Arie Luyendyk Jr. is the next leading man on "The Bachelor," and like many other things in the race car driver's life, the gig came up fast.
So fast, in fact, his parents found out via "Good Morning America" early Thursday, just like the rest of the audience.
Asked what his father thought of his return to Bachelor Nation — he was Emily Maynard's runner-up during Season 8 of "The Bachelorette" in 2012 — the 35- going on 36-year-old said, "He's finding out right now, so, hey, Dad, Mom ...
Could it be that American politics has finally gotten too weird for HBO's "Veep" to satirize?
That's the feeling after Wednesday's news that the two-time Emmy-winning comedy series will conclude its run with Season 7 in 2018.
"It became clear that this season should be the last season," Julia Louis-Dreyfus told The Hollywood Reporter. "We don't want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series."
Once I was old enough to walk and talk, I was pushed out on stage, and I just kind of did it ever since. It wasn't until I was about 9 or something that I realized that this was a really special thing I was getting to do and I wanted to keep doing it.
Late-night hosts have not wanted for material since Donald Trump became president. Seth Meyers, whose "Closer Look" segments regularly offer some of the most pointed critiques of his administration, aimed at a new target Wednesday: Trump's former rival.
Reacting to recently released excerpts from Clinton's upcoming book, "What Happened," Meyers criticized the Democratic presidential candidate for partly blaming Bernie Sanders for her loss.
"Don't blame Bernie because Donald Trump called you names," Meyers said, referencing a passage in the book. "It's not like Trump wasn't going to do that anyway."
Writer-director Charles Burnett and actor Donald Sutherland are among those to be presented with honorary awards by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards on Nov. 11.
Joining Burnett and Sutherland in receiving Oscar statuettes will be cinematographer Owen Roizman and director Agnès Varda.
As a writer, director, editor and cinematographer, Burnett is well known to independent filmmakers. His most popular works include "To Sleep with Anger" and "The Glass Ceiling."
At Electric Daisy Carnival's flagship Las Vegas event, the searing heat is as much a fixture as the pulsing EDM music and the spectacles of neon lights.
But a schedule change for the 2018 event may help alleviate some of the sweat.
Organizers announced Wednesday that the festival -- one of the largest in North America -- will move from its usual June dates up to May 18-20. Promoter Insomniac said it made the decision in part to avoid the brutal summer heat and allow for gates to open earlier in the day for the 400,000 fans who attend the fest over three days.
Experience of all kinds matters — that’s the implicit message of U2’s “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” the proudly lovesick new song the veteran Irish band released Wednesday morning as the official lead single from its next album, “Songs of Experience.”
The follow-up to 2014’s “Songs of Innocence” (which took clear inspiration from the group’s beginnings), “Songs of Experience” was supposed to come out shortly after the earlier album.
But then 2016 gave the world Brexit and President Trump; U2 felt it had no choice but to overhaul its work to better reflect such disruptive forces.