A moderately strong earthquake struck the Los Angeles area late Friday night, rattling nerves already frayed by wildfires and smoke across Southern California. Hitting at 11:38 p.m., the quake registered a magnitude of 4.5 and was centered in the San Gabriel Valley near South El Monte, about 13 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, according […]
Cousin Greg’s gross toes, “Shitaly,” and “he did once call me the C-t of Monte Cristo” — those bits are among the “Succession” cast’s favorite lines from Season 2. During a virtual roundtable for Variety’s streaming room in late May with the cast of the Emmy-nominated HBO show, the conversation, which lasted more than an […]
Chinese sci-fi blockbuster “The Wandering Earth” was named film of the year by the China Film Directors Guild at its annual awards ceremony on Saturday night in Beijing, local media reported. The award ceremony, which took place coincided with the further re-opening of cinemas in China as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, also presented director of […]
The moment Serena van der Woodsen stepped off the train at Grand Central Station with her tousled blonde hair, tan leather jacket and a brown Coach bag, her look from head to toe showed the "Gossip Girl" audience exactly who she was. Every character on the show owned a signature look -- from Blair Waldorf’s […]
When I first turned on “Ted Lasso,” I was looking for a show to have on in the background while cooking and figured it might be harmless enough to fit the bill. At the time, I didn’t know anyone else watching the Apple TV Plus comedy about a hapless Premier League coach (played by Jason […]
Barcelona-born filmmaker Isabel Coixet arrived at the San Sebastian Film Festival to receive the Spanish Ministry of Culture's National Cinematography Prize at a prestigious event hosted at the Tabakalera’s Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea. Coixet, 60, arrived straight from the post-production suite, where last week she finished work on her thirteenth feature film, “It Snows in Benidorm,” starring […]
Barcelona’s Gadea Films, co-producer of Laura Herrero Garvin's Mexico City-set documentary “La Mami,” a hit at IDFA, is reaching across the Atlantic once more, linking to Colombia’s Rara Colectivo Audiovisual on the production of Cordelia Alegre’s “La Unión.” Put through this year’s Screen-Incubator at the Madrid Film School (ECAM), “La Unión” marks yet another feature […]
Edgar Wright has penned a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to legendary actress Diana Ring, who died at the age of 82 on the 10th September.
Lana Wachowski has made sure that The Matrix 4 has “shifted visually” from the original sci-fi trilogy, according to Neil Patrick Harris.
Florence Pugh says that her future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be decided by the response to Black Widow.
A director whose short films have garnered honors in Japan and abroad, Sato Takuma is celebrating a milestone with the selection of his first theatrical feature, “Any Crybabies Around,” by San Sebastian. Sato set the film in his native Akita Prefecture, at the northern tip of Japan’s main island of Honshu. “I wrote a story […]
Alden Ehrenreich has been reflecting on his debut performance as a young Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a petite woman from Brooklyn who grew up to be a towering figure in American legal history and cultural trailblazer in American life. She was the most intimidating interview I have ever done. I had the privilege of sitting with Justice Ginsburg and her daughter, Columbia University Law professor Jane C. […]
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will set off a massive political battle over her replacement, and just a few hours later on Friday night, the cable networks were already getting in place to cover it. On MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," the tone was somber, as the show broadcast live images of a vigil […]
Ryan Murphy’s new “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel, “Ratched,” finally dropped today on Netflix. The highly-anticipated origin story takes a look at the early career of infamous villain Nurse Mildred Ratched (played by a deliciously vicious Sarah Paulson) as she perfects her special brand of patient care and lobotomy skills at the fictional […]
Over the last handful of years, standup comedian Iliza Shlesinger’s career has kicked into overdrive. And as her star (and fortunes) have risen, she’s steadily, impressively and in fairly short order upgraded her residential circumstances in Los Angeles. About eleven years ago, following her win as the first woman, and the youngest, winner of NBC’s […]
James Caan says there wont be a sequel to the hit Christmas fantasy-comedy “Elf” because headliner Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau “didn’t get along.”“”We were gonna do it and I thought, ‘Oh my god, I finally got a franchise movie, I could make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do.’ And the director and Will didn’t get along very well,” Caan told Cleveland’s 92.3 The Fan’s Bull & Fox show on Friday. “So, Will wanted to do it, he didn’t want the director, and he had it in his contract, it was one of those things.”The Will Ferrell holiday movie, first released in 2003, centered on Buddy (Ferrell), a human who was adopted and raised by Santa’s elves. Buddy learns about this and heads to New York City to meet his biological father (Cann) while also spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics in the process. “Elf” also starred Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Bob Newhart and Ed Asner.Also Read: Jon Favreau Wants 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 to Be Like 'Game of Thrones'Made on a budget of just $33 million, the film was a box office hit and grossed $220.4 million in world wide box office. “Elf” is considered one of the greatest Christmas movies and in 2017, Fandango users rated “Elf” the best Christmas film of the 21st century.Representatives for Ferrell did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Favreau’s representative didn’t immediately have a comment.Read original story James Caan Says There’s No ‘Elf 2’ Because Will Ferrell and Jon Favreau ‘Didn’t Get Along’ At TheWrap
Celebrities and political figures took to social media to express their condolences and share reactions after the news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death broke Friday. Ginsburg, who was 87, is most known for her fearless defense of gender equality and women’s rights. She recently announced her cancer had returned, although she said […]
Former "Today" show host Matt Lauer, axed from his longstanding morning chat show duties (and the adoration of the public) in late 2017 after he was accused of sexual assault by multiple women, is once again trying to sell off his massive compound in the Hamptons, as was first reported by the The New York […]
Hit-Boy is at the pinnacle of his career having executive produced Nas’ latest release, the well-received "King’s Disease," as well as Big Sean’s "D2" (alongside Sean and Kanye West), which currently stands as the No. 1 album in the U.S. Among his other credits: Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” Kanye West’s “N-s In Paris” and Kendrick […]
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court Justice who established herself as a trailblazer for women’s rights and gender equality, died on Friday from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87. “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts, […]
A look at the stars in movies, TV, music, sports and media we lost this yearDavid Stern,The former longtime commissioner of the NBA died Jan. 1 following a brain hemorrhage, according to a statement from current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. He was 77.Andrew Burkle Andrew Burkle, an aspiring film producer and the son of billionaire Ron Burkle, died Jan. 6 in his Beverly Hills home, according to People Magazine. He was 27.Elizabeth Wurtzel The author of the seminal 1994 memoir “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America” died in a Manhattan hospital on Jan. 7 at age 52.Silvio Horta Silvio Horta, creator of ABC comedy series “Ugly Betty,” was found dead in a Miami motel room Jan. 7. He was 45.Read original story Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2020 (Photos) At TheWrap
Brian Henson has been head of the Jim Henson Company for nearly 30 years now, following in his father Jim Henson's footsteps. His latest project, "Earth To Ned" (streaming on Disney Plus) features new puppet creatures, such as the titular alien commander Ned (Paul Rugg) and his sidekick Cornelius (Michael Oosterom), who host a late-night […]