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Deadline Hollywood reports: The Men of West Hollywood are looking to go global. Get Me Out Productions, the company behind the Crackle series, are planning a raft of international versions of the show alongside expanding the franchise with spinoffs in New York, San Francisco and Miami. It comes a year after the show launched on the streaming platform and become …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, has been rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital after suffering a possible cardiac arrest. LA County sheriff’s deputies were called to Presley’s residence this morning upon receiving a call that someone in the house was suffering from a cardiac arrest, a law enforcement source tells Deadline. Fire department …

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Broadway World reports: Republicans in the state of Arizona have introduced three new bills that would limit or restrict drag performances in the state. Arizona Senator Anthony Kern is proposing two of the bills which would prevent drag shows from happening in public. ASU Gammage, a performance hall belonging to Arizona’s public college Arizona Stage University, is set to present …

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Variety reports: Prosecutors announced on Tuesday that they will pursue a second trial against Danny Masterson, after a jury deadlocked on three rape charges at the actor’s first trial in November. Masterson, 46, is accused of forcibly raping three women at his home in the Hollywood Hills from 2001 to 2003. He was a star of the Fox sitcom “That …

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Variety reports: Hugh Jackman is famous for packing on pounds of muscle to play Wolverine in various “X-Men” movies, but he told Chris Wallace during a recent interview on HBO’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace” that he’s never resorted to steroids in order to transform into the character. “Over the years people have wondered, did he juice?” Wallace asked. “No, …

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Variety reports: Adam Rich, a former child actor best known for starring as Nicholas Bradford on the ABC series “Eight Is Enough,” died Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. He was 54. No further details about Rich’s death are available at this time, though reports state that law enforcement has not indicated to signs of foul play. …

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The Metro reports: The time has come for Call Me Kat to say goodbye to cast member Leslie Jordan, and the farewell has left fans in tears. In October the Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian died aged 67 in a car crash after suffering a medical emergency while at the wheel. A regular cast member on the series since its …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Sting and a slew of other musicians are throwing their support behind a new federal copyright rule aimed at making sure that songwriters who regain control of their music actually start getting paid their streaming royalties after they do so. The U.S. Copyright Office wants to overturn a policy adopted by the Mechanical …

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Variety reports: Noah Schnapp, who plays the closeted gay teenager Will Byers on Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” has come out as gay. In a video posted to his TikTok account on Thursday, the 18-year-old actor wrote, “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was …

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Variety reports: Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting were just teenagers when they electrified audiences in the 1968 version of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Franco Zeffirelli. The film was a hit and was nominated for four Academy Awards, but it also stirred controversy over a bedroom scene which included images of Whiting’s buttocks and Hussey’s bare breasts. Now in their …

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Variety reports: In its second week on the Top 10, Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion” became Netflix’s third most watched film in hours viewed in its first 10 days. During the Dec. 26-Jan. 1 viewing window, the “Knives Out” sequel film raked in 127 million hours watched. After a successful Christmas debut on the streamer which drew in 82.1 million hours …

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TMZ reports: New video shows Jeremy Renner’s helicopter flight to a hospital shortly after his horrific snowplowing accident, and TMZ has learned new details about his injuries which caused him to lose a serious amount of blood. According to a neighbor, the plowing machine — called a Snowcat — accidentally ran over one of Jeremy’s legs, and he was losing …

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Deadline reports: Drinking had nothing to do with it. CNN’s booze ban for its correspondents working New Year’s Eve couldn’t be blamed for a major gaffe in one segment of its broadcast, as the network missed the traditional countdown to midnight in the Central time zone. Network host Don Lemon was busy dancing to Juvenile’s sentimental “Back That Azz Up” …

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Variety reports: “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” debuted on NBC last year to solid viewership. This year, the “Prisoner” singer’s Miami-based party will feature a star-studded lineup of performances from recording artists like Dolly Parton, Sia, Latto, Rae Sremmurd, Fletcher and Liily. In addition to performing her own set, Parton will take actor-comedian Pete Davidson’s place as co-host at this …

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Happy New Year, JMG Community!

Another action-packed year has come and gone for this here website thingy, which in a few months will mark its 19th anniversary. In this post last year, I wrote, “I want to sincerely thank all of you, longtime JMG flying monkeys and newbies alike, for being here during what for many of us will be the most memorable year of …

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Variety reports: With 52 Oscar nominations, John Williams is already the second most-nominated individual after Walt Disney (and the oldest living person), who had 59 nods. With some of the most notable and recognizable musical movie scores ever, Williams has won five Oscars over his impressive career: “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971), “Jaws” (1976), “Star Wars” (1977), “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Today would have been Marvel Comics leader Stan Lee’s 100th birthday. To celebrate, Disney+ has announced that an original documentary on the man will arrive at some time in 2023. Lee died at age 95 in 2018. He was the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Hulk and the Fantastic Four, among many others, and …

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Variety reports: “Avatar: The Way of Water” has sailed past $1 billion in global ticket in just 14 days, becoming the fastest movie this year to cross the coveted box office milestone. In total, only three films released in 2022 managed to surpass the billion-dollar mark, a short list that includes “Top Gun: Maverick” (which took 31 days) and “Jurassic …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water is close on its way to the $1B global box office mark, having more than handily crossed $900M worldwide through its second Monday. This is the latest benchmark for the highly-anticipated sequel, and comes just 13 days after global rollout began. With $955.1M through Monday, The Way of Water has …

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Variety reports: Morrissey used Christmas as an occasion to spread some bad news about his career, putting a cap on what already seemed to be something of an annus horribilis for the polarizing pop star. In messages posted to his website, the British singer first announced that he’d split with his label, Capitol Records, before it even had a chance …

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