‘The Post’ is about the state of America, star Hanks says | Entertainment

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Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in The Post. Photo: The Film Stage WASHINGTON: Steven Spielberg’s new movie “The Post” isn’t just a 1971 tale of press freedom or the place of women in the workplace. It poses key questions about the United States today, star Tom Hanks says. “I think it’s a …

Weinstein denies blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino | Entertainment

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Harvey Weinstein. Photo: File  LOS ANGELES: Harvey Weinstein on Friday denied barring actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from working on the movie adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” or blacklisting them from further projects. Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 50 women, including Judd and Sorvino, was responding …

Film about poor kids at Disney’s gates is fairy tale hit | Entertainment

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Director Sean Baker, who shot his last film on an iPhone, has scored a surprise hit with a gritty yet heartwarming tale, The Florida Project. Photo: The Florida Project PARIS: It is already the fairy tale of this year’s Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World …

‘The Last Jedi’ cruises toward $200 million domestic debut | Entertainment

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Praetorian Guards on the red carpet. Photo: Reuters  LOS ANGELES: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the new film in the beloved space saga, opened with massive ticket sales that put it on track to ring up around $200 million at domestic theaters over the weekend, distributor Walt Disney Co said on Friday. The movie brought …

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry on May 19: palace | Entertainment

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LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, Kensington Palace announced on Friday. “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May, 2018,” the couple’s official residence said in a statement. Royal officials …

‘In heaven’ – Anushka shares honeymoon picture with Kohli | Entertainment

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After their fairytale wedding in a medieval Tuscan villa, the blockbuster couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are off to their honeymoon, and it’s nothing less than ‘heavenly’. The Bollywood actress shared the couple’s first official honeymoon picture in a European winter wonderland. Her caption “In heaven, literally” does not seem to be far from …

TV parody mines action hero Van Damme’s hidden depths | Entertainment

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PARIS: “The Muscles from Brussels” is back, and this time it isn’t serious. The Belgian action hero actor Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the screen Friday as the bungling star of a new Amazon comedy series. The “Universal Soldier” actor, whose career went into a tailspin after “Timecop” made him a worldwide star in 1994, …

Flop products at the Museum of Failure | Entertainment

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LOS ANGELES: Once cast aside as a cringe-worthy mistake, “Colgate Lasagna” has at last found fame… as a top flop at the Museum of Failure. The dental care brand’s 1980s culinary foray joins the line-up of epic fails on display in Los Angeles at a roving pop-up museum that has proven an ironic success. The …

Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct | Entertainment

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Dustin Hoffman/File photo LOS ANGELES: Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago. Variety reported that two of the women said Hoffman sexually assaulted them in 1987. A third woman said he exposed …

Fur flies in Hollywood as Disney goes Fox hunting | Business

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The Walt Disney Co. acquisition of a large chunk of 21st Century Fox is expected to reshape the filmmaking landscape, uniting two of the “big six” Hollywood studios under one umbrella for the first time. Disney agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets from Fox in a $52.4 billion deal set to step …