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Executive producers Ben Winston, left, and James Corden of the television show ‘Carpool Karaoke’ speak onstage during the CBS portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2017 in Pasadena, California.

James Corden Joins ‘Ocean’s Eight’

James Corden‘s year just got that much busier. As well as hosting the Late Late Show, starting a third (count ’em) show on American TV, and voicing the lead character in Peter Rabbit, he’ll be popping up in upcoming crime caper Ocean’s Eight. Variety reports that the late-night talkshow host will join Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Helena […]


Tom Hanks and Will Smith In Talks to Star in Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Remake

Okay, we confess: When we first heard Will Smith was in the running for a live-action remake of Dumbo, our thoughts immediately flew to one particular, uh, aspect of the Collateral Beauty star. That’s right, his ears. Sounds harsh, we know, but Will often jokes about the size of his auricular appendages. For instance in 2012, when he was asked […]


WATCH: Mahershala Ali on Blowing his ‘Game of Thrones’ Audition

Mahershala Ali missed out on a Golden Globe last Sunday (January 8), but any disappointment he might have felt can’t have lasted long. That’s because two days later he’d been nominated for a BAFTA, and, if the pundits are to be believed, he’ll be a contender for an Academy Award this year thanks to his role in Barry Jenkins‘s critically acclaimed […]

Lorde performs live at Dunedin Town Hall on October 29, 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand.

10 Music Releases to Get Excited About in 2017

Let’s call 2016 the year of the surprise album release. There was David Bowie‘s Blackstar, Beyoncé‘s Lemonade, and Radiohead‘s A Moon Shaped Pool, all of which knocked us sideways for very different reasons. But some surprises don’t come off perfectly — take last year’s chaotic release of Kanye‘s The Life of Pablo. This year, however, we plan on being ready […]


2017 BAFTA Nominations: Judges Go La La for ‘La La Land’

Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) and Dominic Cooper (Preacher) took to the stage in London this morning (January 10) to announce the nominees for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards, which will air February 12 at 8/7c on BBC AMERICA. And if Cooper was disappointed that his girlfriend Ruth Negga wasn’t nominated in the Best Leading Actress category for her role in […]

Actor Tom Hiddleston, winner of Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for ‘The Night Manager,’ poses in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

‘The Night Manager’ is TV’s Biggest Winner at the Golden Globes

To quote Tom Hiddleston when he accepted his award for Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series: “Well, this is lovely.” AMC NETWORKS’ The Night Manager won three out of the four gongs it was nominated for at the Golden Globes last night (January 8), with Tom’s co-stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman also bagging awards for their […]

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran accepts the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, for “Thinking Out Loud,” onstage during the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast at The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Microsoft Theater on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

LISTEN: Ed Sheeran Returns to Music With Two New Tracks

When Ed Sheehan, best-known for his single “Thinking Out Loud,” announced he was taking a break from music in December 2015, we hoped he was kidding. But, bar picking up the odd Grammy and contributing a song to the Bridget Jones’s Baby soundtrack, he’s kept his word. There’s been little sign of him for over a year, until Sunday (January 1), […]

Mark Gatiss attends a screening of the Sherlock 2016 Christmas Special at Ham Yard Hotel on December 19, 2016 in London, England.

Is Sherlock Turning into Bond? Mark Gatiss Responds to Critics… with a Poem

Adapting books for the screen is always a tricky business, with fans of the original often expressing disappointment with the results. No one knows that better than Sherlock showrunner, Mark Gatiss. From the start, the Arthur Conan Doyle-inspired series, in which Gatiss plays Holmes brother, Mycroft, has played fast and loose with its source material. Set in the present day, the […]


WATCH: James Corden Pays Tribute to Original Carpooler George Michael

We lost a lot of irreplaceable musical heroes in 2016, but freshest in our minds is the death of pop legend George Michael. It’s been just over a week since his tragic death, and in that time tributes have poured in, drawing attention to his extraordinary talent as a singer and songwriter, more than 100 million record sales […]

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