Molly Ringwald crowns a new teen queen

(CNN)Molly Ringwald’s name is synonymous with the ’80s and teenage angst. Fisher recently won a Critics’ Choice Award for her role as Kayla Day in the film, which was directed and written by Bo Burnham. “I watched part of it with my husband and he was like, ‘I don’t know if I can watch this.’ It was so emotional because it’s a father and his daughter and we had just gone through that,” Ringwald, who has three children, explained. “My …

‘Green Book’ writer apologizes after anti-Muslim tweet surfaces

(CNN)Nick Vallelonga, the Golden Globe-winning writer of the critically acclaimed drama “Green Book,” has apologized for a 2015 tweet containing a false, Islamophobic statement. Representatives for Ali have not returned CNN’s request for comment. The movie follows the friendship between celebrated pianist Dr. Donald Shirley (Ali) and his rough-around-the-edges driver Tony Vallelonga (Mortensen). Tony Vallelonga was Nick Vallelonga’s father. “I am also sorry to my late father who changed so much from Dr. Shirley’s friendship and I promise this lesson …

Two ties and more surprises at the Critics’ Choice Awards

(CNN)Hollywood’s award season festivities continued Sunday with the Critics’ Choice Awards. The historical comedy-drama “The Favourite,” starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, took the lead with 14 nominations and took home the award for best acting ensemble. Mahershala Ali and Regina King, who each won Golden Globe awards one week ago, were acknowledged again for their respective performances in “Green Book” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.” It was a big night for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: …

BAFTA Film Awards 2019: Olivia Colman’s ‘The Favourite’ dominates nominations

(CNN)“The Favourite,” the 18th century period comedy-drama starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, looks set to dominate the UK’s 2019 BAFTA Awards, gaining 12 nominations including best film, it was announced Wednesday. “Vice,” where Christian Bale portrayed US Vice President Dick Cheney, received six nominations, while Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman — which Lee hopes inspires Americans not to vote President Donald Trump into office for a second term — received five. Other nominations include “Cold War” and “Green Book,” which both …

Ashley Judd’s harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein are dismissed, but judge says her defamation suit can go on

(CNN)Ashley Judd’s multi-pronged legal battle against Harvey Weinstein came to a bit of a crossroads on Wednesday. That code was amended in September 2018 to include relationships between directors and producers, but Gutierrez’s ruling concluded that the change could not be applied retroactively. Weinstein’s attorney in this case, Phyllis Kupferstein said in a statement to CNN, “We have said from the beginning that this claim was unjustified, and we are pleased that the court saw it as we did. We …

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ spurs follow-up calls from DA, attorney for alleged victim’s family says

(CNN)R. Kelly could be facing an investigation in Georgia after the airing of a Lifetime documentary series that chronicled allegations of abuse, predatory behavior and pedophilia against the singer. Griggs said he was asked to provide a list of witnesses in regards to events that allegedly took place in Kelly’s house in the northern Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek in 2017. CNN has reached out to Kelly’s attorney, Brian Nix, for comment. “Surviving R. Kelly” revived scrutiny of longstanding allegations …

Carol Burnett gives moving ode to TV in Golden Globes speech

(CNN)Carol Burnett is glad she and TV audiences had some time together when they did. A 28-piece orchestra, 12 dancers, and 65 costumes per week did not come cheap, she said. Burnett dedicated the award to “all those who made my dreams come true and to all those out there who share the love I have for television and who yearn to be part of this unique medium who has been so good to me.” “I’m just happy our show …

Bob Einstein,’Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor, dead at 76

(CNN)Bob Einstein, whose 50-year career as a comedy writer and performer ranged from “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” to Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died. He was 76. Einstein’s parents were both performers. His mother, Thelma Leeds, was an actress, and his father, Harry Einstein, a comic. (Brooks changed his name, joking about having been originally saddled with the name “Albert Einstein.”) Einstein was a master of deadpan comedy, having originally started writing and playing the character “Officer Judy” …

Seth Rogen’s ‘Home Alone’ shock

(CNN)Seth Rogen’s mind has just been blown. Related: Watch Macaulay Culkin revisit ‘Home Alone’ The “film” produced some of the actual movie’s most iconic lines, like “Keep the change, ya filthy animal.” After Rogen tweeted his revelation, some of his celebrity friends were also in disbelief. Actor Chris Evans responded on Twitter writing in all caps, “IT’S NOT????” Nick Kroll appeared to be equally surprised, “It isn’t? (Dead serious).” “Angels with Even Filthier Souls,” shown in “Home Alone 2: Lost …

‘Bird Box’ memes are a hoot

(CNN)Note: This post contains spoilers relating to the Netflix film ‘Bird Box.’ To protect themselves from it, they block out windows and wear blindfolds if forced to venture outside. Birds also serve as something of an alarm system. The sensory deprivation experience by the characters serves well to build suspense, but has also been a gift to the social media gods, with the birth of countless memes in the movie’s aftermath. They range from jokes about what temptations would get …

The most satisfying movies and TV of 2018

(CNN)It was a strong year for both movies and television. But rather than a conventional “best” list, recognizing the “most satisfying” films and programs felt like a more organic way to pay homage to projects that delivered on their promise or exceeded expectations. It’s also a way of thinning out deserving entries — especially among returning series — that might have simply met them. “Black Panther”: There have been several under-appreciated superhero movies, but director Ryan Coogler assembled a genuine …

Woman who claims she was Woody Allen’s teen lover has no regrets

(CNN)A woman who says she was Woody Allen’s secret young lover decades ago has no regrets, although she now sees the relationship in a different light from when she was a teenager. Engelhardt said the relationship lasted from 1976 to 1984, when she moved from New York to Los Angeles. She became an actress and now works for a production company and reads tarot cards. Engelhardt shared her account with the Hollywood Reporter, after sitting for years on an unpublished …

After 14 months of allegations and denials, Harvey Weinstein faces a pivotal day in court

(CNN)It’s been 14 months since the first allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein that sparked Hollywood’s #MeToo movement. Now comes a potential day of reckoning for the disgraced movie mogul. The case hasn’t been completely smooth for the prosecution. In October one of Weinstein’s six felony charges was dismissed after an NYPD officer was found to have mishandled evidence. Here’s a look back at how we got here. The accusations surface On October 5, 2017, The New York Times …

Pete Davidson’s friends rally to his side

(CNN)In the wake of Pete Davidson’s troubling Instagram post over the weekend in which he raised concerns about contemplating suicide, those closest to the “Saturday Night Live” star are rallying around him. A spokesperson for the NYPD told CNN they met with Davidson on Saturday, following calls for a wellness check. Jada Pinkett Smith, Jon Cryer and Nicki Minaj were among those who took to social media to offer support to Davidson over the weekend. The comedian appeared briefly on …

Penny Marshall’s in a league of her own

(CNN)Penny Marshall, most famous as the Pepsi- and milk-swigging half of “Laverne & Shirley,” reveals in her new memoir, “My Mother Was Nuts,” that her life off-camera has been just as crazy as anything that viewers saw on the screen. CNN recently sat down with the actress-director as she opened up about her incredible life: On her unconventional appeal