From rom-coms to murder: Hugh Grant is enjoying the darkness
This image released by HBO shows Hugh Grant, from left, Noma Dumezweni and Nicole Kidman in a scene from "The Undoing." GRANT: I don’t really think of it that way. GRANT: You know, actors love playing dark. I really don’t have that worry! The trick anyway is that if you're playing someone evil, they have got to be FUN evil.
New this week: Foo Fighters, 'Malcolm & Marie' and Snoopy
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son), “Earwig” follows a 10-year-old orphan girl who gets some unconventional adoptive parents. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Foo Fighters’ 10th album was originally supposed to be released last year but was one of many projects delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fela’s son and grandson, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, will release a double album called “Legacy +” on Friday. Ad— “Peanuts” puppy Snoopy gets top billing in “The Snoopy Show,” an Apple TV+ animated series debuting Friday on the streaming service.
New Orleans stage and screen actor Carol Sutton dies at 76
FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, actress Carol Sutton arrives at the World Premiere of "Poms" in Los Angeles. Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy Steel Magnolias and the TV series Queen Sugar, has died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy “Steel Magnolias” and the TV series “Queen Sugar,” has died from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via COREs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
Julia Roberts Shares Rare Photo With Husband Daniel on 18th Wedding Anniversary
Julia Roberts and her husband, Daniel Moder, are celebrating 18 years of marriage. The Pretty Woman star shared a rare photo of herself and the cinematographer on her Instagram on Saturday to commemorate their wedding anniversary. "I think that first kind of real 'seismic shift' was meeting Danny," Roberts told Gwyneth Paltrow on the Goop podcast. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each others company." RELATED CONTENT:Watch Julia Roberts Gets Starstruck While Interviewing Dr. Anthony FauciJulia Roberts Poses for Rare Photo With Husband Daniel Moder'Harriet' Screenwriter Says Studio Head in '90s Wanted Julia Roberts to Play Harriet Tubman
Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS
FILE - This May 12, 2014 file photo shows playwright Larry Kramer at the premiere of HBO Films' "The Normal Heart" in New York. Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Manhattan of pneumonia. Please know that AIDS is a worldwide plague. Kramer, whose angry voice and pen raised consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to action, died Wednesday at 84. As support for AIDS research increased, he found some common ground with health officials whom ACT UP had criticized.
Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, playwright Larry Kramer attends Acria's 19th Annual Holiday Dinner Benefit in New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramer's husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died of pneumonia on Wednesday. But for many years he was best known for his public fight to secure medical treatment, acceptance and civil rights for people with AIDS.
'Homecoming' Creators on What Janelle Monae Brings to Season 2 and the Future of the Series (Exclusive)
When Homecoming, the half-hour psychological thriller about a caseworker working at a mysterious facility that helps soldiers transition back to civilian life, debuted in 2018, it marked Julia Roberts first starring TV role three decades into her celebrated career. Having stars like Janelle is what gives us the ability to do that, they add. AmazonWhile there is a desire to continue Homecoming beyond two seasons, they explain that they dont have anything outlined for multiple seasons or some mind-bending ending theyre working toward. We like to spitball and improvise our way out of whatever narrative gyms that we get ourselves into," they say. RELATED CONTENT:'Homecoming': How a Leap of Faith Paid Off for Hong Chau in Season 2 (Exclusive)Why Julia Roberts Isn't Returning for Season 2 of 'Homecoming'The Inside Story Behind Julia Roberts' 'Homecoming,' Amazon's Latest Binge-Worthy Show (Exclusive)
Watch Julia Roberts Get Starstruck While Interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci About Reopening the Country
"This is a thrill for me, because there are very few experts of anything in the world," Roberts raved. The two spoke candidly about the continued importance of social distancing, as Fauci urged caution when it comes to reopening businesses and public spaces across the country. If you look at the curves in our country, it isnt like everything is dramatically going down. See more on the celebrity response to the coronavirus pandemic in the video below! RELATED CONTENT:Zoey Deutch Shares She Had Coronavirus and Why It's Important to Wear Face MasksKaty Perry Surprises Doctor Working on Front Lines of the Coronavirus -- Watch!
`This Is Us' stars Moore, Hartley co-host Red Nose special
LOS ANGELES This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and awareness for children in need. Funds raised by this years Red Nose campaign will be directed to help combat the effect of COVID-19 on youngsters and the organizations that aid them. In the pandemic, some of the most vulnerable parts of our population are obviously going to be children, Moore said. Instead, they're part of NosesOn.com, a website to make donations and get a digital Red Nose to share on social media, NBC said. Red Nose Day has raised $200 million annually for programs including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's Health Fund and Feeding America.
Winfrey, Roberts appear in global virus relief livestream
In a photo provided by The Call to Unite, Oprah Winfrey speaks during the 24-hour live event, which was transmitted Friday, May 1, 2020. The media mogul said Friday evening that she wants people to digest daily information wisely during the Call to Unite 24-hour livestream global relief event. She was among 200 star-studded participants including President Bill Clinton and Julia Roberts to take part in the event. The event was initiated to help inspire people to endure and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Winfrey spoke with event organizer Tim Shriver and then Bishop T.D.
Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts to appear in global live stream
LOS ANGELES – Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts and President George W. Bush will be among 200 star-studded participants in a 24-hour global livestream event. The Call to Unite event will kick off Friday evening to offer performances and conversations about overcoming the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Event organizers hope participants can help inspire people to “emerge from this crisis better than when it began.”Quincy Jones, Jennifer Garner, Common, Maria Shriver, Questlove, Yo-Yo Ma, Eva Longoria, Naomi Campbell and Alanis Morissette are expected to participate in the event. Each participant will answer calls in their own way, whether through performing a song, sharing a story or offering a prayer. The event will be live streamed at unite.us and on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, LinkedIn and SiriusXM Stars.
'Pretty Woman' Turns 30! Check Out Julia Roberts on Set Back in 1990 (Exclusive)
Pretty Woman turns 30 on Monday, and the beloved rom-com starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere certainly wasn't a big mistake (huge!). ET is looking back at the making of the film with some exclusive archival footage from the set of the 1990 film with a 22-year-old Roberts and the late director, Garry Marshall. "I didn't know Julia Roberts, but Julia Roberts, I think is gonna be a big, big movie star of the '90s," Marshall wisely predicted of his leading lady, who had already had breakout roles in 1988's Mystic Pizza and 1989's Steel Magnolias. Roberts seemed fond of her role as the prostitute Vivian, telling ET, "I would describe her as very animated. For more Pretty Woman fun, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Julia Roberts Says She Had 'No Business' Being in 'Pretty Woman'Julia Roberts Shows Up to 'Pretty Woman: The Musical'‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’: Bringing Garry Marshall’s Passion Project to Life (Exclusive)
'The Hunt' Movie Scrapped After Recent Mass Shootings
Universal Pictures has cancelled The Hunt. The film studio announced on Saturday, that in light of recent tragic mass shootings, the Blumhouse movie, which centers around 12 strangers realizing they are being hunted by wealthy elites, is indefinitely on hold. "While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film," the studio said in a statement. The Hunt stars Emma Roberts, Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank and Ike Barinholtz, and was set to release on Sept. 27. Watch the video below for more on the now scrapped film.
'Homecoming': Janelle Monae Takes Over for Julia Roberts in Season 2
Janelle Mone will star in the second season of the acclaimed Amazon original series, taking over for Julia Roberts, who led the first installment. In addition to Roberts, the show's first season also starred Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky and Stephan James. It remains unclear if any of the other original stars are returning, or if the story will build upon the events in season one. She has since appeared in an episode of the Amazon original, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, and opposite Steve Carell in Welcome to Marwen. RELATED CONTENT:Julia Roberts Addresses Emmy Snub for 'Homecoming': 'I'm in Exceptional Company'Why Julia Roberts Isn't Returning for Season 2 of 'Homecoming'Julia Roberts Is at the Center of an Insidious Mystery in First 'Homecoming' Trailer
Julia Roberts Addresses Emmy Snub for 'Homecoming': 'I'm in Exceptional
Julia Roberts took to Instagram on Tuesday to address her omittance from the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. Roberts was widely expected to earn a nomination for her role as social worker Heidi Bergman in season one of Amazons series, Homecoming. The alert read, Biggest Emmy nomination snubs: Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Emma Stone are among the A-listers shut out.Well, Im in exceptional company at least. See more on the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominations below. RELATED CONTENT:'Schitt's Creek' Finally Gets the Emmy Nominations It DeservesEmmy Awards 2019: The Biggest Snubs and SurprisesBeyonc's 'Homecoming' Scores 6 Emmy Nominations
Emmy Awards 2019: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises
Following this morning's Emmy nominations announcement, ET breaks down the biggest TV surprises and snubs. From Golden Globe Winner to Emmy SnubIf Richard Madden thought winning a Golden Globe would give him the momentum when Emmy nominations came around, he was sorely mistaken Tuesday. It's not all bad news for the British series; it is one of eight nominees for Outstanding Drama Series. Unfortunately, when the nominations were called out for Best Actress in a Drama Series, Roberts was not on the list. RELATED CONTENT:Beyonc's 'Homecoming' Scores 6 Emmy NominationsJulia Louis-Dreyfus on Track for Record Emmy Wins With 2019 'Veep' Nominations'Pose' Makes History With 6 Groundbreaking 2019 Emmy NominationsSandra Oh Continues Historic Emmy Streak With 2019 NominationS for 'Killing Eve' and 'Saturday Night Live'Game of Thrones Dominates the Emmy Nominations in Final Season2019 Emmy Nominations: The Complete List
Julia Roberts Celebrates Her & Danny Moder's 17th Wedding Anniversary In the Cutest Way
Julia Roberts has a lot of love for husband Danny Moder. The Eat Pray Love leading lady took to Instagram on Thursday to share a sweet photo and message to celebrate her and the cinematographer's 17-year wedding anniversary. "I think that first kind of real 'seismic shift' was meeting Danny," Roberts told Gwyneth Paltrow on the Goop podcast. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each others company." RELATED CONTENT:Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz Share Stories From 'My Best Friend's Wedding' Set in Ultimate ReunionJulia Roberts Digs Into In-N-Out After Golden Globes -- See the Pic!