Tom Hanks on COVID-19, ‘Greyhound’ and wartime mentality

For many, Hanks’ contraction of COVID-19 was the first loud alarm bell that went off in the early days of the pandemic. If “America’s Dad” could get it, so could anyone. The decision to go public with their diagnoses, Hanks said in a recent interview, was twofold. He didn’t want any rumors about why the production was shut down. And if he was going to serve as an overdue public service announcement, so be it.

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and the soundtracks such as classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables,” has died.

Cosby citing systemic racism as he fights assault conviction

Bill Cosby has long championed personal responsibility in the Black community. It's a stance that's troubled Blacks who felt the comedian was ignoring structural barriers to success. But now the imprisoned 82-year-old Cosby is calling out systemic racism as he appeals his 2018 sex assault conviction.