As the city of Charlottesville, Va., and the nation as a whole continues to grapple with the violent racial strife that erupted earlier this month, the Virginia Film Festival announced on Tuesday that it will host filmmaker Spike Lee as a special guest at the upcoming festival as part of a program around the legacy of slavery.
Lee, who has tackled thorny issues of race throughout his career, will present his Oscar-nominated documentary "4 Little Girls" about the 1963 bombing of a Baptist church in Birmingham, Ala., that claimed the lives of four African American girls, an act of white supremacist terrorism that marked a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.
“We have for many years been interested in bringing Spike Lee to the Virginia Film Festival as he remains one of the most talented, innovative, and socially conscious filmmakers in our world today,” said Jody Kielbasa, director of the film festival and vice provost for the arts at the University of Virginia. “We first reached out to Mr. Lee in the spring to include him in our upcoming collaboration with Montpelier, and of course, the recent events in Charlottesville have made his participation more compelling, relevant and vital.”
The first trailer for Netflix's stand-up special "Jerry Before Seinfeld" has arrived, and it's a madcap recap of Jerry Seinfeld's humble beginnings, quirky family dynamics and bits of everyday observations.
The teaser opens with Johnny Carson introducing the iconic comic in 1981 during his debut on "The Tonight Show." Then it showcases the sitcom star back at the mike at the Comic Strip, the famous New York comedy club where he launched his career. Throwback photos, videos and interviews with Seinfeld are woven throughout.
"He's back where he began," the title reads, "doing what he loves."
The comedian took to Instagram Sunday night to levy a challenge to fellow celebrities to raise funds for Tropical Storm Harvey flood relief, as Houston and surrounding areas were ravaged by the historic storm.
On Tuesday, several members of the Kardashian clan took to the Internet to answer Hart's call, collectively pledging $500,000 to the cause.
"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah broke down former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's presidential pardon on Monday, explaining how President Trump's decision undermines the judicial branch of government.
The controversial Maricopa County lawman, who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for violating Latinos' rights, earned himself a thuggish reputation as a sheriff, Noah said, citing his agency's use of tent cities, stun guns, jail overcrowding and numerous cases of inmate deaths and police brutality.
But those were "just his extracurriculars," Noah said. "It turns out his full-time job is racism."
Corinne Olympios says medication, the booze and the media were key players in June's production-stopping "Bachelor in Paradise" scandal and its aftermath.
Calling the situation "just really unfortunate," she said Tuesday on "Good Morning America" that she doesn't remember anything that happened. Seeing video of what transpired on the first day of production on the looking-for-love reality show was "like watching not-me," she said. "I'm watching someone else."
On that day, Olympios and fellow cast member DeMario Jackson allegedly wound up in the pool or hot tub together in a situation that a producer thought went too far. Allegations of "misconduct" were made, and production shut down the next day for an investigation that ultimately determined nothing untoward had happened.
Angels will fly over the Great Wall of China in November as the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show heads to Shanghai for the first time.
Supermodels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and more will strut their stuff for the annual lingerie extravaganza, Victoria's Secret and CBS said in a statement on Tuesday.
The iconic pre-holiday show — replete with teensy underwear and massive angel wings — is usually filmed in New York, but Miami, Los Angeles and London have also hosted the scantily clad runway walk.
I love the experience of making films. I love the mud. I love the dirt. I love all the inconveniences. That's why you do it. If you do it because you're looking to be the Great American film maker, you're liable to experience disappointment.