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‘Teletubbies’ Tinky-Winky Actor Simon Shelton Dies at 52

‘Teletubbies’ Tinky-Winky Actor Simon Shelton Dies at 52 Actor Simon Shelton, known for voicing Tinky-Winky in the BBC children’s show “Teletubbies,” died on Jan. 17. He was 52. His niece, Emily Atack, confirmed the news on Instagram. “My wonderful uncle ...

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Races Toward $20 Million Opening

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Races Toward $20 Million Opening Fox’s launch of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is poised to end the three-week box office reign of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” with about $20 million at about 3,800 North American locations. The ...

Anne Hathaway's 'Barbie' Movie Moves to 2020

Anne Hathaway's 'Barbie' Movie Moves to 2020 Sony is moving the Anne Hathaway-starring, long-in-the-works Barbie project to 2020. The fish-out-of-water tale, directed by Australian director Alethea Jones, will now premiere on May 8, 2020, ...

Ursula K. Le Guin, Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 88 Acclaimed science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin has died, her agent told TheWrap Tuesday. She was 88. Le Guin died at her home in Portland, Oregon, on Monday. Her son told The New York ...

Missing Plane Thriller 'Manifest' Scores NBC Pilot Order

Missing Plane Thriller 'Manifest' Scores NBC Pilot Order NBC is moving closer to finding its version of Lost. The network has handed out a formal pilot order to Manifest, a thriller written by Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura) and described as a ...

Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Swims Ahead With 13 Nominations

Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Swims Ahead With 13 Nominations The film academy’s best fit is “The Shape of Water.” Guillermo del Toro’s whimsical period romance about a custodial worker and fish-man hybrid who fall in love stacked 13 Oscar nominations on Tuesday ...

Oscars: 'Wonder Woman,' James Franco, Steven Spielberg Among Noteworthy Snubs

Oscars: 'Wonder Woman,' James Franco, Steven Spielberg Among Noteworthy Snubs While a number of Oscar hopefuls are cheering after their names were read during Tuesday morning's nominations announcement, other individuals and films considered to be contenders found themselves ...

Oscars: Greta Gerwig Becomes Fifth Woman Ever Nominated for Best Director

Oscars: Greta Gerwig Becomes Fifth Woman Ever Nominated for Best Director Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman ever nominated for a best director Oscar on Tuesday morning. The Lady Bird helmer was the only woman nominated in the otherwise all-male field made up of Paul ...

Lari White, Country Singer and ‘Cast Away’ Actress, Dies at 52 After Cancer Battle (Report)

Lari White, Country Singer and ‘Cast Away’ Actress, Dies at 52 After Cancer Battle (Report) Lari White, the country singer whose hits included “Now I Know” and “That’s My Baby,” died on Tuesday following a battle with cancer, Rolling Stone reports. She was 52. In addition to her singing ...

Oscars: ‘Mudbound’s’ Rachel Morrison Makes History as First Female Cinematographer Nominee

Oscars: ‘Mudbound’s’ Rachel Morrison Makes History as First Female Cinematographer Nominee After 90 long years, another glass ceiling has finally been broken at the Motion Picture Academy. “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history Tuesday by becoming the first female director ...

Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact

Starz Expands Into Canada With Bell Media Pact Starz is taking a big step in its plan to expand internationally, striking a deal with Bell Media to launch the first Starz-branded service in Canada. Bell Media’s The Movie Network Encore is to be ...

'Yardie': Film Review | Sundance 2018

'Yardie': Film Review | Sundance 2018 In his feature directing debut, Idris Elba shows a decent grasp of the fundaments of old-fashioned, novelistic storytelling. But for a movie that throbs with the reggae-inflected beats of a punchy ...

Highlight Communications Takes Control of German Mini-Major Constantin

Highlight Communications Takes Control of German Mini-Major Constantin Swiss group Highlight Communications, together with Studhalter Investment, has taken control of German mini-major Constantin Medien, the producer of the Resident Evil franchise, bu buying a majority ...

Gaumont Expands to Germany, Appoints Warner Bros. Executive (Exclusive)

Gaumont Expands to Germany, Appoints Warner Bros. Executive (Exclusive) Gaumont, the venerable film and TV studio behind French comedy blockbuster “The Intouchables” and hit Netflix series “Narcos,” is set to expand in Germany with the launch of a new office in Cologne. ...

Berlin Film Market: Korea’s ‘Monstrum’ Picked up by Finecut

Big-budget Korean creature movie, Monstrum” will get its rights sales launch next month through agency Finecut. The company will screen promotional footage at its booth at Berlin’s European Film ...

2018 Oscar nominations slugfest: Are the acting nominees too safe and predictable? [Watch]

2018 Oscar nominations slugfest: Are the acting nominees too safe and predictable? [Watch] “It is one of the high-holy days for us Oscar lovers,” declares senior editor Rob Licuria during our 2018 Oscar nominations slugfest. Licuria is joined by contributing writers Andrew Carden, Tony Ruiz ...

At&T Calls for Congress to Pass Net Neutrality Law

At&T is asking Congress to pass a federal net neutrality law to settle the internet freedom debate. The telecommunications company is posting a full-page ad in newspapers around the U.S. on Wednesday, ...

'Damsel': Film Review | Sundance 2018

'Damsel': Film Review | Sundance 2018 Some piquant comedy sketch work and an obvious affinity for Westerns are not enough to fill out the nearly two hours of Damsel. This latest film buffery-drenched, odyssey-styled amusement from the ...

Oscars 2018: Nominations in All 24 Categories

Oscars 2018: Nominations in All 24 Categories Well, that was unexpected. Such was the refrain echoing throughout Hollywood when the Oscar nominations were announced at the crack of dawn on Tuesday, January 23. What films and performances made the ...

Russian Authorities Ban Armando Iannucci's 'Death of Stalin'

Russia's culture ministry withdrew the exhibition license of Armando Iannucci's cold war satire The Death of Stalin on Tuesday, state-run news agency Tass reported. The decision followed a closed ...

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