Fire breaks out at Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith's $42M home, more news

Will and Jada Smith are reportedly 'fine' after a fire broke out in their home. A fire broke out in Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's $42 million mansion in Calabasas, Calif., on Sept. 20, while the stars were at home. According to a Page Six source who's close to the Smiths, the fire started in the basement, but fire trucks apparently arrived in time to keep the flames at bay. "They are all fine and in the home. A fire broke out in the basement, and a fireman was treated, but everyone is fine," said the insider, adding, "There were a lot of fire trucks and police, so it caught everyone's attention, but they're all fine." The huge estate is the same one where Jada shoots her Facebook Watch show, "Red Table Talk," with her daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.
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Elvira’s Cassandra Peterson Comes Out, Reveals 19-Year Relationship

Halloween icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, played by Cassandra Peterson has come out, revealing her 19-year relationship with a woman. Peterson, 70, released her new memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira yesterday (September 21) and shared the story of her and her partner, Teresa “T” Wierson. Per Advocate, Peterson saw Wierson...
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Nikki Haley Endorsing Maria Elvira Salazar for Re-Election to Congress

Former South Carolina governor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is endorsing U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar for re-election to Congress. "Maria knows what’s at stake as Democrats make socialism mainstream. The proud daughter of parents who fled Communist Cuba, she’ll never back down when our freedoms are under attack," Haley said in a statement. 'She’s taken on some of the world’s most brutal dictators—like Castro and Maduro—and she’s not afraid to take on AOC and the squad. Maria knows just how blessed we are to be Americans and I’m proud to endorse her."
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Elvira's Haunted Hills Coming To Blu-ray From Scream Factory

Elvira will come to Blu-ray in time for this year's spooky season. Her Haunted Hills (get it?) will get a Blu-ray release from Scream Factory on October 5th. Packed to the gills with special features and a new 4K restoration, you can also get a poster of the cover art if you order directly from Scream Factory themselves. Cassandra Peterson takes part in a commentary on the film, and other featurettes and standard special feature fare will be included. The 2001 film is a fan favorite, and it is awesome that it will be available for fans for this Halloween season. Check out the cover and features below.

Carmen Laforet’s Modern Classic ‘Nada’ To Be Adapted by Elvira Lindo for Mediacrest

Spain’s Mediacrest, one of its fastest-rising independent TV production-distribution houses, has attached Spanish novelist Elvira Lindo to adapt Spanish novel “Nada,” one of the greatest modern classics written after Spain’s Civil War. Lindo is joining Daniel Domenjó, Mediacrest managing director, and Alberto Macías, the company’s head of fiction, to present the drama series makeover at a Conecta Fiction panel this Wednesday, entitled Nada, the Challenge of Adapting a Literary Icon. The title of the round table pretty well sums up the adaptation’s largest challenge. “Nada” won Spain’s Nadal Prize, one of its biggest literary awards, in 1944 when Laforet was just 23....

Dems bash ‘hypocritical’ Maria Elvira Salazar for gift from lawyer linked to Nicolás Maduro

U.S. Treasury officials say the lawyer's former client exploited contracts to loot money from starving Venezuelans. A Democratic committee is bashing Republican U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar for again shirking Federal Elections Commission rules on campaign contributions, including collecting an over-the-limit gift from a Colombian lawyer tied to socialist Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro.

'Godmother Of Mystery Fiction: Who Was Mexican Author María Elvira Bermúdez, Known As 'Mexican Agatha Christie?'

María Elvira Bermúdez was a trailblazer. She was the first woman in Mexico City to obtain a law degree at Escuela Libre de Derecho and a prolific writer of ground breaking detective fiction that contributed to establishing the rules and structure of the contemporary mystery novel. Her crime solving protagonists took on corruption and murder, leading the reader past red herrings and brushes with danger, but they really stood out for another reason: her main characters were women.

Elvira E. "Veeda" Ray 12/26/1932 - 8/31/2021

Former Placer County resident Elvira E. "Veeda" Ray, 88, passed away after a short illness in Santa Rosa on Aug. 31. She was born in Emigrant Gap on Dec. 26, 1932 to Juana and Pedro Bravo. She was raised in Colfax and after attending local schools she married Donald Ray and began a career as a military wife in the U.S. Navy. The many stops for the couple included Long Beach, Chicago, Milwaukee, Portland and Hawaii (twice). She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Joe, Octavio and Silvano Bravo and sister Maria Weber. She is survived by her children Michael Ray (Cyndi) of Chowchilla, Tony Ray of Santa Rosa, Lisa Hobro (Bill) of Santa Rosa and Pam Farris of Reno, Nevada. Also surviving are grandchildren Kyle Ray (Lindsay) of El Dorado Hills, Nate Ray (Shannon) of Chowchilla, Tory Ray of San Francisco, Jordan and Tyler Hobro, both of Santa Rosa and Jonathan and Christoper Ray, both of Seattle, Washington. Great grandchildren surviving include Riley, Walker and Paisley Ray of El Dorado Hills, and Hadley, Holden and Hayes Ray of Chowchilla.. At her wishes no services are planned.