Veteran saxophonist-flutist Charles Lloyd will team with acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams for the 40th Playboy Jazz Festival, slated for June 9-10 at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Count Basie Orchestra, Ramsey Lewis Quartet and Tower of Power also will be part of the lineup.
Comedian-actor George Lopez again will emcee the event, presented for the fifth year by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn., which also has booked guitarist Lee Ritenour and pianist Dave Grusin, Afro-Cuban singer Dayme Arocena and Grammy-nominated experimentalist jazz-funk-rock group Kneebody to this year’s festival.
Ellen Page and girlfriend Emma Portner are married, the “Flatliners” actress’ reps confirmed Wednesday.
“Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife. @emmaportner,” Page said on Instagram, sharing a picture of their hands, both wearing wedding bands.
Portner, a 23-year-old dancer and choreographer from New York, and Page, 30, have been couple-y since July. That’s when they were photographed kissing in West Hollywood on the day Page’s docuseries “Gaycation” was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the outstanding unstructured reality program category.
Though the awards are primarily intended to honor the best of both film and television from the past year — “The Shape of Water” leads the film field with 14 nominations — one can likely expect Munn to take aim at the sexual harassment scandals that have roiled Hollywood in recent months.
Melanie Kohler, the woman Brett Ratner sued last year after she accused him of rape, has asked the court to dismiss the producer’s defamation complaint on the grounds that he didn’t include sufficient facts to support his claim.
The motion also argues that California’s Anti-SLAPP law, which protects against frivolous lawsuits targeting people with limited financial resources, should be applied to the Hawaii complaint and lead to its dismissal.
"[S]uch threadbare, conclusory allegations are patently insufficient as a matter of law,” Kohler’s attorneys said in a motion filed Tuesday in U.S District Court in Hawaii.
Showtime is going back to “The Circus” — without Mark Halperin.
The network announced Wednesday that the behind-the-scenes political documentary will return for a third season on April 15, with CBS News correspondent Alex Wagner replacing Halperin, the influential and once-ubiquitous political journalist who was brought down by allegations of sexual harassment and assault last year.
She will join co-hosts John Heilemann, who co-wrote the bestselling “Game Change” with Halperin, and political advisor Mark McKinnon. Currently co-anchor of “CBS This Morning Saturday” and a senior editor at the Atlantic, Wagner previously hosted “Now With Alex Wagner” on MSNBC from 2011 to 2015 and is known for her liberal perspective. She’s also previously appeared in “The Circus.”
Last year’s Day of the Doors celebration in Los Angeles, held to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of the quartet’s debut album, is becoming an annual affair: The second installment is slated for Thursday at the intersection of Morrison Street and Densmore Avenue in Encino.
Doors drummer John Densmore will be on hand and is planning to read poetry written by lead singer Jim Morrison.
City Councilman Paul Koretz will unveil street signs marking the corner of Morrison and Densmore streets, which have long existed but without signs at the intersection.
When the couple behind HGTV’s home renovation show “Fixer Upper” aren’t busy fixing up houses, they’re pretty busy making babies.
Reality stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are expecting their fifth child, according to an Instagram post from Chip on Tuesday showcasing his pregnant’s wife’s belly and a coordinating baby bump of his own.
“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT)” the goofy contractor, 43, wrote.
"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.’ Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" the president tweeted Tuesday evening.
"Happy New Year, everybody!" said Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. “We have two maniacs with nuclear warheads bragging about who has the bigger button.”