9/7/21 Entertainment News
— Tributes are pouring in after actor Michael K. Williams was found dead on Monday of an apparent overdose. Wendell Pierce, who starred alongside Williams on “The Wire,” said he was an immensely talented man. He said the depths of his love for Williams can only be matched by the pain of learning his loss. Meanwhile, director Spike Lee took to Instagram to share how shocked he is over Williams’ passing. Director James Gunn said Williams was not only one of the most talented actors, but one of the kindest and most gentle souls he’s ever met.
— Arnold Schwarzenegger is offering California Governor Gavin Newsom a word of advice as he faces a recall election. Speaking with CNN, the actor and former California Governor said Newsom should “figure out how to be Arnold Schwarzenegger for a second.” He said he believes the state is in “exactly the same atmosphere” and people are upset over the same issues as when he ran almost 20 years ago. He explained Californians are angry about blackouts, educations, and inequality like they were in 2003. The Terminator actor was in office from 2003 to 2011 and is the state’s most recent Republican Governor.
— The new Sony film “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” is getting its release date moved up. The sequel to the 2018 “Venom” movie will now release two weeks sooner than originally scheduled. This comes as box office numbers for the new Marvel Studios film “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” are coming in way above industry expectations. The Tom Hardy-led film which also stars Woody Harrelson will debut on October 2nd.
— Comedian and model Kate Quigley says she’s going to be OK. She said as much in a text to a friend after she and three others reportedly overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl at a home in Venice, California. The three other people, including comedian Fuquan Johnson, died. Quigley’s friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban, posted Quigley’s text to Instagram. It says, “I’m alive. I’m not great. But I’m OK.” Quigley is in the hospital in critical condition.
— Howard University is renaming its College of Fine Arts after the late actor Chadwick Boseman. The Washington, DC school unveiled the new signage for the Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts over the weekend. It was done in honor of the actor and alum who passed away last year at the age of 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer. The school announced in May it would pay tribute to the actor by renaming the Fine Arts college in his memory.