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Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America

Eurovision Song Contest is coming to America

One of the world’s most popular singing competitions is headed to the United States. The team behind the Eurovision Song Contest has announced “The American Song Contest,” scheduled to take place during the 2021 holiday season. “The American version of the Eurovision Song Contest will, as it is currently conceived, position the artists head to…

How ‘The Matrix’ is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director

How ‘The Matrix’ is a trans story, according to Netflix and co-director

Netflix has posted a Twitter thread explaining the trans themes in “The Matrix,” after one of its co-directors confirmed earlier this week that the movie was an allegory for gender transition. Lilly Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with her sister Lana Wachowski, told the streaming service about the intention behind the sci-fi movie…

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc ‘Howard’

Howard Ashman gets a well-deserved tribute in the Disney+ doc ‘Howard’

Disney honors one of its own with “Howard,” an emotional documentary tribute to the late “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin” lyricist Howard Ashman. Teamed with composer Alan Menken, nobody did more to put the studio’s animation back on the map, making his loss to AIDS in the midst of that run…

BTS announces US theater premiere of ‘Break the Silence’ film

BTS announces US theater premiere of ‘Break the Silence’ film

BTS is set to bring its latest film to movie theaters next month, a plan that will depend on which venues actually are open. The astronomically popular K-pop group announced Thursday that “Break the Silence: The Movie” will roll out to theaters in more than 70 countries beginning September 10. More countries, including the United…

‘The Secret Garden’ yields a less appealing version of the children’s classic

‘The Secret Garden’ yields a less appealing version of the children’s classic

“The Secret Garden” is one of the more enduring titles in children’s literature, having been adapted for the screen multiple times, including a splendid 1993 version. That’s the backdrop to the latest movie based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, which makes puzzling choices in harvesting the material, mostly providing an incentive to go back and…

‘Dirty Dancing’ is getting a sequel

‘Dirty Dancing’ is getting a sequel

Because nobody puts Baby in a corner. A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is indeed happening, courtesy of Lionsgate, Deadline reports. Studio CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on an earnings call Thursday, referring to it as “one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood,” according to the publication. “It will be exactly the kind of romantic,…

Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies

Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies

Alyssa Milano says she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19. The actress and activist is now taking aim at what she says is a flawed testing system. On Wednesday Milano posted a photo of herself using a breathing apparatus on her verified Instagram account and wrote in the caption,…

‘Big Brother: All-Stars’ meet their competition in Season 22 premiere

‘Big Brother: All-Stars’ meet their competition in Season 22 premiere

“Big Brother” was back Wednesday with a live two-hour Season 22 premiere that revealed just who the new houseguests would be. The show, delayed more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic and took precautions in order to film, like the cast members being quarantined for two weeks prior to move-in day. The show…

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ debuts new teaser

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ debuts new teaser

We’re getting another glimpse at the upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984.” The latest clip shows actress Kristen Wiig as she transforms from archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva into the villain, Cheetah. “I don’t want to be like anyone. I want to be an apex predator,” she’s seen saying in the clip. The film is the sequel to…

Caroline Flack died by suicide amid fears of prosecution, coroner rules

Caroline Flack died by suicide amid fears of prosecution, coroner rules

British TV presenter Caroline Flack died by suicide after hearing she was definitely going to be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and feared press intrusion, a coroner has ruled, according to PA Media news agency. The former “Love Island” host died in February while awaiting trial for alleged assault. Her death set off an…

Chip and Joanna Gaines bringing ‘Fixer Upper’ back

Chip and Joanna Gaines bringing ‘Fixer Upper’ back

“Fixer Upper” fans have something to look forward to next year. The hit HGTV series starring husband and wife duo Chip and Joanna Gaines is being revived on the couple’s new Magnolia Network. The pair posted a video on their official Instagram account to share the news. “What did you do, Chip?” Joanna Gaines asks…

Cameron Diaz reveals why she quit acting in interview with Gwyneth Paltrow

Cameron Diaz reveals why she quit acting in interview with Gwyneth Paltrow

Former Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has revealed her reasons for retiring from the movie business, saying she found “peace” when she quit acting. Diaz appeared on Gwyneth Paltrow’s “In goop Health: The Sessions” series Wednesday, discussing her wine business, how her mentality changed as she got older and the impact her career had on her…

YouTubers the Stokes Twins have been charged for bank robbery pranks

YouTubers the Stokes Twins have been charged for bank robbery pranks

YouTube celebrities the Stokes Twins could face up to four years in state prison for their role in two fake bank robberies. Alan and Alex Stokes are popular Internet pranksters who have over 4.8 million followers. The charges against them were announced Wednesday but the alleged incidents took place in October 2019. The 23-year-old brothers…

Making TV shows during coronavirus is taking more time — and money

Making TV shows during coronavirus is taking more time — and money

TV shows can get back up and running during the age of Covid-19. But as Hollywood seeks to adopt new health and safety protocols, production is going to take more time — and money. That was the main takeaway from a Hollywood Radio and Television Society panel Wednesday night, discussing the logistics of production during…

‘An American Pickle’ is both sweet and a little sour

‘An American Pickle’ is both sweet and a little sour

Seth Rogen plays a double role in “An American Pickle,” an HBO Max movie that’s a little sweet, a little sour and a whole lot silly. Built around the “Sleeper”-like premise of a man perfectly preserved for 100 years, this adaptation of Simon Rich’s novella has some fun contemplating how the modern world would like…

Zoe Saldana apologizes for playing Nina Simone in panned 2016 biopic

Zoe Saldana apologizes for playing Nina Simone in panned 2016 biopic

Actress Zoe Saldana has apologized for playing Nina Simone in a 2016 biopic, four years after she was heavily criticized for darkening her skin and wearing a prosthetic nose for the role. Saldana had previously defended her portrayal of the legendary soul singer in the film “Nina,” which was not endorsed by Simone’s estate and…

Hollywood bubbles back to business

Hollywood bubbles back to business

Everyone wants life to return to normal — and Hollywood is no different. As the months of the coronavirus pandemic drag on and uncertainty in our lives abounds, we all need something to look forward to. And much like how movies and television have helped us pass the time, thinking about fresh content to consume…

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ explores a sillier side of the Trek frontier

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ explores a sillier side of the Trek frontier

“Star Trek” continues to be the big gun in CBS All Access’ streaming arsenal, which has been steady if not particularly inventive. “Star Trek: Lower Decks” somewhat rectifies the second part of that with an irreverent, Adult Swim-type animated series that likely won’t beam up many new subscribers but should mildly amuse a quadrant of…

Aimée Osbourne doesn’t regret not appearing on ‘The Osbournes’

Aimée Osbourne doesn’t regret not appearing on ‘The Osbournes’

“The Osbournes” made her siblings famous, but Aimée Osbourne now says she always knew she had no desire to appear on the hit MTV reality show. The now 36-year-old singer and actress talked about her decision to not appear on the show during a recent interview with radio station Q104.3 New York, where she was…

Jason Momoa surprises Lisa Bonet by restoring her old Mustang

Jason Momoa surprises Lisa Bonet by restoring her old Mustang

Jason Momoa has just upstaged all husbands amid the pandemic. The “Aquaman” star surprised his wife, Lisa Bonet, by restoring her 1965 Ford Mustang. The actor documented his big reveal in a YouTube video titled, “My Wife’s First Mustang.” He called the car, which Bonet bought when she was 17, her “first love.” “I know…

‘Ren & Stimpy’ is getting a reboot

Happy, happy, joy, joy we are getting a new version of “The Ren & Stimpy Show.” Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that it is reimagining the 1990s cult animated series. The original “Ren & Stimpy” centered on the exploits of a dog and cat duo and debuted on Nickelodeon in 1991 along with two other…

Hanging out with chefs gave Selena Gomez a taste of something different

Hanging out with chefs gave Selena Gomez a taste of something different

Selena Gomez loves to cook, but, she’ll admit, she is not the most practiced chef in the world. That’s why she on her new HBO Max series, “Selena + Chef,” she enlists the help of top chefs like Antonia Lofaso, Ludo Lefebvre and Roy Choi. (HBO Max, like CNN, is owned by WarnerMedia.) In the…

Brian Austin Green’s heart belongs to his boys

Brian Austin Green’s heart belongs to his boys

Co-parenting during a pandemic with a former partner has got to be challenging. Brian Austin Green seemed to demonstrate that when he posted an apparent response to his estranged wife, Megan Fox, on Wednesday. The former “90210” star took to Instagram with a series of photos of their children, along with his son from his…

‘Who’s the Boss?’ reboot confirmed by Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano

‘Who’s the Boss?’ reboot confirmed by Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano

We are waiting on you, Judith Light. Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano have confirmed that a reboot of “Who’s the Boss?” is in the works. The original series, which ran on ABC from 1984 to 1992, starred Danza as single father Tony Micelli, who transitions from being a professional baseball player to a live-in housekeeper…

Kristin Cavallari reunites with ex, Stephen Colletti, for a pic

Kristin Cavallari reunites with ex, Stephen Colletti, for a pic

If only we could go back to the “Laguna Beach” days. The hit MTV reality show ran from 2004 to 2006, and two of its stars gave us a slice of much needed nostalgia. Kristin Cavallari on Tuesday posted a photo of her hugged up with her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Colletti. “2004 or 2020?!” she wrote…