One of Anne Heche's greatest performances can be found in "Birth" (2004), Jonathan Glazer's magnificently eerie drama about love, grief and the insidious power of suggestion. She enters the movie early, with long brown hair — a departure from the short blond cuts that had become a signature look — and a face that looks more tightly drawn, ...Read more
Anne Heche remains in a coma, with severe burns over her body. Last week, her Mini Cooper was involved in a fiery Los Angeles car crash. She also crashed into an apartment garage door beforehand. No one else was injured. I have met Heche over the years. The thing I remember most was when she was on a press tour for a Harrison Ford movie. She had...Read more
Jeffrey Toobin, a longtime legal analyst at CNN who became engulfed in scandal for exposing himself to his colleagues at the New Yorker in a Zoom meeting, announced Friday that he is leaving the network.
Toobin has been with CNN for 20 years. He made his departure public in a tweet.
Toobin was fired by the New Yorker on Nov. 11, 2020, after ...Read more
Uma Pemmaraju, a founding anchor for Fox News, is being remembered as “an incredibly talented journalist” by colleagues and former co-workers after her death this week at the age of 64.
“I was so sad to hear. @UmaPemmaraju was a beautiful person inside & out,” former Arkansas governor and Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee tweeted. “...Read more
There’s a famous scene in Penny Marshall’s “A League of Their Own” movie: a Black woman, in a dress and hat, picks up a loose ball in foul territory and whips it past Geena Davis’ Dottie right into the waiting glove of Ellen Sue.
She nods, but doesn’t speak. That’s all she gets. She’s not even listed in the credits (local media ...Read more
Five months after winning big at the 2022 Grammys, Jon Batiste is stepping away from his post as bandleader for Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show.”
Colbert announced the news during Thursday night’s show. Although Batiste wasn’t in attendance, Colbert talked up his contributions.
“Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed that Jon hasn’...Read more
At the end of the season, the ballplayers of the original “A League of Their Own” movie happily went home to their husbands. In the new show, there’s no need to pretend.
The Prime Video series, which premiered Friday, is under no illusion that the women making up the Rockford Peaches and the rest of the All-American Girls Professional ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — After offering a tight-lipped reaction earlier this week, Ellen DeGeneres has spoken again about her former partner Anne Heche following reports that the actor is ‘brain dead’ after a fiery car crash in Mar Vista last week left her in a coma.
“This is a sad day,” DeGeneres tweeted Friday morning. “I’m sending Anne’...Read more
Just as singer-songwriter Michelle Branch announced the end of her marriage to Black Keys drummer Partrick Carney, she was arrested on Thursday after slapping her husband during an argument.
The “Everywhere” singer was taken into custody after Nashville, Tennessee, police were called to the couple’s home on Thursday for a possible ...Read more
Penny Marshall’s 1992 “A League of Their Own” movie introduced the world to a group of women who fought their way onto a baseball field, but it only featured women who were straight, white, presentable.
The new series, which premiered Friday on Prime Video, does much more.
“Our intention here is to tell the stories that the film ...Read more
It’s fine not to like the new “A League of Their Own” series, says the cast. But only if it’s for the right reasons.
The cast of the Prime Video show, which premiered Friday, knows how many people already have nasty ideas about the women baseball players who made up the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II...Read more
John Eastman, a beloved brother-in-law of Paul McCartney, has died, the former Beatle announced in a touching tribute Thursday.
Eastman was the brother of McCartney’s first wife, Linda, and a lawyer who represented Paul.
“Having known each other for over 50 years it is an extremely sad time for me, and our families,” McCartney wrote in ...Read more
Talk about toxic.
Britney Spears’ first husband, Jason Alexander (not the “Seinfeld” star), has entered a plea in the two charges leveled at him after he crashed the pop star’s nuptials to Sam Asghari in June, TMZ reports.
The 40-year-old, who has served 64 days since he was taken into custody, has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor ...Read more
NEW YORK — Just like magic, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is turning 25 years old this year.
And to celebrate the landmark TV movie’s milestone, members of the original, star-studded cast will come together to celebrate with a television special later this month.
Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Paolo Montalban, Victor Garber, ...Read more
Lizzo told her listeners "you're special," but Kathy Hilton said the Grammy-winning singer is "Precious." As in, the titular character played by Gabourey Sidibe in Lee Daniels' 2009 film.
The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star mistook the Yitty shapewear founder for Sidibe's character during Wednesday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live ...Read more
'Five Days at Memorial'
Ryan Murphy originally planned to adapt Sheri Fink's book for his "American Crime Story" franchise. Instead, the daunting project fell to John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave") and Carlton Cuse ("Lost"), and the eight-part series couldn't have ended up in better hands. With the help of a stellar cast, which includes Vera ...Read more
Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney have split after three years of marriage.
"To say that I am totally devastated doesn't even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family," Branch said in a statement to People and TMZ. "The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must...Read more
You just had to post those parenting videos, Kevin Federline.
Britney Spears’ public spat with her ex-husband escalated late Wednesday night when Federline uploaded three videos taken by the former spouses’ sons, Jayden and Sean Federline, as their mother, um, mothered them. The videos were from four years ago, when the boys were 11 and 12....Read more
Jennifer Hudson has some high hopes for viewers of her upcoming daytime talk show.
The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning superstar is planning to create some magic with her eponymous chatfest, which kicks off in nationally syndication on Sept. 12 — which also happens to be her birthday.
“I’m going to show you how it all happens�...Read more
"Day Shift" is a damned delight. One would be tempted to call it the best horror comedy of 2022 so far, but it mixes so many genres it's more like 2022's best horror-buddy-cop-cartel-drama-bounty-hunter-martial-arts-action comedy (so far).
Jamie Foxx, turning in his most enjoyable performance in years, plays Bud, a down-on-his-luck pool guy in ...Read more
- Appreciation: Anne Heche was an extraordinary actor. The movies never really figured her out
- Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show' after seven years as bandleader
- D'Arcy Carden promises the 'League of Their Own' series really is 'so gay'
- John Eastman, brother-in-law of Paul McCartney, has died: 'We had so many fun times together'
- Ellen DeGeneres sends love to Anne Heche's family after ex is declared 'brain dead'