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Jaden Smith Opens Up About the Inspiration Behind Sustainable Water Bottle Just Water

23 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Jaden Smith set out to create a renewable alternative to the plastic water bottle, he didn't want to make just another "celebrity product." Smith, 18, is the brains behind Just water, ethically sourced spring water that comes in a paper bottle. And while he's been working behind the scenes with the company for nearly seven years, he's only now revealing his involvement. "We wanted to organically grow as a company without saying 'Smith family water' because it's really not that - it's water for the people." Through his work with Just, Smith helped pioneer the groundbreaking bottle that reduces harmful »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Jaden Smith Opens Up About the Inspiration Behind Sustainable Water Bottle Just Water

23 September 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Jaden Smith set out to create a renewable alternative to the plastic water bottle, he didn't want to make just another "celebrity product." Smith, 18, is the brains behind Just water, ethically sourced spring water that comes in a paper bottle. And while he's been working behind the scenes with the company for nearly seven years, he's only now revealing his involvement. "We wanted to organically grow as a company without saying 'Smith family water' because it's really not that - it's water for the people." Through his work with Just, Smith helped pioneer the groundbreaking bottle that reduces harmful »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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La La Anthony’s ‘Love Playbook’ Movie in Development With Queen Latifah, Codeblack (Exclusive)

20 September 2016 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment and Codeblack Films are partnering to co-produce and co-finance a slate of films, starting with an adaptation of La La Anthony’s “The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness.”

“The Love Playbook” was published in 2014 and became a New York Times bestseller. Anthony channeled her life and love lessons into a personal playbook, offering no-nonsense advice on dating, love and marriage — advising women on how to take control of their relationships, rise above adversity and live their lives by their rules.

Anthony will also executive produce for the project through her Lala Land company.

The slate will be co-produced By Flavor Unit Entertainment’s Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah. Quincy Newell and Jeff Clanagan will also serve as producers on the projects.

Codeblack Films and Flavor Unit Entertainment will collaborate on the marketing of the films under the slate.

Codeblack Films, a division of Lionsgate, »

- Dave McNary

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Ex-y&R Headwriter Chuck Pratt Named New Showrunner of Lee Daniels' Star

13 September 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

When Lee Daniels’ Star stars shooting this month, it’ll be with a daytime TV vet at the helm.

Chuck Pratt Jr., who most recently served as headwriter on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, has been named showrunner and executive producer of the upcoming Fox series, filling the void left by departing producer-writer Charles Murray.

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In early September, Murray left the show after he and Star co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy amicably parted ways over creative differences.

Pratt’s TV resumé includes The Lying Game, Desperate Housewives, Melrose Place and Ugly Betty, »

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Star: Showrunner Leaves New Fox Musical Drama

7 September 2016 9:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

There's drama behind the scenes of Fox's new series Star. TVLine reports showrunner Charles Murray has left the network's upcoming musical drama.From Lee Daniels, the show "revolves around three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who form a musical act and navigate the cutthroat business on their road to success." Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Nicholas Gonzalez also star.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Lee Daniels Fox Series ‘Star’ Loses Showrunner Over Creative Differences

7 September 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

There will be a change up top of Lee Daniels’ upcoming Fox series “Star,” as showrunner Charles Murray has departed the music drama, Variety has confirmed.

Murray exited over “differing visions” with co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy, according to an insider, who adds that the split was amicable. Prior to joining “Star,” Murray was on “Sons of Anarchy.”

A search for a new showrunner is currently underway, and a replacement is expected to be named shortly. The showrunner shuffle was first reported by TVLine.

“Star” follows three young women who form a girl group with hopes of making it big in the music industry. The project has been described in the vein of “Dreamgirls,” while incorporating the manufacturing of modern-day girl groups, showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective.

Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt star alongside newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Star Shake-Up: Showrunner Exits Fox's New Lee Daniels Drama

7 September 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lee Daniels’ Empire follow-up is on the hunt for a new behind-the-scenes Star.

Producer-writer Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy) has stepped down as showrunner of Fox’s latest musical-themed drama, which is slated to bow at midseason. A source close to the project tells TVLine that Murray and Star co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy had different visions for the series, which led to an amicable parting of the ways. The search is on for a new showrunner.

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Set in Atlanta, Star revolves around three young women (Jude Demorest, »

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Makeup and Hair Standouts Are Glam Attention Grabbers

29 August 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The two standouts in the makeup and hair races for imagination and glam are definitely “American Horror Story: Hotel” (limited series) and “The Wiz Live!” (special).

“Ahsh” was like Halloween every day with a gallery of ghouls ranging from Lady Gaga’s fashionista vampire, the Countess, to Alex Ward’s creepy Addiction Demon with his drill bit dildo, to Denis O’Hare’s scene-stealing transgender bartender, Liz Taylor.

Meanwhile, “The Wiz” upped the live musical for TV by blending the Broadway show and movie into a new urban experience.

Lady Gaga’s 111-year-old Countess was the centerpiece for both makeup designer Eryn Kruger Mekash and hairstylist Monte Haught. Gaga had the opportunity to show off 65 glam looks throughout the 20th century. The actress’ personal makeup artist, Sarah Tanno, collaborated with Mekash on the designs, and Mekash’s husband, Mike, did all of the blood-related prosthetics.

The late ’20s vampire look »

- Bill Desowitz

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Madison Avenue Bets Big on Fox’s ‘Star’ to Lead Freshman TV Shows

25 August 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

What does it take to get a consumer to open his or her wallet? Madison Avenue is wagering that a TV show with what is likely to be a memorable soundtrack will do the trick.

A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections for the 2016-2017 broadcast TV season finds ad buyers believe “Star,” the new Fox musical drama from co-creators Lee Daniels (pictured, above) and Tom Donaghy, will generate the most commercial viewership of any freshman scripted program. The survey, constructed using estimates from three large media-buying agencies, examines the primetime grid for the most viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 who watch commercials. That age range represents the demographic coveted most by advertisers.

Ad buyers clearly have Daniels’ other big TV property, Fox’s “Empire” in mind. It is, after all, projected to be the top scripted program for capturing ad watchers in the coming TV cycle. “Lee Daniels has a definite potential hit on his hands »

- Brian Steinberg

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Mike Epps, T.I. Starring in Restaurant Comedy ‘The Trap’

18 August 2016 5:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Epps and Tip “T.I.” Harris will star as brothers and produce the restaurant comedy “The Trap” with Chris Robinson directing.

Queen Latifah is producing through her Flavor Unit Entertainment company with partner Shakim Compere. Epps is producing via his Naptown Productions with partner Niles Kirchner and Harris will produce under his Grand Hustle Films company with partner Brian Sher.

Robinson is also producing and Jesse Collins will executive produce. Producers are planning to begin shooting in the fall.

“The Trap” is based on a story by Epps and Nile Evans, who is writing the script about Harris’ character returning home to Atlanta help save the dilapidated restaurant run by his brother (Epps) and mother. A change in the chicken recipe revives the location.

The project reunites Harris with Robinson, who directed him in 2006’s “Atl.” In addition to releasing nine studio albums, Harris has starred in “Get Hard,” “Ant-Man, »

- Dave McNary

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Mike Epps, Tip “T.I.” Harris + Queen Latifah Team Up for ‘The Trap’

18 August 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Mike Epps and Tip “T.I.” Harris have signed up to star in the Queen Latifah-produced indie comedy, “The Trap,” which will be directed by Chris Robinson (Bet’s “New Edition: The Movie”) from a script penned by Nile Evans, based on an original story… Continue Reading → »

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Get Cast in Universal’s ‘Girls Trip’ and 4 More Feature Films

12 August 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

This week in Backstage’s casting highlights, we have opportunities in five feature films, all of which are awesome and vastly different. From an upcoming flick starring Jada Pinkett Smith to a Broadway-centric feature, check them all out below! “Girls TripUniversal Pictures’ upcoming “Girls Trip,” starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, is currently casting background talent. The paid gig requires actors for a shoot on Aug. 15 in New Orleans, Louisiana. “Love Is A Broadway Hit”Several supporting roles are sought for “Love is a Broadway Hit,” a forthcoming feature from Big Picture Company. The flick depicts “two young Asian performers trying to make it in New York City…only to become rivals vying for the lead in ‘Mulan’ on Broadway.” “Smash” flashbacks, anyone? The project will begin shooting Sept. 9 in New York City. “Blonde Vs Vampires”13 Ninja Productions is currently casting lead and supporting roles for feature film, »

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Jennifer Garner Doesn't Look Much Older Than the Teen Choice Demographic

31 July 2016 7:20 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jennifer Garner lit up the Teen Choice Awards in La on Sunday when she took the stage with her Miracles From Heaven costar Kylie Rogers to accept the choice drama movie award for their film, which also stars Queen Latifah. The ladies thanked the voters for their giant surfboard and posed for photos together backstage; Jennifer looked fresh and gorgeous in a black strapless jumpsuit and half-up hairstyle - anyone else getting 13 Going on 30 vibes? We've seen a lot of Jen lately, both on the red carpet and on the streets of La. Most recently, she looked carefree while running errands amid reports that she and estranged husband Ben Affleck aren't planning to divorce after all - a friend close to the actress revealed to People that "Ben still doesn't want the divorce and he might actually get his way." She also stepped out for the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala earlier this month, »

- Brittney Stephens

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Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Heads for $60 Million Opening Weekend

22 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” is dominating the U.S. box office, blasting off for an impressive weekend of as much as $60 million at 3,928 locations, early estimates showed Friday.

It’s a solid start for the 13th film in the durable franchise, following a summer that’s seen notably disappointing performances from several sequels.

That negative trend appears to be dragging down Fox’s animated comedy “Ice Age: Collision Course,” which looks to under-perform in the $22 million range at 3,992 venues. The fifth “Ice Age” movie may wind up trailing the third weekend of “Secret Life of Pets” and the second weekend of “Ghostbusters” in a battle for second place.

New Line’s low-cost horror-thriller “Lights Out” is overperforming with initial estimates showing a debut between $15 million and $20 million at 2,818 sites.

Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the rebooted sci-fi series, opens Friday at 3,928 sites and appears to be performing in line with projections. »

- Dave McNary

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Ice Age: Collision Course Review

22 July 2016 11:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ice Age: Collision Course is apocalyptic in the most literal sense, with the fuzzy, wooly heroes of the now 14-year-old franchise fighting off extinction by diverting a glowing meteor that threatens to wipe out every living creature on earth. When it comes to kids movies, this animated junkpile is bizarrely, awkwardly morbid: one of the promotional posters reads “kiss your ice goodbye” in big letters, and almost every joke, plot development and idea the movie flings at you is as off-putting, if not moreso.

It’s a genuine wonder how this fifth installment managed to find its way onto the big screen when it’s clearly meant to go the way of the dinosaurs. (And by “the dinosaurs” I mean those baby dinos from the Land Before Time, a franchise that had enough sense to go the direct-to-video route from the second installment on.) The series’ charm has been worn down for years, »

- Bernard Boo

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'Ice Age: Collision Course' Review: Thaw and Order

22 July 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What's the use of getting all pissy about a kiddie cartoon? Watch Ice Age: Collison Course and see how you feel. The fifth entry in the Ice Age series is a loud, lazy, laugh-starved cash grab that cynically exploits its target audience (I use the term advisedly) by serving them scraps and calling it yummy. Even two-year-olds can see through the hustle.

You can't blame the animators, who do what they can to spark the visuals. But screenwriters Michael Wilson, Michael Berg and Yoni Brenner are running on less than empty. »

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Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course top @TannerZee's list of what to watch this week!

22 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course top @TannerZee's list of what to watch this week!Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course top @TannerZee's list of what to watch this week!Tanner Zipchen7/22/2016 10:00:00 Am

This week we have a double dose of space-related issues, and some skeletons in the closet that have come back to life.

Manny and Diego? Check. Sid and Scrat? Yup. All the new Ice Age characters along the way? They’re back too! And you can also assume that Scrat, once again, has something to do with what’s happening in Ice Age: Collision Course. In an attempt to hide his acorn, Scrat awakens an ancient alien ship that transports him deep into space where he happens to bump into a few asteroids and put them on a collision course with Earth. Back on Earth, Manny and Sid are dealing with problems of their own, »

- Tanner Zipchen

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Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Blasts Off With $5.5 Million on Thursday

22 July 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” has launched impressively with $5.5 million in Thursday night preview showings at 3,100 U.S. locations.

New Line’s horror-thriller “Lights Out” debuted decently with $1.8 million on Thursday night and Fox’s animated comedy “Ice Age: Collision Course” opened with $850,000 from 2,858 locations.

About 20% of the “Star Trek Beyond” grosses came from 387 Imax screens, where it grossed $1.1 million. Paramount noted the Thursday night preview number is comparable to “Spectre,” which opened with $5.3 million in November and went on to post a $70.4 million opening weekend.

Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the rebooted sci-fi series, opens Friday at 3,928 sites and is expected to dominate weekend moviegoing with a solid $55 million, with some analysts projecting it could hit $60 million. That’s down from the $70.2 million launch of 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” and the $75.2 million bow of 2009’s “Star Trek” — both directed by J.J. Abrams.

Justin Lin (“Fast & Furious 6”) directs the new film, »

- Dave McNary

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Film Review: Ice Age: Collsion Course

21 July 2016 10:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you’ve ever pondered why the world exists, Ice Age: Collision Course offers a theory—Scrat, the franchise staple saber-toothed squirrel unleashed a sequence of cosmic ping-pong while on his endless hunt for an acorn. But if you’ve ever wondered why the Ice Age series endures, well…I’m afraid I can’t help you with that one.

There has been an unwritten truce between animation studios and parents since at least the last glacial period: the shops make entertaining cartoons with subtle, smart messages for adults, and the grownups bring the kiddies to the theater. Ice Age seems determined to upset the natural order. I suppose kids old enough to understand them may be amused by the parade of poop and butt jokes. But, more likely, those who understand scatology will be too old to care for the film’s mostly unfunny one-liners and clownish physical humor. »

- J Don Birnam

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‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ ‘Has Jumped the Sloth’ and 7 Other Cold Reviews

21 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Comedians Ray Romano and Queen Latifah can’t save “Ice Age: Collision Course” from being a complete disaster. Having received a pitiable 10-percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the fifth installment in the ongoing series about a squirrel and his acorn failed to impress critics. Time Out’s Tom Huddleston called the film “forgettable and pointless,” while most other critics think the Ice Age franchise has long overstayed its welcome. Also Read: 'Ice Age: Collision Course' Review: Ray Romano and Company Return for Another Laugh-less Adventure “The ‘Ice Age’ movies are so utterly featureless and interchangeable that if Fox »

- Rasha Ali

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