Major award shows such as the Grammys and the Oscars are right around the corner, but much of the arts and entertainment world is spending more time reacting to the new presidency of Donald Trump and his recent executive order on immigration. Here's what's new and interesting in entertainment and the arts:
- AFI voices support for Oscar nominee Asghar Farhadi
- Watch the final 'Beauty and the Beast' trailer
- James Corden protests Trump's travel ban
- Oprah Winfrey to join '60 Minutes' as the first contributor in the show's history
- Celebrities join LAX protest of travel ban
Family-friendly film "A Dog's Purpose" remains at the center of a maelstrom of controversy after video of a frightened German shepherd being forced into rushing water during filming went viral last week.
Though distributor Universal Pictures canceled the film’s red carpet premiere and promotional press junket, PETA announced Thursday plans to protest the opening night of "A Dog's Purpose" at ArcLight Hollywood.
"No amount of spin from Hollywood will change the fact that being forced to do a terrifying stunt is not a dog's purpose," said PETA's senior vice president, Lisa Lange, in Thursday's statement. "PETA is calling on kind people to boycott this film and send the message that animals should be treated humanely, not exploited and abused as movie props."
PETA's protest is scheduled to take place at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles at 5:45 p.m. Friday.