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Johnny Cash, the Man in Black, is being honored with a big hairy spider. A new species of black tarantula was founded in the Sierra Nevada foothills, near Folsom Prison, where Cash recorded one of his most famous albums. Aphonopelma johnnycashi was one of 14 new tarantula species discovered in the area, spider-studying scientist Chris Hamilton told the BBC. "It's a perfect name," he explains. "It fits the spider - it's found around Folsom and the males are predominantly all black, so it fits his image. I have a Johnny Cash tattoo so I was very happy that it worked out that way." As Cash himself said, "And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder. One of the four beasts saying, Come and see, and I saw, and behold a black spider." »
- Greg Cwik
There has been no shortage of country music biopics, with Loretta Lynn ("Coal Miner's Daughter"), Patsy Cline ("Sweet Dreams"), Hank Williams ("Your Cheatin' Heart," the upcoming "I Saw The Light"), and Johnny Cash ("Walk The Line") among those getting the big screen treatment. And another project is brewing that could bring two more legends to the multiplex. On a recent stop on "Conan," Josh Brolin revealed that he'll star in a movie with Jessica Chastain about George Jones and Tammy Wynette. "I have a bit of a past and when they were trying to figure out who might be best able to best play George Jones, they thought, ‘What about Brolin? Who’s been to jail in the last 10 years? Let’s pick Brolin!’” the actor quipped. Read More: Review: Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, And More “I’m gonna do that with Jessica Chastain, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Don Cheadle takes center stage as legendary jazz musician Miles Davis in a new trailer for the feature “Miles Ahead.” “Miles Ahead” is not a typical musical biopic in the vein of “Ray” or “Walk the Line.” Instead, the film focuses on Davis’ life in the 1970s as the musician tries to jumpstart his career. Flashbacks weave in and out of the film, filling the gaps of Davis’ early success. Ewan McGregor co-stars as Rolling Stone journalist Dave Brill, who approaches Davis for an article highlighting the icon’s return to the spotlight. Emayatzy Corinealdi also stars as Davis’ first wife Frances Taylor. This is a passion project for Cheadle. The actor not only stars, but directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the drama that closed the New York Film Festival last fall and recently played at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is set for release April 1. Inspired by this post? »
Johnny Cash is being immortalized with the baddest badass monument in the city of Folsom ... the home of his legendary penitentiary performance 48 years ago. The statue -- aptly called "Man in Black" -- appears as if Johnny's engulfed in a ring of fire. The artist, Gary Tillery, who works out of The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, tells us the monument will stand 50 ft above ground and will join 7 other statues on the city's Johnny Cash Trail. »
- TMZ Staff
The Broadcast Film Critics Association handed out their Critics’ Choice Awards last evening in Los Angeles and is the first awards ceremony since the Academy released their official nominations last Thursday.
Those looking to the Critics’ Choice Awards in hopes of fleshing out their Oscar predictions will notice a few differences between last week’s Golden Globes and Sunday’s awards in the major categories. Most notably is the fact that Spotlight won best picture after being entirely shut out by the HFPA at the Globes.
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Sylvester Stallone (Creed), and Brie Larson (Room) all repeated their Globes success with acting wins, but Swedish actress Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) took home the best supporting actress award in lieu of Kate Winslet’s (Steve Jobs) win the week before.
- Patrick Shanley
This Sunday the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present their picks for best dramatic and comedy/musical picture at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
The Globes are the first major indicator for Oscar and since the HFPA honors both dramas and comedies in their dual best picture categories the chances of the Globes’ pick overlapping with the Academy’s is two-fold.
Those interested in predicting this year’s winner for best picture at the Oscars will be paying close attention to the Globes this Sunday, as a number of Golden Globe winners have gone on to take home the statuette for best pic. In a year such as this, with no standout frontrunner in a tight Oscar race, the focus is even sharper on who will win this weekend in hopes that some clearer picture will come into focus.
Here’s a look at how »
- Patrick Shanley
6 items from 2016
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