Category Archives: Showbiz News

Ellen DeGeneres says she’s considering ending her talk show

Ellen DeGeneres says she’s considering ending her talk show

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Ellen DeGeneres has revealed that she’s considering ending her popular daytime talk show. In a new profile for The New York Times published Wednesday, the comedian says she goes back and forth on whether to leave the show after her contract ends. She recently extended her contract until the summer of…Continue Reading

Report: ‘Doctor Strange’ is getting a sequel

Report: ‘Doctor Strange’ is getting a sequel

Marvel – 2016(HOLLYWOOD) — Doctor Strange is the latest Marvel superhero movie to get a sequel, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Scott Derrickson — who wrote and directed the original 2016 film – is already on board to helm the next chapter. Benedict Cumberbatch will return as Stephen Strange, say the insiders, along with Benedict…Continue Reading

‘The Voice’: Adam Levine loses his last artist as four contestants are eliminated

‘The Voice’: Adam Levine loses his last artist as four contestants are eliminated

NBC/Tyler Golden(LOS ANGELES) — On Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Adam Levine’s Reagan Strange; Team Jennifer Hudson’s MaKenzie Thomas; and Team Kelly Clarkson’s Kymberlie Joye and Sarah Grace were sent home. Strange and Thomas were eliminated at the end of the one-hour results show. They lost an “Instant Save” vote to Team Jennifer’s Kennedy Holmes. Prior to…Continue Reading

‘The Shining,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ & more added to National Film Registry

‘The Shining,’ ‘Jurassic Park’ & more added to National Film Registry

Warner Brothers/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — “Heeere’s Johnny!”  Director Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror masterpiece The Shining is among the films announced today for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. This is the 30th year that the National Film Registry has chosen 25 films for preservation because of their “cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to…Continue Reading

‘Black Panther’ named best film by African American Film Critics Association

‘Black Panther’ named best film by African American Film Critics Association

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Marvel’s blockbuster film Black Panther is the big winner at this year’s African American Film Critics Association Awards: It scored a total of three wins, including Best Film and Best Director for Ryan Coogler.  The Spike Lee-directed film, BlacKkKlansman, nabbed Best Screenplay, with its star, John David Washington, winning the Best Actor…Continue Reading

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” the most-streamed 20th century song

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” the most-streamed 20th century song

Richard E. Aaron/Redferns(NEW YORK) — Given its enduring popularity, it should surprise no one that rock band Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of rock’s most-streamed songs.  But as of today, the 43-year-old magnum opus is the most-streamed song of any genre from the 20th century, according to the band’s label, Universal Music Group. Be careful to…Continue Reading

Whoopi Goldberg offers to return as Oscars host

Whoopi Goldberg offers to return as Oscars host

ABC/Yolanda Perez(NEW YORK) — Need an Oscars host?  Whoopi Goldberg says she’ll do it again. The Oscar winner and four-time former host of the Academy Awards said on Tuesday’s The View that she’s game to take the gig once more, after comic and actor Kevin Hart withdrew last week after homophobic tweets that he had…Continue Reading

Deadpool defends Nickelback in new ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ teaser

Deadpool defends Nickelback in new ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ teaser

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) — You know who’s tired of your Nickelback jokes? Deadpool, that’s who. The Merc with a Mouth demands that you “Respect the Back” in a new trailer for Once Upon a Deadpool, the upcoming PG-13 version of the very R-rated Deadpool 2. The clip stars Ryan Reynolds’ profane anti-hero…Continue Reading

‘The Favourite’ leads all comers in Critics’ Choice Awards nominations

‘The Favourite’ leads all comers in Critics’ Choice Awards nominations

Olivia Colman in “The Favorite”; Atsushi Nishijima/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation(NEW YORK) — The Favourite is clearly that with critics.  The comedy-drama set in the 18th century world of the British monarchy scored a leading 14 nominations for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The Favourite earned nominations in all the major categories including best…Continue Reading

‘Stranger Things’ season three teaser reveals mysterious episode titles

‘Stranger Things’ season three teaser reveals mysterious episode titles

Netflix(NEW YORK) — Start speculating, Stranger Things fans. Netflix has released a new teaser for the show’s third season, which reveals the cryptic titles of all eight episodes, including: Suzie, Do You Copy?The Mall RatsThe Case of the Missing LifeguardThe Sauna TestThe SourceThe BirthdayThe BiteThe Battle of Starcourt The teaser concludes with this message: “In…Continue Reading

‘The Ranch’ reveals Danny Masterson’s post-exit fate

‘The Ranch’ reveals Danny Masterson’s post-exit fate

L-R: Danny Masterson and Sam Elliot; Greg Gayne/Netflix(SPOILERS AHEAD)  In the wake of his departure from The Ranch, actor Danny Masterson is urging fans of the Netflix comedy to keep supporting the show.  In an Instagram post, Masterson asked fans to keep watching the show, to honor his “family,” the crew. “They work 10-14 hour…Continue Reading

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ roars onto Netflix today

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ roars onto Netflix today

Netflix(NEW YORK) — Featuring jaw-dropping visuals and an A-list voice cast, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle hits Netflix today. The latest take on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book stars the voice and motion capture talents of Christian Bale, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch. Black Panther star Serkis, who famously portrayed Gollum in the Lord…Continue Reading

Hugh Jackman’s upcoming world tour: No Wolverine, but Deadpool may drop by

Hugh Jackman’s upcoming world tour: No Wolverine, but Deadpool may drop by

AEG Presents/TEG-Dainty/Robert Fox(NEW YORK ) — Tickets go on sale Friday for Hugh Jackman’s first-ever world tour, which will include plenty of singing, dancing and storytelling, but not his most famous on-screen character. However, there’s a possibility that another Marvel superhero may show up. “There won’t be a Wolverine kick line,” Jackman jokes. But, he…Continue Reading

61st annual Grammy Awards: The nominees

61st annual Grammy Awards: The nominees

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning.  Here’s the complete list of nominees in key categories for the 61st annual Grammy Awards.  Winners will be revealed on music’s biggest night Sunday, February 10, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS. Album of the…Continue Reading

First look: New ‘Game of Thrones’ season eight teaser

First look: New ‘Game of Thrones’ season eight teaser

Courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) — HBO has unveiled a teaser for the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately for fans, the sneak peek is devoid of any scenes from the final episodes of the epic, Emmy-winning series. Instead, the coming attraction is a visual call-back to A Song of Ice and Fire, the…Continue Reading