Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the media, celebrities and their handlers will be up and at 'em bright and early Monday morning when nominations for the 77th Golden Globe Awards are revealed.
The announcement gets underway at the show's usual haunt, the Beverly Hilton hotel, at 5 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
The first batch ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Eric Henderson was standing inside the theme park Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, near the exit of the new ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, when the 38-year-old Atlanta native spotted someone he thought looked familiar.
"Are you an Imagineer?" Henderson asked John Larena, nodding to his official-looking ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Second City is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and there is a seemingly endless list of alumni -- many who also spent time at iO Theater and the Annoyance -- who have gone on to become household names. Many have moved to New York or Los Angeles, but on any given night somewhere in town you can find new and veteran ...Read more
Nominations for the 77th Golden Globes will be announced bright and early Monday morning. And to answer the year's most burning question: Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members did see an unfinished version of "Cats" in time to, in the words of wise Old Deuteronomy, judge it by its soul.
May God have mercy on us all.
Predicting what the 87 ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. -- No, I did not expect a 10-hour wait.
If you had told me that was how long it would take for me -- along with reporter Todd Martens and photographer Jay L. Clendenin -- to get onto Disney's new Star Wars ride at Disney World, I probably would have walked away and done something normal with my day. Like not wait 10 hours for a ...Read more
The morning before Thanksgiving, Lil Nas X was driving around Atlanta recounting the whirlwind year in which he broke longstanding Billboard chart records, became the biggest gay pop star in the world and scored six Grammy nominations, including best new artist, record and album of the year.
For the whirlwind sensation born Montero Lamar Hill, ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- E.T., the iconic movie alien, has traveled millions of light-years back to Earth for the first time in almost four decades.
The mission? Help Comcast sell high-speed internet.
The Philadelphia company has released a four-minute commercial that's a sort-of sequel to the sci-fi film, reuniting the gentle alien with Henry Thomas, ...Read more
A girl has gone missing in the restless and surreal "Knives and Skin," but filmmaker Jennifer Reeder is on the hunt for more than just one lost and searching soul in this bold arthouse genre-bender. Upending horror conventions with a wry, idiosyncratic eye, "Knives and Skin" opens and closes on the teenager in question -- blonde and bespectacled...Read more
Holiday movie traditions vary -- in my family, for whatever reason, we often watched "The Road Warrior" after opening gifts -- but traditions change, and from time to time we all need to update and expand our roster of Christmas movie selections.
But how to pick a movie that isn't the same old chestnut roasting on an open fire? And what is a ...Read more
An exquisitely realized story about forbidden love, forgotten art and the implicit power of a woman's gaze, Celine Sciamma's "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" shares its title with a painting by an 18th century Parisian named Marianne (Noemie Merlant). She's an accomplished artist who inherited her trade from her father, though it's typical of the ...Read more
Few movies are as clearly presented in a traditional three-act structure as "Waves."
Act 1: A lot of impressionistic bits that don't really tell a story and could easily be replaced or removed.
Act 2: Things actually happen in a coherent manner, all leading up to a stunning, unusually compelling and well-crafted climax.
Act 3: A sweet, though...Read more
The show is over. Articles of impeachment are about to be drafted.
The House's televised public impeachment inquiry has been a long, painful and sometimes funny -- as in "laugh until you cry" funny -- slog. Now it's time for The People to decide. At least, that's what would happen in a scripted series with no basis in reality: TV justice, meted...Read more
CHICAGO -- Embattled R&B star R. Kelly bribed an Illinois official to get a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he secretly married 15-year-old singer Aaliyah in 1994, federal prosecutors in New York alleged in a new indictment filed Thursday.
The charges allege that Kelly directed someone in August 1994 to bribe the public official into...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- In a surprise move, Imagine Entertainment Chief Executive Rich Battista has left the production company founded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, the company confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
Battista, a media industry veteran who previously ran Time Inc., is departing the Beverly Hills-based company after an ...Read more
As NBC launches a deeper investigation into the working conditions on "America's Got Talent," former judge Julianne Hough is applauding fellow judge Gabrielle Union for blowing the whistle on the talent show.
"When I see that comment there, that excites me so much, because that is what we need to start conversations and I just commend Gabrielle...Read more
This holiday season, Justin Bieber is urging fans to fight the good fight.
The "Baby" singer took to social media Wednesday to reflect on hurtful things he's said in the past and encouraged his fans to follow suit.
"When I was young I was uneducated and found myself saying really hurtful things not knowing the power of my words," Bieber wrote ...Read more
DETROIT -- Is Kid Rock breaking up with Detroit?
Sounding exasperated by backlash toward him in "that town," the homegrown rap-rocker said Wednesday it's wise to "go where you're celebrated, not tolerated."
Rock -- who grew up in Romeo, cut his teeth on the Detroit rap scene and made the city a staple of his public image -- has primarily ...Read more
"Knives Out," one of the more interesting and entertaining movies of 2019, attempts something that has never really been done before: adapting the classic murder mystery, an inherently conservative genre, to modern progressive discourse rebuking casually expressed racism, latent sexism and classicism. The film even expresses overt political ...Read more
If your favorite part in "The Wizard of Oz" was that beautiful, velvety hot-air balloon, you just might love Tom Harper's "The Aeronauts," in which two Victorian-era explorers make history by climbing to previously unforeseen heights in a red-and-white-striped gas balloon. Amelia (Felicity Jones), an entertainer and daredevil balloon pilot, ...Read more
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: I would like to know what happened to Shepard Smith. He was on Fox.
A: Smith, one of the original hires at Fox News, departed the network in October after 23 years as a reporter and anchor. As he left, he called it "an honor and a privilege to report the news each day to our loyal audience in context...Read more
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