Top Hollywood news of the day: December 24, 2017

Top Hollywood news of the day: December 24, 2017

Here are the top updates of the day from the world of Hollywood!

jodie whittaker doctor who
bugs bunny animator dead

2. Bugs Bunny animator Bob Givens dies at 99 Bob Givens, 99-year-old animator who helped design Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, has passed away. His daughter Mariana Givens has reported that her father died on December 14 in Burbank, California from acute respiratory failure. Givens' version of Bugs Bunny debuted in 1940. Other characters that he illustrated over his six-decade career included Tom and Jerry, Daffy Duck, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Popeye.

michelle williams all the money in the world christopher plummer kevin spacey

3. Michelle Williams and other actors reshot the scenes with Christopher Plummer in All the Money In The World for free Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World was recently reshot with Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey as the lead after a string of sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey. And now, the film’s actor Michelle Williams has revealed that she and other actors re-filmed their scenes in the movie for free, according to

4. Aaron Sorkin found Molly Bloom to be an incredibly compelling woman Aaron Sorkin, best known for creating the political TV series The West Wing, is making his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, adapted from Bloom’s book of the same name. Bloom’s book chronicles poker games she ran from 2002 to 2011 that drew celebrities such as Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck and helped her rake in $4 million a year at her peak. But when Sorkin met with Bloom, he did not expect to be impressed. “I thought the person that I was going to be meeting was someone who was cashing in on their brush with famous people, which is not something I‘m a huge fan of. But I was stupid and that’s not the person that I met … This was an incredibly compelling woman,” Sorkin told Reuters.

star wars the last jedi luke skywalker carrie fisher leia

5. Carrie Fisher's Leia was supposed to be Luke Skywalker's first Jedi padawan. Writing in a new book called Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Visual Dictionary, Lucasfilm Story Group head Pablo Hidalgo revealed, “Luke Skywalker’s first student was to be his sister, Leia. However, she ultimately decided that the best path for her to serve the galaxy left no room for the extended isolation of Jedi training.”

matt damon father dead

6. Matt Damon's father passes awat at 74 Matt Damon’s father passed away in Massachusetts at the age of 74 after battling long with cancer. Matt Damon’s publicist Jennifer Allen informed the media that Kent Damon breathed his last on December 14. She said he died of complications from multiple myeloma, a rare blood disease that affects bone marrow. Kent Damon’s condition had worsened over the past few months.