5 Rappers Dropped From New York Music Festival at Police Request

Five rappers with New York roots were removed from the local edition of the traveling hip-hop festival Rolling Loud, scheduled for this weekend in Queens, at the behest of the New York Police Department, representatives for the concert said on Saturday. The move came after Martin Morales, an assistant chief at the Police Department, sent the festival organizers a letter …

Anna Quayle, British Character Actress, Is Dead at 86

She attended the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in North London and in her 20s studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. After graduation, she appeared in “Better Late” (1956), a revue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Her West End debut was also a revue, “Look Who’s Here!” (1960), followed by “And Another Thing” at …

Karli on ‘Sesame Street’ Reveals Her Mother’s Addiction Battle

“Sesame Street” is tackling yet another difficult topic: addiction. Sesame Workshop announced on Wednesday an effort to support children and families affected by addiction. In several new videos, Karli, a 6-and-a-half-year-old green Muppet with yellow hair, tells Elmo and other friends that her mother has a “problem” and is in recovery. Karli, who was introduced to viewers in May as …

How ‘Green Book’ became this year’s polarizing awards contender

This shouldn’t come as much of a spoiler. “Green Book,” based on a true story and co-written by Tony’s son, Nick, has been promoted as a healing tale of how the two men, played by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, overcome their differences and form an unlikely friendship in the early 1960s. Whereas Tony is poor, crass and prejudiced at …

‘Gemini Man’ Review: That Assassin Looks a Lot Like Will Smith

I’m a little worried that the premise of “Gemini Man,” which is the most interesting thing about it, might also count as a spoiler. So if you don’t want to know anything about this movie other than that Will Smith plays a super-lethal military assassin hunted by nefarious forces in his own government — which is too much of a …

Diahann Carroll Was the Only Mother I Knew

On Friday morning, when I woke up to 97 new notifications on Facebook, I knew something was up. They turned out to be condolences over the death of actress Diahann Carroll, who played my mother on the TV show “Julia.” She was the only mother I had ever really known. The show premiered over 50 years ago and was nominated …

Golden Globes nominations 2019: Complete list of nominees

Emily Yahr Style reporter covering pop culture and entertainment Travis M. Andrews Pop culture reporter covering music, movies, TV, comedy and celebrity culture December 6, 2018 “Vice,” the film about Vice President Dick Cheney that the general public won’t be able to see until Christmas Day, earned six Golden Globe nominations, the most of any movie this year, while FX’s …

Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Comedian and Actor, Dies at 84

Rip Taylor, a flamboyant mainstay of the comedy circuit who was known for his gags involving confetti; for his brand of self-deprecating humor, which involved removing his toupee; and his extensive voice work, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 84. His publicist, B. Harlan Boll, said Mr. Taylor had a seizure and died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, although …