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Linda Hamilton to Return to ‘Terminator’ Franchise
Arnold Schwarzenegger is also on board to reprise the role of the cyborg he made famous more then 30 years ago. The sequel will be produced by Skydance and series creator James Cameron. The upcoming film will mark the first time that O’Connor, Schwarzenegger, and Cameron will be working together on the franchise since the 1991 smash “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
- Justin Kroll
‘Game of Thrones’: Fifth Prequel Series in Development at HBO
A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in the works at HBO, Variety has confirmed.
Bryan Cogman, who has worked on “Game of Thrones” since Season 1, has been tapped to pen a potential fifth prequel project for the network. It was previously known that four prequels were in development, though George R.R. Martin said that a fifth was also in the works. When Martin first spoke of the fifth writer being recruited in May, he said that apart from himself and “Thrones” experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, “I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”
Cogman has worked on the show in various capacities over the years, most recently as a writer and co-executive producer. Among the episodes Cogman has written for the series are “Stormborn,” the second episode of Season 7, and “The Broken Man, the seventh episode of Season 6 which introduced the character of Lyanna Mormont »
- Joe Otterson
Jake Lamotta Dead, Real-Life 'Raging Bull' Boxer 'Fought Til the End'
Boxing legend Jake Lamotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull" -- died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 95. Jake's wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. Another family member tells TMZ, Jake's condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He was put on a feeding tube, which he kept pulling out. His condition worsened considerably in the last »
- TMZ Staff
Lee Daniels Developing Pair of Drama Projects at Fox with Julian Breece, Peter Mattei
Lee Daniels will executive produce two drama projects currently in development at Fox, Variety has learned.
The first project, titled “Victory,” is a one-hour drama set in the world of competitive gospel choirs. It tells the story of a prodigal son and a group of forgotten young people who must rise above their personal hardships to save a church and heal a broken community through the power of song. The project has received a put pilot commitment at the network. Julian Breece will write and executive produce, with Daniels also executive producing along with Pam Williams and Kevin Donahue. This marks Breece’s second collaboration with Daniels and Fox, having recently sold the drama project “Mason Dixon.” Breece most recently served as a co-producer on Beau Willimon’s new Hulu series “The First.”
Fox has ordered a script with a penalty attached for the the second project, “East of Hope.” The »
- Joe Otterson
Woman in Kevin Hart Extortion Scandal Says She Is Also a ‘Victim,’ Was Secretly Recorded
Montia Sabbag, the woman at the center Kevin Hart’s extortion scandal, spoke out at a press conference with attorney Lisa Bloom on Wednesday, saying she is not behind what Hart has said is an attempt extort money from him. “I am not an extortionist,” Sabbag said. In an emotional Instagram post on Saturday, Hart apologized to his wife Eniko Parrish and children for a video in which he and Sabbag were seen engaging in suggestive behavior. He went on to accuse an unnamed person of seeking “financial gain off of my mistakes.” “I had nothing to do with these recordings, »
- Reid Nakamura
Wild Bunch Boss Vincent Maraval Causes Stir With Tweets Aimed at AIDS Drama ‘Bpm’
Wild Bunch boss and co-founder Vincent Maraval has sparked a backlash after firing off tweets perceived as homophobic upon learning that Robin Campillo’s AIDS drama “Bpm ( Beats per Minute)” was chosen to represent France in the foreign-language Oscar category. Maraval had backed Michel Hazanavicius’s “Redoutable,” which had been shortlisted by France’s Oscar committee and is being sold by Wild Bunch.
A prominent but divisive figure in the French industry, Maraval has cultivated a reputation for brashness for more than two decades through splashy declarations in the press and personal clashes with French officials and institutions such as UniFrance. Reacting to an article published in “So Film” – a magazine co-owned by Wild Bunch – on the selection of “Bpm” on Tuesday, Maraval tweeted (with several spelling mistakes) that he had “the uncomfortable sensation of being f—–.”
He followed that up with another tweet saying that Campillo’s gay-themed film “turned me over,” an »
- Elsa Keslassy
Magnolia Acquires Venice Film Fest Fave ‘Nico, 1988’
Magnolia Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to Susanna Nicchiarelli’s “Nico, 1998,” the distributor announced on Wednesday. The film is a look at the last two years of the Velvet Underground singer and actress’s life. Financial terms were not disclosed. Danish actress, singer and songwriter Trine Dyrholm plays Nico during singer and former Warhol superstar’s last hurrah during the final two years of her life, 1987 and 1988, when her new manager convinces her to go on tour and promote her new album. Nico is also looking to reconnect with her son. “Nico, 1988” won Best Film in Horizon section at this. »
- Matt Pressberg
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Horror Series in Works at The CW to Join ‘Riverdale’
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is eyeing a return to TV. The CW is developing “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” an hour-long dark drama in the horror genre that’s based on the Archie Comics characters. The series is being considered for the 2018-19 TV season as a companion show to “Riverdale.” Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing and executive producing the co-production from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. More to come … All: In response to a number of inquiries, we are now pleased to confirm that The CW and Wbtv are developing The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, a new one-hour project based on the Archie. »
- Ryan Gajewski
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series in Development at CW From ‘Riverdale’ Team
Sabrina the Teenage Witch could soon be returning to television.
The CW and Warner Bros. Television are developing a new one-hour drama based around the character for the 2018-2019 season, Variety has learned.
The potential series would be based on the Archie Comics series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. The series is described as being tonally in the vein of horror classics like “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” and will see Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Should the project move forward, it would serve as a companion series to “Riverdale,” the dark reimagining of the Archie Comics that puts Archie and the rest of his high school friends at the heart of a »
- Joe Otterson
iOS 11: Here Are 5 Things We’re Stoked About in Apple’s Update
Check out iOS 11 yet? Apple’s latest software update has been out for about 24 hours now, and after playing around with it a bit, I’m ready to give it the Siskel and Ebert trademark two thumbs up. The update comes right before the rollout of Apple’s new iPhone 8 series, and later, the iPhone X. But even if you’re still hanging tough with the 5s, you can bump up your phone to iOS 11. When you do, here are a few things that stood out to TheWrap. Also Read: Why Searching for Avril Lavigne and Beyonce Could Destroy Your Computer 1) Augmented. »
- Sean Burch
Hillary Clinton Recalls Encounter With 'Manspreading' Vladimir Putin
Hillary Clinton had a lot to say when she sat down with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Tuesday night, and when the chat involved foreign relations and Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election, she had an anecdote or two to share about Vladimir Putin.
"He really doesn't like democracy. He thinks it's an inconvenient, messy process," she said of the Russian leader. "And he doesn't like us. He wants to destabilize our country, sow doubt about our democracy. … He wants to undermine how we see each other."
Beyond America itself, »
After Bringing You Sexy Archie, the CW Is Developing a Dark Horror Take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is being eyed for the 2018–2019 season. »
- Jackson McHenry
What’s Underneath Dance Music’s Big Tent?
After Skrillex helped bring Edm to the pop charts, a whole new wave of artists are taking the genre in surprising new directions. »
- Ezra Marcus
‘Hand in Hand’ Hurricane Relief Telethon Raises More Than $55 Million
“Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” announced Wednesday that the hourlong telethon featuring the likes of Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and George Clooney had raised more than $55 million, which will aid the victims of both hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
A whopping $14 million was raised during the live telethon, while the remaining $41 million was collected after the event had ended. Stephen Colbert announced during the telethon that Apple had donated $5 million, with Albertsons Co. and Meck donating $1 million each.
Comic Relief USA, the organization behind Red Nose Day, will take the reins in distributing the funds from “Hand in Hand” to the organization’s partnered charities, including Rebuild Texas Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Direct Relief, Aspca, Best Friends Animal Society, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Irma Recovery Fund, and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation).
“Our team is »
- Erin Nyren
‘It’ to Pass ‘The Exorcist’ as Highest Grossing Horror Film Ever
Warner Bros.’ runaway horror hit “It” will pass “The Exorcist” on Wednesday to become the highest domestic grossing horror film of all-time. Upon its initial release in 1973, “The Exorcist” grossed $193 million domestically, followed by an additional $39.9 million from two director’s cut releases in 2000 and 2010, for a total of $232.9 million. “It” currently has $228.4 million after adding $4.2 million on Monday and $5.3 million on Tuesday. The movie should easily pass “The Exorcist” record this week — as early as Wednesday night. “It” is the highest grossing R-Rated film of 2017 so far. While expected to »
- Jeremy Fuster
Ben Stiller Punches Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories Trailer
- Ethan Sapienza
Justin Trudeau's 'Star Wars' Chewbacca Socks Create Social Media Stir
And it wasn't just random nerds who noticed, even celebrities took note.
"@JustinTrudeau I thought we were friends? Chewbacca socks?," William Shatner tweeted.
The Canadian Prime Minister was on stage with Dutch Pm Mark Rutte, discussing trade, when attention turned toward his foot attire.
And this is not the first time Trudeau has make news wearing zany socks. In fact, he is well known for sporting fun socks regularly. His style is so loved, the New York Times »
- Ryan Parker
Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Denies Involvement in Alleged Extortion Plot
Montia Sabbag has spoken out, saying she and Hart were filmed without her consent. »
- Dee Lockett
‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ Nab Top Host Talent for Top Dollar
When ABC announced in May that it had closed a deal to return “American Idol” to television, it did so with the help of a high-priced star. The network announced that pop singer Katy Perry would anchor the judge’s table on the rebooted unscripted juggernaut.
Perry, it was soon learned, would make $25 million for her work on the first season of the new “Idol.” The move to secure her set off a scramble for talent in the unscripted arena that would see A-listers such as Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Scooter Braun courted to launch or reinvigorate unscripted franchises to compete with the new version of one of television’s most successful shows.
When “American Idol” originally launched in 2001, the most famous name attached was that of Paula Abdul — a second-rung pop singer whose biggest hits were a decade behind her. But as ABC and producer FremantleMedia prep the new “Idol,” they »
- Daniel Holloway
Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ Gets Magical New Trailer (Watch)
The new clip travels through two different eras — 1927 and 1977 — and follows two deaf children who secretly wish their lives were different. In the earlier time period, Rose (Millicent Simmonds) begins a quest to find her idol, actress Lillian Mayhew (Julianne Moore). Fifty years later, Ben (Oakes Fegley) searches for his father in New York.
In his Cannes Film Festival review, Variety’s Owen Glieberman praised Haynes’ direction, writing, “For a while it plays like two movies in one, and Haynes is so on his game in staging each of them that the »
- Rebecca Rubin
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