riz ahmed

  • 'Venom' stars Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed geek out over Eminem: 'It was like crack to a little preteen'

    Eminem's symbiote-laced new song, "Venom," is a hit with the movie's stars.

  • Riz Ahmed on why a South Asian woman should write 'Ms. Marvel'

    "I think there are much better qualified people to write the better Ms. Marvel movie than myself," Riz Ahmed tells Yahoo Entertainment after a tweet in which he volunteered to script it.

  • The Emmys proved resistance to Trump is here to stay on TV

    This year's Emmys were marked by regular bouts of speech condemning our current commander in chief.

  • Riz Ahmed performs anti-Islamophobia, antiterrorism rap on 'The Tonight Show'

    On "The Tonight Show," Ahmed performed his song “Sour Times,” which takes on terrorism and Islamophobia.

  • Riz Ahmed in talks to join Tom Hardy in Spider-Man spinoff 'Venom'

    "Rouge One" star will play a "popular Marvel character," but no word on which one.

  • Emmy Advocacy: 14 Performances Voters Shouldn’t Overlook

    It’s time for the TV-industry folks to start deciding who should be nominated for an Emmy. The nominating process began on Monday and runs through June 26, with the nominations to be announced on July 13. During this time, all the networks mount campaigns to remind voters of the possibilities (best of luck to you, Scorpion!). So now’s the time for me to do some of my own campaigning for performers I think deserve to be nominated. We all know that high-visibility shows such as “Modern Family,” “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Stranger Things” will probably get multiple nominations. ...

  • Celebrities Celebrate ‘Star Wars’ Day

    Amber Heard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more celebrate Star Wars Day with social media posts.

  • ‘Star Wars’ Star Riz Ahmed Rap Battles James Corden on ‘Late Late Show’

    A rap battle between Riz Ahmed and James Corden on “The Late Late Show” Monday night took a turn into “Star Wars” territory.

  • 'Rogue One': Riz Ahmed Says He Was Originally Supposed to Play a Totally Different Character

    In new in-depth piece at EW.com timed to digital HD release of 'Star Wars' film, actor describes character he signed on to play — and it's not Bodhi Rook

  • 'Rogue One' Star Riz Ahmed Says Lack of Diversity on U.K. Media Can Push People Toward ISIS

    Actor told British Parliament a lack of representation could see those from minority groups 'switch off and retreat to fringe narratives, to bubbles online, and sometimes even off to Syria,'

  • ‘Girls’: Final-Season Fun and Fury

    If, in the years since Lena Dunham ascended to pop-culture prominence with the debut of HBO’s “Girls” in 2012, you have felt some irritation with her for the apparent self-absorption, even self-obsession, she projects in essays and in squibs on social-media platforms, let me say: My friend, I feel ya. This is also true of what is now an array of men who’ve been treated to what we might call The Hannah Horvath Experience. The new season starts with Hannah having an essay published  — in the New York Times’s “Modern Love” column — that grew out of last season’s triumphant monologue and was delivered at the storytelling showcase Moth (Dunham always gets the little Manhattan striver details right).

  • Kristen Bell Mocked by Dax Shepard in Never-Before-Seen Wedding Photo

    Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard had the best $142 wedding in the history of $142 weddings — and here is more proof. The Good Place actress, 36, took part in Throwback Thursday, posting a never-before-seen photo from their 2013 courthouse nuptials.

  • Vote for 2016’s Breakout TV Star

    It’s time for the Yahooies, Yahoo TV’s second annual reader-voted awards honoring the best — and sometimes worst — of 2016. Each day through Dec. 16, we will announce the nominees for one category, with an accompanying poll. The winners will be crowned Monday, Dec. 19.

  • May the 'Star Wars' Toys Be With You: 'Rogue One' Cast Critiques Their Action Figures

    It’s easy to imagine that the only thing as cool as being in a Star Wars film is getting your own Star Wars action figures. Thus, when we sat down with the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we made sure to ask what they thought of their toy likenesses. In our exclusive new video (watch it above), Riz Ahmed gives Alan Tudyk a lesson on the proper way to handle action figures when you’re playing “fighty-fight” — the British term for playing with toys, apparently?

  • Rapper and 'Rogue One' Star Riz Ahmed's Impressive 'Star Wars' Freestyle on 'Fallon'

    On Wednesday’s Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon did his thing and invited guest Riz Ahmed to play a game. The game was a Star Wars-themed version of the freestyle rapping game Wheel of Freestyle, which worked out well because Ahmed is in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and he’s also a rapper: Riz MC.

  • Riz Ahmed Emailed 14 Auditions for His Part in 'Rogue One' Before Hearing Back

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story co-star Riz Ahmed was on the Tonight Show and told Jimmy Fallon about how his trademark nervous intensity almost cost him the role of Bodhi Rook. Gareth Edwards really kindly asked me to audition, sent me some script, some, like, pages for a scene to do. Well, Ahmed basically did the same thing.

  • Celebrity 'Star Wars' Fans Get #ForceForChange Trending on #GivingTuesday

    A long time ago (2007), on a basic cable channel far, far away (the defunct G4), Olivia Munn became famous for posing in a Leia-esque bikini. Now, she and several celebrity coconspirators are taking over your Twitter feed with another Star Wars-inspired fashion statement. And it’s all for a good cause.

  • Riz Ahmed Reveals Struggles Filming ‘Rogue One’

    Riz Ahmed, who plays Bodhi Rooker in the upcoming "Star Wars" movie, was unable to share plot details but did share the unconventional way the film was made.

  • ‘The Night Of’ Finale’s Surprising Ending

    HBO aired the finale of its miniseries The Night Of on Sunday. The episode followed the end of Naz’s murder trial. Naz was put on the witness stand by his attorney, Chandra. However, when he was examined by prosecuting attorney Helen Weiss, we heard the question that has been on everyone’s mind.

  • 'The Night Of' Episode 4 Recap: No Pain, No Gain

    John Turturro in repose in ‘The Night Of’ (Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO)