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Easy Rider star Peter Fonda passes away at 79

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Peter Fonda Passes away

Director and actor Peter Fonda, who became a star due to his character in the classic road trip film ‘Easy Rider,’ passed away on Friday at his Los Angeles home, informed his family via a statement. He was 79 years old. The reason for his death, the statement said, is a respiratory failure because of lung cancer.

Born to renowned Hollywood actor Henry Fonda, Peter successfully carved his own journey and received best screenplay Oscar nomination for the 1969 hit movie ‘Easy Rider.’ His career changed forever due to his role as ‘Wyatt’ in the movie, with a stars and stripes helmet astride a motorcycle. The movie also starred Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson.

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He was born in 1940 in New York to parents that held personalities opposite to the rebellious nature their children would cultivate. Henry Fonda already was a famous Hollywood veteran, known for portraying the roles of ingenuous soldiers and cowboys. On the other hand, his mother Frances Seymour was famous US socialite.

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He was only 10 when his mom died. She suffered from a neural breakdown after knowing about her husband’s extramarital affair. She was confined in a hospital but in the year 1950, she took her own life by slashing her neck using a razor.

Estranged relationship with his father:

Just like his siblings, Fonda shared a complex and estranged relationship with father Henry. During an interview with CNN in the year 1994 after Fonda published an autobiography called ‘Don’t Tell Dad,’ he spoke about his rebellion. His father wasn’t communicative, Fonda said in the interview. He didn’t know what his identity was and did not want to be known as Henry Fonda’s son, he added.

In fact, in an LA Times interview, Fonda had said that it was his unstable relationship with Henry that helped him learn how to ride a motorcycle.

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Jenny Slate says she will get over her stage fright in a Netflix Comedy Special

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Ever been afraid of giving a speech in front of the whole school during the assembly time, ever hesitated to present a presentation in front of your class fellows, in short; ever had stage fright? If the answer is yes, to all or any one of the above statement then we’ve great news for you.

It’s okay to feel nervous before speaking in front of a large audience, Jenny Slate’s Netflix original “Stage Fright” is here to make you believe that you’re not alone. The actress and comedian Jenny Slate’s Netflix comedy special is set to drop next month.

The special will provide users with a view of the Saturday night live alum’s world, also including her clips from childhood and her interviews with her family, intermingled with her stand-up set.

Sources reveal that Slate will also share details on her visit to a midnight Catholic Mass and the ghosts that haunted her childhood home. Majorly her show is all about how she overcame and how one can just like her overcome stage fright. Her special comes with a purpose more than as a mode to entertain the audience, which in itself is a great thing.

It is said that Jenny Slate has been much open about her stage fright over the years. In one of her interviews with Vulture in 2016, she mentioned, “I look forward to being seen, and to accept that part of myself that needs attention and is willing to give something nice to get something nice. I look forward to being a little scared. I look forward to pushing myself to be confident because I get crazy stage fright, always have, and I feel proud every time I push through that”.

Without a doubt, one can say Jenny Slate is a courageous lady, for it takes guts to be open about one’s insecurities in front of the world. By disclosing this, Slate for sure would be helping out tons of people, who happen to go through the same situation now and then.

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Which all actors are being recognized for the first time for 2019 Emmy Awards?

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One will notice that several actors return for the Emmy Awards time and again, winning once or maybe twice. However, this year, you’ll find plenty of new Emmy nominees, debuting in the Supporting Actor and Outstanding Lead categories for both comedy and camera. Below listed are these men who are being nominated this year for their first-ever Emmys:

  • Stephen Root:

Root portrays the role of Monroe Funches, the of ex-hitman in the nominated series ‘Barry.’ He has been nominated for the 2019 Emmys under the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.’ Root has been a part of the show’s main star cast since its first season, however; is only being nominated for its second season.

  • Anthony Carrigan:

Carrigan is famous for his role as a gang leader of NOHO Hank in ‘Barry.’ He has been nominated for the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.’ He has worked in the show since its first season, however; wasn’t nominated previous year.

  • Billy Porter:

Porter, who portrays the role of MC Pray Tell in the series ‘Pose,’ has been nominated for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.’ Though many may not recognize Porter from television, he is a skilled Broadway performer who has won a Tony award in the year 2013 for the film ‘Kinky Boots.’ In fact, he has also worked in shows like ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse,’ and ‘The Get Down.’

  • Chris Sullivan:

Sullivan plays the role of Toby in the NBC drama series ‘This Is US.’ He has been in the show since the first season; however, with the third season, Sullivan is nominated for Emmys for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.’

  • Alfie Allen:

Allen has worked in the show ‘Game of Thrones’ since its first season as the character Theon Greyjoy. However, this is the first year that he scored an Emmy nomination for the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.’

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These are the actresses being nominated for the first time in this year’s Emmy Awards

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These are the actresses being nominated for the first time in this year’s Emmy Awards
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Among the actresses who are attending the 2019 Emmy Awards as nominees, several have been recognized earlier. A few are new additions, such as Rachel Brosnahan from the show ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, while some have been there for several years, such as Julia Louis-Dreyfuss from ‘Veep.’ However, let’s have a look at the women who have been nominated for the first time in this year’s Emmys:

  • Sian Clifford:

Clifford worked in the Amazon/BBC sitcom ‘Fleabag’ as Claire in both its seasons. She has been nominated for the show’s second season under ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.’

  • Sarah Goldberg:

Goldberg, who plays the love interest of the hitman in the show ‘Barry,’ has been nominated for the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.’

  • Marin Hinkle:

Hinkle, the actress of the show ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ has been nominated for the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.’

  • Jodie Comer:

‘Killing Eve’ show star Comer has been nominated for the category ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.’

  • Mandy Moore:

Nominated under the category of ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series,’ Mandy is famous for her role as Rebecca Pearson in ‘This Is Us.’

  • Sophie Turner:

Famous as Jean Grey in the ‘X-men’ movies, Sophie Turner has been nominated for Emmy awards under the category of ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.’

  • Gwendoline Christie:

Under the category of ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,’ Gwendoline, who stars as ‘Brinne of Tarth’ in ‘Games of Thrones,’ has been nominated for first time in Emmys.

  • Fiona Shaw:

Shaw has been nominated for two categories i.e. for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’ for the series ‘Killing Eve’ and ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series’ for ‘Fleabag’.

  • Julia Garner:

For her role as ‘Ruth Langmore’ in ‘Ozark,’ Julia has been nominated under the category of ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.’

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