French customs officials say they have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.
The French Culture Ministry said Friday that customs agents in Marne-la-Vallee were surprised to find a work of art bearing the signature “Degas” inside a suitcase in the bus' luggage compartment. The ministry says none of the passengers claimed the suitcase during the Feb. 16 search.
Experts verified the artwork as Degas' “Les Choristes” (“The Chorus Singers”), which depicts a scene from Mozart's opera “Don Giovanni.”
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. issued a statement Friday addressing a sexual assault allegation by actor Brendan Fraser.
Fraser, in a GQ profile published Thursday, recounted an incident of alleged sexual assault by former HFPA President Philip Berk, which the actor said hurt his career. It was the first time Fraser had spoken of the encounter publicly.
“The HFPA stands firmly against sexual harassment and the type of behavior described in this article. Over the years we’ve continued a positive working relationship with Brendan, which includes announcing Golden Globe nominees, attending the ceremony and participating in press conferences,” the organization said in a statement to The Times.
The 90th Academy Awards are coming together with a bevy of performers now slated to take the stage.
Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens will perform this year’s Oscar-nominated songs during the upcoming ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced Friday.
The trio of Bernal, LaFourcade and Miguel will perform “Remember Me” from the animated film “Coco.” The song was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who earned Oscars in 2014 for “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”
The culture wars are real, and Ted Cruz found out the hard way.
When speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Thursday, the senator from Texas referenced iconic animated television series “The Simpsons,” and the rest, as they say, is history.
Cruz was asked to speak about gun control in the context of a specific “Simpsons” episode from 1997 in which Homer becomes obsessed with guns, leading to the following exchange with daughter Lisa.
“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.