Trevor Noah Vows to ‘Continue the War on Bulls—‘ in ‘Daily Show’ Opening
Trevor Noah spent his first four minutes as host of “The Daily Show” paying tribute to his predecessor Jon Stewart and acknowledging the debate that ensued over who should succeed Stewart at the helm of the Comedy Central franchise.
Jim Carrey ‘Shocked and Saddened’ Over Girlfriend’s Apparent Suicide
Jim Carrey has opened up about the death of his girlfriend, Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, saying in a statement on Tuesday that he is “shocked and deeply saddened” by the loss of the 28-year-old.
Vin Diesel Confirms Final ‘Fast & Furious’ Trilogy
Vin Diesel is promising fans of the “Fast & Furious” franchise three last rides.
ABC Apologizes for Confusing ‘Quantico’s’ Priyanka Chopra With Another Indian Actress
ABC made a blunder this week, confusing “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra with another Indian actress in a promo advertising a “Nightline” interview with the Bollywood star. The network quickly issued an apology for the mistake.
Box Office: ‘The Martian’ Triumphs With $55 Million Debut
“The Martian” blasted off with a massive $55 million this weekend, nearly surpassing another space-based adventure, “Gravity,” as the highest-grossing October debut in history.
This Week in Entertainment 1968
Jack Valenti, then president of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced the creation of a new ratings system on Oct. 7, 1968. The original ratings, which took effect on Nov. 1, 1968, were G for general audiences, M for mature audiences (later changed to PG for parental guidance), R for restricted and X (later renamed NC-17) for films intended for audiences over the age of 17. The MPAA worked with the National Association of Theater Owners and the International Film Importers and Distributors of America to create a new system, based on the British model, that wouldn’t hamper filmmakers’ creative freedom.