Roger Moore, Who Played James Bond Seven Times, Dies
Roger Moore, the dapper British actor who brought tongue-in-cheek humor to the James Bond persona in seven films, eclipsing his television career, which had included starring roles in at least five series, died on Tuesday in Switzerland. He was 89.
Powers Boothe, ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and ‘Sin City’ Actor, Dies at 68
Boothe won an Emmy for portraying Jim Jones and was well known for playing villains.
Powers Boothe, a character actor who appeared in films like Sin City and Tombstone and TV shows including Deadwood and Agents of SHIELD, died Sunday morning of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68. Continue reading
Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America’s political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.
A former GOP operative to candidates including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and a one-time adviser to President Donald Trump, Ailes’ TV network changed the face of 24-hour news. In early 1996, he accepted a challenge from media titan Rupert Murdoch to build a news network from scratch to compete with CNN and other TV outlets they deemed left-leaning.
That October, Ailes flipped the switch on Fox News Channel, which within a few years became the audience leader in cable news. Ailes branded the network “Fair and Balanced” and declared he had left the political world behind, but conservative viewers found a home and lifted prime-time commentators Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity to the top of the news ratings. Continue reading
Ex-NFL WR Michael Jackson, 48, dies in motorcycle accident
Former NFL wide receiver Michael Jackson died in a motorcycle accident Friday in his hometown of Tangipahoa, Louisiana, according to police.Jackson, who played for the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, was 48.Jackson’s motorcycle was traveling “at a high rate of speed” around 1 a.m. Friday when it crashed into a car that was backing out of a parking space and into both lanes of the highway, police said. Continue reading