When Freddie Stone, Sly’s brother, played the Harlem Cultural Festival as guitarist and co-founder of Sly and the Family Stone in the summer of 1969, it was not yet known as the “Black Woodstock,” as it would be christened in later years. “We didn’t know that it was going...
Let’s hear it for the great Lois Smith, who rode to the rescue this week when “The Inheritance,” coming in from London, was missing a key cast member: Vanessa Redgrave. She won raves for her performance as a mother trying to make sense of her son’s homosexuality, and producers...
He’s back — and in the middle of nowhere. “This is Dave,” says Morgan Freeman in the one-minute trailer released Thursday to hype Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix standup “comedy event.” As the comedian trudges through the desert in an extremely long T-shirt, everybody’s favorite narrator opines: “He tells jokes for...
"Apocalypse Now" emerged from the jungle — and Francis Ford Coppola's subconscious — to become one of the defining Vietnam War films.
The 1975’s first gig in Dubai may be their last after the British pop band’s singer Matty Healy planted a kiss on a male fan who wanted to marry him — violating UAE’s strict anti-LGBTQ laws. “Thank you Dubai you were so amazing,” Healey tweeted under the handle @Truman_Black...
Peter Murphy has postponed a run of New York dates scheduled for this week after suffering a heart attack. On Tuesday night, the former Bauhaus frontman was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital with shortness of breath, unable to perform at the concert. Dr. Jason Song, a cardiologist, confirmed in...
Emma Nelson, the newcomer at the center of Richard Linklater’s latest film “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” didn’t have the ideal introduction to her A-list co-star, Cate Blanchett. As Nelson, now 15 years old, was sitting in the waiting area to be called for her audition, her mother had a...
The Brat Pack is back! In one of NBC’s first buys this pitch season, the network has put in development “St. Elmo’s Fire,” a modern adaptation of the cult classic 1985 feature. Written by “Drop Dead Diva” creator Josh Berman, the updated “St. Elmo’s Fire” will showcase a group...
After three seasons, Leah Remini’s Scientology series is ending — but not before dropping more bombshells. The A&E docuseries “Scientology and the Aftermath,” which examines the controversial organization, has not been canceled. Rather, Remini decided to end it on Aug. 26 with a two-hour special — taped before a...
“Driven” is a lot like a DeLorean: Looks great, but moves slow — if it even moves at all. The sleazy history drama is about the auto manufacturer John DeLorean (Lee Pace, tall), and the 1982 scandal in which he was accused of making a $24 million cocaine deal...