New Orleans stage and screen actor Carol Sutton dies at 76
FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, actress Carol Sutton arrives at the World Premiere of "Poms" in Los Angeles. Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy Steel Magnolias and the TV series Queen Sugar, has died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy “Steel Magnolias” and the TV series “Queen Sugar,” has died from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76.
Trump administration vetted political views of 274 celebrities for botched $265 million Covid ad campaign, House lawmakers say
Actor Dennis Quaid and singers CeCe Winans and Shulem Lemmer taped their PSAs before withdrawing their consent to participate. Newly released documents and emails between a contractor for HHS and agency officials shed light on the extent to which political interference shaped the public health campaign. The work on the project continued even after HHS announced that Caputo was taking a 60-day leave of absence. The "PSA Celebrity Tracker" used by HHS details the political views of more than 200 celebrities considered for the campaign, according to an internal HHS document dated Oct. 23 that was produced by contractor Atlas Research. "Yet, documents produced by the contractors indicate that the Trump Administration vetted spokespeople based on their political positions and whether they support President Trump."cnbc.com
Health contractors vetted stars' politics for US virus ad
This photo combination shows from left: musician Christina Aguilera in Los Angeles, March 29, 2012, comedian George Lopez in Los Angeles, Dec. 25, 2012, and actor Jack Black in Las Vegas, April 25, 2012. Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted the political views of hundreds of celebrities, including Aguilera, Lopez, and Black, for a health education advertising campaign on the coronavirus outbreak. That's according to documents released Thursday by a House committee.
US vetted stars' politics to showcase Trump virus response
Director Judd Apatow believes Trump “does not have the intellectual capacity to run as president,” according to a list of more than 200 celebrities compiled by one of the firms. “I have ordered a strategic review of this public health education campaign that will be led by our top public health and communications experts to determine whether the campaign serves important public health purposes,” Azar told the subcommittee, which is investigating the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Because public health policy around the coronavirus pandemic has become so politically polarized, it’s unclear how well a confidence-building campaign from the government would play. And Trump has alienated much of the medical establishment with his dismissive comments about basic public health measures, such as wearing masks. Antony and Quaid were among just a few celebrities who were approved for the campaign, according to the documents.
Dennis Quaid Marries Laura Savoie in Surprise Wedding
The 66-year-old actor and Laura Savoie eloped to Santa Barbara, California, on June 2, where they were married at a seaside resort, ET confirms. Instead of their destination wedding and celebratory party, Quaid and Savoie got married with just their pastor as a witness. Quaid and Savoie met at a business event and began dating in May 2019, before getting engaged just months later. "Shes a beautiful, beautiful woman," he said. RELATED CONTENT:Dennis Quaid on Why He'll Marry Fiancee Laura Savoie Within a Year (Exclusive)Dennis Quaid Confirms Engagement to Laura Savoie: 'I'm as Happy as I Can Be'Dennis Quaid Shares the Most Interesting Place He's Had Sex
Dennis Quaid on Why He'll Marry Fiancee Laura Savoie Within a Year (Exclusive)
While the pair just recently got engaged, Dennis Quaid and his fiancee, Laura Savoie, are already in full-on wedding planning mode. When asked if he and Savoie -- who got engaged in Honolulu, Hawaii last month -- had already started preparing for their big day, Quaid, 65, said that "happens like the next minute" after popping the question. Addressing the couple's planned time frame for their wedding, Quaid said, "You've got a year, right? "I can be kind of gruff, depending on the time of the day," Quaid joked about his role in the upcoming comedy. Merry Happy Whatever is available to stream starting Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, on Netflix.
Dennis Quaid Confirms Engagement to Laura Savoie: 'I'm as Happy as I Can Be'
Dennis Quaid is opening up about getting engaged to girlfriend Laura Savoie. "Shes a beautiful, beautiful woman. Prior to dating Savoie, Quaid was with model Santa Auzina for two years. The former Parent Trap star tied the knot with actress P. J. Soles, and were married from 1978 to 1983. RELATED CONTENT:Dennis Quaid Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With Netflix's 'Merry Happy Whatever': First Look (Exclusive)Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas Tell 'the Greatest Military Comeback Story in History' With 'Midway' (Exclusive)
Dennis Quaid Gets Into the Holiday Spirit With Netflix's 'Merry Happy Whatever':
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Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas Tell 'the Greatest Military Comeback Story in History' With '
Midway tells "the greatest military comeback story in history," Nick Jonas says in this featurette about the film, debuting exclusively on ET. The historical drama recreates the Battle of Midway, during which U.S. naval troops defeated Imperial Japanese forces in the Pacific and turned the tides of World War II. "My dad was in World War II, so there's a personal connection there," Dennis Quaid, who plays Admiral William Halsey Jr., shares. Midway is in theaters Nov. 8 from director Roland Emmerich and starring Aaron Eckhart, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson and Mandy Moore. Courtesy of LionsgateRELATED CONTENT:Mandy Moore, Nick Jonas and More Head Up Explosive WWII Drama 'Midway': Watch the TrailerPriyanka Chopra Talks Anniversary Plans With Nick Jonas, His New Gig on 'The Voice' (Exclusive)