Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Starts Strong With $40 Million, ‘Lion King’ Remains Victorious

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Disney’s “The Lion King” might still rule everything the light touches, but Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” certainly held its own this weekend at the domestic box office. FILE PHOTO: Margot Robbie attends … Continue reading Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Starts Strong With $40 Million, ‘Lion King’ Remains Victorious

‘Transparent’ musical finale aims for upbeat send-off after star’s exit

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) – Groundbreaking TV show “Transparent” will end with a musical episode in which the Pfefferman family grapples with the death of the character played by Jeffrey Tambor, the award-winning star fired after accusations of sexual misconduct. … Continue reading ‘Transparent’ musical finale aims for upbeat send-off after star’s exit

Polanski, ‘The Laundromat’ and ‘Joker’ vie for top prize at Venice film festival

Biennale President Paolo Baratta and Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera pose ahead of announcement of the 76th Venice Film Festival line-up, in Rome, Italy July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli MILAN (Reuters) – A space odyssey starring Brad Pitt, … Continue reading Polanski, ‘The Laundromat’ and ‘Joker’ vie for top prize at Venice film festival

Trump says he’s ‘very disappointed’ Swedish PM didn’t free rapper A$AP Rocky

FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump enters the room to participate in the “Pledge to America’s Workers – One year Celebration” event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis … Continue reading Trump says he’s ‘very disappointed’ Swedish PM didn’t free rapper A$AP Rocky

‘Peppa Pig’ owner Entertainment One says producer Mark Gordon to stay on with firm

(Reuters) – Entertainment One Ltd, which makes the popular children’s television show “Peppa Pig”, said award-winning producer Mark Gordon will continue to develop and produce content for the company, following a multi-year production deal. Investors had been skittish after reports … Continue reading ‘Peppa Pig’ owner Entertainment One says producer Mark Gordon to stay on with firm

‘Four Weddings’ gets a reboot, without the floppy-haired British guy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Imagine “Four Weddings and a Funeral” without Hugh Grant? Co-Creator and Executive Producer Mindy Kaling (L) speaks next to cast members Nathalie Emmanuel and Nikesh Patel during a panel for the Hulu television series “Four Weddings … Continue reading ‘Four Weddings’ gets a reboot, without the floppy-haired British guy

Sweden rebuffs Trump over U.S. rapper charges, saying courts independent

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden on Friday dismissed an angry outburst from U.S. President Donald Trump after prosecutors charged U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky with assault, saying the country’s judicial system was independent of political interference. FILE PHOTO: Posters asking for ASAP … Continue reading Sweden rebuffs Trump over U.S. rapper charges, saying courts independent