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Who knew the Force could put such a damper on your love life...
It all started when Orlando Bloom -- who was also a guest on the show -- gave the 25-year-old actor some advice.
"I know Orlando, and he gave me some advice before Star Wars 7 came out," Boyega shared. "His advice was ... 'Try and secure the love of your life before this happens.'" »
Aidy Bryant's proposal story belongs in a romantic comedy.
The Saturday Night Live cast member revealed on Thursday's Late Night With Seth Meyers that she got engaged last October to former Late Night writer Conner O'Malley. Flashing her engagement ring on the talk show, Bryant recalled the romantic way O'Malley popped the question.
Photos: The Biggest and Best Celebrity Engagement Rings
"We've been together a long time; we've been together almost nine years. So, a lot of the shimmer and shine has faded and we're just living every damn day as best we can," she explained. "We've seen each other through a lot. Like, he used to work as a full-blown garbage man -- not a joke, just a garbage man. I used to sweep up hair in a barber shop. I mean, we've, like, been through it."
Bryant admitted that she had no inkling that her longtime boyfriend would be asking for her hand in »
Jennifer Lopez may or may not have just stolen the show! The singer took the Billboard Latin Music Award stage for the second time in history and premiered a new song off of her upcoming Spanish album, "Mírate". Shortly before she sang, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda and many more stars sent special video messages about how impactful J.Lo's career has been in the music industry. J.Lo wore silver sequin gown complete with cut-outs and a front thigh-high slit as she belted the beautiful ballad next to the orchestra surrounding her. The song, which Marc Anthony produced, is a slow, powerful ballad and Anthony »
With “La La Land” and “Beauty & The Beast” kicking ass at the box office — the former is closing on $500 million worldwide, a huge victory for a film that cost a tenth of that, the latter has crossed the billion-dollar mark and is among the top 10 domestic movies of all time — the movie musical is back in a big way. There are films down the line that hope to take advantage of that — Hugh Jackman’s “The Greatest Showman On Earth,” various Disney movies including a new “Little Mermaid” take from Lin-Manuel Miranda, new versions of “Oliver!
- Oliver Lyttelton
Some people truly believe that director James Cameron keeps pushing back the release dates on his four upcoming Avatar sequels, hoping the world implodes before he actually has to make them. Perhaps that is the case, as Avatar 2 has once again been delayed, with the other three subsequent sequels also getting new release dates. We were originally supposed to see a new Avatar movie in 2013. That won't happen until 2020.
James Cameron and his crew gathered to announced the new release dates on Facebook. Last we heard, Avatar 2 was keeping its 2018 release date, with Fox promising that wouldn't change. Unfortunately, they were unable to keep that promise. As Avatar 2 will now hit theaters on December 18, 2020. And it will immediately be followed a year later by Avatar 3, which now arrives on December 17, 2021. There will be a break before the final two movies, with Avatar 4 premiering three years »
After winning the Oscar for 2014’s “Big Hero 6,” producer Roy Conli was lured to what seems to be a far-flung project: a Disneynature doc, “Born in China,” which explores the life cycles of wild pandas and other native Chinese wildlife. However, he said that it was less about the animals and more about their collective capacity to communicate complex emotions and ideas.
“I’ve always loved the structure of multiple stories,” said Conli, a longtime Disney Animation executive who famously mounted the premiere of “Angels in America” at the Mark Taper Forum in 1992. “There are multiple characters that you need to fall in love with, and they will add up to one story. That was the same with this. You had five species, but you concentrated on three animal families.”
- Bill Desowitz
19 April 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Hamilton director Thomas Kail is moving from the Revolutionary War to World War II for Fox 2000's Silver Wings.
Silver Wings will follow the first women to ever fly for the U.S. military, WWII’s Women Airforce Service Pilots, or Wasp. The feature will be adapted from Katherine Sharp Landdeck's book The Women With Silver Wings.
Michael Sugar will produce the film through his Anonymous Content banner, along with Kail and his Old 320 Sycamore banner. Ashley Zalta, Kate Sullivan and Todd Shuster will be exec producers, with Angela Christian and Landdeck co-producing.
Along with the Tony he won for his work on Lin-Manuel Miranda's »
- Mia Galuppo
Fox 2000 has hired “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail to direct World War II female pilots drama “Silver Wings.”
Kail will develop the project, based on the Katherine Sharp Landdeck’s upcoming book “The Women with Silver Wings,” which centers on the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the first women to ever fly for the U.S. military. The pilots were largely ignored until 2009, when they were granted the Congressional Gold Medal and officially recognized as military veterans.
Landdeck recently sold the book to Penguin Random House’s Crown imprint. Executive producers are Ashley Zalta of Anonymous Content, Kate Sullivan of Old 320 Sycamore, and Todd Shuster of Aevitas Creative Management. Angela Christian and the author will be co-producers.
Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler and Erin Siminoff will oversee the project. »
- Dave McNary
Disney night on Dancing with the Stars is always something to look forward to, but tonight the dance floor welcomed a very special guest. Moana herself, also known as Auli'i Cravalho, showed up to perform the movie's Oscar-nominated "How Far I'll Go" for Simone Biles' Moana-themed routine, and not only was the dance incredible, but Cravalho's performance was flawless as usual. The 16 year-old star also performed the song, which was written by Hamilton genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, at the Oscars earlier this year and managed to remain flawless despite being hit in the head with a flag mid-performance, because she's just the best. Simone received two nines »
Jimmy Fallon took a lot of heat for rubbing now President Donald Trump's hair on The Tonight Show last summer, and neither he nor the program have truly recovered since. With Stephen Colbert and ex-head Saturday Night Live writer Seth Meyers turning increasingly political pre- and post-election, Fallon has kept his show as non-topical as possible. That's his preference and temperament, but it's also kept him increasingly out-of-touch. Yes, people want to be entertained when they tune into late-night television, but escapism is almost impossible at this point in time. »
“The crown is quite heavy. The cape is quite heavy. I do remember distinctly the first time I went out, not expecting how heavy those two things would be,” Brian d’Arcy James recalls to Et about wearing King George III’s lush costume in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton. It’s an outfit he will soon don again when he returns to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit biopic musical about Alexander Hamilton on Friday, April 14. “I don’t want to say [it will] wreak havoc on you, but if you’re not prepared, it can give you an extra sense of anxiety that you didn’t have before."
While the crown has weighed down some, it’s not an issue for Spotlight actor, who is reprising a role he originated, even though he's playing it for the first time on the Broadway stage. "It's a full-circle moment for me," James exclaims over the phone as he eagerly awaits starting »
These days, The Americans star Alison Wright hasn’t been able to get a good night’s rest. “I am too excited most nights to sleep,” the English actress exclaims. “I have a lot going on and I am pumped by it.”
Wright, who’s played ‘Poor’ Martha Hanson on the hit Cold War espionage series for five seasons, is now making her Broadway debut at Studio 54 in the play Sweat, which recently won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. “It's something I've always longed for,” Wright, 40, says of taking the stage during a phone interview with Et before an evening performance. “I did a lot of growing up in the theater. This was always a dream.”
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Wright plays Jesse, a middle-class worker who faces a layoff from her job on the line of a factory floor. The shakeup gets to Jesse and her friends, who find »
I’ve liked Lin-Manuel Miranda for a good while now. I say that because I first saw him way before his Hamilton acclaim but definitely not too early in his career. I first saw him when he played a mental patient in the show House, and I thought he was excellent. But I can’t help think of one person when I admire all the accolades Miranda is getting right now: Roberto Benigni. Remember when Roberto was the “it” guy after winning his Oscar for Life is Beautiful? No one could stop talking about Benigni for at least a year. But what
Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Going to be a One Hit Wonder? »
- Nat Berman
10 April 2017 8:42 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
What seemed charmingly provocative onstage falls thuddingly flat in the film adaptation of Stephen Karam’s 2007 acclaimed off-Broadway play Speech & Debate. The playwright, who’s since gone on to win a Tony Award for The Humans, has here adapted his own work for the screen. But his cinematic inexperience, and the tonally awkward direction by Dan Harris (Imaginary Heroes), reduces the work to the level of a risqué Afterschool Special. The film’s stage origins, and a cameo appearance by Lin-Manuel Miranda, may be of interest to theater buffs, but everyone else will be left wondering what all the fuss was »
- Frank Scheck
You might have expected Louis C.K. to begin this weekend’s Saturday Night Live with commentary on the Trump administration. Instead, he delved into a monologue about a racist chicken, and it was delightful.
“Here’s a joke: Why did the chicken cross the road?” the Louie star asked the audience. “Because there was a black guy walking behind him. He was new to the city, this chicken, and he was like, ‘I feel like he’s following me, but I’m not sure’… So he crossed the road and the black guy went home… and the chicken thought, ‘Oh, »
Adapted from Stephen Karam’s hit 2007 Off-Broadway play, Dan Harris’ film “Speech & Debate” unites three teenage outcasts who form their own speech and debate club in order to fight the repressive mores of their Salem, Oregon high school. Each has their own reasons for rebelling. For self-assured Howie (Austin P. McKenzie), it’s the school board’s refusal to let him establish a Gay-Straight Alliance. For dour Solomon (Liam James), it’s the heavily censored school newspaper. And for outspoken aspiring actress Diwata (Sarah Steele), it’s the school’s decision to bowdlerize a student theater production in order to placate conservative townspeople.
That latter conflict proves particularly ironic, as “Speech & Debate” does much the same thing with its own source material. Once a darkly comic romp centered around outing a pedophile teacher, this adaptation has been shorn of its sharpest edges, leaving a largely unfocused, conventional teen dramedy in its place. »
- Andrew Barker
This Sunday’s Olivier Awards will boast a slew of talent from both sides of the pond as presenters. Among the Americans taking to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall will be multiple Tony winners Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The roster of British talent includes: Alfie Boe, John Boyega, Phoebe Fox, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Ruthie Henshall, […] »
- Paul Sheehan
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
Three New Movies May Have Trouble Making Much of a Mark
After a couple impressive March weekends with one new box office record, and a couple impressive openings, we’re now into April, and of the new movies, there just doesn’t seem like anything can defeat last week’s powerful duo of DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby--which exceeded all predictions with $49 million, taking the top spot from Beauty and the Beast. Ghost in the Shell didn’t even do as well as I thought it may, opening with just $19 million, those late reviews helping to kill its weekend.
- Edward Douglas
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the world’s highest-paid actor, the sexiest man alive, and best friends with Lin-Manuel Miranda, so some might say he’s been promoted from “most electrifying man in sports entertainment” to, simply, “most electrifying man.” Of course, not everything The Rock has done has enraptured his millions of fans. Back in October, Johnson critiqued his not-so-hot debut in the WWE in a segment on his YouTube channel called “Rock Reacts.” Now, he’s back for some more self-eviscerating, this time about his performance in the 2002 dud The Scorpion King.
As good-natured as always, Johnson here takes shots at the shoddy digital effects and his own self-serious facial reactions while also praising his fellow performers, most notably the many beautiful women with whom he shared the limelight. He also tells a story about the film’s origins, which, fair warning, pretty much centers around The ...
- Randall Colburn
Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” NBC breakout hit “This Is Us” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” are among 60 projects shortlisted for the 2017 Peabody Awards. PBS’ documentary “Hamilton’s America,” chronicling Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit, Marvel series “Luke Cage,” and Ava DuVernay’s “The 13th” documentary are also among the finalists. Jurors chose the 60 finalists out of 1,200 entries from television, radio and the web. The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Also Read: Kevin Reilly Among 4 Added to Peabody Awards Board of Advisors The winners in each category will be revealed in a. »
- Linda Ge
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