92nd Street Y to host marathon reading of Philip Roth novel
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's 92nd Street Y says it will host a marathon reading of Philip Roth's novel "The Plot Against America" this October with the help of several prominent actors.
Bridges on latest movie: ‘I don’t know what the hell is going on’
Stand Up To Cancer raises best-ever $123 million in pledges
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet.
The organization said Sunday that the fundraiser received more than $123 million in pledges from the U.S. and Canada.
Matt Damon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jon Hamm and Winona Ryder were among the stars participating in Friday's telecast. Musical performers included Stevie Wonder, Little Big Town and Charlie Wilson, a cancer survivor.
‘Tag’ stars’ lifelong connection to childhood friends
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Pixar's record-breaking opening of "Incredibles 2" is even bigger than initially expected. According to final totals Monday from the studios, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its first three days in theaters — a record opening for animated movies by almost $50 million.
TV picks for April 28-29: Rosie Perez, Willie Nelson, ‘All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys’
On the road again
Willie Nelson may have the touring schedule of a 29-year-old musician, but the country music legend is actually celebrating his 85th birthday this weekend, a milestone that more than justifies a marathon retrospective that kicks off with a sit-down with Dan Rather, followed by highlights from Farm Aid 2017 and various concerts.
Hamm and Helms - action stars?
Hamm and Helms’ reboot madness
Jon Hamm is "amazed" it's taken more than 25 years for 'Beirut' to reach cinema screens.
The 46-year-old actor - who stars as a former US diplomat during the Lebanese Civil War in the 80s - has admitted to being shock that it's taken so long for Tony Gilroy's script - which was penned in the early 90s - to come to fruition.
It was back in 1992 that screenwriter Tony Gilroy finished the script for “Beirut.” It is good news for moviegoers but bad news for the world that the issues and concerns he raised in this tasty Middle East-themed geopolitical thriller are as relevant 26 years later as they were then.
“Beirut” is a spy story. But what’s its mission?
Set on the eve of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, it’s a complicated story of Americans, Israelis and competing terrorist groups. There’s a mess of double-crosses, disloyalties and secret agendas.
Hamm: ‘Mad Men’ was a ‘wonderful experience’
The 'Mad Men' star does strong work in this tense kidnapping thriller
A tense, tight kidnapping thriller about shifting loyalties and finding redemption, "Beirut" marks Jon Hamm's finest film work to date.
Post-"Mad Men," Hamm hasn't had an easy time finding roles as juicy as Don Draper to dive into. But here he brings soul and smarts to Mason Skiles, an ex-U.S. diplomat who returns to Beirut following an incident that tore his world apart.
Can a period film titled Beirut offer anything but a maelstrom of godforsaken conflict? Yes, to a degree. Jon Hamm delivers a career-reviving performance, riding a roller-coaster character arc as a disillusioned former diplomat in crisis. While the larger issues underlying Lebanons endless 20-sided tug of war are as hopeless and half-intelligible after the film as before, the human issues of its core story move along crisply.
Scene … Former New York Knicks star John Starks was seen celebrating Easter with his family at Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse on Church Street in Greenwich last Sunday.
Jon Hamm’s ‘tricky’ ‘Beirut’ shoot
Spotted … Motown diva and Greenwich resident Diana Ross was seen giving 2-year old Greenwich resident Liam Scarlett the high-five while shopping at Acme Market in Greenwich last weekend.
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Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn and more star in director Mark Pellington's look at loss
"Nostalgia" is an effective portrait of lives lived, told through shifting stories that examine the various ways in which we categorize our memories.
Review: ‘Nostalgia’ is an unrushed poem with a great cast
One of the first images in the film "Nostalgia" is of an heirloom necklace dangling on the neck of a diner waitress. One of the last images is of a massive puffy cloud, ever shifting in the wide sky.
Between these symbols of permanence and flux is a deeply meditative movie about time, loss and the stuff we fiercely hold onto along the way. "Nostalgia" is thoughtful and lyrical, an unrushed poem with a first-rate cast.
Hamm: men need to concentrate on listening
You’ll find Westin Galleymore behind the bar at Underbelly and Hay Merchant
Length of time working at current place?
Behind the bar at Underbelly, a little over two months. Hay Merchant, roughly four months.
No one has ever called me it, but sometimes I imagine "W," pronounced "Dub-ya," being cool. Then I say it out loud and am glad it is not a thing.
Jon Hamm is reportedly "desperate" to takeover from Ben Affleck as Batman in the DC Extended Universe.
The pair previously starred alongside each other in 2010's 'The Town' and are believed to have remained friends ever since, but a source says that won't stop the 'Baby Driver' actor audition for the part should Affleck step down from the role as The Caped Crusader.
An insider told Radar Online: "This is business for Jon - not personal.
Edgar Wright has confirmed 'Baby Driver 2' is in the works.
The 43-year-old filmmaker wrote and directed the 2017 widely acclaimed crime thriller starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James and Jon Hamm, and following its success, Wright played coy about a potential sequel.
However, now Wright has confirmed he is working on writing a sequel and has "lots if ideas".
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Wright said: "Those talks are already in the works. The deal is being hammered out as we speak.
NHL caps centennial with documentary lauding its greats
The NHL is wrapping up its centennial celebration with a documentary that taught even "The Great One" something about his sport.
"I found out some interesting things about the game that I didn't know," Wayne Gretzky said.
The record-breaking career of hockey's greatest player one highlight of "The NHL: 100 Years" documentary that airs Sunday night, a century to the date of league's founding on Nov. 26, 1917.
Adam Levine has more "respect" for women after borrowing his wife's clothes for Halloween.
The Maroon 5 singer nicked a lacy vest top, a short zebra print skirt and a cropped fur jacket from Behati Prinsloo's closet for the annual Casamigos Halloween party and quipped that wearing women's clothing for the night showed him how tough it is for women.
He joked on Instagram: "Raided my wife's closet. Wearing girl stuff is NOT easy. Respect to the females. (sic)"
Ava DuVernay, Chelsea Manning to attend New Yorker Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's New Yorker Festival has attracted a diverse group of artists and leaders, including Ava DuVernay, Nathan Lane, Glenn Close, Preet Bharara, Sen. Al Franken and Chelsea Manning.
The annual three-day gathering offers fans of the magazine a chance to hear their favorite authors, actors, directors, artists and politicians interviewed, as well as screenings and panel discussions. Some 20,000 attend each year.
There's nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of "Baby Driver " are pure movie magic.
‘Baby Driver’ cast feels the need for speed
Who’s the best driver in ‘Baby Driver’?
‘Baby Driver’ cast has a blast in London
Jon Hamm: ‘I do drive very fast’
Jon Hamm has joined the cast of 'Tag'.
The 46-year-old actor is set to star in the upcoming comedy movie alongside the previously announced cast which includes Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis and Rashida Jones.
'Tag' is based on a true story featured in The Wall Street Journal in 2013 about a group of friends who have been playing an intense version of the children's playground game of the same for around 30 years.
Jon Hamm says being single "sucks".
The 46-year-old actor split from actress Jennifer Westfeldt, his girlfriend of 18 years, nearly two years ago and admitted being on his own after all that time is not enjoyable.
He told InStyle magazine: "It's hard. It's hard to be single after being together for a long time. It's really hard. It sucks."
'Mad Men' star Jon also called himself a narcissist but insisted he is a good partner.
March Madness tips from the stars
Ansel Elgort’s driving face
Hanks, Baldwin headline Facebook Live ACLU fundraiser
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey are among the stars set to appear on Facebook Live as part of a fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union.
Jon Hamm, Amy Poehler, Tracy Morgan and others will also take part in "Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU," which will stream on Facebook on March 31. The event will be broadcast from New York and hosted on the Facebook pages of Stand for Rights, Funny or Die and The Huffington Post.
Hamm’s ‘moving’ Sundance reunion
‘Distinguished’ event to feature handsome riders on vintage motorcycles in Billings
Few occasions call for a bow tie and a motorcycle. Dapper fans of old bikes are in luck this weekend as Billings is one of 410 cities worldwide to host The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday.
Pour some Champagne, light a smoke and put on something gorgeous, dahling, because the women of "Absolutely Fabulous" are back.
It's been 24 years since Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley made their debut as hard-partying best friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone on the BBC sitcom, and they bring the same outrageous boozy charm to their big-screen adventure, "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie."
They've also brought along some familiar faces, including Eddy's put-upon...