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From ‘Sesame Street’ to ‘Alma’s Way’: How Sonia Manzano continues to break ground and elevate Latino stories on US television

After 44 years as the loveable Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano thought she was finally ready to move to a quieter, non-puppet inhabited neighborhood where she could spend her days writing children’s books. “I didn’t think I was going to continue in television,” said Manzano, 71, who was on Sesame Street from 1971 until…

Hollywood’s tragic history of on-set accidents

Hollywood is the land of make believe, but the very real specter of death can hover over television and movie sets. The death of 42-year-old director of photography Halyna Hutchins while working on the movie “Rust” in New Mexico after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun is just the latest on-set tragedy. There have…

Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ star, has died

Peter Scolari, a veteran actor who rose to fame alongside Tom Hanks on “Bosom Buddies,” died Friday morning. Scolari had cancer and had been ill for two years, his manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky told CNN. He was 66. Scolari appeared in numerous films and television series over the years, including “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown,” and “The…

Prop guns: What they are and how they can kill

The goal of movies and TV series is to make scenes look realistic. When it comes to prop guns, they don’t just look dangerous. Such was the case in the death Thursday of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico. The 42-year-old director of photography died after actor Alec Baldwin…

Brandon Lee’s family speak out after fatal prop gun shooting on set

The family of late actor Brandon Lee has spoken out following the news that cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of the movie “Rust.” According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Hutchins, 42, was pronounced dead by medical personnel…

Director of photography killed, movie director injured after Alec Baldwin discharged prop firearm on movie set

On the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico, its director of photography was killed and movie director injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on Thursday, according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN. Director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, was transported to the hospital via helicopter and pronounced dead…

Lego recreates the house from ‘Home Alone’

Lego has created a nostalgic replica just in time for the holiday season. Lego’s latest fan-designed set is a replica of the house from the classic 1990 movie “Home Alone,” about the problems that arise when burglars attempt to rob the house while young Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is, fittingly, home alone after being left behind…

Ruby Rose alleges unsafe working conditions on ‘Batwoman’ set

Ruby Rose says unsafe working conditions and a toxic culture on the CW series “Batwoman” led to their departure from the show in 2020. Rose played superhero Kate Kane for one season. The Australian actor, who identifies as gender fluid and uses they/them and she/her pronouns, took to Instagram Wednesday to recall their experience on…

‘Insecure’s’ Yvonne Orji is going to miss Molly too

Yvonne Orji has some words of wisdom for the character she plays for the upcoming fifth and final season of “Insecure.” “I would tell Molly, take a deep breath,” Orji told CNN.”Just take a deep breath, Boo.” Fans of the HBO series will need to breathe as well with the ending of the dramedy. (HBO…

Olivia Newton-John offers cancer update

Olivia Newton-John says she has her good days and her bad days as she once again battles cancer. In an interview with “Today’s” Hoda Kotb which aired Wednesday, the singer talked about living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. She said these days she’s “feeling pretty good.” “I have my days, I have my pains,”…

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