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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline Hollywood reports: Only Bruce Willis has the rights to Bruce Willis’s face, it transpires. It was widely reported last week that the star had sold the rights to his face to a Russian deepfake company called Deepcake – allowing the company to create a “digital twin” for the actor, who retired in March following his diagnosis of aphasia, a …

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Variety reports: Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, skyrocketed to the top of Netflix’s movie chart after its first day available to stream, but the NC-17 drama is leaving many subscribers outraged. The film may have been the talk of the Venice Film Festival with its 14-minute standing ovation, but critics and viewers are calling it …

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Variety reports: Trevor Noah is nearing his last laugh on “The Daily Show.” The comedian, who came out of near anonymity to take over the program from Jon Stewart in 2015, plans to exit the flagship Comedy Central series after a seven-year tenure that saw him transform it for a new generation of viewers who are more at home on …

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Variety reports: The core message of the immensely popular “Barney and Friends” kids show was to spread love and kindness to one another, but the trailer for a new Peacock docuseries highlights the idea that America was not so eager to accept that message. In the trailer for the upcoming two-part docuseries “I Love You, You Hate Me,” multiple talking …

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Variety reports: Hugh Jackman will be back as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3,” Ryan Reynolds announced on his social media Tuesday afternoon. “Deadpool 3” also has an official release date: Sept. 6, 2024. Shawn Levy, who made “Free Guy” and “The Adam Project” with Reynolds, is directing “Deadpool 3,” which will officially join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Disney’s purchase of …

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Yahoo News reports: Netflix has removed a tag categorizing its new series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story as LGBTQ following an online backlash. The drama series focuses on the real life case of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, portrayed by Evan Peters. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between the years 1978 and 1991. He was arrested in 1991 …

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Variety reports: Helium-pitched vocals and kitschy lyrics made Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” a novelty hit for the ages, and the perky euro-pop anthem, which took the world by storm in 1997, is still going strong 25 years later. The candy-colored video has amassed more than 1.1 billion views on YouTube and any conversation about Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Barbie” movie eventually leads …

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Variety reports: Rihanna has affirmed that she will be performing at the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show in Feb. 2023. Roc Nation also officially confirmed the singer’s participation through a statement released on Sunday. The game, which typically draws one of the biggest single TV audiences of the year, is scheduled to be played at the State Farm Stadium in …

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Variety reports: Billy Eichner’s “Bros” will be making history upon its release as the first R-rated gay rom-com ever made by a major studio, but that historical record certainly won’t include the Middle East. The Universal movie, which hits the U.S. box office on Sept. 30, is set to roll out across most international markets in October and November, but …

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Variety reports: Somewhere over the rainbow, indeed! Kenya Barris tells me that LGBTQ representation will be featured in his “Wizard of Oz” remake. “The original was an allegory and a reflection of the way the world was at the time with things like the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl,” says Barris, who will write and direct the reimagining for …

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E News reports: Jon Hamm is clearing up the decade-long rumor that he doesn’t wear underwear once and for all. “I have worn underwear every single day of my life,” a laughing Hamm said during a Sept. 19 appearance on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. “Yes that’s a rumor. First of all who doesn’t wear underwear? I love a comfy …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: The Bodyguard is coming back to the big screen to celebrate its 30th anniversary since its release. On Sunday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 9, Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner will return to movie theaters in the romantic film. The companion album to 1992’s The Bodyguard is the best-selling soundtrack of all time and tied for the …

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Deadline reports: Beetlejuice will end its Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre on Jan. 8, 2023, producers announced today, making the musical the second high-profile production in recent days to announce a post-holiday departure. Last Friday, The Phantom of the Opera announced that it would end its 35-year run in February, a casualty of a market still soft from the …

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Deadline reports: DirecTV has formally apologized for a second straight week of glitches that wiped out its popular, decades-old Sunday Ticket offering. NFL fans and customers lit up Twitter on Sunday with their outrage when it became clear that the TV operator was experiencing a second straight week of technical difficulties. From end to end, the outage lasted about two …

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Variety reports: Woody Allen has announced his retirement from filmmaking. While in Europe to work on his 50th film, Woody Allen told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that he intended to retire from making movies and to dedicate more time to writing during his twilight years. What is now set to be his final film is set in Paris and will …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Elton John will perform at the White House next week for an event, “A Night When Hope and History Rhyme.” According to an invite that went out in recent days, the singer will perform on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday.He’ll be the latest entertainer to perform at the White House as it returns …

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Variety reports: David Beckham, Sharon Osbourne and “Good Morning Britain” anchor Susanna Reid are among the hundreds of thousands of mourners who have spent hours queuing for a chance to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II while she lies in state ahead of her funeral on Sept. 19. Beckham told Sky News — who caught up with him while …

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Variety reports: Sony is bringing the spirit of Whitney Houston to theaters. The studio has released the first trailer for “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” a biographical drama about the life and times of the iconic singer. “The End of the F***ing World” star Naomi Ackie has the daunting task of portraying the legendary vocal powerhouse in the film, along …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: HBO will premiere documentary Mama’s Boy, a feature adaptation of the 2019 memoir by Oscar-winning Milk scribe Dustin Lance Black, on Tuesday, October 18 at 9 PM ET/PT. Laurent Bouzereau directs the film, which hails from LD Entertainment, Ambin Television and Playtone, in association with Nedland Media. The film, which centers around Black’s upbringing, features interviews with …

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Variety reports: Andrew Callaghan, the 25-year-old gonzo journalist who has grown to fame with his Channel 5 YouTube documentaries, is taking his next project to HBO. The company has acquired his documentary about the Jan. 6 insurrection, Variety can exclusively reveal. The documentary will follow Callaghan’s “wild RV journey through America in the months leading up to the January 6 …

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