Actor James Hong becomes oldest performer to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Actor James Hong has appeared in nearly 700 movies and television shows over the course of his 70-year career. But many people don’t know his name. Marci Gonzalez has the story of the prolific entertainer who was honored this week as the oldest performer to ever receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Deep Water,' Charli XCX and 'WeCrashed'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a Charli XCX album release, an erotic thriller on Hulu starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, and a series about the rise and fall of the business WeWork, which promoted the concept of shared workspaces.
Ben Affleck Opened Up About The Decision To Rekindle His Relationship With Jennifer Lopez After 17 Years And Said He Didn’t Want To Do Anything “Painful Or Destructive” To His Children
Ben and Jen shocked the world this summer when they went public with their rekindled relationship after 17 years apart, but according to Ben, there was a lot to consider before taking the leap.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix 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. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic. The Scarlett Johansson Marvel movie “Black Widow,” last set for Nov. 6, heads to May 7 of next year. That was the date set for “West Side Story,” but Spielberg's musical will instead debut in December 2021. Given the interconnected nature of Marvel releases, the latest delay of “Black Widow” had a domino effect on other films. Since the pandemic began, the company's “Mulan,” “Hamilton” and “Artemis Fowl” have gone direct to streaming, with “Mulan” made available for a $30 premium purchase by subscribers.
Reviews For The Easily Distracted: The Way Back
Title: The Way BackDescribe This Movie In One Married... with Children Quote:AL BUNDY: Let me tell you something, I served my country: I played high school football. Even then,The Way Back zags when we expect it to zig, and if you were afraid the trailer shows you everything, think again. It's not a spoiler to say that coaching and winning gives Cunningham a renewed sense of purpose, just not enough to completely clean up his act. It also doesn't hurt that The Way Back is barely a basketball movie. The Way Back isn't great, but O'Connor's skill at skewing our perceptions and Affleck's raw emotion ensure it still deserves a spot on the podium.houstonpress.com
Ben Affleck Plays Struggling Alcoholic in 'The Way Back' First Trailer: Watch
Here's the first look at Ben Affleck in perhaps his most emotional performance yet. "So proud of this one and the incredible team behind it," Affleck tweeted along with the trailer. Later in the trailer, Jack is carried out of bars, painfully falling down stairs, and crashing his car into another parked vehicle, seemingly all while under the influence. I have a lot of regrets," Affleck, as Jack, says in the trailer over a scene of his character crying. RELATED CONTENT: Ben Affleck Addresses Sobriety Setback Embed Code RestartBen Affleck Says He 'Just Slipped' After Video Sparks Sobriety ConcernsMatt Damon Shares an Update on 'The Last Duel' With Ben Affleck (Exclusive)Is Ben Affleck Dating Musician Katie Cherry?
Matt Damon Shares an Update on 'The Last Duel' With Ben Affleck (Exclusive)
The hotly-anticipated collaboration between Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Nicole Holofcener on The Last Duelcould be moving forward any day now. Apart from writing the screenplay with Holofcener, Damon and Affleck are set to star in the picture again, with Ridley Scott attached to direct. Meanwhile, Damon is sparking Oscar buzz yet again this year with his role in Ford v Ferrari. Ford v Ferrari speeds into theaters Nov. 15. 'Ford v. Ferrari' Trailer: Matt Damon and Christian Bale Bring Speed to the Big Screen Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Oscar Predictions: 25 Movies to See Before the 2020 Academy AwardsBen Affleck and Matt Damon to Reunite for Revenge Thriller 'The Last Duel'Matt Damon Reveals Why He Turned Down a $250 Million Role in 'Avatar'Here's How Matt Damon Convinced Anne Hathaway to Stray From Veganism
Is Ben Affleck Dating Musician Katie Cherry?
After a tumultuous year for Ben Affleck's romantic life, a report has surfaced that the Justice League star may be dating once again. The actor was recently linked to musician Katie Cherry, whom Us Weekly reports he met on the exclusive dating site Raya. However, a source tells ET that Affleck is not dating anyone seriously right now. Affleck and Cherry have been photographed together several times in recent weeks, including at the recent UNICEF Masquerade Ball, where Cherry was reportedly spotted helping the actor following his alleged sobriety slip. Meanwhile, Affleck himself has made light of reports that he's been using the Raya dating app to promote the charity The Midnight Mission.
Ben Affleck Says He 'Just Slipped' After Video Sparks Sobriety Concerns
Ben Affleck is acknowledging a setback in his sobriety, but is determined to not let it affect his long-term recovery. Concerns about Affleck's sobriety come one year after he completed a 40-day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction in Malibu, California, last October -- his third stint in rehab. A source told ET on Sunday that Affleck is continuing to be honest about his battle with addiction. "Ben has been honest about his recovery and takes it day by day." For the latest on Affleck, watch the video below: Inside Ben Afflecks Healthier Lifestyle 1 Year After Rehab (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Ben Affleck Taking Recovery 'Day by Day' Amid Sobriety ConcernsBen Affleck 'Not Seriously Dating' But Uses Reports He Is for a Good CauseInside Ben Affleck's Healthier Lifestyle and Relationship With Ex Jennifer Garner 1 Year After Entering Rehab
Ben Affleck Taking Recovery 'Day by Day' as Video Sparks Concerns About His Sobriety
As a source tells ET, "Sobriety is difficult for anyone struggling with addiction. Ben has been honest about his recovery and takes it day by day." A source told ET in August that Affleck -- who has been open about his years-long struggle with alcoholism -- was working to stay dedicated to his sobriety. He knows the importance of making his sobriety a priority while planning his next step in life," the source said. RELATED CONTENT:Ben Affleck 'Not Seriously Dating' But Uses Reports He Is for a Good CauseBen Affleck and His Kids Celebrate His 47th Birthday With Sweet Annual Tradition
Ben Affleck 'Not Seriously Dating' But Uses Reports He Is for a Good Cause
Ben Affleck is using the tabloids to his advantage. A source tells ET that while the actor is not seriously dating, he decided to have fun with recent reports to bring awareness to a good cause. Earlier this week, it was reported that Affleck was on the exclusive dating app Raya, to which he jokingly called out in his latest Instagram post. But lets be serious for a moment and talk about something that is actually important," Affleck began. Inside Ben Afflecks Healthier Lifestyle 1 Year After Rehab (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Ben Affleck and His Kids Celebrate His 47th Birthday With Sweet Annual TraditionInside Ben Affleck's Healthier Lifestyle and Relationship With Ex Jennifer Garner 1 Year After Entering RehabBen Affleck Looking to Date Again But Main Focus Is Staying Healthy
Jon Hamm and Lindsay Shookus Reportedly Enjoy a Broadway Show Together in NYC
Jon Hamm and Lindsay Shookus are stirring up romance rumors with their recent Big Apple outing. Hamm walked the red carpet at the Cort Theatre before reportedly heading inside to join Shookus for a production of Derren Brown: Secret. "They sat together on the aisle and looked like they were having a great time," a source told People. "The distance was definitely a huge factor in their breakup," a source told ET at the time. RELATED CONTENT:See Jon Hamm's Response When Asked About the Size of His HammacondaBen Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Split For Second TimeMatt Damon Goes to Dinner With Ben Affleck's Ex Lindsay Shookus
Kevin Smith Says Ben Affleck's 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot' Cameo Is an '8-Page
Kevin Smith is bringing a bunch of unexpected feels along with hilarious nostalgia in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. But with him going like, Ill come out and play Holden, we were able to do an eight-page sequel to Chasing Amy, right in the middle of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." "And he gave us, like, its one of the best scenes -- if not the best scene -- in the movie," he added of the surprisingly heartfelt moment. And its in a Jay and Silent Bob movie! Smith added of the upcoming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
On this day: August 15
1972: Actor and film director Ben Affleck is born Benjamin Gza Affleck-Boldt in Berkeley, California. He found fame after writing and starring in the movie "Good Will Hunting" along with Matt Damon, with the pair earning an Academy Award for the film's screenplay. As an actor, he's gone on to star in movies such as "Chasing Amy," "Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor" and "Daredevil." He's also directed the movies "Gone Baby Gone," "The Town" and "Argo," the last of which won him the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, and Directors Guild Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe Award, BAFTA, the Producers Guild Award, and the Academy Award for Best Picture. Hide Caption
Ben Affleck gives Sen. Leahy shoutout for Batman cameo
The actor, director and activist used his star power to press Congress for more foreign aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. He also gave a Hollywood hat-tip at a Senate hearing Thursday, calling out Sen. Patrick Leahy for his cameo in Batman. The Vermont senator is known for being a Batman fanatic. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com