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Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died at 74

By 92.3 News | January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died at 74

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s National Film Fund says that Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna has died. He was 74. Vajna, who produced several “Rambo” films starring Sylvester Stallone, as well as Madonna’s “Evita,” among many others, died Sunday at his Budapest home after a long illness. Vajna was also owner of the TV2 Group, …

‘Green Book’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

By 92.3 News | January 20, 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Green Book’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards
Peter Farrelly

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars race may have gotten a little clearer Saturday night as the race-themed road trip drama “Green Book” drove off with the top honor at the Producers Guild Awards, winning out over presumed front-runners like “Roma,” ”A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther.” “When you make ‘Dumb and Dumber’ …

Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

By 92.3 News | January 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock
George Harrison, Klaus Voorman, Jesse Ed Davis, Eric Clapton

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans. Wray …

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative

By 92.3 News | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative
E'Dena Hines, Morgan Freeman

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter in New York City. Prosecutors say 33-year-old Lamar Davenport stabbed his girlfriend E’Dena Hines multiple times while under the influence of alcohol and drugs in August 2015. Davenport issued an apology during …

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

By 92.3 News | January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae
Cardi B

NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on …

Harmony Korine’s latest, Beto O’Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

By 92.3 News | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Harmony Korine’s latest, Beto O’Rourke doc to debut at SXSW
Olivia Wilde

NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum,” Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O’Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival. The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition Wednesday after previously revealing that Jordan Peele’s “Us” will …

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

By 92.3 News | January 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the color of a person’s skin, but the shade. “Colorism,” the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers, is a centuries-old concept that many insiders say remains pervasive in the …

Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

By 92.3 News | January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020
Jason Reitman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new installment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman tweeted Tuesday night that he’s “finally got the keys to the car.” …

Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

By 92.3 News | January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumbling space snowman is making its out-of-this-world film premiere. Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission on Tuesday released the first stitched together animation of Ultima Thule (TOO-lee), the most distant object ever explored by humans. The small, icy object is shown spinning end-over-end like a propeller. It is about 4 billion …

Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray to reunite for ‘On the Rocks’

By 92.3 News | January 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray to reunite for ‘On the Rocks’

NEW YORK (AP) — Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite 16 years after the Oscar-winning “Lost in Translation” in the splashiest feature film yet announced by Apple. A24 said Tuesday that Coppola’s “On the Rocks” will be the indie studio’s first project under its joint deal with Apple, which is pushing into original content. …