Political comedy "Veep", "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Saturday Night Live" won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards 2017
2017-09-18 04:43:21 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “The Handmaid’s Tale” and political comedy “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where “Saturday Night Live” was also a big winner on a night dominated by jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump.
In the first major awards wins for streaming service Hul...
Venice Film Festival: Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” won the Golden Lion
2017-09-10 05:50:40 UTC
VENICE (Reuters) - Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water”, a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with
an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday.
The film beat contenders including George C...
Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies aged 91
2017-08-20 20:05:33 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday of "natural causes" at the age of 91, his family said.
"Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry L...
Roman Polanski remained a fugitive from justice
2017-08-19 06:16:51 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski remained a fugitive from justice and that the court...
'Step' - the inspirational story of black Baltimore teens facing adversity
2017-08-05 19:11:08 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A group of black teenage girls stomp, clap and shout in unison in step dance routines, channeling their anger, frustration and hopes into powerful performances in a new documentary "Step," out in U.S. theaters this week.
The journey of the founding class of the step tro...
Kathryn Bigelow: Racially charged 'Detroit' is a really important story that needs to be told
2017-08-05 18:52:00 UTC
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As a white filmmaker from Northern California, Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was aware she may not be the "perfect person" to bring the racially charged story behind the 1967 Detroit riots to the big screen.
But the resonance of Bigelow's "Detroit" with the pre...
Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor
2017-06-21 06:02:14 UTC
LOS ANGELES — Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, ending a storied movie career that includes performances in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" , "In the Name of the Father" , "Lincoln" and "Gangs of New York."
Day-Lewis, 60, the...
Roger Moore dies at 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer"
2017-05-23 18:25:59 UTC
LONDON — Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.
His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a milliona...
Eva Longoria's Character Fancies Her Son's Teacher in 'Decline and Fall'
2017-05-12 23:25:00 UTC
She's smitten. Eva Longoria stars in the upcoming TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1928 novel, Decline and Fall, and Us Weekly has an exclusive sneak peek.
The Desperate Housewives alum, 42, plays Margot Beste-Chetwynde in the series, which is set in the Roaring Twenties. In the clip, Beste-Che...
The full list of Oscar winners 2017: Stars get political at Oscars
2017-02-27 10:17:25 UTC
By Jill Serjeant | LOS ANGELES
"Moonlight" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favorite "La La Land" for the movie industry's most prestigious award.
But in a highly unusual mishap, presenter Warren Beatty first, mistakenly initially announced that musical "La La Land" had w...
Denzel Washington may join Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson who have won 3 Oscars
2017-02-24 07:47:41 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — Denzel Washington plays a talkative, bombastic, larger-than-life dad whose personality leaps off the screen.
Casey Affleck, by contrast, plays an introverted father, taciturn, mumbling and depressed.
Both men are competing to be named best actor at Sunda...
The Oscars 2017 | 89th Academy Awards
2017-02-23 09:19:54 UTC
By Alicia Powell |
LOS ANGELES — It's not just women who are getting ready for the Oscars' red carpet on Sunday.
Employing everything from paint to cosmetic procedures, Hollywood's leading men are increasingly getting a little help to look their best on the most high-profile red carpet in ...
"The country is so sad right now and 'La La Land' is the only escapist movie"
2017-02-21 07:53:05 UTC
By Jill Serjeant |
LOS ANGELES — From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood scrambling to dust off its dancing shoes.
Civil Rights: Loving v. Virginia
2020-06-13 02:42:21 UTC
<h1>Happy Loving Day!</h1>
<p><em>The US Supreme Court struck down laws that banned interracial marriages in 16 states 53 years ago. The case that resulted in this decision was brought to the court by Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were jailed in Virginia and told to lea...
"Star Wars" Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher Dies at 60
2016-12-27 21:02:13 UTC
Los Angeles (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction and stormy romances with show business heavyweights, died on Tuesday aged 60, her daughter said through a family spokesman.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Bi...
The Killings of Tony Blair: watch the trailer for George Galloway's film about the former PM – video
2016-07-14 00:40:59 UTC
George Galloway – until recently the Respect MP for Bradford West – is an old adversary of Tony Blair, and he has presented and produced a documentary about Labour’s longtime leader in the 1990s and 2000s. Focussing on the decision to go to war in Iraq, Blair’s post-politics activities, and his e...
Bud Spencer died at the age of 86
2016-06-27 21:22:10 UTC
Italian actor and filmmaker Carlo Pedersoli, widely known as Bud Spencer died at the age of 86 on Monday, reports said.
His son Giuseppe Pedersoli confirmed the reports.
"My father died peacefully at 18:15 and did not suffer from pain. His last words were 'Thank you'," said his son in a sta...
Oscars So White: Actors of Color Out of the Industry's Biggest Honors
2016-02-29 03:59:42 UTC
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Global Gathering — With one look at the 20 actors that were nominated for this year’s Oscars, it’s easy to wonder - where is the diversity in Hollywood? This is the second year in a...
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has record opening
2015-12-19 07:32:17 UTC
LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hurtled toward $120 million at the U.S. and Canadian box office on Friday and a potential record-breaking $215 million through Sunday, giving the long-awaited movie a shot at the biggest opening weekend of all time.
The ticket sales figures from Wal...
Dylan O'Brien brags about looting Native American artifacts
2015-10-08 06:20:08 UTC
An offhand comment made by "Maze Runner" actor Dylan O'Brien about filching Native American artifacts from a New Mexico ranch where a movie was being filmed has stung advocates who have long struggled to protect tribal items and remains.
O'Brien, 24, said in a recent interview that he had fal...
Gone With The Wind: Dress worn by Vivien Leigh sold for $137,000
2015-04-19 04:31:43 UTC
(Reuters) - A gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" sold for $137,000 at an auction in California on Saturday.
The outfit, featuring black appliques, was one of more than 150 items from the film up for auction by ...
Best Documentary Oscar for Snowden Film 'Citizenfour'
2015-02-23 08:06:57 UTC
Academy Awards: Citizenfour, A Laura Poitras’ film chronicling the living history of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's unprecedented heist of U.S. government secrets, won Hollywood’s highest accolade by snatching the Oscar for Best Documentary. An unusual feat for a movie so critical of U.S. pol...
Why James Gray’s The Immigrant isn’t a great movie?
2014-05-17 04:51:52 UTC
It’s a mystery why James Gray’s The Immigrant isn’t a great movie. It looks like one, and sounds like one, summoning a vision of New York in the 1920s that rivals Coppola’s in The Godfather, with the sooty tenements of the Lower East Side seeming to glow under the touch of cinematographer Darius ...
James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’ Gets By With Help From a Pair of Famous Friends
2014-05-07 04:19:33 UTC
James Brown would have turned 81 on Saturday, and while his birthday gives fans cause to celebrate the Godfather of Soul, 2014 marks an especially notable year for J.B.'s faithful.
That's because Brown will get the big-screen biopic treatment in August's "Get On Up," featuring rising star Chad...
Dynasty star Kate O'Mara dies
2014-03-30 16:36:35 UTC
<h3>Former Dynasty star Kate O'Mara has died at the age of 74, her agent said.</h3>
The British actress was best known for her role as sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby in the US soap.
She also had prominent roles in the '80s series Howards' Way and Triangle, and in Doctor Who.