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‘Kingsman 3’ Set For Nov. 2019 Return With Matthew Vaughn On Board

‘Kingsman 3’ Set For Nov. 2019 Return With Matthew Vaughn On Board
Manners maketh man. And writer/director Matthew Vaughn and co-writer Jane Goldman are going to make the third Kingsman film.

The third ‘Kingsman’ film – now simply called Kingsman 3 – is set for theaters on November 8, 2019 in what’s being called the capper to the previous two-part series.

Reports on just who will be involved are mixed. Some stories indicate no actors are on board, but others claim Taron Egerton will reprise his role as Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin. Fans are hoping Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry and Jeff Bridges from the prior film will also appear.

The British Goldman has hinted that there will be third installment in the past, but this is the first confirmation. There are also rumors of a prequel in the works to the beloved action film, although its second chapter, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, killed off much of the secret organization.

The films are based
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New 'Overlord' Images and Synopsis Reveal More of Bad Robot’s WWII-Set Horror

New 'Overlord' Images and Synopsis Reveal More of Bad Robot’s WWII-Set Horror
We're still a few months out from the bonkers-looking WWII-set horror flick Overlord — which is definitely not a Cloverfield movie, or so we're told — but Paramount and Bad Robot released a whole bunch of new photos and a synopsis that shed a little more light on this dark thriller.

These batch of images gel with the over-the-top insanity promised by that first AC/DC-set trailer, with a troupe of American paratroopers crash-landing in a Nazi-occupied France that is 100% more horrifically mutated than they could have imagined. The J.J. Abrams
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Box Office: 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' Edges to $24 Million Debut, 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Stumbles

Box Office: 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' Edges to $24 Million Debut, 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Stumbles
The House With a Clock in Its Walls is on its way to a No. 1 debut at the box office with an estimated $24 million from 3,592 North American locations.

House stars Cate Blanchett and Jack Black as an eccentric witch and warlock who live next door to each other and who play host to 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Black) in Michigan after his parents die. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment film took in an estimated $7.8 million on Friday.

The second weekend of A Simple Favor and the third frame of The Nun should compete for second place, with an estimated $10 million and $9 million, respectively.
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Sorry, ‘BoJack Horseman’ Fans: There Probably Won’t Be Another Holiday Special Episode

Sorry, ‘BoJack Horseman’ Fans: There Probably Won’t Be Another Holiday Special Episode
Raphael Bob-Waksberg hopes you enjoyed his 2014 “BoJack Horseman Christmas Special,” just don’t expect another holiday-themed one-off episode anytime soon.

“Broadly, no,” said the creator of the animated Netflix comedy, when asked by TheWrap if he was planning anymore holiday specials. The reason is simply a matter of scheduling. “I only get a couple weeks off per year and if I’m doing an episode between seasons it bridges that vacation time.” He said he “literally did not have a break” between making Season 1 and Season 2 because of the Christmas special.

But he does have an idea for one… if he ever felt like it, that is. And it would include the return of Vincent Adultman, a former boyfriend of Princess Carolyn (Amy Sederis), that is, according to BoJack, “very obviously three kids stacked on top of each other under a trench coat.” In what was a recurring gag through the first two seasons,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Are on the Rise in England, Especially Arya and Khaleesi

‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Are on the Rise in England, Especially Arya and Khaleesi
A girl has a name, and so do at least 343 others. That’s how many newborn girls were named Arya in England last year, according to a BBC report that also tracks the rise in babies named Khaleesi (73) and Tyrion (11), among other kiddos named after famous “Game of Thrones” characters. Maisie Williams’ fan favorite proved to be the most popular by far, perhaps because young Arya Stark is universally beloved and her name is easier to spell than Daenarys.

The study also notes that 2017 was the biggest year on record for girls named Sansa, though an exact figure isn’t given. In addition to “Thrones,” “Moana” and “Star Wars” exerted their influence as well: Seven little girls were named after the Disney princess, 149 were named Leia, and 21 were named Rey; Kylo was big among boys, with 70 carrying the moniker of the latest “Star Wars” villain.

Game of Thrones” was also
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Tessa Thompson Heads to ‘Avengers 4’ Set in Atlanta With Chris Hemsworth

Tessa Thompson Heads to ‘Avengers 4’ Set in Atlanta With Chris Hemsworth
Perhaps the most notable superhero absence in “Avengers: Infinity War,” after actual Avengers members Ant-Man and Hawkeye, was that of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), who was one of the leads in “Thor: Ragnarok.” “Ragnarok,” notably, ended right before “Infinity War” began, so it was kind of a big deal that she wasn’t even mentioned.

Valkyrie isn’t dead, of course — that much was confirmed by the Russo brothers and “Infinity War” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on the “Infinity War” audio commentary. Since Thanos only killed half of the Asgardians in his ambush, that must mean that either she’s with the half who survived or she left before Thanos’ ship ambushed them.

Whatever the explanation, there is now reason to believe that Valkyrie is going to show up in “Avengers 4.” While her appearance in the film has not been confirmed officially and likely won’t be for a while,
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Ben Sherwood to Leave Disney After 21st Century Fox Deal is Complete (Exclusive)

Ben Sherwood is preparing to leave the Walt Disney Co. after Disney completes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

Sherwood, who has served as Disney’s top TV executive as president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of the Media Networks division, had been considering options for a new role during the past two months after it became clear that Fox’s Peter Rice is poised to take on his duties as leader of Disney’s TV operations, with the exception of ESPN.

Disney chief Bob Iger sought to keep Sherwood in the fold with a new position overseeing
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CNN’s Pro-Trump Commentator Jason Miller Exits After Abortion Pill Accusations

Pro-Trump CNN political commentator Jason Miller announced Saturday that he has “decided to step away” from the network after a recent accusation in a legal filing that he slipped abortion pills to a former lover without her knowledge.

“I have decided to step away from my role as a Political Commentator at CNN to focus on clearing my name and fighting the false and defamatory accusations made against me,” he said in a statement on his Twitter account.

“To be clear, none of this is is in any way true,” he said of the accusations which surfaced this week after a Sept. 14 legal filing in a custody dispute with his ex-lover A.J. Delgado over their child. “That doesn’t matter however in the current court of public opinion, where fraudulent statements and a lack of factual support rule the day as long as it fits into a tweet.”

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Watch ‘The Bachelor: Vietnam’ Contestant Reject the Guy, Confess Love for Another Woman on Show (Video)

“The Bachelor Vietnam” went from conventional reality TV to big-time drama this week when two of the female contestants decided to reject the idea of competing for the eligible guy and instead go home together.

Bachelor Nguyen Quoc Trung was unexpectedly left holding the rose when contestants Minh Thu and Truc Nhu turned their attentions away from him… and onto each other, according to the Asian news site Next Shark.

“I went into this competition to find love and I’ve found that love for myself, but it isn’t with you,” Thu told Trung. “It’s with someone else.”

Also Read: 'Bachelor' Contestant Amanda Stanton Arrested and Accused of Domestic Violence

Thu began to cry, ran up to fellow female contestant Nhu and threw her arms around her. “Come home with me. Come home with me,” she cried.

Nhu approached Trung, who had given her a rose just moments earlier.
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Channing Tatum Says He’s Ready To Get Back to Work After Quiet Year

Channing Tatum Says He’s Ready To Get Back to Work After Quiet Year
2018 has been a relatively low-key year for Channing Tatum, but he says he’s ready to get back to work.

At the Saturday premiere of animated feature “Smallfoot,” his only film of the year, Tatum said he took the opportunity to slow down a bit this year.

“I have a kid, man,” Tatum explained. “That is the biggest job that I have.”

The “Magic Mike” star, who voices “Smallfoot’s” main character Migo, continued that he might be reaching the end of his unofficial hiatus.

“I’m sort of ready to go back to work,” he said. “I don’t know what I’m ready to go do yet, as far as, is it acting, is it directing, is it producing, writing…Maybe I’ll come and start interviewing people, I don’t know,” he joked. “I have no clue what I’m going to do, but I’m having fun though.
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Analysis: Sky Win Boosts Comcast as Global Streaming Wars Heat Up

As the fight for Sky came down to a corporate version of sudden death, Comcast came to win.

After being outbid and outmaneuvered by Disney in the hunt for the larger collection of 21st Century Fox assets, Comcast was determined not to go home completely empty-handed from the biggest media M&A battle of the last quarter-century. The Sky pay-tv service, with 23 million subscribers in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, is an important platform for Comcast as the largest media giants look to build their own global streaming platforms to compete with Netflix, whose direct-to-consumer model allows for worldwide amortization of programming expenditures.
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Poland’s Gdynia Film Festival Signs Gender Pledge

The Gdynia Film Festival, Poland’s leading event for local movies, has signed the gender-parity pledge, following in the footsteps of Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Toronto.

The pledge was signed Friday by Gdynia’s general director, Leszek Kopec, and writer/director Wojciech Marczewski, who is head of the festival’s programming board. The pledge commits the festival to the following objectives: to set out a schedule for the implementation of changes aimed at achieving parity in all decision-making bodies of the festival; to maintain the festival’s transparency policy; to collect statistics on the gender of the directors of all the films submitted for selection; and to present at the festival’s next edition the results of actions taken by the management to achieve gender parity.

The pledge signing took place as the Polish branch of Women in Film, which represents more than 3,000 women working in the local industry, held
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Sky Backs Comcast Deal, CEO Darroch Says ‘Momentum Will Only Increase’

Sky has recommended that its shareholders accept Comcast’s blockbuster $39 billion bid for the company, an offer hailed by chief executive Jeremy Darroch as “the beginning of the next exciting chapter for Sky.”

Comcast won a three-round auction for Sky on Saturday, with a £17.28-per-share deal that almost certainly puts enough distance between it and rival bidder 21st Century Fox to win the battle for control of the European pay-tv heavyweight. Fox, with Disney’s approval, lodged a bid of £15.67 per share.

Had the bid been close, there was speculation that Sky might have recommended the Fox offer to shareholders.
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Zendaya Wants To Do A ‘Little Mermaid’ Live Action: ‘Why Wouldn’t I?’

Zendaya Wants To Do A ‘Little Mermaid’ Live Action: ‘Why Wouldn’t I?’
Even if it’s only a rumor for now, Zendaya says she’d be open to starring in a “Little Mermaid” live action film.

At the premiere of “Smallfoot” Saturday, the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” actress confirmed to Variety‘s Marc Malkin that her involvement in a live action version of the hit 1989 Disney film is so far just a rumor — but that doesn’t mean she’s not interested.

“I mean, yeah, why wouldn’t I?” she said, when asked if she’d want to do the film.

Zendaya, who stars alongside LeBron James in “Smallfoot,” an animated film about Yetis, said she has yet to meet the Lakers star.

She added that the film has several messages: “Speaking your truth, following your heart…There’s a million. And that’s the idea, we all just want at least one young person to just leave and feel inspired and want to
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Metallica: Inside Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo’s Genre-Stretching Duets

There comes a moment in every Metallica gig lately where guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo take the spotlight for themselves. It’s listed officially on the band’s set lists as “Kirk/Rob Doodle” – a sort of open-ended “they’re gonna do whatever they want” – and it’s allowed them to stretch out in interesting ways.

They started out in 2017 riffing on infrequently-played entries from the Metallica oeuvre, like “Bleeding Me” and “I Disappear” and followed them with Trujillo’s take on the late Cliff Burton’s “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” bass solo.
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'Kingsman 3' Lands 2019 Release Date

Fox has set the release date for the third Kingsman movie for Nov. 9, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Matthew Vaughn, the writer/director of the two previous films in the franchise — Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle — is returning to write and direct.

The studio has not yet disclosed casting or plot details, though in a recent interview with Empire magazine, Vaughn said the third film would mark "the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship."

Also opening that weekend is Midway, the Roland Emmerich-helmed interpretation of World War II's Battle of Midway starring Luke ...
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See Beto O’Rourke Air-Drum to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ After Ted Cruz Debate

See Beto O’Rourke Air-Drum to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ After Ted Cruz Debate
Beto O’Rourke showcased his air-drum skills following his debate with Ted Cruz as the Democratic senatorial candidate rocked out to the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” while waiting in a Whataburger drive-thru line.

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“This may be the best song ever written,” O’Rourke proclaimed of the Who’s Next classic. The impromptu air-drumming was part of a 45-minute live-streamed
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Michael Moore Says He ‘Loves’ Obama: ‘May Not Have a Better President in My Lifetime’ (Video)

Michael Moore Says He ‘Loves’ Obama: ‘May Not Have a Better President in My Lifetime’ (Video)
Michael Moore opened up about his opinion of Barack Obama, telling late night host Bill Maher that he “loved” the former president and he might be the best person to serve in office for the rest of Moore’s life.

“I love President Obama; we may not have a better president in my lifetime,” Moore said Friday while stopping by “Real Time With Bill Maher” to promote his new documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9.” Moore said that while he was a committed Democrat who supported both Bernie Sanders and later Hillary Clinton, he was not afraid to be tough on everyone for their actions while in office.

“I think it’s great I do this to. You go after the Democrats. That’s what friends do. They’re honest with their friends. Cowards don’t,” said Maher, lauding the filmmaker. “You are very brave in this. You say very unflattering things about Clinton and Obama and Hillary.
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Comcast Wins Auction of Sky With $39 Billion Bid

The tug-o’-war between 21st Century Fox and Comcast for British pay-tv company Sky Plc is finally over, with Comcast submitting a winning bid of roughly $39 billion in an auction on Saturday.

The fate of Sky was decided during a three-round auction held by the U.K. Takeover Panel, a rarely-used tactic in handling mergers and acquisitions in the U.K. Comcast’s triumph came after the company offered £17.28 (roughly $22.59) per share for the company in the final round, handily outbidding Fox’s offer of £15.67 (roughly $20.49).

Also Read: Why Do Comcast and Fox Want to Buy Sky So Much?

“We note the increased cash offer for the fully diluted share capital of Sky by Comcast, and that it has been recommended by the Independent Committee of Sky,” Fox said in a statement. “21Cf is considering its options regarding its own 39 percent shareholding in Sky and will make a further announcement in due course.
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Sky Auction: Comcast Beats Fox With $39 Billion Bid

Comcast has beaten 21st Century Fox in the high-stakes auction of European pay-tv giant Sky, coming out on top Saturday with a bid of £30 billion ($39 billion). The victory paves the way for the U.S. cable giant to put a leading offer to Sky shareholders and, if it’s accepted, to bolster significantly its international operations at a time of mega-consolidation in the industry and of rising global powerhouses such as Netflix.

Comcast bid £17.28 per Sky ordinary share versus Fox’s offer of £15.67 per share, which valued Sky at $32 billion. Comcast’s win came in a quick-fire shootout overseen by the U.
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