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
When asked about military construction projects that could be cut,
Of the 360,000 haul, 116,000 came from traditional album sales, with 228,000 courtesy of streaming equivalent albums (SEAs); Billboard reports that Thank U, Next tallied the most first-week streams ever for a female artist’s album or a pop album.
By comparison, Grande’s Sweetener opened with 231,000 total copies when it debuted at Number One in August 2018. Thank U, Next
“Despite the inconsistencies, I can’t blindly believe Chicago Pd,” DuVernay, who voiced support for Smollett after the attack, said on Twitter. “The department that covered up shooting Laquan McDonald over a dozen times? That operated an off-site torture facility? That one? I’ll wait. Whatever the outcome, this won’t stop me from believing others. It can’t.”
DuVernay is referring to the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald at the hands of Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. Initially, Chicago Pd reported that McDonald was carrying a folding knife and walking erratically at the time he was shot, and ruled that the shooting was justified. But dash cam footage released a year later showed Van Dyke shooting McDonald while he was walking away,
Where many country performers insist on precision and recreating each track exactly as it appears on their albums — often to their detriment — Brothers Osborne
The Chinese New Year is bringing in huge business in the Middle Kingdom. China’s sci-fi epic “The Wandering Earth” pulled in a massive $96.6 million from three territories, bringing its international tally to $606.8 million. Another movie from the Mainland, “Crazy Alien,” earned $28 million for an overseas total of $318 million, while fellow local title “Pegasus” brought in $25.7 million, taking its bounty to $238 million.
Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel” led films on the Hollywood front, generated $56 million when it launched in 86 overseas markets this weekend. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, the sci-fi adventure has now grossed $94 million internationally. The movie saw the best opening in Russia, where it earned $6.5 million. “Alita” also had sizable
Weiner is still not free, though. He has now transferred to a Residential Reentry Management facility, either living in a halfway house or confined to his home, according to TMZ, which reports that Weiner secured an early release
Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is accused of telling officers during a June 7 roll call last summer to “shoot [50 Cent] on sight” if they saw him at a boxing match in the Bronx that the rapper was expected to attend, according to New York’s Daily News. “The inspector just said that at roll call,” a source told the paper.
At a White House press conference on Friday, Trump said that Abe had given him “the
The commander, Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, reportedly told his officers to “shoot him on sight” during a roll call on June 7th, 2018, New York Daily News reports. The threat was allegedly made after 50 Cent, whose given name is Curtis Jackson, was rumored to attend an NYPD charity boxing match in the Bronx.
“The inspector just said that at roll call,” a source with information about the case said.
Over the 3-day launch, the film earned $131,625 for a solid per screen average of $32,906. After Presidents’ Day, that total is expected to grow to $163,000 with a per screen average of $40,750.
Directed by Stephen Merchant and produced by Dwayne Johnson — who also appears in the film as The Rock — the film stars Florence Pugh as Saraya “Paige” Bevis, a teen girl raised in a family of pro wrestlers in England.
Paige would go on to become a three-time champion in WWE and the youngest person in the company’s history to earn a title belt, but first she had to fight her way through tryouts and training to become a star, and face the family
“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,” Smollett’s attorneys Todd S. Pugh and Victor P. Henderson said in a statement.
“He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators
Jost started the segment pointing out just how bizarre Trump’s behavior was during the presser, joking that Trump, “argued that we need a wall to stop the flow of drugs into our country, and to demonstrated how bad the drug problem is, Trump spent twenty minutes doing an impression of a coke addict.
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