Around the world, Roger E. Mosley was known as helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin from the 1980s TV series "Magnum, P.I." But in the Los Angeles area, he also was known as something else: a high school track and field coach who cultivated the talent and changed the lives of student athl…
Sunday studio estimates say the Brad Pitt action romp “Bullet Train" arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend as the last big movie of Hollywood’s summer recovery landed in theaters. The debut was solid but unspectacular for a movie that cost $90 million to make and was propelled by Pitt’s substantial star power. But even if it holds well in coming weeks, movie theaters have no major studio releases on the horizon for the rest of August, and few sure things to look forward to in early fall. The weekend’s other new wide release, “Easter Sunday,” struggled to catch on. It opened with $5.3 million.
Actor Anne Heche is in the hospital after a fiery crash in Los Angeles. A representative told People magazine that Heche was in stable condition Saturday. Heche's representative, who was not identified, said her family and friends are asking that her privacy be respected. Police say Heche's speeding car came to a T-shaped intersection Friday morning and ran into a house. The car came to rest inside the home and started a fire that took nearly 60 firefighters more than an hour to douse. The 53-year-old Heche has starred in films opposite Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79. Universal Music Australia and Musicoast say Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease. She made her first recording at 19 and rose to fame after joining The Seekers in 1963. The group of four became the first Australian band to achieve major chart and sales success in the U.K. and the United States, eventually selling 50 million records. Durham embarked on a solo career in 1968 but recorded with The Seekers again in the 1990s. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese describing Durham as “a national treasure and an Australian icon.”
Former child star Jennette McCurdy pulled back the curtain on her frustrating and unsettling experiences working for an allegedly inappropriate man at Nickelodeon whom she refers to only as "the Creator" in her forthcoming memoir.
LOS ANGELES — Anne Heche, the Emmy-nominated actor known for "Gracie's Choice" and "Vanished," reportedly has been hospitalized after she crashed her car and caused a home to catch fire in Mar Vista on Friday.
Calvin Harris’ last star-studded funk album in 2017 sported several hits but left listeners wanting more. Now, the DJ from the UK has delivered a second volume, titled “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2,” featuring even more tracks with even more big names, but The Associated Press' Kiana Doyle says bigger doesn’t always mean better. Doyle says most of the tracks are smooth celebrations of youth perfect for playing on on a summer drive around town with the top down. Most of them, that is, with maybe a few exceptions. “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2” is out Friday.
Sam Gooden, one of the founding members of the Chicago soul group The Impressions and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, has died. He was 87. His daughter Gina Griffin, says he died Thursday in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Gooden, along with Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler and Richard and Arthur Brooks, formed the group in Chicago. Their first hit was “For Your Precious Love.” Led by Mayfield's lead tenor voice, the group had a string of hits including “Gypsy Woman,” “Keep On Pushing,” “People Get Ready,” “It's All Right,” and “We're a Winner.”
Ron Howard, good ol' Ron Howard, is back in sturdy form with "Thirteen Lives," a tense, nervy procedural thriller based on the 2018 incident in which a youth soccer team and its coach were saved from a flooded cave in Thailand while the world watched on breathlessly from afar.
It's a credit to 1987's original "Predator" that 35 years later, we're still dealing with "Predator" movies at all. Since that musclebound, Schwarzenegger-kissed piece of '80s action excellence, there have been three follow-ups and two crossover "Alien vs. Predator" entries, and you'd be har…