Music

Without Ethel Smyth and classical music's forgotten women, we only tell half the story

In 1934, all of musical England gathered to celebrate the 75th birthday of one the country’s most famous composers – Dame Ethel Smyth. During a festival spanning several months, audiences crowded into the Queen’s Hall, London, to hear her symphonic cantata The Prison, or settled in at home to listen to the BBC broadcasts of her work. At the festival’s final concert in the Royal Albert Hall, the composer sat beside Queen Mary to watch Sir Thomas...


The 50 best films of 2020 in the US: 50-21

50 Crip Camp One of Netflix’s many eye-opening documentaries of the year takes a look at a freewheeling camp for disabled people which turned into a revolutionary group of activists with rousing results. Read the full review. 49 The Lodge A bracing, bleak little horror movie from the creators of the equally dour Goodnight Mommy which has Riley Keough stuck in a remote cabin with the children of her new boyfriend, a situation that goes from bad...


Joe Alwyn Is the 'One Constant' for Taylor Swift Amid Her Mother's Health Battle, Source Says

A source tells ET that Swift's beau has been 'such a great support system' during a difficult time.


Chrishell Stause Admits She Was Hesitant About Dating 'DWTS' Pro Keo Motsepe

The 'Selling Sunset' star and 'DWTS' pro opened up about their new relationship on an Instagram Live with Kaitlyn Bristowe.


Art Basel Miami 2020: climate change concerns dominate unusual year

It’s usually that time of year when celebrities and art aficionados descend upon Miami for the city’s edition of Art Basel, a week of art fairs, parties and VIP guestlists. But this is no normal year. Things have gone mostly digital (welcome to the viewing rooms), and with a surge in Florida’s rising Covid-19 cases, most of the events have been cancelled (though some socialites are still planning to party during the pandemic, which has caused...


The Secret Shame Of Spotify Wrapped

Once again we have arrived at my least favourite time of year. No, I’m not referring to holiday shopping season or even the fact that the sun now sets at 4pm every day. I’m actually talking about the time of year when what seems like every single person I know begins sharing screenshots of their Spotify Wrapped – Year in Review. In case you’re unfamiliar with it — although it’s hard for me to imagine anyone hasn’t been bombarded with images of...


Lawsuit alleges a 'Real Housewives' star's divorce is a 'sham' to hide money meant for plane crash victims represented by her lawyer husband

The new lawsuit claims Erika Jayne filed a "sham" divorce from husband Tom Girardi to hide money he took that was meant for plane crash victims.


Diane Lane's teenage obsessions: 'I'm still scarred by A Clockwork Orange'

A Clockwork Orange, aged nine I was the child actor in a travelling experimental theatre company, La MaMa. We were the American entry in these summer theatre festivals across Europe and beyond: Italy, Germany, France, Scotland, Finland, Greece, Lebanon, Iran, we did them all. We also did some red countries. I remember thinking: “What is a red country?” I didn’t understand. We went to see A Clockwork Orange in Copenhagen. It was nice to find a...


Elliot Page's Wife Emma Portner Calls Him 'a Gift' After He Comes Out as Transgender

The actor has also received support from Ellen DeGeneres, Anna Kendrick and more.


JoJo Siwa on New Holiday Music, Recovering From COVID-19 and Her Recent Breakup (Exclusive)

ET also spoke with the internet sensation about her new Christmas EP, 'JoJo’s Rockin’ Christmas,' out now.


Stillwater review – panda pleasures, with a side order of mindfulness

The home-working parents of young children can develop an unusually involved relationship with their streaming services. To bestow co-parent status on an inanimate object may seem extreme – even if it does have Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology – but it’s whatever gets you through the pandemic, right? And if we must park them in front of a glowing screen every once in a while, it’s good to know there’s something not only harmless but actively...


Tracey goes Munching and fantastic beasts go roaming – the week in art

Exhibition of the week Richard Hamilton The most icily ironic of pop artists, a Duchampian and a history painter – this great British modern was a complex visionary and a prophet of our time. . Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 5 December to 18 April. Also showing Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch The most authentic artist of the 21st century finds common ground with Norway’s expressive master. Both are modern greats. . Royal Academy, London, until...


Theatre companies in tier 3 areas describe 'shock and heartbreak'

Theatres and touring companies in tier 3 areas have described their “shock and heartbreak” at being prevented from opening despite months of preparation and investment in Covid-19 safety measures. While businesses such as gyms and hairdressers are able to open in areas with the highest coronavirus rates, theatres are not, leaving many unable to make money in the usually busy Christmas period. Stephanie Sirr, the artistic director of the...


PRETTYMUCH on Their New Era, Austin's Son and Writing Music About Being in Love (Exclusive)

PRETTYMUCH spoke with ET about signing a new record deal and their new era as musicians. New music is dropping in early 2021!


Malik Beasley's Wife Files for Divorce Amid Larsa Pippen Drama: Report

The NBA star was spotted holding hands with Scottie Pippen's ex in Miami last month.


Elliot Page's wife Emma Portner says she's 'so proud' of him for coming out as transgender

The "Juno" star, 33, and the professional dancer, 26, tied the knot in January 2018 and have been together ever since.


The High Low goes out on a high – podcasts of the week

Picks of the week The Climate Question Far from being dry or doom-mongering, the BBC’s new podcast on the climate emergency offers an engaging, accessible look at the current state of play, from around the world. Topics covered so far include whether China and America can work together to tackle their mounting greenhouse emissions, and whether the pandemic has actually seen a rise in deforestation – and how this in turn could lead to the spread...


'The Conners': Alexandra Billings on Robin's Powerful Coming Out Episode (Exclusive)

The former 'Transparent' star talks to ET about joining the franchise as the recurring, transgender character Robin.


'Mini Brexit': Margaret Thatcher's statue divides her hometown

For a small town in Lincolnshire, which Margaret Thatcher once called home, it’s been an issue as divisive as Brexit: Should Grantham erect a statue commemorating the UK’s first female prime minister? It’s a simple enough question, but the process of erecting a statue of the Iron Lady, created by sculptor Douglas Jennings has been a long, painstaking and arduous process. The statue was rejected by Westminster council in central London in 2018...


Prince Harry Says Having Son Archie Changed 'Everything,' Talks 'Universally Tough Year'

The Duke of Sussex opens up about his year on the WaterBear Network streaming service.


'Selena' creator Moisés Zamora defends Jennifer Lopez portraying the late Tejano singer in the 1997 biopic

"The story with Jennifer Lopez is that it was just a no brainer after she auditioned," the showrunner told Insider.


Kim Kardashian Wears a Mini-Dress of Her Own Face Printed On It

The 40-year-old reality star also recently wore a dress that featured her own body printed on it.


Volunteer at Carole Baskin's Big Cat Rescue Nearly Gets Arm Torn Off by Tiger

According to a press release, Carole reminded everyone that 'this sort of tragedy can happen in the blink of an eye.'


Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Liam Hemsworth in Candid Interview: How He Feels About It

Cyrus discussed the 'conflict' in her and Hemsworth's marriage in a new interview with Howard Stern.


Black Lives Matter tops art power list after year of driving change

Black Lives Matter has taken the number one spot in an annual power list which attempts to rank movers and shakers of the contemporary art world. The movement tops the 19th Power 100 list published by ArtReview, one in which theorists, non-western art scenes and artists who have many strings to their bows feature heavily. ArtReview said BLM’s influence this year had been unprecedented, and that it had brought and accelerated change at every...


'Grey's Anatomy' Brings Back Another Beloved Character in Emotional Reunion

Don't mind us, we're just crying over season 17's latest surprise cameo.


The Kardashian-Jenner clan freak out Justin Bieber, Tristan Thompson and other celebrity friends with FaceTime prank

Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian, and Kendall, Kylie, and Kris Jenner all gathered around the phone, which dumbfounded the celebs who answered.


Cassper Nyovest is ready to get in the ring with 'small boy' AKA

As 2020 is coming to an end, Cassper Nyovest seems to be patiently waiting to enter the boxing ring with AKA next year.


Mobo founder Kanya King: 'I’ve been fighting to break down barriers. It's isolating'

“It was almost like the world had woken up,” says Kanya King, the Mobos founder, who is discussing an open letter she sent to the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, in June. Released in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests this summer, it was a personal account of the systemic racism she has faced since starting the music awards in 1996, from a hostile press to apathetic record labels. After it was published, friends and industry...


Hugh Keays-Byrne, 'Mad Max' Actor, Dead at 73

The actor appeared in both the 1979 film and its 2015 follow-up.


Bad Bunny Reveals He's Recovered Following COVID-19 Diagnosis: 'I Feel Great'

The 26-year-old musician also reacts to being the top streamed artist on Spotify for 2020.


Billie Eilish Is Refunding Money to Fans After She's Unable to Reschedule Tour Amid Pandemic

The singer apologized to fans after being unable to reschedule her world tour amid the coronavirus pandemic.


The 50 best films of 2020 in the UK: 50-21

50 Boys State This eye-opening film looks at a role-play event to teach kids how politics works, organised by the American Legion. Here the Texas version is scrutinised, with debates and power struggles reaching a crescendo in a mock election. Read the full review. 49 White Riot Documentary about the groundbreaking Rock Against Racism movement that helped to stem the rising tide of far-right support in 1970s Britain, with its benefit gigs...


'The Masked Singer': Season 4 Clues, Spoilers and Our Best Guesses at Secret Identities

ET is on the case with our top theories on the famous faces behind those elaborate masks.


Warner Bros.’ 2021 Films to Hit Both HBO Max and Theaters

Warner Bros., one of Hollywood’s biggest studios, plans to release all its major movies next year in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time, a dramatic change that shows just how much Covid-19 and streaming have disrupted the industry.


'We need to remember': Doctor who treated Port Arthur victims defends new film

A Royal Hobart hospital doctor who dealt first-hand with the grim aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre – and played a pivotal role in Australia’s gun law reform – has said he has no problem with a controversial upcoming film that will delve into the psyche of the perpetrator. Dr Bryan Walpole was the staff specialist at Royal Hobart’s accident and emergency unit when the helicopters began delivering the wounded on a Sunday afternoon in April...


Noma Dumezweni on Going From Hermione on Broadway to Haley in 'The Undoing' (Exclusive)

The actress talks to ET about going from 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' to starring opposite Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.


David Oyelowo says 'Birth of a Nation' director Nate Parker 'deserves a second chance' after a rape scandal halted his career

The British actor explained to Insider that the reason he's starring in two of Parker's upcoming movies is because "he's grown a lot."


Small Axe is great: now let's have some films about black life outside London

Small Axe is a giant leap forward for black British film-making: five films made by the most celebrated British director of his generation going out at primetime on BBC One. I, along with many others, have appreciated every second, partly because I know a camera has never been allowed to linger on the black British experience like this. The whole project is rooted firmly in Steve McQueen’s London, but when I interviewed him he said there was a...


Predator Politics: New book reveals Deputy President David Mabuza’s alleged role in Mpumalanga land scam

‘They fail upwards in Mpumalanga,’ author Rehana Rossouw said during a Daily Maverick webinar on Thursday. Her new book, Predator Politics, explores how corruption has derailed land reform and conservation programmes in the province. It details an extraordinary history of alleged graft and details Deputy President David Mabuza’s alleged role.


David Beckham in striking short film that highlights Malaria

A striking short film video featuring David Beckham was launched recently to help reignite hope that the world can overcome malaria.


Taylor Swift and Ryan Reynolds teamed up in the most unexpected way to release the 1st snippet of her rerecorded music

The actor helped create a commercial for the dating website Match — and it uses the new version of Swift's 2008 hit "Love Story."


An extreme-sports YouTuber claims he removed the Utah monolith, and he posted a video showing him moving the dismantled structure with a wheelbarrow

State wildlife workers posted about the mysterious monolith on November 18, prompting a mass of people to visit the remote site.


Taylor Swift Shares First Snippet of 'Love Story' Re-Recording

The singer shared the music at the request of pal Ryan Reynolds.


New Music Releases December 4: Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, Rosalía and More

Check out some of ET's top new music picks of the week!


How Hugh Keays-Byrne ended up playing 2 different villains in the 'Mad Max' franchise 36 years apart

The actor, who died Tuesday, played the villain Toecutter in the first "Mad Max" movie and then played Immortan Joe in "Mad Max: Fury Road."


'RHOC' Star Braunwyn Windham-Burke Shares First Photo of Her Girlfriend After Coming Out as Gay

The 43-year-old reality star says she has no plans to divorce her husband, Sean Burke.


Carrie Underwood Sings in Spanish in David Bisbal's Catchy New Song 'Tears of Gold'

The singers also released the stunning music video for their bilingual track.


Britney Spears Looks Ahead to Year of 'Healing' on 39th Birthday Amid Legal Battle

Britney rang in 39 on Wednesday after a year of legal struggles.


An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky review – it can't last

What, asks this book, is “more terrifying: the notion that everything comes to an end, or the thought that it may not”? Such issues – impermanence, the fringes of things, the border between here and there – are catnip to the German writer Judith Schalansky. Her first book to appear in English, Atlas of Remote Islands, was a coffee table beauty that read as good as it looked, reporting on isolated places including the coral atoll of Takuu, slowly...