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Les McKeown, former lead singer for the Bay City Rollers, the group that became a global phenomenon in the 1970s, died Tuesday at age 65. His family announced the death Thursday in a social media post. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown,” […]
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Moreno is known to most audiences for being just one of four Latinos to ever win an Academy Award and, at last count, the only Latina to win Best Actress
Leading figures from journalism, entertainment, sports, and culture gather on April 19, 2021, for PaleyImpact: Media's Role in Combating Hate and Violence Towards Asians and Pacific Islanders, moderated by Cassidy Hubbarth, to address the recent series of brutal attacks on these groups in America, and to discuss the country's ongoing need for diversity and representation in all aspects of our culture. Maureen Reidy, Paley Center President and CEO, offers opening comments. Panel topics include: the importance of helping all Asian Americans to have pride in their heritage; many Asians' tendency to assimilate in America, despite the ongoing need to spotlight their unique qualities; the significance of Chu directing "Crazy Rich Asians," a major 2018 Hollywood production, which highlighted his own identity crisis; why Asian Americans have yet to be recognized as an evolving political and economic power; studio producers' practice of continually misrepresenting the Asian community; and why Lin takes himself to task for not doing enough to break down Asian American barriers and combat prejudice during his "Linsanity" days with the New York Knicks. Participants: Jon M. Chu, Filmmaker; Eddie Huang, Writer, Director, and Chef; Ken Jeong, Actor, Comedian, and Producer; Susan Li, FOX Business Correspondent; Jeremy Lin, NBA Champion; Olivia Munn, Actress and Activist; Charles Yu, Author, Interior Chinatown. Moderator: Cassidy Hubbarth, ESPN NBA Reporter and Host. Host: Maureen Reidy, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media.
Warner Bros. released a trailer for the third “Conjuring” film that sees the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” follows the real-life case of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who defended himself against a manslaughter prosecution by claiming that he was the victim of demonic possession. Supernatural investigators […]
Sorkin shares how scenes in the film took him out of his comfort zone and was "brand new territory" for the director and screenwriter.
According to a new study conducted by UCLA, U.S. audiences prefer films comprised of diverse casts. UCLA’s annual Hollywood Diversity Report, this year subtitled “Pandemic in Progress,” reports that in 2020, films with casts that were made up of 41% to 50% minorities took home the highest median gross at the box office, while films […]
It was a wonderful Wednesday for "Price Is Right" fans as two different contestants spun $1 on the Big Wheel twice!
There will be two memorial services, one on Saturday, April 24 at 4 pm ET and another on Sunday, April 25 at 2:30 pm ET. Both will be livestreamed.
"The focus now is on their kids," a source tells PEOPLE about the couple, confirming their split
Actor and comedian Eric Andre alleges he was racially profiled by two police officers in an Atlanta airport before boarding a flight on Wednesday. Andre made the claims in a series of tweets, alleging that two plainclothes officers stopped him at the Delta terminal in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and performed a random drug […]
Disney has set a massive movie licensing pact with Sony Pictures for the U.S. that promises to bring Spider-Man and other Marvel properties to Disney Plus starting with Sony’s 2022 release slate. The wide-ranging deal, which runs through Sony’s 2026 theatrical slate, also calls for Sony titles to run across Disney’s array of streaming and […]
Elizabeth Olsen didn't "want to be associated" with her famous sisters for a while.
"When our baby was born I had approximately zero examples that I had seen of trans women raising children," she says. "So here’s one for anyone who wants to see one: I’m a trans woman and a mom. This is possible"
Openly gay Cuban-American actor Tony Rodriguez recently landed the job of voicing one of the animated show's popular LGBTQ characters, Julio, with the help of the podcast "Gayest Episode Ever."
Years after the original series ended, How I Met Your Father has gotten a series order from the streaming platform.
Todd Bridges, of Diff'rent Strokes fame, was a major TV star by the time he hit his teens, but that didn't give him some magic immunity from racism.
Exactly 30 years to the day since Whoopi Goldberg officially became an Oscar winner, the entertainer is reliving the moment over Zoom. Watching a clip from the 1991 Academy Awards telecast from her home in New Jersey, Goldberg breaks into a big smile as Denzel Washington opens the envelope and declares her the best supporting […]