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Sun 23:54  Tekashi 6ix9ine Kidnapped, Robbed, Hospitalized (Reports)
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed of jewelry early Sunday, according to reports in The Associated Press and TMZ. He was hospitalized shortly afterward. The New York Police Department told the AP that the MC, 22, (real name: Daniel Hernandez) said he was in the passenger seat of a car that was bumped […]
Sun 22:48  ‘Skyscraper’ Tops China Box Office With $48 Million Opening
“Skyscraper” comfortably topped the Chinese box office on its opening weekend. It enjoyed a 50% market share and earned $48 million, according to local data tracker Ent Group. The prospect of a burning tower block should terrify audiences in China, where so many citizens live in vertical cities. But with the hugely popular Dwayne Johnson […]
Sun 22:09  ‘Legion’: Jeph Loeb, Nathaniel Halpern Talk ‘X-Men’ Universe Connections
FX’s “Legion” may be television’s most unorthodox superhero show. A critical favorite, it also has relatively few connections to its source material, Marvel’s “X-Men” franchise, in terms of characters taken directly from the comics. Speaking at a Hall H panel for the show Sunday at Comic-Con in San Diego, Marvel Television chief Jeph Loeb said […]
Sun 21:08  ‘Mayans MC’ Creator Kurt Sutter Reveals How He Cast Series Lead JD Pardo
“Mayans MC” creator Kurt Sutter described the process by which he selected JD Pardo to lead the upcoming FX series, which tells the story of the Latino outlaw motorcycle club first featured in “Sons of Anarchy.” “I saw his read with a couple other actors and sort of knew what I was looking for,” Sutter […]
Sun 20:24  The Secret Majesty of ABBA: They Were the Feminine Pop Opera of Their Time
In the ’70s, you always tended to hear two things about ABBA: that they were most stratospherically successful pop group since the Beatles (which was true); and that musically, they were a shiny bouncy joke — the quintessence of bubble-gum triviality, four smiling Swedish troubadours in space-age polyester disco suits singing happy jingles of ear […]
Sun 19:59  Nicole Maines on Why the ScarJo Casting Controversy Matters
Nicole Maines is on her way to breaking barriers after being cast as the first on-screen transgender superhero for The CW’s “Supergirl.” As a trans actress playing a trans character, Maines had some thoughts on the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson’s casting as the lead in “Rug & Tug,” a film about trans man Dante Tex […]
Sun 19:40  WB SDCC Roundup: Nicole Maines Cast as First Transgender Superhero on ‘Supergirl’, ‘Riverdale’ Nabs
Warner Bros. Television had plenty of news coming out of its Comic-Con panels, including the casting of Nicole Maines as the first transgender superhero on “Supergirl,” Chris Klein as the new big bad of “The Flash” and Penelope Ann Miller as a district attorney on “Riverdale.”  Supergirl Three new cast members are joining the DC […]
Sun 17:35  China Box Office Propels ‘Skyscraper’ to $75 Million Overseas
Can China save “Skyscraper” from collapsing at the box office? Dwayne Johnson’s disaster drama collected $75 million internationally this weekend, propelled by a $47.7 million bow in China. Along with $11 million this weekend in North America, “Skyscraper” has pocketed $179.6 million globally. The film, which is set in Hong Kong and features a number […]
Sun 17:30  PopPolitics: ‘Dark Money’ Shows the Personal Cost of Out-of-Control Cash in Campaigns (Listen)
WASHINGTON — Kimberly Reed’s new project “Dark Money” pulls off what so many campaign reformers have trouble doing: She captures the personal impact of the flood of cash that has flowed into elections following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. So much focus on money in politics is on Senate and House races; “Dark Money,” which […]
Sun 16:13  Elmarie Wendel, ‘3rd Rock From the Sun’ Actress, Dies at 89
Elmarie Wendel, who played the Solomon family’s landlord Mrs. Dubcek on “3rd Rock From the Sun,” has died. She was 89. Wendel’s daughter confirmed her death on Instagram Saturday. “#ripelmariewendel,” the post reads. “You were a great mom and a badass dame.” Wendel’s “3rd Rock” co-star Jim Beaver remembered her on social media as well. […]
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