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‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ keeps teens running for their lives

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Cast members Kaya Scodelario (L) and Dylan O’Brien from the film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”, pose for pictures in Beverly Hills, California August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Phil McCarten LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An army of zombie-like attackers keep the teenage protagonists of the “Maze Runner” running for their lives in the second installment of the dystopian young adult film series. In “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” out in theaters on…

NBC’s ‘Heroes’ are reborn into a darker world with higher stakes

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(L-R) Cast members Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Judi Shekoni, executive producer Tim Kring, cast members Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, and Robbie Kay participate in the NBCUniversal “Heroes Reborn” panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer 2015 Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn By Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) – Five years after “Heroes” was retired from saving the world on television, NBC is reassembling its…

Emily Blunt faces tough questions as FBI agent in thriller ‘Sicario’

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Actress Emily Blunt poses on the red carpet at a screening of her new film ‘Sicario’ in New York, September 14, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid NEW YORK – Actress Emily Blunt wrestles with her moral compass as an FBI agent who is recruited into a high-risk task against a drugs operation in Mexico in the new thriller “Sicario.” “She does represent such morality and the right way of doing things,” she…

Daltrey illness forces The Who to postpone North American tour

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Roger Daltrey of The Who performs during the opening night of their North American tour, “The Who Hits 50”, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Scott Audette NEW YORK (Reuters) – British rock band The Who on Friday postponed all remaining dates of its 50th anniversary North American tour after lead singer Roger Daltrey was diagnosed with viral meningitis. In a statement on its website, the band,…

The Weeknd keeps new albums off top spot on Billboard 200 chart

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Canadian singer The Weeknd performs during the second night of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd held steady at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday for a third consecutive week, keeping off five new entries in the top…

More drama, more music promised as hip hop drama ‘Empire’ returns

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(L-R) Cast member Taraji P. Henson, executive producer Lee Daniels, executive producer Brian Grazer, and executive producer Ilene Chaiken participate in the FOX “Empire” panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer 2015 Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn By Katherine Davis-Young LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Family conflicts, tempestuous romances and power struggles made hip hop show “Empire” the highest-rated new hit for Fox this…

Decade of Emmys show little change in women behind the scenes on TV

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Actress Amy Schumer poses during the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada April 23, 2015. CinemaCon is the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners. REUTERS/Steve Marcus By Katherine Davis-Young LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In a year where comedian Amy Schumer scored Emmy nods for acting, directing and writing her own show, it may appear that women are finally breaking through the…

Jackie Collins, doyenne of the steamy Hollywood novel, dies at 77

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British author Jackie Collins poses for a photograph in New York in this June 10, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jackie Collins, the best-selling author of dozens of steamy novels who depicted the boardrooms and bedrooms of Hollywood’s power crowd, died on Saturday of breast cancer at age 77, her family said. The British-born Collins, younger sister of actress Joan Collins, died in…