Entertainment

‘Lightyear’ stays earthbound, ‘Jurassic World’ holds No. 1

“Lightyear” did not go to infinity (or beyond) in its first weekend in theaters. Pixar’s first major theatrical release since March 2020 blasted off with $51 million in its first weekend in North America, according to studio estimates on Sunday. It opened lower than expected and failed to conquer “Jurassic World: Dominion” which held on to the first-place spot with $58.7 million its second weekend. And in its fourth weekend, “Top Gun: Maverick” dropped only slightly, bringing in an additional $44 million. Its domestic total is now at $466.2 million. Globally, the high-flying sequel has grossed over $885 million.

Backstage with Bruno: 'Big Fish'

BEAVER DAM, Wis. -- Based on the 1998 novel and a 2003 film, a musical adaptation of "Big Fish" premiered in Chicago in 2013. Now, the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre…

'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5

“A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice. Michael R. Jackson’s 2020 Pulitzer Prize drama winner is a theater meta-journey and also won for best book. Many of the night’s Tonys were spread over several productions. “A Strange Loop” beat “MJ,” a bio musical of the King of Pop’s biggest hits for the top prize, although that Jackson musical nabbed four Tony Awards

CBS News' Richard Schlesinger of '48 Hours' is retiring

Longtime CBS News correspondent Richard Schlesinger is retiring after nearly four decades at the network. He's a fixture on the newsmagazine “48 Hours” and also does stories for “CBS Sunday Morning.” The New York-based Schlesinger joined the network in 1984 in the Miami bureau and moved north three years later. He has covered a wide range of stories, including the fall of the Berlin wall. The amateur pilot went into cardiac arrest last year while walking near his home in Connecticut and has recovered. CBS News President Neeraj Khemlani praised Schlesinger for his writing and interviewing skills.

With ‘Jurassic World 3,’ dinosaurs rule again at box office

“Jurassic World: Dominion” took a mighty bite out of the box office with $143.4 million in North American ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. Including earnings from international showings where the film opened in various markets last weekend, “Jurassic World: Dominion” has already grossed $389 million. “Top Gun: Maverick” is still coasting in rarefied skies too: It fell only 44% in its third weekend with an estimated $50 million to take second place, bringing its North American total north of $393.3 million.  This weekend is only the third of the pandemic era in which the total domestic box office surpassed $200 million.

Backstage with Bruno: The Jerry Awards

The Jerry Awards, happening this weekend, highlight Wisconsin's high school musical programs. Two Dane County students will represent The Jerrys at the National High School Musical Theater Awards. Michael Bruno…

'Shine the light': Ariana DeBose talks hosting Tony Awards

Tony Award host and theater veteran Ariana DeBose says this year’s telecast will spread its arms wider to celebrate both Broadway’s stars and the unsung heroes like understudies and swings who kept shows open during the pandemic restart. The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated actress was once an ensemble member and understudy on Broadway. DeBose will host the three-hour awards show Sunday, helping hand out the 26 competitive Tonys. She vows to “have a lot of fun.” DeBose is quite familiar with the massive Radio City Music Hall stage. She’s performed during three previous telecasts, including in “Summer,” “Motown the Musical” and “Bring It On: The Musical.”

WATCH: Summer and fall 2022 TV outlook

MADISON, Wis. -- TV premieres aren't just for the fall. There are more than 50 new and returning cable and streaming series to keep track of this summer. Jonathan…

Jury sides with Johnny Depp in libel case, awards him $10M

A jury sided with Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. The verdict issued Wednesday awarded the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor more than $10 million Wednesday and vindicated his allegations that Heard lied about Depp abusing her before and during their brief marriage. But in a split decision, the jury also found that Heard was defamed by one of Depp’s lawyers, who accused her of creating a detailed hoax that included roughing up their apartment to look worse for police. The jury awarded her $2 million in damages.