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5 Burning Questions Ahead of Comic-Con: Superhero Fatigue, Superman's Absence and Marvel's Big Moment

Last year's Hollywood strikes didn't shut down San Diego Comic-Con entirely like it did the majority of film and television productions, but the 2023 event was a dramatic change of pace as studios -- with a few exceptions -- either severely reduced their presence or stayed away entirely, effectively sending the annual gathering back to it roots. Not so this year. Hollywood -- with one notable exception -- is returning in force for SDCC 2024. But...


Latin Grammys Predictions: Shakira Gunning for Multiple Nominations, Mon Laferte and Peso Pluma Among Frontrunners

It's fitting that Shakira's Grammy-contending album is called "Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran" ("Women Don't Cry Anymore"). The defiant statement rings true in Shakira's first project after a seven-year hiatus., marking her return to the limelight after a tumultuous year with her personal life splattered on the tabloids, and stylistically it spans from Afrobeats and […]


Snoop Dogg to learn new tricks in Paris Olympics coverage

By Sheila Dang (Reuters) - American rapper Snoop Dogg said he is ready to learn "some new tricks" when he collaborates with Gen Z social media influencers to showcase the Paris Olympics to a younger generation. The 52-year-old hip hop legend-turned special correspondent for NBCUniversal has become a cornerstone of the media company's effort to energize its coverage of the Games and inject pop


The Bill and EastEnders star Roberta Taylor dies aged 76

The Bill and EastEnders star Roberta Taylor dies aged 76 - The actress was also known for appearances in Luther, Casualty and Inspector Morse, as well as the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches.


Will Smith Signs to New Independent Record Label SLANG (Exclusive)

Will Smith is ready to get jiggy with music (again) - he's signed a new record deal. On the heels of his performance at last month's BET Awards, the Grammy-winning rapper and Oscar-winning actor has signed to the new independent frontline label SLANG, led by music executive Rene McLean, the partner and founding advisor of […]


The greatest 'Best Of' albums of all time

Yes, many music die-hard fans have their favorite artist's entire discography, but sometimes all we want is to listen to their biggest hits—enter the 'Best Of' album. There are numerous 'Greatest Hits' compilations out there, but only a few truly deserve to be listened to. Some of these contain previously unreleased songs and other rarities that fans will love, and others are simply great compilations of hits that can work as an introduction to new fans or the perfect playlist for old-school fans. In this gallery, you will find some of the greatest 'Best Of' albums of all time. Click on and discover if your favorite made the list.


‘The Boy and the Heron' Streaming Release Date Set on Max

Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning “The Boy and the Heron” will make its U.S. streaming debut on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max in September. The Studio Ghibli film will be available starting Friday, Sept. 6, exclusively on Max in the U.S. The hand-drawn, semi-autobiographical animated movie from Miyazaki is the first feature film in 10 years that he […]


Paul Feig to Direct ‘Worst Roommate Ever' Movie for Blumhouse

Paul Feig is set to room with Jason Blum. The duo are teaming for a feature adaptation of the Netflix unscripted series Worst Roommate Ever for Blumhouse. Feig will direct a feature centered on a newly single woman finding a seemingly perfect gentleman to sublet the spare room in her dream home, only to learn […]


All the revelations from 'Dirty Pop,' Netflix's new Lou Pearlman documentary

In "Dirty Pop," 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick asks, “Why are we still working our butts off for nickels and dimes and (Lou Pearlman's) making millions?”


Fangirls at Lyric Hammersmith review: raucous Aussie musical is a bittersweet celebration of fandom

Fangirls at Lyric Hammersmith review: raucous Aussie musical is a bittersweet celebration of fandom - 3/5 The hit show from Australia raises sharp and sensitive observations, but never quite transcends its own daft plot


Conductor John Eliot Gardiner quits the choir and orchestra he founded after musician assault claim

LONDON (AP) — Renowned British conductor John Eliot Gardiner said Wednesday he is quitting the orchestra he has led for six decades, almost a year after he allegedly hit a singer backstage after a concert. Gardiner said he was stepping down as leader and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra “with a heavy heart.” Gardiner, 81, allegedly hit William Thomas after the bass singer left the podium on the wrong side following a...


Famous songs that were written for movies

It's easy to forget that many of the hit songs that have remained popular for generations were first written for movies. Whether the musician in question starred in the movie or simply created a song for the soundtrack, their songs lived on in public memory long after the credits rolled. How many of these tunes were you already aware were specifically created for the movies? Click on and test your knowledge!


‘Morning Show' Season 4 Casts William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper has joined the cast of “The Morning Show” Season 4 at Apple TV+, Variety has learned. Harper will appear alongside series leads Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and fellow new cast members Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, and. Aaron Pierre. Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Greta Lee, Jon Hamm, and […]


How to watch Lisa Kudrow comedy TV series Time Bandits free

Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, and Iain Morris have created the live-action series based on Terry Gilliam’s cult classic movie


Where to Watch All the Deadpool and Wolverine Movies

"Deadpool & Wolverine" is nearly here, and yes, it would probably serve you well to catch up on the films that preceded them. There are admittedly a lot but the good news is, they're mostly all streaming in one place. Granted, it's unclear where exactly "Deadpool 3" will fit on the timeline of everything. It will certainly take place after the events of "Deadpool 2," but the film is also the official entrance of both its title characters into...


'Deadpool & Wolverine' Will Set Box Office Records, But By How Much?

It's finally here. After being delayed by the SAG-AFTRA strike and leaving the box office to suffer through a miserable May, Marvel Studios' "Deadpool & Wolverine" is here to deliver the biggest opening weekend the film industry has ever seen from an R-rated movie. How big it will be is still difficult to determine. Projections for the film have stayed firm at a spectacular $170 million for the past couple of weeks. Not only would that break the...


‘Bionico's Bachata' SXSW Audience Award-Winning Duo Heads to Locarno's Match Me! With Next Project, ‘The Baker' (EXCLUSIVE)

Dominican producer Cristian Mojica and filmmaker Yoel Morales will pull double duty at this year’s Locarno, where their SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Bionico’s Bachata” will screen in the Open Doors section and their next project, “The Baker,” will participate in the Match Me! forum. Mojica and Morales produce through their label Mentes Fritas Film Production, […]


Chloe Sevigny's ‘Bonjour Tristesse,' Kaniehtiio Horn's ‘Seeds' Join Toronto Film Fest Lineup

The Chloe Sevigny-starring adaptation of Françoise Sagan's classic novel Bonjour Tristesse from director Durga Chew-Bose is set to open the 2024 Toronto Film Festival's Discovery program with a world premiere, organizers said Wednesday. Claes Bang, Lily McInerny and French actress Nailia Harzoune also star in the English-language contemporary take by the Canadian writer-turned-director. TIFF's Discovery program, which […]


KARA brings late Goo Hara back for new song


Venice Film Festival lineup includes ‘Joker 2,’ films with Pitt, Clooney, Jolie, more

Five years after “Joker” won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, filmmaker Todd Phillips is returning with the sequel. “Joker: Folie à Deux” will play in competition with 20 other titles, festival organizers said Tuesday, July 23. The highly anticipated follow-up to the blockbuster comic-book film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the mentally ill Arthur Fleck and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. The lineup for the 81st edition of the festival, unveiled...


Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive Honorary Degree at AFI Conservatory Commencement – Film News in Brief

Jamie Lee Curtis will be awarded with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute at the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony Aug. 10. at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Curtis, who won an Oscar in 2023 for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” has appeared in plenty of films […]


Sir Mick Jagger says John Mayall helped to ‘usher in a new era for the Stones’

Sir Mick Jagger says John Mayall helped to ‘usher in a new era for the Stones’ - Sir Mick said Mayall recommended Mick Taylor to the band following the death of Brian Jones.


Kehlani announces Crash concert tour: How to get tickets

R&B star Kehlani is gearing up to embark on her Crash world tour, which is set to kick off in September. Check out the dates and how to get tickets.


PBS and GBH's ‘Frontline' Hires Brian Eule As Its New Managing Director (EXCLUSIVE)

Brian Eule has been named the new managing director of “Frontline,” the award-winning PBS documentary series produced by Boston public broadcaster GBH. He replaces Janice Hui, who exited her post as managing director for “Frontline” to serve as COO of ITVS. At “Frontline,” Eule will oversee business operations and strategic planning and report to “Frontline” […]


‘It's about time Jazz is here again’: David Benoit reconnects with Pinoy audiences

No one was more thrilled to set foot on the Manila concert stage again than David Benoit, who had a long-awaited rendezvous with his Manila audience last July 20 after 12 years of not performing in the Philippines. The jazz pianist-composer undoubtedly missed the Philippines so much though it took him a decade to return and perform in Manila again. His full-house concert last weekend at The Theater at Solaire was undoubtedly well-received, proof...


Nicole Kidman makes rare comment about Tom Cruise marriage over two decades after divorce

Nicole Kidman makes rare comment about Tom Cruise marriage over two decades after divorce - The movie stars were married for more than a decade between 1990 to 2001


Dick Asher, Veteran Music Executive Who Fought Radio Payola, Dies

Dick Asher, a veteran music-business executive who was president of PolyGram and Columbia Records and worked with artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi to Bob Dylan, has died, his family confirms to Variety. His age and cause of death were unconfirmed at the time of this article's publication. Renowned for his […]


HBO Drops Official Trailer for ‘Industry' Season 3 (TV News Roundup)

HBO has dropped the trailer for Season 3 of “Industry,” starring Myha'la, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey and Ken Leung. The third season will debut Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and will be available to stream on Max, with new episodes dropping weekly. The trailer sees a potential budding romance between Yasmin (Abela) […]


Pepe Aguilar on Maintaining the Aguilar Dynasty, Selling His Catalog and New ‘Que Llueva Tequila' Album: ‘Not a Family Affair – This Is Business'

Mexican actor and singer Antonio Aguilar was already performing in Hollywood when, in 1960, he forged one of the greatest unions of Southern California entertainment families by marrying singer and actress Flor Silvestre. Aguilar, with credits in American western films like "The Undefeated" starring John Wayne, and Silvestre, a leading star of the "golden age" […]


Miranda Lambert Announces Her First Republic Album, ‘Postcards From Texas,' and Teases It With a Warning About ‘Alimony'

Miranda Lambert has set a release date, title and tracklist for her first album under a new deal with Republic Records. “Postcards From Texas” will be out Sept. 13, and in the meantime, the country star’s fans can collect “Alimony,” a track issued concurrently with the album news on Wednesday.` The 14-track album is self-produced […]


Mel Brooks 2-Part Doc Sets the Stage at HBO, Apatow Productions

Comedy icon Mel Brooks is the subject of a new two-part documentary in production at HBO Documentary Films and Apatow Productions. The project will offer an expansive yet intimate look at the actor, filmmaker, songwriter and playwright, whose work has had audiences around the world laughing for more than 70 years. Brooks' decades of film and TV credits include "The Twelve Chairs," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Silent Movie," "History...


Hannah Gadsby Is Bringing Stand-Up Show ‘Woof!' to NYC

Hannah Gadsby is bringing their stand-up show, WOOF!, to New York City this fall following its run in Australia and across the United States. The Australian comedian, who rose to fame with their 2018 Netflix special Nanette which earned them an Emmy Award, is said to be sharing it all - “their worries, their wisdom, […]


‘La Pecera' Producer Solita Boards Divorce Drama ‘March 14th,' by Locarno Match Me! Player Contraria Media (EXCLUSIVE)

Spain’s Solita Films, the outfit run by director-producer brothers José Esteban Alenda and César Esteban Alenda (“Sin Fin,” “La Pecera”), has boarded Alberto Gross Molo’s feature debut "Catorce de Marzo" ("March 14th"). The divorce drama is set up at Barcelona’s Contraria Media, one of the 36 emerging producers selected for the upcoming Locarno Film Festival […]


Stephen Curry Makes His Scripted TV Debut with “Mr. Throwback” — Watch the Trailer

The new Peacock comedy follows Curry as a "version" of himself who reunites with a childhood friend


Def Leppard, Journey and Steve Miller romp through five hours of rock sing-alongs

The trifecta of Def Leppard, Journey and Steve Miller Band is enticing for a reason - there aren't many stalwart rockers left. Go see them now.


“Breaking Bad”'s Krysten Ritter Explores 'Dark Side' of a Con Artist's Mind in New Thriller Novel (Exclusive)

‘Retreat,’ written with Lindsay Jamieson, will be published in 2025


Eminem Awarded Brit Billion for U.K. Streaming Milestone – Global Bulletin

MUSIC MILESTONE Rap icon Eminem has received a Brit Billion Award from the BPI, marking seven billion U.K. streams as calculated by the Official Charts Company. The artist holds a U.K. record for most consecutive No. 1s on the Official Albums Chart, with 10 studio albums topping the list in succession. Recently, Eminem scored his […]


‘The Batman' Spinoff Shows on Gotham PD and Arkham Got Dropped After HBO Execs Wanted to ‘Lean Harder into Marquee Characters,' Says Matt Reeves

“The Batman” director Matt Reeves recently told Entertainment Weekly that series centered on the Gotham police department and Arkham Asylum were dropped after HBO executives suggested to focus more on “marquee characters” from the Batman universe. Reeves is expanding the universe he launched in “The Batman” into television starting with this fall’s “The Penguin,” in […]


Metal guitarist Gary Holt of Exodus, Slayer defends Taylor Swift: 'Why all the hate?'

Metal guitarist Gary Holt, known for his work in Exodus and Slayer, gave his opinion on popstars Taylor Swift and Beyoncé in a recent interview.


Harland Williams, Spencer Grammer, Harry Lennix Lead Voice Cast for Animated Sci-Fi Movie ‘Isla Monstro' (Exclusive)

Spencer Grammer, Harland Williams, Will Friedle, Harry Lennix and John DiMaggio are among the performers comprising the ensemble voice cast of the animated sci-fi comedy movie Isla Monstro. Hailing from multimedia company Abyssmal Entertainment, the feature has completed production and launches promotion at San Diego Comic-Con with a booth and a panel taking place Saturday. […]


Guillermo Amoedo on His Haunting Horror Comeback ‘Loved Ones': ‘Loving Someone, Becoming Friends, is a Death Sentence in This Place' (EXCLUSIVE)

Spirits of those loved and lost wreak global havoc in director Guillermo Amoedo’s comeback title “Loved Ones” (“Seres Queridos”). In development, the project is produced by Harvey Grisalez, Senior Vice President at Spain’s Onza Américas (“Isla Brava”), and heads to Sanfic’s genre sidebar Morbido Lab in August. “When Guillermo shared the script for ‘Loved Ones’ with us, we […]


Toronto Film Festival Adds ‘Mother Mother,' ‘My Fathers' Daughter,' ‘On Falling' to Discovery Lineup

Toronto Film Festival programmers have unveiled the Discovery lineup, showcasing a mix of contemporary international cinema. This year’s slate has 24 titles that represent more than 25 countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Colombia, Greece, Italy and Thailand. The schedule boasts 20 world premieres such as Durga Chew-Bose's “Bonjour Tristesse,” César Augusto Acevedo's “Horizonte,” K'naan Warsame's “Mother […]


Timothée Chalamet Sings as Bob Dylan in First Teaser for ‘A Complete Unknown' | THR News Video

Timothée Chalamet is channeling Bob Dylan in the first trailer for James Mangold's upcoming biopic A Complete Unknown. The Dune actor stars in the film as the iconic folk singer-songwriter of the 1960s. Chalamet has also said he does his own singing for the role - just like his Dune Part 2 co-star Austin Butler did for his role in Elvis - building on his musical work following […]


The incredible female directors who changed cinema

It's no secret that filmmaking has been a male-dominated, often sexist, industry for most of its history. Thankfully, that's been changing in recent years, with systemic changes being made that are making the industry more transparent, more inclusive, and safer. There is still a long way to go, but as incredible filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and directors like Greta Gerwig, Sofia Coppola, and Chloé Zhao continue to receive the power and attention they deserve, the future is beginning to look bright. Of course, women have a long history in film, and although the due credit was rarely given at the time, women have nearly always been on the cutting edge of the art form. Some of the greatest pioneers in filmmaking have been women, and knowing their stories and bodies of work doesn't shed light on just the history of women in film, but the history of film in general. Read on to learn about some of the most influential and wonderful women to have ever gotten behind the camera.


20th Television Hires Jillian Longnecker as EVP of Production, Brendan Countee as Head of Comedy Development

20th Television has hired Jillian Longnecker as executive vice president of production and Brendan Countee as head of comedy development. In their new roles at 20th TV, which is part of Disney Television Studios, Longnecker will report to Carol Turner, head of Production for Disney Entertainment Television, while Countee will report to Carolyn Cassidy, executive […]


Gloc-9 reveals feeling afraid after releasing 'Sirena': 'Ayaw kong malaman na meron akong nilagay na hindi tama'

Gloc-9 revealed that back in 2012, he was afraid when he released his song "Sirena." On Wednesday's episode of "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda," the Filipino rapper said this was because he was overthinking whether or not there were some unrelatable bits or offensive remarks in the song's lyrics for the gay community. "Kung alam n'yo lang kung gaano ako katakot noong time na ni-release naming 'yung kanta," the rapper said. "Dahil ayaw kong malaman na...


‘One Day's' Brendan Quinn Joins Ensemble Cast of Dark Comedy ‘Scene House' (EXCLUSIVE)

Brendan Quinn, whose role in Netflix’s “One Day” landed him a best supporting nod at the National Film Awards UK, has joined the ensemble cast of “Scene House,” a dark comedy penned and directed by Annabella Fazio. Quinn stars alongside Netflix alum Sayya Ingar (“The Witcher”), Nell Williams (“Blinded by the Light”), Denzel Baidoo (“Last […]


Adam Lambert, ‘Moana' Star Auli'i Cravalho Taking Over Lead Roles in Broadway's ‘Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club'

Willkommen, bienvenue Adam Lambert and Auli'i Cravalho. There’s a new act at the Kit Kat Club. Lambert, a Grammy nominee and “American Idol” breakout, and Cravalho, the star of the movie adaptation of “Mean Girls: The Musical,” will make their Broadway debuts as the Emcee and Sally Bowles this fall. They replace Eddie Redmayne and […]


Songwriters with the most no. 1 singles

The Billboard Hot 100 is the ultimate chart in the United States, and indeed an indicator of success in the music industry. Many artists have had several no. 1 singles in other charts, but to get to the top spot of the Hot 100 is not easy. We know that not all music artists are songwriters, and that many of their hit songs are in fact written by other people. But who are these successful songwriters that managed to get so many no. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100? Click on to find out.


When do Sabrina Carpenter London O2 tickets go on sale?

When do Sabrina Carpenter London O2 tickets go on sale? - Fans have complained about the extortionate cost of going to see the American singer on her Short n' Sweet tour