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Octavia Spencer thriller ‘Ma’ gets summer release date

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is embracing a new, creepy persona in her upcoming film Ma.

Spencer took to Instagram to share the new animated poster for suspense-thriller, which now has a release date of May 31. “So ready to take you on the wildest ride from @blumhouse that is @MaMovie2019,” she wrote.

In the film, Spencer plays Sue Ann, a loner in a small Ohio town.  Soon, she befriends a teenager who asks her to buy her and her friends alcohol. But their “friendship” soon turns into an obsession, after Sue Ann invites the young people to hang out in her basement — and follow some important “house rules.”

In addition to Spencer, Ma also stars Juliette Lewis, Luke Evans, Missi Pyle, McKaley Miller, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo and Dante Brown.

Blumhouse is the production company that brought us Get Out, The Purge and Split, as well as BlacKkKlansman and Whiplash.

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Miley Cyrus fills in for husband Liam Hemsworth at ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ premiere

Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — People magazine reported kidney stones were what sidelined star Liam Hemsworth for the premiere of his latest film Isn’t It Romantic on Monday night.

However, he found an A-list substitute to walk the pink carpet in New York City: his wife Miley Cyrus.  

The couple, who were married in December 2018, posted messages of appreciation for one another on social media. “Sorry I couldn’t make it to the @isntitromantic premier tonight guys,” Hemsworth posted. “Been dealing with some pretty annoying health stuff the last couple days…Lucky I have the best girl in the world to represent for me!” he continued.

“Thanks for the support babe! I hope everyone enjoys the movie! It’s a perfect Valentine’s Day flick so if ya ain’t got nothin better to do then go see it! Love to all!”

Cyrus also shared several snaps of her red carpet look, a glamorous red Valentino gown, commending her husband for his work on the film in the caption of her post.

“So proud of my hunky hubby @liamhemsworth & his newest movie #IsntItRomantic,” she wrote. “He…he is recovering and taking this time to rest / heal.”

She explained that actors and actress often want to put their health aside for their work.

“It’s hard for entertainers to put themselves before the project but this time it was crucial,” she wrote. “I am proud to represent him and his incredible work. So happy to see him shining in this comedy!”

“He is the funniest person I know, and the world now gets to see the Liam I wake up to every day…. luckiest,” she added.

In another snap, she posed in front of Hemsworth’s movie poster in which he’s playing a sax. “Getting sick blows,” she wrote. “Get well soon babe. I love you.”

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Is ABC developing another ‘black-ish’ spinoff, based on Tracee Ellis Ross’ character?

ABC/Bob D’Amico (LOS ANGELES) — Kenya Barris’ black-ish franchise may be growing.

Deadline reports that ABC is developing a possible black-ish prequel that will center on Tracee Ellis Ross’ character, Rainbow Johnson.

Right now, Bow will be the subject of an episode that will be filmed in March.  According to Deadline, that episode may serve as a pilot for the spinoff, which would focus on Bow as a young girl.

black-ish co-executive producer Peter Saji is reportedly in talks to write the episode, which will be set in the 1980s-90s and revolve around Rainbow’s early life.

If the show gets off the ground, it’ll be the second spinoff, following Freeform’s hit grown-ish, starring Yara Shahidi.

ABC would not not confirm whether or not the March Bow-centric episode will be a spinoff pilot.

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“Nothing could be further from the truth”: Chris Pratt responds to Ellen Page’s claim that his church is anti-gay

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Chris Pratt is defending his church after actress and activist Ellen Page claimed that Pratt’s place of worship is “infamously” anti-LGBTQ.

Page, who is gay, criticized L.A.’s Zoe Church after The Hollywood Reporter published a story about the Marvel movie star’s spiritual fast, which was inspired by the bible.

Page tweeted, “[H]is church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?” 

The actress expounded, “If you are a famous actor and you belong to an organization that hates a certain group of people, don’t be surprised if someone simply wonders why it’s not addressed. Being anti LGBTQ is wrong…The damage it causes is severe. Full stop.”
In a lengthy Instagram Story post, Pratt responded, “Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens their doors to absolutely everyone.”

Indeed, the Zoe Church says as much on its website: Our church is a place where our doors are open to people of all backgrounds—regardless of where they are at in their journeys— and we hope all feel welcomed, comfortable and loved.”

Pratt, who recently got divorced from Anna Faris, added, “Despite what the Bible says about divorce, my church community was there for me every step of the way, never judging, just…offering love and support. It is what I have seen them do for others on countless occasions regardless of sexual orientation, race or gender.”

He added, “My faith is important to me but no church defines me or my life and I am not [the] spokesman for any church or any group of people. My values define who I am. We need less hate in this world, not more. I am a man who believes that everyone is entitled to love who they want free from the judgment.”

The devout actor concluded, “This is what guides me in my life. He is a God of Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness. Hate has no place in my or this world,” Pratt concluded his post also adding, “Jesus said, ‘I give you a new command, love one another.'”

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Zamunda forever: Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ sequel coming in August of 2020

TM & COPYRIGHT © 1988 BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.(LOS ANGELES) — It’s been a long time coming, but Paramount Pictures has finally set a release date for the long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy’s classic Coming to America.

According to Variety, the still-untitled sequel to the 1988 cult classic will hit theaters August 7, 2020.

The original movie starred Murphy as Akeem Joffer, prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. As previously noted, he’s expected to reprise his role, with black-ish creator Kenya Barris rewriting a script from original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.

Meanwhile, Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer has signed on to helm the project, which Murphy’s also productng. The two recently worked together on the Netflix comedy Dolemite Is My Name, which follows the story of real-life comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

Although official details of the film are still forthcoming, Sheffield told ABC’s Good Morning America back in June 2018 that the film will follow Akeem after he learns that he has a son, and returns to America to meet him.

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Season 3 of ‘The Handmaid’s’ Tale debuts June 5

Hulu(LOS ANGELES) — Hulu’s also announced the premiere date for season three of their hit dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale

The series returns Wednesday, June 5 with three new episodes dropped for immediate viewing, followed by a subsequent new episode each week after. 

Unfortunately, the late return means The Handmaid’s Tale won’t be eligible for the 2019 Emmys, due to the deadlines set by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


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‘Aquaman’ sequel officially in the works

Jasin Boland/™ & © DC Comics(LOS ANGELES) — On the heels of its billion-dollar global blockbuster Aquaman, Warner Brothers — no surprise — is planning a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first movie, is already on board to pen the follow-up, and original director James Wan is reportedly working on a deal to return as a producer, along with Peter Safran. It’s still not clear if Wan helm the sequel.

Aquaman, released in December, has earned $1.12 billion worldwide to date, making it the largest DC Comics adaptation of all-time globally and the third largest Warner Brothers movie of all-time worldwide.

News of the sequel comes several days after THR learned that an Aquaman spin-off — also produced by Wan and Safran — about The Trench, the race of creatures that bedeviled the underwater hero in the film, is also in the works. The project is said to be more modestly budgeted than Aquaman, and none of that film’s main stars will appear.


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‘The Bachelor’ recap: The drama amps up as four women are shown the door, and one walks away

ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) — On Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, the journey came to a painful end for five women, including two bitter rivals, one disillusioned woman, one whose declaration of love ended in heartbreak, and one whose worst fears were confirmed.

After accusations of lying and bullying between Nicole and Onyeka had Colton storming out of the rose ceremony last week, he reentered the room saying that after a “hard” and “emotional” night, he would “follow his heart.” When the seven remaining roses were handed out, both ladies were sent packing.

Following the rose ceremony, Colton and the remaining women hoped for a reset in Vietnam. The first one-on-one was a spa date that went to Hannah G. The date went well, but Colton needed to see what was behind the perpetually happy front she seemed to put on for people. Later, the two bonded over each other’s stories about their parents’ divorces. Colton said Hannah opening up brought the two closer. He offered her the rose, promising that would always provide “a place to laugh,” and “a shoulder to cry on.”

A group date card for Cassie, Heather, Tayshia, Caelynn, Katie, Hannah B., Sydney and Demi asked if they were ready to “fight for love,” and sure enough, the ladies were trained in the Vietnamese martial art of Vovinam and then literally fought for love in a series of intense sparring matches.

At the after-party, Katie shared an emotional exchange with Colton, revealing that she feared her inability to show her emotions might’ve given him the wrong impression about her. Colton appreciated Katie showing her vulnerable side and encouraged her to “let go” and be herself.”

Then things got a little awkward when Sydney couldn’t contain her disillusionment and pressed Colton on why she hadn’t gotten a one-on-one with him. Colton’s explanation that he “opens up differently in different relationships” and “every relationship moves at different paces” didn’t ease Sydney’s mind.  She put all her cards on the table and, as with Elyse in last week’s episode, told Colton she, too, needed to leave.  

But Sydney offered Colton a piece of advice before she left: “There’s some very wonderful people in that group [but] don’t be distracted by shiny things…figure out what you came here to find.” While Sydney doesn’t name names, she’s referring specifically to Hanna B. and Demi. Colton seemed to take Sydney’s words to heart, as Tayshia — one of the good ones, in Sydney’s opinion — got the date rose.

Colton’s talk with Sydney also seemed to play into his decision to explore his relationship with the seemingly shy Kirpa a little further on the final one-on-one date. After a day of scuba diving, she opened up about her previous engagement to a man she knew for eight years who, like Colton, was “saving himself” for the right woman. After assuring Colton that she was ready to dive into marriage again after her past experience, Kirpa took home the date rose.

What Colton didn’t realize is that the night wasn’t yet over.  He received a late-night visit from Demi, who felt a need to take her relationship to the next level. Her declaration of love for Colton ended in disappointment when he told her he didn’t have the same feelings for her. Demi became the fourth woman to exit the competition, but not before warning Colton that while some girls may seem like the “safe” choice, they won’t make him happy in the long run.

The events of the past week had the remaining ladies feeling less secure about their relationships with Colton, and their hopes for one last chance to talk with him were dashed when he decided to forego the cocktail party and head straight to rose ceremony. There, Katie was the odd girl out, leaving the house. As they said their goodbyes, Katie joined the chorus of women warning Colton that some of the remaining ladies weren’t ready for marriage. Thinking he had already weeded out the riff-raff, Colton was even more confused about the choices he’d made.

The seven remaining women are:

Caelynn, 23, Miss North Carolina 2018 from Charlotte, North Carolina
Cassie, 23, a speech pathologist from Huntington Beach, California
Hannah B., 24, Miss Alabama 2018 from Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Hannah G., 23, a content creator from Birmingham, Alabama
Heather, 23, has been kissed from Carlsbad, California
Kirpa, 26, a dental hygienist from Whittier, California
Tayshia, 28, a phlebotomist from Corona Del Mar, California

The Bachelor returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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After BAFTA win, ‘Black Panther’ star Letitia Wright got real about her bout with depression

Marvel Studios(LONDON) — Letitia Wright took home the Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards last night, and after her win, the Black Panther star opened up about her struggle to get there.

“A few years ago I saw myself in a deep state of depression and I literally wanted to quit acting,” the 25-year-old said, according to the BBC.

“The only thing that pulled me out of it was God, my belief, my faith and my family, and an email from Bafta asking me to become part of the Bafta Breakthrough Brits,” Wright continued. “I was like: ‘Let me try again.'”

Wright made BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits list in 2015 and has since starred in Black Mirror, and the back-to-back Marvel blockbusters Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

Now, looking back, Wright acknowledges the importance of her bumpy journey, and says she’s thankful that she’s stayed on course.

“This wasn’t an overnight thing, this wasn’t a click of a finger success, and I’m still a work in progress, but I want to thank God, my family, my team,” she says. “I want to thank everybody who said yes to me, that gave me a chance, and just saw my talent and saw what God placed in me, and said ‘yes.'”

After Wright’s win, her Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o congratulated her, posting a photo of the actress holding her trophy. Oscar winner Nyong’o added, Living life and winning at it! Congrats Baby Underbite!!”

Wright’s close friend John Boyega also sounded off in support: “A star!” he wrote. “Congrats @letitiawright#bafta rising star.”

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James Cameron says the working title of the new ‘Terminator’ movie is ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — In a chat with Yahoo! Entertainment about his new release Alita: Battle Angel — which he co-wrote and produced — James Cameron says the working title of the new Terminator movie is Terminator: Dark Fate.

Cameron explains that, like Alita, he guided the process, but because he’s busy with more Avatar films, he left the directing up to somebody else. While Robert Rodriguez called the shots on Alita, Deadpool veteran Tim Miller was behind the camera for this new Terminator film.

The new movie deliberately ignores the events of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation, and, perhaps most gratifyingly for fans, the critically savaged Terminator: Genisys

Cameron said, “I can’t be involved in this film at all if Arnold [Schwarzenegger] is not in it,” and added that he “strongly recommended” the filmmakers bring back Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor — something Miller was keen to do.

“Fans are going to want to see her again, and they’re going to want to see the real Sarah Connor and what time and dealing with these tragic futures has done to her,” Cameron advised.

If you remember, Sarah gives birth to John Connor, the future savior of mankind in the war against the machines.

What she’s been through has, “hardened her even more, but in a way that made her much stronger…Maybe less likable, but stronger,” Cameron notes.  He addis, “Ultimately, she becomes a really important character in passing the baton to the new characters that come in. It’s a very female-centric film, which I’m glad Tim embraced..”

Terminator: Dark Fate — if that’s what it ends up being called — hits theaters November 1. Alita: Battle Angel opens Thursday.

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