MSNBC has called out President Trump after his Thursday morning tweets in which he attacked "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
"It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job," an MSNBC spokesperson said in a statement to The Times on Thursday.
The president's early-morning tweets called Scarborough "Psycho Joe" and Brzezinski "Low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and alleged that the pair had invited themselves to Mar-a-Lago, a private club in Florida owned by Trump and dubbed the "Winter White House," over New Year's.
When I first got started here, they suggested I change my name. Too Latin-sounding, they said. But I refused. If people could manage a name like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I decided, they could certainly cope with mine.
Like "The Lego Movie" before it, "My Little Pony: The Movie" represents a landmark in a brand's evolution from children's toy to big-screen star.
However, though Lego and My Little Pony toys both have TV credits and hard-core adult fans in addition to kids, even under pressure Princess Twilight Sparkle is a bit less surly than, say, Lego Batman.
Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Jason Statham are parents to a baby son, the new mom announced Wednesday on Instagram.
Jack Oscar Statham was born Saturday and clocked in at 8.8 pounds, according to Huntington-Whitely, who shared a black-and-white photo of the infant's hand grasping what we presume are her beautifully manicured fingers.
"Our little man arrived!" Huntington-Whitely wrote.
Joe Mantegna may be best known as an actor, most recently starring as FBI special agent David Rossi on the CBS crime drama “Criminal Minds.”
But he’s no stranger to the stage, having won a Tony Award in 1984 for David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross.” Now, he’s taking on the role of director with the new play “I Am Not a Comedian … I’m Lenny Bruce," which opened last weekend at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood and runs through July 29.
The play chronicles the life and times of the legendarily incendiary performer. Ronnie Marmo plays the title role.
The motion picture academy announced its largest class on Wednesday, topping its ground-breaking move in 2016 that at the time set a record when the institution invited 683 new members. That was a historic leap from the 322 invitations that went out in 2015.
Earlier this month, Josh Rottenberg interviewed academy CEO Dawn Hudson about a range of issues, from this year's Oscars envelope snafu to construction delays on the academy's movie museum. Here, Hudson discusses with Rottenberg how membership quotas previously hindered its diversity goals.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday its 2017 list of invitees to membership. Tallying 774 people, it's the largest class to date, a move that leaves April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite, "encouraged."
"The opening of the academy to those who may not have been previously nominated or winners but are clearly deserving based on their body of work in film is gratifying," Reign told the Los Angeles Times. "There are names on the list that many may feel should’ve been on the list before."
Some of the new invitees include Janelle Monae ("Moonlight," "Hidden Figures"), Leslie Jones ("Ghostbusters), Riz Ahmed ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"), Jordan Peele ("Get Out") and Johnnie To ("Election"). In total, the new class comes from 57 countries and is 30% people of color and 39% female.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its newest class of members on Wednesday, the second such round of invitees since the nearly 90-year-old institution launched an initiative to double the number of women and minorities in its ranks in response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
Last year’s class of 683 members set a record at the time as the biggest and most diverse in the organization’s history, and many industry observers were looking at this year’s announcement as a sign of whether the academy can sustain the momentum of its diversity push.
In the bicoastal competition to host the Grammy Awards, New York City scored a major victory last month with the news that the music industry’s biggest event would be held there next year.
But Los Angeles came roaring back Wednesday with the announcement that the Grammys will return to downtown’s Staples Center in 2019 and stay there for at least four years.
The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammys, reached a deal with AEG, the developer and operator of Staples, where the ceremony has been held for 17 of the last 18 years. The Grammys were held in New York in 2003 for their 45th anniversary and will be held there in 2018 for their 60th birthday.
In the aftermath of its exceedingly publicized, highly controversial assault scandal, it seems ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" is trying to cover all of its legal bases.
TMZ reports that contestants on the reality show must now adhere to a "check-in" mandate with production executives. Before engaging in sexual activity of any kind, "Bachelor in Paradise" reportedly stipulates that both parties must approach one of the producers with their joint request. The producer then has the final say on whether the couple can safely relocate to "The Boom Boom Room."
The directive — coupled with the reality show's reported new policies to curb excessive drug and alcohol consumption — aims to ensure that all sexual encounters are consensual.