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Diana Douglas Webster, Mother of Michael Douglas, Ex-Wife of Kirk Douglas, Dies at 92

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Actress Diana Douglas Webster, mother of Michael Douglas and former wife of Kirk Douglas, died of cancer on Friday in Woodland Hills, Calif. She was 92. Webster appeared on film, television and stage. She appeared in more than 20 films, including “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and “It Runs in the Family,” in addition to TV roles on “The West… Read more »

Richard Gere: ‘There Will Be a Tibetan Spring Eventually,’ ‘We Have to Be Patient’

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KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — Richard Gere predicted a Tibetan Spring at a press conference on Saturday at the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The actor, who received the festival’s Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema on Friday, was addressing a question regarding Chinese control of Tibet, which China has occupied since… Read more »

Box Office: ‘Inside Out’ Outshines ‘Magic Mike,’ ‘Terminator’ Sequels

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“Inside Out” is leading the holiday weekend box office, pacing firmly ahead of new releases “Terminator Genisys” and “Magic Mike XXL.” The Disney-Pixar animated pic pulled in $12.5 million on Friday, bringing its cumulative haul to $228 million Stateside in its third week of competition. Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader voice the emotions… Read more »

Ava DuVernay Confirms She Is Not Directing ‘Black Panther’

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Ava DuVernay has officially put an end to the rumors that she would be directing “Black Panther.” In an interview with Essence on Friday, DuVernay provided a definitive answer concerning her possible involvement with the Marvel film. “I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther,” she told the magazine. “I think I’ll just say we had different… Read more »

Richard Gere Pays Tribute to Dalai Lama at Opening of Karlovy Vary Film Festival

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KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. — Richard Gere struck a political note at Friday’s opening of the 50th edition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic, where he received an award. Gere paid tribute to the Dalai Lama, while also taking a side-swipe at China. Gere, who received the festival’s Crystal Globe for… Read more »

Time for a Reality Check Among TV’s Streaming Services

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In the burgeoning world of subscription VOD, all ventures are not created equal. That’s a notion easy to lose sight of in 2015 as one TV network after another pushes out an over-the-top extension that makes programming available without requiring consumers to pay for a multichannel subscription. The latest is Lifetime, which unveiled a new… Read more »