Super Bowl ad winners: Bud Light, Amazon
NEW YORK (AP) — This year some of the Super Bowl ads that grabbed the greatest buzz were surprises, like Bud Light's "Game of Thrones" teaser. Other crowd-pleasers focused on humor, like Amazon's take on celebrity product testers.
ShowBiz Minute: Brown, Whitaker, Franklin
Forest Whitaker files for divorce from Keisha Nash-Whitaker
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forest Whitaker has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Keisha Nash-Whitaker.
The 57-year-old "Black Panther" actor cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The brief document says the exact value of the couple's assets and debts are unclear and will be determined later.
The couple has two daughters together, and each has a child from a previous relationship. All four are adults.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 15-21
July 15: Actor Ken Kercheval ("Dallas") is 83. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 74. Singer Millie Jackson is 74. Guitarist-singer Peter Lewis of Moby Grape is 73. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 72. Drummer Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is 70. Actor Terry O'Quinn ("Lost," ''West Wing," ''Alias") is 66. Singer-guitarist David Pack (Ambrosia) is 66. Drummer Marky Ramone (The Ramones) is 62. Actor Willie Aames ("Eight Is Enough," ''Charles In Charge") is 58. Model Kim Alexis is 58. Actress Lolita Davidovich...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year.
The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, organizers announced Monday.
Others headlining the festival include Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams and African artists including Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest and Femi Kuti.
The crime and chaos resumes, along with the love-hate relationship between Lucious and Cookie in the “Empire” Spring premiere, airing at 8 p.m., Wednesday on Fox.
Eric Bana immediately said yes to starring in 'The Forgiven'.
The 49-year-old actor portrays notorious murderer Piet Blomfeld in the new drama/thriller by Roland Joffe, which follows his attempt to seek redemption through meetings with Archbishop Desmond Tutu - played by Forest Whitaker - and Bana couldn't believe he was asked to star in the film.
In an interview with Collider, Bana said: "I read the script and loved it, and couldn't believe that Roland was asking me to do it.
Forest Whitaker’s commitment to Africa
Movie Minute: There’s ‘Black Panther’ and everybody else at the box office this weekend
Movie Minute: There's 'Black Panther' and everybody else at the box office this weekend
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The first blockbuster of the year arrives in theaters today. Marvel's "Black Panther" is poised to dominate the box office over President Day's weekend with a predicted gross between $180-$200 million according to Deadline.
In case the movie is sold out, you can always watch one of the other two new wide releases: the stop-motion animated pic "Early Man" and the biblical action film "Samson."
“Black Panther,” the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, doesn’t come out until next week. Already, though, critics are chiming in.
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‘Black Panther’ cast rejoice over standing ovation
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox network says Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on "Empire" this fall.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities are using social media to express their support for Wednesday's International Women's Day. A sampling:
— "Dreaming of a World Where Women have Equal Rights" — Madonna on Instagram, with an outtake from her recent Vogue Germany shoot.
— "Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult" #internationalwomensday" — Adele on Twitter.
The Latest: Shakira calls for more early childhood education
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local):
Shakira is suggesting an antidote for violent conflict and divisive populism: Get more kids in pre-school.
Forest Whitaker brings creepy intensity to ‘Star Wars’ spinoff
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has brought some new faces into the mix in what is billed as the first spinoff movie for a franchise that began in 1977 and is a welcomed but awkward break from the formula.
The most noticeable newbie is veteran actor Forest Whitaker, whose most recent science-fiction role was as Colonel Weber in “Arrival.” In his “Star Wars” outing, Whitaker plays Saw Gerrera, a leading member of the Onderon rebels.
An international ‘Rogue One’ cast for a new ‘Star Wars’ era
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Star Wars" has always had a wide variety of faces and languages in its films, but, besides a few outliers, the diversity was mainly limited to that of the various creatures inhabiting the planets. "The Force Awakens" cracked that seal a bit, but it's the spinoff film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" that really bursts through the arbitrary barrier with a large international cast, including Mexican actor Diego Luna, Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, the British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed, Chinese stars Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen, Australian Ben Mendelsohn, African-American actor Forest Whitaker and British actress Felicity Jones .
‘Rogue One’ stars discuss early reception to film
So many aliens have landed in films you’d think we’d be ready for their appearance.
In “Arrival,” however, residents around the world are freaked. Huge, egg-shaped vehicles hang in the air, suggesting they’re about to attack.
Before anyone starts firing, officials decide to see if they can converse.
Enter: Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguist who has to figure out what their form of communication is and what they’re trying to say.
Forest Whitaker joins ‘Black Panther’ cast
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forest Whitaker is coming to the Marvelverse.
Marvel says the Oscar-winning actor is joining the cast of "Black Panther." Whitaker will portray an elder statesman named Zuri from the fictional nation of Wakanda.
Chadwick Boseman was introduced as Wakanda ruler T'Challa earlier this year in "Captain America: Civil War."
The character of Zuri in the comics was a loyal ally of T'Challa's father and a fierce warrior.
Samuel L. Jackson, Kenneth Cole to host diversity event
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities from music, film, fashion, sport and academia — including Samuel L. Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Jason Collins, America Ferrera, Salma Hayek, Quincy Jones, and Emilio and Gloria Estefan — have signed up to co-chair a two-day convention to celebrate diversity and unity.