Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole life.
Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
For Kelly Rowland, good things come in threes
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, Kelly Rowland attends the premiere of "What Men Want" in Los Angeles. Rowland released an EP titled K, featuring six tracks heavily influenced by Afrobeat rhythms. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – If good things come in threes, then Kelly Rowland is basking in her current moment of bliss. But Rowland didn’t always possess that “Black Magic” confidence. “And I don’t know a lot of people who get that in this industry.”_____Follow Associated Press entertainment journalist Gary Gerard Hamilton at twitter.com/garyghamilton
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.
Emmys could use regular home after record-low ratings
Michelle Williams accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for "Fosse/Verdon" onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. Every other major awards show has one. The noble idea was that everyone would be invested in the Emmys, and thus have a stake in its success. The Television Academy renewed its broadcast deal last year, ensuring that the awards would continue to rotate among the Big Four through 2026. Overall, preliminary ratings for the Emmys swooned by more than 20% compared to last year, the kind of drop that gets people's attention.
Beyonce through the years
In late 1999, Destiny's Child underwent a lineup change, with Michelle Williams, a former backup singer to Monica, and Farrah Franklin, an aspiring singer-actress, replacing Luckett and Roberson. Franklin would last only six months before being being dismissed from the band. Here Rowland, Beyonce and Williams one of two Grammys the group won at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 21, 2001. Hide Caption