The fallout over gender bias in the recording industry ratcheted up another notch Monday. Several top female music executives reportedly sent a sharply worded letter of protest to the board of the Recording Academy, according to the New York Times.
The letter described the organization as “woefully out of touch,” on the heels of a recent USC survey showing that 90.7% of all Grammy Awards nominees over the past five years have been male.
The issue came to a head at last week’s awards ceremony in New York, where just one Grammy was bestowed on a solo female on the telecast: the new artist award given to Alessia Cara.
Uma Thurman took to Instagram on Monday to clarify her remarks regarding a car accident that took place on the set of “Kill Bill.”
In an interview with the New York Times published over the weekend, Thurman detailed the alleged attempted assault she suffered at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, as well as information regarding a horrific crash she suffered on the set of the 2003 martial-arts film.
Thurman alleged that she was pressured to perform a driving stunt herself instead of relying on a stunt person and was injured after losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a palm tree.
Paul Simon will undertake what is being billed as his farewell tour, which will begin May 16 in Vancouver, B.C., and including two nights at the Hollywood Bowl on May 22 and 23, bringing to an end a touring career that has spanned more than 50 years.
“I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I'd consider bringing my performing career to a natural end,” Simon, 76, said in a statement. “Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.
“I love making music,” he added, “my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”
Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.
After serving up a tantalizing tease during Sunday’s Super Bowl, Lucasfilm released the first trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on “Good Morning America” on Monday.
The film delves into the origins of everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder Han Solo as he encounters many of the most influential beings in his life for the first time, including Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian and the Millennium Falcon.
Alden Ehrenreich offers his spin on young Solo, attempting to channel Harrison Ford’s cheeky impertinence, and Donald Glover steps into Billy Dee Williams’ shoes as young Calrissian.
Kim Cattrall’s missing brother has been found dead, the actress confirmed Sunday, a day after she posted a missing persons notice and asked for the public’s help in locating him.
“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall,” the “Sex and the City” star tweeted. She thanked people on social media for their “outpouring of love and support.”
Shortly after the British Canadian actress’ post, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police tweeted a confirmation. Chris Cattrall’s body was found on his rural property in southern Alberta, and the death did not appear to be suspicious, police told CTV News.
I think I did one or two films [in Los Angeles] in 1969. It just didn't satisfy me. I thought I would never go anywhere in Hollywood. I preferred to go back to Europe and make the kind of films that were close to my heart.
During the Super Bowl, Netflix revealed a first look at “The Cloverfield Paradox” before casually announcing that the film would be released worldwide on its streaming service following the big game.
Fans (including director Ava DuVernay) are pretty excited.
Woman of color-led, sci-fi thriller released worldwide day + date w/ big Netflix muscle for black director, his super producer + POC cast. No advance press, ads, trailer. Straight to the people. Gamechanger. Congrats to helmer #JuliusOnah + my dears JJ, Gugu, David. #Cloverfieldpic.twitter.com/m186Hprhqz
The third installment in the “Cloverfield” franchise, “The Cloverfield Paradox” was expected to be released theatrically by Paramount, which distributed its predecessors “Cloverfield” and “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Up until the Super Bowl the film was still dated for a April 20 release in the U.S., although rumors of the unconventional Netflix acquisition had leaked out.
In one of the most talked-about movie spots to debut during the Super Bowl, Disney revealed a first look at the highly anticipated “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
Dropped with virtually no advance notice, the teaser took fans by (pleasant) surprise. This is the first time a “Star Wars” trailer has premiered during the big game.
Opening on Memorial Day (just three months away), the film stars Alden Ehrenreich as iconic smuggler Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, both of whom we finally get a quick glimpse at in this teaser.