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Brie Larson And Natalie Portman Sign Open Letter To Defund Police

Brie Larson And Natalie Portman Sign Open Letter To Defund Police
Respect for the cops in America has been steadily declining for a long time, though it absolutely plummeted in the 2010s. I don’t think this is because the police have necessarily gotten worse though. It’s just more that with the rise of smartphones, live-streaming video and social media, there’s now tangible evidence of their brutality that they cannot cover up.

The murder of George Floyd by killer cop Derek Chauvin, caught on camera and seen by people across the world, has lit a fire under the situation, the results of which you can see on the nightly news. One factor that’s particularly aggravating to the public is the increasing militarization of the police. We now have police forces with an arsenal that’d be the envy of any warlord: armored vehicles, military-grade aircraft, drones, gas grenades, sound cannons and, of course, dystopian-looking riot gear that’s
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Thor: Love And Thunder Will Reportedly Have A Thor Vs. Thor Fight

Thor: Love And Thunder Will Reportedly Have A Thor Vs. Thor Fight
Natalie Portman wasn’t shy in admitting her dissatisfaction with her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the past, so it came as a huge surprise that she agreed to return for Thor: Love and Thunder, even though the opportunity to suit up and wield Mjolnir for herself would have been difficult for the Academy Award-winning actress to turn down.

Taika Waititi must have big plans in mind for Jane Foster though given that Portman agreed to return with such little hesitation, and by inheriting the mantle of Thor, it seems clear that the McU’s leading astrophysicist isn’t returning just to slip back into the token love interest role that she played in the God of Thunder’s first two solo outings.

While we don’t have any concrete plot details just yet, Waititi has promised that Love and Thunder will make the wacky intergalactic buddy
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John Legend, Common, the Weeknd, Lizzo Sign Open Letter to Defund the Police

John Legend, Common, the Weeknd, Lizzo Sign Open Letter to Defund the Police
John Legend, Common, the Weeknd, Lizzo, Jane Fonda, and others have signed a new open letter urging local governments to decrease police budgets in favor of spending more on health care, education, and other community programs. Others to sign the letter include Megan Rapinoe, Yada Shahidi, and Anthony Romero, the executive director of the Aclu.

The letter was released by activist Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and a founding member of the Movement 4 Black Lives, a coalition of more than 100 black-rights organizations. The letter arrives in conjunction with #BlackOutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused,
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John Legend, Taraji P. Henson, and More Sign Open Letter to Stop Increasing Police Budgets

John Legend, Taraji P. Henson, and More Sign Open Letter to Stop Increasing Police Budgets
Movement 4 Black Lives, a coalition of more than 100 black-rights organizations, has drafted an open letter amid the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd calling for a stop on police budget increases. The letter urges state and local governments to take the money that would go towards increasing police budgets and use it towards improving health care, education, and more programs for black communities. A report from Variety states the “open demand letter” has already been signed by the likes of Lizzo, John Legend, Taraji P. Henson, Natalie Portman, Jane Fonda, Aclu executive director Anthony Romero, and more.

“Black communities are living in persistent fear of being killed by state authorities like police, immigration agents or even white vigilantes who are emboldened by state actors,” the letter reads. “According to the Urban Institute, in 1977, state and local governments spent $60 billion on police and corrections. In 2017, they spent $194 billion. A 220 percent increase.
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Thor Gets a Striking New Look in Ragnarok Concept Art

Thor Gets a Striking New Look in Ragnarok Concept Art
We have some new concept art from Thor: Ragnarok that reveals alternate looks for Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder. The 2017 Marvel Cinematic Universe entry completely reinvented the character, who has been a staple of the movies since the early days. Part of that was providing Thor with a new look. But as we see in these new images, things could have gone in a very different direction.

The art was shared by Andy Park, the head of Marvel Studios' visual development, over the weekend on Instagram. First up, we have one that he refers to a "scruffy" Thor. Director Taika Waititi wanted a different look for the character in this movie and this was one of the concepts Park came up with. As we can see, Thor has looked better, with his hair shaggy and messy, to go along with an unkempt beard. Here's what Park had to say about it.
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Streaming This Weekend: The High Note, Debt Collectors, Uncut Gems and More

Streaming This Weekend: The High Note, Debt Collectors, Uncut Gems and More
Movie theaters are still closed, but that doesn't mean we can't still watch new movies. Several brand new releases are making their way to streaming that can help fill the void this weekend. We also have a few recent releases that are making their way to various streaming services as well, which offer up the chance to catch up on some flicks you might have missed in late 2019 or earlier this year.

This week's offerings include a tale of a pop star that was bound for theaters and is, instead, going to VOD, an under-the-radar action sequel and a career-highlight performance from Adam Sandler. We also have some horror, romance and Natalie Portman's latest. Here are this week's streaming selections.

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This was originally intended as a theatrical release but, given the current situation, that isn't possible.
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TVLine Items: Good Place Alum Joins Hulu Series, Y&r Vet to Days and More

TVLine Items: Good Place Alum Joins Hulu Series, Y&r Vet to Days and More
The Good Place vet Manny Jacinto will be spending some quality time with Nicole Kidman in Hulu’s forthcoming limited series Nine Perfect Strangers.

Per our sister site Deadline, Jacinto has joined the star-studded cast, which also includes Melissa McCarthy. The drama, based on Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty’s book, is set at a boutique health-and-wellness resort, where nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Jacinto will play Yao, a man-kid with a hipster vibe who has a life-and-death encounter with the resort’s director, Masha (Kidman), after which he becomes her right-hand man.
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Marvel Reportedly Plans To Introduce A Third Thor In The McU

Marvel Reportedly Plans To Introduce A Third Thor In The McU
As revealed last summer, the McU’s about to get itself another Thor in the form of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who’ll gain the Thunder God’s powers by wielding Mjolnir in Thor: Love and Thunder. But it might not stop there, as it’s possible that a third version of Thor could be introduced into the franchise in a different upcoming movie.

We know that Marvel is hard at work on developing a Secret Wars film and while it’s still a ways off yet, we’ve now heard a few more specifics about it. Sources close to Wgtc – the same ones who told us about a Percy Jackson TV show happening, Karen Gillan being eyed for the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot and National Treasure 3 being in development, all of which were correct – have informed us that the adaptation of the 2015 comic book event may
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Marvel Reportedly Plans To Team Up Two Big Female McU Heroes

Marvel Reportedly Plans To Team Up Two Big Female McU Heroes
Although the A-Force moment from Avengers: Endgame’s climactic battle may have felt a little forced and on-the-nose, it did go to show the depth of the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s roster of female superheroes, as well as leading to speculation that the movie could be one of the many rumored spinoffs involving the various offshoot teams of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Captain Marvel may be the only one of the studio’s female heroes to headline their own solo movie so far, at least until Black Widow finally arrives in November, but Marvel appear to be making a concerted effort to increase representation across the board. As well as a sequel for Carol Danvers, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is poised to play a huge role in Phase Four and beyond in both the movies and TV shows, while the in-development Disney Plus exclusives Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk
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A Major McU Hero Will Reportedly Join The New Guardians Of The Galaxy Team

A Major McU Hero Will Reportedly Join The New Guardians Of The Galaxy Team
We know that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is set to be the final time the original team of cosmic heroes will appear together in the McU. However, you can’t expect Marvel to rest this lucrative franchise, so we can also be sure that a new group of Guardians will form in their place. We’ve previously heard about the potential line-up of the second group of Guardians and now, we can add one more surprising member to the list.

Sources close to Wgtc – the same ones who told us the Guardians will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder, Taskmaster will be the main villain of Black Widow and a She-Hulk show is in development, all of which we now know to be true – say that Jane Foster’s Thor will become part of the Guardians. Apparently, the Goddess of Thunder will join the crew similar to how
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A Popular McU Character Will Reportedly Take A Dark Turn In Thor: Love And Thunder

A Popular McU Character Will Reportedly Take A Dark Turn In Thor: Love And Thunder
With the obvious exception of Loki, up until Ragnarok gave us the likes of Valkyrie, Korg and the Grandmaster, Thor’s solo movies weren’t exactly renowned for their memorable supporting characters. Natalie Portman and Idris Elba both voiced dissatisfaction with their involvement before eventually returning, Erik Selvig does little more that spout exposition, Darcy is one of the McU’s least popular bit-part players and you’d be hard-pressed to find many people that could name the Warriors Three off the top of their head.

That being said, Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif quickly became a fan favorite, and proved so popular that she even dropped by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a couple of episodes. But she wasn’t even involved in Ragnarok after the shooting schedule clashed with her commitments to NBC’s Blindspot. Having sat out the third installment, the actress presumably has at least one more
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Weird Al and Friends Parody Gal Gadot's 'Imagine' Video with an 'Eat It' Cover

Weird Al and Friends Parody Gal Gadot's 'Imagine' Video with an 'Eat It' Cover
Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and many other fan favorite actors and comedians collaborated with 'Weird Al' Yankovic to perform a deadpan rendition of the singer's classic parody song "Eat It," and better yet, it was all for a good cause. This week, Odenkirk and his old Mr. Show co-star David Cross hosted a livestream charity function called the Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event. During the livestream, Odenkirk and Cross debuted the new video, featuring themselves and plenty more of our favorite celebrities singing the strangest cover of a "Weird Al" song you'll ever hear. You can check it out yourself by watching the video below.

After the video was posted online, 'Weird Al' Yankovic tweeted it to his followers along with the following message: "Truly there's no problem that can't be overcome when you get a bunch of celebrities together to sing something." The statement is obviously poking
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Want to Go to the Thor: Love and Thunder Premiere with Chris Hemsworth?

Want to Go to the Thor: Love and Thunder Premiere with Chris Hemsworth?
Chris Hemsworth is the latest celebrity to accept the All In Challenge, and what he is offering will be of particular interest to Marvel fans. Hemsworth is offering one fan the chance to attend the Thor: Love and Thunder premiere. Granted, it won't be happening until early 2022, but that could give said lucky fan something to look forward to.

Taking to Instagram, the actor shared a video of himself accepting the challenge. The All In Challenge has been raising money for charity, with celebrities auctioning off items or experiences to do so. The idea is that each celebrity who accepts will challenge others to do the same. Chris Hemsworth was challenged by his fellow McU co-star Chris Pratt and NFL star Saquon Barkley. Hemsworth nominated his co-stars from The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.

$10 earns ten entries, with $25 earning 25 entries. $50 will get 100 entries and $100 will nab 200 entries.
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NBC Brings Back ‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’ For Second Season

NBC Brings Back ‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’ For Second Season
A Little Late with Lilly Singh will return to NBC for a second season. This comes after the late-night talk show finished airing its first 97-episode run last week.

Singh filmed the first season, which included guests such as Mindy Kaling, Charlize Theron, Malala Yousafzai, Jessica Alba, over a three-month period shooting two episodes a day to accommodate her other ventures. Deadline understands that Singh and the producers will determine production dates on season two when local authorities and NBC feel it is safe to do so, rather than record remotely.

The show is produced by Universal Television and Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions and replaced Last Call With Carson Daly as the third show in NBC’s late-night slot. Singh is the first person of Indian and South Asian descent to host a broadcast network late-night talkshow.

The first season, which kicked off in September, also featured Tracee Ellis Ross,
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‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’ Renewed by NBC for Season 2

‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’ Renewed by NBC for Season 2
NBC has renewed (very) late-night talk show “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” for a second season.

“A Little Late” replaced Carson Daly’s “Last Call” last year. The series premiered in September 2019 and taped all of Season 1 in that fourth quarter.

“Hosting my own late night show and interviewing guests from Malala Yousafzai to Snoop Dogg has been a fun ride for me,” Singh said on Wednesday. “I learned so much during this first year of creating the show from scratch, and I’m excited that ‘A Little Late’ will return for a second season on NBC.”

In addition to Yousafzai and Snoop, Season 1 of “A Little Late” also welcomed guests Mindy Kaling, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Ashley Graham, Justin Hartley, Meghan Trainor, Tony Shalhoub, Terry Crews, Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, John Legend, RuPaul, Adam Devine and Tyra Banks, among others.

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Christian Bale May Be Playing One Of Three Villains In Thor: Love And Thunder

Christian Bale May Be Playing One Of Three Villains In Thor: Love And Thunder
Little is known about Thor: Love and Thunder at this point, but the fact that Taika Waititi has returned to direct the sequel is enough to excite us about Chris Hemsworth’s next outing as the God of Thunder, this time alongside Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster.

Though seeing as how Thor has already gone toe-to-toe with Hela, the Goddess of Death and Thanos, the Mad Titan, we’re utterly curious to find out how Marvel plans to up the ante and challenge the Strongest Avenger in the upcoming movie. As of now, we know that Portman will return as Thor’s love interest. Only this time, she’ll take up the mantle of Female Thor to help the God of Thunder overcome his new foe. As for who this adversary might be, Tessa Thompson has already confirmed that Christian Bale will play the big baddie, but we don
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The Rise of Skywalker Concept Art Reveals Unlikely Inspiration for Leia's Lightsaber

The Rise of Skywalker Concept Art Reveals Unlikely Inspiration for Leia's Lightsaber
Leia's Lightsaber has been revealed in the latest concept art from The Rise of Skywalker. As it turns out, part of its design came from an unlikely place. We've seen a decent amount of information about the Lightsabers used in the final installment from in the Skywalker Saga, including the Dark Rey version, which was only briefly shown on the big screen. However, Leia's has been the one that a lot of Star Wars devotees have been wondering about.

Concept artist Matthew Savage is the one responsible for the new look at Leia's Lightsaber from The Rise of Skywalker. The weapon is certainly unique and it looks rather elegant when compared to the rest of them. According to Savage, "The emitter area was inspired by a Walter Von Nessen, Art Deco Lamp that J.J. [Abrams] had taken a shine to." The concept art, along with the props that were all
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Natalie Portman Reportedly In Talks For A Star Wars Return

Natalie Portman Reportedly In Talks For A Star Wars Return
The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy may have done big numbers at the box office, which was hardly surprising when one of the world’s most beloved franchises returned to the screen after nearly two decades, but if the internet was as all-encompassing then as it was now, then there’s every chance that the backlash faced by the recent movies would look tame by comparison.

Even uttering the name Jar Jar Binks is enough to rile up the diehards, while George Lucas’ return to a galaxy far, far away ended up having a negative effect on the careers of more than one of the trilogy’s stars. Ahmed Best admitted that the negative reaction to Jar Jar affected him in a profound way, Jake Lloyd retired from acting at the ripe old age of twelve as a direct result of The Phantom Menace, and Hayden Christensen’s career has never
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More Than 50 Women Stand #TogetherForHer to Address Gender-Based Violence During Covid-19

More Than 50 Women Stand #TogetherForHer to Address Gender-Based Violence During Covid-19
According to The United Nations Population Fund, six months of lockdowns could result in an additional 31 million cases of gender-based violence across the globe.

The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (Ctaop), Care, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (Eif) launched Together For Her last month to deploy funds, address the dire need for resources, and support the global response against domestic violence amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since announcing Together For Her on April 22, more than 50 female role models from across film and entertainment, sports, fashion, and business have pledged a financial gift and are standing in solidarity with women and girls around the world, who become even more vulnerable during times of crisis.

Women standing #TogetherForHer include:

Aisha Tyler

Alexandra Daddario

Allison Janney

Alyssa Milano

America Ferrera

Amy Schumer

Anne Hathaway

Annie Lennox

Arianna Huffington

Awkwafina

Bellamy Young

Connie Britton

Courteney Cox

Claire Danes

Danai Gurira

Diane von Furstenberg

Gabby Williams
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‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ Returns to ABC With Broadcast Debut of ‘Moana’

‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ Returns to ABC With Broadcast Debut of ‘Moana’
The film series “The Wonderful World of Disney” is set to return to ABC on May 20, starting with the broadcast world debut of the animated “Moana” from 2016 starring Dwayne Johnson.

The series will continue for four weeks with showings of the Marvel film “Thor: The Dark World” on May 27, Pixar’s “Up” on June 3, and “Big Hero 6” on June 10. All four films are currently available for streaming on the Disney+ platform. All four films will begin at 8:00 p.m. Edt.

The long-running film anthology series that’s drawn classic titles from the Disney vault for at-home viewing for decades most recently returned in 2019 with the “Wonderful World of Disney” title with “The Little Mermaid Live!,” which also featured “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho.

Also Read: 'Disney Family Singalong 2' Adds John Legend, Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson and The Muppets

ABC also recently aired the “Disney Family Singalong” and will
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