TRIVIA: It’s Clyde Drexler’s birthday! How well do you know this NBA legend?
June 22, 2021 marks the 59th birthday for Houston basketball legend Clyde Drexler. Number 22 first made a name for himself as part of the iconic Phi Slama Jama team at the University Houston. He eventually dominated in the NBA as well and has had his number retired at both the college and the professional level.
Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker to star in spring plays
Mary-Louise Parker attends the Broadway opening of "After Midnight" on Nov. 3, 2013 in New York, left, and Meryl Streep arrives at the premiere of the film 'The Laundromat' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, on Sept. 1, 2019. Parker and Streep have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker, Audra McDonald, Kevin Klein, Carla Gugino and Keanu Reeves have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. The series kicks off Thursday with “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Leigh Silverman starring Reeves, Bobby Cannavale, Heidi Schreck and Alia Shawkat. The next show — on April 8 — will feature “Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous” by Pearl Cleage directed by Camille A.
‘Minari’ actor is nonchalant about new fame outside S. Korea
(Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)SEOUL – When Youn Yuh-jung was asked how she felt about being called the “Meryl Streep of South Korea" in a recent interview, she said she’s flattered by the comparison. “I am just a Korean actress in Korea,” 73-year-old actor said. So I like to be myself.”Youn needs no introduction in South Korea, with a film career spanning over five decades. Youn lived in the U.S. for nearly a decade, not performing, before returning to South Korea, where she split from Cho and returned to acting. AdShe said the U.S. was considered a “dream land” by Asian American immigrants in the 1970s and '80s, when “Minari” is set.
Fonda says Hollywood needs more diversity after Globes honor
In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, Jane Fonda accepts the Cecil B. deMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Just like in her career, Jane Fonda used the Golden Globes’ platform to speak on deeper issues calling for greater diversity in Hollywood while praising the “community of storytellers” as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award. While wearing an all-white suit, Fonda raised the Globes’ highest honor above her head Sunday before commending storytellers for their vital role in troubled times. She is the daughter of Oscar winner Henry Fonda, who died in 1982, and sister of Peter Fonda, who died in 2019. She launched IndieCollect’s Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors, an organization aimed to support the restoration of films helmed by women from around the world.
Kate Hudson in, Spike Lee out and more Golden Globe chaos
Technically they even snubbed an entire category when best supporting actress was skipped over by mistake. From the Kate Hudson movie that no one has heard of to the very awkward shut out of Spike Lee, here’s a look at some of the biggest surprises of the morning. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t surprised to hear Kate Hudson’s name announced among the best actress nominees. That movie is called “Music,” a fantasy musical drama with Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Maddie Ziegler that marks pop star Sia’s directorial debut. Lee’s acclaimed Vietnam drama “Da 5 Bloods” was expected to be a shoo-in for any number of categories: Best picture, best director, best actor for Delroy Lindo or supporting actor for Chadwick Boseman, who died last year.
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award
FILE - Actress Jane Fonda appears at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 12, 2018. The Golden Globes will bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Fonda during the 78th annual awards show next month. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor. Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 78th annual awards ceremony on Feb. 28, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday. She launched IndieCollect’s Jane Fonda Fund for Women Directors, an organization aimed to support the restoration of films helmed by women from around the world.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Q&A: Soderbergh on his 'boat movie' & the blockbuster's fate
In an interview by phone, he spoke about that prophetic 2011 film, leading Hollywood’s return to production and the future of the movie industry post-pandemic. Soderbergh: At the end of the day, what’s most important and irreducible is: You need talented people making stuff that’s good. AP: Do you think the kinds of movies that get made will change if the industry permanently shifts toward streaming? When you make a movie that blows up at the box office, that’s just too lucrative to ever abandon. There’s a zeitgeist aspect to any movie that makes $1 billion, and it’s got an expiration date.
New this week: Jingle Ball 2020 & 2 doses of Meryl Streep
MOVIES— Travel may seem closed off right now but how about a cruise with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen? — If one Streep film wasn’t enough for you, she’s again in typically fine form in “The Prom,” parodying a diva actor in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Jon Bon Jovi has already produced an album this year with “2020” and the concert film "On a Night Like This — Bon Jovi 2020." — AP Entertainment Writer Mark KennedyTELEVISION— This season’s winner for lengthy title: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” debuting Friday on Disney +. — The CW’s “iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2020,” a 90-minute special based on the annual concert, will air at 8 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 14.
With red carpets rolled up, the Oscar race goes virtual
Hollywoods awards season has gone virtual. For Awards Daily founder Sasha Stone, who has been covering the Oscars since 2000, it’s like nothing she’s ever seen — an awards season without glamour, without red carpets, without anything that feels real. And awards season, such as it is, has gone virtual. The Oscar race will Zoomed. Not everyone is sorry that awards season — an increasingly bloated, overlong, high-priced slog from September to February — has been turned upside down.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
Lives Lost: Woman who performanced Shakespeare on the street
Her performance of Shakespeare was her holding onto her substance, that last vestige of a healthy self, DiGennaro said. A Georgia native, she attended Bennington College in Vermont, where a classmate remembers a vivacious woman who loved soul music and the theater. She was truly gifted, said Laura Spector, a friend from Bennington who would later reconnect with her in New Haven. It was about this time Holloway embraced Shakespeare, possibly inspired by her days at Yale. They would leave and go across the street, said Nick Yorgakaros, who owns a pizzeria on the street where Holloway would often perform.
Facts and Figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations
Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Colin Hutton/HBO via AP)LOS ANGELES Notable facts and figures from Tuesdays nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards:___WATCHMEN SOARS BUT ROOTS RUNS DEEPHBO's Watchmen led all shows with a whopping 26 nominations, but that doesn't come close to the record for a limited series. Another HBO limited series, 2008's John Adams, holds the record for limited series Emmy wins with 13, from 23 nominations. The work earned Aldrin and Collins 2020 Emmy nominations for best cinematography for a nonfiction program. The nominees for best supporting actress in a limited series also include 69-year-old Margo Martindale and 60-year-old Tracey Ullman for Mrs.
2019 Breakthrough Entertainer: Florence Pugh owns the year
This Nov. 20, 2019 photo shows actress Florence Pugh during a portrait session in Los Angeles. “It’s so weird,” Pugh recently told The Associated Press, which named her one of its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2019. Despite having three major films come out in a 10-month period in 2019, Pugh insists not that much is different in her life. “And I basically had Emily Watson and Emma Thompson talking to me about why the industry works and why it doesn't. Like, I really, really, really want to be a gritty, greasy toothed, kind of hairy woman with a wax linen skirt that crunches when she gets on the horse,” Pugh said.
Met Gala 2020 Theme Announced Along With Co-Chairs Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Lin-Manuel Miranda
The 2020 Met Gala will be taking style-savvy stars back to the future! The first Monday of May, which falls on May 4 next year, will have French designer Nicolas Ghesquire joining actors Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep as co-chairs. David Bailey pic.twitter.com/JLgX3ON9cD The Met (@metmuseum) November 7, 2019Though Streep has never attended a Met Gala, she does have several ties to the event. Here's a look back at some of the Met Gala's most memorable styles through the years: Met Gala Fashion Flashback: Katy Perry, Blake Lively and More! Kim Kardashian Responds to Rumors That She Had Her Ribs Removed to Fit Into Met Gala DressKanye West Tells Kim Kardashian He's Not Into Her 'Too Sexy' Met Gala Look
'Overrated general' Mattis zings Trump at a New York charity gala
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis hit back at his old boss at a white-tie gala in New York on Thursday, saying that he's not just an overrated general, he's the greatest overrated general. "I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress," he joked. The retired Marine general Mattis resigned as defense secretary last December after Trump said he intended to pull 2,000 American troops out of Syria. But he broke that silence at the laughter-filled gala, saying that the "overrated general" jab didn't bother him. I earned my spurs on the battlefield ... And Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor."cnbc.com
'DWTS': Sailor Brinkley-Cook Dedicates 'Mamma Mia!' Dance to Mom Christie
Christie Brinkley may no longer be competing on Dancing With the Stars, but she's still the queen of the ballroom! During Monday's Movie Night, Sailor Brinkley-Cook and her pro partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, adorably dedicated their performance to the model, who had to forfeit the competition earlier this month due to an injury. The dancing duo performed an energetic Tango to "Mamma Mia" from Mamma Mia!, slaying their routine and receiving raving reviews from the judges. "I feel like we parallel Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried in this movie," Sailor said in a package that aired right before stepping out with Val. Prior to their performance, the DWTS Instagram page teased that the two would be doing something special for Christie.
Why Meryl Streep Says Convincing Nicole Kidman to Take on 'Bombshell' Role Was a 'No
Meryl Streep knows a good role when she sees one! Nicole Kidman told ET earlier this month that it was her Big Little Lies co-star, Streep, who convinced her to take on the role of Gretchen Carlson in Bombshell. "I remember Meryl Streep saying to me, when I said, 'Oh, should I play Gretchen Carlson?' So when Meryl says, 'Yes, you should,' you do what she says," Kidman told ET last week. RELATED CONTENT:'Big Little Lies': Secrets Behind Meryl Streeps Scene-Stealing CharacterNicole Kidman Says Meryl Streep Insisted She Join 'Bombshell' Cast (Exclusive)'Big Little Lies': Meryl Streep Reveals Where Fans Can See Cut Ice Cream-Throwing Scene (Exclusive)
Nicole Kidman Says Meryl Streep Insisted She Join 'Bombshell' Cast (Exclusive)
While speaking with ET's Cassie DiLaura backstage at the 2019 GQ Men of the Year Awards in London on Tuesday, Kidman shared that she took her role as Gretchen Carlson in Bombshell because Streep insisted upon it. "I remember Meryl Streep saying to me, when I said, 'Oh, should I play Gretchen Carlson?' So when Meryl says, 'Yes, you should,' you do what she says," Kidman said with a laugh. Charlize Theron stars as Megyn Kelly, while Margot Robbie plays Kayla Pospisil. RELATED CONTENT:Nicole Kidman, David and Victoria Beckham & More Standout Looks From the GQ Men of the Year Awards'Bombshell' Teaser: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman Transform Into Megyn Kelly, Gretchen CarlsonGwyneth Paltrow Has the Sweetest Response to Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban's PDA Pic
Viewers demand third season of 'Big Little Lies'
The demand for more "Big Little Lies" worked before so why not try it again? After an explosively successful first season back in 2017, viewers immediately started clamoring for a second season. (CNN) - The demand for more "Big Little Lies" worked before so why not try it again? After an explosively successful first season back in 2017, viewers immediately started clamoring for a second season. Earlier this year HBO president Casey Bloys didn't sound hopeful regarding a third season in an interview with TVLine.
Meryl Streep to star in Ryan Murphy's adaptation of 'The Prom'
NEW YORK - Ryan Murphy is adapting the Tony Award-nominated and LGBTQ-friendly musical "The Prom" for Netflix, with big names Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells set to star, Deadline reports. It is based on an original concept from Jack Viertel and a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin. According to the report, Streep and Corden will play Dee Dee Allen and Barry Glickman, playwrights bruising from their dud production about Eleanor Roosevelt. "The Prom" was nominated for seven Tony Awards this year, including best musical as well as lead actress in a musical nods for Beth Leavel and Caitlin Kinnunen, who starred as Dee Dee and Emma respectively. "The Prom" is targeted for a fall 2020 release and is part of Murphy's multi-year creative deal with Netflix and will.
Hugh Grant stays cool under pressure
Actor Hugh Grant has starred in countless films. In his latest, he plays a suave character alongside Meryl Streep in "Florence Foster Jenkins." So it was a big surprise when he told our Tracy Smith he was a nervous wreck before stepping in front of the camera.cbsnews.com
Watch: Meryl Streep responds to Hollywood diversity questions: "we're all Africans really"
Actress Meryl Streep dismissed questions about Hollywood's lack of diversity Thursday, saying "we're all Africans really." Her comments came at the Berlin International Film Festival where she was president of the jury panel.cbsnews.com
There Goes the Neighborhood, The Gardens of the Queen, Meryl Streep
There Goes the Neighborhood, The Gardens of the Queen, Meryl Streep Bank foreclosures and abandonment are causing high home vacancy levels in neighborhoods across the country; Also, an underwater adventure to one of the world's most vibrant coral reefs; Plus, two-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep.cbsnews.com