Kylie Jenner trademarks 'rise and shine.' Of course she did

Never accuse Kylie Jenner of wasting time when something she says or does might make money.

The beauty mogul applied last week to trademark the phrase "rise and shine" -- along with a more laid-back version, "riiise and shiiinee" -- to nail down the market on a mom moment that went viral.

Jenner sang those three words to daughter Stormi near ...Read more

Marvel to launch podcasts featuring Black Widow, Star-Lord, Wolverine and more

Podcasters, assemble.

Marvel Entertainment and SiriusXM announced a multiyear deal Tuesday to create podcasts for SiriusXM and Pandora based on characters from the popular superhero canon. Under the partnership, several podcasts -- including scripted and unscripted content -- will launch each week, starting in 2020.

Among the comic book icons ...Read more

Judge says Chicago can proceed with suit against Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO -- A federal judge gave the go-ahead Tuesday to the city of Chicago's lawsuit against Jussie Smollett that seeks reimbursement from the former "Empire" actor for police overtime in the investigation of his alleged hoax attack in January.

In denying Smollett's motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall said that "it isn't ...Read more

'The Current War' review: Benedict Cumberbatch's Thomas Edison squares up against Michael Shannon's George Westinghouse. And now we're stuck with the electricity bill.

Two years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, a movie about Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, Nikola Tesla and, for a climax, the dazzling illumination of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, failed utterly to ignite the movie world.

En route to its premiere, "The Current War" met with more than the usual amount of uber-meddling from ...Read more

List of DVD release dates for Oct. 22 and beyond

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change:


22: The Lion King

22: Angel of Mine

22: Bloodline

22: Satanic Panic

22: Strange But True

22: Tone Deaf

22: Veronica Mars

22: Wonder Woman: Bloodlines

29: Luce

29: 10 Minutes Gone

29: A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

29: A ...Read more

New on DVD: 'A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish' early holiday gift

The first batch of movies designed to get you into the holiday spirit is out Oct. 29 on DVD and Blu-ray.

"A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish"; 3 stars: Katherine "Kat" Decker (Laura Marano) dreams of becoming a famous singer-songwriter, but she is being held back emotionally by a cruel stepmother and professionally by her job as a department ...Read more

'Zombieland 2' filmmakers on the series' best cameos and bringing back you-know-who for 'Double Tap'

Spoiler warning: The following story reveals surprise elements of "Zombieland 2: Double Tap."

Arguably the funniest moment of 2009's undead comedy "Zombieland" comes when the intrepid gang of survivors -- Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) -- discover that comedy ...Read more

Mary McNamara: What 'The Crown' can teach us about Meghan Markle's tabloid war

Here's what I want to know: What does Olivia Colman think of Meghan Markle? Everyone else on the planet has certainly weighed in.

Last week, when British network ITV released a clip from "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey" in which Markle admitted, in terms as vague as "challenging" and "a lot," that life as a royal has been a bit more than ...Read more

Review: Helen Mirren rules in 'Catherine the Great'

"Don't call me ma'am, I'm not the bloody queen," Helen Mirren, as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, memorably said to a subordinate in "Prime Suspect."

That might have been true of Tennison, but not of Mirren, who -- her innate, earthy queenliness aside -- has played many monarchs on screen and stage: Elizabeth I in the 2005 miniseries "...Read more

'Watchmen's' provocative portrait of race in America has its own creator worried

More than three decades since it first exploded onto the comic book scene, the mere mention of "Watchmen" still sparks excitement from diehard fans -- and plenty of others enthralled by its revolutionary approach to conventional superhero storytelling. Employing pointed commentary, brutal violence and dark subject matter, including vigilantism ...Read more

Mike Birbiglia's one-man Broadway show 'The New One' to debut on Netflix next month

Mike Birbiglia's latest one-man show will launch globally on Netflix on Nov. 26 -- news that arrives just before a monthlong run of "Mike Birbiglia: The New One" kicks off at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday.

"Broadway was already this terrifying and inconceivable dream come true, so the fact that this show is going to Netflix and ...Read more

Album reviews: Nick Cave, Jon Regen, and Big Thief

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds


(Ghosteen 1/2)

Nick Cave's 2016 album "The Skeleton Tree" was so somber and stark that it was widely perceived to be a response to the death of his 15-year-old son, Arthur, the previous year. But while those "Skeleton" songs were emotionally raw, they were mostly written before tragedy struck. "Ghosteen,"...Read more

Meredith MacNeill talks origins of 'Baroness von Sketch Show'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Canadian comedian Meredith MacNeill was down to her last pair of slacks, her coat spliced with duct tape, when she landed the job of her life in her native Nova Scotia.

"I got this job as a writer-performer for a couple of weeks and on this show,

'This Hour Has 22 Minutes,' which was in Halifax, back in Canada. I was ...Read more

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' tops box office but falls short of expectations

LOS ANGELES -- The box office was dominated by villains and sequels as Disney and Buena Vista's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" toppled "Joker" from the top spot after two weekends of dominance.

The $185 million film, which stars Angelina Jolie as the titular "Sleeping Beauty" sorceress, opened with a disappointing $36 million, well below ...Read more

Nils Lofgren on Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen: 'They both like ragged rock 'n' roll'

Neil Young has once again reconvened his gloriously loud rock band Crazy Horse for a new album, "Colorado," due Oct. 25, their first together since 2012's "Psychedelic Pill."

For the new album, early Crazy Horse member and recurrent Young collaborator Nils Lofgren is back in the fold, taking over for guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, who is ...Read more

Netflix's hit 'Stranger Things' inspired Ingrid Michaelson, and her 'Stranger Songs' is the result

The hit Netflix series "Stranger Things" has captured the imagination of viewers, among them Ingrid Michaelson, whose new album "Stranger Songs" was inspired by the show.

The singer-songwriter was instantly drawn to the look and feel of the sci-fi drama, which debuted in 2016 and is now in its third season. It's a period piece that begins in ...Read more

Is Lewis Capaldi — a Brit with a canyon-sized voice and an ugly-cry smash — the new Adele?

BOSTON -- Lewis Capaldi is the ugly-cry balladeer of 2019.

Standing onstage recently at the Royale nightclub here, the singer from Glasgow with the rough-edged voice delivered only a few lines of his chart-topping "Someone You Loved" before nearly every member of the capacity crowd took up the song, hungry for the catharsis to be found in ...Read more

Karen Pendleton, original Mouseketeer who became advocate for disabled people, dies at 73

It was the height of the baby boomer era when Karen Pendleton and the rest of the Mouseketeers came bounding into living rooms across America, a troupe of bubbly, overly exuberant teens and pre-teens who danced and sang and reminded viewers to make good choices in life.

"The Mickey Mouse Club" was must-watch TV in the 1950s with the after-...Read more

Sam Waterston goes Jane Fonda: Both arrested in D.C. climate change protests

So much for law and order.

Jane Fonda's aspirations to get arrested in D.C. repeatedly are going swimmingly. And this time, her "Grace & Frankie" costar Sam Waterston, a veteran of the police procedural "Law & Order," joined her.

In their latest display of civil disobedience, the actors were detained by U.S. Capitol Police Friday amid ongoing ...Read more

China delays release of Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,' but why?

LOS ANGELES -- Distribution of Quentin Tarantino's film "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" in China has been postponed indefinitely, The Times confirmed Friday.

The movie was to be released Oct. 25 in the Asian nation, which offers a vast potential audience. The Chinese distributor is Beijing-based Bona Film Group, which has a 25% stake in the...Read more