Although Barry Manilow’s 75th birthday is less than a month away, he’s not ready to give up performing just yet. Though he’s cut back on his touring, Manilow has signed a deal for a residency at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with shows running through early October. Manilow told us that when he was offered the residency, it was just too good to pass up.
With a career to draw from that has now spanned five decades, Manilow said his fondest memories are of the decade that started it all for him, the ’70s.
One of the things Manilow finds surprising is that there’s a whole new audience at his shows, one that wasn’t even born in the ’70s! And he thinks it’s wonderful that new generations have been finding his music… and singing along!
Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home is running selected weekends through early October at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
In celebration of the upcoming release Avengers: Infinity War, a new featurette recaps Marvel Studios’ ten-year cinematic journey that was leading up to the earth shattering confrontation with Thanos (Josh Brolin). It all started with 2008’s Iron Man, a feature that turned Robert Downey Jr. into a box office star and served as one of Jon Favreau’s finest moments as a filmmaker. The picture also served as a great foundation for the Marvel features to come, as each successive movie has been a success for Marvel Studios.
Click on the the media bar below to hear Robert Downey Jr. talk about how he fulfilled much of his creative goals with the Iron Man experience:
Avengers: Infinity War, co-starring Tom Hiddlestonand Karen Gillan, opens nationwide April 27. Will this installment be just as good, if not better, than Iron Man (which is still considered to be one of Marvel’s finest outings)? Feel free to comment below!
On his way to becoming one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors, Dwayne Johnson has also managed to maintain a reputation for being one of Hollywood’s most affable actors. How does he stay so down-to-Earth in an industry that has more than its fair share of arrogant people? When we spoke with Johnson and his Rampage star, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, he told us it’s because that’s who he was before he was thrust into the spotlight.
Rampage, which also stars Malin Akerman and Naomie Harris, is playing now in theaters everywhere.
In the last year, we’ve seen Dwayne Johnson in The Fate of the Furious, Baywatch, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. (Well, two out of three ain’t bad.) His latest movie, Rampage, is new in theaters this weekend. The sci-fi action movie features Johnson as a scientist who teams with a genetic engineer (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to save mankind when a mutated band of apes terrorizes the world. We talked to Johnson about the movie, and he told us why he found this one so appealing.
For years, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Dwayne Johnson were just one degree of separation apart, though they’d never worked together. That changed with their new movie, Rampage, when their mutual friend finally succeeded in getting the two of them on the same set. Morgan and Johnson talked to us about how it all came together.
Rampage, which also stars Malin Akerman of Billions, opens in theaters on Thursday.