By Washington Post | PUBLISHED: September 20, 2018 at 5:49 am | UPDATED: September 20, 2018 at 6:00 am By Geoff Edgers | The Washington Post BEDFORD, N.Y. – Chevy Chase is sitting on the porch, outside his home in wooded Westchester County. He takes a drag off a Marlboro and casually mentions that he ran into Donald Glover backstage at “Saturday Night Live.” This is striking on multiple levels. Chase, one of “SNL’s” founding fathers, last appeared on the show for its 40th anniversary special in 2015. It wasn’t pretty. He was bursting out of his tux, drinking too much and depressed. A cloudy, backstage interview with Carson Daly led Defamer to ask, “Is Chevy Chase OK?” These days, Chase is sober and about 40 pounds lighter. But he hasn’t softened up, and he wasn’t about to avoid Glover, even after what the “Atlanta” star said about him. Two months earlier, in a New Yorker profile, Glover was asked about … [Read more...] about Chevy Chase is 74, sober and ready to work. The problem? Nobody wants to work with him.
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Geoff Edgers, The Washington Post Published 11:09 am PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Chevy Chase on Sept. 7, 2018, in Bedford, New York. Chevy Chase on Sept. 7, 2018, in Bedford, New York. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph Chevy Chase at his home in Westchester County, N.Y. Chevy Chase at his home in Westchester County, N.Y. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph FILE-- In an interview with the Washington Post, Chevy Chase opens up about being sober, Donald Glover and his career. "Curriculum Unavailable" Episode 319 -- Pictured: (l-r) Danny Pudi as Abed, Chevy Chase as Pierce, Gillian Jacobs as Britta, Joel McHale as Jeff, Donald Glover as Troy. less FILE-- In an interview with the Washington Post, Chevy Chase opens up about being sober, Donald Glover and his career. "Curriculum Unavailable" Episode 319 -- … [Read more...] about Chevy Chase can’t change
Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like "Mile 22." Warner Bros. estimates that the film earned $25.2 million over the weekend and $34 million since its opening Wednesday. It's a surefire win for the film, which cost $30 million to produce and went into the weekend with months of buzz and a 93 percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Breakout star Henry Golding told The Associated Press on Sunday that the film's performance is a "testament to the people who are turning up." "It's not just the Asians who are coming. It's people of all colors from all walks of life who are enjoying this cinematic experience," Golding said. "It's a real shift in Hollywood." Jessica Biel explains to Seth Meyers how she came to star in season one of “The Sinner,” how often her character cries and what it’s like to not be on set anymore. … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Shines Bright at the Box Office, Expected to Bring in $25M Over Weekend
Last spring, it seemed comedian Kathy Griffin had torched her career with a tweet of a photo of her holding a ketchup-soaked Trump mask. A little more than a year later, Griffin, who had previously been best known for her Bravo series, My Life on the D-List, and hosting the New Year's Eve party on CNN with Anderson Cooper, has made a rapid comeback, and turned that terrifying time on its head with a sold-out "world tour," called Laugh Your Head Off, which comes to Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on July 19 and 20. It's a powerful story of resilience — and of capitalizing on the disaster that easily could have destroyed her life.Not that it's been easy. Immediately following Griffin's tweet of May 30, 2017, Donald Trump Jr. fired back on Twitter, followed by President Trump himself, in what Griffin calls "the tweet heard 'round the world." There was a domino effect after the news went viral on TMZ. Griffin was demonized widely on social media, denounced by former co-host Cooper and … [Read more...] about Kathy Griffin: From the D-List to the Blacklist to the A-List
FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, July 7, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The Kremlin said Trump called Putin to congratulate him on re-election, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump spoke with Putin Tuesday March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump has defiantly refused to criticize Vladimir Putin in public, even as he’s authorized increasingly hawkish policies to counter Russian bellicosity. Administration officials are signaling this may soon change, and the president’s alpha male inclinations are a big reason why. The United States this week ordered the largest expulsion of Russian spies in U.S. history, which prompted the Kremlin to retaliate on Thursday with the expulsion of 60 American officials. Two weeks ago, Trump agreed to impose sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in the 2016 … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Visuals and ego motivate Trump to take a harder line on Putin