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In Brief: Nicole Kidman tapped for AFI Lifetime Achievment Award, and more

Everything Everywhere All at Once topped the list of nominees at the Independent Spirit Awards announced on Tuesday, with eight, followed by Tár with seven, and Aftersun with five. Noticeably missing from the list was The Whale, as well as its star and presumed Oscar Best Actor front-runner Brendan Fraser. The winners are chosen by members of Film Independent and will be announced on March 4, 2023. Television nominees will be announced on December 13. The full list of nominees can be found at FilmIndependent.org…. ...Read Full Story

In Brief: Final trailer for 'Avatar: The Way of Water' makes a splash, and more

Anjelica Huston will join Ana de Armas in the John Wick spinoff Ballerina, reprising her role as the Director, the head of the Ruska Roma, which she originated in 2019’s John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, according to The Hollywood Reporter. De Armas will star as a young female assassin who seeks revenge against those who killed her family. Ian McShane is also set to appear in Ballerina, reprising his role as Winston, the enigmatic manager of the Continental Hotel. Meanwhile, McShane will join Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4, due in theaters on March 24, 2023…. ...Read Full Story

In Brief: Leslie Jordan honored; Jason David Frank remembered, and more

Leslie Jordan was honored by fans Sunday in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, reports WTVC. Fans gathered to celebrate the late Call Me Kat and Will & Grace actor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium, for a night of comedy and music. Ticket sales benefitted CEMPA Community Care, which Jordan supported during his life. Jordan died October 24 in a car crash. He was 67…. ...Read Full Story

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' leads box office for a second week, 'She Said' sinks

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever remains #1 at the box office, with studio estimates saying it earned an additional $67 million in its second week of release.  Its global totals have reached $546 million. The Marvel Studio’s Black Panther sequel opened in North America with an estimated $180 million and set a record for the biggest November opening of all time, beating The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.. ...Read Full Story

In Brief: Epix rebrands as MGM+, and more

(NOTE LANGUAGE) Insecure and White Lotus vet Natasha Rothwell is set to star in, write and serve as showrunner for Hulu’s upcoming comedy series How to Die Alone, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rothwell will play Melissa, “a fat, black, neurotic woman who has never been in love. After a comical brush with death, she refuses to settle for anything less than the life she wants, catapulting her on a journey to becoming ‘100 percent that b****’ in real life by any means necessary,” per the streamer…. ...Read Full Story

Billy Porter, Ciara and more joining Ryan Seacrest for 'Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'

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Thanksgiving is just next week, but ABC is already looking forward to New Year’s Eve. The network has announced that 18-time host and executive producer Ryan Seacrest will be back in Times Square to ring in the new year, joined by two returning NYRE vets: actress/producer Liza Koshy and country star Jessie James Decker.. ...Read Full Story

In Brief: 'Stranger Things' star Joseph Quinn heads to 'A Quiet Place', and more

Deadline reports Joseph Quinn, who played the Dungeons & Dragons-loving metalhead Eddie Munson in the latest season of Stranger Things, is in talks to join Lupita Nyong’o in A Quiet Place: Day One. The film, based on an idea from John Krasinski, who directed and starred in the first two films, is said to be a spinoff, rather than a sequel, aimed at setting up a potential Quiet Place universe. Specific details of the film, set to open March 8, 2024, have yet to be revealed…. ...Read Full Story