Boston Herald / Entertainment

Friday, Feb 23


Stephen Fry reveals battle with cancer in online video


Stephen Fry has told fans about his battle with prostate cancer in a video posted to his website, Friday.


SideTrack: Sutton Foster, Andy Grammar, Leslie Odom Jr. and more...


HAVE A POP AT SPRING: The Boston Pops is gearing up for spring, having just released its star-studded schedule for the upcoming season.

Screwball comedy promises ‘Night’ of laughs


Absolutely nutty, buoyed by a wonderfully warped sense of humor and a more-than-game cast that’s equal to the film’s rapid-fire dialogue and pace, “Game Night” easily rates as a stunning surprise.

Reconsider attending dull ‘Party’

When does 71 minutes feel like an eternity?

Soderbergh hears call to make ‘Unsane’

BERLIN — Steven Soderbergh’s horror debut “Unsane” had its Berlin Film Festival world premiere Wednesday night, making it the first movie filmed on an iPhone to compete for the Golden Bear, the festival’s top prize.

Dropkick Murphys conjure a brew – all for a good cause


Dropkick Murphys are a band, a brand and a lifestyle. Obviously they need their own beer. Thankfully, the people at Magic Hat Brewing Co. agree.

Clarkson to aid ‘Voice’ hopefuls


LOS ANGELES — One of the big complaints about television music competition programs is more often than not, the winner — or even some of the top runners-up — won’t be heard from right away. They may eventually have a song do well on the…

Vega ‘Fantastic’ in transgender drama

An Academy Award-­nominee for best foreign language film, Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman” takes the film noir femme fatale figure and gives her a twist. The film tells the story of a woman, in this case, a transgender woman named Marina Vidal …

Thompson-King gives life to ‘Melancholia’


On the surface, Hayley Thompson-King’s new album, “Psychotic Melancholia,” is a wild and lusty set of rough-edged country songs. But after you catch all the biblical references and make it to the German lieder that closes the album, you…


‘Annihilation’ takes sci-fi thriller on murky path

An alien invasion tale recalling the work of J.G. Ballard and Stephen King, “Annihilation” tells the story of a small group of female soldier-scientists who enter a zone taken over by “the Shimmer,” a glowing area that is growing, causing…


Amy Poehler warns pro-gun group to step away from ‘Parks’ GIF

Well, we now know how Amy Poehler feels about the NRA. The Burlington native passed on some choice words for the organization after it used a GIF of her “Parks and Recreation” character, Leslie Knope, to thank one of its supporters.

Thursday, Feb 22


Brendan Fraser reveals he was groped by a powerful man in Hollywood: ‘I became depressed’


Brendan Fraser stepped away from the spotlight as his life was catapulted into a state of turmoil after he was allegedly groped by a prominent man in Hollywood.


Jared Leto fights for his life in new trailer for Netflix's The Outsider

Jared Leto is adopting a new way of life in the first trailer for Netflix’s The Outsider.

Jennifer Lawrence slams 'predator' Harvey Weinstein for naming her in his defense

Jennifer Lawrence is standing by Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged victims and slamming the disgraced movie mogul for using her name as a defense in his ongoing legal battles.


New study finds female protagonists decreased in 2017 films

NEW YORK — While 2017 may have been the year of "Wonder Woman," but a new study finds that female protagonists were down 5 percent in the year's 100 top-grossing films.


Olympic commentators Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir to host Closing Ceremony for NBC

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir made such a lasting impression as NBC commentators for the 2018 Winter Olympics that they’ve been selected to host the Closing Ceremony.


Jerry Springer show star Steve Wilkos charged with DUI after terrifying crash


Steve Wilkos, the talk show host and former security director on The Jerry Springer Show, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence in connection with a car crash.


Cab driver found guilty of stealing John Legend's Louis Vuitton luggage and $25,000 cufflinks


A New York City taxi driver was found guilty of stealing John Legend‘s luggage last March — and he is facing up to 7 years in jail.

Audrina Patridge accuses ex Corey Bohan of removing documents & videos from home amid divorce


On Friday, the former Hills star filed a motion asking Bohan to “provide verification of the supplemental responses and responsive documents” to her meet and confer letters, according to documents obtained by The Blast.

Police rescue Sam the Kitten after he got himself stuck in a garbage disposal

Pennsylvania police sprang into action after a kitten managed to get stuck in a garbage disposal on Saturday.

Vanderpump rules star Lala Kent believes Tupac 'took over' her body after his death

While some believe Tupac Shakur is still alive despite being murdered over 20 years ago, Lala Kent has another theory – the iconic rapper is living inside her.


‘Entebbe,’ ‘U-July 22’ call out right-wing hate

BERLIN — Both harrowing and astonishing, that’s the intense experience watching “U-July 22,” a documentary-like film shot in a single 91-minute take that follows teenagers targeted by a gun-wielding terrorist at their summer camp on the…

King, Ashitey make impact on Netflix’s ‘Seven Seconds’

If you miss ABC’s brilliant and wrenching “American Crime,” Netflix’s “Seven Seconds” will go far to fill the void.

Author: Meghan Markle’s no Wallis Simpson

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Morton, who’s probably best known for his biographical bombshells about Princess Diana, is back to his Royal watching. With a new book about King Edward VIII’s infamous wife, Wallis Simpson, and an…

Wednesday, Feb 21


The Simpsons casts Ray Liotta as Moe's dad

You don’t know everything about Moe. But if you’ll belly up the bar, The Simpsons has a story for you.


Joaquin Phoenix discovers another side to Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN — Joaquin Phoenix came to the Berlin Film Festival with a biopic of the late, disabled cartoonist John Callahan in Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.”


Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars


LOS ANGELES — Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.

Sally Field busts out old outfits at costume guild awards


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Wonder Woman's gilded bustier, the spangled skating dresses in "I, Tonya" and the subdued shades of the 1960s as shown in "The Shape of Water" were among the finest costumes of the year, according to the Costume…


Carrie Underwood donates $10,000 to injured police officer from her hometown


Carrie Underwood generously donated $10,000 to an Oklahoma police officer critically injured in a Feb. 11 car crash.

Fox News host who told Lebron James to 'shut up and dribble' says: 'There was no racial intent in my remarks'


Last week, Fox News host Laura Ingraham was accused of racism when she criticized NBA star Lebron James‘ comments about President Donald Trump in web series Rolling With the Champion.