Oscars celebrate May, Jackson, Ullmann and Glover
2022 Governors Awards - Show Bill Murray, left, presents Elaine May with an honorary award at the Governors Awards on Friday, March 25, 2022, at the Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Elaine May was the last to arrive and the first to leave at the Governors Awards on Friday in Los Angeles. Everyone is simply delighted to be celebrating living legends who are long overdue for their Oscar moment. “That’s why I brought 20 people here from Norway so they can say, ‘It is true she did get an Oscar,’” Ullmann said. “I’m amazingly grateful for this moment,” Glover said, speaking at length about his grandparents' decision to send their kids to school instead of work.wftv.com
New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and a Stephen Sondheim tribute from Betty Buckley, Ryan Reynolds starring as a time-traveling pilot in Netflix’s “The Adam Project” and a small-town murder case gets some big-star wattage in NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” with Renée Zellweger.
Samuel L. Jackson on the 12-year quest to get his new TV series made
Preview: In an interview to be broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" March 6, the Oscar-nominated star of the Marvel and "Star Wars" franchises talks about hurdles he faced to produce the miniseries "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey," based on the Walter Mosley novel.cbsnews.com
‘He was Comfortable Doing It’: Samuel L. Jackson Slams Joe Rogan’s Use of the N-Word and Explains Why Leo DiCaprio Got a Pass In ‘D’Jango Unchained’
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, a man known for saying an expletive or two, has weighed in on the Joe Rogan controversy. Recently, the white shock […]news.yahoo.com
2022 NAACP Image Awards: See the complete winners list
NAACP Awards - Samuel L. Jackson FILE - Samuel L. Jackson arrives at the world premiere of "Spider-Man: Far From Home" in Los Angeles on June 26, 2019. Jackson received the Chairman’s Award during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards this month. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) (Jordan Strauss)The 53rd NAACP Image Awards closed Saturday night with a televised ceremony, capping off nearly a full week of virtual winner announcements spanning some 80 categories. For the full list of winners, both televised and previously announced, visit naacpimageawards.net or @naacpimageawards on Instagram. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) (Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Jennifer Hudson wins top honor at 53rd NAACP Image Awards
Awards Season 2022 This image released by MGM shows Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in a scene from "Respect." (Quantrell D. Colbert/MGM via AP) (Quantrell D. Colbert)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Jennifer Hudson was named entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. “I was just standing here thinking ‘It was here – the NAACP Awards – where I watched so many legends and icons that inspired me,” said the Oscar and Grammy winner. The awards ceremony aired live on BET in Los Angeles with some talent appearing in person while others watched virtually. Anthony Anderson, who returned as the show’s host, won best actor in a comedy series.wftv.com
NAACP Image Awards to honor entertainers, writers of color
NAACP Image Awards FILE - Host Anthony Anderson speaks onstage at the 51st NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Samuel L. Jackson along with Prince Harry and Meghan are some of the individuals who will be recognized at the NAACP Image Awards. Netflix enters with a leading 52 nominations at the 53rd annual awards, which will be televised Saturday on BET. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Samuel L. Jackson along with Prince Harry and Meghan are some of the individuals who will be recognized at the NAACP Image Awards. Anthony Anderson returns as host of the awards show, which highlights works by entertainers, writers, activists and athletes of color. Issa Rae’s “Insecure” earned 13 nominations, including best comedy television series.wftv.com
Samuel L. Jackson to receive honor at NAACP Image Awards
NAACP Awards - Samuel L. Jackson FILE - Actor Samuel L. Jackson appears at the premiere of the film "Captain Marvel" in London on Feb. 27, 2019. Jackson will receive the Chairman’s Award during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards this month. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File) (Vianney Le Caer)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Samuel L. Jackson will receive the Chairman’s Award during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards this month. Scot X. Esdaile will receive the activist of the year award. The winners of the awards will be revealed during a BET broadcast on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. Eastern.wftv.com
‘A Special Place In Their Hearts’: Samuel L. Jackson and Wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson Make Largest Alumni Donation to Help Renovate Spelman College’s Performing Arts Building
Samuel L. Jackson and his wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson are helping a long-talked-about project come to fruition at Spelman College. For years leaders of the […]news.yahoo.com
Oscars to honor Elaine May, Danny Glover, Samuel L. Jackson
Film Academy-Honorary Oscars This combination of photos shows Danny Glover, from left, Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmannm who will be honored at the 12th Governors Awards in January. The Academy Awards will present May, Jackson and Ullmann with honorary Oscars and Glover with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)NEW YORK — (AP) — The Academy Awards will present Elaine May, Samuel L. Jackson and Liv Ullmann with honorary Oscars and Danny Glover with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 12th Governors Awards in January. The film academy announced the honorary awards Thursday. Once a regular feature of the Academy Awards telecast, the honorary Oscars will be doled out in a separate, untelevised ceremony on January 15 in Los Angeles.wftv.com
‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ hits top mark at box office
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” struck the top box office target. The Warner Bros. film earned more than $4.2 million, a 63% drop from the previous week. The box office projections were overblown. That set unrealistic expectations.”“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” placed third in the box office with $6.1 million, while “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” claimed the fourth spot with $5.15 million. Dergarabedian expects a big weekend for Universal Pictures’ “Fast and Furious” new installment “F9,” which releases in domestic theaters June 25.wftv.com
In 'Ma Rainey,' channeling the blues of August Wilson
Following “Fences” and “Ma Rainey,” he intends to continue adapting Wilson’s famed American Century Cycle, a 10-play series spanning each decade of the 20th century. All of Wilson's plays hum with the sorrowful beauty of the blues but “Ma Rainey" is soaked through. On a sweaty, summer day, a band has gathered at a white-owned recording studio to cut a new record with Ma Rainey (Davis), the pioneering “Mother of the Blues,” and an unapologetically liberated woman from the South. It’s Cutler and Slow Drag and Ma Rainey talking," says Wolfe. For Davis, Ma isn't a character she wants to let go of, or stop admiring.
Final 'Miss Peregrine' novel to be published in February
NEW YORK – We'll soon be saying farewell to peculiars, non-peculiars and ymbrynes: Ransom Riggs has written his final tale of “Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children." Penguin Young Readers announced Tuesday that “The Desolations of Devil's Acre” will come out Feb. 23, again featuring young Jacob Portman and the pipe-smoking headmistress Alma LeFay Peregrine. “'The Desolations of Devil’s Acre' was many years in the making,” Riggs said in a statement about his sixth Peregrine novel. “I spent a decade in this world, building and tending to these characters, and it’s a bittersweet thing to finally bid them goodbye. The first book, “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” was adapted by director Tim Burton into a 2016 feature film starring Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson and Asa Butterfield, among others.
Hold onto your butts: Universal Orlando shares details about Jurassic World VelociCoaster
ORLANDO, Fla – As Samuel L. Jackson famously said in Jurassic Park, hold onto your butts -- Universal Orlando has a wild ride in store. The theme park shared new details Monday on its newest attraction, the Jurassic World VelociCoaster. JURASSIC WORLD VELOCICOASTER (Universal Orlando)Officials said guests will join the original cast of the films like Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing as Jurassic World unveils the next evolution of its “carnivore expansion:” the VelociCoaster. The new attraction has been under construction for several months in the “Jurassic Park” themed area of Islands of Adventure. Jurassic World VelociCoaster, opening Summer 2021 (WKMG-TV)Last month guests at the theme park began noticing construction crews lifting giant statues of the famous dinosaurs into the attraction.
DaBaby, Roddy Ricch to help BET celebrate awards virtually
The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. The three-hour show will be jam-packed with heavy hitters currently dominating the pop charts and streaming services, including DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, Summer Walker, Kane Brown and Chloe x Halle. Comedian, actress and TV personality Amanda Seales will host the 2020 BET Awards, which will air on CBS for the first time. Drake is the leading nominee: Hes up for six honors, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist. Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion follow Drake with five nominations each.
Here’s how you can hear Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on Amazon smart devices
If you use an Amazon smart device, you can now get most of your questions answered in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson. Starting Dec. 12, for just 99 cents, you can hear the iconic actor’s voice responding to your requests for a weather forecast, music and more. You can even ask Jackson-specific questions to learn more about the actor himself. The actor doesn’t replace Alexa’s voice, as you must include the phrase “Alexa, ask Samuel L. Jackson” when you present your question. You can request an explicit or family-friendly version of the responses as well.
Alexa can now respond in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson here's how to set it up
You can now hear the voice of Samuel L. Jackson respond to some of your questions when you talk to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. It's a feature that was announced during Amazon's big hardware event back in September, but it just rolled out this week. It's pretty easy to set up, but you have to pay $1 to get started, and it doesn't completely replace Alexa's voice with Samuel L. Jackson's for everything. Instead, it just allows you to ask Alexa to "ask Sam Jackson" for something, like the weather, or to tell a joke. But Amazon often experiments with new ideas, then doubles down if they're successful, so celebrity voices could someday help Amazon make a few extra bucks from Alexa.cnbc.com
Florida man named Samuel L. Jackson accused of threatening cop
PALM BAY, Fla. - A Florida man named Samuel L. Jackson became irritate and made shooting threats after he was arrested on a DUI charge, according to the Palm Bay Police Department. Police said they were called to Jupiter Boulevard and Caballero Avenue shortly before 6:30 p.m. Friday to respond to a crash with injuries. Jackson, 43, denied having anything to drink despite showing signs of impairment, according to the affidavit. While on the way to an area hospital, Jackson told an officer he would shoot him as he continued to yell obscenities, records show. Jackson was given ketamine and other medications to calm him down while he was at a hospital, according to authorities.
Your Amazon Alexa can sound just like Samuel L. Jackson
(CNN) - Alexa is about to get real Samuel L. Jackson. Amazon will introduce Jackson as the first celebrity voice for its Alexa virtual assistant later this year, the company said Wednesday. Here are a few fun requests Amazon suggests you try after setting up Jackson's voice on your Echo:"Alexa, ask Samuel L. Jackson where he is from." "Alexa, ask Sam to wake me up at 7 a.m.""Alexa, ask Sam Jackson to sing happy birthday." They can just head over to the settings menu of the Alexa app to select between clean and explicit content.
Here's everything Amazon just announced
Amazon announced more than a dozen new Alexa-enabled products at its annual hardware event in Seattle on Wednesday. Amazon hardware chief Dave Limp stands next to a photo of new hardware products the company unveiled in an event in Seattle on Sept. 25, 2019. To bring Alexa mobile outside the home, Amazon announced a competitor to Apple's AirPods called the Echo Buds. The Amazon Echo Flex, plugs into any outlet, allowing Echo functionality almost anywhere. Amazon also announced two new updates to Alexa Hunches, which makes suggestions based on your daily behavior.cnbc.com
Movie prop auction offers axe from 'The Shining'
In this 2006 photo, a woman looks at a display from the movie "The Shining" at an exhibition of items from 13 movies of director Stanley Kubrick in Ghent, Belgium. Jack Nicholson's axe from "The Shining," Russell Crowe's armor from "Gladiator" and a lightsaber used by Samuel L. Jackson in "Star Wars" are among 900 items going under the hammer next month in a massive auction of movie props. A Tantive IV Stormtrooper helmet from "Star Wars: A New Hope" is among the headline items, with an estimated sale price of between 120,000 and 180,000 ($145,000 and $218,000). The sale is the sixth annual London auction put on by movie-themed auction house Prop Store, set to be held over two days on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Last year's headline item was Han Solo's jacket, worn by Harrison Ford in the "Star Wars" film "The Empire Strikes Back," but the outfit failed to sell after bidding stalled.
Rare Earth Elements, Jerry and Marge Selbee, Samuel L. Jackson
Rare Earth Elements, Jerry and Marge Selbee, Samuel L. Jackson Rare metals used in most tech products could be cut off from U.S. by trade war with China; then, how a retired couple won millions using a lottery loophole; and, Samuel L. Jackson: A long, vigorous career still in full stridecbsnews.com
Pegasus, All Bets Are On, Samuel L. Jackson
Pegasus, All Bets Are On, Samuel L. Jackson The CEO of Israeli spyware-maker NSO on fighting terror, Khashoggi murder, and Saudi Arabia; then, will legalized sports betting curtail corruption or encourage it? ; and, Samuel L. Jackson: A long, vigorous career still in full stridecbsnews.com