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Netflix Releases Trailer For The Upcoming Holiday Film ‘Christmas Chronicles 2’

Netflix has dropped the trailer for The Christmas Chronicles 2, the sequel to Netflix’s 2018 movie The Christmas Chronicles. The movie once again features Kurt Russell reprising his role as Santa Claus, as well as Goldie Hawn’s portrayal as Mrs. Claus. Also returning for the sequel is Kate Pierce,  Julian Dennison, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Judah Lewis and Jahzir Bruno.. ...Read Full Story

Mad Max Spin-Off ‘Furiosa’ To Star Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth And Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Casting news has been announced for the upcoming “Mad Max” sequel which focuses on the character of Furiosa, who was portrayed by actress Charlize Theron in 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road”. Theron will not reprise the role for the new flick, and will instead be played by “Glass” star Anya Taylor-Joy. Taylor-Joy who will portray a younger version of Furiosa in the spin-off. Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will also star in the movie.. ...Read Full Story

Adele Set To Make Debut As Host Of “Saturday Night Night Live” This Weekend

Adele announced over the weekend that she is set to host next week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, on Oct. 24. “Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!!” Adele wrote on Instagram on Sunday“And also absolutely terrified! My first ever hosting gig and for SNL of all things!!!! I’ve always wanted to do it as a stand alone moment, so that I could roll up my sleeves and fully throw myself into it, but the time has never been right. But if there was ever a time for any of us to jump head first into the deep end with our eyes closed and hope for the best it’s 2020, right?”. ...Read Full Story

Joshua Jackson Replaces Jamie Dornan in Peacock Network’s ‘Dr. Death’ Series

Joshua Jackson has joined Peacock’s Dr. Death series in the title role.  Actor Jamie Dornan had originally been cast as Dr. Christopher Duntsch in the series based on the hit Wondery podcast of the same name, but due to production delays caused by the pandemic, Dornan can no longer make the filming requirements work for his schedule and NBCUniversal had to recast the role. Jackson was announced as the new star of Dr. Death on Monday.. ...Read Full Story

Gal Gadot To Star As Cleopatra In Film From ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot will reteam with director Patty Jenkins to bring Cleopatra back to the big screen. The two have hired “Alexander” and “Shutter Island” writter Laeta Kalogridis to script the project. The biopic is apparently the brainchild of Gadot and her production company Pilot Wave. The project is reportedly on an “accelerated timetable” as studios try to recover from the hits that the film industry has taken due to the coronavirus pandemic. . ...Read Full Story

Gal Gadot To Star As Cleopatra In Film From ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will bring Cleopatra back to the big screen once again. The two have teamed up with“Alexander” and “Shutter Island” writer Laeta Kalogridis to script the project. The biopic is apparently the brainchild of Gadot and her production company Pilot Wave. The project is reportedly on an “accelerated timetable” as studios try to recover from the hits that the film industry has taken due to the coronavirus pandemic.. ...Read Full Story

Gal Gadot To Star As Cleopatra In Film From ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will bring Cleopatra back to the big screen once again. The two have teamed up with“Alexander” and “Shutter Island” writter Laeta Kalogridis to script the project. The biopic is apparently the brainchild of Gadot and her production company Pilot Wave. The project is reportedly on an “accelerated timetable” as studios try to recover from the hits that the film industry has taken due to the coronavirus pandemic.. ...Read Full Story

Gal Gadot To Star As Cleopatra In Film From ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins will bring Cleopatra back to the big screen once again. The two have teamed up with“Alexander” and “Shutter Island” writer Laeta Kalogridis to script the project. The biopic is apparently the brainchild of Gadot and her production company Pilot Wave. The project is reportedly on an “accelerated timetable” as studios try to recover from the hits that the film industry has taken due to the coronavirus pandemic.. ...Read Full Story

Larry David Marries Longtime Girlfriend Ashley Underwood In Private Wedding

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” star and creator Larry David married girlfriend Ashley Underwood in a ceremony in Southern California last week. David and Underwood were introduced by actress Isla Fisher and her husband, actor Sacha Baron Cohen, at a birthday party for Cohen in 2017. Underwood was a producer of Cohen’s 2018 Showtime series “Who Is America?”. ...Read Full Story

Eboni K. Williams Joins ‘The Real Housewives of New York’ As First Black Cast Member

Eboni K. Williams has joined the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”  Williams, an attorney and the television host/executive producer of Revolt Black News, is the first black cast member in the history of the program. Williams, 37, will join returning cast members Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney, and Sonja Morgan for Season 13 of the reality series. The news was confirmed by Bravo.. ...Read Full Story

Netflix Indicted In Texas Over Controversial French Film “Cuties”

Netflix Inc. has been indicted by a grand jury in a Texas county on the charge of promoting lewd visuals of a child in the French film Cuties.  The Texas House of Representative tweeted a copy of a document stating that a grand jury has indicted Netflix for “promotion of lewd visual material depicting child.” The indictment also alleges that the promotion of the film was “authorized or recklessly tolerated by” Netflix Co-CEO and Chairman Reed Hastings and Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.. ...Read Full Story

Netflix’s ‘GLOW’ Season 4 Cancelled Due To Pandemic

Netflix dropped the surprise announcement that it has cancelled its Emmy-nominated comedy “GLOW.”  The series had previously been renewed for a fourth season, and had already gone into production before the COVID-19 pandemic halted its progress. A Netflix spokesperson said in a statement: “We’ve made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of GLOW due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging.” . ...Read Full Story

Release Of Latest James Bond Film “No Time to Die” Pushed Back Until 2021

The latest James Bond film No Time to Die has been delayed once again, and is now scheduled for an April 2nd, 2021 release. Daniel Craig’s fifth and final mission as 007was originally expected to premiere in the US on April 10th, but was delayed in the early days of the pandemic, setting a new date of November 20th. However, with major markets like Los Angeles and New York still in various stages of lockdown,, MGM has postponed the movie once again.. ...Read Full Story

Cast Of ‘Dazed and Confused’ Will Reunite For Virtual Table Reading

The cast of Dazed and Confused is reuniting as part of a “get-out-the-vote” fundraiser in Texas. To ensure voters in the Lone Star state get to the polls November 3rd, original cast members including Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, and Parker Posey will reunite on October 11th for a one-time virtual table reading of Richard Linklater’s classic 1993 film. Actors Joey Lauren Adams, Jason London, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Rory Cochrane, and Marissa Ribisi are also expected to participate, as will Cole Hauser, Esteban Powell, Deena Martin, Christine Harnos, and Wiley Wiggins, among others.. ...Read Full Story

Amanda Seyfried Welcomes Baby Boy With Husband Thomas Sadoski

Amanda Seyfried and husband Thomas Sadoski have welcomed their second child together, a baby boy. The pair announced the news via INARA and War Child USA. “Since the birth of our daughter 3 years ago our commitment to the innocent children that are so brutally affected by conflict and war has been a driving force in our lives. With the birth of our son the work of INARA and War Child has become our North Star.”. ...Read Full Story

Yara Shahidi To Star As Tinker Bell In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’

Grown-ish star and Black-ish alum Yara Shahidi is set to play Tinker Bell in Disney’s new live-action version of Peter Pan and Wendy. The cast includes Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan and Ever Anderson as Wendy, with Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery heading up the project. No release date is scheduled at this time.. ...Read Full Story

Netflix To Host “Father Of The Bride” Reunion

Netflix announced on Twitter that a “Father of the Bride” reunion is headed our way. The streaming service posted a short teaser video, with George Banks (played in the film by Steve Martin) checking his emails. There are messages in his inbox from “Masks-R-Us,” and one reading “Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get worse…” He then clicks on an email reminding him to join an upcoming family video call on September 25.. ...Read Full Story

Disney Delays Release Dates For ‘Black Widow,’ ‘West Side Story’ Back To 2021

Disney announced several films that had originally been scheduled for late 2020 release, including Black Widow and West Side Story, will now be pushed back until 2021. The studio said Marvel movie Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson as the titular hero, is being pushed back from Nov. 6 until May 7, 2021. The Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie, is being delayed from Feb. 12, 2021, until Nov. 5 of that year. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel’s first movie led by an Asian hero, will be released July 7 of next year, instead of the previously announced May 7.. ...Read Full Story

MTV’s ’16 And Pregnant’ Will Return As Reimagined Docu-Series

MTV announced that it is bringing back the iconic series 16 and Pregnant as a newly reimagined docu-series.  The series launched over a decade ago and helped to reduce teen pregnancy to record lows. The six-episode season premieres on Tuesday, October 6 at 9PM ET/PT on MTV. The new season will follow the pregnancy journey from multiple perspectives, not just from the young mother. . ...Read Full Story

Disney+ Releases First Trailer For ‘WandaVision’

The first trailer for Disney+’s Wandavision was just released, with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany returning as Wanda Maximoff and Vision. Wandavision is a “blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” says Disney+. It follows Wanda and Vision, “two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives” who “begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.” . ...Read Full Story

Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Off Season 18 Of Talk Show And Addresses Toxic Workplace Allegations

Ellen DeGeneres returned on Monday to kick off the Season 18 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and addressed workplace misconduct allegations against her and her team.  The daytime talk show came under investigation over the summer for being a “toxic” workplace. DeGeneres has been at the center of a scandal after BuzzFeed News published a report in July 2020 which detailed staffers negative experiences on the Ellen set, including claims of being penalized for taking medical leave, and fear of retribution for raising complaints.. ...Read Full Story

Comedy Central To Air ‘South Park’ Pandemic Special

Comedy Central said in a news release that “South Park” is returning on September 30 for a hour-long special, tackling Covid-19. Titled “The Pandemic Special,” the episode will see Stan’s father Randy Marsh capitalizing on a growing market for pot for his recreational pot business “Tegridy Farms” as he “comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak.”  A preview clip from the episode shows the kids back at school with barriers around their desks and face shield-wearing police replacing their teachers.. ...Read Full Story

“Cheer” Star Jerry Harris Arrested On Federal Child Pornography Charge

Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix docuseries Cheer, has been arrested on a federal charge for allegedly producing child pornography. Harris, 21, was formally charged in Chicago on Thursday.  A statement from federal officials alleges Harris was arrested “for allegedly enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself.”. ...Read Full Story

Health Agency Spokesman Michael Caputo To Take Leave After Posting Controversial Rant On Social Media

The top spokesman at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Michael Caputo, will take a two-month leave of absence, the agency said on Wednesday. The move came two days after the New York Times reported that Caputo, a former adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, said on Facebook that government scientists were engaging in “sedition” in their handling of the pandemic.. ...Read Full Story