Dean Smith, Olympic Sprinter Turned Hollywood Stunt Performer, Dies at 91; Hollywood Negotiations Reach Pivotal Moment

Dean Smith: Remembering an Olympic Gold Medalist and Hollywood Stunt Performer

Dean Smith, a Hollywood stunt performer who won a gold medal in sprinting at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, passed away at the age of 91.

Smith's career in the entertainment industry spanned over 30 years, and he worked with industry legends such as John Wayne, Paul Newman, and Robert Redford.

His memoir, Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen, was published in 2013, and it provided a glimpse into his remarkable life.

Smith's death marks the end of an era in Hollywood's history, and his contributions to the industry will never be forgotten.

His legacy will continue to inspire generations of actors, stunt performers, and athletes for years to come.

Hollywood Updates: Guild Negotiations Reach a Pivotal Moment

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) are in negotiation talks before the June 30 deadline for a new contract.

SAG-AFTRA is holding an overwhelming strike authorization vote, approved by 97.91% of the membership, and are asking for better terms than the Directors Guild of America (DGA) deal.

Today is believed to be a crucial day in the negotiations as SAG-AFTRA is expected to respond to the latest AMPTP proposal.

Depending on whether it brings the two sides closer to a deal, talks may continue through the weekend and possibly extend past the deadline.

The film and TV industry already faced a complete shutdown in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A second shutdown in three years would be catastrophic.

Film Reviews: The Latest Pop Culture Phenomena You Don't Want to Miss

With so many films coming out every week, it's hard to keep up with the latest pop culture phenomena.

Here are our top picks for the must-see films of the moment: A Quiet Place Part II, In the Heights, and F9: The Fast Saga.

A Quiet Place Part II is a thrilling sequel to the 2018 hit film, In the Heights is a musical masterpiece directed by Jon M. Chu, and F9: The Fast Saga is an action-packed thrill ride that fans of the franchise won't want to miss.

Whether you're a fan of horror, musicals, or action films, there's something for everyone in this latest batch of releases.

So grab some popcorn and get ready to be entertained!

Celebrity Culture: Inside the Lives of Hollywood's Elite

Celebrity culture has always been a topic of fascination for many people, and Hollywood's elite are no exception.

From the latest red carpet looks to their personal lives, fans are always eager for a glimpse into the lives of their favorite stars.

Recently, many celebrities have been speaking out about mental health and the pressures of fame, including Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles.

Their openness and vulnerability have sparked important conversations about the toll that fame can take on one's mental health.

As we continue to idolize and admire Hollywood's elite, it's important to remember that they're human too and that we should treat them with kindness and respect.

Pop Culture Phenomena: The Rise of TikTok and Its Impact on Entertainment

TikTok has taken the world by storm, and its impact on entertainment cannot be ignored.

From dance challenges to viral memes, TikTok has become a platform for pop culture phenomena to thrive.

Many celebrities have even joined TikTok, including Jennifer Lopez, Will Smith, and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

TikTok has also given rise to new stars, such as Addison Rae and Charli D'Amelio, who have amassed millions of followers and even landed deals with major brands.

As TikTok continues to grow in popularity, its influence on the entertainment industry will only continue to increase.

Hollywood Updates: The Latest Industry News You Need to Know

In addition to guild negotiations, there are several other Hollywood updates you need to know.

Scarlett Johansson is set to produce and star in a new film based on the life of Bride of Frankenstein actress Elsa Lanchester.

Meanwhile, Netflix has announced a new docuseries about the life and career of iconic filmmaker, Steven Spielberg.

And in a surprising move, Warner Bros. has announced that all of its 2021 films will be released on HBO Max and in theaters simultaneously.

These developments are just a taste of what's to come in the ever-evolving world of entertainment.


Mike Barnes. (June 25, 2023). Dean Smith, Olympic Sprinter Turned Hollywood Stunt Performer, Dies at 91.
Nellie Andreeva. (June 23, 2023). Labor Solstice: Hollywood Guild Negotiations Reach Pivotal Moment As SAG-AFTRA Talks Near Deadline & DGA Deal Vote Closes.

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