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.
U.S. to eliminate 'conscience' rule for health care workers, Politico reports
President Biden's administration plans to rescind a rule devised under his predecessor, Donald Trump, that was intended to make it easier for health care providers, including doctors and nurses, to avoid performing abortions or other medical services on religious or moral grounds, Politico reported on Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Hustler founder and First Amendment battler Larry Flynt dies
FILE - "Hustler" Magazine publisher Larry Flynt signs a copy of "The People Vs. Larry Flynt" in his downtown Cincinnati "Hustler" store on April 30, 1998. Flynt, who turned "Hustler" magazine into an adult entertainment empire while championing First Amendment rights, has died at age 78. His nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., told The Associated Press that Flynt died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles. In an effort to drum up business, he published a newsletter that became Hustler magazine. He and his fourth wife, Althea, moved to Los Angeles and spent most of their time behind their mansion’s 5,000-pound steel door.
New this week: 'Stateless,' 'Palm Springs,' The Dalai Lama
(Netflix via AP)Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Its directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who also helmed Love & Basketball and the criminally underseen Beyond the Lights (currently available on Kanopy). Palm Springs: If a rom-com is more your speed, theres also Palm Springs, on Hulu Friday, starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti as wedding guests who find themselves caught in a time-loop. AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSICThe Dalai Lama: To commemorate his 85th birthday on Monday, the Dalai Lama is releasing his first-ever album. Viewers seeking to stir their hearts and minds should consider Netflixs Stateless, set in an immigration detention center in the Australian desert.
Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Rene Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrigs disease in Los Angeles. Zellweger thanked Ryder in her best actress acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Judy earlier this year. Stints at Goldberg-Ehrlich Public Relations and Management and Michael Levine Public Relations followed, before she formed Nanci Ryder Public Relations in 1984, with Fox as her first client. In 1987, she co-founded the firm BWR Public Relations with Paul Baker and Larry Winokur. This spring, the firm's parent company, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, shut down BWR Public Relations, moving staffers or laying them off.
'All in the Family,' 'Good Times' return to TV with 'Live in Front of a Studio Audience'
CULVER CITY, Calif. -- The Emmy-winning "Live in Front of a Studio Audience" was such a hit with television watchers last spring, it's back for a second round.Executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel and Brent Miller will bring us another episode of "All in the Family" and now "Good Times. "It was his heart and soul as a viewer who remembered way back and wanted to do this 45 years later. ""I'm such a fan of Norman Lear and this show and it's cool that we're getting to do this with 'Good Times,' which is another show I loved as a kid," said Woody Harrelson, who plays Archie Bunker. "Jharrel Jerome will take part in the "Good Times" episode. "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family/Good Times" airs the night of Wednesday Dec. 18 on ABC.abc13.com
Billie Eilish Delivers Mind-Bending 'SNL' Debut With Gravity-Defying Set That Is So
There's nothing Billie Eilish does that isn't next-level brilliant. Host Woody Harrelson introduced the singer as "the incomparable Billie Eilish," and he certainly didn't oversell just how incredible and unique her first set would be. For her second number, Eilish performed the somber "I Love You," which showed her versatility as a captivating performer. Ditching all the high-concept trappings of her first set, Eilish delivered a very stripped-down performance for her second set, showcasing her vocal talents while simply sitting next to her collaborator (and brother) Finneas O'Connell. Saturday Night Live airs live, coast-to-coast, Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.
'SNL' announces Eddie Murphy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge will host
New faces include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the Emmy-nominated star and creator of Amazon's "Fleabag," and David Harbour, who is known for roles such as Netflix's "Stranger Things" and the upcoming Marvel film "Black Widow." She will host the October 5 episode, featuring musical guest Taylor Swift. "SNL" kicks off what will be its 45th season on September 28 with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish. Kristen Stewart will host the November 2 episode, with a musical guest who has yet to be announced. The "SNL" lineup so far:Sept. 28 -- host Woody Harrelson / musical guest Billie EilishOct. 5 -- host Phoebe Waller-Bridge / musical guest Taylor SwiftOct. 12 -- host David Harbour / musical guest Camila CabelloNov. 2 -- host Kristen Stewart / musical guest TBADec. 21 -- host Eddie Murphy / musical guest TBAThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello and More to Perform on Saturday Night Live This Fall
The hit NBC comedy show announced it fall lineup of celebrity guest hosts and musical acts on Monday. Conversely, summer breakout Billie Eilish will be making her first appearance on the show as the musical guest. Swifties are in for a treat on Oct. 5 when the Lover singer takes the stage as the musical guest. Taylor Swift recently released her seventh studio album, Lover, to rave reviews and will be opening the 2019 MTV VMAs on Monday night. Oct 5th pic.twitter.com/VcZeuXWKuc Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 26, 2019Following Swift and Waller-Bridges appearance will be Stranger Things star David Harbour as a host and Camila Cabello as the musical guest.
'Zombieland: Double Tap' trailer teases new action, same humor
(L-R) Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg return in "Zombieland: Double Tap," to hit theaters in October 2019. (CNN) - It's return of the zombies in "Zombieland: Double Tap" and there are a few new faces. They kind of took it to heart and went for kind of the biggest and best home they could find." "The one that's causing the big threat are the T-800 zombies, that are stronger, faster, harder to kill," he said. The new trailer also features new characters played by Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutsch, Luke Wilson and Thomas Middlemarch.
'Zombieland 2' Trailer: Emma Stone and the Gang Take Over the White House
On Thursday, the official first trailer dropped for Zombieland: Double Tap teasing a new gore-filled, hilarious outing for Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and his band of misfits. The trailer opens with the aforementioned gunman making his way through an overgrown field alongside Wichita (Emma Stone), Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). But, in no time, the calm is interrupted with some lively zombie killing -- on what turns out to be the White House lawn. Zombieland: Double Tap lurches into theaters on Oct. 18. RELATED CONTENT:Emma Stone Injures Shoulder After Slipping on the FloorRosario Dawson Signs on for 'Zombieland 2' Alongside Emma Stone and Woody HarrelsonHulu's 'Into the Dark' Puts a Terrifying Twist on 'The Breakfast Club' (Exclusive)