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Yesterday — 24 July 2024Variety

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Prep: Everything to Know About the ‘Deadpool’ Franchise Before Seeing the New Film

24 July 2024 at 20:30
As anticipation builds for the release of “Deadpool & Wolverine,” fans of the Merc With a Mouth are eager to see what chaos and hilarity Ryan Reynolds’ Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool) and Hugh Jackman’s Logan (aka Wolverine) will bring to the screen. Deadpool’s latest soirée has already led to “grown men” sobbing profusely, and early […]

Leo Chaloukian, Emmy Award-Winning Sound Designer and Former TV Academy President, Dies at 97

24 July 2024 at 19:03
Leo Chaloukian, a multi-Emmy Award-winning sound designer and former chair of the Television Academy, died July 18. He was 97. During his 60-year career in sound, Chaloukian won four national Emmys and two regional Emmys —working at Ryder Sound Service, a company he’d eventually become the sole owner of for most of his career. He […]

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Kate Hudson Says She and Matthew McConaughey Are ‘Both Totally Open’ to a ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ Sequel: ‘All That Matters Would Be the Script’

20 July 2024 at 21:37
Kate Hudson said she and Matthew McConaughey are both open to starring in a sequel to the 2003 rom-com “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday, Hudson revealed that she and McConaughey have spoken about returning to the love-torn streets of Manhattan for an […]

Anna Faris Would Return to the ‘Scary Movie’ Franchise Under Two Conditions: ‘Money’ and Regina Hall

20 July 2024 at 18:08
Anna Faris would reprise her role as Cindy Campbell in the “Scary Movie” franchise, so long as a few conditions are met. In an interview with People, Farris was asked what it would take for her to return to the franchise for a new installment, to which she emphatically replied, “Well, money!”   She went on […]

Meryl Streep to Narrate Conservation Doc ‘Escape From Extinction Rewilding’ (EXCLUSIVE)

19 July 2024 at 18:38
Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will lend her voice to narrate the sequel to the 2020 award-winning documentary “Escape from Extinction.” Directed and produced by Matthew Brady through MRB Productions, the film will explore how “rewilding” — a conservation approach that aims to restore natural processes and increase biodiversity by reducing human influence on ecosystems […]

Gravitas Ventures Acquires Music Family Dramedy ‘Trust in Love’

18 July 2024 at 19:37
“Trust in Love” has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures for theatrical distribution and video-on-demand release following a successful festival run during which it garnered it 30 awards across 23 festivals. Directed by Mick Davis (“Modigliani,” “Walden”), the film follows Mickey Ferrara, a record producer with a lackluster career. “His estranged wife wants a divorce, and […]

How to Watch the 2024 Emmy Nominations Online

17 July 2024 at 12:00
Emmy season is officially underway. The 2024 nominees will be announced on Wednesday, July 17, at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET at the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and livestreamed on the official Emmy website and YouTube. Fans can also catch the stream via the Television Academy’s Facebook, Instagram and the Television Academy’s TikTok […]

Pauly Shore Pays Tribute to Fitness Guru Richard Simmons: ‘I Hope You’re at Peace and Twinkling Up in the Heavens’

14 July 2024 at 00:26
Pauly Shore has paid tribute to Richard Simmons, the energetic, frizzy-haired TV personality and fitness coach, who died Saturday at age 76. Shore, the comedian and actor who is starring in an unauthorized biopic about the late fitness legend, took to Instagram to write, “I just got word like everyone else that the beautiful Richard Simmons […]

VFX House DNEG Acquires AI-Company Prime Focus Technologies — Film News in Brief

11 July 2024 at 17:21
DNEG Group, a visual effects studio and entertainment services technology company known for its work on “Dune” and “Oppenheimer,” has acquired Prime Focus Technologies, an AI-powered media tech company. The acquisition aims to help the Group leverage PFT’s media workflow and automation software suite, Clear and Clear AI, to offer streaming platforms, studios, broadcasters and […]

Benji Gregory, Child Star of ‘Alf,’ Dies at 46

11 July 2024 at 03:41
Benji Gregory, former child actor and star of the 1980s sitcom “Alf,” has died. He was 46. His sister, Rebecca Hertzberg-Pfaffinger, told the New York Times that Gregory and his service dog were both found dead in his car on June 13 at a bank’s parking lot in Peoria, Ariz. Hertzberg-Pfaffinger also announced the news […]

Western Films Acquires Environmental Doc ‘Escape from Extinction Rewilding’

10 July 2024 at 23:01
“Escape from Extinction Rewilding” has been acquired by Western Films for U.S. distribution. The indie player made the acquisition in association with American Humane, the United States’ first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare practices. Directed and produced by Matthew Brady through his company MRB Productions, the documentary showcases how […]

Princess Leia’s Bikini, Thor’s Hammer, ‘Mandalorian’ Helmet and More on Sale at Hollywood Auction

10 July 2024 at 22:20
Film enthusiasts, rejoice! Heritage’s July Entertainment Auction is jumping to hyperspace, offering spaceships, costumes and artwork from Star Wars, Star Trek and other iconic science fiction flicks. Some highlights include the prop Y-wing helmed by Gold Leader, who aided young Luke Skywalker in taking down the Death Star in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” Leia’s […]

Hollywood Commission Adds Cindy Holland, Alan Jenkins, John Landgraf to Board of Directors

10 July 2024 at 18:00
Cindy Holland, Alan Jenkins and John Landgraf have been inducted into the Hollywood Commission’s Board of Directors. They join CEO and President Anita Hill and co-founders Kathleen Kennedy and Nina Shaw. Holland is the Global CEO of Sister, an independent global entertainment group that “develops, produces and invests in visionary creators across all forms of […]

66% of Audiences Are ‘Unsatisfied’ With Disability and Mental Health Representation in Entertainment, Survey Finds

10 July 2024 at 16:00
The Inevitable Foundation’s latest survey has found that audiences have expressed “dissatisfaction” with disability representation in the entertainment industry. The “Audiences Are Waiting for Hollywood to Greenlight Disability” report, which surveyed over 1,000 people about the current state of disability and mental health representation on screen, found that 66% of audiences are “unsatisfied with current […]

Robin Roberts Opens Up About Being ‘Afraid’ to Come Out: ‘People Think You Can’t Be Gay and a Christian’

9 July 2024 at 13:00
Robin Roberts, the jovial host of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” reflected on what it was like to come out to her audience in late 2013 and her need to reconcile that with being Christian during an appearance on entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Jamie Kern Lima’s podcast, “The Jamie Kern Lima Show.” In […]