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I still can't believe about Kevin Smith's heart attack. I've always like Mr. Smith. His honesty, his humor, and his warmth are what makes his so appealing. He is the unofficial orator of pop culture, and champions creativity and shines a little on talent and entertainment that would go unnoticed by most audiences. He's the town crier of comic book culture, and I'm grateful for all that he does.

I'm also relived that he is recovering and is in good spirits after his heart attack. I can't even imagine what that must be like, but I'm glad that Kevin is okay and this experience will fuel his next wave of creative efforts.

Kevin Smith offered fans on Facebook an update on his health from the hospital after the filmmaker recently suffered a massive heart attack.

In a 19-minute video posted Tuesday, Smith describes what happened Sunday, when he was hospitalized after performing a new standup special, Kevin Smith Live! at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif., and how the event has made him reflect on his life.

"I didn't piece together [I was having a] heart attack," Smith said in the clip. "Even when I was sitting there going like 'my chest is heavy' and stuff and even though my father died at the age of 67 of a massive heart attack."

"I went through lifestyle changes, and some [explicit] don't matter," the 47-year-old director of Clerks and Mallrats said of how he has lost almost 90 pounds since 2010. "Some [explicit] you just can't beat because it's genetic."

Smith also thanked actor Chris Pratt for sending him prayers on Twitter after learning of the heart attack.

"Poor Chris Pratt, one of my favorite actors on the planet ... put up a nice tweet ... and apparently, like, some people were like '[explicit] your prayers,'" Smith said of the Guardians of the Galaxy star receiving backlash on Twitter.

"Please don't fight over stuff like that, it's a waste of time. Whether you're religious or not, somebody saying 'I'll pray for you' is like a good intention. It's very nice," he continued.

The video ended with Smith becoming emotional as he discussed his life and loved ones. "I had a good long moment to think ... I thought about my parents and how they raised me, and my brother and my sister, and my friends, and my wife and my kid, and this weird wonderful career that I've had for so long," he said.

"I was like, content. I didn't want to die, don't get me wrong, but I was like, 'Well if the ferryman comes tonight, I got to pay him.' What a ride it's been. What an incredible [explicit] ride."

Well said.

Be Well,
Steve


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Patton Oswalt celebrates late wife's final book: 'You did it, baby'
Patton Oswalt is celebrating the release of his late wife's final book.

The 49-year-old actor and comedian praised Michelle McNamara in a tweet Tuesday after aiding in the posthumous publication of her book I"ll Be Gone in the Dark.

Oswalt marked the occasion by bringing a copy of McNamara's book to her grave. McNamara died at age 46 in April 2016 from an undiagnosed heart condition and complications from prescribed medicine.

"You did it, baby. The book is excellent, the writing brilliant. You tried to bring kindness to chaos, which was your way. #IllBeGoneInTheDark #MichelleMcNamara," Oswalt wrote.

Oswalt said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly published Monday that he became committed to finishing McNamara's book after her death. The book is an investigative piece on the Golden State Killer.

"I wish I could tell you some moment of epiphany when I realized that I was going to finish it, but I don't have it," the comedian said. "That whole year is just this really painful blur."

"It was her book and it's an amazing book," he added. "I wanted to do right by her."

Oswalt and McNamara were married more than 10 years, and share 8-year-old daughter Alice. The actor got remarried to Meredith Salenger in July.


Amy Schumer on marrying Chris Fischer 'quickly': 'We're so in love'
Amy Schumer says she's "so in love" with husband Chris Fischer.

The 36-year-old actress and comedian discussed her romance with Fischer on Monday's episode of the You Up? with Nikki Glaser podcast after marrying the chef this month after a few months of dating.

"Part of the thing that's good about us getting married so quickly is that we're so in love," she said. "Every girl I know, if they get proposed to they're like, 'Oh now? Now that I can't have kids!'"

Schumer said it "feels [expletive] good" to have wed Fischer and be able to call him her husband.

"I'm a wife as hell. But it's still like, a novelty," the star said. "Somebody went to sit next to [Chris] and he's like, 'My wife is sitting here,' and then I got back and he was excited to tell me that he said that."

"I just have been really overusing it to a degree that's insane. Like, when it's completely uncalled for," she added.

Schumer and Fischer tied the knot Feb. 13 in a secret ceremony in Malibu, Calif. The actress shared a new slideshow of photos Feb. 17 from the reception, which included pictures with her sister, Kim Caramele.

"Thanks for always always being with me to have a celebration Chardonnay when something big happens thanks for loving me and Chris," she wrote.

Schumer and Fischer were first linked in November following the actress' split from Ben Hanisch. The actress will next star in the movie I Feel Pretty, which opens in theaters April 27.


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"Don't worry about making mistakes and have fun."
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Which actor pranked Target a shopper on 'Ellen'?


Jennifer Lawrence on Darren Aronofsky: 'I still love him'
Jennifer Lawrence says she still loves former flame Darren Aronofsky.

The 27-year-old actress discussed her lingering feelings for Aronofsky on Monday's episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast following her split from the 49-year-old director in October.

"I was in love with him for two years," she told host Marc Maron. "I still love him very much."

Lawrence and Aronofsky started dating after collaborating on the director's film mother!, which opened in September. Lawrence said she was immediately attracted to Aronofsky when he first pitched her the movie.

"He flew in, pitched me, left," the star recalled. "The whole thing was probably an hour and a half, and then I was like, 'He's hot.'"

"I remember I was holding my dog and I shut the door and when the door shut I went, 'Pippy, that's called sexual tension,'" she said. "He played hard to get for like nine months, maybe longer, which just killed me."

Lawrence said she's friends with "most" of her exes, including Aronofsky and Nicholas Hoult. Lawrence and Aronofsky were all smiles during an outing with the actress' dog Pippy in New York in December.

"They are friends," a source told E! News at the time. "They are not officially back together but are spending time together again."

"They never stopped speaking after they broke up," the insider added. "They care about each other. They are just seeing what happens."

Lawrence will next star in the movie Red Sparrow, which opens in theaters Friday, March 2.


Michael B. Jordan burns books in first 'Fahrenheit 451' trailer
Michael B. Jordan helps Michael Shannon censor and destroy knowledge by burning books in the first teaser for HBO's upcoming film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451.

The clip, released Monday, features Jordan as Guy Montag, a young fireman who struggles with his role as a book burner as he is being mentored by Shannon.

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing - news, facts, memoirs, internet of old. Burn it," Shannon says. "We are not born equal, so we must be made equal by the fire."

The trailer also features the futuristic and dystopian world the story takes place in. Jordan is seen visiting with children where he explains that no books will be left by the time they grow up.

Based on the classic 1953 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, Fahrenheit 451, from director Ramin Bahrani, is set to arrive on HBO in May. Sofia Boutella, Lilly Singh, Laura Harrier, and Martin Donovan also star.


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Which actor pranked Target a shopper on 'Ellen'?

Neil Patrick Harris was told what to say and do by Ellen DeGeneres as part of a prank that involved the actor shopping for a party at Target.

The comedic skit, which aired Wednesday on Ellen, featured the actor with an injured arm that was elevated from being put into an elaborate cast.

With DeGeneres in his ear telling him what to say, Harris approached a fellow shopper and asked him for help in opening and drinking a variety of flavors from carbonated beverage Bubly.

DeGeneres made things awkward for Harris as she told the Series of Unfortunate Events star to invite his new friend to the party and to hype up and share a made-up story involving Celine Dion and her children that the daytime host never had Harris finish.

DeGeneres then allowed Harris to tell the shopper the truth after he had helped pour Bubly into Harris' mouth. "Want to see a magic trick? Wanna be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show? Harris asked the customer. "Poof! Here you are, you're on it."

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