Week in Review & This Week in Entertainment: May 9

Cannes Opening Night Starts With Rape Joke Aimed at Woody Allen
The 69th Cannes Film Festival got off to an awkward start when Woody Allen, whose new film “Cafe Society” kicked off the fest, was the subject of a rape joke during Wednesday night’s opening ceremony.

‘Nashville’ Cancelled at ABC After 4 Seasons
It’s the end of the road for “Nashville.” Variety has learned that the ABC series has officially been cancelled.

‘Castle’ Cancelled at ABC After Stana Katic Departure
‘Castle” has been cancelled. The long-running procedural will not return for a ninth season at ABC, Variety has learned.

John Boyega: New ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Darker, Bigger’ Than ‘Force Awakens’
John Boyega revealed some new details about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at his Cannes Film Festival debut.

‘The Good Wife’ Bosses Defend Finale Ending: ‘We’re Sorry if Anybody’s Thrown’
It was the slap heard around the Internet. “The Good Wife” ended its seven series run with an across-the-face slap from Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) to Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), after her betrayal in the courtroom.

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This Week in Entertainment 1990

Show business lost not one but two luminaries on May 16, 1990. Singer-actor and Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr. died of complications due to throat cancer. He was 64. He started his career in vaudeville then, after serving in the Army in World War II, he returned to singing and got into movies via his friend Frank Sinatra, whose Rat Pack also included Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Films included the original “Oceans 11” and “Robin and the 7 Hoods.” Muppets creator Jim Henson also died on May 16, 1990. Unlike Davis, Henson’s death was unexpected. In early May, he was experiencing flu-like symptoms when he appeared with his famous Kermit the Frog puppet on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” but resisted going to the hospital. By the time he finally went to the hospital more than two weeks later, he was having trouble breathing and eventually had to be placed on a ventilator. His death was attributed to streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, which caused multiple organ failure. He was 53.

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