Joan Didion & Vanessa Redgrave Reunite For One-Night-Only!

Joan Didion & Vanessa Redgrave

Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave are teaming up again. Seven years after Redgrave starred in the one-woman Broadway adaptation of Didion’s National Book Award winning memoir The Year of Magical Thinking, the duo are reuniting for a staged reading of Blue Nights. Taking place on November 17 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, this one-night-only event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Cathedral Community MORE

Giveaway: Mary Lambert’s debut album ‘Heart On My Sleeve’

Mary Lambert

Enter to win Heart On My Sleeve from Mary Lambert! Three lucky winners will receive Heart On My Sleeve on CD! To be entered for a chance to win ... 1. Like PopBytes on Facebook 2. Like Mary Lambert on Facebook 3. Follow @PopBytes on Twitter Follow @PopBytes 4. Tweet the entire following message to your followers–and include the bit.ly link ... I want to win a copy of @marylambertsing's debut album MORE

Marvel reveals Phase 3 Superhero Lineup!

Marvel Phase 3

Marvel has gotten to a point where they're just mainlining cash directly into their bank accounts. People can hem and haw all they want about how many superhero movies there are right now, but they're still going to watch them anyway because they're actually really good. Anyway, the company held an event yesterday wherein they revealed their movie line-up for phase three, which at this point is just doing what works and watching money soar MORE

Amy Poehler & Tina Fey: Retiring from Cohosting Golden Globes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have been handling Golden Globes cohosting duties for the past couple years now for two very good reasons: First, Neil Patrick Harris can only handle so many hosting gigs, and second, because they're hysterically funny and awesome and they single-handedly brought in the highest numbers in the show's history. So that's pretty good. Anyway, in an interview promoting her new book, Amy sat down and said that this would be MORE

Sinéad O’Connor has ‘8 Good Reasons’ (maybe 9 now)

Sinéad O'Connor

I've loved Sinéad O'Connor for years and her tenth studio album, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss (released on Nettwerk), is definitely one of 2014's best! Catch her just released music video for "8 Good Reasons," one of the album's best tracks as Sinéad gets quite candid in the lyrics. Having been raised Catholic–I get everything that Sinéad has been so vocal about over the year–her brave performance on SNL in 1992 remains MORE

Benedict Cumberbatch set to bring ‘Doctor Strange’ to life!

Benedict Cumberbatch

If there's one thing the web loves, other than cats, crowdfunding, naked pictures of famous celebrities, rightfully damning people who leak naked pictures of famous celebrities against their will, and bacon, it's Benedict Cumberbatch. People just go apesh!t over Benedict and his smooth British accent and his perfectly angular -- but not too angular -- bone structure. Anyway, he's been cast as Doctor Strange in the new Marvel movie of the same MORE

Neil Patrick Harris is getting his own NBC variety show

Neil Patrick Harris

As was mentioned yesterday in our fall TV post, NBC has climbed up the rankings and is now fighting it out with ABC for the #2 spot among the major networks. And according to Vulture, they might be setting themselves up for the edge now by giving Neil Patrick Harris, the most Entertainer-with-a-capital-E entertainer currently working, his own variety show on the network ... NBC and ITV execs have confirmed the Harris news. Peacock MORE

Five Reasons Not To Miss ‘The Country House’ on Broadway

The Country House

Broadway is no stranger to plays that pay tribute to Anton Chekhov. Donald Margulies’ The Country House, the latest offering from the Manhattan Theatre Club, is easily the wittiest homage to the prolific Russian playwright since the outrageous Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Taking place all under one roof, this new play follows the reunion of a family at their summer house one year after the death of one of their immediate members. MORE

Fall TV: Who’s safe? Who’s on the chopping block?

Bad Judge

We're about two months into the new fall TV season, which means we now have a representative enough sample to start calling who will be seeing a second season and who will be getting the boot. So far, the consensus is that America loves shows about superheroes and take-no-sh!t Viola Davis, and really couldn't care less about zeitgeisty shows about #trending or remakes that never needed to be remade. MSN reports ... Television analyst Marc MORE

Ferras knows how to “Speak In Tongues”

Ferras "Speak In Tongues"

Easily one of this year's best releases ... don't miss Ferras' new music video for the title track of his EP, Speak In Tongues. I got to see him open for Katy Perry (having just signed to her new label) a few months ago and he was fantastic. Please do pay attention when I actually manage to give a male artist the time of day ... as many of you know that I am so all about the ladies when it comes to music–but then you a have guy like Ferras pop MORE

Box Office: John Wick vs. A Ouija Board

John Wick vs. A Ouija Board

Since Halloween is only a few days away, it would make sense that a horror movie would be number one at the box office this past weekend. So your entry for this year is Ouija, which earned $20 Million, according to Box Office Mojo. Except here's the weird thing: All trademarks and patents associated with Ouija? Owned by Mattel. The demon board is literally owned by the same people who gives us Transformers and My Little Pony. Remember that when MORE

Don’t miss Cicely Tyson–LIVE ON STAGE–6 performances left!

The Trip To Bountiful

These past few weeks have been insanely busy for me, between my day job over in the valley and everything else I have going on ... this past month I didn't know whether I was coming or going! A couple of weeks ago I attended the official opening night (in Los Angeles held at DTLA's Ahmanson Theatre–seated behind Judith Light!) of the critically-acclaimed revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote's The Trip To Bountiful which was first MORE

First Look: Avengers: Age of Ultron–teaser trailer!

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Hey, so remember that time Marvel put all your favorite superheroes in one movie and then it made a bajillion dollars (actual box office figure)? Well, it looks like they're going for round two because it's mothaf*cking Avengers: Age of Ultron time–they've got a teaser trailer and everything–the film is due out on May 15, 2015. The two-minute teaser features giant Iron Man suits, Scarlet Witch–and Quicksilver who was the best part of X-Men: MORE

Giveaway: Annie Lennox’s ‘Nostalgia’

Annie Lennox | Nostalgia

Enter now for a chance to win an autographed vinyl copy of Annie Lennox's new album, Nostalgia One lucky winner will receive an autographed vinyl copy of Annie Lennox's Nostalgia–two runners-up will receive the album on CD! To be entered for a chance to win ... 1. Like PopBytes on Facebook 2. Like Annie Lennox on Facebook 3. Follow @PopBytes on Twitter Follow @PopBytes 4. Follow @AnnieLennox on MORE

Gwen Stefani is back with “Baby Don’t Lie”

Gwen Stefani "Baby Don't Lie"

I've been patiently waiting for Gwen Stefani to grace us with new solo material ever since the release of The Sweet Escape, back in 2006 ... which doesn't seem all that long ago but it actually has been eight long years! Thankfully, No Doubt's (totally stellar) 2012 release, Push and Shove, helped tide me over for a bit. Yet once I heard Gwen was joining The Voice as judge, I knew it would be the perfect time to plot her much needed return to the MORE