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Happy #Halfway2Halloween! The Muppets’ 1st Halloween special coming to Disney+

Disney+In honor of Disney's #HalfwaytoHalloween celebration, the Muppets¬†made an exciting announcement¬†on Friday. A new Halloween special from the Muppets,¬†Muppets Haunted Mansion, is coming to Disney+. Muppets Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn revealed the news in a video released on Friday. The special, arriving this fall, takes place on Halloween, and Gonzo will have to spend the night "in the most grim grinning place on Earth ‚ĶThe Haunted Mansion," according to a press release. Disney is the parent company of ABC News. For the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products‚Äô "Halfway to Halloween" event, a new interactive, self-guided tour of Disney Parks attractions across the globe is also now available on¬†YouTube., featuring an appearance by The Muppets' Uncle Deadly. Copyright ¬©   ... Read More

Mads Mikkelsen says ‘Indiana Jones 5’ script “was everything I wished it to be”

ABCTwo weeks after his film¬†Another Round¬†took home the Best International Film trophy at the Oscars,¬†Mads Mikkelsen¬†is teasing fans about his next project: the fifth¬†Indiana Jones¬†film.¬† Mikkelsen was the latest addition to the cast of the film, which gets underway in the spring with¬†Ford v. Ferrari¬† director¬†James Mangold¬†at the helm, taking over for series director¬†Steven Spielberg. "I‚Äôm very, very excited about it,"¬†Mads tells Collider. "I'm in a lucky position where they let me read the script before[hand]. And yes, it was everything I wished it to be."¬† Mikkelson says he recently rewatched¬†Raiders of the Lost Ark¬†and marveled again at its "great storytelling." He added, "It's a great honor to be part of that franchise that I grew up with." Nothing is   ... Read More

“Mrs. C” from ‘Happy Days’ tops TV moms match-up

Walt Disney Television via Getty ImagesAccording to a¬†new survey,¬†Marion Ross'¬†Happy Days¬†character Marion Cunningham gets the thumbs up over all other classic TV show moms.¬† The makers of the game¬†Boom Again¬†created a March Madness-like nationwide bracket in which "Mrs. C" faced off against the mothers in classic boomer-age sitcoms, from Carol Brady to Morticia Addams, and in the end, Ritchie and Joanie's mom was the tops. More than 6,000 votes¬†were tallied in the match-up, with all comers falling by the wayside -- from Jane Jetson to June Cleaver, to¬†All in the Family's Edith Bunker and¬†Good Times' Florida Evens -- until just Mrs. C and¬†Partridge Family¬†matriarch Shirley Partridge were left as the last moms standing.¬† In the end, Cunningham bested Partridge with   ... Read More

Idris Elba’s ‘Stay Frosty’ lands at Warner Bros; Tyler Perry joins the cast of his Netflix film ‘Jazzman‚Äôs Blues’

Maarten de BoerContour Idris Elba's action-thriller Stay Frosty is headed to Warner Bros, Deadline has learned. Directed by stunt coordinator-turned Extraction filmmaker Sam Hargrave, the movie centers on Elba as a man who survives an assassination attempt, and now works to track down those who want him dead. While in pursuit of justice, Elba's other focus is to "make it back home in time to spend Christmas with his son." A production date for Stay Frosty has yet to be announced. In other news, Tyler Perry has added himself to the cast of Netflix's Jazzman‚Äôs Blues, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Written and directed by Perry, the film tells the story of "forbidden love and family drama soundtracked by juke joint   ... Read More

Writer/director Kelly Oxford’s ‘Pink Skies Ahead’ takes an authentic look at anxiety

Tiffany Roohani (Jessica Barden and Odeya Rush in MTV Entertainment Studios‚Äô Pink Skies Ahead)After its release was delayed by the pandemic last year, Pink Skies Ahead is premiering this weekend, just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. Set in Los Angeles in 1998, it stars Jessica Barden as Winona, a 20-year-old college dropout and aspiring writer, coming to terms with her anxiety disorder. The film is based on writer/director Kelly Oxford‚Äôs real-life experiences. She hopes it'll help others going through similar situations. ‚Äú[Winona] isn't really, like, messed up,‚ÄĚ Oxford notes. ‚ÄúShe has friends, she goes out...and I feel like a lot of people who have watched films about people with mental conditions, it's always very glaring that they have   ... Read More

“Love is love”: For Mother’s Day, GLAAD posts video from ‘Always Sunny’ star Rob McElhenney’s two moms

ABC/Randy HolmesGLAAD has posted a¬†sweet Mother's Day video¬†to remind people that love is love. And that message came in a video from¬†Helena McElhenney¬†and her wife,¬†Mary Taylor¬†-- moms to¬†It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia¬†and¬†Mythic Quest¬†star and co-creator¬†Rob McElhenney. The pair were officially married three years ago but have been together for¬†around 37 years. They¬†shared the heartwarming story of how they met, and the challenges they faced in living their truth. "I was afraid not only for my children, but for myself," Helena admitted, as family photos of the McElhenney family were displayed. "The first several years were really, really tough," Taylor admitted, "But we got through it." Helena added, "If I could go back, I would tell me to not be afraid.   ... Read More

Shay Mitchell talks Mother’s Day plans and the special bond between her daughter and grandmother

Rich Fury/Getty ImagesShay Mitchell is gearing up to spend her second Mother‚Äôs Day with 18-month-old daughter Atlas, but she wants to make sure other moms feel the love this weekend, too. The Pretty Little Liars actress is taking part in Pampers‚Äô #MillionActsofLove campaign, which aims to uplift parents who've been feeling burned out during this ongoing pandemic. And for Mitchell, it‚Äôs the little moments that can really make a difference this Mother‚Äôs Day. ‚ÄúBy sharing a small personal act of love, it can actually really go a long way and that could be anything from yes, a breakfast in bed is always lovely, but writing a nice note, sending her out for the afternoon by herself or just even staying   ... Read More

Milkshake Monday: IHOP turns Adam Sandler’s shake SNAFU into COVID charity cause

Rich Fury/Getty Images for Film IndependentIHOP is turning lemons into lemonade -- or, more accurately, milkshakes into charity money -- after video of an incognito¬†Adam Sandler¬†leaving one of its restaurants went viral. As previously reported, a hostess at a Long Island, New York IHOP didn't recognize the comedian, who left rather than wait for a table, as she told him he'd have to do. She later¬†posted video of their exchange¬†on TikTok. Sandler took it well, responding with a¬†tweet¬†reading, "I only left the IHOP because the nice woman told me the all-you-can-eat deal didn‚Äôt apply to the milkshakes." In response, the chain has declared May 10 Milkshake Monday, and will donate $1 for every shake sold, up to $50,000, to benefit   ... Read More

Gloria Estefan says ‘Father of the Bride’ remake will “celebrate cultures in a wonderful, warm, deep way”

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicGloria Estefan is excited she's starring in the Father of the Bride remake, which will focus on Latinx families.¬† The "Conga" singer raved about her upcoming project in a new interview, admitting she was hooked the moment she read the script. Speaking with¬†Entertainment Tonight, Estefan, 63, explained she read the script while filming her new show, Red Table Talk: The Estefans, and said the concept was so good, she¬†moved around her filming schedule to be a part of the movie. "I got a beautiful email with a letter from the director [Gaz¬†Alazraki] telling me how much he really wanted me in this role," Estefan recalled. "And then they sent me the script and when I read it, I go,   ... Read More

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson, and Jeffrey Wright share why their film ‘Monster’ “hits close to home”

Courtesy of NetflixReal-life parents,¬†Jennifer Hudson¬†and¬†Jeffrey Wright, didn't have to dig too deep to play the mother and father of Steve Harmon,¬†a 17-year-old honor student who is charged with felony murder, in the Netflix thriller¬†Monster. Hudson tells ABC Audio that the film, which follows the¬†dramatic¬†legal battle¬†to prove Steve's innocence, was something that definitely hit close to home. "As a mom and imagining like, 'Oh, my God, if this were to happen,' it's like a nightmare," she says. "It's something we see too often but never really want to experience... Just to have to portray it was close enough." While Hudson says the story was all too familiar, her co-star Wright says¬†Monster¬†helps to shed light on a¬†"necessary" narrative¬†and¬†an aspect of reality that   ... Read More

Fans mourn ‘Spider-Man 4’, which would have turned 10 on Thursday

Fred Duval/FilmMagicBefore¬†Tom Holland¬†and¬†Andrew Garfield¬†were shooting¬†webs¬†across New York City as¬†your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, there was¬†Tobey Maguire. The actor appeared in three Spider-Man films in the late 90s and early naughts.¬† A fourth movie¬†was slated for release, but after¬†director¬†Sam Raimi¬†exited the film, the project was canceled. A¬†decade after the movie's cancellation,¬†Twitter exploded Thursday after stumbling upon an¬†old tweet by¬†Sony, dated March 12, 2009, reminding everyone of¬†that doomed fourth movie. "Sony Pictures to release Spider-Man 4 on May 6, 2011," the company wrote, sparking tribute tweets from Spidey's fans to honor what would have been the movie's 10th anniversary. One fan humorously¬†tweeted, "The holy trilogy of Star Wars Day, Cinco De Mayo, and Hypothetical Spider-Man 4 Day." Adding insult to injury was¬†one of   ... Read More

Michael B. Jordan says he “bombed” his ‘Star Wars’ tryout

ABC News/Stephen IervolinoMichael B. Jordan¬†sure could have used the Force when he auditioned for 2015's¬†Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "That was probably my worst audition to date," Jordan admitted during an appearance on this week's¬†Just for Variety¬†podcast. "I couldn't wrap my brain around some of the sides, because when you're reading for these high-level projects, there's never really any specificity in the sides," he explains.¬† "Everything's super vague; everything is secret." The "sides" to which Jordan is referring are those excerpts from scripts actors are given to read at auditions. "Reading through, I just couldn't connect it.¬† I definitely bombed that one, for sure," he continues.¬† "I'm pretty sure I ran out of there, like, 'See you guys.¬† I'm outta   ... Read More

Jesse Williams to leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ after season 17

ABC/Mike Rosenthal(NOTE SPOILERS)¬†Another fan favorite character is leaving¬†Grey's Anatomy.¬† It was revealed Thursday that¬†Jesse Williams, who¬†played Dr. Jackson Avery for the past 12 seasons, will be hanging up the scrubs at the end of the month. In fact, spoiler alert, Thursday's episode was one of Williams'¬†second to last¬†appearance on the long-running medical drama,¬†Deadline¬†confirms. The actor will take his final bow in two weeks, on the May 20th episode. A¬†teaser¬†for the emotional episode, titled "Tradition," showed Jackson saying goodbye to his colleagues at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to pursue his new calling on the East Coast. "Jesse Williams is an extraordinary artist and activist. Watching his evolution these past 11 years both on screen and off has been a true gift,"   ... Read More

Super-suits and a family saga: ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ debuts today on Netflix

STEVE WILKIE/NETFLIX ¬© 2020Based on the graphic novel¬†series by¬†Mark Millar¬†and¬†Frank Quitely, the epic superhero series¬†Jupiter's Legacy¬†debuts on Netflix today. The series centers on the world's first generation of superheroes -- including¬†Josh Duhamel¬†as Sheldon AKA The Utopian, and¬†Leslie Bibb¬†as his wife Grace AKA Lady Liberty. It tracks their characters and others both before and after they get bestowed superhuman powers.¬† Spanning decades, the series jumps through time; a tale not just about good versus¬†evil, but also family dynamics, loyalty, and the concept of duty in a dangerously changing time. Aside from the "superhero stuff,"¬†Transformers¬†series star Duhamel says it's..."like a modern tragedy...with all the betrayal and mistrust..."¬† He¬†explains to ABC Audio that the series is, "about a family who's...[had the] spotlight...on them   ... Read More

Happy #Halfway2Halloween! The Muppets’ 1st Halloween special coming to Disney+

Disney+In honor of Disney's #HalfwaytoHalloween celebration, the Muppets¬†made an exciting announcement¬†on Friday. A new Halloween special from the Muppets,¬†Muppets Haunted Mansion, is coming to Disney+. Muppets Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn revealed the news in a video released on Friday. The special, arriving this fall, takes place on Halloween,   ... Read More

Mads Mikkelsen says ‘Indiana Jones 5’ script “was everything I wished it to be”

ABCTwo weeks after his film¬†Another Round¬†took home the Best International Film trophy at the Oscars,¬†Mads Mikkelsen¬†is teasing fans about his next project: the fifth¬†Indiana Jones¬†film.¬† Mikkelsen was the latest addition to the cast of the film, which gets underway in the spring with¬†Ford v. Ferrari¬† director¬†James Mangold¬†at the helm, taking   ... Read More

“Mrs. C” from ‘Happy Days’ tops TV moms match-up

Walt Disney Television via Getty ImagesAccording to a¬†new survey,¬†Marion Ross'¬†Happy Days¬†character Marion Cunningham gets the thumbs up over all other classic TV show moms.¬† The makers of the game¬†Boom Again¬†created a March Madness-like nationwide bracket in which "Mrs. C" faced off against the mothers in classic boomer-age sitcoms, from Carol   ... Read More

Idris Elba’s ‘Stay Frosty’ lands at Warner Bros; Tyler Perry joins the cast of his Netflix film ‘Jazzman‚Äôs Blues’

Maarten de BoerContour Idris Elba's action-thriller Stay Frosty is headed to Warner Bros, Deadline has learned. Directed by stunt coordinator-turned Extraction filmmaker Sam Hargrave, the movie centers on Elba as a man who survives an assassination attempt, and now works to track down those who want him dead. While in   ... Read More

Writer/director Kelly Oxford’s ‘Pink Skies Ahead’ takes an authentic look at anxiety

Tiffany Roohani (Jessica Barden and Odeya Rush in MTV Entertainment Studios‚Äô Pink Skies Ahead)After its release was delayed by the pandemic last year, Pink Skies Ahead is premiering this weekend, just in time for Mental Health Awareness Month. Set in Los Angeles in 1998, it stars Jessica Barden as Winona,   ... Read More

“Love is love”: For Mother’s Day, GLAAD posts video from ‘Always Sunny’ star Rob McElhenney’s two moms

ABC/Randy HolmesGLAAD has posted a¬†sweet Mother's Day video¬†to remind people that love is love. And that message came in a video from¬†Helena McElhenney¬†and her wife,¬†Mary Taylor¬†-- moms to¬†It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia¬†and¬†Mythic Quest¬†star and co-creator¬†Rob McElhenney. The pair were officially married three years ago but have been together for¬†around 37   ... Read More

Shay Mitchell talks Mother’s Day plans and the special bond between her daughter and grandmother

Rich Fury/Getty ImagesShay Mitchell is gearing up to spend her second Mother‚Äôs Day with 18-month-old daughter Atlas, but she wants to make sure other moms feel the love this weekend, too. The Pretty Little Liars actress is taking part in Pampers‚Äô #MillionActsofLove campaign, which aims to uplift parents who've been   ... Read More

Milkshake Monday: IHOP turns Adam Sandler’s shake SNAFU into COVID charity cause

Rich Fury/Getty Images for Film IndependentIHOP is turning lemons into lemonade -- or, more accurately, milkshakes into charity money -- after video of an incognito¬†Adam Sandler¬†leaving one of its restaurants went viral. As previously reported, a hostess at a Long Island, New York IHOP didn't recognize the comedian, who left   ... Read More

Gloria Estefan says ‘Father of the Bride’ remake will “celebrate cultures in a wonderful, warm, deep way”

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicGloria Estefan is excited she's starring in the Father of the Bride remake, which will focus on Latinx families.¬† The "Conga" singer raved about her upcoming project in a new interview, admitting she was hooked the moment she read the script. Speaking with¬†Entertainment Tonight, Estefan, 63, explained she read   ... Read More

Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson, and Jeffrey Wright share why their film ‘Monster’ “hits close to home”

Courtesy of NetflixReal-life parents,¬†Jennifer Hudson¬†and¬†Jeffrey Wright, didn't have to dig too deep to play the mother and father of Steve Harmon,¬†a 17-year-old honor student who is charged with felony murder, in the Netflix thriller¬†Monster. Hudson tells ABC Audio that the film, which follows the¬†dramatic¬†legal battle¬†to prove Steve's innocence, was something   ... Read More

Fans mourn ‘Spider-Man 4’, which would have turned 10 on Thursday

Fred Duval/FilmMagicBefore¬†Tom Holland¬†and¬†Andrew Garfield¬†were shooting¬†webs¬†across New York City as¬†your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, there was¬†Tobey Maguire. The actor appeared in three Spider-Man films in the late 90s and early naughts.¬† A fourth movie¬†was slated for release, but after¬†director¬†Sam Raimi¬†exited the film, the project was canceled. A¬†decade after the movie's cancellation,¬†Twitter exploded   ... Read More

Michael B. Jordan says he “bombed” his ‘Star Wars’ tryout

ABC News/Stephen IervolinoMichael B. Jordan¬†sure could have used the Force when he auditioned for 2015's¬†Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "That was probably my worst audition to date," Jordan admitted during an appearance on this week's¬†Just for Variety¬†podcast. "I couldn't wrap my brain around some of the sides, because when you're   ... Read More

Jesse Williams to leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ after season 17

ABC/Mike Rosenthal(NOTE SPOILERS)¬†Another fan favorite character is leaving¬†Grey's Anatomy.¬† It was revealed Thursday that¬†Jesse Williams, who¬†played Dr. Jackson Avery for the past 12 seasons, will be hanging up the scrubs at the end of the month. In fact, spoiler alert, Thursday's episode was one of Williams'¬†second to last¬†appearance on the   ... Read More

Super-suits and a family saga: ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ debuts today on Netflix

STEVE WILKIE/NETFLIX ¬© 2020Based on the graphic novel¬†series by¬†Mark Millar¬†and¬†Frank Quitely, the epic superhero series¬†Jupiter's Legacy¬†debuts on Netflix today. The series centers on the world's first generation of superheroes -- including¬†Josh Duhamel¬†as Sheldon AKA The Utopian, and¬†Leslie Bibb¬†as his wife Grace AKA Lady Liberty. It tracks their characters and others   ... Read More
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