CHICAGO -- Building inspectors showed up at R. Kelly's recording studio in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon to investigate reports that people were living there in violation of city codes.
Police blocked off an alley near the studio at 219 N. Justine St. after Fire Department and Buildings Department vehicles arrived.
The inspectors walked ...Read more
"SMILF" star and creator Frankie Shaw on Wednesday again addressed the misconduct allegations levied against her by members of the Showtime series' cast.
Last month, reports surfaced claiming that the showrunner received numerous complaints from staff regarding the mishandling of nude and intimate scenes. That prompted producer ABC to launch an...Read more
The past few years have been especially strong for the South By Southwest Film Festival. Having established itself as a home for breakout comedies including "Bridesmaids" and "Knocked Up," SXSW expanded its hit-making track record last year as the launching pad for "A Quiet Place" and "Ready Player One."
But the more audience-friendly ...Read more
Coinciding with Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" performances in Puerto Rico, Jimmy Fallon took "The Tonight Show" to the island for Tuesday night's episode.
Miranda and the musical's cast opened the episode with a parody of the show's "The Story of Tonight," updated with lyrics for "The Tonight Show" and complete with Miranda confronting an ...Read more
For years now, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival -- the desert blowout that takes place every April on the manicured grounds of Indio's Empire Polo Club -- has been selling many of its passes before its lineup is announced.
But if that success indicates the event's importance as what might be referred to as a lifestyle experience, ...Read more
Take one for the team.
That's what Andy King had been asked to do. For weeks, Fyre Fest -- a supposed new and luxurious Bahamian music festival that had attracted the interest of thousands of Instagram-loving millennials -- had been on the brink of collapse. King, a 57-year-old respected event producer who has hosted charity functions for ...Read more
CHICAGO -- For almost two decades, allegations of sexual abuse of women and girls by singer R. Kelly have been part of the public record. So why did it take a TV show, this month's Lifetime documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly," to finally draw widespread public attention to the behavior of the fading R&B superstar?
"Time's up for R. Kelly," ...Read more
Anna (Jodie Whittaker) is having a terrible, no good, very bad week. She's about to turn 30 and her mom wants her out of the backyard shed before her birthday. Her friend is back from a jaunt around the world, and a pesky young kid in a cowboy costume won't go away. Plus, she has spiders in her bed and her bra is in the microwave. In her debut ...Read more
Two years ago, writer-director M. Night Shymalan landed a worldwide success and regained his Hollywood clout with "Split," thanks mostly to James McAvoy turning it into a sizzle-reel audition for the part he'd already secured. McAvoy's multiple-personality serial killer character, Kevin Wendell Crumb, darted from lisping 9-year-old Hedwig to the...Read more
Just a few years ago, M. Night Shyamalan's days as a Hollywood hit-maker appeared to be finished. But like Bruce Willis' superhuman character in "Unbreakable," the director has shown surprising stamina at the box office.
Shyamalan's latest movie, "Glass," a crossover of his successful 2000 film "Unbreakable" and the 2017 hit "Split," is ...Read more
AQUAMAN. 2 stars. Aquaman (Jason Momoa) reluctantly returns to Atlantis to battle his half brother (Patrick Wilson) for control of the kingdom. A bright, wacky, wise-cracky change of pace from the usual D.C. Universe mope-fest, and Momoa brings some levity to the proceedings, but the movie is way to long, and over-reliant on animated effects. ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Judith Light has played a wide variety of characters -- some good, some bad -- since landing a role on the daytime drama "One Life to Live" in 1977. It is difficult for any actor who has done as much work in daytime as Light not to have had to look at a character's dark side.
With her role as the stern and unflinching Matron ...Read more
The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Jan. 7:
1. Night School -- Universal
2. Venom -- Sony
3. The House with a Clock in Its Walls -- Universal
4. White Boy Rick -- Sony
5. Bad Times at the El Royale -- Fox
6. The Equalizer 2 -- Sony
7. The Predator -- Fox
8. Peppermint -- Universal
9. Hell Fest -- Lionsgate
10. ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- How old is Dolly Gallagher Levi? The question arises whenever "Hello, Dolly!" is performed. The character is described in Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker," the basis of the musical's book, as a woman of an "uncertain age."
That provides a lot of casting leeway. Barbra Streisand was only 25 when she starred in the movie. Betty ...Read more
Bette Midler is among the numerous admirers who are paying homage to Carol Channing, the unsinkable Broadway legend who originated the role of matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the musical "Hello, Dolly!"
For Midler, who revived the role of Dolly in the 2017 Broadway production and earned a Tony Award for the part, "there was only one Carol ...Read more
The Cranberries debuted the single "All Over Now" on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of lead singer Dolores O'Riordan's death.
The new song comes ahead of the April release of the group's eighth and final album, "In the End," after which the Irish rock band plans to split after 30 years together.
"In honour of our dear friend and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- To honor Aretha Franklin's roots in gospel music, Shirley Caesar sang "Mary, Don't You Weep." To showcase Franklin's rhythmic flair, Janelle Monae did "Rock Steady."
And to highlight the late icon's important role in the fight for civil rights? We heard "A Change Is Gonna Come" as performed by ... Celine Dion.
Yes, you knew you ...Read more
While the Oscars remain without a host, the Grammy Awards are doubling down on their female presence this year by naming powerhouse singer-songwriter Alicia Keys as the ceremony's host.
"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I'm going to bring that vibe and energy," the 15-time Grammy winner said in a statement from the Recording ...Read more
"I'm the mastermind," one of the characters declares during the climax of "Glass," and it's in that moment you wonder if you're looking right into the soul of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. "Glass" is the third installment in the surprise "Unbreakable" trilogy, coming hot on the heels of "Split," which didn't reveal itself to be a true ...Read more
The script for the new Netflix offering "Close" was a standard action film when it was first offered to Noomi Rapace. The Swedish actress would play a bodyguard who takes on what appears to be little more than a babysitting job for a rich heiress.
Rapace was not interested in doing a simple action film and began to work with writer/director ...Read more
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