Disney’s Strange World to Lose $100 Million: Why It Flopped at Box Office

Disney’s Strange World to Lose 0 Million: Why It Flopped at Box Office

Disney’s “Strange World” bombed at the box office over Thanksgiving, leaving the studio to mop up oceans, mountains and terrains of red ink. The animated feature debuted dramatically behind expectations with $11.9 million from 4,174 North American theaters over the weekend and $18.6 million over the five-day holiday frame. Before projections were revised downward, the … Read more

Why Gucci Wanted A Change — And What’s Next

This week, Gucci announced it would part ways with its star designer Alessandro Michele, stunning many brand devotees and even fashion insiders. “He was magic,” reality-TV star and drag performer Detox said on Instagram. “A true icon,” jewelery designer Alex Monroe chimed in. “Michele added a billion a year to Gucci and people still demand … Read more

Aaron Carter’s fiancée Melanie Martin puts on a brave face celebrating their son’s first birthday

Aaron Carter’s fiancee Melanie Martin put on a brave face as she celebrated their son Prince’s first birthday at Chuck E. Cheese, just weeks after the star’s tragic passing at age 34. Melanie tenderly carried her son in her arms as she marked the special occasion with her supportive family and friends in Costa Mesa, … Read more

From ‘Team of Rivals’ to Bono

This holiday season, billionaire Bill Gates is gifting you a list of five books to read while you’re hopefully enjoying some much-deserved downtime. Gates, a voracious reader who reads at least 50 books each year, regularly releases lists of the best books he’s read each year — alongside seasonal recommendations for holiday books and summer … Read more

Disenchanted continues hiding Disney Easter eggs in plain sight

Amy Adams as Giselle in DisenchantedImage🇧🇷 Disney Enterprises, Inc. The Musical Extravaganza Enchanted was notable for many things—bringing an animated Disney princess to life; launching the film career of Amy Adams; the original songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz; and, of course, the many self-referential gags aimed at Disney feature-animation history, going all the … Read more

Robert Clary, last of the ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ stars, dies at 96

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Clary, a French-born survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II who played a feisty prisoner of war in the improbable 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died. He was 96. Clary died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in the Los Angeles area, niece Brenda Hancock said Thursday. … Read more

Jennifer Siebel Newsom gives tearful testimony : NPR

In this courtroom artist sketch, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, takes the stand Monday at the trial of Harvey Weinstein in Los Angeles. Bill Robles/AP hide caption toggle caption Bill Robles/AP In this courtroom artist sketch, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and the wife of … Read more

Kevin Conroy, longtime voice of animated “Batman,” dead at 66

Kevin Conroy, one of the iconic voices behind the DC superhero Batman, has died at 66 years old. Conroy’s passing was confirmed by his representative, Steven Neibert, and in a statement from Warner Brothers Discovery, which owns DC. According to the Warner Brothers Discovery statement, Conroy passed after a “short battle with cancer.” The actor … Read more

Paul Haggis testifies about encounter with rape accuser

Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis testified Thursday in graphic detail about a 2013 sexual encounter with a woman who says he raped her — as his four grown children and ex-wife sat in the courtroom. Haggis, 69, told jurors in the civil rape trial that the Jan. 31, 2013, night he spent with former publicist Haleigh … Read more