MOVIES OUT THIS WEEKEND:
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (Action)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
WHO'S IN IT? Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Laurence Fishburne
- This is the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- A sequel to Ant-Man (2015).
- The film takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers: Infinity War.
THE FIRST PURGE (Horror)
WHAT'S IT ABOUT? To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community.
WHO'S IN IT? Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez, Marisa Tomei
- Opened on Wednesday, July 4th.
- This is the fourth installment in The Purge franchise.
- It serves as a prequel showing the origins of the first annual Purge.
- It's the first movie in the series not directed by James DeMonaco. Gerard McMurray helmed the flick instead.
*Miles Teller will play Goose’s son and Maverick’s new protege in Top Gun: Maverick, Variety reports. The sequel, starring Tom Cruise, opens July 12th, 2019.
*Netflix is the most popular platform for watching entertainment on TV, according to a new survey. Cowen & Co. asked 2,500 U.S. adults, “Which platforms do you use most often to view video content on TV?” Netflix was tops with 27%, followed by basic cable at 20%, broadcast at 18% and YouTube at 11%.
*Alan Taylor has been tapped to direct The Sopranos movie prequel, The Many Saints of Newark. Taylor directed nine episodes of the HBO TV series.
*Tina Turner’s oldest son has died in an apparent suicide. Craig Raymond Turner was found dead on Tuesday in his Studio City, California home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Variety.
Miranda Lambert said No to Interviews
It's customary for artists to do media interviews to promote a new album, but there's a reason Miranda Lambert kept to herself for the release of The Weight of These Wings.
She told People magazine what happened. "I got on the phone for the first interview. First question was, ‘How do you feel about Gwen?’ I hung up and [said], 'I just can't do this.'"
After that moment, she knew the album would have to stand on its own, because interviews would end up breaking her down. She said, "It was going to be hell, and I’d already been through hell. It was hell putting it on paper, putting my words on paper. So I didn’t want to rehash. I’d finally gotten to a place where I wasn’t sad anymore.” (People)
Congratulations to Joey Chestnut, who woke this morning with a terrible case of indigestion.
On the Fourth of July, Joey “The Jaws” Chestnut successfully defended his hot dog eating title. Within 10 minutes, he consumed 74 wieners and the buns. Every 8 seconds he swallowed another dog. He bragged afterward (quote) “I found a vicious rhythm. I was feeling good.”
The second place finisher at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island had 20 fewer franks than Joey. This was his 11th crown.
The women’s title went to Miki Sudo for the fifth consecutive year. She chomped down 37 hot dogs. (ESPN)
Suzanne Somers Defends Morgan Freeman And Comments On #MeToo -
Suzanne Somers is defending Morgan Freeman as a “big flirt.”
The former “Three’s Company” star says that Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby are in a whole different category than Freeman. The actress notes she knows the “Bruce Almighty” actor very well and He sees you and he’ll like your dress and he’ll like your hair, and he’ll like a lot of things.”
Somers was honest about how she feels about what’s going on. “I hope the dance doesn’t stop. It’s seduction. It’s flirting. All those things are really fun. So I hope there’s a way we can find a nice medium with that.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's baby mama is off the hook for allegedly dragging the Jersey Shore star with her car.
A rep for the Clark County D.A.'s office in Las Vegas tells TMZ they dropped the domestic violence charges against Jen Harley because of insufficient evidence.
She was arrested last month after allegedly getting into a nasty fight with Ronnie on their way back from a barbecue. According to TMZ, "Jen allegedly hit him in the face and he asked to get out ... but when he got caught in his seat belt, she drove off anyway."
Their three-month-old daughter, Ariana, was in the car at the time.
Sony Accidentally Releases Full Movie Instead Of Trailer -A low-budget movie is getting a lot of free publicity after it was accidentally posted on YouTube.
Sony Pictures had labeled the video as being a trailer for the movie "Khali the Killer." The trailer turned out to be the whole movie. News quickly spread on social media Tuesday, and a lot of people got to see the movie before Sony realized its mistake and took it down. "Khali the Killer" will get its official release, direct to home, in August.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Stormy Daniel’s Lawyer May Challenge Trump In 2020 - The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels says he could challenge President Trump in the 2020 election.
On Twitter, Michael Avenatti said he would enter the race if Trump runs for re-election and there's no other candidate that has a real chance of beating him. He added that he loves this country and its values too much to "sit by while they are destroyed."
Stormy Daniels is suing Trump to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement she signed to reportedly keep quiet about an affair she claims she had with Trump. Daniels was paid 130-thousand-dollars in exchange for her silence.
Hackers Steal 600 Gallons Of Gas - Bet you didn’t know hackers can get into gas pumps
Detroit police are trying to identify two men accused of using technology to steal 600 gallons of gas from a Marathon station last month. The customers who benefited are amazed by what happened. The two hacked one of the pumps at the station and hundreds of customers filled up for free for about an hour and a half. A remote device was used.
The clerk was prevented, by the device, from turning off the pump from inside the station, and it's not known if the hijackers got paid by the customers or not. Surveillance photos of the two have been released.
Source: ABC Detroit