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Effective: May 22, 2019 at 10:00amExpires: May 30, 2019 at 4:00amTarget Area: Davison

‘First Man’ and ‘Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween’ top this week’s new releases

Universal(LOS ANGELES) — Here are the films opening nationwide on Friday:

* First Man — Ryan Gosling stars as astronaut Neil Armstrong in this drama from La La Land and Whiplash director Damien Chazelle and Spotlight and The Post writer Josh Singer, chronicling Armstrong’s life and the events that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. Claire Foy and Jason Clarke also star. Rated PG-13.

* Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — The sequel to 2015’s Goosebumps, both of which are based on R. L. Stine’s children’s horror book series of the same name, centers on two young boys — played by Jeremy Ray Taylor and Caleel Harris — who accidentally unleash a wave of violence after finding a magic book that brings a ventriloquist’s dummy to life. Jack Black reprises his role as Stine and also supplies the voice of the dummy. Ken Jeong also stars. Rated PG.

* Bad Times At The El Royale — Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth play a group of strangers, each hiding a dark secret that comes to a head one night at a shady Lake Tahoe hotel. Rated R.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

* Beautiful Boy — Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in this film — based on the memoirs by David and Nic Sheff — chronicling the struggle between a father and his drug-addicted son. Also starring Maura Tierney. Rated R.

* The Oath — Ike Barinholtz directed and stars alongside Tiffany Haddish in this comedy about a politically divided family celebrating Thanksgiving in a dystopian future where U.S. citizens are required to sign a loyalty oath. Also starring John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen and Nora Dunn. Rated R.

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Kathryn Hahn talks two new roles in ‘The Romanoffs’ and ‘Private Life’

ABC/Image Group LA(NEW YORK) — From movies to TV, from comedies to drama, Kathryn Hahn proves she’s as versatile as they come.

The actress — whom you’ve seen in projects like Transparent and Bad Moms — currently stars opposite Paul Giamatti in the Netflix film, Private Life, about a couple struggling with fertility issues. She’s also part of the ensemble cast in The Romanoffs, Matthew Weiner’s new Amazon anthology series about the descendants of Russian royalty, which debuts Friday.

While Hahn can’t see much about her character in the series, she does give a tease of what we can expect from her episode, entitled “End of the Line.”

“All I can say is that she believes that she’s a descendant of the Romanoffs, that she’s searching for answers to her lineage, [and] that because it’s an anthology series I feel like I did like a short film,” she says.

Hahn adds, “I have no idea how [my story is] connected to any other ones and I’m so excited to see the whole of it. I have no idea. I’m really, really excited.”

In Private Life, Hahn plays Rachel, a writer in her 40s who’s desperate to conceive a child. She says the largely unexplored subject matter is what drew her to the film.

“Fertility and infertility has been long just not spoken of out in public,” she says. “It’s something that a lot of women and couples are just kind of hiding. And so yeah, I thought it was a subject matter that just hasn’t been talked about before and that was interesting to me to discuss.”

Private Life is on Netflix now.

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50 Cent signs new overall deal at Starz; Kevin Hart inks first-look deal at Nickelodeon

Starz(LOS ANGELES) — 50 Cent has locked in a new deal with his Power network Starz.

Starz announced on Thursday that it has signed the rapper and media mogul to a new, four-year, exclusive overall deal. Under the deal, Jackson who is both the co-creator and executive producer of the hit series Power, will continue to develop new scripted and unscripted projects exclusively for the network through his G-Unit production company. 

The new deal also offers a three-series commitment and input into the merchandising and licensing of G-Unit developed brands and content.  According to Variety, Fif’s new deal is worth $150 million.

In addition to Power, 50 currently has two active projects in development at Starz: Black Mafia Family and the Navy SEAL drama Vanguard.

Meanwhile, Kevin Hart has also signed a major deal of his own.

Nickelodeon has announced they have entered into an exclusive first-look deal with Hart and his production company, HartBeat Productions. Under the deal, the comedian will develop and produce live-action, scripted kids’ content for the network.

“For me, Nick has always represented everything fun about being a kid, and it’s still at the forefront today of kids’ and family entertainment,” Hart said in a statement.

“I’ve been slimed at Kids’ Choice, won a lot of Orange Blimps and my kids are my very own built-in focus group,” he added. “So I’m ready to dive in and make some next-level shows.”

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Johnny Depp says he was “falsely accused” of domestic violence

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Last year, following the controversial casting of Johnny Depp in the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling issued a statement defending the actor.  Now Depp himself is speaking out about Rowling’s support in the wake of domestic violence allegations against him by his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Depp says, “The fact remains I was falsely accused, which I why I’m suing the Sun newspaper for defamation for repeating false accusations. J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused, and that’s why she has publicly supported me.”

“She doesn’t take things lightly,” Depp adds. “She would not stand up if she didn’t know the truth.”

Last December, Rowling said in her statement, “Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character.”

In the movie, Depp’s character, the wizard Gellert Grindelwald, is a former childhood friend of Hogwarts professor Albus Dumbledore. Having been captured in the last movie, he escapes and announces his plans to rule over the muggle population by unifying the wizarding world.

Asked by EW if his character could be compared to Donald Trump, Depp tells the magazine, “I don’t see [the comparisons] at all…[Grindelwald’s] dream is for the wizard world to stand tall and above.”

“It’s a fascistic element” Depp adds. “And there’s nothing more dangerous than somebody who is a dreamer with a specific vision that’s very strong and very dangerous and he can make it happen. But no character wakes up and goes ‘I’m going to do the worst things possible today and be evil as hell.’”

The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters November 16.

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Regina Hall praises her ‘The Hate U Give’ cast and film’s message of “hope”

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Ahead of the national release of The Hate U Give, Regina Hall is sharing her admiration for the film’s cast and director.

The film, which is an adaptation of Angela Thomas‘ novel of the same name, follows the story of Starr, a sixteen-year-old girl who must decide if she’ll stand up for what she believes after witnessing the shooting of her best friend by a police officer. In the drama, Hall plays Lisa Carter, Starr’s loving, but extremely protective mother.

Hall tells ABC Radio that Thomas’ book was already “amazing” to begin with, but when the cast — specifically Amandla Stenberg, who plays Starr, and Russell Hornsby, who plays Starr’s father — took on the characters, she became an instant fan.

“Amandla is phenomenal in the movie and it’s like I’m singing praises — but Russell — he really is. They really are,” she says. “Everybody really felt like the people that I’ve read in the book. That I read on the page.”

Hall also applauded the film’s director George Tillman for his “phenomenal job of telling a story, as opposed to… blaming.” 

Yet Hall is quick to note that in addition to the film’s talented actors and director who help bring the story to life, the film also offers “hope” in a dark and uncertain world.

“I loved every character in it,” she continues. “And I just loved the unfolding of what happens and it’s not like picture perfect. But there is hope. You know what I mean, there’s resonance of hope and that is incredible. So I just feel really honored to be able to be a part of it and to support.” 

The Hate U Give hits theaters nationwide on October 19.

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Check out the second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’

Universal Pictures(HOLLYWOOD) — The first trailer debuted last July during San Diego Comic-Con.  Now we’ve got a second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass.

The third and supposed final installment in the Unbreakable series, which includes Unbreakable and Split, again features Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their Unbreakable roles as, respectively, the indestructible hero David Dunn and the physically fragile criminal genius Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass.

Joining them is James McAvoy‘s Split character, Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka The Horde — a man with nearly two dozen personalities, one of whom is the super-strong, homicidal Beast.

All three all end up in the care of Sarah Paulson’s Dr. Ellie Staple, a psychologist who specializes in treating patients with delusions of being superheroes and villains.  At least, she believes they’re delusions, until Mr. Glass and The Beast escape her institution, and Dunn has to go after them.

Whereas the first Glass trailer focused on the reveal that Dunn, Glass and The Beast were all locked up together — further confirming the reveal at the end of Split that they’re all part of the same Shyamalan cinematic universe — the new trailer shows us a lot more plot footage, including Glass’ efforts to free The Beast, and focuses more on the body-slamming action.

Glass opens in the U.S. January 18, 2019.

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Report: Scarlett Johansson receives paycheck equal to male ‘Avengers’ co-stars for standalone Black Widow film

Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Scarlett Johansson is finally getting a paycheck equal to her male Avengers co-stars, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actress, who plays Black Widow in the Marvel franchise, is reportedly earning $15 million for an upcoming standalone film based on her character.

That payday equals what Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth made for playing Captain America and Thor, respectively,  in Avengers: Infinity War. They also earned that same amount for their respective roles in Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok, as well as the upcoming fourth Avengers movie.

The Hollywood Reporter says multiple sources confirmed ScarJo’s salary, but a Marvel spokesperson told the publication in a statement: “Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms.”

Disney is the parent company of Marvel and ABC News.

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Is Channing Tatum dating Jessie J?

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Channing Tatum has apparently moved on following his split with Jenna Dewan, a sources tell Us Weekly.

The Magic Mike star, 38, and the British pop singer, 30, have been dating for a couple of months, according to one insider.

A second source describes the relationship as “new and casual,” according to the entertainment magazine, and that the two are “having fun together.”

Channing has reportedly been spotted at Jessie’s recent concerts in Seattle and Salt Lake City, and a social media user claims to have seen the pair playing mini golf together in Seattle the past Saturday, according to Us Weekly.

Tatum and Dewan, 37, announced they were separating back in April, after nine years of marriage. They share a five-year-old daughter, Everly.

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New York prosecutors drop one sexual assault charge against Harvey Weinstein

Jackson Lee/GC Images(NEW YORK) — The criminal case against Harvey Weinstein sustained a blow Thursday when prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office dropped one of the charges against the disgraced film producer.
Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orban told the court she would drop count six of the indictment that involves Lucia Evans, the actress who accused Weinstein of forcing her to perform oral sex in 2004.
Prosecutors disclosed in a sealed September 12 letter to the defense that they discovered a written account from Evans that suggested the encounter was consensual.
Weinstein defense attorney Benjamin Brafman accused Evans of committing perjury when she testified to the grand jury.  “Sexual assault is a serious crime but falsely accusing someone of sexual assault is also a serious crime,” Brafman said outside court Thursday.
Brafman said prosecutors discovered Evans’ written account about her encounter with Weinstein from a fact checker with The New Yorker and he said he would subpoena the magazine.
Weinstein’s defense team called the case “permanently and irreparably damaged” and said he would use the development to dismiss the whole case.
The defense said it would also subpoena police interview records after he said an NYPD detective “may have unfairly tainted these proceedings” when he prepared Evans for her testimony.
The detective has been removed from the case, Brafman said.  

Evans’ attorney Carrie Goldberg said in a statement, “Let me be clear: the decision to throw away my client’s sexual assault charges says nothing about Weinstein’s guilt or innocence. Nor does it reflect on Lucia’s consistent allegation that she was sexually assaulted with force by Harvey Weinstein.  It only speaks volumes about the Manhattan DA’s office and its mishandling of my client’s case.”

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Report: Selena Gomez receiving treatment for an “emotional breakdown”

ABC/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — Selena Gomez is reportedly in a mental health facility for what’s being described as an “emotional breakdown,” according to TMZ.

The gossip website quotes “multiple sources” who say Gomez was hospitalized twice over the past two weeks — the first incident occurring during the last week of September, when the 26-year-old singer reportedly became “despondent and emotional over an alarmingly low white blood cell count in the wake of her kidney transplant” while at her home in Studio City, California. A family member drove her to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles say the sources.

Selena was released days later, then re-admitted last week when her low blood cell count persisted, throwing her into, “a downward emotional spiral,” add the sources.

Soon after Selena was admitted she insisted on leaving, the sources continue, but doctors refused to release her. She then, allegedly, had “a meltdown” and “freaked out,” and tried to rip the IV’s out of her arm.

The “Wolves” singer is currently at an East Coast psychiatric facility and is receiving dialectical behavior therapy — or DBT — which treats various mental health disorders, say the sources. Selena has reportedly received DBT in the past.

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