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Jennifer Lopez to Topline and Produce Rom-Com “Second Act”

23 June 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Jennifer Lopez in “The Boy Next Door”: Universal Pictures

Jennifer Lopez is returning to romantic comedies. The “Shades of Blue” actress and multi-hyphenate has signed on to star in and produce STXfilms’ “Second Act,” a rom-com about a woman over 40 beginning a new career. This news, reported by Variety, means Lopez may have another title to add to her list of much-loved films like “The Wedding Planner” and “Maid in Manhattan.”

Second Act” will see Lopez playing “a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, which gets her the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree,” Variety summarizes.

The rom-com was penned by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas — a producer on several of Lopez’s projects like “The Boy Next Door,” “Shades of Blue,” and a couple Lopez concert docs — and Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”). Peter Segal (“Shameless,” “50 First Dates”) will helm the project. Goldsmith-Thomas, Zackham, and Benny Medina will produce alongside Lopez.

“There are so many things I love about this project and script,” Lopez commented. “People try to put women to sleep at a certain age. ‘Second Act’ is a story that empowers the every woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams. I am thrilled to partner with Stx as they continue to create and empower the female audience.”

Second Act” is part of Stx’s push for more female-led content. The Jessica Chastain-led “Molly’s Game,” about Olympic hopeful turned high-stakes poker game player Molly Bloom, “Bad Moms” sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas,” and R-rated puppet comedy “The Happytime Murders” starring Melissa McCarthy are among the company’s slated women-centric projects.

You can catch Lopez next in NBC’s 2018 musical event “Bye Bye Bird Live!” She’ll also topline and exec produce the HBO film “Cocaine Godmother,” about the famed criminal Griselda Blanco. Lopez is also a series regular on NBC’s “Shades of Blue.” The third season of the police procedural will air Sundays beginning in 2018.

Lopez earned a Golden Globe nod in 1998 for her portrayal of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in “Selena.” “It was a meaty role, but it was few and far between, especially for Latinos to have a role like that,” Lopez has said about the film. “I think it’s still challenging for women, especially being Latina. Thinking about ‘Selena’ 20 years ago and to have a role like that, I was very lucky. I was very fortunate. But it’s still a struggle for women.”

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Jennifer Lopez to Star in and Produce Romantic Comedy ‘Second Act’

22 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jennifer Lopez will star in and produce the romantic comedy “Second Act” for STXfilms as part of the company’s efforts to focus on female-driven movies.

STXfilms touted the movie as being in the vein of “Working Girl” and “Maid in Manhattan.” Lopez will portray a big box store employee who reinvents her life and her lifestyle, which gets her the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as a college degree.

“There are so many things I love about this project and script,” said Lopez. “People try to put women to sleep at a certain age. ‘Second Act’ is a story that empowers the every woman to do more, to be more, and not limit their dreams. I am thrilled to partner with Stx as they continue to create and empower the female audience.”

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Veteran comedy director Peter Segal will direct the film. His credits include “50 First Dates,” “Anger Management,” and “Get Smart.”

The project was developed by Stx with Lopez from an idea conceived by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Justin Zackham. The two wrote the script for “Second Act,” which will be produced by Lopez, Goldsmith-Thomas, Zackham and Benny Medina.

Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, and the studio’s president of production Sam Brown made the announcement Thursday.

“When Jennifer, Elaine and Justin came to us with this idea, we loved it right away,” said Fogelson. “The premise of reinventing yourself and creating a career and life-defining second act is hugely relatable and aspirational. Jennifer’s talents as a film and television actress, producer and recording artist are legendary. She is a true global superstar and and we think she is perfect for this role.”

Lopez starred in several successful romantic comedies and dramas between 2001 and 2005, including “The Wedding Planner,” “Maid in Manhattan,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Monster in Law.” Other key credits include “Out of Sight,” “The Cell,” and “Anaconda.” She starred opposite Ryan Guzman in 2015’s erotic thriller “The Boy Next Door.”

Stx noted in the announcement that its next six releases feature women in leading roles — “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” “Molly’s Game,” “Gringo,” “A Bad Moms Christmas” and “The Happytime Murders.”

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in May

21 April 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in May.

Step UpThe Wedding Planner, Jurassic Park and Alfie are some of the films subscribers to the streaming service should check out in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire. All of the seasons of Scrubs will also no longer be available starting next month.

Netflix's May additions were just announced.

Check out the full list below to see what is leaving Netflix in May.

Leaving May 1, 2017

11 Blocks

Alfie

Bang Bang!

Black Mamba: Kiss of Death

Cujo

Doomsdays<br »

- THR Staff

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in May

21 April 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in May.

Step UpThe Wedding Planner, Jurassic Park and Alfie are some of the films subscribers to the streaming service should check out in the next few weeks if they want to watch them before they expire. All of the seasons of Scrubs will also no longer be available starting next month.

Netflix's May additions were just announced.

Check out the full list below to see what is leaving Netflix in May.

Leaving May 1, 2017

11 Blocks

Alfie

Bang Bang!

Black Mamba: Kiss of Death

Cujo

Doomsdays<br »

- THR Staff

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Time to Step Up Your Binge-Watching Game - Netflix Is Expiring These Titles in May

19 April 2017 8:05 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's that time again. Netflix has announced the titles it's getting rid of in May, and we're pretty bummed. Not only is Scrubs getting, well, scrubbed from the catalog, but we also have to say goodbye to nostalgic gems like Step Up, The Wedding Planner, and the entire Jurassic Park franchise. At least we have some fresh new movies and shows coming our way. May 1 11 Blocks Alfie Bang Bang! Black Mamba: Kiss of Death Cujo Doomsdays Fantastic Four FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue Flicka: Country Pride Garfield's Fun Fest Invincible Jetsons: The Movie Jurassic Park III Jurassic Park The Lost World: Jurassic Park Paulie Samurai Headhunters Stephen King's Thinner Tales From the Darkside: The Movie The Doors The Real Beauty and the Beast The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz The Sons of Katie Elder The Wedding Planner Things We Lost in the Fire To Catch a Thief Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Judy Greer Watches Hilarious Montage Of Her Kissing George Clooney, Ashton Kutcher, And More

29 March 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

After all these years of playing the best friend in romantic comedies, Judy Greer now has her own swoon-worthy montage. The actress, who is best known for her roles in films like “The Wedding Planner” and “13 Going on 30”, stopped by “Conan” on Tuesday and shared a secret wish of hers. Related: Bryan Cranston Fulfils […] »

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Judy Greer Adores This Montage of Herself Kissing George Clooney, Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher and More Famous Actors

29 March 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Playing the best friend clearly has its perks.  Judy Greer, your favorite sidekick from rom-coms like The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30 and 27 Dresses, joined Conan O'Brien Tuesday night for an interview. However, little did the star know, the comedian was about to give her the gift of her dreams.  "I'm always kissing these famous people and I don't think think I come off as the type of person that would kiss famous people, but I've managed to kiss so many," she recalled.  "I wanted to make a reel of just all the famous people I kissed. That's been a fantasy of mine." Ask and you shall receive! The host unveiled exactly that, »

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5 Reasons Why Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Belong Together: ‘She’s His Dream Girl’ Says Source

9 March 2017 9:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Wednesday evening, People confirmed that triple-threat superstar Jennifer Lopez is dating Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez, and the planet let out a collective “Omg.”

Sure, there may be some naysayers who are not impressed with this truly epic grand slam of a romantic union. “Celebrities hook up and break up all the time,” you might be thinking, “Who’s to say that’ll last?”

We’re to say! J.Rod (A.Lo?) are going all the way—they were born to be together—and here are five sure-fire reasons why.

1. Lopez has always been Rodriguez’s “dream girl.”

Rodriguez has »

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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and the Legacy of Joss Whedon 20 Years Later

9 March 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“Well, there's nobody who didn't have a horrible high school experience except for, like, one guy I met once,” Joss Whedon said while sitting down with Et on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997.

At the time, the show was in production on its second season, with everyone -- including stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy), David Boreanaz (Angel) and Alyson Hannigan (Willow) -- returning to work on a bona fide hit for The WB. Whedon summed up his own high school experience as “constant humiliation and rejection,” an apt time period for a TV horror series. (Note: This was probably before they ever met, but I still like to believe the “one guy” he was referring to is Nathan Fillion.)

“I thought it would make a good show,” Whedon said. “I thought, I'll make a show about high school that's a horror movie just as my high school was, and that's »

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