Director Tony Scott dead of suicide; Wynonna Judd postpones shows in wake of husband’s accident

A morning mix of entertainment headlines . . .


The late Tony Scott. (Gus Ruelas/AP)

Tony Scott — the director responsible for such Hollywood hits as “Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder” and numerous Denzel Washington films, including “Crimson Tide” and the recent “Unstoppable” — committed suicide Sunday by jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles, authorities said. Scott, the younger brother and producing partner of filmmaker Ridley Scott, was 68. He leaves behind a wife and twin sons, Max and Frank. (Associated Press)

As news of Scott’s sad death spread, various Hollywood stars and filmmakers — including Ron Howard and Jon Favreau — immediately shared their condolences and remembrances via Twitter. (Hollywood Reporter)

Wynonna Judd announced Sunday that she is postponing concerts in Canada this week in the wake of husband Michael “Cactus” Moser’s motorcycle accident. Moser was riding a motorcycle Saturday on a South Dakota highway when he crossed the center line and collided with a car. He is currently hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. (AP)

Did Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get married in Jackson Hole, Wyo., over the weekend? Maybe. (The Daily Mail)

For the record, Tom Cruise did not prevent Suri Cruise from seeing her cousins in Ohio while he was married to Katie Holmes. This according to People magazine, which quotes a source who declines to be named but adamantly confirms that information. “To say Tom prevented anything is a gross lie,” says the person, who is reportedly close to Holmes. (People)

In an interview airing Monday on Entertainment Tonight, President Obama says he has a “good friendship” with George Clooney, noting that the Academy Award winner does not take advantage of that friendship and is “low-maintenance.” So basically the president has the relationship with Clooney that Harry initially wanted with Sally. (CBS News)

FYI: You could own Ron Swanson’s mustache — seriously, the hair taken straight from Nick Offerman’s upper lip — if you choose to bid on it later this week in a charity auction. (Vulture)

Speaking of auctions for good causes, bidding is now open in the Cancer Gets Lost auction, which raises money for the National Brain Tumor Society and features various autographed items from “Lost,” “True Blood” and other TV shows. (Cancer Gets Lost)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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