LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is swapping Springfield for a medieval kingdom in a new animated adult comedy series called “Disenchantment” for Netflix, the streaming platform said on Tuesday. “Disenchantment” will follow a princess named Bean, voiced by “Broad City” actress Abbi Jacobson, her friend Elfo (Nat Faxon) and her demon
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Kendrick Lamar earned a leading eight MTV Video Music Award (VMA) nominations on Tuesday for his searing critique on the excesses of fame and social media in his “Humble” music video, while Katy Perry and The Weeknd scored five nods each. Lamar’s “Humble” video, in which the rapper is seen
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Justin Bieber has apologized to his fans for the sudden cancellation of the remainder of his world tour, saying he needed some rest after being on the road for two years. His manager, Scooter Braun, also apologized but said the Canadian-born Bieber’s “soul and well being” are the top
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his “Purpose” world tour citing “unforeseen circumstances” but gave no specific reasons. The cancellation will affect 14 dates in North America and Asia through Oct. 10. Ticket holders will get refunds. “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them,” his
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain’s most famous fictional spy. Eon Productions and MGM studios said in a statement that the 25th Bond film will be released in U.S. theaters on Nov. 8, 2019,
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was “desperately rushed”. In a documentary called “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy”, timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” looks like a huge flop. But let’s start with the good. Christopher Nolan’s World War II film from Warner Bros. is flying past earlier projections to a $50.5 million
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Thor has lost his invincible hammer and Black Panther shoulders the responsibility of being a new king, in exclusive scenes shown from Disney’s Marvel studios’ upcoming superhero movies at San Diego’s Comic-Con. One of the most high-profile draws of the annual convention for pop and nerd culture fans, Marvel’s star-studded panel
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – The cast of Netflix’s breakout supernatural mystery series “Stranger Things” received a hero’s welcome on Saturday at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con as they revealed new plot details and footage for the anticipated second season. “Stranger Things,” which earned 18 Emmy Award nominations for its first season, followed the eerie case of
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week. The 90-minute film – “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy” – celebrates the life and work of Diana,
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new exhibit featuring the work of Muppets creator Jim Henson will go on permanent display in New York City on Saturday to celebrate the career of the American puppeteer who brought to life such characters as Miss Piggy and Big Bird. “The Jim Henson Exhibition,” housed in a new gallery
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creators of the new television drama “Confederate,” set in an imaginary world where slavery still exists in the United States, defended their vision after the concept provoked outrage on social media this week. “This is scary, for all of us … It is a pretty terrifying prospect getting into it.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Illusionist Criss Angel received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday, saying he drew inspiration from another famous magician, Harry Houdini. “It’s unbelievable. Houdini died in 1926 and this star will remain here for as long as this planet is here,” Angel said during a ceremony in Los Angeles.
BEIJING (Reuters) – It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer “truly loved” by the public, a Chinese state office has said. Bieber’s lifestyle overseas and his “words and actions” when he last performed
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From the dragons of Westeros and the “Walking Dead” zombies to the deadly humanoid robots of “Westworld,” the golden age of television is dominating the limelight at San Diego’s annual Comic-Con. Kicking off on Thursday, this year’s four-day Comic-Con gathering of nerd and pop culture fans will see fewer films being