La La Land wins big at Critics' Choice awards
Oscar front runner La La Land got an early start with awards season, nabbing eight awards at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday. The musical film, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, took home Best Picture, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Original Song and Best Original Screenplay, among others. For television, anthology series The People V OJ Simpson: American Crime Story won four awards, including statues for three of its actors, Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown. HBO picked up Best Drama for Game Of Thrones and Best Comedy for Silicon Valley.
Kanye West out of hospital and on a bicycle
Rapper Kanye West swapped his microphone for a bicycle last Friday after being discharged from hospital, following a bout of exhaustion.
He went on a half-hour bicycle ride with a few close friends in Los Angeles.
Though rumours of a divorce with wife Kim Kardashian West have been swirling, West was spotted wearing his wedding ring.
An insider told E! News: "(Kanye) will remain getting outpatient treatment until he is fully recovered. Kim wants him to continue getting therapy even after all of this. He has support from so many people."
Davis honoured with feminist award
The #SeeHer Award, the Critics' Choice Awards' new nod to honour actresses taking a stand against bias against women in the media, was presented to How To Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis.
She said in an emotional speech: "I'm used to playing women who (have to) gain 40 pounds and wear an apron. So, I said, 'Oh god, I (have to) lose weight. I (have to) learn to walk like Kerry Washington in heels. And then I asked myself, 'Well, why do I have to do all that?' The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."
Reynolds thanks kids ‘for no reason’
US actor Ryan Reynolds, who bagged the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for box office hit Deadpool, also received the Entertainer of the Year award, presented by magazine Entertainment Weekly.
Funnyman Reynolds said in his speech: "I want to thank my wife, and for no reason at all, I suppose my children."
New Fast & Furious 8 trailer released
Gear up as the official trailer for the latest Fast And Furious film was released on Sunday during a special premiere event in New York.
The Fate Of The Furious, is the eighth film in the franchise and the first to not feature star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in 2013.
Besides regulars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, this new instalment features newcomers Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
Theron looks fiercer than ever as villain Cipher, while Mirren's role is as yet undisclosed.
The movie is set to be released next April.