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
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Emmys: O-T Fagbenle rocks Nigerian look, Porter wears wings
2021 Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals O-T Fagbenle arrives at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The evening's host walked the red carpet in color-blocked shades of blue. There is a theme going on,” Porter said of his recent turn in “Cinderella.”O-T Fagbenle, meanwhile, wore a traditional Nigerian look in red with black accents by a Lagos brand, Sofisticat. Taraji P. Henson didn’t disappoint in a sleek sheer embellished black look, her hair in a top knot. It's nice that it wasn't this subdued and timid return to the red carpet.wftv.com
Hahn, Thede, other nominees react to Emmy announcement
All I wanted was Mj Rodriguez to get a leading actress nomination and our show to be nominated for writing. All of these Black ladies get to put ‘Emmy nominated’ in front of their names now." She was overjoyed over Rodriguez's nomination for best actress in “Pose.”___“I don’t think it’s possible to expect all of this. — Amy Ziering, co-director of “Allen v. Farrow,” on meaning/impact of their Emmy nomination. I’m thrilled for Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez, who made history this morning as the first Trans actress nominated in the drama actress category.wftv.com
Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker to star in spring plays
Mary-Louise Parker attends the Broadway opening of "After Midnight" on Nov. 3, 2013 in New York, left, and Meryl Streep arrives at the premiere of the film 'The Laundromat' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, on Sept. 1, 2019. Parker and Streep have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Meryl Streep, Mary-Louise Parker, Audra McDonald, Kevin Klein, Carla Gugino and Keanu Reeves have signed on to perform in a new virtual play series this spring while Broadway is closed. The series kicks off Thursday with “The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Leigh Silverman starring Reeves, Bobby Cannavale, Heidi Schreck and Alia Shawkat. The next show — on April 8 — will feature “Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous” by Pearl Cleage directed by Camille A.
'WandaVision' debuts Friday, kicking off a new era for Marvel on Disney+
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in Marvel's "WandaVision." Disney"WandaVision," Marvel's first scripted series for Disney+, arrives on Friday, kicking off a stacked slate of interconnected superhero content. Like other Disney+ shows made exclusively for the platform, "WandaVision" will air new episodes week-to-week. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany star as Wanda Maximoff and Vision in Marvel's "WandaVision." After all, Marvel had teased fans back in mid-2018 that these new Marvel shows were on the horizon.cnbc.com
'Mrs. Fletcher' is a rare coming-of-middle-age story
Sarah Shatz/HBO(CNN) - "Mrs. Fletcher" takes a concept that sounds like a snooze and turns it into an unexpectedly absorbing limited series. Hahn's Eve Fletcher is proudly shipping her son off the college when the seven episodes begin, grappling -- for the first time since her divorce -- with an empty nest and the prospect of being truly alone. Yet if Eve is struggling with what comes next, her son, Brendan (Jackson White), isn't faring much better. If there's a rap on "Mrs. Fletcher," it's that the show idles a bit too much as it rather simply zeroes in on Eve and Brendan seeking to adapt to these new phases in their lives. "Mrs. Fletcher" premieres Oct. 27 at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.