Richard Madden shrugs off Bond rumors at Cannes

Entertainment 05/17/19, 08:37

Richard Madden donned a James Bond-esque white tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival, but the actor shrugged off any 007 rumors.Some British bookies have recently had Madden as the favorite to succeed Daniel Craig, who's currently shooting what he's said will be his last movie in the role. Asked about ...

Elton John and ‘Rocketman’ touch down in Cannes

Entertainment 05/16/19, 15:52

Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" has landed at the Cannes Film Festival where star Taron Egerton was moved to tears after the premiere.John executive produced the film. And while the 72-year-old pop star hasn't spoken much about the movie, he came to Cannes complete with heart-shaped, red-tinted glasses and ...

Cannes Film festival set to open with zombie comedy

Entertainment 05/14/19, 03:17

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is set to open Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die" and the introduction of Alejandro Inarritu's jury.This year's Cannes arrives with the usual swirl of celebrity and controversy. Debuting at the French film festival will be Quentin Tarantino's ...

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

Asia & Pacific 05/05/19, 23:06

Brunei's sultan has said a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an international outcry.The United Nations has called the laws implemented April 3 "draconian" while the U.S. and several other countries have urged Brunei ...

Summer Movie Preview: Capturing the essence of Elton John

Entertainment 05/02/19, 10:02

Sir Elton John gave actor Taron Egerton some unlikely advice for portraying him in "Rocketman": Don't do an impression. Sing the songs the way you want.It was a freeing, if unusual, bit of direction for a project about himself that John had been trying to make for seven years. But ...

Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes

Entertainment 04/16/19, 14:13

The Elton John biopic "Rocketman" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. "Rocketman" will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it's to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday confirmed the premiere, which Variety first reported. The film stars Taron Egerton as ...

Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei sultan

Europe 04/06/19, 08:40

The University of Oxford says it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the Sultan of Brunei following the outcry over new Islamic laws in the Southeast Asian nation that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death.The university said on Saturday it shared the "international revulsion" the ...

Paramount brings ‘Rocketman,’ new ‘Terminator’ to CinemaCon

Entertainment 04/04/19, 14:53

Paramount Pictures didn't make CinemaCon wait for "Rocketman."The Elton John musical starring Taron Egerton is one of the summer's most anticipated releases and the studio kicked things off on an upbeat note Thursday morning with some footage and a Las Vegas-worthy performance of "I'm Still Standing" with some sequin-clad dancers."Elton's ...

Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

New York 03/08/19, 13:57

Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1987, will earn the organization's highest honor on June 13 at its 50th induction ceremony in New York City.Bayer Sager, 71, has ...

‘What a talent’: Celebrities react to death of Lagerfeld

Entertainment 02/19/19, 13:31

Some reaction to the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld."His humor, wit, love and passion for fashion will live on forever. Thank you for the inspiration that you gave to this world and for all of the hearts that you touched in the process." — Bella Hadid, via Instagram.___"We lost ...

Bryce Dallas Howard honored by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

Entertainment 01/29/19, 12:25

Actor, producer and director Bryce Dallas Howard has been named 2019 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.The nation's oldest collegiate theatrical organization says in Tuesday's announcement that Howard is being honored because she is "an accomplished actress who has given such a wide range of critically ...

Some call Greta Van Fleet the saviors of rock. But not them.

Entertainment 01/24/19, 12:29

When the members of the rock band Greta Van Fleet put their last touches on their first full-length album, they didn't celebrate with a round of beers.They immediately started working on new songs.Says guitarist Jake Kiszka: "If we're stagnant, it becomes boring."The young Michigan rockers whose sound and classic rock ...

Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B to play Bonnaroo fest

Entertainment 01/08/19, 09:04

The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the Lumineers and multiple sets from Phish.The lineup was released Tuesday for the June 13-16 outdoor music festival held annually in Manchester, Tennessee.Other top acts include Solange, The Grand Ole Opry, The Avett Brothers, Hozier, ...

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