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Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Earns $8.5 Million on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Earns $8.5 Million on Thursday Night
Disney’s “Frozen II” opened with an impressive $8.5 million at North American locations on Thursday night.

It’s the biggest preview number since “Joker” took in $13.3 million on Oct. 3.

Sony’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” earned $900,000 from Thursday shows starting at 4:30 p.m., in 2,865 locations, while STX’s thriller “21 Bridges” scored $700,000 from Thursday previews.

“Frozen II” is expected to dominate moviegoing this weekend with forecasts in the $100 million range at 4,400 domestic sites. The original “Frozen” was a smash hit as the highest-grossing animated movie ever, raking in $400 million in North America and $1.28 billion worldwide in 2013.
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Dwayne Johnson Says ‘Black Adam’ Will Introduce The World To The JSA

Dwayne Johnson Says ‘Black Adam’ Will Introduce The World To The JSA
With the official word that Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” is coming in 2021, the talk surrounding the film isn’t so much about when it’s going to happen but more about what the superhero film will include. And according to the star of the flick, “Black Adam” is a solo film, but it will likely have plenty of other heroes filling out its roster.

Speaking to ScreenRant, Johnson confirmed a couple of key aspects to “Black Adam,” including the lack of Shazam and the inclusion of one of DC Comics’ most revered superhero teams.
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Charlize Theron Details Shocking 'Bombshell' Financial Fallout and How She Recovered

Charlize Theron Details Shocking 'Bombshell' Financial Fallout and How She Recovered
Charlize Theron pulls double duty as producer and portraying former Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Jay Roach's Bombshell, centering on the sexual harassment scandal at the hands of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, also starring Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. But when it was two weeks out from shooting, Theron received the news that Annapurna Studios dropped out of producing the film.

"A lot of the miracle of getting a movie made is having everybody available, and on this film, we aimed really high and had a lot of actors who are very, very busy and so ...
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‘Uncut Gems’ & ‘The Lighthouse’ Top 2020 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

‘Uncut Gems’ & ‘The Lighthouse’ Top 2020 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations
Film Independent announced the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards nominations on Thursday morning and the bigger winner was A24 Films. The indie distributor earned two Best Feature nominees with “The Farewell” and “Uncut Gems” while the later and “The Lighthouse” took five nominations each. Amazon Studios’Honey Boy” and Music Box Films’ under the radar “Give Me Liberty” earned four nominations each.
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Jesse Plemons Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Jane Campion’s ‘Power of the Dog’ (Exclusive)

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Jesse Plemons Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in Jane Campion’s ‘Power of the Dog’ (Exclusive)
Jesse Plemons is set to co-star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst in Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog.”

Plemons is replacing Paul Dano, who was forced to drop out of the movie due to scheduling conflicts with “The Batman,” for which Dano was recently tapped to play the Riddler. Sources say Netflix and Dano’s team tried to work it out but in the end, the scheduling issues were too difficult to overcome.

Netflix acquired the pic this summer from See-Saw Films’ in-house sales arm, Cross City Films. Variety first reported on the project in May and Cross City Films launched sales at the Cannes Film Festival.

Netflix will release the movie in 2021 on the streaming platform and in theaters. Transmission Films will be releasing it theatrically in Australia and New Zealand. The deal excludes United Kingdom TV rights, which are retained by BBC Films.

Campion directed the movie,
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Harrison Ford to Star in Scripted Drama Based on True-Crime Doc The Staircase

Harrison Ford to Star in Scripted Drama Based on True-Crime Doc The Staircase
Harrison Ford is getting ready to once again yell, “I didn’t kill my wife!”

The legendary actor has signed on to star in a scripted adaptation of the true-crime documentary The Staircase, our sister site Variety is reporting.

The project, which is currently being pitched to networks by producers Annapurna Television, is based on the 2004 documentary series that followed the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife. (Peterson claimed his wife’s death was an accident caused by her falling down the stairs.) The original documentary was supplemented by a 2012 follow-up, and another in 2018.
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Gloria Calderón Kellett Signs Overall Deal With Amazon

Gloria Calderón Kellett has inked a multi-year overall deal at Amazon.

“I have been so blown away by the original series coming out of Amazon,” said Calderón Kellett. “Their commitment to supporting creators, specifically women, has been next level. It’s clear they are committed to supporting outstanding, quality television. When I met the diverse Amazon Studios team of creative executives, I immediately felt a kinship and connection. I could see immediately that our values and ideals in creating quality programming for underrepresented voices was a shared passion. I am overjoyed to take my next creative steps with them.”

Under the deal,
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See Juanes, Christian Nodal Mourn Love Lost in New ‘Tequila’ Video

Colombian rocker Juanes teams up with regional Mexican star Christian Nodal in their new song, “Tequila.” It’s the latest single off Juanes’ eighth studio album, Más Futuro Que Pasado, or, More Future Than Past, released on Friday morning.

In their weepy new ballad, “Tequila,” the two heartthrobs wallow in grief for a lover long gone. Set to a laid-back cumbia rhythm and rustic strums of acoustic guitar, Juanes’ angsty verses are offset by Nodal’s dusky laments. “No hay tequila que pueda olvidarme de ti,” they sing woefully, “There
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The First Time: Jacquees

Jacquees sat down for a First Time interview with Rolling Stone to tackle the all-important question: When was the first time he felt like the “King of R&b”?

“The first time I felt like the King of R&b was when I posted that video,” he said, referring to the December 2018 Instagram video where he first used the moniker.

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Fuck it !!!

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Jacquees would later go on to name his
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Jonathan Pryce on Early Roles, Reading Reviews and Advice He Got From Lee Strasberg

Jonathan Pryce on Early Roles, Reading Reviews and Advice He Got From Lee Strasberg
Jonathan Pryce, who has done memorable work for 40-plus years, hits a career high in “The Two Popes,” a complex look at Francis, played by Pryce, and Benedict, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins. Though Pryce has played well-known figures before, such as Juan Perón in the 1996 “Evita,” he was hesitant to take on Pope Francis because “it was a great responsibility,” but he liked Anthony McCarten’s script and wanted to work with director Fernando Meirelles. The Wales-born actor has appeared in high-profile projects including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Game of Thrones,” as well as smaller-scale works like last year’s “The Wife” opposite Glenn Close. Variety first reviewed him Aug. 20, 1975, in a National Theatre revival of W.S. Gilbert’s “Engaged.” In conversation, Pryce is thoughtful about his influences while also exhibiting self-deprecatory humor. He is starring on Broadway in Florian Zeller’s “The Height of the Storm,
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Panic! at the Disco Shares ‘Into the Unknown’ From ‘Frozen 2’

Frozen 2, the sequel to the smash-hit Disney film from 2013, is in theaters now. To coincide with its release date, Panic! at the Disco have shared their full version of “Into the Unknown,” sung by Elsa (Idina Menzel) in the film, along with a music video featuring Panic! frontman Brendon Urie.

In addition to the band’s “Into the Unknown” cover, the full Frozen 2 soundtrack features two other renditions of the film’s original tunes sung by high-profile pop artists. Kacey Musgraves sings the track “All Is Found,” while Weezer takes on “Lost in the Woods.
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‘Big Brother’ Spain Caught Up in Storm Over Video of Alleged Sexual Assault

‘Big Brother’ Spain Caught Up in Storm Over Video of Alleged Sexual Assault
Disturbing footage has emerged of a “Big Brother” Spain contestant being confronted by producers with video of herself allegedly being sexually assaulted by another housemate on the reality show – and then being told not to talk about it with her fellow contestants.

Carlota Prado was brought into the “Big Brother” house’s “diary room,” where participants talk to the voice of Big Brother, and was shown video of the incident, which took place in 2017 and involved fellow contestant Jose María Lopez allegedly assaulting her in bed after an alcohol-fueled party inside the house.

It’s unclear whether Prado knew herself
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Billie Eilish Asks Kids ‘When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?’ on ‘Kimmel’

Billie Eilish Asks Kids ‘When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?’ on ‘Kimmel’
Fresh off six Grammy nominations, Billie Eilish guested on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, where the singer asked a bunch of children the deep question presented by her debut album: “When we all fall asleep, where do we go?”

“You could pretty much go anywhere. Like the desert, like India, like the West times, or the mummy times, or dinosaur times, or prehistoric times,” one precocious kid tells Eilish.

Some of the children relay the boundless possibilities of dreams; however, things take an uncomfortable turn when a few of the kids tell Eilish,
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What Gillian Anderson Learned About Sex From ‘Sex Education’ – and What She Taught Us About Season 2 (Video)

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What Gillian Anderson Learned About Sex From ‘Sex Education’ – and What She Taught Us About Season 2 (Video)
As a grown woman, Gillian Anderson knows about the birds and the bees. But playing a sex therapist on Netflix’s “Sex Education” did actually teach her something about intercourse she didn’t already know: the word vaginitis.

See Jean, the “X-Files” alum’s character, is a very well-respected professional within her field and she has books upon books lining her shelves, all filled with facts about the male and female anatomy that embarrass the heck out of her teenage son, Otis (played by Asa Butterfield). And so Anderson had to learn the terminology that Jean, a smartypants when it comes to unzipping your pants, uses in everyday conversation. Unfortunately, the definition of vaginitis has since escaped her.

“Couldn’t tell you what it means,” Anderson told TheWrap in a recent interview, which you can see above. “But I looked it up and then I think I said it. And it’s gone.
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‘Dollface’ Production Crew Balances Grounded Elements With the Bizarre

Hulu’s new comedy “Dollface” stars Kat Dennings as Jules, a woman jumping back into friendships after breaking up with her boyfriend. Production designer Susie Mancini and prop master Sarah Snyder were tasked with balancing the grounded elements of the show with the satirical and fantastical moments that also exist within the series’ world.

Woom, the fictional women’s lifestyle company where Jules works, is a recurring set. For that, Mancini wanted the architecture to reflect the femininity of the business, and she based it in part on The Wing, a women-centric workspace that originated in New York City.

“The
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Why the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Was Canceled

Goodbye, angel wings and bedazzled undergarments. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is officially canceled.

L Brands’ CFO Stuart Burgdoerfer confirmed to analysts on the company’s earnings call on Thursday that the hourlong special, which has aired since 2001, would not be happening. Why? The official answer is that L Brands — the parent company of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works — wants to “evolve the marketing” of its signature lingerie brand, and the show itself had no immediate impact on sales of its bras and underwear.

“Did we see specific material impact on short-term sales response to the airing of the fashion show,
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Tracy Letts on His Writing Routine and His Roles in ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘Little Women’

Tracy Letts on His Writing Routine and His Roles in ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘Little Women’
Tracy Letts says he’s driven by the need to tell stories that showcase humanity. It’s a need that earned him a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for “August: Osage County” and led to his current Broadway play, “Linda Vista,” about a 50-year-old divorcé (played by Ian Barford) in the midst of a midlife crisis. Letts also brings the human touch to his acting roles; he won a Tony Award as George in the 2012 Broadway revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” His many on-screen credits include playing the dad of Saoirse Ronan’s character in Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated film “Lady Bird.” Currently, Letts appears as Henry Ford II, heir to the Ford Motor Co., in James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari.”

How did you come to play the role of Henry Ford II?

James Mangold had talked to me about playing a part in a Patty Hearst movie. That project got abandoned,
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Hank Williams’ Radio Recordings Compiled in Massive New Box Set

Hank Williams’ Radio Recordings Compiled in Massive New Box Set
Early in 2020, country-music legend Hank Williams will be the subject of a six-cd collection which gathers a series of 144 performances from radio shows he hosted nearly 70 years ago. Hank Williams: Pictures From Life’s Other Side — The Man and His Music in Rare Photos and Recordings represents the complete rundown of Williams’ performances 15-minute broadcasts of a radio show he began hosting at Wsm studios in 1951. The set, which will be released February 7th, was produced by Cheryl Pawelski, with each track restored and remastered from existing transcription discs by Michael Graves.
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‘Masked Singer’ Format Creator Signs First-Look Deal With Universal TV Alternative Studio

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“Masked Singer” format creator Park Won Woo has signed a first-look producing deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio, the studio announced Friday.

Park created South Korea’s “The King of Mask Singer,” the show Fox’s singing competition — and numerous others around the global — is adapted from. In addition to that No. 1-rated show in South Korea, Park has produced and co-produced approximately 200 programs, from local hits to international formats such as “Top Gear Korea” and “1 vs. 100 Korea.” He most recently created and produced “300: War of the United Voices,” a hit in South Korea and China.

He is also the founder and CEO of format development company dIturn and was awarded the Korean Entertainment Writer of the Year in 2015.

Also Read: Ratings: 'The Masked Singer' Recovers From CMAs Week - But Not Enough to Hold Off NBC

The resulting formats from Park’s first-look deal with
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Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Nabs $18.6 Million in Early International Launches

Disney’s “Frozen 2” is starting to generate heat internationally with $18.6 million in 26 markets.

The sequel launched in first place in all overseas territories on Wednesday and posted the highest opening day of all time for an animated movie in South Korea, Indonesia, Turkey, Philippines, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

The debut day in France was the biggest ever for a Disney Animation title. “Frozen 2” posted the second-highest opening day for an animated title in Belgium and the third-highest for an animated pic in Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore and Thailand.

“Frozen 2” opens in 10 more markets on Friday, including China, Japan, Mexico, U.K. and Spain. Disney said “early reads” for China indicate a debut day of $11.4 million, which will represent the highest Disney Animation/Pixar bow ever.

“Frozen 2″ launched with an impressive $8.5 million at North American locations on Thursday night and is expected to dominate moviegoing this weekend, with forecasts in
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