What to stream this week: Harrison Ford, Paris Hilton, Peter Gabriel and Robin Hood battles robots
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Dove Cameron and Peter Gabriel, Harrison Ford’s last hurrah as Indiana Jones swings onto Disney+ and Elvis will be honored with a starry special “Christmas at Graceland” featuring Post Malone, Alanis Morissette, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves and Kane Brown.
Movies love a comeback story. This summer, it's their turn.
Hollywood is bringing out some of its biggest and most reliable players for the 2022 summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off this weekend with the help of Marvel and Disney’s “Doctor Strange and the Multitverse of Madness” and runs through the end of August.
Bookish: Natalie Portman to chair National Library Week
NEW YORK – Natalie Portman's latest role is on behalf of the country's libraries. The Oscar-winning actress will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week, the American Library Association announced Monday. National Library Week runs next April 4-10. Portman will help promote the role libraries have played in their communities during the pandemic. “I’m delighted to join ALA and libraries everywhere in celebrating National Library Week,” Portman said in a statement.
Natalie Portman releases children's book of inclusive fables
Natalie Portman participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film "Lucy in the Sky" in New York on Oct. 2, 2019, left, and the cover of "Natalie Portman's Fables," a book of popular children's fables with a friendlier, more gender inclusive twist. (AP Photo, left, Feiwel & Friends via AP)NEW YORK – Natalie Portman is putting her body through the paces to get into fighting shape for her next Marvel movie. Motherhood is what makes her latest project, “Natalie Portman’s Fables,” so close to her heart. “Children’s books have this very special place in our lives because we read them over and over and over again like no other books," the 39-year-old actress said. For her next writing project, Portman is hoping to tackle something in her son's comfort zone, perhaps a graphic novel.
Laila Ali salutes social activism of athletes with awards
NEW YORK – Laila Ali is applauding athletes who speak out about social issues. Ali was to host the virtual Women’s Sports Foundation awards on Wednesday night, recognizing athletes and leaders working toward social justice and racial equality. “I think all people should take a stand,” Ali told The Associated Press. What are your thoughts on athletes taking a stand on social justice issues? I think my dad would definitely have something positive to say about the athletes that are taking a stand.
Natalie Portman loved the 'Baby-Sitters Club' books, too
Isaac Brekken/Getty Images(CNN) - Natalie Portman just proved she's an '80s baby. The "Thor" actress basically lost her mind when she received a signed "Baby-Sitters Club" book, with a special note written by the author herself, Ann M. Martin. "I read every single Babysitter's Club book when I was a kid. Once when I was 9, I waited in line for hours at my local bookstore to meet Ann M Martin. As for her inscription, Martin wrote, "For Natalie Portman - BSC 4-ever!
New Movie Asks Whether Astronauts Lose Touch With Reality After Going Into Space
Do astronauts lose touch with reality after going into space? "Lucy in the Sky" follows a female astronaut as she struggles to adjust back to life on Earth. Though Nowak's arrest caused a sensation, former astronaut Marsha Ivins attacked the new movie, saying, "The field of space psychology is well-developed. The movie is attracting attention amid what are perhaps the first allegations of a crime committed in space. 5,000 Rockets Launched to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission to SpaceThe First Christmas in Space: How Astronauts Aboard Apollo 8 Celebrated Among the Stars
Portman will bring the hammer as a female Thor in 'Love and Thunder'
Natalie Portman is making a comeback to the MCU's "Thor" franchise, but this time she gets her own shot at swinging the hammer. That's right, Lady Thor is here, and she's ready to bring the thunder. Marvel announced Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego that Portman would play a female Thor in the fourth installment of the franchise, titled "Thor: Love and Thunder." Portman previously romanced Hemsworth as astrophysicist Jane Foster in 2011's "Thor" and 2013's "Thor: The Dark World," although she did not appear in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok." "I've always had hammer envy," Portman joked, according to Variety.