Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
January 6 trials delayed by mounting evidence and COVID-19 pandemic
The hundreds of cases related to the assault on the U.S. Capitol are among the largest criminal prosecutions in American history. But more than a year after the January 6 attack, the pursuit of justice is facing new hurdles. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane explains what's behind the delays.news.yahoo.com
MoneyWatch: What the Federal Reserve's plan to raise interest rates will mean for American consumers
The Federal Reserve has signaled that it will be raising interest rates this year to help offset the increase in consumer goods brought on largely by the pandemic. But what does this mean for everyday Americans? CBS MoneyWatch reporter Aimee Picchi joins "CBS News Mornings" to discuss.news.yahoo.com
Senior influencers, or “granfluencers,” are attracting millions of followers and earning big bucks
With positivity, self-confidence and humor, senior influencers — or "granfluencers" — are attracting millions of followers on social media. From TikTok to Instagram, their large audiences are both young and old, and that's translating to big bucks as brands pay "granfluencers" to post. Jamie Yuccas reports.news.yahoo.com
Joe Rogan vows to balance opinions on podcast following Spotify misinformation controversy
Joe Rogan responded late Sunday night to accusations that he is promoting COVID misinformation on his Spotify-exclusive podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Neil Young triggered protests against Spotify last week by asking the streaming giant to pick between his music or Rogan's podcast.news.yahoo.com
How Brad Pitt's green housing dream for Hurricane Katrina survivors turned into a nightmare
Brad Pitt walks past one of the first homes built in New Orleans by his Make It Right Foundation in this 2008 photo. AP Photo/Alex BrandonBrad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation built 109 eye-catching and affordable homes in New Orleans for a community where many people were displaced by damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Now this housing development is in disarray. The vast majority of the recently constructed homes are riddled with construction-related problems that have led to mold, tenews.yahoo.com
Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Are Fighting Over The $164 Million Estate They Got Married In Amid Their Messy Custody Battle Weeks After She Opened Up About “Fearing For Her Children’s Safety” During Th
Angelina is being accused of omitting Brad from a potential sale of an estate co-owned by the two, which, according to the latest court documents, could result in her profiting substantially at his expense.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Brad Fitts: Star Reveals The Secrets Of His Effortlessly ‘Cranky’ Cool Style
I like the details in the stitching, the way it feels. and Mrs. Smith” actor recently collaborated with De’Longhi, known for its luxury coffee and espresso machines, for the company’s first international “Perfetto” campaign. On the personal front, Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who got divorced in 2019, are currently involved in a heated custody battle of their children. The former duo shares six children: Vivienne and Knox (13), Shiloh (15), Zahara (16), Pax (17), and Maddox (20). The oldest, Maddox, is exempted from the custody battle as he is an adult now.thewestsidegazette.com
Brad Pitt Challenges Ruling In Custody Battle With Angelina Jolie
WASHINGTON – As the back-and-forth continues in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s heated custody case, lawyers of the “Fury” actor have requested a review after an appeals court effectively revoked his joint custody in July. Pitt scored a win in May 2021 when he was tentatively granted joint custody of their five minor children. This led Jolie to try to discount the judge’s ruling; her team said the judge “exhibited bias.” A California appeals court in July 2021 approved her request to disqualify the judge. As a result, Jolie retained full-time custody of their kids, while Pitt maintained only visitation rights. However, Jolie’s lawyer praised the appeals court for disqualifying the judge and giving the “Maleficent” actress full custody.thewestsidegazette.com
Jolie-Pitt divorce judge disqualified by appeals court
Angelina Jolie scored a major victory Friday in her divorce with Brad Pitt when a California appeals court agreed with her that the private judge deciding who gets custody of their children should be disqualified. The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W. Ouderkirk didn't sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt's attorneys. The decision means that the custody fight over the couple's five minor children, which was nearing an end, could just be getting started.news.yahoo.com
Jolie says judge in Pitt divorce won't let children testify
Angelina Jolie criticized a judge who is deciding on child custody in her divorce with Brad Pitt, saying in a court filing that the judge refused to allow their children to testify. Jolie, who has sought to disqualify Judge John Ouderkirk from the divorce case, said in the filing Monday that he declined to hear evidence she says is relevant to the children's safety and well-being before issuing a tentative ruling. “Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case,” according to the filing in California’s Second District Court of Appeal.news.yahoo.com
Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells at auction for record $11.5 million
A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain's World War II leader. "Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque" sold at Christie's in London for 8,285,000 pounds ($11,590,715). #AuctionUpdate A new #WorldAuctionRecord for Sir Winston Churchill with 'Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque' (1943) selling for £8,285,000. This is the only painting created by Churchill during the Second World War: https://t.co/JCBvGaFShW pic.twitter.com/iZMumvmwp2 — Christie's (@ChristiesInc) March 1, 2021The pre-sale estimate was 1.5 million pounds to 2.5 million pounds, and the previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under 1.8 million pounds. The painting was sold by the Jolie Family Collection.cbsnews.com
Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie sells for $11.5M
The Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday March 1, 2021, for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britains World War II leader. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)LONDON – A Moroccan landscape painted by Winston Churchill and owned by Angelina Jolie sold at auction on Monday for more than $11.5 million, smashing the previous record for a work by Britain’s World War II leader. The pre-sale estimate was 1.5 million pounds to 2.5 million pounds, and the previous record price for a Churchill painting was just under 1.8 million pounds. Churchill gave the painting to Roosevelt as a memento of the trip. The painting was sold by the Jolie Family Collection.
In 'Minari,' harvesting an American dream
In Chung’s film, the watery basin throbs with significance — a physical symbol of putting roots down, of Korean American harmony, of resiliency. The minari in “Minari” was sowed by Chung’s father — an almost impossibly poignant bit of set dressing in a film that blooms in the gap between generations. AdThe Golden Globes spawned a controversy by limiting “Minari” (a deeply American film, with dirt in its fingers, and largely Korean dialogue) to its foreign-language film category. And perhaps most importantly, its honest and authentic rendering of an Asian American family, in an entertainment world so often reliant on stereotype, has resonated meaningfully for many. For me, what’s incredible, taking a step back, we’re almost like their American dream come true,” says Oh.
As 'Kimye' become Kim and Kanye, will it stay peaceful?
FILE - Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ. Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, from Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Initial signs suggest a smooth and amicable split between Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West. As “Kimye” becomes just Kim and Kanye with Kardashian filing for divorce Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, they do so with a prenuptial agreement in place, independent fortunes and a desire to share time with their four young children. “There's a lot of wiggle room in the space between joint custody," divorce attorney Reid Aronson said.
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
Angelina Jolie sells painting Churchill gave as gift to FDR
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON – A painting by Winston Churchill that is a piece of both political and Hollywood history is coming up for auction. He painted it after the January 1943 Casablanca Conference, where Churchill and Roosevelt planned the defeat of Nazi Germany. He said Churchill captured the view in the “wonderful, evocative painting” and gave it to Roosevelt as a memento of the trip. AdThe painting is being sold by the Jolie Family Collection as part of Christie’s March 1 modern British art auction in London. “The record price at auction for Churchill is about 1.8 million (pounds) for a painting that, in my view, is not as important as this,” he said.
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
Tarantino has deal for 2 books on films, including 1 his own
The Oscar-winning director has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood” was released in 2019 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double. “In the ‘70s movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading," Tarantino said in a statement Tuesday. “I see myself writing film books and starting to write theater, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”_____AP Film Writer Jake Coyle contributed to this report.
TV's 'Warrior' latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway
(Cinemax via AP)PHOENIX – Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. Shannon Lee isn’t giving up on finding a new home for “Warrior,” which will eventually be available on HBO Max. “I think he’s really getting his due as a creative — someone who knows how to story-tell,” Shannon Lee said. “It’s just little things that the writers put in there to pay homage to Bruce Lee without being a caricature, which I think is the danger zone whenever you get to the subject of Bruce Lee,” Nguyen said. “He believed in celebrating people’s cultures and backgrounds and not holding it against them,” Shannon Lee said.
Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens
Festival attendees cycle in front of the main cinema ahead of the start of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The 77th edition of the worlds oldest film festival opening Wednesday looks nothing like its predecessors. Italys strict 10-week lockdown largely tamed the virus, but infections are now rebounding after summer vacations. Guests to the glamorous film festival are not exempt. Italian films are well represented, including the first Italian opening-night film in years, the out-of-competition family drama Lacci by Daniele Luchetti.
Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers
FILE - This May 28, 2019 file photo shows Singer Harry Connick Jr. with his daughter Georgia at a special screening of "Pavarotti" in New York. The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America. It will follow host Connick Jr. and his filmmaker-daughter Georgia on road trip celebrating and thanking essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America. Winfrey, Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Drew Brees will also deliver special messages to workers.
Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for South Korean film 'Parasite'
It also won three other Oscars - best director and original screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and best international feature film. How bad were the Academy Awards this year? asked Trump at the rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Can we get Gone With the Wind back, please? he said to thousands of supporters, referring to the film about the Civil War-era South that won the best-picture Oscar 80 years ago. U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 20, 2020. Trump is set to return to Washington after speaking at a rally in Las Vegas on Friday.feeds.reuters.com
In a win for the world, ‘Parasite’ takes best picture Oscar
LOS ANGELES – Subtitle this: “Parasite” is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire took Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay. In winning best adapted screenplay for his Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” the New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi became the first indigenous director ever to win an Oscar. “Joker” composer Hildur Gudnadottir became only the third woman to ever win best original score. After a year in which women made significant gains behind the camera, no female directors were nominated for best director.
Oscars 2020: 'Parasite,' '1917' win big at 92nd Academy Awards
Kevin Winter"Parasite" took home the top prize at the 92nd Academy Awards Sunday night. Talk of the townPresenters and winners at the 92nd annual Academy Awards didn't hold back during the start of the 2020 Oscars Sunday. (L-R) Choreographer Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. In the past, award shows like the Academy Awards have been a place for the film industry elite to air grievances. (L-R) James Corden and Rebel Wilson speak onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.cnbc.com
Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture
Oscar statues stand off of Hollywood Boulevard in preparation for Sunday's 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. “Parasite” took Hollywood’s top prize on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay. The win was a watershed moment for the Academy Awards, which has long been content to relegate international films to their own category. “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir became only the third woman to ever win best original score. Disney's ABC hoped a widely watched field of nominees — including the $1 billion-grossing “Joker” — will help viewership.
'Parasite' scores upset at SAG awards, boosting Oscar chances
South Korean thriller "Parasite" was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors, cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month. Winning the award, director Bong Joon Ho said it made him think that "maybe we haven't created such a bad movie." The SAG awards, which focus entirely on performances, are closely watched as an indicator of Oscar success because actors form the largest voting group in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Phoenix's terrifying performance as a loner who finds fame through violence in "Joker" has swept awards season. It was a big stretch," he said to laughter, riffing on his own life as a twice-divorced Hollywood heartthrob.cnbc.com
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' 'The Irishman' and '1917' lead 2020 Oscar nomination predictions
On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominations for its 92nd annual Academy Awards. Best pictureHeading into the 2020 Oscar race there are a few clear front runners "1917," "The Irishman," "Parasite" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." The shoo-in nominees: "1917""The Irishman""Parasite""Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" The wild card nominees: "Marriage Story""Joker""Jojo Rabbit""Little Women""The Farewell""Ford v. Ferrari""Uncut Gems"Still from "1917." Notably, Awkwafina won the best actress in a musical or comedy award at the Golden Globes, but that doesn't guarantee her an Oscar nomination. Going into the Academy Awards, Disney likely won't have that problem again.cnbc.com
Ellen DeGeneres surprised by Brad Pitt sitting in her audience
(CNN) - Brad Pitt surprised Ellen DeGeneres when he appeared on her show Friday as an overenthusiastic audience member. Sitting in a pageboy cap and a blue button-down, Pitt clapped and wooed along with the crowd when DeGeneres spotted him and invited him to come down and sit in her guest chair. Pitt kept interrupting, asking if the Ellen Shop was open after the show and remarking, "Good. Pitt hugged DeGeneres, telling her he's a "superfan," and the two got to talking. DeGeneres then revealed at one point she actually dated another one of Pitt's former girlfriends but did not name her.
Brad Pitt visited Kanye's Sunday Service
Brad Pitt was in attendance at Kanye West's Sunday Service and it's kind of a head-scratcher. The event was held over the weekend in Watts, California, which you ordinarily wouldn't think of as a stomping ground for ether of the superstars. And there, in the crowd of folks jamming in the parking lot of a church in Watts, was Pitt. Photos on social media show Pitt and West smiling and chatting it up. CNN has reached out to a rep for Pitt for comment.
Michael Lewis: From "The Big Short" to the red carpet
"The Big Short" has been described as part comedy, part thriller, part documentary that tells the story of maverick bankers and hedge-funders who spotted the housing bubble in 2008 and played the looming financial crisis for profit. Steve Carrel, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt star in the film, but it's the author of the bestselling book who is getting A-list treatment. John Blackstone sits down with Michael Lewis to discuss what inspired him to write a story about a group of Davids taking on Wall Street Goliaths.cbsnews.com