amusement

Mary Mara, “ER” and “Ray Donovan” actress, dead at 61

“Mary was one of the finest actresses I ever met,” Dorfman said. “I still remember seeing her onstage in 1992 in ‘Mad Forest’ off Broadway. She was electric, funny, and a true individual. Everyone loved her. She will be missed.” According to a press release from New York State Police, officers responded to a call …

Mary Mara, “ER” and “Ray Donovan” actress, dead at 61 Read More »

Kendrick Lamar closes Glastonbury with blood-soaked plea for women’s rights

The Grammy-winning artist, who had initially been announced as part of the lineup for the festival’s 50th anniversary in 2020, finally made his debut on Sunday after delays caused by the pandemic. When Lamar took to the stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, he addressed themes of social injustice, faith, greed, loyalty and prejudice …

Kendrick Lamar closes Glastonbury with blood-soaked plea for women’s rights Read More »

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monoe and more address Roe v. Wade at BET Awards

Henson first thanked opening performer Lizzo for pledging $1 million to Planned Parenthood before using the singer’s song titled, “About Damn Time” to make a point. “It’s about damn time we step into our power,” Henson said. “It’s about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman. It’s …

Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monoe and more address Roe v. Wade at BET Awards Read More »

‘Elvis’ review: Baz Luhrmann’s frenetic style overwhelms Austin Butler’s showstopping role as Elvis Presley

Luhrmann’s most relevant credits include the visually striking musical “Moulin Rouge!,” which offers obvious stylistic parallels. Yet employing the rambunctious, surreal aspects of that 2001 romantic fantasy clashes with the demands of a biographical film, drowning the substance with fast-paced and frenetic editing that blunts the emotion of Butler’s spot-on performance, which has been embraced …

‘Elvis’ review: Baz Luhrmann’s frenetic style overwhelms Austin Butler’s showstopping role as Elvis Presley Read More »

Michael J. Fox to be awarded honorary Oscar for Parkinson’s work

The actor is set to receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards, along with songwriter Diane Warren, and directors Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir, the Academy announced Wednesday. The Academy’s board of governors selected the honorees for their “indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large.” Fox, who founded the Michael J. …

Michael J. Fox to be awarded honorary Oscar for Parkinson’s work Read More »

Kate Bush ‘really moved’ by ‘Running Up That Hill’ hitting No. 1

The singer posted a statement to her website about how the 1985 track is being played everywhere after being featured on the latest season of “Stranger Things.” “The Duffer Brothers have created four extraordinary [seasons] of ‘Stranger Things’ in which the child actors have grown into young adults,” Bush wrote about Matt and Ross Duffer, …

Kate Bush ‘really moved’ by ‘Running Up That Hill’ hitting No. 1 Read More »

‘The Umbrella Academy’ weaves Elliot Page’s personal journey into its messy third season

Beyond that, the show descends from its second-season cliffhanger into an ever-more-convoluted world of shifting timelines, battling super-teams and existential dangers, presented with plenty of goofy humor and irreverence but as the strange new elements pile up, increasingly aimed at what feels like a hardy band of loyalists with the patience to keep pace. Page …

‘The Umbrella Academy’ weaves Elliot Page’s personal journey into its messy third season Read More »

Chaka Khan, Khalid, Ne-Yo and more light up the stage at CNN’s ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’

The Hollywood Bowl event celebrated Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the US. From icons like Earth Wind & Fire to R&B stars like Khalid, Black artists across genres took the stage on Sunday. Below, relives some of the night’s performances. Gospel star Yolanda Adams opened the show with a rousing …

Chaka Khan, Khalid, Ne-Yo and more light up the stage at CNN’s ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’ Read More »

CNN’s ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’ kicks off with Chaka Khan, the Roots and Mickey Guyton

The concert celebrates Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the end of slavery in the US. Black artists who will take the stage Sunday night include Earth, Wind & Fire Khalid and Bell Biv Devoe and more. Gospel star Yolanda Adams opened the show with a rousing performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a historical …

CNN’s ‘Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom’ kicks off with Chaka Khan, the Roots and Mickey Guyton Read More »