New this week: 'Black Bird,' Lizzo and 'The Rehearsal'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Lizzo, the crime drama “Black Bird” from the mind of novelist Dennis Lehane, and a tearful roadtrip when a single father played by John Cho drives his teenage daughter across the country in “Don’t Make Me Go.”.
‘Crazy Rich Asians 2’ sets writer Amy Wang to replace Adele Lim, Peter Chiarelli following pay controversy
Chinese Australian writer Amy Wang will pen the highly-anticipated sequel to Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” replacing Adele Lim and Peter Chiarelli. The news, first reported by Deadline, comes nearly two weeks after cast member Henry Golding told E News that Chu and his team have been “trying to figure out the writing.” The stark pay difference was attributed to their respective experiences, as Chiarelli had worked on several feature projects, with Lim’s previous credits having primarily come from television.news.yahoo.com
TV's 'Warrior' latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway
(Cinemax via AP)PHOENIX – Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. Shannon Lee isn’t giving up on finding a new home for “Warrior,” which will eventually be available on HBO Max. “I think he’s really getting his due as a creative — someone who knows how to story-tell,” Shannon Lee said. “It’s just little things that the writers put in there to pay homage to Bruce Lee without being a caricature, which I think is the danger zone whenever you get to the subject of Bruce Lee,” Nguyen said. “He believed in celebrating people’s cultures and backgrounds and not holding it against them,” Shannon Lee said.
Spicoli to the rescue with 'Fast Times' virtual benefit
LOS ANGELES Spicoli is making a virtual return to Ridgemont High to raise money for a pair of non-profit groups. Sean Penn, a cast member in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgmont High," will be joined by Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and other stars in a socially distanced reading of the film's script. Penn is handing the role of stoner Jeff Spicoli over to another actor, with details about who's playing what part to be unveiled at next week's event. None of those actors, nor Roberts or Aniston, appeared in the original film. It will be available on Facebook Live and TikTok via COREs Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CoreResponse.
So, Did You Guess the Big Twist in 'Last Christmas'?
Assumedly, you're here for one of two reasons: 1) You've seen Last Christmas and want to compare how early in the movie you figured out its big twist. Until, that is, she meets an enigmatic gentleman, Tom (Henry Golding), who might just reignite that spark in her. (After receiving a new heart, Kate stops truly living.) So you were (probably) right: Henry Golding is essentially both a ghost and guardian angel. RELATED CONTENT:'Last Christmas' Stars Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke Share Secrets From the Set (Exclusive)How 'Last Christmas' Stars Reacted to Covering George Michael's Most Iconic Hits (Exclusive)
'Last Christmas' Stars Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding on Covering George Michael's
For her upcoming romantic holiday comedy, Emilia Clarke is taking on a formidable task -- covering some of George Michael's most iconic hits. "I was aware that that would be too much pressure for me to be like, 'It's George Michael! "George Michael is literally [like] another character in the whole movie," Golding explained of the singer's emotional presence in the project. Behind the Scenes of Last Christmas With Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Emilia Clarke Reacts to the 'Game of Thrones' Prequel NewsHenry Golding Teases 'Phenomenal' 'G.I. Joe' Spinoff (Exclusive)Chris Martin Pays Tribute to George Michael With Performance of 'Last Christmas' at Homeless Shelter
Henry Golding Teases 'Phenomenal' 'G.I. Joe' Spinoff (Exclusive)
Henry Golding says fans are in for a wild ride with his upcoming G.I. "We've got a little holiday break, but I'm still going to be keeping fit," he shared of the role. Last Christmas arrives on Nov. 9 and Snake Eyes will make its way to theaters on Oct. 16, 2020. RELATED CONTENT: Behind the Scenes of Last Christmas With Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding Embed Code RestartHenry Golding in Negotiations to Star in G.I. Joe Spinoff 'Snake Eyes''Last Christmas': Watch the First Trailer for Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding's Holiday Rom-ComConstance Wu and Henry Golding Gush Over Each Other's Big Year (Exclusive)
Emilia Clarke Reacts to the 'Game of Thrones' Prequel News (Exclusive)
Emilia Clarke knows that the next Game of Thrones series will be exactly as it's supposed to be. (Later in the day, HBO programming president Casey Bloys revealed at WarnerMedia Day that a different Game of Thrones spinoff, titled House of the Dragon, had received a full series order.) Clarke played Daenerys Targaryen on the massively successful original series -- based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin -- from 2011-19. "We're all really good friends still, and so I had a birthday party and I was like, 'Who's in town?'" Behind the Scenes of Last Christmas With Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:'Game of Thrones' Spinoff 'House of the Dragon' Gets Series OrderNaomi Watts on Pressure Surrounding 'Game of Thrones' Prequel: 'I'm Trying Not to Think About It' (Exclusive)'Last Christmas' Stars Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke Spill Secrets From the Set (Exclusive)
Matthew McConaughey Navigates London's Criminal Underworld in 'The Gentlemen' Trailer
Matthew McConaughey and director Guy Ritchie have a new rock 'em, sock 'em crime caper on the way in the new year. On Wednesday, the first trailer was released for The Gentlemen, a star-studded film that explores London's seedy underbelly, with its tongue firmly tucked in its cheek. McConaughey plays Mickey Pearson, an American who has made a fortune selling cannabis in the U.K. The clip also features tons and tons of gunplay from Golding, Hunnam and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery. That doesn't include McConaughey at one point ducking down in the back of a car as its riddled with bullets.
Henry Golding in Negotiations to Star in G.I. Joe Spinoff 'Snake Eyes'
Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding is in talks to star in a big Hollywood franchise! Joe spinoff Snake Eyes. Joe animated series, animated films and two live-action films, G.I. In both of the latter films, Snake Eyes was played by Scottish actor Ray Park. Throughout the mythology of the mysterious character, there are many constants: Snake Eyes always wears all black and his face is always covered.
'Last Christmas': Watch the First Trailer for Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding's
Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are feeling the seasonal sparks in the adorable, bittersweet first trailer for Last Christmas. Soon, she stumbles upon Tom (Golding), a handsome stranger, kind-hearted stranger who Kate begrudgingly finds herself enamoured with. Either way, the chemistry between Clarke and Golding feels instant and utterly magnetic, which might end up being the film's strongest feature. RELATED CONTENT:Constance Wu and Henry Golding Gush Over Each Other's Big Year (Exclusive)Why Everyone Is Talking About 'Crazy Rich Asians' Leading Man Henry Golding! (Exclusive)Why Emilia Clarke Turned Down 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role
Star Sightings: Chrissy Teigen Does Face Yoga, Audrina Patridge Toasts to 'The Hills'
Chrissy Teigen surprised fans at the POPSUGAR Play/Ground Festival in New York City on June 24, appearing as an unannounced face yoga instructor in the FOREO booth. ReebokAudrina Patridge spent the night of The Hills: New Beginnings premiere sipping on cocktails at Cointreau x Bumble's Margarita event at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles on June 24. Charley Gallay/Getty ImagesBalt Getty celebrated the launch of his first retail store and menswear collection, MONK PUNK, on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles on June 13. Marc JacobsBusy Philipps celebrated Maya Brenners 20th anniversary at Los Angeles Firehouse Hotel on June 5. Natalie CraneSpeaking of mamas, Enfagrow ambassador Jessie James Decker was on hand for the brands NeuroPro launch event In New York City on June 18.