News

Madonna banned from movie theater chain

Madonna banned from movie theater chain

MATERIAL GIRL: Madonna is no longer welcome at the movies. Photo: Associated Press

Madonna has been banned from a Texas-based movie theater chain after reportedly texting during the premier of “12 Years a Slave.”

The pop star was attending the premier during the New York Film Festival, Entertainment Weekly reported.

The Alamo Drafthouse theater chain has a no-texting, no-talking policy. Theater founder and CEO Tim League took to Twitter to admonish Madonna and announce her ban, saying she is no longer welcome at the chain unless she apologizes.

League has caught some grief over the Twitter post and the “ban,” but says on his Twitter account that he is merely making a point about rude behavior. “She needs better manners is all,” he tweeted.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Meghan Trainor, Harry Styles team up for a duet

Meghan Trainor arrives at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Harry Styles and Meghan Trainor channel their heartbreak into a new song called "Someday Maybe."

in Music

Katy Perry leads the way for Super Bowl’s ‘girl power’ moment

katyperry

The most-watched 12 minutes on U.S. television is expected to be all about the ladies.

in Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes for ‘colored’ remark

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a special screening of "The Imitation Game" at the DGA Theater on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Benedict Cumberbatch is "devastated" after realizing he caused offense during a chat about diversity on Tavis Smiley's late-night show.

in Music

Imagine Dragons launch sky-high concert contest

Dan Reynolds, of Imagine Dragons, performs at the 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

Imagine Dragons have teamed up with Southwest Airlines to give a group of fans a once-in-a-lifetime mile-high experience.

in Music

Ne-Yo’s new album inspired by fans

Ne-Yo

The singer says he used stories from fans as inspiration for his sixth studio release, "Non-Fiction."