Stories tagged: entertainment
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Kyle Gass Band’s rock entertains both comically, musically
Kyle Gass is best known as one half of Tenacious D, the comedy rock duo he formed with Jack Black in the mid-’90s. But Tenacious D is, because of Black’s …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
NBC boss and TV hit-making titan Grant Tinker dies at age 90
Grant Tinker, who brought new polish to the TV world and beloved shows to the audience as both a producer and a network boss, has died. He was 90.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 8 a.m.
GoPro cutting 15 percent of workforce, shuts down entertainment unit
GoPro Inc., struggling to get traction with its new action-camera and drone, said it will eliminate about 15 percent of its workforce and shut down its entertainment division to reduce …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
James Taylor announces summer 2017 tour of 4 baseball parks
Singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced a summer tour of four baseball parks, culminating in a date at Fenway Park, home of his beloved Boston Red Sox.
Thu., Nov. 24, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
At 11, composer about to premiere first full opera
Alma Deutscher is a composer, virtuoso pianist and concert violinist who wrote her first sonata five years ago and whose first full opera will have its world premiere next month …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Amazon flooded with negative reviews of Megyn Kelly’s memoir
Amazon has suppressed a number of negative reviews of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s new memoir.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Pumpkin-flinging TV special canceled after explosion, injury
The Science Channel has canceled its planned TV special on a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition after a woman was critically injured during the event earlier this month.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
Medal of Freedom goes to 21 artists, athletes, others
President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and “helped make me who I am.”
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Kanye West hospitalized in Los Angeles
Kanye West has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after abruptly canceling the last 21 dates of his national tour.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 7:03 a.m.
California’s pornography condom rejection has industry returning to L.A.
Southern California’s signature adult entertainment industry may return home after the defeat of a measure that would have mandated condoms on adult film sets statewide.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, midnight
Around the remote: Gobble up the Macy’s Parade
Our day of gastronomical gluttony just wouldn’t be the same without the massive procession in Manhattan, with its fancy floats, cheerleaders, clowns, celebrities and humongous balloons. The holiday spectacle returns …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
‘Hamilton’ member gives Pence earful; Trump: ‘Apologize!’
President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the “Hamilton” cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 10 a.m.
Celebrity focus: Boxer Vinny Paz says Hollywood biopic made him cry
The 53-year-old retired boxing champion said Thursday the movie is so realistic that watching it revived painful memories of when a doctor had to remove a halo medical device from …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Judge awards damages of $36M in Bobbi Kristina death case
A judge in Atlanta on Thursday ordered Bobbi Kristina Brown’s partner, Nick Gordon, to pay $36 million in a wrongful death case, her estate’s lawyers said.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
‘The Shining’ actress Shelley Duvall reveals mental illness
Actress Shelley Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with “Dr. Phil.”
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Morgan Freeman to receive AARP lifetime achievement award
Morgan Freeman is adding another lifetime achievement prize to his mantelpiece. AARP said Thursday the actor will receive its Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award at a gala ceremony next …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Nobel no-show: Dylan not coming to Stockholm to get prize
Bob Dylan won’t be coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the Dec. 10 prize ceremony.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
Bill Cosby’s sex-assault case won’t be tossed, judge rules
A judge on Wednesday denied Bill Cosby’s latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Prince’s estate sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation over Tidal streaming
Prince’s record company is suing Jay Z’s company for copyright infringement, saying it streamed Prince’s songs on the Tidal music service without permission after his death.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
Kendall Jenner disappears from Instagram
The Kardashian clan might be getting serious about taking a step back from social media. Kendall Jenner’s Instagram account vanished over the weekend, but her 68 million followers on the …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Bill Cosby’s lawyer says entertainer expects to be cleared and resume his career
Bill Cosby expects to be cleared of a criminal sexual assault charge and restart his show business career.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Texas man accused of stalking Taylor Swift at Texas airport
A Texas man accused of stalking singer Taylor Swift in Austin, Texas, has been charged with violating a lifetime restraining order.
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
Robert Vaughn, suave ‘Man from U.NCL.E.’ star, dies at 83
Oscar-nominated actor Robert Vaughn, the debonair crime-fighter of television’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” in the 1960s, has died.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
Martin Shkreli debuts secret Wu-Tang album after Trump win
President-elect Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday has prompted embattled pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to publicly debut some songs off the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million last year.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
Celebrities express dismay, hope at Donald Trump’s victory
Donald Trump’s election stunned many, including celebrities who overwhelmingly supported Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Here’s how some of them reacted on Twitter to his victory:
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, midnight
Around the remote: SNL gets last laugh at election
The merry pranksters of “SNL” might be among the few folks not rooting for the election to be over.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 11 a.m.
Mila Kunis pens essay promising intolerance for gender bias
She says a producer once told her she’d “never work in this town again” when she refused to pose “semi-naked” for a men’s magazine to promote a film. More recently, …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
China’s Wanda buys Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion
China’s Dalian Wanda Group has added another entertainment trophy to its stable of overseas acquisitions, paying $1 billion for Dick Clark Productions, the TV company that produces the Golden Globes …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
Beyonce, Kaepernick, Hart among Ebony Power 100 honorees
Beyonce, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Hart are among 100 black leaders being recognized by Ebony magazine.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, midnight
Around the remote: CMAs take stage on Wednesday
Talk about being “country strong.” This trophy fest celebrates its golden anniversary by paying homage to the past, while also honoring the achievements of recent standouts. Performers include Dierks Bentley, …