Author: Judy Kurtz

Alec Baldwin, ‘Rust’ armorer formally charged with manslaughter

Alec Baldwin has been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter following the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of his movie “Rust.” The Santa Fe District Attorney’s office said it had filed the formal charges against Baldwin and “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on Tuesday. Both were charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The…

Santos to get his own talking bobblehead, complete with Pinocchio nose

It’s no lie — Rep. George Santos is poised to be immortalized as a talking bobblehead, complete with a feature that plays some of the New York Republican’s “biggest lies.” Two miniature versions of Santos will be offered by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, it announced Wednesday. For $30, customers can choose to purchase…

Look what you made them do: Senators unleash their Taylor Swift references at Ticketmaster hearing

As the Senate Judiciary Committee held its hearing Tuesday on last year’s Ticketmaster meltdown, lawmakers came “Ready For It” with their best Taylor Swift references. The panel’s hearing, aimed at tackling “consolidation in the live entertainment and ticketing industries,” was held in response to November’s Swift concert snafu by distributor Ticketmaster, which left millions of fans unable…

Advocacy group Women in Film blasts Oscars for lack of female best director nominees

An advocacy group is blasting this year’s Oscars for its lack of women nominees in the best director category. Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday. The best director nominees were all men: Ruben Östlund for “Triangle of Sadness,” Martin McDonaugh for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s “Everything Everywhere…

Trixie Mattel spars with Santos on Twitter

A “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star is dragging Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), after the controversial congressman denied that he used to perform in drag queen contests. The first-term New York Republican, whose finances are reportedly under federal investigation, took to Twitter on Monday to decry actors who have impersonated him on TV, calling them “all TERRIBLE.” “Jon Lovitz…

Jill Biden’s inauguration outfits headed to Smithsonian

Jill Biden’s presidential inauguration outfits are making history, as they’re being added to a collection at the Smithsonian. A pair of Biden’s dresses and coats — complete with matching face masks — will join artifacts at the National Museum of American History’s First Ladies exhibition. Biden is poised to donate the items at a Wednesday…

Laverne Cox: Anti-trans bills are about ‘criminalizing our existence’

Laverne Cox says state lawmakers’ efforts to restrict access to gender-affirming health care for transgender people are really attempts at “making us not exist.” Referencing legislation introduced in Oklahoma earlier this month that would bar adults up to age 25 from receiving gender-affirming care, the “Orange is the New Black” star said, “For a year, we’ve been…

Alec Baldwin to face involuntary manslaughter charges over ‘Rust’ shooting

Alec Baldwin will face involuntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie “Rust.” Baldwin and “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a Thursday statement. The announcement from the Santa Fe district…