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An Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Looks Like It Is Coming Our Way

Lucasfilm are reportedly looking at brining an Obi Wan movie our way in the not too distant future, and they have already reportedly hired a director. Well, we say hired – they are in early talks at the moment, and the man with the task of bringing an origin story revolving around Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has been played by both Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor, is none other than Billy Elliott, The Hours and The Crown helmer Stephen Daldry.

Image // Lucasfilm Stephen Daldry in talks to direct Obi Wan movie

Daldry is set to be involved at script level on the planned film, which will follow the previous stand-alone Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the forthcoming Han Solo film, which is in-production for a 2018 release.

The original story for the news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who also state that the studio are also looking
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Michael Shannon Sings ‘Russians’ by Sting on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’

Michael Shannon Sings ‘Russians’ by Sting on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’
Michael Shannon, two-time Academy Award nominee and occasional internet meme, has given us yet another reminder of the singular quality that makes him Michael Shannon. The “Nocturnal Animals” actor (who received an Oscar nomination for his role) was on “The Tonight Show” last night, treating host Jimmy Fallon and everyone in attendance with a rendition of Sting’s “Russians.” Watch below.

Read More: Michael Shannon Tells It Like It Is: How the Actor Played a ‘Broken Down Angel’ in ‘Nocturnal Animals’ — Consider This

Perhaps coincidentally, Sting was also in attendance at the Oscars a few nights ago, where he was nominated for his song “The Empty Chair.” Shannon’s impromptu performance was preceded by some of Shannon’s trademark humor — asked about his hobbies, the two-time Oscar nominee professes an affinity for taxidermy and skeeball. “I like a challenge,” Shannon said before belting the tune. Some relevant lyrics:

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Michael Shannon Sings ‘Russians’ by Sting on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’

Michael Shannon Sings ‘Russians’ by Sting on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’
Michael Shannon, two-time Academy Award nominee and occasional internet meme, has given us yet another reminder of the singular quality that makes him Michael Shannon. The “Nocturnal Animals” actor (who received an Oscar nomination for his role) was on “The Tonight Show” last night, treating host Jimmy Fallon and everyone in attendance with a rendition of Sting’s “Russians.” Watch below.

Read More: Michael Shannon Tells It Like It Is: How the Actor Played a ‘Broken Down Angel’ in ‘Nocturnal Animals’ — Consider This

Perhaps coincidentally, Sting was also in attendance at the Oscars a few nights ago, where he was nominated for his song “The Empty Chair.” Shannon’s impromptu performance was preceded by some of Shannon’s trademark humor — asked about his hobbies, the two-time Oscar nominee professes an affinity for taxidermy and skeeball. “I like a challenge,” Shannon said before belting the tune. Some relevant lyrics:

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Why Viggo Mortensen Deserves to Win the Oscar for Best Actor — Consider This

Why Viggo Mortensen Deserves to Win the Oscar for Best Actor — Consider This
There’s a moment early on in “Captain Fantastic” where Viggo Mortensen’s Ben Cash, still reeling from the news of his wife’s suicide, addresses his children on the matter. “Last night mommy killed herself,” he says, “she finally did it.” The bluntness hits like a shock to the system.

It won’t be the last we encounter Ben’s child-rearing directness. Over the course of the film, he sticks firmly to his “no lying” mantra, going as far as to tell his young daughter about sexual intercourse after she asks. But that initial encounter is critical. As played by the extraordinary Mortensen, it’s a moment of deep tragedy. He gives the line a no-nonsense edge that proves euphemisms don’t run in this family, but his swelling eyes hint at how crippling that can be. It’s at this moment that “Captain Fantastic” asks its big question:
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Ariana Grande and Kristin Chenoweth Just Can't Stop Gushing About Each Other

Hairspray: Live! is finally here, and it seems like the whole cast couldn't be more excited to put on a stellar show. We recently visited the set to talk to some of the production's biggest stars, and each of them positively gushed about the entire experience. One particular pair, though, couldn't seem to stop. Ariana Grande and Kristin Chenoweth paired up for a roundtable interview during our visit, and they basically spent the whole time professing their undying love for each other . . . in the sweetest way. To help amp you up for tonight's big premiere on NBC at 8 p.m., experience some of the behind-the-scenes magic between the cast. Related:How Julianne Hough Helped Her Brother Derek Prepare For His Role in Hairspray Live!Meet the Nicest Kids in Town in the Trailer For Hairspray Live! 1. That Time They Just Couldn't Stop Crying Interviewer: You guys, this is so exciting. Ariana Grande: Oh my gosh,
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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Owe $259,000 in Unpaid Taxes

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Owe $259,000 in Unpaid Taxes
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are facing another financial obstacle. The reality star and her husband have been slapped with a tax lien by the state of California. The married couple owe a tax lien for $259,108.23 for unpaid state taxes from 2014, according to court documents obtained by People. In March, Spelling, 43, cleared up reports of financial trouble after credit card company American Express sued her in January for failing to pay her outstanding balance of $37,981.97 since summer 2015. The mother of four explained that the rumors started after she wrote her 2013 book, Spelling It Like It Is. "I thought I was being relatable,
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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Owe $259,000 in Unpaid Taxes

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott Owe $259,000 in Unpaid Taxes
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are facing another financial obstacle. The reality star and her husband have been slapped with a tax lien by the state of California. The married couple owe a tax lien for $259,108.23 for unpaid state taxes from 2014, according to court documents obtained by People. In March, Spelling, 43, cleared up reports of financial trouble after credit card company American Express sued her in January for failing to pay her outstanding balance of $37,981.97 since summer 2015. The mother of four explained that the rumors started after she wrote her 2013 book, Spelling It Like It Is. "I thought I was being relatable,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Adrienne Bailon Says She's Not ''Shallow'' Enough to Date Someone Because of Their Status

Adrienne Bailon Says She's Not ''Shallow'' Enough to Date Someone Because of Their Status
Adrienne Bailon is, once again, keeping it 100. The singer opened up on The Real about why she'll never date someone for their looks because she's just "not that shallow." "Growing up in the music industry, you know, when you're in a teenage girl group, they don't want you to say you have a boyfriend. Like it is definitely something that is known that like, there's two things I was told back in the day. It was, if you really want to be a big superstar, girls should want to be you and men should want to be with you. So like, that's literally what they would say, which is terrible," she explained to the audience. "I feel really passionate about...
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Tori Spelling Slams Reports of Financial Trouble: 'We're Not Bankrupt, We're Not Struggling, We're Fine!'

Tori Spelling Slams Reports of Financial Trouble: 'We're Not Bankrupt, We're Not Struggling, We're Fine!'
What money problems? According to Tori Spelling, her family is doing just fine financially. The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star stopped by People Now to clear up reports of financial trouble after credit card company American Express sued her in January for failing to pay her outstanding balance of $37,981.97 since last summer.Spelling, 42, says the rumors started after she wrote her 2013 book, Spelling It Like It Is. "It was one chapter. I thought I was being relatable, talking about how celebrities go through financial struggles, too, we make mistakes, too," she explains. "We're not perfect, we have made a lot of
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‘Deadpool’ Review #2

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Tj Miller, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Directed by Tim Miller

The merc with the mouth has finally gotten his movie. After years of false starts, internet rumors, and ‘leaked’ video clips the movie many thought would never actually get made has finally hit theaters. Fans will find Deadpool is well worth the wait as the character they love is fully represented in all his fourth wall breaking glory.

Even in a cinematic world flooded with superheroes Deadpool has found a new niche not yet tapped. Full of raw language, brutal violence, and sheer insanity it is not at all interested in appealing to the broad Avengers or Batman audience. In fact it as if it was purposely manufactured by diehard fans to create the purest comic book page to screen representation possible. A goal that was undoubtedly achieved.
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7 things you need to know about the 'Friday the 13th' reboot-sequel

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7 things you need to know about the 'Friday the 13th' reboot-sequel
The long-in-the-works "Friday the 13th" reboot has been stuck in development hell for what feels like forever, but the latest news of the franchise's next installment (the 13th overall) indicates that things may be moving in the right direction for the hotly-anticipated project. In light of the latest developments, here are seven things you need to know. 1. Director David Bruckner has dropped out of the project. Bruckner, who co-wrote and co-directed the cult 2007 horror film "The Signal" as well as a segment of the macabre found-footage anthology movie "V/H/S," was first reported to have taken the helm in April of last year, but according to The Wrap he has since departed the project to pursue other opportunities. 2. Acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski ("Prisoners") is attached to write a new version of the script. Variety reported on Thursday that Guzikowski, who also created the SundanceTV drama series "Red Road," is
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Everyone Loves 'Minions' Because of Drugs: Let Jon Hamm and Jon Stewart Explain

Jon Hamm was on "The Daily Show" last night to promote "Minions"-- you can see a clip from the movie in his interview video below -- and the "Mad Men" alum joked that he was going to get in so much trouble with Universal after his conversation with Jon Stewart.

The "Despicable Me" spinoff opens July 10, and Jon Stewart started by saying he hoped the movie was about a quorum of Jewish men and maybe they just misspelled "Minyan." But he said kids really love Minions, including his own kids, joking that they are 18 and 19 and smoke a lot of dope. More seriously, Stewart said not everything can capture his kids' attention like this, and the Jons discussed the universal appeal of the characters for both children and adults.

Jon Hamm: "I think these guys, the Minions, are scientifically designed to be appealing to children. And not only children,
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Writer Set for New Friday the 13th Movie

It's been in the works for six years and retreats to new release dates seemingly every time the calendar draws near, however, the new Friday the 13th movie is very much alive and on its way back to the big screen, as the project has now added a new writer to its ranks, one who helped scribe the upcoming third season of NBC's Hannibal.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Nick Antosca (Hannibal Season 3, Believe) has been set to scribe a fresh draft of the new Friday the 13th movie for Paramount and Platinum Dunes. A prior draft was penned by Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg (upcoming The Autopsy of Jane Doe).

Slated for a May 13th, 2016 release, the next Friday the 13th film will be directed by David Bruckner (The Signal, "Amateur Night" segment of V/H/S). Though THR states the film is "expected to employ the found-footage technique
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"Friday the 13th" To Deal With Immortality

In a recent interview with Esquire magazine, Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller spoke about the company's upcoming second attempt at a reboot of the "Friday the 13th" franchise. Though the script is still being worked on, the most interesting quote revolved around the next film dealing with the continuity of the series.

Specifically it seems the film may deal with how iconic killer Jason Voorhes is seemingly killed at the end of every movie before coming back to life:

"There's always been this supernatural aspect to these movies. It defies logic that, you see Jason get killed in every movie, including ours, the 2009 one. And then he comes back and no one's ever really investigated what that is. So that's something that I think about a little bit. Like it is supernatural, but what is he? Those are the things that we're toying with. Nothing has been decided. But those
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Friday the 13th Will Examine Jason's Immortality

We know that Platinum Dunes is currently working on a new "Friday the 13th" movie, which is set to hit theaters on May 13th, 2016. Up to this point, all the details have just been rumors. But now, producer Brad Fuller has revealed what's true and what's not. The plan is to shoot at the end of summer and the film will not be found-footage style. While he refused to say what kind of budget "Friday the 13th" has, Fuller hinted that it's between $4 million and $20 million. Regarding story, apparently director David Bruckner (The Signal) wants to explore Jason's immortality. "There's always been this supernatural aspect to these movies. It defies logic that, you see Jason get killed in every movie, including ours, the 2009 one. And then he comes back and no one's ever really investigated what that is," said Fuller. "So that's something that I think about a little bit.
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The Week in Horror: Fox wants to make Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' movie 'tomorrow'

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The Week in Horror: Fox wants to make Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' movie 'tomorrow'
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: a director of one very good and one very bad film claims Fox is eager to make his "Alien" sequel, a "Friday the 13th" producer spills deets on the long-developing slasher reboot (groan!) and one of America's most beloved, inspirational figures is pitted against supernatural monsters in an unbelievable new movie. See below for the full roundup. #1 Neill Blomkamp claims Fox is hot on his proposed "Alien" movie After revealing some very cool concept art for his potential sequel in the long-running sci-fi/horror franchise via Instagram, the "District 9" director has now revealed that the studio is, in fact, eager to make the film. As a matter of fact: "I’m the problem," Blomkamp told Uproxx. "Fox, they would make it.
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'Friday the 13th' Remake to Explain Why Jason Never Dies?

'Friday the 13th' Remake to Explain Why Jason Never Dies?
After several years of delays, Paramount's Friday the 13th reboot is finally back on track, with producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form revealing last month that they hope to start shooting by the end of this year, with David Bruckner attached to direct. In a new interview with Esquire, Brad Fuller revealed that the script is still being worked on, teasing that it may address how the iconic killer Jason Voorhes is killed at the end of every movie, before coming back to life.

"There's always been this supernatural aspect to these movies. It defies logic that, you see Jason get killed in every movie, including ours, the 2009 one. And then he comes back and no one's ever really investigated what that is. So that's something that I think about a little bit. Like it is supernatural, but what is he? Those are the things that we're toying with. Nothing has been decided.
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Platinum Dunes Producer Brad Fuller Talks New Friday the 13th Movie

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It's been in the works for six years and has retreated to new release dates seemingly every time the calendar draws near, however, the new Friday the 13th movie is very much alive and on its way back to the big screen. But it's been a long return road to camp. Nobody knows that more than Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller, the creative mind who helped bring 2009's Friday the 13th to fruition. And with the next Friday the 13th film due out on May 13th, 2016, Fuller looks to bring Jason Voorhees back to life once again.

Friday the 13th is understandably on the minds of a lot of the franchise's fans on this unique Valentine's Day Eve, and with the fan base being all ears on any Camp Crystal Lake news, Fuller spoke with Esquire about what he's interested in exploring with the next Friday the 13th film, including
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Friday The 13th Reboot May Shed Light On Jason’s Supernatural Abilities

What better way to mark today’s sense of occasion than an update on the long-gestating Friday The 13th reboot? Set up by horror remake maestros Platinum Dunes, the pic has seen more than its fair share of rumors, chatter and potential release dates. In a recent interview with Esquire, one of Platinum’s head honchos, Brad Fuller, sat down to set the record straight on the rampant speculation, revealing a few new twists in the process.

Thus far, we know that Fuller and Andrew Form will both produce this update on the Jason Voorhees saga with David Bruckner on board to direct. In terms of its writers, the most recent draft of the script was penned by Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg. However, their involvement may have already come to an end. Fuller told Esquire that the studio’s intentions are to enlist two or three new writers to
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Tori Spelling Looks Super Skinny in Horizontal Stripe Dress as Mystery Girls Teaser Trailer Debuts

Tori Spelling Looks Super Skinny in Horizontal Stripe Dress as Mystery Girls Teaser Trailer Debuts
Some women worry that horizontal stripes might make them appear larger—not Tori Spelling. The 40-year-old Spelling It Like It Is author modeled a tight black and white Bailey44 Open Net dress with a mesh neckline before a business meeting in L.A. on Tuesday, March 11. The mother of four completed her look with a turquoise belt that accentuated her tiny waist and coral-colored pumps. Last spring, the blond actress praised stripes, calling them "so classic, so chic, and so easy to wear." One week after Spelling showed off her slender shape, a teaser trailer for Mystery Girls premiered on ABC Family. The comedy follows to former detective TV starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery....
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