‘Friday’ actor-comedian John Witherspoon dies at 77

U.S. 10/30/19, 01:59

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, who memorably played Ice Cube's father in the "Friday" films, has died. He was 77. Witherspoon's manager Alex Goodman confirmed late Tuesday that Witherspoon died in Los Angeles. No cause of death was released. The actor had a prolific career, co-starring in three "Friday" films, appearing on "The Wayans ...

John Singleton found a perfect marriage of movie and moment

Entertainment 04/30/19, 02:07

The summer of 1991 was made for John Singleton. That was when the filmmaker's first feature, "Boyz N the Hood" was released.Singleton, who died Monday at age 51, found his calling in the movie that told the stories of young men who grew up in South-Central Los Angeles.The film gave ...

Notable reaction to the death of filmmaker John Singleton

Entertainment 04/29/19, 17:07

Notable reaction to the death of "Boyz N the Hood" filmmaker John Singleton:"With His Passion, His Heart, The Way He Talked About His Love For Cinema And Black Folks I Could See John Would Make It Happen. And He Did. From Day One." — Spike Lee, via Instagram."So sad to ...

Embiid lifts 76ers past Pacers in return from knee injury

Basketball 03/10/19, 17:17

Joel Embiid had 33 points and 12 rebounds in his first game in nearly a month, leading the Philadelphia 76ers past the Indiana Pacers 106-89 on Sunday.Embiid returned to the lineup after being sidelined by a sore left knee. The Sixers went 4-4 without the All-Star center as they battle ...

The final list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards

Entertainment 02/24/19, 23:15

The final list of the winners at the 91st Academy Awards: Best picture: "Green Book" Best actress: Olivia Colman, "The Favourite" Mahershala Ali recibe el Oscar al mejor actor de reparto por "Green Book" en los Oscar el domingo 24 de febrero de 2019 en el Teatro Dolby de Los Angeles. (Foto Chris ...

Regina King wins Oscar for ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Entertainment 02/24/19, 21:10

The flowing gown of Regina King nearly tripped her up on the way to collect her Oscar trophy, the actress' only misstep this award season. King was honored as best supporting actress for "If Beale Street Could Talk" at Sunday's ceremony, a final flourish to a run of victories including a Golden ...

Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

Entertainment 02/21/19, 21:25

Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by ancestors. Kiki Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the comfort of black women during an exciting but "terrifying" time. Regina Hall kept people in stitches as she cracked jokes and celebrated her longevity in Hollywood. Jenifer ...

Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and ‘227’

Entertainment 02/15/19, 12:17

Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent interview with ...

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

Entertainment 02/15/19, 12:11

So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life.No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a prediction."She ...

Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Entertainment 02/14/19, 14:52

Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon.They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that's being overnighted to Ginsburg on Thursday. The 85-year-old Ginsburg has missed a ...

Michael Kors throws a ’70s bash with Barry Manilow on stage

Entertainment 02/13/19, 14:02

Barry Manilow belted "Copacabana" and '70s rock muse Patti Hansen walked the runway of Michael Kors for a fashion show worthy of Studio 54.Manilow wore an orange bedazzled "Copa" jacket as he performed Wednesday on the closing day of New York Fashion Week. Kors says his '70s theme show was ...

Donald Glover gets 5 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

Entertainment 02/13/19, 13:25

Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino have been nominated for five NAACP Image Awards.Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on "Atlanta," and Childish Gambino got three nominations on the music side. Glover won four Grammy Awards including record and ...

Winners of the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

Entertainment 01/13/19, 23:34

Winners of the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards, presented Thursday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California:Film: "Roma"Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"Actress: TIE, Glenn Close, "The Wife" and Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"Supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"Supporting actress: Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"Young actor:/actress: Elsie Fisher, ...

Snubs, surprises and a Satanic shout-out? Key Globes moments

Entertainment 01/07/19, 03:02

It was a moment when everyone — absolutely everyone — expected to see an ebullient Lady Gaga climbing to the stage in her dramatic periwinkle gown. Instead, a visibly stunned Glenn Close got the Golden Globe. But her deeply personal speech about women's need for fulfillment outside the family soon ...

No. 1 on the Golden Globes carpet: Statement beauty, bling

Entertainment 01/07/19, 01:26

Regina King sparkled in rose blush by Alberta Ferretti, Nicole Kidman wore a form-fitting liquid oxblood gown by Michael Kors Collection and Sandra Oh wore a couple of standout old Hollywood looks, but the Golden Globes' return to red carpet color after last year's protest in black was led by ...

Film critics choose ‘The Rider’ as best picture of 2018

Entertainment 01/05/19, 19:20

The National Society of Film Critics has chosen Chloe Zhao's low-budget debut feature "The Rider" as best picture of 2018.Director Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white "Roma" period piece won the most awards Saturday — as best picture runner-up, best foreign-language film and for best cinematography. Cuaron got the award for best director.The ...

‘Roma’ named best film by New York film critics

Entertainment 11/29/18, 14:09

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" has dominated the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, winning best film, best director and best cinematography.The overwhelming show of support for "Roma" by the critics group on Thursday wasn't a surprise. Cuaron's film is Netflix's most acclaimed release yet, and it's widely expected to contend for ...

Portman, Clooney call for action at Hollywood luncheon

Entertainment 10/12/18, 19:51

Natalie Portman is calling out Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood's lack of diversity at the Variety Power of Women event Friday in Beverly Hills.Tiffany Haddish arrives at Variety's Power of Women event on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)The Oscar-winning ...

End of content

No more pages to load