Melvin Van Peebles, trailblazing director and Black cinema champion, has died

Melvin Van Peebles, a trailblazing African-American director who helped champion a new wave of modern Black cinema in the 1970s, has died, his son announced Wednesday. He was 89. Van Peebles, father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles, died at his home on Tuesday night, according to a statement shared on social media. “Dad…MORE

‘The Wonder Years’ shines in ABC’s reboot of the coming-of-age dramedy

Early ’90s TV is hitting the refresh button this fall, in the case of “The Wonder Years,” delivering an impressive and ambitious ABC dramedy. Coming on the heels of Disney+’s “Doogie Howser, M.D.” reboot, the two shows join the earlier “One Day at a Time” in proving it’s possible to nostalgically recycle titles and still…MORE

Britney Spears celebrates her sons on social media

Britney Spears posted a birthday tribute to her “very private” sons — with their permission. The singer, who shares teens Sean Preston and Jayden James with with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, wrote, “There is nothing stronger than the love between a mother and son.” She continued: “My boys’ birthdays were last week … and unfortunately…MORE

Elvira shares she’s been in a 19-year relationship with a woman

Elvira, the famed “Mistress of the Dark,” has shared she identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. The actress, who was born Cassandra Peterson, shared her love story in her new autobiography, “Yours Cruelly, Elvira.” Peterson writes that she was a new mom decades ago trying to get back into pre-baby shape at Gold’s…MORE

Fugees reunite for ‘The Score’ 25th anniversary tour

Ooh la la la, The Fugees are getting back together. The famed hip-hop trio made up of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will go on a world tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed album “The Score.” “As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was…MORE

Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ actor, dead at 57

Actor Willie Garson, known for his role on the “Sex and the City” series and films, has died, according to his son, Nathen Garson. He was 57. “I love you so much papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so…MORE

‘The Voice’ returns and Ariana Grande makes her debut

“The Voice” returned for a new season on Monday with Ariana Grande and the show’s newest coach. “I’ve been watching ‘The Voice’ for years and I wanted to be a coach. This is my first season and I’d like to think I’m here to win,” Grande said. She is coaching with Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton…MORE

‘Star Wars: Visions’ brings George Lucas’ galaxy full circle in striking anime shorts

George Lucas freely discussed how director Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 samurai classic “The Hidden Fortress” served as inspiration for “Star Wars,” so seeing Japanese anime turned loose on the franchise nicely brings the relationship full circle. “Star Wars: Visions” consists of nine stand-alone shorts, with the best providing a fascinating wedding of that far-away galaxy to…MORE