14 Actors Who Turned Down Roles They Found Offensive, Uncomfortable, Or A Better Fit For Someone Else To Play
About three days into his role as the titular character's voice in Howard the Duck, Robin Williams quit out of frustration because he was "being handcuffed in order to match the flapping duck's bill." The puppet's mouth movements had already been filmed to match the puppeteers' bland delivery of the lines, essentially rendering the comedian's iconic improvisation style impossible.news.yahoo.com
Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Queen among additions to National Recording Registry
Music by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Max Roach, The Four Tops and Wu-Tang Clan, speeches by FDR, and a Marc Maron-Robin Williams podcast are among recordings to be preserved by the Library of Congress. Listen to audio here.cbsnews.com
'Harry Potter' director says if Robin Williams had been able to play Lupin, he would've had a completely 'different interpretation' of the role
Chris Columbus previously said Robin Williams wanted to play Lupin. He told Insider David Thewlis was "great," but Williams would've been "brilliant."news.yahoo.com
‘Not enough has happened’: Protesters reflect on what has changed — and what hasn’t
A year after millions of people around the world took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, About U.S. checked in with protesters we spoke with last year. Many of them said they had seen little change in their communities, but had made big changes in their personal lives.washingtonpost.com
Robin Williams’ daughter made the internet sob with Instagram game results
There’s a new trend happening on Instagram, and Robin Williams’ daughter, Zelda Roberts, just made everyone on the internet emotional when she used the new feature. You may have noticed some Instagram fans playing with a new filter recently that tells you which Disney character you are, or what Harry Potter character you are. It’s super fun, and a lot of people are posting the results on their Instagram story. Williams used the Disney version and her result immediately made other people on the internet get super emotional. Anyone who has used the app knows that it’s super random, so it’s gotta be pure fate she would get the beloved Disney character voiced by her late father.
What do the critics think? A roundup of reviews for 'Jumanji: The Next Level'
When Sony sought to create a sequel to "Jumanji," the beloved 1995 classic starring Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt, audiences and critics were initially skeptical. However, the studio was able to turn the story on its head, shifting it from a quaint board game to a larger-than-life video game adventure. In the film, the teen team of Bethany, Fridge and Martha are sucked back into the video game after Spencer escapes back into the game. Already, "The Next Level" has garnered $52 million at the box office from its international debut last weekend. Here's a rundown of what critics have said of "Jumanji: The Next Level" ahead of its opening:cnbc.com
10 celebs who guest starred on 'Friends'
Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer are shown in a scene from the NBC series "Friends." (CNN) - It's been 25 years since "Friends" premiered, and fans are still watching reruns over and over. The one with Brad PittIn an episode of season eight, Monica runs into former high school classmate Will Colbert, played by Brad Pitt (then married to Jennifer Aniston, who played Rachel Green). Crystal and Williams play friends Tomas and Tim. The ones with Tom SelleckBefore Monica and Chandler, there was Monica and Richard -- and he was played by none other than Tom Selleck.
Posthumous advice from Robin Williams
Kevin Winter/Getty Images(CNN) - Robin Williams gave a lot of advice. He often suggested reaching out for help, and from what we know, he took his own advice more than once. 'Good Will Hunting'In "Good Will Hunting," Williams plays a psychologist helping a brilliant but troubled young man find his identity. In this scene, Williams and his client, played by Matt Damon, speak about the myth of perfection in a scene that had even the cameraman laughing. Watch: http://youtu.be/z8mn3nLPSMYAnother moment occurs as Williams' and Damon's characters speak about the experience of love vs. the idea of love.
On this day: August 11
2014: Actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, is found unresponsive at his residence in Marin County, California, and pronounced dead at the scene. Police later said that the actor, who reportedly had been seeking treatment for depression and previously had struggled with drug addiction, used a belt to hang himself from a bedroom door. Williams rose to fame on the sitcom "Mork & Mindy" before going on to a movie career that included films such as "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society," "Awakenings," "The Fisher King," "Aladdin," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting." He earned four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Good Will Hunting." He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards in his career.
Google unveils top search trends for 2014
Google unveils top search trends for 2014 The 14th annual list of top trending searches is out, with the late Robin Williams coming in at number one. Google "technologist" Daniel Sieberg joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what people searched the most.cbsnews.com
Stars remember Robin Williams at "Night At The Museum" premiere
Stars remember Robin Williams at "Night At The Museum" premiere Stars honored Robin Williams at the New York premiere of "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb." It's one of William's last movies. CBSN's Vladimir Duthier reports.cbsnews.com
Robin Williams’ suicide highlights Parkinson’s struggles
Robin Williams’ suicide highlights Parkinson’s struggles Doctors Holly Williams and David Agus join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the week’s top medical stories including actor Robin Williams’ stunning Parkinson’s diagnosis and the latest on the Ebola outbreak in Africa.cbsnews.com
Robin Williams secretly battled Parkinson's disease
Robin Williams secretly battled Parkinson's disease Although Robin Williams' struggles with depression and substance abuse were well known, his widow revealed the comedic actor was also battling the early stages of Parkinson's disease. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com
Broadway lights dim for Robin Williams
Broadway lights dim for Robin Williams Theaters on Broadway dimmed their marquee lights Wednesday night in tribute to Robin Williams. Plus, Justin Bieber pleads guilty to charges of careless driving and resisting arrest. Danielle Nottingham takes a look at the day's top entertainment stories in this Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com
Robin Williams' daughter exits social media
Robin Williams' daughter exits social media Zelda Williams, who used Twitter to pay homage to her father, Robin Williams, after his death has abandoned her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Online posters have targeted Williams, sending her cruel messages and gruesome pictures on Twitter. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports.cbsnews.com
Robin Williams checks into rehab; Famous bench disappears
Robin Williams checks into rehab; Famous bench disappears Actor Robin Williams is back in rehab. He has struggled with substance abuse in the past. Plus, Amsterdam's famous bench from the film "The Fault in our Stars" goes missing. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment news in this Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com