NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018

Jun 23, 2017

NBC says 'Downton Abbey' movie production to start in 2018

A “Downton Abbey” movie is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018, an NBCUniversal executive said Wednesday. Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, said it hopes to assemble 20 cast members from the popular TV series. “There’s a movie in ...

Ron Howard to take over 'Star Wars' Han Solo spin-off

Jun 23, 2017

Ron Howard to take over 'Star Wars' Han Solo spin-off

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the hotly-anticipated “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff after directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller were sacked, Lucasfilm said Thursday. Lord and Miller, the pair behind the acclaimed “The LEGO Movie” and “21 Jump ...

Coal firm Murray Energy sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

Jun 23, 2017

Coal firm Murray Energy sues HBO's John Oliver for defamation

Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a “false and malicious broadcast” last Sunday evening. It’s seeking financial damages and a court order barring rebroadcasts of the segment’s “defamatory statements.” Oliver’s “Last Week ...

'Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

Jun 21, 2017

'Star Wars' Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

There’s been a disturbance in the force and the young Han Solo film is suddenly without a director. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday that the Star Wars spinoff is parting ways with directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to different creative visions ...

Beyonce gives birth to twins

Jun 20, 2017

Beyonce gives birth to twins

Pop diva Beyonce and her rap mogul husband Jay Z have welcomed twins, the US singer’s father tweeted Sunday, appearing to confirm the arrival of new additions to music’s royal family that already includes five-year-old Blue Ivy. News that the singer had given birth, ...