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The first trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3” has been released, offering possible plot points for the final film in the a cappella trilogy.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, and the rest of the now-graduated Barden Bellas will face off against Ruby Rose in the musical movie. Trish Sie is directing based off a script by Kay Cannon.
The trailer shows the singers struggling to succeed in their post-college careers. Luckily, Anna Camp returns in her original “Pitch Perfect” capacity with a plan to perform again in Europe. The twist? Their apparent competition comes complete with actual musical instruments.
- JD Knapp
Val Chmerkovskiy is still enjoying the view!
Chmerkovskiy switched it up this time, however, declaring that "Paris never looked better" as he and his on-again girlfriend enjoyed a fancy dinner.
Johnson, too, shared »
Erin Andrews is a survivor.
The 39-year-old Dancing With the Stars co-host covers Health magazine's July/August cover, stunning in a red bikini. In the candid interview, Andrews opens up about getting diagnosed with cervical cancer last September, and how it turned her relationship with her now fiance, hockey pro Jarret Stoll, much more serious.
"It was a huge step for my relationship with my boyfriend at the time," Andrews says. "Because you don't know if a guy is going to want to sit in with an oncologist and see, 'Ok, so this is your cervix, and this is your uterus, and we are cutting out this part…'"
Watch: Erin Andrews Reveals Cervical Cancer Diagnosis That She Kept a Secret for 5 Months
"We hadn’t even been discussing marriage," she continues. "We hadn’t discussed babies! It really puts things on the fast track for you -- because you have an oncologist saying to you, 'We »
Patty Jenkins has brought blue skies back to the DC Universe.
With her soaring epic Wonder Woman, the director chronicles the origins of the world's most famous comic book heroine, taking Diana from the pristine shores of Themyscira into the frontlines of the Great War. Statuesque Israeli actress Gal Gadot reprises her Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice role as the Amazon princess whose idyllic existence is irrevocably changed after handsome spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands on the island paradise.
He brings with him unwelcome news that the »
Streaming giant producing TV prequel to cult 80s fantasy.
Watch the trailer below or on mobile Here.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will start shooting this Autumn. A release date has not yet been announced.
Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) will direct the show. Brian Froud, the designer on the original film, returns to create new fantastical creatures alongside the Jim Henson company. Henson died in 1990.
The trailer features archive footage of Henson discussing the first film - a commercial dissapointment at the time after making $40m at the box office - alongside behind-the-scenes shots of the new production.
Netflix announces 400 new jobs in Europe
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Grindstone Entertainment has closed a deal with Global Screen to acquire North American rights on German 3D animated film “Richard the Stork.” Sales company Global Screen is now sold out worldwide on the title having also secured new sales with Icon Film Distribution for U.K./Ireland, Paradis Films in France, M2 Pictures in Italy and Spire Media for China.
Grindstone and Lionsgate will release the film June 30 in cooperation with digital service Google Play U.S. under the title “A Stork’s Journey.” It will receive a simultaneous theatrical release in 10 U.S. markets through Grindstone and Lionsgate with Google Play U.S. releasing it digitally.
Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy winner Jane Lynch has been set for the English-language voice cast for the film. The “Glee” star will feature alongside actor-singer Drake Bell in the lead role, while YouTube star Justine Ezarik will guest star.
“We are thrilled »
- Robert Mitchell
“Games of Thrones” star Joe Dempsie and Belgian actress Lyne Renée have joined the cast of Fox Network Group’s “Deep State,” which has begun production in Morocco. Fox Network Group’s first regional scripted commission for Europe and Africa, the spy thriller, created by Matthew Parkhill and Simon Maxwell, stars Mark Strong and Karima McAdams and forms part of Fox Networks Group’s strategy to source, develop and produce original productions at a regional level.
“It’s wonderful to be starting production on ‘Deep State,’ knowing that we have such a strong and interesting company of actors to bring to life Matthew and the team’s fantastic scripts,” said Sara Johnson, vice president of scripted drama at Fox Networks Group, Europe and Africa. “We couldn’t be happier that we will soon be taking delivery of our first regional scripted commission.”
The eight-part thriller stars Strong as former spy Max Easton, who »
- Robert Mitchell
In today’s roundup, E! announces its expansion of the “Wags” franchise with “Wags Atlanta,” the presenters for the 38th annual Sports Emmys are released, and more…
E! has announced that it will expand its popular “Wags” franchise with the addition of “Wags Atlanta,” slated to debut this fall. The new series will follow the luxurious lifestyles and drama in the exclusive world of superstar athletes through the perspective of the women who stand by their side. Additionally, Season 2 of “Wags Miami” will launch on Thursday, Jun. 29 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt, and “Wags La” Season 3 premieres on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt.
The presenters for the 38th annual Sports Emmys have been released, which include Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery (CBS); Bob Ley and Jeremy Schaap (Espn); Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, and Frank Thomas (Fox), and more. As previously announced, Brent Musburger will be honored with the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award. The »
- Sarah Ahern and Erin Nyren
It was the afternoon of Oct. 5, 2015, when Steve Carter, a 67-year-old tantric yoga instructor, told his wife, Lokita Carter, that he was going out for a hike on a nearby trail.
They had been staying with friends in Northern California, having returned to the U.S. six weeks earlier from Costa Rica, where they retired, so Lokita could seek treatment for breast cancer.
Steve headed out that day accompanied by their Doberman pinscher, Coco.
“We hugged, and that was it — and he drove away and never came back,” Lokita tells People.
She says her husband texted her at 6 p.m. »
- Christine Pelisek
It’s that time again!
Hollywood’s biggest stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry descended on the California desert this weekend to kick off the first weekend for Coachella. While the event is a multi-day music festival, it is also a huge draw for the many private parties and events and, of course, People was behind the scenes with the stars.
Read on for the best moments from the parties.
Thursday, April 13
Alessandra Ambrosio sure knows how to get the party started! The model kicked off Coachella weekend and #REVOLVEFestival with a poolside dinner in celebration of »
- Nicole Sands and Mariah Haas
BBC Worldwide has secured a new deal with Central Media Enterprise Group (Cme Group) for its “Dancing with the Stars,” it announced Tuesday. The pre-MipTV agreement will bring “Dancing with the Stars” to five Central European territories, as part of Cme’s portfolio of commercial broadcasters.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Cme Group to bring “Dancing with the Stars” to new audiences around Central Europe,” said Salim Mukaddam, general manager and vice president, Central and Eastern Europe for BBC Worldwide. “This deal cements our already strong relationship with Cme Group as our premier partner for entertainment formats in the region.”
The deal includes Pro TV in Romania and Pop TV in Slovenia, which both saw the show launch in March this year. Already proving popular in both countries “Dancing with the Stars” achieved a 28.6% market share in its scheduled time-slot in Romania and a 51% share in Slovenia.
Nova TV will mark a home for the »
- Robert Mitchell
As part of its Spider-Man: Homecoming set visit coverage, Coming Soon has provided a breakdown of the opening sequence for Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. If you can wait until July to find out how the upcoming reboot will get underway – and tie into Marvel’s The Avengers and Captain America: Civil War – read on…
“The film literally begins in the shadow of Stark Tower, now with its trademark “A” still hanging on. Michael Keaton’s Toomes has arrived with his boys to begin the clean-up process, a nice little contract he’s picked up for his salvage business, only to be stopped by the Department of Damage Control (a nod to the classic Marvel comic series) who are taking over the clean up and send Toomes away. Following that, and the Sony and Marvel logos, things will jump into the middle of Civil War, just after Tony Stark »
- Gary Collinson
The Golden Age of television drama that has saturated screens during the past decade might soon be considered the Global Age of drama as well.
The volume and profile of international series co-production efforts between Hollywood’s studios and networks and their overseas counterparts has been steadily rising. For as much production activity as there is in the U.S. in this peak TV moment, the hunt for notable talent, fresh ideas and distinctive IP knows no borders.
“When we shop a show now we’re not only taking it to AMC and Showtime and FX, we’re starting to have a conversation with Canal Plus and TF1 and Channel 4,” says Zack Van Amburg, president of Sony Pictures Television with Jamie Erlicht. “Not only is it a huge world out there, but if you’re not thinking about what is going to work globally, you’re just being ignorant of the fact that shows need to »
- Cynthia Littleton
FremantleMedia, the London-headquartered production company behind The Young Pope, The X Factor, and Family Feud, has upped its investment in the European multi-platform network Divimove following its acquisition of the company in January 2015.
As part of the deal, Divimove’s co-founders, Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker, and Sebastiaan van Dam, will remain in charge for at least the next two years. While details of the investment were not disclosed, Fremantle’s stake in Divimove will remain at 75%
“The investment enables us to pursue our strong growth strategy by expanding our team and opening further local Divimove offices across Europe," Ruhe, who serves as Divimove’s CEO, said in a statement.
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- Geoff Weiss
Jerusalem — Two major disrupters — the presence of social media, and the protests of a social media-obsessed president — were the topics of discussion at this year’s Intv, a Jerusalem confab sponsored by Israeli media giant Keshet and devoted to discussing all that is new and innovative in the world of television.
The conference, which wrapped Tuesday evening, marked Intv’s fourth installment and its most impressive roster of guests to date: CNN president Jeff Zucker, actor Hugh Laurie and China investment mogul Li Ruigang were just a handful of the panelists and speakers who took the stage at Jerusalem’s historic Ymca building over the course of a jam-packed 48 hours.
The conference opened Monday morning with a friendly back and forth between Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden and Keshet CEO Avi Nir, in which the two discussed the creative process behind hit Fox programs like “Glee” and “Empire,” and Walden told the audience that if she »
- Debra Kamin
A young drifter couple pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to the first-degree murders of a Canadian backpacker and a tantric yoga teacher in California, People confirms.
Morrison “Haze” Lampley, the 24-year-old triggerman, admitted to fatally shooting 23-year-old Audrey Carey in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in October 2015 and then, two days later, killing Steven Carter, 67.
Lampley will be sentenced to 100 years to life. Lampley’s 19-year-old girlfriend, Lila Alligood, will receive a 50-year sentence. (Authorities say she did not fire the gun.)
“This plea agreement puts finality in the tragic losses that were endured,” the Marin County District Attorney’s »
- Christine Pelisek
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
Lady Gaga has given fans at least one reason to hit the road with her later this year.
The singer-songwriter has announced her Joanne World Tour after performing during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night. The global trek will be Gaga’s first proper tour since co-headlining the Cheek to Cheek Tour with Tony Bennett between 2014 and 2015.
The tour kicks off in August in Vancouver and will run through December making stops all around North America and Europe, before wrapping up back in the U.S. for a final date on Dec. »
- Joey Nolfi
Increasing sales of digital rights and higher demand from top Asian markets fueled a 10% rise in the value of British TV exports during the 2015-2016 cycle, according to the U.K.’s Pact trade org.
The annual survey by the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television found British TV exports hit about $1.65 billion in 2015-16, up 10% from the 2014-15 cycle, when sales were essentially flat from the year before. Among the most widely distributed productions were “The Night Manager,” “Downton Abbey,” “Deutschland 83,” “The Returned,” “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who,” “Poldark,” “The X Factor,” “Mr. Selfridge,” “The Mysteries of Laura” and “Top Gear.”
Exports to Japan marked the single-biggest increase by country, rising 48% year-over-year to $18.7 million. India (43%), China (40%), South Korea (39%) and Spain (33%) rounded out the top five gainers. The U.S. remains the largest export market for U.K. producers, with business rising 16% to $620 million. Sales to Canada dropped 29% to $58.7 million; sales to Australia and New Zealand were down »
- Cynthia Littleton
Annual British television exports rose 10% to £1.33 billion ($1.66 billion), according to newly released research. Sales of digital rights were up 79%, with streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon becoming major buyers of U.K. shows.
Among the top-selling shows were “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who” and “The X Factor,” as well as foreign-language series represented by British sales companies, such as Germany’s “Deutschland 83,” according to “UK TV Exports Report 2015-2016.” The report was released by British producers’ association Pact, ITV Studios and BBC Worldwide. Figures are for April 2015 to March 2016, and have been compared with the preceding 12 months.
Sales to the U.S., which remains the U.K.’s largest export market, increased by 16% to £497 million ($624 million). Australia is the second-largest market, with sales of £106 million ($133 million). Exports to France grew 5% to £73 million ($91.6 million), making it Britain’s biggest non-English-speaking market and its third biggest overall.
North America represented 41% of total export revenue, with »
- Leo Barraclough
The annual kitschfest is coming! But who will the public send to Kiev in May to represent the UK? And could anyone on the shortlist bag more than nil points?
So the nation has spoken, and the UK will be taking Lucie Jones to Kiev in May. I’ll be there too, providing some vodka-soaked postcards from Ukraine for Stuart Heritage’s Eurovision liveblog, so put Saturday 13th May in your diary. Thank you all for joining in this evening, and for all your brilliant comments; you can find me on Twitter @heidistephens if you want to say hello, otherwise I’ll see you on May 13th! Cheers, Hx
Verdict from the daughter: “She has a great voice, so we won’t look like twats. That’s the main thing”.
Wise words. And there’s still time for a banging remix.
Time for Lucie to sing her song again. »
- Heidi Stephens
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