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Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 18 years

"Zoolander" actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor said on Friday they had decided to separate after 18 years together. "With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will...

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:01am

Security tight for 'Wonder Woman' movie premiere in Hollywood

The U.S. premiere of superhero movie "Wonder Woman" went ahead with extra security in Los Angeles, including bomb sniffer dogs and a heightened police presence on the red carpet, after the cancellation of the film's London event after this week's British suicide bombing. Media...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:45pm

Carrie Fisher would have led next 'Star Wars' before her sudden death

Late actress Carrie Fisher was supposed to be the leading force of the ninth film in the "Star Wars" saga, plans derailed by her sudden death last year, Lucasfilm Ltd president Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview published on Wednesday. Kennedy told Vanity Fair that Fisher, who died in...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 4:52pm

Ariana Grande to hold concert in Manchester for bombing victims

U.S. pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Grande, 23, said in a message on her Instagram account that a date for the concert had not yet been worked out. Monday...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:35pm

Kaya Scodelario: 'I don’t know a single woman who is boring'

Kaya Scodelario doesn’t do boring female characters. Instead, the women she’s played are strong, fascinating and flawed. The 25-year-old English actress made her name on the TV show “Skins” and then as Catherine Earnshaw in Andrea Arnold’s gritty take on “...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:44am

'The Hitman's Bodyguard' trailer shows Ryan Reynolds hasn't let 'Deadpool' go to his head

We rarely pass up the opportunity to voice our unpopular opinion that “Deadpool” is bad — unfunny, annoying, hopelessly smug. But we also like to point a less controversial hot take: Ryan Reynolds is a good actor. He’s come a long way since his “Two Girls and a...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:43am

'The Boss Baby' is getting a sequel because life is cruel

First body-slamming pol Greg Gianforte is elected into office, now this. Because life is unfair, “The Boss Baby” — a semi-coherent toon starring the voice of Alec Baldwin as a smart, scheming, talking toddler that wasn’t, alas, a thinly-veiled attack on our sitting...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:48am

Jon Snow has a small penis: 'Game of Thrones' creators

Proving that justice doesn't always come in a courtroom, the creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones" have revealed that although they gave their hero all the trappings that make other men hate themselves — the cartoonishly flowy hair, the abs shrink-wrapped by alabaster skin...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:56pm

'War Machine' wastes a hilarious Brad Pitt on a so-so satire

‘War Machine’ Director: David Michod Stars: Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley Rating: R 2 (out of 5) Globes The funniest thing in “War Machine” isn’t the litany of bizarre headaches that turned the war in Afghanistan into a nonstop shitshow. It’s Brad Pitt’s...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:41pm

The best movies coming to Netflix in June 2017

‘The Sixth Sense’ (June 1) M. Night Shyamalan is cool again, thanks to the one-two punch comeback of “The Visit” and (especially) the nutso “Split.” So good time to point out that we’re not fans of the movie that made him a name? It’s not just that...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:42pm

Geoffrey Rush talks 'Pirates,' Einstein and Johnny Depp

In the fifth “Pirates” movie, Geoffrey Rush reprises his long-running character, Captain Barbossa. In the first film, he was the villain. By the third he was a good guy. In the fourth he worked for the king. In “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Barbossa has sold out. He’s gone...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:37pm

At least 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' is short?

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg Stars: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem Rating: PG-13 2 (out of 5) Globes Well, at least it’s short. Or, we should say, shorter. The fifth “Pirates” jaunt still runs a very...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:16pm

The 'Love Actually' reunion is better than the 'Love Actually' movie

Here at Metro, we’re split on “Love Actually.” Some of us adore it and watch it every year; some of us think it’s the devil. This writer, as he's said before, is in the latter camp, which puts us in an awkward position re: “Red Nose Day Actually,” aka...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:18am

Who is the 'Backpack Kid' who stole the show during Katy Perry's 'SNL' performance

If you watched Katy Perry’s performance during the 42nd season finale of "Saturday Night Live," you might agree that the Backpack Kid was the real star of the show. The teenager made his way onto the stage during the last minute of the song, and he quickly became the best part of...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:54pm

Happy birthday, 'Star Wars'! Let's rank the first one's best moments

On May 25, 1977, a major cultural event occurred: “The Brady Bunch Hour” aired its final episode. Also “Star Wars” came out. The second biggest movie of all time — right after “Gone with the Wind,” which actually sold considerably more tickets, believe it...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:03pm

Feminist porn is big in Boston

Bostonians may watch slightly less porn than the average American, but when they do, it's all about the ladies, according to a new report. The number crunchers on Pornhub’s Insights team found Bostonians are 20 percent more likely to watch “female friendly” or feminist porn,...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:59pm

The rise of South Asians in comedy

It’s about damn time: Pop culture is finally paying attention to comedians of color. In fact, in recent years more diverse comedians with roots in the Indian subcontient have landed prime time gigs. Think Hasan Minhaj — of “Daily Show” fame — at the White House...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:24pm

‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’ is your new podcast obsession

Looking for a podcast pick-me-up for your morning commute? Try My Dad Wrote a Porno on for size. The hilarious U.K. cult hit has been downloaded over 50 million times and has quite the celebrity following already, with Elijah Wood, Michael Sheen and others among its fans. But be warned: People not...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:45pm

Rob Huebel: We should have elected The Rock, not Trump

Rob Huebel is the one in “Baywatch” who spends the whole movie in a three-piece suit. In the big screen take on the Clinton-era show, he’s Captain Thorpe, the bureaucratic head of the rock star lifeguard outfit run by Dwayne Johnson’s Mitch Buchannon. Everyone, from the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:55am

Tom Cruise says a Trump-era 'Top Gun 2' is 'definitely' happening

Evil Russia is back in the news, so why not “Top Gun”? Tom Cruise has confirmed rumors that one of his first screen triumphs — 1986’s jingoistic fighter pilot/army recruitment commercial — is “definitely” getting a 30-plus-years-later sequel. Val...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:50am