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The Hollywood Reporter reports: The first full trailer for the upcoming Tom Hanks sci-fi movie Finch has been released by Apple TV+. Finch — formerly titled Bios — is about the lone survivor of a global apocalypse who embarks on a dangerous journey to find a new home for his unlikely family — his dog and a newly created robot. …

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The New York Times reports: At long last, it should be the year that a streaming platform is triumphant at the Emmys. The tech companies upended the entertainment industry years ago but they’ve had mixed results breaking through with members of the Television Academy, who vote on the winners. That will likely come to an end on Sunday when the …

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People Magazine reports: Lil Nas X is looking for love in his latest music video. On Friday, the 22-year-old musician dropped a visual for his new song “That’s What I Want,” which comes off his debut studio album Montero, which was released the same day. At the opening of the almost three-minute-long clip, fans at a football stadium watch as …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: WarnerMedia is offering a half-off discount on HBO Max now that HBO is no longer available on Amazon Prime Video Channels. Today through September 26, the monthly subscription cost will be $7.49 for up to six months for anyone who had accessed HBO via the Channels platform. The discount is available to both new and returning subscribers. …

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Variety reports: Jane Powell, who starred as an angelically visaged young actress in a number of MGM musicals including “Royal Wedding” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” during the 1940s and 1950s, has died of natural causes. She was 92 years old. The blonde, blue-eyed Powell usually played characters with a gentle mischievous streak in her musical comedies, but she …

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Deadline reports: With the news today that Oliver Dowden has been replaced as UK Culture Secretary by Nadine Dorries, a version of his RTS speech published early this morning was instead delivered by John Whittingdale, Minister Of State For Media And Data. He told the RTS audience that the Conservatives will look to introduce requirements for public service broadcasters (PSBs) …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: CBS is coming under fire for an upcoming reality TV effort in which six activists compete against each other in a format that’s somewhat similar to NBC’s defunct The Apprentice. In The Activist, six activists from around the world work “to bring meaningful change to one of three urgent universal causes: health, education and the environment. …

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People Magazine reports: Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow joined forces to perform their hit collaboration “Industry Baby” live for the first time on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday. During the performance, Lil Nas X, 22, and Harlow, 23, riffed on the prison theme from their music video, performing before a backdrop that read “Montero State …

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Deadline reports: The return to boxing by former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after more than a decade away from the sport did not go well. The 58-year-old Holyfield was TKO’d in the first round by Vitor Belfort in a PPV match Saturday at Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Holyfield was returning to boxing as a last-minute fill-in for …

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The Verge reports: The remaining movies on Disney’s 2021 slate will all be released in theaters exclusively before being released on its Disney Plus streaming platform, the company announced late Friday. “Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films which included five of the top eight domestic releases of the year, we are excited to update our theatrical …

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Gothamist reports: After being canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, things are looking up for this year’s iteration of the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Organizers say that they have received the necessary permits to put the parade on this October for its 48th year, and comedian Randy Rainbow is slated to be the grand marshal. But there is …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela are ready to dance into the hearts of small-town America in season 2 of HBO’s We’re Here, returning on National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11 starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The Emmy Award-nominated unscripted series will debut new episodes weekly on HBO and will be available to stream on …

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The Guardian reports: Carl Bean, the US gospel artist and minister who sang the gay pride anthem I Was Born This Way, has died aged 77. A statement from the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, a church for Black LGBTQ+ worshipers founded by Bean, said he “made transition into eternal life” following a lengthy illness. “Archbishop Bean worked tirelessly for the …

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Variety reports: In advance of the launch of the first trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections” on Thursday, Warner Bros. has launched an innovative website featuring an interactive and widely divergent first look at the newest installment in the 22-year-old franchise. At WhatIsTheMatrix.com, users are greeted with the simple choice first presented in 1999’s “The Matrix”: Click on the blue pill, …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Jean-Paul Belmondo, one of the most iconic French actors of the 20th Century and a leading face of the French New Wave, has died at the age of 88. The actor’s agent confirmed the news to the AFP news agency. French press reported he died peacefully at his home in Paris. His first collaboration with Jean-Luc Godard …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Elvis is still the King. The Elvis Presley Eyelet Jumpsuit and Cape from his 1972 Madison Square Garden performances in New York has sold for $1,012,500, with the auction house reporting it as a world record price, albeit without noting any details on what record it beat. The ensemble, designed by Bill Belew, became one of the …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Disney is proving they can open a Marvel movie anywhere on the calendar, even during a pandemic as Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings posted the third best opening day during the pandemic with $29.6M (just behind F9‘s $29.9M) with what will feasibly be the biggest Labor Day opening weekend of all-time with $75M-$85M+ over …

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Broadway World reports: The hit musical Waitress is opening up once more this evening as Broadway continues its highly-anticipated return! Tonight, the production gave social media a glimpse inside the Ethel Barrymore Theatre as the lights went down and the curtain prepared to go up. Check out their video as an emotional audience celebrates the return of live theatre as …

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Variety reports: Is Hollywood about to mess with Texas? As the state enforces a law that will make parties to almost all abortions vulnerable to civil prosecution — a measure that was upheld by the Supreme Court on Wednesday – show business liberals and corporate giants are feeling pressure to act, multiple industry insiders told Variety. In addition to film …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: The three-day Curtain Up! festival in Times Square later this month will culminate in a big Sunday concert featuring performers from 18 Broadway musicals and five plays, with shows represented from Ain’t Too Proud, Hadestown and Jagged Little Pill to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Pass Over and To Kill a Mockingbird. The free, three-day Curtain …

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