RON LIEBMAN DIES AT 82: Ron Liebman, best known for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and playing Jennifer Aniston‘s father on Friends, has died at age 82. “We at Abrams Artists Agency are saddened to hear the news of Ron’s passing. Ron was an incredibly talented actor with a distinguished career in film, TV and theatre. Our thoughts go out to his wife, Jessica, and his family,” Robert Attermann, CEO of Abrams Artists Agency, told ET in a statement. Liebman earned a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his performance as Roy Cohn in Angels in America in 1993.
DID HENRY THOMAS TRY TO FAKE URINE TEST? Henry Thomas, best know for playing Elliott in E.T. allegedly tampered with his sobriety test during a DWI stop. According to a police report obtained by TMZ, he refused a breathalyzer during a stop in Oregon. He was reportedly taken to a station and put in a holding cell, and when a urine sample was taken, the report claims he filled it with toilet water. He denies the claims. Last month, the 48-year-old pleaded no contest to driving under the influence was given a $500 fine. He was also told to attend a victim impact panel and install a car breathalyzer.
ASHLEY GRAHAM AND BABY BUMP APPEAR ON VOGUE: Ashley Graham appeared on Vogue’s January, 2020 cover … and so did her baby bump, both swathed in a gorgeous golden gown. She is expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin. She shared the happy moment on Instagram: “A VOGUE COVER!!! — celebrating inclusivity, mothers, pregnancy and love — is so surreal. I have dreamed of this moment my entire career since I was a catalogue model living in Nebraska 18 years ago. Thank you @voguemagazine and #AnnaWintour for embracing a conversation around pregnancy and motherhood, which can be both an incredibly exciting and also isolating. The community and support I have discovered along the way has been incredible, and to share this monumental moment with my son and husband in the pages of Vogue could not feel more special. @annieleibovitz, you made me feel like a true pregnant goddess.” Vogue hits newsstands December 17th.
GOLDIE HAWN SHARES FESTIVE PIC OF HERSELF AND KURT RUSSELL IN CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: Mr. and Mrs. Claus are returning to Netflix in 2020. Goldie Hawn took to Instagram to announce that she and husband Kurt Russell will return as in The Christmas Chronicles 2. Hawn captioned a pic of herself and Russell: “”A year later and I’m still ringing Santa’s jingle bells. I couldn’t be happier to be working on @christmaschronicles again with Kurt Russell, my real life Santa @netflix 2020.”
MAGGIE’S SMITH’S MOST BELOVED ROLES WERE LEAST CHALLENGING: Dame Maggie Smith is beloved for many of her starring roles, and she loved some of the most popular ones herself, including her roles in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey, but she tells ES Magazine that they were almost too easy. The 84-year-old said: “I am deeply grateful for the work in Potter and indeed Downton, but it wasn’t what you’d call satisfying. I didn’t really feel I was acting in those things.” Downton has earned her one Golden Globe, three Emmys, and a BAFTA nomination.