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Shamir has now put out three full-length albums in less than a year. It started with "Hope," which the South Philadelphia songwriter recorded and released in one weekend in May 2017, and continued with "Revelations," which he let loose in November. And now the 23-year-old former electro-pop star's ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- When she was a newly independent teen living in a tiny New York apartment, Barbra Streisand never made her bed.
Determined to pursue her dream as a Broadway actress, she regarded her unkempt covers and thought, "I have to make it."
Make it in her career, that is. How else would she get enough money to pay someone else to tidy up...Read more
PASADENA, Calif. -- A self-confessed "softy," actress Malin Akerman is learning to be more assertive. It's a quality you need in Hollywood, she says on a cool, winter day in the guest room of a hotel here.
Akerman, who was born in Sweden but grew up in Canada, is testing her mettle onscreen as well, as the stylish wife of a hedge-fund ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Marvel's comic book juggernaut "Black Panther" continues to crush the box office and the record books.
The Disney blockbuster added $27 million to its domestic earnings over the weekend, raising its total to $605.4 million, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore.
"Black Panther" is the first picture to spend five ...Read more
Charlie "Chalo" Quintana, a fixture on the Southern California punk and roots music scene for decades, has died after fighting emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for years, his sister Elizabeth Montoya confirmed to The Los Angeles Times. He was 56.
Quintana, who died last Monday at his home in Cancun, Mexico, is probably best ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- It worked for Batman. Now, it's Superman's turn.
The Fox series "Gotham" has taken a look at the world of the dark knight crime fighter before Bruce Wayne ever decided to don a cape and cowl. The stories have focused on the supporting players, particularly the quirky band of villains that Batman will spend his career tossing into...Read more
John Bailey, who was elected in August as the 34th president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is being investigated by the organization following multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him.
On Wednesday, three harassment claims were reportedly brought against the veteran cinematographer, whose credits include such ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Two attorneys who formerly represented Marion "Suge" Knight after he was charged with murder pleaded not guilty to witness tampering charges in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Friday.
Thaddeus Culpepper and Matthew Fletcher were indicted earlier this year on charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit ...Read more
Come, Follow Me: A Story of Pilate and JesusLewis McIntyre
When two Roman soldiers are relieved of their watch on Sunday morning, they are as surprised as the oncoming watch to find they have been standing in front of an open and empty tomb, the rock rolled back… and unaware when that might ...
"Somebody Feed Phil" on Netflix
Man who is most probably a chef travels to a faraway destination. Man arrives hungry. Man meets a local who takes him to eat something wonderful. Cue fun music. Cue food porn. This is the formula for most food travel shows. The same goes for "Somebody Feed Phil" on Netflix -- only, not exactly. For one, the host ...Read more
Sweet, funny and disarming, "Love, Simon" features not one but two daringly public declarations of love. I won't say too much about either, except that in both cases the stakes are high and the consequences potentially disastrous. The first one involves a boy trying to woo his dream girl at a high school football game, a spectacle that is ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- "The man in the black hat, steer clear of him," says one of the crusty characters in a new movie, "Paradox," directed and scripted by actress Daryl Hannah.
He's talking about Neil Young, who happens to be Hannah's life partner and also the movie's ostensible "star."
"The characters we play, they're our alter egos in a way," ...Read more
The Oscar-winning Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has a talent for liberating her characters from states of confinement, emotionally if not physically. Those who noticed her before her big Hollywood breakthrough might recall the vividness of her performance as an uncomfortably corseted Danish queen in "A Royal Affair" (2012). Even more ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Wanda Sykes will host the 29th GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles next month.
The "black-ish" actress was the 2010 recipient of GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award for an LGBTQ media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting acceptance.
"Wanda Sykes' humor, wit and status as one of the most visible out ...Read more
A bevy of pop, R&B, rock, country and Americana artists are paying homage to the 50-year collaboration between Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin with not one, but two separate collections of new interpretations of more than two dozen of the team's biggest hits and many less-familiar selections.
"Revamp" and "Restoration" -- curated by John ...Read more
Pop culture loved Stephen Hawking, and Stephen Hawking loved pop culture back.
In fact, entertainment fed most of the world's knowledge of the acclaimed physicist, whose brain and brilliance remained unmarred as Lou Gehrig's disease ravaged his body. He died at 76 on Wednesday morning in his native England.
We learned through movies and ...Read more
Vader: Hi, could the Ghostbusters please settle down? Members of the "Black Panther" disinformation league? Please? Thank you. Welcome to the International Delegation of the Independent Order of Trolls, or IDIOTs. And yes, we're aware of the controversy surrounding that acronym.
As you know, resistance to change is our mission. And denial of ...Read more
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: Is "Code Black" coming back?
A: As I have said before, yes, it is. But CBS recently changed the date for the season premiere. It was previously set for May 2 in the "Criminal Minds" time slot, following that series' season finale on April 25. CBS has now moved the "Criminal Minds" season finale to ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Janet McTeer has spent the last three decades with one foot in the screen and the other on the stage. Raised in the north of England, the Tony Award winner first impressed American moviegoers with her Oscar-nominated turn as a free-spirited single mom in the 1999 film "Tumbleweeds." Since then, she's mostly alternated between ...Read more
NEW YORK -- He likes to hang out at the bar of the Broadway haunt Sardi's when he's not memorizing lines. He's a consummate ladies' man, and from his favored perch on a cushy leather stool he entertains the Great White Way's celebrated leading ladies.
His favorite company by far is Tyne Daly. He stares at her with his giant, bulging eyes, and ...Read more
NEW YORK -- "We're standing on the same stage where 'Oklahoma!' premiered," says British director Michael Grandage, gesturing at the flooring beneath his feet inside the historic St. James Theatre on West 44th Street. "'Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner did 'The King and I' on this stage."
Grandage pauses, thinking about what he has just said. ...Read more
- 'Panther' bests all rivals at box office again
- Charlie Quintana, drummer for the Plugz and Social Distortion, dies at 56
- Around the Remote: "Station 19", "Krypton", more
- Dark comedy 'Flower' is a coming-of-age story ripe for the Time's Up era
- No longer a novelty, the faith-based film business is trying new ways to attract audiences