Parker Posey: ‘None of my indie movies made money, so it became like, “Why hire her?”’

An icon of Nineties indie film courtesy of her roles in ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Party Girl’, Parker Posey talks to Adam White about grief, time travel and how the offer of a part in an Adam Sandler movie showed her that she and Hollywood no longer saw eye to eye

Legendary Batman writer, Denny O’Neil dies at age 81

Dennis J. “Denny” O’Neil has died at age 81. As confirmed by his family, the legendary comic book writer died at home of natural causes on the night of June 11.

O’Neil was best known for his work on Batman, which included writing Batman, Detective Comics, and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, as well as editing DC’s Batman titles from 1986 to 2000. He, editor Julius Schwartz, and artist Neal Adams are credited for guiding the Dark Knight back to his darker roots after a period of campiness brought on by the success of the 1960s Batman TV series.

Fred Willard, comedian, writer and actor, dies at 86

Willard’s daughter Hope announced his death in a statement, writing, “It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old. He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much! We will miss him forever.”

Director/Writer, Stuart Gordon, dies, 72

If you ever went into a video store and picked out the horror movie with the most messed-up cover ever, it might have been directed by Stuart Gordon. With a filmography that included Re-Animator, From Beyond, Fortressand Robot Jox, Gordon was one of the kings of cult films in the ‘80s and ‘90s. He was filled with vision and talent but, tragically, he passed away this week at the age of 72.

Jack Burns, Actor, ‘Muppet Show’ Writer, and George Carlin Comedy Partner, Dies at 86

Jack Burns, a comedian, writer and actor known for writing on “The Muppet Show” and “Hee Haw,” acting on “The Andy Griffith Show,” and his comedy partnership with George Carlin, has died at the age of 86, his manager Peter Santana confirmed to TheWrap Tuesday.