LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt worthy.
The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King’s 42 years.
On the day of Austin Butler's final screen test for “Elvis," director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him.
Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the role with Luhrmann, doing hair and make-up tests, rehearsing the songs.
CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is ready to put on a show.
CANNES, France (AP) — Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” brought hip-shaking swagger to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, debuting a grand and glitzy portrait of the Memphis rock ‘n’ roll legend on the French Riviera.
Some are newcomers. Some are former child stars reintroducing themselves in adult roles. And one is a comedian making a leap to big screen. These are just a few of the actors poised to make a splash this summer at the movies:
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Carl Pierre had 16 points and eight rebounds and Max Fiedler registered 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Rice defeated Charlotte 73-61 in the second round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Jahmir Young scored 21 points including a 3-pointer for Charlotte's final basket and an eight-point lead with a minute to go and the 49ers beat Southern Miss 70-67 on Saturday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds to lift Charlotte to a 60-56 win over Middle Tennessee on Wednesday night.
Austin Butler had 12 points and six rebounds for Charlotte (16-13, 9-8 Conference USA).
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young had 23 points as Charlotte defeated Florida International 64-55 on Thursday night.
Austin Butler had 16 points for Charlotte (15-12, 8-7 Conference USA). Young hit 11 of 12 free throws.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jahmir Young had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Aly Khalifa scored 20 points and Charlotte scored a season high in beating Marshall 99-84 on Saturday night.
Austin Butler had 17 points and nine rebounds for Charlotte (14-12, 7-7 Conference USA).
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Dayvion McKnight scored 22 points as Western Kentucky beat Charlotte 77-67 on Thursday night. Camron Justice added 20 points for the Hilltoppers. Justice also had seven assists.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — J.D. Notae recorded his first career double-double and No. 12 Arkansas rolled to a 86-66 win against Charlotte on Tuesday night in nonconference action.
Notae finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Razorbacks (9-0) took control of the game in the first half and never let up.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young scored 26 points and Clyde Trapp scored 19 with 12 rebounds and Charlotte ended a three-game losing streak beating George Washington 86-79 on Saturday.
Young made all 11 of his foul shots and Charlotte finished 19 for 21 from the line.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young had 25 points as Charlotte got past South Carolina Upstate 76-64 on Friday night.
Young shot 8 for 10 from the foul line.
Robert Braswell IV had 17 points for Charlotte (2-0).
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clyde Trapp Jr. had a career-high 20 points to lead Charlotte past Monmouth 68-66 on Tuesday night in a season opener.
Jahmir Young had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King.
After a competitive casting contest, 27-year-old actor Austin Butler has been cast as Presley. Ansel Elgort, Harry Styles and Miles Teller all reportedly tested for the role ultimately won by Butler, who last year appeared in the Denzel Washington Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh."