Veteran blues man Buddy Guy will add a lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Assn. in September to his long list of awards and honors.
The association will present the award singling out the 81-year-old blues master's prowess as an instrumentalist on Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville at the group's annual award ...Read more
When ABC revived "American Idol," just two years after the curtain fell on its 15-season run on Fox, many wondered whether the show would be able to capture its old magic.
The show was years removed from its heyday, when 30 million viewers tuned in weekly to root (and vote) for aspiring singers like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam ...Read more
Using a slip of a short story by Neil Gaiman, writer/director John Cameron Mitchell has whipped up "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," a deeply weird gender-queer alien cult environmentalism punk movie that's deeply indebted to the philosophy of yoga. From Mitchell, we wouldn't expect anything less.
Working with co-writer Philippa Goslett, ...Read more
The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of May 14:
1. Black Panther -- Disney
2. Fifty Shades Freed -- Universal
3. 12 Strong -- Warner
4. Peter Rabbit -- Sony
5. Den of Thieves -- Universal
6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle -- Sony
7. Maze Runner: The Death Cure -- Fox
8. The Greatest Showman -- Fox
9. The Commuter -- ...Read more
Before he became a smug smuggler with a worn, light-speed spaceship and a furry Bigfoot companion, Han Solo wasn't even named Han Solo. And he certainly didn't have a princess as a girlfriend.
Where he began his hoodlum ways, how he crossed the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs and the ways that he adapted to a Galactic Empire full of blaster ...Read more
CHICAGO -- After his two attorneys abandoned ship and no one else showed up for a series of court hearings, R. Kelly has lost a lawsuit.
Last April, the embattled Chicago R&B singer filed a federal lawsuit locally against Comcast Spectacor, which runs the Macon Coliseum in Georgia, alleging the venue failed to pay him $100,000 for his concert ...Read more
Much like its protagonist, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" has had a crazy journey. The origin story of a young Han Solo was initially directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, before Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy stepped in to replace the duo with the reliable Ron Howard, who finished shepherding the film to the screen. The result? Well it's a "...Read more
The name "Mary Shelley" conjures up images of a lumbering, disfigured, greenish-skinned monster of a man. That monster, now a cultural icon of horror films for over a century, and his mad scientist creator, Dr. Frankenstein, was dreamed up by the teenage Mary Shelley in her 1818 horror/fantasy novel, "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus."
From Hill Town to Strieby [Kindle Edition]Margo Williams
From Hill Town to Strieby is Williams’ second book. In it, she provides extensive research documentation on the rural community of Hill Town that would become known as Strieby and the American Missionary Association affiliated church and school.
As the sly and watchful U.N. deputy undersecretary on SyFy's "The Expanse," Shohreh Aghdashloo manages to convey an intimidating blend of steely will (she based her character on Madeleine Albright and Margaret Thatcher) and glamour. The costumes and jewelry alone are showstoppers.
"I owe everything to Joanne Hansen, our costume designer," ...Read more
As Hollywood touts great wins for diversity and inclusion with recent films like "Black Panther" and "Wonder Woman" shattering box office records, a new study from GLAAD asserts that representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in 2017 films released by the major studios hit a six-year low.
As a result, the LGBTQ ...Read more
Sam Prekop was getting so much enjoyment out of making a solo album built on analog synthesizers a few years ago that he couldn't quite wrap his head around the idea of making another guitar-based album with the band he co-founded 24 years ago, the Sea and Cake.
"Once I got into this modular-synth mindset, I couldn't even fathom picking up a ...Read more
Late Saturday night at Electric Daisy Carnival, Omar Marruto leaned against the side of a concrete pillar on the track of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. All around him, tens of thousands of young EDM fans, wearing illuminated boots, beard glitter and X's of neon nipple tape bounded past him on the fest's man drag, Electric Avenue.
As he rested, ...Read more
Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:
22: Game Night
22: Red Sparrow
22: The 15:17 to Paris
22: Early Man
22: A Fantastic Woman
22: The Party
22: Call the Midwife: Season Seven
22: I Kill Giants
22: Masterpiece: Little Women DVD
29: I'm ...Read more
Warning: This story contains major plot spoilers about "Deadpool 2."
From the beginning, the creative team behind the "Deadpool" franchise has stuck to one simple rule that guides every decision they make: "We always say, 'If you can't do it in another superhero movie, you'd best be doing it in a Deadpool movie," said screenwriter Paul Wernick....Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Ron Howard says his first thought when he took over as director of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" was the same as when it was announced he would be making a documentary on the Beatles. Both projects meant taking on the biggest icons in pop culture history.
"I could tell from the moment it was announced, 'Ron, don't (expletive) this up...Read more
How to judge Kelly Clarkson's first time hosting an awards show?
Consider that the singer brought a touch of suspense -- and a deep well of feeling -- to an annual production whose predictable data-based prizes include one for the year's top-selling album.
Welcoming viewers to Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, broadcast live on NBC from the MGM...Read more
Barack Obama has long had close ties to Hollywood. Now the 44th U.S. president is officially becoming a Hollywood producer in a new multiyear deal with Netflix that will see the former commander in chief and his wife, Michelle, produce movies, TV series and other content for the global streaming giant.
Netflix announced Monday that the former ...Read more
PASADENA, Calif. -- As another school year draws to a close, it has to cross Taylor Swift's mind that, on the road to being one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, she sacrificed the formal education that most of her peers have experienced.
When you become a professional songwriter at 14, sign a recording contract at 15 and release your ...Read more
CANNES, France -- On the last day of every Cannes Film Festival, word begins to leak out about which filmmakers from the competition have been called back for the closing-night awards ceremony.
Many of us already knew, going into Saturday night's show, that Alice Rohrwacher's "Happy as Lazzaro," Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman," Nadine Labaki's "...Read more
PASADENA, Calif. -- You'd never guess by watching actor Carl Lumbly in his myriad incarnations on screen, stage and television that he's inordinately shy.
Soft-spoken and pensive, Lumbly says, "I was raised in a wonderful home with three sisters. And my father was very dominant. So I think a lot of air was taken up, and I learned to keep my own...Read more
- After R. Kelly is a no-show in court — and his attorneys quit — judge tosses lawsuit
- The Billboard Music Awards had something to say — and actually said it
- Even at the Rose Bowl, Taylor Swift forges an intimate bond with fans
- Barack and Michelle Obama partner with Netflix to produce movies and TV shows
- Movie review: 'Mary Shelley' gratuitously sanitizes monster creator's life