Entertainment

Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention and interest of an audience, or gives pleasure and delight. It can be an idea or a task, but is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience's attention. Although people's attention is held by different things, because individuals have different preferences in entertainment, most forms are recognisable and familiar.
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  • Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Invites In The Mail As RSVP Line Opens For Highly Anticipated Kickoff To The Season
    Deadline

    Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Invites In The Mail As RSVP Line Opens For Highly Anticipated Kickoff To The Season

    Invitations have just gone out for Deadline's fourth annual The Contenders Emmys all-day event, set this year for Sunday, April 7 at a new venue, Paramount Studios. A total of 20 studios and networks are set to participate, bringing showrunners and talent from their biggest Emmy hopefuls including ABC Studios, Netflix, A+E Networks (Lifetime and A&E), CBS Television Studios, Paramount Network, Comedy Central, Amazon Studios, 20th Century Fox Television, HBO, Hulu…

  • ‘Heart Of Life’: Nick Thune Cast In ABC Drama Pilot Inspired by John Mayer Song
    Deadline

    ‘Heart Of Life’: Nick Thune Cast In ABC Drama Pilot Inspired by John Mayer Song

    EXCLUSIVE: Comedian/actor Nick Thune (Dave Made A Maze) is set for a key series-regular role in the ensemble cast of Heart of Life, ABC's drama pilot inspired by the John Mayer song. Written by Ben Queen and directed by Anne Fletcher, Heart of Life follows two sets of adult siblings from wildly different worlds who discover they're related and must reassess everything they thought they knew about their shared father. As they explore the mystery of their separate…

  • Pose, episode 1, review: Stylish drama took us back to the hedonistic Eighties
    The Telegraph

    Pose, episode 1, review: Stylish drama took us back to the hedonistic Eighties

    Pose (BBC Two) had style, Pose had grace. Thanks to Madonna and her 1990 hit Vogue, a lot of people are aware of the dance moves that came out of the underground “ball” scene in New York City in the Eighties – an outlet for drag queens and transgender people to compete in extravagant fashion contests. In this eight-part US import drama, Glee creator Ryan Murphy journeys deep into the subculture to find its beating heart. The feature-length first episode tipped a Fedora hat to everything from Flashdance to Wall Street, but came out character rich and emotionally affecting. First, though, you had to get past  the opening set piece: a night raid  on a museum to steal costumes for a Royal-themed ball. It demanded a wild panache, but Murphy, who co-wrote this pilot episode and directed it, is  no Baz Luhrmann behind the lens. Dominique Jackson as Elektra Abundance Credit: JoJo Whilden But from then on, the spell deepened, as Pose’s cast of fabulous outsiders made their presence felt. Murphy introduced us to the “house system”, alternative family structures for LGBTQ people that have been around for more than a century. “Houses are homes to the little boys and girls who never had one, and they keep coming every day,” said Pray Tell (Billy Porter). The responsibility of the Church and parents for making these young people outcasts was spelled out loud and clear, as 17-year-old aspiring dancer Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain) was beaten by his father, then sent on his way by his mother with the words, “You know  the Bible condemns homosexuality.” Strike a pose: Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon Richards Credit: Pari Dukovic Good mothers and bad mothers  was a theme of the episode. HIV-positive Blanca (brilliantly played by transgender actress Mj Rodriguez)  was escaping from the overbearing influence of Elektra (Dominique Jackson), reigning “mother” of the House of Abundance. Blanca set up her own house, dedicated to the woman who “stole my look”, supermodel Linda Evangelista.  The script was full of enjoyably  catty flourishes. “Girl, I’m going  to eat you like an after-dinner roulade,” Elektra told Blanca.   An intriguing subplot involved E van Peters’s Stan, a family man working for Donald Trump. He was drawn towards the “greed is good” lifestyle, but even more drawn towards Angel (Indya Moore) from the House of Evangelista. It pitched  the straight world and ball culture together, highlighting the fragility of both. Pose glittered on the surface, but its pain was drawn from a deep well.

  • NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash
    Associated Press

    NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A trash truck driver who had marijuana in his system likely caused a fatal collision last year with an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers, federal investigators concluded Thursday.

  • Disney Parks Attraction Creators Compare Crafting Video Games With Real-World Experiences
    Variety

    Disney Parks Attraction Creators Compare Crafting Video Games With Real-World Experiences

    Building a playful, inviting experience in a Disney theme park is far from easy, and it’s also surprisingly similar to creating a successful video game. Today, in a Game Developers Conference talk entitled “Playing with magic: Interactive worlds and Walt Disney imagineering,” Walt Disney Imagineering’s Creative Director Sara Thacher and Executive Creative Director Brent D. […]

  • Fox Consumer Products Chief Jim Fielding Joins Post-Disney-Deal Layoff List
    Deadline

    Fox Consumer Products Chief Jim Fielding Joins Post-Disney-Deal Layoff List

    Jim Fielding, a veteran consumer products executive, is one of the high-ranking Fox managers who will be exiting in the wake of Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of most of Fox. He had joined the company in 2017 from DreamWorks Animation, taking the title as President of Consumer Products and Innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film. Fielding oversaw licensing, product development and new business opportunities in the consumer retail space…

  • Disney Layoffs Claim Top Fox Executives Including Chris Aronson, Andrew Cripps, Pam Levine
    The Wrap

    Disney Layoffs Claim Top Fox Executives Including Chris Aronson, Andrew Cripps, Pam Levine

    Disney dropped the hammer on Thursday, cutting jobs on the Twentieth Century Fox studio lot, starting from the top dow.The Layoffs, which are expected to eventually impact as many as 4,000 jobs, claimed some of Fox’s top executives.Fox head of distribution Chris Aronson was among the first executives at the studio to get the call, putting out a statement on Thursday announcing that he had been let go.“I am extremely grateful for my time at [Twentieth Century Fox] under the leadership of Tom, Jim, and Stacey,” Aronson said in the statement. “It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the domestic distribution team, which I consider to be the gold standard in the business. While I am disappointed not to continue, I look forward to starting a new chapter in this business during this exciting time of change.”Fox president of international distribution Andrew Cripps, another well-regarded executive in the industry was also let go on Thursday. Cripps previously worked at IMAX, helping to oversee the exhibitor’s global expansion. He served as president of international at Paramount before that.The marketing team at the studio was also gutted on Thursday.Pam Levine, Fox’s president of worldwide theatrical marketing, was also among those let go. Levine took over that role in October 2016, overseeing successful and award-winning marketing campaigns for a wide range of films since, including “Hidden Figures,” “Logan,” “The Post,” “The Greatest Showman” and “Deadpool 2” as well as “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Prior to rejoining Fox, Levine was chief marketing officer at HBO, for five years, leading all of the company’s marketing for “Game of Thrones,” the launch of “True Detective,” “Girls,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep” and “Last Week Tonight w John Oliver.”Co-president of worldwide theatrical marketing Kevin Campbell was also let go. Campbell rejoined the studio in 2017 after most recently serving as Head of Marketing for Amblin Partners.Marketing guru and chief content officer Tony Sella was also let go.More to come…Read original story Disney Layoffs Claim Top Fox Executives Including Chris Aronson, Andrew Cripps, Pam Levine At TheWrap

  • Raven-Symoné, Ava DuVernay And More Pay Tribute To Eunetta T. Boone: “A Beacon Of Light To So Many”
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    Raven-Symoné, Ava DuVernay And More Pay Tribute To Eunetta T. Boone: “A Beacon Of Light To So Many”

    Refresh for updates: Trailblazing TV producer and writer Eunetta T. Boone died Wednesday and Hollywood took to social media to honor the entertainment pioneer who worked on shows that put a deserved spotlight on stories and talent from the black community. That credit list included The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single, The Parent 'Hood, The Hughleys, My Wife and Kids, One on One and most recently Raven's Home. Raven-Symoné said in a heartfelt statement: "My heart is…

  • Dev Patel Checks In To ‘Hotel Mumbai’; Director László Nemes Brings ‘Sunset’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
    Deadline

    Dev Patel Checks In To ‘Hotel Mumbai’; Director László Nemes Brings ‘Sunset’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

    Two historic dramas headline a comparatively slow weekend for new Specialty roll outs vs. last weekend's heavy roster. Bleecker Street/ShivHans Pictures' Hotel Mumbai with Oscar-nominee Dev Patel and Golden Globe-nominee Armie Hammer will have a minimal start in New York and Los Angeles ahead of a fairly wide release in the coming weeks. The film recounts the true events in 2008 when terrorists laid siege of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai. Sony Pictures Classics is opening…

  • Wanted: Disney princess nanny. Pays $53,000. Ability to 'commit to a character' a must
    USA TODAY

    Wanted: Disney princess nanny. Pays $53,000. Ability to 'commit to a character' a must

    The parents of 5-year-old twins say in a want ad "if there are any Disney-mad nannies out there who'd be able to help us out, please get in touch."

  • Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000 Division to Shutter Following Disney Acquisition
    The Wrap

    Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000 Division to Shutter Following Disney Acquisition

    Disney is shutting down the Fox 2000 label, run by Elizabeth Gabler, after all.According to Deadline, the division will close its doors after Joe Wright’s “The Woman in the Window,” which stars Amy Adams and Gary Oldman. Disney will complete films in production now, but it is unclear what this means for Gabler and the rest of her team going forward.In October, Disney had said that Gabler would be one of the Fox executives moving over to Disney when the merger closes, and that she would serve as president of production at Fox 2000.Also Read: Disney Expected to Lay Off 4,000 Employees at FoxFox began the process of laying off about 4,000 employees on Thursday, one day after the film and TV studio finalized its multibillion-dollar sale to Disney.On Wednesday, Disney closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox’s film and TV entertainment assets. Now starts the arduous process of merging the two giant companies.Representatives for Disney and Fox have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.More to come…Read original story Elizabeth Gabler’s Fox 2000 Division to Shutter Following Disney Acquisition At TheWrap

  • 5 New ‘Game of Thrones’ Collaborations Coming in Time for the Final Season
    Variety

    5 New ‘Game of Thrones’ Collaborations Coming in Time for the Final Season

    Some of the biggest lifestyle brands in the world are jumping on the "Game of Thrones" bandwagon this spring, hoping to capitalize on the fandom and popularity of the HBO hit, as it enters its eighth and final season. From sneakers to spirits, these officially-licensed collaborations extend the characters and colors of the show beyond […]

  • Levi's soars in return to public markets
    Associated Press

    Levi's soars in return to public markets

    Levi Strauss & Co.'s return to the public markets got an enthusiastic reception from investors who believe the iconic brand is ready for a comeback — and still has a lot more room to grow. Levi's seems to have successfully convinced investors, at least for now, that it has a lot of opportunities to expand beyond just jeans, from tops to bolstering its women's business. In its prospectus, the company says it plans to use the proceeds from the public offering to expand more aggressively into China, India and Brazil and also build out more retail stores, which as of late last year totaled 824.

  • The Trump Madness bracket: Today's Toon
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    The Trump Madness bracket: Today's Toon

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