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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: “Invincible: The Musical,” a Broadway-targeted show from rockers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo based on “Romeo and Juliet,” will have an invite-only industry presentation at the Bourbon Room in Los Angeles Nov. 10-12. Named for Benatar’s famous 1985 single, “Invincible” features music from both Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with book by Bradley Bredeweg, direction by Scott Schwartz, choreography …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: There’s something interesting here with the over performance of Universal’s Halloween Kills: the pic, while well ahead of its mid $30Ms-$40M projection, is arguably the highest opening we’ve seen during the pandemic for a theatrical-day-and-date, non-transactional title with $50.16M. Halloween Kills’ big opening here is also a testament to Universal’s marketing machine to open the title. The …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: British singer-songwriter Adele has returned in style, setting a new Spotify single-day record for streams on her forthcoming album’s first single, “Easy On Me.” The record was set less than 24 hours after the single’s release. It’s part of her new album, 30, which comes out Nov. 19. Music streamer Spotify certified the record Friday on Twitter, …

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Variety reports: Jamie Lee Curtis dressed as her mother Janet Leigh from the horror classic “Psycho” at the costume party premiere of “Halloween Kills” on Tuesday night at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Curtis commanded attention when she hit the black arrivals carpet in a blonde wig and blue dress while carrying a bloody shower curtain. “It’s the ultimate …

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The New York Daily News reports: There’s much more to this James Bond actor than meets the golden eye. Daniel Craig, currently starring in his fifth and final James Bond film “No Time to Die,” revealed that he likes to go to gay bars. “I’ve been going to gay bars for as long as I can remember,” the English heartthrob  …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Squid Game drew 111 million viewers in its first month on the platform, per internal Netflix estimates, becoming the biggest launch in the streaming giant’s history. That tally through the first 28 days shatters the previous mark set by Bridgerton, which was seen by 82 million households after its debut last Christmas. Netflix counts any sampling of …

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Variety reports: Talk about meta. Walt Disney (the studio) is developing a movie about Walt Disney (the person) and his journey to build Disneyland (the California theme park). It will premiere on Disney Plus (the streaming service). David Gordon Green (“Halloween Kills”) is directing the film for Disney Plus. the studio’s streaming service. Evan Spiliotopoulos, whose credits include Disney’s “Beauty …

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Variety reports: “No Time to Die,” the latest installment in the James Bond franchise, debuted to $56 million from 4,407 theaters at the domestic box office, a result that falls somewhat short of expectations and signals that even one of the most storied brands in film history is still being forced to contend with a moviegoing landscape that has been …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: The 13th season of Doctor Who will be a Halloween treat for fans, the BBC has confirmed, arriving on Oct. 31. The show revealed its first trailer for the newest installment of the series, which will be the last for Jodie Whittaker in the iconic role. Three specials next year will be her last as the first …

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Variety reports: Netflix has ordered “That ’90s Show,” a spinoff of the hit Fox sitcom “That ’70s Show,” Variety has learned. Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played parents Red and Kitty Forman in the original series, are set to return in “That ’90s Show.” Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the show, which will be a multi-cam sitcom …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Just two weeks after its season 1 premiere, Apple TV+ has renewed David S. Goyer’s global hit drama series Foundation for a second season. Based on Isaac Asimov’s trilogy, Foundation, starring Jared Harris and Lee Pace, chronicles the epic saga of The Foundation, a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic …

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Variety reports: Could “Squid Game” beat the most challenging TV contest of them all? The Korean-language survival drama, which has quickly become one of the most-watched Netflix series of all time, is indeed eligible for Primetime Emmy consideration, the Television Academy confirmed to Variety. According to an Academy spokesperson, because “Squid Game” was produced under guidance from Netflix, which is …

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Variety reports: HBO Max has unveiled a teaser trailer for its hugely anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon.” “House of the Dragon” is set 200 years prior to the events of “Game of Thrones” and tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” HBO has …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Nafessa Williams has been tapped to play Robyn Crawford in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody the upcoming feature about the late musical icon, Whitney Houston. Williams steps in for Moses Ingram who recently parted ways with the role. Also joining the cast are Clarke Peters and Tamara Tunie, who are John and Cissy Houston. Naomi …

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Yahoo Entertainment reports: Benedict Cumberbatch opened up about his role in The Power of the Dog, which explores themes of sexual repression and toxic masculinity. In the upcoming Western movie set in 1967, Cumberbatch stars as a grizzly cattle rancher who unexpectedly falls for the young son of a widow, played by Kirsten Dunst, who recently moved to his ranch. …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: James Bond is back, and in a big way. Exceeding conservative pre-weekend projections and doing bang-up business across the first few days of release, MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die is now poised for an estimated $112.9M opening weekend at the international box office. That means that through Sunday, the Daniel Craig-starrer will become the first Hollywood movie …

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Variety reports: Matthew López, who made history on Sunday as the first Latiné playwright to win the Tony Award for best play, will have his feature directorial debut with the LGBTQ+ romantic comedy “Red, White & Royal Blue.” The Amazon Studios production is an adaptation of Casey McQuiston’s 2019 best-seller of the same name. It centers on a star-crossed power …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: The Season 13 premiere of The Wendy Williams Show has been delayed yet again. The syndicated daytime talker said today on the show’s Instagram account that the rescheduled Oct. 4 premiere has been moved to Oct. 18. due to Williams “ongoing health issues.” The premiere, originally scheduled for Sept. 18, had been moved to Oct. 4 after …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: ViacomCBS and its Pluto TV have agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine to settle violations of rules requiring closed captioning on the streaming service’s video programming. Pluto TV also agreed to enter into a compliance plan to ensure that its video programming includes closed captioning, the FCC said. The FCC said that the fine and consent …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Eleven and a half years after NBC abruptly canceled Law & Order, denying its shot at making TV history, the network is bringing back Dick Wolf’s Emmy-winning series for a new season, its 21st. Law & Order, which launched the biggest procedural franchise on TV, was on the cusp of breaking Gunsmoke’s record as the longest running …

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