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Water Baby Hugh Jackman Soaks Up ‘Reminiscence’ Sci-Fi Thriller
Hugh Jackman calls himself an aquatic baby, but he’s never spent so much time getting wet than in his latest film, “Reminiscence.” “I was born and raised in Australia, so I love the water. I go out into the ocean almost every day, if I can,” Jackman said.
The release of the new James Bond film is set to take place in September
The new James Bond film “No Time To Die” set a world premiere date for the end of September on Friday, despite entertainment industry speculation that the film’s release could be delayed for the fourth time due to of the coronavirus epidemic. A post on the official @ 007 Bond Twitter account said that the Universal Pictures and MGM film’s red carpet world premiere will take place in London on September 28, ahead of a slated September 30 th release date in UK cinemas.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival opens with award for Caine
The stars returned to the Czech city of Karlovy Vary for its annual film festival on Friday for the first time in more than two years, as the main event of the Central and Eastern European film industry resumed service after a COVID interruption. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival opened with two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine walking the red carpet. Caine, 88, went on to receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for his contribution to cinema.
“Impeachment” Star Says Series Aimed To “Redeem” Monica Lewinsky
A TV series starting next month looks at the impeachment of former US President Bill Clinton, and star Beanie Feldstein has said she hopes it might “redeem” Monica Lewinsky in the eyes of some viewers. Lewinsky had an unusual level of involvement in “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” producers said Friday ahead of the September 7 premiere on Walt Disney Co’s FX Network. She provided commentary on the scripts and approved of the dialogue. recited by Feldstein, the “Booksmart” star who plays the former intern.
“Jeopardy! Newly created host Richards on past comments
Mike Richards said on Friday that he would no longer host the iconic TV show “Jeopardy!” amid negative reactions to offensive comments he has made in the past. Earlier this month, Richards, an executive producer of the series, was appointed to replace legendary host Alex Trebek, who died in 2020 after more than three decades on the series.
“Paw Patrol” rampage: Behind ViacomCBS’s plan to face Disney
When “Paw Patrol: The Movie” hits theaters and on the Paramount + streaming service on Friday, it will kick off one of ViacomCBS’s most ambitious efforts to take on Disney in the streaming war. The release of the feature film based on the animated children’s series about a group of rescue dogs who protect their community will be supported by an “eight-figure” marketing blitz, with 1,800 TV commercials on channels like Nickelodeon. It involves partnerships with nearly 200 companies – from Kellogg’s cereal to Best Western hotels – on links for toys and other products, many of which will come with a free trial of Paramount +.
R. Kelly’s Former Assistants Testify to Aaliyah’s Bribe and ‘Twilight Zone’ Work Environment
A former R. Kelly tour manager told jurors at the R&B singer’s sexual abuse trial on Friday that Kelly paid a $ 500 bribe in order to obtain a license to marry singer Aaliyah when she was only 15 years old after fearing he had made her pregnant. Jurors also heard testimony from a former assistant to Kelly who said working for her former boss was almost like being in a “twilight zone.”
Country Music Awards go from TV broadcasting to Amazon streaming
Next year’s Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Video, the first major awards show to be held exclusively online, organizers said Thursday. The awards, first awarded in 1966, are the longest-standing honors in country music and were broadcast live in the United States on the CBS broadcast channel. CBS decided to instead broadcast the CMT Music Awards, the country’s fan-voted honors, in April 2022.
Japanese action star Sonny Chiba dies of complications from COVID-19, NHK says
Japanese action star Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba died in hospital from complications from COVID-19, state broadcaster NHK reported Thursday. He was 82 years old. Chiba, a towering martial artist and actor known for his legendary fight scenes, was best known in the West for his role as sword maker Hattori Hanzo in the “Kill Bill” film series.
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