"The Bachelor" franchise is headed back to paradise.
More than a week since allegations of misconduct halted production of "Bachelor in Paradise," Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that it had concluded its investigation of the accusations, including relevant footage, and determined no wrongdoing had taken place.
In 2016, there were 125 films released by major film studios -- and only one featured a transgender character.
On the heels of that stunning revelation -- detailed in GLAAD's Studio Responsibility Index in March -- a handful of prominent transgender actors are calling on Hollywood to diversify its ranks.
In a new video released Tuesday, featuring stars such as Alexandra Billings ("Transparent"), D'Lo ("Sense8") and Elliot Fletcher, the point is made that "for many young or closeted trans people, film and television is the first or only time that they see themselves."
"Sherlock" scribes Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are reuniting to give "Dracula" the Holmes treatment.
The writing team, which transplanted Benedict Cumberbatch's Baker Street detective to present-day London, is getting in on the monster craze and will sink its teeth into Bram Stoker's 1897 vampire classic for the BBC, according to Variety. Moffat's wife, Sue Vertue, will also produce the series under Hartswood Films.
Talks with the BBC on broadcast rights in the U.K. are underway, but scripts for TV adaptation have not yet been written because Gatiss and Moffat are busy with solo projects, Variety said.
“It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies. There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do," Lorde said, referring to Swift's fame. "There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It’s like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”
Lorde's comments rankled a sizable chunk of her Twitter followers, who criticized her callousness and even pointed out that the statement reflected a certain level of ableism.
The Library of Congress has chosen singer Tony Bennett as the recipient of its 2017 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarding it for the first time to a musician better known for interpreting songs written by others than writing his or her own.
“Tony Bennett is one of the most accomplished and beloved artists of our time,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement Tuesday morning.
“His staying power is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Great American Songbook the Gershwins helped write, and his ability to collaborate with new generations of music icons has been a gift to music lovers of all ages,” Hayden said.
The first time I saw her, I wasn’t sure if it was a figment of my imagination: a lone mermaid, casually swimming along a retaining wall on the 10 Freeway. But over the last several months, I have come to expect the sight of her on the Westbound 10 in the vicinity of Cheviot Hills — a surreptitiously installed sculpture of a half-human siren beckoning us out of our cars and into cool water.
The mermaid (she has no official title) turns out to be the work of a street art collective known as Bohemia Incorporated. For a couple of years, the group has been illicitly installing three-dimensional sculptures around Los Angeles — in the dead public spaces at freeway intersections and on freeway retaining walls.
Some last for hours (such as one that featured a paint brush and the phrase “Don’t worry I pay taxes”), others run for months (such as the sculpture of a woman taking a selfie on the 5 Freeway in Silver Lake). But the mermaid has been in place for more than two years.
When Ava DuVernay began to think about the directors she wanted to work on “Queen Sugar,” the Louisiana-set series she created for OWN, she wasn’t interested in the usual suspects.
“I wanted people with my sensibility, who care about the things I care about,” says DuVernay, who wrote the series pilot and directed the first two episodes of the first season. “People who make films that I love and I knew would embrace the luxurious pace and the attention to detail and the love of nuanced characters.”
As it turns out, those people were all women. Among them: Tanya Hamilton (“Night Catches Us”), Victoria Mahoney (“Yelling to the Sky”) and So Yong Kim (“For Ellen”).
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open a satellite location in Japan, with plans for the new facility in Tokyo to host both a permanent exhibit and traveling exhibits assembled by the Cleveland institution.
“Japan is the second-largest music market in the world, making it the perfect place for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s first international expansion,” Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris said in a statement.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Japan is slated to open in September in a temporary facility, with a permanent space to follow.
The fun part is that people pass me on the street and yell lines from my movies: For 'Moonstruck' they say, 'You're life is going down the toilet.' Or from 'Dad,' they say, 'How much are those pork chops?' They say, 'Do you know who you are?' It's real funny.