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‘Super Troopers 2’: Everything You Need to Know About the Long-Awaited Sequel

5 August 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Good things come to those who wait, including sequels to cult classics. That would appear to be the case with “Super Troopers 2,” which has finished post-production and will soon be loosed upon Broken Lizard–loving viewers everywhere. Here’s what you need to know about it:

Read MoreRob Lowe Joins The Cast of ‘Super Troopers 2’ Some people have already seen it.

Super Troopers 2” has been edited and even screened for test audiences, which means that eager fans of the original are essentially just waiting for a release date at this point. Fox Searchlight is distributing the film and will presumably let audiences know when to expect it sooner rather than later.

It doubled its crowdfunding goal.

Back in early 2015, an Indiegogo campaign was launched to partially fund the film. Seeking $2 million, it eventually raised more than $4.6 million thanks to diehard fans — more than 50,000 contributed. “To get Super Troopers 2 »

- Michael Nordine

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5 Major Moments From the First Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

14 April 2017 2:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This year marks the 40th anniversary for Star Wars and the highly-anticipated first trailer for the next installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was released today during a three-day celebration down in Orlando, Fla. After watching the trailer close to 15 times, here are the key takeaways: 1. General Leia Is Back in Action—If the new Star Wars trailer showed us anything, it's that the future is female—or at least General Leia is attempting for it to be! Throughout the epic trailer, the iconic character is overheard saying she sees, "Light. Darkness. A balance." What exactly does this mean? Looks like we'll have to wait until Dec. 15 when the film is released to find out. »

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‘Imaginary Mary’: Jenna Elfman on Acting Opposite 25 Co-Stars Who Can’t Stop Staring at Her

11 April 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fourteen years ago, Jenna Elfman starred opposite “a lot of green balls and green people.” The project was “Looney Tunes Back in Action,” a feature film where Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck were digitally inserted into a live-action setting, and while Elfman now finds herself in familiar terrain as the lead of ABC’s new sitcom “Imaginary Mary,” everything has changed.

“‘Looney Tunes Back in Action’ gave me a jumping off point and an experiential reference for that [world], but in this we had nothing,” Elfman said during a recent press event, comparing her green points of reference in the film to a largely barren TV set. “And we did it on a TV schedule. With ‘Looney Tunes,’ we had all the time in the world. This, I was never even in my trailer.”

Read More: ‘Angie Tribeca’ Review: Season 3 Fully Harnesses the Power of A-List Guest Stars Chris Pine and »

- Ben Travers

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‘Imaginary Mary’: Jenna Elfman on Acting Opposite 25 Co-Stars Who Can’t Stop Staring at Her

11 April 2017 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fourteen years ago, Jenna Elfman starred opposite “a lot of green balls and green people.” The project was “Looney Tunes Back in Action,” a feature film where Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck were digitally inserted into a live-action setting, and while Elfman now finds herself in familiar terrain as the lead of ABC’s new sitcom “Imaginary Mary,” everything has changed.

“‘Looney Tunes Back in Action’ gave me a jumping off point and an experiential reference for that [world], but in this we had nothing,” Elfman said during a recent press event, comparing her green points of reference in the film to a largely barren TV set. “And we did it on a TV schedule. With ‘Looney Tunes,’ we had all the time in the world. This, I was never even in my trailer.”

Read More: ‘Angie Tribeca’ Review: Season 3 Fully Harnesses the Power of A-List Guest Stars Chris Pine and »

- Ben Travers

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ Glitches With New Character Motion Posters

27 February 2017 10:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

March is nearly here, which means blockbuster season is about to unfold, and it will carry us right through to the end of August. Steel yourself. And one of the biggest titles coming this spring is “Ghost In The Shell.”

Read More: New Trailer For ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Finds Scarlett Johansson Back In Action Mode

Scarlett Johansson leads the sci-fi/anime style action movie playing the perfect soldier who discovers a profound lie that changes her outlook forever.

Continue reading ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Glitches With New Character Motion Posters at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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New Trailer For ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Finds Scarlett Johansson Back In Action Mode

13 February 2017 1:23 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Set to hit theaters in just over a month, “Ghost In The Shell” hasn’t quite escaped concerns and criticism that the Hollywood remake of the cult favorite anime is whitewashing the source material. But lead actress Scarlett Johansson recently addressed the issue in Marie Claire, essentially suggesting that her role as the cyborg Major, doesn’t find her playing another ethnicity.

“I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person,” she said.

Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Finds Scarlett Johansson Back In Action Mode at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Universal Taps Disney Exec Janine Jones-Clark for Diversity Push

5 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group has tapped Janine Jones-Clark as senior VP of its newly created Global Talent Development and Inclusion Department, aimed at bolstering the studio’s diversity efforts.

She’ll report to Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley and begin her role effective Jan 6.

“As our business becomes increasingly global, building on Universal’s legacy as a studio that is committed to telling stories and creating art that reflects the vast diversity of our audiences is top priority,” said Langley.

Most recently, Jones-Clark served as executive director for creative talent development and inclusion for Disney | ABC Television Group.

“Janine comes to Universal with a strong track record and deep understanding of how to develop effective initiatives for identifying and cultivating diverse talent,” Langley said. “We are deeply pleased to welcome her to our leadership team and with this appointment, look forward to escalating our progress in these areas.”

Jones-Clark will oversee, »

- Dave McNary

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Janet Jackson Welcomes Son Eissa

3 January 2017 1:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s a boy!

Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, her rep confirms to People exclusively.

Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” a rep for the singer, 50, says in a statement.

Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably.”

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the People Babies newsletter.

Jackson married Qatari businessman Al Mana in 2012, and news of their »

- Jen Juneau

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