Canadian actor and comedian Leslie Nielsen, passed away Sunday evening (Nov 28) of complications from pneumonia. In the ’60s, Nielsen took several TV roles before landing a key part in “The Poseidon Adventure” in 1972. The film follows the story of a cruise ship overturned by a tsunami, and the inhabitants’ attempt to save themselves. By the end of the decade, Nielsen would begin to pursue comedic roles almost exclusively.
His first comedy, “Airplane!” was a milestone in the field of slapstick. Leslie played Dr. Rumack, an MD so intense he wears his stethoscope even when he’s not treating patients. He can also get lasagna for dinner even if it isn’t on the flight menu. Nielsen would go on to make his most noteworthy comedic performances in the “Naked Gun” trilogy, solidifying his status as a comic great.
RIP Leslie Nielsen 1926 – 2010.
Beyonce drops by The View this morning, November 22, with her mom, Tina Knowles to introduce Tina’s new clothing line, Miss Tina. The 29-year-old singer shared that while on stage, she wears four pairs of stockings underneath her costumes.
Beyonce was interviewed about her upcoming ABC special, ‘Beyonce’s I Am…World Tour,’ which will air on Thanksgiving and feature her husband, Jay-Z, and friend Kanye West. She was also asked about her Heat perfume ad that was recently banned on daytime TV in the UK for being sexually provocative. The studio audience then received free bottles of Beyonce’s perfume.
You can catch Beyonce on her ABC special, airing Thursday, November 25, at 9:30 p.m.
Channing Tatum checks messages on his iPhone as he leaves dinner at Madeo Restaurant on Tuesday, November 2, in West Hollywood. The 30-year-old actor recently celebrated Halloween with wife Jenna Dewan and pal Haylie Duff!
He dressed up as Max from Where The Wild Things Are for a party, while Jenna dressed as a peacock! The couple also dressed up their dog, Meeka, as a ladybug. Cute!
Rumors are also circulating that ‘G.I. Joe’ star Channing Tatum is attached to star as a Virginian solider. He’s sent to Russia by Benjamin Franklin to speak to the czarina. His job is to convince Catherine not to support the British in the pending American Revolution by sending Russian troops to the 13 colonies to fight. While there, Tatum’s character seduces Catherine.