Box Office: 'Hidden Figures' Prevails as 'Monster Trucks,' Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night' Bomb
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's bombs away at the multiplexes. ...
Singer Jennifer Holliday pulls out of Trump inauguration event
(Reuters) - Broadway star Jennifer Holliday said on Saturday she was pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, citing an online article that cast the performance as a "betrayal" of her gay and lesbian fans. ...
Lego Batman Movie’s Batmobile made life-size with help from Chevy
The Lego Batman Movie will be hitting theaters in less than a month, and to help promote it the Lego company teamed up with Chevrolet to take the film’s latest take on the Batmobile and build a life-size version of it out of — wait for it — (almost) nothing but plastic Lego bricks. While it may look like the … Continue reading...
Actors Johnny Depp, Amber Heard finalize bitter divorce
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film star Johnny Depp's tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalized on Friday, ending the couple's marriage after months of highly publicized claims by Heard of domestic violence and counterclaims from Depp of financial blackmail. ...
Amazon launches Anime Strike monthly subscription channel for Prime
Amazon has launched another channel for on-demand video content, this one called Anime Strike. This channel, like ones before it, give Prime customers access to a specific category of shows (anime, in this case) that can be watched whenever they’d like. The channel provides access to more than 1,000 episodes across many anime series of both the current and classic … Continue reading...
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman
 Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman on Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the company suffer a massive breach — which also included a trove of leaked emails… Read More ...
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton is now Snapchat’s chairman
 Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Entertainment, will be stepping down from the company in order to serve as chairman on Snap (the makers of Snapchat), according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lynton’s name may sound familiar with respect to Snap. During his time at Sony Entertainment, he oversaw the company suffer a massive breach — which also included a trove of leaked emails… Read More ...
Priyanka Chopra recovering after mishap on 'Quantico' set
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Priyanka Chopra is resting at home after a "minor incident" on the set of her ABC show "Quantico," the network said Friday. ...
Michael Jackson spoof show scrapped after family complaints
LONDON (Reuters) - A comic film about Michael Jackson was dropped by British makers on Friday after the daughter of the late American pop star described the episode, which casts a white actor to play her father, as vomit-inducing. ...
Two high-powered lawyers vie for role in overseeing Prince estate
CHASKA, Minn. (Reuters) - The likely heirs of pop star Prince's estate are split between two lawyers who vied in court on Thursday to represent their interests in managing his legacy - a political activist turned cable news commentator and a recording industry insider. ...
Among awards frontrunners, 'Birth of a Nation' lands surprise DGA nod
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nate Parker's historical slavery drama was a surprise inclusion among the Directors Guild of America's nominations on Thursday, after the early awards frontrunner was derailed by a decade-old lawsuit involving a rape charge against the filmmaker. ...
Paris Jackson 'wants to vomit' seeing white actor as 'King of Pop'
(Reuters) - Michael Jackson's daughter Paris says she is "incredibly offended" by a new comic film in which a white British actor, Joseph Fiennes, portrays the late "King of Pop." ...
Hollywood's gender pay gap is 'crazy': Natalie Portman
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New complaints of discrimination have hit the film awards season after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman slammed the gender pay gap as "crazy" – and said it was even worse in Hollywood than in other jobs. ...
George Lucas' $1 billion 'Star Wars' museum finds Los Angeles home
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars" filmmaker George Lucas has settled on Los Angeles for the home of his $1 billion storytelling museum, after pulling the project from Chicago last year. ...
New Monopoly pieces put to vote: See all 56 emoji tokens
Game and toy company Hasbro has announced the changing of the pieces in the classic game about money – Monopoly. This new version of the game will be put up to vote – internet vote – to decide which pieces should stay and which pieces should go. New pieces will be voted in then, and a new version of the … Continue reading...
British singers Church, Ferguson snub Trump inauguration
LONDON (Reuters) - British singers Charlotte Church and Rebecca Ferguson have rejected invitations from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's team to perform at his inauguration next week, they said in separate statements on Tuesday. ...
Musical 'La La Land' leads nominations for Britain's BAFTA awards
LONDON (Reuters) - Fresh from its success at Hollywood's Golden Globes, romance musical "La La Land" leads the field for next month's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 11 nominations on Tuesday. ...
Jolie, Pitt to use private judge in divorce: media
(Reuters) - Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt, one of Hollywood's most glamorous and powerful couples, will use a private judge to keep their divorce out of the view of the public, the couple said in a statement to CNN on Monday. ...
Streep vs. Trump sparks Twitter fray
(Reuters) - Donald Trump called Meryl Streep an "overrated actress" on Monday after the three-time Oscar winner publicly criticized him for having belittled a disabled journalist. ...
Golden Globes ratings rise; host Fallon gets mixed reviews
(Reuters) - The Golden Globes were a strong night for “La La Land” and FX’s “Atlanta,” but first-time host Jimmy Fallon’s performance at the movie and TV awards show received mixed reviews. ...