The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is contributing to relief efforts following last week’s Thousand Oaks shooting and while the deadly wildfires scorching swaths of California still burn.
The HFPA, which hosts the annual Golden Globe Awards, will donate $300,000 to organizations helping those affected by the tragedies, organizers announced Thursday.
“From a devastating massacre in Thousand Oaks a week ago, to blazing wildfires that are still tearing through our state, it is times like this when the community needs to come together and support one another,” association president Meher Tatna said in a statement to The Times.
“Last year, the HFPA renamed the title to represent a more inclusive role that was not only gender-neutral but also spoke to the HFPA’s commitment to philanthropy,” Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. President Meher Tatna said upon announcing Elba as ambassador on Wednesday.
Musician Zayn Malik and rapper Nicki Minaj marked their first collaboration on Wednesday with the release of “No Candle No Light.”
Minaj opens the sensual dance track with the former One Direction star, and the two sing about a relationship that lost its spark.
“I woke up on the wrong side of ya / You don’t even know that I left, do ya? / Give in to my love, give in to your lies / No friend zone to my love / Quit burning all of my time / I woke up on the wrong side of ya / No candle no light for you,” the two sing.
Playboy Germany has just thrown Marcel Anders, the freelancer on its new profile of famed Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, under the bus. Way under the bus.
With comments like “deliberate falsifications” and “intentional deceit” in the mix, it’s starting to look like Morricone is coming out a big winner.
The publication and its editor in chief had been on the ropes since the weekend, when Morricone took issue with quotes, attributed to him, allegedly saying harshly negative things in Playboy Germany about “The Hateful Eight” director Quentin Tarantino and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Jennifer Aniston is the veteran beauty queen in Netflix’s “Dumplin’,” but it’s her onscreen daughter who’s trying to steal the show.
The trailer for Netflix’s country musical dropped on Wednesday, and it’s heavy on the sequin-clad queens, self-esteem building and Dolly Parton references, basically laying the groundwork for a feel-good family film to get you through the holiday season.
The comedy, which tapped Parton for its soundtrack, follows over-the-top pageant star Rosie Dixon (Aniston) and her daughter Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) — a plus-size teenager nicknamed Dumplin’ who obsessively listens to Parton’s music.
Reports that Lisa Vanderpump is leaving “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” appear to be a bit off the mark. Or are they? It might be a matter of semantics.
While Vanderpump hasn’t been filmed at every Season 9 event, she will appear in the majority of episodes this season, the Los Angeles Times has learned. So fans can expect to see her throughout Season 9, which returns to Bravo in early 2019. Vanderpump has been on the show since its 2010 inception.
But an E! News report Wednesday confirmed that she’s off the show after the next season. So “she’s leaving" and “she’ll be seen throughout the season” aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive.
“Mary Queen of Scots,” the star-studded period drama set to close out the AFI Festival on Thursday, is the latest production to subdue its premiere celebrations out of respect for victims of last week’s Thousand Oaks mass shooting and the deadly wildfires raging across the state.
“With the ongoing disasters and devastating wild fires in California, Focus, along with our filmmakers and cast, have chosen to cancel the red carpet at tomorrow’s premiere of ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’” Focus Features announced in a statement on Wednesday.
Separate of AFI Fest, Universal Pictures canceled an awards-season reception for Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” which was slated to take place at the Griffith Park Observatory on Thursday, “in light of the ongoing emergencies around Los Angeles,” a spokeswoman for NBCUniversal said, adding that the company “made a significant donation to relief efforts in the surrounding communities.”