COMEDY LEGEND TIM CONWAY DIES AT 85 – (05/15/2019)
Tim Conway, best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, died on Tuesday morning in L.A. He was 85. Howard Bragman, Conway’s representative, told CNN that he was battling a longtime illness prior to his death, but said it was not dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Conway won four Emmys (three for acting, one for writing) for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, from 1967-1978.
After The Carol Burnett Show ended, he worked on Disney live-action comedies like The Apple Dumpling Gang, then won several more Emmys for his roles on sitcoms Coach, 30 Rock and for his voiceover work in SpongeBob Squarepants.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Patton Oswalt, Conan O’Brien and Judd Apatow were among the celebrities who memorialized him on social media.
His costar Burnett told CNN: “I’m heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being. I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He’ll be in my heart forever.”
She dedicated a previously scheduled one-woman show, “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection Where the Audience Asks Questions,” to Conway’s memory last night in North Carolina.
Conway married twice, first to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 to 1978, with whom he had six children. Conway is survived by his wife of more than 30 years, Charlene Fusco.
The family is asking that donations be made in his memory to The Lou Ruvo Brain Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada.
WHY DORIS DAY WON’T HAVE A FUNERAL: Actress Doris Day died at age 97, and while many members of the public will cherish her work for generations to come, there will be no funeral or memorial because Day “hated death,” her rep told People. She appeared in more than 30 films, and is most celebrated for her role in the Oscar-winning Pillow Talk.
TAYLOR SWIFT & JONAS BROTHERS ANNOUNCED AS ‘VOICE’ FINALE PERFORMERS – BTS NOT MENTIONED – (05/15/2019)
Earlier this week, The Voice teased a surprise announcement from the Jonas Brothers and BTS, but didn’t follow through with the K-pop band. Now, the BTS ARMY is coming for them.
As the show teased Monday, the Jonas Brothers appeared – via a pre-taped message – to announce that they will be hitting The Voice stage next week. Following the Jonas Brothers’ message, host Carson Daly also dropped some big news. “If that wasn’t enough news… Taylor Swift is also going to be here with Brendon Urie of Panic! And they’re gonna do their new hit, ‘ME!’“ Daly declared.
However, The Voice had not promoted the news of Swift’s involvement in the finale, but instead posted that the Jonas Brothers and BTS would be making announcements on Tuesday’s results show.
While the Jonas Brothers came through, there was no mention of BTS during the episode at all, and the glaring omission wasn’t mentioned on the show’s social media accounts.
The BTS Army were highly upset, with many accusing The Voice of “catfishing” and false advertising. They spammed the show with outraged memes and GIFs, demanding an explanation, an apology, and/or the hour back of their lives that they’d just wasted.
JONAS BROTHERS TO PERFORM ON PREMIERE OF NICKELODEON’S ‘ALL THAT’ REVIVAL – (05/15/2019)
The Jonas Brothers are set to perform on Nickelodeon’s All That revival.
Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas will take the stage for the premiere episode of the revamped kids’ sketch show, set to air June 15th. They’ll close out the show with a performance of “Sucker.” The premiere will also feature appearances from original cast members Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server – as well as old sketches including “Good Burger” and “Vital Information.”
The new version of the ‘90s classic will introduce a new cast of kids to a new generation of fans, with original comedic sketches and characters. The new cast of the show has yet to be announced. Each episode will also feature a musical performance.
All That aired from 1994 to 2005 and helped to launch the careers of Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, Jamie Lynn Spears, Drake Bell and more.
Original cast members Kenan Thompson and Kel will be executive producers on the show.
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