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Water baby Hugh Jackman dives into the science fiction thriller “Reminiscence”
Hugh Jackman calls himself a water baby, but he’s never spent so much time getting wet as in his latest film, Reminiscence. “I was born and raised in Australia so I love the water. I go in the ocean almost every day when I can,” said Jackman.
The show has to go on: Broadway is coming back with new investors, bold plans
Broadway may have seen the longest shutdown in its history, but it has lined up new investors and made big plans for its grand reopening to prove that there is no such thing as show business. There is great optimism for the reopening of musicals and plays from September, led by juggernauts “Hamilton”, “The Lion King” and “Wicked”.
Timeline: A timeline of R. Kelly’s life and the sexual abuse case against him
R&B singer R. Kelly is on trial in Brooklyn federal court on charges that he ran a two-decade blackmail program that recruited and physically abused and blackmailed women and girls for him. Kelly denies the allegations.
‘Best Actor’: Dutch film awards become gender neutral
From this year, the most important film awards in the Netherlands will only honor the best acting performance in a leading and supporting role, instead of giving separate awards to male and female actors. The move is intended to make the Golden Calf Awards – named after the small golden statues presented to the winners – more inclusive, the organizers announced on Thursday.
The Country Music Awards are moving from TV shows to streaming on Amazon
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 go exclusively online, organizers said Thursday. The awards, first presented in 1966, are the longest running honors in country music and were broadcast live in the United States on CBS. CBS decided to instead broadcast the CMT Music Awards, the fan-chosen country music award, in April 2022.
Dylan Penn takes the lead on Family Flag Day
Dylan Penn, daughter of Hollywood heavyweights Sean Penn and Robin Wright, said she initially turned down the chance to star in her father’s new film, “Flag Day” – her first major film role – but the lengthy production let her in mature into the role.
Based on Jennifer Vogel’s memoir “Flim-Flam Man”, the film revolves around her relationship with her father John, a petty criminal who has become a forger.
R. Kelly’s accuser says the R&B singer dressed up like a girl scout
A key prosecution witness against R. Kelly during his sexual abuse trial testified Thursday that the R&B singer videotaped her sexual activities at the age of 16 and insisted on dressing like a Girl Scout. Jerhonda Pace, 28, appeared on the stand on her second day as the first of many prosecution witnesses expected to testify against 54-year-old Kelly in federal court in Brooklyn.
Disney’s US parks offer faster entry to the ride for a fee
Tired of waiting for the Haunted Mansion or the Millennium Falcon? Walt Disney Co’s US theme parks will offer a payment option for faster access to some of the most popular rides, the company said on Wednesday. The feature is part of the launch of Disney Genie this fall, a digital tool designed to help park goers maximize their time in Disney’s US parks.
New York is celebrating the comeback of the coronavirus with a free concert
New York celebrates its departure from the worst coronavirus pandemic on Saturday with a star-studded free concert in Central Park. “We’re reopening New York City to the rest of the world and music will be the catalyst,” said record producer Clive Davis, who co-organized the event with Live Nation.
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