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Eva Longoria Reportedly Loves Her Curvy Post-Baby Body: "She's Happy and Healthy"

It's been only two months since Eva Longoria welcomed her first child, son Santiago Bastón, with her husband, José "Pepe" Bastón, but she already looks amazing! The best part? She's totally happy with her post-baby figure! "Eva spent years succumbing to the pressure to be thin, but now that's a thing of the past. All of her insecurities from her 20s have melted away," a source told Star in the magazine's newest issue, on newsstands now. "She's healthy, happy, and secure with a few extra pounds." Sunday Funday! #Santi #BabyBaston A post shared by Eva Longoria Baston (@evalongoria) on Aug 26, 2018 at 1:15pm Pdt Also happy with her figure? Her handsome hubby! "He loves her curvier figure and agrees there's no point rushing to the gym after having their son," the insider continued. "She's focused on her family — not the scale." The A-list actress stepped out for her first red
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Michael Pena and Eva Longoria to play Dora the Explorer’s parents

As filming on Paramount and Walden Media’s live-action Dora the Explorer movie continues, we have word that Michael Pena (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Eva Longoria (Dog Days) have both joined the cast of the film.

According to THR, Pena and Longoria will play Cole and Elena Marquez, the parents of Dora, who is being portrayed by Transformers: The Last Knight and Sicario: Day of the Soldado star Isabela Moner.

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

See Also: First image of Isabela Moner as Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer is set for release on August
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'This Is Us' Star Ron Cephas Jones Set for 'Venom'

'This Is Us' Star Ron Cephas Jones Set for 'Venom'
This Is Us star Ron Cephas Jones will be seen in Sony's Venom.

Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed star in the Ruben Fleischer-directed movie that follows the popular Marvel antihero as he transforms from go-getter journalist to powerful alien symbiote.

Venom, which opens Oct. 5, is the first standalone to come out of Sony's burgeoning Spider-Man universe. 

Jones, who just picked up his second Emmy nomination for the NBC drama, can currently be seen in the second season of Netflix's Luke Cage and in Ken Marino's big-screen Dog Days, starring opposite Vanessa Hudgens and Nina Dobrev. He is also set ...
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UK Sales & Distribution Trio Launch New Indie Blue Finch Film Releasing

  • Deadline
Exclusive: International sales vet Simon Crowe, financier Matthew Joynes and former Kaleidoscope executive Michael Chapman are setting up new UK/Ireland distribution company Blue Finch Film Releasing.

The label will look to pick up commercially-oriented and cast-driven movies and is aiming to release up to 20 pics per year, including a select number of theatrical titles.

Officially launching in September, the company is in discussions about first movies on the slate. I understand there are also advanced conversations with at least one other established sales and finance outfit who could join the Blue Finch fold.

Chapman, who recently left UK distributor Kaleidoscope after six years, will serve as COO while Crowe will be acting CEO. The latter will continue to run his sales outfit Sc Films.

Well-liked sales vet Crowe set up Sc Films with financier Joynes in 2008. The company has ploughed a furrow in animation working on movies such as
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Eva Longoria Joins ‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie as Dora’s Mother

  • Variety
Eva Longoria Joins ‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie as Dora’s Mother
Eva Longoria is joining Paramount’s live-action “Dora the Explorer” movie. She will portray the mother of the title character.

Isabela Moner is playing Dora in the movie version of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series. Paramount has set an Aug. 2, 2019 release date.

Kristin Burr is producing the movie, which has been in the works since 2015. Executive producers are John G. Scotti, Julia Pistor and Eugenio Derbez, who is also co-starring along with Micke Moreno, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Adriana Barraza and Temuera Morrison.

Dora the Explorer” was 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 directing.

Production companies are Paramount Players, Nickelodeon and Walden Media. The animated “Dora the Explorer” television series ran on Nickelodeon from 2000-2014 for eight seasons with 172 episodes aired.
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Eva Longoria Joins Paramount’s ‘Dora The Explorer’

  • Deadline
Eva Longoria has been cast in Paramount Players’ live-action feature of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer, playing Elena, Dora’s mother.

The James Bobin-directed movie hits theaters on Aug. 2, 2019 and is already in production over in Australia with castmembers Isabela Moner (as Dora), Eugenio Derbez, Micke Moreno, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Adriana Barraza, and Temuera Morrison.

In the movie, the young explorer takes on high school, and with her new pack of friends as well as her sidekick the monkey Boots and her cousin Diego, leads them on a Goonies-esque quest to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Longoria recently starred in Ld Entertainment’s Dog Days and Pantelion/MGM’s Overboard. The former Desperate Housewives star via her production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, is executive producing the ABC drama series Grand Hotel scheduled for a midseason release as well as the recently
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Why Box Office Tracking Is Still Off for Diverse Movies Like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

  • Variety
Why Box Office Tracking Is Still Off for Diverse Movies Like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
Crazy Rich Asians,” with a $35 million five-day opening, over-performed initial box office estimates, which had pegged the picture to open to $18 million just three weeks ago.

As with other groundbreaking films featuring diverse casts, tracking projections underestimated the opening weekend — the same thing that happened with “Black Panther,” “Wonder Woman,” “Girls Trip,” “Coco,” and others over the last few years.

Estimating the opening haul for any film is an inexact science, part market research and part gut feeling. Films with black, female, Asian-American, or Latino leads — groups grossly underrepresented in Hollywood — can be even harder to predict because of the lack of comparable films, or comps, some box office trackers say. Of course, studios are also conservative in their estimates, eager to not look bad by over-shooting the potential opening number.

One thing tracking can’t take into account for films like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” is concerted
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‘Alpha’ Film Review: Early Boy Meets Early Dog in Straightforward Prehistoric Adventure

  • The Wrap
‘Alpha’ Film Review: Early Boy Meets Early Dog in Straightforward Prehistoric Adventure
Everyone loves a dog who can play basketball, learn karate, save children from wells or help Tom Hanks solve mysteries. Heck, everyone seems to love dogs, period. But where did all that love come from?

Albert Hughes’ “Alpha” tells the story of the first wolf who became man’s best friend, in a film that could have been cheap and saccharine — like so many dog films before — but instead feels almost, but not entirely, mythic.

“Alpha” stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) as Keda, a teenage caveman from thousands of years ago, whose father Tau is chief of their tribe. Keda is about to embark on his first hunt, and along the way earns his tattoo of the Big Dipper (which might be important later) but also earns scorn for his inability to kill a captured boar.

Also Read: 'Dog Days' Film Review: Intertwined Lives of Owners and Pets
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James Corden and Matt Smith Don’t Get Halloween at All and Vanessa Hudgens Is Personally Offended (Video)

  • The Wrap
James Corden and Matt Smith Don’t Get Halloween at All and Vanessa Hudgens Is Personally Offended (Video)
The British don’t understand Americans affinity for Oct. 31. Well, at least James Corden and Matt Smith don’t, as they harassed poor Vanessa Hudgens — who “lives for Halloween” — as she raved about her favorite holiday on Wednesday’s “Late Late Show.”

“See, we’re British, we don’t really get it,” Corden said before the “Doctor Who” alum jumped in to say, “It’s not a holiday! It’s not a holiday. It’s a day, it passes. Everyone gets dressed up.”

The “Dog Days” actress doubled down, saying it’s not just a “holiday” but a “season” — and that doesn’t go over too well either.

Also Read: Ariana Grande's Celine Dion Impression Is on Point (Video)

“Frankly, it’s weird,” the late-night host said when Hudgens suggested that they “embrace your inner darkness.”

Corden and Smith especially don’t understand how adults get so into Halloween.
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‘Alpha,’ ‘The Meg’ Top Studios’ TV Ad Spending

  • Variety
‘Alpha,’ ‘The Meg’ Top Studios’ TV Ad Spending
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Columbia Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Alpha.”

Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $5.08 million through Sunday for 1,589 national ad airings on 45 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Aug. 6-12. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Columbia prioritized spend across networks such as ABC, Discovery and Nick, and during programming including SpongeBob SquarePants, Naked and Afraid and America’s Got Talent.

Just behind “Alpha” in second place: Warner Bros.’ “The Meg,” which saw 830 national ad airings across 50 networks, with an estimated media value of $3.25 million.

TV ad placements for Ld Entertainment’s “Dog Days” (Emv: $3.17 million), Focus Features’ “BlacKkKlansman” ($2.94 million) and Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” ($2.85 million) round out the chart.
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'The Meg' Devours Competition, Debuting with a Monster $146.9M Globally

'The Meg' Devours Competition, Debuting with a Monster $146.9M Globally
It was a monstrous weekend thanks to Warner Bros.'s The Meg, which devoured everything in its path en route to a nearly $150 million global debut. As a result, the weekend box office was up 5.7% compared to last weekend and over 25% compared to last year, with the top twelve grossing over $132 million. It was also a strong weekend for Focus Features's release of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman and Screen Gems's Slender Man even over-performed against expectations, though a disappointing CinemaScore for the latter is likely to lead to short-lived theatrical run. As already said, the #1 film at the weekend box office was WB's 70-foot shark The Meg. The film brought in $45.4 million domestically, nearly double BoxOfficeMojo's weekend forecast. Heading into the weekend, the most optimistic expectations were around $30 million, which puts into perspective what a massive performance this is. The debut gives director Jon Turteltaub the largest opening of his career,
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‘The Meg’ Grabs Number One at Box Office as ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Scores Wide

  • Indiewire
‘The Meg’ Grabs Number One at Box Office as ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Scores Wide
The box office is upbeat on a mid-August weekend that is usually a down period. Original actioner “The Meg” (Warner Bros.), a non-franchise film, opened to $44 million domestic and $91 million foreign. That’s way beyond industry expectations.

Opening more narrowly (1512 screens) and performing ahead of predictions was Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus) at just under $11 million.

And there’s other positive news: the weekend totaled about $145 million, about a quarter higher than last year, with year-to-date grosses 8.7 percent ahead of 2017. Add to that a rash of strong holdovers led by “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (Paramount), which is headed for an over $200 million domestic total.

The Meg” is the first non-franchise film to place #1 since “A Quiet Place” in April. That is the longest stretch in movie release history for sequels and series films to grab the top spot. Of course, a shark-centered thriller isn’t exactly the hallmark of originality. “47 Meters Down” two years ago,
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'The Meg' devours North America in $45.4m launch (update)

'The Meg' devours North America in $45.4m launch (update)
Ant-Man And The Wasp crosses $200m, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hits $100m.

August 13 Update: The Meg took no prisoners in its North American debut, beating projections that put the film opening in the $20m range to devour the competition on a confirmed $45.4m launch that tore past Mission: Impossible – Fallout in its third session.

The giant shark thriller starring Jason Statham and Li Bingbing launched in 4,118 theatres through Warner Bros, while Tom Cruise fell 45.2% and one slot to number two, adding $19.4m for $161.3m via Paramount. Despite strong reviews, the latest instalment remains the second-lowest release in the six-film spy action franchise.
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Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Bites Off Strong $44.5 Million Debut

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Bites Off Strong $44.5 Million Debut
The Meg” devoured the competition at the domestic box office.

Warner Bros.’ big-budget shark thriller opened well above expectations, biting off $44.5 million when it opened in 4,118 North American locations. That was easily enough to nab the No. 1 slot over “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” which picked up $20 million in its third outing for a domestic tally of $162 million.

The Meg,” which is a co-production with China, will still have to secure big returns overseas to justify its expensive $130 million production budget. It’s not quite in the black yet, but it’s off to a good start given a $96.8 million international tally, including a strong $50 million in the Middle Kingdom. Imax screens accounted for $13.6 million of “The Meg’s” $141.3 million global total.

With $44.5 million, “The Meg” secured the best opening of the year for Warner Bros., ahead of “Ready Player One” ($41.7 million) and “Ocean’s 8” ($41.6 million).

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ head of domestic distribution,
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‘The Meg’ to Devour Box Office With $40 Million Debut

  • Variety
‘The Meg’ to Devour Box Office With $40 Million Debut
The Meg” swims into theaters this weekend and is looking to nab the No. 1 spot at the box office with an estimated $40 million from 4,118 North American locations.

The estimate is significantly higher than earlier predictions, which had placed the film in the $20 million to $22 million frame. The Warner Bros. film took in $16.5 million on Friday and stars Jason Statham as a scientist who, along with his team, tries to stop a prehistoric 75-foot Megalodon shark from terrorizing a beach.

Jon Turtletaub directed “The Meg,” which has received mixed reviews from critics and carries a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is based on the 1997 book “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror” by Steve Alten and was in development for over two decades.

The Meg” is a co-production with China’s Gravity and carries a $150 million price tag, so it will need substantial overseas business. It’s also opening in China,
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How do you cast a dog in a movie?

  • The AV Club
Ken Marino’s newest movie Dog Days tells an interconnected story of the people of Los Angeles and their dogs, as they uncover life lessons and form new relationships—it’s basically Love, Actually with dogs. Obviously there are a ton of canines in the movie, which begs the question: How did they cast dogs in the movie?…
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Box Office: ‘The Meg’ to Chomp on Competition With $32 Million

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘The Meg’ to Chomp on Competition With $32 Million
Shark thriller “The Meg” will take a bite out of the North American box office with about $32 million in its opening weekend at 4,188 locations, early estimates showed Friday.

The Meg,” starring Jason Statham and a 75-foot prehistoric shark, is over-performing forecasts, which had been pegged in the $20 million to $22 million range. The movie — which has been in development for two decades — generated a solid $4 million in Thursday night previews, double what “Skyscraper” took last month on its way to a $24 million opening weekend.

Paramount’s third weekend of “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” is declining about 57% to the $17 million range to finish second. Disney’s second weekend of “Christopher Robin” and the launch of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” will be battling for third in the $11 million to $13 million range, followed by Sony’s debut of horror movie “Slender Man” with about $10 million.

The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub, is based on Steve Alten
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‘Christopher Robin’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

  • Variety
In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Walt Disney Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Christopher Robin.”

Ads placed for the fantasy film had an estimated media value of $4.28 million through Sunday for 1,074 national ad airings on 34 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from July 30 through Aug. 5. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Walt Disney prioritized spend across networks such as NBC, Nick and Hgtv, and during shows including The Loud House, SpongeBob SquarePants and America’s Got Talent.

Just behind “Christopher Robin” in second place: Lionsgate’s “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” which saw 710 national ad airings across 24 networks, with an estimated media value of $3.95 million.

TV ad placements for Ld Entertainment’s “Dog Days” (Emv: $3.89 million), Columbia Pictures’ “Alpha” ($3.7 million) and Stx Entertainment
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Nina Dobrev on ‘Dog Days’, Her Dog Maverick, Her Raunchy Rom-Com Script, and ‘xXx 4′

From actor/director Ken Marino, the romantic comedy Dog Days follows an eclectic ensemble of characters, both human and canine, which includes Elizabeth (Nina Dobrev), a focused and determined newscaster who’s learning to navigate single life while dealing with the on-screen chemistry she has with her equally single new co-host, former NFL star Jimmy Johnston (Tone Bell). When Elizabeth begins dating Jimmy and the two go through normal ups-and-downs, she turns to her dog’s therapist (Tig Notaro) for advice. The film also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, Eva Longoria, Rob Corddry, Jon Bass, Thomas …
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Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Swims to $4 Million on Thursday Night

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Swims to $4 Million on Thursday Night
Shark thriller “The Meg” swam to an impressive $4 million on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Sony’s horror movie “Slender Man” launched with $1 million at 2,109 sites in previews. Focus Features did not release numbers for Spike Lee’s crime drama “BlacKkKlansman.”

Warner Bros.’ “The Meg,” starring Jason Statham, has been forecast to finish in the $20 million to $22 million range at 4,118 domestic sites during its opening weekend. That may be enough to take first place away from the third frame of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” which has hauled a strong $138.6 million domestically in its first 13 days.

The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub, is based on Steve Alten’s 1997 book, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror.” The story follows efforts by scientists — played by Statham, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, and Ruby Rose — to stop a prehistoric 75-foot Megalodon shark from terrorizing a beach in China.

The Meg” is a co-production with China
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