Archive for: April 2016

Box Office: 'Keanu' Beats 'Mother's Day' on Friday; 'Jungle Book' Stays No. 1 Overall

Overseas, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ flies to a dazzling $84 million in its first three days, a week ahead of its North American debut. read more

Hollywood Studios Defend Freedom to Have Smoking in Movies Rated Suitable for Children

In response to a class-action lawsuit, MPAA members raise the First Amendment flag and warn of forced R ratings for movies with soda and fatty foods. read more

Dylan O'Brien's Injuries Force 'Maze Runner' Sequel to Extend Production Shutdown (Exclusive)

The actor was seriously injured on the set of the Fox film in March. read more

The 'Flash' Movie Loses Its Director (Exclusive)

Seth Grahame-Smith was attached to direct the superhero film starring Ezra Miller, but is leaving over “creative differences.” read more

'Hamilton' Pays Tribute to 'Rent' for Musical's 20th Anniversary

The cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit re-created two of ‘Rent’s’ famous songs on Friday. read more

Scientology Leader Attacked by Estranged Father in New Memoir

ABC previewed the heavily embargoed ‘Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me’ on a special edition of ’20/20.’ read more

Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon Star in Styx Music Video

The two stars put on their finest 1980s jumpsuits to perform “Too Much Time on My Hands” on Friday’s ‘Tonight Show.’ read more

FEINBERG FORECAST: Emmy Predictions (4/30/16)

THR’s awards expert surveys the landscape as the race begins to take shape. read more

Geno Havens, Veteran Casting Director, Dies at 75

He worked on films for George Lucas, Carl Reiner, Brian de Palma and Terrence Malick and helped jumpstart the careers of Dennis Quaid and Prince protege Apollonia. read more

Calvin Harris rules out Taylor Swift song collaboration

Dance DJ CALVIN HARRIS has no plans to hit the studio with his girlfriend TAYLOR SWIFT. click for referenced article

Lenny Kravitz and Naomi Campbell cozy up at Gigi Hadid's birthday party

LENNY KRAVITZ and NAOMI CAMPBELL have sparked fresh dating rumours after they enjoyed a night out together in California on Thursday (28Apr16). click for referenced article

Beyonce sipping Lemonade atop UK albums chart

BEYONCE’s new release LEMONADE has shot to the top of the UK albums chart. click for referenced article

Arctic Monkeys star Matt Helders' Iggy Pop pictures on display

ARCTIC MONKEYS star MATT HELDERS’ candid shots from the three weeks he spent in the studio with IGGY POP are set to follow the two rockers around Europe. click for referenced article

Bono: 'Gospel singers should sing about personal struggles and marriage failures'

Rocker BONO has urged gospel singers to shine a light on their troubled marriages, rather than sing about the glory of God. click for referenced article

David Hasselhoff: 'I sang with Pavarotti!'

DAVID HASSELHOFF once belted out a tune with late opera legend LUCIANO PAVAROTTI. click for referenced article

Lionel Richie: 'We're at Las Vegas university'

LIONEL RICHIE treats his time in Las Vegas like a “university education”. click for referenced article

Michael Lohan: 'Lindsay and Egor are engaged'

LINDSAY LOHAN’s father is adamant the actress is engaged to wed her new boyfriend, despite her representative recently denying the marriage reports. click for referenced article

Ian McKellen's not a TV fan

IAN MCKELLEN has never watched GAME OF THRONES as he finds TV too time consuming. click for referenced article

'Keanu': SXSW Review

Key and Peele leave cable TV behind for a big-screen walk on the wrong side of the law. read more

'Greenleaf': What to Know About Oprah's New TV Show

The media mogul is set to recur on the upcoming drama for her OWN cable network about the powerful family at the center of a Memphis megachurch. read more

Cannes: Ewan McGregor in Talks to Star in Drama 'Don't Make Me Go' (Exclusive)

Michael Sucsy (‘The Vow’) will direct the road trip drama that will be selling at Cannes. read more

Alicia Vikander to Star as Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider'

The reboot has Roar Uthaug (‘The Wave’) on board to direct. read more

Hollywood Feeding Frenzy: How DreamWorks Deal Could Impact Paramount, Lionsgate

Analysts debate additional deal-making after Comcast’s high valuation for DreamWorks Animation. read more

Jeff Shell Talks DreamWorks Animation Deal: "I Plead Guilty to Disney Envy" (Q&A)

The Universal film chief reveals the strategy behind a $3.8 billion deal, why having two animation studios will benefit both, Illumination chief Chris Meledandri’s uncertain role and how he plans to keep distinct cultures intact. read more