Sy Sperling, founder and client of Hair Club for Men, dies at 78

Sy Sperling, famous for founding the Hair Club for Men, died in Florida on Feb. 19. A representative for Sperling confirmed to the Associated Press that he passed away in the city of Boca Raton after a long illness. He was 78. Sperling entered homes in the 1980s and 1990s via commercials catering to men who were follicly challenged. He earned the trust of countless balding males by showing off a photo of his own receding hairline at the end of the ad saying, “I’m not only the Hair Club Presiden

Will Ferrell comes clean about why he really got drunk during 'Old School' streaking scene

Will Ferrell had a lot to say about many of his famous movie roles during a recent interview that saw him nibble on hot wings throughout the chat. The comedian, who got his start on Saturday Night Live, dispelled rumors while visiting Hot Ones, including whether he really needed liquid courage to get naked in front of Snoop Dogg in 2003’s Old School. “No, I actually didn’t,” Ferrell responds. “In between takes, it took so long to get Snoop Dogg out of his trailer as he was smoking and playing v

Secrets and mysteries abound in first trailer for Julian Fellowes' 'Belgravia'

Anne Trenchard has managed to keep a big secret for more than two decades, but it will all start to unravel in Epix’s Belgravia — and EW has an exclusive first look at the trailer. Premiering April 12, the Julian Fellowes drama introduces Trenchard, played by British actress Tamsin Greig, who decides to defy her husband (Philip Glenister) and share some private information with Lady Brockenhurst (Harriet Walter) that will change their lives forever. “At the heart of the story, you have a coupl

Janet Jackson pays tribute to 'Good Times' mom Ja'Net DuBois with touching dedication

Janet Jackson is mourning the loss of her TV mom Ja’Net DuBois, who died on Monday. The singer shared a touching tribute to the star on social media, including photos of the pair over the years. “I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja’Net DuBois has passed away,” she wrote on Instagram. “I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment. I’m grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories. I pra

'Good Times' star Ja'Net DuBois dies at 74

Actress and singer Ja’Net DuBois has died at her Glendale, Calif., home. She was 74. According to the Associated Press, police responded to a call at her home Monday night; she appears to have died in her sleep overnight of natural causes. DuBois most famously portrayed the sexy and sassy Willona Woods on the popular 1970s sitcom Good Times, developed by Norman Lear for CBS. The character’s presence increased as the series said goodbye to leads John Amos during the show’s third season and Esthe

Haley Joel Osment becomes undead in exclusive first look at FX's 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Haley Joel Osment has gone from seeing “dead people” as young Cole Sear in 1999’s The Sixth Sense to becoming one of the undead himself in FX’s What We Do In The Shadows. The irony of it all doesn’t escape Osment, who laughs while talking about the full circle moment with EW ahead of the show’s season 2 premiere on April 15. “It’s funny, my first big project dealt with the undead,” Osment tells EW while laughing, recalling his work in The Sixth Sense. “And now I’m back in the graveyard again. L

Esther Scott, 'Dreamgirls' and 'Boyz N the Hood' actress, dies at 66

Esther Scott, the veteran character actress who appeared in films and TV shows including Boyz N the Hood, Dreamgirls, Transformers, and Beverly Hills 90210, died Feb. 14 in Santa Monica, Calif., after suffering a heart attack. She was 66. A representative for her talent agency confirmed the news to EW. Scott got her start in Hollywood as a voice actress on the 1985 animated series Star Wars: Ewoks, where she brought to life the character of Shodu Warrick. She went on to appear on such popular

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
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