The portrait is tall and stately, its subject a distinguished gentleman who stands with chest puffed out, proudly. But here’s the thing: He wears no pants. The man, it turns out, stands atop a barrel of lighted dynamite, in striped boxers.
If this image stirs childlike glee in the depths of your soul, you are not alone. Disneyland’s famous “stretching portraits” inside its Haunted Mansion elevator are among the most beloved of the park’s images. And now one of them is up for grabs.
Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks will hold on Saturday the Souvenirs of Disneyland sale, the largest auctionto date dedicated to Disneyland memorabilia, it says. Among more than 1,000 rare artifacts, from about 30 collectors nationwide, is an original, hand-painted stretching portrait — our man, sans his pants.
They’re pretty rare. If I had to guess, I’d say there are only 15 or 20, total, of the hand-painted ones out there.
The new trailer for "Kong: Skull Island" premiered on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night and gave viewers a much more expansive look at Skull Island.
The film is beginning to look like a pastiche between "Jurassic Park" and "Platoon," which, though it seems unlikely, may actually be a combination that pays off.
With John Goodman channeling "Richard Attenborough in 'Jurassic Park'" realness and John C. Reilly bringing his quirky comedic sensibilities, the film's cast of characters is shaping up to be pretty interesting.
The new year will bring a new TV take on the Archie Comics gang, now that CW's "Riverdale" has a premiere date.
“Riverdale,” inspired by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s recent comic book revamp of the storyline, is set to premiere Jan. 26 at 9 p.m. EST/PST, and will continue to air Thursday nights thereafter.
"Riverdale" has been described by the show's creators and cast members as a “dark,” "noir" and “subversive” version of the colorful and kid-friendly Archie Comics saga, initially launched in 1941.
The series stars K.J. Apa as Archie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Camila Mendes as Veronica and Lil Reinhart as Betty.
“This is a historic moment for Archie Comics -- and it’s been a long time coming,” Archie Comics CEO and publisher Jon Goldwater said in news release. “Partnering with Roberto, Greg Berlanti, Warner Bros. and the CW has been a wonderful experience, and it’s been stunning to see the show bring our iconic characters to life, adding to the mythos and legend of Archie and his gang. You will be hooked from the first scene, I promise you.”
The show will be written by Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Bros. Studios and Berlanti Productions.
In the 2½ years since Rae Sremmurd broke out with the rowdy hit single “No Flex Zone,” this Southern hip-hop duo has established itself as a reliable source of renewable energy.
Its two studio albums — 2015’s “SremmLife” and August’s “SremmLife 2” — are full of boisterous thrills, with brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy shouting sticky catchphrases over lurching beats. And the twentysomething rappers are even livelier in concert: Bouncing across the stage like each had inhaled a bag of Halloween candy, the two use those catchphrases to encourage their young fans to go wild (or turn up, as the saying goes).
Yet Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy had a different goal in mind Monday afternoon on the set of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” and that was to go as un-wild as possible — to stand completely still while a guy with a camera weaved between them.
Efraim Diveroli, the character Jonah Hill plays in the summer film “War Dogs,” is probably not a guy you’d want to meet for lunch.
The character from Todd Phillips’ based-on-a-true-story film about two Yeshiva-educated Miami twentysomethings (Miles Teller plays the other) who rake in millions with a shady business supplying arms to the U.S. military during the war in Afghanistan, is loud, duplicitous and greedy in the extreme. Diveroli is a character who, if initially charming, would almost certainly leave you feeling compromised. You could imagine him ordering heaps of the priciest thing on the menu and then — laughing — leaving you holding the check.
Hill, apart from the charm, is nothing like that. Over lunch on a rainy Thursday in New York City, at his usual table at the rustic-Italian restaurant Il Buco, the 32-year-old actor, who has memorably appeared in such films as “Superbad,” “21 Jump Street,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Moneyball,” earning Oscar nods with those last two, is polite, thoughtful and engaging. He’s the kind of guy who will hold your chair and offer you the first bite of his risotto. (“Want some?” he asks, with apparent sincerity.)
"The Green Hornet" is taking a Dark Knight path back to the big screen courtesy of Paramount and Chernin Entertainment.
Gavin O’Connor, who recently directed Ben Affleck in "The Accountant," is set to direct the film, which aims to veer away from the '60s camp that established vigilante Britt Reid on screen, according to an interview with Deadline. Sean O’Keefe will write the script.
Paramount and O'Connor follow the road trod by Batman in the 1989 movie that darkened and modernized the comic book hero's established on-screen '60s image.
Stories about Mars are getting some attention these days with "The Martian" and the upcoming film "The Space Between Us," and now television is joining in: A series adaptation of Robert Heinlein's 1961 science fiction novel "Stranger in a Strange Land " is headed for Syfy.
Paramount Television, in partnership with Universal Cable Productions, will develop the series from a seminal story set on the Red Planet about a human born on Mars who comes to Earth and eventually helps transform the whole culture. The book is considered by many to be a science fiction staple in American literature.
"From my point of view, ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ isn’t just a science fiction masterpiece. ... It also happens to be one of my favorite books ever!” NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer said in a statement.
Paula Abdul is ready to step out from behind the judges’ table and back into the spotlight, as the singer announced Tuesday’s on NBC’s “Today” that she will be going on tour for the first time in nearly 25 years.
Abdul is heading back on the road in good company, joining fellow 1980s and ’90s hitmakers New Kids on the Block (now known as NKOTB) and Boyz II Men for a 2017 North American tour. The Total Package tour will stop in more than 40 cities, including a show at the Hollywood Bowl on June 2.
“Our fans know we love to bring them a party, and this tour is no exception,” NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg said in a statement released Tuesday. “It’s not just a show, it’s an experience.”
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly believes Roger Ailes would still be her boss today if former colleague Gretchen Carlson had not sued him for sexual harassment.
Appearing Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the first stop on the tour for her new book “Settle for More,” Kelly noted that Fox News contracts include arbitration clauses preventing on-air talent from filing lawsuits. Carlson, who claimed that Ailes hurt her career at Fox because she rebuffed his sexual advances, went public with her complaint after her deal with Fox News expired. The suit, which has been settled, led to an internal investigation and the departure of Ailes in July.
“Gretchen filing publicly was a big deal and an important step in this whole process,” Kelly told “GMA” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos.
[Ailes] tried to kiss me three times. So I rejected that, and when I rejected that he asked me when my contract was up.
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on ABC’s “Good Morning America”