JIMMY KIMMEL IS ON BREAK: Jimmy Kimmel is taking a break from Jimmy Kimmel Live! The late night host announced that Thursday’s episode would be "last new show for the summer." He said that he’s taking off the summer to hang with his family. "I've been doing this job for almost 18 years. I've done 3,130 shows and there's nothing wrong. My family is healthy, I'm healthy. I just need a couple of months off," he explained. Fans will be able to tune in for re-runs for two weeks, then guest hosts. Previously, Jennifer Lawrence and Channing Tatum have subbed for Kimmel when he's on break.
MARK RYLANCE SET FOR FANTASTIC FLITCROFTS: Craig Roberts is helming a film about the amateur who gained entry to the British Open Golf Championship in 1976, only to shoot the worst round in Open history. Dubbed Fantastic Flintcrofts, the Oscar-winner Mark Rylance will star as Maurice Flitcroft. “I am particularly thrilled to be offered a comedy," said Rylance. "I have had some of my best times in the theatre in comedies, Boeing Boeing, and Twelfth Night in the West End and on Broadway. This is the first comic film I have ever been offered. A comedy of character and situation which I love."
IAN HOLM DIES AT 88: The Shakespearean actor Ian Holm, best known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings, has died at age 88. Holm died in the hospital Friday morning after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Holm also appeared in Alien, Chariots of Fire, Hamlet and Another Woman. He is survived by his fourth wife, the artist Sophie de Stempel, and his three daughters, Jessica, Sarah-Jane, who did some film acting, and Melissa, a casting director; and two sons, Barnaby, who acted as a child, and Harry, a filmmaker who makes music videos.
GIRLS CAN’T SURF DOC SET: Film Constellation has boarded sales for a feature doc from Christopher Nelius, called Girls Can’t Surf. Set in the 1980s in the world of pro surfing, it follows the story of female surfers like Jodie Cooper, Frieda Zamba, Pauline Menczer, Lisa Andersen and Pam Burridge who took on the macho culture in a bid for equality. “Now a billion-dollar global sport that has spread to all shores of the world, it is time to shine a light on the unique prowess and challenges these extraordinary women overcame, and still face today. We are excited to be a part of this story’s journey, working with such energetic talent on such an affecting, relevant and necessary conversation about equality within the sporting world,” said Fabien Westerhoff, CEO of Film Constellation.