Westminster dog show gets 4 finalists, and one has NFL ties
Or has the German shepherd got the flow to take the top prize? Trumpet the bloodhound, Hollywood the Maltese, Winston the French bulldog and River the German shepherd were chosen Tuesday to advance to the final round of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. One of Winston's owners is defensive lineman Morgan Fox, who was signed last month by the Los Angeles Chargers after six seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers.news.yahoo.com
Jury awards $15M to Johnny Depp in libel suit, $2M to Amber Heard in countersuit
A jury in Fairfax, Va., ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his libel suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, awarding him $15 million. In a defamation countersuit against Depp, the jury awarded Heard $2 million.news.yahoo.com
Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
Netflix is in crisis. Hollywood insiders say it could turn into a huge opportunity or leave executives 'more scared and paralyzed than they already were.'
In a rocky month for the streaming giant, Netflix laid off 25 marketing staffers and projected a loss of 2 million subscribers in the spring.news.yahoo.com
Terry Crews says he responded to being sexually assaulted in the same way Chris Rock reacted to Will Smith's slap at the Oscars: 'I chose to be in control'
Terry Crews told The Hollywood Reporter he could relate to both Chris Rock and Will Smith, referencing times he acted the way they did at the Oscars.news.yahoo.com
Russians are Hollywood’s go-to film villains — that’s unlikely to change
From the Cold War to present day, Soviets or Russians have continued to be featured prominently as bad guys in Hollywood films. The Russia-Ukraine conflict signals that this easy stereotype isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.washingtonpost.com
TCM Film Festival returns to Hollywood with Spielberg, more
Classic film lovers know the importance of a grand entrance and the folks at Turner Classic Movies are pulling out all the stops for the return of the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood. After two years of virtual editions because of the pandemic, the festival kicks off Thursday with the help of Steven Spielberg, who will be on hand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”news.yahoo.com
As Texas buses migrants to D.C., Abbott faces backlash for chaos at the border
The first bus of migrants from Texas’ southern border arrived in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning, one week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to send migrants to the nation’s capital to protest President Biden’s immigration policies. Despite Abbott’s pledge to deliver the migrants to “the steps of the United States Capitol,” they were reportedly dropped off nearby, outside Fox News’ D.C. bureau.news.yahoo.com
After third suicide attempt US soldier says: 'I didn't care about anything'
Sgt. Meadow Adkins received mental health treatment following her third attempt at suicide. She hopes her story helps others. Correction: An earlier version of this video displayed incorrect hours for the Military Crisis Line.news.yahoo.com
‘What We Don’t Want to See Is Angela Bassett Slapping’: Courtney B. Vance Recalls How He Kept Angela Bassett from Reacting to Woman Who ‘Cussed Them Out’ at Airport Amid Will Smith and Chris Rock Dram
Actress Angela Bassett is one of the most refined actresses in Hollywood, usually moving above reproach and never associated with drama. However, a lot of […]news.yahoo.com
‘No Other Way’: Amid Chris Rock and Will Smith Drama, Resurfaced MC Lyte Joke Has Martin Lawrence Reminding Fans That He’s Been Pushing Boundaries
Longtime funnyman and Hollywood movie star Martin Lawrence took to social media this week, amid the ongoing Oscar chatter, to remind fans that far worse […]news.yahoo.com
Chris Rock addresses Will Smith Oscars slap during Boston show: ‘I’m still processing what happened’
Actor Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Fans hoping Chris Rock would speak at length about Will Smith slapping him at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday may have been disappointed Wednesday night during his first show since the incident in Boston. In leaked audio from the sold-out show, Rock can be heard saying "I don't have a bunch of s--- to say about that." He joked with the crowd that he had written his latest stand-up show well in advance of the Oscars and said "I'm still kind of processing what happened." On Monday, Smith took to social media to formally apologize to Rock, calling his behavior "unacceptable and inexcusable."cnbc.com
'Mank' leads Oscar nominations in a year of record diversity
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was also tipped for the film’s adapted screenplay, editing and as a producer in the best picture category. “I just quietly gave thanks and felt some gratitude.”Davis, who won for her performance in 2016’s “Fences,” landed her fourth Oscar nomination, making her the most nominated Black actress ever. The Academy Awards would typically have happened by now but this year will be telecast April 25. “Collective,” the Romanian documentary about investigative journalism and government corruption, became just the second film nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
Study: Lack of diversity in Hollywood costs industry $10B
A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates just how much Hollywood is leaving on the table: $10 billion. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK – For years, researchers have said a lack of diversity in Hollywood films doesn’t just poorly reflect demographics, it’s bad business. A new study by the consulting firm McKinsey & Company estimates just how much Hollywood is leaving on the table: $10 billion. The consulting firm deduced that the $148 billion film and TV industry loses $10 billion, or 7%, every year by undervaluing Black films, filmmakers and executives. The BlackLight Collective, a coalition of Black executives and talent in the industry, collaborate with McKinsey researchers.
Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments
(NBC via AP)In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Chloé Zhao, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to win best director (and the first woman since 1984.) AdOf course, there were the usual confounding results and baffling snubs, compounded here by some epic Zoom fails. ZHAO MAKES HISTORYWhen Zhao won best director for her haunting and elegant “Nomadland,” she was the first woman of Asian descent to win that award. It was updated on March 3, 2021, to correct the nationality of director of “Nomadland.” Chloe Zhao is Chinese, not Asian American.