Any hope that the Cannes Film Festival could proceed with a focus on movies, instead of the way they're delivered, was scuttled minutes into the first press screening of "Okja," the first Netflix feature to screen at the prestigious French film festival.
The bilingual Bong Joon-ho movie is a genre screwball comedy about GMO ethics that's financed and distributed by Netflix. At the sight of the streaming giant's logo in the opening credits Friday, a number of viewers began booing. When the film began, the projection was misaligned to cut off half of the actors' faces, prompting the audience to hoot and holler. The chaotic spectacle went on for several minutes until the movie was stopped and the problem corrected.
A 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting of a skull sold at auction Thursday night in New York for more than $110 million, the highest price ever paid at auction for a work by an American artist or an artwork created after 1980.
Yusaku Maezawa of Japan, an e-commerce entrepreneur and art collector, bought the Basquiat for $110,487,500 in 10 minutes of bidding, according to Sotheby's auction house.
The large, untitled painting — done in acrylic, spray paint and oil stick on canvas, it is 72½ inches by 68½ inches — hadn't been shown in public since 1984, when a private collector purchased it at auction for $19,000.
Steven Zeitchik, Justin Chang and Kenneth Turan are bringing us Cannes moments from the 70 years of the international film festival -- in 17-second increments. Here, Zeitchik, with Chang behind the camera, recalls the infamous news conference from 2011 in which director Lars von Trier stunned the room with his remarks on Nazis and Jews.
70 years of Cannes in 17 seconds: Steven Zeitchik, outside the room where Cannes press conferences are held, recalls the 2011 press conference where director Lars von Trier talked about his out-of-the-mainstream thoughts about Nazis.
Sitting beside Von Trier was actress Kirsten Dunst, who reacted to the director's Nazi comments with clear discomfort, as seen in this video.
All apologies to me are nonsense. It's saying, 'I did something wrong,' but what does that help? I think it makes the whole situation much worse.
“I strongly contest the account put forth in Jezebel,” Hopkins said in a statement, referencing an anonymous source quoted in a Jezebel article that claimed Hopkins assaulted her during a sexual encounter.
Hey, Justice Department: Ted Nugent, loyal supporter of President Trump, says bring it on.
The rocker on Thursday welcomed the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to take over the investigation of all things Russian that could be related to the 2016 election, saying in a radio interview that he's a truth fan even more than he's a Trump fan. He also predicted the investigation would get a lot of Democrats in hot water.
In his words, here's what Nugent told Rita Cosby on 77WABC Radio:
If Trump is found guilty of misdeeds, this is all good. I'm a Trump supporter, but more important than anything, I'm a truth supporter, and I want my elected employees at every level — right up to the White House — to be constitutionally accountable and honest. And if we find out violations and dishonesty, I want it to be exposed.
"If I didn't do what I do, I think for the most part I would have very few friends and be a shut-in most of the time," Chris Cornell told The Times in 1991.
"It's sort of a battle between that person and then the guy that wants to just let it all out in front of 2,000 people and rant and scream and say anything he wants."
Over the following decades, those few thousand fans would become millions as Soundgarden, with Cornell, became one of the most commercially successful rock bands of a generation. Among the band’s biggest hits were “Rusty Cage,” “Jesus Christ Pose,” “Spoonman” and “Black Hole Sun.”
Ready to get lit up? The CW has released the first trailer for "Black Lightning," introducing fans to the newest superhero family to join the network's ever-growing roster of comic book TV shows.
The trailer reveals how Jefferson Pierce, who, as the superhero Black Lightning, worked to keep the streets safe in his New Orleans neighborhood fighting against a local gang known as the One Hundred, gave up his life of vigilante justice for his family.
Although Pierce devoted his life to being a good father and shifted his focus to having a positive effect on his community by being a good principal, eventually the violence on the streets pulls him out of retirement. Armed with a new super suit, Black Lightning returns to crime fighting.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Nina Agdal made it nearly a year as a couple — but that's it. The actor and the model have broken up, according to reports out Thursday.
It went down "a couple of days ago," and the two are still friends, a source told People. The relationship just ran its course, the New York Daily News reported.
Agdal, who made the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue along with Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen a few years back, crossed paths with 42-year-old model-magnet DiCaprio before they got together last summer, E! News said.
Chelsea Manning walked out of military prison Wednesday and straight onto Instagram, posting a portrait of herself and pictures of her first indulgences: pizza and Dom Perignon.
"Okay, so here I am everyone!!" the 27-year-old announced along with a #HelloWorld hashtag, posting a headshot that looks distinctly different from the news photos that abounded in 2013, when as Pfc. Bradley Manning she was convicted of espionage in the WikiLeaks case and sentenced to 35 years behind bars.
"I am looking forward to so much!" Manning said Wednesday in a statement issued upon her release. "Whatever is ahead of me is far more important than the past. I'm figuring things out right now — which is exciting, awkward, fun, and all new for me."
The popular Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has announced its 2017 summer schedule.
The shows include sets from L.A. indie-rockers Warpaint and the rising R&B singer Khalid, along with classic rockers Eric Burdon and the Animals, EDM-driven festival fixtures Miami Horror and Americana singer-songwriter Valerie June, among others.
The free series starts June 22 and runs through Aug. 17, with shows on most Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Though the shows have come under some recent criticism for large crowds and security costs, after removing the beachside video screens in 2014, they have continued as a summer staple.