5 items from 2016
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
323 BC Alexander the Great dies of an unknown illness. Colin Farrell plays him in a movie centuries and centuries later and it's suggested that it's a combo of Typhus, Bad Wigs, and Loving Jared Leto that does him in. Who could survive that combo? (Remember when Baz Luhrmann was going to make an Alexander movie, too, but Oliver Stone beat him to it? We wish it had been the other way around.)
38 Ad Julia Drusilla dies in Rome. In the infamous Bob Guccione movie Caligula (1979) her brother Caligula (Malcom McDowell) is shown licking her corpse. Somehow that's not remotely the most perverted thing in the movie!
1692 Bridget Bishop is executed for "Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries." She's the first victim of the notorious Salem Witch Trials that will claim many lives and inspire many works of art including The »
- NATHANIEL R
Salon Actor Jake Choi on the odds against Asian actors especially the "de-sexualized" men
La Times 100 people who could help fix Oscar's diversity problem. I'd be surprised though if at least a few of these people weren't already in the Academy since they've been nominated or close to it. The ultra strange thing is they don't list Bradford Young, one of the very best working DPs, under cinematography and I didn't think he was a member yet. Is it just a terrible oversight or did his invitation skip my notice?
- NATHANIEL R
“Guess that’s that, huh?”
With just four simple words, Empire seemingly said “girl, bye” to the character of Lola, the daughter that Jamal Lyon supposedly conceived with his ex (Raven Symone’s Olivia), but who we learned toward the end of Season 1 had actually been fathered by Jamal’s dad Lucious.
RelatedEmpire’s Grace Gealey Talks ‘Bizarrely Layered’ Anika/Lucious Showdown!
Thirteen months later, though, it turns out that the long unseen Lola could be a loose thread in the tapestry being woven by EPs Ilene Chaiken, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. You see, Grace Gealey’s Anika is pregnant, »
RelatedThe Voice Top 12 Performance Recap: It’s Not Over (Unless It’s Over)
After all, while the country superstar’s main man Adam Wakefield is atop the Season 10 heap when it comes to iTunes sales, Blake’s remaining two artists find themselves on the exact opposite end of the spectrum as of noon Et (the official close of voting).
Granted, downloads are only one component of the equation — there’s also »
One big happy family! Former supermodel Jerry Hall married media mogul Rupert Murdoch in a private civil ceremony on Friday and the celebration continued Saturday with a church ceremony in London. But it was the company of their children - all 10 of them - that looks to have made the day even more special. To break down the who's who, we have your official wedding party guide. Meet the JaggersHall, 59, has four children with ex Mick Jagger, whom she was involved with for over two decades. Hall's first child with the Rolling Stones singer, Elizabeth (aka Lizzy), 32, is a model just like mom, »
- Jessica Fecteau, @jessfect
5 items from 2016