It's no secret that the Motion Picture Academy has hit a few bumps along the way in its effort to build an ambitious film museum in Los Angeles: construction delays, cost overruns, concerns over the pace of fundraising.
At the museum's construction site at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, recently elected academy President John Bailey, museum director Kerry Brougher, newly named chair of the museum board of trustees Ron Meyer and others spoke before an assembled audience of journalists and other guests in hard hats. Attendees were later given a tour of the site and a glimpse of architect Renzo Piano's plans for how it will all come together.
It’s been eight years since James Cameron dropped his big, blue blockbuster. And now that the first of four “Avatar” sequels is officially in production, 20th Century Fox is ready to start revealing its new Na’vi cast. Meet the new alien cat clan that will star in Cameron’s long-awaited “Avatar” sequel.
For those who haven’t communed with the spirit of Eywa, the 2009 film takes place in the future on an alien planet named Pandora. In the film, Earthlings travel a great distance to mine Pandora of the precious metal “unobtanium.”
In order to communicate with the planet’s inhabitants -- the giant feline-looking natives named the Na’vi -- humans would transport their consciousness into “avatars” that mimicked the locals’ bodies, size and abilities.
The latest morning-show recruit has been having a rough first week. Early reviews weren't exactly glowing, and she drew the ire of Oscar winner Jane Fonda repeatedly during Wednesday's episode of Kelly's new NBC show.
The former Fox News anchor welcomed longtime friends Fonda and Robert Redford, who have reunited on the new Netflix film "Our Souls at Night" and sat down with Kelly to promote it. But Kelly appeared more interested in the 79-year-old's history with cosmetic procedures rather than the movie.
"Saturday Night Live" has hired three new stars for Season 43.
Comedians Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd and Luke Null will join the sketch comedy when it returns to NBC this weekend. The trio replaces departed cast members Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata.
The news comes as Lorne Michaels' veteran variety show revamps and diversifies its roster of talent. "SNL" also has hired seven new writers: Nimesh Patel — who's being touted as the answer to its dearth of South Asian talent — Sam Jay, Gary Richardson, Erik Marino, Andrew Dismukes, Steven Castillo and Claire Friedman.
O'Reilly's time with Sean Hannity, promoted as a way to promote his latest book, "Killing England," primarily devolved into a discussion of things that have upset O'Reilly in the five months since viewers saw him last.
Debra Messing claims she didn't know her appearance on Monday's "Today" show would be part of former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly's debut.
In fact, the "Will & Grace" star, who appeared on the morning talker with the comedy's cast and crew, said she regrets being on. And she was "dismayed" by Kelly's commentary, presumably when she made a joke about a gay superfan modeling his life after the show's titular Will Truman (watch that exchange at the 2-minute mark below).
The outspoken actress-activist made the revelation on Instagram, responding to a commenter who asked: "But why did you guys do the Megyn Kelly show? That's a fail!"