What makes a standing ovation last 22 minutes in Cannes?

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is on, which means that the stopwatches are off. Nowhere is the duration of standing ovations at high-powered premieres more carefully recorded and analyzed than at Cannes. Has a movie garnered a triumphant eight-minute standing ovation? Or did the audience stand for only four or five minutes? … Read more

Kurt Cobain’s Broken Fender Guitar Sells for Nearly $600,000

The Nirvana frontman’s iconic left-handed electric guitar was smashed as the grunge pioneers recorded their seminal album Nevermind in the early 1990s. Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994 aged 27, was renowned for his frenetic live performances and smashed a number of Stratocasters during his hugely influential career. GARDENA, CA – May 2, 2023: Kurt … Read more

NFL all-time great and social activist Jim Brown dies at 87

CLEVELAND, AP — Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, an unstoppable running back who retired at the height of his glittering career to become an actor as well as a prominent civil rights activist in the 1960s, has died. He was 87 years old. A spokeswoman for Brown’s family said he passed away peacefully … Read more

The John Wick Franchise Surpasses $1 Billion at the Global Box Office

Lionsgate’s “John Wick” franchise, consisting of four films starring Keanu Reeves in the lead role, topped $1 billion at the global box office. The step comes as the studio’s parent company explores strategic alternatives to separate its film studio and cable and streaming business, Starz. Lionsgate releases its quarterly results on Thursday. Keanu Reeves stars … Read more

In Cannes, Harrison Ford bids farewell to Indiana Jones

CANNES, France (AP) — Like the Cannes Film Festival the crowd stood in rapturous applause, a visibly moved Harrison Ford stood on stage, trying to keep his emotions in check. The warmth of the audience and a clip reel that had just played had Ford rattling. “They say when you’re about to die you see … Read more

Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is closing

Ouannii, a Rodian musician, is aboard the Halcyon with galactic superstar Gaya. disney Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-day hotel experience, is closing and will make its final voyage in September after being open for just over a year. The experience blends elements of the company’s resorts, cruise lines and theme parks into … Read more

The Masked Singer Reveals Its Season 9 Winner

It was final time tonight for the only reality competition we know where they Andcrown you in victory, rather than the most awaited Opposite: Fox’s The Masked Singer. After 14 weeks of competition—Also, roughly, the gestation period for the noble and swift cheetah, in case you were curious– the ninth season of the show has … Read more

Danny Masterson used drugs and Scientology to get away with rape, prosecutor says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danny Masterson drugged women’s drinks so he could rape them, then relied on his notoriety in the Church of Scientology to avoid consequences for years, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday during closing arguments in the actor’s trial . “The defendant drugs his victims to gain control. He does this to … Read more

The Cannes Film Festival prepares a successful edition, with Indy, “Flower Moon”, Depp and more

Cannes festival, which kicks off on Tuesday, is such a colossal extravaganza that it’s notoriously difficult to gauge its highs and lows. It is a showcase of the best cinema in the world. It’s a spectacular red carpet. It’s a hive of transactions on the Côte d’Azur. But by at least some metrics, Cannes – … Read more

Kelly Clarkson responds to report accusing her daytime talk show of being a toxic workplace

Kelly Clarkson has responded to a Rolling Stone report accusing her daytime talk show of being a toxic workplace May 13, 2023, 3:09 p.m. ET • 2 minute read LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson has responded to a Rolling Stone report accusing her daytime talk show of being a toxic workplace. … Read more