Rebecca Ford

Diane Warren, David Crosby, Mark Ronson, Kesha, Boots Riley, Jack Antonoff and Tim McGraw

Kesha, Mark Ronson & More Join THR Oscars Songwriter Roundtable: 'Our Main Job Is to Make You Boogie'

The seven recording artists who gathered Nov. 11 for THR's Songwriter Roundtable — Jack Antonoff, 34 (“Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)” from Love, Simon); David Crosby, 77 (“Home Free” from Little Pink House); Kesha, 31 (“Here Comes the Change” from On the Basis of Sex); Tim McGraw, 51 (“Gravity” from Free Solo); Boots Riley, 47 (the soundtrack for Sorry to Bother You, which he also wrote and directed); Mark Ronson, 43 (“The Shallow” from A Star Is Born) and Diane Warren, 62 (“I’ll Fight” from the doc RBG) — span genres and generations, but these musicians, who penned some of awards season's strongest song contenders, have plenty in common.
Method Man

Method Man Joins 'Shaft' Reboot

Shaft, New Line Cinema's reboot of the 1970s blaxploitation action movie, has added Cliff “Method Man” Smith to its cast.
Liu Yifei

Disney's 'Mulan' Finds Its Star

After a yearlong worldwide search, Mulan has been found. Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star as the title woman warrior in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale.