Will Smith gets jiggy on dance floor after shocking Oscars
Will Smith gleefully danced with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and their family at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, waving his best actor trophy in the air like he just didn't care as he rapped along to a mash-up of his own songs, from “Gettin' Jiggy Wit It” to “Summertime.” The only sign of the ugliness that went down four hours before — when Smith strode on to the Dolby Theatre stage and slapped Chris Rock over a joke about his wife's hair, then gave a tearful acceptance speech minutes later — was the outsized attention given to the actor at a party where major stars and newly minted Oscar winners were everywhere. “Congratulations Will Smith, I love you!” shouted DJ D-Nice as he spun the medley.news.yahoo.com
Oscars diary: A yak in the classroom, a family in Hollywood
Dorji's film "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" is nominated for best international feature. ___A “BORING YAK”As I worked over the past two years on "Lunana, A Yak in the Classroom," my kids were subjected to a lot of talk about it. Even Spider-Man will be there!” They started jumping and asked me if I could have them meet Andrew Garfield, their favorite Spider-Man. The children jumped in joy and were finally excited about the ”boring yak.”My children told many of their friends that they were going to Hollywood to meet Andrew Garfield. It was such a surreal moment as we sat in the same room as Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Chastain, and, yes, Andrew Garfield!wftv.com
From Cooper to Spielberg, stars turn out for AFI Awards
AFI Awards Luncheon Ariana DeBose, left, and Steven Spielberg arrive at the AFI Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Chris Pizzello)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — (AP) — From Bradley Cooper to Steven Spielberg, some of Hollywood’s brightest stars came together to relax and sip wine in a fancy ballroom where everyone ended up walking away a winner at the American Film Institute Awards on Friday. “Squid Game,” “Belfast” and “Summer of Soul (...or: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’)” received special awards during the event. Laughs and hugs were shared before the event between “tick, tick… BOOM!” star Andrew Garfield and Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon from “Squid Game.” Cooper and “Licorice Pizza” actor Cooper Hoffman had a chat before both posed for photos. The game is: There is no game,” AFI President Bob Gazzale said as many in the audience chuckled. For us, it was Sidney Poitier.wftv.com
Dunst, Miranda, Cumberbatch, Questlove react to Oscar nods
I just decided to do it, and it was not a regretful decision, I’m really, really glad I did. And so it’s truly a blessing.” — Troy Kotsur, best supporting actor nominee for “CODA.” He is the second deaf actor to receive an Oscar nomination. — Maggie Gyllenhaal, nominated for adapted screenplay for her writer-directorial debut “The Lost Daughter,” which also received nods for best actress (Olivia Colman) and best supporting actress (Buckley). So I’m really happy about that.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose song “Dos Oruguitas” from the animated film “Encanto” is nominated for best original song. — director Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose film “King Richard” earned Oscar nominations for best picture, original screenplay, best actor, best supporting actress, film editing and original song.wftv.com
Couples, deaf actors, and an unlikely singer mark Oscar noms
Cruz, who has been married to Bardem since 2010, was nominated for best actress for "Parallel Mothers" while Bardem got a best actor nod for "Being the Ricardos." They were nominated in the supporting categories for playing a married couple in "Power of the Dog." Four of the five best supporting actor nominees are first-timers: Ciarán Hinds, Troy Kotsur, Jesse Plemons, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. He was nominated Tuesday for best picture, best director and best original screenplay, and has previously been nominated for best actor, best supporting actor, best adapted screenplay and best live action short. DIANE WARREN, AGAIN AND AGAINAt this point it would be more notable if Diane Warren weren't nominated for an Oscar.wftv.com
Kirsten Dunst, Questlove, other nominees react to Oscar nods
I just decided to do it, and it was not a regretful decision, I’m really, really glad I did. And so it’s truly a blessing.” — Troy Kotsur, best supporting actor nominee for “CODA.” He is the second deaf actor to receive an Oscar nomination. “The reason why at the end of the day I’m really joyous about this celebration, especially with this Oscar nomination, is that my only intention with this film was to restore history,. — director Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose film “King Richard” earned Oscar nominations for best picture, original screenplay, best actor, best supporting actress, film editing and original song. So it was definitely a great morning.” — Adam McKay, whose film “Don't Look Up” received a nomination for best picture.wftv.com
tick, tick… BOOM! | Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes the Reins on a Love Letter to Artists | Netflix
Oscar®-nominated tick, tick… BOOM! actor Andrew Garfield, co-star Vanessa Hudgens, screenwriter Steven Levenson and producers Julie Oh and Julie Larson speak to first-time filmmaker Lin-Manuel Miranda's helming late theater legend Jonathan Larson's love letter to artists everywhere. Subscribe: https://bit.ly/36dnr0k Find Netflix Film Club on: ➡️INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/netflixfilm ➡️TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NetflixFilm About Netflix: Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 214 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. tick, tick… BOOM! | Lin-Manuel Miranda Takes the Reins on a Love Letter to Artists | Netflix https://www.youtube.com/netflixfilmclub On the brink of turning 30, a promising theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressure to create something great before time runs out.news.yahoo.com
Andrew Garfield says he nearly landed the role of Prince Caspian in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' franchise, but was told that he wasn't 'handsome enough'
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the "Tick, Tick ... Boom!" star spoke about a setback that occurred early in his acting career.news.yahoo.com
Organized “smash and grab” thefts increase nationwide
An alarming trend of “smash and grab” thefts, where organized groups ambush stores and steal merchandise in large quantities, is on the rise in cities nationwide. Stores in California are being hit especially hard. Lilia Luciano has more.news.yahoo.com
U.S. restricts travel from several African countries to slow spread of new COVID variant
Health officials are working to learn more about the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. Michael George speaks with CBS News chief medical morrespondent Dr. Jon Lapook about what is known and what can be expected.news.yahoo.com
From 2002: A Stephen Sondheim retrospective
Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim died on Friday, Nov. 26, at the age of 91. In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired July 14, 2002, correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Sondheim, and with actors Lynn Redgrave, Christine Baranski and Brian Stokes Mitchell, about the Kennedy Center's "Sondheim Celebration," a retrospective of seven of his musicals, presented side-by-side.news.yahoo.com
Psaki calls Harris’s role as acting president a chapter in history of the 25th Amendment
President Biden briefly transferred the power of the presidency to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday morning as he underwent a routine physical. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the event would be noted by many women and young girls across the country as a chapter in the history of the 25th Amendment.news.yahoo.com
Infrastructure legislation compared to "New Deal"
Some have compared President Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal to Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal," which lifted the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Adie Tomer, senior fellow with Brookings Metro, joined CBSN to discuss the similarities and the shortcomings of this legislation.news.yahoo.com
New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Toronto Film Festival to open with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
The adaptation of the Broadway hit and Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” Edgar Wright’s ’60s London themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just a few of the major films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Nintendo's disastrous Wii U proves to be the Switch's secret weapon
Nintendo's worst-selling home console, the Wii U, continues to be the source for some of its biggest hits on the record-setting Nintendo Switch.Why it matters: With the Switch, Nintendo is putting on a clinic about how to turn prior failure into fortune as it repurposes games from the disastrous Wii U and tries selling them again on its newer hit device.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The latest example of this salvaged success is the Switch's "Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury," which sold 5.6 million copies in its first seven weeks of release this year, according to new Nintendo financial data.Compare that seven week total to the just over seven-year total of 5.9 million copies sold of 2013's "Super Mario 3D World" for Wii U.The newer Switch game is basically the old game with a fun bonus adventure.The big picture: The Wii U was a disaster even by Nintendo’s usual cycles of occasional struggle and phenomenal fortunes.The 2012 successor to the popular Wii (remember swinging that controller?) bombed, with just 13.6 million units sold lifetime.Its big innovation: a home console with a controller that contained a screen, allowing players to keep playing their games using that screen when others needed the TV.But people didn't care and it was discontinued by early 2017.Or maybe the Wii U was just a half-step to 2017's Switch, which expanded the idea of taking TV-based games on the go, without the Wii U's limitation of needing to be plugged into a power outlet.The Switch's lifetime sales are now over 84.6 million, closing in on the Wii's 101.6 million.By the numbers: Nintendo has brought 10 major Wii U franchise releases to the Switch, each with minor modifications at best.The Switch’s best-selling game, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” is also a Wii U carry-over: 35.4 million copies of the Switch edition vs. 8.5 millionThe Switch’s “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” (yes, these are real game titles) has sold 10.4 million, more than the lifetime sales for the two Wii U games it combinesBetween the lines: Nintendo is proving there's a second chance when a game is basically new to most people.What's next: With the list of potential Wii U ports running low, Nintendo will bring a modified version of the Wii's "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" to Switch in July.Sign up for the new Axios Gaming newsletter here.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freenews.yahoo.com
Influencer culture skewered in Gia Coppola film at Venice
Actress Maya Hawke, left, and director Gia Coppola pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere for the film 'Mainstream' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)VENICE Coronavirus lockdowns have kept most U.S. filmmakers and actors away from the Venice Film Festival, but Gia Coppola and Maya Hawke have brought a bit of todays America to the Lido with Mainstream, a skewering look at YouTube and influencer culture. And thats what feels so good about being here: that everyone is working together really, really well and respecting each other, she told The Associated Press on Saturday. The film explores the underbelly of influencer culture and the constant need to get attention from strangers on social media. The morals for me are that all that glitters is not gold, and community and connection is really important, Coppola said.
On this day: October 1
2010: "The Social Network," starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, and directed by David Fincher, premieres in theaters. The movie, which portrays Mark Zuckerberg's founding of Facebook and the resulting lawsuits, would receive widespread acclaim and eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, but won only for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. However, the film would win Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Garfield, Timberlake and Eisenberg are seen here at the film's Paris premiere. Hide Caption