Category Archives: Showbiz News

The truth is out there: David Duchovny takes his music overseas

The truth is out there: David Duchovny takes his music overseas

Photo: Sean Mcglynn(NEW YORK) — X-Files actor, director, and author David Duchovny recently released his second album, Every Third Thought, and is currently on tour overseas in support of it. After dates in the States, he and his band played Moscow, St. Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest, and Vienna last week. Duchovny plays Poland tonight, followed by…Continue Reading

The future is now: filmmakers made the world of ‘Alita’ real

The future is now: filmmakers made the world of ‘Alita’ real

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) — The new sci-fi movie Alita: Battle Angel takes place in the year 2563 — indeed, the opening shot cheekily transforms the familiar 20th Century Fox logo into 26th Century Fox — but director Robert Rodriguez kept it real. That is to say, even though the movie takes place in…Continue Reading

‘Frozen 2’ is the most-watched animated trailer of all time

‘Frozen 2’ is the most-watched animated trailer of all time

Disney(LOS ANGELES) — When it comes to their excitement over the Disney’s upcoming Frozen 2, fans just can’t seem to “Let It Go.” The teaser for the sequel to Disney’s 2013 blockbuster attracted 116.4 million views in its first 24 hours, making it the most watched animated trailer of all time. The studio announced the…Continue Reading

Harvey Weinstein’s new lawyers considering postponement of rape trial

Harvey Weinstein’s new lawyers considering postponement of rape trial

ABC Radio(NEW YORK) — Harvey Weinstein’s new legal team will reportedly seek a delay in the start date for his upcoming rape trial, according to Deadline. A month after taking over as Weinstein’s attorneys Ronald Sullivan, Duncan Levin, Pam Mackey and Jose Baez — ex-lawyer for one-time Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan — are said to be leaning toward asking New York Supreme Court Justice…Continue Reading

Chicago police refute reports that Jussie Smollett staged his attack

Chicago police refute reports that Jussie Smollett staged his attack

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(CHICAGO) — Thursday was a big day for developments in the Jussie Smollett attack investigation, including a denial by police in Chicago of media reports that they believed the Empire star staged the whole thing. “Media reports about the Empire incident being a hoax are unconfirmed by case detectives,” a Chicago PD spokesperson said in…Continue Reading

Oscar winner Mo’Nique, Steve Harvey clash over “blackball” claims

Oscar winner Mo’Nique, Steve Harvey clash over “blackball” claims

Photo by: Aaron Poole/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — It was a heated discussion between Steve Harvey and Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique. On Wednesday’s Steve, Harvey addressed Mo’Nique’s claims of being blackballed in Hollywood. In 2009, during promotion for Lee Daniels Precious, Mo’Nique was characterized as “difficult” after she refused producers Oprah Winfrey,…Continue Reading

Tamar Braxton becomes the first African American to win ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Tamar Braxton becomes the first African American to win ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) — Tamar Braxton has officially made history. On Wednesday night the singer/reality star became the first African American housemate to win CBS’ Celebrity Big Brother. In the final stage, Braxton competed against Dina Lohan, Ricky Williams, Lolo Jones, and Kandi Burruss for the grand prize of $250,000.…Continue Reading

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ star says seeing herself onscreen as the motion-captured title character was “breathtaking” and “really [effing] cool!”

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ star says seeing herself onscreen as the motion-captured title character was “breathtaking” and “really [effing] cool!”

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox(NEW YORK) — Alita: Battle Angel — based upon the beloved graphic novel series by Yukito Kishiro and produced by Oscar winner James Cameron and directed by visionary Robert Rodriguez — opens today. Set in the far future, the film’s title character is a cyborg brought back to life onscreen by a…Continue Reading

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ gets a head start on the busy box office weekend

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ gets a head start on the busy box office weekend

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Thursday: * Alita: Battle Angel — Based upon the popular Japanese graphic novel series and produced by Oscar winner James Cameron, this futuristic film centers on the titular character, a cyborg brought back to life by a gifted doctor, played by Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Unable to remember…Continue Reading

Number of female-led films hit record high in 2018, study finds

Number of female-led films hit record high in 2018, study finds

Warner Bros. Pictures/Barry Wetcher (LOS ANGELES) — From Lady Gaga’s Oscar-nominated turn in A Star Is Born to the female-led cast of Oceans 8, 2018 was a great year for women in movies, according to a study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. The study, obtained by Variety, shows that of the year’s top 100 highest-grossing…Continue Reading

Let ‘Let It Go’ go: Teaser trailer hits for ‘Frozen 2’

Let ‘Let It Go’ go: Teaser trailer hits for ‘Frozen 2’

Disney(LOS ANGELES) — For many parents, a day long hoped for has come: when their kids might start letting go of “Let It Go” from Frozen. That’s because there’s finally a teaser trailer for the sequel to the hit 2013 movie, which earned Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for the…Continue Reading

Watch now: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson in gender-bent ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ reboot ‘The Hustle’

Watch now: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson in gender-bent ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ reboot ‘The Hustle’

Christian Black/© 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.(LOS ANGELES) — The first official trailer for The Hustle, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, just debuted. The comedy, a female take on the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, centers on a pair of scam artists, one low-rent and the other…Continue Reading

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ and ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ opening Wednesday

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ and ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ opening Wednesday

Rebel Wilson in “isn’t It Romantic”; Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — Here are the movies opening nationwide Wednesday: * Happy Death Day 2U — This sequel to the 2017 sci-fi-slasher movie Happy Death Day once again finds Tree Gelbman, played by Jessica Rothe, repeatedly reliving the same day after being hunted and killed by a…Continue Reading

Octavia Spencer thriller ‘Ma’ gets summer release date

Octavia Spencer thriller ‘Ma’ gets summer release date

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is embracing a new, creepy persona in her upcoming film Ma. Spencer took to Instagram to share the new animated poster for suspense-thriller, which now has a release date of May 31. “So ready to take you on the wildest ride from @blumhouse that is @MaMovie2019,” she wrote. In the…Continue Reading

“Nothing could be further from the truth”: Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page’s claim that his church is anti-gay

“Nothing could be further from the truth”: Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page’s claim that his church is anti-gay

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Chris Pratt is defending his church after actress and activist Ellen Page claimed that Pratt’s place of worship is “infamously” anti-LGBTQ. Page, who is gay, criticized L.A.’s Zoe Church after The Hollywood Reporter published a story about the Marvel movie star’s spiritual fast, which was inspired by the bible. Page tweeted,…Continue Reading

Season 3 of ‘The Handmaid’s’ Tale debuts June 5

Season 3 of ‘The Handmaid’s’ Tale debuts June 5

Hulu(LOS ANGELES) — Hulu’s also announced the premiere date for season three of their hit dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale.  The series returns Wednesday, June 5 with three new episodes dropped for immediate viewing, followed by a subsequent new episode each week after.  Unfortunately, the late return means The Handmaid’s Tale won’t be eligible for…Continue Reading