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Watch the Full ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Table Read with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston & More

As promised last month, a star-studded table read of the classic coming-of-age high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High unfolded this past week to raise funds for Core (Community Organized Relief Effort), a nonprofit charity co-founded by Sean Penn, one of the film’s co-stars. But the cast of the table read didn’t include any […]

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Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston Reunite in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Fundraiser

The 1982 world of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” came to life Thursday night in a fundraising table read that included Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel, John Legend, Ray Liotta, Julia Roberts, Shia Labeouf, Morgan Freeman and Henry Golding.The hour-long streaming event took place on the Facebook page for Penn’s nonprofit Core (Community Organized […]

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Sean Penn Will Somehow Not Play Spicoli at the ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Table Read

Sean Penn is returning to Ridgement High for a charity table read of the classic 1982 high school comedy that helped launch his career. But somehow, he won’t be playing his iconic teen slacker, Jeff Spicoli. Penn will, however, be joined by a star-studded cast for the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read, including […]

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Stuart Cornfeld, Producer of ‘Tropic Thunder’ and ‘Zoolander,’ Dies at 67

Stuart Cornfeld, who worked with Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films to produce movies including “Tropic Thunder,” “Dodgeball” and “Zoolander,” has died of cancer.Several of his friends posted about his death on social media.At Red Hour, which he founded with Stiller in 1999, he also produced “Duplex” starring Stiller and Drew Barrymore, “Starsky & Hutch,” “Blades […]

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Cameron Crowe Reflects on Abortion Storyline in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

Fans remember”Fast Times at Ridgemont High” for its raunchy humor, loaded soundtrack and clever storyline, but an underlying subplot involving underage sex and abortion often flies under the radar — and that might be a good thing.According to screenwriter Cameron Crowe, the film’s abortion side-story wouldn’t hold up with a modern audience.“It would be outrageously […]

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The Week In Deadline Videos & Podcasts: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tanya Saracho, And DeWanda Wise

From Patrick Melrose to Vida to She’s Gotta Have It, this week’s slate of videos and podcasts are filled with the talented women of Hollywood. In this week’s The Actor’s Side, Pete Hammond talks to Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. Known for her roles in Last Exit to Brooklyn and the classic Fast Times at […]

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