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SODERBERGH TO WORK A LOT DURING RETIREMENT

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Soderbergh has taken another step back from the “retirement” he announced in 2010 (and hinted at in previous years). In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he explained, “I’m sort of taking time off and just trying to determine whether I can come at movies from a different direction. That’s something I think I […]

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL’S JACOB TO RETIRE

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gilles Jacob, regarded as the driving force behind the Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most influential and celebrated film festival, has announced he will step down in 2015 upon completing his current three-year term. In an interview with the newspaper Nice Matin, the 83-year-old Jacob said, “I promised my wife several times I’d stop. […]

GENE SHALIT TO STEP DOWN AS TODAY‘S MOVIE CRITIC

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Saying tersely, “It’s enough already,” 88-year-old movie critic Gene Shalit has announced that he is leaving the Today show after 40 years. Shalit’s final appearance on the NBC morning show will come on Thursday, when the show is due to present a retrospective of memorable Shalit celebrity interviews. Shalit, who had an illustrious career in […]

SEINFELD ROASTS LARRY KING

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry King bravely smiled through an onslaught of jibes from Jerry Seinfeld Thursday night that would have rivaled any bombardment by insult comic Don Rickles. Saying it would be his last appearance on King’s CNN show (it goes off the air in December), Seinfeld said that he agreed to appear on it because “this is […]

ANDY ROONEY: “I WILL WORK UNTIL I DROP”

June 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

His longtime buddy Walter Cronkite may have been forced to retire in 1981 because of a CBS mandatory retirement policy at the time for persons reaching 65, but at the age of 91, 60 Minutes commentator/humorist Andy Rooney says he has no plans to step down — ever. Asked by TVNewser.com how long he expects […]