RAYMOND CHOW DIES: The iconic producer who launched Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan is dead. Raymond Chow died Friday at age 91. He was one of the first to bring Hong Kong movies to the U.S. Chow eventually produced Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Police Story, Rumble in the Bronx and The Cannonball Run.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND BRAD PITT ASK FANS TO VOTE: Celebrity endorsements of political action has gone into overdrive ahead of the midterm elections November 6th. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are the latest to voice their opinion, releasing a PSA together on DiCaprio’s Facebook page Friday. "The future of our country will be decided this week. Elections don't just matter when voting for president. This election might be the most consequential of our lifetime," DiCaprio says in the video. "We urge you to go to the polls by November 6th and make your voice heard," Pitt says. He additionally suggests viewers encourage voter turnout by volunteering at phone banks, texting, and canvassing. Other celebrity PSAs have landed via Taylor Swift, Freeform stars, Jodie Foster, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Logan Browning and more. DiCaprio and Pitt are currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
KATE BOSWORTH TO STAR IN GENESIS: Kate Bosworth is set to star in and produce sci-fi thriller Genesis. Mike Le Han is directing the pic, which follows a mother looking for her daughter in a post-apocalyptic world. Bosworth is diving deep into sci-fi of late; she is also starring in and producing Neil LaBute’s The I-Land, which Netflix has ordered to series. In addition, Bosworth recently signed on for MGM’s post-apocalyptic drama The Domestics and Nat Geo’s series The Long Road Home.
BILL WEIR HOSTING DISCOVERY SHOW ON BORDER PATROL: Bill Weir has signed on to host a law enforcement and immigration show called Border Live on the Discovery Channel. The CNN host will bow the six-part series on Wednesday, December 5th.The show "will document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the real lives, real moments and real stories of those that live and work along its remote stretches," according to the announcement.