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Bill Maher talks about Trump, how he wishes there was more TX in ATX

Bill Maher of HBO’s “Real Time” will be at ACL Live on Jan. 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, which would be a very good time to see him if that inauguration concerns you. However, if you don’t already have tickets, the show is technically sold out. (You can also see him when “Real Time” returns to HBO on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m.) I interviewed...
Watch Matthew McConaughey sing ‘I Will Survive’ ... kinda

Watch Matthew McConaughey sing ‘I Will Survive’ ... kinda

Matthew McConaughey: actor, philanthropist, Texas Longhorn legend, disco superstar. A gaggle of Hollywood celebrities got together for W magazine’s medley of Gloria Gaynor’s 1979 hit “I Will Survive,” and if there was one voice that needed to join this modern-day “We Are the World,” it was the pride of Uvalde. The “Gold” actor joined stars...
The Obamas’ 7 best pop-culture hits

The Obamas’ 7 best pop-culture hits

Donald Trump hosted “Saturday Night Live” early in his campaign, but no sitting or former commander-in-chief has ever taken that gig. Maybe Barack Obama should put it on his to-do list. He’d kill. The 44st president exits the main stage Friday, but not before leaving behind a legacy of laughs that evoke Abraham Lincoln’s quick wit, Ronald Reagan’s comic timing and Jack...
‘Christine’ a powerful biopic about a tragic story

‘Christine’ a powerful biopic about a tragic story

Here’s a look at some interesting new releases available to rent from cable and digital providers and a few titles that have recently arrived on streaming services. Video on Demand “Christine”: The story of ambitious Florida news reporter Christine Chubbuck is one that sounds like an urban legend. It’s probably best to go into this film blind, but even if you know the real...
Matthew McConaughey chills at Highball, hosts “Gold” screening at Drafthouse

Matthew McConaughey chills at Highball, hosts “Gold” screening at Drafthouse

Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez star in “Gold.” Contributed by The Weinstein Company He didn’t say “Alright, alright, alright.
Film listings, 1/13/17

Film listings, 1/13/17

OPENING FRIDAY “Patriots Day” Grade: B+. Review page 27 “Live By Night” Grade: C. Review page 28 “Monster Trucks” Grade: D+. Review page 31 NOT REVIEWED “Sleepless.” R. 95 minutes. An undercover Las Vegas police officer played by Jamie Foxx becomes tangled in a web of corrupt cops and a casino underground controlled by the mob. Barton Creek. City Lights...
‘Monster Trucks’ has no emotional gear

‘Monster Trucks’ has no emotional gear

“Monster Trucks” starts out with a relatively adult, science fiction premise: that our current obsession with fracking could threaten underground, intelligent creatures unknown to us. Then the film overwhelms this idea with an utterly childish conceit: These same creatures — who each could fill a living room — guzzle gas, hang out with humans and love to inhabit big trucks...
Affleck wears too many hats in ‘Live By Night’

Affleck wears too many hats in ‘Live By Night’

With “Live By Night” there’s the sinking feeling that Ben Affleck should perhaps reconsider his tendency to star in the films he directs. He’s proven to be a gifted filmmaker, but the weaknesses in his oeuvre are more often than not his leading performances, which are usually the least interesting parts of his films. He seems to excel when working with a talented lead actor...
Austin music scene movie starring Ryan Gosling to open 2017 SXSW Film

Austin music scene movie starring Ryan Gosling to open 2017 SXSW Film

Terrence Malick’s “Song To Song” will open the 2017 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, it was announced Jan. 5. Malick partially filmed the drama in and around Austin over the course of a few years. The movie is described as a “modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene” and stars Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Natalie...
‘Patriots Day’ is fine tribute to the people of Boston

‘Patriots Day’ is fine tribute to the people of Boston

Whether they are celebrated filmmakers or ordinary folks, tragedy can bring out the best in people, and “Patriots Day” is the latest example of both sides of the equation. An effective, efficient and quite dramatic examination of the events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured 264, “Patriots Day” is a tribute to people who earned it: the...
‘Silence’ scholar: Tough film ‘should challenge Christians’

‘Silence’ scholar: Tough film ‘should challenge Christians’

“Silence,” Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of the Japanese novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo, opened in Austin last week. Long touted as Scorsese’s most passionate passion project, the nearly three-hour epic finds the director who once considered a life in the priesthood again examining age-old questions of faith and doubt. The book it’s based on, written in 1966...
Will ‘Tower’ get an Oscar nod? You can watch it for yourself on VOD

Will ‘Tower’ get an Oscar nod? You can watch it for yourself on VOD

Here’s a look at some fantastic documentaries that are now available to rent from digital providers or have recently hit streaming services. Video on Demand “Tower”: Keith Maitland’s powerful examination of the 1966 shootings that occurred at the University of Texas at Austin recently won four awards from the Austin Film Critics Association, including best documentary. The...
“Hidden Figures” surprises to hit No. 2 behind “Rogue One”

“Hidden Figures” surprises to hit No. 2 behind “Rogue One”

LOS ANGELES — The new movie “Hidden Figures” tells the uplifting true story of a trio of women who defied expectations as they helped the U.S. space program. Now the tale is also beating the odds at the box office. The Oscar hopeful surpassed industry projections in its wide-release debut over the weekend, collecting $21.8 million in ticket sales Friday through Sunday in the U.S...
In texting war, Alamo Drafthouse makes stance clear amid iPhone rumors

In texting war, Alamo Drafthouse makes stance clear amid iPhone rumors

What do you love more: your iPhone or Alamo Drafthouse? The time to choose might be nigh. According to several news outlets, rumors began to swirl at the end of last year that a new “theater mode” is coming to iOS 10.3, complete with a popcorn-shaped icon in the device’s control center. I know, I know. The idea of using your phone in a theater at all, special mode or not, is...
10 movies that prove 2016 was a good year for cinema

10 movies that prove 2016 was a good year for cinema

No matter the year, there are always people who think it’s been a horrible one for movies. If you’re going only to the multiplex and taking in what the major studios are selling, I can understand why.
Watch: Six movies to keep an eye on before summer hits

Watch: Six movies to keep an eye on before summer hits

“Fifty Shades Darker” Holiday movies, summer movies — we all know about those. But what about movies that come out early in the year?
SXSW Film’s opener: Austin music scene movie starring Ryan Gosling

SXSW Film’s opener: Austin music scene movie starring Ryan Gosling

From left, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling in Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” (Van Redin / Broad Green Pictures) Terrence Malick’s “Song To Song” will open the 2017 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, it was announced today.
The sometimes brilliant “Silence” can test one’s faith, patience

The sometimes brilliant “Silence” can test one’s faith, patience

Based on the much-lauded 1966 novel by Shūsaku Endō, “Silence” is Martin Scorsese’s most ravenously Catholic movie since “The Last Temptation of Christ.” It is also gorgeous, over-long, exhausting yet intermittently fascinating, racially sketchy and should be required viewing for both serious movie nerds and anyone who shelled out money for, say, “The...
‘Guardians,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ and lots of Vin Diesel: 24 winter movies

‘Guardians,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ and lots of Vin Diesel: 24 winter movies

The first quarter of a calendar year is often where studios dump movies that are neither worthy of summer blockbuster status nor potential Oscar material. Which is to say, often the pickings are a tad slim. Here are 24 interesting-looking movies slated to appear between Jan. 13 and May 5. You better believe all release dates are subject to change. Jan. 13 “Sleepless”: A remake of the French...
Movie listings, Jan. 6, 2017

Movie listings, Jan. 6, 2017

OPENING FRIDAY Grade: B+. Review page 24 Grade: A-. Review page 25 Grade: B+. Review page 28 NOT REVIEWED “Underworld: Blood Wars.” R. 91 minutes. The death dealer Selene, played by Kate Beckinsale, tries to end the eternal war between vampires and Lycans. Alamo Lakeline. Barton Creek. Cedar Park. City Lights. Galaxy. Gateway. Hill Country. Metropolitan. Round Rock. Southpark. Stone Hill...
‘A Monster Calls’ delivers special kind of magic for adults and kids

‘A Monster Calls’ delivers special kind of magic for adults and kids

From its elegant title to its unexpectedly edgy tone, “A Monster Calls” makes its own way. There is magic, real magic here, and if it doesn’t manifest itself in every frame, it’s just going to have to be that way. The story of a small boy who must learn adult lessons about life and letting go and leans for help on a terrifying creature, “Monster” is almost too ambitious...
‘Hidden Figures’ explores NASA’s untold history with nerve and vivacity

‘Hidden Figures’ explores NASA’s untold history with nerve and vivacity

One of the most gratifying qualities of “Hidden Figures” is how it bursts onto the screen like a shot of distilled, exhilarating joy. This bracing movie, about a group of brilliant African-American women whose scientific and mathematical skills helped NASA launch its space exploration program in the 1950s and 1960s, gets off to a spirited start and rarely lets up, sharing with viewers...
‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’ is missing something — and it isn’t Trump

‘The New Celebrity Apprentice’ is missing something — and it isn’t Trump

To no one’s surprise, NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” which was shot many moons ago but made its two-hour premiere Monday night, is very much like the old “Celebrity Apprentice” — dull and smarmy, a mid-2000s style of reality television that no longer interests anybody but political scientists and op-ed columnists, who will forever be scratching their...
New details about Terrence Malick’s Austin music scene movie

New details about Terrence Malick’s Austin music scene movie

Remember when Texas filmmaking legend Terrence Malick was seen filming in and around such events as South by Southwest and Fun Fun Fun Fest a few years back?
Jack Crosby was Austin entrepreneur, cable television pioneer

Jack Crosby was Austin entrepreneur, cable television pioneer

When Jack Crosby began selling appliances in Del Rio in the 1950s, he couldn’t sell televisions. It was too far from San Antonio to get a signal. So Crosby, with $10,000 he’d borrowed from his father and the help of a rancher friend, built a 450-foot tower and brought a cable TV system to town. Thus began the entrepreneurial career of a man who would become a media mogul, builder of some...
Where are comedies now when we need them?

Where are comedies now when we need them?

Steve Martin and Martin Short went on “The Tonight Show” recently and reminisced about the first time they met. Surprisingly, the comedians’ paths had never crossed before they co-starred in 1986’s “Three Amigos!” Short’s memory of their first encounter sent Jimmy Fallon and his studio audience into a fit of giggles. “I was struck by how pale he was...
Steve Martin's Carrie Fisher tribute tweet sparks backlash

Steve Martin's Carrie Fisher tribute tweet sparks backlash

As celebrities took to Twitter to remember Carrie Fisher after her death Tuesday, one tribute raised some eyebrows. "When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well," Steve Martin reportedly wrote. Shortly after his message was posted, Martin began to receive flack for the tweet. Many believed...
Watch Debbie Reynolds' charming acceptance speech at the 2015 SAG Awards

Watch Debbie Reynolds' charming acceptance speech at the 2015 SAG Awards

Actress Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday – just one day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher – but she will always be remembered for her wit, charm and talent. She showcased her strong personality while accepting the lifetime achievement award at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Reynolds was introduced by Fisher, who said, “She has been more than a mother...
WATCH: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher stun in 2011 'Oprah' performance

WATCH: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher stun in 2011 'Oprah' performance

Fans around the world were reeling after Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds died at age 84 on Wednesday, just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, also died. Both Reynolds and Fisher made many talk show appearances, including this 2011 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Fisher discussed what it was like having an iconic star as a parent, especially once she realized just...
Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary, 'posts' heartwarming message after Debbie Reynolds' death

Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary, 'posts' heartwarming message after Debbie Reynolds' death

The tweet read: "If Carrie was here I bet she would make a joke that it was just like her mom to upstage her even in death. #FindingHumorInTragedy."
Photos: Debbie Reynolds through the years

Photos: Debbie Reynolds through the years

Debbie Reynolds, who lit up the screen in "Singin' in the Rain" and other Hollywood classics, died Dec. 28, 2016, one day after losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was 84.
WATCH: Young Carrie Fisher auditions for 'Star Wars' with Harrison Ford

WATCH: Young Carrie Fisher auditions for 'Star Wars' with Harrison Ford

As the world mourns actress Carrie Fisher, there’s no better time to take a look back on YouTube at footage from her “Star Wars” audition.
Mark Hamill reacts to Carrie Fisher's death in heartbreaking social media posts

Mark Hamill reacts to Carrie Fisher's death in heartbreaking social media posts

Fellow actor and “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill tweeted Tuesday after learning of the death of his friend, Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher's faithful dog, Gary, pays tribute to his mom

Carrie Fisher's faithful dog, Gary, pays tribute to his mom

Actress Carrie Fisher had a close relationship with her French bulldog, Gary. Week after week, Fisher showed off her precious pup on social media. No matter what, Gary was by her side.
Ricky Harris' death: 5 things to know

Ricky Harris' death: 5 things to know

Actor and comedian Ricky Harris died Monday at age 54, the Los Angeles Times reports. Actor, comedian Ricky Harris dead at 54 Here's what you need to know: 1.
Missed ‘Midnight Special’? Now’s your chance to check out sci-fi flick

Missed ‘Midnight Special’? Now’s your chance to check out sci-fi flick

Here’s a look at an interesting new release available to rent from cable and digital providers and a few titles that are hitting streaming services this week. Video on Demand “A Man Called Ove”: Based on the international best-selling novel, this is Sweden’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language category at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Rolf Lassgard stars as...
‘Fences’ made great by two of the finest actors working today

‘Fences’ made great by two of the finest actors working today

“Fences,” directed by Denzel Washington, arrives borne of prestigious origins. The screenplay is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning play by the late playwright August Wilson, and the 2010 Broadway revival starred Washington and Viola Davis in the roles they play in the film, with each earning a Tony Award for Best Actor and Actress. The performances are some of the best to be seen...
‘Lion’ roars with emotion

‘Lion’ roars with emotion

After the kind of year the world had in 2016, it needs a movie like “Lion.” While the film is neither novel nor revolutionary, it’s the kind of cinematic warm blanket that feels very comforting and satisfying right now, especially during the holidays. That it’s a true story — based on “A Long Way Home,” a best-selling memoir from Saroo Brierley — makes...
‘La La Land’ dances away with this critic’s Top 10 list

‘La La Land’ dances away with this critic’s Top 10 list

It’s always risky to name your top 10 movies of the year, in part because no one can expect anyone else to be in complete agreement. Tastes evolve with education, age, experience and other factors. And many people go to the movies with different aims: to be entertained, to be challenged, and sometimes to gain greater insight into the human condition. Great movies do all of those things, and...
'Leah Remini: Scientology': Ex-church members accuse David Miscavige of physical abuse

'Leah Remini: Scientology': Ex-church members accuse David Miscavige of physical abuse

In the latest episode of “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” Leah Remini and Mike Rinder talked to individuals with formerly strong ties to the church who outlined how they were abused by the church and its leader. Remini and Rinder talked to former members Jeff Hawkins, Tom DeVocht and Ron Miscavige, father of current leader David Miscavige, who shared shocking...
Alan Thicke's widow releases heartbreaking statement about husband's death

Alan Thicke's widow releases heartbreaking statement about husband's death

The wife of Alan Thicke says her family is working through “profound mourning” days after the actor’s death at age 69.
Tom Arnold: Trump lawyers threatening lawsuit over claims of racist 'Apprentice' tapes

Tom Arnold: Trump lawyers threatening lawsuit over claims of racist 'Apprentice' tapes

Just days after Tom Arnold told Seattle's KIRO Radio that he has "Apprentice" outtakes of Donald Trump saying "every offensive, racist thing ever," the comedian is claiming that lawyers for the president-elect are threatening to sue him.
Movie listings, 12/23/16

Movie listings, 12/23/16

OPENING FRIDAY “Elle” Grade: A-. Review page 29 “Why Him?” Grade: C-. Review page 30 NOW PLAYING “Almost Christmas.” C+. PG-13. 112 minutes. Starring Danny Glover and Mo’Nique, the film is the festive story of a beloved patriarch who just wants one gift for Christmas — for everyone in the family to get along. Tinseltown. “Arrival.&rdquo...
‘Why Him?’ find humor in his tech world but somehow forgets about her

‘Why Him?’ find humor in his tech world but somehow forgets about her

Every generation gets the “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” that speaks most trenchantly to the evolving cultural issues of our time. Apparently, ours is “Why Him?” where the young suitor isn’t racially other, but from a completely different planet when it comes to culture, values and social norms. That planet? Silicon Valley. In “Why Him?,” directed by...
Huppert gives powerful performance in disturbing, amoral ‘Elle’

Huppert gives powerful performance in disturbing, amoral ‘Elle’

It’s hard to imagine a more perverse, amoral movie than “Elle.” I loved it, but if you have no appreciation for people who are mean to the bone, you might not. Elle, in this case, is Michele (the great Isabelle Huppert), a wealthy founder of a video game company that specializes in super-violent fare, with women as the usual victims. And Michele has plenty of reasons to be mean:...
You better watch out: Liam Neeson's 'Late Show' Santa has a dark side

You better watch out: Liam Neeson's 'Late Show' Santa has a dark side

“He’s an eye in the sky, bringing swift judgment.” "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" put a spotlight on Kris Kringle's dark side in this video of Liam Neeson auditioning for the role of Santa.
WATCH: Michelle Obama speaks out in emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey

WATCH: Michelle Obama speaks out in emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey

“I don’t make stuff up. I’m not coy. I’ve proven that. I’m pretty direct. If I were interested in it, I’d say it. I don’t believe in playing games. It’s not something I would do,” she told Winfrey. “But it also speaks to the fact that people don’t really understand how hard this is. And it’s not something that you cavalierly...
Oprah wants to go glamping with Michelle Obama

Oprah wants to go glamping with Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama is transitioning to life as a private citizen soon, so why not hit the trails with Oprah Winfrey for a fun glamping trip? Glamping is like camping, only posher. Oprah revealed her goals during a visit to “The Dr. Oz” show. “I believe in glamping,” Oprah said. “Why should I camp, when I can glamp?” 
South Florida mother scores 'Shark Tank' deal

South Florida mother scores 'Shark Tank' deal

Sarah Blain, the single mother entrepreneur who owns the South Florida-based business Sealed By Santa, appeared on Friday night’s “Shark Tank” to try get a $150,000 investment for 20 percent of her company. After a video visit from Santa Claus, three offers and some tears, she left with a deal from infomercial queen Lori Greiner. Blain, whose company in Boca Raton offers customized...

‘Her’ and ‘Black Mirror’: two very different visions of the near-future

In today’s Austin American-Statesman, I was lucky to have the opportunity to write about two things I got obsessed with over the holidays: the Spike Jonze film “Her” and the British anthology TV show, “Black Mirror,” which aired in its entirety on DirecTV. “Her” opens in Austin theaters on Friday (see Joe Gross’s review here) and I was thrilled to have...
Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' official trailer drops

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' official trailer drops

More clips are being unveiled as the tale as old as time gets its own live-action retelling. Disney released the full official trailer for the new version of "Beauty and the Beast." The film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast, will be released March 17, 2017. "Beauty and the Beast" is the latest in Disney's efforts to reimagine its classic animated films...
Pixar streaming short film with adorable message

Pixar streaming short film with adorable message

Chances are, if you've seen Pixar's "Finding Dory," you've seen the short film that screened before the movie played in theaters.  For those who haven't seen it, "Piper," a short film written and directed by Alan Barillaro, is now streaming for free online. >> Read more trending stories   But when a strong wave swallows the young bird while she's seeking...
Tale as old as time as new images released from 'Beauty and the Beast'

Tale as old as time as new images released from 'Beauty and the Beast'

Many wondered how Emma Watson would look as Belle, the heroine from Disney's live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast." Months ago, we got a sneak peek at the end of the teaser trailer.  But Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly pulled the curtain back and gave fans a glimpse into Beast's cursed castle.

Disney's in talks for 'Snow White' live-action film

Another Disney classic is getting the live-action treatment. After re-imagined box office hits like "The Jungle Book" and "Cinderella," Disney has apparently penned a deal to give its first full-length animated feature film the live-action treatment.
Raven-Symoné leaving 'The View' to star in 'That's So Raven' spinoff

Raven-Symoné leaving 'The View' to star in 'That's So Raven' spinoff

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report. Raven-Symoné is headed back to Disney Channel. The co-host of "The View" is leaving the show to return as her character Raven Baxter in a spin-off of the Disney Channel series "That's So Raven." The 30-year-old actress announced the move Thursday morning on "The View." "I'm excited and sad, but mostly excited. I...
'Muppet Babies' crawling back to TV

'Muppet Babies' crawling back to TV

The Muppets are back -- again. Disney announced Wednesday on Twitter that the company is bringing back "Muppet Babies." The show, which aired from 1984 to 1991, will now be CG animated and will be shown on the Disney Junior network in 2018. Disney acquired the rights to the Muppets in 2004 from the family of Jim Henson, Forbes reported. Henson died in 1990. The new show will be marketed...
Tom Hanks relives 'Big,' not once, but twice

Tom Hanks relives 'Big,' not once, but twice

He may be one of the biggest names at the box office, but Tom Hanks isn't forgetting what got him there.  While making the rounds promoting his latest movie "Inferno," based on Dan Brown's book of the same name, Hanks has paid homage to his movie "Big," not once but twice recently. First, Hanks didn't miss a beat when he performed the rap from the 1988 flick. The song appeared...
Netflix releases 'Gilmore Girls' trailer

Netflix releases 'Gilmore Girls' trailer

"Gilmore Girls," which first premiered in 2000, wrapped in May 2007 to the dismay of many loyal fans.  But now, nine years later, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore are back in "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life." The show, a four-part series, will debut Nov. 25, exclusively on Netflix. Tuesday, a month before the premiere, the streaming company released an official trailer...
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg team up for cooking show on VH1

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg team up for cooking show on VH1

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will star in a cooking show that will debut Nov. 7  on VH1. >> Read more trending stories   The 45-year-old rapper and the 75-year-old business woman and television personality will team up to bring viewers the "most ridiculous dinner party" in "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party." Other celebrities that will...
Watch: Star Lord and co. are back in first 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer

Watch: Star Lord and co. are back in first 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' trailer

Star Lord and company are back in the first teaser for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." The highly anticipated sequel to director James Gunn’s 2014 hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" will come out in May 2017. The first sneak peek at the Marvel fan favorite is only a minute-and-a half, but fans will want to watch it to the very end for the biggest reveal. The trailer held...
'Logan' trailer released

'Logan' trailer released

He's been teasing it for days, but Hugh Jackman and 20th Century Fox are giving fans of the X-Men franchise their first full look at the upcoming installment of the comic book movie series, "Logan." Jackman, posting to Twitter, and Fox, posting to YouTube released the first full trailer of the film due out next year.  The trailer shows an older Logan than we last saw in "X-Men...
Watch: Children recreate promo for HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'

Watch: Children recreate promo for HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'

Home renovators Chip and Joanna Gaines are best known for their hit television show "Fixer Upper," which airs on HGTV.   The show, which focuses on the married couple's home renovations around Waco, Texas, also highlights the playful relationship they have with each other.  Joanna recently posted a video on her Instagram account featuring two children who recreated...
Disney announces next live-action remake; Guy Ritchie set to direct 'Aladdin'

Disney announces next live-action remake; Guy Ritchie set to direct 'Aladdin'

Disney has given the go-ahead to its next live-action remake and has named a surprising choice as its director. Disney announced that Guy Ritchie will direct a new version of the hit animated feature film "Aladdin," Deadline reported. The movie, which centers around a "street rat" redeeming himself after using a genie to win the heart of a princess follows, other cartoon-to-live-action...
Trailer: Natalie Portman appears as Jackie Kennedy in 'Jackie'

Trailer: Natalie Portman appears as Jackie Kennedy in 'Jackie'

A new biopic about the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis stars Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman. Fox Searchlight released a trailer for the movie on Wednesday. The trailer, which shows mostly silent visuals, shows the former first lady washing her husband's blood off of her, staring tearfully out of a car window, mourning at Kennedy's funeral and leading a television crew...

Miley Cyrus drops pay bombshell about 'Hannah Montana' days

She may be one of the biggest names in showbiz, but when she got her start she didn't bring in the big money you'd think she would have.  In a new sit-down interview with Elle Magazine, Miley Cyrus may have just shocked her fans from her "Hannah Montana" days. The former Disney Channel child star claims she may have been the star of the show, but was paid the least of the cast. ...

Disney Store focus of online anger for Maui costume

The Disney Store is coming under fire over a new costume inspired by the mouse house's upcoming movie "Moana." The store has introduced a costume for kids that will allow children to dress up as the character Maui.  The problem, as many see it, is that the costume sports Polynesian tribal tattoos on cloth that is representative of brown skin, The Washington Post reported.  Many...