Prompted by outraged French theater owners who voiced loud opposition this year after Netflix films "Okja" and Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories" were granted competition berths, Cannes hastily announced that, effective in 2018, only films with French theatrical distribution may vie for the Palme d'Or.
So it's the middle of May and we still don't know whether Beyoncé is carrying boys, girls or glorious beings made of pure light. But we do know that she continues to have an exquisitely designed pregnancy.
On Saturday Beyoncé's mama, Tina Knowles Lawson, shared videos and photos from the Carter Push Party (though Beyoncé and husband Jay Z are best known by singular monikers, their last names are Knowles-Carter and Carter, respectively). And it was an event for the ages.
A bevy of glamorous guests -- including tennis icon Serena Williams, actress Lala Anthony and Vanessa Bryant, wife of Lakers legend Kobe -- gathered in a room decked out with warm orange decor and African-style prints.
William D. "Bro" Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announced his almost-immediate resignation on Monday.
Adams, who was appointed by President Obama in February 2014 and confirmed three months later, will be done as of Tuesday.
“Leading this important organization has been one of the most exciting and gratifying experiences of my life,” he said in a memo to staff. “I’m especially appreciative of the excellent and dedicated staff of the agency, who taught me so much about the importance of the humanities and the innovative and meaningful work that is going on at NEH and across the country.”
Instead of diving deep into a seemingly boring topic -- dialysis, anyone? -- as he usually does, on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver addressed the elephant in the room.
That would be the nonstop revelations related to President Trump, whose last week in office have yielded more "OMG, what now?" twists than a sweeps episode of "Scandal."
Oliver spent a solid 24 minutes recapping the latest stream of developments in the crisis he called "Stupid Watergate," in that it has “all the potential ramifications of Watergate" but "everyone involved is stupid and bad at everything."
It has been 26 years since David Lynch's landmark ABC series "Twin Peaks" ended, but the wait for more cherry pie and damn fine cups of coffee is finally over.
Showtime debuted its "Twin Peaks" revival Sunday night, airing the first two (of 18!) hours of the Lynch-directed reboot.
The long-awaited premiere, which Los Angeles Times critic Robert Lloyd called "a splendid, focused and wholly assured resurrection," elicited all the buzz a show could ask for. There was celebrity adulation, gifs and "Simpsons" references. So very many "Simpsons" references.
Former NBC host Billy Bush has spoken publicly for the first time about the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape in which Donald Trump bragged about grabbing women by the genitals. (May 22, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)
It's been more than seven months since the leaked release of a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump and Billy Bush crudely discussing women in an exchange that Trump later dismissed as "locker room talk."
Since then, one of those men has become president and the other has been unemployed.
Bush broke his silence over the now-infamous conversation in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Sunday, wherein he spoke about how he has spent the intervening months, passing the hours with yoga and meditation.
The lucky thing for me is I entered the entertainment industry in Asia, and I was there for 10 years: Weirdness and ups and downs and articles and partying -- and I'm done. It's wonderful. I'm an adult. I wake up in the morning with my animals and enjoy life.
With provocations like "Dogtooth" and "The Lobster," director Yorgos Lanthimos has been jolting audiences at the Cannes Film Festival and beyond for nearly a decade.
But even the most prepared Cannes filmgoers may not have been ready for "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," the Greek-born filmmaker's latest and possibly craziest work, which premiered to reporters Monday morning at the festival.
To describe the movie in too much detail is to spoil the fun. Basically, the English-language film centers on an upper-class family living a perfectly manicured, disturbingly sterile life in an unnamed American suburb — cardiologist dad and ophthalmologist mom (Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman), well-behaved pre-adolescent son and even better-behaved teenage daughter — and what happens when a mysterious teenage boy enters their lives.
After almost 40 years, audiences are still interested in the “Alien” universe. Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant,” from 20th Century Fox, dethroned Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which had topped the box office for two straight weeks. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “Everything, Everything” and Fox’s” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” sequel battled for those not interested in R-rated scares.
“Alien” took in an estimated $36 million in the U.S. and Canada, coming in below analyst projections of $40 million to $50 million. Internationally, the picture pulled $30.3 million this weekend after already being open in territories across the globe. Its worldwide take rests at $117.8 million to date.
“It does endure the test of time,” said Chris Aronson, the studio’s head of distribution, “as does Sir Ridley Scott.”
Justin Chang reviews 'Alien: Covenant,' directed by Ridley Scott, starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, and Jussie Smollett. Video by Jason H. Neubert.