In a live Vemo broadcast Wednesday morning, the superstar Elton John announced his retirement from touring — with a world tour that’s expected to last three years and touch down in Los Angeles early next year.
The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” he told interviewer Anderson Cooper at the media event, will be “the best production I’ve ever done.”
Always the consummate showman, John turned the announcement into a buzzed-about affair. On his official website, the multiplatinum hitmaker placed a countdown clock set to expire at 9:30 a.m. Pacific, along with a teaser phrase drawn from one of his most famous songs: “I’ve finally found where my future lies,” a reference to his song and album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
“Community” alum Chevy Chase was involved in a road rage incident in New York earlier this month during which he says he was kicked in the shoulder.
On Feb. 9, the 74-year-old “Vacation” star — believing that his 2015 Dodge Ram was struck — chased a pickup truck that reportedly cut him off on Interstate 87 near the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, according to a New York State police spokesperson.
Police said the “Saturday Night Live” veteran flashed his headlights while pursuing the vehicle and followed the 22-year-old driver until they ultimately pulled over in the village of South Nyack in Rockland Country.
Joss Whedon is stepping away from writing and directing a “Batgirl” project for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros., it was reported Thursday.
At a moment when inclusion and representation within the world of superhero adaptations are proving to be of increasing importance to studios and audiences alike, the first standalone film for the enduringly popular Batgirl character would seem a priority item.
Last year, DC and Warner Bros’ “Wonder Woman” earned more than $821 million at the worldwide box office. Marvel and Disney have their “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson, in the works.
The first preview performance for “Frozen” on Broadway is moving ahead as planned Thursday, unfazed by a Wall Street Journal article in which former employees accused Disney Theatrical Group President Thomas Schumacher of inappropriate language and behavior.
Disney said it had no comment after the allegations surfaced Wednesday. The Broadway League, the trade association for which Schumacher recently became chairman of the board, did not respond to a request for comment.
Schumacher leads a Disney division that has produced box-office hits such as “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.” The Journal story came out just as the stage adaption of Disney’s 2013 animated juggernaut “Frozen” finished a key dress rehearsal at the St. James Theatre.
The comedian got the surprise of her life Thursday during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” featuring a very special guest.
Oprah Winfrey, hero to Haddish and, well, much of the world, had appeared as DeGeneres’ guest earlier in the program, but Haddish was told the star of “A Wrinkle in Time” left immediately after her sit-down.
Jennifer Lawrence on Thursday morning joined Meryl Streep in vocally denouncing Harvey Weinstein. Both women were quoted in the disgraced executive’s move to have a sexual misconduct class action lawsuit dismissed.
“Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit,” Lawrence said in a statement given to The Times on Thursday morning. “This is what predators do, and it must stop.”
“For the record, while I was not victimized personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse and I applaud them in using all means necessary to bring him to justice whether through criminal or civil actions,” Lawrence continued. “Time’s up.”