New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Imagine Dragons, the reuniting of “Home Improvement” sitcom buddies Tim Allen and Richard Karn for “More Power” and the return of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as unlikely crime-solving New York City neighbors in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”.
‘Income Earned During the Marriage Are His Separate Property’: Robert De Niro Won’t Be Splitting His $500 Million Fortune with Estranged Wife In Divorce Settlement, Court Decides
Robert De Niro won’t be breaking the bank as his long-standing divorce proceedings come to a close. The Hollywood A-lister can release a sigh of […]news.yahoo.com
Tribeca plans in-person, outdoor film festival for June
The Tribeca Film Festival said Monday, March 29, 2021, it plans to hold its 20th edition in-person and with outdoor screenings in June. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)NEW YORK – The Tribeca Film Festival said Monday that it plans to hold its 20th edition in-person this June and with outdoor screenings spread throughout New York's five boroughs. “The Tribeca Film Festival was born out of our mission to bring people together in the aftermath of 9/11. Major film festivals — the Berlin International Film Festival and the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas — have thus far turned to virtual editions. France's Cannes Film Festival, usually held in May, is aiming for an in-person festival in July.
Yaphet Kotto of 'Live and Let Die,' 'Alien,' dies at 81
FILE - Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film Live and Let Die and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90's NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kottos wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)NEW YORK – Yaphet Kotto, the commanding actor who brought tough magnetism and stately gravitas to films including the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die” and “Alien," has died. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom, but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Liam Neeson's 'Honest Thief' notches No. 1 at box office
LOS ANGELES – Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” stole the top spot at the box office in yet another quiet weekend of moviegoing. The Open Roads Films movie brought in $3.7 million in North America the weekend of its U.S. debut. The film, starring Neeson as a notorious bank robber who turns himself in but was double crossed by two FBI agents, opened in Canada last week. Despite coming in second, the comedy starring Robert De Niro earned $2.5 million. The action-thriller starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson has totaled $50.6 million in the U.S.
'Dune' ditches 2020, while AMC commits to staying open
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from "Dune." Warner Bros. said late Monday that its sci-fi pic Dune will now open in October 2021, instead of this December. The studio also pushed back its Matrix sequel by 8 months to late 2021 and The Batman to 2022. Warner Bros. said late Monday that its sci-fi pic “Dune” will now open in October 2021, instead of this December. When Warner Bros. moved “Dune” to Oct. 1, 2021, it took “The Batman” release date, pushing that film to March 2022.
Police help defeat California bill on removing problem cops
Law enforcement groups successfully argued that the proposed system would be biased and lack basic due process protections. Removing California from that list was a top priority of the California Legislative Black Caucus and had support from hundreds of entertainers, including Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Robert De Niro. Law enforcement organizations and unions insist they also want a way to permanently remove troubled officers so they can't simply move from one department to another. Six of the nine members would be required to have backgrounds opposing police misconduct, while the remaining three would represent law enforcement. Rejecting some compromise language from the governor, but accepting 40 amendments that drove a wedge further with law enforcement, we think thats what derailed the measure, he said.
'Jaws,' 'Black Panther' and more coming back to the drive-in
Jaws, Black Panther and Back to the Future are just a few of the modern popcorn classics coming to the drive-in this summer. Its in Tribecas DNA to bring people together in times of need, said Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO. We dont want to lose going to the movies, Tribeca CCO Paula Weinstein added. Other forms of mass entertainment have been jumping on the drive-in bandwagon too: Live Nation on Monday announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July. The Tribeca Drive-In series is not exclusively for movies either.
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,' 'The Irishman' and '1917' lead 2020 Oscar nomination predictions
On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the nominations for its 92nd annual Academy Awards. Best pictureHeading into the 2020 Oscar race there are a few clear front runners "1917," "The Irishman," "Parasite" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." The shoo-in nominees: "1917""The Irishman""Parasite""Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" The wild card nominees: "Marriage Story""Joker""Jojo Rabbit""Little Women""The Farewell""Ford v. Ferrari""Uncut Gems"Still from "1917." Notably, Awkwafina won the best actress in a musical or comedy award at the Golden Globes, but that doesn't guarantee her an Oscar nomination. Going into the Academy Awards, Disney likely won't have that problem again.cnbc.com
Pitt, Sandler and 'The Irishman' celebrated at NBR Awards
Roger Deakins attends the National Board of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York. The quick succession of the ceremonies, which this year are especially compressed, can give the NBR Awards a discombobulating feeling of deja vu. “I got sober because of this guy,” said Pitt taking the stage. “We’ll see.”The awards belonged equally to Sandler, whose performance in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems” has been one of the most celebrated of his career. Unlike some of the other winners, Bates hasn’t been a mainstay on the awards circuit.
Lincoln Center in New York City to honor Spike Lee in April
NEW YORK, NY – Spike Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center's 46th Chaplin Award. Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27. For its 50th anniversary last year, Lincoln Center skipped a Chaplin Award honoree and instead hosted a special gala that featured Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton and others. The four previous Chaplin Award winners were Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford. Lee's last film, "BlacKkKlasman" was nominated for six Oscars including best picture.
Netflix is leaving millions on the table by not giving 'The Irishman' a wide theatrical release
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano star in Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman." Ninety-day film releases at 3,000 theaters across the U.S. just aren't what Netflix does. Scorsese's most recent film, a gangster pseudo-biopic called "The Irishman," is currently getting a limited run in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. It will roll out to a few more cities over the next few weeks before finally arriving on Netflix on Nov. 27. Tickets for showings at the Belasco Theater in New York are currently on StubHub for between $65 and $85 each.cnbc.com
Annette Bening to receive AARP Movies for Grownups award
LOS ANGELES, CA – Annette Bening will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that Bening will accept the career achievement award at the ceremony on January 11, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. The 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will air January 19 on PBS. Bening won Golden Globe awards for best actress for the 2004 film "Being Julia" and 2010's "The Kids Are All Right." Previous career achievement honorees include Shirley MacLaine, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro.
Al Pacino follows this mantra on every acting job
Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro attend "The Irishman" International Premiere and Closing Gala during the 63rd BFI London Film FestivalEven after a movie career spanning half a century, legendary Hollywood actor Al Pacino says he still suffers from imposter syndrome. Pacino was sat beside fellow Hollywood legend Robert De Niro, who he has reunited with for Martin Scorsese's mob epic "The Irishman," out this month. Reflecting on his career, De Niro said that while acting was "different" after all this time, he still liked it "just as much." Pacino said he met De Niro in 1968 and they then "connected from time to time," finding they had shared similar experiences. The "Irishman" is actually the first Scorsese film which Pacino has starred in, despite both having worked with De Niro a number of times.cnbc.com
The Groundbreaking Technology Used to Make Robert De Niro Look Younger in 'The Irishman'
Groundbreaking new technology is helping iconic actors shed years off their faces and, in some cases, decades off their faces. In Martin Scorseses upcoming epic for Netflix, The Irishman, stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci are aged both backward and forward, appearing as fresh-faced lads and senior citizens. Why Im concerned, were all concerned is that were so used to watching them as the older faces, Scorsese said. Was it threat?The Irishman isnt 2019s only big film with leads who are de-aged, as Will Smith also erased decades in the movie Gemini Man.For Smith's younger version of himself, the special effects went a step further. We took Will Smith and put in a full CGI creature, like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, visual-effects supervisor Guy Williams told Entertainment Weekly.
De Niro's attorney calls gender discrimination complaint absurd
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(CNN) - An attorney for Robert De Niro is disputing allegations of gender discrimination by a former employee against the actor. "Robert De Niro is someone who has clung to old mores," Robinson's complaint states. "The allegations made by Graham Chase Robinson against Robert De Niro are beyond absurd," Tom Harvey, De Niro's attorney, said in a statement to CNN. The company claims Robinson binge-watched 55 episodes of "Friends" on the job and ran up massive bills for personal use on a corporate American Express card. In Robinson's countersuit, she claims De Niro's complaint "concocted false allegations" and came only after her attorney had notified him that she was considering filing a lawsuit.
Robert De Niro's Ex-Employee Says in Lawsuit He Was 'Hostile' and 'Abusive'
Robert De Niro is being sued by his former employee for alleged harassment, and in a new voicemail released by the woman, De Niro can allegedly be heard calling her names and cursing at her. Graham Chase Robinson said she was hired by the actor in 2008, when she was 25. Robinson is suing the actor for gender-based harassment and back wages. Robinson eventually quit because "she could no longer endure the hostile work environment," according to the lawsuit. De Niro himself is suing Robinson for $6 million for embezzlement, among other allegations.
Could 'Joker' Controversy Hurt Film's Opening?
There was heavy security at Wednesday night's New York opening of the controversial new movie "Joker." All New York theaters showing the movie will reportedly have a police presence. In the movie, Joaquin Phoenix plays a downtrodden loner who adopts the Joker persona to inflict extreme violence. Some critics fear the movie may prompt violence after the 2012 shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where The Dark Knight Rises was being shown. Reviews were mostly positive and at last months Venice Film Festival, the film received a seven-minute standing ovation.
Ex-assistant sues Robert De Niro for $12 million over claims of discrimination and verbal harassment
A former assistant is suing actor Robert De Niro, claiming the Oscar winner made sexually explicit comments and was verbally abusive, CBS New York reports. "You're living in Spain and you're [expletive] upset with me. You're [expletive] history," according to a voicemail. She is suing for $12 million, alleging De Niro "does not care that gender discrimination in the workplace violates the law." CBS N.Y. did receive a statement from De Niro's attorney that said "the allegations made by Graham Chase Robinson against Robert De Niro are beyond absurd."cbsnews.com
'The Irishman' star Robert De Niro accused of 'abusive and sexist' comments in $12 million gender discrimination lawsuit by former assistant
Robert De Niro was slapped with a gender discrimination lawsuit Thursday by his former female executive assistant, who claims the "Taxi Driver" star lobbed "abusive and sexist comments" toward her, and engaged in "inappropriate conduct" that included "gratuitous unwanted physical contact." "De Niro made demands of Ms. Robinson that he never imposed on males," said Robinson's lawyer, Alexandra Harwin of the firm Sanford Heisler Sharp. "De Niro's treatment of Ms. Robinson was inappropriate, demeaning, abusive, and intolerable, and he needs to be held accountable." "He does not care that gender discrimination in the workplace violates the law. Ms. Robinson is a casualty of this attitude."cnbc.com
Joe Pesci steals show at 'The Irishman' screening in New York
Joe Pesci at a press conference for "The Irishman" during the 57th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on Sept. 27, 2019, in New York City. Pesci, wearing a pork pie hat and dark sunglasses, gave short answers and quick quips throughout the 30-minute conversation that followed a screening of the film at Lincoln Center in New York City on Friday. Moderator Kent Jones, also joined by producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Jane Rosenthal, asked Pesci, who is mostly retired from acting, what it was like to return to movies. When Jones asked him to elaborate, Pesci asked Rosenthal what the moderator was going on about. When asked if he felt pressure to do the movie, Pesci had a bit more to say.
How Netflix helped to make Scorsese's 'The Irishman' a reality
CNN imageHOLLYWOOD, Calif. - "The Irishman" had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, but the film might not have made it this far had it not been for Netflix. Director Martin Scorsese said he had tried for years, but ultimately failed, to get the funding to make the gangster film. Netflix has had acclaimed hits like "Roma," which won multiple Oscars last year, and popular hits like "Bird Box." "The Irishman" made news last month when Netflix announced that it would skip a traditional wide theatrical release. Scorsese pushed for "a robust national theatrical release" for "The Irishman," according to the New York Times.
Robert De Niro has some choice words for his Fox News critics
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(CNN) - Robert De Niro says he thinks Democrats had no choice but to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. "It has to happen," De Niro told CNN Business' Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" Sunday. "I don't think he's capable of resigning," De Niro told Stelter. "F--- them, f--- them," De Niro said to Stelter of his critics on Fox News, before theatrically apologizing for cursing. As for his portrayal of Mueller on "Saturday Night Live," De Niro said he hopes to bring the character back.
'The Irishman' official trailer is mobbed up
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - If the Academy Awards cast a mob movie, it would probably look a lot like "The Irishman." The official trailer has dropped and expands on the teaser trailer released in July. De Niro stars as mob hitman Frank Sheeran who becomes entangled in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa, played by Pacino. In the new trailer Sheeran is seen being questioned by his attorney Bill Bufalino, played by Ray Romano, which allows for some flashbacks on his murderous deeds. The Netflix film reunites director Scorsese with frequent collaborators De Niro and Pesci who have all worked together on various projects, including the iconic mob film "Goodfellas."
'MAGA Bomber' Cesar Sayoc sentenced to 20 years in prison for trying to kill Trump critics, including Obama, Clinton, Biden, Booker, Harris
"Now that I am a sober man, I know that I was a very sick man," Sayoc reportedly said. Rakoff noted that Sayoc, even if he proves to be a model prison, "will be about 75 years old before he can be released." Prosecutors had asked Rakoff to sentence the former exotic dancer and steroid abuser to life in prison for the mail bombing spree. Sayoc's other intended targets including news network CNN, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan, Sens. The packages carried a return address of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., former chief of the Democratic National Committee.cnbc.com
This Day In History: "Taxi Driver" makes its theater debut
40 years ago on Feb. 9, 1976, one of Hollywood's classic movies made its debut in theaters: "Taxi Driver." CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Kristine Johnson have more on Robert De Niro's iconic film and its 12-year-old star, Jodie Foster.cbsnews.com
Stars pay tribute at Robert De Niro, Friars event
Stars pay tribute at Robert De Niro, Friars event The stars flocked to New York's Waldorf Astoria for a Friars Club event honoring Robert De Niro and Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim. De Niro received the club's Entertainment Icon Award while Slim was honored for his charitable efforts with the Friars Foundation Icon Award for Philanthropy. Sting, Larry King, Frankie Valli, Penny Marshall, Tony Bennett and Joe Jackson spoke to CBS News' Ken Lombardi about the prestigious honors given to De Niro and Slim.cbsnews.com