Jojo Rabbit director felt shame dressing as Hitler for movie
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drawing on his own Jewish heritage and experiences growing up surrounded by prejudice, writer-director-actor Taika Waititi was excited to make a movie against hate through a...
In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Waititi attempts his boldest balancing act
TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it.
Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ finds a mixed response in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to...
Scarlett Johansson stands by Woody Allen: ‘I believe him’
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson says she's standing by Woody Allen because, "I believe him."
Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the MeToo movement prompted a...
Scarlett Johansson says ‘Marriage Story’ felt fated
VENICE, Italy (AP) — When Noah Baumbach asked Scarlett Johansson to meet with him about a new film he was going to write about a divorce, he didn't know she was going through one in real...
76th Venice Film Festival to embrace Netflix productions
ROME (AP) — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on developments at San Diego Comic-Con (all times local):
Two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali is going to be "Blade." Marvel Studios...
Scarlett Johansson: Comments on diversity were misconstrued
Scarlett Johansson says comments she made on the "authentic casting" debate have been taken out of context and asserts that she supports diversity in film.
AP Exclusive: Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are engaged
Wedding bells are in the future for actress Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live."
Johansson's publicist Marcel Pariseau tells The Associated Press Sunday that the...
Review: In ‘Biggest Little Farm,’ a journey back to the land
"The Biggest Little Farm" is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn't, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But...
Avengers get epic send-off at ‘Endgame’ world premiere
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted...
Johansson: paparazzi stalking is ‘crazy and totally unnecessary’
Avengers help unveil $5M donation for seriously ill children
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some of Marvel's top Avengers have assembled to support a $5 million donation to benefit seriously ill children in hospitals around the globe.
‘Avengers 4’ gets a title, trailer and new release date
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fourth "Avengers" movie finally has a title. Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. said Friday that the highly anticipated, and closely guarded, conclusion to the "Infinity War" saga will be called "Avengers: Endgame."
My First Audition: Alice Eve
Tracee Ellis Ross leads parade of pink on Emmys carpet
NEW YORK (AP) — There were princess looks and stars pretty in pink, liquid metallics and a contingent in red for TV's big night at the Emmy Awards.
Claire Foy in custom Calvin Klein by Appointment, Jessica Biel in ruffly Ralph & Russo and Scarlett Johansson in Balmain represented in white Monday, as did RuPaul in a jacket adorned with Andy Warhol designs of black Statues of Liberty on one side.
- The Spokesman-ReviewDays of Yorn: Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn gets intimate on solo acoustic tourOctober 18, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewDays of Yorn: Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn gets intimate on current solo acoustic tourOctober 18, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewDays of Yorn: Singer-songwriter Pete Yorn gets intimate on current solo acoustic tourOctober 18, 2019
Jenifer Lewis in Nike, Johansson a goddess at Emmys
Jenifer Lewis in Nike swoosh, Johansson a goddess at Emmys
NEW YORK (AP) — Jenifer Lewis stood with Nike in a bedazzled swoosh sweatshirt on the Emmys new gold carpet and Scarlett Johansson stunned as a goddess in white during the parade of fashion on TV's biggest night.
Johansson's gown featured drop sleeves with a plunging neckline and high side slit. She posed with her boyfriend and one of the evening's co-hosts, Colin Jost, her blonde bob swept back. The actress accessorized with diamond chandelier earrings, her flower back tattoos on display.
Transgender Hollywood seeks recognition, and not just roles
NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching non-trans stars win accolades — including Oscars — for what was seen as bravery in playing transgender characters, finally it seemed that somebody got it.
Transgender Hollywood seeks recognition - not just roles
Hollywood’s transgender community is speaking out against non-trans actors playing transgender characters
Scarlett Johansson pulls out of trans drama after backlash
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson on Friday withdrew from the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.
In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson said she's pulling out from the project "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting." Last week, Johansson said she would star as Pittsburgh 1970s and '80s prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man.
ShowBiz Minute: Brown, Woods, Johansson
ShowBiz Minute: Brown, Woods, Johansson.
Scarlett Johansson’s plans to play trans man spurs backlash
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson's plans to portray a transgender man have sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles.
Earlier this week, Johansson was announced to star in "Rub & Tug," a film about prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. Since the announcement, transgender actors and advocates have criticized the production for not casting a trans actor in the role.
‘Ant-Man’ sequel brings female characters to the forefront
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "Ant-Man" sequel may be about tiny superheroes, but the film is making a big statement about female empowerment by featuring Evangeline Lilly's The Wasp not only in the title, but giving her a larger stake in Marvel's sprawling movie franchise.
Kevin Bacon and his bro to sizzle your summer with new album
NEW YORK (AP) — You could easily call Friday "National Actors Releasing Albums Day": Kevin Bacon, Scarlett Johansson and Ezra Miller are among the famous faces dropping new music.
But releasing music for those well-known for their roles in movies haven't always been accepting or a breeze.
Madonna: Met Gala theme is ‘perfect’
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (all times local):
Scarlett Johansson walked Monday's Met Gala carpet in Marchesa — the fashion brand owned by the estranged wife of Harvey Weinstein.
Georgina Chapman's womenswear brand was a red carpet staple prior to the sexual misconduct scandal that enveloped Weinstein, with dozens of women saying he sexually assaulted them. The company has been a mainstay for decades.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business.
The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days.
Movie Minute: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ eyes record opening weekend
Movie Minute: 'Avengers: Infinity War' eyes record opening weekend
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- There's "Avengers: Infinity War" and everybody else at theaters this weekend.
The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is tracking towards an opening weekend of $225 million to $245 million. Some are even giving a chance of breaking the all-time record of $248 million set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015.
Joe and Anthony Russo tease Avengers: Infinity War credits
'Avengers: Infinity War's credits will be unlike anything previously seen, according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
The acclaimed moviemakers have worked with a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, and Benedict Cumberbatch on the eagerly-awaited new Marvel movie, and the directors have revealed how the credits are distinct from anything they've previously worked on.
Sam Rockwell joins Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit
Sam Rockwell is joining Scarlett Johansson in World War II movie 'Jojo Rabbit'.
The 'Avengers: Infinity War' actress is already on board to play a mother who is hiding a Jewish girl in her home during the reign of Adolf Hitler when her German son discovers her secret.
Rockwell, 49 - who most recently appeared in the multi-award-winning film 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' - has joined the cast in an unknown role, according to Deadline.
Scarlett Johansson accidentally flashed her vagina on a plane
Scarlett Johansson accidentally flashed her vagina on board a plane.
The 33-year-old actress admitted during a game of 'Guess the Avengers' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Tuesday (24.04.18) night that she once forgot to lock the door while using the aircraft toilet and a fellow passenger - who happened to be male - walked in on her while she was wiping her bits and he just stood there gawping at her.
She explained: "It was unintentional, though! Obviously!
Women ‘Avengers’ sparkle on purple carpet
Marshall School of Theatre opens Shakespeare comedy, “As You Like It” on Wednesday
HUNTINGTON - The Marshall University School of Theatre opens its spring semester production of the classic Shakespeare comedy, "As You Like It" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.
The production will take place at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, April 21 in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center.
Natalie Portman feared being objectified by men from young age
Natalie Portman felt from the age of 13 that if she ever expressed herself "sexually" she would feel "unsafe".
From Sacramento to LA, women’s march protests Trump policies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of women's marchers amassed at parks and city halls throughout California on Saturday to condemn sexual harassment, violence against women and the presidency of Donald Trump.
Speakers, including Hollywood stars, urged women to vote in the midterm elections that Democrats hope will let them regain control of the Republican-dominated House of Representatives.
The Latest: Movie stars join California women’s march
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on women's marches in California (all times local):
Movie stars have joined women's marchers in a get-out-the-vote and empowerment rally at Los Angeles City Hall.
Mayor Eric Garcetti estimated 500,000 people turned out Saturday for the women's march. It's one of many being held from the Sacramento state Capitol to San Diego.
Marchers oppose Trump administration policies and support campaigns against sexual harassment.
Wilkinson: Be careful what you wish for in Norske immigrants
The summer before last, my family spent two weeks investigating Norway and I can say with some certainty that we do not want more Norwegians coming to the United States.
Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ movie might be happening
Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' movie might be happening
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Marvel and Disney appear to be stepping up their girl power.
According to Variety, Marvel Studios has taken the first step in a potential Black Widow standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson. The company has hired Jac Schaeffer to write the script for "Black Widow."
Chris Hemsworth would love to play Thor again.
The 34-year-old actor has portrayed the Norse God of Lightning in the three 'Thor' movies as well as the two 'Avengers' blockbusters - and is set to reprise his role in 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Avengers 4'.
'Avengers 4' will be the last outing for Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) as their Marvel contracts are ending.
Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ to open Berlin film festival
BERLIN (AP) — This winter's Berlin International Film Festival will open with a world premiere of Wes Anderson's new animated film, "Isle of Dogs."
Festival organizers said Monday that Anderson's movie will open the event's 68th edition on Feb. 15. It features the voices of Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton among others.
How many superheroes can you spot in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer?
How many superheroes can you spot in 'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer?
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The first trailer for "Avengers: Infinity War" is out and, in a word, whoa!
The film is the culmination of the previous 18 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it shows in the trailer, with just about every one of the 35 heroes and villains in the franchise making an appearance.
Dictionary.com chooses ‘complicit’ as its word of the year
NEW YORK (AP) — Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic helped elevate the word "complicit" as Dictionary.com's word of the year for 2017.
Look-ups of the word increased nearly 300 percent over last year as "complicit" hit just about every hot button from politics to natural disasters, lexicographer Jane Solomon told The Associated Press ahead of Monday's formal announcement of the site's pick.
Genealogy show unlocks family secrets for Carly Simon, more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there's a bigger cheerleader for genealogy research than Henry Louis Gates Jr. it's unlikely they're nearly as well-connected.
The prominent Harvard professor once again lures the famous and celebrated to PBS' "Finding Your Roots," which shares their ancestry and family stories as uncovered by impressive research and science.