Angelina Jolie Addresses UN Conference-
Angelina Jolie is back to her old self; and that means being an activist and philanthropist.
The actress wants United Nations peacekeepers to be more serious about their role in preventing and punishing sexual violence. Jolie was the keynote speaker at yesterday's U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
The Oscar-winning actress called attention to what's been called the ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya [[ roh-HIN-ja ]] from Myanmar. The U.N. says almost every female Rohingya refugee has survived or witnessed sexual violence, including rape.
Blake Shelton has been named “People’s” Sexiest Man Alive this year, and while his girlfriend Gwen Stefani may agree, a lot of people on the Internet are not happy.
Lots of folks took to social media to blast and ridicule the choice, with actress Fortune Feimster getting in the act and writing, “Blake Shelton gives me hope that I too could one day be People Magazine's sexiest man alive.”
"Blake Shelton being named the 'sexiest man alive' just confirmed my theory that 2017 is in fact not real & I am in a nightmare coma," one Twitter user wrote
• "Blake Shelton might be the sexiest guy at a San Fernando Valley country club-turned-strip mall, but that's about it."
Two Royals Are In “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”-
To paraphrase a line from “History Of The World Part I,” ….it’s good to be the prince!
Two heirs to the throne will be on screen when the next "Star Wars" movie hits theaters next month. "The Hollywood Reporter” is reporting that Princes William and Harry have cameo roles as stormtroopers in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
Actor John Boyega, who played Finn in "The Force Awakens" told the trade paper the princes filmed scenes when they visited Pinewood Studios last year. In case you didn’t know, Daniel Craig snuck in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” the same way and “Last Jedi” will also see Tom Hardy and singer Gary Barlow done the storm trooper outfits!
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be in theaters December 15th.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter Is Golden Globe Ambassador-
It’s tradition that the children of Hollywood stars become Golden Globe Ambassadors. Next in line: The Rock’s kid!
Simone Garcia Johnson was honored by the designation. "As the newly minted Golden Globe Ambassador, I hope to serve as a role model to young people everywhere and empower them to speak out on issues they are passionate about."
The honor is especially important because it’s the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe’s founding by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assoc.
Source: E! News
The Weinstein Company Is Being Sued For Ripping Off A Classic Movie-
The Weinstein Company is being sued over the "Amityville Horror" sequel.
Lesia Anson, the widow of the author of "The Amityville Horror," filed a lawsuit against Harvey and Bob Weinstein's company for allegedly ripping off her husband's work by creating a sequel to the original 1979 film. Anson says the sequel, "Amityville: The Awakening," was derived directly from the original film and her husband's novel, and claims she was never asked for permission.
The movie released at ten theaters in October, after Harvey’s scandal broke, and grossed less than 800 dollars during opening weekend.
JUSTICE LEAGUE (Super Hero / Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Batman and Wonder Woman recruit a team to stand against a newly awakened enemy.
WHO'S IN IT? Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons
- Rotten Tomatoes delayed its score for the movie. Warner Bros., the studio behind Justice League, holds a minority stake in Fandango, which owns Rotten Tomatoes.
- Some fans were upset by the skimpier outfits for the Amazons in the flick.
- Director George Miller (Mad Max) was attached to make a Justice League movie a decade ago with Armie Hammer as Batman.
THE STAR (Animated)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
WHO'S IN IT? Voices of Zachary Levi, Tyler Perry, Keegan-Michael Key, Gina Rodriguez, Kristin Chenoweth, Steven Yeun
- Gina Rodriguez, who voices Mary, also played a pregnant virgin on Jane the Virgin.
- Mariah Carey sings the original song "The Star" for the movie.
- The budget was $20 million.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? The incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
WHO'S IN IT? Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin
- Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio.
- August has Treacher Collins syndrome in the movie.
- Author R.J. Palacio has credited Natalie Merchant's song “Wonder” as the inspiration for her book. The song is on the soundtrack.