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The Sanderson Sisters Are Back in ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Teaser Trailer

Some legends never die. The Sanderson Sisters are back in the first teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2, and they’re as child-hungry as ever. The sequel to the classic Halloween movie reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson, respectively, and takes place 29 years after the original. The […]

Hollywood Stars One Award Away From an EGOT

A list of the Hollywood stars who just need one award to have an EGOT — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Alan Ladd Jr., ‘Star Wars’ Savior and Oscar Winner for ‘Braveheart,’ Dies at 84

Alan Ladd Jr., the revered Hollywood producer and studio executive who saved Star Wars when Fox wanted to shut down production and gained vindication when he received an Oscar for Braveheart after being dumped by MGM, has died. He was 84. Ladd, who headed production at Fox, Pathe Entertainment and MGM (in two stints) and […]

Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler Feted at Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors returned to tradition this year with a real-life gala Sunday night and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence were presented to Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz […]

John Erman, Emmy-Winning Director and Frequent Ann-Margret Collaborator, Dies at 85

John Erman, the Emmy-winning director who worked on Roots, That Girl, Peyton Place, Star Trek, The Fugitive and M*A*S*H during his 40-plus years in television, died June 25 in New York after a brief illness, a publicist announced. He was 85. A 10-time Emmy nominee, Erman won his statuette for helming the 1983 ABC telefilm […]

Cynthia Erivo to Star in Remake of ‘The Rose’ for Searchlight

Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo is set to star in a remake of the 1979 musical drama The Rose. Bette Midler starred in the original 20th Century Fox feature as a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of those around her. The new project […]

Disney+ Sets ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel for 2022

Disney+ is officially conjuring up a new Hocus Pocus movie, with the streaming service announcing the sequel will be released in 2022. Disney+ also confirmed that The Proposal filmmaker Anne Fletcher is taking over directing duties from Adam Shankman, who previously was attached to direct and remains on as an executive producer. Hocus Pocus 2 […]

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy Reunite for ‘Hocus Pocus’ Halloween Takeover

Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker were among the castmembers from Kenny Ortega's 1993 comedy Hocus Pocus who gathered together on Friday for a virtual "Hulaween Takeover" event to raise money for the New York Restoration Project.

Bette Midler on Reuniting With ‘Hocus Pocus’ Co-Stars: “Right Back to Our Old Characters”

Ahead of the Hocus Pocus reunion on Friday, Bette Midler appeared virtually as a guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where she discussed the 1993 comedy and how it became such a beloved film.

“A Little Powder and a Little Paint”: How Halloween-Loving Celebrities Are Safely Celebrating This Year

From famed Halloween party throwers Heidi Klum and Bette Midler to shock-rock godfather Alice Cooper, celebrities share their plans for a socially distant spooky holiday.

‘Coastal Elites’: TV Review

Bette Midler, Dan Levy, Issa Rae, Sarah Paulson and Kaitlyn Dever star in 'Coastal Elites,' HBO's 90-minute series of pandemic-themed monologues from Paul Rudnick.

Bette Midler: Working on ‘The Politician’ Was “Like School for Me”

Midler embraces her inner political animal on Ryan ?Murphy’s Netflix series and minces no words about the suggestion of touring again or the government’s response to the pandemic.