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Early praise for ‘The Last Jedi’ after elaborate premiere

There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online. Read More

Fonda uses 80th birthday to help others raise funds

Updated on  December 8, 2017 at 8:01 pm
An 80th birthday celebration called “Eight Decades of Jane” will be held on Saturday with hopes of raising at least $1 million for Jane Fonda’s nonprofit organization, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, which has sought to prevent teen pregnancy and improve adolescent health since it was founded in 1995. Read More

Monae explores surveillance in 1st art exhibit

Janelle Monae is exploring the intersection between technology and surveillance in a new art installation she created in partnership with the women’s website Refinery 29. Read More

HBO renews ‘Big Little Lies’ for second season

HBO has announced that its smash hit limited series will get a second season with seven episodes. When the network began airing “Big Little Lies” in February, it was expected to be a one-and-done. Read More

Florence, Moore top Surfer Poll rankings for 2nd straight year

Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm
Hawaii surfers John Florence and Carissa Moore repeated as this year’s top vote-getters in the annual Surfer Awards, held Wednesday at Turtle Bay Resort. Read More

‘Last Jedi’ cast reveals tidbits about next ‘Star Wars’ film

There are times when a lot can be said without saying anything. Add that to the tiny tidbits revealed and there are a few things that are known about “The Last Jedi.” Don’t worry. None of this information is big enough to fall under the header of being a spoiler. Read More

New Jersey whacks ‘Sopranos’ strip club

A New Jersey strip club that served as a favorite hangout for fictional mobsters in HBO’s “The Sopranos” has been ordered to shut down as authorities investigate possible real-life crimes. Read More

Peele to reboot ‘Twilight Zone’ for CBS All Access

“The Twilight Zone,” the show that captivated audiences in the early 1960s and beyond with its time-and-space-bending plots, will return to (streaming) television in a reboot helmed by Jordan Peele. Read More

Lawsuit cooked up over New Jersey home baked goods ban

Home bakers in New Jersey say their brownies and muffins are perfectly safe and they should be able to sell them, according to a lawsuit seeking to strike down the country’s only ban on the sale of homemade baked goods. Read More

College student brings Hollywood stars to tears at breakfast

It wasn’t Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Lawrence who got the most rousing applause at the Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday. It was a college freshman named Carla Arellano. The Loyola Marymount University student received a standing ovation and brought a room of Hollywood heavyweights to tears as she accepted a full-ride scholarship from “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot. Read More

Tambor says he hasn’t actually quit ‘Transparent’

“Transparent” star Jeffery Tambor hasn’t left the role of Maura Pfefferman — at least, not yet, despite telling the world he could not see himself returning to set amid sexual harassment allegations. Read More

Terry Crews sues agent over alleged groping incident

Terry Crews alleges talent agents at William Morris Endeavor are “knowingly permitted and encouraged to engage in sexually predatory conduct” in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the agency and one of its top executives. Read More

Dionne Warwick celebrates birthday at Kahala

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 1:03 pm
Grammy Award-winning pop star Dionne Warwick will celebrate her 77th birthday on Saturday with a gala benefit featuring Warwick’s son, Damon Elliott, at Hoku’s at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Read More

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finalist Villaver to lead workshop

Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 10:29 am
After spending the last two months on tour with other “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants, breakdancer Mark Villaver will serve as lead instructor during a two-day Unity Dance Workshop at the American Renaissance Academy in Kapolei. Read More

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