1. Bruno Mars Won't Play Prince in New Movie

    September 11, 2018 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 A rep for the pop star calls "Daily Mirror" report "100 percent false." A representative for Bruno Mars says a report claiming he will portray Prince in a new movie is “100 percent false.” The Daily Mirror , a British tabloid, pu ...

  2. 'A Star is Born' Rockets Into Oscar Contention at North American Premiere

    September 11, 2018 7:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 It turns out Bradley Cooper can direct and sing and Lady Gaga can act, leaving Warner Bros. with an across-the-board contender on its hands. In my 12 years of covering the Toronto International Film Festival, I have seen a lot of movies go over huge ...

  3. 'A Star Is Born' & Lady Gaga Receive High Praise at Toronto Film Festival

    September 10, 2018 8:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 The response to Bradley Cooper’s romantic saga A Star Is Born  has been intense. Critics have boasted of crying uncontrollably. Fans outside theaters have swooned for its star, Lady Gaga. Words like “glorious,” ″rapturous” and, of course, “gaga” are ...

  4. Drake and Altitude Film Distribution Acquire U.K. Rights to Police Brutality Drama 'Monsters and Men'

    September 09, 2018 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Drake ’s involvement with writer-director Reinaldo Marcus Green’s film Monsters and Men is paying off. A press release, issued Saturday (Sept, 8), announces that the Canadian rapper and Altitude Film Distribution have partnered “to jointly acquire” ...

  5. Michael Moore Thinks That Gwen Stefani is the Reason Why Trump Ran For Office

    September 09, 2018 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Moore’s instincts in the summer of 2016 were right. Donald J. Trump became America’s next president, but you might be surprised to learn who he thinks put him there:  Gwen Stefani. Fahrenheit 11/9 , which had its world premiere at the Toront ...

  6. How the Song 'Sunflower' Became the Standout Anthem of Netflix's 'Sierra Burgess is a Loser'

    September 07, 2018 4:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Actress Shannon Purser, screenwriter Lindsey Beer and songwriter Leland break down the film's pivotal music moment This post contains spoilers. If you’ve watched Netflix’s new teen rom-com  Sierra Burgess is a Loser , a modern retelling of Cyra ...

  7. Beth Krakower, Veteran Publicist for Film and TV Composers, Dies at 46

    September 06, 2018 10:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beth Krakower, the veteran publicist known for working with composers including Mission: Impossible's Lalo Schifrin, Drive's Cliff Martinez and House of Cards' Jeff Beal, has died. She was 46. Krakower, who founded Cinemedia Promotion ...

  8. 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Music Supervisors Break Down the Movie's Best Soundtrack Moments

    September 06, 2018 3:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 If you’re a human being with a Netflix account, you haven’t just heard of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before -- you’ve probably watched the streaming service’s hit teen rom-com multiple times already. Based on Jenny Han’s YA novel of the same name, t ...

  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg & More Celebs React to Burt Reynolds' Death: See Tweets

    September 06, 2018 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beloved Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds died on Thursday (Sept. 6) at the age of 82. He was known for his iconic roles in the '70s films  Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard, and Starting Over , as well as an Oscar-nominated come ...

  10. Academy Postponing New Popular Oscar Category

    September 06, 2018 3:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The award was to have been introduced at the 91st Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is postponing the introduction of the new “popular” Oscar category it had intended to introduce at its upcoming 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24. ...

  11. Brie Larson Wears a Nine Inch Nails Shirt in 'Captain Marvel' Photos: See the Best Reactions

    September 06, 2018 3:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Marvel Comics fans are already eager to see Brie Larson star in the upcoming Captain Marvel film, music fans’ interests were particularly piqued on Wednesday (Sep. 5) when some early stills from the movie were released, revealing that Captain ...

  12. Burt Reynolds, Legendary Movie Star of '70s & '80s, Dies at 82

    September 06, 2018 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The ex-jock from Florida starred in 'Deliverance' and 'Boogie Nights' but preferred making such populist, fun fare as 'Smokey and the Bandit,' 'The Cannonball Run' and 'Starting Over.' Burt Reynolds, ...

  13. Michael Moore Thinks Gwen Stefani's Big 'Voice' Payday Helped Fuel Trump's White House Bid

    September 06, 2018 12:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Director's new documentary, 'Fahrenheit 11/9,' focuses on the dire state of the nation. The first time Michael Moore encountered Donald Trump, the filmmaker uncharacteristically held his tongue. The two had been booked as guests in 19 ...

  14. Justice Department to Announce Charges Against North Koreans for Sony Hack

    September 06, 2018 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 The government will lay blame for a sophisticated cyber operation that caused the 2014 attack on the same day that President Trump thanks North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Nearly four years after an infamous hacking that nearly crippled Sony Pictures, ...

  15. Gemma Arterton to Play Soul Icon Dusty Springfield in Biopic From 'Carol' Team

    September 06, 2018 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 'So Much Love' will mark the directorial debut of 'Carol' screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and will follow the "Son of a Preacher Man" singer's journey to Memphis to record her career-defining record, "Dusty in Memph ...

  16. Warner Bros. & HBO Adopt Company-Wide Inclusion Policy

    September 05, 2018 7:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 Six months after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister companies are announcing a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion, becoming the first major en ...

  17. Halsey Will Play Herself in 'A Star Is Born' Cameo: See the Tweets

    September 05, 2018 4:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Wednesday, (Sept. 5)  Halsey revealed through Twitter that she will appear as herself in Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's upcoming remake of the film  A Star Is Born . The singer-songwriter wrote, "I guess now is a good time to finally te ...

  18. Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick Celebrate 30 Years of Love With Acoustic Bee Gees Cover: Watch

    September 05, 2018 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 "To Love Somebody" says it all. There are #relationshipgoals, and then there's Kevin Bacon  and Kyra Sedgwick. For three decades, the Hollywood couple have defied the odds in a town where two stars under the same roof is often a recip ...

  19. Thom Yorke Says Working on the 'Suspiria' Soundtrack Felt Like 'Casting Spells'

    September 01, 2018 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Suspiria , Luca Guadagnigno's upcoming remake of Dario Argento's 1977 horror classic, involves a ton of sinister, supernatural action carried out by some evil witches -- so it's appropriate that Thom Yorke compared his process for cre ...

  20. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Held Hands on the 'A Star is Born' Premiere Red Carpet

    September 01, 2018 9:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga 's big screen debut is finally here, and she and Bradley Cooper -- her director and co-star -- strolled down the red carpet holding hands at the premiere of A Star is Born . At the Venice Film Festival, Gaga wore a stunning pink, mari ...

  21. 'Cats' Movie Adaptation Sets December 2019 Release Date

    August 31, 2018 3:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star. Universal has sunk its claws into a release date for Cats . The movie version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will hit Dec. 20, 2019, opening on a date that was previou ...

  22. Lady Gaga Details How Bradley Cooper Brought Out Her 'Vulnerability' For 'A Star Is Born' at Venice Film Festival

    August 31, 2018 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 She may only stand  Five Foot Two , but Lady Gaga towered over the Venice Film Festival as she discussed her acting debut in Bradley Cooper' s directorial debut,  A Star Is Born , during a Friday (Aug. 31) press conference. The pop superstar ta ...

  23. Chadwick Boseman: 'Black Panther' Aiming for Best Picture -- Not New 'Popular Oscar'

    August 31, 2018 7:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 "For my money, the only thing that matters is the level of difficulty," says the actor who plays the title character, adding, "I dare any movie to try to compare to the [level of] difficulty of this one." How will the Academy ...

  24. 'A Star Is Born' Soundtrack Announced: See the Track List and Release Date

    August 30, 2018 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The official soundtrack for the upcoming motion picture A Star Is Born , starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, was announced on Thursday (Aug. 30). The album is also now available for pre-order  here . The album, which will be released the same day ...

  25. Why Disney Should Cast Ginger Minj As Ursula In the Live-Action 'Little Mermaid' Remake

    August 29, 2018 12:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Disney has talked the talk, but it’s time for Mickey and Co. to sissy that walk Ever since the film's existence was reported in 2016 , Disney fans have been eagerly anticipating casting news regarding the studio's live-action remake of The ...

  26. Watch Ed Sheeran Recall Writing 'Don't' in Just 2 Hours in 'Songwriter' Documentary Clip: Exclusive

    August 27, 2018 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The intimate doc premieres Tuesday on Apple Music. Ed Sheeran's upcoming documentary Songwriter  drops Tuesday via Apple Music, and Billboard is premiering an exclusive clip. The intimate doc -- which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in t ...

  27. KYLE on Meeting His Rap Idol Jadakiss, Will Smith Being an Inspiration & His New Movie 'The After Party'

    August 27, 2018 2:26 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday, iSPY rapper KYLE made his acting debut in Netflix's comedy film The After Party, which was produced by Live Nations Productions. Taking on the role of Owen -- a timid 18-year-old with rap star ambitions -- KYLE's foray into acti ...

  28. G-Dragon Tour Documentary 'Kwon Ji Yong Act III: Motte' Heading to YouTube Premium

    August 23, 2018 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though it may be a while before he returns from the South Korean military, G-Dragon keeps rolling out surprises for BIGBANG ’s fans, the latest of which is a brand-new YouTube Premium documentary. The full-length docu-film  Kwon Ji Yong Act III: Mot ...

  29. George Clooney Tops Forbes' Highest-Paid Actors List

    August 23, 2018 7:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is way behind with $124 million in earnings. George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he’s not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018  Forbes ’  list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in ...

  30. Lena Dunham Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

    August 23, 2018 7:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Also joining the cast is Maya Hawke, the daughter of "Kill Bill" and "Pulp Fiction" star Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood  is continuing to add to its already packed cast.  Lena Dunham  is joining the Qu ...

  31. Awkwafina Talks New Role in 'Crazy Rich Asians' and Her Desire to Evolve Musically

    August 22, 2018 10:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to imagine another performer having as much of an impact within pop culture as Awkwafina has this year. The Queens-born rapper began the summer by pairing a much buzzed-about role as a member of the all-female crew of crooks in  Ocean ...

  32. Busan: Ryuichi Sakamoto Named Asian Filmmaker of the Year

    August 22, 2018 8:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 23rd edition of the South Korean film festival will honor the Japanese composer behind the soundtracks to 'The Last Emperor,' 'Merry Christmas, Mr.Lawrence,' and 'The Revenant.' Japanese film composer Ryuichi Sakamo ...

  33. Damon Thomas Sues Producing Partner Over 'Sing' Music

    August 22, 2018 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 The music producer claims Harvey Mason Jr. forced him out of their company Underdog Entertainment and is suing for breach of contract, fraud and defamation. Damon Thomas, a music producer who has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Aretha Fr ...

  34. K-Pop-Themed Film Picked Up by Fox 2000 From Scooter Braun and SB Projects

    August 21, 2018 12:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hollywood is going K-pop.    The rights to a feature film focused on the Korean music industry from SB Projects and Epic Magazine has been acquired by Fox 2000, as the Scooter Braun-founded SB Projects announced today (Aug. 21).     Elyse Hollander ...

  35. Chance the Rapper Stars as a Delivery Boy in New Trailer For Upcoming Film 'Slice': Watch

    August 21, 2018 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chance the Rapper is taking his talents to the big screen to star in his first feature film, titled  Slice.   The upcoming movie, which is still without a concrete release date, unveiled its first trailer Tuesday morning (Aug. 21). Chano takes on th ...

  36. Tiffany Haddish Shades Fifth Harmony While Presenting With Kevin Hart at 2018 VMAs

    August 20, 2018 9:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2018 MTV Music Video Awards officially decided to go host-less this year, but Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish proved that they could've tag-teamed the show as they presented the Moon Person for best hip-hop -- well, unless you're a Fift ...

  37. 'Twilight' Will Return to Theaters for Its 10-Year Anniversary

    August 20, 2018 3:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Twihards, this one's for you. It's been nearly 10 years since Stephenie Meyer's Twilight became a record-breaking film franchise starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as the moodiest teen couple of all time, Bella Swan and Edw ...

  38. Box Office: Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earns Abysmal $126 on Opening Day

    August 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 The ensemble crime-drama — also starring Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton — marks a career box-office low for the disgraced Spacey after premiering first on VOD. Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey is enduring a career low at the box office this weekend. The ...

  39. Disney Shares First Look at Live-Action 'Mulan'

    August 14, 2018 7:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Liu Yifei is starring as the titular heroine. Disney's  Mulan  has begun production, and has unveiled the first look at star Liu Yifei in the titular role. The actress (also known as Crystal Liu), is  playing the heroine , who disguises herself ...

  40. Michael Moore's Trump Documentary 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Due in September: Watch the Trailer

    August 10, 2018 7:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Moore’s Donald Trump critique Fahrenheit 11/9  will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21. Moore unveiled the first look at this latest documentary Thursday, releasing a trailer online. The ...

  41. How 'Juliet, Naked' Creators Made a Classic Soundtrack for a Fake Rock Star

    August 08, 2018 9:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Jesse Peretz set out to direct the big-screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 2009 novel, Juliet, Naked, he faced a unique challenge: How do you create music for a cult classic album by an artist who doesn't exist? “You have to have something ...

  42. Jennifer Lopez to Star in Stripper Robin Hood Story 'Hustlers'

    August 06, 2018 3:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lorene Scafaria will direct the film based on a New York magazine piece about former strippers who concoct a plan to steal tens of thousands of dollars from their Wall Street clients. Jennifer Lopez has signed on to star in the stripper story  Hustl ...

  43. Dionne Warwick Addresses Molestation Claims Against Her Sister in 'Whitney' Film, 'Totally Hogwash'

    August 06, 2018 8:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dionne Warwick , the cousin of Whitney Houston and sister of Dee Dee Warwick, has addressed allegations that her sister molested Houston and her younger brother in an interview on Larry King Now . The allegations surfaced in the recent  Whitney docu ...

  44. Spike Lee's 'BlackKkKlansman' Soundtrack to Feature Unreleased Prince Song 'Mary Don't You Weep'

    August 06, 2018 8:16 AM EDT 0 0 0 An unreleased Prince song will be featured in Spike Lee's upcoming film BlacKkKlansman.  The legendary director's latest film is due for release on Aug. 10 and follows the real story of Ron Stallworth, an African American detective who inf ...

  45. 'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley Blasts Foreign Distributors for Refusing to Carry a 'Black Movie'

    August 06, 2018 7:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Sorry to Bother You" will finish Sunday (Aug. 5) with a domestic total of $14 million. Sorry to Bother You  helmer Boots Riley says international distributors are claiming "black" movies don't perform well internationally a ...

  46. 'Guardians 3' Star Bautista Says Working for Disney Is 'Pretty Nauseating' After James Gunn Firing

    August 06, 2018 7:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dave Bautista tweeted Sunday (Aug. 5) that he will appear in the third film because he is "obligated" to, but added that it's "pretty nauseating to work for someone who'd empower a smear campaign by fascists cyber-Nazis.&quo ...

  47. An Elusive '70s Band Reunites for One Last Jam in '40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie' (Exclusive Clip)

    July 30, 2018 5:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday, Emmy-nominated writer and producer Lee Aronsohn is bringing a little piece of the '70s to LA and New York theaters with 40 Years In The Making: The Magic Music Movie . The documentary follows the free-wheeling band Magic Music throug ...

  48. 'Blindspotting's' Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on Finding the Movie's Authentic Bay Area Sound

    July 30, 2018 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In Blindspotting , Daveed Diggs is Collin, a thoughtful felon desperate to finish his last three days of probation unscathed, through no help from his best friend Miles, played with taut agitation by Rafael Casal. Diggs and Casal, real-life pals sin ...

  49. Joan Jett Dares You to Stop Her From Rocking in Trailer for 'Bad Reputation' Doc: Watch

    July 25, 2018 8:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Tell me I can't do something -- you know I'm gonna be doing it," rock icon Joan Jett says in the first look at the Kevin Kerslake-directed  Bad Reputation biopic that traces her historic journey from teenage dreamer to rock and ...

  50. All 16 Musical Performances from 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Ranked

    July 23, 2018 11:06 AM EDT 0 0 0 * NOTE: The following article contains major spoilers for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. If you haven’t seen the film, go spend your “Money, Money, Money” and come back here afterward .* After 10 years and much wondering from hardcore ABBA and musical ...

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