Mirren tells Yahoo Entertainment why she initially balked at the heavy subject matter of "The Leisure Seeker," what she'd do at a Donald Trump rally, and who she'd crush on if she had a crush.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" head writers Molly McNearney and Danny Ricker explain how the theater and jet ski gags came together, and why you didn't see Taylor Swift sing a "The Shape of Water" parody song called "Fish Kisses."
The 90th Academy Awards played out Sunday night with the usual mix of spectacle, stardom, and suspense (like, would Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway get the right Best Picture envelope this year?). But with a ceremony approaching four hours, there were bound to be some misfires along the way. Here are the highs and lows from Hollywood's biggest night.
"I'm sort of quietly maneuvering," Mirren told Yahoo Entertainment. "But I love it, it would be brilliant. I love that character."
Supernatural thriller is based on life of eccentric heiress Sarah Winchester, who was convinced she was haunted by souls killed by her family’s infamous rifle.
Oscar winner Helen Mirren and screen vet Donald Sutherland team up to play Ella and John, a married couple who set off on one last cross-country road trip in their "old rust bucket" that they've given the titular nickname.
Blake Lively is the queen of hilarious Instagram posts. Check out some of the times when she was funnier than her husband.
50 Cent isn’t afraid to speak his mind. The opinionated rapper had quite a few things to say about Jay-Z’s new album, 4:44, and shared his personal thoughts: “I listened to Jay s***, that 4:44 … I thought the s*** was a’ight. “That’s why I was laughing with the Joe Budden n**** with the Migos n****s ’cause they up.
50 Cent declared that Helen Mirren turns him on, thereby joining the long and distinguished list of men who admire the 71-year-old actress.
Dame Helen Mirren isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She once professed her love for clear stripper heels and told Women & Home magazine, “I always wear stripper shoes because it’s pretty intimidating to find yourself in a room full of incredibly beautiful women who are at least a foot taller than you.”
Ryan Reynolds brought Blake Lively and his mom to the Time 100 celebration. He was being honored as among the most influential people in the world.
In a 2015 interview with Yahoo Movies, Helen Mirren described her desire to star alongside Vin Diesel in a Fast and Furious movie. Fast forward two years later, and the iconic actress will appear in this week’s sequel, The Fate of the Furious. Fast 8 director F. Gary Gray was willing to describe the sheer pleasure of working with the 71-year-old actress when he came by Yahoo Studios for a Facebook Live interview (watch above).
On The Graham Norton Show, an all-star panel, including Will Smith, Dame Helen Mirren, and Martin Freeman discussed the strangest places they’ve ever been recognized. You’re just confirming the irrational bathroom fears that I spent three years in therapy trying to overcome.” But Will Smith’s got an even worse scenario in mind: having the dude next to you at the urinals try to chat you up midstream. Martin Freeman agrees, citing the time he had two fellows evaluate him in tandem while at the stalls.
First it was Dame Helen Mirren, then Sally Field. The late night host discussed his recent spate of on-air kisses and how it's going over at home.
Things got hot and heavy on The Late Show when Sally Field planted a big kiss on Colbert, and just the night before, the same thing happened with Helen Mirren.
On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Dame Helen Mirren stopped by and stopped Colbert in his tracks when she greeted him with a hello kiss. The well-known actress strutted back to her seat and shrugged at the camera while Colbert collected himself. Once returning to his seat Helen said “I’ve been wanting to do that for 15 years.” Colbert could only reply back with “I suddenly can’t remember any of my questions.”
We don’t know about you, but a nasty cold has been making its way around the Yahoo Celebrity staff. Epic sore throats, chills, coughing, sneezing, sniffling, the works. It’s no fun at all. But this morning, we found a cure that could give Mucinex a run for its money… for a few minutes, at least.
Dame Helen Mirren was on the UK morning show, Good Morning Britain and let a naughty word slip. It all got started when she was talking about going camping with her former boyfriend, Liam Neeson. She described her trip as being “pissed with rain,” which apparently is something you shouldn’t say on television in Britain. The pair of hosts then proceeded to immediately apologize and told Mirren she couldn’t say things like that on morning television.
Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren lashed out at Hollywood ageism at TheWrap's Power Breakfast in New York on Tuesday.
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the topic of torture and whether or not the use of enhanced interrogation tactics by United States are actually useful. Oliver had Dame Helen Mirren read from theSenate Intelligence Committee’s Report on Torture to make the point that the former director of the CIA had never read it. "Yes, that's the actual Helen Mirren reading the report that you should have read, for you Porter Goss. So put it on in your car and f—ing listen to it," Oliver chastised the former CIA head. Oliver then criticized the FBI and their belief that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was telling the truth when he claimed that he sent a recruiter to Montana to enlist the support of African American Muslim converts; "Yeah, of course he was lying. What part of the phrase, 'Recruiting African-American Muslims in Montana' did not make you call bulls–t instantly. Even this week we've learned that the most famous black person from Montana may actually be white."
Why E.T. Showed up at the ‘Tony Awards’ and Other Highlights Broadway veterans Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth hosted the Tony Awards Sunday night with countless wardrobe changes (including the erroneous use of an E.T. costume), musical numbers, and laughs galore. The presenters played along and weren’t afraid of making fun of themselves. Neil Patrick Harris joked about his less than successfulOscars lock box bit, and Jason Alexander basically called Larry David a loser.
While audiences generally tune in to check out musical numbers for shows they might never be able to see in person, the ceremony always has some memorable non-singing and dancing moments to offer as well. Here are the spoken-word Tony highlights, as we saw them.