The scandal-plagued production company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein is setting itself up for a potential sale. The Weinstein Co. said Monday it will get an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and negotiate with the private equity firm for a potential sale of some or all of the assets down the road. Harvey Weinstein was fired last week after The New York Times published accounts from several women that detailed three decades’ worth of allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein, following numerous allegations of sexual harassment or assault against the former movie mogul and producer, the film academy announced today in a statement. "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy," the statement read.
Aldean was onstage Oct. 1 when alleged gunman Stephen Paddock shot into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest outdoor music festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more. Aldean took the stage at Tulsa's BOK Center, and according to ABC affiliate KTUL, the Tulsa Police Department did not add extra security for the event. "I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn't get a chance to," Aldean said.
In the first eight seconds of the brand new "Justice League" trailer, which debuted today at New York Comic Con, fans see some of DC Comics’ famed super heroes. Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck) and even newcomer, Aquaman (Jason Momoa) make appearances as they're teaming up in the upcoming movie to save the world from a to-be-revealed threat. The 3-minute and 13 second trailer also features Amy Adams as Lois Lane in a scene alongside Henry Cavill's Superman.
Fans aren't the only ones disappointed that there will not be a "Sex and the City 3" film, at least not right now.Sarah Jessica Parker revealed earlier this week that the plan for New York City friends Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda to get together again on the big screen won't happen."It's over," Parker told Extra TV. "We’re not doing it. I’m disappointed."Fellow co-star, Kristin Davis, who portrayed Parker's onscreen bestie, Charlotte, a conservative Upper East Side mother of two, also expressed her frustration on Instagram that the hit HBO franchise won't return to the big screen. ...
"Stranger Things" fans, rejoice!The second season of the popular Netflix series premieres on the streaming service on Oct. 27, and to tide users over until then, films including "Boogie Nights, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and "I Love You Man" will become available starting today.On Amazon, fans will be able to access 2017 films including "The Emoji Movie" and "Cars 3," and Hulu users will have access to 12 "Godzilla" movies, two "Hotel" films and "Kill Bill" volumes 1 and 2.However, there's really something for every type of TV or movie fan.Full lists are below. ...
The film follows Gotti's infamous rise as he becomes the head of the notorious Gambino crime family in New York.
When "The Princess Bride" opened 30 years ago today, it wasn't exactly a hit with audiences. 'The Princess Bride': Where are the stars now? In celebration of the movie's anniversary, Elwes reflected on making the film and shared personal stories of his time on the set.
According to director Charlie Bean, creating the world in which the latest Lego movie is set was a labor of love -- and a process with which viewers are familiar. Bean told ABC News at the movie's L.A. premiere last weekend that his team built the film “brick by brick,” much like fans would with real-life Lego pieces. "The Lego Ninjago Movie,” which is based on the toy's "Ninjago" line, focuses on a group of teenage ninjas who come together to defend Ninjago City.
Those looking to curl up and watch "Titanic" or "Love Actually" on Netflix should make plans to do so before next month, because the titles will soon disappear from the streaming service.Netflix released a list of titles that are disappearing in October, including the films "Big Daddy," "Happy Feet" and "Million Dollar Baby." TV shows that are leaving on the first of the month include "Malcolm in the Middle," "My Name is Earl" and "One Tree Hill."The complete list can be seen below. ...
The film followed Dan Gallagher, a guy who has a brief affair with a career woman named Alex Forrest. It spent eight weeks at No. 1 and grossed more than $320 million worldwide, making it the top movie of 1987 globally.
"It" topped the weekend box office for the second straight week with an estimated $60 million haul, making it the highest grossing September release ever, unseating 1986's "Crocodile Dundee." It's also just $14 million shy of overtaking "The Exorcist" as the biggest R-rated horror film of all-time.The Stephen King thriller also brought in an estimated $60.3 million overseas, bringing its worldwide total to more than $370 million, according to Box Office Mojo."American Assassin," the action feature starring Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien, took second place, earning an estimated $14.8 million. ...
It didn't take much to turn "View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg into her beloved "Sister Act" character, Sister Mary Clarence. Goldberg placed a long black robe atop of her clothes, but it wasn't long enough to hide the bright blue cartoon socks she's known for wearing with TV's most quirky shoes. "I surprised everybody because I kept refusing to put anything on, I wasn't getting dressed, I wasn't doing the nun thing," she told ABC News after a star-studded reunion with the original cast from "Sister Act," which aired on "The View" Thursday.
J.J. Abrams has signed on to direct "Star Wars: Episode IX" after the original director left the project, production company Lucasfilm said today. "With 'The Force Awakens,' J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy," Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. The "Star Wars" galaxy has lost four directors in two years.
"It" had monstrous box office weekend, scaring up an estimated $123.1 million, according to Box Office Mojo.The horror flick, based on Stephen King's best-selling novel and starring Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs and Wyatt Oleff, delivered the largest September opening, largest fall opening and the largest opening for an R-rated horror film. It earned an additional $66.3 million overseas, according to a press release from Warner Bros. ...
Jennifer Lawrence calls her film “Mother!” — directed by her boyfriend, Darren Aronofsky — “a masterpiece,” although she said she thought he had “problems” after she read his script. “It was an instant yes before I even read anything,” the Oscar-winning Lawrence said during a news conference with Aronofsky at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, according to People magazine. In the film, Lawrence stars as the young wife of an older poet — played by Javier Bardem — who is tormented after the arrival of a couple of uninvited guests, portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris.
Colin Farrell's latest movie role as a torn father has him opening up about his real-life fatherhood journey. In "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," Farrell portrays a heart surgeon and a father of two who has to make a tough choice that will affect his family forever. The horror-thriller, which also stars Nicole Kidman as his wife, premiered this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.
"It," the new film adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel about a clown named Pennywise -- or something that appears as a clown -- who terrorizes seven children in a small Maine town by exploiting their deepest fears, opens Friday. The remake is an R-rated horror flick, which means that most of the members of the movie's young cast couldn't even see it in theaters without adult, including Finn Wolfhard. Best known for his role as Mike Wheeler in Netflix's "Stranger Things," the 14-year-old Wolfhard told ABC News that while the scares are obviously important to "It," there's more to the movie.
In the latest shake-up for the blockbuster "Star Wars" franchise, "Episode IX" director Colin Trevorrow has left the project, according to Lucasfilm. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on ‘Star Wars: Episode IX.’ Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process, but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ.
The creepy adaptation of "It," based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, will hit theaters next week. Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs and Wyatt Oleff stopped by "Good Morning America" to talk about the remake, which follows neighborhood misfits who band together against a murderous, evil clown named Pennywise. "Our movie is kind of giving clowns a bad rep right now," Wolfhard joked.
An actor cast in the upcoming "Hellboy" reboot has dropped out of the film’s production amid concerns of whitewashing. In the film, Ed Skrein had been cast as fictional character Maj. Ben Daimio, who in the comic books is Japanese-American. Skrein said in a statement Monday that when he accepted the part, he was unaware of Daimio's heritage.
"Star Wars" fans are counting down to Force Friday II on Sept. 1, when a new line of products inspired by "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be unveiled worldwide. Disney and Lucasfilm announced a new global augmented reality (AR) event called "Find the Force" in which fans can take part in a virtual treasure hunt and participate in the battle against the dark side. With the app, viewers can scan characters with the Find the Force logo to unlock a special AR experience, which features fan-favorites and surprise characters from the new film.
Even if you don't know much about Mariah Carey, you've probably heard something about her being a diva who makes impossible demands.But according to the singer herself, she gets all that from her mother.After Carey told Paper magazine, "I've never had a diva moment," she clarified what she meant."I have had diva moments, and then people can't handle it. I guess it's a little intense, because I come from a true diva," she said. "My mother is an opera singer. And that's a real diva, you know -- Juilliard diva. ...
It's been 30 years since "Dirty Dancing" premiered, which means it's been 30 years since moviegoers were impressed with the stellar dance moves of Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze. It's such a tender moment between them and he's literally holding her back and guiding her," she said.
Oscar winner Geena Davis is no stranger to kicking butt on screen. "I met [director] Patty Jenkins and I told her, 'I’m sure you're going to make a sequel and if you need anybody Amazonian, there's always me. "Wonder Woman" was a box office phenomenon, opening with an estimated $103.1 million, Warner Bros.