From rom-coms to murder: Hugh Grant is enjoying the darkness
This image released by HBO shows Hugh Grant, from left, Noma Dumezweni and Nicole Kidman in a scene from "The Undoing." GRANT: I don’t really think of it that way. GRANT: You know, actors love playing dark. I really don’t have that worry! The trick anyway is that if you're playing someone evil, they have got to be FUN evil.
New this week: Foo Fighters, 'Malcolm & Marie' and Snoopy
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son), “Earwig” follows a 10-year-old orphan girl who gets some unconventional adoptive parents. — AP Film Writer Lindsey BahrMUSIC— Foo Fighters’ 10th album was originally supposed to be released last year but was one of many projects delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fela’s son and grandson, Femi Kuti and Made Kuti, will release a double album called “Legacy +” on Friday. Ad— “Peanuts” puppy Snoopy gets top billing in “The Snoopy Show,” an Apple TV+ animated series debuting Friday on the streaming service.
New Orleans stage and screen actor Carol Sutton dies at 76
FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, actress Carol Sutton arrives at the World Premiere of "Poms" in Los Angeles. Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy Steel Magnolias and the TV series Queen Sugar, has died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on stages in her native New Orleans who built a steady career on the big and small screens, including roles in the 1989 comedy “Steel Magnolias” and the TV series “Queen Sugar,” has died from complications from COVID-19, according to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76.
Prop Store’s holds its 7th annual auction virtually
VIRTUAL AUCTION – If you are a major movie buff and a collector, get your wallets ready! You can claim props from some classic movies like ‘Pretty Woman’, and ‘Top Gun’ starting Dec. 1 - 2, 2020One of the items is Julia Roberts' iconic black boots from when she played the character of Vivian Ward in ‘Pretty Woman’. The Props Store annual live auction of movie and TV memorabilia is expecting to bring many highly valuable artifacts. More than 900 items are expected to be in stock. You too could own some of Hollywood’s most coveted items.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via COREs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
Larry Kramer used voice, pen to raise consciousness on AIDS
FILE - This May 12, 2014 file photo shows playwright Larry Kramer at the premiere of HBO Films' "The Normal Heart" in New York. Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Manhattan of pneumonia. Please know that AIDS is a worldwide plague. Kramer, whose angry voice and pen raised consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to action, died Wednesday at 84. As support for AIDS research increased, he found some common ground with health officials whom ACT UP had criticized.
Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, playwright Larry Kramer attends Acria's 19th Annual Holiday Dinner Benefit in New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramer's husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died of pneumonia on Wednesday. But for many years he was best known for his public fight to secure medical treatment, acceptance and civil rights for people with AIDS.
`This Is Us' stars Moore, Hartley co-host Red Nose special
LOS ANGELES This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Justin Hartley will co-host NBC's Red Nose Day special to raise money and awareness for children in need. Funds raised by this years Red Nose campaign will be directed to help combat the effect of COVID-19 on youngsters and the organizations that aid them. In the pandemic, some of the most vulnerable parts of our population are obviously going to be children, Moore said. Instead, they're part of NosesOn.com, a website to make donations and get a digital Red Nose to share on social media, NBC said. Red Nose Day has raised $200 million annually for programs including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's Health Fund and Feeding America.
'The Hunt' Movie Scrapped After Recent Mass Shootings
Universal Pictures has cancelled The Hunt. The film studio announced on Saturday, that in light of recent tragic mass shootings, the Blumhouse movie, which centers around 12 strangers realizing they are being hunted by wealthy elites, is indefinitely on hold. "While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film," the studio said in a statement. The Hunt stars Emma Roberts, Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank and Ike Barinholtz, and was set to release on Sept. 27. Watch the video below for more on the now scrapped film.
'Homecoming': Janelle Monae Takes Over for Julia Roberts in Season 2
Janelle Mone will star in the second season of the acclaimed Amazon original series, taking over for Julia Roberts, who led the first installment. In addition to Roberts, the show's first season also starred Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky and Stephan James. It remains unclear if any of the other original stars are returning, or if the story will build upon the events in season one. She has since appeared in an episode of the Amazon original, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, and opposite Steve Carell in Welcome to Marwen. RELATED CONTENT:Julia Roberts Addresses Emmy Snub for 'Homecoming': 'I'm in Exceptional Company'Why Julia Roberts Isn't Returning for Season 2 of 'Homecoming'Julia Roberts Is at the Center of an Insidious Mystery in First 'Homecoming' Trailer
Julia Roberts Addresses Emmy Snub for 'Homecoming': 'I'm in Exceptional
Julia Roberts took to Instagram on Tuesday to address her omittance from the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. Roberts was widely expected to earn a nomination for her role as social worker Heidi Bergman in season one of Amazons series, Homecoming. The alert read, Biggest Emmy nomination snubs: Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Emma Stone are among the A-listers shut out.Well, Im in exceptional company at least. See more on the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards nominations below. RELATED CONTENT:'Schitt's Creek' Finally Gets the Emmy Nominations It DeservesEmmy Awards 2019: The Biggest Snubs and SurprisesBeyonc's 'Homecoming' Scores 6 Emmy Nominations
Emmy Awards 2019: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises
Following this morning's Emmy nominations announcement, ET breaks down the biggest TV surprises and snubs. From Golden Globe Winner to Emmy SnubIf Richard Madden thought winning a Golden Globe would give him the momentum when Emmy nominations came around, he was sorely mistaken Tuesday. It's not all bad news for the British series; it is one of eight nominees for Outstanding Drama Series. Unfortunately, when the nominations were called out for Best Actress in a Drama Series, Roberts was not on the list. RELATED CONTENT:Beyonc's 'Homecoming' Scores 6 Emmy NominationsJulia Louis-Dreyfus on Track for Record Emmy Wins With 2019 'Veep' Nominations'Pose' Makes History With 6 Groundbreaking 2019 Emmy NominationsSandra Oh Continues Historic Emmy Streak With 2019 NominationS for 'Killing Eve' and 'Saturday Night Live'Game of Thrones Dominates the Emmy Nominations in Final Season2019 Emmy Nominations: The Complete List
Julia Roberts Celebrates Her & Danny Moder's 17th Wedding Anniversary In the Cutest Way
Julia Roberts has a lot of love for husband Danny Moder. The Eat Pray Love leading lady took to Instagram on Thursday to share a sweet photo and message to celebrate her and the cinematographer's 17-year wedding anniversary. "I think that first kind of real 'seismic shift' was meeting Danny," Roberts told Gwyneth Paltrow on the Goop podcast. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each others company." RELATED CONTENT:Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz Share Stories From 'My Best Friend's Wedding' Set in Ultimate ReunionJulia Roberts Digs Into In-N-Out After Golden Globes -- See the Pic!