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  • 'St. Elmo’s Fire' turns 35: Andie MacDowell reflects on her awkward relationship with Demi Moore

    “I remember one scene with Demi and finally connecting and hoping that she liked me," MacDowell shares.

  • Steve Bing, Producer and Film Financier, Dies at 55

    Steve Bing, a Hollywood producer, writer and financier who famously invested in the Tom Hanks movie “The Polar Express,” has died. He was 55.A spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office told TheWrap that the office responded to a death located in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the man was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. According to TMZ, which was the first to report the news of Bing’s death, he jumped from the 27th floor of his apartment building.The LAPD and L.A. County Coroner’s Office would not confirm the identification of the deceased or the cause of death. The owner of the building, however, confirmed to TheWrap that the deceased was Bing. An individual who knew Bing said he had been depressed and acting bizarrely of late.Also Read: Joel Schumacher, Director of 'St Elmo's Fire' and 'The Lost Boys,' Dies at 80Bing’s writing credits include 1994’s “Every Breathe” and one episode of “Married… with Children.” He is also known for producing films like “Get Carter,” “Night at the Golden Eagle,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Rules Don’t Apply” and most recently, “St. Sebastian.” He was currently filming an Untitled Jerry Lee Lewis Documentary. He was also a big investor in “The Polar Express,” the animated feature featuring the voice of Tom Hanks.Bing is also the founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, which focuses on property, construction, entertainment and music. Its latest credit is 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Bing also financed films like Robert Zemeckis’ “Beowulf” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine A Light.”Bing was born on March 31, 1965. He received an estimated $600 million inheritance when he turned 18, from his grandfather and real estate developer Leo S. Bing. He dropped out of Stanford University to pursue a career in Hollywood and also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes — in 2012, he contributed $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.Also Read: Ian Holm, Star of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien,' Dies at 88He is survived by his two children; Damian Hurley from his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley, and daughter Kira Bonder, from his relationship with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.Read original story Steve Bing, Producer and Film Financier, Dies at 55 At TheWrap

  • Corey Feldman Says Joel Schumacher Tried To Prevent “Descent” Into Drugs As Hollywood Remembers Late Director

    Refresh for updates The Phantom of the Opera's Emmy Rossum and The Lost Boy's Corey Feldman were among the actors remembering director Joel Schumacher today, with Feldman writing a stream of tweets recalling how the director attempted, unsuccessfully, to prevent the actor's "descent" into drugs. Feldman also credits Schumacher with first teaming him with Corey […]

  • Joel Schumacher, Director of ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Lost Boys,’ Dies at 80

    Joel Schumacher, director of films like “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “The Client” and “A Time to Kill,” has died from a year-long battle with cancer, his spokesperson told TheWrap. He was 80.His films “Falling Down” (1993) and “8mm” (1999) competed for Palme d’Or and Golden Bear, respectively. His other credits include “Flatliners,” “The Lost Boys,” “Tigerland,” “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin,” as well as “Phone Booth,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “The Number 23” and, most recently, two episodes of “House of Cards.”Schumacher developed a reputation for spotting young talent, casting stars like Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew McConaughey and Brad Renfro in their first major screen roles. He also often cast the same actors in different films, collaborating with stars like Farrell, Sutherland, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey and Nicolas Cage.Also Read: Iconic 'Batman' Writer Denny O'Neil Dies at 81Schumacher was born in New York City on Aug. 29, 1939. He first studied at Parsons School for Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, but after working in the fashion industry, he realized he loved filmmaking. He moved to Los Angeles, where he began his career working as a costume designer in films like Woody Allen’s “Sleeper” and “Interiors.”His first screenplay was 1976’s musical drama “Sparkle,” which he developed with Howard Rosenman. His other screenwriting credits include 1976’s “Car Wash” and 1979’s “The Wiz.” His directorial debut was “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” in 1981 starring Lily Tomlin.Also Read: Brooke McCarter, Star of 'The Lost Boys,' Dead at 52Schumacher directed two adaptations of John Grisham novels: “The Client” and “A Time to Kill.” He then replaced Tim Burton as the director of the “Batman” film franchise, and “Batman Forever” scored the highest-grossing opening weekend of 1995. Its sequel, “Batman & Robin,” was panned by critics and didn’t perform as well at the box office at its predecessor.The director apologized for the film once in 2006 and again in 2017. “Look, I apologize,” Schumacher had said in 2017. of “Batman & Robin.” “I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that.”Schumacher also directed several music videos including “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal and “The End Is the Beginning Is the End” by The Smashing Pumpkins.Read original story Joel Schumacher, Director of ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Lost Boys,’ Dies at 80 At TheWrap

  • Holy Bat-feuds! Revisiting the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding 'Batman Forever' 25 years later

    It’s impossible. Batman Forever is currently streaming on HBO Max. After a two-movie delay, Robin finally joined Batman’s side in Batman Forever, but with Chris O’Donnell instead of Wayans in the red-and-green outfit.

  • Joel Schumacher on abuse allegations against pal Woody Allen: 'She was so young at the time that I don't know'

    The director also spoke out about drama with "not kind" Tommy Lee Jones and "psychotic" Val Kilmer on the "Batman Forever" set.