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13 items from 2017

Stars React to the Heartbreaking Death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

21 July 2017 6:56 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

News broke on Thursday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide at the age of 41. According to La law enforcement, the legendary musician hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, and his body was discovered on Thursday morning. Shortly after his death, celebrities began flooding social media with condolences for his family as well as praise for his unmatched talent. In addition to bandmate Mike Shinoda confirming the news on Twitter, saying he is "shocked and heartbroken," stars like Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel, and Dwayne Johnson also spoke out. Rihanna posted a photo of Chester performing on Instagram, writing, " »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Gene Simmons Trolled by Ut Austin President Over ‘Horns’ Trademark Bid

16 June 2017 1:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ouch, Gene Simmons; you’ve been schooled — by someone who knows a thing or two about schooling. Amid news that Kiss bassist Simmons is attempting to trademark the “horns” hand gesture as his own, University of Texas at Austin president Greg Fenves decided to poke fun at the rocker — presumably with index and pinky finger extended — over the effort. “Sorry, @genesimmons, Longhorns have been doing since the ’50s — more than 20 years before Kiss got going,” Fenves wrote. Also Read: Gene Simmons' 'Horns' Trademark Bid Mocked by Nikki Sixx Sorry, @genesimmons, Longhorns have been doing ???? since »

- Tim Kenneally

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Gene Simmons’ ‘Horns’ Trademark Bid Mocked by Nikki Sixx

16 June 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Nikki Sixx is flipping out over Gene Simmons’ bid to trademark rock’s iconic ‘horns’ hand gesture. Motley Crue alum Sixx hit up Twitter to offer a cheeky take on the Kiss bassist’s effort on Thursday. “Thinking of trademarking ,” the musician wrote. Also Read: Ronnie James Dio's Widow Blasts Gene Simmons' 'Disgusting' Trademark Bid for 'Horns' Hand Gesture Sixx later responded to a tweet suggesting that he seems “angry lately” with the message, “Don’t misunderstand my sarcasm for anger my friend…I know your wife didn’t…” Thinking of trademarking “??-?????” – Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) June 15, 2017 This »

- Tim Kenneally

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Newswire: Netflix is making a Motley Crüe biopic

26 March 2017 6:54 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

For years, various studios have been trying to make an adaptation of Motley Crüe tell-all book The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band—which was written by band members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx along with author Neil Strauss—but Netflix is finally making the project happen. According to Deadline, Netflix is “in talks” to pick up the project, with Rich Wilkes and Californication creator Tom Kapinos writing the script and JackassJeff Tremaine directing.

The movie will be titled Dirt, and as a Motley Crüe biopic, it will follow the story of the band’s life through all of the crazy ups and horrifying downs—from deadly car crashes and heroin overdoses, to dramatic falling-outs between band members. The Deadline story doesn’t have any casting information, but it should be fun to see who they find to star in this. »

- Sam Barsanti

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Netflix developing Motley Crue biopic Dirt

26 March 2017 3:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Netflix is in development on a biopic of the American heavy metal band Motley Crue, which is based upon the bestselling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, penned by band members Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss.

The biopic, which was previously developed by Paramount Pictures and Focus Features, will detail the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs. It is being written by Rich Wilkes (Airheads, xXx) and Tom Kapinos (Californication), while Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) is set to direct. Motley Crue members Neil, Lee, Mars and Sixx are also on board as co-producers. »

- Gary Collinson

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Netflix Ready to Rock With Jeff Tremaine’s Mötley Crüe Biopic, ‘The Dirt’

24 March 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mötley Crüe’s biopic film, “The Dirt,” may be coming to Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project, which at one point was at Paramount and then at Focus Features, will be helmed by the “Jackass” movies director, Jeff Tremaine.

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The film will be based on the 2001 New York Times bestselling autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” which was written by band members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx, alongside author Neil Strauss.

The book chronicles the legendary 1980’s glam metal band’s rise to international fame and all that was happening behind the scenes, including drugs, sex, conflicts among band members and run-ins with the police. The band performed their last concert on New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in their own hometown of Los Angeles. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Netlflix Lands Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’

24 March 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netlfix is in final negotiations to acquire the worldwide rights to the long-in-development Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt.”

Jeff Tremaine, who helmed the “Jackass” movies, is directing the film from a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen, and Allen Kovac are producing, while Chris Nilsson, Steve Kline and Rick Yorn are exec producing. Members of the now-retired band are co-producing.

Though Netflix is still in talks for the rights, sources say Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, and Douglas Booth are top choices to play Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Tommy Lee, though no official offers have been made yet.


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Based on the 2001 autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” the book follows the group’s rise during the ’80s “hair band” rock scene on the Sunset Strip, and pulls no »

- Justin Kroll

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Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Heads to Netflix

24 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Netflix is in negotiations to pick up the Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt,” TheWrap has learned. “Jackass” director Jeff Tremaine is attached to helm the project, based on a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos. The project is based on The New York Times bestselling autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” which was written by Motley Crue members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss. Also Read: Vince Neil Slapped With Lawsuit Over Alleged Attack on Woman The book chronicles the iconic 1980s band’s rise to »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Netflix Digs Into Motley Crue Biopic ‘Dirt’

24 March 2017 9:38 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Netflix is in talks to make a movie about the rise of 1980s heavy metal band Motley Crue. Dirt is based on the New York Times bestseller The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, which was written by Crue members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss. The bandmembers also will serve as co-producers on the Netflix film. The script is being penned by Rich Wilkes and Californication creator Tom Kapinos, the latter a… »

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Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Landing at Netflix (Exclusive)

24 March 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt is kickstarting its heart.

The long-gestating project, which at one point called Paramount and Focus Features home sweet home, is in negotiations to land at Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Jeff Tremaine, the helmer of the Jackass movies, is attached to direct the project, which has a script by Rich Wilkes and Tom Kapinos.

The project is based on The New York Times bestselling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, which was written by Mötley Crüe members Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx, as well as author Neil »

- Borys Kit

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How Chris Jericho Learned Podcasting From Adam Carolla

22 March 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Jericho isn’t just the WWE United States Champion, he’s also a pretty popular podcast host. The less-dangerous of those two jobs is a natural one for Y2J — the pro wrestler is one of the best promo guys in the business and an accomplished singer, fronting metal band Fozzy. The streaming audio format isn’t Jericho’s first talk radio gig — the “61-minute man” from 2017’s Royal Rumble match used to host an interview show on Nikki Sixx’s SiriusXM channel. “The show ended one week, and PodcastOne came on my radar the next week,” Jericho told TheWrap. »

- Tony Maglio

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The 50 Best Action Movies of the 21st Century Thus Far

7 February 2017 10:18 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since the dawn of the 21st century, action cinema has undergone a bigger change than perhaps any other genre. As the tools with which filmmakers craft their works have continually advanced, a sort of renaissance has begun wherein action films stepped firmly into their own. Often put in the same category as horror — not taken seriously as a form of artistic expression outside of its core fanbase — action has had to boldly announce itself as a viable medium through which big set pieces, but also big ideas, can be presented and explored.

With the highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 2 arriving in theaters this Friday, we’ve set out to reflect on the millennium’s action films that have most excelled. To pick our top 50, we’ve reached out to all corners of the globe, choosing an array of films ranging from grand to gritty, brutal to beautiful. The result »

- The Film Stage

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Practical-ly Perfect: 30 Years of The Lost Boys (1987)

18 January 2017 12:21 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Later this year, Joel Schumacher’s landmark horror comedy The Lost Boys celebrates its 30th anniversary, and to celebrate the milestone, author and filmmaker Paul Davis is embarking on his newest project, Lost in the Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys, which is a book that chronicles every aspect that went into bringing the vampires of Santa Cruz, and those who fought against them, to life.

Over the weekend, Davis (whose recent print retrospective for An American Werewolf in London sold out in record time) hosted a 30th anniversary panel at Imats (International Make-Up Artist Trade Show) 2017 Los Angeles to celebrate the brilliant special effects of The Lost Boys, and he brought a few friends along with him, including co-stars Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Billy Wirth, as well as legendary makeup artists Ve Neill, Greg Cannom, and Steve Laporte.

Even though we recently ran our Practical-ly Perfect column for this month, »

- Heather Wixson

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