A #MeToo moment struck "Survivor" Wednesday night when multiple female contestants accused Hollywood talent manager and fellow castaway Dan Spilo of touching them inappropriately on the island.
Over the course of a two-hour broadcast, the women reported several instances of unwanted contact initiated by Spilo, backed by video evidence, forcing ...Read more
The peculiar new "Lady and the Tramp" is fine with me, as long as it succeeds in getting younger Disney Plus subscribers to check out the 1955 original sometime, especially now that it has been deemed potentially offensive. The streaming behemoth has slapped a cautionary label on that earlier film, along with several other Disney movies which "...Read more
Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren play elderly singles who swipe right in "The Good Liar," a classy but only half-convincing mystery-thriller about an internet date that is anything but casual. With those two stars, it barely needs saying that the movie's faults lie not in the acting. Like so many twisty-turny tales, "The Good Liar" hooks us quickly...Read more
Lil Nas X made history Wednesday night at the 53rd CMA Awards when he became the first openly gay musician to take home a win from the Country Music Assn.
His hit "Old Town Road," a collaboration with veteran country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, was named the musical event of the year. The song similarly made history, ruling at No. 1 on Billboard's ...Read more
With its new Apple TV+ streaming service just getting off the ground, and fresh competition coming from this week's debut of Disney+, Apple is reportedly considering selling a bundled package that would include its new TV offering and other subscription services.
Apple, which launched Apple TV+ on Nov. 1, is said to be looking at including the ...Read more
Alicia Keys will be back to host the 62nd Grammy Awards, and the recurring gig even came as a surprise to the super-chill recording artist.
"At first I did think last year was a one-time thing but when the opportunity came back around there was no question about returning as host of the Grammy Awards," the singer-songwriter said in a statement ...Read more
The impeachment inquiry was only a few hours old when even the hardiest of political junkies began to tune out. They'd read fervently about the closed-door depositions and scanned reams of released transcripts, only to bail when the House hearings arrived in their living rooms and offices, on their TVs and car radios, when the proceedings kicked...Read more
Kat Dennings was living the dream of many an up-and-coming Hollywood actress. In the hit CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls," Dennings starred as Max, a wisecracking waitress in a downscale Brooklyn diner, a character who showcased her offbeat charisma and sharp comic timing.
While Dennings was grateful, the journey had its share of ups and downs, ...Read more
When nominations for the 62nd Grammy Awards are announced Nov. 20, observers will have the first sign of how the music industry's premier awards show is adapting to a new era. In August, Deborah Dugan began her term as the Recording Academy's first female president and chief executive, having taken over for Neil Portnow, who was roundly ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Martin Scorsese's latest mafia epic, "The Irishman," follows the life of Philly mob associate Frank Sheeran, a former union official who claimed to have murdered Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. These claims were detailed in Charles Brandt's 2004 book "I Heard You Paint Houses," on which the movie is based.
Ever since then,...Read more
Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) is a man who paints houses, with blood. Not literally -- it's mafia slang -- but he's a man who does jobs and cleans up after them, tossing telltale guns into an oil-dark river at nighttime, washing his hands and moving on. "I heard you paint houses," says union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), one day. More jobs ...Read more
Nashville's Country Music Assn. used its 53rd CMA Awards ceremony Wednesday to go all in to support the genre's female practitioners, who have practically become an endangered species in recent years on male-dominated mainstream country radio.
The three-hour telecast was hosted by a trio of generation-spanning country superstars -- Carrie ...Read more
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: Can you tell me what happened to Lucas Black (Chris LaSalle) of "NCIS: New Orleans"? I was quite shocked when I watched the Nov. 5 episode.
A: I won't spoil how LaSalle departed -- you can find the episode, titled "Matthew 5:9," online and On Demand. But it was reportedly the result of Black wanting ...Read more
Ted, the hero of 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer," played by Dustin Hoffman, ought to grab a couple of beers with Charlie, the hero of Noah Baumbach's new "Marriage Story," played by Adam Driver. Though their respective movies are separated by almost exactly 40 years, these two divorced dads would have a lot to talk about.
In his day, Hoffman's Ted ...Read more
One of the strongest independent movies to emerge from Chicago in recent memory is "Hala," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, where it was picked up by Apple TV+.
The story centers on a high school senior named Hala Masood, who is navigating the tension between her role as the daughter of traditional-minded Muslim Pakistani ...Read more
A concept in search of a movie, "Charlie's Angels" wants to take the venerable franchise in a new direction. The goal is exemplary, the execution nothing to write home about.
When it came out in 1976 on ABC, there was nothing about the crime-fighting exploits of three women (Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith starred) that ...Read more
If you look up "Ford v Ferrari" on the uber-valuable film site imdb.com, you'll see how the wraparound video ad for "Ford v Ferrari" packages what it's selling in a few quick seconds. Smiling movie stars. Beautiful woman kissing one of the movie stars. Cars, vrooming. Young boy, giving a thumbs-up.
The idea is that "Ford v Ferrari" presents ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- "Mixed-ish," which premiered this fall, is the second series spun off from ABC's popular sitcom "black-ish" -- joining Freeform's coming-of-age comedy "grown-ish." And if "Mixed-ish" showrunner Karin Gist has her way, the show will provoke conversation.
The '80s-set prequel follows a teenage Rainbow Johnson -- the character ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court justices heard a major racial bias case Wednesday and struggled over whether to make it harder or easier for a black entrepreneur to sue and win a discrimination suit under the nation's oldest civil rights law.
They were hearing appeals from two cable TV giants which sought to block billion-dollar suits filed by ...Read more
The US Supreme Court wrestled with technical legal arguments Wednesday in a high stakes civil rights case that pits Comcast against media mogul Byron Allen.
The high court heard oral argument in the contentious case between Comcast and Allen, an African American entertainment executive who claims the cable giant racially discriminated against ...Read more
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