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Tichina Arnold finds a new sitcom home in 'The Neighborhood'

Feb. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tichina Arnold knew as a tot she was meant to perform. "I told my mom at the age of 3, 'I want to sing.' And of course my mom being a mother, she said, 'Well, my baby wants to sing.' So they put me up on a chair," Arnold recalled. She's been honing her talent since, but credits more than...

Review: Learning to love the rom-com in 'Isn't It Romantic'

Feb. 12, 2019 2:32 PM EST

Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They're so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Intelligent women have been taught that there should be a healthy serving of self-hatred with whatever enjoyment you might glean from a well-done makeover montage. You...

Review: 'What Men Want' is to avoid this blunder of a film

Feb. 7, 2019 1:05 PM EST

Not to kick off this review with a spoiler alert, but after seeing "What Men Want" the answer to what men want is probably the same as what women want: Not to be ripped off by yet another dubious rom-com like this. Taraji P. Henson tries a little too hard in a predictable, gender-switching remake of the Nancy...

Film featuring disabled actors wins Spain's top Goya award

Feb. 3, 2019 7:28 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The film "Campeones" ("Champions"), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with mental disabilities, won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards. Directed by Javier Fesser, "Campeones" took the top prize at the gala that ended early Sunday morning in Seville, while...

Basking in an Oscar nod, Richard E. Grant recalls 'Withnail'

Feb. 1, 2019 2:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard E. Grant braved a paralyzingly cold night on Thursday to attend a screening of "Withnail & I," his cultishly adored film debut, in the midst of a whirlwind and much-enjoyed campaign for his Oscar-nominated turn in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" That it was frigid was fitting. Grant...

Amazon buys 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' at Sundance for $14M

Jan. 30, 2019 9:26 AM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million. Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition Wednesday. The film stars Jillian Bell as an aimless...

'Black Panther' wins top honor at SAG Awards, 'Maisel' soars

Jan. 28, 2019 12:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards. The two leading Oscar nominees —...

With a record acquisition, 'Late Night' is a Sundance hit

Jan. 26, 2019 3:41 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match. Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the U.S. distribution rights for $13 million, a record for the festival. "Late Night"...

Kaye Ballard, boisterous singer and actress, dies at 93

Jan. 22, 2019 4:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," has died. She was 93. Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage, California,...

'Green Book' director: 'I was an idiot' for genital-flashing

Jan. 9, 2019 9:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Green Book" director Peter Farrelly said Wednesday that he's deeply sorry and embarrassed after film website The Cut found a 20-year-old story where colleagues said Farrelly liked to flash his genitals as a joke. The Cut on Wednesday published excerpts of a 1998 Newsweek story saying...