AT THE MOVIES:
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? In this remake of the 1987 comedy, a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.
WHO'S IN IT? Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria
- A remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn - Kurt Russell movie. But this time, the genders are switched.
- Anna Faris's ex Chris Pratt starred with Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.
- Eugenio Derbez is behind some of the most popular TV shows in Mexico.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A mother of three forms a unique bond with a young nanny named Tully.
WHO'S IN IT? Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston
- Screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman also worked together on Juno and Young Adult(also starring Charlize Theron).
- Charlize gained 50 pounds for the role.
- Originally set to debut on April 20th.
BAD SAMARITAN (Horror)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.
WHO'S IN IT? David Tennant, Kerry Condon, Robert Sheehan, Jacqueline Byers
- David Tennant was the 10th Doctor Who.
- Directed by Dean Devlin, who acted on such '80s TV shows as Hill Street Blues, Alice, Fame and Happy Days.
- The movie was shot in Portland, Oregon.
*Kevin Hart - says he's “in complete disbelief” after learning his friend Jonathan Todd Jackson is charged with extorting him over a sex tape. The comedian seemingly addressed the scandal via Twitter on Wednesday. “Mind blown….Hurt….at a loss for words and simply in compete disbelief at the moment,” he wrote. “WOW.” The tweet comes hours after the L.A. District Attorney announced Jackson was charged “with trying to coerce actor Kevin Hart to pay him for a video that was surreptitiously recorded” in August 2017.
Ellen DeGeneres quickly corrected herself after she introduced Jenna Dewan as Jenna Dewan Tatum on TV — even though she and Channing Tatum are no longer together.
*Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight, Sicario: Day of the Soldado) has been cast as Dora the Explorer in a live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon animated series. It hits theaters August 2nd, 2019.
*A week after Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault, Yale University has voted to revoke the honorary degree given to the comedian in 2003. This is the first time in the school's 300-year history that they have rescinded an honorary degree. His name has also been removed from Television Academy’s website.
*Avengers: Infinity War has tied Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the fastest movie to reach $300 million at the domestic box office. Both flicks did it in only five days. Globally, Infinity War has now earned $800 million.
*A new live-action Swamp Thing TV series will premiere next year on DC Universe, the upcoming streaming service from the comic book company.
*Empire has been renewed for a new season.
The Weinstein Company Has A New Owner -
The troubled Weinstein Company is declaring a winner in its bankruptcy sale.
After the company initially made claims of dozens of bidders interested in purchasing the studio, it really came down to three major players: Broadway producer Howard Kagan, Sonar Entertainment, and Lantern Capital. The winning company, private equity firm Lantern Capital, has no ties to the movie industry.
Lantern offered The Weinstein Company 310 million dollars to take over the movie studio, but will also absorb almost 115 million dollars in debt. The Weinstein Company is spiraling after being hit with sexual misconduct allegations against its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein.
A hearing in bankruptcy court to okay the deal is set for next week.
Source: Business Insider
Sandra Bullock Stalker Dies In SWAT Standoff -
A SWAT standoff in California ended yesterday with the death of the suspect.
Police say Joshua Corbett was found dead of a self-inflicted injury inside a home after he barricaded himself there. Cops had reportedly showed up to serve a warrant on Corbett but he locked himself away after threatening officers.
He was on probation following his conviction for stalking actress Sandra Bullock in 2014. It’s believed that the warrant was because he missed a hearing related to the case.
Source: ABC Los Angeles