Remains of Cold War-era Russian sub seen in film catch fire
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2016 photo, the remnants of a Cold War-era Russian submarine, once used as a floating museum until it sank in 2007, sits rusting in the Providence river in Providence, R.I. The remains of the submarine caught fire, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, as workers were using a blow torch to cut it up for scrap. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The remains of a Cold War-era Russian submarine once seen in a movie starring Harrison Ford caught fire in Providence on Tuesday morning as workers were using a blowtorch to cut it up for scrap, fire officials said. The fire at a waterfront scrap yard sent a plume of black smoke over the city at about 9:30 a.m. but was quickly extinguished. AdIt sank during a nor’easter in 2007 and was sold for scrap.
New this week: 'Moonbase 8,' Kylie Minogue & Niall Horan
(Showtime via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — “Outrage”: If you’re looking for some distractions on election day, the excellent Women Make Film series is still going strong on TCM. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— The final solo recording from late jazz legend Dave Brubeck will be released Friday. Showtime’s “Moonbase 8” stars Fred Armisen, John C. Reilly and Tim Heidecker as astronauts trying to qualify for a moon mission. For Showtime subscribers, the full series will be available Sunday night on the channel’s apps and on-demand platforms.
Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond
FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany. Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. (AP Photo/Christian Eggers, File)Writing an appreciation of Sean Connery feels inevitably inadequate compared to experiencing the real thing. Connery’s Bond became etched as an icon of its era, one increasingly distant from today. That could be because the glint of mischief that accompanied nearly every Connery performance was so present in “The Last Crusade.” Connery always left you feeling if not shaken then very happily stirred.
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Chadwick Boseman arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. When the former playwright suited up as Black Panther, he brought cool intellectual gravitas to the Marvel superhero whose Wakanda forever! salute reverberated worldwide. You dont have the same exact experience as a Black actor as you do as a white actor. Before an auditorium full of actors, Chadwick Boseman stepped to the microphone.
New this week: Jim Gaffigan, live baseball, Snoop vs. DMX
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck wrote in her review that Garner, Does a lot with a little. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICSnoop Dogg vs. DMX: Its the battle of the canines in the latest Verzuz series. Rap icons Snoop Dogg and DMX will go toe-to-toe Wednesday on Instagram Live at 8 p.m. EDT. That changes with Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist, which is downright daring in its approach if not content.
U.S. FAA probing runway incident involving actor Harrison Ford - media
FILE PHOTO: Cast member Harrison Ford poses at the premiere of "The Call of the Wild" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni(Reuters) - The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating an incident in which actor Harrison Ford was piloting a small plane that wrongly crossed a runway where another aircraft was landing, U.S. media reported late on Wednesday citing an FAA statement. A publicist for Ford told media the actor misheard a radio instruction from the air traffic controller (ATC). The actor, who played swashbuckling space smuggler Han Solo in the Star Wars film franchise, was at the controls of a two-seat Aviat Husky light plane in the incident. The FAA did not discipline the actor over that incident, but asked him to complete awareness training.feeds.reuters.com
20 sci-fi movies and TV shows to binge watch on Netflix right now
(Image credit: Columbia Pictures)Synopsis: In the final days of World War II, the Nazis attempt to use black magic to aid their dying cause. Why you should watch: Season 2 is now available, so if you haven't seen Season 1, you've got 8 hours and 52 minutes worth to get through first. (Image credit: Netflix)Synopsis: After crash-landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. Why you should watch: This is where you start; this is the best sci-fi currently on Netflix. (Image credit: Netflix)Synopsis: A contemporary British re-working of "The Twilight Zone" with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.space.com
For the first time, Steven Spielberg won't direct an Indiana Jones film, report says
US director Steven Spielberg poses during a photocall for his film 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Indiana Jones' iconic bullwhip will no longer be in the hands of director Steven Spielberg. On Wednesday, Variety reported that Spielberg will not direct the fifth movie in the Indiana Jones franchise and director James Mangold ("Ford v. Ferrari") is now in talks to take the helm. Spielberg has directed every Indiana Jones film since the first, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," which premiered in 1981. It's likely the film could see another delay now that Spielberg is out as director.cnbc.com
Super Bowl ads dialed up fun as an antidote to politics
This undated image provided by Hyundai Motor America shows from left John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and Chris Evans in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot. But during commercial breaks in the Super Bowl, advertisers did their best to serve up an antidote heavily spiked with fun. “We’re going to be so deluged with political ads over the next nine months.”For the most part, Super Bowl advertisers tried to oblige. “This year it’s all about a return to Super Bowl basics,” said Kelly O’Keefe, managing partner of consultancy Brand Federation. “You cannot co-opt his message and blackball him at the same time.”Microsoft showcased Katie Sowers, the first female coach in a Super Bowl game.
Actor Rutger Hauer dies at 75
(CNN) - Rutger Hauer, a dashing Dutch actor who battled Harrison Ford in the science-fiction classic "Blade Runner" and excelled in bad-guy roles, died July 19 after a short illness, his longtime agent Steve Kenis told The Hollywood Reporter. An AIDS charity with which the actor was involved, the Rutger Hauer Starfish Foundation, said he died peacefully at his Dutch home. Of working with director Ridley Scott, the actor later said, " I understood, on a very strong level, what he wanted, and by instinct I gave it to him." (Verhoeven later considered him for the lead in the movie "RoboCop," which ultimately went to Peter Weller.) On Twitter, director Guillermo del Toro called Hauer "an intense, deep, genuine and magnetic actor that brought truth, power and beauty to his films."
Obama won't allow off-shore drilling; Disney announces new Indiana Jones film: #CBSNBusiness headlines
President Obama will not allow oil drilling off the Atlantic coast; Harrison Ford and Disney will make another Indiana Jones movie; and Maserati recalls thousands of cars. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.cbsnews.com
New reports on Harrison Ford's plane crash
New reports on Harrison Ford's plane crash Investigators release latest findings about Harrison Ford's plane crash. And, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson surprised the fashion crowd in Paris. Suzanne Marques has these stories in your Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary
Hollywood stars examine climate change in new Showtime documentary “Years of Living Dangerously,” a new documentary series about the environment featuring Hollywood heavyweights like Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to premiere on Showtime. Dr. M. Sanjayan, the senior scientist at Conservation International and correspondent for the series, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the politically charged topic.cbsnews.com