One of this holiday season’s most anticipated – and most timely – films, director Peter Berg’s Boston Marathon bombing drama “Patriots Day,” had its unveiling Thursday evening, drawing a warm reception from the audience at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood that could portend a potent run at the box office and perhaps in this year’s awards race as well.
The special closing-night presentation of this year’s AFI Fest, the debut of “Patriots Day” came just 3½ years after the events the movie dramatizes – and barely more than a week after a bitterly divisive presidential election in which thorny questions of the proper response to terrorism loomed large.
"Patriots Day" is an account of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Lisa Masters, an actress who appeared in shows including “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Law & Order: SVU,” was found dead earlier this week in her hotel room in Peru, her manager confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Friday. She was 52.
Police in Lima told the Associated Press that they are investigating the case as a possible suicide. Her cellphone included directions on how to reach her family in the United States, the AP said Thursday.
“In these darkening days, we hope those who have had the pleasure of knowing her will see how brightly she shined and will find that light within themselves and continue to share it with others — just as she would have,” manager Christopher Silveri said via email from New York.
For two years running, the Latin Grammy Awards show has offered high moments of political drama.
In 2014, the telecast was delayed by 20 minutes to show President Obama delivering a speech on immigration. Once the show got rolling, the politically minded Puerto Rican band Calle 13 sang a rousing political anthem that ended with a show of support for the 43 disappeared Mexican students from Ayotzinapa.
Last year, the gala featured a lively performance of “Somos Más Americanos” (We Are More American) — a defiant song about immigrant life — by the Mexican bands Los Tigres del Norte and Maná. At the end of the tune, the two bands held up a sign that read “Latinos Unidos No Voten Por Racistas” (Latinos United, Don’t Vote for Racists), a reference to Donald Trump’s declarations about Mexican immigrants being criminals and rapists.
You thought Kanye West would stay quiet about the election? You thought wrong. (Seriously, if you did take that bet? Lousy odds, kids. Bad move.)
Yeezy cut loose at the San Jose stop of his Saint Pablo Tour on Thursday night, revealing he would have gone against his wife's endorsement of Hillary Clinton and picked the president-elect -- if he'd voted at all.
"I told you I didn't vote ... but if I would've voted, I would've voted on Trump," he said, earning a chorus of boos and a wee smattering of support. According to the San Jose Mercury News, folks threw things at him -- hats, shoes, T-shirts -- and complained that he talked too much during the show.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone better get their "La La's" out -- they're going to be honored for their work in "La La Land" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February.
Stone and Gosling, who won the festival's first Cinema Vanguard Award in 2008, will be given the 2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year award for their work in writer-director Damien Chazelle's film, the festival announced Friday.
“Ryan and Emma’s luminous performances in 'La La Land' remind us of the transformative and magical role of cinema," said film festival executive director Roger Durling, who will moderate the Feb. 3 tribute. "We are so proud to celebrate them and this incredible film and its nod to the classic love stories of old Hollywood with a contemporary twist.”
The 17th Latin Grammy Awards, held this year at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is a good bet to bring a fashion-forward crowd to the red carpet. Here are a few images, including another Jennifer Lopez statement outfit, and a gallery with more beyond that.
Netflix released the first full trailer for its upcoming series "Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Thursday morning, giving fans their first real look at what's to come.
Based on the series of children's novels by Daniel Handler, whose pen name character of Lemony Snicket is the narrator of the books, Netflix's new series centers around the newly orphaned Baudelaire children and their mysterious, nefarious relative, Count Olaf, played by Neil Patrick Harris.
Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne evaluates plans by Johnson Fain to remake the Crystal Cathedral, Philip Johnson's temple of 1980s glory in Garden Grove:
I was surprised, amused and briefly heartened when I arrived for a news briefing a few weeks ago inside the stripped-down, renamed Christ Cathedral to find diocese media officials handing out virtual-reality headsets. Were Johnson Fain and the Catholic Church ready to embrace the same kind of trippy futurism that Philip Johnson and Robert Schuller had? Was this another strange combination of client, building and architect that would in the end pay exhilarating dividends?
No such luck. What we all saw when we strapped those headsets on was a digitized version of the remade cathedral interior that is heavy, earthbound and handsome to a fault.
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s new book, “Settle for More,” gives a behind-the-scenes look at her dealings with two of the most influential men in media and politics — Roger Ailes and Donald Trump.
Kelly’s book, released Tuesday, is meant to be an uplifting memoir about her impressive rise from middle-class Syracuse, N.Y., girl to one of America’s most successful news anchors. But it’s her painful and disturbing account of what it means to be a high-profile female journalist in the age of Fox News, Twitter and Trump that resonates.
Kelly writes that she became the target of Trump’s “relentless” personal attacks in 2015 after she reported that his second wife, Ivana, had testified in divorce proceedings that he raped her (an accusation later retracted).