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Keri Hilson on her character's merry and not-so-bright idea in 'Hip Hop Family Christmas'

On Sunday afternoon, VH1 is airing an encore presentation of its recent release, Hip Hop Family Christmas, as we get closer to the big day. If you miss it then, it's also playing on Christmas Eve, and streaming on demand on VH1. Double-platinum recording artist Keri Hilson explains that like most plans during the holidays, her character's big family plans go sideways.  "Hip Hop Family Christmas…


Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Coolidge tease 'Legally Blonde 3'

Reese Witherspoon and her Legally Blonde series co-star Jennifer Coolidge sat down via Zoom with Backstage, and dished not only about their respective hit shows, The Morning Show and White Lotus, but also teased a third Legally Blonde movie.  Coolidge explained Reese is "the keeper of the keys" when it comes to the long-gestating threequel. But rest easy, Elle Woods fans, Reese is as eager to…


“Hobbits really are amazing creatures": The 'Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' turns 20 this weekend

Twenty years ago Sunday -- December 19, 2021 -- director Peter Jackson brought us the first installment of the eagerly anticipated Lord of the Rings trilogy, as The Fellowship of the Ring opened in the U.S.  It set global box office records when it first opened, and today, following re-releases, it's estimated to have grossed just under $900 million worldwide. Here are a few fascinating facts…


Pandemic-paused season of 'The Amazing Race' will debut on January 5

The 33rd installment of CBS' Emmy-winning reality show The Amazing Race will finally air on January 5, the network has announced.  The season began filming in February of 2020, but then was halted during the pandemic. Host Phil Keoghan and the contestants reunited this fall, and shooting resumed for another race around the world. The network also announced this year's contestant teams:   Akbar…


In Brief: 'How I Met Your Father' drops trailer; Spike Lee's Netflix deal, and more

We got the first official trailer on Thursday for How I Met Your Father, premiering January 18 on Hulu. The How I Met Your Mother spinoff is set "in the near future" as Sophie, played by Hilary Duff, tells her son the story of how she met his father, catapulting us back to the year 2021, where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends "are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they…


Report: Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger expecting baby number two

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are pregnant with baby number two, multiple sources tell People. This would be the second child for the couple, who exchanged "I do's" in 2019. They are already parents to 16-month-old daughter Lyla Maria. Pratt also has nine-year-old son Jack with ex-wife Anna Faris.  Reps for Pratt or Schwarzenegger have not responded to requests for comment, reports…


'Yellowstone' prequel '1883', debuting Sunday, takes an honest look at the Old West

Rattlesnakes, extreme heat, thieves, disease, Indian attacks and random saloon shoot-outs. Just another day in 1883 -- the epic Yellowstone prequel debuting Sunday on Paramount+. Sam Elliott plays Shea Brennan, a man who’s suffering unfathomable loss and bands together with James Dutton -- the grandfather of Yellowstone’s John Dutton, played by country star Tim McGraw -- on trek across the Great…


Authorities issue search warrant for Alec Baldwin's cellphone in connection with fatal shooting

Authorities in New Mexico have issued a search warrant for actor Alec Baldwin's cellphone as they probe the October fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust. The cellphone is believed to be in the actor's possession, according to the warrant, and authorities want to look at text messages Baldwin sent from the presumed iPhone.  Investigators are also seeking to seize…


'Spider-Man: No Way Home' cast teases what to expect: "Villains. Friendship. Fighting. Fun."

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters Friday. Stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon remained tight-lipped about the film's plot ahead of the release, as they're sworn to secrecy -- which is something they're used to by now.  Recalling the first Spider-Man film -- No Way Home is the third -- Zendaya says, "Like, the biggest thing that...the biggest spoil was like, my name was MJ.…


'Spider-Man: No Way Home' cast teases what to expect: "Villains, Fighting, Fun, Scariness"

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings into theaters Friday!  Ahead of the release, stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon remained tight-lipped about the film's plot as they're sworn to secrecy, which is something they're used to by now.  Recalling the first film -- No Way Home is the third -- Zendaya tells ABC News, "We were talking about when we did the first movie. Like, the biggest thing…