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African American Museum to use five-story exterior to screen 3-D video

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will project a 3-D video on its façade Nov. 16-18. The event, “Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom,” also launches the year-long countdown to the museum’s opening next fall. Construction on the $540 million, 400,000-square-foot museum on the Mall began in February of 2012. The seven-minute video […]

What we know about the ‘Star Trek’ series CBS just announced

CBS announced Tuesday that it will expand the “Star Trek” franchise with a new series, launching in 2017. One of the most interesting aspects about the announcement is that while the first episode will air on CBS, subsequent episodes will be available on the network’s streaming platform, CBS All Access (read: online only). Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote and […]

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have kicked off their perfect partnership press tour for ‘By the Sea’

“By the Sea,” the new movie starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, opens the American Film Institute festival Thursday and that means we’re going to be seeing a lot more of Hollywood’s most media-savvy couple. They granted an exclusive interview to the “Today” show, which aired Monday. The movie, which Jolie wrote, directed and produced, […]

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg became “Notorious RBG”

Notorious: That’s the word now forever linked to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — not just for her pioneering work on the court, but also for her online stardom. And that’s largely thanks to the Notorious R.B.G. Tumblr blog, created in 2013 by then-law student Shana Knizhnik and now a new book, “Notorious RBG: The Life and […]

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ tour guests by the numbers: How many singers? Models? Athletes?

Taylor Swift’s special guests on her “1989” tour were nothing if not varied. The pop mega-star, who wrapped up the North American leg of the tour on Saturday night, invited a gaggle of celebs to join her on stage in various cities over the last six months. Swift made sure to represent a wide range of ages and genres and […]

Sandra Bullock will star in all-female ‘Ocean’s Eleven.’ Here are five more fitting Clooney roles.

How much does Hollywood detest originality? Let us count the ways. Up next in the women-led remake gravy train is a new, all-female version of “Ocean’s Eleven,” starring Sandra Bullock and produced by Danny Ocean 2.0 himself, George Clooney. This will be the second Clooney role that Bullock will fill; the first was her character […]

The Greatness of “King Charles III”

NEW YORK–And you thought the Plantagenets and Tudors had the royal market cornered on theatrics. Wait until you meet the battling, plotting, fulminating, equivocating Windsors of “King Charles III,” Mike Bartlett’s sublime peek past the reign of Elizabeth II and into the turbulent monarchy her son inherits. Fortified by a sensational central performance by Tim Pigott-Smith […]

Celebrities learn nothing, continue to make poor Halloween costume decisions

It’s a tale as old as time: A celebrity thinks they are making a topical, fun statement with their Halloween outfit, but learns the next day through tabloids and enraged social-media posts that maaaybe they went a little too far in their costuming choices. It’s been two years since “Dancing With the Stars’s” Julianne Hough […]

Revelations about Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes and Scientology from Leah Remini’s ’20/20? interview

Before she felt forced to leave the church of Scientology, Leah Remini wanted to save it. Of all the revelations that surfaced from Remini’s “20/20? interview with Dan Harris about her experiences with Scientology, it’s this simple one that may be the most striking. There’s a certain lurid fascination that fuels our curiosity about Scientology […]

‘Burnt’ and ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ are predicted to open low. How will that impact Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock?

(This is the 10th installment in a series that looks at some of the most intriguing celebrity and pop culture news of the week.) This weekend, there’s an unusual face-off at the box office: A-listers Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock are each headlining new movies, “Burnt” and “Our Brand Is Crisis,” respectively, both about geniuses who strive to […]

‘CBS This Morning’ may be quieter than its rivals, but it’s climbing in the ratings

It’s the day before Halloween, so turn to ABC and you’ll see the “Good Morning America” anchors in costumes promoting a “Monster Mash Dubsmash.” Flip on NBC and the “Today” crew is dressed up as the “Peanuts” gang. Watch “CBS This Morning” and you’ll notice Charlie Rose and Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell are... […]

What do we think of the casting for ‘The Girl on the Train’?

It didn’t take long for “The Girl on the Train” — a.k.a. the “Gone Girl” of 2015 — to get snapped up by Hollywood. A mere 10 months after the release of Paula Hawkins’s bestselling crime novel, casting is in full swing for an adaptation, which will hit screens in October 2016. That’s the whirlwind […]

Jimmy Kimmel reimagined ‘Scandal’ as a teen drama and it actually kind of worked

On Thursday night, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” featured “Scandal High,” a spoof that reimagined Olivia Pope’s inner circle as high school students. As any “Scandal” viewer knows, the show is outrageous enough on its own. Combined with over-the-top tropes from teen dramas, it was kind of brilliant. Show More Summary

Need a cheap, last-minute Halloween costume? Go as these celebrities.

It’s the night before Halloween, and you’ve got some house parties you need to crash and bars where you’ll need to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with people dressed as provocatively-dressed presidential candidates. If you’re like the many...Show More Summary

“Therese Raquin” with Keira Knightley fizzles; “The Humans” percolates

NEW YORK–The Roundabout Theatre Company unveiled two new productions this week. One was powerful. The other starred Keira Knightley. We’ll get shortly to the exquisitely observed “The Humans,” a bristling family play by Stephen Karam (“Sons of the Prophet”) in Roundabout’s off-Broadway space, the Laura Pels Theatre. As for the vehicle Knightley has chosen for […]

Jason Mann knows what you think of him after ‘Project Greenlight.’ Here’s what he has to say.

Since returning to television after a 10-year hiatus, HBO’s “Project Greenlight” has created quite a stir, certainly far more than it ever did when Ben Affleck and Matt Damon created it in 2001. In its fourth season, the show has focused on the conflicts between producer Effie Brown and director Jason Mann, in the process sparking […]

Egypt’s “Indiana Jones” comes clean about Zoe-peed-in-the-Great-Pyramid episode of his reality show

In the reality TV world, the buzz-seeking segment has become as standard as Auto-Tune on a Kanye track. Try to cut through the noise, i.e. those other 947 reality shows, and turn your program into must see TV. Sometimes the buzz works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes, even after a show fails, that moment lingers, like […]

How movie monsters have evolved, from the Wolf Man to the Babadook

What are we afraid of? Or, rather, who? In the spirit of Halloween, we took a close look at the history of the movie monster, who has changed over time, even as the mechanics of the horror movie have remained fairly constant. The Traditional Monster The bogeymen of Universal Studio’s black-and-white classics — the Wolf […]

Donald Trump’s former Miss Universe pageant finds a new home — Fox

That didn’t take long: About six weeks after GOP presidential contender Donald Trump sold the Miss Universe pageant to WME/IMG, the beauty pageant has found a new network: Fox. The Miss Universe pageant will air Sunday, Dec. 20, the network announced, thanks to an agreement between Fox and IMG. The event, at which reigning Miss Universe Paulina […]

How Adele gets away with defying every rule of pop-music domination

Treasure this album, Adelephiles, because who knows when the next one is coming. Assuming there’s any sort of pattern between “19,” “21,” and now “25,” we could maybe see Adele’s fourth studio album when she’s 31. Or if she’s just going to double the number of years between each successive release, perhaps the next album […]

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