longer on the road itself and had been deemed unusable due to the rough terrain.

According to police, inside the car were the remains of Boo Boo Bear, the pet pug that Charles Levin was known to travel with. At that point, the rescue teams were able to put more efforts into searching the area surrounding Levin’s vehicle.

After several hours of searching around, human remains were discovered. Not long after, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety went public with their knowledge.

Who Will Be in James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad'?

The filmmaker is said to be focusing on a new team who did not appear in the 2016 original.
Warner Bros. has squad goals. Thursday evening fans learned that James Gunn will be directing a new iteration of the Suicide Squad for release on Aug. 6, 2021. The writer-director, who was infamously fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 following the resurfacing of controversial jokes made on Twitter in 2008 and 2009, became attached to pen the movie last October. The Suicide Squad will hit almost five years to the day after David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (2016). Ayer’s film, while critically maligned, proved to be a box office success and went on to make $746.8 million worldwide.

Despite the negative reviews, and hasty tonal edits by Warner Bros. — an overreaction to the negative response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier that year, Ayer’s film brought an awareness of a largely unknown property to general audiences. Suicide Squad may not have elevated the genre, but it offered a unique perspective that hinged on cast diversity and helped make Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn a household name. But the next time we see the Squad, they’ll be quite different.

The real reason why The Big Bang Theory is ending

Chuck Lorre didn’t want to do it without Parsons

Certain things in entertainment are inevitable: Every three months there will be a new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the theaters, every day a classic rock radio station will play Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” and the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” and every fall, seemingly since the beginning of time, there will be another brand new, ratings-topping season of The Big Bang Theory. 

The sitcom juggernaut about a group of nerdy geniuses, waitress-turned-drug company rep Penny, and their lives at their apartments and Cal Tech debuted on CBS in 2007 and only grew in popularity. It became a massively successful show, even into its twelfth season (2018-19), which made it the longest-running multi-camera (meaning live-action, laugh track-laden) comedy in American TV history. Shockingly, it also became the last season of The Big Bang Theory. How could CBS ever do this, or allow this to happen? Here’s a look at the real reasons The Big Bang Theory ended.

According to Deadline, here’s how The Big Bang Theory co-creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre announced the show’s end. After an August 22, 2018 table read of an upcoming episode, Lorre summoned the cast to his office. When everyone arrived, Lorre let star Jim Parsons have the room. Through tears, he told his castmates that the currently shooting 12th season of the show would be his last. Immediately thereafter, Lorre told the assembled actors that the 12th season would be everybody’s last — he’d opted to end the show rather than continue on without Parsons or Sheldon Cooper. Deadline also reported that Parsons told Lorre five days prior to the meeting, and many executives tried to get him to change his mind, but to no avail. 

As Parsons couldn’t be budged, Lorre decided to end the show rather than attempt the difficult task of reformulating the show and continuing on without one of its leads. Besides, he had other projects to work on; he’s the creator and a writer for The Kominsky Method, which in January 2019 won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

 

Whatever happened to Noah Wyle

Of the countless young actors who came and went throughout the ’90s, Noah Wyle seemed more primed than most for long-term success rather than flash-in-the-pan popularity. He didn’t sport traditional leading man looks (and was therefore never pegged as a teen idol sort). He seemed maybe a touch less ambitious than most, eschewing leading man roles in favor “supporting player” parts among ensemble casts. That “supporting player” factor almost certainly played a part in how Wyle chose some of his early film roles, particularly his turn as a fresh-faced corporal opposite Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men and his portrayal of a jazz-loving Hitler Youth leader in 1993’s WWII misfire Swing Kids.

A year after Swing Kids danced into theaters, Wyle landed another supporting role in an ensemble cast, this one as a young doctor learning the ropes in a Chicago-set medical drama, ER. The show would become one of the biggest TV series of the ’90s, and it made an overnight star of Wyle and pretty much every other member of the cast. It also seemed to set the young actor on the path to superstardom. While that level of notoriety has always eluded Wyle, he’s still been working steadily in and out of the Hollywood spotlight for a couple of decades now. Here’s a look at what Noah Wyle has been up to since leaving ER behind.

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