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Actor Rance Howard -- father of Ron and Clint -- dead at 89
Actor and filmmaker Ron Howard announced via Twitter Saturday that his father Rance has died.

"Clint & I have been blessed to be Rance Howard's sons. Today he passed at 89. He stood especially tall 4 his ability to balance ambition w/great personal integrity. A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history. We love & miss U Dad," Howard tweeted.

Rance Howard, an Oklahoma native and Air Force veteran, was an actor whose credits include Cool Hand Luke, Chinatown, Ed Wood, Independence Day and Nebraska. He also had roles in his son Ron's films Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and Frost/Nixon.

Rance Howard is pre-deceased by his two wives. Judy, whom he married in 2001, died in January. His first spouse Jean died in 2000. They had been married 51 years.

He is survived by his sons and four grandchildren, including actress Bryce Dallas Howard.

Ron Howard, 63, is helming Solo: A Star Wars Story. In addition to starring in the beloved TV comedies The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, the Oscar-winner has directed more than a dozen classic movies. Clint Howard, 58, is best known for his work on Gentle Ben and in supporting roles in many of his brother's films.


Katie Cassidy says dad David's last words were: 'So much wasted time'
Arrow actress Katie Cassidy took to Twitter Friday to express her gratitude to those mourning the death this week of her father -- singer and actor David Cassidy.

"Words cant express the solace our family's received from all the love & support during this trying time," the younger Cassidy tweeted. "My father's last words were 'So much wasted time.' This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute.... thank you."

David Cassidy died Tuesday at the age of 67, reportedly after his organs failed and his family decided to take him off of life support.

The former teen idol and star of the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family had toured for decades as a solo artist before announcing earlier this year he was retired because he had been diagnosed with dementia.


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--Uma Thurman, speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, on Instagram



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Which 'Late Night' host has been chosen to host the Golden Globe Awards show?


Harley Quinn animated series coming to DC Comics streaming service
Warner Bros. has ordered a Harley Quinn animated series that will debut on the company's upcoming DC Comics-branded streaming service.

Warner Bros. has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of the series that comes from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey, Deadline reported.

Actress Margot Robbie, who brought Harley Quinn to life on the big screen in 2016's Suicide Squad, will be approached about voicing the Batman villain, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

The series will follow Harley Quinn along with others heroes and villains from the DC universe, including Poison Ivy, as she strikes out on her own in Gotham City after breaking up with The Joker.

The show is the third announced for the DC streaming service which will arrive sometime in 2018 and feature Season 3 of animated series Young Justice along with a live-action drama based on the Teen Titans titled Titans.

Robbie is set to portray Harley Quinn again in a sequel to Suicide Squad along with another film that is in development that will focus on the relationship between Harley Quinn and The Joker, played by Jared Leto.


Report: Jude Law in talks to co-star in 'Captain Marvel'
British actor Jude Law is in talks to co-star with Brie Larson in Captain Marvel.

The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that it is unclear what role the The Young Pope and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actor is up for in Captain Marvel.

Variety described the part as the male lead, but also said it had no further details about who he is.

Marvel declined to comment on the possible negotiations with Law to both entertainment industry trade newspapers.

To be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the 1990s-set movie will star Larson as the titular super-heroine, while Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his Marvel Cinematic Universe character of Nick Fury and Ben Mendelsohn is to play the film's villain.

Captain Marvel is scheduled for theatrical release on March 8, 2019.


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Which 'Late Night' host has been chosen to host the Golden Globe Awards show?

Late Night with Seth Meyers host and Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers has been tapped to emcee the Golden Globe Awards honoring excellence in film and television.

"The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is excited to have Seth Meyers host the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards," HFPA President Meher Tatna said in a statement Thursday. "With his natural comedic wit and innate ability to charm audiences, Seth will help us carry on the celebratory tradition of recognizing the best in television and film at the party of the year."

The ceremony is to take place Jan. 7 in Beverly Hills and will air on NBC. Nominations are to be announced Dec. 11.

Previous Globes hosts include Meyers' fellow SNL veterans Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon.

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