CHICAGO — The final day of Lollapalooza began with a change to the musical lineup. The rapper DaBaby would no longer headline the Bud Light Seltzer Stage at 9 p.m. Instead, according to posts by the festival on social media, Young Thug, previously slated for 4 p.m. on the T-Mobile stage, would take his spot, with Chicago rapper G Herbo taking ...Read more
"Days of Our Lives" may be on Olympic hiatus, but the sand keeps moving through the hourglass. Marla Gibbs, who played Florence -- the sassy woman who took no trash from her boss, George, on "The Jeffersons" -- joined "Days" as Paulina's mother. Jackee Harry, who plays Paulina, co-starred with Gibbs on "227." At 90, Gibbs works all of the time. ...Read more
Motown vocal legend Smokey Robinson gratefully returned to the concert stage last weekend after having spent nearly two weeks hospitalized in December with COVID-19.
“I was in the hospital for 11 days before Christmas and it wiped me out. It was touch and go,” the longtime Los Angeles resident told The San Diego Union-Tribune. He spoke by ...Read more
“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk thanked fans Friday for the “outpouring of love” that washed over him following a “small heart attack” he had earlier this week.
“Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for...Read more
Amanda Knox, the former American college student who was acquitted twice in Italy over the slaying of her roommate, is not happy about the latest Hollywood take on the sensational story that garnered worldwide attention.
She’s taking aim at Tom McCarthy’s new dramatic thriller “Stillwater” — starring Matt Damon, Camille Cottin and ...Read more
Just days after DaBaby was slammed on social media for making homophobic and ignorant remarks about the HIV/AIDS community, the rapper seemed to forget the half-apology he’d posted on Twitter with the release of a new video.
On July 25, during a performance at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, the 29-year-old musician stunned the audience ...Read more
Comedian Michael Che has deleted all of his Instagram posts following a massive backlash over jokes about Simone Biles.
On Thursday, the “Saturday Night Live” cast member wrote on his Instagram story that he wanted to “make fun of” Biles, the Team USA superstar who withdrew from the team gymnastics final on Tuesday to focus on her ...Read more
When the 2021 Emmy nominations were announced on July 13, three of the five nominees in the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special category — HBO's "Tina" and "The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" and FX's "Framing Britney Spears" — were deep-focus looks at rock and pop icons.
As the great Top-40 poet Bob Seger said in a ...Read more
Emily Mortimer, the actor, has written and directed and plays a supporting part in a lively adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s 1945 novel “The Pursuit of Love,” a tale of two cousins set between the World Wars. It premiered Friday on Amazon Prime.
The novel has been adapted for television twice before, in 1980 and 2001, in combination with (...Read more
CHICAGO — And so, the comic Jackie Mason was saying, in that unforgettably distinctive pure Lower East Side New York accent (thick, nasal) of his, “And so, I may be thinking why Colin Powell is such a sensation. How does a guy become the hottest guy in America when no one knows what he does for a living? He puts on a uniform and a pair of ...Read more
“Remember: It is only a game.” Those words, more ominous than reassuring, are heard early in “The Green Knight,” David Lowery’s misty, melancholy dream of a medieval epic. They are spoken by King Arthur (Sean Harris) to his impetuous young nephew, Gawain (Dev Patel), who’s about to confront the challenge of his life. If this is ...Read more
CHICAGO — There were cocktails and spotless white table linens, ball gowns and sequined bikinis.
There were proclamations from politicians, toasts, standing ovations, musical tributes — and even, as the evening wore on, what appeared to be an open-ended marriage proposal for the man of the hour.
At the center of it all was an affable 80-...Read more
NEW YORK — Broadway audiences, performers and staff will have to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and wear face masks inside the theater at least through October, the Broadway League announced Friday.
The policy, which applies to all 41 Broadway theaters in New York City, will require guests to be fully vaccinated, meaning they must ...Read more
For all the time he has spent traveling the globe making and promoting movies throughout his career, Matt Damon is sad to report that his linguistic abilities are sorely limited.
"I've spent so much time in Italy, in Hungary, in France, in Jordan, and I've got nothing to show for any of it," Damon said recently over Zoom from his home in Los ...Read more
Ever since the jaw-dropping paradigm shift of 2009’s “JCVD,” viewers have been forced to re-evaluate Jean-Claude Van Damme, aka the “Muscles from Brussels.” That 2009 film riffed off Van Damme’s real-life tribulations (including drug addiction, divorce and career valleys) to craft an unexpectedly effective drama. Not to say he’s ...Read more
Here’s a fun piece of information, and I’m sorry for the way it might make you feel: MTV debuted 40 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1981.
When it first launched, Music Television played videos from morning till night and introduced us to everything that was cool: punk rockers with mohawks, hair metal bands in Spandex and all things Madonna. Later it ...Read more
CHICAGO — When the Foo Fighters finish their set on the main stage at Lollapalooza on Sunday night in Grant Park, it will mark the end of the final festival under a 10-year contract between promoter C3 Presents and the Chicago Park District.
Typically, at the end of the raucous four-day, eight-stage, 400,000-person production at Grant Park, ...Read more
Atlanta actress Carra Patterson plays a sidekick in more ways than one in the new Disney+ show “Turner & Hooch,” inspired by the 1989 Tom Hanks film of the same name.
Patterson’s character Jessica is the police partner to Scott Turner (Josh Peck of Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh” fame) and his dog Hooch, a Dogue de Bordeaux breed. The ...Read more
Television’s appetite for cooking shows is clearly insatiable.
A quick scan of broadcast networks, cable channels and streaming platforms reveals that culinary-minded fare is everywhere. And each week, it seems, new shows arrive featuring fresh, camera-ready chefs and/or a different way to turn cooking into a cutthroat competition.
If you’...Read more
Is Prince speaking to us from beyond? Was he some kind of soothsayer? Or have times just not changed that much?
Five years after his death, the Purple One weighs in with an 11-year-old, previously unissued album that seems remarkably timely and topical in this post-Trump world of media misinformation and racial reckoning.
Sony Legacy's release...Read more
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- The Tokyo Olympics are turning into NBC's worst nightmare
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