Geno Havens Dies; ‘The Jerk,’ ‘Switchblade Sisters’ Casting Director Was 75

Veteran casting director Patrick “Geno” Havens, whose credits include the Steve Martin classic The Jerk but who might most fondly be remembered for such ’70s cult classics as Switchblade Sisters, The Swinging Cheerleaders and Brian de Palma’s The Phantom of the Paradise, died Thursday at USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 75 and had recently suffered a stroke.
Though he had a few acting and producing credits, it was as a casting director that Havens left his mark…

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Obama’s Final White House Correspondents Dinner Kicks Off With Will Smith, Priyanka Chopra, Bryan Cranston, WME & UTA Brass

With Hollywood A-listers from WME’s Aril Emanuel, UTA’s Jay Sures, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra, Shonda Rhimes and cast members of Scandal and House of Cards in attendance, President Barack Obama‘s final White House Correspondents Dinner is kicking off in D.C right now.
POTUS and the First Lady aren’t expected to show up at the Washington Hilton for the 2.700 guest strong Larry Wilmore hosted nerd prom about another hour, but the red…

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