Sonny Liston ranks among boxing’s greatest — even Mike Tyson called him “a badass.” But the man who beat Floyd Patterson to become the 1962 Heavyweight Champion of the world led a brief, brutal much-reviled life that ended, at 40, under mysterious circumstances. As recounted in the Showtime documentary...
If Helen Mirren‘s and Ian McKellen‘s characters in “The Good Liar” were Catholic, they’d have to book a week’s stay in a confessional. Take Betty and Roy’s first meeting, at a posh London restaurant. Having connected through a dating website for seniors, they introduce themselves as Estelle and Brian....
It’s been six years since Céline Dion last belted out an English-language album, 2013’s “Loved Me Back to Life.” But after the death of her husband-manager René Angélil in 2016, the Grammy-winning powerhouse behind such hits as “Because You Loved Me” and, of course, “My Heart Will Go...
Dwayne Johnson is ready to fly high. The action star revealed that the superhero film “Black Adam” — in which he’ll play the “rebellious, one of a kind” antihero — will be released Dec. 22, 2021. The film will be a spinoff of the movie “Shazam!” that premiered last April,...
The contestant who brought Alex Trebek to tears with one of his responses says he could tell the long-time “Jeopardy!” host really needed some on-air love. Dhruv Gaur appeared today on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” to explain what he was thinking when he wrote “We love you Alex!” as...
Even if you’re Christian Bale, there’s only so much acting you can do from behind the wheel as your speeding car rounds a hairpin turn for the umpteenth time. And “Ford v Ferrari,” clocking in at a ponderous 2¹/₂ hours, spends an awful lot of time on those...
Memphis, Tenn.-born and raised Booker T. Jones was just 16 when he started writing the soul-rocker instrumental tune “Green Onions,” which would become a huge hit for Booker T. & the MGs, the house band for Stax records, in 1962. “I started writing it in my music theory class,”...
With “Frozen II,” Disney has done the impossible: It’s made a terrific animated-musical sequel. Over the past 25 years, the studio has released a heap of direct-to-video follow-ups to its biggest hits, such as “Return of Jafar” and “The Lion King 1½.” All of them have been forgettable at...
This could be Keanu Reeves most excellent — and meta — role yet. A new teaser trailer for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run” depicts the “John Wick” star as a disembodied head, ready to impart wisdom — as only Reeves could — for the always-befuddled title character. The...
Warning: Spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer” follow. Kelly Osbourne shocked the judges of “The Masked Singer.” In Wednesday night’s episode of Fox’s outrageous singing competition show — in which celebs don elaborate disguises to hide their identities as they serenade the audience — the elaborate “ladybug” costume...