Mitt Romney says he may skip 2020 presidential endorsement

Politics 06/07/19, 18:09

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday that he's not sure if he will endorse President Donald Trump for a second term and that he may not throw his weight behind anyone during the 2020 campaign. "I don't think endorsements are worth a thimble of spit," the Republican former presidential candidate told ...

Dwayne Johnson goes indie with ‘Fighting With My Family’

Entertainment 02/22/19, 11:18

Believe it or not, Hollywood executives told Dwayne Johnson "no thanks" when he pitched his latest movie.It was an unusual rejection for the industry's reigning box office champion, whose "Jumanji" reboot in 2017 made nearly $1 billion worldwide. And so before he trades insults with Jason Statham in "Hobbs & ...

Michael Jackson accusers detail road to ‘Leaving Neverland’

Entertainment 02/21/19, 00:50

Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck say that the Sundance Film Festival is first time they've ever felt public support for their allegations the King of Pop molested them.The documentary "Leaving Neverland," which premiered at the festival last month and will air on HBO in two parts on ...

Gwyneth Paltrow denies causing Utah ski crash

Entertainment 02/20/19, 13:33

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow denied Wednesday that she skied into a man who accused her in a lawsuit of seriously injuring him at a Utah ski resort, alleging in a counter claim that the man actually plowed into her from behind and delivered a full "body blow." Paltrow was skiing with her ...

For Chloe Kim, another title, and taste of things to come

Sports 02/08/19, 16:12

That already sizable gap between Chloe Kim and the rest of the world is growing even bigger.The 18-year-old Kim added a world championship to her overflowing collection of halfpipe titles, outdistancing second-place finisher Xuetong Cam of China by 9.5 points on a frigid afternoon in Park City, Utah.With Friday's win, ...

Woods wins ski slopestyle gold at world championships

Sports 02/06/19, 19:32

James Woods of Britain won the ski slopestyle title in changing snow conditions at the world championships.His best run Wednesday was good enough to hold off Norway's Birk Ruud by a slim margin. American Nick Goepper finished with the bronze.The 27-year-old Woods won silver in slopestyle at worlds in 2013 ...

Sundance: Riding along with the excited ‘To the Stars’ cast

Entertainment 02/01/19, 09:52

For the five 20-something actresses of "To the Stars," the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival has produced plenty of jitters, and hopes that it will be bought and seen by more audiences.The Associated Press shadowed the actresses — Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Madisen Beaty, Lauren Ashley Stephenson and ...

Female directors of color finding a spotlight at Sundance

Entertainment 01/31/19, 09:55

In the ecosystem of who directs Hollywood's top-grossing films, women of color are the rarest kind.But the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a referendum on the dismal industry statistics . And the positive reception to and pricey acquisitions of films like Gurinder Chadha's "Blinded by the Light" ...

Amazon buys ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ at Sundance for $14M

Entertainment 01/30/19, 09:26

In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million.Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition Wednesday.The film stars Jillian Bell as an aimless 20-something who decides to start getting ...

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow sued over Utah ski crash

Entertainment 01/29/19, 14:19

A Utah man has filed a lawsuit accusing actress Gwyneth Paltrow of seriously injuring him during a crash at a Park City ski resort in 2016.Terry Sanderson says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Utah state court that Paltrow was skiing out of control and knocked him out, leaving him ...

Sundance: Anton Yelchin celebrated in intimate documentary

Entertainment 01/29/19, 12:24

Dozens of stars, including Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence to his "Star Trek" co-stars Chris Pine and John Cho, pay tribute Anton Yelchin in a new documentary about the late actor's life that has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival."Love, Antosha," premiered Monday in Park City, Utah, with Yelchin's parents ...

Before it hits Netflix, Sundance previews ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

Entertainment 01/28/19, 15:02

Dan Gilroy's satirical contemporary art world thriller "Velvet Buzzsaw" will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide this Friday, but ticketholders at the Sundance Film Festival got a sneak peek at the film Sunday night in Park City, Utah.The film reunites Gilroy with his wife Rene Russo and her fellow "Nightcrawler" ...

Sundance: An ode to Springsteen in ‘Blinded by the Light’

Entertainment 01/28/19, 14:44

One day after Park City, Utah, rocked out to 17 Bruce Springsteen songs in the film "Blinded by the Light" at the Sundance Film Festival, New Line is in talks to acquire the feel-good film for $15 million."Blinded by the Light" is based on Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir about ...

Amazon picks up CIA torture investigation film ‘The Report’

Entertainment 01/28/19, 11:22

Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report."Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film."The Report" stars Adam Driver as senate staffer Daniel Jones, who investigates the ...

‘Babadook’ director grapples with divisive follow-up

Entertainment 01/27/19, 18:51

There's an early scene in director Jennifer Kent's film "The Nightingale" that is so relentlessly brutal, it's become almost infamous and has evoked the most extreme reactions, both positive and negative.And it's not at all what Kent expected to happen. She thought she'd made a film about love. So why, ...

Sundance: A different side of Awkwafina in ‘The Farewell’

Entertainment 01/27/19, 16:42

Awkwafina's dramatic turn in "The Farewell" has quickly become one of the must-sees at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.After rising to household name status last summer with breakout comedic roles in "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Ocean's 8," audiences in Park City, Utah, have been raving over the discovery that she's ...

With a record acquisition, ‘Late Night’ is a Sundance hit

Entertainment 01/26/19, 14:25

The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match.Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the film in a U.S. distribution deal of $13 million, a record for the festival.Kaling wrote the script ...

Shia LaBeouf turned rehab into a writing room for new film

Entertainment 01/26/19, 09:44

Shia LaBeouf latest film was born in an unusual place — court-ordered rehab.The actor spent time writing the script for his semi-autobiographical "Honey Boy" while he was being treated for substance abuse after a 2017 arrest."He wrote this script in rehab and actually sent me an email from there with ...

Update: Michael Jackson’s estate slams abuse documentary

Entertainment 01/26/19, 01:37

The Latest on the documentary "Leaving Neverland" which includes detailed allegations by two men that Michael Jackson sexually molested them when they were boys (all times local):11:10 p.m.Michael Jackson's estate is blasting a documentary that tells the stories of two men who accuse Michael Jackson of sexually molesting them when ...

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