Bong Joon Ho returns to South Korea to much fanfare after winning four Oscars for 'Parasite'

Bong Joon Ho returned to his native South Korea from the United States on Sunday morning a little heavier than when he first left — with four Academy Awards in tow. The Parasite director had a laugh with fans and members of the press who anxiously awaited his arrival at the Incheon International Airport. “Thank you for the applause, I would like send a round of applause back to you all for coping so well with the coronavirus,” Bong told the crowd according to reports from Reuters. “I will join

Queen recreates iconic Live Aid performance for Australian bushfires fundraiser

Sydney had a rockin’ night on Sunday, when Queen performed at ANZ Olympic Stadium as part of their Fire Fight Australia concert benefitting those affected by the deadly bushfires in the region. Original members Brian May and Roger Taylor reprised their 22 minute set from 1985’s Live Aid concert at London’s Wembley Stadium, in front of 75,000 people as part of a 75 hour fundraising drive. Former American Idol star Adam Lambert, who performs and tours with the band often, fronted the performance

David Oyelowo remembers late 'Queen of Katwe' co-star Nikita Pearl Waligwa: 'She was a ball of light'

David Oyelowo is remembering his young co-star in Disney’s Queen of Katwe, Nikita Pearl Waligwa who died on Saturday in her native Uganda. The 15-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016. “We mourn the loss of our beautiful Nikita Pearl Waligwa,” he captioned a photo of the actress via Instagram on Sunday. “She was a ball of light in @queenofkatwemovie and in life. Her battle with a brain tumor was humbling to witness. Her light will live on.

'Sonic The Hedgehog' zooms past the competition at the box office with $57 million

Sonic the Hedgehog made its big debut over President’s Day weekend and it zoomed all the way to the top of the box office. Not only did the film make an estimated $57 during its first week in theaters, but it also claimed the title of biggest North American debut for a movie based on a video game. Second place goes to Birds of Prey with an estimated $17.1 million during its second week, followed by Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island in third with $12.4 million. Rounding out the top five are The Photogr

Natalie Portman responds to Rose McGowan slamming her Oscars outfit honoring female directors

Natalie Portman was mostly applauded for wearing a black-and-gold Dior outfit that paid tribute to snubbed female filmmakers at the 92nd Academy Awards — but Rose McGowan, for one, was not a fan. Now Portman has responded to McGowan slamming her ensemble as “deeply offensive” on social media. “I agree with Ms. McGowan that it is inaccurate to call me ‘brave’ for wearing a garment with women’s names on it,” Portman said in a statement provided by her representatives Wednesday. “Brave is a term I

Watch Pete Davidson tackle complexity of gay friendships in Netflix's 'Alive From New York'

Pete Davidson‘s debut Netflix comedy special Alive From New York will drop on Feb. 25, and a first look clip shows the star discussing the complexity of gay friendships. Recorded live from New York’s Gramercy Theater, Davidson jokes about the inappropriate behavior of one of his gay friends who thinks he gets a pass to touch women inappropriately because of his sexual preference. “It’s that gay dude that’ll like run up on your girlfriend, and like squeeze her boobs, and like slap her ass, and b

Snoop Dogg clarifies comments against Gayle King over controversial Kobe Bryant discussion

Snoop Dogg is hoping to clarify comments he made against Gayle King. The rapper was criticized for his harsh statements regarding King last week, in reaction to her highly controversial interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie where the TV host discussed the late Kobe Bryant‘s 2003 sexual assault case. King asked Leslie during a CBS This Morning interview, “It’s been said that his legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge, which was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you

Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm have epic 'Mad Men' reunion at Independent Spirit Awards

Mad Men‘s Don Draper once said, “You want respect? Go out and get it yourself.” And former series star Elisabeth Moss, who played Draper’s secretary Peggy Olson on the drama series, seems to have taken those words to heart. Jon Hamm, who famously played ad man Draper for seven seasons, was reunited with Moss at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday where she was nominated for Best Female Lead for her work in Her Smell. In the film, Moss portrays fictional rock star Becky Something whose sel

'Birds of Prey' soars to the top of the box office with $33.3 million

The box office has a new leader as Birds of Prey bumps Bad Boys for Life ($12 million) to second place with an estimated $33.3 million during its opening weekend. The number three spot belongs to war epic 1917 with $9 million, followed by the Robert Downey Jr. led Dolittle in fourth with an estimated $7 million, according to Comscore. Rounding out the top five Jumanji: The Next Level with an estimated $6 million. Birds of Prey is the long awaited Harley Quinn film starring Margot Robbie, who b

Watch the Oscars red carpet livestream

It’s Hollywood’s biggest night! But before the 92nd annual Academy Awards ceremony kicks off later today, you’ll want to get the party started with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly’s Red Carpet Live show. Beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT, EW’s editor-in-chief JD Heyman and PeopleTV anchor Lola Ogunnaike will be chatting up your favorite stars on the red carpet before they head into the Dolby Theatre to see who takes home Oscar gold. PeopleTV’s Jeremy Parsons will also be hosting a live watch par

J Balvin on making Super Bowl magic with Jennifer Lopez and collaborating with Ivy Queen

J Balvin is coming off a major high after surprising audiences by appearing alongside Jennifer Lopez during her Super Bowl LIV halftime performance. And with his Colores album set for a March release, his very own Air Jordan collaboration, and getting the Global Icon Award at Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro on Feb. 20, Jose Alvaro Osorio Balvin is sitting on top of the world. Balvin spoke to EW from Miami this week, where he’s enjoying a little break before jumping right back into his hectic sche

'Station 19' boss explains why [SPOILER] had to die

Warning: This article contains spoilers about Thursday’s episode of Station 19 titled “Eulogy.” ABC’s Station 19 said goodbye to a beloved character on Thursday, and even though fans won’t be happy about his departure, series executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff explains why it was necessary. Andy’s (Jaina Lee Ortiz) life is about to be turned upside down after the loss of her best friend Ryan Tanner (Alberto Frezza), but the question is: How will this change her? “Watching the fir

Exclusive: Here's who Ariana Grande is playing on Showtime's 'Kidding'

Ariana Grande is ready for her close-up on Showtime’s Kidding, and EW has exclusive details about who she’ll be playing. The pop star will be guest-starring on the Jim Carrey-led dramedy on Feb. 23. “Ariana plays Piccola Grande, the Pickle Fairy of Hope — and the more hope you have, the bigger she is,” series creator and executive producer Dave Holstein tells EW exclusively. “You can expect her to melt your heart and empty your eyes.” Grande excitedly announced her guest role via Twitter in Ju

Exclusive: Hear Dick Van Dyke voice a giant singing puppet opposite Jim Carrey on 'Kidding'

Dick Van Dyke will be lending his voice to a very important character on the new season of Showtime’s Kidding, and EW has your exclusive first look. The legendary actor will bring to life an oversized puppet named Hopskotch, a character who audiences will never see in his entirety, in the dramedy’s second episode. Kidding tells the story of longtime children’s television host Jeff Pickles (Jim Carrey), and the challenges he faces in maintaining his positive and seemingly problem-free TV persona

Lisa Kudrow welcomes Matthew Perry to Instagram with a 'Friends' quote

Could we BE any happier? It’s official: Every major cast member from the beloved comedy Friends is now on Instagram. Lisa Kudrow welcomed the final holdout, Matthew Perry to the social media site on Thursday. “Finally!!! Yay!! Can’t believe my eyes MY EYES,” Kudrow captioned a throwback photo of the pair. “Welcome to Instagram @mattyperry4 #friendsforlife” Perry, who has yet to post a photo on his newly minted account, played Chandler Bing on the long-running series alongside Kudrow, Jennifer

What to Watch: Here are the TV shows your favorite celebrities are binge-watching

“I just took down 75 episodes of . That show is off the chain,” This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown tells EW. “I knew Matthew Rhys was going to be in contention for [the Best Actor Emmy], and I said, ‘I’ve got to see it, and if he wins, I want to be able to authentically celebrate him.’ And my God if he didn’t blow me away, if he didn’t exceed expectations.... What a complicated and wonderful character to embody, this reluctant spy, a spy with a conscience. And the juxtaposition between him and hi

32 of the most shocking performances ever

The Dixie Chicks' most controversial live performance had more to do with political activism than music. During a 2003 concert at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London, frontwoman Natalie Maines said of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and President George W. Bush, "We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas." What followed was some serious criticism. However, the female group did not back down from the comments, and they discussed the ord

Lucy Boynton to play singer Marianne Faithfull in 'Faithfull' biopic

British actress Lucy Boynton will be transported to the Swinging Sixties in the biopic Faithfull, where she’ll portray British singer Marianne Faithfull. Boynton, who starred in Bohemian Rhapsody and Netflix’s The Politician, celebrated the news on social media with a black and white photo of Faithfull. “Cannot wait #Faithfull #MarianneFaithfull,” she captioned a black and white photo of the singer. The Ian Bonhôte-directed biopic is set in mid-1960’s London and will chronicle the highs and lo

Justin Bieber gets candid about mental health struggles and addiction in docuseries 'Seasons'

Justin Bieber is giving fans access to some of his most intimate personal history in the YouTube docuseries Justin Bieber: Seasons. While the first four episodes of the series focus on how far Bieber has come as an artist, his musical process, and his relationship with wife Hailey, things take a darker turn in episode 5, in which the singer vulnerably shifts into his battles with addiction and the mental health challenges he’s faced. He introduces the episode with an honest confession about ho
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