Rita Moreno on enduring racism and sexism, the scene that won her an Oscar, and the new "West Side Story"
Rita Moreno speaks with Bill Whitaker about the turmoil she went through early in her career, her 1961 portrayal of Anita in "West Side Story," and her new role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of the Broadway classic.cbsnews.com
Tiffany Thomas, Rita Moreno, & Marvin Zindler archives (Oct. 5, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Tuesday's show: City Council Member Tiffany Thomas answers your questions, legendary actress Rita Moreno talks about defying typecasting in her career, and we learn what's in Marvin Zindler's archives.houstonpublicmedia.org
Turner Classic Movies Festival heads to TCM and HBO Max
MacGraw and Glover will be honored at the Turner Classic Movies Festival. (AP Photo)Don't worry about making the trip to Hollywood for the Turner Classic Movies Festival this year — it's coming straight to your living room. TCM said Wednesday that its 12th installment will run on both its cable channel and the HBO Max streaming service. Our approach gives fans even more movies, stars and unique presentations to choose from,” said Pola Changnon, head of TCM, in a statement. “The breadth of this festival will offer interest for every kind of classic movie fan – whether they’re new to this world or card-carrying cinephiles!”
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition
The film will debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Film Festival via AP)Sundance Institute programs. Organizers on Tuesday unveiled a robust and diverse slate for the festival, which will be largely virtual due to the pandemic. Yutani said that the Sesame Street documentary, “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” is likely to be a crowd favorite. “We all are so excited about the possibility of encountering people who’ve never been to the festival," Jackson said.
Performers set for TV special replacing canceled Rose Parade
Sheryl Crow leads a long list of performers and celebrity guests who will appear in a Jan. 1 television special replacing the 132nd Rose Parade, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Performers will also include Mickey Guyton, Tori Kelly, Lady A, Rascal Flatts and husband-and-wife duo The War and Treaty. Celebrity guests will include Rita Moreno, Emeril Lagasse, Gary Sinise, Daddy Yankee, Shanola Hampton, Dascha Polanco, Vin Scully, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee Matt Leinart. The special will also include marching bands, equestrians, floats from previous years and segments on the Rose Bowl football game that usually follows the parade. Cancellation of the 2021 Rose Parade was announced earlier this year.
New this week: Katy Perry's 'Smile' and 'Love Island' return
This image released by BBC America shows Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in a scene from "Planet Earth: A Celebration." The special debuts at 8 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 31, on BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV and IFC. (BBC Studios/BBC America via AP)
New this week: Katy Perry's 'Smile' and 'Love Island' return
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Infused with a hip-hop energy and a solidly anarchic spirit, Get Duked! is the directorial debut of music video director Ninian Doff. Katy Perry says shes been on a real emotional, psychological and spiritual journey... to find my smile in the last three years since releasing her Witness album. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONWhether the new season of CBS Love Island includes any version of love remains to be seen, but its definitely not on an island. Love Island, with host Arielle Vandenberg and narrator Matthew Hoffman, debuts 8 p.m. EDT Monday with a two-hour episode, followed by nightly episodes at 9 p.m. EDT.
Rita Moreno Dishes on 'One Day at a Time's Politically-Charged Animated Special (Exclusive)
The Alvarez family is getting animated on One Day at a Time's political special! The Pop TV sitcom is returning from its coronavirus hiatus for an animated special on Tuesday, featuring guest stars Melissa Fumero, Gloria Estefan and Lin-Manuel Miranda! "It is hilarious," series star Rita Moreno told ET's Deidre Behar of the animated ep in which she and Estefan go toe-to-toe once again over their long-festering sisterly rivalry. "I think that's the most important thing to understand about this family and this sitcom series, because it becomes way more than a sitcom," she continued. One Day at a Time's "The Politics Episode" airs Tuesday, June 16 at 9:30 p.m. PT/ET on Pop TV.
Rita Moreno Recalls Watching Martin Luther King Jr. Improvise 'I Have a Dream' Speech in Person (Exclusive)
Rita Moreno has been an advocate for diversity and change throughout her career -- she even fought for civil rights alongside Martin Luther King Jr.! "I was there sitting on the Lincoln monument when Dr. King said, 'I have a dream.' "We were sitting literally, no more than 15 feet away from Dr. King. Moreno recalled how, in the middle of his prepared speech, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson prompted Dr. King to "tell them about your dream." There was a moment in her 60's, Moreno recalled, when she felt "depressed" and hadn't done a movie in quite some time.
Steven Spielberg Wraps 'West Side Story,' Celebrates 'Endlessly Surprising'
The cast of West Side Story is feeling pretty and witty and wrapped, as Steven Spielberg announced that filming on the musical officially came to a close on Saturday. To mark the end of production, Steven wanted to share a few thoughts and images with you. ET recently spoke with Elgort, who described this West Side Story as a "total reimagining" of the original. "There's dancing and singing and the music is the same, but otherwise it's a total reimagining and it all comes from Steven's vision," he explained. RELATED CONTENT:Rita Moreno on 'Making Right Some of the Wrongs' of Original 'West Side Story' (Exclusive)Ansel Elgort Talks 'Magical' 'West Side Story' Experience: 'It's Been a Dream' (Exclusive)'West Side Story' Shares First Look at Ariana DeBose as Anita in Steven Spielberg Remake
Steven Spielberg gives sneak peek of 'West Side Story'
(CNN) - That's a wrap on "West Side Story." The musical remake from director Steven Spielberg finished filming just days ago and to celebrate, the legendary filmmaker shared on social media -- via studio 20th Century Fox's official account -- some sneak peek photos from the set. It's a wrap on West Side Story. To mark the end of production, Steven wanted to share a few thoughts and images with you. : @nikotavernise (Photos 1, 2) / #StevenSpielberg (Photo 3)#WestSideStory #StevenSpielberg pic.twitter.com/4PdhHxueKz 20th Century Fox (@20thcenturyfox) October 2, 2019The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
'One Day at a Time' Revived for Season 4 at Pop TV
One Day at a Timehas officially been revived for a fourth season after Netflix canceled the critically acclaimed sitcom in March. A new, 13-episode season will debut exclusively on Pop in 2020, before airing on CBS later in the year. Three months ago, I was heartbroken with the news of our beloved One Day at a Times cancellation. And one last thank you to, Pop, for having the guts to be that first cable network. Stephen Tobolowsky (@Tobolowsky) June 27, 2019See more on the show in the video below!