‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure

In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.


Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure

The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.


Neil Patrick Harris writing children’s books

The "How I Met Your Mother" star is penning a new series called "The Magic Misfits."


Taraji P. Henson: ‘Empire’ feud rumors are ‘silly’

“Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard have branded rumors of an on-set feud “silly”. The pair play former…


WATCH: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer

It's the movie that "Back to the Future II" promised us we'd see in 2015.


Today in entertainment history: Oct. 8

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.


Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving

An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.


We’ve reached the ‘future’ as it was envisioned in ‘Back To The Future’

We're still waiting on those flying cars ... but almost everything else was predicted in the '80s film franchise has come close to being true.


Vin Diesel fuels rumors F. Gary Gray is directing ‘Furious 8’

The "Straight Outta Compton" moviemaker has emerged as a frontrunner to take over the blockbuster franchise.


Today in entertainment history: Oct. 7

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

Shelley Duvall hides from Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining.'

MOVIES: 31 days of Halloween

Get into the Halloween spirit by watching one of these scary movies.


DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet

The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.


Price hike puts popular U.S. Disneyland annual pass over $1,000

It's going to cost a pretty penny to see the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 6

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.


‘Spectre’ destroyed nearly $34M worth of cars

The price tag for the latest installment in the "James Bond" franchise includes millions in automobiles, including seven specially-created Aston Martins that were wrecked during filming.


Marvel adds another show to its TV takeover

Another Marvel TV show is in the works proving, once again, the franchise is a case study in taking over multiple mediums.


‘MacGyver’ reboot in the works

"Happy Days" star Henry Winkler has teamed up with "Furious 7" director James Wan to create a new version of the hit '80s show.


Sam Smith video for new ‘Bond’ theme ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ released

Grammy Award winner Sam Smith released the video for his theme song for the new James Bond film "Spectre" on Monday, days after the ballad became the first 007 title track to top the British pop charts.


‘The Martian’ lands with $55M debut

"The Martian" blasted off with a massive $55 million this weekend, nearly surpassing another space-based adventure, "Gravity," as the highest-grossing October debut in history.


Today in entertainment history: Oct. 5

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