The National, "I Am Easy to Find" (4AD)
The new album from The National starts off as you might expect: There's the traditional melancholy surrounded by complex, layered instruments. But...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal Japan and returning for a fourth series of "Fargo," this time with Chris Rock.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story March 16 about Alicia Vikander's preparations for the new "Tomb Raider" film, The Associated Press reported erroneously that trainer and nutritionist Magnus Lygdback worked with Gal Gadot on "Wonder Woman." He is training Gadot for the upcoming sequel, but did not work with the actress on the original film.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Being Lara Croft takes months of training, plates of protein
NEW YORK (AP) — Not since "Avatar" has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of "Black Panther." Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends.
The Disney release grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates, pushing its domestic haul to $605.4 million. Worldwide, "Black Panther" has grossed more than $1.1 billion.
Walton Goggins’ entrepreneurial streak
‘Tomb Raider’ trainers teach Lara Croft-style transformations
In "Tomb Raider ," which has elements of "Indiana Jones," ''Batman" and even "Tron: Legacy," but with an angsty young woman at the center instead of an angsty young man, Alicia Vikander takes a lot of beatings. She is punched in the face, and in the stomach, she is thrown against rocks and sent careening through a forest, she is impaled, hit by a car, left in an impossible one-handed dead hang at least four times, and she is choked, really choked, by both men and women alike.
Vikander: ‘Tomb Raider’ sequel would be ‘amazing’
Alicia Vikander: Nothing tougher than ballet school
Vikander: new ‘Tomb Raider’ is closer to reality
Vikander: ‘Angelina Jolie is inspiring’
Cruz, Timberlake, Watson, more wear black to the Golden Globes
PARIS (AP) — The Paris sun shone through the Grand Palais glass ceiling, past Chanel's awe-struck celebrity guests, until it formed a rainbow on a 15-meter (50-foot) waterfall on the final day of Paris Fashion Week.
Showman designer Karl Lagerfeld outdid even himself this season, creating a lush indoor canyon replete with six spectacular waterfalls — all for his 20-minute show.
Vikander’s ‘big emotional love story’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" are heading to the Academy Awards.
Oscar telecast producers announced Thursday that Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed will serve as presenters at the Feb. 26 ceremony.
Past Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Charlize Theron are also set to take on presentation duties at the show. Last year's Oscar winning actors — Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander — will also appear on the telecast.
PARIS (AP) — Pirelli on Tuesday unveiled the 2017 edition of its famed calendar, which sees photographer Peter Lindbergh mature beyond snaps of semi-nude models and set his lens on Hollywood.
The calendar, entitled "Emotional" and launched in Paris, stars 14 Oscar-winning actresses featured in black-and-white close up, in clothed poses with invisible make-up.
The photos, while beautiful, show wrinkles, lines and imperfections.
PARIS (AP) — The Louis Vuitton red carpet was rolled out at the historic Place Vendome on Wednesday for a much-needed happy ending to a Paris Fashion Week marred by the multimillion-dollar heist of Kim Kardashian West's jewelry.
A roll call of actresses that included Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Sophie Turner and a heavily pregnant Lea Seydoux joined tennis star Roger Federer in the front row.
NEW YORK (AP) — The low-budget home invasion horror film "Don't Breathe" led the box office for the second straight week, topping all films over the Labor Day weekend with a four-day haul of $19.7 million.
No new entries made much of a dent on the last weekend of Hollywood's summer season.
The DreamWorks period drama "The Light Between Oceans," starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, opened with $6.2 million Friday through Monday. It was made for about $20 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Michael Fassbender nor Alicia Vikander was especially keen on living at a remote New Zealand lighthouse for the duration of shooting Derek Cianfrance's 1920s period drama "The Light Between Oceans."
LONDON (AP) — Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups.
Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Rooney Mara, Lupita Nyong'o, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Lea Seydoux, Zhang Ziyi and Charlotte Rampling. The youngest model, Alicia Vikander, is 27; the eldest, Helen Mirren, is 71.
In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, actress Alicia Vikander takes a selfie with fans while promoting her latest film, "Jason Bourne," in Seoul, South Korea. She called it a "pinch me" moment to go on set for the first time and see the editing and camera work led by director Paul Greengrass. "It's always a gift for an actor when you have a director who seems so calm and so clear and confident in the vision, what he wants," she said at a news conference. Matt Damon said reuniting with...