Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote ‘Remember the Titans,’ diesJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, who skillfully adapted stories of historical Black figures in “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington, “Ali” with Will Smith and “Harriet” with Cynthia Erivo, has died.
Sundance Film Festival unveils lineup for 2023 editionDecember 7, 2022 GMT
Documentaries about Brooke Shields, Judy Blume and Michael J. Fox, films from veteran directors like Nicole Holofcener, an adaptation of the viral New Yorker story “Cat Person” and the feature directorial debut of actors Alice Englert and Randall Park are among the world premieres set for the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Review: Jiminy Cricket! A live-action ‘Pinocchio’September 8, 2022 GMT
After a string of live-action remakes, from "Beauty and the Beast" to “The Lion King," the Walt Disney Co. has finally gotten around to “ Pinocchio.” Along the way, there have been some nice performances, enormous heaps of CGI and, lest anyone forget, one very blue Will Smith.
New this week: John Legend, ‘Serpent Queen’ and ‘Pinocchio’September 5, 2022 GMT
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— A race between two “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis' adaptation ahead of Guillermo del Toro's by a nose.
Aguilera, Hanks, De Niro and more light up Cannes amfAR galaMay 27, 2022 GMT
ANTIBES, France (AP) — Robert De Niro was the honored guest at the 28th annual amfAR Gala Cannes, where one lucky guest won an auction to have lunch with the actor and a piece of his family history.
Cynthia Erivo is vulnerable, yet powerful on ‘Ch. 1 Vs. 1’September 29, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — While the height of the COVID-19 pandemic brought much of the world to a standstill, it also spread a blanket of loneliness in its path by isolating family members and friends. And despite international fame and accolades, Cynthia Erivo was not exempt.
Review: Aretha Franklin bio ‘Respect’ maybe too respectfulAugust 9, 2021 GMT
The tag line for the latest biopic about an American icon reads: “Find out what it means.” Good luck with that.
After more than two hours of the new messy Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect,” it’s not clear what it means, wasting a lot of superb screen talent in the slapdash process.
Santana, LL Cool J, Manilow join Central Park concert lineupJuly 27, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Santana, LL Cool J and Barry Manilow are among the performers who will join previously announced headliners Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Jennifer Hudson at next month's Central Park concert to celebrate New York City's recovery from COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
Erivo on near-EGOT status: ‘I’m just going to keep working’March 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Color Purple” turned into Grammy, Tony and Emmy gold for Cynthia Erivo.
The performer’s brilliant performance in the Broadway revival won her the 2016 Tony for best actress in a musical...
With much respect, Cynthia Erivo takes on Queen of SoulMarch 1, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards could bring Cynthia Erivo another Emmy.
Nigerian boy gains fame with dance video as stars pay homageAugust 21, 2020 GMT
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was videoed practicing ballet barefoot in the drizzling rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a common film study session...
Awkwafina, Zendaya among 819 invited to join film academyJune 30, 2020 GMT
Cynthia Erivo, John David Washington, Eva Longoria, Zendaya and Awkwafina are among the 819 people who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
PBS Memorial Day concert shifts to TV event because of virusApril 30, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has wiped out plans to bring tens of thousand of people to the U.S. Capitol for the annual Memorial Day weekend concert shown on PBS, but organizers are pressing ahead went a revamped event.
A breakdown of the gowns, bling and beauty from the OscarsFebruary 10, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars closed the awards season in style, with statement necklaces and classic gowns, traditional tuxedos and some young rule-breakers...
Kidman, Nyong’o, Peele and more describe 1st Oscar momentsFebruary 6, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It happens in an instant: The envelope is opened, a name is called and the Oscar winner's life and career are changed forever...
Issa Rae: Movie academy ‘needs to do better’ on diversityJanuary 15, 2020 GMT
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Issa Rae's quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack of diversity among this year's nominees...
DirectorsSoMale: Oscar noms slammed for lack of diversityJanuary 14, 2020 GMT
Actress Issa Rae was ready with her quip, as if she had predicted the Oscar nominations that were announced Monday...
Beyoncé snubbed at Oscars; Elton John, Randy Newman get nodsJanuary 13, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have a chance at winning another Oscar for songwriting...
Here we go again: #DirectorsSoMale at the OscarsJanuary 13, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars.
"Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate...
The list of nominees for the 92nd Academy AwardsJanuary 13, 2020 GMT
The list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards:
Best picture: “Ford v. Ferrari”; “The Irishman”; “Jojo Rabbit”; “Joker”; “Little Women”; “Marriage Story”; “1917”; Once Upon a Time ...
‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behindJanuary 12, 2020 GMT
Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ...
A mix of risk-takers and classic Hollywood at Golden GlobesJanuary 6, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Gugu Mbatha-Raw led the fashion risk-takers at the Golden Globes, while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Cynthia Erivo topped the lists of many for more classic looks on one of the biggest red carpets of the awards season...
Complete list of nominees for 26th SAG AwardsDecember 11, 2019 GMT
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:...
Complete list of the Golden Globe nominationsDecember 9, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards:
Best motion picture, drama: “The Irishman”; “Marriage Story”; “1917”; “Joker”; “The Two Popes...
Cynthia Erivo on becoming Harriet TubmanOctober 31, 2019 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — British actress Cynthia Erivo is relatively small in stature. In person, she is earnest and genial...
Gerwig talks ‘Little Women’ for academy’s women initiativeOctober 2, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — With a new awards season underway, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a luncheon Wednesday supporting female filmmakers and celebrating the women behind Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Little Women...
‘Harriet,’ the first film about Tubman, premieres in TorontoSeptember 11, 2019 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman...
Cynthia Erivo: Jeff Bridges has same aura as The DudeJanuary 5, 2019 GMT
Cynthia Erivo says Jeff Bridges has the same "laid-back aura" as his legendary 'The Big Lebowski' character The Dude.
The 31-year-old actress got to know the 69-year-old star while appearing opposite him in 2018 neo-noir thriller 'Bad Times at the El Royale', and she believes there are several similarities between the legendary Hollywood actor and his avid bowler alter-ego Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, who he portrayed in the 1998 classic crime comedy movie.