by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
LGBTQ - From TheAdvocate: Actress Cassandra Peterson, best known as as "Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark," has released her new memoir, "Your Cruelly, Elvira." In the book, Peterson reveals her 19-year relationship with another woman.
SPORTS/NBA - From NBA: Veteran shooting guard, JJ Reddick, has announced his retirement from the NBA. The Orlando Magic drafted Reddick with the No. 11th pick in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft. Reddick played college basketball with the Duke Blue Devils (2002-06). Reddick played for six teams over his 15-year NBA career, spending the the 2020-21 season first with the New Orleans Pelicans and then, the Dallas Mavericks.
EMMYS - From Deadline: If you care, here is a complete list of winners from the 2021 / 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony.
TRAILER - From THR: Michael Myers face briefly revealed in new trailer for "Halloween Kills."
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 9/17 to 9/19/2021 weekend box office is Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" with an estimated take of 21.7 million dollars.
From Negromancer: Here is my review of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."
From Deadline: After two days in international release, Warner Bros.' film, "Dune" has grossed an estimated 8.4 million dollars.
CELEBRITY - From SundayTimesUK: "The Sunday Times" interviews notorious celebrity gossip blogger and parasite, Perez Hilton, who says he does not expect to be forgiven ... nor should he. In fact, he should get what he wished upon others, especially what he wished on Grammy-winning recording artist and pop star, Britney Spears.
FILM FESTIVAL - From Deadline: The winners of the 2021 TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) People's Choice Awards were announced Sat., Sept. 18th. Director Kenneth Branagh's black and white semi-autobiographical film, "Belfast," wins the top honor, also called the "People's Choice Award."
GUILDS - From Deadline: Lesli Linka Glatter has been elected as the new president of the Directors Guild of America. She is only the second woman to lead the DGA. Glatter is known for her work directing episodes of prestige television dramas such as "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Mad Men," and "The West Wing," to name a few. Glatter is also a three-time winner of a DGA Award and is an eight-time Emmy Award nominee.
ANIMATION - From PopCulture: Cult animated TV series, "Family Guy," is leaving Cartoon Network and TBS. Starting Monday, Sept. 20th, FXX and Freeform will be the exclusive cable homes of the long running series.
From Variety: The television and film actor, Willie Garson, has died at the age of 57, Wednesday, September 21, 2021. Garson appeared in over 75 films and in over 300 TV episodes. He is best known for the roles of "Stanford Blatch" on HBO's "Sex in the City" and "Mozzie" on USA Network's "White Collar" (2009-2014).
From Deadline: Actress and singer, Sarah Dash, has died at the age of 76, Monday, September 20, 2021. Dash was a founding member of the all-female singing group, "Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles." In 1967, the group changed its name to "Labelle," but they did not find big success until their 1974 smash hit single, "Lady Marmalade," which reached #1 on the "Billboard 100." Dash sang backing vocals on The Rolling Stones' 1989 album, "Steel Wheels." She also sang vocals and backing vocals on the three studio albums released by Keith Richards of "The Rolling Stones."
From TMZ: Actor and comedian, Anthony Johnson, has died at the age of 55, apparently sometime earlier this month. He had his breakout role in the film "House Party" (1990), but was also known for his roles in film like "Menace II Society" (1993) and "Friday" (1995).