People’s Choice Awards 2019: Kevin Hart makes first public appearance since car accident

(CNN)Some of the biggest names in Hollywood flocked to the E! People’s Choice Awards Sunday night. Kim Kardashian and her sisters won reality show of the year. P!nk was honored with a People’s Champion of 2019 award. “I grew up in a family of activists and I know that one person can make a difference,” she said on stage. “You feel like your life doesn’t matter, get involved. I don’t care about your politics, I care about your kids. Kindness today is an act of rebellion … there is a planet that needs help. Stop fighting each other and help each other.” A truly poignant moment was when Adam Sandler awarded his good friend, Jennifer Aniston with the Icon Award. …

People’s Choice Awards 2019: Watch for Ariana Grande and Avengers

(CNN)The E! People’s Choice Awards will be stacked with actors, comedians and musical acts that promise for an interesting night. Trophies will be given to standouts in movies, TV shows, music and pop culture, voted on by the public. Also handing out trophies will be a mix of pop culture familiars, including Brittany Snow, Jacob Tremblay, Asante Blackk, Jenna Dewan, Joey King, Kelly Rowland, Karamo Brown, Lucy Hale, Sean Hayes and Terry Crews. We’ll even get some stars from the sports world. World Cup-winning soccer player Alex Morgan and tennis player Coco Gauff will be in attendance. As for the “Icon” awards, Jennifer Aniston will receive the People’s Icon, Gwen Stefani the Fashion Icon and Pink will be honored with …

Emilia Clarke is the best reason to go-go to ‘Last Christmas’

(CNN)For those expecting a traditional holiday romance, “Last Christmas” is something of a surprise. That will likely produce a split response to this dragon-free vehicle for “Game of Thrones’” Emilia Clarke, which, with its playlist of George Michael songs, really depends on what you’re looking for if you decide to go-go. Still, director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) and co-writers Emma Thompson (who doubles, delightfully, as Kate’s immigrant mom) and Bryony Kimmings have more on their minds than just the usual romantic comedy. For starters, the London-set film incorporates Brexit into the plot, with Kate’s Yugoslavian parents having emigrated to the U.K., and her mother leery of anti-immigrant sentiment creeping into the country. The film derives its title, meanwhile — and very, …

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 10 premiere killed it

(CNN)Out of this world and out of smiles for how cute Daryl and Connie were. But instead of the death to come, let’s focus on some possible love. Daryl (played by Norman Reedus) and Connie (Lauren Ridloff) gave us some adorable moments, with him revealing the rudimentary sign language he’s learned so he can communicate with her. He’s had a bond with Carol (actress Melissa McBride), but viewers have long wanted a romantic relationship for him and Twitter lit up. “What I really enjoy about those two together, they have such an interesting dynamic and chemistry, which just has popped from the beginning,” showrunner Angela Kang told EW of the possible burgeoning couple. “I think what we’re showing is that …

Jos Jos, Mexican musical icon for half a century, dies at age 71

(CNN)Jos Jos, a Mexican music icon, has died, the Mexican Ministry of Culture said. He’s survived by his wife Sara Salazar and his children, Sarita Sosa, José Joel and Marisol. The singer, called by fans and colleagues “El Príncipe de la canción” (Prince of Song), had tweeted in June that he was undergoing therapy and thanked his fans for their support. He was known for romantic ballads like “La Nave del Olvido,” “40 y 20,” “Gavilán o Paloma” and “El Triste,” and many more songs that became hits throughout his career of more than half a century. Born in Mexico City, José José had been destined to enter the music industry. He grew up surrounded by music, as his father …

Fall TV preview: The new network shows to watch and the ones to skip

(CNN)The major networks were once the centerpiece of the fall in terms of pop culture. Now, they’re just one more group crying for attention, in a fourth-quarter that will see an onslaught of streaming and cable fare and the launch of studio-backed streaming service Disney+ as well as Apple TV+. WHAT TO TRY “Mixed-ish” (ABC, Sept. 24): ABC’s second spinoff of “Black-ish” has a lot in common with CBS’ “Young Sheldon,” building a show around one of the key character’s as a kid. In this case, it’s Bow (here played by Arica Himmel), who must deal with being a mixed-race child in the 1980s — quite an adjustment after life on a hippie commune — with Gary Cole as her …

How to stream the 2019 Teen Choice Awards online

Summer may be the domain of pool parties, alcoholic slushies, and blockbuster movies, but the season wouldnt be complete without the hottest award show of the year. The Teen Choice Awards celebrates a wave of this years biggest names in teen-centered music, film, comedy, and even social media live from Hermosa Beach, California. This year, Avengers: Endgame leads the pack in nominations, followed by Aladdin, Captain Marvel, Aquaman, and Crazy Rich Asians.To nobodies surprise, Lil Nas X is trailblazing the music categories (probably on a horse) with five nominations. Like most award shows, expect plenty of surprises that make the award show so dang watchable. Plus, OneRepublic, Bazzi, Mabel, Jordan McGraw, CNCO, and HRVY will be performing live. Heres everything …

Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ remake is remarkably bad

Four Weddings and a FuneralCo-created by Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburtonwho worked together on Kalings Four Weddings and a Funeral feels more like the than its source material. A cringeworthy amount of modern pop culture references will surely age this series quickly. (A few minutes into the pilot, the characters have already referenced, , and .) But one of the most disappointing aspects of is how it further enables the clumsy woman in a rom-com narrative. You knowthat woman who is always dropping things on the ground, having wardrobe malfunctions, and generally being an awkward person. Game of ThronesunderWhether Kaling and Warburton are trying to parody or perpetuate rom-com tropes is unclear. Maya is a conundrum: a smart woman who …

Your ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 soundtrack

(CNN)The most powerful trigger in “Stranger Things’” nostalgia arsenal remains, as always, the eclectic, still-pervasive pop music landscape of the ’80s. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon This one was also a preeminent saliva-swapping song of its day. The group’s music also appeared in films like “The Goonies” — a major “Stranger Things” influence — and “Vision Quest,” a fondly remembered teen romantic comedy from 1985 and early breakout role for Matthew Modine, now remembered for his role as Dr. Brenner. “Material Girl” and “Angel” by Madonna The superb “Vision Quest” soundtrack also served as one of Madonna’s earliest film showcases, and this season two key 1985 tunes, her colossal, culture-defining hit “Material Girl” — used as the spot-on …

The best foreign-language TV shows on Netflix

Brazilian TV series Coisa Mais Linda follows Maria Luiza as she decides to open a music club in Rio De Janeiro after her husband runs off with a mistress and all their money. The series showcases Rio in the 50s, bossa nova music, and the resilience of women from the time period. With its smart storytelling and multidimensional cast, Coisa Mais Linda honors the beauty that comes from the sorrow of being a woman. Tess Cagle 2) Gomorrah Arrow Films/YouTube Original language: Italian Subtitles: English follows Ciro Di Marzio, a member of the Savastano clan, a Neapolitan crime family headed by nefarious drug lord Pietro Savastano. Ciro must navigate the ruthless crime syndicate while also dealing with the tumultuous power …

The best foreign-language TV shows on Netflix

Brazilian TV series Coisa Mais Linda follows Maria Luiza as she decides to open a music club in Rio De Janeiro after her husband runs off with a mistress and all their money. The series showcases Rio in the 50s, bossa nova music, and the resilience of women from the time period. With its smart storytelling and multidimensional cast, Coisa Mais Linda honors the beauty that comes from the sorrow of being a woman. Tess Cagle 2) Gomorrah Arrow Films/YouTube Original language: Italian Subtitles: English follows Ciro Di Marzio, a member of the Savastano clan, a Neapolitan crime family headed by nefarious drug lord Pietro Savastano. Ciro must navigate the ruthless crime syndicate while also dealing with the tumultuous power …

Fashion icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

(CNN)Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer and socialite was 95. Born in New York in 1924, Gloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt grew up in France. Her father, financier Reginald Vanderbilt, the heir to a railroad fortune, died when she was a baby. Young Gloria was the focus of media attention at an early age, dubbed “the poor little rich girl” amid an intense custody battle between her mother and her father’s enormously wealthy sister, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The latter prevailed in court proceedings. “As a teenager she tried to avoid the spotlight, but reporters and cameramen followed her everywhere,” Cooper said. “She was determined to make something of her life, determined to …

‘Elisa & Marcela’ butchers a historic same-sex love story

looks like the kind of movie youre supposed to admire. The erotic dramabased on the true story of Spains first recorded same-sex weddingfeatures stunning black-and-white photography courtesy of director of photography Jennifer Cox. The camera lovingly lingers on a flower being doused with rain, holds carefully on church bells ringing, and bounces calmly on the ebb and flow of the ocean tide. Coxs framing is often wide, emphasizing the space between the films protagonists and reinforcing the challenges they face. Unfortunately, the film’s visual mastery can’t make up for its lazy storytelling and groan-inducing attempts at intimacy. Elisa & Marcela RELEASE DATE: 6/7/2019 DIRECTOR: Isabel Coixet STREAMING: Netflix This period drama about the Spains first recorded same-sex marriage is all …

Ali Stroker makes history as the first Tony award-winning actor in a wheelchair

(CNN)In her history-making acceptance speech at the Tony Awards Sunday night, Ali Stroker spoke directly to the millions of young people watching with dreams like hers. Stroker waited backstage to accept her award, though most nominees are expected to walk down the theater’s aisles and up the stage steps once they’ve won. She told reporters after her win she hopes theater owners work to make backstage areas more accessible to performers in wheelchairs. She made history in her first appearance on Broadway, too: with her role in 2015’s “Spring Awakening,” she became the first Broadway actor to use a wheelchair for mobility use in a production that also starred deaf actors who performed in sign language. She also appeared on …

Obamas and Netflix reveal joint projects

Rene Zellweger has never had so much fun in her life.Image: Adam Rose/Netflix The following is a spoiler-free review of Netflix’s What/If. Contemplating a binge watch of Netflix’s What/If this weekend? Rest assured, your interest in the most melodramatic television event since ABC’s Revenge is not misplaced.  Outrageous and juicy, the 10-hour limited series from Revenge creator Mike Kelley is jam-packed with betrayals, agreements, twists, turns, and (sexy) surprises. The soapy series will bait you into soaking up every minute of its ludicrous self-indulgence — delivering just enough real-world bite to leave you wanting that next episode. Starring Renée Zellweger as evil venture capitalist Anne Montgomery, What/If is essentially a gender-swapped, serialized version of the 1993 film Indecent Proposal.  Lisa …

Everything coming to Prime Video in June 2019

June is the perfect time to catch up on the movies you've missed, from cinematic classics to 2019 releases.Image: mgm / lionsgate / marvel Prepping your summer movie lineup? Prime Video is here to help.  This June, the streaming service is offering a whole bunch of flicks for you to pick your way through, including classics like The Silence of the Lambs, Airplane!, and the first five installments of the Rockyfranchise.  Looking for something newer? Try out remakes like Romeo and Juliet(2013) and True Grit(2010) – or spoofs like The Spy Who Dumped Me, a modern twist on the James Bond classic starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. If you’re willing to spend a little extra on your movie of …