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‘Midnight Cowboy’ turns 50: Inside the making of a film classic


Decades from now, when people wonder what New York City was like in the late ’60s, all they’ll have to do is watch “Midnight Cowboy.” Released 50 years ago, on May 25, 1969, it shows the city in its gritty glory — particularly 42nd Street, the stomping ground of the film’s desperate hustler, Joe Buck, […]

Turmoil at ‘Tonight Show’ after Jimmy Fallon’s stunning ratings loss


Amid Jimmy Fallon’s stunning loss in the ratings, Page Six hears that there’s turmoil at the top of the “Tonight Show” with one exec suddenly and mysteriously out and another tearing into boss Lorne Michaels as they struggle to fix the faltering show. Fallon’s “Tonight Show” has been steadily falling behind newcomer Stephen Colbert’s “Late […]

‘Songland’ mentors dish on collabs with Adele, Taylor Swift and more


Many reality shows have searched for the next great singer, but NBC’s new series “Songland” directs the camera elsewhere: to the writers who craft those performers’ unforgettable tunes. “Songland,” premiering Tuesday at 10 p.m., gives four songwriters each week the opportunity to have their work recorded by a guest music act, such as the Jonas […]

‘Almost Famous’ musical is almost ready to rock Broadway


It’s going to be Cameron Crowe vs. Alanis Morissette at the Tonys next year. Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” begins previews in the fall at the Broadhurst Theatre. But it could be upstaged in the spring by Crowe’s adaptation of his terrific movie “Almost Famous.” Crowe put on a couple of staged readings of his show […]

James Holzhauer ekes out 26th ‘Jeopardy!’ win in tense game


“Jeopardy!” champ James Holzhauer notched his 26th straight victory despite stiff opposition from another contestant. The professional gambler from Las Vegas ended Thursday night’s match with $52,108, bringing his total to $1,991,135. Host Alex Trebek opened the broadcast by pointing out just how historic Holzhauer’s winning streak is. “About a month a month-and-a-half ago, the […]

James Holzhauer wins 26th ‘Jeopardy!’ game in hottest battle yet


“Jeopardy!” champ James Holzhauer notched his 26th straight victory despite stiff opposition from another contestant. The professional gambler from Las Vegas ended Thursday night’s match with $52,108, bringing his total to $1,991,135. Host Alex Trebek opened the broadcast by pointing out just how historic Holzhauer’s winning streak is. “About a month and a half ago, […]

‘Aladdin’ songwriters were worried they’d royally ‘screw up’


Songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul were each just 7 years old when Disney’s “Aladdin” hit theaters in 1992. Twenty-seven years later, after winning an Oscar, Tony and a Grammy, they’ve added their most high-pressure credit yet: writing a new song for the live-action remake of the classic family film, out Friday. How do […]

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ trailer: Hamilton, Schwarzenegger are back


He said he’d be back. The new action-packed trailer for “Terminator: Dark Fate” debuted Thursday, and it teases the return of the original franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the film’s first preview — packed with highway and airplane battles — actually focuses on Linda Hamilton’s return in the role of Sarah Connor. It’s been 35 […]

‘Booksmart’ delivers laughs and a new leading lady: Beanie Feldstein


Beanie Feldstein has an unteachable quality of many comedy greats that came before her, such as Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. When you watch her on-screen, you want to be her best friend. Feldstein’s off-the-charts appeal is showcased brilliantly in the new indie comedy “Booksmart,” in which the actress rockets from “Lady Bird” […]

‘Rocketman’ review: A better biopic than ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’


Freddie Mercury may have had the better voice, but it’s Elton John who gets the better movie. “Rocketman,” director Dexter Fletcher’s trippy new biopic about the flamboyant rocker is braver, deeper and more enlightening than last year’s slobbering piece of Queen propaganda “Bohemian Rhapsody” (which he also partly directed). If I was Elton John, I […]

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