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George Chakiris Tells His 'West Side' Story

George Chakiris Tells His 'West Side' Story

BOOKS | By Steve Duffy | Mar 8, 2021

Actor George Chakiris won an Oscar for playing Bernardo in "West Side Story" some 60 years ago. Recently the actor-turned-jewelry designer decided to tell his life story. EDGE spoke to Chakiris about "My West Side Story: A Memoir."

Sing Out Beth! 'The Queen's Gambit' Set to Become a Musical

Sing Out Beth! 'The Queen's Gambit' Set to Become a Musical

TELEVISION | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 8, 2021

"The Queen's Gambit," recently a smash Netflix miniseries, will be developed into a musical.

Explosive Harry, Meghan Interview Reverberates Across Globe

Explosive Harry, Meghan Interview Reverberates Across Globe

CELEBRITIES | By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless | Mar 8, 2021

Prince Harry and Meghan's explosive TV interview divided people around the world on Monday, rocking an institution that is struggling to modernize with claims of racism and callousness toward a woman struggling with suicidal thoughts.

'Borat,' 'Ma Rainey,' 'Nomadland' Among PGA Nominations

'Borat,' 'Ma Rainey,' 'Nomadland' Among PGA Nominations

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Mar 8, 2021

"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm," "Promising Young Woman" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" are among the nominees for the top honor of the 32nd annual Producers Guild Awards, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer.

Watch: The Naked Cowboy Arrested While Performing at Bike Week

Watch: The Naked Cowboy Arrested While Performing at Bike Week

CELEBRITIES | Mar 8, 2021

A Times Square performer known as the Naked Cowboy was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest without violence and cited for panhandling while working a gig at Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida.

2021 Berlin Film Fest Diary: Entry 2 - Expected & Unexpected Highlights

2021 Berlin Film Fest Diary: Entry 2 - Expected & Unexpected Highlights

MOVIES | By C.J. Prince | Mar 8, 2021

EDGE wades through the virtual 2021 Berlin Film Festival and finds some of the event's best offerings.

New Book Details Obama's Comments on Buttigieg: Babyfaced, 'Short' and 'Gay'

New Book Details Obama's Comments on Buttigieg: Babyfaced, 'Short' and 'Gay'

BOOKS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 8, 2021

A new book claims that in 2019, after making comments supportive of Elizabeth Warren, Obama dismissed Pete Buttigieg's candidacy because Buttigeg looked too young, was short, and was openly gay.

Is Disney's Newest Female Hero Gay? Actor Says Yes

Is Disney's Newest Female Hero Gay? Actor Says Yes

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 8, 2021

Kelly Marie Tran feels that the heroine she voices in "Raya and the Last Dragon" might once have known the film's female villain in a much different way.

Vacci-Dating: Singles Enamored With Sharing Vaccination Status Online

Vacci-Dating: Singles Enamored With Sharing Vaccination Status Online

CULTURE | By Victoria Knight | Mar 8, 2021

As eligibility for the covid vaccine opens up to groups that may include younger people, it's likely vaccine status will gain more prominence in dating profiles.

UK Royals Absorb Shock of Revealing Harry, Meghan Interview

UK Royals Absorb Shock of Revealing Harry, Meghan Interview

CELEBRITIES | By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Mar 8, 2021

Britain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview by Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide.

Chinese Director of 'Nomadland' Faces Controversy at Home

Chinese Director of 'Nomadland' Faces Controversy at Home

MOVIES | By Huizhong Wu | Mar 8, 2021

Chloe Zhao's success — she's the first Asian woman and the second woman ever to win a Golden Globe for best director for her film "Nomadland" — has not been met with universal applause in her country of birth.

Race, Title and Anguish: Meghan and Harry Explain Royal Rift

Race, Title and Anguish: Meghan and Harry Explain Royal Rift

CELEBRITIES | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Mar 7, 2021

In an interview aired Sunday, Harry and Meghan described palace discussions about the color of their son's skin, losing royal protection and the pressures that led the Duchess of Sussex to contemplate suicide.

Audiences Hold Back, Even as More Movie Theaters Open

Audiences Hold Back, Even as More Movie Theaters Open

MOVIES | By Lindsey Bahr | Mar 7, 2021

Theaters reopening in New York City this weekend did not set the box office on fire. North American theatrical grosses stayed relatively muted, despite some major new releases.

Grammy Performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish

Grammy Performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish

MUSIC | By Mesfin Fekadu | Mar 7, 2021

Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week's Grammy Awards.

Golden Globes Vows Reform Amid Scrutiny on Diversity

Golden Globes Vows Reform Amid Scrutiny on Diversity

CULTURE | By Lindsey Bahr | Mar 7, 2021

Facing heightened scrutiny arounds its membership and practices, the group behind the Golden Globe Awards says that it is committed to immediate "transformational change" and reforms.

Aussie 'Magic Mike' Revue Offers New Way to Look at Its Buff Dancers

Aussie 'Magic Mike' Revue Offers New Way to Look at Its Buff Dancers

CULTURE | Mar 7, 2021

When Channing Tatum conceived a revue based on his "Magic Mike" film franchise, he looked to have a conversation with women about how its hunky dancers should be viewed.

Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Fashion Recap, Episode 9

Frayed or Fab? 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Fashion Recap, Episode 9

TELEVISION | By Matthew Wexler | Mar 7, 2021

For the mainstage runway, Ru challenged the queens to don their favorite "Fascinating Fascinators." Here's a breakdown of who stayed heads above the competition.

Queer Actor Justice Smith Celebrates His Authenticity with 'Genera+ion'

Queer Actor Justice Smith Celebrates His Authenticity with 'Genera+ion'

TELEVISION | Mar 7, 2021

When queer actor Justice Smith auditioned for the new HBOMax series "Genera+ion," he wasn't sure if he wanted to play a high school student again, until he embodied his character.

LOL: Gym Bros Took the 'Cake Test' — Now They Test Their Junk

LOL: Gym Bros Took the 'Cake Test' — Now They Test Their Junk

CULTURE | Mar 7, 2021

In the LOL department are a pair of tests that gym bros are taking because, well, they are.

Take it Outside: Our Favorite LGBTQ Murals in the US

Take it Outside: Our Favorite LGBTQ Murals in the US

CULTURE | By Kelsy Chauvin | Mar 7, 2021

Mask up and hit the streets to see some of the country's best LGBTQ artists share their creativity in public spaces from coast to coast.

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