James Caan, Oscar nominee for 'The Godfather,' dies at 82
James Caan, the curly-haired tough guy known to movie fans as the hotheaded Sonny Corleone of “The Godfather” and to television audiences as the dying football player in the classic weeper “Brian’s Song” and the casino boss in “Las Vegas,” has died.
Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
This combination photo shows, from left, Janet Jackson performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 8, 2018, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018 and Britney Spears performing during her concert in Taipei, Taiwan on June 13, 2017. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson “because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. AdFans called out Timberlake for contributing to Spears' very public breakdown and controlling the narrative about the end of their relationship. More backlash hit Timberlake as social media began to recall the wardrobe malfunction with Jackson that caused a national controversy at the 2004 Super Bowl. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports,” Timberlake wrote.
Attorneys spar over powers held by Britney Spears' father
In this combination photo, Jamie Spears, father of singer Britney Spears, leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles, and Britney Spears arrives at the premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" on July 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Attorneys for Britney Spears and her father sparred Thursday over how he should share power with a financial company newly appointed as his partner in the conservatorship that controls her money. Thoreen had argued that the proposed order Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney Samuel Ingham III drafted to appoint the new co-conservator was “unclear and ambiguous by design” as he seeks to take authority away from Jamie Spears. Miley Cyrus shouted “We love Britney!” during her pre-Super Bowl performance Sunday. Spears reflected in court papers that she wanted her father to be the sole conservator of her estate,” Thoreen said.
Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway producer, dies at 90
Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)NEW YORK – Roger Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. It was updated on December 27, 2020, to correct the location of his death to his home in New York City, not his home in Montana.
Bette Midler writes kids book about Central Park duck
NEW YORK Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Midler's picture book The Tale of the Mandarin Duck will be published Feb. 16, Random House Books for Young Readers announced Thursday. With a story based on a real duck seen in Central Park in 2018, the book combines Midler's words, photographs by former New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani and illustrations by Joana Avillez. Midler said in a statement she thought of the book after seeing Kakutani's pictures of the duck in the park. The real ducks visit to New York was a cause for celebration; everyone who saw him fell instantly in love.
HBO's 'Coastal Elites' cast tackles social satire, anxiety
LOS ANGELES For Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson, making HBO's Coastal Elites in pandemic-forced isolation proved an unsettling challenge. I mean, what else could happen to me? Midler said during an online news conference Wednesday about the social satire. Midler said she welcomed the chance to take part in the project but couldnt ignore the oddity of making it. The connection actors share on a set is what Im usually the most interested in and inspired by, Paulson said. So its a little frightening.Midler said she did gain some emotional release from making the series.
The original Hocus Pocus' cast is coming back for the Disney+ sequel, Sarah Jessica Parker confirms
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy star as the Sanderson sisters in 'Hocus Pocus.' (Image credit: Disney)Everyone's three favorite witches are returning to put another spell on audiences in the "Hocus Pocus" sequel. The original 1993 film about a trio of 17th-century witches wreaking havoc in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts, stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Parker told the Daily Mail Thursday that she and her two co-stars are returning for the Disney+ sequel. According to WKRG, she teased the trio's return to Salem, Massachusetts on Instagram.
10 reasons why 'Hocus Pocus' is the best Halloween movie of all time
There are so many Halloween movies to choose from when it comes to celebrating the spooky holiday, but none of them come close to the magic that is "Hocus Pocus." The plot of the movie might sound sinister, but thanks to performances by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, "Hocus Pocus" is more laughs than screams. So, in honor of the iconic Halloween flick, we're giving you 10 reasons why "Hocus Pocus" is the ultimate movie to watch for Halloween. You watch "Hocus Pocus," duh! So, did we convince you to watch "Hocus Pocus" before Halloween is over?
New 'Hocus Pocus' movie coming from Disney+
The original "Hocus Pocus," released in 1993, stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. There's reportedly a new "Hocus Pocus" movie coming. According to Deadline, the new film is in the works for forthcoming streaming service Disney+ with a script from television writer and producer Jen D'Angelo. No word yet if the original cast will be returning for the new movie or any plot details. Last month, a social media thread of some of the content that would be featured on the streaming service was the talk of Twitter.
It's Just a Bunch of 'Hocus Pocus': Where the Women Behind the Witchy Sanderson
And what makes the movie is its characters, especially those of the Sanderson sisters, brought to life by a memorable cast of talented actors. Bette Midler portrayed Winifred Sanderson, the leader of the witchy trio brought back to life after a skeptical virgin lit the Black Flame Candle on Halloween during a full moon. For it to be embraced so wholly, and so rabidly, its flattering and its an honor, Najimy said last year. And last month, she shared on Twitter the photo that graces Hocus Pocus DVD covers everywhere, writing: You asked You got. Happy tis the season.Sarah Jessica Parker played Sarah Sanderson, whose spellbinding singing lured children out of their homes and to her and her sisters cauldron.
"Hocus Pocus" to air 29 times on Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy star as the Sanderson sisters in 'Hocus Pocus.' The Sanderson sisters are back to bewitch your TV for nearly 60 hours this October. Freeform has announced it will air Disney's "Hocus Pocus" 29 times throughout it's 31 Nights of Halloween lineup. Hocus Pocus has developed a rabid fan base since its release in 1993, becoming one of Halloween's most beloved child-friendly cult classics starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of hilariously wicked witches. Head to Freeform's website to see the full schedule for Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween.