Category Archives: Showbiz News

Watch now: Marvel’s “Iron Fist” season 2 trailer

Watch now: Marvel’s “Iron Fist” season 2 trailer

Netflix(HOLLYWOOD) — They’ve made fans wait until three weeks before the show returns to Netflix, but the folks at Marvel Entertainment have finally released the trailer for the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist. The clip is tight and action-packed and features co-stars Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick — both Games of Thrones alums — beating…Continue Reading

Scarlett Johansson named “Forbes'” highest-paid actress

Scarlett Johansson named “Forbes'” highest-paid actress

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) — Scarlett Johansson made more bank last year than any other actress in the world. That’s the official word of Forbes, which reveals that the star pocketed a cool $40.5 million between June 1 of 2017 and 2018, almost half of which came from Johansson’s $20 million paycheck for appearing as Black Widow…Continue Reading

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images  (DETROIT) — Aretha Franklin, the pastor’s daughter who became the undisputed Queen of Soul over a career that spanned more than five decades, has died of advanced pancreatic cancer, ABC News has confirmed. “It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the Queen…Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Madonna! Queen of Pop hits the big 6-0 Thursday

Happy Birthday, Madonna! Queen of Pop hits the big 6-0 Thursday

Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) — Holiday!  Celebrate! Madonna is marking her 60th birthday today! According to her Instagram, she appears to be celebrating her milestone in Marrakesh, Morocco.  But in the past year, she’s made a major life change by moving herself and her four youngest children to Lisbon, Portugal.  As she told Vogue, “I like to put myself…Continue Reading

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to have sex trafficking charges dropped

Harvey Weinstein loses bid to have sex trafficking charges dropped

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein has failed in his attempt to get a judge to drop a sex trafficking suit filed against him by an aspiring actress. Karina Noble alleges Weinstein sexually assaulted her in a Cannes hotel in 2014 after promising her film roles that never materialized. In court documents obtained by ABC, on Tuesday,…Continue Reading

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ gets a jump on the weekend’s new releases

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ gets a jump on the weekend’s new releases

Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Opening in wide release Wednesday: * Crazy Rich Asians — This highly anticipated romantic comedy — the first Asian-led studio release since 1993’s Joy Luck Club — is based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same name.  It follows a young Asian American woman, played by ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu, who travels…Continue Reading

Report: Aretha Franklin’s death is “imminent”

Report: Aretha Franklin’s death is “imminent”

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via Getty Images(DETROIT) — Following a report that Aretha Franklin was “gravely ill,”  People magazine has now confirmed that the Queen of Soul may not be with us for very much longer. A longtime friend tells People that the 76-year-old music legend is very sick, and her death is “imminent,” adding, “She…Continue Reading

‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill joins TV’s “Knightfall’

‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill joins TV’s “Knightfall’

Anthony Harvey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mark Hamill is ready to trade his lightsaber for a medieval sword. The Star Wars actor is joining season two of the History series Knightfall as a warrior monk named Talus, Entertainment Weekly reports. His character is described as “a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity…Continue Reading

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ wins TV’s first-ever J.D. Power Award

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ wins TV’s first-ever J.D. Power Award

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel Live! has just become the most reliable mid-sized late-night show in the business.  During Monday night’s monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel said his show has won a lot of awards but one has always eluded them: the J.D. Power Award for customer satisfaction. Although the award is typically reserved for products…Continue Reading

“Weird Al” Yankovic to get his Hollywood star August 27

“Weird Al” Yankovic to get his Hollywood star August 27

Disney XD/Rick Rowell(HOLLYWOOD) — “Weird Al” Yankovic haters can “Eat It” later this month: Their hero is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The famed song parodist will be honored August 27 with the 2,643rd star, located at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard, across from the TCL Chinese Theater.  On hand to pay tribute…Continue Reading

Report: Robin Wright marries Clement Giraudet in private ceremony

Report: Robin Wright marries Clement Giraudet in private ceremony

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua (FRANCE) — Is Robin Wright a married woman? The House of Cards actress reportedly got hitched to her boyfriend Clement Giraudet on Saturday, according to Vogue Paris. While the couple has yet to confirm the nuptials, Wright’s daughter, Dylan Penn, posted a video of guests dancing at a bohemian reception in southern France…Continue Reading

Denzel Washington beams over son & ‘BlacKkKlansman’ star John David’s rise as an actor: “I knew he was talented and…it’s happening”

Denzel Washington beams over son & ‘BlacKkKlansman’ star John David’s rise as an actor: “I knew he was talented and…it’s happening”

Marion Curtis/StarPix for Focus Features(NEW YORK) — Denzel Washington is one proud papa. With the release of BlacKkKlansman, in which his eldest son, John David Washington, takes on the lead role of real-life detective Ron Stallworth — a black police officer who infiltrated the KKK– Denzel is more than ready to support his son’s meteoric rise. …Continue Reading

‘Freaky Friday’ gets musical makeover tonight on the Disney Channel

‘Freaky Friday’ gets musical makeover tonight on the Disney Channel

Disney Channel/David Bukach(NEW YORK) — Tonight, the Disney Channel airs the fifth re-telling of the mom/daughter body-swap comedy Freaky Friday — but the first-ever as movie musical. This time ’round, Broadway star Heidi Blickenstaff and actress and musician Cozi Zuehlsdorff [ZoolzDorf], respectively, play a busy mom and a ‘tude-filled high school-aged daughter magically swapping bodies.…Continue Reading