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The Rock’s ‘San Andreas’ to Quake and Bake to $40 Million at Box Office
The Rock is on a roll, and it’s not going to end with “San Andreas.” The 3D earthquake disaster movie will rumble to $40 million in its box office debut for New Line and Warner Bros. this weekend, bullish analysts predict. That should be plenty to knock off the reigning No. 1 movie “Tomorrowland” and the weekend’s other wide opener, “Aloha,” which is written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Sony’s romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bill Murray has had a hard time overcoming negative buzz that began last December, when hacked emails from former studio chairwoman. »
- Todd Cunningham
Whoa, Fox Is Rebooting The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
20th Century Fox has plans to reboot 2003's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Variety reports. John Davis is set to produce, and Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly are helping facilitate the project. Like the flick with Sean Connery, this one will be based on Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill, and Bill Oakley's comic-book series, which essentially had literary characters turn into steampunk Avengers and kick ass together in Victorian England. The 2003 movie was Connery's last live-action commitment before he retired, so he probably won't be coming back for this one as Allan Quatermain. But that doesn't mean we can't dream. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reunite on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee!
The Seinfeld reunion is officially going down! In a preview for season six of Jerry Seinfeld's Crackle show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the 61-year-old funnyman reunites with his longtime friend and former co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus! In addition to Louis-Dreyfus, the season six trailer clip shows Seinfeld having hilarious conversations with stars like Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher and Trevor Noah. Seinfeld and his guests hop into a bevy of rare and expensive cars before heading to the nearest diner for some coffee (hence the name of the show). At one point, Seinfeld and Louis-Dreyfus have each other in stitches while strolling around Los Angeles. "You are the James Bond »
Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action Jonny Quest Movie
Calling all Jonny Quest fans... It looks like the classic animated series from the 1960s is the latest fan-favorite to venture into the world of live-action films. Warner Bros. is taking on the project with Robert Rodriguez (of Spy Kids, Sin City and Machete fame) signing on to direct the movie, according to Deadline. He and Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio will both write the screenplay. This isn't the first time a studio attempted to make a Jonny Quest live-action film. In fact, fans have been anticipating this since 1995, and it almost happened back in 2009 when Zac Efron was said to be circling the lead role, while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was rumored to be playing Race »
Fast & Furious 8 Is Promising a Location Change
Vin Diesel isn't subtle. One time, when he wanted to tease fans with the title art of his planned Hannibal biopic, he did it from the inside of a private helicopter. This is how Vin Diesel rolls. Today, he's continuing to sell Fast & Furious 8, basically confirming on Instagram a nugget he dropped earlier: the gang is heading to Manhattan in 2017. #TorettoTuesday A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on May 26, 2015 at 12:26pm Pdt As part of #TorettoTuesday, Vin Diesel posted the above graphic on his Instagram page. There.s no message to the fans beyond, "Here.s a shot of New York City. We.re coming." The photo actually lacks some of NYC's major, distinguishable landmarks. We don.t see the Chrysler Building, or the Empire State Building on this skyline. But that.s undoubtedly the Brooklyn Bridge in the foreground, so the photo confirms what »
Kate Upton, Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning Eyed for J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trilogy (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. and director David Yates have narrowed down their choices for the two female leads opposite Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling‘s “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” TheWrap has learned. Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, Lili Simmons and Alison Sudol are up for the role of Queenie, while Kate Upton, Katherine Waterston and Elizabeth Debicki are being eyed to play Queenie’s older sister, Tina, multiple individuals familiar with the situation have told TheWrap. Though it’s unclear whether all of those actresses are available or even wish to pursue the project, »
- Jeff Sneider
Chris Brown Shares New Pictures of Baby Royalty On Her 1st Birthday: I Love You "Lil Lady"
Chris Brown's little princess is turning one! The "Turn Up the Music" rapper took a break from filming his latest music video with Pitbull Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Royalty's first birthday. To the delight of many fans, Breezy also shared new pictures of his special family member. "Happy Birthday To My Lil Lady Royalty!!!!" he wrote on Instagram while Royalty stuck out her tongue. "I Love u ❤❤❤❤❤." And from the looks of things, Chris' baby girl may no longer be under the weather allowing her to fully celebrate her big day. "Lil momma don't feel good!" he shared just one day earlier. "Missing my boo »
Pizza Hut Just Debuted Its Craziest Crust Creation Yet, and We're a Little Scared of It
We usually make light-hearted jokes whenever food establishments bust out insane menu items (like Little Caesars' bacon-wrapped pizza), but this time were a little scared, you guys. Pizza Hut Australia has unleashed a new creation called the Four'n Twenty Stuffed Crust Pizza, which is to commemorate a partnership between Pizza Hut and the Australian restaurant Four'n Twenty. The crust comes with eight meat pies baked right into it, meaning that your giant meat pie now can come with lots of little pies. This sounds like an American concoction, but nope. It's Aussie. "Australia's newest and tastiest lovechild has arrived following a secret and steamy relationship between Pizza »
Simon Cowell Says He Wants a Baby Girl, but He Still Hasn't Changed His Son Eric's Diapers!
Fatherhood has changed Simon Cowell! Dad to 15-month-old Eric with Lauren Silverman, the American Idol judge dished to Hello! magazine that he and his partner would love to have another child...specifically a daughter! "I think if you have one child it would be lovely to have a girl," Cowell, 55, told the magazine. Fortunately, his girlfriend wants the same thing! They even thought their first child would be a girl after doctors misinformed them of their baby's sex. "When I was pregnant with Eric I was told by the doctors he was a girl," she said. "But he just fooled them. There were a few names floating around but we had our name picked out and it would be lovely to have a »
How the Safdies Made Verité Drug Drama 'Heaven Knows What' with a Real-Life Ex-Junkie
Josh and Ben Safdie burrow into "Panic in Needle Park" territory with their raw-nerved heroin addiction drama "Heaven Knows What." Star Arielle Holmes lived this life, and wrote a book, "Mad Love in New York City," about her experiences kicking it on the streets of New York as a homeless drug fiend after the Safdies found her and put her in front of a camera for the very first time. "That's her life we recreated," Josh Safdie said of star Holmes, whose memoir is the basis for the film's script. Now she has signed with an agency. "She's doing another film right now, which is very beautiful." Caleb Landry Jones, the only professional actor here, also anchors this suffocatingly powerful work as her on-and-off and also drug-addicted boyfriend Ilya, a stringy-haired transient who is barely tolerating the needy Harley's (Holmes) excesses, from her toxic infatuation with him to her scratchy need to get high. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
15 Winners and Losers From Cannes 2015
As your jet-lagged Vulture staffers put their fancy clothes in with mothballs and break out the sweatpants, join us as we reminisce about what the Cannes Film Festival had to offer this year. Which movies came out of Cannes smelling like a rose, and which will now be tainted by the scent of merde? Here are 15 of this year's winners, losers, and other superlatives.Biggest Punching Bag: Sea of TreesYes, Gus Van Sant's derided Matthew McConaughey drama had a meager script, but the pundits who were calling it the worst movie to ever play at Cannes either haven't been going for very long or have been unusually blessed by the moviegoing gods. Still, there's always gotta be one notorious flop on the Croisette, and this year, it was former Palme winner Van Sant's chance to take those low blows. —Kyle BuchananBest Advertisement for Online Dating: The LobsterSad single people »
- Kyle Buchanan,Jada Yuan
Zombie Ashley Greene Is Anton Yelchin’s Stage 5 Clinger in ‘Burying The Ex’ Trailer (Video)
“Twilight” actress Ashley Greene is swapping one supernatural condition for another in a new trailer for “Burying the Ex,” in which she popped out the vampire fangs to play a zombie. Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”) co-stars in the horror comedy from Joe Dante as Max, an average guy who tries to breakup with his girlfriend Evelyn (Greene), but she tragically dies before he has the chance. Problem solved, right? Wrong. Also read: Joe Dante's Horror Comedy 'Burying the Ex' Acquired by Image Entertainment (Exclusive) Just as Max starts to move on and meets a new girl, played »
- Kathy Zerbib
Bono Says U2 ''Lost a Family Member'' After Tour Manager Is Found Dead in Hotel Room
The members of U2 are grieving after the loss of their longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan. The 68-year-old was found dead in his Los Angeles hotel room this morning, after suffering from an apparent heart attack. "We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in," Bono said in a statement on the band's website earlier today. "He wasn't just a legend in the music business, he was a legend in our band. He is irreplaceable." Arthur Fogel, the CEO of Live Nation, echoed the Grammy winner's heartfelt sentiments by saying, "Our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family." Sheehan's passing comes just hours after the first of five sold-out U2 »
Tracy Morgan, Walmart Reach Settlement in Car Crash Lawsuit
Tracy Morgan has reached a settlement with Walmart in his lawsuit against the retail giant revolving around an accident in New Jersey which left Morgan severely injured and another man dead. Walmart announced the settlement on its website on Wednesday, saying that the conditions of the settlement are confidential. Morgan said that the case was “resolved amicably” in a statement. Also Read: Tracy Morgan Crash Leads to $10 Million Walmart Settlement “Walmart did right by me and my family, and for my associates and their families,” Morgan said. “I am grateful that the case was resolved amicably.” In his own statement, »
- Tim Kenneally
Sony Defends ‘Aloha’ After White-Washing Criticism
“While some have been quick to judge a movie they haven’t seen and a script they haven’t read, the film ‘Aloha’ respectfully showcases the spirit and culture of the Hawaiian people,” the studio said in a statement. “Filmmaker Cameron Crowe spent years researching this project and many months on location in Hawaii, cultivating relationships with leading local voices. He earned the trust of many Hawaiian community leaders, including Dennis ‘Bumpy’ Kanahele, who plays a key role in the film.”
“Aloha” stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin. The Sony statement was issued in the wake of recent accusations by the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, which asserted that “Aloha” misconstrues actual Hawaiian demographics by presenting a “white-washed” version of the state. »
- Dave McNary
Jenny Lewis' "She's Not Me" Music Video Pokes Fun at Her Child Star Past—Watch Now!
Long before Jenny Lewis was a successful indie-rock singer, she achieved a very different kind of success: Child stardom! The former Rilo Kiley musician, now 39, isn't embarrassed by her younger years onscreen—in fact, her newly released "She's Not Me" music video playfully pays homage to her child star past! For the creation of the quirky clip, Jenny enlisted the help of several of her famous friends, including Fred Armisen, Zosia Mamet, Vanessa Bayer, Feist and Leo Fitzpatrick. Together the pals parody some of Jenny's earlier work, including her TV roles on Golden Girls, Roseanne and Mr. Belvedere as well as her film appearances in Troop Beverly Hills, The Wizard and »
Tilda Swinton Enters Marvel Universe with 'Doctor Strange' (Exclusive Video)
THR reports that cinema chameleon Tilda Swinton has been tapped to portray a Tibetan mystic called Ancient One, a mentor to Benedict Cumberbatch's Dr. Stephen Strange, in Marvel Studio's upcoming project. Set for November 4, 2016 release and directed by Scott Derrickson, "Doctor Strange" turns on the titular supernatural hero, a genius surgeon who, after the demise of his career, gets taken under the wings of the Ancient One who trains him to defend the world against evil. Originally in the comics, the Ancient One had been male. But, likely in light of increasing gender paradigm shifts within the industry, Marvel Studios is going female. The film will begin shooting this November in the UK, with Kevin Feige onboard to produce. Busy actress Swinton will soon be seen in Judd Apatow's Summer comedy "Trainwreck," the Coens' 2016 release "Hail, Caesar!" and (later this year, we hope) "A Bigger Splash" from Luca Guadagnino, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Key and Peele Comedy ‘Keanu’ to Face Off Against ‘Huntsman’
Key and Peele are producing. Peter Atencio, director of the duo’s Comedy Central series, is helming from a script written by Peele and Alex Rubens. The story follows a group of friends posing as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen feline.
New Line has also dated its remake of “Going in Style,” starring Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, for May 6, as a comedy counter-programmer to Marvel-Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War.”
- Dave McNary
HBO Picks Up Web Comedy Talk Show ‘The Gorburger Show’ to Pilot
The comedy talk show is hosted by a giant English-speaking blue space monster, Gorburger, voiced by T.J. Miller, who has invaded a Japanese morning talk show and held the staff hostage, as he attempts to understand what it means to be human by interviewing celebrities, musicians and cultural icons, all while attempting not to eat and kill them along the way. Miller also serves as the puppeteer for Gorburger whose narrative will unfold to reveal his mission on earth.
Before landing at HBO, the Funny or Die series spent two seasons on YouTube.
The pilot joins another web-to-television series at the pay cabler, Vimeo’s “High Maintenance,” which HBO ordered to series with six new episodes.
Miller serves as exec producer and writer with original creators/directors Josh Martin »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Randy Jackson Signs Overall Producing Deal With Endemol Shine North America
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Endemol Shine North America co-chairmen and Co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin announced Wednesday that the company has signed an overall producing deal with music producer and former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson.
“We’re thrilled to have Randy joining our team at Endemol Shine North America,” said Abrego and Corwin. “He is one of the most respected talents in both the music and television industries and we’re looking forward to developing projects with him to produce across our unscripted, scripted and digital businesses.”
Under the deal, Jackson will develop unscripted, scripted and digital programming that he will produce with the Endemol Shine North America team.
“I am so excited to be joining the Endemol Shine family and embark on this journey with one of the best companies in the world,” said Jackson. “Cris and Charlie are incredible leaders. I look forward to working with them and creating some magic. »
- Whitney Friedlander
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