Broadway theater renamed in honor of James Earl JonesSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The newly restored Cort Theatre on Broadway has been renamed after James Earl Jones, becoming the second theater on the Great White Way named after a Black artist.
During Monday's ceremony included Norm Lewis singing “Go the Distance,” Brian Stokes Mitchell singing “Make Them Hear You” and words from Mayor Eric Adams, Samuel L.
Oscar wins for ‘CODA’ bring tears, elation to Deaf communityMarch 29, 2022 GMT
When “CODA” won the Oscar for best picture in Los Angeles, movie stars from Samuel L. Jackson to Nicole Kidman waved their hands instead of clapping — recognition of a culture and community that proudly calls itself Deaf.
Oscars celebrate May, Jackson, Ullmann and GloverMarch 26, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elaine May was the last to arrive and the first to leave at the Governors Awards on Friday in Los Angeles.
Her fellow honorees, Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover, all arrived hours earlier, each holding court at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, posing for photos and enjoying their moment amid the lead-up to the 94th Academy Awards.
Liv Ullmann has given out many Oscars. Now she gets her own.March 24, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liv Ullmann likes to say that she’s given away many Oscars in her life. But she’s not talking about losing.
The great Norwegian actor was once a frequent presenter at the awards.
Samuel L. Jackson to receive honor at NAACP Image AwardsFebruary 3, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Samuel L. Jackson will receive the Chairman’s Award during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards this month.
The NAACP announced Thursday that it will bestow the 73-year-old actor with the award, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate “exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change.”
Jason Bateman named Hasty Pudding’s Man of the YearDecember 23, 2021 GMT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Jason Bateman was named the 2022 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday, the first recipient of the award since 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governors Awards postponed amid omicron spikeDecember 22, 2021 GMT
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to postpone the Governors Awards, which bestow honorary Oscars, due to concerns over the omicron variant.
New plans will come at a later date, an academy spokesperson said Wednesday.
Review: ‘The Protege’ is a sleek and derivative diversionAugust 19, 2021 GMT
Maggie Q should really be the star of “The Protege.” She's in virtually every scene, whether covered in blood or couture. But top billing for this thriller goes to Michael Keaton, who saunters in by the 22-minute mark.
Oscars to honor Elaine May, Danny Glover, Samuel L. JacksonJune 24, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards will present Elaine May, Samuel L. Jackson and Liv Ullmann with honorary Oscars and Danny Glover with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 12th Governors Awards in January.
‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ hits top mark at box officeJune 20, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” struck the top box office target.
The Lionsgate’s film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek brought in $11.6 million domestically to claim the No.
Mari Winsor, Pilates guru and celebrity trainer, dies at 70May 1, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mari Winsor, a celebrity trainer for Hollywood’s elite who became known as a Pilates guru, has died...
Review: ‘The Rhythm Section’ is a fresh take on old formulaJanuary 29, 2020 GMT
When you think of top-notch movie assassins, there’s a good chance you conjure up Samuel L. Jackson or Keanu Reeves or Matt Damon...
Review: ‘The Last Full Measure’ fumbles its proud missionJanuary 22, 2020 GMT
There's been a lot of talk recently about so-called “dad movies,” partly sparked by the success of “Ford v Ferrari...
‘Holy Grail’ digital effects rewinding the clock for actorsJanuary 12, 2020 GMT
LONDON (AP) — With Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” expected to battle “Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood” and “1917” for the best picture Oscar in February, all eyes are on the special effects team that made the sprawling crime epic possible...
Taylor Swift, Spike Lee make year’s top entertainment photosDecember 19, 2019 GMT
Taylor Swift performing at the American Music Awards, the fabulous reaction Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave when winning a trophy at the Emmy Awards and the time Spike Lee gleefully jumped into the arms of Samuel L...
Apple cancels premiere of ‘The Banker’ over ‘concerns’November 20, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company’s first original films, “The Banker” the day before it was to debut at Los Angeles’ AFI Film Festival...
Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78October 12, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78...
Tyler Perry christens new studio with help of Oprah, othersOctober 6, 2019 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala...
Review: Toxic masculinity in a sitcom package in ‘Shaft’June 13, 2019 GMT
The latest "Shaft," which adds a new generation of bad mother------- to the mix, is not what you might expect. It's not gritty or raw or even attempting to be all that cool. Instead it maintains intoxicatingly upbeat sitcom-style energy, with gentrification jokes, generational jabs (mostly at the expense of millennials) and Samuel L.
Samuel L. Jackson among presenters for NBA Awards show in LAJune 6, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson, comedian Tiffany Haddish and Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley are among the presenters announced Thursday for the NBA Awards show on June 24...
JUNEMay 2, 2019 GMT
"Dark Phoenix" (June 7) — Sophie Turner's Jean Grey gets the spotlight in this X-Men sequel set a decade after the events of "X-Men: Apocalypse."
"Late Night" (June 7) — Mindy Kaling wrote and stars in this comedy about an aspiring comedy writer who gets the dream job on the writing staff of Emma Thompson's late night show.
Oscar moments: Record night for women; Wakanda makes historyFebruary 25, 2019 GMT
Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats...
Triumph and disappointment for Spike Lee at OscarsFebruary 25, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee's first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into one with joy and passion, but that later gave way to frustration...
‘Incredibles 2’ brings back super familyNovember 16, 2018 GMT
Movies & More reviewer John Gillispie shares his thoughts on "The Incredibles 2," which is from Disney and Pixar and is rated PG.
"The Incredibles 2" arrives on DVD just in time for the holidays and I imagine this animated movie will be on a lot of people's wish lists this year.
Reg E Cathey, known for ‘House of Cards,’ dead at 59February 10, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for "House of Cards" and "The Wire," has died...
Common and Hanks among stars of ‘Super School Live’ specialAugust 24, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Common and Jennifer Hudson are among the celebrities participating in an hour-long live television special about reinventing American high schools...
Box Office Top 20: ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ hits No. 1August 21, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Hitman's Bodyguard" stole the weekend from the heist pic "Logan Lucky." Starring Samuel L...
Disney fans get look at ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’July 15, 2017 GMT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it's getting a football team's worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in "Wreck-It Ralph 2," reuniting "The Incredibles" fourteen years after the original film hit theaters, or securing a new director for "Toy Story 4...
Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch Star Wars eventApril 13, 2017 GMT
How do you celebrate 40 years of "Star Wars" in 90 minutes?
With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a fair amount of jokes about George Lucas' dialogue, of course...
See Samuel L. Jackson Reenact Film Career With James CordenMarch 10, 2017 GMT
James Corden and Samuel L. Jackson reenacted Jackson's extensive filmography on The Late Late Showon Wednesday.
Colin Firth is a killer spy in new ‘Kingsman’ filmJuly 26, 2014 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a blood-hating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming "Kingsman: The Secret Service."
The two actors were joined by fellow cast members and the film's writer Friday at Comic-Con to present an early look at footage from the October release.
‘Walking Dead’ wins game of the year at Spike VGAsDecember 8, 2012 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Walking Dead: The Game" took a bite out of the Spike Video Game Awards.
Telltale Games' interactive episodic series based on the zombie comic book franchise was selected as game of the year at Friday's extravaganza, which honors outstanding achievements in the video game industry over the past year.