Katy Perry is willing to go to some extreme lengths to be sure you get out and vote this November — including tearing off all her clothes in a hilarious new video!
All is not well in Kardashian-land. Rob Kardashian blew up at his family last night over some supposed baby shower drama, and sent out his sister Kylie’s private contact information to his millions of followers.
Justin Timberlake is bringing his massively successful 20/20 Experience World Tour to Netflix in a brand new concert documentary, and the trailer is sure to pump you up for it!
Brtiney Spears’ sons Sean and Jayden showed how jumpy their superstar mom can be by giving her the fright of her life.
NBC snagged the biggest broadcast crowd for the first debate, between the network’s former reality TV show star Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, moderated by its Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.
Very early stats show NBC with a household 11.0/15 during the debate – 9 PM until about 10:40 PM.
According to these very early stats, ABC followed with 9.0/13, and CBS with a 7.5/10. Fox broadcast network, which does not typically air news programming, was a lap behind with a 3.7/5. But expect Fox News Channel to lead among cable news networks, if not among all outlets, broadcast and cable, when final viewing numbers come in later today.
These early network results could wind up changing significantly, given that the debate aired live across the country, which meant pre-primetime on the west coast.
Re-upping their existing long-term partnership, IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) and Twentieth Century Fox, a division of 21st Century Fox, jointly announced the companies have signed a new multi-picture agreement including four key future tentpoles from the Fox slate. The deal includes Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Predator, Alita: Battle Angel and the studio’s untitled Marvel film, all of which will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® theatres worldwide.
“After sharing success with such recent box-office hits as the global phenomenon Deadpool, we are thrilled to sweeten the existing deal with our friends and partners at Twentieth Century Fox by providing IMAX fans worldwide a selection of the studio’s most exciting upcoming blockbusters,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “With this agreement, we look forward to expanding our partnership with Fox and together offer fans around the world IMAX’s one-of-a-kind movie-going experience.”
The IMAX release of each film will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Hillary Clinton was the winner of the first debate with Donald Trump, NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers said during his post-debate live show, “so maybe global warming is a hoax, because hell has frozen over.”
The evening’s rigorous no-break 90-minute format was maybe the biggest test yet of Trump’s temperament – and his Aquanet,” Meyers snarked.
“So, we will just cut that one out,” Meyers joked when the joke fell flat, eliciting a bigger laugh than the actual gag.
The lot of of Meyers’ debate material, including a goodish chunk of the night’s A Closer Look segment, appeared to have been written before the debate.
Leading up to the debate, he said, party surrogates had been playing the expectations game, including Newt Gingrich who said Clinton is a fox who knows many things you can fact check, while Trump is a “hedgehog who know one very big thing: We need change.”
“Which is an excerpt from Newt’s latest kids book, The Hedgehog Who Destroyed America,” Meyers explained.
He cited a New York Times report saying Trump advisers saw it as a waste of time to fill Trump’s head with facts and figured in advance of the debate because their candidate gets bored with debate prep and the debates themselves. And, Meyers added, Trump’s brain is full up remembering those “seven words” including “huge,” “big,” “great,” “tremendous” and “Ivanka.”
Meyers also dinged NBC’s cable news network MSNBC for its list of things each candidate had to accomplish.
According to MSNBC, Hillary Clinton, he said, had to:
Trump on the other hand, had to:
“Her tasks look like advice you give a secretary before a job interview in 1950: Smile and let them see you’re a dynamite gal. His sounds like advice you give a murderer at a parole hearing: They need to believe you won’t kill again,” Meyers snarked.
Amazon has ordered to series comedies I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and The Tick. All will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2017 in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. Amazon was three-for-three in the comedy pilots it released for a trial run for Prime subscribers in August, in what was its most-watched pilot season to date.
“These pilots were vast in scope, disruptive in tone, challenging in story and sometimes even funny,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour Series, Amazon Studios. “It’s rewarding to see customers embrace them in such a huge way. We can’t wait to premiere these series next year on Prime Video.”
I Love Dick is based on the renowned feminist novel about a couple’s marital struggles in the artistic and academic community of Marfa, Texas; Jean-Claude Van Johnson is about martial arts film star Jean-Claude Van Damme who operates under the alias of “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” to serve as the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world; and The Tick, is an offbeat and dark superhero tale based on the comic. All three pilots are available for screening for Amazon Prime subscribers. See details below:
I Love Dick
Adapted from the cult classic, I Love Dick–referred to as “the most important book about men and women written in the last century” (Emily Gould, The Guardian)–is set in a colorful intellectual community in Marfa, Texas. Chris (Kathryn Hahn, Transparent) and Sylvere (Griffin Dunne, Dallas Buyers Club) arrive in Marfa when Sylvere is offered a fellowship to finish a book he’s been writing on the Holocaust. When they meet Dick (Kevin Bacon, The Following), he taunts their imaginations and upends their preconceptions about love and monogamy. An exploration of the female gaze and how we tell stories about love and desire, I Love Dick charts the evolution of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a writer named Dick. I Love Dick is executive produced by Jill Soloway (Transparent), Andrea Sperling (Transparent), and Sarah Gubbins (Ten Aker Wood). The pilot was directed by Soloway and written by Gubbins.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson
If you need to eliminate a political rival, debilitate a multinational corporation, or overthrow an entire government–and you need it done with the utmost secrecy–there’s only one person to turn to: one of the most internationally recognizable movie stars in the history of film. Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars Jean-Claude Van Damme (JCVD) playing “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” a global martial arts and film sensation…and, operating under the simple alias of “Johnson,” the most dangerous undercover private contractor in the world. Lucky for the world’s bad guys, he’s been retired for years…unlucky for them, a chance encounter with a lost love is about to bring him back to the game…and this time, he’ll be deadlier than ever. Probably.
The pilot for Jean-Claude Van Johnson starred Van Damme along with Kat Foster (Your Family or Mine), Moises Arias (The Middle), and Phylicia Rashad (Creed). The show is executive produced by Peter Atencio (Key and Peele), Ridley Scott (The Good Wife), David W. Zucker (The Man in the High Castle) and Van Damme. From Scott Free Productions, the pilot was directed by Atencio, and written and created by Dave Callaham (Mortal Kombat).
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an underdog accountant with zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. The pilot for The Tick starred Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Tick is executive produced by Ben Edlund (Supernatural), Barry Josephson (Bones) and Barry Sonnenfeld (A Series of Unfortunate Events), directed by Wally Pfister (The Dark Knight), and written by Edlund. The Tick is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was worried about a threepeat of #OscarsSoWhite, it can probably breathe a lot easier after seeing this just-released first trailer of Paramount’s Fences. The movie version of August Wilson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play is directed by and stars Denzel Washington as Troy, a once-promising baseball player who now drives a trash truck and must deal with raising his family. The 1950s-set film touches on many things but remains a profoundly human story. Paramount’s Christmas Day wide release date will keep Fences front and center just as the Academy mails out ballots.
Washington won a Best Actor Tony for his performance opposite Viola Davis, who also won a Tony and joins Washington as his wife Rose in the film which Wilson adapted for the screen. The play originally opened on Broadway in 1987 and starred James Earl Jones and Mary Alice, with a very young Courtney B. Vance — this year’s Emmy winner for playing Johnnie Cochran in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson — in a pivotal role as their son Cory. Jones and Alice won acting Tonys, just as Washington and Davis did in the 2010 production which received 10 nominations and also won Best Revival of a Play. With this kind of stage pedigree and stars, this would seem to be catnip for the Academy race.
Playing the role of Cory in the film is British-born Jovan Adepo, perhaps best known for his role as Michael Murphy in the HBO series The Leftovers. Mykelti Williamson also has a key role as Troy’s brother Gabriel. Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin produce. This is Washington’s third feature film as director following 2002’s Antwone Fisher and 2007’s The Great Debaters.
For Paramount, which has been undergoing recent studio shakeups including the departure last week of Vice Chairman Rob Moore, Fences joins perhaps the studio’s most impressive awards-season lineup in years with Florence Foster Jenkins, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, Robert Zemeckis’ Allied, and the just announced December 23 Oscar-qualifying run of Martin Scorsese’s much-awaited Silence. With Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, Amy Adams critically lauded already for Venice/Telluride/Toronto player Arrival, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard opposite Brad Pitt in Allied , and now Davis in Fences, the studio has almost enough prospects to fill the Best Actress race on its own.
Check out the Fences trailer above.
|Film Name||Distributor Name||Weekend Revenue||Cume Revenue||Locations||Location Avg|
|Magnificent Seven, The||Sony||34703397||34703397||3674||9445|
|Bridget Jones’s Baby||Universal||4656690||16594365||2930||1589|
|Suicide Squad||Warner Bros.||3108351||318131694||2172||1431|
|When The Bough Breaks||Sony||2515605||26628954||1444||1742|
|Kubo And The Two Strings||Focus Features||1124384||45975957||1209||930|
|Hell Or High Water||Lionsgate||1069226||24809653||1128||947|
|Bad Moms||STX Entertainment||997055||111669607||986||1011|