A chat with Aisha Hinds and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, the "badass women" from "Underground."
WGN America has canceled slavery-era-set drama "Underground."
The fate of the series, which centered around the Underground Railroad, seemed doomed given how the network has been scaling back its investment in original programming. Until now, the drama, from creators Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, had stood as the lone original scripted series on the network following the recent cancellation of "Outsiders."
The shift away from original programming comes after Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., the conservative-leaning Baltimore-based company, announced it had agreed to buy Tribune Media in a deal that would give it control of more than 200 local TV stations and WGN America.
Olivia-Newton John has "reluctantly" postponed her June concert dates after learning that the back pain she's been waylaid by recently is caused by breast cancer that has metastasized to her sacrum.
"I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists and the medical team at my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” the 68-year-old singer said Tuesday in a statement on social media.
Those therapies include a short course of photon radiation therapy in addition to "natural wellness therapies," the statement said.
One week after Focus Features scrapped plans to unveil the trailer for "Victoria & Abdul" during the Cannes Film Festival, a preview of the upcoming British drama has debuted online.
Set in 1887, the film stars Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and follows the monarch as she strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Muslim Indian (Ali Fazal) who has traveled to the U.K. to deliver a ceremonial coin to her majesty.
Focus, which is owned by Universal Pictures, was set to debut the trailer last Wednesday but postponed the release after the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on May 22. A source told The Times the decision was made in part because "a big piece of marketing right after the attack could seem insensitive."
Alanis Morissette's angsty, groundbreaking 1995 album, "Jagged Little Pill," always seemed like it had enough melodrama to make it into a theatrical production. Now it's coming to a stage in Massachusetts.
The new production of "Jagged Little Pill," helmed by "Juno" writer Diablo Cody and director Diane Paulus, will debut at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge next May. The musical will feature songs from the LP — famed for its unsparing look at relationships — along with other music from Morissette's catalog and "Pill" producer Glen Ballard.
"This team that has come together for this 'Jagged Little Pill' musical is my musical theater dream come true," Morissette said in a statement. "The chemistry between all of us is crackling and I feel honored to be diving into these songs again, surrounded by all of this searing talent.”
Proceeds will go to an emergency fund set up by the city of Manchester and the British Red Cross. (May 30, 2017)
Ariana Grande left Manchester quickly after the deadly bombing that followed her concert there a week ago, and now she's returning in similar haste for a show this Sunday to benefit victims and their families.
The "One Love Manchester" show will feature Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams in addition to Grande, and will be held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground, publicists told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
Take That, which had to cancel a number of its Manchester Arena shows the week after the bombing, also will perform.
"The Brady Bunch" kids Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy) came together on NBC's "Today" show to reflect on the iconic family sitcom and pay tribute to its late matriarch, Florence Henderson, nearly 50 years after the show debuted in 1969.
The syndicated series about a blended family of six children and their housekeeper has permeated the pop culture zeitgeist with its unmistakable style and earworm theme song. With numerous parodies and attempted reboots in its wake, the comedy has endured because of its wholesome values, the cast members said.
As the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales approaches, her son Prince William has opened up to British GQ about the loss.
"I would like to have had her advice," William told the magazine. "I would love her to have met Catherine and to have seen the children grow up. It makes me sad that she won’t, that they will never know her."
The prince was just 15 when his mother was killed in a high-speed car crash on Aug. 31, 1997, and he and younger brother Harry were left to deal with their grief under great public scrutiny.
Days after daughter Ariana Grande issued a statement about last week's post-concert bombing in Manchester, England, mom Joan Grande posted her own thoughts about the incident that left 22 dead and scores more injured.
"I join my daughter in extending my help & services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester!" she wrote on Twitter as a Memorial Day message that also thanked U.S. servicemen and women. "My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering & all survivors of that night, along with the families and friends whose grief knows no bounds."
The elder Grande was still in her front-row seat at the show, about to go see her daughter backstage, when the suicide bomb went off, TMZ reported. Mama Grande took about 10 kids who were seated around her to safety backstage, the website said.
Three years ago, I didn't dig my mother at all. We were always fighting. We'd yell at each other, throw things at each other. There were times I'd think she was crazy. I still think that at times. I know she thinks I'm crazy too. But that's normal.