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Friends, Family and Fans Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at Hollywood Memorial Service

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A throng of friends, family and fans paid tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds at a memorial service on Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery. The tribute spanned decades of Hollywood history, with a hip-hop version of “Singin’ in the Rain,” scores of candid family photographs, and an appearance by R2D2. “My mother didn’t like funerals and… Read more »

Academy Switches Builders for Museum Project

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Saturday that it has switched construction companies for the forthcoming Academy Museum. The long-awaited project began construction a year ago on the site of the May Company building on Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. Morley Builders and Taslimi Construction were hired to renovate the 1939 Streamline… Read more »

At Least One Dead in Las Vegas Strip Shooting (Report)

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Updated 6:36 p.m. ET: After a standoff that lasted more than four hours, police say the man who reportedly shot two people in Las Vegas and killed one, has surrendered. According to CNN, the police did not disclose and more information about the suspect or victims. Original: Part of the Las Vegas Strip was reportedly… Read more »

PopPolitics: How Trump’s D.C. Slump Mirrors Tales of Hollywood’s Chumps (Listen)

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The headlines are harsh and the punditry is pulling no punches in the aftermath of President Trump’s defeated effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. Did Trump, who promised to shake up Washington and “drain the swamp,” end up getting engulfed by D.C. instead? Matt Drudge, a Trump supporter, tweeted this week, cryptically, “The swamp drains… Read more »

Film Review: ‘Gray House’

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What initially seems most inscrutable about “Gray House” — its simmering, stuttering aesthetics, its blend of straight-arrow documentary testimony and languidly constructed visual art, the disorienting presence of Denis Lavant in a Texas backwater — falls a little more into place once you consider its pedigree.

‘Superior Donuts’ Star Jermaine Fowler on Plans for Season 2, Why TV Has Become ‘Woke’

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West Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard was taken over by CBS’ “Superior Donuts” Thursday night, as many members of the cast took the stage to perform. With more than half of the main cast already established as stand-up comedians, the historic comedy club was a packed house with its regulars, who just so happened to… Read more »

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: Three New Posters Revealed

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While some DC Comics fans flock to watch the new “Justice League” trailer, the Marvel crowd can sneak a peek at three new posters for “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” In one photo, the webbed hero is seen lounging on a riverbank wearing headphones. “Homework can wait,” the caption reads. “The city can’t.” In the second, the foreground shows… Read more »

Van Jones Calls Out Hollywood, Reality TV for Trump’s Rise, Says ‘SNL’ Should Air 24/7

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Thursday morning, the Montage in Beverly Hills became the stomping grounds for EMA as it kicked off its inaugural two-day Impact Summit. Along with the most environmentally conscious suited professionals, the event drew Malin Akerman, Lance Bass, and Van Jones who delivered a keynote, “Where We Went Wrong and How We Can Change the Future.”… Read more »

New ‘Justice League’ Trailer Brings the Superhero Team Together (Watch)

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Several character teasers later, a new “Justice League” trailer was finally released Saturday morning that unites the team. “We have to be ready,” Ben Affleck’s Batman says in a voiceover. “You, me, the others — there’s an attack coming from far way.” Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman replies, “Not coming, Bruce, it’s already here. The others… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Repeats No. 1 on Friday

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“Power Rangers” is the new superhero film on the block, but “Beauty and the Beast” still has the most guests. The Disney live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson grabbed an additional $23.5 million on Friday night from 4,210 theaters. After conquering box office records in its first frame, the movie could capture an additional $90 million by… Read more »