The original Sarah Connor is back. Fans are going crazy at director James Cameron’s announcement that Linda Hamilton, the first actor to portray fan-favorite Connor in the “Terminator” franchise, will be returning to the world of killer robots — a reveal that he championed due to what he said was Hollywood’s lack of roles for female action heroes over the age of 50. Which leads us to ask, has James Cameron actually seen “Wonder Woman?”
New “Terminator” franchise director Tim Miller (formally from “Deadpool”) and Cameron hosted a filmmaker discussion on the Paramount Studios lot to give an update on all things Skynet.
According to the Hollywood Reporter — other media outlets were not allowed inside the THR-hosted conversation — Cameron was particularly excited about the inclusion of Hamilton because “there are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys … but there isn’t an example of that for women.”
At the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, New Order closed out its set with a trio of Joy Division covers — “Decades,” “Atmosphere” and, of course, “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” They all but kicked off the set with yet another one — “Disorder” — that singer Bernard Sumner said the act had never played in Los Angeles before.
New Order was formed out of Joy Division after Ian Curtis’ suicide. The band has since enjoyed decades of influence as a pioneer of emotional, future-thinking electronic pop. But was it an accident, given the global anxieties of 2017, that the act looked back mournfully on its youth and played a batch of songs written from the edge of despair?
It’s easy to imagine the echoes of early New Order’s late 1970s and early '80s Britain in our current political mood: a disposed industrial working class, a newly elected conservative administration promising major changes and even talk of nuclear war. It’s a fool’s argument to say that music gets better in bad times, but I bet it’s no coincidence that when New Order assembled its set, the bleak, gray feelings of the old Joy Division era were more resonant than they’d been in a long time.
Citing "the current events in Mexico," the Latin Recording Academy, which administers the annual Latin Grammy Awards celebration and broadcast, has postponed its scheduled Wednesday morning nominees announcement.
It's apparently over for embattled TV personality Billy Bush and his wife, Sydney Davis.
The couple, who have been married for nearly 20 years, are separated, according to Tuesday reports from Page Six and TMZ.
The former "Today" show cohost and Davis are "on a short-term break," Bush's lawyer, Marshall Grossman, told Page Six, denying reports of infidelity. Bush’s representative also confirmed the split to the publication and denied rumors that Davis left him.
For the first time in its history, "SNL" opted to air live nationwide for the final four episodes of Season 42, a move that garnered an 11% gain in “live plus same-day” viewership versus what “SNL” averaged earlier in the season.
The "Girls Trip" star, who often publicly shuts down rumors about her marriage and unique parenting style, set the record straight about her faith on Facebook in the wake of ex-Scientologist Leah Remini's weekend claims that Pinkett Smith has "been in Scientology a long time."
"Spent the Day in Bed" is the new single from his forthcoming album, "Low in High School," and its electric piano-driven riff is a bit of a departure from his usual palette.
It also has some useful advice for staying sane in these trying times: "Stop watching the news / Because the news contrives to frighten you / To make you feel small and alone / To make you feel that your mind isn't your own."
Hold your breath, make a wish, count to three: John Stamos and "Weird Al" Yankovic will headline the Hollywood Bowl's live-to-film adaptation of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" in November.
Stamos, a star of Netflix's "Fuller House," will play the titular confectioner, the role made famous by the late Gene Wilder in Warner Bros.' iconic 1971 film, and will sing "Pure Imagination." Song parodist Yankovic will sing the parts of all the Oompa Loompas, which begs the question: What is this, Hollywood Bowl? Some kind of funhouse?
"Willy Wonka is the first movie I ever saw," Stamos said in a statement Tuesday. "The film was released at a time when you could bring your own popcorn to the movie theater. I filled a whole grocery bag full of popcorn, but never touched it because I was so fascinated with what was going on behind Willy's eyes. Gene Wilder as Willy was pure magic."