With Sequel Plans, Rob Reiner Turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11 | Entertainment News

With Sequel Plans, Rob Reiner Turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11 |  Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) – One of the most memorable lines – and Rob Reiner’s personal favorite – of “This Is Spinal Tap” goes: “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.” You could say the same thing about the classic 1984 mockumentary. It could have so easily not panned … Read more

Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Touch Down in Cannes | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) – Tom Cruise mania descended Wednesday in Cannes where the actor made a whirlwind appearance at the film festival, walking the red carpet, receiving a surprise Palme d’Or and watching a squadron of French fighter jets fly over the European premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick.” Cannes … Read more

Elton John Doc ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Lands at Disney | Entertainment News

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer Sir Elton John is preparing to say goodbye in fabulous splendor, with the help of a documentary crew and the Walt Disney Co. Disney Original Documentary and Disney + said Wednesday that the film, entitled “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made … Read more

No More Streaming-Only Debuts for Oscar Hopefuls | Entertainment News

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters. Qualifying films are allowed to premiere “day and date” in movie theaters and on a streaming service, … Read more

Chris Wallace Interview Show to Be Featured on CNN Sundays | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Chris Wallace will host a Sunday night interview show for CNN starting this fall, the network said Wednesday in announcing a new home for the best-known personality from the since-imploded CNN + streaming service. “Look Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace,” which will also air on … Read more

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) – The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn’t attend. He was under a travel ban in Russia as part of a conviction for fraud in what was widely protested as unwarranted repression of the … Read more

Bill Cosby Lawyers Cry Foul as Civil Sex Assault Trial Looms | Entertainment News

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer SAINT MONICA, Calif. (AP) – With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago. Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a … Read more

Nielsen List Illustrates Power of Franchises for Networks | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) – With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it’s instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company’s 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12 were … Read more

College Football, Australian Open Headline ESPN Schedule | Entertainment News

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer Three huge matchups to kick off the college football season, a new Australian Open agreement and two new “30 for 30” documentaries were announced Tuesday by ESPN as part of its presentation to advertisers in New York. ABC has a doubleheader on Sept. 3 to kick off the season. … Read more

Cannes Rolls Out Red Carpet for 75th Film Festival | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) – After a canceled 2020 edition and a scaled back gathering last year, the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday rolled out the red carpet for what organizers hope will be af ully resuscitated French Riviera spectacular. The 75th Cannes Film Festival is set to open Tuesday … Read more

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