New this week: Bruce Springsteen, 'The Big Brunch' and Sonic
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums by Bruce Springsteen and Louis Tomlinson, Olivia Wilde's “Don't Worry Darling” hits HBO Max, and Dan Levy of Emmy-winning “Schitt’s Creek” fame has “The Big Brunch,” a cooking competition he created and hosts.
'Lovecraft Country' part of virtual festival celebrating TV
This image released by HBO shows Jurnee Smollett, from left, Jonathan Majors and Courtney B. Vance in a scene from "Lovecraft Country." The Queens Gambit, Lovecraft Country and What We Do in the Shadows are among the series featured in a virtual edition of the Paley Centers annual festival. (HBO via AP)LOS ANGELES – "Lovecraft Country,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “What We Do in the Shadows” are among the series featured in a virtual edition of the Paley Center’s annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers. Sessions with stars and creators of “The Good Doctor” and “Big Sky” round out the festival lineup. Highlights of PaleyFest events past, including for “The Golden Girls” and “The Big Bang Theory,” are available on the Paley Center’s YouTube page at youtube.com/user/paleycenter.
Goldberg, Zendaya to be honored at Essence Hollywood awards
This combination photo shows actress Michaela Coel, from left, Andra Day, Cynthia Erivo, Whoopi Goldberg and Zendaya. Essence announced on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, that the actresses are among the honorees at this year's Essence Black Women in Hollywood event. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Whoopi Goldberg, Andra Day and Zendaya will be among the honorees at this year's Essence Black Women in Hollywood event, which will be livestreamed during Oscars week for the first time this year. Essence on Tuesday announced the honorees for the 14th annual ceremony on April 22. In addition to the Emmy-, Grammy-, Oscar- and Tony-winner Goldberg and “Euphoria” star Zendaya, they include actor, singer and songwriter Cynthia Erivo and actor Michaela Coel.
Catherine Zeta-Jones joins Michael Sheen in 'Prodigal Son'
This combination photo shows Catherine Zeta-Jones, left, at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles and Michael Sheen at the FOX Upfront party on May 13, 2019, in New York. The Welsh actors join "Prodigal Son" in the Tuesday, March 2, 20201, episode with Zeta-Jones playing a doctor and Sheen playing an incarcerated serial killer surgeon. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Catherine Zeta-Jones was already a fan of “Prodigal Son,” so when the chance came to join the show, she jumped, lured by the prospect of working alongside Michael Sheen. She was born in Swansea and Sheen was born in Newport seven months apart. That was, of course, a huge pull for me.”Zeta-Jones joins Fox’s “Prodigal Son” in Tuesday's episode, directed by co-star Lou Diamond Phillips.
MTA brings celebrity voices to NYC transit announcements
FILE - This photo from Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, show riders exit and enter a bus at the Fordham Metro-North in New York. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday launched a campaign that has celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, and Awkwafina making the announcements heard at subway stations, on trains, and buses. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK – Riders on New York City subways and buses are getting an earful, thanks to some famous hometown voices. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday launched a campaign that has celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg and Awkwafina making the announcements heard at subway stations, on trains and buses. The MTA said the announcements will run for at least a month, and highlight the importance of mask-wearing and other coronavirus pandemic safety measures.
Star-studded benefit concert to honor nurses on Thanksgiving
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Atlanta police make arrest in actor's shooting death
In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, photo made from video and released by the Atlanta Police Department, Antonio Demetrice Rhynes surrenders to an APD drone with officers outside his apartment in Atlanta. Atlanta police announced Friday that they have arrested Rhynes on a felony murder charge for the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)ATLANTA – Atlanta police announced Friday that they have made an arrest in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his arrest. In drone footage of the arrest released by Atlanta police, the camera enters a second-floor apartment with a damaged front door.
Times' tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold
One questioned the report's timing and another wondered why the paper would run The New York Times' account without other sources. It was the most-engaged story that The New York Times has had this year, with 4.2 million reposts or reactions on social media through early Monday afternoon, according to NewsWhip. Seven of the 10 most-engaged stories concerned Trump's taxes, either the Times' pieces or those of other news organizations. The story ran under a large photo of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort shrouded in palm trees, itself a provocative news decision contrasting Trump's tax records with his wealth. The Orlando Sentinel's story ran under the headline, “Report releases Trump tax info.” Somewhat bland, the headline could be seen as a way of mollifying both sides.
Oscars diversity criteria 'not about exclusion' say leaders
I want to commend them for trying and for putting together a criteria because we know criteria is a way to counter bias, said Smith. Five years ago, the film academy endeavored to significantly diversify its own membership. The best picture adjustment is just one of the effort. Others include implementing a set 10 best picture nominees starting at the 94th Oscars and mandatory unconscious bias training for academy members. The best picture standards were specifically designed to be flexible and give latitude to filmmakers.
Film academy to host virtual panels about inclusion, equity
Lee Daniels, Lulu Wang and Taraji P. Henson are among the talent participating in a series of virtual panels about inclusion and equity in Hollywood hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Thursday that the panels rolling out through September and October will be available to the public. Entitled Academy Dialogues: It Starts with Us, the series is part of the film academys push to further equity and inclusion in its ranks and in the entertainment industry. The series launched last month with a conversation between Whoopi Goldberg and civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson about the power of narrative. Its currently available on YouTube.
BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists went political
The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers, including George Floyd. The BET Awards kicked off with Black artists rapping and singing anthems about the Black experience and fighting for equal rights. Nipsey’s family, we love you.”The BET Awards, one of the first awards shows to air virtually, featured performances that were sharp with artsy stage production, giving extra life to the songs being performed. “I used to watch the BET Awards all the time thinking, ‘One day that’s going to be me going up there accepting my award’ — and now it is.”Though the BET Awards are technically about handing out trophies, the awards were an afterthought. Beyoncé won the BET HER award for “Brown Skin Girl,” shared with daughter Blue Ivy Carter as well as Wizkid and Saint JHN.
Ava DuVernay joins the film academy's Board of Governors
LOS ANGELES Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has been elected to the film academys Board of Governors for the first time. The academy has increased the number of women and people of color on the board. Incumbent governors reelected include Whoopi Goldberg, Dolemite Is My Name screenwriter Larry Karaszewski and Participant Media CEO David Linde among others. The organization that puts on the Oscars said that the number of women on the board has gone from 25 to 26 and people of color from 11 to 12. The Board of Governors represent each of the academys 17 branches and work to set the organizations strategy, finances and fulfillment of its mission.
Whoopi Goldberg Addresses 'The View' Tension: 'If We Were Fighting, You'd
Whoopi Goldberg is assuring fans that it's all good between her and her co-hosts on The View. The 63-year-old actress appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Monday and was asked about the sometimes heated discussions the women -- specifically Goldberg, Meghan McCain and Joy Behar -- have on-air due to their different political opinions. Everyone has what they need to do, and folks, when it's women they say, 'You know, they're fighting.' You know, if we were fighting, you'd actually know it." But I wish people would give us a break too because, I just, I don't think men would be subjected to the same bullsh** you and I are subjected to."
Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Wear Matching Halloween Costumes Days After Heated Argument on 'The
Meghan McCain and Joy Behar have done their fair share of arguing onThe Viewthis week, but they were in full agreement when it came to what to dress up as this Halloween; as the pair sported matching costumes on Monday's episode of the morning talk show. Completing the co-hosts Stephen King-inspired outfits were Abby Huntsman as Carrie, and Whoopi Goldberg as Church, the cat from Pet Sematary. "This show has always had the ability to have different points of view, which we respect around the table," Goldberg said. So, when Im saying to you, 'Hold up, because were not hearing each other,' Im not trying to cut you off, Im trying to get you heard." RELATED CONTENT:Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain Have Another Awkward Exchange on 'The View': 'Whoopi Gets to Do Her Job'Whoopi Goldberg Asks Meghan McCain to 'Respect' Her 'View' Co-Hosts
Whoopi Goldberg and Meghan McCain Have Another Awkward Exchange on 'The View': '
As the ladies discussed Liz Cheney, Meghan McCain revealed that she had unsuccessfully tried to get the GOP congresswoman to appear on The View. "We do, but I dont understand what this is telling me," Whoopi Goldberg replied, referencing the teleprompter, which read, "Meghan, we'll get you when we get back." "Yeah, Whoopi gets to do her job," McCain snapped back, before Goldberg took the show to its break. After McCain and Joy Behar's back-and-forth turned into a screaming match, Goldberg told everybody to "take a breath." RELATED CONTENT: Whoopi Goldberg Lectures Meghan McCain on 'Respect' on 'The View' Embed Code RestartWhoopi Goldberg Asks Meghan McCain to 'Respect' Her 'View' Co-HostsWhoopi Goldberg Addresses Misconceptions About Meghan McCain and Joy Behar's Relationship on 'The View'Meghan McCain Wishes Her 'Favorite Sparring Partner' Joy Behar a Happy Birthday
Whoopi Goldberg Asks Meghan McCain to 'Respect' Her 'View' Co-Hosts During
When the ladies got on the topic of a military officer asked to testify about President Donald Trump's Ukraine call, it quickly turned into a screaming match between co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar. In an attempt to calm the situation, Whoopi Goldberg stepped in, which caused even more pushback from McCain. So, when Im saying to you, 'Hold up, because were not hearing each other,' Im not trying to cut you off, Im trying to get you heard." Check out our exclusive interviews with the co-hosts: 'The View': Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Address Their So-Called Beef and Talk Season 23! (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Rosie O'Donnell Defends Meghan McCain But Wishes She 'Wouldn't Be So Mean to Joy Behar'Meghan McCain Claps Back at Joy Behar on 'The View': 'Don't Feel Bad for Me, B***h'Whoopi Goldberg Intervenes After Tense Moment Between Meghan McCain and Joy Behar on 'The View'
Whoopi Goldberg Addresses Misconceptions About Meghan McCain and Joy Behar's Relationship on
Whoopi Goldberg isn't concerned about her fellow View co-hosts Meghan McCain and Joy Behar's sometimes tense relationship. "I don't know, I don't think about it," Goldberg said when asked, before stressing that the two do in fact get along in real life. I try to just remind myself that I'm representing 50 percent of the country. I'm representing a bunch of women even though I only have one chair and it's really important." "For more, watch the video below: 'The View': Meghan McCain and Joy Behar Address Their So-Called Beef and Talk Season 23!
Whoopi Goldberg Is Reprising Her 'Sister Act' Role in London Performance
On Thursday, it was announced that Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in Sister Act (1992) and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), is once again tackling the beloved role -- this time on the London stage in Sister Act The Musical. "The two of them in Sister Act, that should happen. "Can't you buy the rights to Sister Act?" I was sitting here thinking, 'Tiffany Haddish, Whoopi in Sister Act,'" Perry pondered. RELATED CONTENT: Why Whoopi Goldberg Doesn't Care About 'The View' Drama (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartWhoopi Goldberg Joins Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All AccessWhoopi Goldberg Reveals She's Not Allowed to Drive Because Her 'Sight Is Not Good Enough'Rosie O'Donnell on Her Tense Relationship With Whoopi Goldberg, 'View' Tell-All Regrets
Whoopi Goldberg Joins Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All Access
Stephen King's The Stand is filling out its star-studded cast. Whoopi Goldberg, currently a co-host on The View, has joined the upcoming CBS All Access limited series, based on King's best-selling 1978 novel, King and Goldberg announced on the daytime talk show Wednesday morning. In addition to Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata have also been cast in crucial roles. Goldberg will play Mother Abagail, a prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the superflu. RELATED CONTENT:James Marsden and Amber Heard to Star in Stephen King's 'The Stand' for CBS All AccessStephen King's 'The Stand' Coming to CBS All Access as a Limited Series
Rosie O'Donnell on Her Tense Relationship With Whoopi Goldberg, 'View' Tell-All
Rosie ODonnell recently sat down with Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, Radio Andy, where she opened up about her long-standing feud with Whoopi Goldberg, which contributed to her second departure from The View in 2015 after only five months. "Theres a fair characterization to say that before I went on the show, [Goldberg] was not that interested in The View," she claimed. ODonnell said she began to feel some animosity from the fellow comedienne over moderating duties, which led to on-air fights. "So, when they asked me to do it, I went and talked to her and said, 'Are you sure you wanna do it? O'Donnell also admitted that she wishes she had never agreed to be interviewed for Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View, a tell-all book which shed light on her fractious relationship with Goldberg.
Whoopi Goldberg Opens Up About Working on 'The View': '10 Years Is a Long Time'
"I get [fulfillment] from the fact that Im doing anything," Goldberg added later in the interview. Im doing books. "These are not conversations that Im having with my friends. "Ive never had any problem with having friends who had different opinions from my own. RELATED CONTENT:'The View' Addresses Report That Meghan McCain Is Leaving the ShowWhoopi Goldberg Shares Why She Chose Not to Contribute to 'The View' Tell-AllMeghan McCain Claps Back at Joy Behar on 'The View': 'Don't Feel Bad for Me, B***h'