Ice Cube, others mourn director Singleton at private funeral

Entertainment 05/06/19, 16:45

Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on Monday.The private service was held at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, the neighborhood formerly known as South Central, where Singleton spent part ...

‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history twice for diversity

Entertainment 02/24/19, 23:27

Black Panther" went back-to-back into the Oscar history books on Sunday evening.Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler became the first African-Americans to win in their respective categories. Carter was first up as she took home an Academy Award for costume design, then Beachler followed her with a win in production ...

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 ...

Ahead of Oscars, ‘Black Panther’ to return to theaters again

Entertainment 01/28/19, 16:21

Fresh off of its win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, "Black Panther" is heading back into theaters.Disney announced Monday that Ryan Coogler's Oscar nominee will play for free Feb. 1-7 at 250 participating AMC theaters to celebrate Black History Month. Disney also said it will give a $1.5 million ...

Oscar nominations skip Cooper for director, Mr. Rogers doc

Entertainment 01/22/19, 11:51

The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Black Panther" breaking the superhero best picture barrier, and "A Star Is Born," ''The Favourite" and "Roma" being among the leading ...

Cuaron, Cooper, Spike Lee are among Directors Guild nominees

Entertainment 01/08/19, 13:32

Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Director's Guild award for outstanding directorial achievement.The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama ...

From Cooper to Coogler, AFI Awards brought out the stars

Entertainment 01/04/19, 19:06

The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the moment, from Emily Blunt to Michael B. Jordan, for a celebratory luncheon in Los Angeles.It's an entertainment industry anomaly when no one walks out of ...

The biggest hits and misses in Hollywood’s 2018

Entertainment 12/20/18, 16:11

A look at the biggest box-office hits and flops of 2018:HIT: "Black Panther": On a budget of $210 million, Ryan Coogler's superhero film — the first to feature a predominantly black cast — grossed more than $700 million domestically (third highest all-time, not accounting for inflation) and $1.3 billion worldwide. ...

‘Black Panther’ poised to become an Oscars heavyweight

Entertainment 12/04/18, 16:40

Black Panther" has already notched countless records, pulverized box-office myths and set new marks for inclusivity. And now, Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation is in line to shatter Oscar norms, too.FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, filmmaker Ryan Coogler poses for a portrait at the "Black Panther" press ...

Ludwig Goransson is having the best year ever. Period.

Entertainment 11/21/18, 10:29

Though he's virtually unknown to the larger public, Ludwig Goransson had one of the best years in entertainment.In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson poses for a portrait in New York. At just 34, Goransson is having the best year of his career. He completed the film ...

Coogler to return as writer-director of ‘Black Panther 2’

Entertainment 10/11/18, 18:01

Ryan Coogler isn't leaving Wakanda: The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to "Black Panther."A person close to the production who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to announce the deal confirmed Coogler's return to the Marvel franchise on Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter first reported Coogler's widely expected involvement ...

Ryan Coogler to produce LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam 2’

Entertainment 09/19/18, 22:19

Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the "Space Jam 2" team.James' production company SpringHill Entertainment tweeted Wednesday that Coogler will produce the sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan alongside Warner Bros.' animated characters."Random Acts of Flyness" creator Terence Nance will direct James, and ...

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