Janelle Monáe, the not-so-secret weapon of 'Glass Onion'
As much as Janelle Monáe has been a natural, full-body entertainer and a red-carpet head-turner, it has sometimes seemed since her two 2016 big-screen debuts in “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” that Hollywood hasn’t known quite how to fully harness the wide-ranging talents of such a self-propelled, mold-breaking Black female artist.
New this week: Mariah Carey special, 'Maverick,' 'Best Man'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Mariah Carey in concert on CBS singing Christmas songs, a free stream of the beloved 1965 animated special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and megahit "Top Gun: Maverick” lands on Paramount+ on Thursday.
Out magazine names Lizzo, Monae, Maddow to its Out100 list
NEW YORK – Award-winning singers Lizzo and Janelle Monae, Apple CEO Tim Cook and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow have made Out magazine’s 2020 Out100 list. Honorees will be celebrated Saturday at the first 2020 Out100 Virtual Honoree Induction Ceremony, which will stream live at 8 p.m. EDT at Out.com/Out100Live. Others who made this year’s list include Donald Trump’s niece, the psychologist and author Mary Trump, former baseball player Billy Bean, teen rapper Kidd Kenn and actors Lili Reinhardt, Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Bennett and Dashaun Wesley. Several members of President-elect Joe Biden’s team made the Out100 list, including Jamal Brown, Reggie Greer and Karine Jean-Pierre. ___This story corrects the spelling of André Leon Talley.
Horrors of slavery at center of Janelle Monae's 'Antebellum'
Much of the horror of “Antebellum” is in its unflinching depiction of the violence inflicted on slaves. Monae hopes the film acts as a catalyst for discussions about systemic racism in a politically divided nation. The movie grew out of a literal nightmare that co-writer-director Gerard Bush had after his father died. In addition to Monae, the cast also includes Jack Huston, Eric Lange, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe and Jena Malone. Bush said he realizes that audiences will be uncomfortable watching the film, but he believes that unsettling times calls for unsettling art.
New this week: 'Cuties,' 'Unpregnant' and fresh 'Jeopardy!'
Heres a collection curated by The Associated Press entertainment journalists of whats arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The film from director Mamouna Doucour is a thoughtful and poignant coming-of-age drama about Amy, an 11-year-old Senegalese immigrant living in Paris. Dont judge Cuties by its cover and give it a chance when it starts streaming Wednesday. Answer: Jeopardy! The quiz show with Alex Trebek at the helm of a COVID-19-conscious season hits screens Monday. Celebrity guest hosts are all the rage these days on late night TV but a documentary airing Thursday sheds light on one who really made history.
From Dash to Coppola, highlights from TCM's Women Make Film
FILE - Julie Dash attends the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Jan. 3, 2017, in New York. Dash's work will be featured in Turner Classic Movies' four-month Women Make Film series, airing every Tuesday night through December. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle pick some programming highlights from Turner Classic Movies' four-month Women Make Film series, airing every Tuesday night through December. In her 1976 film (airing Sept. 15 on TCM), Kopple intimately documents a grueling, 13-month coal miner's strike in a small Kentucky town. They just thought I was a funny little girl who carried a tape recorder and a camera. The film won Kopple her first Oscar.
Jennifer Nettles Talks Film Debut in 'Harriet' and That 'Righteous Gemstones'
As lead singer of the country music duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles has enjoyed the spotlight ever since the group released its debut album in 2004. Weeks before Harriet hit theaters, Righteous Gemstones concluded its first season. That was the hardest thing Ive ever done.Looking back on getting to work on Righteous Gemstones and Harriet, Nettles is blown away. RELATED CONTENT: 'Harriet' Trailer: Cynthia Erivo Transforms Into Harriet Tubman for Underground Railroad Epic Embed Code RestartHow Cynthia Erivo's Harriet Tubman Biopic Is Making History (Exclusive)Cynthia Erivo on Her 2(!) Oscar-Worthy Performances and Possible EGOT for 'Harriet' (Exclusive)Jennifer Nettles Talks Working With 'Megastar' Taylor Swift on 'Babe' Ahead of ACM Awards (Exclusive)
Janelle Mone Talks Collaborating With Lizzo and How Their Shania Twain Sing-Along Came About
Janelle Monae is expressing her love for Lizzo! The love was clearly mutual, with Twain taking to Instagram following her introduction to Monae and Lizzo to share an adorable snap of the trio. "I had the best night watching these two phenomenal women," Twain gushed, after Monae and Lizzo took the stage at the festival. "Wherever I'm supposed to serve, however I'm supposed to contribute, that's where I go," she says. RELATED CONTENT: Met Gala 2019: Janelle Monae Says Her Picasso Inspired Look Has 'Many Secrets' Embed Code Restart'Homecoming': Janelle Monae Takes Over for Julia Roberts in Season 2Janelle Monae Joins the Cast of Harriet Tubman BiopicTessa Thompson Says She Loves Janelle Monae 'Deeply,' Comes Out as Bisexual
'Harper's Bazaar' Icons Party 2019: Zendaya, Janelle Monae, Ashley Graham & More
The Harper's Bazaar Icons Party never fails to bring star power to New York Fashion Week. Zendaya, Adriana Lima, Janelle Monae, Ashley Graham and Paris Hilton are among the A-list attendees at NYFW's biggest party (last year, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj made headlines with their alleged brawl). Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAARJanelle Monae wowed in a voluminous mini dress, complete with a satin bow tie. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAARNicky Hilton Rothschild, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton mingled inside, looking glamorous and gorgeous in their finest party wares. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Harper's BAZAARAdriana Lima sparkled in a sequined ombre David Koma column gown and a sleek hairdo.