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Jul 10 2019

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7 random things that happened on this day (July 10th) in showbiz history

1964The Beatles release "A Hard Day's Night"their 3rd studio album.Have you seenYesterdaythe high concept musical comedy about a world without The Beatles in it?Only the title song from this particular album gets played inYesterday.

1981It was a big weekend for Kurt Russell with two new movies in theaters...

he headlined both the dystopic action classicEscape from New Yorkand Disney'sThe Fox and the Hound,as the voice of Copper the Hound...

1999"If You Had My Love"by Jennifer Lopez enjoys its 5th and final week at the top of the charts.You MUST see the video for the time capsule to what the internet looked like in 1999.Hee!

2009It's the tenth anniversay of the outrageousBrünostarring Sacha Baron Cohen,brand new in theaters.

2010Emily Blunt and John Krasinski marry in Italy.Happy 9th anniversary to the lovebirds

2015A sad day for us here at TFE with the death of Egypt's most famous actor Omar Sharif.Murtada said a memorable goodbye.

2020SupposedlyGhostbusters 2020(aka Ghostbusters 3) is opening on this day with Sigourney Weaver reprising her role (and possibly the other original Ghostbustersminus Harold Ramis obviously...RIP...though we probably won't know this to be true until the movie is closer to completion).Confirmed actors in the cast include Carrie Coon,Finn Wolfhard and McKenna Grace (as a young mom and her two kids) and Paul Rudd.

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A very happy 61st birthday to the BAFTA and Olivier winning phenomenal actress and awesome lesbian Fiona Shaw of stage (Electra,Medea),film (Harry Potter,The Black Dahlia),and television (Killing Eve,True Blood) fame.We've loved her long time.Next up for Fiona is a supporting role in Francis Lee's filmAmmonitewhich stars Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet and she's currently filmingEnola Holmesstarring Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes' young sister.

Also a very happy birthday to...
Oscar winner: Art director Kim Sinclair (Avatar)

Oscar nominees: Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave),Screenwriter Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids),Documentarian Ellen Kuras (The Betrayal)

Gong YooActors: <-- Gong Yoo,Sofia Vergara,Isabela Moner,Wyatt Russell,Alec Mapa,Jonas Bloquet,Peter Serafinowicz,Golshifteh Farahani,Jacky Cheung,Adrian Grenier,Carlton Carpenter,Gale Harold,Thomas Ian Nicholas,Sung Jun,Tony nominee Emily Skeggs,and Golden Globe-winningLolitaherself Sue Lyon.

Directors: Cary Joji Fukanaga (Sin Nombre,Jane Eyre,Beasts of No Nation),Charlie McDowell (The One That I Love),Matthew Ross (Siberia)

Celebrities: Jessica Simpson,Grammy & Tony winning composer Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly),Writer Alice Munro,and Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant

And if it's your birthday today,have a great one!

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And now another sad marking with the loss this morning of the great Valentina Cortese.Iconic in Day for Night but wonderful in many,many other films as well.

Silent star actor John Gilbert (a massive star in his day) was also born today.

Couldn't help but notice that the actors & other actors birthdays are duplicates.

July 10,2019 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

Nathaniel,when is the last call for the Smackdown?

desperately yours,


July 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Bruno made me laugh and feel uncomfortable at the same time.SBC's performance is surreal!

July 10,2019 | Unregistered CommenterFrenchToast

I don't want to seeYesterday.Fuck Richard Curtis and fuck that no-talent ginger Ed Sheeran.

July 10,2019 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

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