Our favorite looks from the 2022 Met Gala
It feels like the last Met Gala just happened (the delayed event took place in September of last year), but that wasn’t stopping Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour from throwing a party for fashion’s biggest night on he first Monday of May like she normally does.
And just like that, ‘And Just Like That’ is finally starting to get good
We’re six episodes into the reboot of “Sex and the City” series called “And Just Like That,” and after a bit of a rough start, the new show is finally starting to feel like the show that viewers fell in love with over 20 years ago.
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
'Hadestown' jumps ahead of pack to welcome Broadway patrons
“Hadestown,” the brooding musical about the underworld, has set its Broadway reopening date on Sept. 2, jumping ahead of such megahits as “Hamilton” and “Wicked” to position itself as the first show to welcome audiences on Broadway since the pandemic.
Patti Smith returns to singing live with Brooklyn concert
CORRECTS DAY OF CONCERT - FILE - Patti Smith attends a special screening of "Pavarotti" at the iPic Theater in New York on May 28, 2019. Smith performed six songs as well as read poetry and excerpts from her book “Just Kids” in the Beaux-Arts Court at the museum, her voice bouncing off the skylight 60 feet above. It was a concert to also honor museum workers and drew just under 50 people, all socially distanced in widely spaced chairs. The Smith concert came on the same day in 1989 that Mapplethorpe died at age 42. It also marked the one-year anniversary of when Smith last performed live, at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Celebrate Black History Month with these must-read books
Former first lady Michelle Obama, at left, discusses her book "Becoming" with Sarah Jessica Parker at the Barclays Center on Dec. 19, 2018 in New York City (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images). Yes, we do assume that, by now, you’ve all heard the rave reviews for former President Barack Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land.”Not to mention, the praise for former first lady Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming,” which debuted in 2018. From the website Black Enterprise, this is called “12 must-read books by Black authors.” And then the list “25 Must Read Books For Black History Month” looks like it has some incredible reads, as well. Leave your book recommendations in the comment section below. AdAuthor’s note: Although “Americanah” came out in 2014, so I’m late to the party, the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a real page-turner.
With ‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown,’ Netflix dominates Globes noms
In this image released by Netflix, Gary Oldman portrays Herman Mankiewicz in a scene from "Mank." On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best motion picture drama. “Mank,” about “Citizen Kane” co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003. Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes last year, too, led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television. AdThe Globes are typically the first major show of Hollywood’s awards season, which ends with the crowning of the best picture winner at the Oscars.
Golden Globes nominations Wednesday could belong to Netflix
Nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globes will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Whether anyone will be attending the Golden Globes in person remains uncertain and improbable. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said the Globes — typically a bubbly dinner gathering with flowing drinks — will be held bi-coastally for the first time. digital channels and the Golden Globes' website. Last year's Golden Globes culminated in awards for “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood."
This is what we hope happens in the new ‘Sex and the City’ reboot
The fabulous foursome during the first "Sex and the City" movie. Samantha JonesThis is the question that every “Sex and the City” viewer has on their minds: What are they going to do about Samantha? Granted, Miranda probably wouldn’t be running for the governor of New York, but perhaps a New York City council member, or maybe even mayor? Out of all of the “Sex and the City” couples, she and Steve had one of the best, and most realistic, relationships. Charlotte YorkOh, Charlotte -- the one character on “Sex and the City” who believed in soulmates, finding her Prince Charming and living happily ever after.
Sidelined 'Mean Girls' musical won't reopen on Broadway
FILE - The cast of "Mean Girls" performs at the 72nd annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Producers of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to be a casualty of COVID-19 on the Great White Way. “We remain excited to bring this musical to the big screen, relaunch the tour and prepare for a London production,” said “Saturday Night Live” and “Mean Girls” producer Lorne Michaels in a statement. Broadway theaters abruptly closed on March 12, knocking out all shows, including 16 that were still scheduled to open. Late May is the earliest Broadway will reopen, according to the Broadway League.
The Sanderson Sisters are finally back for a ‘Hocus Pocus’ reunion
That’s because the Sanderson Sisters, also known as Winifred, Mary and Sarah, from the classic Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus,” are back from the dead and ready to suck the lives from all of the children in Salem. OK, they’re really not back from the dead, but Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker reunited and put on their costumes and wigs so they could portray the Sanderson Sisters, much to the delight of “Hocus Pocus” fans everywhere. Fans have wanted a second “Hocus Pocus” for years now, and there is reportedly a sequel in the works for Disney+. It seems this reunion wasn’t for the rumored sequel, but fans will take what they can get. Midler and Parker both shared photos of the trio in their “Hocus Pocus” costumes on Instagram, and fans everywhere collectively started to freak out at the thought of a reunion.
Celebrity Chat: behind-the-scenes stories from ‘Hocus Pocus’
Our Jen Tobias-Struski caught up with actor Larry Bagby, known as the character “Ice” in the 1993 iconic film. “Bette was intimidating, but she was very nice to us,” Bagby said. “There was a day we were filming in the house, we were up in the cages, waiting on the side, I pulled my camera out and all of a sudden I noticed Bette Midler noticed my camera, she asked ‘who’s got this camera? '”Larry was told by the director to put the camera away after Bette caught filming without permission. “I think I still have that clip when she caught me,” Bagby said.
Tony Award nominations to be announced Oct. 15
NEW YORK – Nominations for this year's Tony Awards have been set for Oct. 15, pitting 18 eligible shows in competition for 26 competitive categories in a coronavirus-shortened season. James Monroe Iglehart will announce the nominations on the Tony Awards' YouTube Channel at noon ET. The Tony Awards Nominating Committee will meet Tuesday to vote on this year’s nominations. That left the following productions eligible for 2020 Tony Award nominations:“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” “Moulin Rouge! Producers, citing health and city authorities, have three times extended the Broadway shutdown, currently until at least early January.
Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Rene Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrigs disease in Los Angeles. Zellweger thanked Ryder in her best actress acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Judy earlier this year. Stints at Goldberg-Ehrlich Public Relations and Management and Michael Levine Public Relations followed, before she formed Nanci Ryder Public Relations in 1984, with Fox as her first client. In 1987, she co-founded the firm BWR Public Relations with Paul Baker and Larry Winokur. This spring, the firm's parent company, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, shut down BWR Public Relations, moving staffers or laying them off.
Sarah Jessica Parker Shares Powerful Message About 'Long Overdue Change' Following George Floyd's Funeral
Sarah Jessica Parker is sharing a message about the fight for racial justice. While the funeral service for George Floyd was being held in Houston, Texas, the Sex And the City star expressed her support for the "historic march" toward social change that is sweeping the world in his name. Parker, who has been an outspoken advocate for the international protests sparked by Floyd's death, shared the heartfelt and passionate message to her Instagram Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, Floyd's funeral on Tuesday was particularly powerful, and featured emotional eulogies from his family, who reflected on the impact his death has had on the nation. RELATED CONTENT:Ne-Yo Breaks Down While Performing at George Floyd's MemorialJoe Biden Praises George Floyd's 'Brave' Daughter in Video MessageCelebrities Attend George Floyd's Houston FuneralAva DuVernay on Why George Floyd's Death Brought Me to My Knees