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Sony To Release Whitney Houston Biopic ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

Sony and TriStar Pictures have won a bidding war for I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a biopic based on the life of the late Whitney Houston.   The film will be released Thanksgiving of 2022. Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter Anthony McCarten will pen the script, which will be directed by Stella Meghie.  The movie also has the full support of Whitney‘s estate.. ...Read Full Story

Lifetime Announces Its First LGBTQ+ Holiday Movie ‘The Christmas Set Up’

Lifetime unveiled plans for 30 new movies that will comprise its “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” lineup, scheduled to kick off in mid-October. The lineup includes “The Christmas Setup,” the network’s first film to feature a same-sex couple as its central romance.  The cast and creative team for “The Christmas Setup” has yet to be announced, however a synopsis of the film reads as follows:  . ...Read Full Story

Taylor Swift Is The First Artist To Debut At No. 1 On Both Billboard 200 And Hot 100 Charts In Same Week

Taylor Swift has becoming the first artist ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 in the same week. Swift’s surprise eighth studio album, Folklore, took top honors in its first week after moving 846,000 units, marking the biggest sales week this year. Her lead single, “Cardigan,” also debuted at No. 1 after amassing 34 million U.S. streams and 71,000 downloads sold.. ...Read Full Story

Dave Franco Horror Movie ‘The Rental’ Takes The No. 1 Spot At Weekend Box Office

Dave Franco’s horror movie The Rental – starring his wife, Alison Brie – took the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $420,871 over the weekend from 251 theaters, averaging $1,677 per theater, according to Deadline on Sunday, July 26.  A majority of that is from drive-in theaters, which continue to be the leading exhibitors at the weekend box office.. ...Read Full Story

Taylor Swift Drops Surprise New Album ‘Folklore’

Taylor Swift just dropped a surprise new album titled Folklore. Swift had shared the news to her fans in an Instagram post, writing, “folklore will have 16 songs on the standard edition, but the physical deluxe editions will include a bonus track called “the lakes.” Because this is my 8th studio album, I made 8 deluxe CD editions and 8 deluxe vinyl editions that are available for one week. Each deluxe edition has unique covers, photos, and artwork. Available exclusively at taylorswift.com”.  . ...Read Full Story

X-Men, MacGyver Star Lucas Till Shares That Abuse From Showrunner Peter Leknov Made Him “Suicidal”

MacGyver star Lucas Till says the series’ former showrunner Peter Lenkov created a hostile work environment, which drove him to become “suicidal” during the first season of the CBS drama. In a new Vanity Fair piece, Till detailed Lenkov’s alleged toxic behavior that reportedly led to his ousting from CBS’ MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Magnum P.I. earlier this month. Till claimed Lenkov drove him to his “breaking point” through bullying and verbal abuse that included body-shaming. Till told the outlet, “I’ve never worked this hard in my life, and I am fine with hard work. But the way Peter treats people is just unacceptable. I was suicidal that first year on the show because of the way he made me feel. But the way he’s treated the people around me — that’s just my breaking point.”. ...Read Full Story

Kanye West Kicks Off 2020 Presidential Campaign In Charleston, South Carolina

Kanye West held his first campaign event in South Carolina on Sunday night. West teased the event on social media, expressing his hope to acquire signatures to get on the ballot in the state. “Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations,” West wrote, sharing a list of locations. “You can also sign up at the website kanye2020.country.” . ...Read Full Story

CBS And NAACP Announce Partnership To Create Content for Broadcast, Cable And Streaming

CBS Television Studios and the NAACP have struck a multi-year partnership to develop and produce scripted, unscripted and documentary content for linear TV networks and streaming platforms. As part of the agreement, the studio’s creative team will work with the civil rights organization to establish a team of executives and infrastructure to acquire, develop and produce programming.. ...Read Full Story

A Reboot Of ‘The Wonder Years’ is Officially “In The Works” For 2021

According to reports in multiple media outlets, the classic sitcom ‘The Wonder Years’ is getting a reboot – with a twist.  The original ‘Wonder Years’ focused on a white, middle-class family and teenager Kevin Arnold’s coming-of-age life issues; however the new series will center around a Black, middle-class family living in Montgomery, Alabama, during the tumultuous 1960s.. ...Read Full Story

Death Of “Glee” Actress Naya Rivera Confirmed After Disappearance At California Lake

Authorities in Southern California said on Monday they are ‘confident’ that the body recovered from Lake Piru is that of actress Naya Rivera, who went missing while on the lake last week while boating with her son.  Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said searchers found the body floating early Monday morning, from what they believe was a presumed drowning. Officials called the death an accident and said they did not suspect foul play.. ...Read Full Story

Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Rai Bachchan And Daughter Hospitalized With COVID-19

The husband of Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan confirmed on Twitter Sunday that his wife and their daughter, 8-year-old Aaradhya, have tested positive for COVID-19.  Aishwarya and her daughter have become the latest members of the Bollywood famous Bachchan family to contract the virus — husband and fellow Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan and his father, Amitabh Bachchan, also tested positive for the novel coronavirus and are currently hospitalized in India.. ...Read Full Story

Netflix Confirms ‘The Crown’ Is Renewed For Sixth And Final Season

Netflix revealed “The Crown,” which focuses on the British royal family, has been renewed for a sixth and final season. Series creator Peter Morgan said in a statement:  “As we started to discuss the story lines for Series 5, it soon became clear that in order to do justice to the richness and complexity of the story we should go back to the original plan and do six seasons.”. ...Read Full Story

‘Glee’ Actress Naya Rivera Presumed Dead After Disappearing At Lake In California While Boating With Son

Actress Naya Rivera is presumed dead after disappearing at a lake in Southern California, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Chris Dyer said at a news conference Thursday, “We’re presuming that an accident happened and we’re presuming she drowned in the lake. Search and rescue efforts for the actress have now shifted to a recovery operation. The goal is still to bring Miss Rivera home to her family.”. ...Read Full Story

Check Out The Teaser For Hilary Swank’s Netflix Series “Away”

The upcoming Netflix drama series Away will hit the air this fall. The series stars Hilary Swank as Emma Green, an American astronaut and former Navy pilot who’s described as “headstrong, empathetic and highly intelligent.” Emma is the commander of the first mission to Mars. But as she prepares her international crew for the mission, but struggles with leaving behind her husband, Matt (Josh Charles), and teenage daughter, Lex (Talitha Bateman), for three years. Rounding out the cast is Mark Ivanir, Ato Essandoh, Ray Panthaki, Vivian Wu, and Monique Curnen.. ...Read Full Story

Kanye West Confirms Presidential Run, Reveals He Had Coronavirus

Forbes that the virus’s cure lies in prayer.” data-reactid=”23″ type=”text”>In a wide-ranging interview with ForbesKanye West revealed that he contracted the coronavirus in late February and confirmed his run for President.  West has been at his Wyoming home with family for most of the quarantine, and didn’t mention how he might have contracted the virus. However, he did open up about what he believes is the cure. “We pray. We pray for the freedom,” he told the publication. “It’s all about God. We need to stop doing things that make God mad.”. ...Read Full Story

Comedian Rickey Smiley’s Teenage Daughter Shot Multiple Times

Comedian Rickey Smiley revealed that his daughter Aaryn, 19, was shot three times in Houston over 4th of July weekend. Smiley, 51, said on an episode of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, “I wasn’t even going to say anything about this. I’ve been dealing with this all morning, sitting up here with butterflies in my stomach trying to do the show. My youngest daughter was shot last night. She’s in the hospital right now.”  Smiley added, “I’m just so angry right now. I go to bed … I woke up to text messages. I’ve got to do the show, I’m trying to focus and trying to do the show. … She’s laying up in the hospital, probably going to have to go through surgery. She’s crying, she’s scared. I can’t get to her. I just hate it.”. ...Read Full Story

Broadway Star Nick Cordero Dies At Age 41 From COVID-19 Complications

Broadway star Nick Cordero died on Sunday, July 5, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 41. Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, posted on Instagram on Sunday afternoon, saying, “My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.”  Kloots captioned a black-and-white photo of her husband with the caption, “I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday.”  She ended her post with a thank you to everyone who supported her and her husband throughout his battle.. ...Read Full Story

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Renewed For Season 11 By HBO

HBO announced they’ve has renewed Curb Your Enthusiasm for an 11th season. Announcing the news of the renewal, creator and star Larry David jokingly said, “believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are.” He added that “one day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.” HBO Programming executive vice president Amy Gravitt said that “this past season tapped into the zeitgeist in such an uncomfortably delightful way” “and that “Larry is already busy writing, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”. ...Read Full Story