Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon play Armenians living in the last days of the Ottoman Empire in "The Promise."<br>Open Road Films

Path to screen for ‘The Promise’ includes evading a knockoff

“The Promise,” the grandest big-screen portrayal ever made about the mass killings of Armenians during World War I, has been rated by more than 111,300 people on IMDb — a remarkable total considering it doesn’t open in theaters until today and has thus far been screened only a handful of times publicly.

Charlie Hunnam searches for meaning in his life and his work

Most actors who dine in Hollywood restaurants don’t talk to beret-clad strangers. And they’re especially not likely to be taking in disquisitions from one of those strangers on wine. Yet there is Charlie Hunnam — yes, gritty-as-dirt Jax from the FX biker series “Sons of Anarchy” — eagerly receiving wisdom from an older man in colorful headgear.

Jay Pharoah says he had rocky relationship with ‘SNL’

Jay Pharoah said he had a rocky time on “Saturday Night Live” because he refused to keep quiet and follow orders.

Instant reactions to Kendrick Lamar’s startling new album

After weeks of feverish anticipation — and just days ahead of his headlining April 16 performance at the Coachella festival — Kendrick Lamar released his new album, “Damn,” on April 13.


Potent mix of family, inclusion fueled ‘Fate of the Furious’ to historic No. 1 opening

“The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in Universal’s “Fast & Furious” series, sped to more than $100 million domestically and $532.5 million internationally — notching the biggest global opening of all time — thanks to its muscular star power, fast cars, furious action and the kind of over-the-top spectacle usually reserved for summer blockbuster season.


More size, more stars: How expansion is affecting Coachella

“Don’t be scared — I’ve done this before,” Lady Gaga told the massive crowd gathered April 15 for her Saturday night headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. And, sure, this was hardly the Super Bowl halftime veteran’s first experience before a live audience numbering in the tens of thousands.

In ‘Henrietta Lacks,’ Oprah Winfrey reveals one woman’s remarkable legacy

Oprah Winfrey says she lives without feeling rage, which is a nice way to go through your days but potentially limiting when you’re playing the pivotal character in a film about an emotionally scarred woman who is all but consumed by it.

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