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Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year on Thursday for her work promoting healthcare and education in the Caribbean. She joins the ranks of honorees like James Earl Jones, Sharon Stone and activist Malala Yousafzai. Rihanna’s Named Harvard’s Humanitarian Of The Year Praising Rihanna’s philanthropic work, Harvard Foundation’s director S. Allen […]
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- Kate Chia
Rihanna is set to receive an award for her commitment to charity.
The 29-year-old singer has been named Harvard University's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year, and will be presented with the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a ceremony on campus next week.
"Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados," S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation's director said in a statement on Wednesday. "She has also created the Clara Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program [named for her grandmother and grandfather] for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of »
Rihanna may be widely celebrated for her music, but now she’s accepting a different type of honor—for her humanitarian work.
The 29-year-old singer has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year and will accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on campus next Tuesday.
“Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter.
The vocal philanthropist also created the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandmother and grandfather to improve health, »
- Brianne Tracy
Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be released on Digital HD in the States on March 24th, followed by a Blu-ray release on April 4th. It will hit in the UK on April 10th.
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A Rogue Idea – Hear how Ilm’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films. Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen. Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion. K-2So: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance. »
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday we brought you a VFX reel looking at the digital recreation of Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and now we’ve got another video, this time breaking down Ilm’s work on the spectacular space battle above Scarif. Take a look here…
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
- Gary Collinson
There has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan, not just because there is a new movie hitting theaters every year, but because there are also numerous novels and comic books being released that are part of the official canon. A new book entitled Aftermath: Empire's End was released today, which, as we previously reported, addresses the fate of the much-maligned Jar Jar Binks. But it also includes another intriguing revelation as well. This book confirms that Chewbacca's son, seen only during the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, is now, in fact part of the official Star Wars cinematic canon.
Screen Rant reports that there are sections of this novel which offer numerous interludes, providing "snapshots" of the goings-on in several different parts of the galaxy. One of these interludes is set on Kashyyyk, following a Wookiee named Lumpawaroo, a.k.a. "Waroo." This Wookie is trying »
Last September, we were excited to hear that Disney had brought Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) on board to direct a new live-action reimagining of The Lion King. The original 1994 animated movie has become a beloved classic, following young Simba (voiced as an adult by Matthew Broderick) as he comes of age under the shadow of his benevolent father Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and his wicked uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons). Now Favreau has announced the first two actors cast and they are significant....
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Special effects wizards Industrial Light & Magic have posted a new video to their YouTube channel detailing the elaborate process that went into digitally re-creating the late Peter Cushing’s Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Check out the video here…
See Also: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story video breaks down Ilm’s Oscar-nominated VFX work
Among other reasons, it’s almost certain that technology such as the above is one of the key reasons Rogue One: A Star Wars Story received an Oscar nomination for visual effects.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars »
- Robert Kojder
During last night’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, The New Day cut a promo on their way to the ring where Xavier Woods mentioned that alongside the trio hosting WrestleMania 33 and a gaming event at SXSW, they are also sharpening their voice acting skills to hopefully land roles playing the hyenas in director Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Lion King. Xavier also went a step further, noting that they are serious about wanting the roles.
Now, not to say that definitively it would work, but there is a strong chance it could considering that their wrestling act is built on the camaraderie and dynamic chemistry the athletes share both in the ring and on the microphone. It’s a crazy enough idea that actually might be brilliant. Their interactions together on WWE television actually capture a silliness that could easily translate to those wacky hyenas.
- Robert Kojder
Performing a modernized version of “Belle,” Watson’s lead can be seen interacting with Maurice and other townsfolk on her way to the market. Perhaps one of the lesser-known facets of Bill Condon’s live-action reboot is that Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer who drew praise (and two Oscar wins!) for his celebrated work on the 1991 original, is back to score Beauty and the Beast, and up above you’ll get but a taste of what to expect come March 17th. Indeed, today’s snippet launched online to commemorate the film’s press tour getting underway in Paris, signalling that Condon’s live-action fairytale is now finally on the homestretch.
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- Michael Briers
Last September, we were excited to hear that Disney had brought Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) on board to direct a new live-action reimagining of The Lion King. The original 1994 animated movie has become a beloved classic, following young Simba (voiced as an adult by Matthew Broderick) as he comes of age under the shadow of his benevolent father Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and his wicked uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons). Now Favreau has announced the first two actors cast and they are significant. I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017 Glover is about the same age as Broderick when the original was released and has a similar timber to his voice. Like Broderick, Glover is more than capable of...
- Peter Martin
Author: Zehra Phelan
Over the weekend, Disney made a couple of important cast announcements for both of their hotly anticipated offerings, The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Disney had already created a buzz with the announcement of these two remakes which has now skyrocketed for these re-imagined childhood favourites. The stakes are high for Disney, so only the best acting talents will do.
In the case you have been living under a rock of late, The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau will be taking the helm of the all new live-action reimaging from Disney, The Lion King. After the huge success of The Oscar-nominated The Jungle Book last year which saw critics and audiences salivating over the Favreau’s visually stunning production it was a complete no-brainer that he should be leading the pack.
We couldn’t be happier to hear the great »
- Zehra Phelan
Rounding up the big news stories from the weekend…
Lando Calrissian And Darth Vader Join The Lion King
Director Jon Favreau has revealed the first casting for his upcoming remake of the animated Disney classic The Lion King, with Donald Glover set to voice Simba and James Earl Jones reprising his role from the original as Mufasa. It marks the latest high profile role for Glover, who is currently shooting Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo Star Wars Anthology movie. Read more here.
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Warner Bros. is certainly having a few issues when it comes to directors and the DC Extended Universe. They’ve already lost Michelle MacLaren, Seth Graheme-Smith, Rick Famuyiwa and Ben Affleck, and now comes word that Affleck’s replacement on The Batman, Matt Reeves, has exited talks after failing to agree a deal with the studio. It’s said that there is a chance negotiations could resume, »
- Gary Collinson
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In the first sign that Disney’s new take on The Lion King is motoring forward since it was originally announced, director Jon Favreau has taken to his Twitter feed to start announcing the cast for the new movie.
Favreau will be using the same techniques he employed to bring The Jungle Book back to the big screen last year for The Lion King, and that means performance capture and a broad range of voice talent. In this case, Donald Glover is to take on the role of Simba this time around, taking on the part from Matthew Broderick. Meanwhile, Simba’s father, Mufasa, is set to »
Donald Glover and James Earl Jones will star in the forthcoming live-action version of The Lion King for director Jon Favreau. The news was announced this weekend via Favreau’s popular Twitter account.
Glover will play the character of the young Simba in the film, while Jones will assume the role of Mufasa. The legendary actor, who is also the voice of Darth Vader, famously voiced the character in the 1994 original.
Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa pic.twitter.com/1LszbWrcYT
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017
I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017
There are still some big characters to cast in the planned film, which Disney will release following the successes of Cinderella, The Jungle Book and the forthcoming Beauty and the Beast, which hits next month? Will they cast Jereemy Irons as Scar? Who will play Timon and Pumbaa? »
- Paul Heath
Donald Glover will voice Simba while James Earl Jones will once again talk for Mufasa in director Jon Favreau’s upcoming remake of The Lion King. Jon Favreau shared The Lion King casting of Simba on Twitter with the following post: I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, […]
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Disney are going full steam ahead with the live action remakes of their classic cartoons, and while we wait to see what the new Beauty and the Beast has in store for us, plans are already being made for John Favreau’s new take on another modern classic, The Lion King. After helming the delightful Jungle Book remake, Favreau returning to the world of CGI talking animals is something everyone is ready for, especially if his cast follows suit with these first two announcements. Taking to Twitter revealed that Donald Glover will be lending his voice to the project as Simba, and that one of the original cast members will be returning with James Earl Jones once voicing Mufasa. Because if it ain’t broke, why the hell would you fix it. I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
/Film Donald Glover will be the voice of Simba and James Earl Jones the voice of Mufasa in the forthcoming remake of The Lion King... I notice it's being lumped in with all the other Disney 'live action remakes of animated pictures' in articles but this one is not live action, but CG and mo-cap like The Jungle Book.
Awards Daily TV Best Actress in a Limited Series is already crazy competitive for the next Emmys via Feud, Big Little Lies, and more...
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Donald Glover seems to be a real golden boy right now. The star has certainly had quite the ascent into stardom since his days as a TV writer. From there, he went on to star in the comedy series Community — which gained a rabid, loyal fanbase over the course of its run — and between his increasingly dramatic roles and side gig as rapper Childish Gambino, he seems to be doing well for himself. Not too long ago, it was officially announced that he would be taking on the role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo spinoff movie. But now, it sounds like that won’t be the only Disney flick he’ll be commandeering in the near future.
Thanks to a recent tweet from Jon Favreau, director of Disney’s upcoming “live-action” Lion King movie, we now know that Glover will be providing the voice for Simba in the movie. »
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