BLACK PANTHER (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
WHO'S IN IT? Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis
- The fighting in this movie is based on African martial arts.
- The Black Panther comic book character was created in July 1966, two months before the founding of the Black Panther Party.
- Wesley Snipes pitched a Black Panther movie with him as the star in the '90s.
- Ava DuVernay turned down an offer to direct Black Panther.
- Director Ryan Coogler, who got the job, previously helmed Creed.
- Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman also both appeared in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Luann de Lesseps, star of The Real Housewives of New York, wants another day in court.
A month after pleading not guilty to all charges stemming from her drunk and disorderly arrest arrest, Luann has rejected a plea offer.
The reality star was arrested Christmas Eve in Palm Beach, Florida and charged with a felony count of resisting an officer with violence as well as trespassing and disorderly intoxication.
She faces five years in prison for the felony alone, if convicted.
After publicly apologizing for the incident, Luann checked into a rehab. (TMZ)
Amber Riley, actress (32)
Omarosa Manigault, reality star (44)
Jaromir Jagr, hockey player (46)
Janice Dickinson, model (63)
Matt Groening, Simpsons creator (64)
Jane Seymour, actress (67)
Mark Thomann is the man to thank for obtaining the trademark rights from PepsiCo and will distribute Slice under the name New Slice Ventures.
• Slice will be transformed into a low-sugar beverage and instead sweetened with real, possibly organic, fruit juice.
TMZ: Mel B Signed Spice Girls Tour Contract -
The rumors are still flying about the Spice Girls touring the UK and US.
Despite Victoria Beckham there is no tour to “Vogue,” a source has told “TMZ” that Mel B did sign a contract for the reunion tour on Friday. The insider goes on to say the other girls did as well. Does that include Posh Spice?
The contract apparently spells out the number of concerts, where, and what they get paid. We’re guessing it’s a boatload…if all of this is true.
*Netflix has renewed Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, for a fifth season, while it cancelled Disjointed, starring Kathy Bates, after one season. NBC has renewed Midnight, Texas for a second season.
#GunControlNow: It's a hot topic on Twitter following Wednesday's mass shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.
Michelle Obama: She dedicated a Valentine's Day playlist to her husband, the former president.
Rajon Rondo: The Pelicans star and the Lakers Isaiah Thomas were thrown out of Wednesday's game after a lot of trash talking and contact on the court.
Kanye West: He's returned to Instagram after a long break.
Luke Wilson and Bill Haas: The actor and the pro golfer were involved in a deadly multi-car crash that left one person dead. Haas was seriously injured.
Scott Pruitt: The EPA chief says he has to fly first class for his safety, because coach is "politically toxic."
Bill Walton: The former NBA great and broadcaster is getting a lot of attention on Twitter.
*Olympian Michael Phelps and wife Nicole welcomed their second child to the world this week. In an Instagram post, she writes, “Meet Beckett Richard Phelps. I’m surrounded by boys and I couldn’t be happier." The couple first son, Boomer, turns two in May.
*Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who's been battling breast cancer, announced Wednesday that she underwent surgery. On Instagram, she shared a glam photo of herself and wrote, “Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, [expletive] you!’ Here’s my first post-op photo.”
*Your wait to see Amy Schumer's latest movie has gotten a bit shorter. The release of I Feel Pretty has been moved up from June 29th to April 27th.
*The CW will expand its original programming from five nights a week to six. A two-hour Sunday primetime block will begin airing in the fall.
Celebrities Join The Loud Call For Gun Control After School Shooting -
Celebrities are rallying for gun control after a mass school shooting in Florida yesterday. Ellen DeGeneres, Bette Midler, Mark Ruffalo, Chelsea Handler and Kim Kardashian were some of the big Hollywood names who reacted to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday afternoon by calling on the government to change gun laws.
Handler said it is "disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing," while Kardashian called on Congress to "do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence." As we told you, a 19-year-old former student shot and killed at least 17 students and adults and injured more than a dozen others at the school in Parkland, around 45 miles north of Miami.
Source: Hollywood Reporter