In the wake of this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Netflix has placed a trigger warning in the opening of the premiere episode of "Stranger Things 4."
The stark white text on a black background addresses similarities between the opening scene of the sci-fi series' Season 4 and Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary ...Read more
Val Kilmer’s lone scene in “Top Gun: Maverick” is strikingly powerful — not only because it successfully projects decades of close friendship between his character, Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, and Tom Cruise’s, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, but because it also draws on the actor’s own experiences. The combination lays fertile ground ...Read more
SAN DIEGO — The saga of the dormant KAABOO music festival has taken a new twist, with lawsuits in San Diego and Delaware that pit the event’s new owners — whose identity appears to be shrouded in mystery — against the San Diego Padres.
The latest turn comes three years after KAABOO concluded its five-year run at the Del Mar Fairgrounds ...Read more
It’s the summer of sequels!
Much-anticipated new entries to the “Top Gun,” “Jurassic World” and “Thor” franchises headline a summer movie slate packed with likely blockbusters.
Add in origin tales for beloved “Despicable Me” and “Toy Story” characters, Jordan Peele’s latest mind-bending horror film and an Elvis Presley ...Read more
Jennifer Lopez paid tribute to late actor Ray Liotta, remembering her "Shades of Blue" co-star as "the epitome of a tough guy who was all mushy on the inside."
The 67-year-old "Goodfellas" star died Thursday in the Dominican Republic and was saluted by colleagues, co-stars and fans.
Lopez, 52, shared the small screen with Liotta for three ...Read more
Alec Baldwin shared a heartfelt tribute to his mother, who died Thursday at age 92.
The actor, one of six children and the oldest of four acting brothers, shared photos of his mother as a young woman and in her later years.
“Carol M. Baldwin, mother of actors Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin and two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, ...Read more
In the roll-up to "Top Gun: Maverick," people keep saying Tom Cruise is the last real movie star and I don't get it.
How else would a reasonable person describe Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Will Smith (pre-slap), Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Muse, one of the best live acts on the planet, has been announced as a replacement headliner for the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento.
The English alt-rock trio, consisting of of vocalist-guitarist-keyboardist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard, will headline on Oct. 9, the last day of the ...Read more
"Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle returns to his favorite subject: boys being boys. In this case, the lads are the Sex Pistols, the punkiest of the punkers. Throughout the six-part series, Boyle and writer Craig Pearce ("Moulin Rouge!") throw so much at you at such a breakneck speed, you may suspect Johnny Rotten laced your snacks. ...Read more
For anybody familiar with "Star Wars," Obi-Wan Kenobi requires no introduction.
Debuting in 1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope," Obi-Wan (played by Alec Guinness) is a former general and Jedi master living in solitude on the remote desert planet of Tatooine. When farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) brings him a droid with a message ...Read more
In a baseball fantasy film, one scene played out better than the actors’ wildest dreams.
As the world mourned the death of actor Ray Liotta on Thursday, his “Field of Dreams” co-star Kevin Costner shared video of a memorable scene that seemed to have come from a higher power.
The scene featured Costner’s farmer pitching to Liotta, as ...Read more
Ray Liotta, who died overnight Thursday while filming in the Dominican Republic, will always be associated with his role in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 mob masterpiece “Goodfellas” (streaming on HBO Max). But even within that one part, the actor showed incredible range. As Henry Hill, who goes from cocky young street hood to a solid earner to a...Read more
After the second season of “Couples Therapy” aired on Showtime last year, a publicist hired by one of the couples reached out to offer an interview. “Couples Therapy” may be a high-minded nonfiction show but it falls into the reality TV space nonetheless and the publicist’s inquiry drove that home. The show depicts real therapy, on ...Read more
It’s not the job of any one TV show or film to persuade politicians to care about the people they serve.
That didn’t stop a viewer from reaching out to “Abbott Elementary” creator and star Quinta Brunson asking that she write a school shooting episode for her ABC sitcom: “Formulate an angle that would get our government to understand ...Read more
David Letterman may have given us more laughs than anyone in TV history. There's plenty of supporting evidence of it on his new YouTube channel, which is constantly being updated with classic clips from his past late-night shows, a treasure trove for those who believe Stupid Pet Tricks is three times funnier than watching Lucille Ball stuff ...Read more
Kenny Loggins had already established himself as a pop star — first as half of the rootsy Loggins & Messina, then as a yacht-rocking solo act — by the time he became the unofficial king of the movie soundtrack in the early 1980s. There was “I’m Alright,” from “Caddyshack.” There was the title track from “Footloose.” And of ...Read more
If you feel the need — the need for nostalgic callbacks galore — worry not. “Top Gun: Maverick” has you covered.
Tom Cruise is back in the cockpit as U.S. Navy airman Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, 36 years after he flew to superstardom in the 1986 hit “Top Gun.” He’s now an experimental test pilot hiding from the ghosts of his ...Read more
Andy Fletcher, a founding member of multiplatinum new wave band Depeche Mode, has died. He was 60.
The keyboard player helped define the sound of 1980s and ’90s synth-pop and alternative rock through hits including “Just Can’t Get Enough,” “Personal Jesus,” “Enjoy the Silence” and “People Are People.”
Fletcher’s death was...Read more
Ray Liotta, who broke out in Hollywood in the mob classic “Goodfellas” and starred in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67.
The actor died overnight in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while shooting the film “Dangerous Waters,” his spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Thursday.
No health issues or ...Read more
Justin Timberlake is waving “bye, bye, bye” to his music.
The 10-time Grammy Award-winning superstar is the latest music artist to part ways with his music catalog.
News that he sold the rights to his song catalog to Hipgnosis Song Management, a billion-dollar fund backed by private equity firm Blackstone, broke Thursday.
First reported ...Read more
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