New this week: 'White Noise,' 21 Savage and Kennedy Honors
This week’s new entertainment releases include a streaming concert from 21 Savage, a Netflix film starring Adam Driver made from Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise” and a movie marathon on Turner Classic Movies featuring the martini-swilling detectives Nick and Nora Charles from “The Thin Man.”.
It’s a-him, Chris Pratt! Watch the trailer for upcoming Mario movie
While the jury is still out on if famously non-Italian Chris Pratt will actually be successful at voicing the character of Mario (was Michael Imperioli from “The Sopranos” not available?), the trailer for the upcoming movie is out and it looks SO good.
Ralphie is back nearly 40 years later: Peter Billingsley chats about new sequel “A Christmas Story Christmas”
'A Christmas Story' is back with a brand new sequel. The actor who played Ralphie in the original movie, Peter Billingsley, sat down with Sofia Ojeda for Houston Life. The new film is streaming on HBO MAX.
🔒 KPRC 2′s crew in LA staying at iconic hotel featured in many popular films
KPRC 2′s Daniella Guzman, Randy McIlvoy and Zach Lashway are on assignment in Los Angeles, covering Super Bowl LVI . When they’re not busy reporting at SoFi Stadium, the trio is enjoying their off hours at Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, the city’s largest hotel and one of its most recognizable buildings.
Rooftop Cinema Club’s Uptown location will return to Houston’s skyline Sept. 1
Cinephiles, take your love of movies outdoors with a trip to one of the Space City’s coolest theaters: Rooftop Cinema Club Uptown. The popular open-air, rooftop venue will reopen Wednesday after closing in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bellaire teacher Jennifer Mathieu on how her book became a Netflix film directed by Amy Poehler
HOUSTON – The new Netflix film “Moxie” is a coming-of-age story that highlights the importance of female empowerment. The film is based on a book by the same name, written by local author and Bellaire High School teacher, Jennifer Mathieu. She shared with Houston Life her excitement after her novel got the Hollywood treatment by renowned comedian Amy Poehler. Nico Hiraga as Seth, Amy Poehler as Lisa/Director/Producer, Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie. Jennifer Mathieu and Amy Poehler on the set of 'Moxie" (Jennifer Mathieu)“Visiting the set was so fun.
Local rapper Toni Hickman gets chance of a lifetime thanks to Netflix’s ‘Rising Phoenix’
Her name is Toni Hickman and she explained the personal reason why she is using her voice to inspire others. This multitalented singer/songwriter mixes singing, poetry, and rap in the song “Rising Phoenix,” written and performed by herself and fellow disabled artists GeorgeTragic and Keith Jones. Toni Hickman performing at ReelAbilities Houston (ReelAbilities Houston)“I’ve always had this attitude of being stubborn. “Rising Phoenix” is ReelAbilities 2021 Opening Night Film on Feb.16 and Toni Hickman will be performing at ReelMusic, their music event happening on Feb. 24th at 7 PM. All ReelAbilities music, art, and film events are completely free and open to the public, you just have to sign up at ReelAbilitiesHouston.org.
Texas actress YaYa Gosselin on her star-making role on Netflix’s ‘We Can Be Heroes’
HOUSTON – Since its release on Christmas, Netflix’s latest superhero film “We Can Be Heroes” has been one of the most popular streamed movies in America -- and its star -- is an 11-year-old actress from Texas. Her name is YaYa Gosselin and she talked to Houston life about this incredible experience playing whip-smart tween Missy Moreno. Yaya Gosselin as Missy Moreno in We Can Be Heroes. We Can Be Heroes: Yaya Gosselin as Missy Moreno, Lotus Blossom as A Capella in We Can Be Heroes. Ryan Green/NETFLIX © 2020 (© 2020 Netflix, Inc.)“I have my sights set on working with other big directors, big name actors and even being a big named actor myself in the future.
Rooftop Cinema Club’s new ‘Drive-In At EADO’ now open
HOUSTON – Rooftop Cinema Club just recently moved to their new home in EADO, and now you can safely watch your favorite holiday movies from the comfort of your car! ‘The Drive-In At EADO’ previously occupied by Space City Shows, and now RCC keeping the fun going by showing holiday movie classics like Elf, Home Alone, A Madea Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas, National Lampoon’s, and more all month long. All this month they have soft-open-pricing, while they continue to prepare the venue for next month’s grand opening. Plus, Community Screenings continue every Sunday for $5 for the second screening of the night. Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with Eric Herrera from Rooftop Cinema Club about all the fun at the new drive-in!
What Tyler Perry and the cast of ‘A Fall From Grace’ had to say about Destiny’s Child, Houston restaurants, and younger men
HOUSTON – Tyler Perry is at it again. This time around, he wrote and directed, (and even stars in) the new Netflix thriller, ‘A Fall From Grace.’The movie is Tyler’s first Netflix project, and according to the official website: “When gentle, law-abiding Grace confesses to killing her new husband, her skeptical young lawyer sets out to uncover the truth. A film by Tyler Perry.”Houston Life reporter Lauren Kelly sat down with Perry and the rest of the cast (Crystal Fox, Bresha Webb, and native Houstonian Phylicia Rashad) to chat about his real inspiration for the movie, Phylicia’s favorite Houston restaurant, and our unanimous love for Destiny’s Child. ‘A Fall From Grace’ is streaming on Netflix.
New this week: ‘Soul,’ a Tom Hanks film & ‘Bridgerton’ on TV
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film "Soul." But with more than half of U.S. theaters closed, two of the biggest movies of the year — “Soul” and “Wonder Woman 1984” — will be going straight to streaming. — Also arriving Christmas Day is “Wonder Woman 1984,” Patty Jenkins' sequel to her barrier-breaking 2017 film. With Gal Gadot returning, “Wonder Woman 1984” fast-forwards from 1918 to the “greed is good” decade. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy___Catch up on AP’s entertainment coverage here: https://apnews.com/apf-entertainment.
It’d be a lot cooler if you read 'Alright, alright, alright: An oral history of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused’
This fall marks the 27th anniversary of the release of Richard Linklater’s iconic, coming-of-age movie, Dazed and Confused. Tapping into the most famous line of dialogue in the movie, Alright, Alright, Alright: An Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused by Melissa Maerz unpacks everything a dedicated viewer would want to know about this timeless classic. I had just started my first year of high school, and I remember identifying with Mitch. Early on, I’d used Alright, Alright, Alright as a placeholder title in my book proposal. But everyone convinced me to keep Alright, Alright, Alright because it’s so iconic.
Cinemark promises movie theater upgrades in Cypress with dine-in location
HOUSTON – Cinemark is joining the dine-in movie craze with the opening of a new location in Cypress. by Cinemark is said to “elevate the traditional movie experience” by offering moviegoers cooked-to-order items prepared in their full-service kitchen, and specialty cocktails. Menu items include a Bistro Burger, pizzas cooked in specialty Italian stone ovens, and classic concession items such as popcorn, hot dogs, and candy. According to a news release, Cinemark will follow strict safety and cleaning guidelines to ensure customer safety. Guidelines include mandatory mask wearing, staggered showtimes, and extensive cleaning in all auditoriums.
LIST: Sawyer Yards drive-in announces movie screenings for November
Before it’s lights out, Rooftop Cinema Club, which runs the drive-in, rolled out a list of screenings for November. Guests can enjoy the venue’s most-popular films plus two new 2020 releases: The Secret: Dare to Dream and The Broken Hearts Gallery. For a late-night-date-night Sunday through Thursday, the venue offers $20-per-vehicle tickets (for 2 people) for all 9:45 and 10:15 p.m. screenings. Every Sunday night, the venue offers tickets for only $5 per vehicle for the 9:30 and 10:15 p.m. show. The drive-in cinema has yet to announce its new location, which is slated to open in December.
Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know
It’s been over two months since movie theaters started reopening in the U.S., but there is still a fair amount of consumer confusion about moviegoing in the COVID-19 era. So what do you need to know about going to the theater? Indoor movie theaters remain open in most states, except New Mexico, although some are on a county-by-county basis, including California, Massachusetts, Maryland, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and Wisconsin. Last weekend, theaters were cleared to open begin opening in some New York State counties at under 50% capacity and this weekend San Francisco will join in too. Indoor spaces like movie theaters, restaurants and malls mean prolonged exposure, which could mean greater risk.
Netflix increases prices on standard and premium plans
On Thursday, Netflix raised the price of its standard plan to $13.99 and the premium plan to $17.99. At that time, the plans were $8 for the basic, $11 for the standard, and $14 for the premium. That means that, in less than two years, the price of its standard plan has risen by $3 and the price of its premium plan has risen by $4. The standard plan allows for two screens at the same time, while the premium plan allows for four screens. Of those services, only HBO Max charges more for its service than the standard Netflix plan.
Freeform’s ‘31 Nights of Halloween’ schedule is out, and it’s about to be spook-tacular
The best part about Halloween might be dressing up in a silly costume and loading up on pounds of your favorite candy, but for some, it’s all about watching endless hours of Halloween movies. That’s why Freeform is the hottest channel to visit during the month of October, because it has its annual “31 Nights of Halloween," and the network finally released its schedule of movies. The month-long marathon kicks off with the unofficial best Halloween movie ever created, “Hocus Pocus,” which stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. Even though the film came out almost 30 years ago, millennials everywhere have given it a second life due to the nostalgia factor. Other classic Halloween films you’ll be able to watch include both “Addams Family” movies, “Beetlejuice,” “Ghostbusters” and “Casper.”Freeform didn’t forget about the kids.
What to watch this weekend: ‘Pen15,’ ‘Ratched’ and more
Thinking that you’ve dried up the old Netflix cue when it comes to new shows and movies to watch? Here are a few suggestions if you’re looking for something new to watch this weekend. It kind of resembles another Netflix competition show, “Nailed It," in which amateur bakers are encouraged to just do their best. ‘Great British Baking Show’The tent is back, the tent is back! ‘American Barbecue Showdown’If you’re a fan of “Great British Baking Show,” then “American Barbecue Showdown” will be right up your alley.
How to get free tickets to Walmart’s drive-in movie events in La Marque
LA MARQUE, Texas – Walmart is bringing the drive-in movie experience to La Marque, Texas and free tickets are still available. The Drive-In experience will take place Tuesday and Wednesday evening in front of the La Marque Walmart parking lot, located at 6410 I-45 Gulf Freeway. Admission is free you need to register on the Walmart Drive-In website. pic.twitter.com/VnuJcenN2h — Walmart (@Walmart) August 14, 2020The stop in Galveston County is part of Walmart’s 160-store tour across the country, bringing family-friendly movies and socially-distant fun for all ages. To register for Tuesday’s showing, click here.
The power of Richard Linklater’s nostalgia
“Remember to stay in your lane,” Linklater tells the boys. Growing up in Houston during those years felt like living in a real-life science fiction movie, Linklater tells me. “This is the last thing that the whole world thought was good,” Linklater tells me. Scene after scene, Linklater is behind the camera or talking with actors or producers. “It’s fun to dial in on those details to try to get them right,” Linklater tells me.
Ready to watch your fall favorites? Rooftop Cinema Club’s lineup features ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and more
HOUSTON – Rooftop Cinema Club is bringing in the fall drive-in season with comic book heroes, Halloween favorites, romance films and more. Guests can also continue enjoying Rooftop’s popular $5 “Community Screenings” every Sunday where 100% of the proceeds are donated directly to the Houston Food Bank and the Black Lives Matter organization. For a late-night-date-night Sunday through Thursday, the venue offers $20-per-vehicle tickets (for 2 people) for all 10-11 p.m. screenings. Doors open one hour prior to all 7:30-8 p.m. screenings and 30 minutes prior to the 10-11 p.m. screenings. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as parking spaces will be assigned for each section on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Space City Shows, first Black-owned drive-in theater, opens in Houston
HOUSTON – Drive-in movie theaters are surging in popularity due to the pandemic. The new drive-in east of downtown Houston is making history. Khairi Sharif, 26, is opening Space City Shows, the first Black-owned drive-in theatre in Houston. Since May, Sharif has been learning about movie licenses, liabilities and screen projectors, turning his dream into a reality. Now, he hopes Space City Shows motivates and inspires Black youth.
Where to stream 6 iconic Chadwick Boseman movies
Published: August 29, 2020, 10:03 am Updated: August 29, 2020, 10:10 amBest known for his role as T’Challa, king of the fictional African country of Wakanda in the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther,” actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday at age 43 following a four-year-battle with colon cancer, specialized in playing iconic Black figures like baseball player Jackie Robinson, singer James Brown and Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. Here are six 6 movies starring Chadwick Boseman you can stream:‘42’ (2013)Available to stream on Amazon Prime‘Get on Up’ (2014)Available to stream on Amazon Prime, Google Play and YouTube‘Marshall’ (2017)Available to stream on Google Play, YouTube, and Amazon Prime‘Black Panther’ (2018)Available to stream on Disney+, Amazon Prime and Google Play‘21 Bridges’ (2019)Available to purchase on Amazon Prime, Vudu and Google Play. ‘Da 5 Bloods’ (2020)Available to stream on NetflixRELATED: ‘Crushing blow.’ Grief flows on social media after untimely death of actor Chadwick Boseman
AMC Theatres welcome back movie-goers with $0.15 shows
HOUSTON AMC Theatres are giving the ultimate welcome-back with an offer everyone can afford. To celebrate the return of movies in the Houston area and to celebrate AMCs 100th anniversary, guests can enjoy a movie at a low price: just $0.15 (plus sales sax). The following theatres in the Houston market are reopening to movie-goers starting Thursday, August 20:AMC Katy Mills 20AMC Willowbrook 24AMC Deerbrook 24AMC Studio 30 - HouAMC First Colony 24AMC Gulf Pointe 30AMC Spring 10AMC Fountains 18For more information on how AMC is preparing to keep theaters clean and safe for guests during this time, click here.
Blockbuster tweets for the first time since 2014 and it’s a #mood
HOUSTON – This year has been a doozy, and we have learned that (pretty much) anything is possible, including Blockbuster coming back from the dead. Blockbuster tweeted “Just checking in” with a waving hand emoji on Tuesday. 👋 — Blockbuster (@blockbuster) August 11, 2020Just about 10 hours later, the company tweeted “Ok, we’ve seen enough. Checking out.”Ok, we've seen enough. — Blockbuster (@blockbuster) August 11, 2020If that doesn’t speak to how basically all of us feel about this year, then nothing does.
Float on a boat and enjoy a flick at this floating cinema coming to Houston in September
HOUSTON Drive-in movie theaters are seeing a resurgence amid the coronavirus pandemic, but one company wants to take it a step further -- on the water. Australian-based movie theater company Beyond Cinema will be offering a boat-in movie theater where visitors can watch movies while floating on a boat in a lake, taking social distancing to the next level. The theater plans to make a visit to Houston on the week of September 9, with a lineup of both classic and modern movie showings. The cinema will have between 12 and 24 boats with each holding up to eight people. To reserve your spot at this one-of-a-kind experience, click here.
Rooftop Cinema Club’s Drive-In at Sawyer Yards a perfect way to be social, and socially distant | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Rooftop Cinema Club’s Drive-In at Sawyer Yards a perfect way to be social, and socially distant | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: July 23, 2020, 3:09 pmHave you missed going to the movies lately? How about enjoying a contact-free movie experience? Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards, for a safe, “away from home” movie experience.
Meet the Sugar Land native becoming a rising talent in the indie film world | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Meet the Sugar Land native becoming a rising talent in the indie film world | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: July 13, 2020, 2:27 pmThe action-packed dark comedy "Lucky Grandma" has been getting rave reviews, and one of the co-writers of the film is a Sugar Land native. Her name is Angela Cheng, who shared details about the movie and how she made it into the film world after graduating from Clements High School.
Zendaya Shares First Look at Quarantine-Shot Film 'Malcolm & Marie' WIth John David Washington
Zendaya shared the first look at a mysterious new project on Wednesday, posting a photo from her upcoming film, Malcolm & Marie. The actress shared the shot on Instagram, a black and white photo of her and co-star John David Washington as the intimate titular couple. Deadline's report also includes an extensive rundown of how the production -- which was funded by Zendaya, Washington, Levinson, and producer Kevin Turin -- pulled off their two-week shoot in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols. The production came together after Zendaya and Levinson had to shut down production on season 2 of Euphoria back in March. RELATED CONTENT:All the Movies and TV Resuming Production After Coronavirus ShutdownsCA to Resume Film & TV Production as Governor Shares Reopening PlansHow Hollywood Will Return to Work With New COVID-19 Adjustments
'The Little Mermaid': Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Halle Bailey Will Be an 'Incredible' Ariel (Exclusive)
Even Lin-Manuel Miranda can't wait for everyone to see Halle Bailey in Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid remake. Miranda named his eldest son, 5-year-old Sebastian, after the wise-cracking crab character in The Little Mermaid. In April, Bailey spoke to ET's Melicia Johnson about the status of The Little Mermaid. Diggs danced around the topic of Little Mermaid when ET asked about the film, which would reunite him with his Hamilton co-star, Miranda. For more on The Little Mermaid, watch ET's interview with Awkwafina below.
'Athlete A' Producer Jennifer Sey on the Alleged Abuse in Gymnastics and How Things Can Change (Exclusive)
Making Athlete A wasn't easy, but the positive reception to the Netflix documentary has made it worth it for Jennifer Sey. In January 2018, the former Team USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting athletes under his care. "Many of the women say the abuse started at 11, 10 -- very young," Sey points out. The author turned producer credits another athlete, Maggie Nichols, for telling the important story of alleged backlash after reporting abuse. RELATED CONTENT:Simone Biles Fires Back at USA Gymnastics for Birthday Tribute Amid Larry Nassar SettlementAly Raisman Sues US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics Over Larry Nassar AbuseLarry Nassar, Former Team USA Doctor, Sentenced to 40 to 175 Years in Prison for Sexual AbuseExclusiveExclusiveImageBylineJennifer DrysdaleTue, 07/07/2020 - 18:24
Thandie Newton Says She Turned Down Charlies Angels After Producer Made Racist Comments
Thandie Newton is explaining why she passed on a major film role. "One of the biggest movies I didnt end up doing was because the director said to me, 'I cant wait for this. She also names former Sony studio head Amy Pascal, claiming she made racially insensitive comments about Newton's part. Shes like, 'Well, you know, the character, as written, shes been to university and is educated.' Though Newton doesn't reveal which character she'd been offered in the film, it seems likely it was the role of Alex, which went to Lucy Liu.
Inside the Making of Pixar's Groundbreaking Animated Short 'Out' (Exclusive)
"This is sort of like a little gay Twilight Zone," writer-director Steven Clay Hunter says of what inspired his groundbreaking short film, Out. Growing up gay in Canada, it was pop culture like The Twilight Zone and Star Trek that allowed him to feel he could be anyone and do anything. Now he's making history with Pixar's first LGBTQ main character in Out, which is part of the studio's animated SparkShorts collection on Disney+. I've worked here 22 years and I've never drawn that.'" Watch The Making of "Out" below:Out is now streaming on Disney+.
How to Watch Beyonc's 'Black Is King': Stream the New Movie on Disney Plus
It's time to get in formation to watch Beyonc on Disney+! The GRAMMY-winning artist's new visual album, Black Is King, which Queen Bey wrote, directed and executive produced, is coming to the streaming service on July 31. The film is based on the music from her album The Lion King: The Gift. To watch Beyonc's Black Is King on Disney+, you can sign up for Disney+ here. Also, you can watch The Lion King on Disney+ here.
Halle Berry Apologizes for Considering Potential Role as Trans Man After Fan Backlash
Halle Berry is apologizing after she recently revealed she was considering playing a transgender man in an upcoming film project. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and Id like to apologize for those remarks," Berry shared in a statement. Berry joined Christin Brown for an Instagram Live interview over the weekend, and she revealed that she'd recently been approached to play a trans character, and was excited by the possibility. "[The role is] a character where the woman is a trans character, so shes a woman that transitioned into a man," Berry said at the time. The comments drew fire from critics who objected to Berry playing the character instead of hiring a trans actor for the role.
'The Kissing Booth 2' Trailer: Joey King and Jacob Elordi Struggle With a Long Distance Romance
Pucker up, The Kissing Booth 2 trailer is here! As for any potential love scenes between her and her ex, King said, "It was fine. "I think for me, because I am very much a frickin' huge fan of the Kissing Booth myself... NetflixNetflixNetflixNetflixThe Kissing Booth 2 premieres July 24 on Netflix. RELATED CONTENT:Jacob Elordi Is a Rom-Dram Dreamboat in '2 Hearts' Trailer (Exclusive)Joey King Reveals Release Date for 'The Kissing Booth 2'Joey King Calls Working With Ex Jacob Elordi on 'Kissing Booth 2' a 'Sacrifice'
Brad Pitt Is Teaming Up With 'Deadpool 2' Director for Action Movie 'Bullet Train'
Brad Pitt is set to star in a thriller about assassins aboard the same bullet train out of Tokyo, ET can confirm. Appropriately titled Bullet Train, the pic hails from Sony Pictures and director David Leitch (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw). Bullet Train is based on best-selling Japanese author Kotaro Isaka's 2010 novel, Maria Beetle, about five hitmen, each with their own conflicting mission, whose paths cross on a train from Tokyo to Morioka. Rewatch his Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech in the video above. RELATED CONTENT:Relive Brad Pitt's Best Awards Season Acceptance Speech One-LinersBrad Pitt Gives Weather Report on John Krasinski's 'Some Good News'Brad Pitt Gives Off 'Legends of the Fall' Vibes With Quarantine Hairdo
No, the 'Hamilton' Movie Can't Win Any Oscars Next Year
Next year's Academy Awards will not be where it happens, if what's happening is Disney+'s Hamilton movie winning an Oscar. (After all, as the adjusted rule stipulates, the filmed version was originally slated to open in theaters.) According to the 93rd Academy Awards Special Rules for the Documentary Awards, "Works that are essentially promotional or instructional are not eligible, nor are works that are essentially unfiltered records of performances." According to Variety, the language barring recording stage production was added in 1997. Hamilton is currently streaming on Disney+, while the 93rd Oscars were recently postponed two months and are set to take place April 25, 2021.
'John Lewis: Good Trouble' Director on How the Film's Message Can Inspire Activists Today (Exclusive)
Now a documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble, fills in the rest of his story. By phone with ET, Porter discussed why John Lewis' message resonates as much as ever amid this time of social unrest and why Good Trouble is a "Trump-free zone." And though we speak of Barack Obama and his relationship with John Lewis, we don't see him in interview. You include footage of John Lewis rallying against his administration, but there is no footage of Trump. John Lewis: Good Trouble is in theaters and available on demand now.
What you need to know before streaming ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ over the weekend
Since there’s likely to be a good chunk of people who will watch “Hamilton” over the weekend who’ve probably never seen it before, here is a quick rundown of what you need to know before experiencing the phenomenon. The “Hamilton” on Disney+ is a filmed version of the show, not a movie. It’s easy to call the version of “Hamilton” coming out on Disney+ a movie, but technically, it’s the stage version, filmed. An actual movie version of “Hamilton” will probably happen eventually, but this is a great way to really capture the magic of the stage version of the show. And because the people at Disney are incredibly smart, free trials of the streaming service have ended, so if you want to watch, you’re going to have to sign up.
Paris Jackson to Play Jesus: More Than 260,000 People Sign Petition to Have Film Blocked
More than a quarter of a million people want to stop Paris Jackson from playing Jesus. sia (@Sia) July 1, 2020The petition news comes amid the release of Jackson's new Facebook Watch docuseries, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn. "I thought Id end up marrying a chick... Ive dated more women than men, been with more chicks," she said. "I say Im gay because I guess I am, but I wouldnt consider myself bisexual because Ive dated more than just men and women, Ive dated a man that had a vagina," Jackson added. RELATED CONTENT:Paris Jackson to Play Jesus in Upcoming Bella Thorne Movie 'Habit': See the PicParis Jackson Opens Up About Her Sexual IdentityParis Jackson Fears She'll Always Be in the Shadow of Her Dad
Russo Brothers Talk 'Pizza Film School,' the 'Extraction' Prequel and 'Cherry' (Exclusive)
Watch ET's exclusive debut of the ooey, gooey, out-there opening above, then scroll on for an interview with Joe Russo talking upcoming projects (like his Extraction follow-up for Chris Hemsworth) and all things Pizza Film School. ET: Give me the origin story of Pizza Film School. Where do you see Pizza Film School going in the future? Are you hoping to continue this after quarantine ends with an in-person Pizza Film School? Stream all episodes of Russo Bros. Pizza Film School on YouTube.
Noah Centineo and Lana Condor on How 'To All the Boys' Table Read Scene Sets Up Third Movie (Exclusive)
Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are bringing their die-hard stans an exciting new look into the Netflix film adaptation's third movie, To All the Boys 3, and all for a good cause. Centineo reveals that they pitched two scenes to read and Netflix executives chose the one they're putting out there. "I'm not sure the fans are gonna react emotionally well to the third scene," Condor says. When pressed to share any details on the general theme of the third film, Condor simply replies, "I love female empowerment. RELATED CONTENT:Noah Centineo and Lana Condor Are Previewing 'To All the Boys 3''To All the Boys' Stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo Break Down 'P.S.
Sigourney Weaver Reflects on the Legacy of 'Prayers for Bobby' 10 Years Later (Exclusive)
If you ask Weaver, though, she is most proud of the 2009 Lifetime TV movie, Prayers for Bobby. The drama won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series, alongside Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Weaver. When you look back, do you have one memory from making the movie that's come to encapsulate your Prayers for Bobby experience? As we celebrate Pride Month, as an actor and an activist and just a person, what is your relationship to the LGBTQ community these days? Prayers for Bobby airs on Monday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, July 5 at 12 p.m. on Lifetime.
Jennifer Hudson Embodies Aretha Franklin in First 'Respect' Trailer
Jennifer Hudson is carrying on Aretha Franklin's legacy! During the virtual BET Awards on Sunday, the first trailer for the Queen of Soul's biopic, Respect, debuted, with Hudson starring as the late singer. Watch the trailer for Respect below. Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018, at the age of 76, and Hudson performed at her funeral. RELATED CONTENT:Aretha Franklin: Comparing Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson's Upcoming PortrayalsJennifer Hudson Belts Out 'Respect' as Aretha Franklin in First TeaserJennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and Celine Dion Celebrate Aretha Franklin in Star-Studded GRAMMY Tribute
Celine Dion Recalls the First Time She Sang for David Foster in 'Off the Record' Sneak Peek (Exclusive)
Celine Dion will never forget the first time she sang for David Foster. In ET's exclusive sneak peek of David Foster: Off the Record, the pair recall the first time they met. But I could not believe that David Foster was going to come and hear me sing that night. Foster -- who worked with Dion on her first English-language album, 1990's Unison -- says everything changed when he heard her sing. David Foster: Off The Record premieres July 1 on Netflix.
Anthony Mackie Criticizes Marvel's Lack of Diversity
Anthony Mackie is looking forward to seeing the Marvel Cinematic Universe change -- in front of the camera and behind the scenes. In a conversation with Daveed Diggs for Variety's Actors on Actors, Mackie opened up about what's "bothered" him about Marvel's lack of diversity. "We've had one Black producer; his name was Nate Moore. But then when you do Black Panther, you have a Black director, Black producer, a Black costume designer, a Black stunt choreographer," he continued. RELATED CONTENT:MCU Streaming Guide: How to Watch the Marvel Movies in the Right OrderUpcoming Marvel Movies: The Full List From 'The Eternals' to 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and More'Doctor Strange 2,' 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and More Marvel Movies Get New Release Dates Due to Coronavirus