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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.
New James Bond film starts in September
The new James Bond film “No Time To Die” on Friday set a world premiere date for the end of September, despite speculation in the entertainment industry that the film’s release could be postponed for the fourth time due to the coronavirus epidemic. A post on the official @ 007 Bond Twitter account said the world premiere of the red carpet for the film Universal Pictures and MGM would be in London on September 28, ahead of its scheduled September 30 release in UK theaters.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival opens with honors for Caine
The stars returned to their annual film festival in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic for the first time in over two years on Friday as the film industry’s premier event in Central and Eastern Europe resumed action after a COVID hiatus. The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival opened with two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine walking the red carpet. Caine, 88, later received the festival’s crystal ball for his contribution to cinema.
“Impeachment” star says series should “redeem” Monica Lewinsky
A television series debuting next month deals with the impeachment of former US President Bill Clinton, and Star Beanie Feldstein said she hoped she could “redeem” Monica Lewinsky in the eyes of some viewers. Lewinsky was unusually involved in Impeachment: American Crime Story, the producers said on the Friday before it premiered on September 7th on the Walt Disney Co.’s FX network. She gave feedback on scripts and approved dialogue by Feldstein, the ” Booksmart “star, who plays the former intern, were performed.
Newly minted ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Richards on past comments
Mike Richards said Friday that he was watching the legendary TV quiz show “Jeopardy!” will no longer moderate. amid backlash over offensive comments he has made in the past. Earlier this month, Richards, an executive producer on the series, was named to replace legendary presenter Alex Trebek, who died in 2020 after more than three decades on the series.
‘Paw Patrol’ Unleashed: Behind ViacomCBS’s plan to take on Disney
When Paw Patrol: The Movie hits theaters and streaming service Paramount + on Friday, it will mark one of ViacomCBS’s most ambitious efforts to fight Disney in the streaming wars. The release of the feature film, based on the children’s animated series about a group of rescue dogs protecting their community, is backed by an eight-digit marketing flash with 1,800 TV spots on channels like Nickelodeon. It includes partnerships with nearly 200 companies – from Kellogg’s Cereals to Best Western Hotels – in the manufacture of toys and other products, many of which come with a free trial of Paramount +.
Ex-R. Kelly Employees Testify About Aaliyah Bribery, Twilight Zone Work Environment
A former R. Kelly tour manager told the jury at the R&B singer’s sexual abuse trial on Friday that Kelly paid a $ 500 bribe to get a license to marry singer Aaliyah as she was was just 15 years old after she feared he would have gotten her pregnant. The jury also heard testimony from a former Kelly adviser who said that working for his former boss was almost like being in a “twilight zone.”
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.
Japanese action star Sonny Chiba dies of COVID-19 complications, NHK says
Japanese action star Shinichi “Sonny” Chiba died in hospital as a result of COVID-19, the public broadcaster NHK announced on Thursday. He was 82 years old. Chiba, a martial artist and imposing actor known for his legendary fight scenes, was best known in the West for his role as sword maker Hattori Hanzo in the film series “Kill Bill”.
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