Robin Williams Had Parkinsons
Robin’s wife, Susan Schneider, released a new statement about his passing on Thursday (August 14th) saying, “Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid. Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles. Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly. It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.”
DISNEY TO AIR ALADDIN ON ITS TV NETWORKS: Disney has announced plans to honor Robin Williams by airing Aladdin on its television networks this weekend. The 1992 movie will air on Disney Channel on Saturday morning (August 16th,) Disney XD on Sunday morning (August 17th,) Disney Junior on Sunday night, and on Disney Junior again on Monday morning (August 18th.) Robin voiced the role of Genie in the hit film.
RELEASE DATE SET FOR ‘GODZILLA 2’: Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have announced that the second installment of Godzilla will hit theaters on June 8th, 2018. The first movie earned $103 million internationally when it opened in May. Legendary revealed at San Diego Comic Con that the monster’s enemies — Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah — will be appearing in the next film.
DEREK HOUGH TO GUEST STAR ON ‘NASHVILLE’: ABC’s Nashville has recruited Derek Hough for a guest starring role next season. The Dancing With the Stars pro will be playing Noah West — a movie star researching a role in a biopic about a famous country singer. The character is set to appear in multiple episodes.
NETFLIX ANNOUNCES CHELSEA HANDLER COMEDY SPECIALS: Netflix has announced that Chelsea Handler’s first gig for their streaming service will debut on October 10th. Her stand-up special, Uganda Be Kidding Me, is the first of four that will be made available through Chelsea’s deal with the company. Handler’s new talk show will not debut until 2016. Her E! show, Chelsea Lately, will have its series finale on August 26th.
KEVIN DILLON JOINS ‘THE LENNON REPORT’: Entourage star Kevin Dillon has scored a role in a new indie film about the assassination of John Lennon. He will be playing a motorcycle cop who tried to save Lennon’s life after he was shot on December 8th, 1980. The Lennon Report is based on a screenplay by Jeremy Profe and Walter Vincent.
CHELSEA HANDLER POSTS NUDE PHOTO: Chelsea Handler isn’t shy about showing off her body as she approaches 40. The talk show host posted topless photo of herself to Instagram on Thursday (August 14th) sitting in a locker room wearing only underwear and pantyhose. She captioned the photo, “I’m a Kardashian.”
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS OPENS UP ABOUT BEING CLOSETED: Neil Patrick Harris is out and proud now but there was a time in his life when he was trying to deny who he was. The Tony winner appears in the new issue of Glamour where he reveals, “In high school all my friends were sleeping with girls, and it just seemed like that’s what one did. So therefore that’s what I did, but it left me feeling unsettled, as if I had somehow done it wrong. That’s not a good feeling.” Neil goes on to say, “But now I think it’s easier to avoid that fate. Today, it’s cool to see a happy lesbian couple who are high school juniors. Better that than have those two girls marry people they’re not attracted to, have three kids, and then come out when they’re 50.”
‘HARRY POTTER’ ACTOR GETS MISTAKEN FOR ED SHEERAN: Rupert Grint spent years making a name for himself playing Ron Weasley but fans apparently recognize him for something else. He recently told BBC Match of the Day magazine, “People think I’m Ed Sheeran. They complement me on my music career and I just play along with it! It’s never too bad, you get the odd person staring at you but it’s pretty manageable.”
KRISTIN CAVALLARI SAYS FATHERHOOD MAKES JAY CUTLER SEXIER: Kristin Cavallari thinks fatherhood has made her husband, Jay Cutler, even sexier. She chatted with his teammate, Kyle Long, for Chicago’s Michigan Avenue magazine saying, “Jay is a great dad. He’s incredibly hands-on, and he has been since day one. It’s so sweet seeing him with Camden and Jax, and there’s nothing sexier than seeing your husband as a great dad. I couldn’t ask for a better partner in this situation.” Kristin and Jay became parents to Camden Jack back in 2012 and she gave birth to their second son, Jax, in May.
SCOTT DISICK DROPS BIG MONEY AT BURGER KING: Scott Disick loves a little Burger King. Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday (August 13th) revealing that he spent over $200 on their newly revived chicken fries. The picture reveals that Scott ordered 45 nine-piece meals. He wrote, “Thank the Lord @BurgerKing #ChickenFriesareBack #bkpdpartner”