LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” looks like a huge flop. But let’s start with the good. Christopher Nolan’s World War II film from Warner Bros. is flying past earlier projections to a $50.5 million
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney’s Marvel studios’ upcoming superhero movies at San Diego’s Comic-Con. One of the most high-profile draws of the annual convention for pop and nerd culture fans, Marvel’s star-studded panel
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The cast of Netflix’s breakout supernatural mystery series “Stranger Things” received a hero’s welcome on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season. “Stranger Things,” which earned 18 Emmy Award nominations for its first season, followed the eerie case of
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week. The 90-minute film – “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy” – celebrates the life and work of Diana,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird. “The Jim Henson Exhibition,” housed in a new gallery
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creators of the new television drama “Confederate,” set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week. “This is scary, for all of us … It is a pretty terrifying prospect getting into it.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Illusionist Criss Angel received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday, saying he drew inspiration from another famous magician, Harry Houdini. “It’s unbelievable. Houdini died in 1926 and this star will remain here for as long as this planet is here,” Angel said during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
BEIJING (Reuters) – It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer “truly loved” by the public, a Chinese state office has said. Bieber’s lifestyle overseas and his “words and actions” when he last performed
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From the dragons of Westeros and the “Walking Dead” zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of “Westworld,” the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con. Kicking off on Thursday, this year’s four-day Comic-Con gathering of nerd and pop culture fans will see fewer films being
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state judge on Thursday said an online auction of Madonna’s personal items including worn satin panties, a hair brush with her hair, and a break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward. Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits in Manhattan let stand his July
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his southern California home in an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said. Coroner’s office spokesman Brian Elias said his office had been notified by law enforcement of the death of Bennington, 41,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ryan Seacrest confirmed on Thursday that he will return as host of “American Idol,” the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, when it comes back to the screen on ABC TV in 2018. After much anticipation and speculation, Seacrest, who served as host of the talent competition show
SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court on Thursday handed K-pop sensation T.O.P. a suspended 10-month jail sentence for drug use, after he pleaded guilty and sought leniency to avoid a prison term. The suspended term for the 29-year old, whose legal name is Choi Seung-hyun, followed his indictment without detention last month for using
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has banned the catchy summer dance song “Despacito” from state radio and television broadcasts after critics in the Muslim-majority country complained the lyrics were obscene. The ban was announced on the government’s Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) on Wednesday by Salleh Said Keruak, the communications and multimedia minister, but the song
NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Emeralds,” “Rubies” and “Diamonds” will dazzle as never before as three of the world’s top dance companies share the stage for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of “Jewels,” the world’s first full-length plotless ballet, this week. The work by legendary choreographer George Balanchine, in three acts honoring the