Lady Gaga, Chris Rock, Zoë Kravitz among Oscars presenters
People Lady Gaga FILE - Lady Gaga, winner of the award for best song "Shallow," arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gaga will be one of the presenters at the 94th Oscars on March 27 . (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (Evan Agostini)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Lady Gaga might have missed out on an Oscar nomination for her turn in "House of Gucci," but she'll still be gracing the stage at the Dolby Theatre on March 27. Gaga will be one of the presenters at the 94th Oscars, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan said Thursday. Others set to present awards include Kevin Costner, Chris Rock, Zoë Kravitz, Rosie Perez and Youn Yuh-jung, who won the supporting actress award last year for "Minari." The 94th Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern.wftv.com
Kevin Costner narrates series on Yellowstone for Fox Nation
28th Annual SAG Awards - Arrivals Kevin Costner arrives at the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) (Jordan Strauss)NEW YORK — (AP) — “Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner has agreed to narrate a four-part series on the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park for the Fox Nation streaming service. “Yellowstone: One-Fifty” is expected to debut on Fox Nation this fall. The four hours will focus on the park's history and wildlife, each episode rolling out during a debut week. Costner's company, Territory Films, is making the series with Warm Springs Productions. The actor stars in Paramount's Western series “Yellowstone,” currently the biggest hit on cable television.wftv.com
Hollywood finish: White Sox rally to win ‘Field of Dreams’ game in Iowa
Field of Dreams game An ancient scoreboard rises above the cornfields in Dyersville, Iowa, where the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox met Thursday night. >> Read more trending newsThe Chicago White Sox hosted the New York Yankees on Thursday night in the pastoral setting of Dyersville, Iowa, where the classic 1989 baseball movie “Field of Dreams” was filmed. It was officially the first major league baseball game played in Iowa, and it had a Hollywood finish. If one looked closely enough, the ghost of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson might have been hovering in the cornstalks of the eastern Iowa baseball field. Thursday night, the White Sox wore their retro uniforms from their Black Sox days.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: 'Field of Dreams' game grows in Iowa cornfield
Field of Dreams Game Baseball FILE - Light stands from a baseball field being built near the Field of Dreams movie site, rear, are seen in Dyersville, Iowa, in this Friday, June 5, 2020, file photo. More than three decades after “Field of Dreams” became a hit, one of the most famous cornfields in Hollywood history finally gets the opportunity to host real big league ball. A crowd of about 8,000 is expected, a year after the pandemic postponed the original plans to play at the specially built field. Going into Wednesday night’s game between the Angels and Toronto in Anaheim, Ohtani had 37 homers and Guerrero had 35. REPEAT PERFORMANCEYu Darvish (7-6, 3.43 ERA) starts for the Padres in the opener of a four-game series at Arizona, which will counter with Taylor Widener (1-1, 4.89).wftv.com
New this week: 'The White Tiger,' Salt-N-Pepa movie & Rhye
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. “The White Tiger” shows her acting chops in a way that American productions have thus far failed to. The film, from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), is adapted from Matthew Teague’s Esquire article about his own experience. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— After a hectic 2020, all you need is the smooth and soothing sound of Rhye to help you start the new year right. — AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISION— The rise and impact of one of the first female rap groups is dramatized in the Lifetime movie “Salt-N-Pepa” (8 p.m. EST Sunday).
Testing new release strategy, 'The Croods' opens to $14.2M
This image released by DreamWorks shows a scene from the animated film "The Croods: A New Age." “The Croods: A New Age” is expected to shift to the home before Christmas for a $20 rental. “The Croods: A New Age” grossed $9.7 million Friday-Sunday, which rivals even the weekend start for “Tenet” in September. Most have tapped out around $4 million on opening weekend. One of the biggest differences is that Universal spent more heavily to market the $65 million “Croods” sequel from DreamWorks Animation.
‘Let Him Go’ has biggest weekend of any film in 6 weeks
In this image released by Focus Features, Diane Lane, left, and Kevin Costner appear in a scene from "Let Him Go." (Kimberley French/Focus Features via AP)The Kevin Costner and Diane Lane film “ Let Him Go ” had the highest earning box office weekend of any film in over a month, and it didn’t even have to break $5 million to earn the distinction. Focus Features on Sunday estimated that the Western thriller made $4.1 million in ticket sales from 2,454 locations. It's the most any film has earned in a single weekend in six weeks. 2 movie of the weekend, “Come Play.”The release schedule is also without a normal slate of big studio releases.
Sean Connery, a lion of cinema whose roar went beyond Bond
FILE - This March 4, 1992 file photo shows actor Sean Connery during a news conference in Hamburg, Germany. Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died aged 90, according to an announcement from his family. Connery’s Bond became etched as an icon of its era, one increasingly distant from today. It’s a perfect role and performance for Connery, whose best work came when he — this former bodybuilder of unimpeachable force and magnetism — was humbled. That could be because the glint of mischief that accompanied nearly every Connery performance was so present in “The Last Crusade.” Connery always left you feeling if not shaken then very happily stirred.
Baseball plans game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?
Visitors play on the field at the Field of Dreams movie site, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Dyersville, Iowa. Small town Iowa, baseball is still a big thing here, he said. The Field of Dreams site is open to visitors, who at no charge can run the bases and see if they can smack a ball into cornstalks that now stand about a foot tall. For Go the Distance Baseball, the company that now owns the Field of Dream site and plans to build a complex of youth baseball and softball fields, the talk of playing a game began five years ago. We understand the best choice for Major League Baseball in 2020 comes first.___Follow Scott McFetridge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smcfetridge
Democrat Buttigieg's presidential campaign raises $24.7 million in fourth quarter
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event where he is endorsed by actor Kevin Costner, at a high school in Indianola, Iowa, U.S. December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rachel Mummey(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg raised $24.7 million in the fourth quarter, his campaign announced on Wednesday, well ahead of the $19.1 million he collected in the third quarter. The hefty total is expected to land him among the top fundraisers in the Democratic field, which has 15 contenders seeking to take on U.S. President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.feeds.reuters.com