"Star Wars" fan Ron Howard is "beyond grateful" to add his voice to the Lucasfilm franchise and hopes "to honor the great work already done" on the upcoming Han Solo film, which he inherited from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
The origin story, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo and Donald Glover as a young Lando Calrissian, is already six months into production. Howard, 63, referred to his involvement as "a little opportunity that came my way" during an onstage discussion at the Cannes Lions festival Friday.
The recent news of the departure of Phil Lord and Chris Miller from an upcoming “Star Wars” film and their subsequent replacement by Ron Howard has again focused attention on the difficulty of retaining an original voice within the confines of contemporary Hollywood.
During a recent interview about his new film “Baby Driver,” Edgar Wright spoke about the tough decision to leave Marvel’s “Ant-Man” in 2014 just before the movie was to begin production. Though he still retains a writing credit on it, Wright said he has never watched the film.
In the entertainment game, whether you're a comedian, an actor or a musician, performing is performing. There are things you have to know to move through this jungle, and the people at the top are there because they're really, really good.
Johnny Depp predicted this story would be written — probably because that's what happens when someone famous talks about assassinating President Trump.
"When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star asked a cheering crowd Thursday night at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts in Somerset, England, where he was introducing his 2004 film "The Libertine" at the fest's Cineramageddon stage.
“I want to qualify, I am not an actor," Depp added, per the Guardian. "I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time."
In the years since they played with Prince in the early 1980s, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman have become two of Hollywood’s most prolific television composers, creating music for such shows as “Heroes,” “Prime Suspect” and “Shades of Blue.”
So it makes sense that when recalling three gigs they played last September at First Avenue in Minneapolis — the club where Prince, who died in April 2016, filmed the concert scenes for his classic “Purple Rain” movie — they described the experience in terms of a dramatic TV plot.
“You know how in a murder trial they’ll say, ‘And now the victim’s going to walk through that door,’ but the murderer doesn’t look because he knows she’s dead?” Coleman asked on a recent afternoon. “We were sort of like the jury. We kept looking to the door, expecting him to come in.” Aware of how grim the metaphor was, the women laughed.
Jean Kasem, the widow of Casey Kasem, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the "American Top 40" host's three eldest children and others.
Kerri Kasem, Mike Kasem, Julie Kasem Aboulhosn, Jamil Anis Aboulhosn, attorney Troy L. Martin and Catholic Health Initiatives are named in the suit, filed June 14 in U.S. District Court in Washington state.
"After an exhaustive forensic investigation following Casey’s death and autopsy, there was no other choice but to bring this lawsuit," Jean Kasem said in a statement Thursday.
Since her breakthrough debut in 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer," Meryl Streep has made one thing patently clear: She is a force to be reckoned with.
Now, in honor of the actress' 68th birthday, we've compiled a brief roundup of the sharpest, pithiest one-liners she has told the Los Angeles Times over the years, complete with staff photos from our archives.
If there has been any common thread, it's that Streep has been advocating for women's rights, at almost every opportunity, for more than 30 years.
There's a new crop of stars landing on the streets of Hollywood: Actress Jennifer Lawrence, "Star Wars" icon Mark Hamill and Minnie Mouse are among them.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018 inductees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. The chamber will also award posthumous stars such as Steve Irwin and Bernie Mac.
Each of the inductees -- spanning film, television, recording, live theater and radio -- will take their place on the world-famous sidewalk during a ceremony, which they are given two years to schedule.
As the pieces of the show have been coming together, however, museum officials have decided to broaden the original plan. The result will become the main exhibition taking over the museum’s second floor primary exhibit space.