The Scream star was in charge of setting up the parlour where grieving family members would pay their last respects to loved ones.
She tells the New York Post, "(I) set up the viewings. I would never do that now. It was as if I was sweeping up the sidewalk. I had zero emotion about it.
"In retrospect, there were a lot of things I could have lived without seeing... (I was) maybe 14. You take what you can get."
Friends and family bid farewell to Frazier, who lost his fight with liver cancer last week (07Nov11), at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson also attended the service, and he gave a moving tribute to Frazier.
Jackson also called for city officials to honour the late sports star with a statue, similar to the one of film fighter Rocky, portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, which stands outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
He said, "Rocky is an imaginary figure who never existed. Rocky never tasted his own blood. Rocky never faced Ken Norton. He never faced Ali. He never faced Larry Holmes.
"Joe paid real dues and he is a guy who we can emulate because of his sense of family, an ordinary Joe with extraordinary things. He remained our neighbour. He remained a church member. He remained a guy from the streets, so Philadelphia will honour itself by honouring Joe Frazier, but better late than never."
Actor Mickey Rourke sent a video-taped message of condolence, while Ali says, "I will always remember Joe with respect and admiration."
Frazier became the first man to beat Ali as a professional when he knocked him down in a 1971 match, which was known as the Fight of the Century.
The Hollywood actor got the idea for a booze-soaked send-off after building a cannon to blast his late pal Hunter S. Thompson's ashes into the air.
Depp, who plays the U.S. writer in his latest film The Rum Diary, says, "I could go in a whisky cask (at my funeral) and everyone can take a sip.
"Hunter had dreamed of a special way to go. He wanted to be fired from a cannon. Brilliant! So I built a huge cannon after his death in 2005 and fired his ashes into the sky."
S2E8: I say this with all due respect: Terrence Winter must have some pretty hardcore daddy issues, and this week’s Boardwalk Empire is dedicated to exploring that theme. In regards to Nucky, Eli, Jimmy and Agent van Alden, we get glimpses into the pangs attached to fathers and fatherhood—a connectivity of four men playing four different corners of the game board that is this series.
“That was June, your brother’s wife…Your father has died.” – Maggie
“Okay…I’ll eat something at the office.” – Nucky.
The episode is bookended in a fashion unusual for the series: a surreal dream sequence. Nucky—who, as you might recall, was shot last week—dreams that he is in an elevator with a man who comments on a boxing match that has yet to occur. Nucky then enters a silent room of well-dressed ladies and gentleman, noticing a punctured baseball mitt, followed by what seems to be a younger version of himself with a bullet wound in his hand, to whom Nucky tells, “Father eats first,” as he stands over a suffering deer in his office. Now, unless they’re planning on bringing Richard Dreyfuss in to play Sigmund Freud, we likely won’t be getting much of an analysis of the dream, but Nucky is and has been overcome by a dangerous resentment of his father for his entire adult life. Last season, we saw Nucky burn down his childhood house in an act of latent rebellion against his abusive father. This week, while Nucky is recovering from his injury, he finds out that his father has died, and reacts with almost no emotional reaction.
Ep. 20: Clip - Nucky, Soldier and Eddie
The death of Nucky’s father comes during a subpoena serving at Eli’s home. After explaining to Margaret that he feels nothing for his father’s death, Nucky decides to pay his respects, in honor of his late mother. Not expecting to see Eli there so early in the morning, Nucky is unprepared for brotherly conversation, and the two trade kempt hostility. Their primary topic of conversation is the degree of evil that their father represented. Eli tearfully defends their late dad, who always favored Nucky overtly, but Nucky condemns him to hell. Once Eli has had enough of Nucky belittling him and rejecting his weak reaches for whatever kind of rekindling can occur between a 1920s Cain and Abel, he leaves, allowing Nucky to burst unexpectedly into tears over his father’s passing.
“Manure. But what can you expect when you conduct your business in a stable?” – Rothstein
Now, there are a number of ways to look at Nucky’s next move: his resignation as treasurer. What you make of it all depends on how his actions play out over subsequent episodes. All logic points to this as purely a strategic move to take down Jimmy and his cooperatives—with some intangible aid from Rothstein and Torrio. To cement this, Nucky even recommends a community strike to Chalky once his successor takes over, and speaks to Owen Slater briefly about attaching themselves to the Cause. But noting the theme of the episode, there is something more genuine to Nucky in this move than just a tactic. He considers a joke about a drowning man ignoring signs from God while considering the family he has accumulated—this occurs just as Nucky asks Maggie’s children to begin calling him Dad. So, to ignore the obvious business aspect of Nucky’s resignation would be foolish. But I’m inclined to believe there is more of a genuine reformation involved than there might seem.
Ep. 20: Clip - Rothstein, Luciano and Lansky
“Success has many fathers. Failure is an orphan.” – Gillian
Jimmy is, professionally, on the climb. By the end of this episode, he is the de facto head of Atlantic City. But there remain thorns in his side. For one: his business associate Manny Horvitz, to whom Jimmy still owes a shipment of alcohol (and he’s not too pleased about waiting). Horvitz accuses Jimmy of not being man enough to run the town, having spent his entire life hidden behind one father figure or another. As Jimmy is plagued with his issues of which father to which to align his allegiance, this surely resonates.
And back at home, Jimmy’s problems are fair from sparse. An unexpectedly honest conversation occurs between Jimmy and the most unlikely of recipients of this kind of candor: his wife, Angela. Jimmy admits that he was behind Nucky’s shooting, and he admits that his mother was the one who pushed him into it. And Angela—who spends a good deal of the episode meeting, attending a party with, and kissing a San Francisco novelist named Louise—admits that she does not really love him.
So, although Jimmy has risen to his desired position, he is still plagued by just about everything he has been until now. At his victory party, he solidifies his rejection of these threats by ignoring Eli’s warnings about Nucky’s capability, and throwing Micky—who is linked to Manny—over the balcony. Jimmy is crumbling, and there aren’t many dips he has yet to venture.
“It’s the latest model.” – Van Alden
Van Alden has hired a Scandinavian nanny to care for his infant daughter Abigail while he spends his time working. This storyline attacks the issue of fatherhood from the other end: the “Cat’s in the Cradle” end—Van Alden is neither literally nor emotionally capable of being there for his daughter, as much as he does genuinely care about her. Last week, it seemed as though Van Alden was favoring morality over monetary gain for his daughter. This week, after a conversation about the grey areas of morality and ethics with his new partner—one he actually seems to get along with, for a change—we see him stuffing away sums of cash (no doubt ill-gotten-gains earned for Abigail’s well-being).
The greatest strength of this episode is the return of the show’s unappreciated hero: Nucky. Yeah, Nucky—the main character, remember?—has taken quite the back seat to more “interesting” characters like Jimmy, Van Alden, Richard, Gillian, Eli, Maggie, Meyer and Lucky, Chalky…you get it. The point is, Nucky, while more subdued and “normal” than these other nutjobs, is still capable of delivering intriguing character stories. And an episode focused majorly on him is a welcome treat once in a while.
Fans of late British TV icon Sir Jimmy Savile can pay their last respects to the star as his gold coffin is put on display at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, England on Tuesday (08Nov11). The broadcasting legend will then be remembered in a funeral service on Wednesday (09Nov11).
The former Top of the Pops presenter passed away at his home in Leeds, England on Saturday (29Oct11), two days before his 85th birthday.
Devotees have now been invited to mourn his death by paying a visit to The Queens Hotel in Leeds next Tuesday (08Nov11), when his closed coffin will be on display.
A memorial service and burial will take place days later.
The 24-year-old biker died of chest, head and neck injuries after he lost control of his Honda and collided with fellow Italian Valentino Rossi just four minutes into the race in Sepang on Sunday (23Oct11).
The race was abandoned following the tragedy, which came on the same day as U.S. IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon's funeral. Wheldon died after his car was flipped into the air during a 15-vehicle Indy 300 pile-up in Las Vegas last Sunday (16Oct11).
Paying their respects to flamboyant Simoncelli, British Formula One driver Jenson Button took to Twitter.com and posted, "R.I.P Marco... Such an exciting talent lost. My thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone involved in MotoGP. Motorsport can be so cruel..."
And Button's Formula One teammate Lewis Hamilton writes, "My thoughts are with his family, friends and team at this extremely sad time. Another tragic loss at such an early age."
Meanwhile, rocker Slash also remembered the racer on Twitter.com, writing, "Is it true Marco Simoncelli died?" and then adding, "That's really sad news to hear. RIP Marcos, u were a great rider."
Fright Night is one of the most buzzed about horror remakes of recent and the amazing cast descended into San Diego to treat Con-goers with a Q&A and sneak preview. On hand were stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, director Craig Gillespie, and screenwriter Marti Noxon. Obviously missing is the Tenth Doctor himself David Tennant, but the remaining cast easily made up for his absence.
Here's what we saw:
Moderator Chris Sarandon (star of the original Fright Night) asked Craig why he wanted to direct Fright Night. He said he could visualize the movie very easily and wanted to combine horror and comedy like in the original movie.
Writer Marti Noxon said the original had interesting relationships that could evolve 20 years after the original film. She wanted to write a vampire who had a viciousness and sexuality.
First Clip: Very funny clip that pokes fun at Twilight with Mintz-Plasse and Yelchin.
Yelchin was attracted to this character "because he goes on a mission to find himself and battle a vampire at the same time.".
Second Clip: short clip of Farrell's character intimidating Yelchin's character.
Third clip: Farrell's vampire pursues Yelchin and his GF played by Imogen Poots and his mom played by Toni Collette. Car chase ensues and they run over Farrell and he winds smashing his hand through the bottom of the car.
Final clip has Yelchin going to David Tenant who plays a magician in Vegas to get tips on how to kill a vampire.
Yelchin: What's it like to play a character that has been played before (he did so in Star Trek, Terminator Salvation and now Fright Night)? He says it's fun to do the research on the character and then add something to it. He says he's been lucky to play these characters and respects them.
Farrell says he's reconnected with the reason he became an actor in the first place, particularly in the last 5 years.
The movie was shot in 3d and the camera weighs 90 lbs and the car chase choreography took two months to work out.
Mintz-Plasse wants to make a follow up to Kick-Ass, but all the actors are too busy right now.
Colin Farrell went to audience to sign an autograph and when he bent down the camera caught his plumbers butt and the audience erupted in laughter. He was a good sport!
A well-made, spooky, fun, 3D horror film with an impressive talented cast? Count us in!
The Grease star passed away last month (May11), two weeks after he was found unconscious at his home and admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia and blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection.
He was remembered at a service in Encino, California on Tuesday afternoon and a number of famous faces turned out to pay their respects, including Back to the Future star Lloyd and Ghostbusters' Hudson.
Former child star Feldman spoke at the service and gave an emotional eulogy for his friend of 25 years, telling mourners, "Jeff was an amazing leader... He had a light inside of him that was so inspiring to many. I was one of those people that he affected so profoundly.
"He had energy, he had charisma, he had joy and laughter in his heart. And what he wanted more than anything was to share that with as many people as he could."
The service, hosted by the star's former fiancee, Vikki Lizzi, also included a special performance by Conaway's favourite band, soul group The Temptations, who sang hits including It's So Hard to Say Goodbye and a track written especially for the late actor called I'll Miss You, Buddy.
Guests also signed purple balloons and released them into the sky as a poignant tribute to Conaway.
Directors and actors from the Australian film community have expressed their sorrow after the Muriel's Wedding star passed away at a Melbourne hospice.
Noyce - who cast Hunter in four of his films, including his 1978 hit Newsfront - branded the acting legend "extraordinary".
He says, "He was the epitome, the absolute essence of the Anglo-Irish Australian male of the 20th century. Hunter was us and that's why we liked him and that's why us directors kept using him and why Australian audiences kept responding to him. He defined us. Hunter was extraordinary."
Meanwhile, Hunter's friend and fellow actor David Field says, "(He had) extraordinary instinct and intelligence, a very profound human being. The everyman on the street was the man he loved - from hobo upwards he didn't mind. He always had time for everyone, for all his kind of roaring bluff, he was a very sensitive and very gentle man."
Filmmaker Simon Wincer, who directed Hunter in The Cup, insists his death leaves a void in the entertainment industry Down Under, adding, "He was associated really with the renaissance of the Australian film industry from the '70s right up until the last few months."
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has also paid her respects: "Mr. Hunter played a key role as an acclaimed actor in helping to define Australian culture over five decades on screen and on stage. He told us Australian stories in an Australian voice at a time when we were debating and developing our sense of national identity."
A memorial service for Hunter will be held at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne on Thursday (26May11).