Val Kilmer To Star Opposite Tom Cruise In New “Top Gun” and Last Munchkin Dies:
Val Kilmer will star opposite Tom Cruise in the “Top Gun: Maverick,” says an individual with knowledge of the production. Kilmer will join Cruise in the long-awaited sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 action blockbuster, in which Cruise’s aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is now a mentor to a new generation of U.S. Navy fighter pilots. Titled “Top Gun: Maverick,” the new film is set to hit theaters July 12th, 2019 (Source and Image: imdb.com)
Jerry Maren, a Munchkin from the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died at age 98. According to TMZ, Maren died last week and a funeral was held over the weekend at Forest Lawn in Hollywood. Maren was 18 when he was cast in the movie as a bouquet-wielding member of the Lollipop Guild that welcomed Judy Garland’s Dorothy Gale to Oz. Maren was the final surviving Munchkin actor from the 124 little people who starred in the 1939 musical.
Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Tony Awards. He was already slated to get a special Tony for his “Springsteen on Broadway” show. The Tonys will air live on C-B-S on Sunday. Sara Bareilles (bah-REL’-ihs) and Josh Groban will host.
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