Shonka Dukureh, Who Played Big Mama Thornton in Elvis, Dies at 44
Director Baz Luhrmann called Dukureh “a special light” in his tribute to the performer on Instagram.
keep calm and carry on
Florence Pugh and Harry Styles Are a Chaotic Couple in Don’t Worry Darling Trailer
More twists have been revealed from Olivia Wilde’s upcoming thriller, which hits theaters in September.
Jordan Peele Doesn’t Want You to Call Him the Greatest Horror Director Ever
And he won’t be accepting any “John Carpenter slander” in his Twitter mentions.
New on Netflix: The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming in August 2022
The penultimate season of Never Have I Ever, a Selling Sunset spinoff, and all three of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man films arrive on the streamer.
Comedian Jak Knight’s Death Has Been Ruled a Suicide
The Big Mouth writer and star died in Los Angeles last week at age 28.
The White Lotus Season 2 First Footage Teases Another Character Return
Jennifer Coolidge is checking into the HBO anthology’s Sicily-set season…but who could be joining her?
into the marsh
Where the Crawdads Sing: The 4 Biggest Changes From Book to Movie
The big-screen adaptation of Delia Owens’s hit novel alters a bit of Kya’s journey, including that pivotal ending.
Where the Crawdads Sing: Why Author Delia Owens Is Wanted for Questioning in a Real-Life Killing
Nearly three decades ago, Owens and her family may have been entangled in a killing that eerily echoes throughout her best-selling novel. Here’s everything you need to know about the controversy.
Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp Confirms Will Is “Gay and Does Love Mike”
In a new interview, the actor also teased a season 5 coming out scene and apologized to Doja Cat for sharing their DMs.
Constance Wu Says She Attempted Suicide After Fresh Off the Boat Tweets Stoked Ire
“When a few DMs from a fellow Asian actress told me I’d become a blight on the Asian American community, I started feeling like I didn’t even deserve to live anymore,” Wu wrote on Thursday.
to be (or not to be) perceived
Persuasion and the Risky Business of Breaking the Fourth Wall
Netflix’s take on a Jane Austen classic has its heroine talk directly to the camera—but does that device actually speak to us anymore?
Nathan Lane Is Ready to Make Even More History After the 2022 Emmy Nominations
“Seven nominations for the Primetime Emmy—you hope it doesn’t turn into Susan Lucci,” Lane tells Vanity Fair of becoming the most-nominated comedy guest actor of all time—and having yet to win.
Where to Watch Emmy-Nominated Shows 2022
Your how-to for bingeing all of the year’s major shows—from Abbott Elementary to Euphoria—before the Emmy Awards in September.
The Bachelorette Premiere Asks: Are Two Leads Better Than One?
But Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia are not the first dual Bachelorettes—despite what production would have us believe.
chrissy, wake up
Stranger Things: Watch Joe Quinn Practice His Metallica Guitar Scene
Over the weekend, Metallica also paid tribute to the season four breakout with a rousing TikTok.
oui to johnny
Johnny Depp’s Next Film Reportedly Licensed by Netflix France
The French project, in which Depp is playing King Louis XV, will not stream on Netflix in other territories.
Cheer Star Jerry Harris Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crimes
In February, Harris pleaded guilty to two federal charges related to soliciting sex and sexual abuse imagery from minors.
the upside down
Stranger Things Season Five Will Have Shorter Episodes, for a Good Reason
Except for the series finale—which will “be at least two hours.”
more bad news
Ezra Miller’s Downhill Spiral Takes New Turns
In a new Variety report, two women break their silence about their alleged abuse at the hands of Miller.
back in action
Cameron Diaz Got “Peace in My Soul” Before Announcing Her Hollywood Comeback
Inside the actor’s eight-year retirement, and why she’s ending it for a Netflix film with Jamie Foxx.