Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five nominees for best original song.
The Academy teased this on Jan. 31 by tweeting, “Spoiler Alert: It will be performed by a surprise special guest.”
This was in the aftermath of a Variety report about the original plan, which was to perform only two of the five nominated songs (“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” and “All the Stars” from “Black Panther”). The backlash resulted in the Academy’s decision to perform all five nominated songs, including the one from “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Shaiman is expected to accompany Midler on piano.
“As a child of the ’60s,
“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” said defense lawyers Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson in a statement obtained by Deadline.
He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack,” the Chicago-based attorneys add of the supposed assault in the early hours of January 29. “Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.” (Read The Full Statement Below)
Earlier Saturday, a law enforcement official close to the Chicago
Dwayne Johnson shared the news Friday on Instagram, saying production just ended on the “most challenging film” he’s ever done.
“Hobbs & Shaw is officially wrapped,” Johnson wrote. “Easily the most challenging film I’ve ever produced and starred in, however based on the fans’ insanely hyped ‘break the internet’ reactions to our first trailer — this film is also shaping up to be my most rewarding.”
The wrestler-turned-box office heavyweight went on to praise co-star Jason Statham for joining him on the adventure.
“A Huge bald and brotherly Mahalo to the man who trusted me and our chemistry and ‘pushed all his chips in’ to make something bad ass and fun for the fans. My uso @jasonstatham,” he added.
The spinoff, directed by David Leitch is set two years after the events of The Fate of the Furious,
Ganz's management confirmed that the Swiss actor died Friday evening at his home in Zurich following a long illness.
Ganz was an iconic figure in the German-speaking world and beyond, his gravely, Swiss-accented voice as instantly recognizable as his mercurial style, which could shift from reserved and withdrawn to volcanic in an instant.
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“We thank you for your show of respect for the hard-working members of the film community, whose dedication and exceptional talents deserve the public recognition this reversal now allows them to enjoy,” said American Society of Cinematographers president Kees van Osstrom, who spearheaded the opposition.
“The honor offered by the Academy Awards is vital to validating the claim that everyone contributing to the making of a motion picture is an artist,” he added.
Van Oostrum and three other ASC members — Hoyte van Hoytema, Rachel Morrison and Emmanuel Lubezki — met Thursday night with Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy, and Academy president John Bailey to press their case. The controversy had exploded when AMPAS announced Monday that the portions of the awards for four categories — cinematography, film editing,
"Empire Case Update: Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the #Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago Pd deputy director of news affairs and communications Tom Ahern tweeted on Friday.
Two men were arrested Friday morning in the case of the alleged assault, but were not charged with a crime. The arrests ...
“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa is in negotiations to join the “Dune” reboot with Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya. Production is expected to launch in the spring in Budapest and Jordan.
“Dune” centers on the battle for control of the desert planet Arrakis. Chalamet is playing the leader Paul Atreides, who is forced to escape into the wastelands, where he eventually becomes the ruler of the nomadic tribes.
“Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve is helming and co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. The movie will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers.
“Dune” is based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel. The
Clark’s first performance of the episode was light on the theatrics and heavy on the striking Prince-like guitar-work as the musician strictly relied solely on his talent.
Clark returned to the Studio 8H stage to perform the title track of his forthcoming album This Land. The politically-charged anthem was fueled by the
Don Cheadle on Saturday Night Live.
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Then, during the credits as the show wrapped,
“Alita,” the cyberpunk CGI spectacle, earned $27 million when it debuted in 3,790 locations and $33 million over the four-day frame. Since opening on Thursday, the movie has generated $41 million at the domestic market. It came in slightly ahead of expectations heading into the weekend, but “Alita: Battle Angel” still has a lengthy uphill battle to become profitable. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, the Japanese manga adaptation cost over $170 million to produce — and that’s not including the tens of millions spent in marketing.
With that said, it looks like the studio made the right decision pushing back “Alita’s” release date. Fox originally intended
Last year, the combined 4-day total for the extended weekend was a record $345.8 million, thanks in large part to “Black Panther,” which became the biggest pre-summer release ever with an extended opening of $242 million. No film this weekend was expected to even come close to matching that, but the industry estimated $141.3 million combined total for this weekend is on pace to become the lowest 4-day total for Presidents’ Day weekend since 2000 ($133.6 million).
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As for “Alita,” it is beating box office expectations with a $32 million weekend total from 3,790 screens and a 5-day opening of $41 million
For the sketch, Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey hosted an Academy Awards-themed Family Feud featuring guests including Villaseñor’s Gaga, Spike Lee (Don Cheadle), Glenn Close (Kate McKinnon), Sam Elliott (Beck Bennett), Rami Malek (Pete Davidson), Mahershala Ali (Chris Redd) and Olivia Colman (Cecily Strong).
“It’s such an honor to be on the Feud,” Gaga said to Harvey. “If 99 people are surveyed, you
“I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency. This is a big one so I don’t want to waste any time. That’s why first I want to blow my own horn,” Baldwin’s Trump said before gloating about how “shredded” he is and an upcoming summit with North Korea.
“It’s been a weird week and I wanted to say a couple things. Thank you from my whole fucking heart to my friends, my bands, my mom,” Bridgers wrote in the caption of a photo of her and her Boygenius band mates. “They all supported and validated me. They told me that what had happened was fucked up and wrong,
The last festival under the reign of director Dieter Kosslick — who will now step down to be replaced by the two-person team of artistic director Carlo Chatrian and managing director Mariette Rissenbeek — had the feel of a placeholder, with few shocks, surprises or scandals. The Golden Bear for Nadav Lapid's Synonyms — a tale of a former Idf soldier trying to escape his past by immersing himself in the Paris nightlife — was a consensus ...
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Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam and Oscar Isaac come up with a plan to supplement their meager military incomes in Triple Frontier, and Charlize Theron runs for president with Seth Rogen by her side in Long Shot. Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson lead the Five Feet Apart adaptation and Elle Fanning stars in Max Minghella's directorial debut, Teen Spirit.
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