Legendary Entertainment has reached an agreement with the estate of Frank Herbert for the television and film adaptation rights to Herbert’s "Dune," the iconic sci-fi book released in 1965.
Herbert’s tale centers around Paul Atreides and the politics of controlling the desert planet Arrakis and its resources.
Adapted into a 1984 film by David Lynch -- as well as a 2014 documentary about cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to bring it to the screen in the '70s ("Jodorowsky's Dune") -- "Dune" has been an obvious influence on "Star Wars" and "The Matrix."
Conversation is not harassment. I know some people have said that a one-sided conversation, or a lecture, is not conversation, but it was the beginnings of a conversation I hope that we can continue to have.
Green Day is at its best when a widely divisive president ascends to power.
That was true in 2004 for “American Idiot,” and it’s maybe even more true in 2016 for “Revolution Radio.” At Sunday’s American Music Awards, where Green Day played the double-time barnstormer “Bang Bang,” the band had the one truly political moment of the night when its members led a chant of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.A.”
It wasn’t quite a real risk for the band, which enjoyed a mid-career renaissance for saying similar things about George W. Bush. Nor were too many in the audience inclined to disagree with the group.
This year's American Music Awards are being held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, and the stars -- musical or otherwise -- showed up in style. Check below for a few of the celebrities hitting the red carpet, and view our entire gallery of arrivals.
In a truly astonishing crossover, Emilia Clarke of “Game of Thrones” will be joining the “Star Wars” universe. This is not a drill, we repeat, the Mother of Dragons is going to join “Star Wars” canon forever.
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.