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Hollywood Issues Guidelines For Restarting Production Amid Pandemic

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic forced the entertainment industry to halt the production of various movies and TV shows. The decision was taken after the U.S. government banned large gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease. Even when the life-threatening illness continues to wreak havoc in the country, Hollywood has already started talking about resuming work and has come out with a 22-page report that includes a blueprint for resuming production amid the pandemic. According to Variet

Steve Carell And More Celebrities Donate To Minnesota Freedom Fund

The ongoing protests in various parts of the U.S. have prompted the authorities to take people into custody to clear the streets. Some of the videos circulating on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram have encouraged many celebrities to help bail out the protestors who were captured despite protesting peacefully. Chrissy Teigen led the way with a donation of $200,000 to bail out the protestors. The 34-year-old model decided to offer financial support after President Donald Trump an

Apple To Finance Martin Scorsese's 'Killers Of The Flower Moon'

Martin Scorsese’s upcoming movie “Killers Of The Flower Moon” has finally found a financer. The iconic filmmaker was in search of a financer for his latest movie and was in talks with two of the biggest names in the streaming service industry – Apple and Netflix. According to the Hollywood Reporter, tech giant Apple is set to finance Scorsese’s project. The deal is in the final round of talks and once finalized, the film will be called an Apple original movie while Paramount Pictures will be di

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' TV Series In The Works At Amazon

Amazon is rebooting “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” with a TV series. The streaming giant has teamed up with Left Bank Pictures to work on a project that would focus on Lisbeth Salander, the hacker character in Stieg Larsson’s “Millenium” trilogy, according to Deadline. Larrson’s “Millenium” trilogy is one of the most-acclaimed trilogies in the world of crime novels. However, the upcoming series will have a new setting. Amazon is planning to put Salander in today’s world and introduce new ch

The Time Adam Sandler Almost Got Choked Out While Filming 'Uncut Gems'

Acting in movies is not easy. Sometimes things do not go the way they were planned by the actors. Who can forget the terrible foot injury Tom Cruise endured while shooting the sixth “Mission: Impossible” movie? One of the stars who had such a terrifying encounter while shooting for a movie is none other than Adam Sandler. Sandler, who garnered a lot of acclaim for his acting skills in the movie “Uncut Gems,” got into a dangerous situation while performing a scene where he gets kidnapped by a gr

Jennifer Lopez Feels 'Heartbroken' Over Canceled Wedding

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced people to cancel their wedding ceremonies or birthday celebrations because of the guidelines imposed by the governments. A lot of couples are taking the extreme steps of having their weddings on video-calling apps while others are still waiting for the situation to get better. One such person is Jennifer Lopez. Lopez and her fiancé Alex Rodriguez were set to have a lavish wedding in Italy this summer. However, the couple was forced to cancel their nup

Doug Liman To Helm Tom Cruise's Space Movie

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cruise’s upcoming movie, which will be partially shot in outer space, will be helmed by Doug Liman. Liman and Cruise have previously worked in movies like “American Made” and “Edge Of Tomorrow.” Liman has helmed a lot of big projects in the past. In 2002, he directed Matt Damon’s critically acclaimed movie “The Bourne Identity.” Meanwhile, in 2005, he directed Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” The script for the movie is also written by Li

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For Wearing Blackface On 'SNL'

Popular talk show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for wearing blackface 20 years ago on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” In that particular sketch, Fallon was seen portraying comedian Chris Rock while talking to one of his “SNL” colleagues. The sketch featuring Fallon in blackface resurfaced online and drew a lot of criticisms from the netizens. The whole video of the sketch is no longer available, but some clips from the skit have been making rounds on social media sites like Instagram and Twitte

‘Westworld’ Season 3: Meet The Newest Cast Members Before 2020 Premiere

“Westworld” Season 3 trailers have been leaving fans immediately wanting more. One of the things they were surprised to see was the immensely different setting and atmosphere. On top of that, however, the fans have been curious to see more from the newcomers that were announced. “Westworld” Season 2 ended with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) making her way into the real world beyond the cowboy-themed amusement part she was confined to. That’s the last thing fans saw -- her exit. But what was left un

‘Bloodshot’ Franchise Plans Revisited: What We Know About Sequel Movies So Far

The Vin Diesel-led film “Bloodshot” just came out and those who saw it today may already be craving more from the superhero. Luckily, previous plans have been hinted at that “Bloodshot” and other hero roles will be part of a rather large franchise. Here’s everything we know so far. Diesel’s “Bloodshot” is breaking ground as the very first Valiant Comics character to ever hit the big screen, but it’s not going to be a one-off. Inverse recently reported that Dave Wilson may be planning on putting

Netflix Film Starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Shifts Production Due To Coronavirus

The Netflix film “Red Notice” is shuffling around its production after its proposed plan to film in Italy has been thwarted by the looming threat of coronavirus. The film’s star, Dwayne “‘The Rock” Johnson, is also a producer of the Netflix original. While most of the “Red Notice” production took place in Atlanta, there is an Italian segment of shooting that Netflix is currently trying to work around, Deadline reports.

'The Eternals' Actor Discusses Powerful, Emotional First Gay Kiss On Set

Haaz Sleiman’s character in “The Eternals” doesn’t have a name yet, but what we just found out is that the actor will be participating in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first on-screen same-sex kiss. The actor had a lot to say about the emotional impact of it.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

'Black Widow' Trailer: Eagle-Eyed Fans Spot Something That Changes Everything

The “Black Widow” special look showed us previously unseen things from the movie, enlightening us on some of the bigger plot details. But what nobody was expecting was the image of what looks like Pym Particles being held by Natasha Romanoff herself. The imagery just might change everything we know about the “Black Widow” movie.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

'Morbius' Trailer Releases, Revealing Possible MCU Connection

Sony just released the first official trailer for its own “Spidey-verse” film “Morbius.” The film centers on the eponymous villainous character, played by Jared Leto, who would have been joining Sony’s hinted at bad-guy team up, the Sinister Six -- and based on some clues we got from the trailer, some Marvel Cinematic Universe characters might be joining as well.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

Tony Stark's Death Was Almost More Gruesome, Near Horror Movie Territory

“Avengers: Endgame” topped off its final battle, the epic culmination of 22 films, with the tragic death of one of its main heroes, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). The shocking imagery of Stark’s charred body is an image forever in the minds of Marvel fans -- but it could have been so much worse.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

Which Marvel TV Shows Are Still Coming To Hulu After Tons Of Cancellations?

For those who want to stream the live-action Marvel shows outside of Disney+, the future may be bleak. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which used to be spread across different platforms, is now almost officially relegated to only a single streaming service. Last fall and winter, it was announced that all of the Netflix MCU content, which included five different series, would be canceled. “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” had large fanbases when it was announced they wouldn’t return for more season
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

Lizzo Is Not Fazed By Lakers Game Criticism

Lizzo doesn’t really care that a lot of people didn’t like her choice of outfit at the Lakers game on Sunday. Despite receiving criticism, the 31-year-old singer offered up a piece of advice for those who were upset. “You know what, if you really don't like my [expletive], you can kiss it. 'Cause kissing it makes it go away, I promise." According to Entertainment Tonight, the singer maintained a positive, carefree attitude while discussing the event in an Instagram live video.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

Duchess Kate Middleton's Hilarious Royal Christmas Event Photobomb Explained

Duchess Kate Middleton was the focus of many candid photos taken while attending a royal Christmas event on Wednesday morning. That was until a toddler stepped in front of a camera, sticking his tongue out and blocking the British royal entirely. The very small blonde child was revealed to be Freddie Rusbridge, a 3-year-old attending the Royal Christmas event with his family at Peterley Manor Farm in Great Missenden, England, Express reported.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

Laura Dern And Timothee Chalamet Hunt For Baby Yoda At A Basketball Game

Laura Dern was spotted at a basketball game with her “Little Women” co-star Timothee Chalamet on Wednesday. Why were they there? Well, not only is Dern an avid sports fan, but she had a specific mission in mind: to locate Baby Yoda. The “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” actress created a viral moment on the red carpet on Monday when she was asked if she had seen Baby Yoda, the breakout star of "The Mandalorian." "Yes, I did. Just today," Dern said, confidently.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

4 'Star Wars' Fan Theories That Shockingly Turned Out To Be True

There’s nothing “Star Wars” fans love more than stewing over every tiny detail of each frame in the entire franchise. Eventually, fan theories start to form as to why certain details exist or to speculate on how certain things will pay off. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that, occasionally, these fan theories have been dead on. Not only did terrifying Sith Lord Darth Maul get cut in half, but he fell into a seemingly endless pit.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

Chris Evans: Captain America Role ‘Never Handcuffed’ Actor From Voicing Political Opinions

Chris Evans may be known for the role of the patriotic Captain America in 11 Marvel films, but while the actor was contracted with Disney during his time as the iconic character, it was never something that forced him to silence his political opinions.
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

'The View' Host Meghan McCain Blames The Show's Criticism On Sexism

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain says that she’s tired of the way people talk about her and her co-stars and cites “sexism” as a major problem when it comes to how people criticize the show. “I don’t think we’re treated fairly,” McCain said. “I never really cry ‘sexism’ that easily — I’m very hesitant to throw that around.”
By Kasey Fox
International Business Times

'Fallout 76' Gets Premium Tier That Costs More Per Month Than Most Streaming Services

"Fallout 76" fans just got a new way to experience the latest entry in the long-running post-apocalyptic series. Unfortunately, it's going to cost them – even more so than they're paying for most of their favorite TV and movie streaming services. Developer Bethesda announced a premium membership for "Fallout 76" called "Fallout 1st," which will run $12 a month or $100 a year depending on players' preferred pricing structures. According to the developer, it's a "premium membership that offers so

Blocked Chinese Twitter accounts targeted Beijing critics: think tank

Hundreds of Chinese accounts suspended by Twitter were part of a disinformation operation for years targeting critics of China's ruling Communist Party, Australian researchers have found. After combing through 3.6 million tweets from 940 suspended Twitter accounts, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute said the accounts had conducted "blunt-force influence" campaigns for "at least two years". Twitter and Facebook last month banned 200,000 accounts for "deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong", as part of a "state-backed" effort to discredit pro-democracy campaigners.