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Halle Berry praises H.E.R.; ‘Harlem’ debuts starring Megan Good; and more

NetflixBruised director and star Halle Berry recruited H.E.R. for the film's all-female soundtrack, and the Oscar- and Grammy-winning music artist delivered the powerful track "Automatic Woman," inspired by Halle's character, Jackie Justice, who stops at nothing until she emerges victorious. Berry says in a new episode of the Netlifx Playlist Showcase video feature that the 24-year-old singer's 2016 song "Focus" changed her life and helped her ask for the focus she needed in a relationship. "If this song, 'Automatic Woman,' could hit others like 'Focus' hit me, I feel like I’ve been part of creating something that’s really magical.” H.E.R. comments that she was inspired by Halle’s gritty performance in Bruised. “I was so moved by ‘No matter what happens, I’m going to make it through,’” she says.   ... Read More

“Hello, Sidney…” Paramount releases new promo pics starring the ‘Scream’ series’ original survivors

Paramount PicturesNeve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox are featured in a trio of new posters for the upcoming fifth film in the Scream series. The faces of Campbell's Sidney Prescott, Arquette's Dewey Riley, and Cox's Gale Weathers are shown posing with the creepy mask of the Ghostface killer they've all managed to survive through multiple films. Below them is the movie's tagline, "It’s Always Someone You Know."  As previously reported, the anticipated new film also stars some new blood: The Boys' Jack Quaid, 13 Reason Why's Dylan Minnette, Mikey Madison from Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood, Yes Day's Jenna Ortega, and In The Heights' Melissa Barrera. Scream debuts January 14.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Scream (@screammovies) Copyright   ... Read More

Scarlett Johansson out, Ana de Armas in, opposite Chris Evans in Apple TV+ film ‘Ghosted’

de Armas in "No Time To Die" -- © 2021 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM/Nicola Dove Scarlett Johansson won't be teaming up with her longtime friend and fellow Avenger Chris Evans in Ghosted after all.  Apple TV+ has announced that newly mined Bond girl Ana de Armas has taken ScarJo's place in the movie, which is described as "a high-concept romantic action adventure film." De Armas, who's still in theaters opposite Daniel Craig in No Time to Die, will co-executive produce with Evans as well, with Rocketman's Dexter Fletcher directing. The movie was written by Deadpool and Zombieland duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are also producing. De Armas was recently considering starring in the John Wick spin-off Ballerina, but her involvement has not been confirmed.  Ghosted is part of a slate of high-profile Apple TV+ Original films,   ... Read More

Saddle up with the action-packed new trailer to ‘Yellowstone’ prequel series ‘1883’

Paramount+"The Road West Was Paved with Blood," reads a title card in the new trailer of Yellowstone's prequel series 1883 -- and there's plenty of the red stuff to go around. As previously reported, real-life husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the Paramount+ series, playing James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of Yellowstone's Dutton family.  The series, which also stars Sam Elliot, Billy Bob Thornton and newcomer Isabel May, centers on this country's often brutal westward expansion, following the Dutton clan "as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America...Montana." "This way is a free country," Elliot's Civil War vet Shea Brennan tells a settler, pointing to the east. "That way is No Man's Land, and that's where we're headed," he adds, gesturing to   ... Read More

New ‘Peacemaker’ trailer shows that John Cena’s vigilante character has daddy issues, too

HBO Max(NOTE LANGUAGE) HBO Max has released a new trailer to its upcoming spin-off of The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, and in it, John Cena's over-the-top anti-hero shows off a vulnerable side.  Not only is Cena's titular character apparently having second thoughts about his peace-through-violence mantra, hesitating when ordered to fire on innocent people so that he can kill a target, but he's also having issues with his dad.  Terminator 2 and Sons of Anarchy veteran Robert Patrick plays his father, and he's tough to impress. When Cena's character mentions that he survived being shot -- and had a building fall on top of him, referring to the close of The Suicide Squad -- Patrick's character replies, "You let somebody shoot you?!" Despite his reservations, however, Peacemaker isn't afraid of the action: In one scene   ... Read More

Lady Gaga named Best Actress by New York Film Critics Circle for ‘House of Gucci’ role

Fabio Lovino/© 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.Lady Gaga is already off to a good start this awards season. The singer/actress has been named Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle for her role in House of Gucci. In the Ridley Scott-directed film, Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, the woman who was famously convicted of arranging the murder of her ex-husband, Italian fashion heir Maurizio Gucci. Gaga has been generally getting rave reviews for her performance, though the Gucci family has spoken out decrying the film's portrayal of the protagonists as inaccurate. House of Gucci is Gaga's acting follow-up to her Oscar-nominated role in 2018's A Star Is Born. The New York Film Critics Circle also named Benedict   ... Read More

Piper Perabo is stirring up trouble on ‘Yellowstone’

Amy Sussman/Getty ImagesLife on the Dutton Ranch is about to get sticky.  Again. Piper Perabo has made her official debut on the hit cable TV series Yellowstone playing animal rights activist Summer Higgins -- who comes into direct conflict with Kevin Costner's character John Dutton’s livestock practices on the Dutton Ranch. Piper tells ABC Audio, that Summer and John do have one thing in common --a concern about conservation and the preservation of land. "I think there are a lot of issues like that you know, that we can all see eye to eye on even if we don’t all have the same ideas on how to get there," says Perabo. "When it comes to the big picture? We agree more than we disagree." Perabo adds   ... Read More

Treat yo self! Aziz Ansari reveals engagement during comedy set

Paul Morigi/Getty ImagesFormer Parks and Recreation and current Master of None star Aziz Ansari is now engaged. Page Six reports the actor and stand-up comedian broke the news Wednesday night, during a set at New York City's The Comedy Cellar, and that his fiancée is Danish forensic data scientist Serena Skov Campbell. "We all went nuts" about hearing the good news, a source who was there told the publication. Ansari, who also revealed he's been living in the U.K., reportedly joked that he hoped his kids would be more Indian than Dutch, according to the paper. Ansari had mentioned Campbell on stage before. Things were apparently already serious between them back in 2019, when he revealed during a set at Radio City Music Hall that he planned to take   ... Read More

Newcomer Celina Smith shines as star of NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’

Newcomer Celina Smith shines as star of NBC’s ‘Annie Live!’Virginia Sherwood/NBC While the story of Annie is a classic one, NBC's Annie Live! was able to add their own pizazz and create some very memorable moments on Thursday. The beloved story about an orphan who is adopted by a billionaire saw newcomer Celina Smith bring the titular role to life, and you can bet your bottom dollar fans were blown away by her performance. "Celina Smith as Annie is giving ACTINGGG she full on dropped tears live on tv she is a star and she is the moment," one viewer raved on Twitter.  Likewise, Taraiji P. Henson's Miss Hannigan received lots of praise, with one fan writing, "Taraji p Henson is killing this live annie role the vocals on point."  In   ... Read More

Jon Stewart joins ABC’s ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ”The Facts of Life”

ABCFormer The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has joined Jennifer Aniston, Gabrielle Union, Kathryn Hahn and Allison Tolman in the cast for the Facts of Life segment of NBC’s third Live in Front of a Studio Audience special, set to air December 7. Stewart will be playing a “surprise role” in the show, per ABC. The Facts of Life re-enactment will be paired with a staging of its parent show, Diff’rent Strokes. That episode will feature Kevin Hart, John Lithgow and Damon Wayans. The Handmaid's Tale star Ann Dowd will appear in both episodes as Mrs. Garrett, the role played by Charlotte Rae on both shows. For Stewart, who currently hosts and executive produces The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV, it will be taking on his first on-camera acting role that’s not a version of himself since 2002’s Death to Smoochy.  Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio.   ... Read More

Alec Baldwin on ‘Rust’ shooting: ‘Someone is ​responsible…but I know it’s not me’

Roy Rochlin/FilmMagicAlec Baldwin sat down with George Stephanopoulos for the one-hour primetime special, Alec Baldwin Unscripted, on Thursday, and gave his account of the shooting accident on the set of Rust that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. "Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property," Baldwin said. "Someone is ​responsible for what happened, and I can't say who that is, but I know it's not me." Baldwin claimed that he and Hutchins began blocking out the scene. She was directing his every move, and “Everything [was] at her direction.” “She's guiding me through how she wants me to hold the gun for this angle,” he said. “I'm holding the gun where she told me to hold it, which   ... Read More

Trailer shows Amazon Prime got a big star, literally, for its Jack ‘Reacher’ series

Amazon Studios/Shane MahoodUndeniably, Tom Cruise is a big star. However, fans of author's Lee Child's Jack Reacher groused when Cruise, at 5' 7", played the character, who's described in the books as well over six feet tall and massively built.  However, the new trailer for Amazon Prime's upcoming Reacher series proves this time, they got a star who is literally bigger than Cruise: Alan Ritchson. The footage shows that Reacher's trademark pre-beatdown swagger sounds much more convincing coming from the hulking 6' 2" Titans actor than it did the Top Gun star.  According to Amazon, the new series will center on Child's first Reacher book, Killing Floor, and will see the retired military investigator finding himself in a small town, accused of murder.  "While he   ... Read More

Steven Spielberg, ‘West Side Story’ stars taking part in IMAX Fan Event

20th Century StudiosSteven Spielberg, and the cast of his remake of West Side Story, including Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez and Mike Faist, will be on hand for a special IMAX Live Fan Event on Monday, December 6. Ten IMAX locations in the U.S. and Canada will screen the special Q&A with the filmmaker and his cast, as well as showing the film. The event starts at 7 p.m. ET. West Side Story opens nationwide on December 10, 2021, from  20th Century Studios, which is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.  Here is a list of participating theaters:  Boston Theater: AMC Boston Common 19 Chicago AMC Oakbrook Center 12 (Oak Brook, IL) Century 20 Daly City and XD Regal Irvine Spectrum 21 + IMAX & RPX   ... Read More

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