Spike Lee is accustomed to being ahead of the curve. Lee remained “on it” over the subsequent three decades, using his status as Hollywood’s pre-eminent black director to address interracial romance in Jungle Fever, black activism in Get on the Bus and black representation in movies and television in Bamboozled. Having helped pave the way for that diversity of new voices (think directors like Allen Hughes, Ava DuVernay and Dee Rees) Lee’s own career ebbed and flowed.
In a new interview with USA TODAY, "Leaving Neverland" subjects Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege that Michael Jackson filmed himself having sex with a minor and claimed that women were "evil," including former backup singer Sheryl Crow.
Despite the Academy's efforts to secure Kendrick Lamar and SZA for a performance of the Oscar-nominated song "All the Stars" from "Black Panther" on the upcoming Oscars telecast, the duo will not be a part of the show, Variety has learned. The reason, according to a source close to the situation, is logistics and timing. […]
UPDATED with HBO statement: The burgeoning battle between the estate of Michael Jackson and HBO over the controversial Leaving Neverland sex abuse documentary is moving into a full-scale legal war that could cost the premium cabler up to $100 million. "The Jackson Estate will seek all damages proximately caused by HBO's reprehensible disparagement of Michael Jackson, which could exceed $100 million should HBO succeed in the damage it is intending to cause to the legacy of…
The annual gathering of all the major toy manufacturers took place on Presidents Day weekend, and Yahoo Entertainment was on the scene documenting the biggest entertainment-related releases for 2019.
The 2019 Oscars are what everyone will be talking about next Monday morning and possibly for years to come. (Adele Dazeem, anyone?) Here's where to watch.
Chris Hemsworth has been set to play Hulk Hogan in a movie in the works at Netflix with Todd Phillips directing. John Pollono will write the script with Scott Silver, the latter of whom teamed on Warner Bros' upcoming The Joker. The biopic is said to center on the rise of Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, and his "Hulkamania" both in wrestling and as a pop culture icon. Hogan's life rights were acquired in the deal, Deadline has learned, with Bollea aboard as a consultant…
"Captain Marvel" is soaring following advanced press screenings on Tuesday. Reactions from early showings have hit Twitter, and audiences are keen on Marvel's first female-led standalone movie. Critics are praising Brie Larson's performance as Carol Danvers, the nostalgic '90s setting, and the cosmic sci-fi elements. Goose, Danvers' cat, is also getting a lot of attention from […]
Plot twist! Or not! Just four days before the 2019 Oscars, social media is abuzz with speculation that The View‘s Whoopi Goldberg has secretly been tapped to emcee the (currently hostless) broadcast. Goldberg has been missing from The View for the past several weeks, due to an alleged battle with pneumonia. But alternative theories have since […]
With "Black Panther" leading the way, the cinematic superhero universe is more diverse than ever, and that's a wonderful thing.
Here’s your guide to streaming, downloading or preordering every nominated feature film. Keep coming back to this page for updates as the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 24 gets closer.
Barry Jenkins breaks down Regina King's "wonderful and layered performance" in "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Producers of the 91st Oscars said Wednesday that chef José Andrés, Dana Carvey, Queen Latifah, Rep. John Lewis, Diego Luna, Tom Morello, Mike Myers, Trevor Noah, Amandla Stenberg, Barbra Streisand and Serena Williams have been set to introduce the eight Best Picture nominees during the ceremony Sunday. "Movies connect us all," said producer Donna Gigliotti and producer-director Glenn Weiss. "They move us, and they create moments and memories that unite us. We are thrilled…
Daniel Radcliffe found it difficult to cope with the pressures of being in thespotlight early on in life
“The Favourite,” “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” have been named the best-dressed films of 2018 by the Costume Designers Guild, which handed out its 21st Costume Designers Guild Awards on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.“The Favourite” won in the Excellence in Period Film category, “Black Panther” in the Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film category and “Crazy Rich Asians” in the Excellence in Contemporary Film category.Of this year’s CDG winners, “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are nominated for Oscars in the Best Costume Design category. “Crazy Rich Asians” is not.In its previous 20 years, one of the CDG winners went on to win the costume-design Oscar nine times. Five of those winners came from the period-film category, two from the sci-fi/fantasy category and two from the now-defunct period/fantasy category.Also Read: How Double Oscar Nominee Sandy Powell Tackled Both 'The Favourite' and 'Mary Poppins Returns'In the four television categories, the winners were “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (period), “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” (contemporary), “Westworld” (sci-fi/fantasy) and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (variety, reality-competition and live).Childish Gambino’s music video “This Is America” won for short-form costume design.Kate Walsh hosted the show, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Spotlight Award went to actress Glenn Close, the Career Achievement Award to costume designer Ruth E. Carter (who also won a competitive award for “Black Panther”), the Distinguished Collaborator Award to Ryan Murphy and the Distinguished Service Award to Betty Pecha Madden.Also Read: How 'Black Panther' Designers Hannah Beachler and Ruth E Carter Built Wakanda With 'a Root in Africa and Functionality'The Costume Designers Guild Awards winners:Excellence in Contemporary Film: “Crazy Rich Asians” – Mary E. VogtExcellence in Period Film: “The Favourite” – Sandy PowellExcellence in Sci-Fi / Fantasy Film: “Black Panther” – Ruth E. CarterExcellence in Contemporary Television: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” – Lou Eyrich & Allison LeachExcellence in Period Television: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Donna ZakowskaExcellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television: “Westworld” – Sharen DavisExcellence in Variety, Reality-Competition, Live Television: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” – Zaldy GocoExcellence in Short Form Design: Childish Gambino: “This is America,” music video – Natasha Newman-ThomasRead original story Costume Designers Guild Gives Top Prizes to ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’ At TheWrap
Arena League Football star Darryl Hammond played professional football for more than 16 years and even appeared in movies for football, and his family claims 200 concussions sustained over the years contributed to his untimely death. The family of Hammond, including three children and his wife, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Arena Football […]The post 'The Longest Yard' & 'Invincible' Actor's Family Sues Disney for Wrongful Death Over Head Injuries During Filming appeared first on The Blast.
The new trailer for "Leaving Neverland," HBO's upcoming documentary on MichaelJackson, chronicles the star's alleged child abuse in excruciating detail
"...Being far from home just seemed ... I didn’t even read it," said Gwyneth Paltrow about "Shakespeare in Love." "I was just like ... 'I’m having a really hard time.'"