A mixed field of rap, pop and dance talent dominated the top categories in nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, making for a wide-open race with no clear favorite and few megastars in the running for top honors at the music biz’s January kudofest. There was zero consensus by members of the Recording Academy in the heavy-hitter categories, with no act… Read more »
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Kevin Huvane would like to remind you that Jennifer Lopez is still Jenny from the block. “As a little girl, (Jennifer) raised money for the March of Dimes,” said Celebration of Babies Luncheon co-chair Huvane, during Dec. 6’s $1 million-fundraiser for March of Dimes. “So just picture this: an 8-year-old force of nature out in… Read more »
“The Wolf of Wall Street” screened today for media members. Was it worth the wait? You betcha. When awards nominations are announced next week, the question isn’t whether the Martin Scorsese film will be included but rather how many nods it will get. Paramount has imposed a review embargo until Dec. 17 for the film,… Read more »
Kathleen Kennedy already had her hands full getting a new trilogy of “Star Wars” films and related spinoffs off the ground at Disney. Now the Lucasfilm chief also has Indiana Jones to manage. Disney on Friday announced that it has paid Paramount for the rights to market and release future films in the “Indiana Jones”… Read more »
Both sides in the dispute over the authorship of Warner Bros.’ “Trouble with the Curve” are asking a federal judge to grant summary judgment in the case, in which a college-baseball-player turned screenwriter is accusing Warner Bros. and other defendants of a “conspiracy” to cover up the lineage of the pic’s screenplay. On Friday, attorneys… Read more »
“Closer to the Moon” offers an absurdist take on a real event: an audacious 1959 bank robbery carried out by high-ranking Jewish members of the Romanian Communist Party, who pretended they were shooting a movie.
The cast of David O’Russell’s “American Hustle” will be honored with the ensemble performance award at the Palm Springs Film Festival. The honor will be given at the January 4 gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. O’Russell’s drama set in the world of the 1970s ABSCAM scandal stars Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper,… Read more »
On the same day NBC was basking in the ratings success of its live “Sound of Music” presentation, it also learned that one of its annual live events — the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — has produced its best numbers yet. According to Nielsen, Thursday’s coverage of the 87th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from 9… Read more »
Boasting numerous parallels to ‘The Lion King,’ this perky South African toon about a half-striped zebra aims squarely for international crossover appeal.
BERLIN — Elton John spoke out against anti-gay policies in Russia, describing them as “inhumane,” at a sold-out gig in Moscow Friday. He dedicated the show to the memory of Vladislav Tornovoi, a 23-year-old Russian killed in a horrific homophobic attack earlier this year. “You took me to your hearts all these years ago, and… Read more »