The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios just got a little more immersive.
The ride, located within Hogwarts castle, combines a robotics ride system with filmed action sequences and visceral effects to create a full-sensory experience for guests.
Originally using 3-D film with the ride, Universal Studios has upgraded Forbidden Journey to 4K-HD, allowing fans to experience J.K. Rowling's imagined world at a hyper-realistic 120 frames per second.
Todd Fisher, son of Debbie Reynolds and brother of Carrie Fisher, had some intense conversations with his mother in late December immediately following the "Star Wars" actress' death.
"My mother said to me, the night that Carrie died -- I didn't know what was happening but she was setting me up for her leaving the planet," Fisher told "Entertainment Tonight" on Wednesday, just a few days before a memorial service for both women. "She literally looked at me and said, 'I want to be with Carrie,' and closed her eyes and went to sleep."
Reynolds discussed with her son her own end-of-life plans, he said, which shifted at the last minute from a low-key cremation for herself to the purchase of a tomb where she and her daughter could be buried together.
Steven Yeun, known to "The Walking Dead" fans as Glenn Rhee, has reportedly welcomed a baby boy with wife Joana Pak.
The couple's first child arrived on St. Patrick's Day, E! News said Tuesday. The actor, 33, married Pak, a photographer, in early December.
On the AMC show's seventh season, which has two episodes left, Glenn's baby with Maggie Greene has yet to be born. On Instagram in February, Yeun teased to his real-world son's impending arrival with photo-booth snapshots of himself and a very pregnant Pak.
Fans counting down to the April 14 premiere of the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" revival are in luck. Netflix has released the first trailer for the upcoming series.
Full of the camp that charmed viewers of the original series, the new trailer for "MST3K" introduces fans to Kinga Forrester, played by Felicia Day, daughter of mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester. Kinga has decided to revive her family's "most legendary experiment": Mystery Science Theater 3000.
The original "MST3K" experiments, of course, were designed to see how much bad movie-watching it takes to drive a person crazy.
Whether you saw "The Gong Show" when it was on the air, through reruns, or simply remember it as a cultural artifact of the 1970s, it was clear that what made the show special was the ringleader of the circus, Chuck Barris.
Barris died Monday at his home in Palisades, N.Y., at the age of 87.
"The Gong Show" was a product of its time, the late '70s, and featured contestants showcasing their talent (or, in some cases, lack of). In front of a panel of judges, they competed to win the grand prize of $516.32 (rumored to be the Screen Actors Guild's minimum daily wage for the time) and to avoid being gonged off the stage.
Fans got their first glimpse of the upcoming "Love Actually" reunion Wednesday morning when NBC released a trailer for "Red Nose Day Actually," which features much of the film's original cast.
Originating in the United Kingdom in 1988, Red Nose Day was created by comedian Lenny Henry and "Love Actually" writer and director Richard Curtis to raise money for children in need and address worldwide poverty.
The celebration migrated to U.S. shores in 2014, and "Red Nose Day Actually" is scheduled to air as part of NBC's "Red Nose Day Special" on May 25.
With the "Missing Richard Simmons" podcast coming to an end, his brother and longtime manager have stepped up to join the chorus of those saying the fitness guru, who hasn't been seen in public for three years, is fine, fine, fine.
Meanwhile, podcaster Dan Taberski wound up with a conclusion he hadn't anticipated when he wrapped up his six-part series Monday, a couple of days earlier than scheduled.
"After 40-some-odd years, he just decided he wanted to rest," older bro Lenny Simmons told People. "He's 68 years old now and he's in good health, but he just wants time for himself."
As Netflix prepared to roll out the first of a series of specials from comedian Dave Chappelle early Tuesday, he was in front of an intimate crowd toasting his return with a mostly private gig at the recently opened Peppermint Club in West Hollywood late Monday.
“It’s like a show, but it’s a celebration — it’s a celebration,” the 43-year-old said at the top of the performance.
“I’ll be honest, I don’t have any new jokes,” he admitted to the packed crowd. “All my new jokes will be streaming on Netflix at midnight.”