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Michael Jackson biopic finds its star in the pop icon’s nephew

Jaafar Jackson and Michael Jackson Image: The AV Club, photo: Frank Edwards/Fotos International/ Earlier this month, a new Michael Jackson biopic made the leap from possibility to reality, with Lionsgate selecting Emancipation director Antoine Fuqua to helm the project off of a script from skyfall and gladiator screenwriter John Logan. Now, the project has filled …

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Tuca & Bertie and Gordita Chronicles creators put WBD on blast

Tuca & Bertie, The Gordita Chroniclesphoto: Netflix, Laura Magruder (HBO Max) it’s another stomach-churning day in the streaming wars. With networks and streamers canceling shows before they air and pulling shows off platforms, it’s dark times for fans of America’s greatest export: Entertainment. However, that doesn’t mean artists are taking the near-constant doom-and-gloom of the …

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Zachary Levi appears to tweet anti-vaccine sentiment

Zachary Leviphoto: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) Oh, David Zaslav, we’re really in it now. The threads that were holding DC’s existing cinematic universe together—Dwayne Johnson‘s Black Man (featuring the last appearance of Henry Cavill’s Superman), Ezra Miller‘s The Flashand Zachary Levi’s Shazam! Fury Of The Gods—are wearing extremely thin. Levi is the latest DC star …

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Maverick won AARP’s Movies For Grownups Award

Top Gun: Maverickphoto: Paramount For two decades, AARP has made a point to cut through all of the silliness that floods movie theaters every year by celebrating what it calls “Movies For Grownups” with its annual Movies For Grownups Awards—with the only thing that makes a movie “for grownups” being that it doesn’t have superheroes. …

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge is making a Tomb Raider show at Amazon

Phoebe Waller Bridgephoto: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner Fresh off co-starring in the upcoming Indiana Jones And The Dial Of DestinyPhoebe Waller-Bridge is gearing up to throw her talents at pop culture’s other notable gun-toting, treasure-hunting archeologist: Professional Tomb Raider Lara Croft. This is per THRwhich reports that Waller-Bridge is developing a new TV version …

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The Way Of Water surpasses Infinity War box office

James Cameronphoto: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Yeah, yeah, never bet against James Cameron, we get it! all the Avatar skeptics are eating their words today, as they likely have been since the film’s first rave reviews started rolling in. Cameron may not have nabbed a Best Director nomination from the Academy for Avatar: The Way …

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Taylor Swift shares seductive “Lavender Haze” music video

Taylor Swift’s “Lavender Haze”screenshot: Taylor Swift/YouTube in the “Anti-Hero” music video, Taylor Swift poked fun at her fans for looking for Easter eggs everywhere (and at herself for leaving them). in the “Bejeweled” video, she crammed every scene full of them. The new “Lavender Haze” video falls somewhere in the middle, mostly existing behind a …

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An interview with Shotgun Wedding star Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamelphoto: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images (Getty Images) For a movie that features Jennifer Lopez dropping a grenade on pirates while zip-lining through a jungle, Shotgun Wedding is a surprisingly great showcase for a lot of what Josh Duhamel excels at. the Transformers star is no stranger to action sequences, and last year’s bandit proved his …

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Tobey Maguire tells Marvel he’d love to be cast as Spider-man

Look, everyone wants to play Spider-Man. It’s perhaps any actor’s most sought-after role behind Hamlet and The Joker. To prove yourself as a young Hollywood A-lister, you better start learning the phrase, “With great power comes great responsibility.” One actor who would love to play Spider-Man is Tobey Maguire, an actor who has played Spider-Man …

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RIP Lance Kerwin, James At 15 and Salem’s Lot star

Lance Kerwin Salem’s Lotscreenshot: Movieclips Classic Trailers/YouTube Lance Kerwin, a former child star who appeared in James Horse 15 and the Stephen King miniseries adaptation Salem’s Lot, has died, according to his daughter Savanah. The cause of death is not yet known. He was 62 years old. “I am so sorry to those we have …

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