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Spielberg takes on daunting challenge to bring 'The BFG' to life

Steven Spielberg has rarely shied away from a challenge, from deadly sharks in “Jaws” to resurrecting dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park,” but when it came to creating a giant for “The BFG,” his latest film, the veteran director found the prospect … Continue reading

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Screen legend Olivia de Havilland turns 100

Olivia de Havilland, best known for the 1939 film “Gone With The Wind,” celebrates her 100th birthday on July 1. De Havilland found fame after being spotted in a stage production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and went on to … Continue reading

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'Star Trek' fans become more than Trekkies

“Star Trek” fans can boldly go where they have never gone before at a new exhibit that allows them to step into the role of a Starfleet Academy cadet. “Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience,” at New York’s Intrepid Sea, … Continue reading

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Maryland judge grants new trial for 'Serial' podcast's Adnan Syed

Convicted murderer Adnan Syed leaves the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland February 5, 2016. Reuters/Carlos Barria A Maryland judge on Thursday ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed, whose murder conviction was put into question by the 2014 … Continue reading

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Tarzan swings again in screen tale of rescue and revenge

Tarzan may have left the jungle, but the call of the wild proves too irresistible for the rope-swinging hero as he is lured back to the African forests, only to find himself racing to save his kidnapped wife and the … Continue reading

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Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates 50th edition

The Montreux Jazz Festival kicked off its 50th birthday edition on Thursday night, marking its half-century with a nod to its origins. Charles Lloyd, an American saxophonist who performed at the first edition in 1967, opened the celebrations at the … Continue reading

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Drum kit used in early Beatles song to be auctioned in California

LOS ANGELES – A drum kit used in the recording of The Beatles first single “Love Me Do” on their debut album will be up for auction on Thursday in Los  Angeles, Nate D. Sanders Auctions said. The Ludwig drum … Continue reading

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Film studio Lionsgate to buy Starz for $4.4 billion

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF.N), the film studio behind the Hunger Games movies, said Thursday it would buy premium television network Starz (STRZA.O) for $4.4 billion in cash and stock, in a deal that would unite two media companies with … Continue reading

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Zac Efron premieres his latest comedy in Hollywood

So far in 2016, Zac Efron has played a dim-witted jock for hire and an uptight guy with a lewd granddad, but in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” the actor lends his comedy chops for a comedy based on … Continue reading

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Lions Gate Entertainment nears deal to buy Starz: source

Chief Executive Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment, Jon Feltheimer (3rd L), claps with actors from the show Mad Men (L-R) John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm, January Jones, and Kiernan Shipka with the show’s creator Matthew Weiner (C) while visiting … Continue reading

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