Kevin Hart reflects on cheating scandal: ‘I’m a better man’

Kevin Hart reflects on cheating scandal: ‘I’m a better man’
Dec. 14 (UPI) — Kevin Hart says he’s “a better man” in the wake of his cheating scandal this year. The 38-year-old actor and comedian said in an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club that he’s changed since he was unfaithful to wife Eniko Parrish in Las Vegas during her pregnancy. “It’s beyond irresponsible,” Hart confessed. “There’s no way around it. The best way to do is just address it right on.” “That’s Kevin Hart in his dumbest moment,” he added. “That’s not the finest hour of my life. With that being said, you make your bed you lay in it. You can’t say what you were thinking, because you weren’t thinking.” Hart apologized to Parrish for a “bad error in judgment” in September after a person came forward with a video of the actor and another woman in bed. Parrish was pregnant with their first child at the... More

Jamie Foxx celebrates his 50th birthday with Katie Holmes

Jamie Foxx celebrates his 50th birthday with Katie Holmes
Dec. 14 (UPI) — Jamie Foxx celebrated his 50th birthday with rumored girlfriend Katie Holmes. The actor and singer rang in the milestone occasion Wednesday at The Highlight Room in Los Angeles, according to People. Foxx was joined by Holmes, 38, and other close friends and family, including his daughters, Corinne Foxx and Annalise Bishop. Foxx and Holmes were seen leaving the rooftop restaurant and lounge together. E! News reported Foxx and Holmes continued the party at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The pair were joined by actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, rapper Snoop Dogg and other celebrity guests. Holmes was spotted wearing a black dress and pearl necklace, according to Entertainment Tonight. Sources said Foxx performed at the party, including singing a love song while looking into Holmes’ eyes. “#sagseason……shoutout to all my sagittarius!!! Thank you for all the birthday wishes!!! Lets go!” the actor captioned a video on... More

Ariana Grande returns to recording studio in new photo

Ariana Grande returns to recording studio in new photo
Dec. 14 (UPI) — “Everyday” singer Ariana Grande is back in the recording studio. The 24-year-old star confirmed in a series of Instagram Stories posts Wednesday that she’s working on new music. Grande updated her followers after a fan site posted a photo of her supposedly in the studio. She explained the picture was either “very old” or “fake,” but followed up with a real photo and video of herself working. “If u wanted confirmation that I’ve been workin why didn’t you just ask?” the singer wrote, adding a sly smiley face emoji. Grande last released Dangerous Woman, her third studio album, in May 2016. Pharrell Williams said in an interview with WWD in November that he was working with Grande on some “amazing” new music. “The Ariana Grande stuff is pretty amazing,” the singer and producer said. “The things that she has to say on this album, it’s pretty... More

American Film Institute names year’s best movies, TV shows

American Film Institute names year’s best movies, TV shows
Dec. 8 (UPI) — The American Film Institute has announced its picks for the best movies and TV shows of 2017. The organization’s favorite films of the year were The Big Sick, Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird, The Post, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Wonder Woman. The group also celebrated excellence on the small screen, singling out for praise the series Big Little Lies, The Crown, Feud: Bette and Joan, Game of Thrones, The Good Place, The Handmaid’s Tale, Insecure, Master of None, Stranger Things and This is Us. The docu-series The Vietnam War earned the AFI Special Award “At a time when the world seems defined by division, storytellers bring us together as one,” Bob Gazzale, president and chief executive officer of AFI, said in a statement Thursday. “AFI Awards is honored to celebrate this community... More

Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey to voice ‘Marvel Rising’ characters

Dove Cameron, Chloe Bennet, Tyler Posey to voice ‘Marvel Rising’ characters
Dec. 8 (UPI) — Marvel Rising — a multi-platform animation franchise about the next generation of Marvel heroes — is slated to debut next year. So far, a feature-length film and six 4-minute, digital shorts are in the works. Lending their voices to the cartoon characters are Dove Cameron (Gwen Stacy/Ghost Spider,) Chloe Bennet (Daisy Johnson/Quake,) Tyler Posey (Dante Pertuz/Inferno,) BooBoo Stewart (Victor Kohl/Exile,) Kathreen Khavari (Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel,) Milana Vayntrub (Doreen Green/Squirrel Girl,) Cierra Ramirez (America Chavez,) Kamil McFadden (Rayshaun Lucas/Patriot,) Skai Jackson, Kim Raver (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel,) Ming-Na Wen (Hala the Accuser,) Steven Weber (Captain George Stacy) and Dee Bradley Baker (Lockjaw/Tippy Toe.) “Marvel characters are so relatable because they live in our world and face the same challenges we do. So, I’m very excited that our Marvel Rising team of heroes is so inclusive, reflecting characters with different backgrounds, particularly a set of strong female leads that... More

Two more ‘Roseanne’ favorites return for revival

Two more ‘Roseanne’ favorites return for revival
Dec. 8 (UPI) — Actress and comedian Sandra Bernhard has announced she is returning to Roseanne, the classic sitcom ABC is reviving for next year. “Big news everyone #Nancy is back! Heading to LA to shoot my episode of @RoseanneOnABC thrilled and delighted to announce this fabulous news more to come!” Bernhard posted on her WhoSay social media account. The message accompanied a photo of a parking-space reservation sign with the Roseanne logo and Bernhard’s initials. TVLine.com reported Estelle Parsons will also be back as Roseanne and Jackie’s mother Beverly. The casting news comes about a week after it was revealed Johnny Galecki will reprise his role as David on the show. The Emmy-winning series about a working-class Illinois family initially ran from 1988-97. It starred Roseanne Barr as Roseanne, Laurie Metcalf as Jackie, John Goodman as Dan, Sara Gilbert as Darlene, Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke alternating in the... More

‘Deadpool’ lands cover of Good Housekeeping, has Thanksgiving in new poster

‘Deadpool’ lands cover of Good Housekeeping, has Thanksgiving in new poster
Nov. 10 (UPI) — Ryan Reynolds shared on Twitter Thursday a Thanksgiving-themed poster for Deadpool 2 and a Good Housekeeping.cover featuring his superhero character. “My secret to a proper stuffing? Gentle hands, heavy eye contact, and bundles of thyme. #DeadHouseKeeping #Deadpool,” the actor wrote alongside the cover to the latest issue of Good Housekeeping that features the Merc with a Mouth holding up a turkey while wearing an apron with a Christmas tree. “Deadpool stuffs our holiday issue,” reads the caption at the top of the magazine. The issue contains recipes from Deadpool for holiday entrees such as D’s Spiced Nuts among other comically named treats. “Deadpool’s persistence to be in Good Housekeeping was impressive – initially we had no idea who he was, let alone that he was a fan of the magazine,” said editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping Jane Francisco. “But after repeated attempts to ignore his… passion… we... More

Writer accuses ‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment

Writer accuses ‘Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment
Nov. 10 (UPI) — Screenwriter Kater Gordon has accused Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner of sexually harassing her when they worked together on the drama, which was set in the 1960s advertising world. In an interview with The Information published this week, Gordon alleged Weiner told her one night eight years ago that she owed it to him to let him see her naked. Gordon said she was uncomfortable with Weiner’s remark, but tried to ignore it. She was let go from the show about a year after the alleged incident and the experience was such a negative one, she said she no longer works in the entertainment industry. “I had the Emmy, but instead of being able to use that as a launch pad for the rest of my career, it became an anchor because I felt I had to answer to speculative stories in the press,” Gordon explained.... More

Sandra Bullock to play filibustering senator Wendy Davis in new film

Sandra Bullock to play filibustering senator Wendy Davis in new film
Nov. 10 (UPI) — Sandra Bullock will star in a new film about filibustering state senator Wendy Davis. Deadline reported the 53-year-old actress will portray Davis, whose 11-hour filibuster helped momentarily stall an anti-abortion bill in the Texas legislature, in the forthcoming movie. Davis, who served as a senator from 2009 to 2015, held a filibuster in June 2013 to block a bill which included more restrictive abortion regulations in Texas. She delayed its passage beyond the midnight deadline for the legislative special session. The bill was later approved in a new special session, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 2016. Mario Correa penned the spec script, with Bullock to produce with Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists and Jonathan Shukat of ShowKat Productions. The movie has yet to secure a director and distributor. Variety reported the project will be shopped to studios,... More

Pink to perform ‘Beautiful Trauma’ at the American Music Awards

Pink to perform ‘Beautiful Trauma’ at the American Music Awards
Nov. 10 (UPI) — ABC says Pink is set to perform a “fearless, one-of-a-kind, musical experience” at this month’s American Music Awards ceremony. At the heart of the performance will be Pink’s new hit “Beautiful Trauma.” In years past, she has offered powerful renditions of her songs “Most Girls,” “Trouble” and “Sober” on the AMAs stage. The prize presentation honors excellence in music across all genres. This year’s show is to air on the network Nov 19. More