What to stream this week: Foo Fighters, 'The Idol,' LeBron James and 'American Gladiators' doc
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album from Foo Fighters and some lost songs by the late Kenny Rogers, a new gritty HBO series from “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson called “The Idol” starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd.
'Arrested Development' actor Jessica Walter dies at 80
FILE - Jessica Walter arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. Walter, who played a scheming matriarch in TV's "Arrested Development," has died. The actor's best-known film roles included playing the stalker in Clint Eastwood's 1971 thriller, "Play Misty for Me." “She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched," Tony Hale, her “Arrested Development” co-star said on Twitter. “I loved you Jessica Walter.
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards
(The Television Academy and ABC Entertainment via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. The awards for Pop TV's “Schitt's Creek” included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O'Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Moments later, his son won the award for comedy writing for “Schitt's Creek” episode, then shared a directing award and captured the supporting actor comedy trophy. As “Schitt’s Creek” gobbled up comedy awards, that left acclaimed “Insecure” and its creator Issa Rae empty-handed. But Black stories, Black performances and Black Lives Matter,” he said, urging Kimmel to shout with him.
Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up
(The Television Academy via AP)LOS ANGELES – In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. In a voice-over announcement, Bateman was declared the winner for his guest appearance on HBO's “The Outsider,” while the screen displayed Jones' name. He expressed delight when learning that the pair made Emmy history as the first father and daughter to win in the same year. More than 100 cameras are being deployed to nominees at home and elsewhere so winners can accept their award in real time. Other winners Saturday included Eddie Murphy, whose return to “Saturday Night Live” after more than three decades earned the star his first Emmy Award, for guest comedy series actor.
The Michigan Theater shines a spotlight on transformative films of 1967 including 'Bonnie and Clyde'
ANN ARBOR - The Michigan Theater is focusing on 1967 films Mondays and Thursdays throughout November to spotlight a selection of movies that marked the transition into American New Wave from Classic Hollywood. "Bonnie and Clyde" is an important milestone for many reasons, not the least of which is its depiction of violence and the impact it had on film criticism going forward. According to Michael Phillips, film critic of the Chicago Tribune, many critics hated the mixture of "brash high spirits and sudden bloody violence" that ran throughout the film. There is no better place to see a film like this than right here in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theater. For the full schedule of films in the Michigan Theater's 1967 series, click here.
Songs written about famous people
In November 2015, Carly Simon revealed to People magazine that the second verse of her 1972 song "You're So Vain" is about former love Warren Beatty, but stayed mum on the men who inspired the other two verses of the song, long the source of rumors and gossip. Before her Beatty revelation, Simon had steadfastly refused to say who she wrote the No. 1 hit song about. While Beatty had long been one of the most popular guesses, others have speculated the song's verses could be about James Taylor. Hide Caption