Mumford & Sons booted from Atlanta strip club, report says

Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 1:34 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 1:34 PM

It doesn’t take much to get booted from the Clermont Lounge.

If memory serves, I was once asked to leave for telling Blondie the truth about poetry.

Mumford & Sons, perhaps the most reviled successful band in the world, was ejected from the Ponce strip club Tuesday night, according to TMZ. There’s even a grainy non-action video.

Anonymous “strip club sources” say things went awry for the British folk pop act when — after performing hours earlier at Centennial Park – singer Ben Lovett took to the lounge’s karaoke stage and began singing the songs he should be tired of already.

His bandmates whipped out their cellphones and began shooting video, which is pretty much a no-no in any strip club I have woken up in.

The mood really turned sour when the DJ turned down the music and told everyone to put their phones away. This allegedly “ruined” Lovett’s performance and the band began cussing out the strip club staff.

They were in such a hurry to get out of there that someone tripped over a banjo and accidentally wrote the next Mumford & Sons album, according to some reports.

Actress, heiress Dina Merrill has died; grew up at Mar a Lago, sold to Trump 

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 4:40 PM

Actress and heiress Dina Merrill, seen here at the Waldorf-Astoria for the American Museum of the Moving Image's Salute to Julia Roberts in 2000, died Tuesday at her home in East Hampton, New York. Merrill appeared in movies, on television and on the stage beginning in the late 1950s. 
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Actress and rebellious heiress, Dina Merill, who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or “the other woman,” has died at age 93.

Merrill, raised in part at the Mar a Lago estate in Florida now owned by President Donald Trump, died Monday, according to a family spokeswoman.

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Merrill had Lewy Body dementia, according to her son, Stanley H. Rumbough.

Starting in the 1950s, Merrill appeared in more than 100 films and television programs, her break coming after Katharine Hepburn recommended her for the 1957 Tracy-Hepburn comedy “The Desk Set.” Merrill, who had the poised, aristocratic beauty of fellow blonde Grace Kelly, co-starred with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis in “Operation Petticoat,” Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr in “The Sundowners” and Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor in “Butterfield 8.” More recently, she was part of Robert Altman’s ensemble cast for the Hollywood satire “The Player” and in television programs such as “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Nanny.”

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But becoming an actress was not considered proper for someone of Merrill’s privileged status. Her mother was Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune and one of the nation’s richest women. Her father was E.F. Hutton, founder of the stockbroker firm that bore his name. Heiress Barbara Hutton was a cousin.

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“Mother was politically and diplomatically and every which way well connected,” Merrill remarked in 2000, “but she didn’t know anyone in show business. Of course my parents’ eyebrows shot up when I said I wanted to be an actress. And I guess they said, really between themselves, ‘Let the dear girl try and fall on her face.’”

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Actor Roger Moore, longest-serving James Bond, dead at 89

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 9:25 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

English actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for his portrayal of fictional secret agent James Bond, has died, family members said in a statement Tuesday morning. He was 89.

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Moore died Tuesday in Switzerland after "a short but brave battle with cancer," said his children, Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian, in a statement.

"The affection our father felt whenever he walked on to a stage or in front of a camera buoyed him hugely and kept him busy working into his 90th year, through to his last appearance in November 2016 on stage at London's Royal Festival Hall," the statement said. "The capacity crowd cheered him on and off stage, shaking the very foundations of the building just a short distance from where he was born."

Moore played James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985.

Ryan Seacrest didn’t know Jeffrey Tambor; thought he was a dead actor

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Ryan Seacrest is pictured here at the 2016 Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. Seacrest, the new co-host of ‘Live’ with Kelly Ripa, had to act fast after he misidentified actor Jeffrey Tambor when Tambor was a guest on the show recently. 
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New “Live” co-host Ryan Seacrest found himself in a tight spot when he misidentified actor Jeffrey Tambor when Tambor was a guest on the show.

Seacrest thought Tambor was an actor from the film “Ghost.”

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In the clip from the show, the new host listed a few of Tambor’s credits before adding that he enjoyed Tambor’s performance as “the scary guy on the subway” in the classic 1990 film but the “Transparent” actor was not in “Ghost.” 

“Oh, this is horrible. You’re going to be embarrassed. That’s not me,” Tambor said. “It’s Vincent Schiavelli.”

“No wonder it wasn’t in anybody’s notes. I was like, ‘I think he’s the scary guy from ‘Ghost,’” Seacrest scrambled.

Tambor continued, “Wow, here we go. He’s dead.”

That’s when Kelly Ripa tried to jump in and ease the growing tension.

“But you’re still here!” she joked to the actor.

Before letting it go, Tambor decided to have a little fun with the co-hosts.

“We tried to book Vincent Schiavelli, but he’s passed away and here I am,” he said as a photo of Schiavelli came on the screen. “What is wrong with you? I came on to sell a book, not to be insulted. I am hurt. My reps are here, and we are filing an action lawsuit. I came on in good faith.”

According to Tambor, this isn’t the first time he has been mistaken for Schiavelli. Tambor revealed that he was once on a train and a waiter approached him, threw down his napkin and recited Schiavelli’s famous line, “Get off my train!”

“I said, ‘Sir, I just ordered the pasta.’ He was imitating Vincent Schiavelli, who is a spitting image, obviously,” Tambor joked.

Tambor took the mix-up in stride and didn’t seem to have any hard feelings about mistake.


Robert Downey Jr. purchases $10.5 million windmill home

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 3:01 PM

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  Robert Downey Jr. arrives for UK film premiere

Actor Robert Downey Jr. has some a new residence in New York’s Hamptons, and from the looks of it, the purchase is a wind-wind.

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The eccentric mansion, fully equipped with a windmill, is eye-catching on the inside and out.

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According to Behind the Hedges, the home was built near the end of the 19th century and was recently listed with a $10.5 million price tag.

Pictures of the home show lush grounds and a spacious interior.

The four-acre property has three-car garage, a 50-foot pool, a guest house, a tennis court and gardens. Though the windmill has previously only been for show, offices and libraries are contained inside of it.

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The 52-year-old actor will have quite the summer ahead of him living in a home that will blow many people away, figuratively speaking.