Seth Meyers ruthlessly mocked President Donald Trump on Monday night for feuding with LaVar Ball, the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players arrested in China on shoplifting charges. Trump, who happened to be on a 12-day tour of Asia when the players were seized, intervened on their behalf with the Chinese president. Helping to keep American citizens out of communist prisons is part of your job, Meyers said.
From Joan's alcoholism to physical abuse, Christina revealed her terrifying childhood and ignited the conversation around child abuse in America. Mommie Dearest brought awareness to and opened up the conversation about child abuse in the late 1970s. Before the publication of Mommie Dearest, there was no meaningful public conversation about child abuse, family violence, or abuse by clergy or coaches. Mommie Dearest is now being offered in ebook-a format that didn't exist when the book was originally published in 1978.
In no surprise whatsoever, Beyonce remains the reigning queen of music. Forbes reported on Monday that Beyonce is the highest-paid female musical performer, raking in a $105 million pretax. Adele took second place earning $69 million and Taylor Swift third at $44 million. To form the list, Forbes looked at the pretax income of the stars from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. Her wildly successful Formation Tour grossed a whopping quarter of a billion dollars.
In Coco, Disney-Pixar's colorful animated adventure into the land of the dead, a story of family, memory and legacy is hoping to not only celebrate Mexican culture but to bridge the political gap between the United States and Mexico. Coco, out in US theaters on Wednesday, follows a boy named Miguel who accidentally finds himself in the land of the dead during the Mexican celebrations for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.
Amid the flood of sexual assault allegations coming from Hollywood and other industries this past month are mounting accusations of misconduct by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). He's not Charlie Rose in any way, shape or form, Schneider added. Schneider's thoughts echo those of TV show host Bill Maher, who spoke about the Franken controversy earlier this month. Schneider is glad that the issue of sexual harassment, in Hollywood and elsewhere, is being brought to the forefront.
Earlier this month, director Ridley Scott and Imperative Entertainment decided to drop Kevin Spacey from the upcoming All the Money in the World and reshoot scenes with Christopher Plummer in Spacey's role. Plummer later told Vanity Fair that he thinks it's very sad what happened to him. Perhaps Plummer is not exactly a moral authority on the subject of lechery and predation. If Plummer acted as well as he wrote that sentence, he'd be doing dinner theater in Stouffville.
Jon Hendricks, one of the most influential voices and creative improvisers in jazz, died in a Manhattan hospital in New York on Wednesday. The trio was nominated for a Grammy in 1958 and 1960 for their albums Sing A Song of Basie and The Hottest New Group in Jazz respectively. Hendricks described vocalese as the putting of words to parts of songs not usually approached by lyricists during a 2011 master class on jazz lyric writing.
Melissa Schuman, an original member of the pop group Dream, has accused Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys of raping her in 2002. In a statement to HuffPost, Carter denied Schuman's accusations and said he was always respectful and supportive of her during the time they worked together. If you are reading this and you have been assaulted, know you don't have to be silent and you are not alone.
It felt very much like your moment in particular -- you were no longer just a director on the rise. To me, that would be the big thing -- for the studio system in general to do more interesting material. Go to shorts programs and find a voice there that you're interested in and make their next film. Let's talk about Mary J Blige, who disappears in the role of Florence.
Like Brokeback Mountain, Call Me By Your Name portrays its protagonists on their own terms, without judgment or stereotypes. Put any prejudices or preconceived notions aside and just go into it with an open mind, he said. They love one another and want to become better people. This movie lives and dies in the honesty and truth of the chemistry and romance that happens between these two people.
When I first found out it was happening, my security reached out to me. It was happening minute-to-minute - it was almost like a ransom situation where they were releasing new ones every hour or so, the actress said in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. You can just be at a barbecue and somebody can just pull them up on their phone. That was a really impossible thing to process.
Maroon 5 sweetened some New Yorkers' commute with a surprise undercover performance. Adam Levine and bandmate James Valentine joined comedian Jimmy Fallon for an unannounced busking gig at 50th Street Station in Manhattan, in footage that the Tonight Show shared online Tuesday. They all donned hats, sunglasses and fake hair to cover Queen's classic hit Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Having attracted a sizable crowd, they then sent the audience into a veritable frenzy after removing their disguises and performing Sugar.
Jay-Z interrupted his own show to deliver some inspirational advice to a young girl in the audience. At this very moment, America is way more sexist than they are racist, he said. You, young lady, you got the potential to be the next president of the United States. Jay-Z used part of his performance at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena last Wednesday to issue a similar positive message.
Celebrities are paying tribute to famed singer and 1970s heartthrob David Cassidy, who died aged 67 on Tuesday. Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, singers Harry Connick Jr and Gloria Gaynor and Hollywood movie star Ben Stiller were among the dozens of famous faces who used Twitter to pay their respects to The Partridge Family star. Cassidy's longtime publicist, JoAnn Geffen, confirmed Cassidy's death via a statement on Tuesday night.
This deceptively simple concept book is the opposite of confusing. A guessing game about opposites in a cleverly designed board book that epitomizes the maxim show, don't tell. Thanks to its gentle inconsistencies, this is a book that can expand children's thought processes. Counting from one to 10 is the usual math activity in simple picture books, but this one takes on other mathematical operations, too.
The show's latest episode, however, addressed a topic not widely discussed on screen: the devastating reality of miscarriage. Chrissy Metz told HuffPost that she knew Kate's storyline would be difficult for people to process, but she hoped that presenting it would open up the conversation. Metz herself has never experienced a miscarriage, but the actress knows several women, including family members, who have. Kate feels as if she's also been a disappointment, Metz said in discussing the guilt her character carries.