Entertainment  March 28, 2017
Daredevil director Edgar Wright on 'Baby Driver' stunts
Actor Jon Hamm (L) and director Edgar Wright attend the red carpet for the premiere of the film Filmmaker Edgar Wright revealed Monday the death-defying extremes he went to for heist thriller "Baby Driver" -- strapping himself to the outside of a speeding car to get the right shots.The British writer-director said he would normally direct his bank robbers from the safe distance of a "command van" but found he had to get closer to the action w...  Full Story
'Moonlight' director to film slavery drama for Amazon
"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins says heDirector Barry Jenkins, whose movie "Moonlight" won this year's best picture Oscar, is writing and directing a drama for Amazon based on a prize-winning novel about escaping from slavery."The Underground Railroad" will be adapted from the book of the same name by novelist Colson Whitehead. The novel has sold over 825,000 copies and won a National B...  Full Story
Lucasfilm lost sleep over uncanny resurrections of 'Rogue One'
People arrive for the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures and LucasfilmIt grossed $1 billion and picked up numerous awards nominations, but a particular aspect of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" proved one of the most controversial moments in the entire franchise.Fans were polarized by the computer-generated appearances of the long-dead Peter Cushing and a youthful Carrie Fisher, with some admiring the technical wizard...  Full Story
'Beauty' stays on top, but much-maligned 'Rangers' shows box-office power
"Beauty and the Beast" has made $317 million in total since opening and is said to be the best ever for a March release by the website VarietyDisney's "Beauty and the Beast" continued its blockbuster ways this weekend, dominating North American movie screens with a three-day take of $88.3 million, according to an estimate from the specialized Exhibitor Relations.In just its second week, the film's cumulative North American take of $317 million is the best ever for a March release, accord...  Full Story
Tears and laughter for Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher
Dan Aykroyd was among the stars who made their way to the Forest Lawn cemetery to celebrate the lives of celebrity mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie FisherFriends, family and hundreds of wellwishers gathered in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday to celebrate the lives of beloved celebrity mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.Comedy actor Dan Aykroyd and singer James Blunt were among the stars who made their way to the Forest Lawn cemetery, where the pair are interred side by side follow...  Full Story
At Ultra festival, finding 'best energy' through EDM
The Ultra Music Festival in Miami runs from March 24-26 and is known as one of the biggest electronic music gatherings in the worldNick is usually known as a lawyer in Detroit but when he travels the world's electronic music festivals he takes on a new persona -- he shaves tribal figures into his hair and sprinkles glitter over his biceps.His latest occasion to live out his alternative life is taking place this weekend in Miami at the Ultra Music Festival, where dance music me...  Full Story
For Tiesto, connecting to audience is like 'having sex'
Grammy-winning DJ-producer Tiesto speaks to the media on March 22, 2017, at the opening of Tiesto Miami, a pop-up boutique in Miami Beach, FloridaFrom his early raves to massive club shows, Tiesto has spent the past 20 years guiding the ebbs and flows of each audience. He finds the connection so intimate he has a ready comparison."Basically it's like having sex," he said.Tijs "Tiesto" Verwest, who is the world's second highest-paid DJ on the list of Forbes magazine, made his name in the tran...  Full Story
James Corden and the hit show that nearly never was
Host James Corden speaks onstage during The 59th Grammy Awards, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on February 12, 2017In two years, James Corden's "The Late Late Show" has become an Emmy Award-winning benchmark for innovative late-night TV, spawning viral videos watched by hundreds of millions of fans around the world.Yet the British comedian and actor revealed this week that the latest incarnation of the CBS talk show almost didn't happen -- thanks to a derisory ...  Full Story
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