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Another comeback for Mariah Carey? She proceeds with ‘Caution’ in November

Another comeback for Mariah Carey? She proceeds with ‘Caution’ in November
Can Mariah Carey revitalize her career again? She’s one of the best-selling artists in music history dating back almost 30 years, though with a few rough patches along the way. Now she’s proceeding with “Caution” — that’s the title of her recently announced 15th studio album, which is scheduled for release on November 16.

Carey was an unstoppable force throughout the 1990s with a string of seven multi-platinum albums, including two that achieved diamond certification: “Music Box” (1993) and “Daydream” (1995). But then came “Glitter,” the 2001 album that accompanied her critically panned film of the same name. Though it still went platinum, it was a disappointment relative to her past hits. She ended up with a Razzie Award for the film and was dropped by her label, Virgin Records.

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She redeemed herself in 2005 with “The Emancipation of Mimi,” which returned her to
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Kelly Clarkson Joins ‘Trolls 2’ & Will Perform Original Song

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Kelly Clarkson Joins ‘Trolls 2’ & Will Perform Original Song
Exclusive: American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson is pulling double duty for DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls sequel, titled Trolls World Tour. The crooner will voice the character Delta Dawn, the mayor of the Country Trolls, and sing an original song in the film.

Clarkson joins returning voice cast members Justin Timberlake (Branch), who received an Oscar nom for the song “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” Anna Kendrick (Poppy), James Corden (Biggie), Caroline Hjelt (Chenille), Aino Jawo (Satin), Ron Funches (Cooper), and Kunal Nayyar (Guy Diamond), as well as franchise newcomers Anthony Ramos, Karan Soni, Flula Borg, and Jamie Dornan, Sam Rockwell, and Chance the Rapper.

The film picks up where the original left off. It’s all glitter and happiness in Troll Town until Queen Poppy and Branch make a surprising discovery — there are other Troll worlds beyond their own, each defined by a different genre of music. When a mysterious
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Universal Eyes ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez for Untitled Comedy Project

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Universal Pictures has acquired an original comedy pitch from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, the creators behind USA Network’s “Playing House.” Universal is setting the project up as a starring vehicle for “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez.

The studio is keeping the plot and details of the untitled comedy under wraps at the moment. But along with penning the script, St. Clair and Parham will serve as executive producers.

Rodriguez got her star-defining role in 2014 as Jane Villanueva on The CW’s hit show “Jane the Virgin.” Rodriguez plays the daughter of a teen mother, determined not to repeat her mom’s mistakes, until she’s accidentally inseminated — and sperm donor is her boss.

Also Read: Gina Rodriguez to Star in Netflix's Live-Action 'Carmen Sandiego' Movie

Since then, Rodriguez has starred in films such as “Deepwater Horizon,” and alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Garland’s sci-fi horror film “Annihilation.
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Indianapolis Star Apologizes for Christine Blasey Ford Cartoon: ‘Our Readers Deserved Better’

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The Indianapolis Star expressed its regret on Monday after publishing a political cartoon mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

The sketch, which specifically lampooned the numerous preconditions Ford requested from the Senate Judiciary Committee, was first published in the print edition of the Star on Sunday.

“Our readers deserved better in this case,” the paper’s executive editor, Ronnie Ramos, said in an editorial published in the paper Monday.

Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Slams Kavanaugh Coverage: 'This Has Not Been the Media's Finest Hour'

The Star “has a responsibility to promote a civil discourse and to present diverse viewpoints in a way that does not demean or appear to belittle anyone who says they are the victim of a sexual assault,” he continued. “The cartoon did not meet our high standards.”

The drawing by the paper’s staff cartoonist, Gary Varvel, showed Ford sitting before a bench
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Robin Leach Dies: ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Host Was 76

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Robin Leach Dies: ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Host Was 76
Robin Leach, the entertainment journalist and host whose syndicated TV series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous hit smack-dab in the zeitgeist of the “greed is good” era during its heyday in the 1980s and early ’90s, has died. He was 76.

Leach most recently had been working as a columnist at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The newspaper relayed the news this morning that Leach passed away overnight in Las Vegas. He had been hospitalized since November 21 after suffering a stroke. He had a second stroke Monday and had been in hospice care.

“Despite the past 10 months, what a beautiful life he had,” Leach’s family said on Twitter this morning. “Our Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and friend Robin Leach passed away peacefully last night at 1:50 a.m. Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful. Memorial arrangements to follow.
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Welcome to Nashville: The New Scoring Destination

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Nashville is making a major play for film and TV scoring work that, for economic and political reasons, has typically been going overseas. New legislation in Tennessee, which took effect July 1, is designed to attract that work, and some say it’s already having an impact.

When it comes to music for major studio films, most composers’ first choice is to record in Los Angeles and London. But independent films with smaller budgets and video-game producers tasked with creating many hours of gameplay music, two sectors that have been unable to strike a deal with American musicians’ union officials, have been taking their business elsewhere and making a show of it.

Tennessee state officials recently made a pilgrimage to L.A. to pitch the country-music capital as an American alternative. The state’s Visual Content Modernization Act, passed in May and signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, contains provisions for recording
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Kelly Clarkson Signs on to Voice Lead in Stx ‘UglyDolls’ Animated Feature

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Stx Entertainment announced on Tuesday that Grammy-Award winning artist Kelly Clarkson will lend her voice to the leading role in the studio’s new animated film “UglyDolls.”

The “American Idol” winner and “The Voice” coach will also perform original songs for the film.

Based on a line of plush toys, “UglyDolls” will follow Moxy (Clarkson) and her UglyDolls friends as they confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and discover that being who you truly are is what matters most.

Also Read: Kelly Clarkson Insists She Never Called Miley Cyrus a 'Pitchy Stripper' (Video)

Clarkson previously voiced the role of Leah in Columbia Pictures’ 2017 animated Christmas film “The Star.”

“The ‘UglyDolls’ universal message celebrating our differences and individuality really resonates with me, and when Stx showed me how incredible ‘UglyDolls’ will look and feel, I jumped at being part of that world,” Clarkson said in a statement.
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Eugenio Derbez to Star in Live-Action ‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie

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Eugenio Derbez to Star in Live-Action ‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie
Mexican star Eugenio Derbez is joining Paramount’s live-action “Dora the Explorer” movie and Walden Media has come on to the project as co-financiers and co-producers.

Isabela Moner is starring as the title character, a teenage version of the young Latina girl in the Nickelodeon series. Paramount has set an Aug. 2, 2019, release date.

Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing the movie, which has been in the works since 2015. “Dora the Explorer” is being developed through the studio’s Paramount Players division, which hired writer-director Nick Stoller in October to work on the script. James Bobin, whose credits include “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Muppets Most Wanted, is attached to direct “Dora.”

The animated “Dora the Explorer” television series ran on Nickelodeon from 2000-2014 for eight seasons with 172 episodes aired, and followed a young Latina girl who went on adventures around the world. The movie will
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Walden Media & Eugenio Derbez Join Live-Action ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie

Walden Media & Eugenio Derbez Join Live-Action ‘Dora The Explorer’ Movie
Walden Media has boarded Paramount Players’ live-action film Dora the Explorer, based on the ever-popular kids IP from Nickelodeon. The company will be both co-financing and co-producing. Eugenio Derbez (Overboard) has also joined the film, which is being directed by James Bobin. Paramount has the film set for an August 2, 2019 release.

The film was written by Nick Stoller and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel and fits right into Walden’s family-friendly slate. It previously has had a hand in such films as The Star, The Chronicles of Narnia, Nim’s Island, Amazing Grace and the smash-hit Wonder, which has grossed $300.6 million to date.

“Movies like Dora is what Walden Media is all about: creating content that sparks the imagination and entertains the whole family,” said Frank Smith, president and CEO of Walden Media. “We are so thrilled to be part of this incredible IP with Nickelodeon and Paramount.”

Walden also made waves recently
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James Cameron Says 2001: A Space Odyssey Lacks "Emotional Balls"

James Cameron said he loves Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and acknowledged the Stanley Kubrick film had a profound impact on his life, but he also thinks it's a deeply flawed film. Cameron told The Star that the film lacks "emotional balls," but that as a work of art the film is masterful:

“It’s not a film that I like; it’s a film that I love. When I say I don’t like it, it’s that I don’t like the feel of the film. I don’t like its sterility. I like a film with a little more emotional balls, just as a movie, to get involved in. But as a work of art, I love [2001]. It had an had an enormous, enormous impact on me, at a certain point.”

That's a pretty spicy take from Cameron, but I'm sure there are folks that will agree with him.
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Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials

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Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Comedy, 2 Standup Specials
Netflix is lining up even more laughs for viewers with three new projects from comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, including a multi-cam comedy series and two stand-up specials.

In the streaming service’s upcoming Iglesias-led sitcom, titled “Mr. Iglesias,” the comedian plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He teaches gifted, but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

The first of Iglesias’ two upcoming stand-up comedy specials for Netflix will be taped during “One Show Fits All,” the comedian’s current world tour. The second will be produced at a later date.
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Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Camera Comedy Series, Standup Specials

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Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to a multi-camera comedy starring Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias as part of a three-project deal that also includes two new stand-up specials headlined by the comedian.

The pact expands Iglesias’ presence on Netflix. The Internet network previously ordered a special, I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry, which premiered on its streaming platform in 2016, and also carries two older Gabriel Iglesias Comedy Central standup specials.

For the multi-cam comedy series, Iglesias has reteamed with Cristela co-creator/executive producer Kevin Hench. It was on the ABC multi-camera comedy, co-created, executive produced and starring comedian Cristela Alonso, where Iglesias landed his first big TV series role — he was a major recurring player on the sitcom. ABC proceeded to take two shots at launching a comedy series headlined by Iglesias, with the multi-camera The Fluffy Shop, which went to pilot in 2016, and another project,
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Easily Tops DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” debuted atop the national home video sales charts by a wide margin the week ended March 31.

The eighth numbered installment of the “Star Wars” saga and the ninth live-action film in the franchise took in $620 million at the domestic box office and $1.33 billion worldwide — making it the top earner released in 2017. The Rian Johnson-directed film easily took the No. 1 spot on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc chart.

Dropping to No. 2 on both charts in its second week, after debuting in the top spot a week earlier, was Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” which sold 29% as many copies as Last Jedi during the week.

Disney’s “Coco,” in its fifth week, moved up a slot to No. 3 on both charts.
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‘Jumanji’ Sequel Tops DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

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Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts for the week ended March 24.

The adventure comedy – a sequel to the 1995 original “Jumanji” – was a surprise hit at the box office, earning $402 million in U.S. theaters and nearly $950 million worldwide.

Now that it’s available for home viewing, the film bowed in the top spot on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week ended March 24.

The original “Jumanji” starred Robin Williams and was based on a children’s book about a board game come to life. The follow-up features a group of teenagers sucked into a video game version of Jumanji, where they take on avatars played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas.

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Aidy Bryant Chooses Roles Carefully After Being Sent ‘Demeaning’ Scripts Where Her ‘Body Is the Punchline’

Aidy Bryant Chooses Roles Carefully After Being Sent ‘Demeaning’ Scripts Where Her ‘Body Is the Punchline’
Saturday Night Live” favorite Aidy Bryant co-stars in the upcoming comedy “I Feel Pretty,” which received criticism following its trailer debut for being fat-shaming and insensitive to people struggling with body weight issues. The film stars Amy Schumer as an insecure woman who suffers a head injury that causes her to feel confident and beautiful in her looks. Bryant recently shared a photo with Schumer and co-star Sasheer Zamata, but an angry fan slammed the movie in the comments section.

“I won’t be supporting a movie that continues to perpetuate fat phobia and the notion that for a woman to be confident she needs to look a certain (read: thin, white, rich) way,” the commenter wrote. “The previews are extremely problematic and as a fat woman in Hollywood, who has thousands of fat girls who look up to you, I hope you will consider the message this film sends.
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‘Luke Cage’ Star Mike Colter Joins Chrissy Metz In ‘The Impossible’

‘Luke Cage’ Star Mike Colter Joins Chrissy Metz In ‘The Impossible’
Exclusive: Mike Colter (Luke Cage) has come aboard Fox 2000’s faith-based drama, The Impossible, which has Chrissy Metz in the starring role. Roxann Dawson is directing the film which also hails from Miracles From Heaven and The Star producer DeVon Franklin. The film is based on Joyce Smith's true story, which was detailed in her novel The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother's Faith and Her Child's Resurrection. Smith’s 14-year old son fell through a frozen lake…
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Oprah Loved Her 'Cool' Animated Role in Nativity Movie The Star: 'I Got My Camel on, Baby!'

Oprah Loved Her 'Cool' Animated Role in Nativity Movie The Star: 'I Got My Camel on, Baby!'
Oprah Winfrey is a camel on a holy mission in the animated film The Star.

“I’ve done a lot of things, but I have never played a camel crossing the desert helping to find the baby Jesus,” the media mogul says with a laugh in an exclusive promotional clip from the film. “That’s pretty cool.”

Winfrey plays Deborah, one of the three camels belonging to a trio of wise men traveling through the desert to deliver gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus. She’s joined on the journey by camels Felix and Cyrus, voiced
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‘The Star': Take a Look At the Colorful Cast of Animal-Focused Telling of Nativity Story (Exclusive Video)

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Sony Pictures Animation assembled a heck of a cast for “The Star,” a retelling of the Nativity Story told from the perspectives of the animals who just happened to be nearby, out this week on DVD and Blu-ray. Listing off the full cast would take up the whole page, so here are the highlights: Tyler Perry, Anthony Anderson, Keegan-Michael Key, Steven Yeun, Tracy Morgan, Gina Rodriguez, Ving Rhames, Christopher Plummer, Mariah Carey, Aidy Bryant, Kelly Clarkson and Kristin Chenowith. Oh, and Oprah Winfrey. Can’t forget her. In the video above, which is an excerpt from one of the special features included...
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Coco, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and more hit the Cineplex Store in February!

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Coco, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and more hit the Cineplex Store in February!Coco, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and more hit the Cineplex Store in February!Adriana Floridia2/6/2018 9:33:00 Am

February is here, which means it's still freezing cold outside, but at least it's awards season.

This month, the Cineplex Store has great new releases including many of the Oscar nominated films that you can catch up with at home!

If you missed any of these when they played theatres, or if you simply want to watch them again, here are the titles that are coming to the Cineplex Store in February!

February 6th

Our pick of the week: The Florida Project (Available to Buy or Rent)

The Florida Project was one of the best films of last year. Told through the eyes of six-year-old Moonee, we experience poverty on the outskirts of Disney World in Orlando,
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Mariah Carey Wants to Play a Cop Opposite Sharon Stone — But Has One Very Mariah Requirement

Mariah Carey Wants to Play a Cop Opposite Sharon Stone — But Has One Very Mariah Requirement
You might soon see Mariah Carey sparkling on the small screen.

The singer, 47, responded to a tweet made by NBC suggesting the singer and iconic actress Sharon Stone should play a crime fighting duo on a television show.

“Brb, developing a buddy cop pilot for @sharonstone and @MariahCarey. #GoldenGlobes,” NBC tweeted on Sunday, the same day as the Golden Globe Awards, which both stars attended.

Carey responded with a tweet of her own on Tuesday, writing she would consider playing a policewoman but she need to make some signature Mariah chnages to the usual police uniforms.

,”Only if we can
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