LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Hollywood fumbled the ball during a quiet Super Bowl weekend at the multiplexes as new releases such as “Hail, Caesar!” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” failed to make much noise.
KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – An Oscar-winning filmmaker hopes her latest Academy Award-nominated documentary will help bring tougher laws against honour killings in Pakistan, which account for the deaths of hundreds of women and men each year.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Reuters) – Coldplay was the headline act at Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show, but it was R&B super stars Beyonce and Bruno Mars who delivered the sizzle for a lively, upbeat performance that paid homage to previous halftime show headliners.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where actors of color claimed a slew of wins amid a furor in Hollywood over the lack of on-screen diversity.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – She may already have won some of the biggest U.S. honors but beloved American comedian Carol Burnett says she was “gobsmacked” when told she would receive the Screen Actors Guild 2015 lifetime achievement award.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Abe Vigoda, an American actor best known for roles in “The Godfather” and the 1970s sitcom “Barney Miller,” died on Tuesday at the age of 94, after spending three decades jokingly refuting rumors of his demise.
(Reuters) – British actor Joseph Fiennes has been cast as iconic African-American pop star Michael Jackson in an upcoming TV comedy, provoking scorn on social media on Wednesday and fueling a controversy in the entertainment industry over opportunities for black artists.
(Jamaica Observer) Nineteen Hundred and seventy six was a tumultuous period in Jamaica. The country sat on a proverbial powder keg as Prime Minister Michael Manley’s mantra of democratic socialism inspired a generation and alienated others.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – Hollywood producers named “The Big Short” the best film of 2015 at a glitzy awards show on Saturday, which was dominated by talk of racial bias in voting for the Oscars to be awarded next month.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – British actress and first-time Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling said Friday that her comments calling the boycott of the Oscars protesting the absence of black actors and directors “racist toward whites,” was misinterpreted.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged today to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of voting privileges.
STOCKHOLM, (Reuters) – The four former members of Swedish band ABBA, whose catchy tunes still have fans dancing around the world decades after their release, reunited – albeit very briefly – for the opening of a new restaurant-entertainment venture in Stockholm.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Director Spike Lee, leading the call for an Oscars boycott, called on Tuesday for affirmative action in Hollywood to address racial disparity while civil rights leader Al Sharpton urged Americans to “tune out” the Academy Awards ceremony next month.